Essentials of the Living World / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073525471
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 144,066
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

George B. Johnson, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine. He is a prolific author of life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media. New to his list of works are the Explorations of Human Biology CD-ROM and the textbook Human Biology, both offered by Wm. C. Brown Publishers.

Johnson is acknowledged as an authority on population genetics and evolution variability, and he has published more than 50 research papers dealing with these and related topics. Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo can appreciate Johnson's work in the Living World, the educational center of which he is the founding director.

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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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