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►TBQ Editors, "College Biology" Volume 1 of 3 (2014)

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“College Biology” Volume 1 of 3 “The Chemistry of Life” through “Genomic Proteomics”

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Contents Volume 1

Unit 1. The Chemistry of Life

Chapter 1: The Study of Life
Chapter 2: The Chemical Foundation of Life
Chapter 3: Biological Macromolecules

Unit 2. The Cell

Chapter 4: Cell Structure
Chapter 5: Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes
Chapter 6: Metabolism
Chapter 7: Cellular Respiration
Chapter 8: Photosynthesis
Chapter 9: Cell Communication
Chapter 10: Cell Reproduction

Unit 3. Genetics

Chapter 11: Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
Chapter 12: Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity
Chapter 13: Modern Understandings of Inheritance
Chapter 14: DNA Structure and Function
Chapter 15: Genes and Proteins
Chapter 16: Gene Expression
Chapter 17: Biotechnology and Genomics
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►TBQ Editors, "College Biology" Volume 2 of 3 (2014)

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“College Biology” Volume 2 of 3

Chapters 18  –  32  “Evolution and the Origin of Species” through “Asexual Reproduction ” 

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Contents Volume 2

Chapter 18: Evolution and the Origin of Species
Chapter 19: The Evolution of Populations
Chapter 20: Phylogenies and the History of Life
Chapter 21: Viruses
Chapter 22: Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 23: Protists
Chapter 24: Fungi
Chapter 25: Seedless Plants
Chapter 26: Seed Plants
Chapter 27: Introduction to Animal Diversity
Chapter 28: Invertebrates
Chapter 29: Vertebrates
Chapter 30: Plant Form and Physiology
Chapter 31: Soil and Plant Nutrition
Chapter 32: Plant Reproduction
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  • Price. PDFs are free. Printed books only $39.00*.    Funds beyond costs go to the evaluation and creation of additional free and inexpensive printed open textbooks.
  • Comparable biology textbooks cost $180 – $225.**
  • Class relevant. Adopt only the volumes you need.  Make the textbook yours.
  • Comprehensive with current content.
  • Pedagogically enhanced.
  • Authored and reviewed by the academic community.
  • Original textbook prepared, published, copyrighted, and released with an open license (CC BY) by Rice University’s Openstax College.
  • Text is available in various e-formats at Rice University’s Connexions (cnx.org)
  • Open licensed. Fearlessly copy, print, remix. Add to it. Take away.  Rearrange. Create class-specific content. (Textbook Equity can help you with that.)

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  • Easier to read and navigate.
  • You have the right to give or sell the book to others.
  • You can mark  it, copy pages, tear out pages, and use it for kindling.
  • It looks more impressive on your bookshelf than a blank, dusty space.
  • You can read it anytime you wish, even decades later.
  • There may be a secondary market.
  • Honestly, you know the benefits of having a ” hard copy.”

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Features of All Volumes

  • Chapter summaries.
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  • Attributions, credits, and textbook provenance.

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►TBQ Editors, "College Biology" Volume 3 of 3 (2014)

collegebiologyvol3“College Biology” Volume 3 of 3

Chapters 33 – 47  Animal Structure and Function” through “Preserving Biodiversity”

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Contents Volume 3

Chapter 33: The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
Chapter 34: Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System
Chapter 35: The Nervous System
Chapter 36: Sensory Systems
Chapter 37: The Endocrine System
Chapter 38: The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 39: The Respiratory System
Chapter 40: The Circulatory System
Chapter 41: Osmotic Regulation and Excretion
Chapter 42: The Immune System
Chapter 43: Animal Reproduction and Development
Chapter 44: Ecology and the Biosphere
Chapter 45: Population and Community Ecology
Chapter 46: Ecosystems
Chapter 47: Conservation Biology and Biodiversity
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