Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Complete Biology: Student Book Fourth Edition
$32.99

Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Complete Biology: Student Book Fourth Edition

By Ron Pickering
US$ 32.99
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Book Description

The Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Complete Biology Student Book is at the heart of delivering the course. It has been fully updated and matched to the latest Cambridge IGCSE (0610) & O Level (5090) Biology syllabuses, ensuring it covers all the content that students need to succeed.



The Student Book is written by Ron Pickering, the experienced and trusted author of our previous, best-selling edition. It has been reviewed by subject experts globally to ensure it meets teachers' needs. The book offers a rigorous approach, with a light touch to make it engaging. Varied and flexible assessment-focused support and exam-style questions improve students' performance and help them to progress, while the enriching content equips learners for further study.



The Student Book is available in print, online or via a great-value print and online pack. The supporting Exam Success Guide and Practical Workbook help students achieve top marks in their exams, while the Workbook, for independent practice, strengthens exam potential inside and outside the classroom.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Characteristics and classification of living organism
    • 1.1 Biology is the study of life and living organisms
    • 1.2 The variety of life
    • 1.3 Fungi*
    • 1.4 Plants: the Plant Kingdom
    • 1.5 Invertebrate animals
    • 1.6 Vertebrate animals: five classes
    • 1.7 Protoctists and prokaryotes: often single celled
    • 1.8 Viruses
    • Questions on characteristics and classification
    • 2.1 Organisms are made up of cells
    • 2.2 The organisation of living organisms
    • Questions on cells and organisation
  • Organisation and maintenance of organisms
    • 3.1 Movement in and out of cells: diffusion
    • 3.2 Movement in and out of cells: osmosis
    • 3.3 Movement in and out of cells: active transport
    • Questions on diffusion and osmosis
    • 4.1 Biological molecules
    • 4.2 Testing for biochemicals
    • 5.1 Enzymes control biochemical reactions in living organisms
    • Questions on enzymes and biological molecules
    • 6.1 Photosynthesis and plant nutrition
    • 6.2 The rate of photosynthesis
    • 6.3 Leaf structure and photosynthesis
    • 6.4 The control of photosynthesis
    • 6.5 Control of photosynthesis by humans: use of greenhouses
    • 6.6 Photosynthesis and the environment
    • 6.7 Plants and minerals
    • Questions on photosynthesis and plant nutrition
    • 7.1 Food and the ideal diet: carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
    • 7.2 Food and the ideal diet: vitamins, minerals, water and fibre
    • 7.3 Food is the fuel that drives the processes of life
    • 7.4 Balancing energy intake and demand: problems causing malnutrition*
    • 7.5 More about malnutrition*
    • 7.6 Human nutrition converts food molecules to a usable form
    • 7.7 Ingestion provides food for the gut to work on
    • 7.8 Digestion prepares useful food molecules for absorption
    • 7.9 Absorption and assimilation make food available
    • Questions on human nutrition and health
    • 8.1 Transport systems in plants
    • 8.2 Uptake of water and minerals by roots
    • 8.3 Transpiration: water movement through the plant
    • 8.4 The leaf and water loss
    • Questions on plants and water transport
    • 9.1 Transport systems in animals use blood as the transport medium
    • 9.2 The circulatory system
    • 9.3 Capillaries: materials are exchanged between blood and tissues, and tissue fluid is formed
    • 9.4 The heart is the pump for the circulatory system
    • 9.5 Coronary heart disease
    • Questions on circulation
    • 10.1 Diseases and immunity
    • 10.2 Pathogens are organisms that cause disease
    • 10.3 Preventing disease: safe food
    • 10.4 Individuals and the community can fight disease together
    • 10.5 Combating infection: blood and defence against disease
    • 10.6 Antibodies and the immune response
