E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Released as a Free eBook and Free Course on iTunes

Yesterday, E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth was released as a free iBook on iTunes. It features “state-of-the-art digital media animations, video, and interactive modules in a comprehensive 41-chapter text covering standards-based biology curriculum.” Created under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard naturalist Edward O.Wilson, Life on Earth can be downloaded in 7 units on iTunes. The free book also comes with a free iTunesU course. In addition to reading assignments, the course “incorporates activities such as field observations, writing assignments, project-based learning exercises,” using apps and other materials. Combining information from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, National Geographic, and the Encyclopedia of Life, the course covers a variety of important themes — citizen science, evolution, climate change, and protecting biodiversity. The first nine chapters of the iTunesU course are available now, and the remaining materials for the 41-chapter course will be released throughout 2014.

The book can be found in our collection, 600 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. And the course will be added to our list of Free Online Biology Courses, part of our larger collection: 1000 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.

h/t @RandyDeutsch

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  1. John says . . . | July 8, 2014 / 10:36 am

    Please let us know when this is available in a platform that doesn’t involve Apple, Inc. products. Thanks.

  2. William Fernando Rincón Forero says . . . | July 10, 2014 / 9:29 am

    E.O. Wilson sos un ejemplo a seguir, sos mi inspiración y se que con tu sabituria lograremos grandes cosas en la biología, muchas gracias.

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