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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077280086
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 832
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.00 (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.

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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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