Biology Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1

Biology Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1

by Dale Layman
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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
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Biology Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep—now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs.

Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise!


* A college biology professor presents the fundamental facts, concepts, and principles of biology in an attractive and amusing framework

* Great for anyone with an interest in biology, biotechnology, medicine, or the environment

* Coverage includes both the anatomy and physiology of organisms as well as ecology and environmental relationships between organisms

* Includes a pronunciation guide for difficult biological terms

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071410403
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 06/26/2003
Series: Demystified Series
Edition description: List
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 283,556
Product dimensions: 9.18(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACEPART 1: GETTING READY FOR BIOLOGY Chapter 1. The Coming of Biology Chapter 2. Patterns of Life Chapter 3. Evolution: From Dawn to Darwin Test: Part 1 PART 2: THE UNIVERSAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE Chapter 4. Chemicals: The Tiniest Blocks Chapter 5. Cells: The "Little Chambers" in Plants and Animals Test: Part 2 PART 3: THE FIVE KINGDOMS OF LIFE, PLUS VIRUSES Chapter 6. Bacteria and the "Homeless" Viruses Chapter 7. The Protists: "First of All" Chapter 8. The Fungi: Not Just Mushrooms! Chapter 9. The Plants: "Kings and Queens" of the World of Green Chapter 10. Invertebrates As Special Animals: "Have You No Spine?" Chapter 11. The Arthropods: No Jointed Backbone, but "Jointed Feet" Chapter 12. The Chordata: Animals with a "Chord" In Their "Back" Test: Part 3 PART 4: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ANIMALS Chapter 13. Skins and Skeletons Chapter 14. The Neuromuscular (Nerve-Muscle) Connection Chapter 15. Glands and Their Hormone Messengers (and more...)

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