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Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Steinberg

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed, that, as the Roman poet Horace (and his Renaissance disciple Sir Philip Sidney) said, the functions of literature are to teach and to delight. The book will also be useful to teachers who want to convey their passion for literature to their students. After an introductory chapter that offers advice on how to read (and teach) literature, the book consists of a series of chapters that examine individual literary works ranging from The Iliad to Charles Dickens' Bleak House. These chapters can not substitute for reading the actual works. Rather they are intended to help students read those works. They are attempts to demystify the act of reading and to show that these works, whether they are nearly three thousand or less than two hundred years old, still have important things to say to contemporary readers.

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Read more about Natural Resources Biometrics

Natural Resources Biometrics

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Kiernan

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. The following chapters cover one- and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), including multiple comparison methods and interaction assessment, with a strong emphasis on application and interpretation. Simple and multiple linear regressions in a natural resource setting are covered in the next chapters, focusing on correlation, model fitting, residual analysis, and confidence and prediction intervals. The final chapters cover growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, site index curves, competition indices, importance values, and measures of species diversity, association, and community similarity.

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Read more about U.S. History

U.S. History

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Corbett, Janssen, and Lund

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

U.S. Historycovers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class, and gender. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience).

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Read more about Psychology - 2e

Psychology - 2e

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Spielman, Dumper, Jenkins, and Lovett

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Psychology 2e is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within the discipline, as well as the diversity of cultures and communities across the globe.

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Read more about United States Securities Law

United States Securities Law

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Editorial Staff

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-SA

The United States Securities Code and Regulations appear in Title 15 of the United States Code and Title 17 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This publication was made with data provided by the United States government on the Office of Law Revision Counsel as well as the eCFR.

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Read more about Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Hailperin

Publisher: Max Hailperin

License: CC BY-SA

In this book, you will learn about all three kinds of interaction. In all three cases, interesting software techniques are needed in order to bring the computations into contact, yet keep them suffciently at arm's length that they don't compromise each other's reliability. The exciting challenge, then, is supporting controlled interaction. This includes support for computations that share a single computer and interact with one another, as your email and word processing programs do. It also includes support for data storage and network communication. This book describes how all these kinds of support are provided both by operating systems and by additional software layered on top of operating systems, which is known as middleware.

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Read more about Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. II

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. II

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Lowe and Zemliansky

Publisher: Parlor Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level.

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Read more about Foundations of Computation

Foundations of Computation

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Critchlow and Eck

Publisher: Carol Crichlow and David Eck

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Foundations of Computation is a free textbook for a one-semester course in theoretical computer science. It has been used for several years in a course at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The course has no prerequisites other than introductory computer programming. The first half of the course covers material on logic, sets, and functions that would often be taught in a course in discrete mathematics. The second part covers material on automata, formal languages, and grammar that would ordinarily be encountered in an upper level course in theoretical computer science.

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Biology - 2e

Biology - 2e

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Clark, Choi, and Douglas

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

(70 reviews)

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Read more about Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Fowler, Roush, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

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