Natural Sciences Textbooks

Read more about Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

Contributor: Wong

Publisher: Axolotl Academic Publishing Co

Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it's a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class within the time constraints of a semester. Second, because it is a course that many students take, there is a greater opportunity to make an impact on more students' pocketbooks than if I were to start off writing a book for a highly specialized upper- level course. And finally, it was fun to research and write, and can be revised easily for inclusion as part of our next textbook, High School Biology.

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Read more about Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

Contributors: Zehnder, Manoylov, Mutiti, Mutiti, VandeVoort, and Bennett

Publisher: University System of Georgia

This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth's future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

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Read more about Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

Contributors: Flynn, Jellum, Howard, Moser, Mathis, Collins, Henderson, and Watjen

Publisher: University System of Georgia

This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

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Read more about Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Contributors: Smith and Selby

Publisher: University System of Georgia

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

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Read more about To Catch the Rain

To Catch the Rain

Contributor: Grafman

Publisher: Humboldt State University Press

To Catch the Rain is targeted at makers – DIYers looking for practical solutions to water problems for themselves or their communities. The book also provides an excellent overview of rainwater harvesting for students and teachers in environmental science, sustainable design, international development and engineering.

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Read more about Electromagnetics Vol 1

Electromagnetics Vol 1

Contributor: Ellingson

Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

Electromagnetics Volume 1 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 238-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as a primary textbook for a one-semester first course in undergraduate engineering electromagnetics. The book employs the “transmission lines first” approach in which transmission lines are introduced using a lumped-element equivalent circuit model for a differential length of transmission line, leading to one-dimensional wage equations for voltage and current.

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Read more about Key Elements of Green Chemistry

Key Elements of Green Chemistry

Contributor: Lucia

Publisher: North Carolina State University

Green chemistry, in addition to being a science, it is also a philosophy and nearly a religion. Attendance at American Chemical Society Green Chemistry & Engineering Conferences will instill such an ideal into any attendant because of the nearly universal appeal and possibilities in this novel approach to radicalizing the business of doing science and engineering.

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Read more about Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

Contributors: McLaughlin and Petersen

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well.

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Read more about Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

Laboratory Manual for Introductory Geology

Contributors: Deline, Harris, and Tefend

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

This textbook is a comprehensive lab manual for the core curriculum Introductory Geosciences classes with both informational content and laboratory exercises. Topics include basic laws and theories in Geology, the Earth's interior and plate tectonics, water and climate change, igneous rocks and volcanoes, and earthquakes.

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Read more about Chemistry of Cooking

Chemistry of Cooking

Contributor: Rodriguez-Velazquez

Publisher: Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez

People around the world are fascinated about the preparation of food for eating. There are countless cooking books, TV shows, celebrity chefs and kitchen gadgets that make cooking an enjoyable activity for everyone. The chemistry of cooking course seeks to understand the science behind our most popular meals by studying the behavior of atoms and molecules present in food. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the chemistry involved in cooking such as caramelization, Maillard reaction, acid-base reactions, catalysis, and fermentation. Students will be able to use chemistry language to describe the process of cooking, apply chemistry knowledge to solve questions related to food, and ultimately create their own recipes.

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