Biology 2e

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Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Pub Date: 2018

ISBN 13: 978-1-9471725-1-7

Publisher: OpenStax

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Reviewed by Thomas Giardina, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, on 5/22/2018.

This review will focuses specifically on a representative chapter—in this case, Chapter 7: Cellular Respiration. I compare the chapter from Biology … read more

 

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Reviewed by Dilrukshan Wijesinghe, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College, on 2/2/2018.

The book is comprehensive and suitable for use in a 2-semester (year long) college-level biology/science majors general biology sequence. It compares … read more

 

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Reviewed by Laura Lambert, Administrative and Professional Faculty, James Madison University, on 2/2/2018.

I focused in on Chapter 15: Genes and Proteins. I found that the level of detail is appropriate for a lower level undergraduate biology course. All … read more

 

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Reviewed by Chris Trimby, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware, on 2/2/2018.

The OpenStax Biology book has units and chapters that cover all of the major topics that one would consider for a general or introductory Biology … read more

 

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Reviewed by Karen Sirum, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, on 2/2/2018.

Core concepts for introductory level college course are addressed in sufficient detail, without overly complicating the material for this audience. … read more

 

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Reviewed by David Carlini, Associate Professor, American University, on 2/2/2018.

This text is very comprehensive, covering all topics that should be included in a two semester undergraduate introductory biology course for Biology … read more

 

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Reviewed by Paul Heideman, Professor, College of William and Mary, on 6/21/2017.

I am reviewing this textbook not for a first year course in introductory biology, but for a second-year one-semester course on the integrative … read more

 

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Reviewed by Stan Guffey, Faculty Scholar, University of Tennessee, on 6/21/2017.

Biology (OpenStax) is as comprehensive as, and follows the general topical format of a commercially available introductory biology textbook designed … read more

 

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Reviewed by Alex Werth, Professor, Hampden-Sydney College, on 6/21/2017.

The book is nicely comprehensive in its overall selection of units and chapters—all the basic components of any standard semester-long or year-long … read more

 

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Reviewed by Melissa Kilgore, Biology Instructor, Lane Community College, on 6/21/2017.

The textbook covers all of the major topics that I address in a year of non-majors biology.… read more

 

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Reviewed by Christopher Sorenson, Instructor, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, on 4/12/2017.

This text book is as comprehensive as the McGraw Hill and Pearson texts that we have been using. It includes both the cell biology and organismal … read more

 

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Reviewed by Shalini Upadhyaya, Associate Professor , Reynolds Community College, on 2/9/2017.

After having used the book for major’s biology course for the last 4 semester, I have pleased to say that I content is simple yet efficient and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Raj Nathaniel, Professor, Nicholls State University, on 2/9/2017.

This textbook is mostly suitable for 100 level introductory biology for non-majors. While not in detail, most of the material covered gives the … read more

 

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Reviewed by Theresa Spradling, Professor, University of Northern Iowa, on 2/9/2017.

This book is on par in scope with the commonly used Campbell Biology. The table of contents and index are useful, and the PDF is searchable. My … read more

 

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Reviewed by John Lepri, Professor (Biology), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, on 12/6/2016.

Spanning 47 chapters, the OpenStax "Biology" production is as comprehensive as its competitors. The contents list expands readily, and the names of … read more

 

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Reviewed by Pat Boleyn, Adjunct Faculty, Lane Community College, on 8/22/2016.

The text is comprehensive in its coverage of the typical materials for a non-majors introductory biology course at the 100 level. It has a good … read more

 

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Reviewed by Ken Carloni, Assoc. Professor, Science Dept. Chair, Umpqua Community College, on 8/22/2016.

Content Depth: A- The depth of content is largely appropriate for a 200-level Biology class. All texts tend to emphasize some areas over others, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jennifer Doherty, Senior Lecturer, University of Washington, on 8/22/2016.

This books covers the minimal basics, but not in great detail and isn't comprehensive by any means. There is no theme of how science works or is … read more

 

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Reviewed by Meagan Harless, instructor, Winona State University, on 8/22/2016.

The text covers essential content in sufficient detail for an introductory and/or non-majors biology survey type course. Many topics are covered at a … read more

 

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Reviewed by Lisa Turnbull, Instructor, Lane Community College, on 1/8/2016.

This text is fairly comprehensive. There are a few areas that I am pleasantly surprised by the detail included, but other areas where I am a little … read more

 

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Reviewed by Mark Platta, Faculty , Central Lakes College, on 1/8/2016.

Biology was very comprehensive in its covering of general biology topics and the "Link to Learning" feature allows the learner to expand the concept. … read more

 

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Reviewed by Ashley Gramza, Instructor, Colorado State University, on 1/8/2016.

This textbook is extremely comprehensive, almost too comprehensive. However, I now realize that instructors are encouraged to cut irrelevant material … read more

 

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Reviewed by Irving Allen, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, on 6/11/2015.

This is a very comprehensive textbook that provides an appropriate balance between the different fields of biology. The textbook explains very … read more

 

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Reviewed by Robert Sorensen, Professor, Minnesota State University Mankato, on 6/11/2015.

The 8 units this textbook, chemistry through ecology, sufficiently cover the range of topics that would be covered in an Introductory Biology series … read more

 

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Reviewed by Jessalyn Sabin, Instructor, Hibbing Community College, on 6/11/2015.

This textbook was comprehensively organized and populated with topics. It covered all of the subject areas that my current General Biology textbook … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kristyn VanderWaal, Faculty, Anoka Technical College, on 6/11/2015.

If you are looking for a majors level textbook that covers all the content covered in the vast majority of first semester biology course, this will … read more

 

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Reviewed by Tobili Sam-Yellowe, Professor, Cleveland State University, on 1/13/2015.

The text covers all areas of biology appropriate for first year biology students. Key terms are defined at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive … read more

 

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Reviewed by Joan Sharp, Senior Lecturer, Simon Fraser University, on 10/10/2013.

The text covers most necessary areas, but not always with clarity or accuracy. The index and glossary are fine. In Chapter 18, the text only … read more

 

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Reviewed by Kuo-Hsing Kuo, Associate Professor, University of Northern British Columbia, on 10/10/2013.

• The text appears to be very comprehensive. The index at the start of the text is very useful for navigation. • The glossary appears comprehensive, … read more

 

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Reviewed by Dr. Kate Pettem, Instructor, Biology, Camosun College, on 10/10/2013.
in collaboration with Dr. Charles Molnar

The text is well-written and easy to read and understand.… read more

 

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Chemistry of Life

2. The Cell

3. Genetics

4. Evolutionary Processes

5. Biological Diversity

6. Plant Structure and Function

7. Animal Structure and Function

8. Ecology

The Periodic Table of Elements

Geological Time

Measurements and the Metric System

About the Book

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.

The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan University
Jung Choi, Georgia Polytechnic University
Matthew Douglas, Grand Rapids Community College