Natural & Physical Sciences

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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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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Astronomy

Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
David Morrison, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (Emeritus)

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses.

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(1 review)

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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(1 review)

Biology

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Biology is grounded in an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some topics have been condensed and combined; for example, phylogenetic trees are presented in the various ways they are currently being developed by scholars, so instructors can adapt their teaching to the approach that works best in their classroom. The book also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

 

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(19 reviews)

Calculus-Based Physics I

Jeffrey Schnick, Saint Anselm College

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.  

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(1 review)

Calculus-Based Physics II

Jeffrey Schnick, Saint Anselm College

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.  

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Cell and Molecular Biology 2e: What We Know & How We Found Out

Gerald Bergtrom, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Like its predecessor, the interactive electronic text (iText) Cell and Molecular Biology 2e: What We Know & How We Found Out focuses on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology. It was written to serve as the introductory biology course for biology majors with high school chemistry and biology prerequisites as well as for “gateway” cell and molecular biology courses for students with a college-level general biology and general chemistry course background. 

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(4 reviews)

Chemistry

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Chemistry is designed for the two-semester general chemistry course. For many students, this course provides the foundation to a career in chemistry, while for others, this may be their only college-level science course.

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(9 reviews)

Chemistry: Atoms First

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Chemistry: Atoms First is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association. 

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(3 reviews)

College Physics

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

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(16 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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Fundamentals of Compressible Flow Mechanics

Genick Bar-Meir

This book deals with an introduction to the flow of compressible substances (gases). The main difference between compressible flow and almost incompressible flow is not the fact that compressibility has to be considered. Rather, the difference is in two phenomena that do not exist in incompressible flow. The first phenomenon is the very sharp discontinuity (jump) in the flow in properties. The second phenomenon is the choking of the flow. Choking is when downstream variations don't effect the flow. Though choking occurs in certain pipe flows in astronomy, there also are situations of choking in general (external) flow.

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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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General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

Bruce Averill, Strategic Energy Security Solutions
Patricia Eldredge, R.H. Hand, LLC

The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry.

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(2 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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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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Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Robert H. Stewart, Texas A&M University

This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.  Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.

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Introductory Chemistry

David W. Ball, Cleveland State University

David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry, to the market with a fresh theme that will be sure to hold student interest: "Chemistry is Everywhere." Introductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.

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Light and Matter

Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College

This is an introductory text intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors, or for AP Physics B. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. 

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Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Robert S. Yeats, Oregon State University

In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

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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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(3 reviews)

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Michael R. W. Dawson, University of Alberta

Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field.

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Natural Resources Biometrics

Diane Kiernan, SUNY ESF

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing

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(2 reviews)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques

Lisa Nichols, Butte Community College

This resource was created by Lisa Nichols (chemistry faculty at Butte Community College in Northern California) as a result of an academic sabbatical leave in the Fall-2015 to Spring 2016 term. The target audience are undergraduate students in organic chemistry.

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Physical Geology

Steven Earle, Vancouver Island University

Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more.

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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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Psychology as a Social Science

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics. 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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Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. IV: The Quantum of Change

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and space move? The answer leads to many adventures; this volume presents those due to the discovery that there is a smallest change value in nature. 

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. I: Fall, Flow, and Heat

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best of them in the domain of everyday life.

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and empty space move leads to many adven- tures. This volume presents the best of them in the domains of relativity and cosmology. In the study of motion – physics – special and general relativity form two important building blocks.

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. III: Light, Charges, and Brains

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the adventures one encounters when exploring everything electric.

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. V: Motion Inside Matter - Pleasure, Technology, and Stars

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how bodies, images and empty space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best adventures about the motion inside people, inside animals, and inside any other type of matter – from the largest stars to the smallest nuclei.

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The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is intensely curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and empty space move? The answer leads to many adventures, and this book presents one of the best of them: the search for a precise, unified and final description of all motion.

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The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Dr David W Ball, Cleveland State University
Dr John W Hill, University of Wisconsin
Dr Rhonda J Scott, Southern Adventist University

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is for the one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course. The authors designed this textbook from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course. It is 20 chapters in length and approximately 350-400 pages; just the right breadth and depth for instructors to teach and students to grasp.

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University Physics Volume 1

Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University
Samuel Ling, Truman State University

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves.

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(2 reviews)

University Physics Volume 2

Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University
Samuel Ling, Truman State University

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism.

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University Physics Volume 3

Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University
Samuel Ling, Truman State University

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. 

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