Essentials of The Living World

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-22
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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In this basic concepts version of our very successful The Living World, George Johnson has provided the fundamentals to understanding biology in a more condensed format while still integrating analogies and current issues which makes science relevant to the student.George Johnson's textbook has often been considered 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 this textbook is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the text 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 1 The Study of Life

1 The Science of Biology

2 Evolution and Ecology

Part 2 The Living Cell

3 The Chemistry of Life

4 Cells

5 Energy and Life

6 How Cells Acquire Energy

Part 3 The Continuity of Life

7 How Cells Divide

8 Foundations of Genetics

9 How Genes Work

10 The New Biology

Part 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

11 Evolution and Natural Selection

12 Exploring Biological Diversity

13 Evolution of Microbial Life

14 Evolution of Plants

15 Evolution of Animals

Part 5 The Living Environment

16 Ecosystems

17 Populations and Communities

18 Planet Under Stress

Part 6 Animal Life

19 The Animal Body and How it Moves

20 Circulation and Respiration

21 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

22 How the Animal Body Defends Itself

23 The Nervous System

24 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

25 Reproduction and Development

Part 7 Plant Life

26 Plant Form and Function

27 Plant Reproduction and Growth

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