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Biology Books

Biology is the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. This section contains many topics on Biology and Health Sciences and each of these categories contain many free biology books and resources and these are highly beneficial for teachers and students of Health and Biology professionals. Some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

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Aerobiology Pollens and Spores in the Air

Aerobiology studies small particles from biological origin that are airborned in the air They fly passively due to wind transport (airborne). This PDF covers the following topics related to Aerobiology : Definitions, Capturing airborne pollen and spores, Pollen grains, Fungi spores, Applications.

s29 Pages

Guidelines on Airborne Infection Control in Healthcare and Other Settings

This note covers the following topics: Importance of infection control for respiratory infections, Hierarchy of controls to reduce risk of transmission of respiratory pathogens , Environmental controls, High-risk settings and TB laboratories.

s96 Pages

Training Manual for Organic Agriculture

This PDF Training Manual for Organic Agriculture covers the following topics related to Agriculture : Introduction to Organic Agriculture, Considerations for Conversion to Organic Agriculture, Mixed farm, Degraded land, Water Management in Organic Agriculture, Crop Planning and Management in Organic Agriculture, Nutrient Management in Organic Agriculture, Pest and Disease Management in Organic Agriculture, Weed Management in Organic Agriculture, Soil Cultivation and Tillage in Organic Agriculture, Plant Propagation in Organic Agriculture, Animal Husbandry in Organic Agriculture.

s105 Pages

Basic Agriculture Student Handbook

Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy, as we are growing hundreds of cereals, pulses, oil seeds, fruits and vegetables. Topics covered includes: Agricultural Production and Management, Production and Management of Horticultural Crops, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Post Production Handling, Packaging and Processing of Animal Products, Seed Production and Nursery Management, Entrepreneurial Skill Development.

s208 Pages

Life in the Universe

This page has Life in the Universe: An Assessment of U.S. and International Programs in Astrobiology and covers the following topics related to Astrobiology : The Structure of the NASA Astrobiology Program, The Roadmaps, Executive Summary, International Partners, The Roles of Other Federal Agencies with Respect to Astrobiology, Toward More Interaction Between the NASA Astrobiology Institute and the Planetary and Astronomical Sciences, SETI and Astrobiology, Conclusion.

sNA Pages

Astrobiology by Leiden University

This note is intended to give a complete overview of the basics of Astrobiology, as well as some idea about future developments.

sNA Pages

Principles of Biology An Introduction to Biological Concepts

This book covers the following topics: Cellular Foundation of Life,Biologically Important Molecules, Cell Structure and Function, Cell Division and Genetics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Evolution and Introduction to Biotechnology.

s448 Pages

An Introduction to Science and Biology for Non Majors

The organization of this course has been driven by the goal of providing non-majors with a coherent picture of modern biological knowledge. To accomplish this goal it’s necessary that each student gains an appreciation of the nature of science and is introduced to the integrated view of our world that modern science has produced. To facilitate this the course is divided into four parts : The Nature of Science, Defining Science, The Epistemic Values of Science, The Origin of Modern Science, Science as a Profession, The Conceptual Framework of Biology, Cosmological Evolution, Natural Levels of Organization in the Physical World, Biological Evolution, Life as a Chemical Function Biochemistry and Genetics, The Modern Synthesis Darwin and Mendel, The Integration of Biological Knowledge, Geologic Time, The Origin of our Solar System, The Origin of Life Photosynthesis, Aerobic Respiration, Endosymbiosis and Eukaryotic Cells, The Classification of Life, Sexual Reproduction, Multicellularity, Adaptive Radiations and Mass Extinctions, Vertebrate, Evolution, Human Evolution, Biology and Society, Science and Ethics, Human Population Growth, The Sixth Extinction.

