Biology For Dummies

Biology For Dummies

Part I Biology Basics

Chapter 1 Exploring the Living World

Chapter 2 How Life Is Studied

Chapter 3 The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 4 The Living Cell

Chapter 5 Acquiring Energy to Run the Motor

Part II Cell Reproduction and Genetics: Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby

Chapter 6 Dividing to Conquer: Cell Division

Chapter 7 Making Mendel Proud: Understanding Genetics

Chapter 8 Reading the Book of Life: DNA and Proteins

Chapter 9 Engineering the Code: DNA Technology

Part III It’s a Small, Interconnected World

Chapter 10 Biodiversity and Classification

Chapter 11 Observing How Organisms Get Along

Chapter 12 Evolving Species in an Ever-Changing World

Part IV Systems Galore! Animal Structure and Function

Chapter 13 Pondering the Principles of Physiology

Chapter 14 Moving and Shaking: Skeletal and Muscular Systems

Chapter 15 Going with the Flow: Respiratory and Circulatory Systems

Chapter 16 Checking Out the Plumbing: Animal Digestive and Excretory Systems

Chapter 17 Fighting Back: Human Defenses

Chapter 18 The Nervous and Endocrine Systems, Messengers Extraordinaire

Chapter 19 Reproduction 101: Making More Animals

Part V It’s Not Easy Being Green: Plant Structure and Function

Chapter 20 Living the Life of a Plant

Chapter 21 Probing into Plant Physiology

Part VI The Part of Tens

Chapter 22 Ten Great Biology Discoveries

Chapter 23 Ten Ways Biology Affects Your Life