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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

Contributors: Betts, DeSaix, and Johnson

Publisher: OpenStax

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

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Contributor: Dawson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

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

Contributors: Gittell, Magnusson, and Merenda

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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

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

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

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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Read more about Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

Contributors: Theis and Tomkin

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

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. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field.

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