Dennis, David T., etal., eds. Plant Metabolism. 2d ed. Harlow, England: Longman, 1997. Well-balanced overview of plant metabolism. This updated edition contains new chapters on protein synthesis and the molecular biology of plant development and on the manipulation of carbon allocations in plants.
Kaufman, Peter B., and Michael L. Evans. Plants: Their Biology and Importance. New York: Harper & Row, 1989. The chapters "Plant Water Relations" and "Transport of Organic Solutes and Plant Mineral Nutrition" contain good discussions of the discoveries underlying scientists' knowledge of how liquids move in plants. Includes an extensive glossary, illustrations, and references.
Kozlowski, Theodore T., and Stephen G. Pallardy. Physiology of Woody Plants. 2d ed. San Diego: Academic Press, 1997. Useful for graduate study in botany, forestry, or ecology.
Steward, F. C., James F. Sutcliffe, and John E. Dale, eds. Water and Solutes in Plants.Vol. 9in Plant Physiology: A Treatise. New York: Academic Press, 1986. College-level treatment of how water and solutes move in plants. Includes representative data and many references to the landmark studies. Bibliography.
Zimmermann, Martin H. Xylem Structure and the Ascent of Sap. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1983. College-level text describes how the structure of xylem is ideally suited for water movement in plants. Includes illustrations and a detailed bibliography.
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