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ISBN-10 1111549834ISBN-13 9781111549831
Print: 
ISBN-10 1439057761ISBN-13 9781439057766
Author(s): Herren
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 672
Description

THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, 4th EDITION integrates biological sciences with modern agricultural concepts. The aim of the text is to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts behind the agricultural industry. Traditionally, agriculture texts have concentrated on the "how" behind the industry. Instead this edition concentrates more on the "why" behind the industry. Easy-to-follow and superbly illustrated, this text will develop the reader's comprehension of Agriscience, as thorough coverage is given to plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, the uses of biotechnology, environmental concerns as well as new direction in agriculture and careers. The text also includes an examination of the controversy and concerns over the use of genetic engineering, genetically modified organisms, cloning, and their perceived and potential dangers to humans and the environment.
Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on critical thinking, and practical activities to reinforce key information are featured at the end of each chapter. Each chapter begins with clearly-stated learning objectives, followed by key terminology. Chapters close with student learning activities intended to extend learning beyond the text material. End-of-Chapter test questions, in True/False; Short Answer/Discussion; and Multiple Choice formats help to evaluate students' understanding of the concepts presented in the text. THE SCIENCE OF AGRICULTURE: A BIOLOGICAL APPROACH, 4th EDITION is supported by a robust suite of student and instructor resources.

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