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A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra

Victor Shoup, New York University

This introductory book emphasizes algorithms and applications, such as cryptography and error correcting codes, and is accessible to a broad audience. The presentation alternates between theory and applications in order to motivate and illustrate the mathematics. The mathematical coverage includes the basics of number theory, abstract algebra and discrete probability theory.

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(3 reviews)

A Concise Introduction to Logic

Craig DeLancey, SUNY Oswego

A Concise Introduction to Logic is an introduction to formal logic suitable for undergraduates taking a general education course in logic or critical thinking, and is accessible and useful to any interested in gaining a basic understanding of logic.

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(1 review)

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students

Alise Lamoreaux, Lane Community College

A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

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(12 reviews)

A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Louis Scharf, Colorado State University

The first three chapters of this book provide a fairly complete coverage of complex numbers, the functions ex and ej and phasors. Our department philosophy is that these topics must be understood if a student is to succeed in electrical and computer engineering. These three chapters may also be used as a supplement to a circuits course. A measured pace of presentation, taking between sixteen and eighteen lectures, is sufficient to cover all but the advanced sections in Complex Numbers through Phasors.

The chapter on "linear algebra" is prerequisite for all subsequent chapters. We use eight to ten lectures to cover it. We devote twelve to sixteen lectures to cover topics from Vector Graphics through Binary Codes. (We assume a semester consisting of 42 lectures and three exams.) The chapter on vector graphics applies the linear algebra learned in the previous chapter to the problem of translating, scaling, and rotating images. "Filtering" introduces t

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(3 reviews)

A First Course in Linear Algebra

Robert A. Beezer, University of Puget Sound

A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically students will have taken calculus, but it is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization, change of basis and Jordan canonical form. Determinants and eigenvalues are covered along the way.

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(6 reviews)

A First Course in Linear Algebra

Ken Kuttler, Brigham Young University

This text, originally by K. Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra.

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(4 reviews)

A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Mathematics

Joseph E. Fields, Southern Connecticut State University

This book is designed for the transition course between calculus and differential equations and the upper division mathematics courses with an emphasis on proof and abstraction.

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(1 review)

A Guide to Technical Communications: Strategies & Applications

Leah Wahlin, The Ohio State University
Lynn Hall, The Ohio State University

This textbook focuses on developing both technical and professional communication skills and will help readers practice strategies for critically analyzing audiences and contexts, real-world applications of rhetorical principles, and skills for producing documents (reports, proposals, instructions), presentations, videos, and wide variety of other professional communications.

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(3 reviews)

A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 1

Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara

The first in a two-volume set, A Rhetoric of Literate Action is written for "the experienced writer with a substantial repertoire of skills, [who] now would find it useful to think in more fundamental strategic terms about what they want their texts to accomplish, what form the texts might take, how to develop specific contents, and how to arrange the work of writing."

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(4 reviews)

A Theory of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 2

Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara

The second in a two-volume set, A Theory of Literate Action draws on work from the social sciences—and in particular sociocultural psychology, phenomenological sociology, and the pragmatic tradition of social science—to "reconceive rhetoric fundamentally around the problems of written communication rather than around rhetoric's founding concerns of high stakes, agonistic, oral public persuasion" (p. 3).

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(1 review)

About Writing: A Guide

Robin Jeffrey, Klamath Community College

This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. 

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(32 reviews)

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications

Thomas W. Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University

This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Traditionally, these courses have covered the theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and fields. However, with the development of computing in the last several decades, applications that involve abstract algebra and discrete mathematics have become increasingly important, and many science, engineering, and computer science students are now electing to minor in mathematics. Though theory still occupies a central role in the subject of abstract algebra and no student should go through such a course without a good notion of what a proof is, the importance of applications such as coding theory and cryptography has grown significantly.

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(2 reviews)

Active Calculus 2.0

David Austin, Grand Valley State University
Matt Boelkins, Grand Valley State University
Steve Schlicker, Grand Valley State University

Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is freely readable online in HTML format and is also available for in PDF; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live links to java applets; version 2.0 now contains WeBWorK exercises in each chapter, which are fully interactive in the HTML format and included in print in the PDF; the text is open source, and interested users can gain access to the original source files on GitHub; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; following the WeBW

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(4 reviews)

Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment

Alyssa Rose Martina, Metro Parent Publishing Group
Daniel Warner, Western Washington University
Don Mayer, University of Denver
George J. Siedel, University of Michigan
Jethro K. Lieberman, New York Law School

Mayer, Warner, Siedel and Lieberman's Advanced Business Law and the Legal Environment is an up-to-date textbook with coverage of legal and regulatory issues that are more technical than the topics in the authors’ Foundations of Business Law and the Legal Environment.

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(1 review)

Algebra and Trigonometry

Multiple Authors , Openstax College

Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra & Trigonometry course.

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(5 reviews)

Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Jurg Nievergelt, ETH Zurich
Klaus Hinrichs, University of Muenster

An introductory coverage of algorithms and data structures with application to graphics and geometry.

 

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(1 review)

American Government

Glen Krutz, University of Oklahoma

American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American Government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American Government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them.

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(9 reviews)

American Government and Politics in the Information Age

This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics.

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(6 reviews)

An Introduction to Formal Logic

P.D. Magnus, University of Albany, State University of New York

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.

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(4 reviews)

Anatomy and Physiology

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health. A&P is 29 chapters of pedagogically effective learning content, organized by body system, and written at an audience-appropriate level. The lucid text, strategically constructed art, inspiring career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. 

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(29 reviews)

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Ruth Lawson, Otago Polytechnic

This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works.

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(3 reviews)

Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights

Nathan Nobis, Morehouse College

This book provides an overview of the current debates about the nature and extent of our moral obligations to animals.

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(5 reviews)

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future

Asao B. Inoue, University of Washington Tacoma

In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements.

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(3 reviews)

APEX Calculus

Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary’s University
Dimplekumar Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute
Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute
Troy Siemers, Virginia Military Institute

APEX Calculus is a calculus textbook written for traditional college/university calculus courses. It has the look and feel of the calculus book you likely use right now (Stewart, Thomas & Finney, etc.). The explanations of new concepts is clear, written for someone who does not yet know calculus. Each section ends with an exercise set with ample problems to practice & test skills (odd answers are in the back).

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(3 reviews)

Applied Developmental Systems Science: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Theories, Meta-Theories, Methods, and Interventions but Didn't Realize You Needed to Ask. An Advanced Textbook

Ellen Skinner, Portland State University
Robert W. Roeser, Pennsylvania State University
Thomas Kindermann, Portland State University

This textbook provides a toolbox, a guidebook, and an instruction manual for researchers and interventionists who want to conceptualize and study applied problems from a developmental systems perspective, and for those who want to teach their graduate (or advanced undergraduate) students how to do this. 

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(1 review)

Applied Discrete Structures

Alan Doerr, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Kenneth Levasseur, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The text is divided into lecture-length sections, facilitating the organization of an instructor's presentation.Topics are presented in such a way that students' understanding can be monitored through thought-provoking exercises. The exercises require an understanding of the topics and how they are interrelated, not just a familiarity with the key words.

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(2 reviews)

Astronomy

Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
David Morrison, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (Emeritus)

Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses.

