Essential Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • Authors
  • D. F. Horrobin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Physics, chemistry, and biology. Introduction

  3. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 5-13
    3. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 14-23
  4. Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 27-42
    3. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 43-48
    4. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 49-56
    5. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 57-65
    6. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 66-73
  5. Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 77-85
    3. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 86-96
    4. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 97-108
    5. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 109-117
    6. D. F. Horrobin
      Pages 118-119
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 121-125

About this book


of these subjects and should be kept constantly at hand so that it can readily be consulted when difficult topics arise. I hope that it may succeed in reducing the fear with which many nurses face the sciences with which the book deals. Section 1 BIOLOGY 2 The cell and its requirements The world of living things is conveniently and conven­ tionally divided into two great groups, the animals and the plants. Broadly speaking the important feature which distinguishes plants is that they can manufacture most of the substances they require by trapping and using various forms of outside energy, in particular the energy of sunlight. In the process of photosynthesis they utilize the energy of light to build up complex chemical substances from relatively simple ones. In contrast, animals lack the ability to use light or any other form of outside energy. Instead they must obtain the energy they require by breaking down complex substances which ultimately they always obtain from plants. Plant-eating animals such as cows and sheep obtain these substances directly. Carnivores obtain them indirectly after they have passed through the bodies of other animals.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85200-011-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6118-3
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