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AP08 - Anatomy Physiology - The Appendicular Skeleton
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This Free Mini MOOC provides Quick introduction to "Anatomy Physiology - The Appendicular Skeleton" in just a Single Week, on your Smartphone with Off-Line Access after initial onetime download ! This Mini MOOC provides following features:
01. Smartphone compatible Responsive Design
02. Glossary
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09. Very simple intuitive design which nurtures effective learning

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Interactive
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Reading
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Textbook
Author:
Dr Arun Jamkar
Dr Manoj Killedar
Dr Sanjay VArade
Anatomy and Physiology
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Published by 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. Anatomy and Physiology 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/Physiology
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Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Anatomy and Physiology
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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Mark Womble
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
Anatomy and Physiology
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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.

Color is used for pedagogical effect in A&P. Most art will consist of elegant black line, with the strongest line illustrating the most important structure(s) and shading used to show dimension and shape. Color (used only when needed) highlights and clarifies the primary anatomical or functional point of the illustration. Student focus is drawn to the most important learning point in each illustration, without distraction from excessive gradients, shadows, and loud highlights. The online book provides students with links to surgical videos, histology, interactive diagrams, and cadaver imagery at critical junctures. The text will publish in early June 2013.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
J. Betts, Peter DeSaix, Eddie Johnson, Jody Johnson, Oksana Korol, Dean Kruse, Brandon Poe, James Wise, Kelly Young
Anatomy and Physiology I
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Includes the study of the gross and microscopic structure of the systems of the human body with special emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, the systems of the human body, and mechanisms responsible for homeostasis.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
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Candela Courseware
Anatomy and Physiology II
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Includes sections on the Endocrine System, the Cardiovascular System, the Lymphatic and Immune System, the Respiratory System, the Digestive System, Nutrition, the Urinary System, the Reproductive System, and Development and Inheritance.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Applied Ecology
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Applied ecology is a framework for the application of knowledge about ecosystems so that actions can be taken to create a better balance and harmony between people and nature in order to reduce human impact on other beings and their habitats.

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Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Biochemistry Laboratory Manual For Undergraduates
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Biochemistry laboratory manual for undergraduates – an inquiry based approach by Gerczei and Pattison is the first textbook on the market that uses a highly relevant model, antibiotic resistance, to teach seminal topics of biochemistry and molecular biology while incorporating the blossoming field of bioinformatics. The novelty of this manual is the incorporation of a student-driven real real-life research project into the undergraduate curriculum. Since students test their own mutant design, even the most experienced students remain engaged with the process, while the less experienced ones get their first taste of biochemistry research. Inclusion of a research project does not entail a limitation: this manual includes all classic biochemistry techniques such as HPLC or enzyme kinetics and is complete with numerous problem sets relating to each topic.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
De Gruyter
Author:
Scott Pattison
Timea Gerczei-Fernandez
Biofundamentals: coreBIO
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Our goal is to present the key observations and unifying concepts upon which modern biology is based; it is not a survey of all biology! Once understood, these foundational observations and concepts should enable you to approach any biological process, from disease to kindness, from a scientific perspective. To understand biological systems we need to consider them from two complementary perspectives; how they came to be (the historic, that is, evolutionary) and how their structures, traits, and behaviors are produced (the mechanistic, that is, the physicochemical)

