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BC: BIOL 2 - Introduction to Human Biology (Grewal)
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This course is an introduction to the basic principles of biology focusing on humans as biological organisms. Topics include chemistry; cell and tissue structure; human body structure and function; human reproduction and development; human genetics, heredity and evolution; and human ecology. An emphasis is placed on the application of principles to current issues, including common human diseases, genetic engineering, and the impact of humans on the world's ecosystems.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Mandeep Grewal
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on 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 content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, Aquatic Biomes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the effects of abiotic factors on the composition of plant and animal communities in aquatic biomesCompare and contrast the characteristics of the ocean zonesSummarize the characteristics of standing water and flowing water freshwater biomes

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, Biogeography
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define biogeographyList and describe abiotic factors that affect the global distribution of plant and animal speciesCompare the impact of abiotic forces on aquatic and terrestrial environmentsSummarize the affect of abiotic factors on net primary productivity

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, Climate and the Effects of Global Climate Change
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define global climate changeSummarize the effects of the Industrial Revolution on global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrationDescribe three natural factors affecting long-term global climateList two or more greenhouse gases and describe their role in the greenhouse effect

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, Terrestrial Biomes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the two major abiotic factors that determine terrestrial biomesRecognize distinguishing characteristics of each of the eight major terrestrial biomes

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, The Scope of Ecology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define ecology and the four levels of ecological researchDescribe examples of the ways in which ecology requires the integration of different scientific disciplinesDistinguish between abiotic and biotic components of the environmentRecognize the relationship between abiotic and biotic components of the environment

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Preface to Biology, Preface to Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on 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 content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Earth Surface Processes in the Critical Zone
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Rapid changes at Earth's surface, largely in response to human activity, have led to the realization that fundamental questions remain to be answered regarding the natural functioning of the Critical Zone, the thin veneer at Earth's surface where the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere interact. EARTH 530 will introduce you to the basics necessary for understanding Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone through an integration of various scientific disciplines. Those who successfully complete EARTH 530 will be able to apply their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Earth surface processes to understanding outstanding fundamental questions in Critical Zone science and how their lives are intimately linked to Critical Zone health.

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Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
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Author:
Tim White
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Introduction to Biology (Open Course)
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LibGuide detailing several different topics associated with the open course for biology created by GA professors for the Galileo Network.

Note: Some of the links in this course are for library databases and require authentication to access.

Subject:
Biology
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Author:
Andrew Dawson
Christian Jason
Collins Christin
Dawson Andrew
Ford Greg
Georgia Highlands College
Greg Ford
Henderson Sharryse
Jason Christian
Sharryse Henderson
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Introduction to Ecology (Open Course)
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Introduction to Ecology is an open course remix of the OpenStax Biology open textbook. The remix includes a modular revision of parts of the text with supplemental questions added.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Andrea Darracq
Ching-Yu Huang
Enes Aganovic
Hugo Collantes
James Wilkison
Janice Crook-Hill
Terri Bell
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Introduction to Permaculture
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Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
06/20/2019
Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science Book 1
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Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we attempt to solve the increasingly complex problems of the 21st century.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Gloria Snively
Wanosts’a7 Lorna Williams
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Principles of Biology
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This textbook is designed specifically for Kansas State's Biology 198 Class. The course is taught using the studio approach and based on active learning. The studio manual contains all of the learning objectives for each class period and is the record of all student activities. Hence, this textbook is more of a reference tool while the studio manual is the learning tool.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Bruce Snyder
Christopher Herren
David Rintoul
Eva Horne
Martha Smith-Caldas
Robert Bear
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Quantitative Ecology: A New Unified Approach
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Quantitative Ecology introduces and discusses the principles of ecology from populations to ecosystems including human populations, disease, exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and global dynamics. The book also reformulates and unifies ecological equations making them more accessible to the reader and easier to teach.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Author:
Adam Clark
Clarence Lehman
Shelby Loberg
Date Added:
07/01/2019