Essentials of the Living World / Edition 4

Essentials of the Living World / Edition 4

by George Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073525472

ISBN-13: 9780073525471

Pub. Date: 08/31/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Essentials of 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". Essentials of The Living World focuses on concepts rather than terminology and technical information,…  See more details below

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Essentials of 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". Essentials of 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073525471
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
224,892
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

0 Studying Biology

Part 1 The Study of Life

1 The Science of Biology

Part 2 The Living Cell

2 The Chemistry of Life

3 Molecules of Life

4 Cells

5 Energy and Life

6 Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun

7 How Cells Harvest Energy from Food

Part 3 The Continuity of Life

8 Mitosis

9 Meiosis

10 Foundations of Genetics

11 DNA: The Genetic Material

12 How Genes Work

13 The New Biology

Part 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

14 Evolution and Natural Selection

15 Exploring Biological Diversity

16 Evolution of Microbial Life

17 Evolution of Plants

18 Evolution of Animals

Part 5 The Living Environment

19 Populations and Communities

20 Ecosystems

21 Behavior and the Environment

22 How Humans Influence the Living World

Part 6 Animal Life

23 The Animal Body and How It Moves

24 Circulation

25 Respiration

26 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

27 Maintaining the Internal Environment

28 How the Animal Body Defends Itself

29 The Nervous System

30 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

31 Reproduction and Development

Part 7 Plant Life

32 Plant Form and Function

33 Plant Reproduction and Growth

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