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The American Yawp
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The American Yawp constructs a coherent and accessible narrative from all the best of recent historical scholarship. Without losing sight of politics and power, it incorporates transnational perspectives, integrates diverse voices, recovers narratives of resistance, and explores the complex process of cultural creation. It looks for America in crowded slave cabins, bustling markets, congested tenements, and marbled halls. It navigates between maternity wards, prisons, streets, bars, and boardrooms. Whitman’s America, like ours, cut across the narrow boundaries that strangle many narratives. Balancing academic rigor with popular readability, The American Yawp offers a multi-layered, democratic alternative to the American past.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
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The American Yawp
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Jung Choi
Mary Ann Clark
Matthew Douglas
Date Added:
06/14/2019
Chemistry
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Chemistry is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Allison Soult
Andrew Eklund
Carol Martinez
Don Carpenetti
Don Frantz
Emad El-Giar
George Kaminski
Jason Powell
Jennifer Look
Klaus Theopold
Mark Blaser
Paul Flowers
Paul Hooker
Richard Langley
Simon Bott
Tom Sorensen
Troy Milliken
Vicki Moravec
William R. Robinson
Date Added:
10/02/2014
Child, Family, and Community
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Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of the Canyons
Author:
Rebecca Laff
Wendy Ruiz
Date Added:
06/08/2020
College Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Kim Dirks
Manjula Sharma
Paul Peter Urone
Roger Hinrichs
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
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Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action. A key feature of this book is the integration of content regarding diversity and organizational communication in each chapter through examples and/or discrete sub-sections. Discussions of diversity are not relegated to feature boxes. Also integrated into the content are examples that are inclusive in terms of race, gender, sexuality, ability, age, marital status, religion, and other diverse identity characteristics.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Concepts of Biology
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Concepts of Biology is designed for the introductory biology course for nonmajors taught at most two- and four-year colleges. The scope, sequence, and level of the program are designed to match typical course syllabi in the market. Concepts of Biology includes interesting applications, features a rich art program, and conveys the major themes of biology.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
James Wise
Rebecca Roush
Samantha Fowler
Date Added:
01/30/2013
Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences
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Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences uses a family systems lens to discuss challenges and strengths of immigrant and refugee families in the United States. Chapters address immigration policy, human rights issues, economic stress, mental health and traumatic stress, domestic violence, substance abuse, family resilience, and methods of integration.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Immigration and Immigrant Policy: Barriers and Opportunities for Families
Chapter 2: From There to Here: The Journey of Refugee Families to the United States
Chapter 3: Human Rights
Chapter 4: Economic Well-Being, Supports and Barriers
Chapter 5: Mental Health
Chapter 6: Intimate Partner Violence among Immigrants and Refugees
Chapter 7: Substance Abuse
Chapter 8: Resilience in Immigrant and Refugee Families
Chapter 9: Embracing a New Home: Resettlement Research and the Family
Chapter 10: Conclusion

Subject:
Social Work
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Catherine Solheim
Elizabeth Wieling
Jaime Ballard
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Introduction to Petrology
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Learn about igneous and metamorphic rocks (and how to analyze them), the fun way! Students learn concepts and practice knowledge by conducting inquiries guided with examples based on videos and interactive diagrams.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Elizabeth A. Johnson
Juhong Christie Liu
Date Added:
02/18/2020
Liberté
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Liberté, by Gretchen Angelo, is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. It has been adopted by instructors at over thirty colleges and high schools (partial list below). The textbook may be downloaded for free in accordance with the license, or printed copies can be ordered. Please contact me for information on printed copies or requests for audio. Note that audio is available only to institutions adopting the text; I am sorry, but I do not currently supply them to homeschoolers or individual learners, as I simply get too many requests and cannot answer them all.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Light and Matter
Provider Set:
Light and Matter Books
Author:
Gretchen Angelo
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Mastering Strategic Management-1st Canadian Edition
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Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept pages as almost like info-graphics for key concepts in each

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Dave Ketchen
David Try
Janice Edwards
Jeremy Short
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Math in Society
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Math in Society is a free, open textbook. This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics. Core material for each topic is covered in the main text, with additional depth available through exploration exercises appropriate for in-class, group, or individual investigation. This book is appropriate for Math 107 (Washington State Community Colleges common course number).

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Lippman
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Music and the Child
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Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I’m working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?

This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
Milne Open Textbooks
Author:
Natalie Sarrazin
Date Added:
06/14/2016
Physical Geology Laboratory
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The purpose of this “book” is to help students practice skills to master learning objectives for physical geology laboratory. I hope you will find these materials helpful; however, they are not a substitute for attending class or help sessions. Pictures do not tell the whole story for minerals and rocks! It is very important to use other observations such as feel, hardness, and luster, which can only be done effectively in person.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Elizabeth Johnson
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Principles of Management
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Principles of Management is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. No one individual can be an expert in all areas of management, so an additional benefit of this text is that specialists in a variety of areas have authored individual chapters.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Amit Shah
Anastasia H. Cortes
David S. Bright
Donald G. Gardner
Eva Hartmann
James S. O’Rourke
Jason Lambert
Jeffrey Muldoon
Jon L. Pierce
Joseph Weiss
Joy Leopold
K. Praveen Parboteeah
Laura M. Leduc
Margaret A. White
Monique Reece
Siri Terjesen
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Tout un Monde: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Intermediate French
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This book is intended for use with intermediate level college French classes. Its multidisciplinary approach introduces students to topics and vocabulary associated with fields such as medicine, advertising, travel, business, agriculture, and relationships.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Arlington
Provider Set:
Mavs Open Press
Author:
Alicia Soueid
Date Added:
12/05/2019
University Physics Volume 1
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University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Table of Contents
Preface
Unit 1. Mechanics

Chapter 1: Units and Measurement
Chapter 2: Vectors
Chapter 3: Motion Along a Straight Line
Chapter 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
Chapter 5: Newton's Laws of Motion
Chapter 6: Applications of Newton's Laws
Chapter 7: Work and Kinetic Energy
Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy
Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions
Chapter 10: Fixed-Axis Rotation
Chapter 11: Angular Momentum
Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity
Chapter 13: Gravitation
Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics
Unit 2. Waves and Acoustics

Chapter 15: Oscillations
Chapter 16: Waves
Chapter 17: Sound
Appendix A: Units
Appendix B: Conversion Factors
Appendix C: Fundamental Constants
Appendix D: Astronomical Data
Appendix E: Mathematical Formulas
Appendix F: Chemistry
Appendix G: The Greek Alphabet
Index

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Alice Kolakowska
Bill Moebs
Daniel Bowman
David Anderson
David Smith
Dedra Demaree
Edward S. Ginsberg
Gerald Friedman
Joseph Trout
Kenneth Podolak
Kevin Wheelock
Lee LaRue
Lev Gasparov
Mark Lattery
Patrick Motl
Richard Ludlow
Samuel J. Ling
Takashi Sato
Tao Pang
Date Added:
08/03/2016