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Essentials of the Living World

ISBN-10: 0073309354

ISBN-13: 9780073309354

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: George B. Johnson, Jonathan B. Losos, William C. Ober, Claire W. Garrison

List price: $107.50
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Cutting edge biological concepts delivered with a greater emphasis on evolution and a logical use of analogies. In this Essentials version of George Johnson's textbook, The Living World which is often considered to be a student favorite. Dr. Johnson has written this 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". This Essentials textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. The strength of the second edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook to include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.
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Book details

List price: $107.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

Jonathan B. Lososis Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

The Study of Life
The Science of Biology
Evolution and Ecology
The Living Cell
The Chemistry of Life
Cells
Energy and Life
How Cells Acquire Energy
The Continuity of Life
How Cells Divide
Foundations of Genetics
How Genes Work
The New Biology
The Evolution and Diversity of Life
Evolution and Natural Selection
Exploring Biological Diversity
Evolution of Microbial Life
Evolution of Plants
Evolution of Animals
The Living Environment
Ecosystems
Populations and Communities
Planet Under Stress
Animal Life
The Animal Body and How it Moves
Circulation and Respiration
The Path of Food Through the Animal Body
How the Animal Body Defends Itself
The Nervous System
Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body
Reproduction and Development
Plant Life
Plant Form and Function
Plant Reproduction and Growth