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Read more about Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students

Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: LeClair

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Neuroscience for Pre-Clinical Students covers neuroenergetics, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, and selected amino acid metabolism and degradation. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a first-year undergraduate medical course and is meant to provide the essential biochemical information from these content areas in a concise format to enable students to engage in an active classroom. Hence, it does not cover neurophysiology and neuroanatomy; and clinical correlates and additional application of content are intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. With its focus on high-yield concepts, this resource will assist the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation.

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Read more about Write or Left

Write or Left

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Priebe

Publisher: Sybil Priebe

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In this book, we'll go over some of the general principles of writing practices as well as advice and tips on how to write creatively, but mainly, you’ll be introduced to as many genres and categories as possible. We won’t get bogged down in doing the writing process “perfectly” or creating “perfect literature.” The goal is to learn about as many genres as possible, practice writing in those genres, and get feedback.

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Read more about Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

Introduction to Philosophy: Aesthetic Theory and Practice

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Saito , Sonderegger , and Kleesattel 

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Aesthetic Theory and Practice offers fresh perspectives on canonical and emerging topics in aesthetics, and also brings attention to a number of culturally sensitive topics that are customarily silenced in introductions to philosophical aesthetics. The papers are heterogeneous in terms of length and degrees of difficulty, inviting the reader into the study of contemporary aesthetics, which spans a lifetime.

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Read more about Writing Guide with Handbook

Writing Guide with Handbook

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Robinson, Jerskey, and Fulwiller

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Writing Guide with Handbook aligns to the goals, topics, and objectives of many first-year writing and composition courses. It is organized according to relevant genres, and focuses on the writing process, effective writing practices or strategies—including graphic organizers, writing frames, and word banks to support visual learning—and conventions of usage and style. The text includes an editing and documentation handbook, which provides information on grammar and mechanics, common usage errors, and citation styles.

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Read more about Surveying and Mapping

Surveying and Mapping

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Tiberius, van der Marel, Reudink, and van Leijen

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book provides an introduction, at academic level, into the field of surveying and mapping. The book has been compiled based on hand-outs and readers written for the third-year course Surveying and Mapping, in the bachelor program Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. This book covers a wide range of measurement techniques, from land surveying, GPS/GNSS and remote sensing to the associated data processing, the underlying coordinate reference systems, as well as the analysis and visualization of the acquired geospatial information.

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Read more about Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Fernandez and Nelson

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY

A gender studies textbook that takes an anthropological approach.

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Read more about Effective Professional Communication: A Rhetorical Approach

Effective Professional Communication: A Rhetorical Approach

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Bennetch, Owen, and Keesey

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Effective Professional Communication, your text book for the RCM 200 course at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Read more about Evidence-based Software Engineering

Evidence-based Software Engineering

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Jones

Publisher: Knowledge Software

License: CC BY-SA

This book discusses what is currently known about software engineering, based on an analysis of all the publicly available data. This aim is not as ambitious as it sounds, because there is not a great deal of data publicly available.

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Read more about Building with Nature & Beyond: Principles for designing nature based engineering solutions

Building with Nature & Beyond: Principles for designing nature based engineering solutions

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Slinger

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is based upon the edX MOOCs Engineering: Building with Nature and Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature. The Engineering: Building with Nature MOOC, explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructure designs, distilling Engineering and Ecological Design Principles. In the Beyond Engineering: Building with Nature course, the missing element of Social Design Principles is developed and taught.

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Read more about Organic Chemistry I

Organic Chemistry I

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Liu

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An open textbook that is suitable for the first semester of Organic Chemistry. Basic concepts of the structures and reactivities of organic molecules are covered in this open textbook. Besides the fundamental discussions of organic acids-bases, stereochemistry, IR and NMR, this book also includes the topics of substitution and elimination reactions, radical substitution of alkanes, preparation and reactions of alkenes and alkynes.

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