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When the Big Blue Bus Was Late

by Mecelin Kakoro African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Bubu and his mother are waiting for the big blue bus to take them to town.


Mr Mkhize's Quarters

by Lorato Trok African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about quarters, and lunch.


Polygon Family

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maths story about shape families. This storybook was made possible by funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.


Mr Motaung's Thirds

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about thirds, and lunch. This storybook was made possible by a grant from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.


Sharks

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.


I Can Count from 1 to 10

by Robyn Cain Library For All (June 23, 2018)

One bird of paradise, two smiling crocodiles - I can count from 1 to 10. Can you?


Bilums

by Lumana Waliota Library For All (June 23, 2018)

Bilums are very important to people in Papua New Guinea. They help to carry food, tools and even babies wherever we need to go.


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...


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...


Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

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

An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital...


Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370

by Jason Williams, Mark Rutten, Ian Holland & Neil Gordon et al. Springer Open (March 27, 2018)

On 7 March 2014 at 16:42,1 Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur (KL) International Airport bound for Beijing. There was a total of 239 persons on board (227 passengers and 12 crew). The...


On the Origin of Species, 6th Edition

by Charles Darwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published.


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....


Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.


Great Astronomers:  Edmond Halley

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Edmond Halley,(1656–1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer...


Great Astronomers: Galileo Galilei

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and...


Great Astronomers: Isaac Newton

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1726) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian who has been considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist...


Great Astronomers:  James Bradley

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

James Bradley (1693–1762) was the English astronomer who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmund Halley. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light...


Great Astronomers:  Johannes Kepler

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) derived his mathematical laws of planetary motion from astronomical data meticulously collected by Tycho Brahe, who, as he was dying, beseeched young Kepler to use...


Great Astronomers: Nicolaus Copernicus

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a mathematician and astronomer who formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe, contrary to the...


Great Astronomers:  Pierre-Simon Laplace

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827), was a French mathematician and astronomer, sometimes referred to as the French Newton. His work was pivotal to the mathematical development of astronomy, physics,...


Great Astronomers: Tycho Brahe

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the chapter on 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe from Sir Robert S. Ball's Great Astronomers, second edition, which begins: "The most picturesque figure in the history of astronomy ... Tycho...


Great Astronomers:  William Herschel

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir Frederick William Herschel, (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel) (1738–1822) was a German-born British astronomer, telescope maker, and composer. He became famous for the first discovery of a planet not visible...


Great Astronomers:  William Rowan Hamilton

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865) was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who made important contributions to mechanics, optics, and algebra. As a teenager, he mastered parts of Newton's...


CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future

by Cory Doctorow Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hailed by Bruce Sterling as “a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” the Internet’s favorite high-tech culture maven is celebrated...


Eugenics and Other Evils

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

From the introduction:

"I publish these essays at the present time for a particular reason connected with the present situation; a reason which I should like briefly to emphasise and make clear.

Though most of...


Great Astronomers:  John Flamsteed

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was an English astronomer, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, and the first Astronomer Royal in charge of the newly built observatory at Greenwich, England (1676). Although he made no...


Great Astronomers:  William Parsons (3rd Earl of Rosse)

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

William Parsons, the 3rd Earl of Rosse, (1800–1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who made several large telescopes. His 72-inch telescope, the "Leviathan", built in 1845, was the world's largest telescope...


Walden

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...


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...


Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets

by Mohammad Mahbobi & Thomas K Tiemann BCcampus, BC Open Textbook Project (March 22, 2018)

Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, Introductory Business Statistics. This new edition still contains the basic...


British Columbia in a global context

by Arthur Green, Britta Ricker, Siobhan Mcphee & Aviv Ettya et al. Geography Open Textbook Collective (March 22, 2018)

"This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information...


An introduction to statistics

by David Scott & David M Lane Rice University (March 22, 2018)

"Introduction to Statistics is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics"--Open Textbook Library.


Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I

by Don Johnson OpenStax CNX (March 22, 2018)

The course focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means. Elementary signal theory; time- and frequency-domain analysis; Sampling Theorem. Digital information...


Astronomy

by Sidney C Wolff, David Morrison & Andrew Fraknoi OpenStax College, Rice University (March 22, 2018)

"Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration...


Concept development studies in chemistry

by John S Hutchinson Connexions, Rice University (March 22, 2018)

This is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements...


A first course in electrical and computer engineering

by Louis L Scharf Connexions, Rice University, 2009 (March 22, 2018)

"This book was written for an experimental freshman course at the University of Colorado. The course is now an elective that the majority of our electrical and computer engineering students take in the second...


Applied finite mathematics

by Rupinder S Sekhon Connexions, Rice University (March 22, 2018)

"Applied Finite Mathematics covers topics including linear equations, matrices, linear programming, the mathematics of finance, sets and counting, probability, Markov chains, and game theory."--Open Textbook...


Nature of Geographic Information Systems

by David DiBiase BCcampus (March 22, 2018)

The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as "geospatial").


Anatomy and Physiology

by J. Gordon Betts OpenStax (March 22, 2018)

"Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the yearlong Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught at most two- and four-year colleges and universities to students majoring in nursing and allied health....


College Algebra

by Robin Peek OpenStax (March 22, 2018)

College Algebra provides a comprehensive and multi-layered exploration of algebraic principles. The text is suitable for a typical introductory Algebra course, and was developed to be used flexibly. The modular...