Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Biology
$48.12

Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Biology

By Susan Toole, Glenn Toole, Fran Fuller
US$ 48.12
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Book Description

The only textbook that completely covers the Oxford AQA International AS & A Level Biology specification (9610), for first teaching in September 2016.

Written by experienced authors, the engaging, enquiry-based approach ensures a thorough understanding of complex concepts and provides exam-focused practice to build assessment confidence. Help students to develop the scientific, mathematical and practical skills and knowledge needed for assessment success and the step up to university. It ensures that students understand the bigger picture, supporting their progression to further study, with synoptic links and a focus on how scientists and
engineers apply their knowledge in real life.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • How to use this book
  • 1 Biological molecules
    • 1.1 Carbohydrates
    • 1.2 Carbohydrates – disaccharides and polysaccharides
    • 1.3 Starch and cellulose
    • 1.4 Lipids
    • 1.5 Proteins
    • Practice questions: Chapter 1
  • 2 Cells and cell structure
    • 2.1 Investigating the structure of cells
    • 2.2 The electron microscope
    • 2.3 Eukaryotic cell structure
    • 2.4 Cell differentiation and organisation
    • 2.5 The structure of prokaryotic cells
    • Practice questions: Chapter 2
  • 3 Biochemical reactions in cells
    • 3.1 Enzymes and enzyme action
    • 3.2 Factors affecting enzyme action
    • 3.3 Enzyme inhibition
    • Practice questions: Chapter 3
  • 4 Transport in and out of cells
    • 4.1 Plasma membranes
    • 4.2 Diffusion
    • 4.3 Osmosis
    • 4.4 Active transport
    • Practice questions: Chapter 4
  • 5 Gas exchange and the transport of oxygen
    • 5.1 Exchange between organisms and their environment
    • 5.2 Gas exchange in single-celled organisms and insects
    • 5.3 Gas exchange in the leaf of a plant
    • 5.4 Structure of the human gas-exchange system
    • 5.5 The mechanism of breathing
    • 5.6 Exchange of gases in the lungs
    • 5.7 Haemoglobin
    • 5.8 Oxygen-haemoglobin dissociation curves
    • Practice questions: Chapter 5
  • 6 Variation
    • 6.1 Investigating variation
    • 6.2 Types of variation
    • Practice questions: Chapter 6
  • 7 DNA, genes, and chromosomes
    • 7.1 Structure of RNA and DNA
    • 7.2 DNA, genes, and chromosomes
    • 7.3 DNA replication
    • Practice questions: Chapter 7
  • 8 Protein synthesis
    • 8.1 The genetic code
    • 8.2 Polypeptide synthesis –transcription and splicing
    • 8.3 Polypeptide synthesis – translation
    • 8.4 Protein folding
    • Practice questions: Chapter 8
  • 9 Genetic diversity, species,and taxonomy
    • 9.1 Meiosis and genetic variation
    • 9.2 Classification
    • 9.3 Genetic comparisons using DNA and proteins
    • Practice questions: Chapter 9
  • 10 Biodiversity within a community
    • 10.1 Genetic diversity
    • 10.2 Species diversity
    • 10.3 Species diversity and human activities
    • Practice questions: Chapter 10
  • 11 Causes of disease
    • 11.1 Pathogens
    • 11.2 Data and disease
    • 11.3 Lifestyle and health
    • Practice questions: Chapter 11
  • 12 Digestion and absorption
    • 12.1 Enzymes and digestion
    • 12.2 Digestion
    • 12.3 Absorption of the products of digestion
    • Practice questions: Chapter 12
  • 13 Human diseases
    • 13.1 Cholera
    • 13.2 Oral rehydration therapy
    • 13.3 The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Practice questions: Chapter 13
  • 14 Mammalian blood – defensive mechanisms
    • 14.1 Cell recognition and the cells of the immune system
    • 14.2 Phagocytosis
    • 14.3 T lymphocytes and cell-mediated immunity
    • 14.4 B lymphocytes, humoral immunity,and antibodies
    • 14.5 Vaccination
    • Practice questions: Chapter 14
  • 15 Mammalian blood – the circulatory system
    • 15.1 Circulatory system of a mammal
