This page provides a list of the tools and websites that we use and highly recommend to help you learn about the spectacular life on Earth.
These textbooks and websites provide a far more in-depth look at various fields of biology than we have been able to achieve with the Basic Biology website, so far…
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Our brilliantly simple book will take you through the fundamentals of biology in a way that is easy to follow and avoids difficult science jargon. Easy and enjoyable to read, the book introduces topics such as genetics, cells, evolution, basic biochemistry, the broad categories of organisms, plants, animals, and taxonomy.
This is the best resource for documentary films. It has over 1500 films on a range of topics including biology and new films are added each week. This is the greatest collection of documentaries anywhere in the world and is available from $2.99/month.
This is world’s #1 textbook for beginning biologists and has been hugely valuable to me over the years. This is the resource that I recommend to anyone looking to build a truly solid foundation of biological knowledge.
This easy to understand text is the perfect introduction to the basics of animal biology. If you’ve run out of animal biology related information to learn about here on Basic Biology, I recommend continuing your learning with this great textbook.
Available from Amazon in Kindle and new and used hard copies.
These are a few websites that I recommend for learning about various topics in biology. I frequently use each of these websites myself.
This is an amazing website with the goal of creating a resource with information on every species on Earth.
The yourgenome website provides information on topics related to genetics via videos, stories, debates, and fact sheets.
The Angiosperms Phylogeny website isn’t the prettiest and is very dry but it is the best resource you will find anywhere for information on groups of plants down to the family level. It is continuously updated by Prof. Peter Stevens from the University of Missouri-St. Louis
I love this website and highly recommend it. It has so much information about all things ecology such as the ecosystems, water quality, species interactions and human impacts.
This is a website created by the American Society for Microbiology and provides information on topics related to the biology of microorganisms through videos, podcasts, interviews with microbiologists and more.
A compound microscope from OMAX with magnification up to 2000X and comes with a built-in 3 MP camera and video.
This slide set contains 25 prepared microscope slides that include samples of plant tissue, insects and other animal tissues.