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(7 reviews)

Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis

Jirí Lebl, Oklahoma State University

This free online textbook (e-book in webspeak) is a one semester course in basic analysis.

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(2 reviews)

Basics of Fluid Mechanics

Genick Bar-Meir

The topic of fluid mechanics is common to several disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. In fact, it is also related to disciplines like industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. While the emphasis is somewhat different in this book, the common material is presented and hopefully can be used by all. One can only admire the wonderful advances done by the previous geniuses who work in this field. In this book it is hoped to insert, what and when a certain model is suitable than other models.

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(4 reviews)

Beginning Excel®

Multiple Authors

This Beginning Excel textbook is intended for use in a one-term introductory spreadsheet course for all majors taught at two-year colleges. The basics of Excel, as they apply to the professional workplace, are introduced, including spreadsheet design, data entry, formulas, functions, charts, tables, and multi-sheet use.

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(7 reviews)

Beyond Argument: Essaying as a Practice of (Ex)Change

Sarah Allen, University of Northern Colorado

Beyond Argument offers an in-depth examination of how current ways of thinking about the writer-page relation in personal essays can be reconceived according to practices in the care of the self — an ethic by which writers such as Seneca, Montaigne, and Nietzsche lived.

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(3 reviews)

Beyond Dichotomy: Synergizing Writing Center and Classroom Pedagogies

Steven J. Corbett, George Mason University

Beyond Dichotomy explores how research on peer tutoring one-to-one and in small groups can inform our work with students in writing centers and other tutoring programs, as well as in writing courses and classrooms.

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(2 reviews)

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

Charles R. Standridge, Grand Valley State University

Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.

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(1 review)

Biofundamentals 2.0

Melanie M. Cooper, Michigan State University
Michael W. Klymkowsky, University of Colorado

The goal of this book is to present the key observations and unifying concepts upon which modern biology is based.

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(2 reviews)

Biology

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Biology is grounded in an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some topics have been condensed and combined; for example, phylogenetic trees are presented in the various ways they are currently being developed by scholars, so instructors can adapt their teaching to the approach that works best in their classroom. The book also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

 

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(24 reviews)

Book of Proof

Dr. Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University

Book of Proof is an introduction to the language and methods of mathematical proofs. The text is meant to bridge the computational courses that students typically encounter in their first years of college (such as calculus or differential equations) to more theoretical, proof-based courses such as topology, analysis and abstract algebra.  Topics include sets, logic, counting, methods of conditional and non-conditional proof, disproof, induction, relations, functions and infinite cardinality.

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(4 reviews)

Building Strategy and Performance

Kim Warren, London Business School

This book uses a balanced blend of frameworks and illustrations to teach you how to tackle the challenge of driving performance into the future.

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(1 review)

Business Communication for Success

Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor.

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(14 reviews)

Business English for Success

Scott McLean, Arizona Western College

Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that’s the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

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(4 reviews)

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Lauren Kenyo, Ohio University
Sarah Pels, Ohio University
Dr Jacqueline Pike, Duquesne University
Dr Raymond Frost, Ohio University

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That is a text for students in an introductory Management Information Systems course. The book provides insight into what a career in MIS looks like and explains that there is more to the field than just technical programming.

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(1 review)

Business Law and the Legal Environment

Daniel M. Warner, Western Washington University
Don Mayer, University of Miami
George J. Siedel, University of Michigan Business School

This textbook provides context and essential concepts across the entire range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal acumen necessary for businesspeople to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials—and to their own lawyers.

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(2 reviews)

Calculus

Gilbert Strang, MIT

Published in 1991 and still in print from Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a straightforward introductory calculus textbook available free online to educators and self-learners alike. It is covers single variable and multivariable calculus, including applications.

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(1 review)

Calculus Volume 1

Edwin Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Gilbert Strang, MIT

Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning.

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(6 reviews)

Calculus-Based Physics I

Jeffrey Schnick, Saint Anselm College

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.  

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(1 review)

Calculus: Early Transcendentals

David Guichard, Whitman College

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable text provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses.

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(4 reviews)

Chemistry

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Chemistry is designed for the two-semester general chemistry course. For many students, this course provides the foundation to a career in chemistry, while for others, this may be their only college-level science course.

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(10 reviews)

Chemistry: Atoms First

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Chemistry: Atoms First is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association. 

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(8 reviews)

Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University
Zhichang Xu, Monash University

The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese and hard to eradicate."

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(3 reviews)

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. 

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(13 reviews)

Civil Procedure: Pleading

Hillel Y. Levin, University of Georgia

This chapter covers the Civil Procedure topic of Pleading: The Plaintiff’s Complaint. The chapter takes approximately four class periods to cover in detail.

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(1 review)

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Jodie McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology

The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current.

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(5 reviews)

Collaborative Statistics

Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College
Susan Dean, De Anza College

Collaborative Statistics was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes. This textbook is intended for introductory statistics courses being taken by students at two– and four–year colleges who are majoring in fields other than math or engineering. Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. The book focuses on applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it.

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(9 reviews)

College Algebra

Dr. Carl Stitz, Lakeland Community College
Dr. Jeff Zeager, Lorain County Community College

College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course.  The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely.

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(9 reviews)

College Algebra

Multiple Authors , Openstax College

College Algebra provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra course.

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(2 reviews)

College Physics

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

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(24 reviews)

College Success

Our primary goal in writing College Success is to help you succeed in college.

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(27 reviews)

College Trigonometry

Carl Stitz, Lakeland Community College
Jeff Zeager, Lorain County Community College

Covers chapters 10-11 of Precalculus.

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(1 review)

Combinatorics Through Guided Discovery

Kenneth P. Bogart, Dartmouth College

This book is an introduction to combinatorial mathematics, also known as combinatorics. The book focuses especially but not exclusively on the part of combinatorics that mathematicians refer to as “counting.” The book consists almost entirely of problems.

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(1 review)

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.

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(10 reviews)

Compact Anthology of World Literature

Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia
Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University

A world literature class may be the first place that some students have encountered European works, let alone non-Western texts. The emphasis in this anthology, therefore, is on non-Western and European works, with only the British authors who were the most influential to European and non-Western authors (such as Shakespeare, whose works have influenced authors around the world to the present day). In a world literature class, there is no way that a student can be equally familiar with all of the societies, contexts, time periods, cultures, religions, and languages that they will encounter; even though the works presented here are translated, students will face issues such as unfamiliar names and parts of the story (such as puns) that may not translate well or at all. Since these stories are rooted in their cultures and time periods, it is necessary to know the basic context of each work to understand the expectations of the original audience.

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(6 reviews)

Comprehensive Individualized Curriculum and Instructional Design: Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Developmental Disabilities/Autism Spectrum Disorders

Samuel Sennott, Portland State University
Sheldon Loman, Portland State University

This open textbook addresses the population of individuals with disabilities that experience complex lifelong needs across multiple areas in their lives. Drs. Sennott and Loman drafted this book (along with the help from some friends) with the hope of providing pertinent, practical, and current resources to future special educators who plan to serve individuals with complex disabilities.

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(3 reviews)

Computer Networking : Principles, Protocols and Practice

Olivier Bonaventure, Universite catholique de Louvain

This open textbook aims to fill the gap between the open-source implementations and the open-source network specifications by providing a detailed but pedagogical description of the key principles that guide the operation of the Internet.

