Biology Workbook For Dummies

Rene Fester Kratz

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From genetics to ecology -- the easy way to score higher in biology

Are you a student baffled by biology? You're not alone. With the help of Biology Workbook For Dummies 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.

Whether used as a complement to Biology For Dummies or on its own, Biology Workbook For Dummies 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.
* Grasp the fundamental concepts of biology
* Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
* Hundreds of study questions and exercises give you the skills and confidence to ace your biology course

If you're intimidated by biology, utilize the friendly, hands-on information and activities in Biology Workbook For Dummies to build your skills in and out of the science lab.

Rene Fester Kratz, PhD, is a biology instructor at Everett Community College in Everett, Washington.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Erscheinungsdatum 04.05.2012
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-118-15840-1
Verlag John Wiley & Sons Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 25,8/16,8/1,9 cm
Gewicht 420 g
Abbildungen mit Illustrationen
Auflage 1. Auflage


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  • Introduction 1

    Part I: Getting the Basics 7

    Chapter 1: Figuring Out the Scientific Method 9

    Chapter 2: Solving Problems in the Chemistry of Life 21

    Chapter 3: Identifying Cell Parts and Understanding Their Functions 43

    Chapter 4: Tracking the Flow of Energy and Matter 55

    Part II: Creating the Future with Cell Division and Genetics 79

    Chapter 5: Divide and Conquer: Recognizing the Phases of Cell Division 81

    Chapter 6: Predicting Future Generations with Mendelian Genetics 101

    Chapter 7: Taking Genetics to the DNA Level 113

    Chapter 8: Going Straight to the Source with DNA Technology 131

    Part III: Making Connections with Ecology and Evolution 143

    Chapter 9: Organizing the Living World 145

    Chapter 10: Connecting Organisms in Ecosystems 153

    hapter 11: Evaluating the Effects of Evolution 169

    Part IV: Getting to Know the Human Body 177

    Chapter 12: Building Bodies with the Skeletal and Muscular Systems 179

    Chapter 13: Giving Your Body What It Needs: The Respiratory and Circulatory Systems 189

    Chapter 14: Processing Food with the Digestive and Excretory Systems 201

    Chapter 15: Fighting Enemies with the Immune System 211

    Chapter 16: Sending Messages with the Nervous and Endocrine Systems 221

    Chapter 17: Making Babies with the Reproductive System 231

    Part V: Going Green with Plant Biology 243

    Chapter 18: Studying Plant Structures 245

    Chapter 19: Pondering Problems in Plant Physiology 261

    Part VI: The Part of Tens 271

    Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Getting an A in Biology 273

    Chapter 21: Ten (Plus One) Great Biology Websites 277

    Index 281