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Read more about Shared Voices: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Shared Voices: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Brellas and Martinez

Publisher: ROTEL

License: CC BY-NC

Shared Voices is a student-centered cultural anthropology mini textbook built with an equity lens. We are excited to share this with you all. This book attempts to address the lack of current, reliable, and relevant resources for introductory anthropology courses that center equity and anti-racism.

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Read more about Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations

Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

As the quarter-century mark in the 21st Century nears, new aviation-related equipment has come to the forefront, both to help us and to haunt us. (Coutu, 2020). This is particularly the case with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). These vehicles have grown in popularity and accessible to everyone. Of different shapes and sizes, they are widely available for purchase at relatively low prices. They have moved from the backyard recreation status to important tools for the military, intelligence agencies, and corporate organizations. New practical applications such as military equipment and weaponry are announced on a regular basis – globally. (Coutu, 2020). Every country seems to be announcing steps forward in this bludgeoning field.

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Read more about Cyber-Human Systems, Space Technologies, and Threats

Cyber-Human Systems, Space Technologies, and Threats

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

CYBER-HUMAN SYSTEMS, SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THREATS is our eighth textbook in a series covering the world of UASs / CUAS / UUVs / SPACE. We address the technological future of the merging of cyber-human systems (robots, cyborgs, AI/ML, computers) with humans and apply these innovations to space operations and defense against threats that are concomitant with their development. We look at artificial brains, legality of CHS sensors, AI /ML and Ag and food industry; Neurostrike and CHATGPT, biological threats and growth in space, space EW, modeling, deep space warfare, logistics and dominance; hypersonic missiles, cyber threats in space, machine parts, materials technologies, and economies of scale, quantum technologies impact and finally, innovative wireless power transfer for space applications. State-of-the-Art research by a team of eighteen SMEs is incorporated into our book. We trust you will enjoy reading it as much as we have in its writing. There is hope for the future. There is also caution needed.

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Read more about Space Systems: Emerging Technologies and Operations

Space Systems: Emerging Technologies and Operations

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

SPACE SYSTEMS: EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND OPERATIONS (SSETO) is our seventh textbook in a series covering the world of UASs / CUAS / UUVs. SSETO takes on a new purview of SPACE. UASs (Drones) have a maximum altitude of about 33,000 ft (10 km) because rotating rotors become physically limiting. (Nichols R. et al., 2019) Between 400 ft and 33,000 ft is in the purview of DREAMERS. In the DREAMERS region, Space has its most interesting technological emergence. We see emerging technologies and operations that may have profound effects on humanity. This is the mission our book addresses. We look at the Dreamer region from three perspectives: 1) a Military view where intelligence, jamming, spoofing, advanced materials, and hypersonics are in play; 2) the Operational Dreamer Region; which includes Space-based platform vulnerabilities, trash, disaster recovery management, A.I., manufacturing, and extended reality; and 3) the Humanitarian Use of Space technologies; which includes precision agriculture wildlife tracking, fire risk zone identification, and improving the global food supply and cattle management. State-of-the-Art research by a team of fifteen SMEs is incorporated into our book. We trust you will enjoy reading it as much as we have in its writing. There is hope for the future.

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Read more about Unmanned Vehicle Systems & Operations on Air, Sea, Land

Unmanned Vehicle Systems & Operations on Air, Sea, Land

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, Lonstein, Ryan, and Carter

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This is our fourth textbook in a series previously covering the world of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CUAS). The authors have expanded our purview beyond UAS / CUAS systems. Our title shows our concern for growth and unique operations for all unmanned vehicles in all theaters: Air, Sea and Land.

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Read more about Entre la Criminología y la Política Criminal: Caminos para una Justicia Renovada

Entre la Criminología y la Política Criminal: Caminos para una Justicia Renovada

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Samaniego-Quiguiri, Toscano-Broncano, Bonilla-Morejón, Alfonso-Olvera, Bonilla-Morejón, Manobanda-Chimbo, Bucheli-Espinoza, and Paredes-Fierro

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

El texto aborda la relación entre criminología y política criminal, destacando su importancia en la comprensión del fenómeno criminal y la gestión estatal contra la delincuencia. Se exploran elementos clave, incluyendo los objetivos valorativos de la política criminal, la relación entre violencia estatal y social, la flexibilidad en la elección de objetivos, y la operación en diversos contextos. Se destaca la crucial participación del poder legislativo y la necesidad de adaptarse a la temporalidad. El texto aboga por nuevas políticas criminales respaldadas por instrumentos legales sólidos y una administración pública eficaz para moldear un sistema de justicia más preciso en la sociedad contemporánea.

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Read more about #OnYGo

#OnYGo

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Blattner, Dalola, and Roulon

Publisher: G. Blattner, A. Dalola, and S. Roulon

License: CC BY-NC-SA

#OnYGo is an innovative first-year French language e-textbook, designed as Open Educational Resource (OER), for learning beginning French (equivalent to one year at an American university). It is inspired by a remix of task-based, multiliteracies and communicative approaches, which provides students with opportunities to engage with French language and culture in a variety of contexts and situations, across a range of modalities. Through a wide range of activities, students develop and practice their language skills, and reflect on their cross-cultural knowledge and positionality in their understanding of the vast francophone landscape. #OnYGo is a first-year textbook that takes a DEI-forward approach to the depiction of people, contexts, and concepts. It views language learners, instructors and a wide range of individuals interacting in French as belonging to a large multilingual and francophone community. It recognizes multilingualism and multiculturalism in all its forms, and showcases French speakers with a variety of backgrounds and relationships to the French language. The cultural and pedagogical materials in this collection have been selected for their authenticity and diverse representation of French speakers on the five continents, and are thus purposely inclusive of gender, sexual orientation, race, and ethnicity.

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Read more about Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Nelson, Greene, and Cavnar

Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Building Bridges: Establishing a Foundation for Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare is an Open Educational Resource (OER) that focuses on teaching interprofessional collaboration in healthcare to students entering their respective health profession's program. This book will help students achieve success not only in their educational program, but as they experience various healthcare settings through internships and employment. This resource is targeted for students in healthcare professions.

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Read more about Fracture Mechanics: An Engineering Primer - 2nd Edition

Fracture Mechanics: An Engineering Primer - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Janssen, Zuidema, and Wanhill

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY

In this second edition, which is the result of numerous revisions, updates and additions, the authors cover the basic concepts of fracture mechanics for both the linear elastic and elastic-plastic regimes. The fracture mechanics parameters K, G, J and CTOD are treated in a basic manner along with the test methods to determine critical values. The development of failure assessment based on elastic-plastic fracture mechanics is reflected in a comprehensive treatment.

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Read more about Business Calculus with Excel

Business Calculus with Excel

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: May

Publisher: Mike May, S.J. and Anneke Bart

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This text is intended for a one semester calculus course for business students with the equivalent of a college algebra prerequisite. Rather than being a three-semester engineering calculus course that has been watered down to fit into one semester it is designed for the business students.

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