Written entirely by Keene State College students, this book has it origins in the 2017 Spring semester, came into pressbook form in the 2019 Spring semester, and by the Fall of 2019, the 1st edition of the Pressbook was published and made public. You can read more details of the history here.
Find the book online here: A Student’s Guide to Tropical Marine Biology
After the book was published, it was added to the Open Textbooks Library which is run by the Open Education Network at the University of Minnesota. The student authors and I were extremely excited to see that it has been reviewed by professors at Lane Community College and Salem State University, and adopted for use by students in a marine biology course at Lane CC.
Now that it’s Spring 2021 – it’s your turn! It’s time for a second edition and there are many improvements, edits, and additions that you might make. See the canvas site for Pressbooks Login information to the 2nd edition of the textbook.