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Biology
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
Virtual Laboratories
Author:
Melanie M. Cooper
Michael W. Klymkowski
Biology
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Biology 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 clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Connie Rye
Jean DeSaix
Jung Choi
Robert Wise
Vladimir Jurukovski
Biology I
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An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors.  Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Author:
David Fernandez
Leslie Orzetti
Paula Rodgers
Biology II
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This template course was developed from generally available open educational resources (OER) in use at multiple institutions, drawing mostly from a primary work published by OpenStax College Concepts of Biology, but also including additional open works from various sources as noted in attributions on each page of materials.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out
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Like most introductory science textbooks, this one opens with a discussion of scientific method. A key feature is its focus on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology. Understanding how science is practiced and how investigators think about experimental results is essential to understanding the relationship of cell structure and function…, not to mention our relationship to the natural world. This is a free Open Education Resource (OER), covered by a Creative Commons CCBY license (check out the Preface!). Every chapter begins with learning objectives and links to relevant recorded lectures. As used by the author, the iText engages students with embedded “just-in-time” learning tools. These include instructor’s annotations (comments) directing students to animations or text of interest, as well as links to writing assignments and quizzes. These interactive features aim to strengthen critical thinking and writing skills necessary to understand cell and molecular biology, not to mention science as a way of thinking in general. Please excuse the marketing terms, but you can choose between Bronze, Silver, or Gold versions, reflecting increasing potential for student interaction with the iText. Download your choice of the iText or the sample chapter at one of the links below.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons
Author:
Gerald Bergtrom
Concepts of Biology
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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.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
Open Textbook Library
Author:
Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information presented in a way that is easy to read and understand. Even more importantly, the content should be meaningful. Students do much better when they understand why biology is relevant to their everyday lives. For these reasons, Concepts of Biology is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. We also strive to show the interconnectedness of topics within this extremely broad discipline. In order to meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, we maintain the overall organization and coverage found in most syllabi for this course. Instructors can customize Concepts of Biology, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Concepts of Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Current Frontiers and Perspectives in Cell Biology
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A numerous internationally renowned authors in the pages of this book present the views of the fields of cell biology and their own research results or review of current knowledge. Chapters are divided into five sections that are dedicated to cell structures and functions, genetic material, regulatory mechanisms, cellular biomedicine and new methods in cell biology. Multidisciplinary and often quite versatile approach by many authors have imposed restrictions of this classification, so it is certain that many chapters could belong to the other sections of this book. The current frontiers, on the manner in which they described in the book, can be a good inspiration to many readers for further improving, and perspectives which are highlighted can be seen in many areas of fundamental biology, biomedicine, biotechnology and other applications of knowledge of cell biology. The book will be very useful for beginners to gain insight into new area, as well as experts to find new facts and expanding horizons.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
InTechOpen
Environmental Biology
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This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodiversity, pollution, climate change, food production, and human population growth.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Environmental Biotechnology - New Approaches and Prospective Applications
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Taking into consideration the outstanding importance of studying and applying the biological means to remove or mitigate the harmful effects of global pollution on the natural environment, as direct consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of persistent and hazardous contaminants, the present book provides useful information regarding New Approaches and Prospective Applications in Environmental Biotechnology. This volume contains twelve chapters divided in the following three parts: biotechnology for conversion of organic wastes, biodegradation of hazardous contaminants and, finally, biotechnological procedures for environmental protection. Each chapter provides detailed information regarding scientific experiments that were carried out in different parts of the world to test different procedures and methods designed to remove or mitigate the impact of hazardous pollutants on environment. The book is addressed to researchers and students with specialties in biotechnology, bioengineering, ecotoxicology, environmental engineering and all those readers who are interested to improve their knowledge in order to keep the Earth healthy.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
InTechOpen
Essential Physiology
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Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students. The textbook follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage and organization were informed by hundreds of instructors who teach the course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. The artwork for this textbook is aimed focusing student learning through a powerful blend of traditional depictions and instructional innovations. Color is used sparingly, to emphasize the most important aspects of any given illustration. Significant use of micrographs from the University of Michigan complement the illustrations, and provide the students with a meaningful alternate depiction of each concept. Finally, enrichment elements provide relevance and deeper context for students, particularly in the areas of health, disease, and information relevant to their intended careers.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Nancy Aguilar-Roca
Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach
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This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide.

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Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Adrianna Sutton
Joan Deyoung
General Biology
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The word biology means, "the science of life", from the Greek bios, life, and logos, word or knowledge. Therefore, Biology is the science of Living Things. That is why Biology is sometimes known as Life Science.

Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where users from all over the world work together to write textbooks and other types of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimedia project, operated by the same group of people who run Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. You can edit this page, and almost all pages like it, at any time. That is the basic principle of Wikibooks: anyone can edit it.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: A Cellular Perspective
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"General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: A Cellular Perspective" is a textbook designed for a 10-week course in introductory cellular biology and chemistry. This textbook focuses more on the chemical nature of biological and cellular processes than the typical GOB course, which is generally more focused on molecular structure.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Healing Earth: Biodiversity
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This chapter of the Healing Earth e-textbook outlines the scientific meaning of biodiversity and utilizes Ignatian pedagogy to further a reader's understanding of biodiversity's meaning in terms of ethics, morality and spirituality . It includes a case study of the Mirrar people and the mining of uranium in Kakadu; the relationship between biodiversity and evolution; explanations of ecosystems and biomes; and major threats to biodiversity and the ethical, moral, and spiritual needs to counter those threats.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Healing Earth: Energy
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Meeting the energy needs of human beings depends on a thorough understanding of the science of energy. Acting to meeting those needs in an environmentally and socially responsible way depends on ethical analysis and spiritual reflection. As with every topic in Healing Earth, today's energy challenges must be approached from the standpoint of an integral ecology--a standpoint that integrates science, ethics, spirituality, and action.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Healing Earth: Global Climate Change
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Earth’s climate has always undergone change. However, modern climate change does not fit the long pattern of geologic history. In the past half century, the rate and extent of climate change has been extraordinary. This change is altering the planet by destroying healthy ecological balances that have been operating for millions of years. The authors of Healing Earth are dedicated to the task of slowing and stopping this destruction. We imagine an Earth restored for future generations. As we have done throughout Healing Earth, we invite you to imagine this with us and join this work.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Healing Earth: Introduction
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Healing Earth is an e-textbook that aims to provide scientific knowledge; aid students in thinking ethically as they study environmental science; identify their spirituality and how it relates to the natural world; and inform students of environmental activities around the world to inspire actions students can take within their own communities. The introductory chapter outlines this e-textbook's use of Ignatian Pedagogy framework, the scientific method, ethics and morality, spirituality, and action as it relates to environmental science with a particular focus on the teachings of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Healing Earth: Natural Resources
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All life depends on Earth's natural resources. In a tragic paradox, human beings are extracting needed, non-renewable resources at a rate that will exhaust the supply for future generations. It is imprudent to place all hope in a technological solution to this paradox. A change in human behavior will have to accompany any realistic attempt to preserve and protect Earth's precious natural resources.

Meeting this challenge must begin with a thorough understanding of the science behind natural resources. Similarly, any proposed actions will require careful ethical analysis and spiritual reflection. As with every topic in Healing Earth, natural resources must be approached from the standpoint of an integral ecology--a standpoint that integrates science, ethics, spirituality, and action.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Healing Earth: Water
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This chapter of the Healing Earth e-textbook outlines the water's physical structure and characteristics, describes the hydrologic cycle and shows the sources and uses of water. The chapter utilizes the Ignatian pedagogy to further a reader's understanding of water in terms of ethics, spirituality, and action. It includes a case study of the River Ganges.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Loyola University Chicago
Provider Set:
International Jesuit Ecology Project
Author:
Bill Anderson
Carolyn Martsberger
Christopher Peterson
Clyde Goulden
David Slavsky
George McGraw
Hilly Ann Roa-Quiaoit
Jaime Tatay
Jame Schaefer
Jennifer L. Snyder
Jesse Manuta
Jo Beth D'Agostino
Julie Belandres-Otadoy
Lazar Savari
Leonard Chiti
Luiz Felife Guanaes Rego
Meghan Toomey
Michael Schuck
Nancy Tuchman
Nélida Naveros Córdova
Nicholas Tete
Patrick Daubenmire
Paulus Wiryono
Pedro Linares
Pedro Walpole
Philip Nahlik
Ping Jing
Rachel Hart Winter
Rev. John S.J. Braverman
Shannon Jung
Stephen Mitten
Thomas Lovejoy
Veronica Gaylie
William French
Human Physiology
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Physiology The word physiology is from the Ancient Greek φυσιολογία (phusiología, "natural philosophy") and it is the study of how organisms perform their vital functions. An example is the study of how a muscle contracts or the force contracting muscles exert on the skeleton. It was introduced by French physician Jean Fernery in 1552. Physiology is built upon a tripod of sciences: physics, chemistry, and anatomy.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kevin Young
Identifying Noxious Weeds of Ohio
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No Strings Attached
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This identification guide provides technical descriptions and photos for Ohio’s 21 invasive and noxious weed species. These descriptions include information on habitat, life cycle, key plant characteristics, and a summary of problematic features. Photos included in this guide present the weed species at different stages of maturity for optimal identification aid. This book also provides information on Ohio’s noxious seed law, extension guides to weed control, and a quick guide to weed regulations in Ohio law.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Alyssa Lamb
Bruce Ackley
Cassandra Sheaffer
Dr. Mary Ann Rose
Mary A. Hoffelt
Introduction to Human Osteology
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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.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Grand Valley State University
Provider Set:
ScholarWorks@GVSU
Author:
Georg Neumann
Gwyn Madden
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals
Roberta Hall
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Read the Fine Print
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This course is intended for the student interested in the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: relate biological concepts to daily living; characterize biological principles common to all organisms; explain the significance of biological principles to other fields of study; recognize the common relationships among scientific fields; demonstrate skills in using laboratory equipment; apply and evaluate application of the scientific method; transfer and apply your biological knowledge to solve problems in different settings; explain how matter and energy are stored and transformed by living systems; explain how information is stored, copied, transferred, and expressed in biological systems; describe the structure and function of biological macromolecules; describe the structure and function of cellular components. This free course may be completed online at any time. It has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. (Biology 101B)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
An Introduction to Nutrition v1.0
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Textbook written by Community College and University faculty for non-majors in Nutrition using science and evidence based nutritional science information. This version was accessible in 2012. Material covers basic definitions, and nutrition related to healthy diet and the human body. Separate chapters on carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nutrients for fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidants, bone health, metabolism, body weight and the life cycle. Special features to aid in instruction for each chapter include: The “Learning Objectives”, “Big Idea” related to chapter themes, “Key Takeaways” and a “You decide” challenge to think about how topics relate to student’s life. “Discussion Starters”, “Videos” and “Exercises” are provided as well as links to choosemyplate.gov and other sources.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Beth Snow
Maureen Zimmerman
Kansas State University Human Nutrition (FNDH 400) Flexbook
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No Strings Attached
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FNDH 400 is a 3-hour, intermediate-level, nutrition course at Kansas State University taught on campus every spring semester, and all 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer) via the Division of Continuing Education. On campus most students in the class are majoring in Nutritional Sciences, Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition & Kinesiology, Athletic Training, and Dietetics. There is an increasing number of Biology, Life Sciences and other majors taking the course.

