A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats. Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner Includes coverage of stem cell research, molecular genetics, behavioral genetics, genetic engineering, and more Explores ethical issues as they pertain to the study of genetics Whether you?re currently enrolled in a genetics course or are just looking for a refresher, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow information on this fascinating subject.
في (توقيع في الخلية) يطرح ماير أول مرجع شامل لحجة التصميم الذكي المبنية على الدنا. بينما يروي قصة نجاح محاولات حل خيوط اللغز الذي لم يتعرض له داروين –كيف نشأت الحياة؟–، طور ماير حجة للنظرية التي غالبا ما يساء فهمها، مستخدما الطريقة التي استعملها داروين نفسه. بطرحه لرؤية جديدة لواحد من الألغاز المستمرة للبيولوجيا الحديثة، أثبت ماير أن أدلة التصميم الذكي ليست قائمة على الجهل أو رفض العلم، بل هي بالأحرى قائمة على أدلة علمية ساحقة، تتزايد مع الوقت. «حجة حاسمة مبنية على نقاط علمية مذهلة من أحدث ما توصل إليه العلم». - د. فيليب سكيل (بروفيسور شرفي في جامعة ولاية بنسلفانيا وعضو الأكاديمية الوطنية للعلوم) «استعراض رائع... سواءً أكنت تؤيد التصميم الذكي أو تعارضه، كتاب (توقيع في الخلية) هو كتابٌ يجب أن تقرأه». - د. سكوت ترنر (بروفيسور البيولوجيا البيئية وبيولوجيا الغابات في جامعة ولاية نيويورك) «عرض متقن للإشكالية الصعبة». - د. توماس ناجل (أستاذ بجامعة نيويورك)، في جريدة Times Literary Supplement
This hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage simple home repairs and improvements. Jeff Howell (the Sunday Telegraph's DIY columnist) and a host of other experts guide you through the trials and tribulations of DIY, helping you to carry out a range of projects - from fixing a leaky tap to hanging wallpaper - safely, cheaply and with minimum disruption. The full-colour drawings illustrate the step-by-step techniques and the lay-flat binding is perfect for on-the-job DIY advice. DIY For Dummies covers: PART I - Planning Your Home Improvement Projects Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Your DIY Adventures Chapter 2: Being Safe and Prepared Chapter 3: Working with (And within) a Budget PART II - Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement Chapter 1: Repairing Walls and Putting Up Shelves Chapter 2: Windows Don't Have to Be a Pane Chapter 3: Doors: An Open-and-Shut Case Chapter 4: Roofs and Walls Chapter 5: Dealing with Damp Chapter 6: Electrical Repairs and Replacements PART III - Painting and Wallpapering Chapter 1: Planning Your Painting Project Chapter 2: Preparing Surfaces for Painting Chapter 3: Painting, Finishing, and Cleaning Up Chapter 4: Choosing Wallpaper and Preparing Walls Chapter 5: Hanging Wallpaper PART V - Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring Chapter 1: Flooring: Keeping a Leg Up on Foot Traffic Chapter 2: Drilling, Driving, Fastening, and Gluing Chapter 3: Understanding the Carpentry Process Chapter 4: Finishing Wood PART VI - Plumbing Chapter 1: The Plumbing System in Your Home Chapter 2: Heating, Ventilating, and Insulating Your Home Chapter 3: Plumbing Materials and Tools Chapter 4: Unblocking a Sink or Bath Drain Chapter 5: Unblocking and Fixing a Toilet Chapter 6: Fixing a Dripping Tap
تعلم أسرار رمز عالمي عملت جاهداً طوال حياتي لتحقيق النجاح بصفتي رجل أعمال، وفي مغامراتي بصفتي مؤلفاً، وبصفتي أباً وزوجاً فخوراً. وإنني اليوم أريد أن أتقاسم الحقائق العديدة التي تعلمتها على طول الطريق إلى النجاح، وبالأخص تلك التي ساعدتني على أن أكون أفضل ما أستطيع. وهذه الحقائق تشتمل على: كن واثقاً من نفسك. صدّق بأنه يمكن فعل أي شيء. عش حياتك كاملة. لا تستسلم أبدا. تعلّم هذه الحقائق البسيطة وغيرها، وآمل أن تلهمك كي تحصل على أقصى ما يمكن من حياتك وأن تحقق أهدافك، لا تصغ لكلام الناس؛ لأنهم يحاولون دائماً إقناعك بعدم جدوى أفكارك ويقولون: «لا يمكن فعله»، ولكن إذا كانت لديك ثقة بنفسك سوف تجد أنك تستطيع تحقيق كل شيء تقريباً. العبيكان للنشر
An updated edition of the ultimate guide to understanding biology Ever wondered how the food you eat becomes the energy your body needs to keep going? The theory of evolution says that humans and chimps descended from a common ancestor, but does it tell us how and why? We humans are insatiably curious creatures who can't help wondering how things work — starting with our own bodies. Wouldn't it be great to have a single source of quick answers to all our questions about how living things work? Now there is. From molecules to animals, cells to ecosystems, Biology For Dummies, 2nd Edition answers all your questions about how living things work. Written in plain English and packed with dozens of illustrations, quick-reference Cheat Sheets, and helpful tables and diagrams, it cuts right to the chase with fast-paced, easy-to-absorb explanations of the life processes common to all organisms. More than 20% new and updated content, including a substantial overhaul to the organization of topics to make it a friendly classroom supplement Coverage of the most recent developments and discoveries in evolutionary, reproductive, and ecological biology Includes practical, up-to-date examples Whether you're currently enrolled in a biology class or just want to know more about this fascinating and ever-evolving field of study, this engaging guide will give you a grip on complex biology concepts and unlock the mysteries of how life works in no time.
