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Instant Biology From Single Cells to Human Beings, and Beyond

ISBN-10: 0449907015

ISBN-13: 9780449907016

Edition: N/A

Authors: Boyce Rensberger

List price: $12.95
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Whether you're bewildered by the vast number of organisms inhabiting our planet or just crave a clear and comprehensive explanation of the endoplasmic reticulum, Instant Biology will guide you through the science that brings the very act of living (and dying) to life. From an enlightening walk down the double helix stairway to a look at Darwin's evolutionary musings on the diversity of existence, Instant Biology lays bare the facts of life.  But Boyce Rensberger goes beyond the birds and the bees to delight in the details that make science fun, like the stubborn micro-species of mite that insist on living in your eyelashes. With Instant Biology you'll learn: Everything you always wanted to know about sex and the single cell. How the fuzzy pizza crust under the bed is diligently working its way to the top of the food chain. Which is larger: the interior surface of your lungs or a badminton court. How a species of soil and pond dwellers can dry out, shrivel up, then return from the dead.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/13/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
The Diversity of Life: No Wonder the Chinese Have Such Varied Diets
Heredity: Why Humans Never Give Birth to Wombats
Cells: They're Tiny But - Stand Back! - They're Alive!
The Human Body: Examining Entrails for Their Own Sake
Cycles of Matter and Energy: It'll All Be Coming Around Again
The Interdependence of Life: We're All in This Together
Evolution: The Results Are Almost Miraculous
Index