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Author Kratz, René Fester.

Title Biology for dummies / by Rene Fester Kratz and Donna Rae Siegfried
Edition Second edition
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 366 pages) : illustrations
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents 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 classification ; 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 part of tens. Ten great biology discoveries ; Ten ways biology affects your life
Summary An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biology. 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, 2nd Edition answe
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Subject Biology -- Study and teaching -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Form Electronic book
Author Siegfried, Donna Rae.
ISBN 0470768347 (electronic bk.)
0470768363 (electronic bk.)
9780470768341 (electronic bk.)
9780470768365 (electronic bk.)