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The Mathematics Education of Prospective Secondary Teachers Around the World

by Marilyn E. Strutchens Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume shares and discusses significant new trends and developments in research and practices related to various aspects of preparing prospective secondary mathematics teachers from 2005–2015. It provides...


Language Technologies for the Challenges of the Digital Age: 27th International Conference, GSCL 2017, Berlin, Germany, September 13-14, 2017, Proceedings

by Georg Rehm (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th biennial conference of the German Society for Computational Linguistics and Language Technology, GSCL 2017, held in Berlin, Germany, in...


OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2017

by Collectif Oecd (January 05, 2018)

The OECD Review of Fisheries provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2015-16....


OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2017

by Collectif Oecd (October 11, 2017)

The biennial OECD Digital Economy Outlook examines and documents evolutions and emerging opportunities and challenges in the digital economy. It highlights how OECD countries and partner economies are taking...


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026

by Collectif Oecd (July 10, 2017)

Over the ten-year Outlook period, agricultural markets are projected to remain weak, with growth in China weakening and biofuel policies having less impact on markets than in the past. Future growth in crop...


The Next Production Revolution

by Collectif Oecd (May 10, 2017)

This publication examines the opportunities and challenges, for business and government, associated with technologies bringing about the “next production revolution”. These include a variety of digital technologies...


Agricultural Policies in Costa Rica

by Collectif Oecd (April 03, 2017)

Costa Rica’s strong agricultural sector is underpinned by the country’s political stability, robust economic growth and high levels of human development. The sector has achieved significant export success,...


Agricultural Policies in the Philippines

by Collectif Oecd (April 07, 2017)

This report analyses Philippine agricultural policy. Agriculture provides 30% of total employment in the Philippines and represents 11% of its Gross Domestic Product. The Philippines has had notable recent overall...


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 22, 2017)

With some 200 indicators, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work...


Finite Difference Computing with PDEs: A Modern Software Approach

by Hans Petter Langtangen Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This easy-to-read book introduces the basics of solving partial differential equations by means of finite difference methods. Unlike many of the traditional academic works on the topic, this book was written...


Learning for Sustainability

by Sarah Speight Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This module is designed both to stand alone, but also to compliment a range of other open educational resources that are provided by the University of Nottingham in U-Now. Like these, this module is also available...


Anchors of Faith: Early Wooden Churches of the Deep South

by Martha Dickson NewSouth Books (July 01, 2013)

Reflecting times of untrammeled faith and religious values, Martha Dickson's Anchors of Faith gives a pictorial overview of 145 mostly late-nineteenth century wooden churches located in southern Alabama, Mississippi,...


Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy

by James Bradley NewSouth Classics (February 07, 2013)

Charles Darwin (1809-82) changed the world forever with the 1859 publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. Charles Darwin: A Celebration of His Life and Legacy is an anthology of...


Veterinary Histology

Sustainability: The Geography Perspective

by Simon Gosling Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

“Sustainability” is a word that is being used more and more in the news, by politicians, scientists, and businesses, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Yet, surprisingly, few people have a basic...


Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Volume 2: Fish Resources,  Fisheries,  Sea Turtles,  Avian Resources,  Marine Mammals, Diseases and Mortalities

by C. Herb Ward (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The Gulf of Mexico is an open and dynamic marine ecosystem rich in natural resources but heavily impacted by human activities, including agricultural, industrial, commercial and coastal development. Nutrients...


Collaborative statistics

by Barbara Illowsky & Susan L Dean Connexions, Rice University (March 22, 2018)

"Collaborative Statistics was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes. This textbook is intended for introductory statistics...


Resilience: A New Paradigm of Nuclear Safety: From Accident Mitigation to Resilient Society Facing Extreme Situations

by Joonhong Ahn (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book summarizes presentations and discussions from the two-day international workshop held at UC Berkeley in March 2015, and derives questions to be addressed in multi-disciplinary research toward a new...


Collider Physics within the Standard Model: A Primer

by Guido Altarelli (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

With this graduate-level primer, the principles of the standard model of particle physics receive a particular skillful, personal and enduring exposition by one of the great contributors to the field.

In 2013...


Open Source Systems: Towards Robust Practices: 13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 22-23, 2017, Proceedings

by Federico Balaguer (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems, OSS 2017, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in May 2017.

The 16 revised full papers and...


Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


Street-Fighting Mathematics

by Sanjoy Mahajan The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.

In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools: do whatever works—don't...


