Hungry Minds, 2001. - 419 p. - The Advanced Placement Program is designed to encourage students to take challenging courses in high school and receive college credit for their efforts. Many high schools offer classes especially designed for the AP program, but any course or program of study, whatever it is called, is appropriate if the content is college level. This book helps you to prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination in Biology. A major difference between an AP biology course and a regular high school biology course is the emphasis on detail. In many cases that detail derives from a description of the molecular structure of molecules and the chemistry of metabolic reactions. It is the understanding of biological processes at the molecular level that provides you with a more thorough understanding of biology.