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  • Biology essentials for dummies
  • 點閱:12
  • 作者: by Rene Fester Kratz, PhD, [et al.]
  • 出版社:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • 出版年:c2019
  • 集叢名:For dummies
  • ISBN:978-1-119-58958-7 ; 1-119-58958-4 ; 978-1-119-58962-4 ; 1-119-58962-2 ; 978-1-119-58954-9 ; 1-119-58954-1
  • 格式:EPUB,PDF
  • 附註:Includes index. "Learning made easy" -- Cover.

Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781119589587) was previously published as Biology Essentials For Dummies (9781118072677). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
 
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.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rene Fester Kratz, PhD is a Biology instructor at Everett Community College. As a member of the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership, she worked to develop science curricula that are in alignment with research on human learning.
 
Donna Rae Siegried has written about pharmaceutical and medical topics for 15 years in publications including Prevention, Runner's World, Men's Health, and Organic Gardening. She has taught anatomy and physiology at the college level.

  • 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)
    • Beyond the Book(第3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11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57頁)
    • What’s Energy Got to Do with It ?(第57頁)
    • Building Cells through Photosynthesis(第63頁)
    • Cellular Respiration: Using Oxygen to Break Down Food(第65頁)
    • Energy and Your Body(第70頁)
  • CHAPTER 5 : Reproducing Cells(第73頁)
    • Reproduction : Keep On Keepin’ On(第73頁)
    • How DNA Replication Works(第75頁)
    • Cell Division : Out with the Old, In with the New(第78頁)
    • How Sexual Reproduction Creates Genetic Variation(第90頁)
    • This Budding’s for You : Asexual Reproduction(第93頁)
  • CHAPTER 6 : DNA and Proteins: Life Partners(第95頁)
    • Proteins Make Traits Happen, and DNA Makes the Proteins(第95頁)
    • Moving from DNA to RNA to Protein(第96頁)
    • Mistakes Happen : The Consequences of Mutation(第106頁)
    • Giving Cells Some Control : Gene Regulation(第109頁)
  • CHAPTER 7 : Ecosystems and Populations(第111頁)
    • Ecosystems Bring It All Together(第111頁)
    • Studying Populations(第114頁)
    • Moving Energy and Matter around within Ecosystems(第121頁)
  • CHAPTER 8 : Understanding Genetics(第129頁)
    • Heritable Traits and the Factors Affecting Them(第129頁)
    • Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance(第130頁)
    • Defining Key Genetics Terms(第132頁)
    • Bearing Genetic Crosses(第133頁)
    • Genetic Engineering(第136頁)
  • CHAPTER 9 : Biological Evolution(第145頁)
    • What People Used to Believe(第145頁)
    • Charles Darwin : Challenging Age-Old Beliefs(第147頁)
    • Evidence of Biological Evolution(第151頁)
    • Evolution versus Creationism(第155頁)
  • CHAPTER 10 : Ten Great Biology Discoveries(第157頁)
    • Seeing the Unseen(第157頁)
    • Creating the First Antibiotic(第158頁)
    • Protecting People from Smallpox(第158頁)
    • Defining DNA Structure(第158頁)
    • Finding and Fighting Defective Genes(第159頁)
    • Discovering Modern Genetic Principles(第159頁)
    • Evolving the Theory of Natural Selection(第159頁)
    • Formulating Cell Theory(第160頁)
    • Moving Energy through the Krebs Cycle(第160頁)
    • Amplifying DNA with PCR(第161頁)
  • INDEX(第163頁)
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