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The Living World

The Living World

Grade Levels: 13
By George Johnson
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
MHID: 0078024218
ISBN 13: 9780078024214

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New Features

NEW!!! The student's learning path through each chapter is a journey that attempts to convert learning objectives into realised learning outcomes.

  • Each chapter is now broken into conceptual blocks, each block introduced with a targeted learning objective that pinpoints the concept or process that is the focus of the block.
  • Each block is completed with a “putting the concept to work“ question that requires the student to draw a conclusion from what he or she has learned.
  • The success of this transformation is assessed again at the end of the chapter, where each learning objective is linked to a specific learning outcome summarised at the end of the chapter, and to Bloom-based end of-chapter questions, each linked to a specific learning outcome in Connect.

    NEW!!! LearnSmart for Johnson: The Living World, 8e
    Bright futures begin with a smarter way to learn. LearnSmart monitors students' learning styles as it teaches and adapts instantly based on their performance.

  • Measure - Assess and monitor students levels.
  • Adapt - Provide interactive assessments based on strengths & weaknesses.
  • Empower - Map out a personalised plan for successful learning.

    Inquiry and Analysis - This feature appears at the end of all chapters and is intended to help students with developing their skills in analysing and interpreting data. The author provides a 2-page discussion on the presentation of data in Chapter 1, introducing the students to the concepts of variables, relationships between variables, and presentation of data in various types of graphs. To reinforce this concept, the Inquiry and Analysis sections present the student with experimental data and help them analyze the data with a set of questions that walks them through the data.


  • Key Features

    Accessible design

    Chapter Zero - Learning How To Learn Is designed specifically by George Johnson to help students understand how to use their biology textbook and understand the very basic but essentials learning tools to studying:

  • How To Take Notes
  • How to Use Notes Effectively with the book
  • Can A Student Graph?
  • Can A Student Analyze Data?
  • Can A Student Research Conclusions?

    Linking Arrows Bold GREEN and BLUE Arrows point a student to an earlier place in the text or to an upcoming topic where an important related concept or finding has been or will be discussed.

  • The Living World

    Chapter 0 Studying Biology
    UNIT 1 THE STUDY OF LIFE
    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 Genomics and Biotechnology
    UNIT 4 THE EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE
    Chapter 14 Evolution and natural selection
    Chapter 15 How We name Living things
    Chapter 16 Prokaryotes: the First single-CelledCreatures
    Chapter 17 Protists: Advent of the eukaryotes
    Chapter 18 Fungi Invade the Land
    UNIT 5 EVOLUTION OF ANIMALS
    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 the Author

    George Johnson

    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.