Biology / Edition 2 available in Paperback
When you need just the essentials of biology, this Easy Outlines book is there to help
If you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview of biology, it’s got to be Schaum's Easy Outline. This book is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused version of its Schaum’s Outline cousin, with an emphasis on clarity and conciseness.
Graphic elements such as sidebars, reader-alert icons, and boxed highlights stress selected points from the text, illuminate keys to learning, and give you quick pointers to the essentials.
- Perfect if you have missed class or need extra review
- Gives you expert help from teachers who are authorities in their fields
- So small and light that it fits in your backpack!
Topics include: The Chemistry of Life, Cell Structure and Function, The Molecular Basis of Inheritance, The Cellular Basis of Inheritance, The Mechanism of Inheritance, Classification of Prokaryotes, Classification of Eukaryotes, Plant Structure and Function, Intercellular Communication, Musculoskeletal System, Respiration and Circulation, Homeostasis and Excretion, Nurition and Digestion, Reproduction and Early Human Development, Evolution and the Origin of Life, Ecology.
About the Author
George H. Fried 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 Hademenos, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Dallas, where he teaches general physics and quantum physics. He has also taught at the University of Massachusetts and at UCLA.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Chemistry of Life 1
Chapter 2 Cell Structure and Function 10
Chapter 3 The Molecular Basis of Inheritance 20
Chapter 4 The Cellular Basis of Inheritance 29
Chapter 5 The Mechanism of Inheritance 37
Chapter 6 Classification of Prokaryotes 45
Chapter 7 Classification of Eukaryotes 51
Chapter 8 Plant Structure and Function 68
Chapter 9 Intercellular Communication 78
Chapter 10 Musculoskeletal System 91
Chapter 11 Respiration and Circulation 97
Chapter 12 Homeostasis and Excretion 107
Chapter 13 Nutrition and Digestion 116
Chapter 14 Reproduction and Early Human Development 125
Chapter 15 Evolution and the Origin of Life 133
Chapter 16 Ecology 140
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A great book to read and recall what you learned once. Not if if I had not taken the college course if it would have been as easy to get through. I liked it! Color graphics would certainly enhance this books effectiveness.
This text does not contain easy to understand instruction as it states it does. As a matter of fact, it contains vocabulary that is confusing not simplified. If you understand biology you would not need this book. You buy the book to simplify the terminology not make the subject more confusing. For example the book states: The balanced number of charges is the atomic number. When you search atomic number on the internet- the internet states: The atomic number is simply the number of protons in its nucleus. Now why didn't the book just say that? The book also eliminates some vocabulary words. It uses the words but does not define them. An example: neutrons. Finally, the free online diagnostic test that is suppose to pin point your areas of strength and weakness as well as, check your progress and readiness for the exam is non-existent. When you enter the site it redirects you to a website to purchase the books.