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Biology Essentials for Dummies : For Dummies - Rene Fester Kratz

Biology Essentials for Dummies

For Dummies

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Published: 20th May 2011
For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
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Just the core concepts you need to score high in your biology course

Biology Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to succeed in an introductory biology course. From identifying the structures and functions of plants and animals to grasping the crucial discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.

  • Get down to basics — master the fundamentals, from understanding what biologists study to how living things are classified
  • The chemistry of life — find out what you need to know about atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, and more
  • Conquer and divide — discover the ins and outs of asexual and sexual reproduction, including cell division and DNA replication
  • Jump into the gene pool — grasp how proteins make traits happen, and easily understand DNA transcription, RNA processing, translation, and gene regulation
Open the book and find:
  • An overview of cells and their substructures
  • Elementary chemistry
  • The key facts about reproduction and DNA
  • The 411 on energy and organisms
  • What you need to know about evolution
  • Coverage of ecosystems and populations
  • Ten great biology discoveries
Learn:
  • Core concepts taught in an introductory biology course
  • The structures and functions of plants and animals
  • The key discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
About the Authors

Rene Fester Kratz, PhD and Donna Rae Siegfried are the authors of Biology For Dummies.

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        Introduction.

        Chapter 1: Exploring the Living World.

        Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Life.

        Chapter 3: The Living Cell.

        Chapter 4: Energy and Organisms.

        Chapter 5: Reproducing Cells.

        Chapter 6: DNA and Proteins: Life Partners.

        Chapter 7: Ecosystems and Populations.

        Chapter 8: Understanding Genetics.

        Chapter 9: Biological Evolution.

        Chapter 10: Ten Great Biology Discoveries.

        Index.

        ISBN: 9781118072677
        ISBN-10: 1118072677
        Series: For Dummies
        Audience: General
        For Ages: 11 - 14 years old
        For Grades: 7 - 9
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 192
        Published: 20th May 2011
        Country of Publication: US
        Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.3  x 1.4
        Weight (kg): 0.2
        Edition Number: 1