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.
|1.01||May 1, 2015||Book added to the B.C. Open Textbook collection.|
|1.02||November 21, 2017||
||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.|