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Overview

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". 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: 9780073256535
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/16/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.40 (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.

Jonathan Losos is a Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Losos's research has focused on studying patterns of adaptive ratiation and evolutionary diversification in lizards. The recipient of several awards including hte prestigious Theodosius Dobzhansky and David Starr Jordan Prizes for outstanding young evolutionary biologists, Losos has published more than 100 scientific articles.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Study of Life

Chapter 1 The Science of Biology

Chapter 2 Evolution and Ecology
Part 2 The Living Cell

Chapter 3 The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 4 Molecules of Life

Chapter 5 Cells

Chapter 6 Energy and Life

Chapter 7 Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun

Chapter 8 How Cells Harvest Energy from Food
Part 3 The Continuity of Life

Chapter 9 Mitosis

Chapter 10 Meiosis

Chapter 11 Foundations of Genetics

Chapter 12 DNA: The Genetic Material

Chapter 13 How Genes Work
Part 4 The New Biology

Chapter 14 Gene Technology

Chapter 15 Genomics

Chapter 16 The Revolution in Cell Technology
Part 5 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

Chapter 17 Evolution and Natural Selection

Chapter 18 How We Name Living Things

Chapter 19 The First Single-Celled Creatures

Chapter20 Advent of the Eukaryotes

Chapter 21 Fungi Invade the Land
Part 6 Plant Life

Chapter 22 Evolution of Plants

Chapter 23 Plant Form and Function

Chapter 24 Plant Reproduction and Growth
Part 7 Evolution of Animal Life

Chapter 25 Evolution of the Animal Phyla

Chapter 26 History of the Vertebrates

27 How Humans Evolved
Part 8 Animal Life

Chapter 28 The Animal Body and How It Moves

Chapter 29 Circulation

Chapter 30 Respiration

Chapter 31 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

Chapter 32 Maintaining the Internal Environment

Chapter 33 How the Body Defends Itself

Chapter 34 The Nervous System

Chapter 35 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

Chapter 36 Reproduction and Development
Part 9 The Living Environment

Chapter 37 Ecosystems

Chapter 38 Populations and Communities

Chapter 39 Behavior and the Environment

Chapter 40 Planet Under Stress
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