The handy biology answer book (Handy Answer Book) (#0676SQ0)

by Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L

3 reviews & awards | 1 full-text review

Paperback Visible Ink Press, 2015
Price: USD 20.14
Description: xiii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Dewey: 570; Int Lvl: YA


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Presents facts in a straightforward, easy-to-use, question-and-answer format--graphic elements, such as shaded boxes or charts, highlight important information--photos and illustrations are spread throughout the text.

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Previous edition: The handy biology answer book (Detroit : Visible Ink Press, 2004).;Includes bibliographical references (pages 431-435) and index.;Basics of biology -- Cellular basics -- Bacteria, viruses, and protists -- Fungi -- Plant diversity -- Plant structure, function, and use -- Aquatic and land animal diversity -- Anatomy : animals inside -- Physiology : animal function and reproduction -- Animal behavior -- DNA, RNA, Chromosomes, and genes -- Heredity, natural selection, and evolution -- Environment and ecology -- Biology in the laboratory -- Biology and you. Provides information about biology topics in question and answer format.

From the Publisher
Plain and simple answers to more than 1,250 questions about the formulas, history, major personalities, latest developments, milestones, evolution and organisms that make up the world of biology. This major new reference work is a go-to guide for students and the more learned, and is helpfully laid out with numerous black-and-white illustrations. The authors are both scientists and have previously written The Handy Math Answer Book, The Handy Dinosaur Answer Book and The Handy Ocean Answer Book (all Visible ink).

Product Details
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication Date: August 12, 2014
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Dewey: 570
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: xiii, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Tracings: Svarney, Thomas E., author.
  • ISBN-10: 1-57859-490-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-57859-490-0
  • LCCN: 2014-009127
  • Follett Number: 0676SQ0
  • Interest Level: YA

Reviews & Awards
  • Choice, 12/01/14
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/14
  • The Science Teacher (NSTA), 12/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (October 1, 2014)
Gr 6 Up-Ten years after the publication of the first edition, the authors have diligently updated and revised its content, posing new questions and answers. Divided into distinct categories-such as bacteria, viruses, protists, aquatic and land animal diversity, physiology, environment and ecology, and more-this title poses a variety of biology-related questions, such as "What are the largest and smallest vertebrates?" and "How much weight can an ant carry." Important terms are bolded, and darkened sidebars are featured throughout. Key individuals are detailed, such as Camillo Golgi, Gregor Mendel, Carolus Linnaeus, and Aristotle. Students will find both a review of concepts as well as new information. More than 100 black-and-white pictures, diagrams, and charts grace this reference book, adding support to numerous topics. A vast glossary defining key terminology, suggested books, websites, news sites, and a detailed index conclude this helpful and inviting book.-Beth McGuire, Hempfield Area School District, PA (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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