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These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the biological sciences collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the Biological Sciences Librarian.
Biology is the study of living organisms and includes many specialized fields that cover their anatomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, distribution, taxonomy, behavior and origins. Biology can also refer to the natural history of a certain region or ecosystem.
Botany is the study of plants and zoology is the study of animals. Both subjects include living and extinct species.
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