    • 15.2 Blood vessels and their functions
    • 15.3 The structure of the heart
    • 15.4 The cardiac cycle
    • 15.5 Heart disease
    • Practice questions: Chapter 15
  • 16 Mass transport systems in plants
    • 16.1 Movement of water through roots
    • 16.2 Movement of water up stems
    • 16.3 Transpiration and factors affecting it
    • 16.4 Transport of organic substances in the phloem
    • 16.5 Investigating transport in plants
    • 16.6 Aphids and plant viruses
    • Practice questions: Chapter 16
  • 17 Cell division
    • 17.1 The cell cycle and mitosis
    • 17.2 Binary fisson
    • 17.3 Gene mutation
    • Practice questions: Chapter 17
  • 18 Populations
    • 18.1 Populations and ecosystems
    • 18.2 Investigating populations
    • 18.3 Variation in population size
    • 18.4 Interactions between organisms – competition
    • 18.5 Interactions between organisms – predation
    • 18.6 Succession
    • 18.7 Conservation of habitats
    • Practice questions: Chapter 18
  • 19 Photosynthesis
    • 19.1 Overview of photosynthesis
    • 19.2 The light-dependent reaction
    • 19.3 The light-independent reaction
    • 19.4 Factors affecting photosynthesis
    • Practice questions: Chapter 19
  • 20 Respiration
    • 20.1 Glycolysis
    • 20.2 Anaerobic respiration
    • 20.3 Link reaction and Krebs cycle
    • 20.4 Electron transfer chain
    • 20.5 Respiratory substrates
    • Practice questions: Chapter 20
  • 21 Energy and ecosystems
    • 21.1 Food chains and food webs
    • 21.2 Energy transfer between trophic levels
    • 21.3 Ecological pyramids
    • 21.4 Energy transfer in agricultural ecosystems
    • 21.5 Chemicals and biological control of agricultural pests
    • 21.6 Intensive rearing of domestic livestock
    • Practice questions: Chapter 21
  • 22 Nutrient cycles
    • 22.1 The carbon cycle
    • 22.2 The greenhouse effect and global warming
    • 22.3 The nitrogen cycle
    • 22.4 Use of natural and artificial fertilisers
    • 22.5 Environmental consequences of using nitrogen fertilisers
    • Practice questions: Chapter 22
  • 23 Inheritance and selection
    • 23.1 Studying inheritance
    • 23.2 Monohybrid inheritance
    • 23.3 Sex inheritance and sex linkage
    • 23.4 Co-dominance and multiple alleles
    • 23.5 Dihybrid crosses and gene interactions
    • 23.6 Allele frequency and population genetics
    • 23.7 Selection
    • 23.8 Speciation
    • Practice questions: Chapter 23
  • 24 Response to stimuli
    • 24.1 Sensory reception
    • 24.2 Role of receptors
    • 24.3 The nervous system and neurones
    • 24.4 The nerve impulse
    • 24.5 Passage of an action potential
    • 24.6 Speed of the nerve impulse
    • 24.7 Structure and function of synapses
    • 24.8 Transmission across a synapse
    • Practice questions: Chapter 24
  • 25 Skeletal muscles as effectors
    • 25.1 Structure of skeletal muscle
    • 25.2 Contraction of skeletal muscle
    • Practice questions: Chapter 25
  • 26 Control systems in plants
    • 26.1 Tropisms and auxins
    • 26.2 Ethene and abscisic acid (ABA)
    • Practice questions: Chapter 26
  • 27 Homeostasis and negative feedback
    • 27.1 Principles of homeostasis
    • 27.2 The principles of feedback mechanisms
    • 27.3 The need to control blood glucose concentration
    • 27.4 Hormones and the regulation of blood glucose
    • 27.5 Control of heart rate
    • Practice questions: Chapter 27
  • 28 Control of transcription and translation
    • 28.1 Epigenetic control of gene expression
    • 28.2 Hormones and RNA interference
    • 28.3 Totipotency and cell specialisation
    • Practice questions: Chapter 28
  • 29 Recombinant DNA technology
    • 29.1 Producing DNA fragments
    • 29.2 In vitro gene cloning – the polymerase chain reaction
    • 29.3 In vivo gene cloning – the use of vectors
    • 29.4 Use of recombinant DNA technology
    • Practice questions: Chapter 29
  • Mathematical Skills in A level Biology
  • Answers to Summary Questions
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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