Faculty of Science

Biology

Concepts of Biology – First Canadian EditionCanadian Content

By:  Charles Molnar, Jane Gair, Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean DeSaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise, Connie Rye, OpenStax College

This textbook was designed as an introductory biology course for non-science students. It has been successfully adopted and it was written by professors of biology.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, simulations, summaries, exercises, and solutions.

Attribution: Concepts of Biology – 1st Canadian Edition by Charles Molnar, Jane Gair, Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean DeSaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise, Connie Rye, OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Biology 2e

By: Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan University, Matthew Douglas, Grand Rapids Community College, Jung Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology

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.

The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources. 

Includes: instructor resources, slides, simulations, applications, summaries, exercises, and solutions.

Attribution: Biology 2e by Mary Ann Clark, Matthew Douglas, and Jung Choi is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Anatomy & Physiology: OpenStax

By:   J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College, Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College, James A. Wise, Hampton University, Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach, et al.

This text was a collaboration among many anatomy and physiology professors and was developed using pedagogical practices. This textbook has been successfully adopted, adapted, and has an average 4.9/5 professor rating.

Includes: instructor resources, case studies, student resources, simulations, exercises, solutions, and critical thinking questions.

Attribution:  Anatomy & Physiology: OpenStax by J. Gordon Betts, Eddie Johnson, James A. Wise,  Kelly A. Young et al. is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Biology I
Biology II

These texts were developed through Lumen Learning to provide a solid biological foundation for non-science students.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, and summaries.

Biology for Majors I
Biology for Majors II

These texts were created through Lumen Learning to provide an expansive overview of introductory biology for science students. The broad and specific approaches within these texts provides academic freedom for instructors and provides the necessary information for students.

Includes: applications, instructor resources, exercises, assignments, and solutions.

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