Biology For Dummies (2nd Edition) : From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, this friendly guide answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with helpful illustrations, tables, and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms. Get the lowdown on how life is studied and open a window on the world's organisms. Discover how cell reproduction and genetics work, from making sense of Mendel's Law of Segregation to dealing with DNA. Find out how ecology and evolution are the glue that holds everything together. Peruse the principles of physiology to get a handle on animal structure and function. Take a look at the life of plants and understand how they acquire energy, reproduce, and so much more.