Were you always curious about biology but were afraid to sit through long hours of dense reading? Did you like the subject when you were in high school but had other plans after you graduated? Now you can explore the human genome and analyze DNA without ever leaving your desktop! Bioinformatics For Dummies is packed with valuable information that introduces you to this exciting new discipline. This easy-to-follow guide leads you step by step through every bioinformatics task that can be done over the Internet. Forget long equations, computer-geek gibberish, and installing bulky programs that slow down your computer. You’ll be amazed at all the things you can accomplish just by logging on and following these trusty directions. You get the tools you need to: Analyze all types of sequences Use all types of databases Work with DNA and protein sequences Conduct similarity searches Build a multiple sequence alignment Edit and publish alignments Visualize protein 3-D structures Construct phylogenetic trees This up-to-date second edition includes newly created and popular databases and Internet programs as well as multiple new genomes. It provides tips for using servers and places to seek resources to find out about what’s going on in the bioinformatics world. Bioinformatics For Dummies will show you how to get the most out of your PC and the right Web tools so you’ll be searching databases and analyzing sequences like a pro!
Learn about the human body from the inside out Every year, more than 100,000 degrees are completed in biology or biomedical sciences. Anatomy and physiology classes are required for these majors and others such as life sciences and chemistry, and also for students on a pre-med track. These classes also serve as valuable electives because of the importance and relevance of this subject's content. Anatomy and Physiology For Dummies, 2nd Edition, appeals to students and life-learners alike, as a course supplement or simply as a guide to this intriguing field of science. With 25 percent new and revised content, including updated examples and references throughout, readers of the new edition will come to understand the meanings of terms in anatomy and physiology, get to know the body's anatomical structures, and gain insight into how the structures and systems function in sickness and health. New examples, references, and case studies Updated information on how systems function in illness and in health Newest health discovers and insights into how the body works Written in plain English and packed with dozens of beautiful illustrations, Anatomy & Physiology For Dummies is your guide to a fantastic voyage of the human body.
Now updated--our bestselling guide to a safe and healthy pregnancy With robust sales and its own four-part cable TV series, Pregnancy For Dummies has been a perennial favorite, giving parents-to-be authoritative, friendly, up-to-date advice on every aspect of pregnancy and childbirth. This new edition offers all of the latest information expecting parents want to know, including expanded coverage on the health and well-being of both mother and child. It takes readers through the first, second, and third trimesters, providing new and updated coverage of prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, amniocentesis, new high-tech ultrasounds, and the revised FDA/USDA food pyramid. It also discusses the recent celebrity trend of "on-demand" cesarean sections, multiple births, what to expect in labor and delivery, postpartum care, choosing bottle or breastfeeding, preparing a home (and siblings) for a new baby, caring for preemies, and the mother's mental as well as physical health. "A thorough, accurate, and highly informative guide." --Los Angeles Times
Finding a carpenter who does quality work—at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion—can be a real challenge. For little jobs you can spend more time searching for a carpenter than you would doing the job yourself, if you only had some basic tools and carpentry skills. Over the years, the ability to handle small carpentry jobs can save you a great deal of money. Perhaps more important, you can make small repairs before they turn into big ones. With a set of basic carpentry skills you can also make a lot of little improvements that you might not have if you had to hire someone to do the work. If you would like to develop a basic understanding of carpentry and the tools of the trade, Carpentry For Dummies can help. Whether you have little or no experience with carpentry tools, repairs, or home improvements, this book can show you how to handle a project from the first cut to the final finish. Carpentry For Dummies is divided into four parts to help you easily find the information you need. You’ll start off on the right foot by becoming familiar with structures such as foundations, floors, and roofs. With step-by-step illustrations throughout the book, you’ll also discover how to use a variety of tools and techniques as you take on different projects in and around your house. Carpentry For Dummies also deals with other topics, including: Finding a good lumber or hardware store, and choosing the right materials for the job Mastering the finer points f measuring, marking, and gauging to make sure everything fits perfectly Boning up on sanding, sealing, and staining basics Playing it safe with power tools and potentially toxic chemicals With pointers on choosing the right materials, finding the best way to put them together, and working safely, Carpentry For Dummies is your ideal reference for basic carpentry.