Plant diseases have changed human history and culture, yet few people know much about plants or the pathogens that cause plant diseases. The book Hungry Planet presents stories of plant disease epidemics that illustrate the past and present vulnerability of some important plants that people use for food, for fibers and oils, and for green spaces. Biological concepts from a variety of scientific fields are introduced along the way, and more technical information is found in the Science Sidebars. Plant pathology is a science with important ties to human welfare. All citizens should be aware of the biological basis of legislation governing environmental protection, pesticide use, release of genetically engineered organisms, land preservation for agricultural use, and genetic reserves.
These Student Resources complement the printed book. Each chapter includes an Image Gallery with color images. Words to Know are individually linked to an online illustrated glossary. Additional print and Internet resources are listed. Each short podcast discusses a major concept or issue, clarifies a particular point of confusion, and offers review questions. Finally, questions for discussion may be used to continue the conversation after reading the chapter.
Instructor ResourcesInstructors are invited to view resources for general education or core biology courses with Hungry Planet as a textbook.
Resources include: • teaching resources • demonstrations and desktop lab exercises • group discussions • in-class short writing assignments • longer assignments
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