9780077280086

The Living World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077280086

  • ISBN10:

    0077280083

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/3/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

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". 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
Cells
Energy and Life
Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun
How Cells Harvest Energy from Food
The Continuity of Life
Mitosis
Meiosis
Foundations of Genetics
DNA: The Genetic Material
How Genes Work
The New Biology
Gene Technology
Genomics
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 Chapter20 Advent of the Eukaryotes
Fungi Invade the Land
Plant Life
Evolution of Plants
Plant Form and Function
Plant Reproduction and Growth
Evolution of Animal Life
Evolution of the Animal Phyla
History of the Vertebrates 27 How Humans Evolved
Animal Life
The Animal Body and How It Moves
Circulation
Respiration
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
Ecosystems
Populations and Communities
Behavior and the Environment
Planet Under Stress
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