English translation of German botany text by Peter von Sengbusch. Includes 45 chapters with colored illustrations and photos, animations and diagrams
Free Botany Textbooks
Put simply, botany, is the study of plant life. Also known as plant science or plant biology, botany began as humans tried to identify which plants were edible, had medicinal qualities or were poisonous. It covers a range of scientific disciplines which include chemical properties, development, diseases, evolutionary relationships among taxonomic groups, growth, metabolism, structure and reproduction.
Botanists study plant life from the biochemical, genetic and molecular levels of plants by exploring the cells, organelles, tissues, organs, populations and communities of plants.
Since agriculture focuses more on the commercial aspects of botany rather than the scientific, there’s a separate section of the The Free Textbook list dedicated to online agricultural textbooks.
Traditional textbooks in this biological science are like most science books – quite expensive and heavy to carry around. Today’s college students are lucky in that more and more scholars, educators and scientists are providing botany textbooks online for no cost.