Biology by OpenStax College


  Author(s): OpenStax College
  Publisher: Connexions

- Web-based, device agnostic, life-long access
- Live-updating content with multimedia
- Highlighting, annotations & glossary 
- Fully customizable by instructor
- Student self-assessment tools & forums
- Assignments, quizzes, exams & gradebook
- Class management and safe social networking

  Price: $15 per student copy

Biology is grounded in 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 topics have been condensed and combined; for example, phylogenetic trees are presented in the various ways they are currently being developed by scholars, so instructors can adapt their teaching to the approach that works best in their classroom. The book also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Senior Contributors:

Yael Avissar, Rhode Island College, Cell Biology
Jung Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Genetics
Jean DeSaix, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Evolution
Vladimir Jurukovski, Suffolk County Community College, Animal Physiology
Robert Wise, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Plant Biology
Connie Rye, East Mississippi Community College, General Content Lead

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Biology
  • Unit 1. The Chemistry of Life
  • Unit 2. The Cell
  • Unit 3. Genetics
  • Unit 4. Evolutionary Processes
  • Unit 5. Biological Diversity
  • Unit 6. Plant Structure and Function
  • Unit 7. Animal Structure and Function
  • Unit 8. Ecology
  • Appendix