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(1 review)

Concepts of Biology

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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(26 reviews)

Contract Doctrine, Theory & Practice - Volume 1

J.H. Verkerke, University of Virginia

This is the first in a series of Contracts casebooks.

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(1 review)

Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

Chauna Ramsey, Columbia Gorge Community College

This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. 

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(11 reviews)

Conversa Brasileira

Orlando R. Kelm, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook provides a hardcopy of all of the online materials to Conversa Brasileira, an online open access site that contains a series of 35 video scenarios in which Brazilians talk about their daily activities.

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(3 reviews)

Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom

Martine Courant Rife, Lansing Community College
Shaun Slattery, DePaul University and the University of South Florida Polytechnic

The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms.

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(2 reviews)

Corporate Governance

Cornelis A. de Kluyver, University of Oregon

Corporate Governance by de Kluyver is a primer on corporate governance. It is designed to help students understand corporate governance by looking at the subject from both a macro- and micro-perspective.

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(1 review)

Creative Clinical Teaching In The Health Professions

Beth Perry, Athabasca University
Caroline Park, Athabasca University
Sherri Melrose, Athabasca University

This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' the text box summaries offer step-by-step directions for creative, challenging activities that both new and experienced instructors can begin using immediately.

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(6 reviews)

Criminal Law

Welcome to Criminal Law, your guide to a fascinating yet challenging topic. This engaging and interactive textbook will enhance your ability to be successful in academics or a career in criminal justice.

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(8 reviews)

Database Design - 2nd Edition

Adrienne Watt, City University

Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

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(2 reviews)

Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing

Alex Reid, University at Buffalo
Anthony Di Renzo, Ithaca College
David Franke, SUNY Cortland

Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs.

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(1 review)

Deutsch im Blick

Zsuzsanna Abrams, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook of classroom activities and homework accompanies Deutsch im Blick, the web-based German program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Grimm Grammar.  

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(10 reviews)

Developing New Products and Services

G. Lawrence Sanders, State University of New York at Buffalo

Developing New Products and Services by Sanders is an outstanding contribution to market research. The book focuses on the upfront activities and ideas for new product and service development.

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(2 reviews)

Digital Circuit Projects: An Overview of Digital Circuits Through Implementing Integrated Circuits

Charles W. Kann, Gettysburg College

Digital circuits, often called Integrated Circuits or ICs, are the central building blocks of a Central Processing Unit (CPU). To understand how a computer works, it is essential to understand the digital circuits which make up the CPU. This text introduces the most important of these digital circuits; adders, decoders, multiplexers, D flip-flops, and simple state machines.

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(4 reviews)

Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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(8 reviews)

Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction

Oscar Levin, University of Northern Colorado

Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction is a free, open source textbook appropriate for a first or second year undergraduate course for math majors, especially those who will go on to teach. 

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(2 reviews)

Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

David G. Harper, Harvard Medical School
Sandy Hirtz

Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. 

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(4 reviews)

Educational Psychology

Kelvin Seifert, University of Manitoba
Rosemary Sutton, Cleveland State University

In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate.

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(4 reviews)

Elementary Algebra

John Redden, College of the Sequoias

Elementary Algebra, is an introductory text that focuses on the study of algebra at the beginning stages.  It assumes no prior algebraic experience and is intended for any student who needs build a strong algebraic foundation.  The book presents real world applications, setting a foundation for students to translate problems described in words into mathematical equations. The book illustrates the steps required to solve equations and interpret the results through the use of exercise sets and practice problems. The book stresses both the importance to solve problems correctly, and to learn to communicate those solutions to others.

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(8 reviews)

Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems

William F. Trench, Trinity University

Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems is written for students in science, engineering, and mathematics who have completed calculus through partial differentiation.

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(1 review)

Elementary New Testament Greek

Joseph R. Dongell, Asbury Theological Seminary

In today’s general vacuum of grammatical training in public education across the United States, students typically enter seminary training with no knowledge of how languages work. Any training we might give them in accessing grammatical information through the use of Bible software programs will, we learned, come to naught in the absence of an understanding of just what such information actually means. We agreed that we actually needed to “teach the language itself,” at least in some rudimentary fashion, if we hoped students would make sense of grammatical and linguistic issues involved biblical interpretation.

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(1 review)

Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming

Marijn Haverbeke

This is a book about JavaScript, programming, and the wonders of the digital. 

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(1 review)

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Marketing in a Digital World

Rob Stokes, Quirk eMarketing

The newly updated edition - based on Quirk's unique Think, Create, Engage, Optimise structure and processes - includes chapters on the latest marketing trends as well as updated facts and figures and all new real-world case studies showing the application of digital best practice.

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(6 reviews)

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios addresses theories and practices advanced by some of the most innovative and active proponents of ePortfolios. 

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(5 reviews)

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Jonathan Campbell, UCLA
MIchael Shin, UCLA

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

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Ethics in Law Enforcement

Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University
Steve McCartney

In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics.

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(1 review)

Evidence: Rape Shield Rule

Colin Miller, John Marshall Law School

The Rape Shield Rule, contained in Federal Rule of Evidence 412 and state counterparts is a Rule preventing the admission of evidence concerning the sexual predisposition and behavior of an alleged victim of sexual misconduct, subject to certain exceptions.

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(1 review)

Exploring Business

The author's goals in writing Exploring Business Version 2.0 was simple: introduce students to business in an exciting way.

Exploring Business is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2010 by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

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(9 reviews)

Exploring Movie Construction & Production: What’s so exciting about movies?

John Reich, Genesee Community College

Exploring Movie Construction & Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. 

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(1 review)

Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Randall Fallows, University of California Los Angeles

The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple: to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:

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(10 reviews)

Exploring Public Speaking: 2nd Revision

Barbara G. Tucker, University of Georgia
Kris Barton, Florida State University

In fifteen chapters the authors have attempted to address all the major concerns, issues, and material that an introductory, freshmen-level public speaking course involves.

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(8 reviews)

Field Trials of Health Interventions: A Toolbox

Before new interventions can be used in disease control programmes, it is essential that they are carefully evaluated in “field trials”, which may be complex and expensive undertakings. 

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(2 reviews)

Financial Accounting

This book is intended for an undergraduate or MBA level Financial Accounting course. It covers the standard topics in a standard sequence, utilizing the Socratic method of asking and answering questions.

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(5 reviews)

First Amendment: Cases, Controversies, and Contexts

Ruthann Robson, City University of New York Law School

This Casebook (Revised First Edition, August 2016) is intended to be used in an upper-division course covering the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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(2 reviews)

Focusing on Organizational Change

William Q. Judge, Old Dominion University

Focusing on Organizational Change offers an alternative to the traditional approach by focusing on building the change capacity of the entire organization in anticipation of future pressures to change. 

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(2 reviews)

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction addresses the questions and decisions that administrators and instructors most need to consider when developing online writing programs and courses. 

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(2 reviews)

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom

Thomas C. Priester, SUNY Genesee Community College, Batavia

Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.

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(8 reviews)

Foundations of Business Law and Legal Environment

Don Mayer, University of Denver

Business Law and the Legal Environment provides students with context and essential concepts across a broad range of legal issues with which managers and business executives must grapple. The text provides the vocabulary and legal savvy necessary for business people to talk in an educated way to their customers, employees, suppliers, government officials — and to their own lawyers.

