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Essentials of The Living World https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260219232.jpeg 6 2020 9781260219234 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." Essentials of 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.
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Essentials of The Living World

Essentials of The Living World, 6th Edition

ISBN10: 1260219232 | ISBN13: 9781260219234
By George Johnson

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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." Essentials of 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.

0 Studying Biology
Part 1 The Study of Life 
1 The Science of Biology 
Part 2 The Living Cell 
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 
Part 3 The Continuity of Life 
8 Mitosis 
9 Meiosis 
10 Foundations of Genetics 
11 DNA: The Genetic Material 
12 How Genes Work 
13 The New Biology 
Part 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life 
14 Evolution and Natural Selection 
15 Exploring Biological Diversity 
16 Evolution of Microbial Life 
17 Evolution of Plants 
18 Evolution of Animals 
Part 5 The Living Environment 
19 Populations and Communities 
20 Ecosystems 
21 Behavior and the Environment 
22 How Humans Influence the Living World 
Part 6 Animal Life 
23 The Animal Body and How It Moves 
24 Circulation and Respiration 
25 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body 
26 Maintaining the Internal Environment 
27 How the Animal Body Defends Itself 
28 The Nervous System 
29 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body 
30 Reproduction and Development 
Part 7 Plant Life 
31 Plant Form and Function 
32 Plant Reproduction and Growth


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About the Author

George Johnson

Dr. George B. Johnson is a researcher, educator, and author. Born in 1942 in Virginia, he went to college in New Hampshire (Dartmouth), attended graduate school in California (Stanford), and is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught freshman biology and genetics to undergraduates for over 35 years. Also Professor of Genetics at Washington University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson is a student of population genetics and evolution, authoring more than 50 scientific journal publications. His laboratory work is renowned for pioneering the study of previously undisclosed genetic variability. His field research has centered on alpine butterflies and flowers, much of it carried out in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. Other ecosystems he has explored in recent years include Brazilian and Costa Rican rain forests, the Florida Everglades, the seacoast of Maine, coral reefs off Belize, the ice fields and mountains of Patagonia, and, delightfully, vineyards in Tuscany.

A prolific writer and educator, Dr. Johnson is the author of seven nationally recognized college texts for McGraw-Hill, including the hugely successful majors texts Biology (with botanist Peter Raven) and three nonmajors’ texts: Understanding Biology, Essentials of The Living World, and  The Living World. He has also authored two widely used high school biology textbooks, Holt Biology and Biology: Visualizing Life. In the 30 years he has been authoring biology texts, over 3 million students have been taught from textbooks Dr. Johnson has written

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