Now in brilliant four-color hard cover, this benchmark, well-illustrated text gives students, "wherever they may live in the world," sufficient botanical understanding of vascular plants. A comprehensive new edition, it references new implications from the XVIth International Botanical Congress in St. Louis. It has been written to teach basic botanical facts as applied to vascular plants; relates these facts to systematic principles; shows how systematic principles are important to contemporary botanical and environmental issues from a global perspective; and allows the student access to computer botanical images. The newest version of the classic University of Wisconsin "Photoatlas of the Vascular Plants" CD-ROM, with more than 4,500 color photographs, is included INCLUDED FREE. Author Dennis Woodland of Andrews University has collaborated with Robert R. Kowal, Kenneth J. Sytsma, and Mike Clayton (University of Wisconsin at Madison) and Marilyn J. Ward (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) to produce the color 4,500-image CD of the 260+ plant families discussed.