Title Viva ICSE Biology 9
Subtitle As Per the Latest Syllabus Prescribed by the CISCE for Class IX
Author Dr. Renuka KauI
ISBN 9789388653923
List price Rs 495.00
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 300
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Viva Education
Published in India by Viva Education
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Worldwide
About the book


The book VIVA ICSE BIOLOGY for Class IX has been prepared with a hope that it will be able to meet the academic aspirations of the young inquisitive minds.

Salient Features of the Book:

  • Based on the latest syllabus of Biology prescribed for Class IX by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, year 2021
  • An informal, interactive style of presentation
  • A large number of questions (based on latest examination pattern), well-labelled diagrams, illustrations, tables, pictures, and flow charts
  • Topic-end assignments which can be used for class tests or homework
  • Boxed features highlight the important information related to different topics discussed
  • Activities, wherever required, to understand a topic in an interactive way
  • Pointwise summary, for a quick revision of contents, provided at the chapter-end


Chapter 1. Cell: The Fundamental Unit of Life • Living organisms are made up of cells • Discovery of the cell • Cell theory • Microscope – instrument for viewing cells • Cells • Basic structure of a cell • Cell organelles

Chapter 2. The Tissues • Differences between plant and animal tissues • Plant tissues • Animal tissues

Chapter 3. The Flower • Structure of a bisexual flower • Complete and incomplete flowers • Essential and non-essential whorls of a flower • Placentation • Inflorescence

Chapter 4. Pollination and Fertilisation • Pollination • Types of pollination • Agencies of cross-pollination • Fertilisation

Chapter 5. Seed – Structure and Germination • Structure of a seed • Types of seeds • Functions of cotyledons • Seed germination • Conditions for seed germination • Types of germination

Chapter 6. Respiration in Plants • Aerobic respiration • Anaerobic respiration • Significance of respiration • Process of respiration • Gaseous exchange in plants

Chapter 7. Diversity in Living Organisms • What is the basis of classification? • Importance of classification • Five Kingdom Classification

Chapter 8. Economic Importance of Bacteria and Fungi • Bacteria • Useful role of bacteria • Harmful role of bacteria • Fungi • Useful role of fungi • Harmful role of fungi

Chapter 9. Nutrition • Types of nutrition • Components of food • Balanced diet • Malnutrition • Deficiency diseases

Chapter 10. Digestive System • Digestive organs • Different types of teeth • Structure of a tooth • Absorption of food • Assimilation of food

Chapter 11. Skeleton – Movement and Locomotion • Functions of the skeleton • Types of joints • Disorders of joints • A simple study of the work of muscles

Chapter 12. Structure and Functions of Skin • Functions of the integument or skin • Structure of the skin • Derivatives of the skin •  Vasodilation and vasoconstriction in temperature regulation

Chapter 13. Respiratory System • Respiration • Respiration in humans • Mechanism of breathing • Control of breathing rate • Gas exchange in lungs • Transport of gases • Respiratory volumes • Effect of altitude on breathing

Chapter 14. Health and Hygiene • Significance of health • Value and benefits of good health • Disease • Vectors (disease carriers) • Diseases caused by bacteria • Disease caused by viruses • Diseases caused by protozoans • Diseases caused by helminths

Chapter 15. Aids to Health • Entry of microbes in our body • Antibodies • The immune system • Vaccination • Serum • Antitoxins • Antibiotics • Health aids • Health organisations • Role of red cross • World Health Organization (WHO)

Chapter 16. Waste Generation and Management • Sources of waste • Methods of safe disposal of waste • Methods of garbage disposal • Use of electrostatic precipitators and scrubbers • Biodegradable wastes • Non-biodegradable wastes • Waste prevention and management

About the Author:

Dr. Renuka Kaul has done her PhD in education from DBHPS University, Chennai. She has been dedicated for many years to the marathon task of brightening up the career of children deprived of resources and means to get proper education. She is the brain behind the path-breaking initiative to formulate and design video lectures based on different curricula with a view to reaching out to students from remote areas without adequate educational facilities. She has been at the forefront of several reputed institutions based in Delhi and Mumbai, serving in the capacity of Principal. She has authored numerous books on science and E.V.S. for students at different levels of learning. She is also credited with having written books on Teachers Eligibility Test (CTET, HTET). A recipient of Dr. S Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teachers award, Dr. Renuka Kaul also takes keen interest in creative writing with particular focus on the empowerment of women. Her work has been frequently featured in TV serials and Radio programmes.

Target Audience:

Students of ICSE class 9.


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