Mastering Biology by Kilgour & Riley 3rd Edition (PDF)

Mastering Biology
O. F. G. Kilgour & P D Riley
Release at: 199
Pages: 410
3rd Edition
File Size: 26 MB
File Type: pdf
Language: English

Description of Mastering Biology by Kilgour & Riley 3rd Edition

This is Mastering Biology 3rd edition written by O. F. G. Kilgour & P D Riley is a great book for biology study available in (PDF) download. This Mastering Biology book is about living things and the genetic material they contain. Life is concerned with the process of duplication of genetic material; death discontinues the process. In this book the biological principles of life support, life continuation and organism interrelationships are considered as they relate to the vital component of living things genetic material.

The Mastering Biology 3rd edition book covers the needs of all GCSE Biology examination syllabuses in the UK and meets the requirements of first-year college courses worldwide. The practical work of scientific investigation required for the GCSE Science One syllabus receives specific coverage in chapter one, together with instructions for practical work relevant to the topic under consideration in all chapters. Terminology, classification of organisms, units, and symbols used throughout the Mastering Biology book conform to the recommendations of the Institute of Biology 1989.

Content of Mastering Biology by Kilgour & Riley 3rd Edition

1 Introducing biology & the scientific investigation process

1.1 The scientific investigation process

1.2 Obtaining evidence using biological instruments

1.3 Data recording skills

1.4 Extracting information

1.5 Looking at the evidence

THEME I Body Form and Structure

2 The body form and structure of living things

2.1 The features and diversity of cells

2.2 Diversity of tissues and organs

2.3 The features and diversity of body forms

THEME II Life Support Processes

3 Green plants:  the food producers

3.1 Photosynthesis

3.2 Experiments to investigate photosynthesis

3.3 Using the products of photosynthesis

3.4 External factors and their effects on photosynthesis

3.5 The leaf and photosynthesis

3.6 The chemical composition of a plant

4 Nutrition and food consumers

4.1 Introducing nutrients

4.2 Food tests

4.3 A balanced diet

4.4 The stages in food processing

4.5 How humans process food

4.6 Digestion in other mammals

4.7 Feeding relationships

4.8 Decomposers

4.9 Food preservation

4.10 Food additives

5 How living things transport materials

5.1 Cell transport

5.2 Transport of materials through flowering land plants

5.3 Transpiration in flowering plants

5.4 Translocation

5.5 Transport in mammals

5.6 Human blood

5. 7 Blood vessels

5.8 The adult human heart

5.9 The human circulatory system

5.10 Immunity

6 Respiration

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Energy release in living cells

6.3 Respiration without oxygen

6.4 Respiration with oxygen

6.5 Metabolism

6.6 External respiration

6. 7 External respiration in mammals

6.8 External respiration in bony fish

6.9 External respiration in insects

6.10 External respiration in small organisms

6.11 External respiration in green plants

7 Homeostasis - the steady-state

7.1 Principles of homeostasis

7.2 The mammalian liver as a homeostatic organ

7.3 Blood sugar regulation

7.4 Excretion

7. 5 Osmoregulation

7.6 The human kidney as a homeostatic organ

7. 7 the human skin as a homeostatic organ

7.8 Temperature regulation

7. 9 the embryonic environment

THEME III Life Protection Processes

8 Irritability

8.1 The principles of irritability

8.2 Irritability in flowering plants

8.3 Sensitivity in mammals

8.4 Mammalian sense organs

8.5 Nervous coordination in mammals

8.6 Chemical or hormonal coordination

8. 7 Irritability in plants and animals compared

9 Support and movement

9.1 Hydrostatic and exoskeletons

9.2 Endoskeletons

9.3 Functions of the mammalian skeleton

9.4 Movement in protectants and animals

9.5 Support in mammals

9.6 Locomotion in water - fish

9.7 Locomotion on land

9.8 Locomotion in air - birds, and insects

9.9 Support and movement in plants

THEME IV Life Continuation Processes

10 Reproduction

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Asexual reproduction

10.3 Vegetative reproduction

10.4 Sexual reproduction

10.5 Sexual reproduction in flowering plants

10.6 Sexual reproduction in simple animals

10.7 Sexual reproduction in chordate animals

10.8 Sexual reproduction in mammals

10.9 The human reproductive system

10.10 Parental care

11 Growth and development

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Growth of an organism

11.3 The cell nucleus

11.4 The cell division growth process

11.5 The growth process in seeds

11.6 The growth process of metamorphosis in animals

11.7 Growth regions

11.8 Measurement of growth

11.9 Body growth factors

12 Genetics

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Phenotype

12.3 Genetic material- the chromosomes

12.4 Genetic material- the genes

12.5 Meiosis

12.6 Nuclear division and the life cycle

12.7 Principles of inheritance

12.8 Inheritance of human blood groups

12.9 The sex chromosomes in humans

12.10 Human species variation

13 Evolution

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Chemical evolution

13.3 Evidence of organic evolution

13.4 Theories of evolution

13.5 Genetics and evolution

13.6 Natural selection in action

THEME V Interrelationships

14 Natural ecosystems

14.1 Principles of ecology

14.2 The ecosystem

14.3 Ecological interactions

14.4 Feeding processes in communities

14.5 Energy flow in an ecosystem

14.6 Cycling of RNA materials

14.7 Population growth in ecosystems

14.8 Host-parasite interaction

14.9 Investigating a natural habitat

15 The effects of modern humans on the global ecosystem

15.1 The characteristics of modern humans

15.2 Modern humans and ecosystems

15.3 World human population growth

15.4 Exploitation of the global ecosystem by modern humans

15.5 Recycling

15.6 Organisms working for humans

15.7 Biology and the future


General index

Index of generic names

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