Cover image for Biology
Kratz, René Fester, author.
3rd edition.
Publication Information:
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2017]

Physical Description:
xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Biology is one of the top two major sciences (chemistry is the other) taught in the classroom at any level, and students of all different aptitudes and propensities are required to take biology. For a new and more focused audience, Biology For Dummies, 3rd Edition is a course supplement for those students currently enrolled in an introductory biology course whether at the high school or fundamental college level (non-majors). --
General Note:
"For dummies®, a Wiley brand."

"Learning made easy"--Cover.

Includes index.
Biology basics. Exploring the living world ; How life is studied ; The chemistry of life ; The living cell ; Acquiring energy to run the motor -- Let's talk about sex, baby : cell reproduction and genetics. 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. Exploring the living 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.
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