The Handy Biology Answer Book

Gene Therapy. DNA Profiling. Cloning. Stem Cells. Super Bugs. Botany. Zoology. Sex.The study of life and living organisms is ancient, broad, and ongoing. The thoroughly revised and completely updated second edition ofThe Handy Biology Answer Bookexamines, explains, and traces mankind’s understanding of this important topic. From the newsworthy to the practical and from the medical to the historical, this entertaining and informative book brings the complexity of life into focus through the well-researched answers to nearly 1,300 common biology questions, including …• What is social Darwinism?• Is IQ genetically controlled?• Do animals commit murder?• How did DNA help “discover” King Richard III?• Is obesity inherited?The Handy Biology Answer Bookcovers all aspects of human, animal, plant, and microbial biology. It also introduces the scientists behind the breathtaking advances, tracing scientific history and milestones. It explains the inner workings of cells, as well as bacteria, viruses, fungi, plant and animal characteristics and diversity, endangered plants and animals, evolution, adaption and the environment, DNA and chromosomes, genetics and genetic engineering, laboratory techniques, and much more. This handy reference is the go-to guide for students and the more learned alike. It’s for anyone interested in life!