Biology For Dummies

Biology For Dummies

by René Fester Kratz

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ISBN-13: 9781119345374
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/20/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 94,238
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

René Fester Kratz, PhD, teaches biology at Everett Community College. Dr. Kratz holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Washington. She works with other scientists and K–12 teachers to develop science curricula that align with national learning standards and the latest research on human learning.

Table of Contents

Introduction.


Part I: Biology Basics.


Chapter 1: Exploring the Living World.


Chapter 2: How Life Is Studied.


Chapter 3: The Chemistry of Life.


Chapter 4: The Living Cell.


Chapter 5: Acquiring Energy to Run the Motor.


Part II: Cell Reproduction and Genetics: Let's Talk about Sex, Baby.


Chapter 6: Dividing to Conquer: Cell Division.


Chapter 7: Making Mendel Proud: Understanding Genetics.


Chapter 8: Reading the Book of Life: DNA and Proteins.


Chapter 9: Engineering the Code: DNA Technology.


Part III: It’s a Small, Interconnected World.


Chapter 10: Biodiversity and Classifi cation.


Chapter 11: Observing How Organisms Get Along.


Chapter 12: Evolving Species in an Ever-Changing World.


Part IV: Systems Galore! Animal Structure and Function.


Chapter 13: Pondering the Principles of Physiology.


Chapter 14: Moving and Shaking: Skeletal and Muscular Systems.


Chapter 15: Going with the Flow: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems.


Chapter 16: Checking Out the Plumbing: Animal Digestive and Excretory Systems.


Chapter 17: Fighting Back: Human Defenses.


Chapter 18: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Messengers Extraordinaire.


Chapter 19: Reproduction 101: Making More Animals.


Part V: It’s Not Easy Being Green: Plant Structure and Function.


Chapter 20: Living the Life of a Plant.


Chapter 21: Probing into Plant Physiology.


Part VI: The Par t of Tens.


Chapter 22: Ten Great Biology Discoveries.


Chapter 23: Ten Ways Biology Affects Your Life.


Index.

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