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Biology : an Australian focus

Author: Pauline Y Ladiges
Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W. : McGraw Hill Australia, ©2005, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This text refers to our unique Australian flora and fauna to illustrate principles of biology. Each copy of the text comes with a free CD-ROm of images and student resources. Authors Ladiges and Evans from Melbourne University, author Saint from ANU, ACT.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Y Ladiges
ISBN: 0074716646 9780074716649
OCLC Number: 225495329
Notes: Includes index.
Includes CD-ROM: Student interactive CD-ROM for Biology.
Target Audience: For tertiary students.
Description: xxxv, 1204 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM
Details: System requirements for accompanying disk: Windows: Pentium or higher, Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP, internet Explorer 5.5 or higher or Netscape 6.2 or higher, Macromedia Flash Player v.7, 32 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive, 800 x 600 or higher; Macintosh: PowerPC, MacOS v.9, 9.2, or OSX, Internet Explorer 5.2 or Netscape 6.2 or higher or Safari 1.0, Macromedia Flash Player v.7, 64 MBRAM, CD-ROM drive, 800 x 600 or higher resolution.
Contents: Part One. Cell Biology and energetics: 1. Molecules of life; 2. The chemistry of life; 3. Functioning cells; 4. Movement across membranes; 5. Harvesting energy; 6. Cells, tissues and signals; 7. Cell division --
Part Two. Genetics and Molecular Biology: 8. Inheritance; 9. Genes, chromosomes and DNA; 10. The genetic code; 11. Gene expression; 12. Genomes, mutation and cancer; 13. Genetic engineering and biotechnology --
Part Three. Plant Form and Function: 14. Reproduction, growth and development of flowering plants; 15. Structure of plants; 16. Plant nutrition, transport and adaptation to stress; 17. Plant hormones and growth responses --
Part Four. Animal Form and Function: 18. Animal reproduction; 19. Animal development; 20. Animal and human nutrition; 21. Gas exchange in animals; 22. Circulation; 23. Water, solutes and excretion; 24. Innate defences and the immune system; 25. Hormonal control in animals; 26. Nervous systems; 27. Animal movement; 28. Animal behaviour; 29. Animals responding to environmental stress --
Part Five. Evolution and Biodiversity: 30. Evolving life; 31. Evolving earth; 32. Mechanisms of evolution; 33. Bacteria; 34. Viruses; 35. The protists; 36. Plants; 37. Fungi; 38. Simple animals: sponges to flatworms; 39. Annelids, molluscs, nematodes and arthropods; 40. Echinoderms and chordates --
Part Six. Ecology: 41. Australian biota; 42. Popoulation ecology; 43. Living in communities; 44. Ecosystems; 45. Human impacts --
Appendix I. Classification of cellular organisms.
Responsibility: Pauline Ladiges [and others].

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This text refers to our unique Australian flora and fauna to illustrate principles of biology. Each copy of the text comes with a free CD-ROm of images and student resources. Authors Ladiges and Evans from Melbourne University, author Saint from ANU, ACT.

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