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The Living World
The Living World

The Living World

ISBN10: 1265351066 | ISBN13: 9781265351069
By George Johnson and Joel Bergh

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The Living World is often considered a studentfavorite, focusing on concepts rather than terminology and technicalinformation.  It features a straightforward,conversational writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance thecontent of the textbook. Every chapter of this 11th edition focuses directly onthe relevance of its content to today’s students. The 11th edition of TheLiving World includes contributions and pedagogy from new coauthor, Dr.Joel Bergh.

Unit 1
1. The Science of Biology

Unit 2
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

Unit 3
8. Mitosis
9. Meiosis
10. Foundations of Genetics
11. DNA: The Genetic Material
12. How Genes Work
13. Genomics and Biotechnology

Unit 4
14. Evolution and Natural Selection
15. How We Name Living Things
16. Prokaryotes: The First Single-Celled Creatures
17. Protists: Advent of the Eukaryotes
18. Fungi Invade the Land

Unit 5 Evolution of Plants
19. Plant Form and Function
20. Plant Reproduction and Growth

Unit 6
21. Evolution of the Animal Phyla
22. History of the Vertebrates
23. How Humans Evolved

Unit 7
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 Animal Body Defends Itself
30. The Nervous System
31. The Senses
32. Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body
33. Reproduction and Development

Unit 8
34. Populations and Communities
35. Ecosystems
36. Behavior and the Environment
37. Human Influences on the Living World 

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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

Joel Bergh


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