Life From The Earth

Book - 2007
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Plant life is crucial—all life on Earth depends on plants in some way. This book focuses on the many aspects that make plants such a valuable resource. It examines the uses of plants and their importance as well as the goods and services they provide to communities and our high standard of living every day.

Coverage includes: How plants are being managed today and the truth about habitat destruction and loss The disastrous effects of disease, pollution, overexploitation, and poor land-management practices Some of the ingenious uses of plants in medicine and therapy The values of established wilderness lands and environmental protection Why some plant species are disappearing at an alarming rate How everyone can help out as "backyard conservationists" Future issues and scientific discoveries Biotechnology, seed banks, new developments, and experiments How plants are being used today in outer space.
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, c2007
ISBN: 9780816063581
Branch Call Number: YA 581.63
Characteristics: xiii, 194 pages :,color illustrations ;,25 cm


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