Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Exploring The World Of Biology-Book Review!!

Once again I was given the chance to review a homeschooling book from New Leaf Publishing Group. The book is written by John Hudson Tiner, and is called Exploring The World of Biology. We have several other books in this series that we use in the children’s schooling, and we really enjoy them. I even enjoy reading through them just for fun! This book was no exception, and E has been working his way through. It is very clear and easy-to-understand; perfect for young teenagers, yet interesting enough for all ages. It is set up with a clipboard section that lists a few questions the reader will learn the answers to, and then at the end of each chapter the discoveries are notated. This ensures the child will remember the most important parts of each lesson.  And, of course, there are questions for each chapter. 
This biology book covers topics from the different kingdoms (animal, plant, fungi, etc.) to biological names, digestion, animal and plant life, and more. And, as always, it is done from a Creationist perspective. You don’t have to worry about your child getting any evolutionary ideas from this book! It correctly gives God the glory for the wonders of Creation. 

"The field of biology focuses on living things, from the smallest microscopic protozoa to the largest mammal. In this book you will read and explore the life of plants, insects, spiders and other arachnids, life in water, reptiles, birds, and mammals, highlighting God's amazing creatio. You will learn about the following and so much more:

  • How does biological classification give each different type of plant or animal a unique name?

  • In what ways are seeds spread around the world?

  • What food does the body use for long-term storage of energy?

  • How did biologists learn how the stomach digested food?

  • What plant gave George de Mestral the idea for Velcro?

  • For most of history, biologists used the visible appearance of plants or animals to classify them. They grouped plants or animals with similar-looking features into families. Starting in the 1990s, biologists have extracted DNA and RNA from cells as a guide to how plants or animals should be grouped. Like visual structures, these reveal the underlying design or creation.
    The newest book in our Exploring series, Exploring the World of Biology is a fascinating look at life - from the smallest proteins and spores, to the complex life systems of humans and animals."

    You can read a few sample pages of this book at New Leaf Publishing Group, by clicking here!

    Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for review from New Leaf Publishing Group. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

    1 comment:

    1. What a neat thing to get to do, review books. I love books, all kinds. Thanks for the great info. My daughter has actually showed interest in home schooling and I need all the info I can get.