Textbook of Botany is intended to introduce the student to the present state of
our knowledge of botanical science. Topics covered includes: General Botany,
Internal Morphology, Physiology, Special Botany and Cryptogams.
Author(s): Strasburger, Schenck, Noll, Fritz, Karsten, Lang, W. H.
In the chapters of this book, on the
identification of trees, the aim has been to bring before the student only such
characters and facts as shall help him to distinguish the tree readily during
all seasons of the year. Special stress is laid in each case on the most
striking peculiarities. Possible confusion with other trees of similar
appearance is prevented as far as possible through comparisons with trees of
like form or habit.
This book is
the result of several years 1 experience of the authors with the Intermediate
classes. A lot of time is usually wasted in giving instructions and notes to the
students as to the procedure of the day's work. The authors feel that this
humble attempt at systematizing the practical work of Intermediate classes, will
go a long way to remove this difficulty.
This structural work
has been supplemented by so much classification as will serve to make clear the
relationships of different groups, and the principles upon which the
classification is based, as well as enable the student to recognize the commoner
types of the different groups as they are met with. The aim of this book is not,
however, merely the identification of plants.
This book covers the following topics: Plant Societies, The Plant Body, Seeds and Germination, The Root — The Forms of
Roots, Function and Structure, The Stem — Kinds and Forms, Pruning and General
Structure, Leaves: Form, Position, Structure, Anatomy and Function or Work,
This note covers the following topics: Gymnospermae, Angiospermae,
Monocots, Dicots, Plant Life Cycles, Perennials, External Plant Parts, Stems,
Types of plants and their stem, Leaves, Types of leaves, Leaf venation, Leaf
base shapes, Flower Structure, Fruit, Types of fruit, Seeds, Germination.
Gleaning edible plants from herbals, botanies, travel books, cultural
histories, and experiments in scientific farming, Edward Lewis Sturtevant
(1842-1898) complied notes for the largest and most accurate work on edible
plants, cultigents, and secondary food sources ever written. 2,897 species with
comments from over 560 ancient and modern sources virtually cover the entire
field. The range is from the oldest known foods, the mallow and asphodel,
through newcomers like the tomato and celery, to wild foods which become
important under certain circumstances.