Lessons from Plants

They successfully steward change and cultivate conditions that benefit the next wave of plants. Lessons emerge not only from plants' behavior in nature, but from our relationship with them. When humans serve as caretakers for plants, ...

Author: Beronda L. Montgomery

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ISBN: 0674241282

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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What would a plant do? It is an unusual question. But, as Beronda L. Montgomery shows, humans can learn a great deal from these organisms. Lessons from Plants unpacks the "senses" and skills of highly adaptive organisms that overcome immense challenges en route to flourishing.


Object Lessons in Elementary Science

LESSONS FROM PLANTS Lesson XXVII PARTS OF A PLANT I. WHAT A PLANT IS In one of our earlier lessons , I told you the difference between a carrot and a piece of coal and stone . Both , we said , were dug out of the ground , and yet they ...

Author: Vincent Thomas Murché

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Category: Science

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Nanotechnology Lessons from Nature

... observations andapplications in the modernworld.Structures that exist naturallyin some plants such as conifers can serve as natural water purification systems. Lessons from the plant world are only beginning to be understood.

Author: Deb Newberry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303103760X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 137

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As long as humans have existed on the planet, they have looked at the world around them and wondered about much of what they saw. This book covers 21 different phenomena that have been observed in nature and puzzled about for decades.Only recently, with the development of the microscopes and other tools that allow us to study, evaluate, and test these observed phenomena at the molecular and atomic scale, have researchers been able to understand the science behind these observations. From the strength of a marine sponge found at the depths of the oceans, to the insect-hydroplaning surface of the edge of a plant, to the intricacies of the eyes of a moth, nanotechnology has allowed science to define and understand these amazing capabilities. In many cases, this new understanding has been applied to products and applications that benefit humans and the environment. For each of the five ecosystems— the ocean, insects, flora, fauna, and humans—the observations, study and understanding, and applications will be covered. The relationship between the more easily observed macro level and understanding what is found at the nanoscale will also be discussed.

Object Lessons for Infants

OBJECT LESSONS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE FOLLOWING THE SCHEME ISSUED BY THE LONDON SCHOOL BOARD CONTENTS VOL . I. STANDARD I. LESSON — 1 . Water ; 2. Liquids and Solids ; 3. ... LESSONS FROM PLANTS : 27. Parts of a Plant ; 28.

Author: Vincent Thomas Murché

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Lessons Learned from Existing Biomass Power Plants

Economic Information The plant cost approximately $67 million to build, or $1340/kW, in 1984 dollars. ... Lessons Learned John Irving, the station superintendent, believes that the primary lesson learned from the McNeil plant experience ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428918159

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Chemicals from Plants

Lessons Learned from Mutants and Current Metabolic Engineering Studies Many interesting experiments have been performed which outline both the promise of metabolic engineering and the problems associated with this technology.

Author: N J Walton

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814498521

Category: Science

Page: 436

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This book is principally concerned with the relatively complex small molecules produced by plants, which are important as drugs, fine chemicals, fragrances, flavours and biologically-active dietary constituents. In a wide-ranging series of thematic essays, it covers key aspects of their role in plant ecology, their metabolism in the plant, their discovery, characterisation and use and their significance in the diet. Biotechnology, including prospects for the genetic engineering of metabolic pathways, for biotransformations and also for the production of biologically-active proteins, is the focus of the final section of the book. The overall aim of the volume is to provide, in each of the selected subject areas, a personal critique which is readily accessible to the advanced undergraduate student and to the non-specialist research worker alike. Contents:Classes and Functions of Secondary Products from Plants (J B Harborne)Characterisation and Control of Plant Secondary Metabolism (N J Walton et al.)Modern Methods of Secondary Product Isolation and Analysis (T A van Beek)Structure Elucidation of Plant Secondary Products (G Massiot et al.)Plant Drug Discovery and Development (M S J Simmonds & R J Grayer)Disease Prevention and Plant Dietary Substances (G Williamson et al.)Biotransformations (M C R Franssen & N J Walton)Production of Biologically-Active Proteins in Plants (G P Lomonossoff)Biotechnology and Plant Secondary Products: The Future (V De Luca) Readership: Advanced undergraduates and research workers in plant science, botany, biochemistry, pharmacy and biotechnology. keywords:Plants;Biochemistry;Metabolism;Natural Products;Phytochemicals;Analytical Chemistry;Drugs;Pharmacy;Pharmacognosy;Diet;Biotechnology;Molecular Biology;Secondary Plant Products;Plant Secondary Products;Plant Drug Discovery;Biotransformation;Biologically Active Plant Compounds;Disease Prevention;Plant Dietary Substances;Anti-Oxidants;Nutraceuticals;Analytical Methods;Bio-Active Metabolites;Pharmaceuticals;Metabolic Pathways;Regulation;Structural Analysis “… the compilation covers a wide range of topics, and might make a good graduate-level text, or a nice addition to a personal or faculty library.” Plant Science Bulletin

Gray s Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology

LESSON XXVI . The Plant IN Action , DOING THE WORK OF VEGETATION . p . 157 . 446. The office of plants to produce food for animals . 447. Plants feed upon earth and air . 449. Their chemical composition . 450. Two sorts of material .

Author: Asa Gray

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Category: Botany

Page: 236

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