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Biology Demystified (Paperback)

Biology Demystified (Paperback) - 03 edition

Biology Demystified (Paperback) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780071410403

ISBN10: 0071410406

Biology Demystified (Paperback) by Dale Layman - ISBN 9780071410403
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Biology Demystified (Paperback) by Dale Layman - ISBN 9780071410403

ISBN13: 9780071410403

ISBN10: 0071410406

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03


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Summary

Say goodbye to dry presentations, grueling formulas, and abstract theory that would put Einstein to sleep - now there's an easier way to master chemistry, biology, trigonometry, and geometry. McGraw-Hill's Demystified Series teaches complex subjects in a unique, easy-to-absorb manner and is designed for users without formal training, unlimited time, or genius IQs. Organized like self-teaching guides, they come complete with key points, background information, questions at the end of each chapter, and final exams. There's no better way to gain instant expertise! About Biology Demystified: - A college biology professor presents the fundamental facts, concepts, and principles of biology in an attractive and amusing framework - Great for anyone with an interest in biology, biotechnology, medicine, or the environment - Coverage includes both the anatomy and physiology of organisms as well as ecology and environmental relationships between organisms - Includes a pronunciation guide for difficult biological terms

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART 1: GETTING READY FOR BIOLOGY

Chapter 1. The Coming of Biology
Chapter 2. Patterns of Life
Chapter 3. Evolution: From Dawn to Darwin
Test: Part 1

PART 2: THE UNIVERSAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE

Chapter 4. Chemicals: The Tiniest Blocks
Chapter 5. Cells: The "Little Chambers" in Plants and Animals
Test: Part 2

PART 3: THE FIVE KINGDOMS OF LIFE, PLUS VIRUSES

Chapter 6. Bacteria and the "Homeless" Viruses
Chapter 7. The Protists: "First of All"
Chapter 8. The Fungi: Not Just Mushrooms!
Chapter 9. The Plants: "Kings and Queens" of the World of Green
Chapter 10. Invertebrates As Special Animals: "Have You No Spine?"
Chapter 11. The Arthropods: No Jointed Backbone, but "Jointed Feet"
Chapter 12. The Chordata: Animals with a "Chord" In Their "Back"
Test: Part 3

PART 4: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ANIMALS

Chapter 13. Skins and Skeletons
Chapter 14. The Neuromuscular (Nerve-Muscle) Connection
Chapter 15. Glands and Their Hormone Messengers
Chapter 16. Blood and the Circulatory System
Chapter 17. Immune and Lymphatic Systems: "The Best Survival Offense Is a Good Defense!"
Chapter 18. The Respiratory System: Breath of Life
Chapter 19. "Getting the Goodies": Nutrition and the Digestive System
Chapter 20. Urine and (Gulp!) Sex in Animals
Test: Part 4
Final Exam

Appendix: Answers to Quiz, Test, and Final Exam Questions
Index

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