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Free biology books. Some book titles: National 5 Biology; Essential Cell Biology; Manga Guide to Biochemistry.
About 1,750 free books. Some book titles: How the Body Knows Its Mind; A Brief History of Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life; Campbell biology fundamentals of life sciences.
Free Marine Biology online books. Some book titles: Complete Guide to Ocean Life; Marine Biologists; Marine Scientists: Notable Research and Discoveries.
About 1,250 free books. Some book titles: Reef: a Passionate History; Dolphins and Whales; The World is Blue: How our Fate and the Ocean’s are One.
Some book titles: Evolution: Making Sense of Life; A Remarkable Journey: the Story of Evolution; Heredity, Evolution, and Society.
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About 2,400 free books. Some book titles: The Basics of Evolution; Introduction to Evolution and Evolutionary Genetics; Charles Darwin.
Free genetics books. Some book titles: How to Clone a Mammoth: the Science of De-Extinction; Inheritance: How our Genes Change our Lives and our Lives Change our Genes; Genetics and Genetic Engineering.
About 9,100 free books. Some book titles: Life’s Greatest Secret: The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code; Everyone is African: How Science Explodes the Myth of Race; The mysterious world of the human genome.
Genetic Engineering books free pdf from the Internet Archive. Some books: Genetic Engineering, The Debate about Genetic Engineering, Genetic Engineering: dreams and nightmares, Shaping the Material of Life, The Ethics of Genetic Engineering, Genetic Revolution, Manipulating Life, Modern Genetic Science, FutureLife, Intro to Genetic Engineering, many more free eBooks on Genetic Engineering.
Free botany books. Some book titles: Plants: From Roots to Riches; The Wild Things Guide to the Changing Plant Life of the British Isles; Oxford Dictionary of Plant Sciences.
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About 8,200 free books. Some book titles: Experiment with a Plant’s Living Environment; Reproduction in plants; Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms.
Plant physiology free books. Some book titles: Plant Cells and Life Processes; How Plants Work: the Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do; Plant Biology.
About 1,100 free books. Some book titles: The Physiology of Flowering Plants; Hormones, signals and target cells in plant development; Foods That Fight Disease.
Free online zoology books. Some book titles: Guide to Frogs, Snakes, Bugs and Slugs; The Smartest Animals on the Planet; Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field. Life sciences library.
About 350 free books. Some book titles: Jane Goodall; Zooplankton of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts; Insects: An Outline of Entomology.
Free books on invertebrates. Some book titles: Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates; Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: the Story of the Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind; Minibeast Body Parts.
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About 1,100 free books. Some book titles: Animals without backbones; Stinging scorpions; Invertebrate neurobiology.
Human anatomy free books. Some book titles: The Human Body; Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology; How Your Skeleton Works.
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Free books on human physiology. Some book titles: Human Body: See How the Body Works from Head to Toe; 50 Things You Should Know about the Human Body; Vander’s Human Physiology: the Mechanisms of Body Function.
About 3,700 free books. Some book titles: The Human Body: The Story of How We Protect, Repair, and Make Ourselves Stronger; An introduction to human disease; Moods, Emotions, and Aging: Hormones and the Mind-Body Connection.
Microbiology free books. Some book titles: 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness; Brock Biology of Microorganisms; Tiny Bugs Up Close.
About 3,150 free books. Some book titles: Missing Microbes; 100 Trillion Good Bacteria Living in the Human Body; The Infectious Microbe.
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About 450 free books. Some book titles: Understanding Viruses; Dengue Virus; Role of newly detected and emerging viruses in childhood respiratory diseases.
Allaby, Michael, ed.
Oxford University 1992
With over 6,000 entries, many gleaned from the highly-acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Natural History, this dictionary offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of subjects such as animal behavior, physiology, genetics, cytology, evolution, Earth history, and zoogeography. In addition, there is full taxanomic treatment of specific animal groups, from arthropods and other invertebrates to fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
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Studies man’s place in the scheme of living things and exhaustively describes the nature and function of the members of the human anatomy: the bony, muscular, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. This revised edition of this perennial bestseller includes advances in biotechnology and transplant surgery. Contains over 60 line drawings. Human anatomy–Popular works, Human physiology–Popular works.
