You won't just receive a textbook with "The Living World". We provide a wealth of presentation tools including textbook images in a variety of formats, Power Point outlines, and animations as well as online laboratories, activities and tutorials for students to help make teaching a little easier, and learning a lot more fun. Dr. George Johnson writes in an informal, friendly way, to engage as well as to teach. At every stage, students learn "how things work and why things happen the way they do." The emphasis is placed on telling a story rather than merely naming parts or giving definitions.
Part 1 The Study of Life 1 The Science of Biology 2 Evolution and Ecology Part 2 The Living Cell 3 The Chemistry of Life 4 Cells 5 Energy and Life Part 3 The Continuity of Life 6 How Cells Divide 7 Foundations of Genetics 8 How Genes Work 9 Gene Technology 10 Genomics Part 4 The Evolution and Diversity of Life 11 Evolution and Natural Selection 12 How We Name Living Things 13 The First Single-Celled Creatures 14 Advent of the Eukaryotes 15 Evolution of Multicellular Life Part 5 Plant Life 16 Evolution of Plants 17 Plant Form and Function 18 Plant Reproduction and Growth Part 6 Evolution of Animal Life 19 Evolution of the Animal Phyla 20 History of the Vertebrates 21 How Humans Evolved Part 7 Animal Life 22 The Animal Body and How it Moves 23 Circulation and Respiration 24 The Path of Food Through the Animal Body 25 How the Animal Body Defends Itself 26 The Nervous System 27 Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body 28 Reproduction and Development Part 8 The Living Environment 29 Ecosystems 30 Living in Ecosystems 31 Planet Under Stress Appendix A: Classification of Organisms Appendix B: Answers to Concept Reviews