s72 Pages

Biomaterials Science And Engineering

This PDF book Biomaterials Science And Engineering covers the following topics related to Bioengineering : Biomaterials and Sol–Gel Process: A Methodology for the Preparation of Functional Materials, Development of DNA Based Active Macro–Materials for Biology and Medicine, Porous Apatite Coating on Various Titanium Metallic Materials via Low Temperature Processing, Self–Assembled Peptide Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications: Advantages and Challenges, Preparation of Nanocellulose with Cation–Exchange Resin Catalysed Hydrolysis, The Role of Biodegradable Engineered Scaffold in Tissue Engineering, Optical Detection of Protein Adsorption on Doped Titanium Surface, Biomaterials and Biotechnology Schemes Utilizing TiO2 Nanotube Arrays, Cartilage Tissue Engineering Using Mesenchymal Stem Cells and 3D Chitosan Scaffolds – In vitro and in vivo Assays, Low Modulus Titanium Alloys for Inhibiting Bone Atrophy, Mesopore Bioglass or Silk Composite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering, To Build or Not to Build: The Interface of Bone Graft Substitute Materials in Biological Media from the View Point of the Cells, Mechanobiology of Oral Implantable Devices, etc.

s468 Pages

Introduction To Bioengineering MIT

The site contains notes in the following topics : Bioengineering Science, Biology Science, Chemistry Science, Biological Engineering, BioMechanical Engineering, BioMEMS, Bioengineering in Aero/Astro, Bioengineering in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bioengineering in Computer Science, Biomaterial Sciences, Topics in Biological Engineering.

sNA Pages

Effects of Past Global Change on Life

This page covers the following topics related to Biogeography : Terminal Paleocene Mass Extinction in the Deep Sea: Association with Global Warming, Pollen Records of Late Quaternary Vegetation Change: Plant Community Rearrangements and Evolutionary Implications, Impact of Late Ordovician Glaciation-Deglaciation on Marine Life, Tropical Climate Stability and Implications for the Distribution of Life, The Impact of Climatic Changes on the Development of the Australian Flora, The Response of Hierarchially Structured Ecosystems to Long-Term Climatic Change: A Case Study using Tropical Peat Swamps of Pennsylvanian Age, The Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic History of Vegetation and Climate at Northern and Southern High Latitudes: A Comparison, Global Climatic Influence on Cenozoic Land Mammal Faunas.

sNA Pages

A primer in Phylogenetic Biogeography

Biogeography, is the branch of biology that studies the geographic distribution of the organisms. This PDF covers the following topics related to Biogeography : Introduction, VIP, Cladograms and Maps: The data for Phylogenetic biogeography, Biogeographic reconstructions , Biogeographic reconstructions under an optimality criterion, Epilogue.

s31 Pages

Computational Biology Biostatistics

The topics of notes in this site are as follows : Introduction to Bioinformatics, Sequence Alignment, Probabilistic Sequence Models , Gene Expression Analysis, Protein Structure Prediction.

sNA Pages

Foundations of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

The contents in this site includes the following topics : The complete course is comprised of three modules covering Foundations of Bioinformatics, Statistics in Bioinformatics, Systems Biology. These modules holds the following contents : Introduction to bioinformatics, Sequence Alignment and Database Searching, Structural Bioinformatics, Genome Informatics: High Throughput Sequencing Applications and Analytical Methods, Approaches to statistical estimation and testing, Statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, Analyses involving associations, Pearson correlation, t-test, and log odds ratios, Linear regression, Regression models, Introduction to graphical methods for multivariate data analysis, Clustering and principal component analysis, Introduction to systems biology, Epigenome data mining to understand disease predisposition, Computational clinical decision support systems, Application of systems biology to translational medicine.

sNA Pages

Biomechanics by SIST

Biomechanics is the study of the structure, function and motion of the mechanical aspects of biological systems, at any level from whole organisms to organs, cells and cell organelles, using the methods of mechanics. This PDF covers the following topics related to Biomechanics : Fluid Mechanics, Human Locomotion, Hard and Soft Tissue Mechanics, Kinesiology of Sports.

s88 Pages

Biomechanics and its relation to other Sciences

Biomechanics is the science, which deals with the application of mechanical laws to the living structures specifically to the loco motor system of the human body. This PDF covers the following topics related to Biomechanics : Biomechanics and its relation to other Sciences, Relation of SBM with other sciences, Importance of Sports Biomechanics, Relation between Linear and Angular Velocities and its Implication in Game and Sports, Chronological Classification of motion, Importance of Biomechanics, Analysis of Movements, Geometrical Classification of Motion, Muscles, Linear Kinematics, Fundamental Movements, Human Motion, Linear Kinematics, Angular Kinematics, Friction and Its Influence in Sports Performance, Impact and Elasticity, etc.

