Human and Social Biology for the Tropics (4th Revised edition)

Human and Social Biology for the Tropics (4th Revised edition)

By: Phil Gadd (author)Paperback

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This revised and updated edition satisfies the requirements of the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate and London Examination syllabuses in Human and Social Biology at GCSE O-Level. The subject is covered with detailed information about the structures of the body and its physiology, providing a grounding in human biology. The social aspects of biology such as the population explosion, pollution, drug abuse, disease, food and sex are related to biological processes where appropriate, but also given full treatment in their own right. Practical tasks and activities are seen as essential, with full details given in each section, and are supported by, for example, photomicrographs to help students with their practical work. Where appropriate, students are encouraged to investigate local examples, an enquiry approach being taken throughout. Also included in this fourth edition, at the end of each chapter, are multiple choice, short answer and essay-type questions. By the author of "Human and Social Biology: Revision By Examination", "Certificate Model Answers - Human and Social Biology", "Certificate Model Answers - Health Science", "Investigative Assignments in Biology" and "Ecology of Urbanization and Industrialization".

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Why study human and social biology?; the activities of living organisms; features of man and organisms affecting health; organization in the human body; nutrition and diet; plants, food and man; digestion and absorption of food; respiration; circulation and blood; support and movement; homeostasis; excretion; human senses; co-ordination; reproduction; inheritance and genes at work; health and disease organisms; control and defence against disease; diseases, their transmission and control; diseases induced by human behaviour; community health; pollution; population and food supply; the future. Appendix: syllabus contents - Cambridge and London Examining Board contents; laboratory equipment for the experiments in this book; answers to multiple choice questions.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/04/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780333552803
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780333552803
  • weight: 691
  • ISBN10: 0333552806
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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