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Homework Helpers: Biology is a user friendly review book that will make any student—or those trying to help them—feel like he or she has a private Biology tutor. The book covers all of the topics included in a typical one-year Biology ...

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Homework Helpers: Biology is a user friendly review book that will make any student—or those trying to help them—feel like he or she has a private Biology tutor. The book covers all of the topics included in a typical one-year Biology curriculum, including:

  • An approach to the study of biology using the scientific method and the skills and equipment used by most biologists.
  • The concept of the cell as the unit of structure and function of all life.
  • DNA and the chemical processes of inheritance.
  • The evolution of life on this planet and how humans are part of the process.
  • The study of the environments of life and how all life is interconnected on this planet.

Each chapter includes detailed questions that allow students to assess how well they've mastered each idea. Not only does the author provide the right answers to these self-study questions, but also detailed explanations of why the wrong answers are wrong.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601631640
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Series: Homework Helpers
  • Edition description: Enhanced and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 325,941
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Distefano has a degree in Biology and a MS in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University in Bronx, New York. He has been teaching Science for more than 18 years, and is currently teaching Biology and Chemistry at Fordham Preparatory School in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Studying Biology 11

Lesson 1-1 Thinking Like a Scientist 11

Lesson 1-2 Science Equipment17

Lesson 1-3 Identifying Life 25

Chapter 2 Chemistry of Life 37

Lesson 2-1 Basic Chemistry 37

Lesson 2-2 Chemical Bonding 42

Lesson 2-3 Organic Chemistry 49

Lesson 2-4 Enzymes and Chemical Reactions 55

Chapter 3 The Cell 69

Lesson 3-1 The Discovery of the cell 69

Lesson 3-2 The Cell Is the Unit of Structure and Function 72

Lesson 3-3 Transport and the Cell 77

Lesson 3-4 Reproduction and Division of the Cell 81

Lesson 3-5 Energy in the Cell 88

Lesson 3-6 Autotrophic Cells: Photosynthesis 94

Chapter 4 Genetics 111

Lesson 4-1 The Work of Gregor Mendel 111

Lesson 4-2 The Work of Thomas H. Morgan 120

Lesson 4-3 Molecular Genetics 124

Lesson 4-4 Gene and Chromosomal Mutations 128

Chapter 5 Evolution 143

Lesson 5-1 Studying the Past 143

Lesson 5-2 Scientific Evidences of Evolution 149

Lesson 5-3 Theories of Evolution 152

Lesson 5-4 Human Evolution 154

Chapter 6 Ecology 169

Lesson 6-1 How Is Life Connected? 169

Lesson 6-2 The Movement of Energy in the Environment 170

Lesson 6-3 The Movement of Materials in the Environment 173

Lesson 6-4 Organism Interaction 176

Lesson 6-5 Biomes of Earth 179

Chapter 7 The Human Body 197

Lesson 7-1 Human Nutrition 197

Lesson 7-2 Human Transport 201

Lesson 7-3 Human Breathing 206

Lesson 7-4 Human Excretory System 209

Lesson 7-5 Human Nervous System 211

Lesson 7-6 Human Endocrine System 218

Lesson 7-7 Human Senses 224

Lesson 7-8 Human Locomotion 228

Lesson 7-9 Human Reproduction 231

Lesson 7-10 Human Defense System 235

Lesson 7-11 Human Disease 239

Chapter 8 A Survey of Life 269

Lesson 8-1 How Is Life Classified? 269

Lesson 8-2 The Animal Kingdom 273

Lesson 8-3 The Plant Kingdom 277

Lesson 8-4 Plant Structure 278

Lesson 8-5 Plant Reproduction 283

Lesson 8-6 Plant Growth 287

Lesson 8-7 Plant Responses 290

Lesson 8-8 The Fungi Kingdom 292

Lesson 8-9 The Protista Kingdom 294

Lesson 8-10 The Bacteria Kingdoms 296

Glossary 317

Index 329

About the Author 335

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    How this is helpful.

    This is REALY helpful it can help me on my homwork, it does not make sense to me when someone trys to explain it to me it kinda hard for me to understand but this book REALY helps!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    Excellent start to build a good base in biology

    I found this better and any of my instructors in High school and college. Sound ridiculous huh! But it is true.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2004

    Excellent for Shortened Biology Classes

    This book really helped me with teaching a summer biology class. It provided lots of review questions for me to ask in class and input into the quizzes. The descriptions are very specific yet to the point. The organization of the book is also really helpful for understanding the material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2004


    This review book for biology is full of lots of questions that you can practice topics from the course with.

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