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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

1 The Science of Biology

2 Evolution and Ecology

Part Two The Living Cell

3 The Chemistry of Life

4 Cells

5 Energy and Life

6 How Cells Acquire Energy

Part Three The Continuity of Life

7 How Cells Divide

8 Foundations of Genetics

9 How Genes Work

Part Four The New Biology

10 Gene Technology

11 Genomics

12 The Revolution in Cell Technology

Part Five The Evolution and Diversity of Life

13 Evolution and Natural Selection

14 How We Name Living Things

15 The First Single-Celled Creatures

16 Advent of the Eukaryotes

17 Fungi Invade the Land

Part Six Plant Life

18 Evolution of Plants

19 Plant Form and Function

20 Plant Reproduction and Growth

Section Seven Evolution of Animal Life

21 Evolution of the Animal Phyla

22 History of the Vertebrates

23 How Humans Evolved

Part Eight Animal Life

24 The Animal Body and How It Moves

25 Circulation and Respiration

26 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

27 How the Animal Body Defends Itself

28 The Nervous System

29 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

30 Reproduction and Development

Part Nine The Living Environment

31 Ecosystems

32 Populations and Communities

33 Behavior and the Environment

34 Planet Under Stress

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