This book is written to provide a unique plant science text that emphasizes understanding the role of the environment in plant growth and development instead of the more traditional focus topics of analyzing the industries and surveying important crops By emphasizing the scientific principles associated with the biological effects that the various environment to improve plant production. The overriding philosophy of this text is that conceptualization and evaluation arc more important than memorization, especially when trying to understand and direct biological responses and organisms.
To set the stage and provide some background information Principles of Plant Science : Environmental Factors and Technology in Growing Plants begins with an overview of the plant sciences, including the role of plants in the development of societies, industries and science. Us emphasis in plant science is on non-forest agricultural crops. A primer on plant growth and development follows that includes information on photosythesis and respiration, plant hormones, and ecology. The influence of the environment on agricultural plant production constitutes the remainder of the presented material and is the primary emphasis of the text.