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Essentials of Living World

Essentials of Living World - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0073309354

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Essentials of Living World - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073309354

George B. Johnson and Jonathan Losos

ISBN13: 978-0073309354
ISBN10: 0073309354
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

In this Essentials version of George Johnson's textbook, The Living World which is often considered to be a student favorite. Dr. Johnson has written this 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". This Essentials textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook.

The strength of the second edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook to include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.

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. Molecules of Life
5. Cells
6. Energy and Life
7. Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun
8. How Cells Harvest Energy from Food

Part 3. The Continuity of Life

9. Mitosis
10. Meiosis
11. Foundations of Genetics
12. DNA: The Genetic Material
13. How Genes Work
14. The New Biology

Part 4. The Evolution and Diversity of Life

15. Evolution and Natural Selection
16. Exploring Biological Diversity
17. Evolution of Microbial Life
18. Evolution of Plants
19. Evolution of Animals

Part 5. The Living Environment

20. Ecosystems
21. Populations and Communities
22. Behavior and the Environment
23. Plant Under Stress

Part 6. Animal Life

24. The Animal Body and How It Moves
25. Circulation
26. Respiration
27. The Path of Food Through the Animal Body
28. Maintaining the Internal Environment
29. How the Body Defends Itself
30. The Nervous System
31. Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body
32. Reproduction and Development

Part 7. Plant Life

33. Plant Form and Function
34. Plant Reproduction and Growth

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