Variation in Living Things

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It seems obvious that a pig will never give birth to a puppy-but why should that be the case? Variation in species-such as blood groups and disposition to disease-and why variation is so important to their survival. The book also tackles common confusions about the science and shows how topics are relevant to the reader.

The Web of life series explains the basic life processes of living things an shows how living things are interdependent. It looks at how variation has benefits ...

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Overview

It seems obvious that a pig will never give birth to a puppy-but why should that be the case? Variation in species-such as blood groups and disposition to disease-and why variation is so important to their survival. The book also tackles common confusions about the science and shows how topics are relevant to the reader.

The Web of life series explains the basic life processes of living things an shows how living things are interdependent. It looks at how variation has benefits and limitations for the survival of organisms in specific habitats, and describes threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410944078
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: The Web of Life Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

The Same-but Different 4

A Closer Look at species 6

Generation to Generation 10

Variation and Environment 18

Variation and Evolution 24

Case Study: Cuckoo in the Nest 28

Case Study: Blood Groups 30

Insect Societies 32

Artificial Variation 34

Food Variety 42

Glossary 44

Find out More 46

Index 48

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