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Read more about History and Science of Cultivated Plants

History and Science of Cultivated Plants

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Naithani

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

History and Science of Cultivated Plants narrates how humans transitioned from foragers to farmers and have arrived at present-day industrial agriculture-based civilization. It entails myths, historical accounts, and scientific concepts to describe how human efforts have shaped and produced easier to grow, larger, tastier, and more nutritious fruits, vegetables, and grains from wild plants. Using examples of various economically and socially important crops central to human civilization, the book describes the origin of crop plants, the evolution of agricultural practices, fundamental concepts of natural selection vs. domestication, experimental and methodical plant breeding, and plant biotechnology.

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Read more about Marine Ecology Notes

Marine Ecology Notes

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Dormann and Schroeder

Publisher: Carsten Dormann and Arne Schroeder

License: CC BY-SA

This books is a general introduction to Marine Ecology, accompanying a lecture and excursion. It targets students without prior knowledge of the subject. The content is taken largely from Wikipedia, but curated and augmented by the authors.

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Read more about Foundations of Neuroscience

Foundations of Neuroscience

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Henley

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Foundations of Neuroscience is aimed at undergraduate students new to the field of neuroscience. The first edition specifically targets students enrolled in Neurobiology at Michigan State University and primarily contains topics covered in that course.

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Read more about An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology

An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Bierema

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This "textbook" is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place. The first unit introduces students to the nature of science, including scientific controversies, and information literacy, including how to analyze literature and identify stakeholders. Unit 2 is organismal biology, including carbon cycling and population growth, and unit 3 is molecular biology with a focus on gene expression.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Arnedo

Publisher: Manuel Fernando Soler Arnedo

License: CC BY-SA

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering covers an undergraduate, introductory course to aeronautical engineering and aims at combining theory and practice to provide a comprehensive, thorough introduction to the fascinating, yet complex discipline of aerospace engineering. This book is the ulterior result of three year of teaching a course called Aerospace Engineering in the first year of a degree in aerospace engineering (with a minor in air navigation) at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in Madrid, Spain.

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Read more about Introduction to Petrology

Introduction to Petrology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Johnson and Liu

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams.

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Read more about From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Hacisalihoglu

Publisher: Florida State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable.

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Read more about Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213

Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Bartee, Shriner, and Creech

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research.

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Read more about Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Ballard

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

The purpose of this OER is to provide students with a comprehensive textbook aligned with the NDT 130 (Radiographic Testing) course as taught at Linn-Benton Community College.

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Read more about BSc Optics

BSc Optics

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Konijnenberg, Adam, and Urbach

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book treats optics at the level of students in the later stage of their bachelor or the beginning of their master. It is assumed that the student is familiar with Maxwell’s equations. Although the book takes account of the fact that optics is part of electromagnetism, special emphasis is put on the usefulness of approximate models of optics, their hierarchy and limits of validity. Approximate models such as geometrical optics and paraxial geometrical optics are treated extensively and applied to image formation by the human eye, the microscope and the telescope.

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