Cartoon Guide to Genetics

Cartoon Guide to Genetics Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 0062730991
Year 1991-08-14
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Have you ever asked yourself: Are spliced genes the same as mended Levis? Watson and Crick? Aren't they a team of British detectives? Plant sex? Can they do that? Is Genetic Mutation the name of one of those heavy metal bands? Asparagine? Which of the four food groups is that in? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to Genetics to explain the important concepts of classical and modern genetics—it's not only educational, it's funny too!

The Cartoon Guide to Physics

The Cartoon Guide to Physics Author
ISBN-10 1888313528
Year 1997
Pages
Language en
Publisher
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"Hands-on workshops teach you about inertia, collisions, acceleration and more. A timeline of history's great scientists show how our understanding of physics unfolded. A-Z or topical glossary-hopping explains unfamiliar terms"--Cover of user guide.

Genes and DNA

Genes and DNA Author Charlotte K. Omoto
ISBN-10 9780231503570
Year 2012-08-14
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Columbia University Press
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Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology -- gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, DNA testing, and genetic engineering -- as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists, discusses classical and molecular genetics, quantitative and population genetics -- including cloning and genetic diseases -- and the many applications of genetics to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing. With minimal technical terminology and jargon, Genes and DNA facilitates conceptual understanding. Eschewing the organization of traditional genetics texts, the authors have provided an organic progression of information: topics are introduced as needed, within a broader framework that makes them meaningful for nonbiologists. The book encourages the reader to think independently, always stressing scientific background and current facts.

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics

The Cartoon Guide to Statistics Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 1435242718
Year 1993
Pages 230
Language en
Publisher Paw Prints
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If you have ever looked for P-values by shopping at P mart, tried to watch the Bernoulli Trails on "People's Court," or think that the standard deviation is a criminal offense in six states, then you need The Cartoon Guide to Statistics to put you on the road to statistical literacy. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covers all the central ideas of modern statistics: the summary and display of data, probability in gambling and medicine, random variables, Bernoulli Trails, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, confidence interval estimation, and much more--all explained in simple, clear, and yes, funny illustrations. Never again will you order the Poisson Distribution in a French restaurant!

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 0061689092
Year 2011-12-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.

Cartoon Guide to the Environment

Cartoon Guide to the Environment Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 0062732749
Year 1996-03-15
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Collins Reference
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Do you think that the Ozone Hole is a grunge rock club? Or that the Food Web is an on-line restaurant guide? Or that the Green Revolution happened in Greenland? Then you need The Cartoon Guide to the Environment to put you on the road to environmental literacy. The Cartoon Guide to the Environment covers the main topics of environmental science: chemical cycles, life communities, food webs, agriculture, human population growth, sources of energy and raw materials, waste disposal and recycling, cities, pollution, deforestation, ozone depletion, and global warming—and puts them in the context of ecology, with discussions of population dynamics, thermodynamics, and the behavior of complex systems.

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology

The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology Author Masaharu Takemura
ISBN-10 9781593272029
Year 2009
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher No Starch Press
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Molecular biology is the study of life at the cellular level. While this complex topic can be confusing, knowledge of molecular biology is crucial to understanding medical science and many other important disciplines. With its unique Japanese comic style, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology is a gentle and fun cartoon guide to this vast topic. After sleeping their way through Molecular Biology 101, Ami and Rin are forced to take make-up classes. With the help of Dr. Moro and his virtual reality machine, they travel inside cells, meeting cell organelles, nuclei, and genes and chromosomes face-to-face. They examine proteins and amino acids, watch DNA replicate and cells divide, and meet exciting characters like Enzyme Man. Once the girls learn the fundamentals of genetics, they learn about recombinant technology, cloning, and the role of molecular biology in fighting diseases. With an engaging storyline and charming characters, The Manga Guide to Molecular Biology makes learning this essential discipline lively and painless.

The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life Author Mark Schultz
ISBN-10 0809089475
Year 2009-01-23
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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Introduces the history and science of genetics through the story of an alien scientist researching humans to find a cure for an alien disease.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9780191093074
Year 2016-06-02
Pages 544
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication. This imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant work not only brought the insights of Neo-Darwinism to a wide audience, but galvanized the biology community, generating much debate and stimulating whole new areas of research. Forty years later, its insights remain as relevant today as on the day it was published. This 40th anniversary edition includes a new epilogue from the author discussing the continuing relevance of these ideas in evolutionary biology today, as well as the original prefaces and foreword, and extracts from early reviews. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

What s in Your Genes

What s in Your Genes Author Katie McKissick
ISBN-10 9781440567650
Year 2013-12-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A crash course in genetics! Everyone knows that if you come from a family of brunettes, you're likely to be born with brown hair. But did you know your hair color may also affect how often you get sunburned? Or how often you need to take vitamin supplements? What's in Your Genes? goes beyond Gregor Mendel and dominant/recessive genes to show you all the ins and outs of what determines your DNA. Each entry provides you with a sneak peek into your DNA sequence and teaches you exactly how your body is able to create that wonderful you-ness that no one else has. From your tastebuds to your eye color to your obsession with clinical-strength deodorants, this book not only guides you through the history and study of genetics, but also shows you how those four little letters in your DNA make you who you are. Complete with imaginative illustrations, What's in Your Genes? reveals all there is to know about heredity--like the science behind vibrant red hair, perfect teeth, and your ability to see in color.

Genetics

Genetics Author Kathleen Simpson
ISBN-10 1426303610
Year 2008
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books
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Explores the latest advances in genetic research and shows how geneticists are using DNA to solve such problems as pollution, crime, world hunger, and disease.

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry

The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry Author Larry Gonick
ISBN-10 1435242696
Year 2008-04-18
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher
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Uses cartoons to discuss chemistry, covering the history of the field and examining such topics as acids, solutions, biochemistry, thermodynamics, logarithms, and physical and organic chemistry.

Evolution

Evolution Author Jay Hosler
ISBN-10 9780809094769
Year 2011-01-04
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Macmillan
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A graphic-style introduction to evolution, covering everything from Earth's primordial soup to the human body's vestigial structures.