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Read more about Psychology as a Social Science

Psychology as a Social Science

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Bissau-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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Read more about Basic Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 4e

Basic Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out - 4e

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Bergtrom

Publisher: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

License: CC BY

A grasp of the logic and practice of science is essential to understand the rest of the world around us. To that end, the CMB3e iText (like earlier editions) remains focused on experimental support for what we know about cell and molecular biology, and on showing students the relationship of cell structure and function. Rather than trying to be a comprehensive reference book, CMB3e selectively details investigative questions, methods and experiments that lead to our understanding of cell biology. This focus is nowhere more obvious than in the chapter learning objectives and in external links to supplementary material. The Basic CMB3e version of the iText includes links to external web-sources as well as the author’s short, just-in-time YouTube VOPs (with edited, optional closed captions), all embedded in or near relevant text. Each video is identified with a descriptive title and video play and QR bar codes.

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Read more about Chemistry - 2e

Chemistry - 2e

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Flowers, Theopold, and Langley

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Chemistry 2e 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. The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative.

(55 reviews)


Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributors: Hall, Beals, Neumann, Neumann, and Madden

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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Read more about Natural Resources Biometrics

Natural Resources Biometrics

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Kiernan

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Natural Resources Biometrics begins with a review of descriptive statistics, estimation, and hypothesis testing. The following chapters cover one- and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), including multiple comparison methods and interaction assessment, with a strong emphasis on application and interpretation. Simple and multiple linear regressions in a natural resource setting are covered in the next chapters, focusing on correlation, model fitting, residual analysis, and confidence and prediction intervals. The final chapters cover growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, site index curves, competition indices, importance values, and measures of species diversity, association, and community similarity.

(2 reviews)


Read more about Biology - 2e

Biology - 2e

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Clark, Choi, and Douglas

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

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.

(66 reviews)


Read more about Concepts of Biology

Concepts of Biology

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Fowler, Roush, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

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.

(56 reviews)


Read more about Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Betts, Young, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Anatomy and Physiology 2e is developed to meet the scope and sequence for a two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body systems. The revision focuses on inclusive and equitable instruction and includes new student support. Illustrations have been extensively revised to be clearer and more inclusive. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology 2e also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams. Please learn more about the changes by previewing the preface.

(78 reviews)


Read more about Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Mind, Body, World: Foundations of Cognitive Science

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Dawson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field's immediate origins in cybernetics, as well as to the foundational assumption that cognition is information processing, cognitive science initially seemed more unified than psychology. However, as a result of differing interpretations of the foundational assumption and dramatically divergent views of the meaning of the term information processing, three separate schools emerged: classical cognitive science, connectionist cognitive science, and embodied cognitive science.

(6 reviews)


Read more about The Sustainable Business Case Book

The Sustainable Business Case Book

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Gittell, Magnusson, and Merenda

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The issue of sustainability and specifically sustainable business is of increasing interest and importance to students of business and also students in the sciences, government, public policy, planning and other fields. There can be significant benefits from students learning about sustainable business from the rich experiences of business practice.

(4 reviews)