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General Microbiology book cover

General Microbiology

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Linda Bruslind

Subject(s): Microbiology (non-medical)

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 21/12/2023

Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they?

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Foundations of Epidemiology

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Marit L. Bovbjerg

Subject(s): Epidemiology and Medical statistics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 19/12/2023

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening.

Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

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Introduction to Advanced Engineering Mathematics and Analysis

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Brian D. Wood

Subject(s): Engineering: general

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 18/12/2023

An introduction to applied mathematics written for students in engineering and science. Focus is on a rigorous presentation that also builds understanding by discussion, analogy, and examples. Discussion of concepts involved in modeling physical processes is a central theme in the text. Updated with new chapter on feedforward neural networks.

A full version (1.3) of this textbook can be downloaded here.

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Women Worldwide

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Collected works

Editor(s): Tracy Butts, Patti Duncan, Janet Lockhart, Susan Shaw

Subject(s): Gender studies: women and girls

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 18/12/2023

During the past few years, we’ve witnessed how interconnected our world is. These instances of global interconnection—both positive and negative—have differing impacts on people based on gender while also creating and reinforcing the ways people experience gender. We see that experiences of gender are always shaped by nationality, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, ability, age, and religion. This social construction of gender, its shaping of the world, and its effects on individuals and groups of people are at the core of this textbook.

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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: 09/12/2023

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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Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

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

Author(s): James Liburdy

Subject(s): Physics: Fluid mechanics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 08/12/2023

This book is meant to be a second course in fluid mechanics that stresses applications dealing with external potential flows and intermediate viscous flows. Students are expected to have some background in some of the fundamental concepts of the definition of a fluid, hydrostatics, use of control volume conservation principles, initial exposure to the Navier-Stokes equations, and some elements of flow kinematics, such as streamlines and vorticity. It is not meant to be an in-depth study of potential flow or viscous flow, but is meant to expose students to additional analysis techniques for both of these categories of flows. We will see applications to aerodynamics, with analysis methods able to determine forces on arbitrary bodies. We will also examine some of the exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations based on classical fluid mechanics. Finally we will explore the complexities of turbulent flows and how for boundary layer flows one can predict drag forces. This compilation is drafted from notes used in the course Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, offered to seniors and first year graduate students who have a background in mechanical engineering or a closely related area.

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Anatomy & Physiology

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)  656 H5P Activities    English

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

Subject(s): Anatomy

Publisher: OpenStax/Oregon State University

Last updated: 05/12/2023

This work, Anatomy & Physiology, is adapted from Anatomy & Physiology by OpenStax, licensed under CC BY. This edition, with revised content and artwork, is licensed under CC BY-SA except where otherwise noted.

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Introduction to Permaculture

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Andrew Millison

Subject(s): Sustainable agriculture

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 27/09/2023

Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

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Living With Earthquakes In The Pacific Northwest

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Robert S. Yeats

Subject(s): Earthquake engineering

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 30/08/2023

In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

Combining cutting-edge research with practical safety information, Living with Earthquakes:

  • introduces new information about the danger from faults beneath major Northwest cities: the Seattle Fault, Tacoma Fault, and Portland Hills Fault
  • explores such topics as earthquake forecasting, catastrophe insurance, tsunamis, soil liquefaction, and seismic waves in Northwest lakes caused by Alaskan earthquakes
  • reviews earthquake preparedness and disaster response in the aftermath of the 2001 Nisqually earthquake, the worst natural disaster in Washington’s history
  • suggests actions that citizens can take to protect their families and homes

An essential guide for anyone interested in understanding earthquake science or in preparing for the next earthquake, this book is also a call to action. Vivid descriptions of recent disasters — including the great tsunami that swept down the Northwest coast in 1964, the 1993 Oregon earthquakes, and the 2001 Nisqually earthquake — underscore the urgent need for better earthquake planning and awareness.

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Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Holly V. Campbell

Subject(s): International law, transport and commerce: maritime law

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/08/2023

This open educational resource is designed for use by undergraduate and graduate ocean science, natural resource, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental policy students enrolled in a ten-week academic quarter. The purpose of this project is to provide students and non-law professionals with a freely accessible, clearly written guide to support engaging and effective learning. As such, the book serves as a gateway and an invitation to become a well informed, committed and involved ocean citizen as well as to explore the field beyond our course study.

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