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    High Performance Computing

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    Contributors: Severance and Dowd

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    The purpose of this book is to teach new programmers and scientists about the basics of High Performance Computing. Too many parallel and high performance computing books focus on the architecture, theory and computer science surrounding HPC. This book speaks to the practicing chemistry student, physicist, or biologist who need to write and run their programs as part of their research.

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    Read more about Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

    Introduction to Environmental Science - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Zehnder, Manoylov, Mutiti, Mutiti, VandeVoort, and Bennett

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This course uses the basic principles of biology and earth science as a context for understanding environmental policies and resource management practices. Our planet is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, from oil spills to global climate change. In ENSC 1000, you will learn about the science behind these problems; preparing you to make an informed, invaluable contribution to Earth's future. I hope that each of you is engaged by the material presented and participates fully in the search for, acquisition of, and sharing of information within our class.

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    Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

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    Contributors: Flynn, Jellum, Howard, Moser, Mathis, Collins, Henderson, and Watjen

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.

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    Read more about Blueprint for Success in College and Career

    Blueprint for Success in College and Career

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    Contributor: Dillon

    Publisher: Rebus Community

    License: CC BY

    Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a remix of four previously existing OER (Open Educational Resources): A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students by Alise Lamoreaux, How to Learn Like a Pro! by Phyllis Nissila, Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom, edited by Thomas Priester, College Success, provided by Lumen Learning, and one previously copyrighted textbook with content that is now openly licensed: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies by Dave Dillon. A free OER, (Open Educational Resource), Blueprint for Success in College and Career is a students' guide for classroom and career success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation focuses on study skills, time management, career exploration, health, and financial literacy.

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    Read more about Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics

    Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics

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    Contributor: Kroeger

    Publisher: Language Science Press

    License: CC BY

    This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect.

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    Microbiology for Allied Health Students

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    Contributors: Smith and Selby

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY

    Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter.

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    Read more about College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

    College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success

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    Contributors: Hall and Wallace

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    College ESL Writers: Applied Grammar and Composing Strategies for Success is designed as a comprehensive grammar and writing etext for high intermediate and advanced level non-native speakers of English. We open the text with a discussion on the sentence and then break it down into its elemental components, before reconstructing them into effective sentences with paragraphs and larger academic assignments. Following that, we provide instruction in paragraph and essay writing with several opportunities to both review the fundamentals as well as to demonstrate mastery and move on to more challenging assignments.

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    Read more about Keys to Understanding the Middle East

    Keys to Understanding the Middle East

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    Contributors: Payind and McClimans

    Publisher: The Ohio State University Pressbooks

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines. Whether for establishing or deepening one's knowledge of the region, these fundamentals are important to know. The languages, cultural, religious and sectarian communities of the region, and selected turning points and influential people in history are starting points for gaining an understanding of the diverse contexts of the region. It isbased on introductoryand graduatecourseson thecontemporaryMiddle East, which the Center's director, Dr. Alam Payind, has been teaching for the past 30 years. The book's co-author,Melinda McClimans,hastaught these and other courses with him, as well as her own,for the past 15years. The material isintendedengage with diverse – even conflicting – culturaland historicalperspectives,andways of perceivingboth Middle Easternandworld historyfrom perspectives within the region. It is not intended to reinforce a monolithic or matter-of-fact perception of the region.For this and many other reasons, images are an important aspect of the knowledge presented. Each chapter starts with links to its image galleries, along with other visual aids and key elements.

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    Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

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    Contributor: Manes

    Publisher: University of Hawaii Manoa

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book will help you to understand elementary mathematics more deeply, gain facility with creating and using mathematical notation, develop a habit of looking for reasons and creating mathematical explanations, and become more comfortable exploring unfamiliar mathematical situations.

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    Read more about Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

    Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations

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    Contributor: Evory

    Publisher: Open SUNY

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Informed by a writing philosophy that values both spontaneity and discipline, Michelle Bonczek Evory's Naming the Unnameable: An Approach to Poetry for New Generations offers practical advice and strategies for developing a writing process that is centered on play and supported by an understanding of America's rich literary traditions. With consideration to the psychology of invention, Bonczek Evory provides students with exercises aimed to make writing in its early stages a form of play that gives way to more enriching insights through revision, embracing the writing of poetry as both a love of language and a tool that enables us to explore ourselves and better understand the world. The volume includes resources for students seeking to publish and build a writing-centered lifestyle or career. Poets featured range in age, subject, and style, and many are connected to colleges in the State University of New York system. Naming the Unnameable promotes an understanding of poetry as a living art of which students are a part, and provides ways for students to involve themselves in the growing contemporary poetry community that thrives in America today.

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