Introduction. 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 Classifi cation. 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 Par t of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Great Biology Discoveries. Chapter 23: Ten Ways Biology Affects Your Life. Index.
Rene Fester Kratz, PhD, is a Biology Instructor at Everett Community College and a member of the North Cascades and Olympic Science Partnership. Donna Rae Siegfried has been published in Prevention, Runner's World, Men's Health, and Organic Gardening.