Designed to provide students and researchers with a solid foundation to the study of biology, this volume introduces readers to hundreds of important terms and concepts. The volume begins with a detailed introduction of the field of biology. Written in clear, understandable language, entries include a complete discussion of the subject, related fields, key terms, plus illustrations, models and diagrams.
This new resource introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of biology. Entries are written in easy-to-understand language, so readers can use these entries as a solid starting-off point to develop a thorough understanding of this oftentimes confusing subject matter.
This edition includes 112 entries ranging from Cell Types to Toxicology. All entries are arranged in an A to Z order, making it easy to find the topic of interest. Each entry includes related fields of study to illustrate the connections between the various branches of biology, including cloning, digestion, evolution, fertilization, and growth; a brief, concrete summary of the topic and how the entry was organized; principal terms that are fundamental to the discussion and to understanding the concepts presented; illustrations that clarify difficult concepts via models, diagrams, and charts of such key topics as cell communication, cell and tissue engineering, and DNA and RNA synthesis; and biography lists that relates to the entry; and biography lists that relates to the entry. Entries range from one to five pages in length.
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