Books  Animal & General Biology  General Biology 

Biology: An Australian Focus

TextbookOut of Print

By: Bruce Knox(Author), Pauline Ladiges(Author), Barbara Evans(Author), Robert Saint(Author)

colour photos, colour illustrations

McGraw-Hill Australia

Hardback | Jul 2014 | Edition: 5 | #224623 | ISBN-13: 9781743073414
Out of Print Details

About this book

Biology: An Australian Focus reflects on worldwide biological research and knowledge to provide a global outlook with Australian examples and cases woven throughout. Students are able to connect with what they're learning and better understand Australian flora/fauna and most importantly ecology & ecosystems, using this accessible and engaging learning resource. This fifth edition combines authoritative, peer-reviewed content with superior educational technology. Including a Connect package with interactive activities, animations, conceptual testbank and a full suite of instructor resources, and a newly developed, fully localised LearnSmart for a truly adaptive and personalised learning experience. The rich pedagogical layout layout of this text adds to the accessibility of the Biology: An Australian Focus learning package. As well as Concept Checks to provide students with the essential takeaway points for each section and help with exam revision, this edition also includes; Self-Assessment and Review and Analysis to test the students' understanding; Evaluation and Application to develop and test critical evaluation skills; and boxed case studies separated into Research, Application, Hot Topics and Focus features, to delve deeper into topics. Biology: An Australian Focus offers a complete learning package for all Australian biology students.


Contents

Part 1: Cell biology and energetics
Chapter 1: Nature of molecules
Chapter 2: Biomolecules
Chapter 3: The chemistry of life
Chapter 4: Functioning cells
Chapter 5: Movement across membranes
Chapter 6: Harvesting energy
Chapter 7: Cells, tissues and signals
Chapter 8: Cell division

Part 2: Genetics and molecular biology
Chapter 9: Inheritance
Chapter 10: Genes, chromosomes and DNA
Chapter 11: The genetic code
Chapter 12: Gene expression
Chapter 13: Genomes, mutation and cancer
Chapter 14: Viruses
Chapter 15: Genetic engineering and biotechnology

Part 3: Plant form and function
Chapter 16: Reproduction, growth and development of flowering plants
Chapter 17: Structure of plants
Chapter 18: Plant nutrition, transport and adaptation to stress
Chapter 19: Plant hormones and growth responses

Part 4: Animal form and function
Chapter 20: Animal reproduction
Chapter 21: Animal development
Chapter 22: Homeostasis: water, solutes and excretion
Chapter 23: Gas exchange in animals
Chapter 24: Circulation
Chapter 25: Metabolism, temperature regulation and environmental stress
Chapter 26: Animal and human nutrition
Chapter 27: Innate defences and the immune system
Chapter 28: Hormonal control in animals
Chapter 29: Nervous systems
Chapter 30: Animal movement
Chapter 31: Animal behaviour

Part 5: Evolution and biodiversity
Chapter 32: Evolving life
Chapter 33: Evolving earth
Chapter 34: Mechanisms of evolution
Chapter 35: Bacteria
Chapter 36: The protists
Chapter 37: Plants
Chapter 38: Fungi
Chapter 39: Simple animals: sponges to flatworms
Chapter 40: Annelids, molluscs, nematodes and arthropods
Chapter 41: Echinoderms and chordates

Part 6: Ecology
Chapter 42: Australian biota
Chapter 43: Population ecology
Chapter 44: Living in communities
Chapter 45: Ecosystems
Chapter 46: Human impacts Classification of cellular organisms

Units of measurement
Glossary
Index


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Volume 18

NHBS Price: £26.99 $35/€30 approx

Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Volume 20

NHBS Price: £26.99 $35/€30 approx

Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines, Volume 19

NHBS Price: £26.99 $35/€30 approx

Reproductive Strategies and Developmental Patterns in Annelids

NHBS Price: £206.50 $266/€227 approx

Human Physiology and Health

NHBS Price: £18.50 $24/€20 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194