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  • Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

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    Author(s): Steve Barkan, University of Maine
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: The book includes the most recent data in the following categories, so your students have access to the latest sociological trends: crime and victimization, income and poverty, life expectancy and aging, employment, marriage and divorce, education, medical care and health disparities, and fertility and population change.

  • Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

    Author(s): Kristen A. Munger, Editor, Open SUNY
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, a...[more]

  • Understanding Media and Culture

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    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University
    Date: Jan 24, 2017

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

  • Introductory Chemistry

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    Author(s): David W. Ball
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry

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    Author(s): John S Hutchinson, Rice University
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: "Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.

  • Communication Theory

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    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This book is an introduction to communication theory — the theory of how humans share, encode, and decode what they know, what they need, and what they expect from each other.

  • Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

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    Author(s): Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Fo...[more]

  • Brief Calculus

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    Author(s): Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter
    Date: Jan 20, 2017

    Description: This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.lightandmatter.com/fund/). The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old book...[more]

  • Information Systems for Business and Beyond

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    Author(s): David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D.
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Information Systems for Business and Beyond introduces the concept of information systems, their use in business, and the larger impact they are having on our world.

  • Information Systems

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson
    Date: Jan 17, 2017

    Description: Students need to understand systems and the systems concept, and they need to understand the role of ICT in enabling systems. Students will learn the characteristics of good systems (e.g., intuitive, likable, error-resistant, fast, flexible, and the like). Knowing the characteristics of good systems will permit students to demand well designed systems and to suggest how existing systems should be changed. Students need to understand the affordances, directions, and limits of hardware, software,...[more]