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Essentials of the Living World
George Johnson's book Essentials of The Living World, ISBN 9780077280079 now in its 3rd Edition, is praised as a favorite among users thanks in part to a concise style of writing combined with clear-cut text features. Applications geared toward student-focus learning as well as the inclusion of various analogies make the text relatable for students and...
George Johnson's book Essentials of The Living World, ISBN 9780077280079 now in its 3rd Edition, is praised as a favorite among users thanks in part to a concise style of writing combined with clear-cut text features. Applications geared toward student-focus learning as well as the inclusion of various analogies make the text relatable for students and enhance their ability to connect new ideas to already familiar ones. Organizational features such as a new single column format as well as quality illustrations provide an appealing flow to this resource and allows for seamless delivery of information. Within the pages of Essentials of The Living World, George B. Johnson's knowledge and expertise are clearly evident. A professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis as well as a professor of genetics at the university's School of Medicine, he has a passion and creativity for authoring life science texts and curriculum products in a variety of media realms. Aside this information-packed text, Johnson has also written and published The Explorations of Human Biology CD-Rom as well as the textbook Human Biology. Johnson has devoted this book to all things life science and covers a myriad of topics within its 33 chapters. Basic topics such as biology, the chemistry and molecules of life, as well cells are combine with more complex processes such as photosynthesis, mitosis, and meiosis. Various genetics topics are discussed including the foundations of genetics, the genetic material within DNA, and how genes work. Various facets of evolution are presented as well as natural selection and biological diversity. Environmental concepts such as populations, communities, ecosystems, environmental behavior, and human influence on the living world are tackled. Lastly, specific attention is given to animal and plant body structure and function.
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