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    Human Biology

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    Contributor: Cushwa

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    This textbook has been created with several goals in mind: accessibility, customization, and student engagement—all while encouraging students toward high levels of academic scholarship. Students will find that this textbook offers a strong introduction to human biology in an accessible format.

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    Read more about EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

    EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

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    Contributor: Abrams

    Publisher: Portland State University Library

    License: CC BY-NC

    EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class. Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to show their learning while also practicing rhetorical awareness techniques for future writing situations.

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    Read more about Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

    Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms

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    Contributor: Wong

    Publisher: Axolotl Academic Publishing Co

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Yet another cell and molecular biology book? At the very least, you would think that if I was going to write a textbook, I should write one in an area that really needs one instead of a subject that already has multiple excellent and definitive books. So, why write this book, then? First, it's a course that I have enjoyed teaching for many years, so I am very familiar with what a student really needs to take away from this class within the time constraints of a semester. Second, because it is a course that many students take, there is a greater opportunity to make an impact on more students' pocketbooks than if I were to start off writing a book for a highly specialized upper- level course. And finally, it was fun to research and write, and can be revised easily for inclusion as part of our next textbook, High School Biology.

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    Read more about A Byte of Python

    A Byte of Python

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    Contributor: H

    Publisher: Swaroop C H

    License: CC BY-SA

    "A Byte of Python" is a free book on programming using the Python language. It serves as a tutorial or guide to the Python language for a beginner audience. If all you know about computers is how to save text files, then this is the book for you.

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    Read more about Music Fundamentals 1: Pitch and Major Scales and Keys

    Music Fundamentals 1: Pitch and Major Scales and Keys

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    Contributors: Ewell and Schmidt-Jones

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    This collection is the first of five dealing with the rudiments of music.

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    Read more about Music Fundamentals 2: Rhythm and Meter

    Music Fundamentals 2: Rhythm and Meter

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    Contributors: Ewell and Schmidt-Jones

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    This collection is the second of five dealing with the rudiments of music.

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    Read more about Sound Reasoning

    Sound Reasoning

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    Contributors: Brandt and McClure

    Publisher: OpenStax CNX

    License: CC BY

    “Sound Reasoning” is a web-based, introductory music appreciation course. It offers a new approach to music appreciation for adults, focusing on style-independent concepts. While the course concentrates primarily on Western classical and modern music, the concepts that are introduced apply to music of any style or era. The goal of “Sound Reasoning” is to equip you with questions that you may ask of any piece of music, thereby creating a richer and more comprehensive understanding of music both familiar and unfamiliar. Here are some additional features of the course. 1) ”Sound Reasoning” is completely listening based. No ability to read music is required. 2) The course assumes little or no musical background. A minimum of terminology is invoked. 3) Musical examples are interpolated directly into the text. 4) The course is interactive. A “listening gallery” with exercises follows each module, so that you may practice and refine your listening skills. 5) The modules may be studied in sequence or individually. 6)You may easily print a .pdf of any module.. “Sound Reasoning” is designed as both a stand-alone, self-paced course as well as a supplement to existing university classes.

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    Read more about You, Writing! A Guide to College Composition

    You, Writing! A Guide to College Composition

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    Contributors: Glynn, Hallsten-Erickson, and Swing

    Publisher: Alexandra Glynn

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This text is meant to be used in any first year College Composition class or as a general guide to college writing. The book focuses on writing as a process, not a product. The goal is to help students discover their own writing process, tryin g out different methods and strategies to find what works best for them

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    Read more about Mapping, Society, and Technology

    Mapping, Society, and Technology

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    Contributor: Manson

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC

    This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

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    Read more about Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

    Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

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    Contributor: Ondich

    Publisher: Jody Ondich

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Words of Wisdom can come from anyone. In this text we discuss topics ranging from "Are Humans good by nature?" to "Is there a God?" to "Do I have the right to my own opinion?" Philosophy is the study of wisdom, and can emerge in our conversations in social media, in school, around the family dinner table, and even in the car. The text uses materials that are 2,500 years old, and materials that were in the news this year. Wise people come in all shapes and types, and from every culture on earth. We have poetry and folktales, sacred writings and letters. Dialogues and interviews, news columns, Ted Talks, You Tube recordings and even comedy are all a part of the content in this text.You will be most successful reading this on line. The formatting in the downloadable versions is not wonderful. There is work being done by the software, but in the meantime, you will want to use it by clicking here on "read book:".

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