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Essentials of Living World

Essentials of Living World - 3rd edition

Essentials of Living World - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780077280079

ISBN10: 0077280075

Essentials of Living World by George Johnson - ISBN 9780077280079
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
International: No
Essentials of Living World by George Johnson - ISBN 9780077280079

ISBN13: 9780077280079

ISBN10: 0077280075

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 10

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Summary

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. 

Author Bio

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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