Botany is a new textbook that captures the excitement of the botanical revolution and reflects how the objectives of botany courses are changing. Randy Moore, Dennis Clark, and Kingsley Stern are award-winnig teachers, distinguished researchers, and gifted writers. More than these talents, it is the authors`shared commitment to emphasize concepts over facts and to engage students in the process of science that sets this book apart. Scan the table of contents and you´ll find the requisite topics, including plant structure and function, life cycles, metabolic pathways, and plant diversity. Read any chapter and you´ll discover that it is presentation, not content, that defines this book. In crafting each chapter, the authors have constructed a strong framework of concepts that places botanical facts and terms in context and discourages rote memorization. Moore, Clark and Stern build the process of science into every chapter by explaining not only what we know about plants, but how we know it. They also highlight what we don´t know, and encourage students to frame questions and pose testable hypotheses of their own.