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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
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Rice University
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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
Date Added:
03/06/2013
Anatomy and Physiology I & II (GHC)
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This Open Course is an adaptation of OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology and was created under a Round Nine ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

Topics covered include:

Chemical Organization
Cellular Organization
Tissue Organization
Integumentary System
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Nervous System
Endocrine System
Cardiovascular System
Lymphatic System
Respiratory System
Digestive System
Reproductive System

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
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Galileo Open Learning Materials
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Anatomy and Physiology Video Set (GHC)
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This set of anatomy videos illustrating parts of the human body was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation.

Topics include:

Axial Skeleton
Appendicular Skeleton
Muscles
Nervous System
Anatomy of the Senses

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Jason Christian
Veronica Morin
Date Added:
06/21/2018
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
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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. This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
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Wikibooks
Author:
Ruth Lawson
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Basic Cell and Molecular Biology 3e: What We Know & How We Found Out
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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.

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Biology
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Digital Commons
Author:
Gerald Bergtrom
Date Added:
11/26/2019
Biofundamentals 2.0
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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
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University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
Virtual Laboratories
Author:
Melanie M. Cooper
Michael W. Klymkowski
Date Added:
06/27/2016
Biology 101A Lab Packet
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Lab Manual for BIO101 at Mt Hood Community College. The associated textbook is available at https://openoregon.pressbooks.pub/mhccbiology101/

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Biology
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Activity/Lab
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OpenOregon
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
09/20/2016
Biology 2e
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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.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Jung Choi
Mary Ann Clark
Matthew Douglas
Date Added:
06/06/2019
Biology, The Cell, Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes, Components and Structure
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Understand the fluid mosaic model of cell membranesDescribe the functions of phospholipids, proteins, and carbohydrates in membranesDiscuss membrane fluidity

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Biology of Aging
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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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Biology
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Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
Jessica Kelly
Date Added:
05/13/2021
Biology of Human Reproduction
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This is a one-semester course covering various aspects of human reproduction, from anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems to genetics to assisted

reproductive technologies, etc. The text currently in use is not only expensive but also dated,

with a publication date of 2005. I will redesign the course to include all topics listed in the

college course description, in module format. I

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Biology
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Full Course
Provider:
Bristol Community College
Author:
Susan Barrett
Date Added:
05/01/2019
Biotechnology Foundations - 2nd Edition
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Given the broad definition of biotechnology applications and products, it is easy to see how there is enormous overlap within the fields of cellular biology, microbiology, chemistry, and biomedical engineering. It is the goal of this textbook to provide foundational knowledge to begin building your biotechnology toolkit and enter an exciting career of making a difference through biotechnology.

This textbook first explores the fundamentals of laboratory science and biotechnology. Unit 1 begins with a dive into the foundation of biology and chemistry by asking what is life and what are the molecules of life? The end of the unit offers a primer into laboratory science; preparing solutions and operating basic lab equipment. Unit 2 brings readers through a vital tool of biomanufacturing, understanding the growth and control of microbes. Many biotechnology products are made by harnessing the work of microbes, and this unit explores this invisible and intriguing world of microorganisms. The final unit, molecular biotechnology, offers a more in-depth look at how biological molecules such as DNA and protein are manipulated into creating useful products.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Bumble bees of Unama'ki
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This buzzing guide for naturalists introduces the young and the young at heart to bumble bees in Cape Breton. Through interactive quizzes, videos, and text, readers learn all about bumble bees in their community and discover what they can do to protect them.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Atlantic Canada Pressbooks Network
Author:
Hannah Kosick
Date Added:
04/27/2021
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students
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Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students (2021) is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This text is designed for a course in first year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.

The 276-page text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.

Available Formats
978-1-949373-42-4 (PDF)
978-1-949373-43-1 (ePub) [coming soon]
978-1-949373-41-7 (Pressbooks) https://pressbooks.lib.vt.edu/cellbio
Also available via LibreTexts: https://med.libretexts.org/@go/page/37584

How to Adopt this Book
Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical.

Instructors and subject matter experts interested in and sharing their original course materials relevant to pre-clinical education are requested to join the instructor portal at https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133.

