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Mastering human biology.

Author: Jean Roberts
Publisher: Macmillan, 1991.
Series: Macmillan master series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Intended for students following a part-time or full-time course in human biology and suitable for GCSE requirements, this text is designed to provide students with an understanding of human biology.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Roberts
ISBN: 0333520424 9780333520420 0333520432 9780333520437
OCLC Number: 22108252
Description: ix, 419 pages.
Contents: Part 1 Building blocks: the basic unit of life; observing cells; variety, design and function; cells working together; characteristics of living things. Part 2 Cells at work: movement in and out of cells; the cell and chemical reactions. Part 3 Making new cells: shopping list; the mechanics of cell-making. Part 4 Energy for life: the Sun and the green plant; deforestation; the greenhouse nobody wants; Fossil fuels and dying forests. Part 5 Food for energy: good food - nutrition and energy; from apples to energy; passing on the energy; cycles - carbon and nitrogen; energy and human use. Part 6 Transport: blood; blood vessels; the heart; serving the body; blood groups; rhesus factor; what can go wrong?. Part 7 Breathing and respiration: the breathing system; breathing in and breathing out; Gaseous exchange; inspired and expired air; cellular respiration; take a deep breath; artificial resuscitation and control of breathing; smoking; industrial disease of the lungs. Part 8 Thermostats and waste disposal: the skin; the kidney; formation of urine; kidney failure, dialysis and transplants. Part 9 Support and movement: the human form; the nature and structure of bone; bones, bones and more bones; joints; muscles and how they work; feet; stand up straight. Part 10 Sensing and responding: neurones and nerves; responding quickly; the brain and the body; stressful lives; stimulants and depressants; mental handicap; seeing; hearing; knowing where you are - balance; taste and smell; responding slowly. Part 11 Reproduction: sex isn't easy; the male system; the female system; fertilization and beyond; mother and baby; growth and development; IVF and ET; birth control and contraception; sexually transmitted diseases. Part 12 Sex, blood and ear lobes: variety; setting the scene; cell division with a difference; sex; sickle cell anaemia - a case of the monohybrid inheritance; blood; mistakes; changing, selecting and evolving; using the system - genetic engineering. Part 13 Understanding the good and the bad: what are micro-organisms?; spreading microbes around; the effects of pathogens; food poisoning - cause and prevention; food preservation; we wouldn't be without them; defence and attack. Part 14 Methane, typhoid and rubbish: sewage; water; rubbish, recycling and responsibility. Part 15 Human vs the rest of the world: other inhabitants; identification; living and sharing. Appendix: hypotheses; making a table for results; plotting line graphs; constructing bar charts and histograms; atoms, elements, molecules and compounds; transverse and longitudinal sections.
Series Title: Macmillan master series.


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