Author note: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. -Wikipedia.
Genetics & Society – Biology PDF Free Download
H.W. Wilson 1995
A collection of articles which explore the advances that have been made in genetic research since 1980; examine the ethical, social, and legal issues raised by gene manipulation; and consider the industries that have been developed to take advantage of genetic engingeering. Science and technology books, genome mapping project, free genetics books, human genome research, genetic engineering Eugenics, genetic bio-engineering.
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What is it like to be a swift, flying at over one hundred kilometres an hour? Or a kiwi, plodding flightlessly among the humid undergrowth in the pitch dark of a New Zealand night? Bird Sense addresses questions like these and many more, by describing the senses of birds that enable them to interpret their environment and to interact with each other. Bird Sense is based on a conviction that we have consistently underestimated what goes on in a bird’s head. Birkhead identifies ways we can explore new horizons in bird behaviour.
Four Walls Eight Windows 2003 Dewey Dec. 363.9
What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant’s point of view.
Marine Biology – Biology PDF Free Download
Castro, Peter and Huber, Michael E.
McGraw-Hill Education 2010
Marine Biology covers the basics of marine biology with a global approach, using examples from numerous regions and ecosystems worldwide. This introductory, one-semester text is designed for non-majors.
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Chruścik, Anna; Kauter, Kate, et al.
University of Southern Queensland 2021
This textbook is a tool to support first year anatomy and physiology courses taught in Australia.
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz
Harvard University 2009
The secrets locked in our genes are being revealed, and we find ourselves both enthused and frightened about what that portends. Abuses perpetrated by eugenicists–from involuntary sterilization to murder–continue to taint our feelings about genetic screening. Yet, as Ruth Schwartz Cowan reveals, modern genetic screening has been practiced since 1960, benefiting millions of women and children all over the world. Cowan argues that we can improve the quality of our own lives and the lives of our children by using the modern science and technology of genetic screening responsibly.
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Oxford University 2016
Originally published in 1976. A million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene’s eye view of evolution – a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of information, and in which organisms can be seen as vehicles for their replication.
Dorling Kindersley Co.
Dorling Kindersley 2001 Dewey Dec. 612
A concise guide to the structure functions and disorders of the body. Using full-colour highly detailed illustrations and clear accessible language this book is a fascinating introduction to how the body works and what may go wrong. Human body — Pictorial works, Human body, Human anatomy.
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Drake, Richard L.
“Gray’s Basic Anatomy equips you with all the essential anatomy information you need to know, in half the length of the original Gray’s Anatomy for Students! This new medical textbook lets you study efficiently while being confident in your mastery of the most important anatomical concepts.” – Publisher.
Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification : an Herbal Field Guide to Plant Families of North America
Elpel, Thomas J.
Looking for a faster, easier, and engaging way to identify plants? Related plants have similar characteristics, and they often have similar uses. Rather than learning new plants one-at-a-time, it is possible to learn them by the hundreds, based on plant family patterns. Each family of related plants has unique patterns for identification. Learn to recognize these patterns, and discover them again and again in the plants you encounter.
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The Britannica Guide to the Brain : A Guided Tour of the Brain – Mind, Memory, and Intelligence – Biology PDF Free Download
“The human brain has been studied for millennia, but in the past decades huge advances have occurred in neurology that have allowed scientists to reassess what we really know about the least understood part of the human body. Using technology that allows researchers to see deeper into the physical organ and record new discoveries, the latest theories affect not just our understanding of biology but also raise questions concerning consciousness, the mind and neuro-plasticity.” – Publisher.
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The Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Genetics: The Most Exciting Developments in Life Science – from Mendel to the Human Genome Project
“The book covers the entire history of genetics from Gregor Mendel’s first experiments with peas at the end of the nineteenth century to the announcement of the Human Genome Project in 1998. Throughout the twentieth century new discoveries about the qualities of our genes have been heralded as essential leaps of progress in modern science forcing us to ask how much do our genes determine our personalities and what makes us different from other species. But as we enter the twenty-first century and we have begun to manipulate genes and the genome the questions have changed.” – Publisher.
