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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.


Sharks

by Micah and Nora May Library For All (July 27, 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.


To Engineer Is Human

by Henry Petroski St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2018)

“Though ours is an age of high technology, the essence of what engineering is and what engineers do is not common knowledge. Even the most elementary of principles upon which great bridges, jumbo jets, or...


Creating Things That Matter

by David Edwards Henry Holt and Co. (October 16, 2018)

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.

Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary...


2019 Guide to the Night Sky Southern Hemisphere: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

by Storm Dunlop & Wil Tirion Collins (September 06, 2018)

A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2019.

This practical guide is both an easy introduction...


2019 Guide to the Night Sky: A month-by-month guide to exploring the skies above Britain and Ireland

by Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion & Royal Observatory Greenwich Collins (September 06, 2018)

“THIS IS A GREAT GUIDE TO THE NIGHT SKY AT A GREAT PRICE.” Astronomy Now

A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering...


Achieving sustainable cultivation of potatoes Volume 1

by Prof. Gefu Wang-Pruski, Vinay Bhardwaj, Dr Paul Bethke & Prof. Paul C. Struik et al. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing (August 09, 2018)

Potatoes are one of the world’s key food crops. Their nutritional value, and the fact that they can be grown with relatively few inputs in a wide range of environments, makes them an important food security...


Viscous Expectations

by Cara Judea Alhadeff Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Orchestrating text and color photography through the lens of vulnerability, Viscous Expectations explores embodied democracy as the intersection of technology, aesthetics, eroticism, and ethnicity. Cara Judea...


Publishing Addiction Science

by Thomas F. Babor (editor) Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

Publishing Addiction Science is a comprehensive guide for addiction scientists facing the complex process of contributing to scholarly journals. Written by an international group of addiction journal editors...


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...


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...


OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2017

by Collectif Oecd (January 05, 2018)

The OECD Review of Fisheries provides information on developments in policies and activities in the fishing and aquaculture sectors of OECD countries and participating economies, mainly for the period 2015-16....


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...


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...


The Restoration Handbook for Yachts

by Enric Rosello Fernhurst Books Limited (April 24, 2018)

Restoring a fibreglass yacht is not something for the faint-hearted, even if you don’t intend to do all the work yourself (you still need to understand the processes to be gone through). But the satisfaction...


Handbook on Household Hazardous Waste

by Amy D. Cabaniss Bernan Press (August 10, 2018)

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is a topic that affects every individual and community given the nearly universal use, storage, and disposal of chemical consumer products. Yet many communities lack the basic...


Understanding GIS

by David Smith, Nathan Strout, Christian Harder & Steven Moore et al. Esri Press (July 06, 2018)

The first single-project GIS textbook on the market, Understanding GIS: An ArcGIS® Pro Project Workbook, Fourth Edition is an excellent resource for students and educators seeking a guide for an advanced, single-project-based...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 07, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


Veterinary Histology

Causal Inferences in Nonexperimental Research

by Hubert M. Blalock Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2018)

Taking an exploratory rather than a dogmatic approach to the problem, this book pulls together materials bearing on casual inference that are widely scattered in the philosophical, statistical, and social science...


AutoCAD Pocket Reference

by Cheryl R. Shrock & Steve Heather Industrial Press, Inc. (June 19, 2018)

Everyone needs a refresher sometimes. The 8th edition of the AutoCAD® Pocket Reference provides easy access to everyday information needed by AutoCAD users, including concepts, how-to, and fundamental commands. ...


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...


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...


Planning Support Methods

by Richard E. Klosterman, Kerry Brooks, Joshua Drucker & Edward Feser et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2018)

Planning Support Methods offers a practical quantitative guide to the key concepts and methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important underlying forecasting...


Eager

by Ben Goldfarb Chelsea Green Publishing (June 27, 2018)

In Eager, environmental journalist Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea of what a healthy landscape looks like and how it functions is wrong, distorted by the fur trade that once trapped out millions of...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Mapping and the Citizen Sensor

by Linda See Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

Maps are a fundamental resource in a diverse array of applications ranging from everyday activities, such as route planning through the legal demarcation of space to scientific studies, such as those seeking...


Functional Programming in Python

by David Mertz O’Reilly Media, Inc. (January 30, 2018)

Python is not a functional programming language, but it is a multi-paradigm language that makes functional programming easy to perform, and easy to mix with other programming styles. In this paper, David Mertz,...


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...


How to get started with open source

by Aseem Sharma Opensource.com (January 30, 2018)

Taking the first steps in any journey can be scary. There are new obstacles to hurdle, unfamiliar landscapes to traverse, and usually the destination is shrouded in mystery. But that's also what makes new ventures...


PHP the ”Right” Way

by Josh Lockhart Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and insecure code. PHP the "Right" Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP popular coding...


Hubble 25

by Dylan Steele U. S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (January 30, 2018)

In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary, explore 25 of Hubble’s breathtaking and significant images. From planets in our own solar system to snapshots from a time when our universe...


Making Things Stick

by Keith Guzik University of California Press (January 30, 2018)

With Mexico’s War on Crime as the backdrop, Making Things Stick offers an innovative analysis of how surveillance technologies impact governance in the global society. More than just tools to monitor ordinary...


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...