Biology, Answering the Big Questions of Life/About the Book

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About this book

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This book is an Introductory Biology book designed to be easy to read.

If you just wish to get a general understanding of Biological concepts, you might want to try reading just the easy pages.

To browse this book, go to the Table of Contents or perhaps you would like to browse the Topic Index. This book also has an Index of Questions that have been answered in the book to make browsing for specific topics easier.

Completion level

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Each chapter is marked with a symbol to show how complete the text is. Completed chapters will be marked with the green block of squares.

100% developed  as of Jun 9, 2006100%

Incomplete chapters will be marked by their level of completeness. 75% developed  as of Sept 27, 202075% 50% developed  as of Sept 27, 202050% 25% developed  as of Sept 27, 202025%

This book continues to be a work in progress.

Levels of Detail

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Biology is a vast subject. There are many levels of detail that one can cover even within an introductory biology class. In order to make it easy to judge the level of detail covered, the text pages are color coded by difficulty level. Green pages should be easily understood by young or casual readers. Orange pages require a bit of background knowledge. Purple pages are designed for college level students. The pages are marked on the index by colored leaves, and on the pages by a solid bar across the top of the page.


For Future Authors

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Feel free to add to this book, but please try to be consistent with the philosophy of this book. The book is designed first and foremost to be an introduction to the topic for those who know nothing about it. The goal is to make it possible for people to understand the major ideas and concepts of biology even if they are young, or new English learners, or unfamiliar with technical language. By phrasing everything as questions, we allow new scientists to get an understanding of the world in the way scientists first discovered them. By asking why, and looking for the reason.

Before adding content, please read the notes in the Foreword discussion section.

Thank you for your help. I appreciate every addition. Rozzychan (discusscontribs) 16:45, 22 December 2023 (UTC)

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