Natural Sciences Textbooks

Read more about Veterinary Histology

Veterinary Histology

Contributors: Jennings and Premanandan

Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

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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Read more about Human Nutrition

Human Nutrition

Contributors: Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, Titchenal, Calabrese, Gibby, and Meinke

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

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 Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls

Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls

Contributor: Woolf

Publisher: openmichigan

Process controls is a mixture between the statistics and engineering discipline that deals with the mechanism, architectures, and algorithms for controlling a process. Some examples of controlled processes are:

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Read more about Human Biology

Human Biology

Contributor: Cushwa

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

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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Read more about Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Contributor: Wong

Publisher: Axolotl Academic Publishing Co

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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Read more about Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

Contributors: Zehnder, Manoylov, Mutiti, Mutiti, VandeVoort, and Bennett

Publisher: University System of Georgia

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 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Contributors: Flynn, Jellum, Howard, Moser, Mathis, Collins, Henderson, and Watjen

Publisher: University System of Georgia

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

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Read more about Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Contributors: Smith and Selby

Publisher: University System of Georgia

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 To Catch the Rain

To Catch the Rain

Contributor: Grafman

Publisher: Humboldt State University Press

To Catch the Rain is targeted at makers – DIYers looking for practical solutions to water problems for themselves or their communities. The book also provides an excellent overview of rainwater harvesting for students and teachers in environmental science, sustainable design, international development and engineering.

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Read more about Key Elements of Green Chemistry

Key Elements of Green Chemistry

Contributor: Lucia

Publisher: North Carolina State University

Green chemistry, in addition to being a science, it is also a philosophy and nearly a religion. Attendance at American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences will instill such an ideal into any attendant because of the nearly universal appeal and possibilities in this novel approach to radicalizing the business of doing science and engineering.

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