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Viviparity

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines reproduction in animals that give birth to live offspring (viviparity). It considers viviparity as an adaptation evolved in diverse situations as a solution to diverse problems. The booklet uses the term '...

The Dynamics of Competition and Predation

Produced in 1976 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to the ecology of competition and predation. Both processes are important in affecting the size, stability and distribution of populations. On a different time scale, they result in the...

Plants and Temperature

Produced in 1977 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the influence of temperature on plant growth and development. Temperature is the single most important factor controlling plant distribution on a world-wide scale, and it also has a major effect on crop...

The Ecology of Streams and Rivers

Produced in 1980 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet gives an introduction to the ecology of running water. The principal theme considers patterns in the distribution of organisms and community organization. The aim is to define some general principles and unifying...

The Body Fluids and Their Functions

Produced in 1967 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet intends to give an outline of the main features of the moving and circulating body fluids. Without the circulation of blood or haemolymph, the transport of metabolites and constancy of internal composition cannot be...

Biological Clocks

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet looks at the biological rhythms that influence the activities of living organisms.

The booklet contains sections that look at topics including:
* Types of biological clock
* Daily, tidal, lunar and...

Growth Regulators in Crop Production

Produced in 1981 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet examines the regulation of plant growth by hormones. Examples are given to illustrate their applications in propagation, and in the control of growth, fruiting, senescence and dormancy. Attention is drawn to some of...

Vocal Communication in Birds

Produced in 1979 by the Institute of Biology as part of its Studies in Biology series, this booklet explores how and why birds use song to communicate with each other.

The resource looks at how the sound is produced and heard and explains the results of sonogram recordings. It also investigates the...

Interim Report: the Teaching of Modern Physics

The Teaching of Modern Physics was written by the Modern Physical Sciences Committee of the Science Masters Association. It includes demonstration and class experiments, and suggested equipment for teachers for the following topics:

- Evidence for the particulate nature of matter
- Experimental...

Power Station Project

The Power Station Project is a simulated case study from the Science in Society series dealing with the various decisions that have to be made when a new power station is being planned. It was designed as an integral part of the Energy section of the Science in Society course. It is assumed that an Electricity...

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