Biology For Dummies

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The ultimate guide to understanding biology Have you ever 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 answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of enlightening illustrations, this reference guide covers the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology. It′s also complemented with lots of practical, up–to–date examples to bring the information to life.
  • Discover how living things work
  • Think like a biologist and use scientific methods
  • Understand lifecycle processes
Whether you′re enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever–evolving field of study, Biology For Dummies will help you unlock the mysteries of how life works.
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ISBN-13: 9781119345374
ISBN-10: 1119345375
Pagini: 408
Dimensiuni: 186 x 235 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.54 kg
Ediția: 3rd Edition
Editura: Wiley
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States

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Biology For Dummies, 3rd Edition, is mapped to the course taken by millions of students at the high school or introductory college level every year.

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  • Discover how DNA determines your traits
  • Think like a biologist and use scientific methods
  • Understand essential life processes
Everything you ever wanted to know about how living things work
From mitochondria to mollusks, E. coli to ecosystems, this book answers all your questions about the living world around you. Packed with eye–catching illustrations and diagrams, it clearly explains the concepts and processes fundamental to all living things. And it brings all of that fascinating information to vivid life with dozens of examples drawn from the living, breathing, ever–changing world around (and within) us.
Inside …
  • Cell parts and functions
  • How plants grow and reproduce
  • How food provides energy
  • The ABCs of evolution
  • Reproduction and genetics
  • The mysteries of DNA unraveled
  • Biology of bacteria and viruses
  • Animal (including human) anatomy and physiology

Notă biografică

René Fester Kratz, PhD, teaches biology at Everett Community College. Dr. Kratz holds a PhD in Botany from the University of Washington. She works with other scientists and K–12 teachers to develop science curricula that align with national learning standards and the latest research on human learning.