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Complete Biology for Cambridge Igcse with Cd-rom -- Paperback (2 Rev ed)
Complete Biology for Cambridge Igcse with Cd-rom -- Paperback (2 Rev ed)
Published Date : 2011/02
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780199138760

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This book meets the needs of all students following the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) syllabus for IGCSE Biology. Updated for the most recent syllabus and the latest scientific developments, it covers all aspects of the syllabus content in an attractive and engaging format for both native and non-native speakers of English. Each book is accompanied by a free CD which provides a wealth of support for students, such as practical investigations, practice exam-questions and revision tips. An accompanying Teacher's Guide and Revision Guide are also available. Fully endorsed by University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Contents
1. CHARACTERISTICS AND CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING ORGANISMS ; 1.1 Biology is the study of life and living organisms ; 1.2 The variety of life ; 1.3 Bacteria and viruses ; 1.4 Fungi ; 1.5 Plants ; 1.6 Invertebrate animals ; 1.7 Vertebrate animals: five classes ; Questions on characteristics and classification ; 2. ORGANISATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ORGANISMS ; 2.1 Organisms are made up of cells ; 2.2 The organisation of living organisms ; Questions on cells and organisation ; 2.3 Movement in and out of cells ; 2.4 Enzymes control biochemical reactions in the living organisms ; 2.5 Humans use enzymes from microorganisms ; 2.6 Enzyme experiments and the scientific method ; 2.7 All living things are made up of organic molecules ; 2.8 Testing for biochemicals ; 2.9 Food and the ideal diet: carbohydrates, lipids and proteins ; 2.10 Food and the ideal diet: vitamins, minerals, water and fibre ; 2.11 Food from microorganisms: fungi, bacteria and fermentation ; 2.12 Using fungi to produce antibiotics: drugs to control bacterial disease ; 2.13 Baking and brewing: the economic importance of yeast ; 2.14 Food is the fuel that drives the processes of life ; 2.15 Balancing energy intake and energy demand: problems causing malnutrition ; 2.16 Malnutrition and famine ; Questions on enzymes and biological molecules ; 2.17 Photosynthesis and plant nutrition ; 2.18 The rate of photosynthesis ; 2.19 The leaf and photosynthesis ; 2.20 The control of photosynthesis ; 2.21 Photosynthesis and the environment ; 2.22 Plants and minerals ; Questions on photosynthesis and plant nutrition ; 2.23 Animal nutrition converts food molecules to a usable form ; 2.24 Ingestion provides food for the gut to work on ; 2.25 Digestion prepares useful food molecules for absorption ; 2.26 Absorption and assimilation make food available ; Questions on animal nutrition and health ; 2.27 Uptake of water and minerals by roots ; 2.28 Transport systems in plants ; 2.29 Transpiration: water movement through the plants ; 2.30 The leaf and water loss ; 2.31 Transport systems in animals use blood as the transport medium ; 2.32 Combating infection: blood and defence against disease ; 2.33 Antibodies and the immune response ; 2.34 The circulatory system ; 2.35 Capillaries: materials are exchanged between blood and tissues, and tissue is formed ; 2.36 The heart is the pump for the circulatory system ; 2.37 Control of blood pressure and the benefit of exercise ; 2.38 Coronary heart disease ; Questions on circulation ; 2.39 Respiration provides the energy for life ; 2.40 Contraction of muscles requires energy supplied by respiration ; 2.41 The measurement of respiration ; 2.42 Gas exchange supplies oxygen for respiration ; 2.43 Breathing ventilates the lungs ; Questions on gas exchange ; 2.44 Smoking and disease ; 2.45 Excretion: removal of the waste products of metabolism ; 2.46 Dialysis and the treatment of kidney failure ; 2.47 Homeostasis: maintaining a steady state ; 2.48 Control of body temperature ; Questions on excretion and homeostasis ; 2.49 Coordination: the nervous system ; 2.50 Neurones can work together in reflex arcs ; 2.51 Muscles can work as effectors: joints in the skeleton allow movement ; 2.52 The brain is the processor for the central nervous system ; 2.53 Integration by the central nervous system ; 2.54 Receptors and senses: the eye as a sense organ ; Questions on receptors and senses ; 2.55 The endocrine system ; Questions on hormones ; 2.56 Drugs and disorders of the nervous system ; 2.57 Sensitivity and movement in plants: tropisms ; 3. DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANISMS AND THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE ; 3.1 Reproduction is an important characteristic of living organisms ; 3.2 Reproduction in flowering plants: flowers ; 3.3 Pollination: the transfer of male sex cells to female flower parts ; 3.4 Fertilisation and the formation of seed and fruit ; 3.5 Dispersal of seeds and fruits ; 3.6 Germination of seeds ; 3.7 Vegetative propagation ; 3.8 Artificial propagation ; Questions on plant reproduction ; 3.9 Reproduction in humans ; 3.10 The menstrual cycle ; 3.11 Copulation and conception ; 3.12 Contraception ; 3.13 Pregnancy: the role of the placenta ; 3.14 Pregnancy: development and antenatal care ; 3.15 Birth and the newborn baby ; 3.16 Sexually transmitted diseases ; 3.17 Growth and development ; Questions on human reproduction and growth ; 3.18 Variation and inheritance ; 3.19 Cell division ; 3.20 Inheritance ; 3.21 Studying patterns of inheritance ; 3.22 Inherited medical conditions and codominance ; 3.23 Sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes ; Questions on inheritance ; 3.24 Variation ; 3.25 Causes of variation ; 3.26 Variation and natural selection: the evolution of species ; 3.27 Natural selection ; 3.28 Artificial selection ; 3.29 Genetic engineering ; 3.30 Gene transfer in plants and animals ; Questions on variation ; 4. ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT ; 4.1 Ecology and ecosystems ; 4.2 Flow of energy: food chains and food webs ; 4.3 Feeding relationships: pyramids of numbers, biomass and energy ; 4.4 Decay is a natural process ; 4.5 The carbon cycle ; 4.6 The nitrogen cycle ; 4.7 Water is recycled too! ; Questions on ecosystems, decay and cycles ; 4.8 Factors affecting population size ; 4.9 Human population growth ; 4.10 Humans and agriculture ; 4.11 Land use for agriculture ; 4.12 Pollution of water: eutrophication ; 4.13 Human impacts on the environment: pollution ; 4.14 Humans may have a positive effect on the environment: conservation of species ; 4.15 Conservation efforts worldwide ; 4.16 Conservation of resources: recycling water by the treatment of sewage ; 4.17 Management of solid waste ; 4.18 Saving fossil fuels: fuel from fermentation ; 4.18 Questions on human impacts on ecosystems ; 5. PRACTICAL BIOLOGY ; 5.1 Practical assessment ; 5.2 Laboratory equipment ; 5.3 Questions with practical content ; Index
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