Concepts of Biology-1st Canadian Edition

Charles Molnar and Jane Gair

Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean DeSaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise, Connie Rye, OpenStax College

In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself.

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Book Description

In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself.

In the adapted textbook, Concepts of Biology — 1st Canadian Edition, you will find the following units:

  • Unit 1: The Cellular Foundation of Life
  • Unit 2: Cell Division and Genetics
  • Unit 3: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Unit 4: Animal Structure and Function

Copyright

Unless otherwise noted, Concepts of Biology is © 2013 Rice University. The textbook content was produced by OpenStax College and is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. This book is a modified version of Concepts of Biology.  Modifications to the book were made by Charles Molnar and Jane Gair, and include:

  1. Remixed Concepts of Biology from 6 units into 4 units.
  2. Removed the original Unit 4: Evolution and the Diversity of Life from Concepts of Biology.
  3. Remixed the original Unit 5: Animal Structure and Function from Concepts of Biology by embedding Chapters 33-43 from Biology by OpenStax College.
  4. Adapted PowerPoints for each chapter- includes additional notes, images, and embedded videos.
  5. Added resources from “Let’s Talk Science” to the end of each PowerPoint.

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