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Biology

Textbook

By: Julian Sutton

528 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, SEMs

Macmillan

Paperback | Apr 1998 | #71863 | ISBN: 0333658604
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Comprehensive text for first year undergraduates. `The major advantage of that this publication offers over its competitors lies in its everyday almost simple language and style...with excellent analogies making theoretical ideas and concepts understandbale to the target audience', Kevin Edwardson, Science Coordinator, Sheffield College.

'An impressive piece of work.' - Jon Turney, University College London 'It is lively, stimulating and commendably broad in its coverage.' - John Hanks, former Chief Examiner, A level Biology 'The major advantage that this publication offers over competitors lies in its everyday almost simple language and style. This is what makes it significantly different, with excellent analogies making theoretical ideas and concepts understandable to the target audience...the author's explanations are clear and his questioning approach stimulates the reader and aids the realisation that much is left to be discovered and elucidated in biology.' - Kevin Edwardson, Science Coordinator, Sheffield College 'An impressive piece of work.' - Jon Turney, University College London 'The major advantage that this publication offers over its competitors lies in its everyday almost simple language and style...with excellent analogies making theoretical ideas and concepts understandable to the target audience...' - Kevin Edwardson, Science Coordinator, Sheffield College


Contents

Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1: THE DIVERISTY OF ORGANISMS - Describing the Diversity of Organisms - Explaining The Diversity of Organisms: Natural Selection - PART 2: MOLECULES AND CELLS - Molecules and Life - Cell Structure and Function - Enzymes - Movement of Molecules - The Gene at Work - PART 3: ENERGY - Energy in Living Systems - Respiraton - Photosynthesis - PART 4: GENES AND LIFE CYCLES - Cell Division, Variation and Life Cycles - The Gene as the Unit of Inheritance - Reproduction in Animal Life Cycles - Reproduction in Plant Life Cycles - PART 5: THE WORKING ORGANISM - Homeostasis - Cell Communication: Chemicals - Cell Communication: Nerves - Plant, Soil and Atmosphere - Transport in Animals - Gas Exchange in Animals - Heterotrophic Nutrition - Excretion and Osmoregulation in Animals - Defence - Support and Movement - Development and Growth - PART 6: ORGANISMS IN CONTEXT - Population Ecology - Community Ecology - The Ecology of Ecosystems - Behaviour - PART 7: APPLIED TOPICS - Disease - Biotechnology

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Biography

JULIAN SUTTON teaches Biology at Torquay Boys' Grammar School, Devon. He trained at Pembroke College, Oxford, and Liverpool University. His PhD research was in the field of plant population ecology.

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