Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It 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.

To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course.

Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.


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General Biology

Concepts of Biology

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Microbiology (Oregon State)


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Anatomy & Physiology

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

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We enable faculty and schools with the potential of OER in order to lower the cost of educational materials and provide equity and access to all students.

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We have a library of high-quality, peer-reviewed course material that spans a wide range of subjects.

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