9780697360618

The Living World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780697360618

  • ISBN10:

    069736061X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/1999
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill College Div
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Summary

Cutting edge biological concepts delivered with a greater emphasis on evolution and a logical use of analogies. George Johnson's textbook, "The Living World" is often considered to be a student favorite. Dr. 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,"" This authoritative textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. The strength of the fifth edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook to include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.

Table of Contents

PART ONE THE STUDY OF LIFE
The Science of Biology
2(16)
Evolution and Ecology
18(24)
PART TWO THE LIVING CELL
The Chemistry of Life
42(30)
Cells
72(30)
Energy and Life
102(32)
PART THREE THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE
How Cells Divide
134(26)
Foundations of Genetics
160(26)
How Genes Work
186(24)
Gene Technology
210(22)
PART FOUR THE EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE
Evolution and Natural Selection
232(28)
How We Name Living Things
260(16)
The First Single-Celled Creatures
276(24)
Advent of the Eukaryotes
300(20)
Evolution of Multicellular Life
320(16)
PART FIVE PLANT LIFE
Evolution of Plants
336(22)
Plant Form and Function
358(20)
Plant Reproduction and Growth
378(20)
PART SIX EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL LIFE
Evolution of the Animal Phyla
398(38)
History of the Vertebrates
436(24)
How Humans Evolved
460(20)
PART SEVEN ANIMAL LIFE
The Animal Body and How It Moves
480(28)
Circulation and Respiration
508(30)
The Path of Food Through the Animal Body
538(32)
How the Animal Body Defends Itself
570(24)
The Nervous System
594(32)
Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body
626(18)
Reproduction and Development
644(24)
PART EIGHT THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Ecosystems
668(28)
Living in Ecosystems
696(30)
Planet Under Stress
726

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