The Living World

3.44 avg rating
( 34 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780078024177: The Living World

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.

The integration of text and the digital world are now complete with McGraw-Hill's ConnectPlus and LearnSmart. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About 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.

Contenuti:

Unit 1 The Study of Life

Chapter 0 Studying Biology

Chapter 1 The Science of Biology

Unit 2 The Living Cell

Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 3 Molecules of Life

Chapter 4 Cells

Chapter 5 Energy and Life

Chapter 6 Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun

Chapter 7 How Cells Harvest Energy from Food

Unit 3 The Continuity of Life

Chapter 8 Mitosis

Chapter 9 Meiosis

Chapter 10 Foundations of Genetics

Chapter 11 DNA: The Genetic Material

Chapter 12 How Genes Work

Chapter 13 The New Biology

Unit 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life

Chapter 14 Evolution and Natural Selection

Chapter 15 How We Name Living Things

Chapter 16 The First Single-Celled Creatures

Chapter 17 Advent of the Eukaryotes

Chapter 18 Fungi Invade the Land

Unit 5 Evolution of Animal Life

Chapter 19 Evolution of the Animal Phyla

Chapter 20 History of the Vertebrates

Chapter 21 How Humans Evolved

Unit 6 Animal Life

Chapter 22 The Animal Body and How It Moves

Chapter 23 Circulation

Chapter 24 Respiration

Chapter 25 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body

Chapter 26 Maintaining the Internal Environment

Chapter 27 How the Animal Body Defends Itself

Chapter 28 The Nervous System

Chapter 29 The Senses

Chapter 30 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body

Chapter 31 Reproduction and Development

Unit 7 Plant Life

Chapter 32 Evolution of Plants

Chapter 33 Plant Form and Function

Chapter 34 Plant Reproduction and Growth

Unit 8 The Living Environment

Chapter 35 Populations and Communities

Chapter 36 Ecosystems

Chapter 37 Behavior and the Environment

Chapter 38 Human Influences on the Living World

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Johnson, George
Published by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineerin (2011)
ISBN 10: 007802417X ISBN 13: 9780078024177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineerin, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11007802417X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
40.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Johnson, George
Published by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
ISBN 10: 007802417X ISBN 13: 9780078024177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Recycleabook
(West Carrollton, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 007802417X US STUDENT EDITION - Free Tracking number with every purchase. Satisfaction guaranteed. Orders ship within 1-2 business days. (Hawaii,Alaska, Puerto Rico and APO's, allow additional time for delivery.). Bookseller Inventory # Z007802417XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
46.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Johnson; Johnson, George
Published by Blacklick, OH, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill Higher Education (2011)
ISBN 10: 007802417X ISBN 13: 9780078024177
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 5
International Edition
Seller:
usbookshops
(Plano, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Blacklick, OH, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. International Edition. This is an International Edition. Brand New. Softcover/Paperback. Color Printed on High-Quality acid free paper. No APO and PO BOX address **Books may ship from Malaysia, USA and Australia. This is NOT the low quality India Edition**. Bookseller Inventory # 692

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
54.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.58
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Johnson, George
Published by McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
ISBN 10: 007802417X ISBN 13: 9780078024177
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
SGS Trading Inc
(Franklin Lakes, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 007802417X New US Edition Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Bookseller Inventory # Z007802417XZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
101.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds