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Read more about Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction

Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Vézina

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC

Political Ideologies and Worldviews: An Introduction takes a “pluralist” approach and, in addition to being the first open textbook on its subject, also pushes back against the Eurocentric tendencies of standard textbooks by including chapters on Indigenous worldviews and Confucianism. Providing the latest scholarship on “classical ideologies” (liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, etc.), the textbook also includes innovative chapters on populism, feminism, and multiculturalism, as well as looking at the future of ideologies in a globalized world. Joining together scholars from Canada and beyond, the text also contains discussion questions to help students and readers to think further.

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Read more about Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Yakir

Publisher: Benjamin Yakir

License: CC BY

The target audience for this book is college students who are required to learn statistics, students with little background in mathematics and often no motivation to learn more. It is assumed that the students do have basic skills in using computers and have access to one. Moreover, it is assumed that the students are willing to actively follow the discussion in the text, to practice, and more importantly, to think.

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Read more about Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music

Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Mount 

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC

Fundamentals, Function, and Form by Andre Mount—with editorial and pedagogical input from Lee Rothfarb—provides its readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music. Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression. Along the way, Mount supplements the text with over eight hundred musical examples which, in the online version of the text, include embedded audio files for immediate aural reinforcement of theoretical concepts. Most of these examples are drawn from the literature, including nearly 200 excerpts by women and other underrepresented groups. The reader is also given the opportunity to check their understanding of the text with interactive exercises at every step of the way. Fundamentals, Function, and Form was written with the undergraduate music student in mind, but self-guided readers would also be rewarded with a deep understanding of this musical tradition.

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Read more about Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Ahern

Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

As a group of organisms that are too small to see and best known for being agents of disease and death, microbes are not always appreciated for the numerous supportive and positive contributions they make to the living world. Designed to support a course in microbiology, Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience permits a glimpse into both the good and the bad in the microscopic world. The laboratory experiences are designed to engage and support student interest in microbiology as a topic, field of study, and career.

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Read more about Engineering Statics: Open and Interactive

Engineering Statics: Open and Interactive

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Baker and Haynes

Publisher: Daniel Baker and William Haynes

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Engineering Statics is a free, open-source textbook appropriate for anyone who wishes to learn more about vectors, forces, moments, static equilibrium, and the properties of shapes. Specifically, it has been written to be the textbook for Engineering Mechanics: Statics, the first course in the Engineering Mechanics series offered in most university-level engineering programs.

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Read more about The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Wolters and Steel

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC

In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.

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Read more about Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Linabary and Castro

Publisher: Jasmine R. Linabary

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Small Group Communication: Forming & Sustaining Teams is an interdisciplinary textbook focused on communication in groups and teams. This textbook aims to provide students with theories, concepts, and skills they can put into practice to form and sustain successful groups across a variety of contexts.

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Read more about Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

Oral Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Kochem, Ghosh, Compton, and Cotos

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Oral Communication for Non-native Speakers of English!

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Read more about Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: I and Martinez

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

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Read more about Food Product Development Lab Manual

Food Product Development Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Prusa and Gilbert

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

A practical how-to illustrating the process of developing a new food product from ideation and formulation to processing and lastly commercialization. This book highlights the overall process and gives instructions for each of the steps along the way.

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