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Read more about American Environmental History

American Environmental History

Contributor: Allosso

Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

(4 reviews)


Read more about Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

Contributor: Alderliesten

Publisher: TU Delft Open

This book provides an introduction to the discipline of aerospace structures and materials. It is the first book to date that includes all relevant aspects of this discipline within a single monologue. These aspects range from materials, manufacturing and processing techniques, to structures, design principles and structural performance, including aspects like durability and safety. With the purpose of introducing students into the basics of the entire discipline, the book presents the subjects broadly and loosely connected, adopting either a formal description or an informal walk around type of presentation. A key lessons conveyed within this book is the interplay between the exact science and engineering topics, like solid material physics and structural analysis, and the soft topics that are not easily captured by equations and formulas. Safety, manufacturability, availability and costing are some of these topics that are presented in this book to explain decisions and design solutions within this discipline.

(2 reviews)


Read more about Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

Contributor: Davis

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

Body Physics sticks to the basic functioning of the human body, from motion to metabolism, as a common theme through which fundamental physics topics are introduced. Related practice, reinforcement and Lab activities are included. See the front matter for more details.

(2 reviews)


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Mechanics and Relativity

Contributor: Idema

Publisher: TU Delft Open

In Mechanics and Relativity, the reader is taken on a tour through time and space. Starting from the basic axioms formulated by Newton and Einstein, the theory of motion at both the everyday and the highly relativistic level is developed without the need of prior knowledge. The relevant mathematics is provided in an appendix. The text contains various worked examples and a large number of original problems to help the reader develop an intuition for the physics. Applications covered in the book span a wide range of physical phenomena, including rocket motion, spinning tennis rackets and high-energy particle collisions.

(1 review)


Read more about Veterinary Histology

Veterinary Histology

Contributors: Jennings and Premanandan

Publisher: Ohio State University Libraries

Veterinary Histology is a microscopic anatomy textbook focused on domestic species, including the dog, cat, cattle, horses, swine, and camelids. This digital textbook provides comprehensive, system-specific text as well as high-resolution, annotated images along with chapter-specific glossary of terms and learning objectives.

(1 review)


Read more about Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

Contributors: Kainoa Fialkowski Revilla, Titchenal, and Draper

Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

This textbook serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan.

(12 reviews)


Read more about Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls

Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls

Contributor: Woolf

Publisher: openmichigan

Process controls is a mixture between the statistics and engineering discipline that deals with the mechanism, architectures, and algorithms for controlling a process. Some examples of controlled processes are:

(1 review)


Read more about Human Biology

Human Biology

Contributor: Cushwa

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format.

(5 reviews)


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.

(5 reviews)


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.

(12 reviews)