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The Handy Biology Answer Book ( The Handy Answer Book Series)
     

The Handy Biology Answer Book ( The Handy Answer Book Series)

by James Bobick
 

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Life itself and today's hottest science are examined in The Handy Biology Answer Book. From the newsworthy (What are stem cells? What is genetically modified food and why is it so controversial?) to the practical (Does antibiotic soap really help reduce infection? How does caffeine affect cells? How many kinds of mushrooms are edible?) and the curious (What is the

Overview


Life itself and today's hottest science are examined in The Handy Biology Answer Book. From the newsworthy (What are stem cells? What is genetically modified food and why is it so controversial?) to the practical (Does antibiotic soap really help reduce infection? How does caffeine affect cells? How many kinds of mushrooms are edible?) and the curious (What is the most dangerous poison produced by a plant?), Handy Biology answers 1,600 questions about human, animal, and plant biology. You’ll find answers to such intriguing questions as: What is cell cloning? What is DNA and RNA? When and how did cells first evolve? Can two blue-eyed people have a brown-eyed child? How serious a disease is influenza? Do overweight children have a greater risk of being overweight adults? What is an atom? Why are some fats “good”? and others “bad”? Why do humans need cholesterol? How do birds know to fly south in winter? Can the environment determine the sex of an animal? When was the first microscope developed?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578591503
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.47(d)

Meet the Author


James Bobick has been a science librarian for more than 30 years. He has master's degrees in biology and library science.

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