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(1 review)

Foundations of Computation

Carol Critchlow, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
David Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Foundations of Computation is a textbook for a one semester introductory course in theoretical computer science. It includes topics from discrete mathematics, automata theory, formal language theory, and the theory of computation, along with practical applications to computer science. It has no prerequisites other than a general familiarity with computer programming.

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(1 review)

Français interactif

Carl Blyth, University of Texas, Austin
Karen Kelton, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Guilloteau, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook of classroom activities and homework accompanies Français interactif.   

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(12 reviews)

FROM MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide to Transitioning to Colloquial Arabic

Lina Gomaa, Portland State University

This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. 

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(2 reviews)

Fundamentals of Business

Stephen J. Skripak, Virginia Tech

Fundamentals of Business (2016) is an openly licensed textbook designed for use in Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business introductory level business course, MGT1104 Foundations of Business. This work is a project of University Libraries and the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech.

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(3 reviews)

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 1

Don Johnson, Rice University

The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information theory; digital transmission of analog signals; error-correcting codes.

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(1 review)

Fundamentals of Global Strategy

Cornelis A. de Kluyver, University of Oregon

Crafting a global strategy requires making decisions about which strategy elements can and should be globalized and to what extent, and de Kluyver's Fundamentals of Global Strategy can help you illuminate these facts to your students.

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(1 review)

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Denny Burzynski, College of Southern Nevada
Wade Ellis, West Valley Community College

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional study in a modern prealgebra course, as well as the topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra.

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(5 reviews)

General Biology

Paul Doerder, Cleveland State University
Ralph Gibson, Cleveland State University

The word biology means, "the science of life", from the Greek bios, life, and logos, word
or knowledge. 

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(2 reviews)

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

Bruce Averill, Strategic Energy Security Solutions
Patricia Eldredge, R.H. Hand, LLC

The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry.

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(4 reviews)

Genre in a Changing World

Genre in a Changing World provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. 

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(2 reviews)

Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

Elizabeth Pulos
Guillermo C. Jimenez

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. 

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(2 reviews)

Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Alan Martin, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Alex Haas, Emily Carr University
Ken Jeffery, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Roberto Medeiros, Ricoh Canada
Steven Tomljanovic, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Wayne Collins, British Columbia Institute of Technology

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

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(1 review)

Guidelines for Improving the Effectiveness of Boards of Directors of Nonprofit Organizations

Vic Murray, University of Victoria
Yvonne Harrison, University at Albany

The purpose of this book is to help boards of directors of nonprofit organizations improve their performance after completing the Board Check-Up, online board performance self-assessment tool found at www.boardcheckup.com. This book is also valuable as a stand-alone resource for any board seeking to assess its performance in that it contains the diagnostic questions on which the online self-assessment tool is based. It goes further by providing a framework for boards to use in discussing needed changes in board performance. It also forms an integral part of a University at Albany, SUNY online course titled, The Governance of Nonprofit Organizations. This massive open online course (MOOC) can be taken for free or academic credit through Coursera’s online teaching and learning platform. For more information about this book, the Board Check-Up, and the nonprofit governance MOOC, please contact Prof. Yvonne Harrison at yharrison@albany.edu.

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(1 review)

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877

Catherine Locks, Fort Valley State University
Pamela Thomas Roseman, Georgia Perimeter College
Sarah K. Mergel, Dalton State College
Tamara Spike, University of North Georgia

This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history.

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(6 reviews)

How to Learn Like a Pro!

Phyllis Nissila, Lane Community College

How to Learn Like a Pro! features the “big six” effective learning/study skills topics: learning styles and preferences, time and materials management, critical thinking and reading, note-taking, memory principles, and test-taking techniques.

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(6 reviews)

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python

Allen Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Chris Meyers, Lane Community College
Jeff Elkner, Yorktown High School

 

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python is an introduction to programming using Python.

 

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(3 reviews)

How We Got from There to Here: A Story of Real Analysis

Eugene Boman, The Pennsylvania State University
Robert Rogers, State University of New York

This book proposes that an effective way to motivate these definitions is to tell one of the stories (there are many) of the historical development of the subject, from its intuitive beginnings to modern rigor. The definitions and techniques are motivated by the actual difficulties encountered by the intuitive approach and are presented in their historical context.

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(2 reviews)

Human Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Course

Carlos Liachovitzky, Bronx Community College

The overall purpose of this preparatory course textbook is to help students familiarize with some terms and some basic concepts they will find later in the Human Anatomy and Physiology I course.

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(1 review)

Human Relations

Laura Portolese Dias, Central Washington University

Human Relations by Laura Portolese-Dias addresses all of the critical topics to obtain career success as they relate to professional relationships.

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(10 reviews)

Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

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(5 reviews)

Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences

Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. 

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(3 reviews)

Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines

Barry Maid, Arizona State University

This collection brings together scholarship and pedagogy from multiple perspectives and disciplines, offering nuanced and complex perspectives on Information Literacy in the second decade of the 21st century.

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(2 reviews)

Information Strategies for Communicators

Kathleen A. Hansen, University of Minnesota
Nora Paul, University of Minnesota

Written by two nationally recognized experts in information strategy, this book leads students step-by-step through the information search and evaluation process for news and strategic communication message production.  The book includes a conceptual model of the information strategy process, case studies to illustrate the process in action, and links to current examples throughout.

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(2 reviews)

Information Systems for Business and Beyond

David T. Bourgeois, Biola University

This book is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. While sometimes the descriptions can get a little bit technical, every effort has been made to convey the information essential to understanding a topic while not getting bogged down in detailed terminology or esoteric discussions.

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(6 reviews)

Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology is intended for use in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Management Information Systems and Information Technology.

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(4 reviews)

Instruction in Functional Assessment

Marcie Desrochers, State University of New York
Moira Fallon, State University of New York

Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual’s challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments.

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(1 review)

Intermediate Algebra

John Redden, College of the Sequoias

Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden, Intermediate Algebra, is the second part. Written in a clear and concise manner, it carefully builds on the basics learned in Elementary Algebra and introduces the more advanced topics required for further study in applications found in most disciplines.

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(1 review)

International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

Amanda Stansell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chris Dean, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jessica Singer Early, Arizona State University
Karen Lunsford, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Rogers, George Mason University
Suzie Null, Fort Lewis College

The thirty chapters in this edited collection were selected from the more than 500 presentations at the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference in 2011.With representatives from more than forty countries, this conference gave rise to the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.

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(1 review)

International Finance: Theory and Policy

Steve Suranovic, George Washington University

International Finance: Theory and Policy is International Finance Theory and Policy is built on the author's belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. Economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues.

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(1 review)

International Relations

Stephen McGlinchey, University of the West of England

This book is designed to be a ‘Day 0’ introduction to International Relations.

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(2 reviews)

International Trade: Theory and Policy

Steve Suranovic, George Washington University

International Trade: Theory and Policy is intended for a one-semester course in International Trade.  The text is built on the author's belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems.  The book presents a variety of international trade models including the Ricardian model, the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and the monopolistic competition model. It includes trade policy analysis in both perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets. The text also addresses current issues such as free trade area formation and administered protection policies.