Describes the education, training, earnings, and outlook associated with twenty careers in the fields of landscaping and horticulture, including agricultural scientists, arborists, beekeepers, botanists, landscape architects, and soil scientists.
Gazzaniga, Michael S.
Ecco 2008 Dewey Dec. 612
What happened along the evolutionary trail that made humans so unique? In his accessible style, Michael Gazzaniga pinpoints the change that made us thinking, sentient humans different from our predecessors. He explores what makes human brains special, the importance of language and art in defining the human condition, the nature of human consciousness, and even artificial intelligence. – Publisher.
Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 Dewey Dec. 612
Drawing on a dazzling array of disciplines–physiology, neurology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and philosophy–Ian Glynn explains virtually every aspect of the workings of the brain, unlocking the mysteries of the mind. Glynn writes with exceptional clarity as he illuminates the mechanics of nerve messages; the functioning of sensory receptors; the processes by which the brain sees, tastes, and smells; the seats of language, memory, and emotions.
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Florida State University 2021
This textbook brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. It 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.
The Meaning of Trees is a beautiful celebration of their lore and spirit, botany and history. Genera from aspen to willow are captured in 70 dramatic photographs that illustrate their brilliant seasonal transformations. Featuring 50 different types of tree, this informative compendium describes each by way of botanical qualities; medicinal uses for their leaves, bark, and wood; cultural symbolism; magical associations; and so much more.
An entertaining and enlightening compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, revealing their secrets, history, and lore. What happens when you give a plant a polygraph test? Can a flower really turn a human into a zombie? What gives the gingko tree its stink? The Big, Bad Book of Botany holds the incredible answers to all of these questions and more. Featuring more than one hundred and forty illustrations, this fascinating and fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages will transform the way you look at the natural world.
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Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology – Biology PDF Free Download
Levinton, Jeffrey S.
Oxford University 2011
Widely regarded as the most captivating, accessible and comprehensive text for undergraduate marine biology courses, Marine Biology examines the subject from a unique global and evolutionary perspective. Written in clear, conversational style, this highly acclaimed volume emphasizes the principles and processes that underlie – and unify – vastly different marine communities.
Mai, Larry L. et al.
Cambridge Univ. 2005
Packed with 13000 descriptions of terms, specimens, sites and names, it covers a broad range of subjects including human biology, physical anthropology, primatology, physiology, genetics, paleontology and zoology.
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Marieb, Elaine N. and Hoehn, Katja
[The link is for the 7th edition, but the description is for the 9th edition.] With the ninth Edition of Human Anatomy & Physiology, trusted authors Elaine N. Marieb and Katja Hoehn have produced the most accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date and visually stunning anatomy & physiology textbook on the market. Marieb draws on her career as an A&P professor and her experience completing her nursing education; Hoehn relies on her medical education and award-winning classroom instruction—together, they explain anatomy & physiology concepts and processes in a meaningful and memorable way. 1,200+ pages.
Jones and Bartlett 2014
The topics and chapters are organized in a sequence that is easy to follow, beginning with the most familiar — structure — and proceeding to the less familiar — metabolism — then finishing with those topics that are probably the least familiar to most beginning students — genetics, evolution, the diversity of organisms, and ecology.
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Miller, Stephen and Harley, John
McGraw-Hill Education 2009
This is a principles-oriented text written for the non-majors or the combined course, presented at the freshman and sophomore level. Part One covers the common life processes, Part Two is the survey of protists and animals, Part Three covers animal form and function using a comparative approach.
Oregon State University 2021
This textbook 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.
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National Geographic 2010
Reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life. Lively vignettes about sea creatures’ names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more.
Warner 2002 Dewey Dec. 613.9
Contains over fifteen essays in which researchers, scientists, and reporters describe various aspects of decoding the human genome and discuss the implications of the scientific breakthrough.
Topics: Human genome, Human gene mapping, Génome humain, Cartes chromosomiques humaines, Genome, Genetics, Medical, Genome, science of Genetics, free Genetics books, human genome research.
Rohen, Johannes et al
Wolters Kluwer Health 2006
Features full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections, with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images. The photographs depict anatomic structures with a realism unmatched by illustrations in traditional atlases and show students specimens as they will appear in the dissection lab.
