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Amazing Numbers in Biology

Rainer Flindt 
Springer  2006  



Softcover  296 pp  ISBN 9783540301462      £35.00
This book of tables provides comparative data from the fields of zoology, botany, microbiology, and human biology. It is a "must" for everyone interested in biology but also of help for all parents to address questions such as "Mama/Papa, how old can a ... be?" The plain facts of life from all areas of biology, including such topics as growth rates of hair and nails, and ages and weights of seeds are simply fascinating. Biology comes alive in this comprehensive and entertaining reference work. Anybody who begins browsing through this book will not easily stop reading!

Of interest to students, university lecturers and teachers of biosciences; journalists specialized in life sciences; everyone interested in biology, including human biology; parents of curious kids

Contents

Part 1: Zoology

  • 1.1 General: Size,Weight,Age
  • 1.2 Movement, Locomotion
  • 1.3 Alimentation,Digestion
  • 1.4 Metabolism
  • 1.5 Excretion
  • 1.6 Heart, Circulation
  • 1.7 Blood
  • 1.8 Respiration
  • 1.9 Reproduction, Development
  • 1.10 Nervous System
  • 1.11 Senses

Part 2: Botany

  • 2.1 General Data: Dimensions,Age, etc
  • 2.2 Cellular Values
  • 2.3 Germination and Growth
  • 2.4 Reproduction: Blossoms, Fruits, Seeds
  • 2.5 Constituents
  • 2.6 Physiological Values

Part 3: Microbiology

  • 3.1 Size and Structure of Viruses
  • 3.2 Dimensions of Bacteria
  • 3.3 Generation Time of Selected Bacteria
  • 3.4 pH Ranges for the Growth of Bacteria and Fungi
  • 3.5 Lethal Temperatures for Selected Microorganisms
  • 3.6 Inactivation Temperatures and Times for Selected Viruses
  • 3.7 Respiration Rate of Selected Bacteria and Fungi
  • 3.8 Incubation Times of Several Important Infectious Diseases

Part 4 Human Biology

  • 4.1 General Data
  • 4.2 Skin, Skin Adnexa (Hair, Nails, Glands)
  • 4.3 Heart, Circulation, Blood
  • 4.4 Respiration
  • 4.5 Nutrition, Digestion, Excretion
  • 4.6 Brain, Nerves, Senses

Part 5: Comparative Data

  • 5.1 Composition of Animal and Plant Organisms from the Elements
  • 5.2 Water Content of Organisms
  • 5.3 Size and Molecular Weight of Selected Important Biological Molecules
  • 5.4 Redox Potentials of Selected Organic Compounds
  • 5.5 Dimensions of Cells and Organelles
  • 5.6 Speed of Movement of Cells and Organelles
  • 5.7 Times of Cell Division in Selected Cells
  • 5.8 Dimensions of Cell Nuclei
  • 5.9 Dimensions of the Mitochondria of Selected Organs and Organisms
  • 5.10 Mitochondria: Cell Share
  • 5.11 DNA Content of Diploid Cell Nuclei
  • 5.12 Size of DNA in Selected Organisms
  • 5.13 Base Ratios in the DNA of Selected Organisms
  • 5.14 Differences in the Number of Amino Acids in Humans Versus Selected Organisms as Exemplified by Cytochrome c.
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