A Level Advancing Biology for OCR Student Book (OCR B)
$66.75

A Level Advancing Biology for OCR Student Book (OCR B)

By Michael Fisher
US$ 66.75
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Book Description

Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course whilst delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • AS/A Level course structure
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Kerboodle
  • MODULE 1 Development of practical skills in biology
    • 1 CELLS AND MICROSCOPY
      • 1.1 Microscopy – the light microscope
      • 1.2 Microscopy – the electron microscope
      • 1.3 Differential staining and blood smears
      • 1.4 Cells of the blood
      • 1.5 Counting cells
      • 1.6 Cell ultrastructure
      • 1.7 Interrelationship of organelles
      • 1.8 Measuring cells and organelles
      • 1.9 Cell membranes
      • 1.10 Passive movement acrosscell membranes
      • 1.11 Active movement acrosscell membranes
      • Practice questions
    • 2 THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER
      • 2.1 The properties of water
      • 2.2 Mammalian and plant biofluids
      • 2.3 Carbohydrates in cellsand biofluids
      • 2.4 Detecting and measuring carbohydrates
      • 2.5 Detecting and measuring proteins
      • 2.6 Osmosis in cells
      • Practice questions
    • 3 PROTEINS AND ENZYMES
      • 3.1 Amino acids – the building blocks of proteins
      • 3.2 Separation and identification of amino acids
      • 3.3 Protein structure – haemoglobin
      • 3.4 The structure of enzymes
      • 3.5 Factors affecting enzymecontrolled reactions
      • 3.6 Blood clotting and enzymes
      • 3.7 Preventing blood loss
      • 3.8 Enzymes in medicine
      • 3.9 Blood donation
      • Practice questions
    • 4 NUCLEIC ACIDS
      • 4.1 Nucleotides and nucleic acids
      • 4.2 Polynucleotides – DNA
      • 4.3 Semi-conservative DNA replication
      • 4.4 The genetic code
      • 4.5 Polynucleotides – RNA
      • 4.6 Protein synthesis – transcription
      • 4.7 Protein synthesis – translation
      • Practice questions
    • 5 THE HEART AND MONITORING HEART FUNCTION
      • 5.1 The heart
      • 5.2 The cardiac cycle
      • 5.3 Monitoring the heart
      • 5.4 Using and interpreting an electrocardiogram
      • Practice questions
    • 6 TRANSPORT SYSTEMS INMAMMALS AND PLANTS
      • 6.1 The transport system inmammals
      • 6.2 Blood pressure and tissue fluid
      • 6.3 Structure of vascular tissue in plants
      • 6.4 Transport of water in plants
      • 6.5 Factors affecting transpiration
      • 6.6 Translocation
      • Practice questions
    • 7 MAMMALIAN GAS EXCHANGE
      • 7.1 The mammalian gas exchange system
      • 7.2 Pulmonary ventilation
      • Practice questions
    • 8 THE DEVELOPING CELL
      • 8.1 The cell cycle and mitosis
      • 8.2 Mitosis
      • 8.3 Apoptosis
      • 8.4 Stem cells
      • Practice questions
    • 9 MEIOSIS, GROWTH, AND DEVELOPMENT
      • 9.1 Meiosis
      • 9.2 Pregnancy and fetal development
      • 9.3 Monitoring fetal development
      • Practice questions
    • 10 EVOLUTION AND CLASSIFICATION
      • 10.1 Classification
      • 10.2 Phylogeny
      • 10.3 Adaptation
      • 10.4 Adaptations in plants
      • 10.5 Evolution
      • 10.6 Biodiversity
      • Practice questions
    • 11 DISEASES
      • 11.1 Communicable diseases
      • 11.2 Identifying and culturing bacteria
      • 11.3 Epidemiology
      • Practice questions
    • 12 IMMUNITY
      • 12.1 The immune system
      • 12.2 Antibodies and immunity
      • Practice questions
    • 13 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
      • 13.1 Controlling communicable diseases
      • 13.2 Problems developing vaccines
      • 13.3 Antibiotics
      • Practice questions
    • 14 NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
      • 14.1 Non-communicable diseases
      • 14.2 Epidemiological evidence and cancer
      • 14.3 Cancer
      • 14.4 Detecting cancer
      • 14.5 Screening for cancer
      • 14.6 Genetic tests for cancer
      • 14.7 Treating cancer
      • Practice questions
    • 15 RESPIRATORY DISEASES
      • 15.1 Pollutants and lung disease
      • 15.2 Medicinal drugs and clinical trials
      • Practice questions
    • 16 CELLULAR RESPIRATION
