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History of International Relations

Contributor: Ringmar

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

Existing textbooks on international relations treat history in a cursory fashion and perpetuate a Euro-centric perspective. This textbook pioneers a new approach by historicizing the material traditionally taught in International Relations courses, and by explicitly focusing on non-European cases, debates and issues. The volume is divided into three parts. The first part focuses on the international systems that traditionally existed in Europe, East Asia, pre-Columbian Central and South America, Africa and Polynesia. The second part discusses the ways in which these international systems were brought into contact with each other through the agency of Mongols in Central Asia, Arabs in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, Indic and Sinic societies in South East Asia, and the Europeans through their travels and colonial expansion. The concluding section concerns contemporary issues: the processes of decolonization, neo-colonialism and globalization – and their consequences on contemporary society.

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Read more about Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning

Contributor: Dowden

Publisher: Bradley H. Dowden

The goal of this book is to improve your logical-reasoning skills. These skills are also called "critical thinking skills." They are a complex weave of abilities that help you get someone's point, generate reasons for your own point, evaluate the reasons given by others, decide what or what not to do, decide what information to accept or reject, explain a complicated idea, apply conscious quality control as you think, and resist propaganda. Your most important critical thinking skill is your skill at making judgments─not snap judgments that occur in the blink of an eye, but those that require careful reasoning.

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Read more about Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Contributors: Mellenthin and Shapiro

Publisher: Rebus Community

Mythology Unbound

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Read more about Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Contributor: Wilson

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Metathetics is less concerned with what practices are right or wrong than with what we mean by ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’

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Read more about Let's Get Writing!

Let's Get Writing!

Contributors: Browning, DeVries, Boylan, Kurtz, and Burton

Publisher: Virginia Western Community College

This introduction is designed to exemplify how writers think about and produce text. The guiding features are the following:

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Read more about Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy

Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy

Contributor: Brehe

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

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Read more about Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Contributor: Kurant

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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