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Wildlife Habitat Management book cover

Wildlife Habitat Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Conservation of wildlife and habitats, Forests and woodland

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 04/10/2022

This book is the result of over 35 years of working in academic and research organizations in which foresters, biologists, and individuals from other disciplines collaborated, fought, argued, and occasionally agreed about how forests should be managed.

A full copy of the book can be downloaded here.
Anatomy & Physiology book cover

Anatomy & Physiology

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

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: 29/09/2022

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

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General Microbiology

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Linda Bruslind

Subject(s): Microbiology (non-medical)

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/09/2022

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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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: 22/09/2022

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

Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers book cover

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: 01/09/2022

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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All Things Flow book cover

All Things Flow

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Physics: Fluid mechanics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/08/2022

Tale of Two Systems 2E book cover

Tale of Two Systems 2E

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

Subject(s): Systems analysis and design

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 22/08/2022

This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering’s user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors.

Yet, although the system architecture could probably have survived a while longer, it started to become clear that with the newer technologies, better and newer services could be developed faster and at lower cost, that moving most of its functionality into the cloud would both boost performance and lower maintenance cost, and that the system’s resource and code footprint could be significantly reduced by rebuilding it on a different architecture, with different and more modern technology.

In this monograph we provide a side-by-side of this rebuild. We lay out the choices made in the old architecture —we refer to it as TE 1.0— and compare and contrast them with the choices made for TE 2.0. We explain why both the 1.0 and 2.0 choices were made and discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with them.

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Strategic Management 2E

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Business and Management

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 26/07/2022

This open source textbook is derived from many sources, initially from the Principles of Management by Carpenter, Bauer, and Erdogan, but there is abundant new content as well. It is published under a Creative Commons license and as such there is no charge ever for this textbook.

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New Media Futures

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Subject(s): Media studies

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 15/07/2022

This book is intended for use in a large introductory class in new media in a program that covers the “full-stack” including critical/cultural studies, media management, diffusion of innovation, and synthetic media production. The first half of this basic sequence covered new media and democracy, finance, intellectual property law, basic games, and transmedia. The second half of the sequence covers many topics related to aesthetics, design, technology, and methodology.

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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: 23/06/2022

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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