on 11 November 2013
I am a mature student, going back into studying general biology.
A independent book seller highly recommended this book as its so user friendly.
This book is not just an illustrated dictionary of biology, but a whole body of learning, in a beautifully laid out manor. The most important parts of the information is enlarged from the general text, which helps learn the key points more effectively.
The lay out is first class, with elements split up, to prevent all the information becoming jumbled together, again making learning fun, and achievable. Its refreshing to have important information laid out in coloured boxes too, to help all students who may learn differently methods pick up the information in an achievable way. There are spaces between subsection and diagrams which makes reading easy on the eye, and takes the pressure off 'information overload', specially for dyslexic students. The diagrams are precise and to the point, without being overly complicated.
This is excellent to read in chunk size pieces, and digest much easier than all the other comprehensive books I was shown. This book would also make a first class revision aid too, so you are getting so much more from this amazing book!
This book is 128p long.
Section 1: Ecology and living things
living things and their environment
within an ecosystem
life and life cycles
the structure of living things
Section 2. Botany
stems and roots
inside an older plant
plant fluid transportation
reproduction in a flowering plant
seeds and germination
Section 3. Zoology (animals)
the body structure of animals
animal body coverings
animal senses and communication
animal reproduction and development
Section 4. Zoology (humans)
joints and bone
the circulatory system
tissue fluid and the lymphatic system
the digestive system
the urinary system
the central nervous system
the units of the nervous system
nerves and nervous pathways
the reproductive system
development and reproduction
Section 5. Reproduction and genetics
types of reproduction
cell division for reproduction
genetics and heredity
genetics and engineering
Section 6. General biology information
food and how it is used
energy for life and homeostasis
digestive juices and enzymes
vitamins and their uses
the classification of living things
informal group terms
I hope this review has helped you in knowing the level this book is aimed at, and helping you to know its content in detail to help structure your learning more effectively.
I hope you will enjoy this amazing book as much as I have, while I'm taking on A level biology as a mature student. Its a brilliant revision book to bring me back up to speed.