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

Author(s): Dan Green

Kids' Non-Fiction

From Simon Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light, comes a book that puts a fresh spin on biology.Discover the secrets of biology, from the simplest life forms through the astonishing variety of animal and plant life; unlock the mysteries of the human body, from what happens inside every cell to how it all works together. "Biology" is a compelling guide to a community of characters who come together to keep life moving.


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"I love science... It's great to see a book making it accessible for young children. Science should be fun." Damien Hirst "An engrossing read" New Scientist "...the look is punchy, immediate and effective. The content is equally gripping." The Guardian "This blending of science and art is pure genius. No budding chemist should be seen without this vital accessory." "This illustrated pocket-sized guide is a creative bombshell and will transform the way you think." Times Educational Supplement "Brilliantly simplified information" Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian (online)"

Dan Green (author) is a freelance science writer and editor. He edited Basher's The Periodic Table and wrote Physics. He studied Geology at Cambridge University. Richard Walker (consultant) is an award-winning science writer. He has a PhD in zooology and spent several years teaching biology in London schools before turning to writing full-time. Artist and designer Simon Basher has fun playing in the world of contemporary character design. Inspired by a love of simple line work and a rich colour palette, his characters fill the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello Kitty!

Introduction; Chapter 1 Building Blocks; Chapter 2 Life; Chapter 3 Body Bits; Chapter 4 Green Shoots; Glossary; Index. 4-5 Introduction: Darwin; 6-7 BUILDING BLOCKS; 8-9 Cells; 10-11 Mitochondria; 12-13 DNA; 14-15 RNA; 16-17 Ribosomes; 18-19 Enzymes; 20-21 LIFE; 22-23 Virus; 24-25 Bacteria; 26-27 Protists; 28-29 Fungus; 30-31 Seedless Plants; 32-33 Conifers; 34-35 Flowering Plants; 36-37 Invertebrates; 38-39 Jellies and Worms; 40-41 Arthropods; 42-43 Insects; 44-45 Molluscs and Starfish; 46-47 Fish; 48-49 Amphibians; 50-51 Reptiles; 52-53 Birds; 54-55 Mammals; 56-57 BODY BITS; 58-59 Heart; 60-61 Red Blood Cell; 62-63 B-Cell and T-Cell; 64-65 Lungs; 66-67 Skeleton; 68-69 Muscle; 70-71 Brain; 72-73 Nervous System; 74-75 Tongue; 76-77 Nose; 78-79 Eye; 80-81 Ear; 82-83 Touch; 84-85 Hormones; 86-87 Sperm; 88-89 Egg; 90-91 Baby in Womb; 92-93 Stem Cells; 94-95 Teeth; 96-97 Stomach; 98-99 Intestines; 100-101 Liver; 102-103 Kidney and Bladder; 104-105 Skin; 106-107 Nails and Hair; 108-109 GREEN SHOOTS; 110-111 Plant Cell; 112-113 Chlorophyll; 114-115 Leaves; 116-117 Stem and Root; 118-119 Flower; 120-121 Pollen; 122-123 Seed and Fruit; 124-128 Glossary and index.

General Fields

  • : 9780753417317
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • : October 2008
  • : 130mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dan Green
  • : Paperback
  • : Simon Basher
  • : 570
  • : 128
  • : Science; Technology & applied sciences
  • : full-colour artwork