Excellence in Biology NCEA Level 3 2nd edition

Author(s): Martin Hanson

Biology Year 13 (level 3 NCEA)

Excellence in Biology Level 3 has been fully updated to take the realignment of Level 3 Biology into account. This resource has a highly visual approach and presentation. Hundreds of specially drawn illustrations, all in full colour, help students to understand biological concepts. The text includes comprehensive coverage of external NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards and also the internally-assessed ‘How animals maintain a stable internal environment’ and ‘Human manipulation of genetic material and its biological implications’. The content is biologically accurate and rigorous, and maximum priority is given to linking concepts. Each chapter concludes with a summary of essential facts and ideas, and a quick self-test of basics. Extension material is also provided for deeper understanding.


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Part 1: Responses of Organisms to their Environment 1. Introduction to behaviour 2. Biological clocks 3. Seasonal behaviour and photoperiodism 4. Orientation in animals 5. Orientation in plants: Tropisms 6. Competition 7. Exploitation: Predation and parasitism 8. Cooperative interactions and commensalism 9. Courtship, parental care and life history strategies Part II: Homeostasis in Animals 10. Introduction to homeostasis 11. Nervous communication and integration 12. Effectors: Muscle 13. Hormonal regulation 14. Control of body water: Osmoregulation 15. Control of blood sugar 16. Control of blood pressure 17. Control of respiratory gases 18. Regulation of body temperature Part III: Evolution in a New Zealand Context 19. Evolutionary basics: Lamarck, Darwin and Weisman 20. Genes in populations 21. How do new species arise? 22. Patterns in evolution Part IV: Human Evolution 23. Primate legacy 24. A peculiar ape 25. Prelude to fossils: Rocks and dating 26. The first hominins: The Australopithecines 27. The first stone tools: Homo habilis 28. The use of fire: Homo erectus 29. ‘Archaic Homo sapiens’: Homo heidelbergensis, H. neanderthalensis and the Denisovans 30. The first modern humans 31. The origin and spread of Homo sapiens 32. The Neolithic revolution: Agriculture and settlements Part V: Biotechnology 33. Recombinant DNA technology: Tools of the trade 34. Applications of techniques in biotechnology Glossary Index

General Fields

  • : 9780170233286
  • : New House Publishers Ltd
  • : New House Publishers Ltd
  • : September 2012
  • : 296x210mm
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Hanson
  • : Paperback
  • : 570.76
  • : 372
  • : Colour and Black and White