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These web documents and the hardcopy version were created by Nick Strobel for the introductory science courses he teaches. The text of these documents (chapters) and all of the line drawings in them are copyrighted by Nick Strobel. Many of the color photographs are copyrighted by other parties. Their copyrights are noted with the images---usually the photo is linked to the original source if it is still available.

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