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Biology: Life as We Know It! (Basher Science)

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Nature’s building blocks have never been more sociable than in this newest offering from the creators of The Periodic Table and Physics. From cells to DNA, from viruses to mammals, from chlorophyll to flowers and fruit, and including the human body’s parts and systems, Biology is a single volume BIO101 course. Distinctive characters, a creative pallette, and straight- fo

Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 16th 2008 by Kingfisher (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jan 14, 2010 Ellyn rated it it was amazing
These books are SO cute!! lol It's a really cool simple way to learn a little bit about different things. :) :)
William Crosby
Apr 22, 2013 William Crosby rated it it was amazing
Explains the basics of biology. Although a children's book with cutesy drawings and writing, it is surprisingly informative for people like me who don't know anything about mitochondria, ribosomes, protists and keratin.
Mar 02, 2009 Anne rated it really liked it
Gives clear introductory information about biology and its related terms and concepts in a precise, easy-to-read manner. The illustrations are reminiscent of the anime style, so while they are clever and "hip" now, they will likely be considered outdated and old-fashioned in a few years.
Matthew 11-12
I liked this book because it taught me new things and was entertaining at the same time. Also because it taught me facts about how things in the body works and how you can keep yourself healthy. Another reason is because it talked about differant types of animals and how plants and trees grow.
Apr 16, 2014 P饆øñ rated it it was amazing
So far SO AWESOME!!!!!! If you are looking for a book with humor and education this is the winner!!!!!!!
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Jan 03, 2012 Lucy ~Graphite Wizard~ rated it really liked it
A very fun and easy way to learn about the body, basic life forms, and always includes a poster!!!!!!
Nov 15, 2012 Maria rated it really liked it
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Love it! My only wish is that the section on life showed more clearly how the subgroups fit into the main groupings.

Aug 15, 2009 Nathaniel rated it really liked it
I liked this one. It was interesting.
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Mar 19, 2013 Tristan Ng rated it it was amazing
I like these kind of book because they are funny and they give great information.
Dec 30, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I bought this book for The Kid because she begged for it. Actually, I would buy her any book that she asked for, but don't let her know that! :)

This book is informative and fun. It's drawings are hilarious, while being educational. I like how each example goes in-depth enough that my 7 year old understood what was going on, but I didn't have to have an awkward conversation about anything.

Frankly, I praise all the books in this series. :)
Sep 11, 2016 Diz rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, science
I'm not a big fan of the illustration style of this series of books, but my son is, so it seems to be a big success with its target audience. The author does a good job of adding a lot of humor to the text of this book. Also, it's kind of fun that all of the entries are written in first-person.
S.N. Arly
Apr 01, 2011 S.N. Arly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, stem
Our son received this as a gift on his fourth birthday. It quickly became a favorite. It is essentially an introductory biology text book, broken down for much younger readers. It's divided into sections such as building blocks (covering red blood cells, white blood cells, mitochondria, DNA, RNA, etc), life (bacteria, virus, fungus, protists, etc) and body parts (eye, ear, lungs, liver, kidneys, etc). Each item gets a page's worth of simple yet accurate information on how it works and where you ...more
Jennifer Heise
Feb 16, 2016 Jennifer Heise rated it really liked it
My first grader enjoyed this as he does the rest of the Basher Science series. The breezy, cartoonish descriptions and humor suit him very well, and I think he absorbs a good bit of it. I thought it was definitely interesting, but after a first chapter on the basics, very long chapter full of organs and parts of the body, rather than general biology, annoyed me-- and not just because I had to read it all aloud! Non-human biology, including plant biology, is given short shrift though plant parts ...more
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Best way to comprehend what BIOLOGY is all about!
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