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Read more about Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Copyright Year: 2004

Contributor: Yeats

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

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Read more about Physical Geology

Physical Geology

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Earle

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere.

(25 reviews)

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Read more about Psychology as a Biological Science

Psychology as a Biological Science

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Biswas-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on biological aspects of psychology. This includes more content related to neuroscience methods, the brain and the nervous system. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the PDF.

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Read more about Psychology as a Social Science

Psychology as a Social Science

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Bissau-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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Read more about Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 5e

Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 5e

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Bergtrom

Publisher: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

License: CC BY

CMB5e is the latest edition of an interactive Open Educational Resource (OER) electronic textbook (iText), available under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Like earlier editions, CMB5e opens with a short history of the discipline and a discussion of scientific method. The book remains focused on the understanding of evolution that informs all of the life sciences and continues to provide experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology. Having a sense of how science is practiced and how investigators think about experimental results is essential to understanding the relationship of cell structure and function, not to mention the natural world around us. CMB5e is available in three versions (plus a sample chapter):

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Read more about Chemistry - 2e

Chemistry - 2e

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Flowers, Theopold, and Langley

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning. The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative.

(56 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributors: Hall, Beals, Neumann, Neumann, and Madden

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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Read more about Natural Resources Biometrics

Natural Resources Biometrics

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Kiernan

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. The following chapters cover one- and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), including multiple comparison methods and interaction assessment, with a strong emphasis on application and interpretation. Simple and multiple linear regressions in a natural resource setting are covered in the next chapters, focusing on correlation, model fitting, residual analysis, and confidence and prediction intervals. The final chapters cover growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, site index curves, competition indices, importance values, and measures of species diversity, association, and community similarity.

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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.

(70 reviews)

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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.

(57 reviews)

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