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 cell division
Section 2. Botany Vascular plants stems and roots inside an older plant leaves plant sensitivity plant fluid transportation flowers reproduction in a flowering plant seeds and germination fruit/vegetative reproduction
Section 3. Zoology (animals) the body structure of animals animal body coverings animal movement animal feeding animal respiration animal excretion animal senses and communication animal reproduction and development
Section 4. Zoology (humans) The skeleton joints and bone muscles teeth blood the circulatory system the heart 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 skin the eyes the ears 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 fluid movement food and how it is used metabolism energy for life and homeostasis hormones digestive juices and enzymes vitamins and their uses the classification of living things
Section 7. informal group terms index
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.
I am just learning GCSE Biology this is a great book which is not just a dictionary it explains in easy terms all the main topics and explains what all the different words in biology mean. It is a quality book with lots of colour diagrams which are very easy to understand
This is another fantastic dictionary form Usborne, they also have one for Physics and Chemistry. It is probably aimed at Year 8 & 9 but would suit children up to GCSE and adults wishing to discover more. It is attractively laid out and good use is made of colour and illustrations. It would be good for additional reading around a topic and also for introducing it with the appropriate terminology.