Essential Biology for Cambridge IGCSE®
$32.49

Essential Biology for Cambridge IGCSE®

By Gareth Williams, Richard Fosbery, Lawrie Ryan
US$ 32.49
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Book Description

Support understanding for the Cambridge IGCSE Biology syllabus (0610). The clear, concise approach will support your EAL learners in understanding crucial scientific concepts. A step-by-step approach to the syllabus will help every learner reach their potential in science. it is written by an examiner, to help you support assessment confidence.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1 Characteristics and classification of living organisms
    • 1.1 Characteristics of living organisms
    • 1.2 Classification
    • 1.3 Features of organisms
    • 1.4 Vertebrates
    • 1.5 Invertebrates
    • 1.6 Ferns and floweringplants
    • 1.7 Dichotomous keys
    • Practice Questions
  • 2 Cells
    • 2.1 Structure of cells
    • 2.2 Cell organelles
    • 2.3 Different types of cell
    • 2.4 Levels of organisation
    • Practice questions
  • 3 Movement in and out of cells
    • 3.1 Diffusion
    • 3.2 Osmosis
    • 3.3 Osmosis in plant and animal cells
    • 3.4 Active transport
    • Practice questions
  • 4 Biological molecules
    • 4.1 Biological molecules
    • 4.2 Chemical tests for biological molecules
    • 4.3 DNA
    • Practice questions
  • 5 Enzymes
    • 5.1 Structure and action of enzymes
    • 5.2 Factors affecting enzymeaction: temperature
    • 5.3 Enzymes and pH
    • Practice questions
  • 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 Glasshouse production
    • 6.6 Leaves
    • 6.7 Mineral requirements
    • Practice questions
  • 7 Animal nutrition
    • 7.1 A balanced diet
    • 7.2 Sources of nutrients
    • 7.3 Balancing energy needs
    • 7.4 Starvation and nutrient deficiency
    • 7.5 Digestion
    • 7.6 Teeth
    • 7.7 Mouth, oesophagus and stomach
    • 7.8 Small intestine and absorption
    • 7.9 Large intestine and intestinal disease
    • Practice questions
  • 8 Plant transport
    • 8.1 Transport systems
    • 8.2 Water uptake
    • 8.3 Transpiration
    • 8.4 Translocation
    • Practice questions
  • 9 Transport in humans
    • 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
    • 9.8 Lymph and tissue fluid
  • 10 Diseases and immunity
    • 10.1 Disease
    • 10.2 Defence against disease
    • 10.3 Aspects of immunity
    • 10.4 Controlling the spread of disease
    • Practice questions
  • 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
  • 12 Respiration
    • 12.1 Aerobic respiration
    • 12.2 Anaerobic respiration
    • Practice questions
  • 13 Excretion
    • 13.1 Excretion
    • 13.2 Kidney structure
    • 13.3 Kidney function
    • 13.4 Kidney dialysis and kidney transplants
    • Practice questions
  • 14 Coordination and response
    • 14.1 Nervous controlin humans
    • 14.2 Neurones and reflexarcs
    • 14.3 Synapses and drugs
    • 14.4 Sense organs
    • 14.5 The eye
    • 14.6 Hormones
    • 14.7 Controlling conditionsin the body
    • 14.8 Controlling bodytemperature
    • 14.9 Tropic responses
    • Practice questions
  • 15 Drugs
    • 15.1 Drugs
    • 15.2 Heroin
    • 15.3 Alcohol and the misuse of drugs in sport
    • 15.4 Smoking and health
    • Practice questions
  • 16 Reproduction
    • 16.1 Asexual and sexual reproduction
    • 16.2 Flower structure
    • 16.3 Pollination
    • 16.4 Fertilisation and seed formation
    • 16.5 The male reproductive system
    • 16.6 The female reproductive system
    • 16.7 Fertilisation and implantation
    • 16.8 Pregnancy
    • 16.9 Ante-natal care and birth
    • 16.10 Sex hormones
    • 16.11 The menstrual cycle
    • 16.12 Methods of birthcontrol
    • 16.13 Control of fertility
    • 16.14 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
    • Exam-Style Questions
  • 17 Inheritance
    • 17.1 Chromosomes, genes and DNA
    • 17.2 Protein synthesis
    • 17.3 Mitosis
    • 17.4 Meiosis
    • 17.5 Inheritance and genes
    • 17.6 Monohybridinheritance
    • 17.7 Codominance
    • 17.8 Sex linkage
    • Practice questions
  • 18 Variation and selection
    • 18.1 Variation
    • 18.2 Mutations
    • 18.3 Adaptive features
    • 18.4 Natural selection
    • 18.5 Selective breeding
    • Practice questions
  • 19 Organisms and their environment
    • 19.1 Energy flow
    • 19.2 Pyramids of numbers and biomass
    • 19.3 Shortening the food chain
    • 19.4 Nutrient cycles
    • 19.5 The nitrogen cycle
    • 19.6 Populations, communities and ecosystems
    • 19.7 Human populations
    • Practice questions
  • 20 Biotechnology and genetic engineering
    • 20.1 Microorganisms and biotechnology
    • 20.2 Enzymes and biotechnology
    • 20.3 Fermenters
    • 20.4 Genetic engineering
    • Practice questions
  • 21 Human influences on ecosystems
    • 21.1 Food supply
    • 21.2 Habitat destruction
    • 21.3 Pollution
    • 21.4 Water pollution
    • 21.5 The greenhouse effect
    • 21.6 Acid rain
    • 21.7 Sustainable resources
    • 21.8 Sewage treatment and recycling
    • 21.9 Endangered species
    • 21.10 Conservation
    • Practice questions
  • Alternative to practical paper
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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