9780077474850

The Living World with Connect Plus Access Card

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077474850

  • ISBN10:

    0077474856

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/7/2011
  • 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. The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Study of Life

Chapter 1 The Science of Biology

Chapter 2 Evolution and Ecology

Part 2 The Living Cell

Chapter 3 The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 4 Molecules of Life

Chapter 5 Cells

Chapter 6 Energy and Life

Chapter 7 Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun

Chapter 8 How Cells Harvest Energy from Food

Part 3 The Continuity of Life

Chapter 9 Mitosis

Chapter 10 Meiosis

Chapter 11 Foundations of Genetics

Chapter 12 DNA: The Genetic Material

Chapter 13 How Genes Work

Part 4 The New Biology

Chapter 14 Gene Technology

Chapter 15 Genomics

Chapter 16 The Revolution in Cell Technology

Part 5 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

Chapter 17 Evolution and Natural Selection

Chapter 18 How We Name Living Things

Chapter 19 The First Single-Celled Creatures

Chapter20 Advent of the Eukaryotes

Chapter 21 Fungi Invade the Land

Part 6 Plant Life

Chapter 22 Evolution of Plants

Chapter 23 Plant Form and Function

Chapter 24 Plant Reproduction and Growth

Part 7 Evolution of Animal Life

Chapter 25 Evolution of the Animal Phyla

Chapter 26 History of the Vertebrates

27 How Humans Evolved

Part 8 Animal Life

Chapter 28 The Animal Body and How It Moves

Chapter 29 Circulation

Chapter 30 Respiration

Chapter 31 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

Chapter 32 Maintaining the Internal Environment

Chapter 33 How the Body Defends Itself

Chapter 34 The Nervous System

Chapter 35 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

Chapter 36 Reproduction and Development

Part 9 The Living Environment

Chapter 37 Ecosystems

Chapter 38 Populations and Communities

Chapter 39 Behavior and the Environment

Chapter 40 Planet Under Stress

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