Features of this Book
1. Detailed learning objectives are provided at the beginning of each subsection
2. High resolution, color contrasting figures illustrate concepts, relationships, and processes throughout
3. Summary tables display detailed information
4. End of chapter lists provide additional sources of information
5. Accessibility features including structured heads and alternative-text provide access for readers accessing the work via a screen-reader

Table of Contents
1. Biochemistry basics
2. Basic laboratory measurements
3. Fed and fasted state
4. Fuel for now
5. Fuel for later
6. Lipoprotein metabolism and cholesterol synthesis
7. Pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), purine and pyrimidine metabolism
8. Amino acid metabolism and heritable disorders of degradation
9. Disorders of monosaccharide metabolism and other metabolic conditions
10. Genes, genomes, and DNA
11. Transcription and translation
12. Gene regulation and the cell cycle
13. Human genetics
14. Linkage studies, pedigrees, and population genetics
15. Cellular signaling
16. Plasma membrane
17. Cytoplasmic membranes
18. Cytoskeleton
19. Extracellular matrix

Suggested Citation
LeClair, Renée J., (2021). Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students, Blackburg, VA: Virginia Tech Publishing. https://doi.org/10.21061/cellbio. Licensed with CC BY NC-SA 4.0.

About the Author
Renée J. LeClair is an Associate Professor in the Department of Basic Science Education at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, where her role is to engage activities that support the departmental mission of developing an integrated medical experience using evidence-based delivery grounded in the science of learning. She received a Ph.D. at Rice University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in vascular biology. She became involved in medical education, curricular renovation, and implementation of innovative teaching methods during her first faculty appointment, at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2013, she moved to a new medical school, University of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Greenville. The opportunities afforded by joining a new program and serving as the Chair of the Curriculum committee provided a blank slate for creative curricular development and close involvement with the accreditation process. During her tenure she developed and directed a team-taught student-centered undergraduate medical course that integrated the scientific and clinical sciences to assess all six-core competencies of medical education.

Accessibility Note
The University Libraries at Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech Publishing are committed to making its publications accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The HTML (Pressbooks) and ePub versions of this book utilize header structures and include alternative text which allow for machine-readability.

Please report any errors at https://bit.ly/feedback-preclinical

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Renee LeClair
Date Added:
11/20/2021
Clinical Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
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This book is aimed to guide the pre-clinical veterinary student through basic patient-side diagnostic testing procedures that accompany the in-person laboratory course.

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Zoology
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Minnesota Open Textbooks
Author:
Erin Burton
Date Added:
07/15/2021
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:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Date Added:
01/30/2013
Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition
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In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understanding as you go.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Charles Molnar
Jane Gair
Date Added:
03/04/2021
Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa comprehensively explores the challenges and potential solutions to key conservation issues in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specific African contexts. Strategies are outlined to protect biodiversity whilst promoting economic development in the region.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
John W. Wilson
Richard B. Primack
Date Added:
09/16/2019
Environmental Biology
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This college-level open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues from a biological perspective.

Subject:
Biology
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Textbook
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eCampusOntario
Author:
Matthew R. Fisher
Date Added:
03/09/2020
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.

Lecture slides for each chapter are available from https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/119oj6XXHnQMpwu_rCgczDFrZPMbqGN8W

Subject:
Environmental Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alexandra Geddes
Jonathan Tomkin
Kamala Doršner
Matthew R. Fisher
OpenStax
Tom Theis
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Exploring the Hidden World of Microbes
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The primary purpose of this course is to render the invisible world of microbes visible to farmers. This course provides scientific-based instruction exploring how microbes can assist agriculture. Although the course is designed for farmers, this material can also help extension agents, curious citizen scientists, and other non-experts interested in enhancing their microbial literacy.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Claremont Colleges
Author:
Alex Lintner
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Extinction Stories
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The causes and consequences of global biodiversity loss and species extinctions are complex and rapidly changing across spatial and temporal scales. They have both local and global manifestations and are entangled with biological, socio-cultural, economic, and political processes. Many of these challenges demand novel approaches, including innovative research and interdisciplinary analysis. They need new skills and methods from various disciplines and expert communities, including the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences. They also require rethinking who conducts research and communicates findings and how knowledge is produced at the intersection of research and higher education institutions and social change. 

This book aims to respond to these challenges. Extinction Stories was co-authored by undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA), while exploring issues of extinction, environmental conservation, and biodiversity loss. The following twenty chapters combine the final projects conducted by students in the Great Problem Seminar (GPS) Extinctions course during the Fall of 2020 and the Biodiversity course in the Spring of 2021. Both courses took place while the world was still facing the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic—a global crisis that, as our current sixth mass extinction, is also profoundly rooted in long-lasting processes of habitat destruction and human-induced environmental change.

