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    Read more about A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

    A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

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    Contributor: Cherian

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

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    Read more about Decoding the 1920s: A Reader for Advanced Learners of Russian

    Decoding the 1920s: A Reader for Advanced Learners of Russian

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    Contributor: Friedberg

    Publisher: Portland State University Library

    License: CC BY-NC

    The materials presented in this book were developed for an advanced-level content-based Russian language course at Portland State University entitled “Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The 1920s.” Literature of this period is a major part of the Russian canon, but is notoriously difficult for learners of Russian to read in the original, due both to its stylistic complexity and the relative obscurity of its historical, political, and cultural references. And yet, this decade is crucial for understanding Russia – not only in the Soviet period, but also today. This was the period, when Mikhail Zoshchenko, Isaak Babel, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Andrei Platonov meticulously documented the birth of the “New Soviet Man,” his “newspeak” and Soviet bureaucratese; when Alexandra Kollontai, a Marxist revolutionary and a diplomat, wrote essays and fiction on the “New Soviet Woman”; when numerous satirical works were created; when Babel experimented with a literary representation of dialects (e.g.,Odessa Russian or Jewish Russian). These varieties of language have not disappeared. Bureaucrats still use some form of bureaucratese. Numerous contemporary TV shows imitate the dialects that Babel described. Moreover, Bulgakov’s “Heart of a Dog” gave rise, due largely to its film adaptation, to catch-phrases that still appear throughout contemporary Russian media, satirical contexts, and everyday conversation. Thus, the Russian literature of the 1920s does not belong exclusively to the past, but has relevance and interpretive power for the present, and language learners who wish to pursue a career in humanities, media analysis, analytical translation, journalism, or international relations must understand this period and the linguistic patterns it established.

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    Read more about Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives

    Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives

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    Contributors: Brown, Roberts, and Jacobsen

    Publisher: University of Calgary

    License: CC BY

    This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education.

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    Read more about Elementary Calculus

    Elementary Calculus

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    Contributor: Corral

    Publisher: Michael Corral

    License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

    This textbook covers calculus of a single variable, suitable for a year-long (or two-semester) course. Chapters 1-5 cover Calculus I, while Chapters 6-9 cover Calculus II. The book is designed for students who have completed courses in high-school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Though designed for college students, it could also be used in high schools. The traditional topics are covered, but the old idea of an infinitesimal is resurrected, owing to its usefulness (especially in the sciences).

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    Modern World History

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    Contributors: Allosso and Williford

    Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Welcome to Modern World History! This is the textbook for an undergraduate survey course taught at all the universities and most of the colleges in the Minnesota State system. Similar courses are taught at institutions around the United States and the world, so the authors have made the text available as an open educational resource that teachers and learners can read, adapt, and reuse to meet their needs. We’d like to hear from people who have found the text useful, and we’re always open to questions and suggestions.

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    Read more about Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

    Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

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    Contributor: Neal

    Publisher: University of Iowa

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    We created this book to help you as both a college student and a future teacher. Dr. Ted Neal asked us to help him create this resource from the perspective of students who have taken Science Methods II–what would we want in a textbook for this course? With this in mind, we have gathered and created resources to help you better understand science and feel confident in your abilities as a future teacher.

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    Read more about Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e

    Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e

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    Contributors: Greenlaw and Shapiro

    Publisher: OpenStax

    License: CC BY

    Principles of Macroeconomics for AP® Courses 2e covers the scope and sequence requirements for an Advanced Placement® macroeconomics course and is listed on the College Board’s AP® example textbook list. The second edition includes many current examples and recent data from FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data), which are presented in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts.

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    Read more about Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design

    Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design

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    Contributor: Cho

    Publisher: Iowa State University

    License: CC BY

    This book is for the beginning level of both architecture and interior design students who learn computer graphic communication software. The author developed multiple tutorials to teach three computer graphic applications, AutoCAD, Revit, and Enscape. AutoCAD is an essential computer drafting software which is 2D drawing software. Revit is a Building Information Modeling software, which is 3D based modeling software. Lastly, Enscape is a real-time rendering, animation, and virtual reality plug-in for users' 4D experiences.

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    Read more about Math in Society: Mathematics for liberal arts majors

    Math in Society: Mathematics for liberal arts majors

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    Contributor: Lee

    Publisher: Portland Community College Math Department

    License: CC BY-SA

    We dedicate this book to our students. May you have greater ease in paying for college and grow your proficiency and confidence in math.

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    Read more about Bridges: United States Academia for First-Generation and International College Students

    Bridges: United States Academia for First-Generation and International College Students

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    Contributor: Higgins

    Publisher: North Broad Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Bridges introduces students to a wide range of concepts, institutions, histories, and artifacts of United States college and university life. After discussing these items in easy-to-scan, concise, nuance-free prose, this textbook then offers useful lists, templates for writing and speaking in different discourses and situations, thought-provoking questions and activities for self-study and for classroom work, and pertinent hyperlinks for further information. Bridges is designed to help first-generation, first-year, English language learners, and/or culturally unfamiliarized students more fully and successfully explore their educational environments. By using this book, students will be better prepared for the academic and social challenges of successfully undertaking higher education in English.

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