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Life cycles

Do you wonder about all of Earth's living things? Do you know how to tell the difference between a young frog or butterfly and an adult? In this book, learn about the life cycles of plants and animals and the many changes they go through as they grow.

Biology's beginnings

"When did we start learning the scientific secrets of life? Step back to the Islamic Golden Age, when scholars ask questions about life science and medicine that will establish those fields. Chart a path through the Renaissance, as Leonardo da Vinci dissects cadavers by candlelight to learn human anatomy firsthand. In this first of four volumes spanning hundreds of years of scientific innovation and discovery, follow the evolution of life science up to the late 1800s, when a baffled Dutch biologist finds a tiny infectious particle destroying tobacco crops and gives this particle a new name: virus. With Biology's Beginnings: Discovering Life's Story, best-selling author Joy Hakim begins a quartet of volumes mapping the path of human discovery as we unlock the biological secrets of our own existence. Richly illustrated with archival source materials and fine art, this STEM treasure trove features a wealth of back matter certain to kindle the appetite of science lovers"--From the publisher's web site.

The basics of evolution

This compelling text examines evolution, its definition, and the scientific evidence that evolution has taken place. Readers explore the concepts of natural selection, Darwin's Origin of Species, genetics and evolution, population genetics, patterns in evolution and species concepts, the story of life and geological time, and human evolution. Easy-to-follow narratives offer students additional biological information in sidebars, such as "Closeup" boxes that give details about main concepts and "Try This" boxes that provide safe experiments for readers to perform. The text serves as a must-have resource on modern thinking about evolution and the history of evolutionary theories.


50 esential ideas
Over the centuries, brilliant men and women have sought to develop theories to answer the most compelling questions about the world around us. Through their amazing insights and conscientious efforts they helped to create the world we know today. In this beautifully illustrated full-color hardback, award-winning author Anne Rooney introduces you to the fascinating world of science and its greatest practitioners.


Maps can show many different things, and in this creative look at life science, they present readers with essential information about habitats. Clear labels and helpful keys allow readers to independently enhance their map-reading skills, while graphic organizers provide another eye-catching visual way to learn. The clear and concise blocks of main text are designed to hold readers' attention, and they're paired with fun fact boxes and detailed sidebars. In addition, full-color photographs and dynamic illustrations fill the pages, creating a fresh look at a basic biology curriculum topic.

The basics of ecology

Studying ecology today is more valuable than it has ever been because of pollution and other environmental factors continuing to be a mainstream issue of concern across the globe. This volume engages the reader with bright images of animals and other life in their natural settings and informs readers on what is being done to preserve life. Sidebars and biographies of important figures helps make this a well-rounded learning experience. It is a valuable resource for any reader concerned about the environment.


There are more than 2,000 different kinds of fleas. Some of these tiny insects can jump more than 200 times their body length. Learn more about these pests in this title.


Ticks are tiny biting organisms found all over the world. They are related to spiders and scorpions, not to insects. Learn more about these pests in this title.


The word mosquito comes from an old Spanish word that means "little fly." These insects flap their wings so quickly that it makes a buzzing sound. Learn more about these pests in this title.


Provides an introduction to the theory of evolution, presenting facts about the planet, dinosaurs, fossils, Charles Darwin's work, natural selection, adaptation, and more.


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