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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...


RubyFu

by King Sabri Open BookShelf (March 22, 2018)

Rubyfu, where Ruby goes evil!

This book is a great collection of ideas, tricks, and skills that could be useful for Hackers. It's a unique extraction reference, summarizes a lot of research and experience in...


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)


An End

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The last survivors of the Community fight to live and die in authenticity and love while Others thrive: an account of an end of our species. An End, a short story, was first published by Mixer Publishing. From...


Rise, then Descend

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A modern dispossessed man climbs a sacred mound that an ancient native civilization builds. They descend. Rise, then Descend, a short story, was first published in Crab Orchard Review, Vol. 18 #1. From Rise,...


What Never Happened: An Observation

by Nick Stokes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

An observant boy goes to the park, returns home, and has a conversation with his mother in a fabricated, unlikely, never-happened, plausible, impossible, invented, realistic coming-of-age story. What Never Happened:...


Grassroots Politics and Oil Culture in Venezuela: The Revolutionary Petro-State

by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the contested relationship...


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...


The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) (The Battle for the Solar System)

by Stephen J Sweeney Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The words of a dying man, the theft of a legendary battleship, and the threats posed by the Mitikas Empire's civil war were but a few of the concerns that plagued Simon Dodds' mind upon his return to naval service....


Education and Skills for Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs and the Greening of Economies in Asia : Case Study Summaries of India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam

by Rupert Maclean Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book presents an overview of the main research findings and case studies concerning education and skills for inclusive growth, green jobs and the greening of economies. Focusing on India, Indonesia, Sri...


Disability, Health and Human Development

by Sophie Mitra Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen’s capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally...


Gendered Rural Spaces

by Pia Olsson (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Rural spaces are connected with different cultural, economic, social and political codes and meanings. In this book these meanings are analysed trough gender. The articles concretely show the process of producing...


The Making of Islamic Heritage: Muslim Pasts and Heritage Presents

by Trinidad Rico (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Offering key insights into critical debates on the construction, management and destruction of heritage in Muslim contexts, this volume considers how Islamic heritages are constructed through texts and practices...


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...


Pentecostalism and Witchcraft: Spiritual Warfare in Africa and Melanesia

by Knut Rio (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This open access book presents fresh ethnographic work from the regions of Africa and Melanesia—where the popularity of charismatic Christianity can be linked to a revival and transformation of witchcraft....


Left Coast Karma

by Jonathan Vaught Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

I ended up back by the bar, but Kevin and his friends were gone—vanished into a crowd of painfully cool Karma drones. I was about to go track him down when someone spoke at my elbow.

“It’s all fake, you...


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...


Climate Smart Agriculture : Building Resilience to Climate Change

by Leslie Lipper (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept is gaining considerable traction at international and national levels to meet the challenges of addressing agricultural planning under climate change. CSA is a concept...


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...


Veterinary Histology

Ginseng and Borderland

by Seonmin Kim Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Ginseng and Borderland explores the territorial boundaries and political relations between Qing China and Chos?n Korea during the period from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. By examining...


The United States of Air

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

The National Sewer Agency is spying on people's toilets, looking for food terrorists...

Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey...


Death on Taurus

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

On Taurus, there's only one good way to die.

On the bullfighting planet of Taurus, in the far distant future, a genetically engineered race of half-man, half-bull stages ritual blood sacrifices to the gods—human...


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...