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Practical Horticulture (7th Edition) (Pearson AG), Paperback, 7 Edition by Rice, Laura Williams


Paperback: 7 Edition

Publication Date: 2010-01-13
Publisher: Pearson
Paperback : 448 pages
Edition: 7 Edition
Author: Rice, Laura Williams
ISBN-10: 0135038669
ISBN-13: 9780135038666

Product Description Practical Horticulture, Seventh Edition, is a classic, scientifically oriented book for basic horticulture. It presents readers with the fundamentals of horticultural science and its applications in both the commercial and home sectors. Easy-to-read, the books’s ample illustrations, chapter objectives, and chapter-ending review questions, help readers learn the concepts. Some exciting new features to this edition include:  Updated with timely coverage of hot environmental topics.   The latest information on horticultural science for indoor and outdoor plants.    A new chapter on careers in horticulture has been added. This is a great resource for anyone interested in horticulture! From the Back Cover Pearson AG is Going Green   Issues of sustainability and preserving our natural resources, consistently rank among the most important concerns to our customers.  To help do our part, Pearson AG is implementing the following eco-friendly initiatives to our publishing program.  This book, as well as all future Pearson AG titles will be printed using paper fiber from managed forests certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Integrating the use of vegetable based ink products that contain a minimum of 45% of renewable resource content and no more than 5% by weight of petroleum distillates. Offering alternative versions to traditional printed textbooks such as our “Student Value Editions” as well as e-book versions of the text in the “CourseSmart “platform. Electronic versions of supplemental material such as PowerPoint Presentations, Test Banks, and Instructors Manuals can be found by registering with our Instructor Resource Center on the web at For more information regarding the Sustainable Forestry Initiative please visit www.    About This Book   Practical Horticulture has been able to keep abreast of the changes in horticulture by updating the photos, information, references, and adding new sections. The instructional level has been left the same–simple and readable to someone unfamiliar with horticulture, but scientifically accurate.   Features New section on planning an ecologically sound landscape, including greenscaping and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for ecologically meritorious landscapes (information is also included on energy conservation in material and supply selection) A section on the evolution of horticulture into the “Green Industry,” including photos of green walls and roofs New chapter on careers in horticulture and the occupational outlook for horticulture jobs in the upcoming years with statistics from the Department of Labor New section on landscape planning that includes irrigation planning for water conservation, water pollution abatement, and hydrozoning

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