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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.

(41 reviews)

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Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Ruth Lawson, Otago Polytechnic


Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal's body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them.

(5 reviews)

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Biofundamentals 2.0

Michael Klymkowsky, University of Colorado

Melanie Cooper, Michigan State University


Our goal is to present the key observations andunifying concepts upon which modern biology isbased; it is not a survey of all biology! Onceunderstood, these foundational observations andconcepts should enable you to approach any biologicalprocess, from disease to kindness, from a scientificperspective.

(5 reviews)

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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.

(34 reviews)

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Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Eric Wong


Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it's a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class within the time constraints of a semester. Second, because it is a course that many students take, there is a greater opportunity to make an impact on more students' pocketbooks than if I were to start off writing a book for a highly specialized upper- level course. And finally, it was fun to research and write, and can be revised easily for inclusion as part of our next textbook, High School Biology.

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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.

(32 reviews)

Read more about Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Scott Flynn

Lisa Jellum

Jonathan Howard

Althea Moser

David Mathis

Christin Collins

Sharryse Henderson

Connie Watjen


This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

(1 review)

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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, wordor knowledge. Therefore, Biology is the science of Living Things. That is why Biology issometimes known as Life Science.

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Read more about Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

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.The organization and functioning of the human organism generally is discussed in terms of different levels of increasing complexity, from the smallest building blocks to the entire body. This Anatomy and Physiology preparatory course covers the foundations on the chemical level, and a basic introduction to cellular level, organ level, and organ system levels. There is also an introduction to homeostasis at the beginning.

(4 reviews)

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Human Biology

Willy Cushwa

Senior Contributors


This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format.

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Human Nutrition

Marie Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla

Alan Titchenal

Allison Calabrese

Cheryl Gibby

William Meinke

This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

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Read more about Introduction to Environmental Science: 2nd Edition

Introduction to Environmental Science: 2nd Edition

Caralyn Zehnder

Kalina Manoylov

Samuel Mutiti

Christine Mutiti

Allison VandeVoort

Donna Bennett


This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth's future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

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Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Roberta Hall, Oregon State University

Kenneth Beals, Oregon State University

Holm Neumann

Georg Neumann, Indiana University

Gwyn Madden, Grand Valley 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.

(7 reviews)

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

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

Susan McLaughlin, Queensborough Community College

Joan Petersen, 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.

(1 review)

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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. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology's art program enhances students' understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.

(9 reviews)

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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.

(1 review)

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Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Molly Smith

Sara Selby


Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

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Read more about Psychology as a Biological Science

Psychology as a Biological Science

Robert Biswas-Diener

Ed Diener, University of Utah


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.

(3 reviews)

Read more about Veterinary Histology

Veterinary Histology

Ryan Jennings

Christopher Premanandan

Veterinary Histology is a microscopic anatomy textbook focused on domestic species, including the dog, cat, cattle, horses, swine, and camelids. This digital textbook provides comprehensive, system-specific text as well as high-resolution, annotated images along with chapter-specific glossary of terms and learning objectives.

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