Biology for Dummies�

ISBN-10: 0470598751

ISBN-13: 9780470598757

Edition: 2nd 2010

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An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biologyEver wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work starting with our own bodies. Wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is.From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quick-reference Cheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms. More than 20% new and updated content, including a substantial overhaul to the organization of topics to make it a friendly classroom supplement Coverage of the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology Includes practical, up-to-date examplesWhether you're currently enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, this engaging guide will give you a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 6/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction
Biology Basics
Exploring the Living World
How Life Is Studied
The Chemistry of Life
The Living Cell
Acquiring Energy to Run the Motor
Cell Reproduction and Genetics: Let's Talk about Sex, Baby
Dividing to Conquer: Cell Division
Making Mendel Proud: Understanding Genetics
Reading the Book of Life: DNA and Proteins
Engineering the Code: DNA Technology
It's a Small, Interconnected World
Biodiversity and Classifi cation
Observing How Organisms Get Along
Evolving Species in an Ever-Changing World
Systems Galore! Animal Structure and Function
Pondering the Principles of Physiology
Moving and Shaking: Skeletal and Muscular Systems
Going with the Flow: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems
Checking Out the Plumbing: Animal Digestive and Excretory Systems
Fighting Back: Human Defenses
The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Messengers Extraordinaire
Reproduction 101: Making More Animals
It's Not Easy Being Green: Plant Structure and Function
Living the Life of a Plant
Probing into Plant Physiology
The Par t of Tens
Ten Great Biology Discoveries
Ten Ways Biology Affects Your Life
Index
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