Collins Advanced Science ? Human Biology

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9780007135998: Collins Advanced Science ? Human Biology

This new edition of our best-selling textbook is designed to support students throughout their Advanced Human Biology studies.

Collins Advanced Science: Human Biology contains

•Fully revised and updated chapters to reflect both specification changes and scientific advances
•Completely new chapters on Biotechnology, Growth and Ageing and Genes and Disease
•Feature boxes providing cutting-edge applications of Human Biology
•Key Skills Assignments at the end of each chapter
•Examination questions from all major awarding bodies

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Book Description:

Accessible and comprehensive support for AS and A2 Human Biology for the 2008 specification for AQA and OCR.

From the Back Cover:

Collins Advanced Science comprises four stunning new books designed for all the major advanced-level science courses. The books support students throughout their A-level studies: from introductions that link with GCSE balanced science to the full range of material needed to get the best from the most demanding modern courses. Collins Advanced Science is designed to be part of a coherent study of science through school and college, building from GCSE to A-level and vocational post-16 courses.

• full-colour design make the books stimulating to work with and helps to clarify important ideas
• chapters open by explaining what students are going to learn about and why
• hundreds of photographs and diagrams convey information clearly and accurately
• short sections with clear objectives and chapter summaries are ideal for revision
• extension boxes show students the material that can help them to improve their grade
• self-assessment questions test understanding and give students confidence as they progress
• major concepts are referenced to questions from the latest A-level papers
• assignments give students practice in the key skills of communication, numbers and IT through extended activities, with real data and situations
• worked examples are included throughout, with full support for mathematics

HUMAN BIOLOGY

Designed for learning and exam success

• provides most recent curriculum and syllabus coverage, with extension text to stretch the most-able
• new terms and concepts are explained in simple language
• marginal reminders recall GCSE definitions and explanations
• attractive full colour illustrations link closely with the text
• fresh, interesting applications show how ideas in Human Biology are used in real life
• recent examination questions are referenced by the text to assist homework setting

Contents

• Molecules and cells

• 1. What’s in a cell?
• 2. Tissues
• 3. The chemicals of life
• 4. Enzymes and metabolism
• 5. Movement in and out of cells

• Supply and demand

• 6. Nutrition
• 7. Digestion
• 8. Lungs and breathing
• 9. Circulation

• Homeostasis

• 10. Homeostasis
• 11. Excretion
• 12. The skin and temperature control
• 13. Exercise physiology

• Control systems

• 14. The nervous system
• 15. The brain and spinal cord
• 16. The endocrine system
• 17. Sense organs
• 18. Support and movement

• Human life span

• 19. Human reproduction
• 20. Growth and ageing

• Ecology

• 21. Energy
• 22. Nutrient cycling
• 23. Ecosystems
• 24. Human influences on the environment

• Genes and genetics

• 25. Cell cycle
• 26. Genes and chromosomes
• 27. Genetics
• 28. Biotechnology

• Human evolution

• 29. Natural and artificial selection
• 30. Human evolution

• Health and disease

• 31. Introduction
• 32. Infectious disease
• 33. Defence against disease
• 34. Lifestyle diseases
• 35. Genetic diseases

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