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Living World

Living World - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0077280086

Cover of Living World 6TH 10 (ISBN 978-0077280086)
ISBN13: 978-0077280086
ISBN10: 0077280083
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2010
International: No

List price: $183.00

Living World - 6TH 10 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077280086

George B. Johnson

ISBN13: 978-0077280086
ISBN10: 0077280083
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 10
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2010
International: No
Summary

Cutting edge biological concepts delivered with a greater emphasis on evolution and a logical use of analogies.

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

The strength of this 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.

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

Unit 1 The Study of LifeChapter 0 Studying BiologyChapter 1 The Science of BiologyUnit 2 The Living CellChapter 2 The Chemistry of LifeChapter 3 Molecules of LifeChapter 4 CellsChapter 5 Energy and LifeChapter 6 Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the SunChapter 7 How Cells Harvest Energy from FoodUnit 3 The Continuity of LifeChapter 8 MitosisChapter 9 Meiosis Chapter 10 Foundations of GeneticsChapter 11 DNA: The Genetic MaterialChapter 12 How Genes WorkChapter 13 The New BiologyUnit 4 The Evolution and Diversity of LifeChapter 14 Evolution and Natural SelectionChapter 15 How We Name Living ThingsChapter 16 The First Single-Celled CreaturesChapter 17 Advent of the EukaryotesChapter 18 Fungi Invade the LandUnit 5 Evolution of Animal LifeChapter 19 Evolution of the Animal PhylaChapter 20 History of the VertebratesChapter 21 How Humans EvolvedUnit 6 Animal LifeChapter 22 The Animal Body and How It MovesChapter 23 CirculationChapter 24 RespirationChapter 25 The Path of Food Through the Animal BodyChapter 26 Maintaining the Internal EnvironmentChapter 27 How the Animal Body Defends ItselfChapter 28 The Nervous SystemChapter 29 The SensesChapter 30 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal BodyChapter 31 Reproduction and DevelopmentUnit 7 Plant LifeChapter 32 Evolution of PlantsChapter 33 Plant Form and FunctionChapter 34 Plant Reproduction and GrowthUnit 8 The Living EnvironmentChapter 35 Populations and CommunitiesChapter 36 EcosystemsChapter 37 Behavior and the EnvironmentChapter 38 Human Influences on the Living World