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Biology demystified

Author: Dale Pierre Layman
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Series: ; Demystified series.'">McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.; Demystified series.
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- 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Pierre Layman
ISBN: 0071410406 9780071410403
OCLC Number: 52203078
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: PART 1: GETTING READY FOR BIOLOGY: The coming of biology --
Patterns of life --
Evolution: from dawn to Darwin --
PART 2: THE UNIVERSAL BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE: Chemicals: the tiniest blocks --
Cells: the "little chambers" in plants and animals --
PART 3: THE FIVE KINGDOMS OF LIFE, PLUS VIRUSES: Bacteria, and the "homeless" viruses --
The protists: "first of all" --
The fungi: not just mushrooms! --
The plants: "Kings and Queens" of the world of green --
Invertebrates as special animals: "Have you no spine?" --
The arthopods: no jointed backbones, but "jointed feet" --
The chordata: animals with a "chord" in their "back" --
PART 4: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF ANIMALS: Skins and skeletons --
The neuromuscular (Nerve --
Muscle) --
Glands and their hormone messengers --
Blood and the circulatory system --
Immune and lymphatic systems: "the best survival offense is a good defense!" --
The respiratory system: the breath of life --
"Getting the goodies" : nutrition and the digestive system --
Urine and (Gulp!) sex in animals.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill "Demystified" series.; Demystified series.
Responsibility: Dale Layman.
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Helps you understand basic and applied scientific information. This book contains over 150 illustrations for grounding in basic life sciences; 'Biological Order vs. Disorder'; icons for easy category  Read more...

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