Biology for CSEC® Examinations Student’s Book
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Biology for CSEC® Examinations Student’s Book

By Linda Atwaroo-Ali, Mike Taylor
US$ 25.45
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Biology for CSEC® Examinations is part of a well-established series of books aimed at students preparing for their CSEC Science studies. This revised edition is aligned to the latest CSEC syllabus (2013) and includes the most up-to-date scientific information.• Dedicated School-Based Assessment section gives step-by-step tips to maximise success in the CSEC coursework• Practical activities and experiments throughout• New group-work feature tests students’ investigative skills• Demonstrates real-world applications of key syllabus points• Benefits from a new, clear and accessible design• Written by an expert team of science educatorsThis eBook edition contains an access code for free online student resources. Resources include interactive questions, audio-based activities, animations and a mark book to track your progress. Access code and instructions on how to use it are included inside this eBook. Please note that this is an eBook version of this title and can NOT be printed. For more information about eBooks, including how to download the software you’ll need, see our FAQs page.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Series Preface
  • About this Book
  • Section A: Living Organisms in the Environment
  • 1 The Variety of Living Organisms
    • Characteristics of life
    • The major groups of organisms
    • Classification of organisms on the basis of visible characteristics
    • The binomial system
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 2 Ecology and the Impact of Abiotic Factors on Living Organisms
    • Ecology
    • Environmental factors
    • Ecosystem, habitat, population, community
    • Distribution of species
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 3 Feeding Relationships between Organisms
    • Producers and consumers
    • Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
    • Predators and prey
    • Food webs
    • Decomposers and detritivores
    • Special relationships
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 4 Ecosystem, Habitat, Population, Community
    • Trapping the Sun’s energy
    • Pyramids of energy
    • Pyramids of numbers
    • Pyramids of biomass
    • Bioaccumulation
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 5 The Cycling of Nutrients
    • Biogeochemical cycles
    • The carbon cycle
    • The nitrogen cycle
    • Acid rain
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 6 Population Growth, Natural Resources and their Limits
    • Growth of natural populations
    • Resources and their limits
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 7 The Effects of Human Activity on the Environment
    • Humans and the environment
    • Endangered and vulnerable organisms
    • Other effects of human activity
    • Impact of human activities on marine and wetland environments
    • Impact of increase in greenhouse gases
    • Conservation and restoration of the environment
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • Section B: Life Processes and Disease
  • 8 Cells
    • Why we need microscopes
    • Plant and animal cells
    • Unicellular microbes
    • Cell specialisation in multicellular organisms
    • Movement of substances into and out of cells
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 9 Photosynthesis
    • Plants are the food supply for animals
    • Photosynthesis
    • Products of photosynthesis
    • Limiting factors in photosynthesis
    • Etiolation
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 10 Feeding and Digestion
    • Diet
    • A balanced diet
    • Malnutrition
    • Holozoic nutrition
    • Digestion and absorption along the alimentary canal
    • Assimilation
    • Functions of the liver
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 11 Respiration
    • Aerobic respiration
    • Anaerobic respiration
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 12 Gaseous Exchange
    • Importance of gaseous exchange in humans
    • Mechanism of gaseous exchange in humans
    • Importance and mechanism of gaseous exchange in plants
    • Characteristics common to gaseous exchange surfaces
    • The effects of smoking
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 13 Transport and Defence in Animals
    • The need for a transport system
    • The circulatory system of humans
    • Blood
    • Hypertension
    • The role of blood in defending the body against disease
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 14 Transport in Plants
    • The importance of transport in plants
    • Transport systems of plants
    • Movement of water through a plant
    • Transpiration
    • Adaptations in plants to conserve water
    • Uptake and movement of mineral salts
    • Transport of manufactured food
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 15 Storage in Plants and Animals
    • Why do organisms store food?
    • Food storage in plants
    • Food storage in animals
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 16 Excretion, Osmoregulation and Homeostasis
    • Metabolism
    • Excretory products in animals
    • Excretory products in plants
    • The human excretory system
    • Osmoregulation
    • Homeostasis
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 17 Movement
    • The importance of movement in animals
    • Movement in plants
    • The skeleton of humans
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 18 Irritability, Sensitivity and Coordination
    • Irritability
    • Stimulus
    • The sense organs of humans
    • The nervous system
    • The endocrine system
    • Drugs and the effects of drug abuse
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 19 The Eye, the Ear and the Skin
    • The eye
    • How we see
    • Sight defects and their corrections
    • The ear
    • How we hear
    • Balance
    • The skin
    • Temperature regulation in humans
    • Temperature regulation in birds
    • Skin care
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 20 Reproduction in Animals
    • Reproduction
    • Reproduction in humans
    • The male reproductive system
    • The female reproductive system
    • Hormones of the gonads
    • Fertilisation
    • Development of the embryo, fetus and placenta
    • Birth
    • The role of contraception
    • HIV/AIDS and other STDs
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 21 Reproduction in Plants
    • Life cycle of a plant
    • Structure of a flower
    • Pollination
    • Fertilisation and development of seed
    • Dispersal
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 22 Disease and Humans
    • Health and disease
    • Pathogenic diseases and vectors
    • Social and economic implications of disease
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • Section C: Continuity and Variation
  • 23 Mitosis
    • Chromosome number
    • The cell cycle
    • Importance of maintaining species chromosome number
    • The process of mitosis
    • Mitosis and asexual reproduction
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 24 Meiosis
    • The importance of meiosis
    • The process of meiosis
    • Significance of meiosis
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 25 Heredity and Genetics
    • Genes
    • Examples of genetic effects
    • Pedigree charts
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • 26 Variation and Evolution
    • Genetic variation
    • Importance of genetic variation
    • DNA testing and forensic science
    • Natural selection
    • Artificial selection
    • Mutation
    • Genetic engineering
      • Chapter summary
      • Answers To ITQs
      • Examination-style questions
  • Section D: School-Based Assessment
  • 27 School-Based Assessment
    • Practical work in Biology
    • School-Based Assessment contents
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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