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Biology

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 560
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Macmillan Foundations Series

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20 April 1998

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Dr Sutton's exciting text provides a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts of biology. Starting with an overview of the diversity of life, the author covers a range of subjects from the naming and grouping of...

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Dr Sutton's exciting text provides a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts of biology. Starting with an overview of the diversity of life, the author covers a range of subjects from the naming and grouping of organisms through natural selection, molecular and cell biology, genetics, reproduction, physiology, ecology and biotechnology. Written in a student-friendly style and with an emphasis on explaining concepts rather than cataloguing facts, the book is fully illustrated with copious diagrams and photographs. Exercises with answers are also included. Beginning students in biology or first-year undergraduates with biology as a subsidiary will find this book invaluable.

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A concise but wideranging introduction, covering everything the student needs to know
Emphasis is on explaining ideas, not cataloguing facts
Onpage glossary definitions
Fullyillustrated, with figures, photographs and information boxes
'Connection' boxes to help students identify useful background information
6 Exercises at end of each chapter, with answers at the end of the book

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART 1: THE DIVERSITY 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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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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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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