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(2 reviews)

Introducing Marketing

John Burnett

Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. 

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(4 reviews)

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

Pamela Sachant, University of North Georgia
Peggy Blood, Savannah State University

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.

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(13 reviews)

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation

Peter W. Martin, Cornell Law School

Its limited aim is to serve as a tutorial on how to cite the most widely referenced types of U.S. legal material, taking account of local norms and the changes in citation practice forced by the shift from print to electronic sources

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(1 review)

Introduction to Economic Analysis

Dr Preston McAfee, Caltech
Dr Tracy R Lewis, Duke University

This book is suited for an Intermediate Microeconomics course where calculus is required.  Introduction to Economic Analysis presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors' view, ought to be standard but is not.  Introductory economics material is integrated.  Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics.

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(1 review)

Introduction to Financial Accounting

David Annand, Athabasca University
Henry Dauderis

This text, originally by D. Annand and H. Dauderis, is intended for a first course in introductory financial accounting. It has been extensively edited by Athabasca University and reflects current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). A corporate approach is utilized versus beginning with a sole proprietorship emphasis and then converting to a corporate approach.

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(1 review)

Introduction to Human Osteology

Georg Neumann, Indiana University
Gwyn Madden, Grand Valley State University
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals, Oregon State University
Roberta Hall, Oregon State University

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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(7 reviews)

Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

Matthew Van Cleave, Lansing Community College

This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments.

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(2 reviews)

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Robert H. Stewart, Texas A&M University

This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows.  Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.

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(2 reviews)

Introduction to Probability

Charles M. Grinstead, Swarthmore College
J. Laurie Snell, Dartmouth College

This text is designed for an introductory probability course taken by sophomores, juniors, and seniors in mathematics, the physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of probability ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject. The text can be used in a variety of course lengths, levels, and areas of emphasis.

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(4 reviews)

Introduction to Programming Using Java, Seventh Edition

David J. Eck, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 This book is directed mainly towards beginning programmers, although it might also be useful for experienced programmers who want to learn something about Java.

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(1 review)

Introduction to Psychology

When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult — much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course is relevant to your students?

Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. Five or ten years from now, he does not expect his students to remember the details of most of what he teaches them. However, he does hope that they will remember that psychology matters because it

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(13 reviews)

Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection

This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains 90 learning modules covering every area of psychology commonly taught in introductory courses. This book can be modified: feel free to rearrange or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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(7 reviews)

Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition

Ron McGivern, Thompson Rivers University
William Little, University of Victoria

Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course.

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(2 reviews)

Introduction to Sociology 2e

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.

Changes made in Introduction to Sociology 2e are described in the preface to help instructors transition to the second edition. 

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(28 reviews)

Introduction to Statistics

David Lane, Rice University

Introduction to Statistics is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics.

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(1 review)

Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems

Hiroki Sayama, State University of New York at Binghamton

Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems introduces students to mathematical/computational modeling and analysis developed in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Complex Systems Science. Complex systems are systems made of a large number of microscopic components interacting with each other in nontrivial ways. Many real-world systems can be understood as complex systems, where critically important information resides in the relationships between the parts and not necessarily within the parts themselves. This textbook offers an accessible yet technically-oriented introduction to the modeling and analysis of complex systems. The topics covered include: fundamentals of modeling, basics of dynamical systems, discrete-time models, continuous-time models, bifurcations, chaos, cellular automata, continuous field models, static networks, dynamic networks, and agent-based models.

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(1 review)

Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC

Geoffrey Bird, Royal Roads University
Morgan Westcott, LinkBC
Peter Briscoe, Vancouver Island University

This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. 

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(1 review)

Introductory Business Statistics

Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. 

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(1 review)

Introductory Chemistry

David W. Ball, Cleveland State University

David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry, to the market with a fresh theme that will be sure to hold student interest: "Chemistry is Everywhere." Introductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.

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(9 reviews)

Introductory Statistics

Douglas S. Shafer, University of North Carolina
Zhiyi Zhang, University of North Carolina

Shafer and Zhang wrote Introductory Statistics by using their vast teaching experience to present a complete look at introductory statistics topics while keeping in mind a realistic expectation with respect to course duration and students’ maturity level.

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(7 reviews)

Introductory Statistics

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Introductory Statistics follows the scope and sequence of a one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering.

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(11 reviews)

Java, Java, Java: Object-Oriented Problem Solving

Ralph Morelli, Trinity College
Ralph Walde, Trinity College

We have designed this third edition of Java, Java, Java to be suitable for a typical Introduction to Computer Science (CS1) course or for a slightly more advanced Java as a Second Language course. This edition retains the “objects first” approach to programming and problem solving that was characteristic of the first two editions. Throughout the text we emphasize careful coverage of Java language features, introductory programming concepts, and object-oriented design principles.

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(1 review)

Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time

Amit Nizan, Advertising Age
Lisa Duke Cornell, University of Florida
Michael Solomon, St. Joseph’s University

Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school and journalism & mass communication students.  This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end.

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(1 review)

Le Littéraire dans le quotidien

Joanna Gay Luks, Cornell University

Le Littéraire dans le quotidien is an open textbook for use in French courses. The Literary in the Everyday represents a new pedagogical approach to reading and writing at the lower levels and is applicable to all languages. 

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(4 reviews)

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Mai Moua, Leadership Paradigms, Inc

Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities has driven cultural intelligence to the forefront of diversity and inclusion work.

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(9 reviews)

Liberté

Gretchen Angelo, California State University

Liberté is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach.

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(5 reviews)

Light and Matter

Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College

This is an introductory text intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors, or for AP Physics B. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. 

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(2 reviews)

Linear Algebra

Jim Hefferon, Saint Michael's College

This text covers the standard material for a US undergraduate first course: linear systems and Gauss's Method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues, as well as additional topics such as introductions to various applications.

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(3 reviews)

Linear Algebra

Andrew K. Waldon, UC Davis
David Cherney, UC Davis
Tom Denton, The Fields Institute and York University

This book is designed both for engineering and science majors, but has enough abstraction to be useful for potential math majors.

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(1 review)

Linear Algebra, Theory And Applications

Kenneth Kuttler, Bringham Young University

This is a book on linear algebra and matrix theory. While it is self contained, it will work best for those who have already had some exposure to linear algebra. It is also assumed that the reader has had calculus. Some optional topics require more analysis than this, however.

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(1 review)

Linear Regression Using R: An Introduction to Data Modeling

David J. Lilja, University of Minnesota

Linear Regression Using R: An Introduction to Data Modeling presents one of the fundamental data modeling techniques in an informal tutorial style.

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(1 review)

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature.

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(9 reviews)

Managerial Accounting

Joe Hoyle, University of Richmond
Kurt Heisinger, Sierra College

Managerial Accounting was written around three major themes: Ready, Reinforcement and Relevance. This book is aimed squarely at the new learning styles evident with today’s students and addresses accounting industry changes as well.

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(5 reviews)

Mastering Strategic Management

Teaching the strategic management course can be a challenge for many professors. In most business schools, strategic management is a “capstone” course that requires students to draw on insights from various functional courses they have completed (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) in order to understand how top executives make the strategic decisions that drive whether organizations succeed or fail. Although students have taken these functional courses, many students have very little experience with major organizational choices. It is this inexperience that can undermine many students’ engagement in the course.

