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Life sciences on file
Diagram Group.
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts On File, [1999]

Physical Description:
1 volume (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 30 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Corporate Author:
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library QH318 .L45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Life Sciences On File(TM) Revised Edition now offers a glossary of all terms in the resource and a chronology of major events in biology

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Booklist Review

This addition to the On File series consists of more than 300 bold, black-and-white diagrams essential to the study of biology, zoology, and botany. Users are free to copy them, and the loose-leaf, three-ring binder format and heavy card stock allow for the easy removal of diagrams. Diagrams are printed on both sides of the page with each one having a letter and/or number key under the diagram. Laminated tab guides separate the seven sections. Section 1, ``Unity,'' contains 69 diagrams related to basic biochemistry. Section 2, ``Continuity,'' provides 76 diagrams on cell structure, cell reproduction, genetics, and evolution. Section 3, ``Diversity,'' has 41 diagrams distinguishing various plant and animal kingdoms. Section 4, ``Maintenance,'' surveys in 43 diagrams the life functions of nutrition, transport, secretion, respiration, excretion, coordination, locomotion, reproduction, and growth and development as found in plants and insects. The fifth section, ``Human Biology,'' presents 53 diagrams on life functions of humans. Section 6, ``Ecology,'' includes 8 diagrams depicting terrestrial biomes, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle, the water cycle, energy flow, the food chain, the pyramid of biomass, and the food web. The final section consists of a detailed index that refers the user to each diagram's identification number. The detailed table of contents lists the name and number of each diagram under its section. For the most part the diagrams are arranged in an incremental relationship to the process they depict. While the recommended audience is that of secondary and college level students, some diagrams could be suitable for teachers working with younger students or the visual learner.



Life Sciences On File Revised Edition now offers a glossary of all terms in the resource and a chronology of major events in biology, botany, and zoology. It is an invaluable one-stop sourcebook for students and educators alike. Over 1,000 instructive charts and diagrams visually explain a variety of complex concepts in any of the life sciences. This volume divides coverage into eight basic sections: • Basic biochemistry • Various plant and animal kingdoms • Cell structure and reproduction • Life functions of plants and insects • Genetics • Life functions of humans • Evolution • Ecology Over 300 pages of diagrams are used to illustrate topics such as: • Mitosis • Earthworm locomotion • Pollination • Grasshopper reproduction • Gene mutation • DNA replication • Angiospermae • The human circulatory system • Reptilia • The food chain In keeping with other On File resources, this revised edition of Life Sciences On File reflects major curricula and textbooks used in the life sciences. This versatile educational tool provides teachers, students, and librarians--at both high school and college levels--with graphic material for research, classroom work, teaching, or reference. Partial Table of Contents Unity • Branches of Biology • Life Activities • Classification of Carbohydrates • Steroids • Electron Microscope • Plasma Membrane: Endocytosis • Genetic Engineering Continuity • Cell Division • Pollen Formation • Fetal Development • Dry Fruits • Peas: Test Cross • Evidence for Evolution • Gene Mutation Diversity • Classification of Living Organisms • Kingdom Fungi Rhizopus • Kingdom Plantae Bryophyta • Kingdom Animalia Insecta • Kingdom Animalia Mammalia Maintenance • Nutrition: Leaf Structure • Respiration: Plants • Coordination: Nervous Systems • Transport: Stem Structure • Locomotion: Grasshopper • Respiration: Gas Exchange Across Body Structure • Reproduction: Viruses Human Biology • Nutrition: Digestive System • Nutrition: Teeth • Transport: Heartbeat • Transport: Blood Vessels • Respiration: Lung Structure • Respiration: Breathing • Coordination: Nervous System • Coordination: Reflex Arc • Locomotion: Skeleton • Excretion: Skin Structure Ecology • Terrestrial Biomes • Nitrogen Cycle • Carbon Cycle • Energy Flow • Pyramid of Biomass • Food Web Excerpted from Life Sciences on File by Diagram Group All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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