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Read more about Biology - 2e

Biology - 2e

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Clark, Choi, and Douglas

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Read more about Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Fowler, Roush, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

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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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Betts, Young, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Anatomy and Physiology 2e is developed to meet the scope and sequence for a two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body systems. The revision focuses on inclusive and equitable instruction and includes new student support. Illustrations have been extensively revised to be clearer and more inclusive. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology 2e also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams. Please learn more about the changes by previewing the preface.

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Read more about Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Dawson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field's immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science.

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Read more about The Sustainable Business Case Book

The Sustainable Business Case Book

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Gittell, Magnusson, and Merenda

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The issue of sustainability and specifically sustainable business is of increasing interest and importance to students of business and also students in the sciences, government, public policy, planning and other fields. There can be significant benefits from students learning about sustainable business from the rich experiences of business practice.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

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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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. III: Light, Charges, and Brains

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. III: Light, Charges, and Brains

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

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 adventures one encounters when exploring everything electric. The story ranges from the weighing of electric current to the use of magnetic fields to heal bone fractures and up to the understanding of the human brain.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics -  Vol. IV: The Quantum of Change

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

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

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. This smallest change value, the quantum of action, leads to what is called quantum physics. In the structure of modern physics, quantum physics covers three points; this volume covers the introduction to the point in the lower right: the foundations of quantum theory.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. V: Motion Inside Matter - Pleasure, Technology, and Stars

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. V: Motion Inside Matter - Pleasure, Technology, and Stars

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how bodies, images and empty space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best adventures about the motion inside people, inside animals, and inside any other type of matter – from the largest stars to the smallest nuclei.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is intensely curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and empty space move? The answer leads to many adventures, and this book presents one of the best of them: the search for a precise, unified and final description of all motion.

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