The Digital Rights Movement

by Hector Postigo The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

The evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks.

The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...


Introductory Business Statistics

by Thomas K. Tiemann BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

"The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling...


Sustainability & Engineering

by Aran Eales Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This module is intended to give you a broad understanding of issues related to environmental sustainability in the context of engineering. The environmental problems facing our world are becoming more apparent...


The Right to the City: Social Justice and the Fight for Public Space

by Don Mitchell The Guilford Press (February 21, 2012)

Includes a 2014 Postscript addressing Occupy Wall Street and other developments. Efforts to secure the American city have life-or-death implications, yet demands for heightened surveillance and security throw...


Making Human Geography

by Kevin R. Cox The Guilford Press (December 17, 2013)

This book cogently examines how human geography has developed from a field with limited self-awareness regarding method and theory to the vibrant study of society and space that it is today. Kevin R. Cox provides...


Health and Medical Geography, Fourth Edition

by Michael Emch, Elisabeth Dowling Root & Margaret Carrel The Guilford Press (February 02, 2017)

Why are rainfall, carcinogens, and primary care physicians distributed unevenly over space? The fourth edition of the leading text in the field has been updated and reorganized to cover the latest developments...


The Geography of Urban Transportation, Fourth Edition

by Genevieve Giuliano & Susan Hanson The Guilford Press (March 24, 2017)

A comprehensive update, the fourth edition of this leading text features numerous chapters by new authors addressing the latest trends and topics in the field. The book presents the foundational concepts and...


Political Ecology: An Integrative Approach to Geography and Environment-Development Studies

by Karl S. Zimmerer & Thomas J. Bassett The Guilford Press (June 15, 2012)

This volume offers a unique, integrative perspective on the political and ecological processes shaping landscapes and resource use across the global North and South. Twelve carefully selected case studies demonstrate...


Mapping and the Citizen Sensor

by Linda See Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

Maps are a fundamental resource in a diverse array of applications ranging from everyday activities, such as route planning through the legal demarcation of space to scientific studies, such as those seeking...


Functional Programming in Python

by David Mertz O’Reilly Media, Inc. (January 30, 2018)

Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform, and easy to mix with other programming styles. In this paper, David Mertz,...


Physics - From Stargazers to Starships

by David P. Stern Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

An introduction to astronomy written with a historical perspective. Stargazers deals with the world of gravity, of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull.

The...


A Primer of GIS, Second Edition: Fundamental Geographic and Cartographic Concepts

by Francis Harvey The Guilford Press (November 23, 2015)

This accessible text prepares students to understand and work with geographic information systems (GIS), offering a detailed introduction to essential theories, concepts, and skills. The book is organized in...


How to get started with open source

by Aseem Sharma Opensource.com (January 30, 2018)

Taking the first steps in any journey can be scary. There are new obstacles to hurdle, unfamiliar landscapes to traverse, and usually the destination is shrouded in mystery. But that's also what makes new ventures...


PHP the ”Right” Way

by Josh Lockhart Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and insecure code. PHP the "Right" Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP popular coding...


Hubble 25

by Dylan Steele U. S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (January 30, 2018)

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary, explore 25 of Hubble’s breathtaking and significant images. From planets in our own solar system to snapshots from a time when our universe...


The Colonizer's Model of the World: Geographical Diffusionism and Eurocentric History

by J. M. Blaut The Guilford Press (July 22, 2012)

This influential book challenges one of the most pervasive and powerful beliefs of our time--that Europe rose to modernity and world dominance due to unique qualities of race, environment, culture, mind, or...


Natural Hazards, Second Edition: Explanation and Integration

by Burrell E. Montz, Graham A. Tobin & Ronald R. Hagelman The Guilford Press (April 21, 2017)

What can we learn from the spatial patterns of disasters? What human and structural factors need to be addressed to explain hazard vulnerability? As populations grow and the climate warms, how can natural hazards...


Managing Geographic Information Systems, Second Edition

by Nancy J. Obermeyer & Jeffrey K. Pinto The Guilford Press (December 03, 2007)

Now in a fully revised and expanded second edition, this widely adopted text and practical reference addresses all aspects of developing and using geographic information systems (GIS) within an organization....


The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

by Judith A. Tyner The Guilford Press (September 15, 2014)

Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring...


Making Things Stick

by Keith Guzik University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop, Making Things Stick offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary...


Living and Learning with New Media

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Dan Perkel & Katynka Z. Martínez et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in...