Biology For Dummies

Biology For Dummies

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by Rene Fester Kratz, Rene Fester Kratz
     
 

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The fast and easy way to understand biology

From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, this friendly guide answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with helpful illustrations, tables, and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all

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The fast and easy way to understand biology

From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, this friendly guide answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with helpful illustrations, tables, and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms.

  • Biology 101 — get the lowdown on how life is studied and open a window on the world's organisms
  • Jump into the gene pool — discover how cell reproduction and genetics work, from making sense of Mendel's Law of Segregation to dealing with DNA
  • Explore the living world — find out how ecology and evolution are the glue that holds everything together
  • Let's get physical — peruse the principles of physiology to get a handle on animal structure and function
  • Go green — take a look at the life of plants and understand how they acquire energy, reproduce, and so much more

Open the book and find:

  • Plain-English explanations of how living matter works
  • The parts and functions of cells
  • How food works as a source of energy
  • The 411 on reproduction and genetics
  • Fascinating facts about DNA technology
  • The biology of bacteria and viruses
  • How humans affect the circle of life
  • An overview of human anatomy
  • Innate human defenses (and adaptive ones, too!)

Learn to:

  • Identify and dissect the many structures and functions of plants and animals
  • Grasp the latest discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
  • Think like a biologist and use scientific methods

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470598757
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/30/2010
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
132,326
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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