9780078024214

The Living World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078024214

  • ISBN10:

    0078024218

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/6/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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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.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 0 Studying Biology
UNIT 1 THE STUDY OF LIFE
Chapter 1 The science of Biology
UNIT 2 THE LIVING CELL
Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Life
Chapter 3 Molecules of Life
Chapter 4 Cells
Chapter 5 Energy and Life
Chapter 6 Photosynthesis: Acquiring energy from the sun
Chapter 7 How Cells Harvest energy from Food
UNIT 3 THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE
Chapter 8 Mitosis
Chapter 9 Meiosis
Chapter 10 Foundations of Genetics
Chapter 11 DNA: the Genetic Material
Chapter 12 How Genes Work
Chapter 13 Genomics and Biotechnology
UNIT 4 THE EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE
Chapter 14 Evolution and natural selection
Chapter 15 How We name Living things
Chapter 16 Prokaryotes: the First single-CelledCreatures
Chapter 17 Protists: Advent of the eukaryotes
Chapter 18 Fungi Invade the Land
UNIT 5 EVOLUTION OF ANIMALS
Chapter 19 Evolution of the Animal Phyla
Chapter 20 History of the Vertebrates
Chapter 21 How Humans evolved
UNIT 6 ANIMAL LIFE
Chapter 22 The Animal Body and How It Moves
Chapter 23 Circulation
Chapter 24 Respiration
Chapter 25 The Path of Food through the Animal Body
Chapter 26 Maintaining the Internal environment
Chapter 27 How the Animal Body Defends Itself
Chapter 28 The nervous system
Chapter 29 The senses
Chapter 30 Chemical signaling Within the Animal Body
Chapter 31 Reproduction and Development
UNIT 7 PLANT LIFE
Chapter 32 Evolution of Plants
Chapter 33 Plant Form and Function
Chapter 34 Plant Reproduction and Growth
UNIT 8 THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 35 Populations and Communities
Chapter 36 Ecosystems
Chapter 37 Behavior and the environment
Chapter 38 Human Influences on the Living World

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