Versioning History

NSCC Edition

Chapters from two open textbooks were used to create this new NSCC edition:

Molnar, C., & Gair, J. (2015). Concepts of Biology – 1st Canadian Edition. BCcampus. https://opentextbc.ca/biology/ CC BY 4.0 Licence.

Clark, M. A., Choi, J. & Douglas, M. ( 2018). OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e. https://opentextbc.ca/biology2eopenstax/ CC BY 4.0 Licence.

See table below for a adoption breakdown.

Current Chapter Textbook Chapter Copied
Ch. 1 Intro to Biology Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 1 Intro to Biology
Ch. 2 Chemistry of Life Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 2 Chemistry of Life
Ch. 3 Cell Structure/Function Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 3 Cell Structure/Function
Ch. 4 How Cells Obtain Energy Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 4 How Cells Obtain Energy
Ch. 5 Reproduction Cellular Level Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 6 Reproduction Cellular Level
Ch. 6 Cellular Basis of Inheritance Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 7 Cellular Basis of Inheritance
Ch. 7 Patterns of Inheritance Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 8 Patterns of Inheritance
Ch. 8 Molecular Bio Concepts of Biology: 1st Canadian Edition Ch. 9 Molecular Bio
Ch. 9 Evolution OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 18 – Evolution
Ch. 10 Form and Function OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 33 Form and Function
Ch. 11 Excretion OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch 41. Excretion
Ch. 12 Digestion OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 34 Digestive System
Ch. 13 Circulation OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 40 Circulatory System
Ch. 14 Respiration OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 39 Respiratory system
Ch. 15 Immune system OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 42 Immune system
Ch. 16 Nervous system OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 35 Nervous System
Ch. 17 Sensory OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 36 Sensory Systems
Ch. 18 Musculoskeletal OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 38 Musculoskeletal system
Ch. 19 Endocrine OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 37 Endocrine system
Ch. 20 Reproductive system OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2e Ch. 43 Reproductive

 

Concepts of Biology 1st Canadian Edition Version History

The following table provides a record of edits and changes made to Concepts of Biology 1st Canadian Edition, since its initial publication in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection. Whenever edits or updates are made, we make the required changes in the text and provide a record and description of those changes here. If the change is minor, the version number increases by 0.01. However, if the edits involve substantial updates, the version number goes up to the next full number. The files on our website always reflect the most recent version, including the print-on-demand copy.

If you find an error in this book, please fill out the Report an Open Textbook Error form.

Version Date Change Details
1.01 May 1, 2015 Book added to the B.C. Open Textbook collection.
1.02 November 21, 2017
  • Fixed blue text
  • Reformatted exercise questions
Some <a id=””> tags in the book were causing large sections of text to turn blue. These tags were removed. In addition, all of the exercise questions were edited to ensure a consistent format. This involved putting the content into ordered lists and grouping questions and answers together.

Note: We are aware that there is some text missing in Chapter 20.4, that Chapter 14.1 is missing exercise questions, and that Chapter 14.2 and 14.3 have the same exercise questions. The author has been informed of these issues and we will update the book once we receive the corrections.

1.03 September 17, 2018 Image 2.15 replaced. Original Figure 2.15 image was a duplicate of Figure 2.17. Replaced Figure 2.15 with the correct image.
1.04 June 13, 2019 Updated the book’s theme. The styles of this book have been updated, which may affect the page numbers of the PDF and print copy.
2.01 March 3, 2021 Added H5P activities and improved book structure and formatting. 80 H5P activities were embedded throughout the book, book structure was revised to improve navigation (but the order of all chapters remains the same), all PowerPoint files were compiled in the back matter of the book, and front matter and metadata was updated.

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