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Read more about Basic Engineering Science - A Systems, Accounting, and Modeling Approach

Basic Engineering Science - A Systems, Accounting, and Modeling Approach

Contributor: Richards

Publisher: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

This textbook is based on a different paradigm for organizing an engineering science core --- a systems, accounting and modeling approach --- that emphasizes the common, underlying concepts of engineering science. Although this approach is not new, as most graduate students have been struck by this idea sometime during their graduate education, its use as the organizing principle for an undergraduate curriculum is new. By focusing on the underlying concepts and stressing the similarities between subjects that are often perceived by students (and taught by faculty) as unconnected topics, this approach provides engineering students a foundational framework for recognizing and building connections as they travel through their education.

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Read more about Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Contributors: van Koningsveld, Verheij, Taneja, and de Vriend

Publisher: TU Delft Open

Before you lies the book ‘Ports and Waterways - Navigating the changing world’, written by the Ports and Waterways team, part of the Civil Engineering and Geosciences faculty at Delft University of Technology. It integrates the content of a number of separate lecture notes we used in our teaching activities and updates this information where relevant. The integration reflects our vision that ports and waterways should be viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains, and that their integral design and operation is essential.

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Read more about Religion in the Law: An Open Access Casebook - First Edition

Religion in the Law: An Open Access Casebook - First Edition

Contributor: Dunman

Publisher: L. Joe Dunman

This casebook features nearly sixty cases from American courts that involve, in some important way, religious belief and action. The book is divided into sections: First Principles, Establishment, Free Exercise, and Special Problems. Each section includes landmark or otherwise influential cases that have influenced American law and religious practice. Most cases come from the U.S. Supreme Court but the lower federal and state courts are also represented.

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Read more about Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Publisher: Iowa State University

You will learn how scholarly information is produced, organized, and accessed; how to construct and use effective search strategies in a variety of web tools and scholarly databases; how to choose finding tools appropriate to the type of information you need; critical thinking skills in the evaluation of resources; and best practices in the ethical use of information.

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Read more about Food Product Development Lab Manual

Food Product Development Lab Manual

Contributors: Prusa and Gilbert

Publisher: Iowa State University

A practical how-to illustrating the process of developing a new food product from ideation and formulation to processing and lastly commercialization. This book highlights the overall process and gives instructions for each of the steps along the way.

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Read more about Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Contributors: I and Martinez

Publisher: Iowa State University

This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

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Read more about Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

Contributors: Kochem, Ghosh, Compton, and Cotos

Publisher: Iowa State University

Welcome to Oral Communication for Non-native Speakers of English!

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Read more about Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Contributors: Linabary and Castro

Publisher: Jasmine R. Linabary

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams is an interdisciplinary textbook focused on communication in groups and teams. This textbook aims to provide students with theories, concepts, and skills they can put into practice to form and sustain successful groups across a variety of contexts.

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Read more about The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

Contributors: Wolters and Steel

Publisher: Oregon State University

In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.

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Read more about Engineering Statics: Open and Interactive

Engineering Statics: Open and Interactive

Contributors: Baker and Haynes

Publisher: Daniel Baker and William Haynes

Engineering Statics is a free, open-source textbook appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn more about vectors, forces, moments, static equilibrium, and the properties of shapes. Specifically, it has been written to be the textbook for Engineering Mechanics: Statics, the first course in the Engineering Mechanics series offered in most university-level engineering programs.

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