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Work Smarter with Evernote

by Alexandra Samuel Harvard Business Review Press (December 18, 2012)

Whether you’ve always wanted to try Evernote or have only dabbled with it in the past, you can take your professional life to the next level by making this tool one of your go-to systems for staying organized....


11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era

by Nilofer Merchant Harvard Business Review Press (September 12, 2012)

The era of social technologies provides seemingly endless opportunity, both for individuals and organizations. But it’s also the subject of seemingly endless hype. Yes, social tools allow us to do things entirely...


Financial Intelligence, Revised Edition: A Manager's Guide to Knowing What the Numbers Really Mean

by Karen Berman, Joe Knight & John Case Harvard Business Review Press (January 29, 2013)

Inc. magazine calls it one of “the best, clearest guides to the numbers” on the market. Readers agree, saying it’s exactly “what I need to know” and calling it a “must-read” for decision makers...


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...


Modernizing Composition

by Garrett Field University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

The study of South Asian music falls under the purview of ethnomusicology, whereas that of South Asian literature falls under South Asian studies. As a consequence of this academic separation, scholars rarely...


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...


Right Ho, Jeeves

by P. G. Wodehouse Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Right Ho, Jeeves is a novel by P. G. Wodehouse, the second full-length novel featuring the popular characters Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, after Thank You, Jeeves. It also features a host of other recurring Wodehouse...


Father Goriot

by Honoré de Balzac Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Father Goriot, today considered one of Balzac’s most important works, is part of his novel sequence The Human Comedy. It’s the first of Balzac’s novels to feature recurring characters, a technique that...


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...


Of Human Bondage

by W. Somerset Maugham Standard Ebooks (March 30, 2018)

Considered by many to be Maugham’s masterpiece, Of Human Bondage is a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale. The novel follows Philip, a sensitive young man interested in literature and art, as he searches...


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...


Beyond Good and Evil

by Friedrich Nietzsche Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Beyond Good and Evil, one of Nietzsche’s four “late period” works, is a philosophical treatise organized into nine parts and 296 short individual sections. In it he explores the concept of morality as...


The Story of the Three Little Pigs

Heidi

by Johanna Spyri Feedbooks (February 12, 2018)


Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

by John Palfrey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.

Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks—debate...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


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...


The Future of Thinking

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

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


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...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


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...


Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

by Graphic Communications Open Textbook Collective, British Columbia Institute of Technology BCcampus (January 30, 2018)

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical,...


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....


The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval....


A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture

by Clayton Funk The Ohio State University (January 30, 2018)

A guide for Artist and Musician Biographies at http://aaep1600.osu.edu We discuss art and music in the context of popular culture, so chances are you will see relationships between art and music and what you...


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...


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,...


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...


Reinvent Your Business Model

by Mark W. Johnson Harvard Business Review Press (June 19, 2018)

A wholly updated edition of Seizing the White Space, revealing the step-by-step plan for unlocking transformational growth.

  • A practical guide to business model generation
  • Wholly updated to take advantage of new...