Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Biology: Student Book Third Edition
$30.75

Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Biology: Student Book Third Edition

By Lawrie Ryan, Richard Fosbery, Gareth Williams
US$ 30.75
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Book Description

The Cambridge IGCSE® & O Level Essential Biology Student Book is at the heart of delivering the course and provides a clear, step-by-step route though the syllabus that is ideal for EAL learners. It has been fully updated and matched to the latest Cambridge IGCSE (0610) & O Level (5090) Biology syllabuses.



The book uses an engaging and exam-focused approach that is accessible to all abilities, with varied and flexible assessment support and exam-style questions that improve students' performance and ensure every learner reaches their full potential. It combines depth of subject matter and clarity of material with concise, well-presented content, and includes embedded language for EAL students.



The Student Book is written by the experienced author team of our previous edition, Gareth Williams and Richard Fosbery, a Cambridge examiner. It has also been reviewed by subject experts globally to help meet teachers' needs.



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
  • Syllabus matching grid
  • Unit 1 Characteristics and classification of living organisms
    • 1.1 Characteristics
    • 1.2 Classification
    • 1.3 Features of organisms
    • 1.4 Vertebrates
    • 1.5 Invertebrates
    • 1.6 Ferns and flowering plants
    • 1.7 Dichotomous keys
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 2 Organisation of the organism
    • 2.1 Structure of cells
    • 2.2 Cell organelles
    • 2.3 Different types of cell
    • 2.4 Levels of organisation
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 3 Movement into and out of cells
    • 3.1 Diffusion
    • 3.2 Osmosis
    • 3.3 Osmosis in plant cells
    • 3.4 Active transport
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 4 Biological molecules
    • 4.1 Biological molecules
    • 4.2 Chemical tests for biological molecules
    • 4.3 DNA
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 5 Enzymes
    • 5.1 Structure and action of enzymes
    • 5.2 Factors affecting enzyme action: temperature
    • 5.3 Enzymes and pH
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 6 Plant nutrition
    • 6.1 Photosynthesis
    • 6.2 What is needed for photosynthesis?
    • 6.3 Products of photosynthesis
    • 6.4 Rate of photosynthesis
    • 6.5 Limiting factors
    • 6.6 Leaves
    • 6.7 Mineral requirements
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 7 Human nutrition
    • 7.1 A balanced diet
    • 7.2 Sources of nutrients
    • 7.3 Nutrient deficiency
    • 7.4 Digestion
    • 7.5 Teeth
    • 7.6 Mouth, oesophagus and stomach
    • 7.7 Small intestine and absorption
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 8 Transport in plants
    • 8.1 Transport systems
    • 8.2 Water uptake
    • 8.3 Transpiration
    • 8.4 Measuring transpiration
    • 8.5 Translocation
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 9 Transport in animals
    • 9.1 Circulation
    • 9.2 The heart
    • 9.3 Heart and exercise
    • 9.4 Blood vessels
    • 9.5 Coronary heart disease (CHD)
    • 9.6 Blood
    • 9.7 Blood in defence
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 10 Diseases and immunity
    • 10.1 Disease
    • 10.2 Defence against disease
    • 10.3 Vaccination
    • 10.4 Aspects of immunity
    • 10.5 Controlling the spread of disease
    • 10.6 Drugs
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 11 Gas exchange in humans
    • 11.1 The gas exchange system
    • 11.2 Gas exchange
    • 11.3 Breathing
    • 11.4 Rate and depth of breathing
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 12 Respiration
    • 12.1 Aerobic respiration
    • 12.2 Anaerobic respiration
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 13 Excretion in humans
    • 13.1 Excretion
    • 13.2 Kidney structure
    • 13.3 Kidney function
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 14 Coordination and response
    • 14.1 Nervous control in humans
    • 14.2 Neurones and reflex arcs
    • 14.3 Synapses
    • 14.4 Sense organs
    • 14.5 More about the eye
    • 14.6 Hormones
    • 14.7 Controlling conditions
    • 14.8 Controlling body temperature
    • 14.9 Tropic responses
    • 14.10 Investigating tropic responses
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 15 Reproduction
    • 15.1 Asexual and sexual reproduction
    • 15.2 Flower structure
    • 15.3 Pollination
    • 15.4 Fertilisation and seed formation
    • 15.5 The male reproductive system
    • 15.6 The female reproductive system
    • 15.7 Fertilisation and implantation
    • 15.8 Pregnancy
    • 15.9 Sex hormones
    • 15.10 The menstrual cycle
    • 15.11 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 16 Inheritance
    • 16.1 Chromosomes, genes and DNA
    • 16.2 Protein synthesis I
    • 16.3 Protein synthesis II
    • 16.4 Mitosis
    • 16.5 Meiosis
    • 16.6 Inheritance and genes
    • 16.7 Monohybrid inheritance
    • 16.8 Codominance
    • 16.9 Sex linkage
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 17 Variation and selection
    • 17.1 Variation
    • 17.2 Investigations into variation
    • 17.3 Mutations
    • 17.4 Adaptive features
    • 17.5 Natural selection
    • 17.6 Natural selection in action
    • 17.7 Selective breeding
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 18 Organisms and their environment
    • 18.1 Energy flow
    • 18.2 Pyramids of numbers and biomass
    • 18.3 Shortening the food chain
    • 18.4 Nutrient cycles
    • 18.5 The nitrogen cycle
    • 18.6 Populations, communities and ecosystems
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 19 Human influences on ecosystems
    • 19.1 Food supply
    • 19.2 Habitat destruction
    • 19.3 Pollution
    • 19.4 Water pollution
    • 19.5 The greenhouse effect
    • 19.6 Sustainable resources
    • 19.7 Endangered species
    • 19.8 Captive breeding
    • 19.9 Conservation
    • Practice questions
  • Unit 20 Biotechnology and genetic modification
    • 20.1 Microorganisms and biotechnology
    • 20.2 Enzymes and biotechnology
    • 20.3 Fermenters
    • 20.4 Genetic modification
    • Practice questions
  • Alternative to practical paper
  • Practical investigations
  • Exams skills practice – Practicals
  • Sample exam questions
  • Glossary
  • Index
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