In particular: there is additional information on topics such as clinical trials, B and T lymphocytes, infertility, performance-enhancing hormones, fluoridation of water supplies, impact of hunting and over-fishing, global warming, biofuels and global travel and disease; an additional chapter on applied genetics draws together and expands the information on selective breeding, genetic engineering, cloning, genetic fingerprinting and the Human Genome Project; an additional chapter on conservation covers extinction, conservation of species, conservation of genes; conservation of habitats and conservation of resources; a revised chapter on ecosystems includes information on adaptations and factors which affect communities; examination questions have been updated using past papers; there is an additional chapter on the development of biological ideas and the principal contributions to these ideas from Galen, to Watson and Crick; and a final chapter on observation and experiment which looks at the type of questions that can be investigated scientifically and the nature of the evidence.
|Author||D. G. Mackean|
|Print length||374 pages|
|Publisher||Hodder Murray; 3rd edition|
|Publication date||May 30, 2002|
|Dimensions||8.25 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches|