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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
|The Study of Life|
|The Science of Biology|
|Evolution and Ecology|
|The Living Cell|
|The Chemistry of Life|
|Energy and Life|
|How Cells Acquire Energy|
|The Continuity of Life|
|How Cells Divide|
|Foundations of Genetics|
|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 Section|
|Evolution of Animal Life|
|Evolution of the Animal Phyla|
|History of the Vertebrates|
|How Humans Evolved|
|The Animal Body and How It Moves|
|Circulation and Respiration|
|The Path of Food Through the Animal Body|
|How the Animal 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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