Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Biology
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Concise Revision Course: CSEC® Biology

By Anne Tindale
US$ 12.99
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Book Description

The CSEC® Biology Concise Revision Course provides full coverage of the CSEC® Biology 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 and assessment guidance questions throughout consolidate this learning.

• Full coverage of the CSEC® Biology course

• 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
  • 1 An introduction to living organisms
    • The characteristics of living organisms
    • Classification of living organisms
    • Revision questions
  • 2 Living organisms in their environment
    • Definitions
    • Carrying out an ecological study
    • The impact of abiotic factors on living organisms
    • Revision questions
  • 3 Interrelationships between living organisms
    • Feeding relationships
    • Symbiotic relationships
    • Other interrelationships
    • Energy flow in ecosystems
    • Recycling
    • Revision questions
  • 4 The impact of humans on the environment
    • The impact of human activities on natural resources
    • The negative impact of human activity on the environment
    • Conservation and restoration of the environment
    • The growth and survival of populations
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 1 to 4
  • 5 Cells
    • Plant and animal cells
    • Microbe cells
    • Cell specialisation
    • Revision questions
    • Movement of substances into and out of cells
    • Revision questions
  • 6 The chemistry of living organisms
    • Carbohydrates
    • Lipids
    • Proteins
    • Recognising carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
    • Enzymes
    • Revision questions
  • 7 Nutrition
    • The types of nutrition
    • Photosynthesis in green plants
    • Mineral nutrition in plants
    • Revision questions
    • Heterotrophic nutrition in humans
    • A balanced diet
    • Diet and the treatment andcontrol of disease
    • Vegetarianism
    • Revision questions
    • Digestion in humans
    • Absorption
    • Egestion
    • Assimilation
    • Control of blood glucose levels
    • Revision questions
  • 8 Respiration and gaseous exchange
    • Respiration
    • Revision questions
    • Gaseous exchange and breathing
    • Breathing and gaseous exchange in humans
    • The gaseous exchange surface in a fish
    • Gaseous exchange in flowering plants
    • The effects of smoking
    • Revision questions
  • 9 Transport systems
    • Transport systems in multicellular organisms
    • The circulatory system in humans
    • Blood
    • Blood and defence againstdisease
    • Blood vessels
    • The heart
    • Circulation
    • Revision questions
    • Transport systems in flowering plants
    • Movement of water through a flowering plant
    • Movement of mineral salts through a flowering plant
    • Storage of food in living organisms
    • Revision questions
  • 10 Excretion and osmoregulation
    • Excretion
    • The kidneys and excretion in humans
    • Osmoregulation in humans
    • Kidney failure and dialysis
    • Revision questions
  • 11 Movement
    • Types of movement
    • The human skeleton
    • Functions of the human skeleton
    • Movement in humans
    • Movement of the human forelimb
    • The importance of locomotion in animals
    • Revision questions
  • 12 Irritability
    • Definitions
    • Responses of green plants to stimuli
    • Responses of invertebrates
    • The nervous system of humans
    • Simple reflex actions
    • The human brain
    • Physiological effects of drug abuse
    • Social and economic effects of drug abuse
    • Revision questions
    • The human eye
    • Sight defects and how they are corrected
    • The human skin
    • Revision questions
  • 13 Growth
    • Methods of measuring growth
    • Growth in plants
    • A comparison of growth in plants and animals
    • Revision questions
  • 14 Reproduction
    • Asexual and sexual reproduction compared
    • Sexual reproduction in humans
    • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
    • Revision question
    • Sexual reproduction in flowering plants
    • Fertilisation in flowering plants
    • Revision questions
  • 15 Disease
    • Vectors and the spread of pathogenic diseases
    • Treatment and control of disease
    • Physiological diseases
    • Social, environmental and economic implications of disease
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 5 to 15
  • 16 Inheritance and variation
    • An introduction to chromosomes and genes
    • Cell division
    • Revision questions
    • Inheritance
    • Co-dominance
    • Pedigree charts
    • Mechanism of sex determination
    • Sex-linked characteristics
    • Some important genetic terms
    • Variation
    • Revision questions
  • 17 Species, selection and genetic engineering
    • Species
    • The formation of new species – speciation
    • Extinction of species
    • The role of natural selection in biological evolution
    • Artificial selection
    • Genetic engineering
    • Other applications of gene technology
    • Revision questions
    • Exam-style questions – Chapters 16 to 17
  • Index
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