The Living World

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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You won't just receive a textbook with The Living World. We provide a wealth of presentation tools including textbook images in a variety of formats, Power Point outlines, and animations as well as online laboratories, activities and tutorials for students to help make teaching a little easier, and learning a lot more fun.Dr. George Johnson writes in an informal, friendly way, to engage as well as to teach. At every stage, students learn "how things work and why things happen the way they do." The emphasis is placed on telling a story rather than merely naming parts or giving definitions.

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

Part 3 The Continuity of Life

6 How Cells Divide

7 Foundations of Genetics

8 How Genes Work

9 Gene Technology

10 Genomics

Part 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

11 Evolution and Natural Selection

12 How We Name Living Things

13 The First Single-Celled Creatures

14 Advent of the Eukaryotes

15 Evolution of Multicellular Life

Part 5 Plant Life

16 Evolution of Plants

17 Plant Form and Function

18 Plant Reproduction and Growth

Part 6 Evolution of Animal Life

19 Evolution of the Animal Phyla

20 History of the Vertebrates

21 How Humans Evolved

Part 7 Animal Life

22 The Animal Body and How it Moves

23 Circulation and Respiration

24 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

25 How the Animal Body Defends Itself

26 The Nervous System

27 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

28 Reproduction and Development

Part 8 The Living Environment

29 Ecosystems

30 Living in Ecosystems

31 Planet Under Stress

Appendix A: Classification of Organisms

Appendix B: Answers to Concept Reviews

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