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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:54 pm

I am sick and tired of my old Taiz&Zeiger Plant Physiology 3rd edition. Nothing is up-to-date anymore and I have to check every single chapter for updates on the internet(and generally do not find them).
So I want to buy another book. I am looking for something as recent as possible. Price doesn't matter so much(as long as it doesn't exceed 150$) as long as the book is good. Right now my best bet is the 4th edition of Taiz, but if anyone has anything better don't be shy to tell.
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Postby MichaelXY » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:45 pm

Although I have not taken this course yet, I looked up what book my school uses for botany.
Below is an Amazon link for the book.
http://www.amazon.com/Biology-Plants-Pe ... 1572590416
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:11 pm

Thank you for your suggestion.
However that book is from 1999. You should know that many many things have changed in the field since 1999. Plant Physiology is much more dynamic than animal physiology, mainly because the research in plants started much later.
I am sorry that your school uses such a book to teach its students.
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Postby MichaelXY » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:56 pm

1999 does sound odd. Our school usually uses the latest books. Maybe the link I gave you was for the wrong edition. I think the latest is 7e

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I just verified, the latest edition is 05

Biology Of Plants, Raven
Binding Hardback
Copyright 05
Edition 7
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:52 am

I found it. Actually it was released in december 2004.
However, I am looking for a book on plant physiology, not a general botany book.
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Postby MichaelXY » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:18 am

I emailed one of my old Biology profs. She thought the Zeiger 4th ed. was your best choice.
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:49 pm

Thanks. Thought so too(already ordered it).
Thanks again for your help.
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