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Good Book August 1, 2014
Really helps outline the entire world we live in which is pretty awesome. Loved the book so much I had to come review it.
Essentials of The Living World: stars based on 2 user reviews.
Essentials of The Living World is often considered a student favorite. George Johnson has written this non-majors textbook from the ground up to be an engaging and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do". Essentials of The Living World focuses on concepts rather than terminology and technical information, and features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook.
Table of Contents
|The Study of Life|
|The Science of Biology|
|Evolution and Ecology|
|The Living Cell|
|The Chemistry of Life|
|Molecules of Life|
|Energy and Life|
|Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun|
|How Cells Harvest Energy from Food|
|The Continuity of Life|
|Foundations of Genetics|
|DNA: The Genetic Material|
|How Genes Work|
|The New Biology|
|The Revolution in Cell Technology|
|The Evolution and Diversity of Life|
|Evolution and Natural Selection|
|How We Name Living Things|
|The First Single-Celled Creatures|
|Advent of the Eukaryotes|
|Fungi Invade the Land|
|Evolution of Plants|
|Plant Form and Function|
|Plant Reproduction and Growth|
|Evolution of Animal Life|
|Evolution of the Animal Phyla|
|History of the Vertebrates|
|How Humans Evolved|
|The Animal Body and How It Moves|
|The Path of Food Through the Animal Body|
|Maintaining the Internal Environment|
|How the Body Defends Itself|
|The Nervous System|
|Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body|
|Reproduction and Development|
|The Living Environment|
|Populations and Communities|
|Behavior and the Environment|
|Planet Under Stress|
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