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 19.08
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
Gene Therapy. DNA Profiling. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Botany. Zoology. Sex. The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad, and ongoing. The thoroughly revised and completely updated second edition of The Handy Biology Answer Book examines, explains, and traces mankind's understanding of this important topic. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of life into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 1,300 common biology questions, including ... - What is social Darwinism?
- Is IQ genetically controlled?
- Do animals commit murder?
- How did DNA help "discover" King Richard III?
- Is obesity inherited? The Handy Biology Answer Book covers all aspects of human, animal, plant, and microbial biology. It also introduces the scientists behind the breathtaking advances, tracing scientific history and milestones. It explains the inner workings of cells, as well as bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant and animal characteristics and diversity, endangered plants and animals, evolution, adaption and the environment, DNA and chromosomes, genetics and genetic engineering, laboratory techniques, and much more. This handy reference is the go-to guide for students and the more learned alike. It's for anyone interested in life

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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