Textbooks In Development
A Human Sexuality Reader for the Behavioral Sciences
This text provides a a graduate level introduction to the field of educational technology.
This text is an introduction to soil physical properties and processes.
Eric Howerton, Oklahoma State University
Michael Beilfuss, Missouri Southern State University
Katrina Peterson, Roswell, New Mexico
This modern, open-source guide to technical and professional writing explores workplace composition through theoretical and practical applications. Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.
This resource will be the initial product of an open pedagogy project completed as part of a graduate level critical feminist methodologies course. The introduction to the book will set the stage by providing the epistemological and theoretical grounding of the course materials, describe the materials the students read, and provide information about the exemplar assignment. The main body of of the text will include scholarly discussions and analyses of thematically grouped exemplar work representative of critical feminist methodologies. Complementary to each scholarly analysis will be pieces focused on the work created from the perspective of the population and voices addressed in the exemplar.
A Guide to the Gothic is an openly licensed, online textbook that presents a comprehensive examination of the genre. In addition to critical essays exploring major periods, tropes and trends of the Gothic tradition, A Guide to the Gothic includes annotated selections from more than 200 years of Gothic works that are in the public domain. Intended for instructors of Gothic literature seeking a collaborative resource to educate and inspire the next generation of Gothic scholars.
Anna A. Berardi
Brenda M. Morton
This textbook represents the combined insight and experience of Morton, a k12 educator, and Berardi, a psychotherapist, both of whom are also university educators with extensive work experience serving districts and their teachers seeking to incorporate trauma-informed principles into their school culture and classroom. The authors identify that the field of education is now ready to deepen its level of response to the paradigm shift created by advances in neuroscience and traumatology. Hence, the primary focus is on identifying and applying trauma-informed educator competencies needed to transform districts, schools, educators, classrooms, and the field of education itself, while also including community members such as parents and board members in these processes - a total system makeover. At the conclusion of this text, the student, educator, or mental health professional will have a deeper understanding of what trauma-informed practice requires of them. This includes practical strategies on how to transform our learning communities in response to the devastating effect of unmitigated stress and trauma on our student's ability to learn and thrive throughout the lifespan.
Heather McCune Bruhn
Art History 111 is broken up into 12 units of unequal size, based upon time periods and civilizations. Prehistoric art is a unit, for example, as is Greek art (and Greek art is one of the longest units). The transition from Greek to Roman marks a roughly halfway point. In order, these units are:
Nicholas M. Holden
Mary Leigh Wolfe
Jactone A. Ogejo
Enda J. Cummins
The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. This book is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject. It is designed as a coherent educational resource, also available for download as individual digital chapters. The book can be used as a localized, customizable text for introductory courses in Biosystems Engineering globally. It is written as a series of stand-alone chapters organized under six major topics: Food and Bioprocessing; Environment; Buildings and Infrastructure; Information and Communications Technology and Data; Machinery Systems; and Energy. Each chapter is organized around stated learning outcomes and describes key concepts, applications of the concepts, and worked examples.
Steven W. Ellingson
Electromagnetics, Volume 2 is a ~230-page, peer-reviewed open educational resource intended for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended to follow Electromagnetics Vol 1 as the primary textbook for the second-semester of a two-semester undergraduate engineering electromagnetics sequence. The book addresses magnetic force and the Biot-Savart law; fields in complex and lossy media; AC current flow and skin depth; reflection and transmission at planar boundaries; fields in parallel plate, parallel wire, and microstrip transmission lines; optical fiber; radiation from current distributions, and antennas.