Students in addition to having access through Google Docs, can download the flexbook as an .odt, .pdf, .rtf, .doc, text, or html file giving them flexibility to use the document how they would like. Students can also choose whether they would like to read flexbook digitally or print and read on paper.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Kansas State University
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Brian Lindshield Ph.D.
Kimball's Biology Pages
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The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Professor John W. Kimball who taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Phillips Andover Academy before he retired. He now maintains this free biology book, constantly updated and set up for easy browsing and searching.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
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Kimball's Biology Pages
Author:
John W. Kimball
The Mathematics of Nutrition Science
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The Mathematics of Nutrition Science is a workbook designed to integrate and contextualize developmental mathematics into an introductory college level Nutrition class. Definitions and skills from Community College Level Elementary Algebra and Quantitative Literacy courses are explained through examples analyzing the nutritional content of different foods. The book contains exercises for students to practice these skills, and also to reflect on the concepts through short writing assignments aligned with developmental English. These materials could be used by Nutrition course instructor in many different ways, and are designed to be self-contained and require minimal mathematical instruction.

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Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
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CUNY Academic Works
Provider Set:
Queensborough Community College
Author:
Jennifer Maloy
Jonathan Cornick
Lana Zinger
Medicines by Design
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Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Working at the crossroads of chemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and engineering, pharmacologists are fighting disease in the laboratory and at the bedside.

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Life Science
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Textbook
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BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
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National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institute of Health
 US Department of Health and Human Services
Microbiology
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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.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
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Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Anh-Hue Thi Tu
Ann Auman
Ann Paterson
Ben Rowley
Brian M. Forster
Clifton Franklund
George Pinchuk
Graciela Brelles-Mariño
Mark Schneegurt
Mark Sutherland
Myriam Alhadeff Feldman
Nina Parker
Paul Flowers
Philip Lister
Summer Allen
Mt Hood Community College Biology 101
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BI101A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of cellular biology, exploring topics including the scientific method, parts of a cell, and how cells function. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.

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Biology
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Textbook
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Mt. Hood Community College
OpenOregon
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Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Mt Hood Community College Biology 102
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BI102A is a survey course that introduces the discipline of molecular biology and genetics, exploring topics including cell division, protein production, inheritance and gene regulation. This book focuses on putting those topics into an appropriate context for students who are not biology majors.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon