Collins Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Human and Social Biology

Collins Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Human and Social Biology

By Anne Tindale & Shaun deSouza
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Book Description

The Concise Revision Course CSEC® Human and Social Biology provides full coverage of the CSEC® HSB syllabus. This book provides comprehensive and authoritative guidance for the course. It adopts a practical, supportive approach to help students with their learning. Revision exam & assessment questions throughout help to consolidate this learning.

Collins Concise Revision Course CSEC® Human and Social Biology follows the approach developed for the best-selling Collins concise revision courses for biology, chemistry and physics.

Tens of thousands of students rely on these titles to help them achieve good grades in the CSEC® exams, and the same highly effective approach has now been applied to CSEC® Human and Social Biology. The Collins concise revision courses are written in a way that is clear and that avoids unnecessary repetition. They provide the facts required in a way that makes them easy for students to learn, with annotated diagrams, tables and bulleted lists throughout.

• Full coverage of the CSEC® Human and Social Biology (HSB) syllabus

• Advice on organising your revision includes tips on exam technique, explanations of exam command words, and guidance on drawing graphs, tables and diagrams

• Revision questions at the end of each topic help to secure knowledge and understanding

• Exam-style questions at the end of each section provide effective practice for the actual exam

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • The pathway to success
  • Section A – Living organisms and the environment
    • 1 Living organisms and cells
      • The characteristics of living organisms
      • Cells
      • Movement of substances into and out of cells
    • 2 Photosynthesis, food chains and cycles
      • Photosynthesis
      • Food chains
      • Recycling of carbon and nitrogen in nature
  • Section B – Life processes
    • 3 Nutrition
      • The human diet
      • A balanced diet
      • Digestion
      • Teeth and mechanical digestion
      • The chemical digestion of food
      • Absorption
      • Egestion
      • Assimilation
    • 4 The respiratory system
      • Breathing and gaseous exchange
      • Structure of the human respiratory system
      • The mechanism of breathing and gaseous exchange
      • Mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (rescue breathing)
      • The effects of smoking cigarettes
      • Respiration
    • 5 The circulatory system
      • The need for a transport system in the human body
      • The cardiovascular system
      • Blood
      • Blood vessels
      • The heart
      • Circulation
      • Causes and effects of heart attacks
      • The lymphatic system
    • 6 The skeletal system
      • The human skeleton
      • Movement
    • 7 Excretion and homeostasis
      • Excretion
      • The kidneys and excretion
      • The skin
      • Homeostasis
    • 8 Coordination and control
      • Some important definitions
      • Coordination by the nervous and endocrine systems
      • The nervous system
      • Voluntary actions
      • Involuntary actions
      • Sense organs
      • The eye
      • Sight defects and their corrections
      • The endocrine system
    • 9 The reproductive system
      • Asexual and sexual reproduction compared
      • The female and male reproductive systems
      • The menstrual cycle
      • Bringing sperm and ova together
      • From fertilisation to birth
      • Prenatal and postnatal care
      • Birth control and family planning
      • Issues related to abortion
  • Section C – Heredity and variation
    • 10 Cell division and variation
      • An introduction to chromosomes and genes
      • Cell division
      • Variation
    • 11 Inheritance and genetic engineering
      • Monohybrid inheritance
      • The inheritance of sex in humans
      • Sex-linked characteristics
      • Some important genetic terms
      • Genetic engineering
  • Section D – Disease and its impact on humans
    • 12 Health and disease
      • Types of disease
      • Signs and symptoms of disease
      • Asthma
      • Lifestyle-related diseases
      • Infectious diseases (communicable diseases)
      • Vectors and vector-borne infectious diseases
      • The impact of diseases on the human population
    • 13 Hygiene and defences against disease
      • Personal hygiene
      • Controlling the growth of microorganisms
      • Defence against disease
    • 14 Drug use and misuse
      • Drug dependence
      • Prescription drugs
      • Non-prescription drugs
      • The social effects of drug misuse
  • Section E – The impact of health practices on the environment
    • 15 Pollution and its effects
      • Air pollution
      • Water pollution
      • Methods of controlling pollution
    • 16 The cycling and treatment of water
      • The water cycle
      • Water purification
      • The impact of human activities on water supplies
    • 17 The treatment and disposal of human waste
      • Sewage disposal
      • Sewage treatment
      • Domestic refuse disposal
  • Index
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