Book Title – Biology For Dummies
Book Author Last Name – Siegfried
Total Number of Pages – 384
Book Description – 96% of high school seniors take a biology course. (National Center for Educational Statistics, January 2001)Approximately 28% of all college students take a general biology course at some point in their academic career. That’s nearly 994,000 students per year. (Department of Education, 1995)In 1999, nearly 83,000 students took the AP Biology exam, an increaseOver 300,000 visitors logged on to The Online Biology Book in 1999 to increase their knowledge in the field of biologyThe number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in biological sciences has doubled from nearly 36,000 in 1970 to nearly 66,000 in 1998.
Topics Covered in this Book – Biology
Biology For Dummies
Ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? If DNA is a set of instructions in your cells, how does it tell your cells what to do? How does your brain know what your feet are doing? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can’t help wondering how things work – starting with our own bodies. Wouldn’t it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is.
From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quick-reference “Cheat Sheets” and helpful tables and diagrams, it can get you quickly up to speed on what you need to know to:
Most basic biology books take a very round about approach, dividing things up according to different types of organisms. Biology For Dummies cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms. Topics covered include:
With this engaging guide in your corner, you’ll get a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time – no advanced degrees required.