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Free Life Sciences Textbooks
Life science is sort of an umbrella term for those fields of science that study living organisms – plants, animals and people.
Biology and medical science are the primary fields of study within the life sciences. They are also the most well-represented here on The Free Textbook List.
Traditionally, science textbooks have been the most expensive to produce and conversely the most expensive to buy. In some fields, printed texts are obsolete before they even hit the shelves.
Life Science textbooks are probably some of the best to turn into ‘living texts’ where changes can be made in minutes or hours rather than through the publication of errata or revised editions.
Students in the life sciences can finally get some relief from high textbook prices thanks to the Internet and open textbook initiatives.