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(4 reviews)

Math in Society

David Lippman, Pierce College

Math in Society is a free, open textbook. This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors.

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(4 reviews)

Media Studies 101

Erika Pearson, University of Otago

Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. 

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(1 review)

Microbiology

Nina Parker, Shenandoah University

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors.

 

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(5 reviews)

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models

Doug Curtis, Trent University
Ian Irvine, Concordia University

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models provides a concise, yet complete, coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. Our beginning is orthodox: we explain and develop the standard tools of analysis in the discipline. Economic policy is about the well-being of the economy’s participants, and economic theory should inform economic policy. So we investigate the meaning of ‘well-being’ in the context of an efficient use of the economy’s resources early in the text.

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(1 review)

Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications

Andrew John, Melbourne Business School
Russell Cooper, European University Institute

This textbook, Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications, centers around student needs and expectations through two premises: … Students are motivated to study economics if they see that it relates to their own lives. … Students learn best from an inductive approach, in which they are first confronted with a problem, and then led through the process of solving that problem.

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(1 review)

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Michael R. W. Dawson, University of Alberta

Intended to introduce both graduate and senior undergraduate students to the foundations of cognitive science, Mind, Body, World addresses a number of questions currently being asked by those practicing in the field.

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(2 reviews)

Money and Banking

Robert E. Wright, NYU

This book is intended for the Money and Banking course.  Wright and Quadrini’s book is the first Money and Banking text to emerge from the financial crisis of 2007-2008 with ample coverage.

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(3 reviews)

Music and the Child

Natalie Sarrazin, College at Brockport, SUNY

This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

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(5 reviews)

Music: Its Language, History, and Culture

Douglas Cohen, CUNY Brooklyn College

The chapters in this reader contain definitions and explanations of musical terms and concepts, short essays on subjects related to music as a creative performing art, biographical sketches of major figures in music, and historical and cultural background information on music from different periods and places.

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(2 reviews)

Native Peoples of North America

Susan Stebbins, University at Albany

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts.

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(5 reviews)

Natural Resources Biometrics

Diane Kiernan, SUNY ESF

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing

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(2 reviews)

Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers

Jirí Lebl, Oklahoma State University

A one semester first course on differential equations, aimed at engineering students.

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(1 review)

Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

Susan E. Lowey, SUNY, Brockport

The goal of this text is to foster the necessary skills for nurses to provide compassionate care to individuals who are nearing the end of life and their families.

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(4 reviews)

Open Data Structures: An Introduction

Pat Morin, Carleton University

Offered as an introduction to the field of data structures and algorithms, Open Data Structures covers the implementation and analysis of data structures for sequences (lists), queues, priority queues, unordered dictionaries, ordered dictionaries, and graphs. Focusing on a mathematically rigorous approach that is fast, practical, and efficient, Morin clearly and briskly presents instruction along with source code.

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(1 review)

OpenIntro Statistics

Christopher D. Barr, Harvard School of Public Health
David M. Diez, Harvard School of Public Health
Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University

OpenIntro Statistics 3rd Edition strives to be a complete introductory textbook of the highest caliber. Its core derives from the classic notions of statistics education and is extended by recent innovations. The textbook meets high quality standards and has been used at Princeton, Vanderbilt, UMass Amherst, and many other schools. We look forward to expanding the reach of the project and working with teachers from all colleges and schools.

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(10 reviews)

Organic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques

Lisa Nichols, Butte Community College

This resource was created by Lisa Nichols (chemistry faculty at Butte Community College in Northern California) as a result of an academic sabbatical leave in the Fall-2015 to Spring 2016 term. The target audience are undergraduate students in organic chemistry.

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(8 reviews)

Organic Chemistry with a Biological Emphasis Volume I

Tim Soderberg, University of Minnesota, Morris

For the most part, the text covers the core concepts of organic structure, structure determination, and reactivity in the standard order. 

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(3 reviews)

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct "experiential" approach.

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(5 reviews)

PDX Journeys: Studying and Living in the US, Low-Intermediate Novel and Textbook for University ESL Students

Amber Bliss Calderón, Portland State University

Each unit begins with a chapter of fiction about a teacher and students in one ESL class. Reading comprehension and reading skills exercises follow. 

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(3 reviews)

Personal Finance

Carol Yacht, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Rachel Siegel, Lyndon State University

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track.

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(5 reviews)

Physical Geology

Steven Earle, Vancouver Island University

Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more.

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(10 reviews)

Physical Modeling in MATLAB

Allen Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Most books that use MATLAB are aimed at readers who know how to program. This book is for people who have never programmed before.

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(6 reviews)

Português para principiantes

Severino J. Albuquerque, University of Wisconsin

Português para principiantes is a time-tested text which can be used in conjunction with a variety of approaches to the teaching of beginning Portuguese. 

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(2 reviews)

Preadvanced Japanese

Dr. Emiko Konomi, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Preadvanced Japanese is designed for students who have intermediate competency in Japanese, roughly at Level 2 on the ILR (The Interagency Language Roundtable) proficiency scale, and are working on reaching Level 3.

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(1 review)

Prealgebra

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Prealgebra is a textbook for a one-semester course that serves as a bridge between arithmetic and algebra. It can be used in courses named “Basic Mathematics,” “Introductory Algebra,” “Fundamentals of Algebra,” and so on. The organization makes it easy to adapt the book to suit a variety of course syllabi.

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(9 reviews)

Precalculus

Carl Stitz, Lakeland Community College
Jeff Zeager, Lorain County Community College

A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers’ College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class.

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(1 review)

Precalculus

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course.

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(1 review)

Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions

David Lippman, Pierce College
Melonie Rasmussen, Pierce College

Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry.

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(3 reviews)

Principles of Business Statistics

This textbook provides a brief introduction to the field of statistics, including examples of how these topics shows up in a variety of real-life examples.

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(1 review)

Principles of Economics

This book is intended for a two-semester course in Economics taught out of the social sciences or business school.  Principles of Economics aims to teach considerable range and depth of Economic concepts through an approachable style and methodology.  The authors take a three-pronged approach to every chapter: The concept is covered with a “Heads Up” to ward off confusion, a real-world application for that concept, and a “You Try It” section to make sure students are staying on top of the concept.

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(3 reviews)

Principles of Economics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the recent government shutdown, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.

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(2 reviews)

Principles of Macroeconomics

The goal of this textbook is to help students understand how real individuals actually work with economics. In this textbook, the authors illustrate the practicality and relevance of economics with a variety of new illustrations and insights.

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(1 review)

Principles of Macroeconomics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Macroeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including: the housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation, global unemployment, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.

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(2 reviews)

Principles of Management

Principles of Management teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership.

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(7 reviews)

Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing - not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today's environment:

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(4 reviews)

Principles of Microeconomics

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Principles of Microeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; the Keystone Pipeline, Occupy Wall Street, and debates over the minimum wage.

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(5 reviews)

Principles of Social Psychology

Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Unnamed Author felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was needed to structure and integrate student learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born.

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(7 reviews)

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Amy Blackstone, University of Maine

While the importance of understanding research methods is usually clear to those students who intend to pursue an advanced degree, Amy wanted to write a text that would assist research methods teachers in demonstrating to all types of students the relevance of this course.

