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July 13 2011 Biology Newsletter


It's well into a hot, hot summer here where I live in California's Sierra foothills. I'm fortunate enough to have a house with air-conditioning so I spend a lot of time indoors. But, I also live in the country, and so I still have a great window-seat view of the various animal life all around me.

Biology is the study of life - in all its varied forms. When many people think of biology they think first of animals. The study of animals is covered by the discipline of Zoology.

There are an incredible number of sub-disciplines within the study of Zoology, and this week's article is intended to introduce readers to many, albeit not all, of the topics a zoologist might study!

Here's the latest article from the Biology site at

Zoology - An Introduction to the Study of Animals
Zoology, derived from the ancient Greek "zoon", meaning animal, and "logos" meaning knowledge, refers to the branch of biology which relates to the animal kingdom. This includes the structure, embryology, evolution, classification, habits, and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct.

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