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Overview

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you:

  • Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge
  • Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field
  • In-depth review of practices and applications

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071625616
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/20/2009
  • Series: Schaum's Outline Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.16 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

George H. Fried (Brooklyn, NY) is a Professor of Biology at Brooklyn College. He received his A.B.

from Brooklyn College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at

Knoxville. His research interests have centered on metabolic aspects of comparative physiology and the enzymatic factors in genetic and experimental obesities. From 1983 to 1987 he served as chairperson of the Biology Department of Brooklyn College. He has taught courses in general biology and animal physiology and has developed a course in Biology and Society during a 30-year teaching career.

George J. Hademenos (Richardson, TX) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Dallas. He received his B.S. with a combined major of physics and chemistry from Angelo State University, his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas, and completed postdoctoral fellowships in nuclear medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and in radiological sciences/biomedical physics at UCLA Medical Center. His research interests have involved biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of disease processes, particularly cerebrovascular diseases and stroke.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Biology
1. The Basic Structure of Science
2. The Chemistry of Life: An Inorganic Perspective
3. The Chemistry of Life: The Organic Level
Part II: Biology of the Cell
4. The Cullular Organization of Life
5. Energy Transformations
6. Photosynthesis
Part III: Genetics and Inheritance
7. The Nature of the Gene
8. Cell Reproduction
9. The Mechanism of Inheritance
10. Control Mechanicsms in Genetics
11. Embryology
12. Animal Reproduction
Part VI: Plant Biology
13. Basic Structure and Function in Vascular Plants
14. Interactions of Vascular Plants with Their Environment
Part V: Animal Biology
15. Homeostasis: Regulation of Phsyiological Functions
16. Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System
17. The Excretory System
18. The Circulatory System
19. Immunology
20. The Respiratory System
21. Hormones and the Endocrine System
22. The Nervous System
23. The Musculoskeletal System: Support and Movement
24. Animal Behavior
Part VI: Evolution and Ecology
25. Evolution: The Process
26. Ecology
27. Origin of Life
Part VII: Biological Diversity
28. The Kingdom Monera (The Prokaryotes)
29. The Kingdom Protista
30. The Kingdom Fungi
31. The Kingdom Plantae
32. The Kingdom Animalia
33. The Primates

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Excellent study guide

    I used this book to study for the biology Praxis exam. While it wasn't written specifically for the Praxis, the chapters mirror the content categories on the test well. It's been 15 years since my last biology class. This book was thorough while still being only a little over an inch thick. It's far and away a much better study guide than the XAM Praxis Biology book. Sometimes the text was a little denser than it had to be, and a lot of the diagrams were confusing and poorly done. However, this was mostly for topics that a video can capture better than a static picture can (YouTube was a great resource here). It is an excellent study guide for the Praxis and probably for a range of other exams, like AP biology, though it's not advanced enough for the GRE biology test.

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