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Practice Makes Perfect: Biology is a comprehensive guide and workbook that covers all the basics of biology that you need to understand this subject. Each chapter focuses on one major topic, with thorough explanations and many illustrative examples, so you can learn at your own pace and really absorb the information. You get to apply your knowledge and practice what you've learned through a variety of exercises, with an answer key for instant feedback. Offering a winning formula for getting a handle on science right away, Practice Makes Perfect: Biology is your ultimate resource for building a solid understanding of biology fundamentals.
About the Author
Nichole Vivion teaches upper-school science courses in biology, biotechnology, and public health in an all-girls independent school. She is the author of CliffsNotes AP Biology Flashcards as well as a contributor to CliffsNotes Test Success for AP Biology and CliffsNotes ACT Cram Plan.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: Foundations of Life 1. The Study of Living Things 2. Fundamentals of Chemistry 3. Biochemistry: Carbon and Organic Macromolecules Part 2: Cell Biology 4. The Cell and its Organelles 5. Powering Life Processes: Metabolism 6. Generations: Mitosis and Meiosis Part 3: Genetics 7. DNA and the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology 8. Mendel and Classical Genetics 9. Modern Genetics and Biotechnologies Part 4: Evolution 10. The Origin and Evolution of Life 11. Unifying the Diversity of Life: Classification Part 5: Microbes 12. Straddling the Living World: Viruses 13. Prokaryotes Old and New Kingdoms: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria 14. Simple and Diverse Life: Kingdom Protista Part 6: Essential and Underappreciated Organisms 15. The Recyclers: Kingdom Fungi 16. The Producers: Kingdom Plantae Part 7: All about Animals 17. The Consumers: Kingdom Animalia 18. The Body Systems: Human Physiology Part 8: Synergy of Life 19. Organisms in their Physical Environment: Ecology 20. Organisms Living Together: Populations and Communities 21. Earth and the Human Factor: The Biosphere Answer Key Appendix: Identifying Roots for Vocabulary Building