Complete Biology for Cambridge IGCSE®
$37.49

Complete Biology for Cambridge IGCSE®

By Ron Pickering
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Book Description

Fully updated and matched to the Cambridge syllabus, this stretching Student Book is trusted by teachers around the world to support advanced understanding and achievement at IGCSE. The popular, stretching approach will help students to reach their full potiential. Written by an experienced author, Ron Pickering, this updated edition is full of engaging content with up-to-date examples to cover all aspects of the Cambridge syllabus. The step-by-step approach will
lead students through the course in a logical learning order building knowledge and practical skills with regular questions and practical activities. Extension material will stretch the highest ability students and prepare them to take the next step in their learning. Practice exam questions will
consolidate student understanding and prepare them for exam success. Each book is accompanied by online access to a wealth of extra support for students including practice exam questions, revision checklists and advice on how to prepare for an exa

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Introduction
  • Contents
  • Characteristics and Classification of Living Organisms
    • 1.1 Biology is the study of life and livingorganisms
    • 1.2 The variety of life
    • 1.3 Plants
    • 1.4 Invertebrate animals
    • 1.5 Vertebrate animals: five classes
    • Questions on characteristics and classification
    • 1.6 Organisms are made up of cells
    • 1.7 The organisation of living organisms
    • Questions on cells and organisation
  • Oranisation and mintenance of Organisms
    • 2.1 Movement in and out of cells: diffusion
    • 2.2 Movement in and out of cells: osmosis
    • Questions on diffusion and osmosis
    • 2.3 All living things are made upof organic molecules
    • 2.4 Testing for biochemicals
    • 2.5 Enzymes control biochemicalreactions in living organisms
    • 2.6 Enzyme experiments and thescientific method
    • Questions on enzymes and biological molecules
    • 2.7 Photosynthesis and plant nutrition
    • 2.8 The rate of photosynthesis
    • 2.9 Leaf structure and photosynthesis
    • 2.10 The control of photosynthesis
    • 2.11 Photosynthesis and the environment
    • 2.12 Plants and minerals
    • Questions on photosynthesisand plant nutrition
    • 2.13 Food and the ideal diet:carbohydrates, lipids and proteins
    • 2.14 Food and the ideal diet: vitamins,minerals, water and fibre
    • 2.15 Food is the fuel that drives theprocesses of life
    • 2.16 Balancing energy intake and energy demand: problems causing malnutrition
    • 2.17 Animal nutrition converts food molecules to a usable form
    • 2.18 Ingestion provides food for thegut to work on
    • 2.19 Digestion prepares useful food molecules for absorption
    • 2.20 Absorption and assimilation make food available
    • Questions on animal nutrition and health
    • 2.21 Uptake of water and mineralsby roots
    • 2.22 Transport systems in plants
    • 2.23 Transpiration: water movement through the plant
    • 2.24 The leaf and water loss
    • 2.25 Transport systems in animals use blood as the transport medium
    • 2.26 The circulatory system
    • 2.27 Capillaries: materials are exchanged between blood and tissues, andtissue fluid is formed
    • 2.28 The heart is the pump for thecir culatory system
    • 2.29 Coronary heart disease
    • Questions on circulation
    • 2.30 Health and disease
    • 2.31 Pathogens are organisms that cause disease
    • 2.32 Preventing disease: safe food
    • 2.33 Individuals and the community canfight disease together
    • 2.34 Combating infection: blood and defence against disease
    • 2.35 Antibodies and the immune response
    • 2.36 Respiration provides the energyfor life
    • 2.37 Contraction of muscles requires energy supplied by respiration
    • 2.38 The measurement of respiration
    • 2.39 Gas exchange supplies oxygen forrespiration
    • 2.40 Breathing ventilates the lungs
    • Questions on gas exchange
    • 2.41 Smoking and disease
    • 2.42 How do we know that smoking causes disease?
    • 2.43 Excretion: removal of the waste products of metabolism
    • 2.44 Dialysis and the treatment of kidney failure
    • 2.45 Homeostasis: maintaining a steady state
    • 2.46 Control of body temperature
    • 2.47 Coordination: the nervous system
    • 2.48 Neurones can work together in reflex arcs
    • 2.49 Integration by the central nervous system
    • 2.50 Receptors and senses: the eyeas a sense organ
    • Questions on receptors and senses
    • 2.51 The endocrine system
    • 2.52 Drugs and disorders of thenervous system
    • Sensitivity and movement in plants:tropisms
  • Development Of Oranisms And The Continuity Of Life
    • 3.1 Reproduction is an important characteristic of living organisms
    • 3.2 Reproduction in flowering plants:flowers
    • 3.3 Pollination: the transfer of male sexcells to female flower parts
    • 3.4 Fertilisation and the formation of seed and fruit
    • 3.5 Germination of seeds*
    • Questions on plant reproduction
    • 3.6 Reproduction in humans
    • 3.7 The menstrual cycle
    • 3.8 Copulation and conception
    • 3.9 Contraception
    • 3.10 Pregnancy: the role of the placenta
    • 3.11 Pregnancy: development andantenatal care
    • 3.12 Birth and the newborn baby
    • 3.13 Sexually transmitted infections
    • Questions on human reproduction
    • 3.14 Variation and inheritance
    • 3.15 DNA, proteins and the characteristicsof organisms
    • 3.16 How the code is carried
    • 3.17 Cell division
    • 3.18 Inheritance
    • 3.19 Studying patterns of inheritance
    • 3.20 Inherited medical conditions and codominance
    • 3.21 Sex is determined by X and Y chromosomes
    • Questions on inheritance
    • 3.22 Variation
    • 3.23 Causes of variation
    • 3.24 Variation and natural selection: the evolution of species
    • 3.25 Natural selection
    • 3.26 Artificial selection
    • Questions on variation
  • Organisms And Their Environment
    • 4.1 Ecology and ecosystems
    • 4.2 Flow of energy: food chains and food webs
    • 4.3 Feeding relationships: pyramids of numbers, biomass and energy
    • 4.4 Decay is a natural process
    • 4.5 The carbon cycle
    • 4.6 The nitrogen cycle
    • 4.7 Water is recycled too!
    • Questions on ecosystems, decay and cycles
    • 4.8 Factors affecting population size
    • 4.9 Human population growth
    • 4.10 Bacteria are useful in biotechnology and genetic engineering
    • 4.11 Humans use enzymes from bacteria
    • 4.12 Using fungi to produce antibiotics:drugs to control bacterial disease
    • 4.13 Baking and brewing: the economic importance of yeast
    • Questions on bacteria
    • 4.14 Genetic engineering
    • 4.15 Food supply: humans and agriculture
    • 4.16 Land use for agriculture
    • 4.17 Damage to ecosystems: malnutrition and famine
    • 4.18 Human impacts on the environment:pollution
    • 4.19 Pollution of water: eutrophication
    • 4.20 Humans may have a positive effect onthe environment: conservation of species
    • 4.21 Managing fish stocks: science and the fishing industry
    • 4.22 Conservation efforts worldwide
    • 4.23 Conservation of resources: recycling water by the treatment of sewage
    • 4.24 Saving fossil fuels: fuel from fermentation
    • 4.25 Recycling: management of solid waste
    • Questions on human impactson ecosystems
  • Practical Biology
    • 5.1 Practical assessment
    • 5.2 Laboratory equipment
  • Answers to embedded questions
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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