EuroBio is an extensive collection of illustrations for use in biology teaching, produced by Steven Weinberg, John Watson and Cosimo de Benedictis  of the European schools. The images do not have captions; these are in separate text files. Click on the flag below to download in one of the available languages.

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The images come in two sets: basic and advanced to fit with the syllabuses of the European Schools' biology programme.

You may download the Basic images (as PDF files) from this page -- the Advanced set is on an accompanying page.

Please note that the materials remain the copyright of the European Schools (Scholae Europeae), but they can be used freely for non-commercial educational purposes.

  pdf buttonAll files in one book (13.8 MB)

Chapter 1. General introduction

  Characteristics of living things
  Levels of organisation
  The cell


Chapter 2. Animal physiology

  The chemistry of life
  Lipids and proteins
  The human digestive system
  Digestion and absorption
  Basics of respiration
  The human breathing system
  Experiments on human respiration
  The mechanics of breathing
  The heart
  Blood vessels
  Circulatory system
  The blood
  Lymphatic system and defence against infection
  Cardiovascular diseases
  Excretory organs
  The liver
  The skin


Chapter 3. Plant physiology

  Experiments on photosynthesis
  Respiration and fermentation
  Transport in plants


Chapter 4. Ecology

  Example of an ecosystem (Coral reef)
  Trophic relationships
  Food chains and webs
  Coral reef food web
  The carbon cycle
  Air use
  Air pollution
  Soil use (agriculture)
  Other human activities and the soil
  Water use
  Water pollution


Chapter 5. Nervous and endocrine systems

  The human nervous system
  Neurones and nerves
  Spinal cord and reflexes
  The endocrine system


Chapter 6. Reproduction

  Functions of mitosis
  Chromosomes and genes
  DNA structure and replication
  The principle of sexual reproduction
  Human female reproductive system
  Human male reproductive system
  Human menstrual cycle
  Human male reproductive cycle
  Development at puberty
  Human sexual intercourse
  Prenatal development
  Sexually-transmitted diseases


Chapter 7. Genetics

  Monohybrid crosses
  Dihybrid crosses
  Test crosses
  Sex-linked (X-linked) characteristics
  Family trees
  Blood groups 1 (ABO and rhesus)
  Blood groups 2 (ABO and transfusions)
  Hereditary diseases