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Plants and Civilization course

David W. Kramer kramer.8 at OSU.EDU
Thu Sep 19 10:03:55 EST 1996

Mike Held asked:
>        I have been requested to teach a course entitled Plants and
>Civilization at my college.  This course is for non-science students. I am
>writing seeking help:  could someone give me the name of a good text [or
>readings that are appropriate]. A syllabus from a similar course would also
>be appreciated.
Our Introductory Plant Biology I-II, a two-quarter course for non-majors,
is probably more like a traditional botany course than the one you will be
teaching.  However, we include the "plants and civilization" theme.  We
have considered several texts listed below and right now we're using
Stern's 7th edition.  The Levetin and McMahon book might be more
appropriate for your course:

Berg, Linda. 1996.  Introductory Botany:  Plants, People & the Environment.
Saunders.  Publication date is October 4, 1996.

Levetin, Estelle and Karen McMahon.  1996.  Plants and Society.  WmCBrown.
ISBN 0-697-14064-4  Phone:  1-800-228-0459

Stern, Kingsley.  1996.  Introductory Plant Biology.  7th Ed.  WmCBrown.
ISBN 0-697-25773-8  Phone:  1-800-228-0459

I'm sending you our course syllabus by mail.

Dr. David W. Kramer
Department of Plant Biology
Ohio State University at Mansfield
1680 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906
(419) 755-4344  FAX:  (419) 755-4367
e-mail:  kramer.8 at osu.edu

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