s83 Pages

Handbook Quality Practices in Basic Biomedical Research

This PDF covers the following topics related to Biomedical Research :Introduction to Quality Practices in Biomedical Research, What is Basic Biomedical Research, Basic Biomedical Research: Drug Development Model, What is Quality in Research?, Relationship Between Study and Data, The Quality Practices in Basic Biomedical Research, Conclusions.

s120 Pages

Biomedical Information Technology Lecture Notes

This note teaches the design of contemporary information systems for biological and medical data.

sNA Pages

Opportunities in Biotechnology for Future Army Applications

This PDF covers the following topics related to Biotechnology : Sensing the Battlefield Environment, Vaccination, Conclusions and Recommendations, Introduction, Search of New Materials, Soldier Health and Performance, Biotechnology and the Army, Electronics and Computing, Reducing Logistics.

sNA Pages

Biotechnology JNKVV

The term Biotec hnology was coined by karl Ereky a Hungarian engineer in 1919. This term is derived from a fusion of Biology and Technology Biotechnology is not a pure science but an integrated affect of these two areas, the root of which lies in biological sciences.The contents of this notes are as follows : Biotechnology, Definitions, Major concepts and importance, International organizations involved in biotechnology, Biotechnology in India.

s149 Pages

Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

This PDF covers the following topics related to Botany : Introduction to Plant Identification, Introduction to Taxonomy,Introduction to Taxons, Introduction to Binomial Nomenclature, Conventions for Binomial Nomenclature, Nomenclature Review, The Meaning of Plant Names, Plant Growth, Introduction to Plant Classification, Classify Plants by Life Cycle, Introduction to Dichotomous Keys, Key to Plant Classification, Introduction to Plant Morphology, Plant Family Characteristics, Plant Requirements and Use, Plant Habitats, Plant Use Categories, Plant Growth Characteristics, Characteristics of weedy species, Plant Hardiness, Plant Requirements.

sNA Pages

Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy

This PDF Plant Nomenclature and Taxonomy covers the following topics related to Botany : Introduction, Taxonomy and Systematics, Wild and Cultivated Plants, Species Concepts in Wild Plants, Morphological Species Concepts, Interbreeding Species Concepts, Ecological Species Concepts, Cladistic Species Concepts, Eclectic Species Concepts, Nominalistic Species Concept.

s60 Pages

Extracellular Vesicles Role in Diseases, Pathogenesis and Therapy

This volume is a valuable resource for basic biologists, translational scientists, and clinicians.The chapters emphasize the emerging data confirming the role of EVs in the pathogenesis of diseases and discuss the scientific advances that have made it feasible to characterize and engineer EVs, leading to their use as tools in biomarker discovery and disease diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic application, and theranostics.

sNA Pages

Biology The Cell

The contents of the pdf include : Introduction, Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells, Animal and Plant Cell Structure - Tbe Eukaryotic Cell , Cell Membrane Structure and Function, Tbe Cell Cycle and Cell Division, Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction, Cellular Metabolism and Enzymes, Cellular Respiration, Cellular Photosynthesis.

s65 Pages

Cytology by Wilson

This book is concerned with a discussion of the basic facts, concepts, and problems of cellular biology. The authors have provided a general picture of the field, the details of which may be filled in by reference to the many fine sources available. Topics covered includes: Cells and Cellular Organization, Proteins, Nucleic Acids, Lipids, Carbohydrates, Inorganic Constituents, Structure and Function of Cytoplasmic, Endoplasmic Reticidum, Microsomes, Cytoplasmic Matrix, Cell Membrane, Vacuoles, Structure and Function of the Nucleus, Nuclear Envelope, Chromomeres, Mechanics and Physiology of Cell Division, The Chromosome Coiling Cycle, Cytogenetics, Radiation Cytology, Survey of Cytological Techniques.

