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The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach (Hardback)

Ray Herren

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ISBN 10: 1401898009 / ISBN 13: 9781401898007
Edité par Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 2006
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This text focuses on the scientific principles of the agricultural industry. Designed for use in high school agriscience courses, the aim of the text is to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts behind the agricultural industry. Traditionally, high school agriculture texts have concentrated on the how behind the industry. The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, third Edition concentrates more on the why behind the industry. Topics include plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, the uses of biotechnology, and careers. The text also includes a thorough 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. 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. N° de réf. du libraire BZV9781401898007

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Titre : The Science of Agriculture: A Biological ...

Éditeur : Cengage Learning, Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : 3rd International edition.

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This text focuses on the scientific principles of the agricultural industry. Designed for use in high school agriscience courses, the aim of the text is to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts behind the agricultural industry. Traditionally, high school agriculture texts have concentrated on the "how" behind the industry. The Science of Agriculture: A Biological Approach, third Edition concentrates more on the "why" behind the industry. Topics include plant and animal systems, soils, cell functions, genetics, genetic engineering, plant and animal reproduction, entomology, the uses of biotechnology, and careers. The text also includes a thorough 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. 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.

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Chapter 1: The Science of Agriculture Chapter 2: Soil: The Source of Life Chapter 3: Cells: Agriculture"s Building Blocks Chapter 4: The Science of Genetics Chapter 5: Genetic Engineering Chapter 6: The Classification of Agricultural Organisms Chapter 7: Plant Systems Chapter 8: Plant Reproduction Chapter 9: Plant Growth Chapter 10: Animal Systems Chapter 11: Animal Reproduction Chapter 12: Animal Growth Chapter 13: Plant and Animal Diseases Chapter 14: Weed Science Chapter 15: Agricultural Entomology Chapter 16: The Science of Forestry Chapter 17: The Science of Aquaculture Chapter 18: Agriculture and the Environment Chapter 19: A Safe Food Supply Chapter 20: The Science of Food Preservation Chapter 21: The Science of Fiber Production Chapter 22: Producing Organically Grown Products Chapter 23: New Directions in Agriculture Chapter 24: Careers in Agricultural Science Chapter 25: The Agriscience Fair Chapter 26: Laboratory Safety Appendix A: Developing Career Skills and Habits Appendix B: Plan Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs Glossary Index

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