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Contributors[edit | edit source]

While Wikibooks offers somewhat clearer opportunities for "authorship" than Wikipedia, there remains the fact that anything put here is really just a contribution, and everyone who furthers the effort is a contributor. In this respect there are no "authors". If you are interested in developing a particular subject within the field of botany as part of this textbook, please start the module and link it here. We will work out the chapter arrangement after you get started. Of course, you can also just expand on an existing chapter.

  • Eric Guinther is a biologist and environmental consultant living in Kane'ohe, Hawai'i. He envisioned this particular textbook "project" and developed the approach of creating a textbook around articles found in Wikipedia. By then working specifically on those articles referred to, the quality and quantity of the Study Guide to the Science of Botany was gradually enhanced. These efforts were done with the steady help of numerous talented contributors at Wikipedia who, collectively, would have no interest in working on a textbook project per se. Ultimately, the user of the guide benefits from the textbook's approach: 1) by having more control over the depth into any subtopic pursued and 2) being limited in that pursuit only by that considerable information available at Wikipedia and other linked websites.
  • Ransom Akinlade is a final year student of the department of Botany, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He developed a keen interest in this project and he regularly contributes to the articles foi=und therein.
  • Other anonymous Wikibook contributors (see individual page histories).

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