Natural Sciences - Biology

Anatomy and Physiology

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. A&P is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. 

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(35 reviews)

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Ruth Lawson, Otago Polytechnic

This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works.

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(3 reviews)

Biofundamentals 2.0

Melanie M. Cooper, Michigan State University
Michael W. Klymkowsky, University of Colorado

The goal of this book is to present the key observations and unifying concepts upon which modern biology is based.

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(5 reviews)

Biology 2e

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

 

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(29 reviews)

Concepts of Biology

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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(29 reviews)

General Biology

Paul Doerder, Cleveland State University
Ralph Gibson, Cleveland State University

The word biology means, "the science of life", from the Greek bios, life, and logos, word
or knowledge. 

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(3 reviews)

Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Carlos Liachovitzky, Bronx Community College

The overall purpose of this preparatory course textbook is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

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(3 reviews)

Introduction to Human Osteology

Georg Neumann, Indiana University
Gwyn Madden, Grand Valley State University
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals, Oregon State University
Roberta Hall, Oregon State University

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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(7 reviews)

Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

Joan Petersen, Queensborough Community College
Susan McLaughlin, Queensborough Community College

The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.

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(1 review)

Microbiology

Nina Parker, Shenandoah University

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors.

 

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Microbiology

Linda Bruslind, Oregon State University

In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.

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(1 review)

Psychology as a Biological Science

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on biological aspects of psychology. This includes more content related to neuroscience methods, the brain and the nervous system. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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(3 reviews)