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    Read more about Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers - 1st Edition

    Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers - 1st Edition

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    Contributor: Campbell

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This open educational resource is designed for use by undergraduate and graduate ocean science, natural resource, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental policy students enrolled in a ten-week academic quarter. The purpose of this project is to provide students and non-law professionals with a freely accessible, clearly written guide to support engaging and effective learning. As such, the book serves as a gateway and an invitation to become a well informed, committed and involved ocean citizen as well as to explore the field beyond our course study.

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    Read more about Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition

    Introduction to Climate Science - 1st Edition

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    Contributor: Schmittner

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

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    Read more about Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

    Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition

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    Contributors: Scherr, Adams, and Bullock

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Labs in this book supplement the information gained in lecture, as well as providing some perspective and experience with hands-on applications of ideas in pest management. The labs are presented in week-by-week order, so the pre-labs and reading for week 1 are labeled “Pre-Lab 1” and “Week 1 Reading”.

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    Read more about Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology

    Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology

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    Contributor: Hurst

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-SA

    There are a few major themes that come up over and over again during the course of classical sociological theory’s development. All three classical theorists were writing at a time when sociology was a new and emerging discipline. This new discipline was called forth by momentous social changes taking place in European (and American) society during this time period. These changes were related to the rise of capitalism, industrialization, and new political representation for the majority of people (or, at least, a desire for such by many). Calls for socialism emerged as a response to recognition of new social divisions. Each of the three theorists you will read here weighed in on these historical changes, theorizing the contours and dynamics of this new “modern” society.

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    Read more about Vocal Techniques for the Instrumentalist - 2nd edition

    Vocal Techniques for the Instrumentalist - 2nd edition

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    Contributor: Rosine

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Vocal Techniques, the course title used at many institutions, is essentially a voice class for instrumentalists, and is a required course for instrumental music education majors seeking all-level certification. Students take at least one Vocal Techniques course to learn proper singing technique along with basic pedagogy and can include teaching techniques as they apply to adolescent singers. The focus of the course is the development of the individual singing voice. This includes breathing, tone production, articulation, musicality and textual expression and understanding. Students also develop confidence in front of groups, improve their general vocal quality, and learn that a healthy voice serves them well in the general and performance classroom.

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    Read more about Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain - Second Edition

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    Contributors: Nichols, Mumm, and Lonstein

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an integral part of the US national critical infrastructure. The authors have endeavored to bring a breadth and quality of information to the reader that is unparalleled in the unclassified sphere. This textbook will fully immerse and engage the reader / student in the cyber-security considerations of this rapidly emerging technology that we know as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The first edition topics covered National Airspace (NAS) policy issues, information security (INFOSEC), UAS vulnerabilities in key systems (Sense and Avoid / SCADA), navigation and collision avoidance systems, stealth design, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms; weapons systems security; electronic warfare considerations; data-links, jamming, operational vulnerabilities and still-emerging political scenarios that affect US military / commercial decisions.

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    Read more about Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings

    Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings

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    Contributors: Eiselein, Goins, and Wood

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    Studying the Bible: The Tanakh and Early Christian Writings is a university-level, textbook introduction to the study of the Bible, its literary forms, and historical and cultural contexts. This textbook is a companion to the Bible courses taught in the English Department at Kansas State University, in particular ENGL 470 The Bible, though it is available for use in other courses and contexts. This textbook examines the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and the early Christian writings of the New Testament. It is an introduction to the analysis of biblical texts, their histories, and their interpretations. The emphasis throughout this textbook is on the literary qualities of these biblical texts as well as their cultural and historical contexts.

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    Read more about Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual

    Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual

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    Contributors: Mehl, van Zee, and Kean

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Chemical Biology & Biochemistry Laboratory Using Genetic Code Expansion Manual

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    Read more about A Tale of Two Systems

    A Tale of Two Systems

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    Contributors: Reitsma and Krueger

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is www.teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering’s user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors.

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    Read more about Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual

    Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual

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    Contributors: Ahmari, Md Imran Kabir, and Bowers

    Publisher: Mavs Open Press

    License: CC BY

    This lab manual provides students with the theory, practical applications, objectives, and laboratory procedure of ten experiments. The manual also includes educational videos showing how student should run each experiment and a workbook for organizing data collected in the lab and preparing result tables and charts.

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