Essentials of The Living World / Edition 3

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Overview

A student favorite, this engaging text, now presented with a new single column format, is rich with student-oriented applications and illustrations that drive the learning. Written from scratch to be an appealing and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do", this Essentials text features a straightforward, clear writing style with ample use of analogies to help students relate new material to familiar things. NEW digital assets for the 3rd edition include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.

Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077280079
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 376,390
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (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

Essentials of the Living World 1 The Science of Biology 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 8 Mitosis 9 Meiosis 10 Foundations of Genetics 11 DNA: The Genetic Material 12 How Genes Work 13 The New Biology 14 Evolution and Natural Selection 15 Exploring Biological Diversity 16 Evolution of Microbial Life 17 Evolution of Plants 18 Evolution of Animals 19 Populations and Communities 20 Ecosystems 21 Behavior and the Environment 22 How Human Influence the Living World 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 Body Defends Itself 29 The Nervous System 30 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body 31 Reproduction and Development 32 Plant Form and Function 33 Plant Reproduction and Growth

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