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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 From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Hacisalihoglu

Publisher: Florida State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Ready to find out how plants are grown and function? Take a fantastic voyage through plants. From Growing to Biology: Plants 1e brings the latest information for understanding of traditional and modern plant growing, form, and production. Topics covered in 30 chapters include concise and up-to-date ‘big picture’ infographics, student learning outcomes (SLOs), key vocabulary, assessment, as well as identification of 120 species, and more. Moreover, author Dr. G. Hacisalihoglu emphasizes on leaning concepts, binding those concepts together with visuals approach to make learning faster and more memorable.

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Read more about Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213

Principles of Biology: Biology 211, 212, and 213

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Bartee, Shriner, and Creech

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research.

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Read more about Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Ballard

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

The purpose of this OER is to provide students with a comprehensive textbook aligned with the NDT 130 (Radiographic Testing) course as taught at Linn-Benton Community College.

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Read more about BSc Optics

BSc Optics

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Konijnenberg, Adam, and Urbach

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book treats optics at the level of students in the later stage of their bachelor or the beginning of their master. It is assumed that the student is familiar with Maxwell’s equations. Although the book takes account of the fact that optics is part of electromagnetism, special emphasis is put on the usefulness of approximate models of optics, their hierarchy and limits of validity. Approximate models such as geometrical optics and paraxial geometrical optics are treated extensively and applied to image formation by the human eye, the microscope and the telescope.

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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 General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics

General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Bartee and Anderson

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

BI102: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of genetics, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including the principles of inheritance, genetics, and gene regulation.

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Read more about General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology

General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Bartee and Anderson

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

BI101: Survey of Cellular Biology is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of cellular biology, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including parts of a cell, metabolism, and homeostasis.

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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 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology - Australian Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Chruścik, Kauter, Whiteside, and Windus

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-SA

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is committed to advancing the use of open textbooks in higher education. This textbook is a tool to support first year anatomy and physiology courses taught in Australia, aiming to provide students with an increased access to free, high-quality learning materials.

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