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From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, this friendly guide answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with helpful illustrations, tables, and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms.
Biology 101 — get the lowdown on how life is studied and open a window on the world's organisms
Jump into the gene pool — discover how cell reproduction and genetics work, from making sense of Mendel's Law of Segregation to dealing with DNA
Explore the living world — find out how ecology and evolution are the glue that holds everything together
Let's get physical — peruse the principles of physiology to get a handle on animal structure and function
Go green — take a look at the life of plants and understand how they acquire energy, reproduce, and so much more
Open the book and find:
Plain-English explanations of how living matter works
The parts and functions of cells
How food works as a source of energy
The 411 on reproduction and genetics
Fascinating facts about DNA technology
The biology of bacteria and viruses
How humans affect the circle of life
An overview of human anatomy
Innate human defenses (and adaptive ones, too!)
Identify and dissect the many structures and functions of plants and animals
Grasp the latest discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
Think like a biologist and use scientific methods
Donna Rae Siegfried has been published in Prevention, Runner's World, Men's Health, and Organic Gardening.
If you have to help your teen with a high school Bio class and you need to review the Krebs cycle...this is your book!
The general biology text can be challenging and this book, written in a very general tone, helped explain some of the more detailed topics.
As far as I have read it (and I don't have much time to read) I have enjoyed every chapter of it and expect to continue enjoying it.
Wonderful, readable book on a difficult explained topic. Written with humor, good writing style in a way that causes you to remember what you've read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emi
This book is really, really simple in its exploration of introductory biology. Perhaps this is what is needed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keith E. Welsh
This a one of the best book ever if u are looking for best simple fundamental biology I have ever readPublished 3 months ago by ashkan
I used this as a review for my lecture and text. The general biology text can be challenging and this book, written in a very general tone, helped explain some of the more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by mschleis
A good refresher for college biology. Would recommend for anyone who will be taking a biology course (college or entry level).Published 4 months ago by L.H.
This book contains clear and accurate information that I was looking for. It has helped me to begin understanding this subject in an easy and simple manner. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jarryd B.
Bought this book to help one of my granddaughters better understand
biology. It does a pretty good job of explaining the lessons.
My daughter was struggling with high school biology. This book explains everything very simply and even lets you know which parts you can skip over!Published 7 months ago by MaryEllen Ford