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    Read more about OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

    OER: A Field Guide for Academic Librarians

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    Contributors: Wesolek, Lashley, and Langley

    Publisher: Pacific University Press

    License: CC BY

    We intend this book to act as a guide writ large for would-be champions of OER, that anyone—called to action by the example set by our chapter authors—might serve as guides themselves. The following chapters tap into the deep experience of practitioners who represent a meaningful cross section of higher education institutions in North America. It is our hope that the examples and discussions presented by our authors will facilitate connections among practitioners, foster the development of best practices for OER adoption and creation, and more importantly, lay a foundation for novel, educational excellence.

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    The Data Journalism Handbook

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    Contributors: Bounegru, Chambers, and Gray

    Publisher: European Journalism Centre

    License: CC BY-SA

    When you combine the sheer scale and range of digital information now available with a journalist’s "nose for news" and her ability to tell a compelling story, a new world of possibility opens up. With The Data Journalism Handbook, you’ll explore the potential, limits, and applied uses of this new and fascinating field.

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    An Introduction to Technical Theatre

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    Contributor: Sanders

    Publisher: Pacific University Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    An Introduction to Technical Theatre draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.

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    Read more about Open Resources for Community College Algebra

    Open Resources for Community College Algebra

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    Contributor: Faculty

    Publisher: Portland Community College

    License: CC BY

    Open Resources for Community College Algebra (ORCCA) is an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra. At Portland Community College, Part 1 is used in MTH 60, Part 2 is used in MTH 65, and Part 3 is used in MTH 95.

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    American Environmental History

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    Contributor: Allosso

    Publisher: Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project

    License: CC BY-SA

    For too long the environment has been considered little more than a neutral background to history. This text surveys findings of the new field of Environmental History about how the environment of the Americas influenced the actions of people here and how people affected their environments, from prehistory to the present.

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    Read more about Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

    Introduction to Aerospace Structures and Materials

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    Contributor: Alderliesten

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This book provides an introduction to the discipline of aerospace structures and materials. It is the first book to date that includes all relevant aspects of this discipline within a single monologue. These aspects range from materials, manufacturing and processing techniques, to structures, design principles and structural performance, including aspects like durability and safety. With the purpose of introducing students into the basics of the entire discipline, the book presents the subjects broadly and loosely connected, adopting either a formal description or an informal walk around type of presentation. A key lessons conveyed within this book is the interplay between the exact science and engineering topics, like solid material physics and structural analysis, and the soft topics that are not easily captured by equations and formulas. Safety, manufacturability, availability and costing are some of these topics that are presented in this book to explain decisions and design solutions within this discipline.

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    Read more about Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

    Body Physics: Motion to Metabolism

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    Contributor: Davis

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Body Physics sticks to the basic functioning of the human body, from motion to metabolism, as a common theme through which fundamental physics topics are introduced. Related practice, reinforcement and Lab activities are included. See the front matter for more details.

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    Read more about Manufacturing Processes 4-5

    Manufacturing Processes 4-5

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    Contributor: Virasak

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    This textbook provides an introduction to the important area of manufacturing processes. This text will explain the hows, whys, and whens of various machining operations, set-ups, and procedures. Throughout this text, you will learn how machine tools operate, and when to use one particular machine instead of another. It is organized for students who plan to enter the manufacturing technology field and for those who wish to develop the skills, techniques, and knowledge essential for advancement in this occupational cluster. The organization and contents of this text focus primarily on theory and practice. The machining processes and technology sections in this textbook cover such machine tools as surface grinders, bandsaws, drill presses, milling machines, and the engine lathe. Additionally, the importance of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in the operation of the most machine tools is explained, and its role in automated manufacturing is explored thoroughly.

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    Read more about Delftse Foundations of Computation - 2nd Edition

    Delftse Foundations of Computation - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Hugtenburg and Yorke-Smith

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    DELFTSE FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTATION is a textbook for a one-quarter introductory course in theoretical computer science. It includes top-ics from propositional and predicate logic, proof techniques, discrete structures, set theory and the theory of computation, along with practical applications to computer science. It has no prerequisites other than a general familiarity with computer programming.

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    Mechanics and Relativity

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    Contributor: Idema

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    In Mechanics and Relativity, the reader is taken on a tour through time and space. Starting from the basic axioms formulated by Newton and Einstein, the theory of motion at both the everyday and the highly relativistic level is developed without the need of prior knowledge. The relevant mathematics is provided in an appendix. The text contains various worked examples and a large number of original problems to help the reader develop an intuition for the physics. Applications covered in the book span a wide range of physical phenomena, including rocket motion, spinning tennis rackets and high-energy particle collisions.

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