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Ammachi's Amazing Machines

The Bone Puzzle

The Boy and the Drum

Fat King Thin Dog

It's All the Cat's Fault!

The Big Data Agenda

by Annika Richterich Open BookShelf (April 17, 2018)

This book highlights that the capacity for gathering, analysing, and utilising vast amounts of digital (user) data raises significant ethical issues. Annika Richterich provides a systematic contemporary overview...


Claude Monet: The Water-Lilies and other writings on art

by Georges Clémenceau Open BookShelf (March 10, 2018)

In 1928, the former French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau published Claude Monet: Les Nymphéas (The Water-Lilies), a memoir of his longtime friend. Bruce Michelson has produced a new English translation,...


Without a Net

by Jessamyn C. West Open BookShelf (February 17, 2018)

Thanks for stopping by! This book is now free for you to read or share.

I wrote this book in 2011, but much of it holds true today. Understanding the digital divide means understanding the people affected by...


The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Little Cinderella

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


The Three Bears

by Anonymous Open BookShelf (February 12, 2018)


Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software

by Sam Williams Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

FREE AS IN FREEDOM interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder RICHARD STALLMAN with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. Starting with how it all began--a...


History Education and Conflict Transformation: Social Psychological Theories, History Teaching and Reconciliation

by Charis Psaltis (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume discusses the effects, models and implications of history teaching in relation to conflict transformation and reconciliation from a social-psychological perspective. Bringing together a mix of established...


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...


Voices from the Past

by Paul Alexander Bartlett Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Voices from the Past consists of five finely crafted, lyrical novels that portray the inner lives of five extraordinary people: Sappho’s Journal (which includes a preface by Sappho scholar and translator Willis...


The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks

by Michele Walters (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Biodiversity observation systems are almost everywhere inadequate to meet local, national and international (treaty) obligations. As a result of alarmingly rapid declines in biodiversity in the modern era, there...


White Field, black seeds

by Anna Kuismin (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

White field, black seeds—who can sow? Although the riddle from which this these words are taken comes from oral tradition, it refers to the ability to write, a skill which in most Nordic countries was not...


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...


This Is Not the End

by Caleb Hildenbrandt Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A couple decide to divorce themselves from mainstream culture in an attempt to find food and life for later years, a family watches home movies when all else has been taken, the mentally ill are guided by the...


brazil@digitaldivide.com: Confronting Inequality in the Information Society

by Bernardo Sorj Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The topic of this book, the digital divide, refers to the unequal distribution of resources associated with information and communication technology between countries and within societies. We will explore how...


Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Volume 1: Water Quality, Sediments, Sediment Contaminants, Oil and Gas Seeps, Coastal Habitats, Offshore Plankton and Benthos, and Shellfish

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...


Stick's Masterpiece

by Spencer Hanson Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Cute, little Stick doesn’t know how to paint a masterpiece, but she can do small and simple things. These small and simple things, composed over a lifetime, become her masterpiece. And the result is more beautiful...


The Flint Lord

by Richard Herley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Driven by the sinister forces of his own heritage, Brennis Gehan Fifth, Lord of Valdoe, is planning the genocide of the nomadic tribes who impede the spread of his empire in the land that was southern England...


Beasts of New York

by Jon Evans Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Beasts of New York is an award-winning novel by author Jon Evans: a violent, epic, action-packed urban quest full of very eccentric, often hilarious, extremely dangerous characters who also happen to be animals...


The Second Bat Guano War

by J.M. Porup Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

From former Lonely Planet author J.M. Porup comes this gritty South American noir...

Rats ate his baby daughter while he partied in a disco. Now Horace "Horse" Mann is a drugged-out expat teaching English to...


Dignity in the 21st Century: Middle East and West

by Doris Schroeder Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book offers a unique and insightful analysis of Western and Middle Eastern concepts of dignity and illustrates them with examples of everyday life. Dignity in the 21st Century - Middle East and West is...


China’s Gas Development Strategies

by Shell Centre (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book examines how China can increase the share of natural gas in its energy system. China’s energy strategy has global ramifications and impact, and central to this strategy is the country’s transition...


European Citizenship after Brexit: Freedom of Movement and Rights of Residence

by Patricia Mindus Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book investigates European citizenship after Brexit, in light of the functionalist theory of citizenship. No matter its shape, Brexit will impact significantly on what has been labelled as one of the major...


The Ethics of Educational Healthcare Placements in Low and Middle Income Countries: First Do No Harm?

by Anya Ahmed Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book examines the current state of elective placements of medical undergraduate students in developing countries and their impact on health care education at home. Drawing from a recent case study of volunteer...


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...


Outcasts of Empire

by Paul D. Barclay Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Outcasts of Empire unveils the causes and consequences of capitalism’s failure to “batter down all Chinese walls” in modern Taiwan. Adopting micro- and macrohistorical perspectives, Paul D. Barclay argues...


Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education: Strategies and Efficacy Evidence

by Brian R. Belland Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Specifically, the volume examines...


Elements of Robotics

by Mordechai Ben-Ari Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented...


Lone Parenthood in the Life Course

by Laura Bernardi (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI...


Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction?: Looking Over the Long Run

by Luis Bértola (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book brings together a range of ideas and theories to arrive at a deeper understanding of inequality in Latin America and its complex realities. To so, it addresses questions such as: What are the origins...


Complications and Quandaries in the ICT Sector: Standard Essential Patents and Competition Issues

by Ashish Bharadwaj (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

With technology standards becoming increasingly common, particularly in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, the complexities and contradictions at the interface of intellectual property...


Situating Children of Migrants across Borders and Origins: A Methodological Overview

by Claudio Bolzman (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access wide-ranging collation of papers examines a host of issues in studying second-generation immigrants, their life courses, and their relations with older generations. Tightly focused on methodological...


Open Access eBooks

by E. S. Hellman Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

As e-books emerge into the public consciousness, “Open Access”, a concept already familiar to scholarly publishers and academic libraries, will play an increasing role for all sorts of publishers and libraries....


Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?

by Charles T Call (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

“This important book, recommended for practitioners and scholars alike, demonstrates that the future of peacebuilding will be unlike its past. The discrediting of traditional policy practices matched by the...


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...


Flipped Through Design

by Jacob Bane Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The “Flipped Classroom” model of instruction has generated discussion around the world of education. Numerous articles have been written documenting experiences surrounding this method of teaching. The one...


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...


Riddles

by Annikki Kaivola-Bregenhøj Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Riddles are a journey into a fascinating world rich in delightful metaphors and ambiguity. This book is based on material drawn from all over the world and analyses both traditional true riddles and contemporary...


Essays in Anarchism and Religion

by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Anarchism and religion have historically had an uneasy relationship. Indeed, representatives of both sides have regularly insisted on the fundamental incompatibility of anarchist and religious ideas and practices....


So You Want to Be a Librarian

by Lauren Pressley Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Provides information about librarianship as a career, including types of libraries, types of jobs within libraries, professional issues, and educational requirements.


Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America’s Metro Areas

by Chris Benner Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America’s...


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...


Sleepy Mr Sloth

by Paul Kennedy Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

He's quite good at climbing. He knows how to swing. But sleeping's his favourite, favourite thing!