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The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA – Biology PDF Free Download
Schultz, Mark et al
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009
A graphical, entertaining approach to explaining the history and science of genetics in clear, simple language.
Shry, Carroll and Reiley, Edward
With comprehensive content that includes extensive use of full color illustrations, this text addresses a wide scope of horticultural areas. Self-evaluations allow students to learn and retain the fundamentals. Inclusion of information on the latest technology and trends keep students on the cutting edge. Students will benefit from the tips and information on how to find and interview for a job in the industry, as well as how to successfully operate a horticulture business.
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Smith, Terry L.
What can people expect now that scientists are able to create new forms of life by controlling the genetic code? Perhaps cats that don’t cause allergies? Or plants with black leaves so they can absorb more sunlight? What about grass that never needs mowing? Or bacteria that can tell if a terrorist is carrying explosives? Many people are excited about the benefits that genetic engineering can bring–it helps doctors diagnose and treat diseases. It is helping to make the world a safer and cleaner place to live in. However, people need to be warned about the consequences of genetic engineering, too. Besides making sure that applications are safe, are scientists using ethical procedures? Readers investigate the issues for and against genetic engineering and learn about the benefits and risks of its applications.
Tortora, Gerard J. et al
#1-selling text for microbiology non-majors. Focuses on big picture concepts and themes in microbiology, encouraging students to visualize and synthesize tough topics such as microbial metabolism, immunology, and microbial genetics. The text and accompanying resources also help students make connections between microbiology theory and disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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Wood, Bernard A.
Renowned evolutionary scholar Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its 18th-century beginnings to today’s latest fossil finds and newest discoveries about the human genome. He provides an insider’s view of the field, introducing us to the lively cast of characters, both past and present, involved in evolutionary research. This is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the origins and development of humankind.
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Life in Its Biological Environment – Biology PDF Free Download
Florida State College
Achieving the Dream 2021
This text is an introduction to life as it exists in biological environments.
George M. Briggs
An open textbook covering a very traditional biological topic, botany, in a non-traditional way.
Melanie M. Cooper, Michael W. Klymkowsky
Michigan State Univ. 2021
Intended to provide an in-depth introduction to the key ideas in chemistry. We have designed the book to show how these ideas are developed from simple to complex systems and how they relate to each other.
Alan Smith, Emily Hoover, et al
Univ. of Minnesota 2022
An approachable guide to the fundamentals of plant science. Created for horticulture students, gardeners, science teachers, and anyone interested in understanding plants and how they grow.
Donald Lee, Walter Suza
Iowa State Univ. 2021
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.
Brandon Poe, Kean H. Kruse, et al
A dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors.
Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Ann Auman, et al
Covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health.
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals – Biology PDF Free Download
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.
Jung Choi, Mary Ann Clark, Matthew Douglas
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.
James Wise, Rebecca Roush, Samantha Fowler
Designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges.
Allison Soult, Andrew Eklund, et al
An adaptation of the OpenStax Chemistry text and covers scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. Reordered to fit an atoms first approach, this title introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, delaying the introduction of more abstract material so students have time to acclimate to the study of chemistry.
Environmental Biology – Biology PDF Free Download
Fisher, Matthew R.
Open Oregon Educational Resources 2018
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.
College of the Redwoods and Northern Virginia Community College
Achieving the Dream 2021
An introduction to biology intended for non-science majors. Focus areas include chemical foundations, cell structure and division, genetics, and evolution.
John Eggebrecht, Julianne Zedalis
Covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester Advanced Placement® biology course.
Biology for High School – Biology PDF Free Download
High school biology book pdf free download.
OpenStax CNX 2016
Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health.
Catherine Creech, Lisa Bartee, Walter Shriner
Introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research.
Oregon State University 2020
Open Access Textbook. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they? Generally microbes can be divided in to two categories: the cellular microbes (or organisms) and the acellular microbes (or agents). In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents.
Plant Anatomy and Physiology – Biology PDF Free Download
CDU Pressbooks System 2021
This book was created to support teaching of an introductory unit on plant environmental physiology. It makes use of various images of cells and tissues to introduce and illustrate the range of plant organelles, cells, tissues and organs.