Biology Essentials For Dummies
Biology Essentials For Dummies focuses on just the core concepts you need to succeed in an introductory biology course. From identifying the structures and functions of plants and animals to grasping the crucial discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology, this easy-to-follow guide lets you skip the suffering and score high at exam time.
Get down to basics — master the fundamentals, from understanding what biologists study to how living things are classified
The chemistry of life — find out what you need to know about atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, acids, bases, and more
Conquer and divide — discover the ins and outs of asexual and sexual reproduction, including cell division and DNA replication
Jump into the gene pool — grasp how proteins make traits happen, and easily understand DNA transcription, RNA processing, translation, and gene regulation
Open the book and find:
An overview of cells and their substructures
The key facts about reproduction and DNA
The 411 on energy and organisms
What you need to know about evolution
Coverage of ecosystems and populations
Ten great biology discoveries
Core concepts taught in an introductory biology course
The structures and functions of plants and animals
The key discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology
Chapter 1: Exploring the Living World.
Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Life.
Chapter 3: The Living Cell.
Chapter 4: Energy and Organisms.
Chapter 5: Reproducing Cells.
Chapter 6: DNA and Proteins: Life Partners.
Chapter 7: Ecosystems and Populations.
Chapter 8: Understanding Genetics.
Chapter 9: Biological Evolution.
Chapter 10: Ten Great Biology Discoveries.