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Keeper and His Special Nursery

by Ursula Nafula, Nina Orange African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about rescued baby animals arriving at a nursery for orphans. These little animals are nursed and looked after by a special person and his team of helpers.

The Sprouting Bean

by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Plant a bean seed and see what happens when you water and look after it.

Betty Likes Sea Animals

by Stanley Oluwond Library For All (July 27, 2018)

Betty likes sharks. Betty likes dolphins. Betty likes everything about sea animals!


by Micah and Nora May Library For All (June 23, 2018)

There are many different kinds of sharks. Some are big and some are small. How much do you know about sharks? Reading Level 2 Global Book Collection Keywords: natural world; animals; marine life; predators.

What Animal Am I?

by Katherine Christensen Library For All (March 30, 2018)

I am black and white, but I’m not a zebra. What animal am I? Follow the clues to find out! Reading Level 2 Papua New Guinea Collection Keywords: natural world; animals; colours; mysteries.


by Henry David Thoreau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in...


by Tom Theis & Jonathan Tomkin OpenStax CNX (March 22, 2018)

"With "Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation", first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge...

Forest measurements: an applied approach

by Joan Deyoung Open Oregon Educational Resources (March 22, 2018)

"This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special "technique tips" for...

The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind

by Dennis L. Meadows & Donella H. Meadows Potomac Associates (January 30, 2018)

The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer modeling of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of...

Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns: An Integrative Approach

by Toshio Sekimura (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book facilitates an integrative understanding of the development, genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. To develop a deep and realistic understanding of the diversity and evolution of butterfly...

The Bases of Design

by Walter Crane Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A survey of design culminating up to Crane's own aesthetic principles, with hundreds of illustrations. A standard work focusing on the development of aesthetic design, dedicated to Charles Rowley, head of the...

Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook

by Lars Blumenstein Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

  • Your mind is software. Program it.
  • Your body is a shell. Change it.
  • Death is a disease. Cure it.
  • Extinction is approaching. Fight it.

A Quick-Start Rulebook is also available.

Humanity stands on the cusp of...

Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules

by Lars Blumenstein Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A Playable Introduction to the Full Roleplaying Game

The System

• Eclipse Phase uses a d100/percentile system. It’s fast, simple and streamlined so players can immerse themselves in the setting without being...

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World

by Jordi Catalan (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book aims to provide case studies and a general view of the main processes involved in the ecosystem shifts occurring in the high mountains, and to analyse the implications for nature conservation. Although...

HTML 5 Shoot ’em Up in an Afternoon

by Bryan Bibat Leanpub (January 30, 2018)

Learn (or teach) the basics of Game Programming with this free Phaser tutorial.

The Irish Folklore Commission, 1935-1970

by Mícheál Briody Finnish Literature Society (January 30, 2018)

"Between 1935 and 1970 the Irish Folklore Commission (Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann), under-funded and at great personal cost to its staff, assembled one of the world’s largest folklore collections. This...