This text may also be accessed at extinctionstories.pressbooks.com/.

Subject:
Environmental Science
World History
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Social Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Marja Bakermans
William San Martin
Date Added:
09/09/2021
Food Labelling
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This open textbook provides a foundational understanding of Food Labelling.Food Labelling is an open textbook created using Chapter 2/Food Labelling from the Open Textbook Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals.

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Culinary Arts
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NSCC Libraries Pressbooks
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Lisa Seto Nielsen
Oona St-Amant
Rezwana Rahman
Wendy Garcia
Date Added:
12/04/2020
Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene
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Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

Subject:
Culinary Arts
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
The BC Cook Articulation Committee
Date Added:
02/10/2021
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.

Subject:
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Adrianna Sutton
Joan Deyoung
Date Added:
06/14/2017
Foundations of Neuroscience
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Foundations of Neuroscience is aimed at undergraduate students new to the field of neuroscience. The first edition specifically targets students enrolled in Neurobiology at Michigan State University and primarily contains topics covered in that course.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
Casey Henley
Date Added:
07/30/2021
From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e
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Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable.

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e is packed full of horticultural information that is ideal for both academia and industry growers. It is basic enough that if you are just getting started learning plants, you will be able to catch up. Always remember that practice makes permanent and keep going to take your learning plant bio to new levels.

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Botany
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Florida State University
Author:
Gokhan Hacisalihoglu
Date Added:
04/08/2021
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition
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The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is committed to advancing the use of open textbooks in higher education. This textbook is a tool to support first year anatomy and physiology courses taught in Australia, aiming to provide students with an increased access to free, high-quality learning materials.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Southern Queensland
Author:
Anna Chruścik
Eliza Whiteside
Kate Kauter
Louisa Windus
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Fundamentals of Biology II
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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.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
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Achieving the Dream
Author:
College of the Redwoods and Northern Virginia Community College
Date Added:
05/14/2021
Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates
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Gardening with Native Grasses in Cold Climates, is written for inexperienced as well as seasoned gardeners, landscape designers, garden center employees, and anyone interested in native grasses that grow well in cold climates. New information on the benefits of native grasses including their importance as host plants for native Lepidoptera is included. Combinations of specific grasses used by larvae and perennials that the adult butterflies feed on is new and timely information.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Diane M. Narem
Mary Hockenberry Meyer
Date Added:
11/12/2020
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.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
09/20/2017
General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics
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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. Order a print copy: http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/general-biology-ii-survey-of-molecular-life-and-genetics/23678587

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mt. Hood Community College
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
07/22/2016
General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology
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Survey of Cellular Biology is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of cellular biology, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including parts of a cell, metabolism, and homeostasis.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Mt. Hood Community College
Author:
Christine Anderson
Lisa Bartee
Date Added:
09/19/2016
Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology
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This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. A clear and structured introduction to the topic for learners new to the field of genetics, the book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

Subject:
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Donald Lee
Walter Suza
Date Added:
10/15/2021
History and Science of Cultivated Plants
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History and Science of Cultivated Plants narrates how humans transitioned from foragers to farmers and have arrived at present-day industrial agriculture-based civilization. It entails myths, historical accounts, and scientific concepts to describe how human efforts have shaped and produced easier to grow, larger, tastier, and more nutritious fruits, vegetables, and grains from wild plants. Using examples of various economically and socially important crops central to human civilization, the book describes the origin of crop plants, the evolution of agricultural practices, fundamental concepts of natural selection vs. domestication, experimental and methodical plant breeding, and plant biotechnology.

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Sushma Naithani
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Human Anatomy Lab Manual
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This is a lab manual for a college-level human anatomy course. Mastery of anatomy requires a fair amount of memorization and recall skills. The activities in this manual encourage students to engage with new vocabulary in many ways, including grouping key terms, matching terms to structures, recalling definitions, and written exercises. Most of the activities in this manual utilize anatomical models, and several dissections of animal tissues and histological examinations are also included. Each unit includes both pre- and post-lab questions and six lab exercises designed for a classroom where students move from station to station. The vocabulary terms used in each unit are listed at the end of the manual and serve as a checklist for practicals.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Malgosia Wilk-Blaszczak
Date Added:
05/02/2019