An attractive and inspiring book, written specifically for the CSEC syllabus in Human and Social Biology by experts in the region, this book offers students and their teachers a comprehensive resource to prepare for the CSEC examination. Clearly written by practising teachers, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, the book covers everything that students need to know, and in addition contains invaluable guidance on preparing for and conducting the School Based Assessment component of the syllabus. The book offers a step-by-step treatment of the syllabus with a clear outline of its structure and function, relating the biological and the social aspects, and with clear definitions and expalnations of scientific language. Considerable help and guidance is given on the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of the syllabus, and students whose time in the laboratory may be limited will find many experiments and procedures clearly explained and illustrated.
SECTION A: LIVING ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT 1. Organisms and environments 2. Cells 3. Moving substances between cells SECTION B: LIFE PROCESSES 4. Nutrition and nutrients 5. Teeth 6. Enzymes and enzyme action 7. The digestive system 8. The respiratory system and respiration 9. The circulatory system 10. The human skeleton 11. Joints and movement 12. Excretion 13. Homeostasis - maintaining internal balance 14. The nervous system 15. Actions and reactions 16. The eye 17. Hormones 18. The reproductive system 19. Birth control SECTION C: HEREDITY AND VARIATION 20. Mitosis and meiosis 21. Variation and inheritance SECTION D: DISEASE AND ITS IMPACT ON HUMANS 22. Health and disease 23. Drug use and abuse SECTION E: THE IMPACT OF HEALTH PRACTICES ON THE ENVIRONMENT 24. Pollution 25. Managing water resources 26. Dealing with sewage 27. Solid waste management Exam type questions on the CD-ROM