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    Read more about BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Course Pack 5

    BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English Course Pack 5

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    Contributor: Ivits

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY

    This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This course pack has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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    Read more about Introductory Statistics with Randomization and Simulation - First Edition

    Introductory Statistics with Randomization and Simulation - First Edition

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    Contributors: Diez, Barr, and Çetinkaya-Rundel

    Publisher: OpenIntro

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    We hope readers will take away three ideas from this book in addition to forming a foundation of statistical thinking and methods.

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    Read more about To Catch the Rain

    To Catch the Rain

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    Contributor: Grafman

    Publisher: Humboldt State University Press

    License: CC BY-SA

    To Catch the Rain is targeted at makers – DIYers looking for practical solutions to water problems for themselves or their communities. The book also provides an excellent overview of rainwater harvesting for students and teachers in environmental science, sustainable design, international development and engineering.

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    Read more about Advanced High School Statistics - 2nd Edition

    Advanced High School Statistics - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Diez, Barr, Çetinkaya-Rundel, and Dorazio

    Publisher: OpenIntro

    License: CC BY-SA

    We hope readers will take away three ideas from this book in addition to forming a foundationof statistical thinking and methods.

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    Read more about Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

    Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

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    Contributor: Robeyns

    Publisher: Open Book Publishers

    License: CC BY

    How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.

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    Read more about The Meaning of Love - Second Edition

    The Meaning of Love - Second Edition

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    Contributor: Garlikov

    Publisher: Alabama Open Publishing House at Troy University

    License: CC BY

    This book explores the philosophical views on the meaning of love. The text explores a variety of topics used to define love, including attraction, relationship satisfaction, emotional, and ethical considerations. The author takes a rational, logical, analytic, and scrutinizing look at experiences and other forms of literature on the subject of love.

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    Read more about Recorridos

    Recorridos

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    Contributors: Arnold and Potter

    Publisher: COERLL

    License: CC BY

    The language of the Siglo de Oro can be an insurmountable barrier for many readers. This textbook provides historical information, narrative techniques, lists of characters, themes and key words before they begin to read each chapter of Don Quixote. While reading, vocabulary glossed in comprehensible Spanish appears in the margin opposite challenging words. Cultural references and proverbs from the work facilitate a deeper understanding. Each chapter contains checks for understanding and ends with activities to build vocabulary. It includes required chapters 1-8, 10, 17 and 74 for AP classrooms.

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    Read more about Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

    Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management

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    Contributors: Coffelt and Hendrickson

    Publisher: Donald Coffelt and Chris Hendrickson

    License: CC BY-SA

    The authors believe this free of charge book, Fundamentals of Infrastructure Management, will expand the impact of the material and help improve the practice of infrastructure management. By ‘free of charge,' we mean that the material can be freely obtained, but readers should devote time and effort to mastering the material. We have provided problem assignments for various chapters, and we strongly urge readers to undertake the problems as a learning experience.

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    Read more about Intermediate Algebra - 2e

    Intermediate Algebra - 2e

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    Contributors: Marecek and Mathis

    Publisher: OpenStax

    License: CC BY

    Intermediate Algebra 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building on concepts presented in prealgebra and elementary algebra courses.

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    Read more about Public Health Ethics: Global Cases, Practice, and Context

    Public Health Ethics: Global Cases, Practice, and Context

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    Contributors: Barrett, Dawson, and Ortmann

    Publisher: Springer

    License: CC BY-NC

    Introducing public health ethics poses two special challenges. First, it is a relatively new field that combines public health and practical ethics. Its unfamiliarity requires considerable explanation, yet its scope and emergent qualities make delineation difficult. Moreover, while the early development of public health ethics occurred in a western context, its reach, like public health itself, has become global. A second challenge, then, is to articulate an approach specific enough to provide clear guidance yet sufficiently flexible and encompassing to adapt to global contexts. Broadly speaking, public health ethics helps guide practical decisions affecting population or community health based on scientific evidence and in accordance with accepted values and standards of right and wrong. In these ways, public health ethics builds on its parent disciplines of public health and ethics. This dual inheritance plays out in the definition the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers of public health ethics: “A systematic process to clarify, prioritize, and justify possible courses of public health action based on ethical principles, values and beliefs of stakeholders, and scientific and other information” (CDC 2011). Public health ethics shares with other fields of practical and professional ethics both the general theories of ethics and a common store of ethical principles, values, and beliefs. It differs from these other fields largely in the nature of challenges that public health officials typically encounter and in the ethical frameworks it employs to address these challenges. Frameworks provide methodical approaches or procedures that tailor general ethical theories, principles, values, and beliefs to the specific ethical challenges that arise in a particular field. Although no framework is definitive, many are useful, and some are especially effective in particular contexts. This chapter will conclude by setting forth a straightforward, stepwise ethics framework that provides a tool for analyzing the cases in this volume and, more importantly, one that public health practitioners have found useful in a range of contexts. For a public health practitioner, knowing how to employ an ethics framework to address a range of ethical challenges in public health—a know-how that depends on practice—is the ultimate take-home message.

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