If we view a plant as something produced by a seed for the purpose of bearing more seeds, then the act of flowering is one of the supreme events in a plant's life. The transition to the flowering state marks the end of vegetative growth for some plants. In other plants, vegetative growth may accom-
pany flowering or resume after flowering is completed. But whatever the specific pattern, flowering always entails major developmental changes.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.