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Read more about Properties and Behavior of Soil – Online Lab Manual

Properties and Behavior of Soil – Online Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Hossain, Islam, and Badhon

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY-NC

This project aims to provide a complete guide for the CE/AREN 3143 course (Properties and Behavior of Soil). Students will be benefitted from this online lab manual.

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Read more about Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Arcade Expression Crash Course with COVID-19 data

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Cheung

Publisher: Wing Cheung

License: CC BY

Written for ArcGIS Pro 2.5

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Read more about Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Geology Online Lab Activities: An Open Educational Resource for Community College Students and Instructors

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Davies

Publisher: CUNY Academic Works

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The online geology lab for community college students was developed by Dr. Rondi Davies, a faculty member at Queensborough Community College, City University New York, during two years of forced online synchronous learning brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This open educational resource collects many of Dr. Davies’ favorite open-access materials and supplements them with her own work within a single, cohesive laboratory manual intended for two-year, non-major college students from the New York area.

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Read more about The Story of Earth: An Observational Guide

The Story of Earth: An Observational Guide

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Hauptvogel and Sisson

Publisher: University of Houston

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Our goal in creating the material for this lab manual was to focus heavily on students making observations of geologic data, whether rocks, minerals, fossils, maps, graphs, and other things. We want students to look at things and wonder why, how, and when. The exercises and examples used in this book are scattered throughout the world. We wanted to make sure that one region of the world was not the sole focus of this work.

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Read more about Surveying and Mapping

Surveying and Mapping

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Tiberius, van der Marel, Reudink, and van Leijen

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book provides an introduction, at academic level, into the field of surveying and mapping. The book has been compiled based on hand-outs and readers written for the third-year course Surveying and Mapping, in the bachelor program Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. This book covers a wide range of measurement techniques, from land surveying, GPS/GNSS and remote sensing to the associated data processing, the underlying coordinate reference systems, as well as the analysis and visualization of the acquired geospatial information.

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Read more about Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science

Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Krzic, Walley, and Diochon

Publisher: College of DuPage

License: CC BY-NC

Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

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Read more about Introduction to Petrology

Introduction to Petrology

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Johnson and Liu

Publisher: VIVA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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Read more about Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Murphy

Publisher: eScholarship

License: CC BY-NC

Where is humanity going? How realistic is a future of fusion and space colonies? What constraints are imposed by physics, by resource availability, and by human psychology? Are default expectations grounded in reality?

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Read more about Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Ochsner, Howerton, and Ellis

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

License: CC BY

This text is an introduction to soil physical properties and processes.

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Read more about Introduction to Biosystems Engineering

Introduction to Biosystems Engineering

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Holden, Wolfe, Ogejo, and Cummins

Publishers: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Virginia Tech Publishing

License: CC BY

The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. Introduction to Biosystems Engineering is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject. It is designed as a coherent educational resource, also available for download as individual digital chapters. The book can be used as a localized, customizable text for introductory courses in Biosystems Engineering globally. It is written as a series of stand-alone chapters organized under six major topics: Food and Bioprocessing; Environment; Buildings and Infrastructure; Information and Communications Technology and Data; Machinery Systems; and Energy. Each chapter is organized around stated learning outcomes and describes key concepts, applications of the concepts, and worked examples.

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