Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Biology
$31.88

Oxford International AQA Examinations: International GCSE Biology

By Lawrie Ryan, Ann Fullick
US$ 31.88
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Book Description

The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International GCSE Biology specification (9201), for first teaching in September 2016.



Written by experienced authors, the enquiry-based, international approach ensures a thorough understanding of the underlying principles of biology and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. It fully covers the 5 required practicals in the specification, enabling your students to build the investigative and experimental skills required for assessment. This textbook helps students to develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed
for the Oxford AQA International GCSE Biology exams and provides an excellent grounding for A Level study.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • Practical skills
  • Chapter 1 Cell structure and organisation
    • 1.1 Animal and plant cells
    • 1.2 Eukaryotes and prokaryotes
    • 1.3 Specialised cells
    • 1.4 Tissues and organs
    • 1.5 Organ systems
    • 1.6 Diffusion
    • 1.7 Osmosis
    • 1.8 Active transport
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 2 Cell division and differentiation
    • 2.1 Cell division, growth, and differentiation
    • 2.2 Cell division in sexual reproduction
    • 2.3 Stem cells
    • 2.4 Cell growth and cancer
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 3 Human biology – Breathing
    • 3.1 Exchanging materials
    • 3.2 Breathing and gas exchange in the lungs
    • 3.3 Artificial breathing aids
    • 3.4 Aerobic respiration
    • 3.5 The effect of exercise on the body
    • 3.6 Anaerobic respiration
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 4 Human biology – Circulation
    • 4.1 The circulatory system and the heart
    • 4.2 Helping the heart
    • 4.3 Keeping the blood flowing
    • 4.4 Transport in the blood
    • 4.5 The immune system and blood groups
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 5 Human biology – Digestion
    • 5.1 Carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins
    • 5.2 Catalysts and enzymes
    • 5.3 Factors affecting enzyme action
    • 5.4 The digestive system
    • 5.5 Making digestion efficient
    • 5.6 Exchange in the gut
    • 5.7 Making use of enzymes
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 6 Nervous coordination and behaviour
    • 6.1 Responding to change
    • 6.2 Reflex actions
    • 6.3 Animal behaviour
    • 6.4 Animal communications
    • 6.5 Reproductive behaviours
    • 6.6 Human use of animal behaviours
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 7 Homeostasis
    • 7.1 Principles of homeostasis
    • 7.2 Removing waste products
    • 7.3 The human kidney
    • 7.4 Controlling body temperature
    • 7.5 Controlling blood glucose
    • 7.6 Treating diabetes
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 8 Defending ourselves against disease
    • 8.1 Pathogens and disease
    • 8.2 Defence mechanisms
    • 8.3 Immunity
    • 8.4 Using drugs to treat disease
    • 8.5 Changing pathogens
    • 8.6 Growing and investigating bacteria
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 9 Plants as organisms
    • 9.1 Photosynthesis
    • 9.2 Limiting factors
    • 9.3 How plants use glucose
    • 9.4 Exchange in plants
    • 9.5 Evaporation and transpiration
    • 9.6 Transport systems in plants
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 10 Variation and inheritance
    • 10.1 Inheritance
    • 10.2 Types of reproduction
    • 10.3 Causes of variation
    • 10.4 From Mendel to modern genetics
    • 10.5 Inheritance in action
    • 10.6 DNA and family trees
    • 10.7 Inherited conditions in humans
    • 10.8 More inherited conditions in humans
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 11 Genetic manipulation
    • 11.1 Cloning
    • 11.2 Adult cell cloning
    • 11.3 Genetic engineering
    • 11.4 Making choices about genetic technology
    • Summary questions
  • Chapter 12 Evolution, adaptations, and interdependence
    • 12.1 Theories of evolution
    • 12.2 Natural selection
    • 12.3 Isolation and the evolution of new species
    • 12.4 Adapt and survive
    • 12.5 Adaptations in animals
    • 12.6 Adaptations in plants
    • 12.7 Competition in animals
    • 12.8 Competition in plants
    • 12.9 Adaptations in parasites
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 13 Ecology
    • 13.1 Pyramids of biomass
    • 13.2 Energy transfers
    • 13.3 Making food production efficient
    • 13.4 Decay processes
    • 13.5 The carbon cycle
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Chapter 14 Human population and pollution
    • 14.1 The effects of the human population explosion
    • 14.2 Land and water pollution
    • 14.3 Air pollution
    • 14.4 Deforestation
    • 14.5 Global warming
    • 14.6 Analysing the evidence
    • Summary questions
    • Practice questions
  • Experimental data handling
    • Investigations
    • Setting up investigations
    • Using data
  • Practice Questions
  • Glossary
  • Answers
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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