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THE CHAPTERS INDEX

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Part I : Introduction
Living and Non-living Things
Groups of Animals

Part II : Movement and Feeding
Introduction
Carnivores, Herbivores and Omnivores
Movement on Land
Joints in the Human Skeleton
How Muscles Work
Movement in the Air
Movement in Water
Recognizing and Choosing Food
How Animals Feed : Carnivores
How Animals Feed : Herbivores
How Food is Digested
The Digestive System of Other Animals
Foods which give us Energy

Part III : How Living Organisms Breathe
Breathing in the Air : The Lungs
Into the Thorax
The Breathing System of Insects
Animals which Breathe through their Skin
Breathing Underwater
Air-breathing aquatic animals
How Plants Breathe
Living without Oxygen

Part IV : How Plants Feed
Feeding in Green Plants
Plants which Feed in Different Ways

Part V
How Feeding and Breathing are Connected

Part VI : Animal Reproduction
Introduction to Animal Reproduction
Mating and Fertilization
Reproduction in Birds
Reproduction in Mammals
Different Ways of Growing

Part VII : Reproduction in Flowering Plants
Flowers and Reproduction
The Structure of Insect Pollinated Flowers
Pollinating Mechanisms
Wind-pollinated flowers
Fruits and Seeds
Seed Germination

Part VIII : Introduction to the Earth
The Earth

Part IX : Climates and Biomes
Weather and Climate
Biomes
The Environment : The Atmosphere
The Greenhouse Effect
Is there life on Mars?
Hydrosphere, Lithosphere and Biosphere

Part X : The Environment
Environmental Factors Appropriate for Life
Soil
What is soil made of?
Life in the Soil
Environment and Distribution
Water
The Seasons
The Seasons and the Sun
How Seasons Influence the Biosphere
Human Influences on the Environment

Part XI : Cells
Introduction :Cells

Part XII : Biodiversity : The Variety of Life on Earth
Biodiversity
Collecting, Describing and Classifying
How Biologists Classify Species : Similarities and Differences
Putting Things into Groups

Part XIII : Plant Dispersal
Colonization of a Habitat
Flowering Plants
The Spore-producing Plants
Dispersal is Not Just for Plants

Part XIV : Seasonal Influences on Plant Populations
How the Plant populations in the Biosphere Change from One Season to the Next
How Plants Survive Winter
In the Spring : Germination

Part XV : Animal Dispersal
Reasons for Animal Dispersal
Changing shape to Travel Better

Part XVI : Seasonal Changes in animal Populations
Animals in Winter
Animals in Spring

Part XVII : Human Influences on Populations
The Extinction of Species
Some Human Activities which Modify Habitats
Introduced Species
How humans Can Help
Biodiversity
National Parks in France

Part XVIII: Energy and Activity

Feeding, Breathing and Activity
Energy and Activity

Energy in Food
Respiration and Activity
Energy and Starvation

Activity in a Changing Climate
How Animals Control their Body Temperature
How 'Warm-Blooded' Animals stay Cool
How 'Warm-Blooded' Animals stay Warm
Keeping warm Requires Energy
Cold-Blooded' animals

When the Climate is too Cold for Animals to Remain active
Cold-blooded' Animals in Winter
Warm-blooded' Animals in Winter

How Plants Survive in Winter
How Plants Survive Winter
Seeds and the Conditions Needed for Seed germination
Underground Storage Organs
Trees in Winter

Part XIX : Colonizing and Populating Habitats

Seeds and Spores
Introduction
Liverworts
Mosses
Ferns
Fungi

Animal Life Cycles and Dispersal
Introduction : Insects
What is an Insect?
Moulting
Complete Metamorphosis
Incomplete Metamorphosis

Asexual Reproduction
Asexual Reproduction : Reproducing without Sex Cells
Asexual Reproduction in Single-celled Organisms
Asexual Reproduction in Animals
Vegetative Reproduction
Vegetative Propagation

Sexual reproduction or Asexual reproduction?
Introduction
Sheep Breeding
Sexual Reproduction in Populations of Wild Animals and Plants

Part XX: How Organisms Communicate

The Effect of Stimuli on the Behaviour of an organism

Emitters and Receptors

Communication inside the Organism

Part XXI: The Heart and Blood System
Blood and Blood Vessels
The Heart and Heart Disease

Part XXII: The Interdependence of Living Things

Social Behaviour of Animals
Temporary and Permanent Groups of Animals
Groups which show social behaviour
Social Insects : Bees
Social Insects : Ants
Social Insects : Termites
In Conclusion

Special Relationships between Animals and Plants
Introduction
Mutualistic Relationships
Plant Parasites
Animal Parasites

The Ecosystem : An Interacting Community
Introduction
Food Chains
The Energy in Food Chains
Food webs
Competition Between Organisms
The Missing Link and The Control of Nature
Ecosystems : Examples

 

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