2 Biology

Biology 2e

Biology 2e is an OpenStax biology textbook with all of the concepts covered in two terms of first year biology. It was written by biology professors from several American institutions and is faculty-reviewed.

Includes: instructor resources, slides, simulations, applications, summaries, exercises, and solutions.

May suit BIO 1A03, ISCI 1A24.

Biology for Majors I
Biology for Majors II

These texts were created through Lumen Learning to provide an expansive overview of introductory biology for science students. The broad and specific approaches within these texts provides academic freedom for instructors and provides the necessary information for students.

Includes: applications, instructor resources, exercises, assignments, and solutions.

May suit: BIO 1A03, 1M03, ISCI 1A24.

Cell Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology

This textbook has been successfully adopted. It should be noted that it was written in the context of Indian universities and has a dedicated section to Indian ecology; however, it is a high-quality resource that covers all of the necessary concepts.

Includes: exercises.

May suit: BIO 1M03, 1A03, ISCI 1A24.

Concepts of Biology – First Canadian Edition

This textbook was designed as an introductory biology course for non-science students. It has been successfully adopted and it was written by professors of biology.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, simulations, summaries, exercises, and solutions.

May suit BIO 1P03.

Biology I
Biology II

These texts were developed through Lumen Learning to provide a solid biological foundation for non-science students.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, applications, and summaries.

May suit: BIO 1P03.

Introductory Animal Physiology

This resource was adapted from other open textbooks with additional resources from faculty and invited students at the University of Toronto Mississauga. This book is an introduction to the diversity of structure and function in animals at the tissue and organ system level. The focus of this book is on principles and mechanisms that sustain life and maintain homeostasis, including water balance, gas exchange, acquisition and transport of oxygen and nutrients, temperature regulation, electrical and chemical signal transmission, sensory processing, and locomotion.

Includes: Practice questions, online resources, images.

May suit BIO 2A03.


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