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Description: Key Benefit: David Krogh's fluent writing style guides readers through the natural world of biology using relevant examples, clearly-developed illustrations, and interesting analogies that resonate with readers. Key Topics: Science as a Way of Learning: A Guide to the Natural World, Fundamental Building Blocks: Chemistry, Water, and pH, Life's Components: Biological Molecules, Life's Home: The Cell, Life's Border: The Plasma Membrane, Life's Mainspring: An Introduction to Energy, Vital Harvest: Deriving Energy from Food, The Green World's Gift: Photosynthesis, Genetics and Cell Division, Preparing for Sexual Reproduction: Meiosis, The First Geneticist: Mendel and His Discoveries, Units of Heredity: Chromosomes and Inheritance, Passing On Life's Information: DNA Structure and Replication, How Proteins Are Made: Genetic Transcription, Translation, and Regulation, The Future Isn't What It Used to Be: Biotechnology, An Introduction to Evolution Charles Darwin, Evolutionary Thought, and the Evidence for Evolution, The Means of Evolution: Microevolution, The Outcomes of Evolution: Macroevolution, A Slow Unfolding: The History of Life on Earth, Arriving Late, Traveling Far: The Evolution of Human Beings, Viruses, Bacteria, Archaea, and Protists: The Diversity of Life 1, Fungi and Plants: The Diversity of Life 2, Animals: The Diversity of Life 3, The Angiosperms: An Introduction to Flowering Plants, The Angiosperms: Form and Function in Flowering Plants, Communication and Control: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Defending the Body: The Immune System, Transport and Exchange 1: Blood and Breath, Transport and Exchange 2: Digestion, Nutrition, and Elimination, An Amazingly Detailed Script: Animal Development, How the Baby Came to Be: Human Reproduction, An Interactive Living World 1: Populations in Ecology, An Interactive Living World 2: Communities in Ecology, An Interactive Living World 3: Ecosystems and Biomes, Animals and Their Actions: Animal Behavior Market: Intended for those interested in learning the basics of biology