sNA Pages

An introduction to cytology

This book has been prepared for students of the biological sciences who desire a means of becoming more readily acquainted with the literature and problems of cytology. Topics covered includes: Description of the cell, the nucleus, the centrosome and the blepharoplast, plastids and chondriosomes, metaplasm; polarity, somatic mitosis and chromosome individuality, the achromatic figure, cytokinesis, and the cell wall, reduction of the chromosomes, the role of the cell organs in heredity, mendelism and mutation.

s480 Pages

Philosophy of Developmental Biology

This PDF covers the following topics related to Developmental Biology : Introduction: From Mechanism to Vitalism and Back, Useful Causes: The Quest for Inducers and Organizers, Idealized Causal Concepts as Research Tools: Morphogens, Causes in Harmony, Epilogue: Understanding, Progress and Manipulability.

s88 Pages

Developmental biology by Scott F. Gilbert

This PDF book covers the following topics related to Developmental Biology : Principles of development in biology, Developmental biology: The anatomical tradition, Life cycles and the evolution of developmental patterns, Principles of experimental embryology, Genes and development: Techniques and ethical issues, The genetic core of development: Differential gene expression, Cell-cell communication in development, Early embryonic development, Fertilization: Beginning a new organism, Early development in selected invertebrates, The genetics of axis specification in Drosophila, Early development and axis formation in amphibians, The early development of vertebrates: Fish, birds, and mammals, Later embryonic development, The central nervous system and the epidermis, Neural crest cells and axonal specificity, Paraxial and intermediate mesoderm, Lateral plate mesoderm and endoderm, Development of the tetrapod limb, Sex determination, Metamorphosis, regeneration, and aging, The saga of the germ line, : Ramifications of developmental biology, An overview of plant development, Environmental regulation of animal development, Developmental mechanisms of evolutionary change.

s641 Pages

Introduction to Ecology by SIST

Ecology is defined as the study of inter relationship and interaction of different organisms with each other and with their environment. It is concerned with the general principles that apply to both animals and plants. This PDF covers the following topics related to Ecology : Introduction, Environmental Impact Assessment and Legislation, Planning and Evaluation Techniques, Environment Quality and Design.

s66 Pages

General Ecology by NOU

This PDF covers the following topics related to Ecology : Introduction, Objectives, Definition of Ecosystem, Components of Ecosystem, Types of Ecosystems, Terrestrial Ecosystem, Aquatic Ecosystems, Habitats and Niches, The Concept of Food Chain, Food Web, Trophic Levels and Pyramidal Relations, Pyramid of numbers, Pyramid of biomass, Self Assessment Exercise, Conclusion.

s154 Pages

Malaria entomology and vector control by WHO

This PDF is a guide for tutors on Malaria entomology and vector control and covers the following topics related to Entomology : Introduction to malaria entomology, Identification of malaria vectors, Sampling malaria vectors, Vector incrimination and malaria control, Malaria vector control, Monitoring and management of insecticide resistance, Vector control in different malaria epidemiological strata.

s50 Pages

Forest Insect Studies Methods and Techniques

This PDF covers the following topics related to Entomology : Designing an Inventory, How Should a Sampling Plan Be Defined?, Insect Sampling Methods, a Brief Overview of Sampling Methods and of Insect Groups Relevant to Entomological Inventories in Tropical Forest Environments, Target Insect Groups in Temperate Forests, Managing Trap Catches.

s144 Pages

Introduction to Medical and Molecular Biology

This PDF covers the following topics related to Introduction to Medical and Molecular Biology : Introduction to microscopic techniques, The cell, Reproduction of cells, Cell and tissue cultures, Relationship between microorganism and macroorganism, Nucleic Acids, Replication, Protein synthesis, Laboratory methods in molecular genetics, Introduction to the genetics of viruses.

s95 Pages

Molecular Techniques by Dr. David Ng

This PDF Molecular Techniques by Dr. David Ng covers the following topics related to Molecular Biology : DNA, Cloning, Enzymes, Transformation, Proteins, RNA, PCR.

s45 Pages