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Biology : a modern introduction : GCSE edition

Author: B S Beckett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, reimpr. 1988.
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Aiming to provide a comprehensive basis for GCSE syllabuses, this book discusses the social, environmental, and technological aspects of biology. It encourages students to explore topics through  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B S Beckett
ISBN: 0199142602 9780199142606
OCLC Number: 802481142
Notes: Reimpressions: 1988.
Glosario 294-301 p.
Description: XI, 315 p. : il. ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. The characteristics and variety of living things ; 2. Cells ; 3. Food and diet ; 4. Feeding and the digestive system ; 5. Plant nutrition ; 6. Transport in mammals ; 7. Support and transport in plants ; 8. Respiration ; 9. Gas exchange and breathing ; 10. Homeostasis: the maintenance of a constant internal environment ; 11. Sensitivity and movement in plants ; 12. Support and movement in animals ; 13. Co-ordination in animals ; 14. Animal senses and behaviour ; 15. The reproductive process ; 16. Reproduction in plants ; 17. Human regrowth ; 18. Population growth and control ; 19. Evolution and natural selection ; 20. Variation, heredity, and genetics ; 21. Parasites, disease, and immunity ; 22. Soil ; 23. The balance of nature ; 24. Ecology and ecosystems ; 25. Pollution and conservation
Responsibility: B.S. Beckett.


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This excellent textbook provides a stimulating way of encouraging students to take an interest in biology. Secondary School Journal

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