Biology: A Functional Approach

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Nelson Thornes, 1986 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 693 pages
Cells and organisms - Energy - Homeostastis - Response and co-ordination - Reproduction - Development - Heredity - Genes and development - Evolution _
 

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Contents

STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN CELLS 12 The cell theory An Part I
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TISSUES ORGANS AND ORGANIZATION 32 Classification of tissues
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CHAPTERS THE CHEMICALS OF LIFE 58 Water 58 Water as a solvent Waters
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The hexose sugars Building up complex carbohydrates Starch
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CHEMICAL REACTIONS IN CELLS 81 Analysing metabolic pathways
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TRANSPORT IN ANIMALS 162 Blood 162 Plasma Red blood cells
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CHAPTER 14 EXCRETION AND OSMOREGULATION 210 The Mammalian Kidney
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tubules Fine structure of the tubule cells The role of the loop of Henle The kidney as
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and eggs together? Development of the zygote The sexual cycle In the event
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fertilization After fertilization The flowering plant compared with other
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THE LIFE CYCLE 406 The life cycle of the human Alternation
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Cleavage Gastrulation Formation of neural tube and nộtochord Formation
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THE CONTROL OF GROWTH 430 The Control of Plant Growth
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Evidence for involvement of a hormone Auxins Response to gravity Response
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THE NATURE OF THE GENE 480 Evidence that nucleic acid
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Part VI
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CONTROL OF RESPIRATORY GASES 243 The role of breathing
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NERVOLS AND HORMONAL COMMUNICATION 262
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Structure of the synapse Transmission across the synapse The transmitter substance
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RECEPTION OF STIMULI 298 Sensory Cells 299 Functioning of
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EFFECTORS 314 Different types of muscle Properties of Skeletal
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Propulsion in fishes Support in fishes Buoyancy in teleost fishes Stability in fishes
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CELL DIVISION 366 Mitosis 366 Observing mitosis Interphase
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bacterial
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THE ORGANISM AND ITS ENVIRONMENT 519 From biosphere
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ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN ORGANISMS 544 Parasitism
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THE MECHANISM OF EVOLUTION 588 Summary of Darwins
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CLASSIFICATION AND DIVERSITY OF ORGANISMS 631
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Appendixes
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SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
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Mr R Brocklehurst
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