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APES 2015: BIOTIC DIVERSITY - Prescribed & Recommended Textbooks
Strongly/Highly Recommended textbooks
Plant Systematics by
2nd edition (2010)
Plant Systematics, Second Edition, provides the basis for teaching an introduction to the morphology, evolution, and classification of land plants. It presents a foundation of the approach, methods, research goals, evidence, and terminology of plant systematics, along with the most recent knowledge of evolutionary relationships of plants and practical information vital to the field.
The Insects by
4th edition (2010)
This established, popular textbook provides a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to the insects, the animals that represent over half of the planet's biological diversity. In this new fourth edition, the authors introduce the key features of insect structure, function, behavior, ecology and classification, placed within the latest ideas on insect evolution.