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Plant Cells
  • Format
  • Authored by: Brad Fitzpatrick
  • From the Series: Cells: The Building Blocks of Life
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1617530093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-61753-009-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 09/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 571
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 118


Plants may seem like simple organisms, but their complex systems for food production, reproduction, and protection make them some of the most highly adapted living things on the planet. From the arctic tundra to the tropical rainforests, plants dominate the land and produce the energy necessary to sustain life on Earth. Plant Cells investigates these amazing organisms and explores how they have provided cures for some of today's deadliest diseases. Plants may also play a vital role in helping to solve some of the world's most pressing problems, such as air pollution, nonrenewable resource consumption, and food shortages. From low-lying mosses to massive redwoods than 30 stories high, plants all have one thing in common: They all began life as a single cell.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Brad Fitzpatrick earned his bachelor's degree in biological science from Northern Kentucky University. He has written for more than a dozen outdoor magazines, including Sports Afield, Midwest Outdoors, and African Hunter. Fitzpatrick currently teaches anatomy and forensics at Southern Hills Career Center in Georgetown, Ohio.

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"...appealing to students as well as useful for research...provide[s] detailed visual explanations...Up-to-date resources make this...a useful addition for student researchers...Recommended."

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