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(9 reviews)

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++

Kenneth Leroy Busbee, Houston Community College

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++ is written by Kenneth Leroy Busbee, a faculty member at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas. The materials used in this textbook/collection were developed by the author and others as independent modules for publication within the Connexions environment. Programming fundamentals are often divided into three college courses: Modular/Structured, Object Oriented and Data Structures. This textbook/collection covers the first of those three courses.

 

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(2 reviews)

Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation

Dr Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University

The book was designed as the textbook for the programming languages course at Brown University, which is taken primarily by third and fourth year undergraduates and beginning graduate (both MS and PhD) students.

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(1 review)

Project Management

Adrienne Watt

This book covers the basics of project management. 

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(3 reviews)

Project Management for Instructional Designers

Multiple Authors, Brigham Young University

Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID) is a textbook about project management tailored specifically for instructional designers, intended for use in graduate programs in educational technology. This book is based on a pre-existing openly licensed textbook which was donated to the commons by a benefactor that desires to remain anonymous, and has been collaboratively revised and remixed by faculty and students at Brigham Young University.

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(5 reviews)

Project Management from Simple to Complex

In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager's ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this complex, virtual, and global environment.

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(4 reviews)

Psychology

Multiple Authors, OpenStax College

Psychology is designed to meet the scope and sequence for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. For many students, this may be their only college-level psychology course. As such, this textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of psychology and understand how those concepts apply to their lives.

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(8 reviews)

Psychology as a Biological Science

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on biological aspects of psychology. This includes more content related to neuroscience methods, the brain and the nervous system. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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(2 reviews)

Relational Databases and Microsoft Access

Ron McFadyen, University of Winnipeg

This text is a free introductory text that introduces MS Access and relational database design. The motivation is to support a second-year course on database systems which, to the student, is either a service course providing an introduction to database concepts, or, as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field.

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(2 reviews)

Research Methods in Psychology

While Research Methods in Psychology is fairly traditional— making it easy for you to use with your existing courses — it also emphasizes a fundamental idea that is often lost on undergraduates: research methods are not a peripheral concern in our discipline; they are central.

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(12 reviews)

Risk Management for Enterprises and Individuals

Etti Baranoff, Virginia Commonwealth University
Patrick Lee Brockett, University of Texas, Austin
Yehuda Kahane, Tel Aviv University

This book is intended for a Risk Management and Insurance course where Risk Management is emphasized.

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(1 review)

Single Variable Calculus I: Early Transcendentals

David Guichard, Whitman College

The original version of the text was written by David Guichard. The single variable material is a modification and expansion of notes written by Neal Koblitz at the University of Washington, who generously gave permission to use, modify, and distribute his work. New material has been added, and old material has been modified, so some portions now bear little resemblance to the original. The text also includes some exercises and examples from Elementary Calculus: An Approach Using Infinitesimals, by H. Jerome Keisler under a Creative Commons license. In addition, the chapter on differential equations and the section on numerical integration are largely derived from the corresponding portions of Keisler’s book. Albert Schueller, Barry Balof, and Mike Wills have also contributed additional material..

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(1 review)

Six Steps To Job Search Success

Caroline Ceniza-Levine, SixFigureStart
Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, SixFigureStart

This book is a practical discussion of six actionable steps that students can take to land a job regardless of the market. Whether the estimate is 25% unemployment or single-digit unemployment, that number doesn’t apply to any one student. For any individual, the unemployment rate is 0% or 100%. One either has a job or doesn't. When any one person is looking for a job and there is 10% unemployment, that person just wants to be one of the nine people that has a job.

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(5 reviews)

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change by Steve Barkan is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book’s subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

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(16 reviews)

Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices

Anol Bhattacherjee, University of South Florida

This book is designed to introduce doctoral and graduate students to the process of scientific research in the social sciences, business, education, public health, and related disciplines. It is a one-stop, comprehensive, and compact source for foundational concepts in behavioral research, and can serve as a stand-alone text or as a supplement to research readings in any course on research methods.

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(17 reviews)

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

The founders of sociology in the United States wanted to make a difference. A central aim of the sociologists of the Chicago school was to use sociological knowledge to achieve social reform. A related aim of sociologists like Jane Addams, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others since was to use sociological knowledge to understand and alleviate gender, racial, and class inequality.

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(9 reviews)

Sources of American Law: An Introduction to Legal Research

Beau Steenken, University of Kentucky
Tina M. Brooks, University of Northern Iowa

This text introduces first-year law students to the new kind of research required to study and to practice law. It seeks to demystify the art of legal research by following a “Source and Process” approach.

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(1 review)

Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS

Eugenio Arriaga Cordero, Portland State University
Vivek Shandas, Portland State University
Yiping Fang, Portland State University, Portland, OR

The goals of this textbook are to help students acquire the technical skills of using software and managing a database, and develop research skills of collecting data, analyzing information and presenting results.

Some links may not be available to researchers outside of Portland State University. A version that includes citations to the referenced book chapters is provided.

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(3 reviews)

Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics

Harris Kwong, State University of New York (SUNY) Fredonia

This is a text that covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. It explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Hands-on exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it. The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity. The goal is to slowly develop students’ problem-solving and writing skills.

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(2 reviews)

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking features two key themes. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is its emphasis on ethics in communication. It is this practical approach and integrated ethical coverage that sets Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking apart from the other texts in this market.

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(22 reviews)

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, and critical discourse analysis.

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(5 reviews)

Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Dr Andrea Larson, University of Virginia

This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an emphasis on Sustainability or for a course devoted entirely to Sustainability.

 

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(4 reviews)

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.

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(18 reviews)

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

Melissa Tombro, The Fashion Institute of Technology

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. 

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(4 reviews)

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

Jon Dron, Athabasca University
Terry Anderson, Athabasca University

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. 

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(1 review)

Teaching in a Digital Age: Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age

A.W. (Tony) Bates, University of British Columbia

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when everyone,and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology.

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(14 reviews)

Technical Writing

Annemarie Hamlin, Central Oregon Community College
Chris Rubio, Central Oregon Community College

A textbook focusing on writing in the workplace, with an emphasis on audience analysis, writing for specific situations, document design, research processes, and visual aids.

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(7 reviews)

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. IV: The Quantum of Change

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and space move? The answer leads to many adventures; this volume presents those due to the discovery that there is a smallest change value in nature. 

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(1 review)

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. I: Fall, Flow, and Heat

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best of them in the domain of everyday life.

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(2 reviews)

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

Christoph Schiller

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and empty space move leads to many adven- tures. This volume presents the best of them in the domains of relativity and cosmology. In the study of motion – physics – special and general relativity form two important building blocks.

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(2 reviews)

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Dr David W Ball, Cleveland State University
Dr John W Hill, University of Wisconsin
Dr Rhonda J Scott, Southern Adventist University

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is for the one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course. The authors designed this textbook from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course. It is 20 chapters in length and approximately 350-400 pages; just the right breadth and depth for instructors to teach and students to grasp.

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(7 reviews)

The Business Ethics Workshop

James Brusseau, Pace University

The Business Ethics Workshop provides a framework for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas encountered through working life.

