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Ecology
     

Ecology

by Sarah (EDT) Eason
 

What could be more fascinating than the story of life? This new reference series reviews the fundamental life-science concepts and examines all aspects of modern thinking about biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, and life forms including humans. This book looks at the intricate relationship between organisms and their environment and

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What could be more fascinating than the story of life? This new reference series reviews the fundamental life-science concepts and examines all aspects of modern thinking about biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, cell biology, and life forms including humans. This book looks at the intricate relationship between organisms and their environment and how this delicate balance can be affected by climate change and human activities.

Special features include annotated diagrams, fact boxes, key "Science Words, " and simple practical experiments to try at home.

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VOYA - Cynthia Winfield
This series of five beautiful books tackles biology in a nutshell; its titles are Animals and Humans, Ecology, Evolution, Plants and Microorganisisms, and Reproduction and Genetics. Thoroughly fact packed, the books are suited for reading in small doses to give readers time to digest the quantity of information between sittings; however, advanced students may find the books helpful as broad topic summaries. Selected "Science Words" highlight a handful of terms. Crisp, colorful illustrations; bright, balanced formatting; and "Try This" invitations will attract young readers. Following listed Internet resources, the statement "Children should be closely supervised whenever they access the internet," although good advice, seems misplaced given the eighth-grade reading level—for teens. Ecology is attractive, with activities inviting readers to observe and interact with the environment. When addressing the impact of human pollution, Ecology cites Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez; both references are already outdated. Evolution begins with definitions, mentions creationism—"[creationists] do not accept evolutionary theory as fact"—gives evidence for evolution, and addresses selection, drift, molecules, genomes, and more. (Facts at Your Fingertips: Introducing Biology) Reviewer: Cynthia Winfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936333042
Publisher:
Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Facts at Your Fingertips: Introducing Biology Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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