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Read more about Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Campbell and Shin

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

(15 reviews)

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Read more about Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Fallows

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple: to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:

(14 reviews)

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Read more about General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Averill and Eldredge

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry.

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Beginning Excel 2019

Beginning Excel 2019

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Brown, Lave, and Romey

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2019, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac also.

(22 reviews)

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Read more about Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

(19 reviews)

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Read more about International Business

International Business

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Carpenter and Dunung

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

International Business is one of the most challenging and exciting courses to teach in the Business School. To teach a current, dynamic and complete course you need a textbook by authors as passionate and informed about International Business as you are.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Strategic Management

Strategic Management

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Reed

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT offers an introduction to the key topics and themes of strategic management. The authors draw on examples of familiar companies and personalities to illustrate the different strategies used by today’s firms—and how they go about implementing those strategies. Students will learn how to conduct a case analysis, measure organizational performance, and conduct external and internal analyses. In short, they will understand how organizations operate at the strategic level to be successful.

(12 reviews)

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Read more about Principles of Social Psychology

Principles of Social Psychology

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Unnamed Author felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approach to a Social Psychology textbook was needed to structure and integrate student learning; thus, Principles of Social Psychology was born. This textbook is based on a critical thinking approach, and its aim is to get students thinking actively and conceptually – with a greater focus on the forest than the trees. Yes, there are right and wrong answers, but the answers are not the only thing. What is perhaps even more important is how students get to the answers – the thinking process itself. To help students better grasp the big picture of social psychology, and to provide you with a theme that you can use to organize your lectures, Unnamed Author's text has a consistent pedagogy across the chapters. The presentation is organized around two underlying principles that are essential to social psychology:

(21 reviews)

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Read more about Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Larson

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an emphasis on Sustainability or for a course devoted entirely to Sustainability.

(6 reviews)

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Read more about The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Ball, Hill, and Scott

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The Basics of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry by David W. Ball, John W. Hill, and Rhonda J. Scott is for the one-semester General, Organic and Biological Chemistry course. The authors designed this textbook from the ground up to meet the needs of a one-semester course. It is 20 chapters in length and approximately 350-400 pages; just the right breadth and depth for instructors to teach and students to grasp.

(24 reviews)

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