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