    • Questions on blood and defence against disease
    • 11.1 Respiration provides the energy for life
    • 11.2 Contraction of muscles requires energy supplied by respiration
    • 11.3 The measurement of respiration
    • 12.1 Gas exchange supplies oxygen for respiration
    • 12.2 Breathing ventilates the lungs
    • Questions on exercise and breathing
    • 12.3 Smoking and disease*
    • 12.4 How do we know that smoking causes disease?*
    • Questions on respiration and gas exchange
    • 13.1 Excretion: removal of the waste products of metabolism
    • 13.2 Dialysis and the treatment of kidney failure*
    • 14.1 Homeostasis: maintaining a constant internal environment
    • 14.2 Control of body temperature
    • 14.3 Control of blood glucose
    • Questions on excretion and homeostasis
    • 14.4 Coordination: the nervous system
    • 14.5 Neurones can work together in reflex arcs
    • 14.6 Integration by the central nervous system
    • 14.7 Receptors and senses: the eye as a sense organ
    • Questions on coordination and response
    • 14.8 The endocrine system
    • Questions on hormones
    • 14.9 Sensitivity and movement in plants: tropisms
    • 15.1 Antibiotics control bacterial diseases
  • Development of organisms and the continuity of life
    • 16.1 Reproduction is an important characteristic of living organisms
    • 16.2 Reproduction in flowering plants: flowers
    • 16.3 Pollination: the transfer of male sex cells to female flower parts
    • 16.4 Fertilisation and the formation of seed and fruit
    • 16.5 Germination of seeds
    • Questions on plant reproduction and growth
    • 16.6 Reproduction in humans
    • 16.7 The menstrual cycle
    • 16.8 Copulation and conception
    • 16.9 Pregnancy: the role of the placenta
    • 16.10 Pregnancy: development and antenatal care*
    • 16.11 Birth and the newborn baby*
    • 16.12 Sexually transmitted infections
    • Questions on human reproduction
    • 17.1 Variation and inheritance
    • 17.2 DNA, proteins and the characteristics of organisms
    • 17.3 How the code is carried
    • 17.4 Cell division
    • 17.5 More about cell division*
    • 17.6 Inheritance
    • 17.7 Studying patterns of inheritance
    • 17.8 Inherited medical conditions and codominance
    • 17.9 Sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes
    • Questions on inheritance
    • 18.1 Variation
    • 18.2 Causes of variation
    • 18.3 Variation and natural selection: the evolution of species
    • 18.4 Natural selection
    • 18.5 Artificial selection
    • Questions on variation and evolution
  • Organisms and their environment
    • 19.1 Ecology and ecosystems
    • 19.2 Flow of energy: food chains and food webs
    • 19.3 Feeding relationships: pyramids of numbers, biomass and energy
    • 19.4 Decay is a natural process
    • 19.5 The carbon cycle
    • 19.6 The nitrogen cycle
    • 19.7 Water is recycled too!
    • Questions on ecosystems, decay and cycles
    • 19.8 Factors affecting population size
    • 19.9 Human population growth
    • 20.1 Food supply: humans and agriculture
    • 20.2 Land use for agriculture
    • 20.3 Damage to ecosystems: malnutrition and famine
    • 20.4 Human impacts on the environment: pollution
    • 20.5 Pollution of water: eutrophication
    • 20.6 Humans can have a positive effect on the environment: conservation of species
    • 20.7 Managing fish stocks: science and the fishing industry
    • 20.8 Conservation efforts worldwide
    • 20.9 Conservation of resources: recycling water by treatment of sewage
    • 20.10 Saving fossil fuels: fuel from fermentation
    • 20.11 Recycling: management of solid waste
    • Questions on human impacts on ecosystems
    • 21.1 Bacteria are useful in biotechnology and genetic engineering
    • 21.2 Humans use enzymes from microorganisms
    • 21.3 Baking and brewing: the economic importance of yeast
    • Questions on biotechnology
    • 21.4 Genetic engineering
    • 21.5 Gene transfer in higher organisms
    • Questions on genetic engineering
  • Practical assessment
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Measurement of variables
  • Enzyme experiments and the scientific method
  • Mathematical skills
  • Index
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