Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Robert Bruce Thompson
  

Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments

Written by Robert Bruce Thompson
Illustrated by

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Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments by Robert Bruce Thompson

Experience the magic of biology in your own home lab. This hands-on introduction includes dozens of educational (and fun) experiments that let you explore this fascinating field on your own. Perfect for middle- and high-school students and DIY enthusiasts, this full-color guide teaches you the basics of biology lab work and shows you how to set up a safe lab at home. The Illustrated Guide to Home Biology Experiments is written with the needs of home-schoolers firmly in mind, as well as those of adults who are eager to explore the science of nature as a life-long hobby. * Investigate the chemistry of life from simple acids, bases, and buffers to complex carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, and DNA * Explore photosynthesis, fermentation, osmosis, nitrogen fixation, and other life processes * Observe populations and ecosystems and do air and water pollution tests * Investigate genetics and inheritance * Do hands-on microbiology, from simple culturing to micro-evolution of bacteria by forced selection * Gain the hands-on experience you need to pass the AP Biology exam * And much, much more Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC, the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you'll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you're good to go.

About the Author

Robert Bruce Thompson is a coauthor of Building the Perfect PC, Astronomy Hacks, and the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders. Thompson built his first computer in 1976 from discrete chips. It had 256 bytes of memory, used toggle switches and LEDs for I/O, ran at less than 1MHz, and had no operating system. Since then, he has bought, built, upgraded, and repaired hundreds of PCs for himself, employers, customers, friends, and clients. Robert spends most clear, moonless nights outdoors with his 10-inch Dobsonian reflector telescope, and is currently designing a larger, computerized, truss-tube Dobsonian that he plans to build. Barbara Fritchman Thompson is, with her husband Robert, the co-author of numerous books about computers, science, and technology. With her Masters in Library Science and twenty years' experience as a public librarian, Barbara is the research half of our writing team.

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Book Info

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Paperback
352 pages

Author

Robert Bruce Thompson
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Publisher

Maker Media an imprint of O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA

Publication date

30th April 2012

ISBN

9781449396596


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