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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
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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

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Summary

Features

  • Attractive and amusing icons for Biological Order versus Disorder provide and appealing framework for more easily categorizing the information
  • Includes a guide for pronouncing difficult biological terms
  • Frequent self-testing and review aids the reader in retaining and critical thinking about the basic life science facts
  • Multiple choice quizzes at the end of each chapter and a self-test at the end of each major section
  • Includes word etymology (original source) along with an illustration when applicable

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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