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Outcome-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Innovative Practices - Khairiyah Yusof, Naziha Azli
As the engineering education shifts away from traditional methods and towards the outcomes-based mastery of science, technology, engineering and math topics, curriculum design must also shift to reflect this new priority. Outcome-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Innovative Practices provides insights into initiatives that enhance student learning and contribute to improving the quality of undergraduate STEM education. These findings and experiences will promote
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Handbook of Meta-Analysis in Ecology and Evolution - Julia Koricheva, Jessica Gurevitch, Kerrie Mengersen
Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts. The chapters, written by renowned experts, walk readers through every step of meta-analysis, from problem formulation to the presentation of
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Leonardo's Notebooks - Leonardo da Vinci, H. Anna Suh
An all-new, jewel-like, reader-friendly format gives new life to this relaunch of an international best-seller. Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this
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The Swift Programming Language - Apple Inc.
Swift is a new programming language for creating iOS and OS X apps. Swift builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.
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Wild Orchids of California - Ronald A. Coleman
This profusely illustrated field guide covers the 31 species of orchids that grow wild in California. The first book on California's native orchids, it will be a valuable resource for professionals and hobbyists alike. The Wild Orchids of California is an impressive extension of Ronald A. Coleman's wide fieldwork, literature review, and herbarium research. Written in a clear narrative style, Coleman's species accounts describe the plants and flowers, their habitats, distribution, pollinators,
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Multiscale Operational Organic Chemistry: A Problem Solving Approach To The Laboratory Course - John W. Lehman
This practical laboratory book provides both microscale and multiscale experiments. It encourages readers to think in the laboratory by solving a scientific problem in the process of carrying out an experiment. An "operational" approach is featured, equipping readers to master the major lab operations as they carry out problem solving experiments. Over 400 problems and exercises are provided. A valuable reference for organic chemists and chemical technicians.
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Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering - M.H. Faber, Jochen Kohler, Kazuyoshi Nishijima, International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering
Under the pressure of harsh environmental conditions and natural hazards, large parts of the world population are struggling to maintain their livelihoods. Population growth, increasing land utilization and shrinking natural resources have led to an increasing demand of improved efficiency of existing technologies and the development of new ones. Additionally, growing complexities of societal functionalities and interdependencies among infrastructures and urban habitats amplify consequences of