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Text last updated: January 2020
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Biology 2e is 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. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.
The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources. The first edition of Biology by OpenStax is available in web view here.
The PDF and Word files for the FSCJ Updated Biology, 2nd edition is too large to upload to the LibGuide, and we do not have permission from our institution to link to our OneDrive files or to upload to an external storage like Dropbox in order to link. Please see the box below to view the Appendices we added to the text.