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"Plant Structure: Function and Development"

Ann Herbert AHerbert at BlackburnPress.com
Thu Jun 3 09:22:28 EST 2004

We thought you would be interested to know that the classic book
"Plant Structure: Function and Development" by J.A. Romberger, Z.
Hejnowicz, and J.F. Hill, has just been brought back into print.

Originally published in 1993 and long out of print, the book covers
the developmental anatomy of large, complex plants, particularly of
perennial shrubs and trees that grow and survive for decades or even
centuries. The book focuses on the meaning of that anatomy as a
determinant of effective function.

A pervading theme is that the plant structures that have "survived"
evolution within the larger context of geologic and climatic evolution
are well attuned to biochemical and biophysical principles that
determine and define efficient function.

The book is addressed to advanced students, teachers and researchers
in the broad, interrelated fields of botany, forestry, horticulture
and agronomy and to others having professional interests in the
culture of woody plants and the stewardship of ecosystems. It will be
of special interest to those who, by study and research, seek to
narrow the wide gap between the cellular and molecular biology
approaches to understanding the format and content of inherited
information, and the actual morphogenesis and integrated functioning
of higher plant organisms.

The book is focused on vegetative growth and development. Limitations
of space precluded a treatment of reproductive development and of
morphogenesis in fruits and seeds. The authors have included a chapter
on embryogeny as the beginning of development of the individual higher
plant organism.

"Plant Structure: Function and Development" by J.A. Romberger, Z.
Hejnowicz, and J.F. Hill. ISBN 1-930665-95-4, paperback, 524 pages
For more information, see:

Ann Herbert
The Blackburn Press
Publishers of classic scientific and technical books
P.O. Box 287, Caldwell, N.J., 07006  U.S.A.
973-228-7077  Fax: 973-228-7276
AHerbert at BlackburnPress.com
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