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The Living World
The Living World

The Living World, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1260259056 | ISBN13: 9781260259056
By George Johnson

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The Living World is often considered a student favorite. George Johnson has written this introductory biology 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 straight forward,clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. George believes that ‘relevancy is the window’ in which students can learn biology. This is shown through every chapter of this 10th edition, which is focused directly on the relevance of its content to today’s students. When the discussion of a topic is linked to a student’s own experience, it does not seem so unapproachable, and the utility of learning it is far easier to accept.

Chapter 0 Studying Biology
Chapter 1 The science of Biology
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
Chapter 8 Mitosis
Chapter 9 Meiosis
Chapter 10 Foundations of Genetics
Chapter 11 DNA: the Genetic Material
Chapter 12 How Genes Work
Chapter 13 Genomics and Biotechnology
Chapter 14 Evolution and natural selection
Chapter 15 How We name Living things
Chapter 16 Prokaryotes: the First single-Celled Creatures
Chapter 17 Protists: Advent of the eukaryotes
Chapter 18 Fungi Invade the Land
Chapter 19 Evolution of the Animal Phyla
Chapter 20 History of the Vertebrates
Chapter 21 How Humans evolved
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
Chapter 32 Evolution of Plants
Chapter 33 Plant Form and Function
Chapter 34 Plant Reproduction and Growth
Chapter 35 Populations and Communities
Chapter 36 Ecosystems
Chapter 37 Behavior and the environment
Chapter 38 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


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