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(2 reviews)

The Changing Story: digital stories that participate in transforming teaching & learning

Linda Buturian, University of Minnesota

The Changing Story gives you assignments, resources, and examples to use in your teaching and learning.

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(9 reviews)

The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction - Histories, Origins, Theories?

Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin

 Provides a new account of the emergence of Irish gothic fiction in mid-eighteenth century. 

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(3 reviews)

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

Allison Hosier, University of Albany
Daryl Bullis, Babson College
Deborah Bernnard, University of Albany
Greg Bobish, University of Albany
Irina Holden, University of Albany
Jenna Hecker, University of Albany
Tor Loney, Albany Public Library
Trudi Jacobson, University of Albany

The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.

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(11 reviews)

The Intelligent Troglodyte’s Guide to Plato’s Republic

Douglas Drabkin, Fort Hays State University

The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project.

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(4 reviews)

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Lisa Johnson, University of Puget Sound
Terence Lau, University of Dayton

Terence Lau & Lisa Johnson’s The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business is a book for today’s student, who expects learning to be comprised not only of substance, but also of interactive exercises and multimedia. This book streamlines the presentation of material to ensure that every page is relevant, engaging, and interesting to undergraduate business students, without losing the depth of coverage that they need to be successful in their academic journeys and in their professional careers. This is not Legal Environment of Business (LEB) ”light.“ Rather, this is LEB without risk of students’ eyes glazing over in boredom or from lack of comprehension. This is LEB presented in an exciting way, where every page is interesting to students and relevant to real life.

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(2 reviews)

The Little Book of Semaphores

Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

The Little Book of Semaphores is a free (in both senses of the word) textbook that introduces the principles of synchronization for concurrent programming.

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(1 review)

The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

Michael Mendez

This text provides the developer with an understanding of the various elements of web development by focusing on the concepts and fundamentals through the examples within, providing a foundation that allows easier transition to other languages and a better understanding of how to approach their work. The reader will be introduced to topics in a manner that follows most project development methods, from initial conceptualization and design through front end development, back end development, and introducing additional concepts like accessibility and security, while focusing on responsive design techniques. Each section of the text includes opportunities to practice the material and assess increased knowledge after examining the topics.

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(6 reviews)

The Power of Selling

Kimberly Richmond, Richmond Marketing + Communications

The Power of Selling is the perfect textbook to teach students about the proven process of selling. More important, it teaches students how to apply the tenets of selling to how to sell themselves and get the job they want, with the same process professional sales people learn (or brush up) on their own selling skills.

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(2 reviews)

The Process of Research Writing

Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University

The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook (or is that textweb?) suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes.

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(11 reviews)

The Sustainable Business Case Book

Matt Magnusson, University of New Hampshire
Ross Gittell, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Michael Merenda, Whittemore School of Business

The Sustainable Business Case Book by Gittell, Magnusson and Merenda is one of the first of its kind. It combines the the theory of sustainability with key concepts, analytical information and contextual information with a collection of cases which provide insights, perspective and practical guidance on how sustainable businesses operate from different business functional area perspectives.

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(2 reviews)

Theatrical Worlds

From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues from across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well.

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(11 reviews)

Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple

Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Think Bayes is an introduction to Bayesian statistics using computational methods.

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(1 review)

Think Java: How To Think Like a Computer Scientist

Allen Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Chris Mayfield, James Madison University

Think Java is an introduction to computer science and programming intended for readers with little or no experience. We start with the most basic concepts and are careful to define all terms when they are first used. The book presents each new idea in a logical progression. Larger topics, like recursion and object oriented programming, are divided into smaller examples and introduced over the course of several chapters.

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(3 reviews)

Think Python: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Think Python is a concise introduction to software design using the Python programming language. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. Some of the ideas students find most challenging, like recursion and object-oriented programming, are divided into a sequence of smaller steps and introduced over the course of several chapters.

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(2 reviews)

Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers

Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Think Stats is an introduction to Probability and Statistics for Python programmers.

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(1 review)

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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(2 reviews)

U.S. Federal Income Taxation of Individuals 2017

Deborah A Geier, Cleveland State University Cleveland Marshall College of Law

This is the fourth version of this textbook, updated through December 2016 for use beginning January 2017.

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(1 review)

U.S. History

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike.

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(13 reviews)

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Catherine Schmidt-Jones

An introduction to the expanded music theory course, with suggestions on how to use the materials.

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(11 reviews)

Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication

According to the author, the world did not need another introductory text in mass communication. But the world did need another kind of introductory text in mass communication, and that is how Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication was birthed.

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(10 reviews)

Understanding Music: Past and Present

Alan Clark, Middle Georgia State University
Elizabeth Kramer, University of West Georgia
Jeffery Kluball, Darton State College
Thomas Heflin, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Understanding Music: Past and Present is an open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. 

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(6 reviews)

United States Copyright Law

This Intellectual Property Supplement from eLangdell Press contains the text of federal laws and regulations in the area of copyright, trademarks and patents.

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(1 review)

University Physics Volume 1

Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University
Samuel Ling, Truman State University

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves.

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(3 reviews)

University Physics Volume 2

Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University
Samuel Ling, Truman State University

University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism.

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(1 review)

WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

In WAC and Second-Language Writers, the editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers.

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(3 reviews)

Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Mike Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

This textbook is an instruction manual to reading on the modern internet.

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(3 reviews)

Whitman Calculus

Dr David Guichard, Whitman College

An introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series. Late transcendentals and multivariable versions are also available.

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(6 reviews)

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

Eugene Berger, Georgia Gwinnett College

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. 

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(7 reviews)

World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia
Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University

This peer-reviewed World Literature I anthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

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(2 reviews)

World Regional Geography

Caitlin Finlayson, University of Mary Washington

Rather than present students with a broad, novice-level introduction to geography, emphasizing places and vocabulary terms, this text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically.

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(1 review)

World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization is designed for students to experience and study as much of the world as possible within a limited amount of time. It gives students the fundamental concepts and the latest data regarding world places in a concise, easy-to-read format.

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(6 reviews)

Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

Jasmine Roberts, Ohio State University

A practical writing guide for those interested in a public relations, marketing communication, or advertising career.

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(3 reviews)

Writing for Success

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.

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(34 reviews)

Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence

Amy Guptill, SUNY Brockport

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text.

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(26 reviews)

Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide was created as a crowdsourcing project of Collaborvention 2011: A Computers and Writing Unconference. College writing teachers from around the web joined together to create this guide (see our Contributors list). The advice within it is based on contemporary theories and best practices. While the text was originally written for students in undergraduate writing classes, it can also be a suitable resource for other writers interested in learning more about writing for the web.

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(4 reviews)

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. I

Dr Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Dr Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing are collections of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students.

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(13 reviews)

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. II

Dr. Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing are collections of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students.

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(11 reviews)

Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present

Amy Berke, Middle Georgia State University
Jordan Cofer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Robert Bleil, College of Coastal Georgia

Writing the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present is a text that surveys key literary movements and the American authors associated with the movement. 

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(2 reviews)

Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

Christy Wenger, Shepherd University

In Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies.

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(1 review)

Yorùbá Yé Mi

Fehintola Mosadomi, University of Texas, Austin

The Yorùbá Yé Mi textbook, combined with an open access, multi-media website at http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/yemi, is an interactive, communicative, introductory Yorùbá program.

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(1 review)