A Synopsis of Biology

A Synopsis of Biology

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Author: W. B. Crow
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225326

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A Synopsis of Biology summarizes the entire field of biology using a telegraphic style. The discussions are organized around seven themes: form and structure (morphology); functions (physiology); organism and environment (ecology); evolution and heredity (genetics); plant classification (systematic botany); animal classification (systematic zoology); and applications of biology (applied biology). Comprised of seven sections, this book begins with a detailed account of the morphology of living and non-living things, followed by an assessment of the origin of life. The reader is then introduced to reproduction (vegetative, sexual, and asexual); plant and animal tissues; seeds and seedlings; and metameric segmentation. Subsequent chapters explore matter and energy; organic and inorganic compounds; dermal excretion and thermo-regulation; periodicity and seasonal phenomena; and the life of rivers and lakes. The book also examines parasitism; mating and courtship; natural, artificial, and sexual selection; cultivation of plants; and domestication of animals. This monograph will be useful to research workers, degree students, and others interested in biology.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Introduction

    Section I.—Form and Structure (Morphology)

    Chapter I.—Living and Non-Living

    II.—Origin of Life

    III.—Basic Patterns

    IV.—The Cell

    V.—Plants and Animals

    VI.—Vegetative Reproduction

    VII.—Asexual Reproduction

    VIII.—Sexual Reproduction

    IX.—Alternation of Generations

    X.—Development

    XL—Plant Tissues

    XII.—The Alga

    XIII—The Lichen

    XIV.—The Fungus

    XV.—The Liverwort and the Moss

    XVI.—The Fern and the Club-Moss

    XVII.—The Conifer and the Cycad

    XVIII.—The Flowering Plant

    XIX.—The Root

    XX.—The Stem

    XXI.—The Leaf

    XXII.—The Flower

    XXIII—The Fruit

    XXIV.—Seeds and Seedlings

    XXV.—The Protozoan

    XXVI.—Animal Tissues

    XXVII.—The Cœlenterate

    XXVIII.—Animal Organs

    XXIX.—The Echinoderm

    XXX.—Worms

    XXXI.—Metameric Segmentation

    XXXII.—Plant-Like Animals

    XXXIII.—Molluscs

    XXXIV.—Amphioxus

    XXXV.—Arthropods

    XXXVI.—Cyclostomes

    XXXVII.— The Dogfish

    XXXVIII.—The Bony Fish

    XXXIX.—The Amphibian

    XL.—The Reptile

    XLI.—The Bird

    XLII.—The Mammal

    XLIII.—Humanity

    Section II.—Functions (Physiology)

    XLIV.—Matter and Energy

    XLV.—Chemical Elements

    XLVI.—Inorganic Compounds

    XLVII.—Organic Compounds

    XLVIII.—Solutions

    XLIX.—The Colloidal State

    L.—Enzymes

    LI.—Digestion

    LII.—Absorption

    LIII.—Vitamins

    LIV.—Circulation

    LV.—Assimilation

    LVI.—External Respiration

    LVII.—Internal Respiration

    LVIII.—Fermentation

    LIX.—Excretion

    LX.—Dermal Excretion and Thermo-Regulation

    LXI.—Growth

    LXII.—Reproduction

    LXIII.—Endocrine Control

    LXIV.—Excitation

    LXV.—Conduction

    LXVI.—Response

    Section III.—Organism and Environment (Ecology)

    LXVII.—The Cosmic Background

    LXVIII.—The Inorganic Environment

    LXIX.—Distribution in Time: Epochs

    LXX.—Periodicity and Seasonal Phenomena

    LXXI.—Distribution in Space. Floras and Faunas

    LXXII.—Deep Sea Life

    LXXIII.—Life of the Shallow Seas

    LXXIV.—Between the Tides

    LXXV.—Life of Rivers and Lakes

    LXXVI.—Life of Ponds

    LXXVII.—The Soil

    LXXVIII.—Hidden and Burrowing Organisms

    LXXIX.—Herbs, Shrubs, and Trees

    LXXX.—Wet and Dry Habitats

    LXXXI.—Land Animals

    LXXXII.—Epiphytes and Climbers

    LXXXIII.—Life in the Air

    LXXXIV.—Saprophytism

    LXXXV.—Parasitism

    LXXXVI.—Parasitic Mites and Ticks

    LXXXVII.—Parasitics Insects

    LXXXVIII.—Parasitic Worms

    LXXXIX.—Parasitic Protozoa

    XC.—Parasitic Fungi

    XCI.—Disease Bacteria and Viruses

    XCII.—Parasitic Flowering Plants

    XCIII.—Insectivorous Plants

    XCIV.—Pests and Enemies

    XCV.—Food and Feeding

    XCVI.—Mating and Courtship

    XCVII.—Care of the Young

    XCVIII.—Communities of Individuals of the Same Species

    XCIX.—Communities of Individuals of Different Species

    Section IV.—Evolution and Heredity (Genetics)

    C—The Species

    CI.—The Natural System

    CII.—The Evolution Theory

    CIII.—Evidence from Comparative Anatomy

    CIV.—Evidence from Embryology

    CV.—Evidence from Fossils

    CVI.—Evidence from Physiology

    CVII.—Evidence from Distribution

    CVIII.—Natural Selection

    CIX.—Artificial Selection

    CX.—Sexual Selection

    CXI.—Inheritance of Acquired Characters

    CXII.—Variation

    CXIII.—Mendelism

    CXIV.—Neo-Mendelism

    CXV.—The Physical Basis of Heredity

    CXVI.—The Determination of Sex

    CXVII.—Mutation

    CXVIII.—Orthogenesis

    Section V.—Plant Classification (Systematic Botany)

    CXIX.—Algæ

    CXX. Lichenes

    CXXI.—Bacteria and Fungi

    CXXII.—Bryophta

    CXXIII.—Pteridophyte

    CXXIV.—Gymnospermia

    CXXV.—Glumifloræ

    CXXVI.—Liliifloræ

    CXXVII.—Spadicifloræ

    CXXVIII.—Apetalæ

    CXXIX. Polypetalæ

    CXXX.—Sympetalæ

    Section VI.—Animal Classification (Systematic Zoology)

    CXXXI.—Protozoa

    CXXXII.—Two-Layered Animals

    CXXXIII. Echinodermata

    CXXXIV.—Vermes=Helminthes

    CXXXV. Molluscoidea

    CXXXVI.—Mollusca

    CXXXVII.—Arthropoda

    CXXXVIII.—Pisces

    CXXXIX.—Amphibia

    CXL.—Reptilia

    CXLI.—Aves

    CXLII.—Mammalia

    Section VII.—Applications of Biology (Applied Biology)

    CXLIII.—Foods

    CXLIV.—Drugs

    CXLV.—Other Medical Applications

    CXLVI.—Cultivation of Plants

    CXLVII.—Domestication of Animals

    CXLVIII.—Fishing and Fisheries

    CXLIX.—Textiles

    CL.—Other Plant Products

    CLI.—Hunting and Hawking

    CLII.—Other Animal Products

    CLIII.—Veterinary Applications

    CLIV.—Perfumery and Cosmetics

    Section VIII.—The Technique of Biology (Biotechnology)

    CLV.—Cultures

    CLVI.—Breeding

    CLVII.—Preservation

    CLVIII.—Dissection

    CLIX.—Microscopy

    CLX.—Fine Structure Investigation

    CLXI.—Fixation

    CLXII.—Staining

    CLXIII.—Micro-Manipulation

    CLXIV.—Microtomy

    Index

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  • No. of pages: 1072
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225326

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