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Read more about Microbiomes: Health and the Environment

Microbiomes: Health and the Environment

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Parks

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

Microbiomes: Health and the Environment was created to provide accessible insight into the novel and complex world of polymicrobial community interactions. As we push forward into the future of medicine and environmental health, it is imperative that we learn from each other, from history, and keep up to date with the latest advances in research and technology. This book not only provides content from the latest microbiome studies, but contains interactive tools, videos, and thought-provoking questions to help the reader hone and truly understand the respective topic. Though there is much overlap between themes due to the ubiquitous nature of microbes, the book is broken down into sections pertaining to both human health (e.g., gut health and disease, as well as other organ-specific niches) and aspects of the environment (e. g., nutrient cycling and climate change, marine health, soil and plant health, etc.) influenced by microbes. However, the content is designed to bridge ideas and aspects between these themes to support the One Health concept: that the health of people, animals, and the environment are all interconnected. This project will continue to grow with new findings, and adapt with the ever-changing world of microorganisms.

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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab Manual

Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Shook

Publisher: Kapi'olani Community College

License: CC BY

This manual is a guide for anatomy and physiology laboratory exercises. It includes dissection guidance with detailed images; instructions for physiology experiments including foundational content; and gross anatomy study guides for six body systems. Videos and tutorial links provide additional support.

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Read more about The Science of Sleep

The Science of Sleep

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Shook

Publisher: Kapi'olani Community College

License: CC BY

The Science of Sleep teaches us the vital importance of sleep and how it determines our mental and physical health. It explores the neuroscience of sleep and cultural, social, and political aspects of how people view sleep and are affected by sleep.

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Read more about The Science of Plants

The Science of Plants

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Michaels, Hoover, and Irish

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

An approachable guide to the fundamentals of plant science. Created for horticulture students, gardeners, science teachers, and anyone interested in understanding plants and how they grow. This is the required text for HORT 1001/6001 Plant Propagation at the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science.

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Read more about How To Do Science - Revised Edition

How To Do Science - Revised Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Lexis and Julien

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC-SA

'How To Do Science' has been written for students of the life sciences who are actively engaged in the scientific process. This guide introduces you to what it means to be a scientist. You will learn about the scientific method and how to carry out many tasks of a scientist, including: designing experiments, visualising data, accessing scientific literature, communicating science, and writing literature reviews.

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Read more about Properties and Behavior of Soil – Online Lab Manual

Properties and Behavior of Soil – Online Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Hossain, Islam, and Badhon

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY-NC

This project aims to provide a complete guide for the CE/AREN 3143 course (Properties and Behavior of Soil). Students will be benefitted from this online lab manual.

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Read more about Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Cheung

Publisher: Wing Cheung

License: CC BY

Written for ArcGIS Pro 2.5

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Read more about Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement

Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Szanto, Di Battista, and Knezevic

Publisher: eCampusOntario

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Food Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish—along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

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Read more about Conservation techniques

Conservation techniques

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Meixler and Bain

Publisher: Rutgers University Library Press

License: CC BY

This book fosters the recognition of options for making progress toward increased environmental conservation through an understanding of the underlying science and practice of a variety of conservation techniques. Today, there are expected benefits from integrated science and practice, and many people are promoting this as the way forward to improve our environment. Over time, trends emerge regarding the best way to conserve the environment, but so far an outstanding solution has not emerged. Each conservation technique has its foundational concepts, limitations, and implementation issues. Reviewing a collection of techniques provides a basis for considering which approach will be best for any specific environmental challenge. This book should advance the recognition of the challenges managing the environment, techniques that can be used to address the challenges, and the ways they might help foster the integration of science and the practice of ecological conservation.

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Read more about Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Davies

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The online geology lab for community college students was developed by Dr. Rondi Davies, a faculty member at Queensborough Community College, City University New York, during two years of forced online synchronous learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This open educational resource collects many of Dr. Davies’ favorite open-access materials and supplements them with her own work within a single, cohesive laboratory manual intended for two-year, non-major college students from the New York area.

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