How are living things different from nonliving things? Be specific
Living things can reproduce, not only from parent to offspring but also their own cells, nonliving things cannot. Asking to be specific on this subject is like asking someone to go into detail about why blue is blue.
Living things are alive, Nonliving things aren't. Kinda gives it away in their names "Living" and "Nonliving"
Living things are different from non living things in their physical and structural functions. Living things grow, breathe, move, reproduce and respond to stimuli. All these capabilities are not present with non living things. Visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/science/samples/pages/livenonlivethings.aspx for more details.