AQA Biology for AS

By Mike Bailey et al.
November 2008
Hodder Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780340945995
219 pages, Illustrated
$59.50 Paper original

Written by a Chief Examiner and other experienced examiners, the AQA Biology for AS Student Book and website support the revised AQA Biology specification. Tailored precisely to the revised specification, the Student's Book provides both quick test yourself questions and analysis exercises. These analysis exercises give practice in investigating biological problems and How Science Works, to support investigative and practical skills assessments.

Extended chapter openings show how biologists tackle scientific problems, providing a stimulating context and plenty of How Science Works examples
The book is supported by a students'website providing them with an interactive version of the book enhanced with additional resources:

- Chapter summaries and specification checklists help students see where learning objectives and skills are covered in the book.
- Personal Tutor presentations that work through calculations, difficult concepts and practical and investigative skills using a voiceover and animated diagrams, graphs and worked calculations
- Useful websites linked to each section

  • High-profile author team including a Chief Examiner
  • Supported by a student website with additional resources
  • Personal Tutor presentations on the website contain step-by-step worked examples for calculations and many concepts which many Biology students find difficult

  • Dynamic Learning Network Edition CD-ROM also available with further teacher resources

Table of Contents:
1 Digestion and enzymes
2 Cholera
3 The lungs and lung disease
4 The heart and heart disease
5 The body's defence against disease
6 DNA, genes and chromosomes
7 DNA replication and the cell cycle
8 Adaptation
9 Adaptations for mass transport
10 Classification
11 Genes, alleles and natural selection
12 Biodiversity within a habitat

About the Author(s):
Mike Bailey, Bill Indge and Martin Rowland are all experienced teachers and senior examiners. Bill Indge is a Chief Examiner. Mike Bailey wrote the bestselling textbook 'Biology AS' (Collins Advanced Modular Sciences) for the former AQA spec B, and Bill Indge and Martin Rowland were co-authors of the bestselling 'A New Introduction to Biology' for the former AQA spec A.

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