• Biology essentials for dummies
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  • 作者: by René Fester Kratz, [et al.]
  • 出版社:Wiley Publishing, Inc.
  • 出版年:c2011
  • 集叢名:--For dummies
  • ISBN:9781118072677; 9781118095805;
  • 格式:PDF

Just the core concepts you need to score high in your biology course
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
Elementary chemistry
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

About the Author
Rene Fester Kratz, PhD and Donna Rae Siegfried are the authors of Biology For Dummies.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Conventions Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第2頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第3頁)
  • Chapter 1: Exploring the Living World(第5頁)
    • Living Things: Why Biologists Study Them, What Defines Them(第5頁)
    • Meet Your Neighbors: Looking at Life on Earth(第8頁)
    • Classifying Living Things(第11頁)
    • Organizing Life into Smaller and Smaller Groups: Taxonomy(第12頁)
    • Biodiversity: Our Differences Make Us Stronger(第14頁)
    • Making Sense of the World through Observations(第19頁)
  • Chapter 2: The Chemistry of Life(第23頁)
    • Exploring Why Matter Matters(第23頁)
    • The Differences among Atoms, Elements, and Isotopes(第24頁)
    • Molecules, Compounds, and Bonds(第26頁)
    • Acids and Bases(第27頁)
    • Carbon-Based Molecules: The Basis for All Life(第28頁)
  • Chapter 3: The Living Cell(第39頁)
    • An Overview of Cells(第39頁)
    • Peeking at Prokaryotic Cells(第41頁)
    • Examining the Structure of Eukaryotic Cells(第42頁)
    • Cells and the Organelles(第44頁)
    • Presenting Enzymes, the Jump-Starters(第53頁)
  • Chapter 4: Energy and Organisms(第59頁)
    • What’s Energy Got to Do with It?(第59頁)
    • Building Cells through Photosynthesis(第65頁)
    • Cellular Respiration: Using Oxygen to Break Down Food(第67頁)
    • Energy and Your Body(第72頁)
  • Chapter 5: Reproducing Cells(第75頁)
    • Reproduction: Keep On Keepin’ On(第75頁)
    • How DNA Replication Works(第77頁)
    • Cell Division: Out with the Old, In with the New(第80頁)
    • How Sexual Reproduction Creates Genetic Variation(第92頁)
    • This Budding’s for You: Asexual Reproduction(第96頁)
  • Chapter 6: DNA and Proteins: Life Partners(第97頁)
    • Proteins Make Traits Happen, and DNA Makes the Proteins(第97頁)
    • Moving from DNA to RNA to Protein(第98頁)
    • Mistakes Happen: The Consequences of Mutation(第109頁)
    • Giving Cells Some Control: Gene Regulation(第111頁)
  • Chapter 7: Ecosystems and Populations(第115頁)
    • Ecosystems Bring It All Together(第115頁)
    • Studying Populations(第118頁)
    • Moving Energy and Matter around within Ecosystems(第125頁)
  • Chapter 8: Understanding Genetics(第133頁)
    • Heritable Traits and the Factors Affecting Them(第133頁)
    • Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance(第134頁)
    • Defining Key Genetics Terms(第137頁)
    • Bearing Genetic Crosses(第138頁)
    • Genetic Engineering(第140頁)
  • Chapter 9: Biological Evolution(第149頁)
    • What People Used to Believe(第149頁)
    • Charles Darwin: Challenging Age-Old Beliefs(第150頁)
    • Evidence of Biological Evolution(第155頁)
    • Evolution versus Creationism(第159頁)
  • Chapter 10: Ten Great Biology Discoveries(第161頁)
    • Seeing the Unseen(第161頁)
    • Creating the First Antibiotic(第161頁)
    • Protecting People from Smallpox(第162頁)
    • Defining DNA Structure(第162頁)
    • Finding and Fighting Defective Genes(第162頁)
    • Discovering Modern Genetic Principles(第163頁)
    • Evolving the Theory of Natural Selection(第163頁)
    • Formulating Cell Theory(第164頁)
    • Moving Energy through the Krebs Cycle(第164頁)
    • Amplifying DNA with PCR(第164頁)
  • Index(第167頁)
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