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Intermediate Microeconomics book cover

Intermediate Microeconomics

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Patrick M. Emerson

Subject(s): Microeconomics

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Last updated: 01/04/2023

Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter. Intermediate Microeconomics is an approachable yet rigorous textbook that covers the entire scope of traditional microeconomic theory and includes two mathematical approaches, allowing instructors to teach the material with or without calculus. With real-world policy topics as an entrée into each subject, Intermediate Microeconomics will help students engage with the material and facilitate learning not only the concepts, but their importance and application as well.

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Introduction to Climate Science

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Andreas Schmittner

Subject(s): Climate change, Climatology and climate modelling, Atmospheric physics, Oceanography (seas and oceans)

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 30/03/2023

This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.

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A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Veterinary nutrition

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/03/2023

Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

In this introductory text, six fundamental nutrients, their structure, digestion, and metabolism are covered. A brief introduction to bioenergetics, feed additives, nutrient analysis, digestive organs and processes in monogastric and ruminant animals, and methods for assessing nutrient utilization are also included.

Each chapter is illustrated with a new terms box, key points, and review questions.

This study guide is an essential learning tool for undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, or other related disciplines.

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Allied Health Microbiology

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): OpenStax

Editor(s): Bruslind, Linda

Subject(s): Medical microbiology and virology

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 18/03/2023

Publication and on-going maintenance of this textbook is possible due to grant support from Oregon State University Ecampus.

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Zero to MATLAB

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Mathematical and statistical software

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

For immediate access, this book may be downloaded in PDF format.

The original LaTeX files may be downloaded from the GitHub repository.
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Human Nutrition

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Author(s): Brian Lindshield

Subject(s): Dietetics and nutrition

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

The CK-12 foundation defines a flexbook as a “free and open source textbook platform where one can build and edit collaborative textbooks.” The FNDH 400 (formerly the HN 400 flexbook, department changed its name from Human Nutrition to Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health) Flexbook fits this definition. Readers, in addition to having access online, can also download the OER as a digital or printable PDF and EPUB.

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Getting Organized

CC BY-NC-ND (Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives)   English

Subject(s): Law: wills, probate, succession, inheritance

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

The purpose of this guide is to provide foundational education for farm and ranch families on how to create a basic business succession and estate plan. In working with farm families, we have identified four fundamental goals for the farm succession planning process: (1) preserving family relationships, (2) strengthening the farm business, (3) protecting the owners and operators from business disruptions, and (4) minimizing the complexity and expense of succession and estate plans. With some basic knowledge, you will be educated consumers of legal and financial services, which may save you time and money as you consult with the attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who are key to creating a successful plan. This guide also gives you a starting point as you consider your alternatives and begin family discussions about the roles that each family member or nonfamily member may play in the future of the farm as a business.

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Exploring Physical Phenomena

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Author(s): Emily van Zee, Elizabeth Gire

Subject(s): Physics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Applied Bioinformatics

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Author(s): David A. Hendrix

Subject(s): Computational biology / bioinformatics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

The current edition of the book may be downloaded from the Applied Bioinformatics site.

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Anatomy & Physiology

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Author(s): Lindsay M. Biga, Sierra Dawson, Amy Harwell, Robin Hopkins, Joel Kaufmann, Mike LeMaster, Philip Matern, Katie Morrison-Graham, Devon Quick, Jon Runyeon

Subject(s): Anatomy

Publisher: OpenStax/Oregon State University

Last updated: 14/03/2023

An adapted and revised edition of the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology ( with revised content and artwork, Open Oregon State, Oregon State University.