Biology - Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean Desaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise & Connie Rye


By Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean Desaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise & Connie Rye

  • Release Date: 2013-03-01
  • Genre: Biology
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 16 Ratings)


Biology 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. 

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  • Updated Review

    By wallerover
    The latest update to the iBook is amazing! I have the print and PDF version of this textbook, but the new design and interactive features of this iBook makes it the best format for me. The fact that OpenStax can update this textbook to fix corrections is a huge plus as well. For the price of a cup of latte, this textbook is a steal.
  • App does not work :/

    By Rolando123456789
    I want my money back! I have the latest IOS on my iPad and for some reason this is the only book that will not open.
  • Lol

    By Gab a
    In the first section, the answers you say are wrong are for the picture questions.the answers you seek are later in the book. Why complain: this book is excellent and cheep
  • Technical Difficulty

    By rethinktheland
    I also could not get this to download and after several attempts it downloaded but cannot open. I have the pdf version of the book which looks awesome (to which I will have to return), but the IBooks version is faulty.
  • Would be Ok except...

    By kren2
    Many of the answers in the study section are wrong! I only read through chapter 1, but found at least 3 errors in the so-called 'correct' answers. Please fix this! -Professor of Biology
  • Did not open on my updated IPad

    By Naijaiolo
    I could not get this to open. It keeps saying "unable to open". Please any advice?
  • Worth it

    By cie1321
    Getting the iBooks version over the PDF is worth it for the nice layout and interactive abilities. Really incredible for an open source book, if only more people could follow the example. It's only $5, or about the same price as a coffee.