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    Integrated and Open Interpreter Education

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    Contributors: Maroney, Smith, and Hewlett

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC

    This Open Educational Resource (OER) on interpreting offers authors and readers free and open access to current, relevant, easy-to-access, and free materials. The editors have created a space where emerging scholars in the field of signed language interpreting make contributions with the ability to revise as the interpreting studies discipline and the scholars, themselves, develop and change. This OER provides faculty and students readings and practical application experiences that connect program specific coursework and concepts across the interpreter education curriculum emphasizing the holistic nature of the field of interpreting.

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    Defend Dissent

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    Contributor: Borradaile

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Defend Dissent is an introduction to cryptography paired with the social impacts of surveillance and the protective potential of encryption, with a focus on US social movements. Each chapter ends with a story that brings social context to the material—from surveillance used against contemporary US protests to the African National Congress’s use of partially manual encryption in fighting apartheid in South Africa in the 80s.

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    Read more about Guide to Italian art in the 1400s

    Guide to Italian art in the 1400s

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    Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

    Publisher: Smarthistory

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Italian art in the 1400s.

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    Read more about Guide to Italian art in the 1300s

    Guide to Italian art in the 1300s

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    Contributors: Ezra, Harris, and Zucker

    Publisher: Smarthistory

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Italian art in the 1300s.

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    Read more about BSc Optics - 2nd edition

    BSc Optics - 2nd edition

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    Contributors: Konijnenberg, Adam, and Urbach

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    This book treats optics at the level of students in the later stage of their bachelor or the beginning of their master. It is assumed that the student is familiar with Maxwell’s equations. Although the book takes account of the fact that optics is part of electromagnetism, special emphasis is put on the usefulness of approximate models of optics, their hierarchy and limits of validity. Approximate models such as geometrical optics and paraxial geometrical optics are treated extensively and applied to image formation by the human eye, the microscope and the telescope.

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    Read more about An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

    An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

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    Contributor: Schneewind

    Publisher: eScholarship

    License: CC BY-NC

    This is the second edition of the open access textbook that arose out of a course at the University of California, San Diego, called HILD 10: East Asia: The Great Tradition. The course covers what have become two Chinas, Japan, and two Koreas from roughly 1200 BC to about AD 1200. As we say every Fall in HILD 10: “2400 years, three countries, ten weeks, no problem.” The book does not stand alone: the teacher should assign primary and secondary sources, study questions, dates to be memorized, etc. The maps mostly use the same template to enable students to compare them one to the next.

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    Read more about Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

    Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

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    Contributor: Murphy

    Publisher: eScholarship

    License: CC BY-NC

    Where is humanity going? How realistic is a future of fusion and space colonies? What constraints are imposed by physics, by resource availability, and by human psychology? Are default expectations grounded in reality?

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    Read more about Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

    Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

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    Contributors: Atkinson and Corbitt

    Publisher: TRAILS

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Welcome to Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, an open textbook designed for use in co-requisite course pairings of developmental writing and introductory technical writing, or indeed in other lower-division college writing courses that focus on building study skills alongside effective workplace and academic writing skills. It offers a no-cost alternative to commercial products, combining practical guidance with interactive exercises and thoughtfully designed writing opportunities.

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    Read more about American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War

    American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War

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    Contributor: Kurtz

    Publisher: VIVA

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

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    Read more about Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

    Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

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    Contributor: Godwin-Jones

    Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

    License: CC BY-NC

    The text introduces some of the key concepts in intercultural communication as traditionally presented in (North American) courses and textbooks, namely the study of differences between cultures, as represented in the works and theories of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede. Common to these approaches is the prominence of context, leading to a view of human interactions as dynamic and changeable, given the complexity of language and culture, as human agents interact with their environments.

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