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About this book
About this book
New edition of this undergraduate textbook teaching us how things work and why things happen the way they do.
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
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.