Biology Textbooks

Read more about Microbiology


Contributor: Bruslind

Publisher: Open Oregon State

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

(5 reviews)


Read more about Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Contributor: Liachovitzky

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

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.

(10 reviews)


Read more about Microbiology


Contributor: Parker

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

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.

(18 reviews)


Read more about Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Contributor: Lawson

Publisher: WikiBooks

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.

(7 reviews)


Read more about General Biology

General Biology

Contributors: Doerder and Gibson

Publisher: WikiBooks

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.

(10 reviews)


Read more about Biofundamentals 2.0

Biofundamentals 2.0

Contributors: Klymkowsky and Cooper

Publisher: Michael Klymkowsky, Melanie Cooper

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.

(6 reviews)


Read more about Psychology as a Biological Science

Psychology as a Biological Science

Contributors: Biswas-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

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 PDF.

(10 reviews)


Read more about Basic Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 4e

Basic Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 4e

Contributor: Bergtrom

Publisher: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

A grasp of the logic and practice of science is essential to understand the rest of the world around us. To that end, the CMB3e iText (like earlier editions) remains focused on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology, and on showing students the relationship of cell structure and function. Rather than trying to be a comprehensive reference book, CMB3e selectively details investigative questions, methods and experiments that lead to our understanding of cell biology. This focus is nowhere more obvious than in the chapter learning objectives and in external links to supplementary material. The Basic CMB3e version of the iText includes links to external web-sources as well as the author’s short, just-in-time YouTube VOPs (with edited, optional closed captions), all embedded in or near relevant text. Each video is identified with a descriptive title and video play and QR bar codes.

(9 reviews)


Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Contributors: Hall, Beals, Neumann, Neumann, and Madden

Publisher: 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 Biology - 2e

Biology - 2e

Contributors: Clark, Choi, and Douglas

Publisher: 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.

(58 reviews)