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Read more about Climate Lessons: Environmental, Social, Local

Climate Lessons: Environmental, Social, Local

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Bakermans

Publisher: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

License: CC BY-NC

Anthropogenic climate change is one of the, if not the most, pressing issues of our times. The problems that it causes range across many social and environmental domains from habitat and species loss and displacement to the more human and social concerns and issues of access to water, sea level rise that affects coastal communities, to economic degradation as a result of the aforementioned and other connected issues such as increased frequency of storms, droughts, wildfires, and the like. We also know that the affects of climate change are not distributed evenly across populations- that many will and do feel the negative effects of this slow developing problem earlier and more intensely than others based on where they are located both geographically and within economic and other socio-cultural hierarchies. We also know that recently, there is a marked effort to begin to move away from simply decrying the horrors of climate change to a continued recognition of those horrors as they exist now and into the future alongside attempts to begin to come to terms with the changing climate and to rethink the ways that our social and environmental relations and communities are organized with an eye toward both adapting to these changes and mitigating further damage. There is, however, much work to be done. This book was co-authored by undergraduate students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute while exploring the influences of Earth systems and human systems on climate change and the communities at most risk in an interdisciplinary project-based first year course. This course attempts to bring together knowledge of the science of ecological and climate systems and their changing status with knowledge of the social and communal structures within which these systems are embedded and through which they have been influenced. The book highlights key interests and insights of current students in their quest to think through these issues and to create a better world.

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Read more about Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Jhangiani, Tarry, and Stangor

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Helping students organize their thinking about social psychology at a conceptual level.

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Read more about Future Energy: Opportunities & Challenges

Future Energy: Opportunities & Challenges

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Kerlin

Publisher: The University of Tennessee Libraries

License: CC BY

How can we produce enough sustainable energy while avoiding unacceptable environmental consequences? To evaluate the various energy options, we must understand the science of each potential energy source and energy use technology. This book presents the science in an easy-to-understand way to enable readers to make informed decisions about what is possible and practical, and to choose lifestyle options to implement in their personal lives.

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Read more about Stability of Ships and Other Bodies - ver 0.7.0

Stability of Ships and Other Bodies - ver 0.7.0

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Bar-Meir

Publisher: Potto Project

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

This book, Stability of Ships and Other Bodies, describes the fundamentals when and why floating bodies are stable. In addition, it describes steps that transforms un–stable bodies to stable. This book is designed to replace all the other books and inseminate that recent developed technology and advances. The material in standard books is so entrenched, old, and outdated material that one can be only amazed. For example, concept like potential stability is not discussed or even mentioned in any of all the books that this author review.

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Read more about Writing Fabulous Features

Writing Fabulous Features

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Kraft

Publisher: The Ohio State University Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC

"Writing Fabulous Features" teaches the art and craft of feature writing to help readers learning to write non-fiction with flair.

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Read more about An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology

An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Bierema

Publisher: Michigan State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This "textbook" is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place. The first unit introduces students to the nature of science, including scientific controversies, and information literacy, including how to analyze literature and identify stakeholders. Unit 2 is organismal biology, including carbon cycling and population growth, and unit 3 is molecular biology with a focus on gene expression.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Arnedo

Publisher: Manuel Fernando Soler Arnedo

License: CC BY-SA

Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering covers an undergraduate, introductory course to aeronautical engineering and aims at combining theory and practice to provide a comprehensive, thorough introduction to the fascinating, yet complex discipline of aerospace engineering. This book is the ulterior result of three year of teaching a course called Aerospace Engineering in the first year of a degree in aerospace engineering (with a minor in air navigation) at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in Madrid, Spain.

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Read more about Introduction to Petrology

Introduction to Petrology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Johnson and Liu

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams.

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Read more about Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business  Communications - 2nd Edition

Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business Communications - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: McKinney, Pattison, and LeMire

Publisher: Texas A&M University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Technical writing courses introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the worlds of science, technology, and business—in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors, computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other professionals do as a part of their regular work. The skills learned in technical writing courses can be useful in other fields as well, including education and social sciences.

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Read more about From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Hacisalihoglu

Publisher: Florida State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable.

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