Essentials of The Living World is often considered a student
favorite. George Johnson has written this non-majors 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". Essentials of The Living World focuses on concepts rather than
terminology and technical information, and features a
straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media
assets to enhance the content of the textbook.