Acknowledged author James Bidlack wrote Stern's Introductory Plant Biology comprising 640 pages back in 2017. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1259682749 and 9781259682742. Since then Stern's Introductory Plant Biology textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $21.06 or rent at the marketplace.
This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles. This latest edition incorporates measurable learning outcomes and updated readings. Students will be introduced to the new classification of plants and plant-related species, integration of biotechnology into several chapters and inclusion of new text boxes addressing the areas of ecology, evolution and molecular biology. New photos have replaced older pictures or have been added also.