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Molecular & Cell Biology For Dummies

Published 06-30-2020

<p><b>Your insider guide to the stuff of life</b></p> <p>3.8 billion years old and counting, there&rsquo;s more than a little to know about the fundamentals of how life works. This friendly guide takes you from the primordial soup to the present, explaining how specialized cells have given rise to everything living, from the humblest amoeba to walking, talking human beings. Whether you&rsquo;re enrolled in a cell or molecular biology course and need a straightforward overview, or are just curious about the latest advances, this fully updated edition is your all-access ticket to our inner world.&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Molecular &amp; Cell Biology For Dummies </i>decodes jargon and theories that can tax even the most devoted student. It covers everything from basic principles to how new technology, genetic testing, and microarray techniques are opening up new possibilities for research and careers. It also includes invaluable tips on how to prepare for&mdash;and ace&mdash;your exams!&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore the structure and function of the cells&mdash;and find out why cellular context is crucial to the study of disease</li> <li>Discover how molecular biology can solve world problems</li> <li>Understand how DNA determines traits and is regulated by cells</li> <li>Enhance your knowledge and results with online resources and study tips&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>From microscopic details to macro concepts, this book has something for you.</p>

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Microbiology For Dummies

Published 03-26-2019

<p><i>Microbiology For Dummies</i> (9781119544425) was previously published as <i>Microbiology For Dummies</i> (9781118871188). While this version features a new <i>Dummies</i> cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><b>Microbiology is the study of life itself, down to the smallest particle</b></p> <p>Microbiology is a fascinating field that explores life down to the tiniest level. Did you know that your body contains more bacteria cells than human cells? It's true. Microbes are essential to our everyday lives, from the food we eat to the very internal systems that keep us alive. These microbes include bacteria, algae, fungi, viruses, and nematodes. Without microbes, life on Earth would not survive. It's amazing to think that all life is so dependent on these microscopic creatures, but their impact on our future is even more astonishing. Microbes are the tools that allow us to engineer hardier crops, create better medicines, and fuel our technology in sustainable ways. Microbes may just help us save the world.&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Microbiology For Dummies</i>&nbsp;is your guide to understanding the fundamentals of this enormously-encompassing field. Whether your career plans include microbiology or another science or health specialty, you need to understand life at the cellular level before you can understand anything on the macro scale.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells</li> <li>Understand the basics of cell function and metabolism</li> <li>Discover the differences between pathogenic and symbiotic relationships</li> <li>Study the mechanisms that keep different organisms active and alive&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>You need to know how cells work, how they get nutrients, and how they die. You need to know the effects different microbes have on different systems, and how certain microbes are integral to ecosystem health. Microbes are literally the foundation of all life, and they are everywhere.&nbsp;<i>Microbiology For Dummies</i>&nbsp;will help you understand them, appreciate them, and use them.</p>

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Biology For Dummies

Published 03-20-2017

<b>The ultimate guide to understanding biology</b> <p>Have you ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work&#8212;starting with our own bodies. Wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is. <p>From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, <i>Biology For Dummies</i> answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of enlightening illustrations, this reference guide covers the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology. It's also complemented with lots of practical, up-to-date examples to bring the information to life. <ul> <li>Discover how living things work</li> <li>Think like a biologist and use scientific methods</li> <li>Understand lifecycle processes</li> </ul> <p>Whether you're enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, <i>Biology For Dummies</i> will help you unlock the mysteries of how life works.

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Biomechanics For Dummies

Published 03-10-2014

<b>A thorough explanation of the tenets of biomechanics</b> <p>At once a basic and applied science, biomechanics focuses on the mechanical cause-effect relationships that determine the motions of living organisms. <i>Biomechanics for Dummies</i> examines the relationship between biological and mechanical worlds. It clarifies a vital topic for students of biomechanics who work in a variety of fields, including biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Following the path of a traditional introductory course, <i>Biomechanics for Dummies</i> covers the terminology and fundamentals of biomechanics, bone, joint, and muscle composition and function, motion analysis and control, kinematics and kinetics, fluid mechanics, stress and strain, applications of biomechanics, and black and white medical illustrations.</p> <ul> <li>Offers insights and expertise in biomechanics to provide an easy-to-follow, jargon-free guide to the subject</li> <li>Provides students who major in kinesiology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physical education, nutritional science, and many other subjects with a basic knowledge of biomechanics</li> </ul> <p>Students and self-motivated learners interested in biological, applied, exercise, sports, and health sciences should not be without this accessible guide to the fundamentals.</p>

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Biostatistics For Dummies

Published 07-29-2013

<b>Score your highest in biostatistics</b> <p>Biostatistics is a required course for students of medicine, epidemiology, forestry, agriculture, bioinformatics, and public health. In years past this course has been mainly a graduate-level requirement; however its application is growing and course offerings at the undergraduate level are exploding. <i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> is an excellent resource for those taking a course, as well as for those in need of a handy reference to this complex material.</p> <p>Biostatisticians&#8212;analysts of biological data&#8212;are charged with finding answers to some of the world's most pressing health questions: how safe or effective are drugs hitting the market today? What causes autism? What are the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Are those risk factors different for men and women or different ethnic groups? <i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> examines these and other questions associated with the study of biostatistics.</p> <ul> <li>Provides plain-English explanations of techniques and clinical examples to help</li> <li>Serves as an excellent course supplement for those struggling with the complexities of the biostatistics</li> <li>Tracks to a typical, introductory biostatistics course</li> </ul> <p><i>Biostatistics For Dummies</i> is an excellent resource for anyone looking to succeed in this difficult course.</p>

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Biology Workbook For Dummies

Published 05-08-2012

<b>From genetics to ecology &#8212; the easy way to score higher in biology</b> <p>Are you a student baffled by biology? You're not alone. With the help of <i>Biology Workbook For Dummies</i> you'll quickly and painlessly get a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study.</p> <p>Whether used as a complement to <i>Biology For Dummies</i> or on its own, <i>Biology Workbook For Dummies</i> aids you in grasping the fundamental aspects of Biology. In plain English, it helps you understand the concepts you'll come across in your biology class, such as physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, and more. Throughout the book, you get plenty of practice exercises to reinforce learning and help you on your goal of scoring higher in biology.</p> <ul> <li>Grasp the fundamental concepts of biology</li> <li>Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem</li> <li>Hundreds of study questions and exercises give you the skills and confidence to ace your biology course</li> </ul> <p>If you're intimidated by biology, utilize the friendly, hands-on information and activities in <i>Biology Workbook For Dummies</i> to build your skills in and out of the science lab.</p>

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