      • 16.1 Glycolysis
      • 16.2 The link reaction and the Krebs cycle
      • 16.3 Oxidative phosphorylation and the electron transport chain
      • 16.4 Anaerobic respiration
      • 16.5 Alternative respiratory substrates
      • Practice questions
    • 17 METABOLISM AND EXERCISE
      • 17.1 The consequences of exercise on the body
      • 17.2 Aerobic fitness
      • 17.3 Oxygen deficit and oxygen debt
      • 17.4 Enhancing athletic performance
      • 17.5 Respiratory pigments and oxygen transport
      • 17.6 Skeletal muscle structure
      • 17.7 Sliding filament theory –muscle contraction
      • Practice questions
    • 18 FERTILITY AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
      • 18.1 Human reproductive systems
      • 18.2 Gametogenesis
      • 18.3 The menstrual cycle
      • 18.4 Fertility
      • Practice questions
    • 19 THE EFFECTS OF AGEING ONTHE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
      • 19.1 Effects of ageing on the female reproductive system
      • 19.2 Managing the effectsof ageing on the female reproductive system
      • 19.3 Effects of ageing on the male urinogenital system
      • Practice questions
    • 20 PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
      • 20.1 Chloroplasts
      • 20.2 Photosynthesis – the light dependent stage
      • 20.3 Photosynthesis – the light independent stage
      • 20.4 The products of photosynthesis
      • 20.5 Factors affecting photosynthesis
      • 20.6 The nitrogen cycle
      • 20.7 Food chains
      • 20.8 Farms as ecosystems
      • 20.9 Land management
      • Practice questions
    • 21 THE IMPACT OF POPULATION INCREASE
      • 21.1 Human population growth and ecosystems
      • 21.2 Biodiversity and food security
      • Practice questions
    • 22 PLANT REPRODUCTION
      • 22.1 Plant reproduction –flowering and pollination
      • 22.2 Plant reproduction – seed formation and germination
      • Practice questions
    • 23 PATTERNS OF INHERITANCE
      • 23.1 Monogenic inheritance
      • 23.2 Gene mutations
      • 23.3 Codominance
      • 23.4 Genetic linkage
      • 23.5 Investigating patterns of inheritance
      • 23.6 Chromosome mutations
      • Practice questions
    • 24 POPULATION GENETICS AND EPIGENETICS
      • 24.1 Factors affecting allele frequencies
      • 24.2 Analysis of allele frequencies
      • 24.3 Speciation
      • 24.4 Epigenetics
      • Practice questions
    • 25 GENE TECHNOLOGIES
      • 25.1 DNA amplification – PCR
      • 25.2 DNA analysis
      • 25.3 Genetic engineering –bacterial cells
      • 25.4 Genetic engineering –eukaryotic cells
      • 25.5 RNA manipulation
      • 25.6 Gene therapy
      • Practice questions
    • 26 THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
      • 26.1 Nervous control
      • 26.2 Establishment and transmission of nerve impulses
      • 26.3 Brain and spinal cord damage
      • Practice questions
    • 27 MONITORING VISUALFUNCTION
      • 27.1 The structure of the eye
      • 27.2 The structure and function of the retina
      • 27.3 Assessment of receptor activity
      • Practice questions
    • 28 THE EFFECT OF AGEING ON THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
      • 28.1 Alzheimer’s disease
      • 28.2 Effects of ageing on the nervous system
      • Practice questions
    • 29 THE PRINCIPLES AND IMPORTANCE OF HOMEOSTASIS
      • 29.1 Homeostasis – the key principles
      • 29.2 Regulation of body temperature and metabolic rate
      • 29.3 Regulation of heart rate
      • Practice questions
    • 30 BLOOD GLUCOSE AND DIABETES
      • 30.1 The pancreas
      • 30.2 Diabetes
      • 30.3 Treating and managing diabetes
      • Practice questions
    • 31 KIDNEY FUNCTIONS ANDMALFUNCTIONS
      • 31.1 Kidney structure and excretory function
      • 31.2 Kidney functions – osmoregulation and endocrine roles
      • 31.3 Kidney failure and its treatments
      • Practice questions
  • AS Breadth of knowledge questions
  • AS Depth of knowledge questions
  • A level Paper 1 practice questions
  • A level Paper 2 practice questions
  • A level Paper 3 practice questions
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Appendix
  • Back Cover
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