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Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-76836-5
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384 pages
May 2010
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Introduction.

Part I: Biology Basics.

Chapter 1: Exploring the Living World.

Chapter 2: How Life Is Studied.

Chapter 3: The Chemistry of Life.

Chapter 4: The Living Cell.

Chapter 5: Acquiring Energy to Run the Motor.

Part II: Cell Reproduction and Genetics: Let's Talk about Sex, Baby.

Chapter 6: Dividing to Conquer: Cell Division.

Chapter 7: Making Mendel Proud: Understanding Genetics.

Chapter 8: Reading the Book of Life: DNA and Proteins.

Chapter 9: Engineering the Code: DNA Technology.

Part III: It’s a Small, Interconnected World.

Chapter 10: Biodiversity and Classifi cation.

Chapter 11: Observing How Organisms Get Along.

Chapter 12: Evolving Species in an Ever-Changing World.

Part IV: Systems Galore! Animal Structure and Function.

Chapter 13: Pondering the Principles of Physiology.

Chapter 14: Moving and Shaking: Skeletal and Muscular Systems.

Chapter 15: Going with the Flow: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems.

Chapter 16: Checking Out the Plumbing: Animal Digestive and Excretory Systems.

Chapter 17: Fighting Back: Human Defenses.

Chapter 18: The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Messengers Extraordinaire.

Chapter 19: Reproduction 101: Making More Animals.

Part V: It’s Not Easy Being Green: Plant Structure and Function.

Chapter 20: Living the Life of a Plant.

Chapter 21: Probing into Plant Physiology.

Part VI: The Par t of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Great Biology Discoveries.

Chapter 23: Ten Ways Biology Affects Your Life.

Index.

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