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Fall 2021 Ebooks

Course Ebook title
ABUS 3052-ALL The gig economy
ABUS 3510-301 Connection culture : the competitive advantage of shared identity, empathy, and understanding at work
ABUS 4105-301 The self-aware leader : a proven model for reinventing yourself
ABUS 4213-301 The facility management handbook
ABUS 4545-301 Everyday bias : identifying and navigating unconscious judgment in our daily lives
ABUS 4545-301 My grandmother's hands : racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies
AFRO 3436-001 Africa's first democrats : Somalia's Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen
AFRO 3436-001 When victims become killers : colonialism, nativism, and the genocide in Rwanda
AFRO 3436-001 Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
AMIN 1003-ALL Indian boyhood
AMST 3253W-ALL Kwanzaa : black power and the making of the African-American holiday tradition
AMST 3253W-ALL Empire in waves : a political history of surfing
ANSC 2015-001 Understanding animal welfare : the science in its cultural context
ANSC 5015-001 Understanding animal welfare : the science in its cultural context
ANTH 3003-001 Silencing the past : power and the production of history
ANTH 3003-001 Removing mountains : extracting nature and identity in the Appalachian coalfields
ANTH 3003-001 The day of Shelly's death : the poetry and ethnography of Grief
ANTH 3005W-ALL Homegirls : language and cultural practice among Latina youth gangs
ANTH 3008-001 Flintknapping : making and understanding stone tools
ANTH 3402-001 An introduction to zooarchaeology
ANTH 4029W-001 Distinction : a social critique of the judgement of taste
ANTH 4029W-001 Suitably modern : making middle-class culture in a new consumer society
ANTH 4047-001 The land of open graves : living and dying on the migrant trail
ANTH 4047-001 Mohawk interruptus : political life across the borders of settler states
ANTH 4047-001 In the wake : on Blackness and being
ANTH 4047-001 On not dying : secular immortality in the age of technoscience
ANTH 5008-001 Flintknapping : making and understanding stone tools
ANTH 5402-001 An introduction to zooarchaeology
ANTH 8223-001 Consuming ocean island : stories of people and phosphate from Banaba
ANTH 8223-001 Rubble : the afterlife of destruction
APEC 3002-ALL Managerial economics
APEC 8701-001 Global trade policy : questions and answers
AST 4041-001 Computational physics : an introduction
BIOL 3272-001 Introductory statistics with R
BIOL 5272-001 Introductory statistics with R
BMEN 8501-001 Nonlinear dynamics and chaos : with applications to physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering
BMEN 8511-001 Quantitative fundamentals of molecular and cellular bioengineering
CEGE 8508-001 Mathematical models in biology
CHEM 4725-001 Organotransition metal chemistry : from bonding to catalysis
CHEM 8151-001 Chromatography : principles and instrumentation
CHEM 8725-001 Organotransition metal chemistry : from bonding to catalysis
CHEN 5751-001 Engineering principles in biotechnology
CHIC 3888-001 The deportation machine : America's long history of expelling immigrants
CI 3613-ALL Introducing language and intercultural communication
CI 8131-001 Troubling education : queer activism and antioppressive pedagogy
CI 8131-001 Pedagogy of the oppressed
CI 8146-001 Compulsory : education and the dispossession of youth in a prison school
CI 8146-001 Decolonizing methodologies : research and indigenous peoples
CMBA 5812-001 Teaming : how organizations learn, innovate, and compete in the knowledge economy
CMBA 5812-001 Organizational culture and leadership
CMBA 5823-001 The Culture Map : Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
CMGT 4073-301 Building codes illustrated : a guide to understanding the 2018 International Building Code
CMGT 4544-001 Simplified engineering for architects and builders
CPSY 1301-ALL Last child in the woods : saving our children from nature-deficit disorder
CPSY 1301-ALL Balanced and barefoot : how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children
CPSY 5241-001 Don't look away : embracing ANTI-BIAS classrooms
CPSY 5501-001 Handbook of infant mental health
CPSY 5518-001 Psychotherapy with infants and young children : repairing the effects of stress and trauma on early attachment
CPSY 5604-001 Handbook of medical play therapy and child life : interventions in clinical and medical settings
CSCI 4041-ALL Introduction to algorithms, third edition
CSCI 4271W-ALL Threat modeling : designing for security
CSCI 4611-001 3D graphics for game programming
CSCI 5421-001 Introduction to algorithms, third edition
CSCI 5521-ALL Introduction to machine learning, third edition
CSCI 5701-001 Integral health : the path to human flourishing
CSCI 5701-001 Motivational interviewing : helping people change
CSCI 5701-001 Nonviolent communication : a language of life
CSCI 5715-001 Spatial computing
CSCL 5331-001 Dictee
CSPH 4311-002 Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : a manual for students, teachers, and practitioners
CSPH 4312-001 Inside the yoga sutras : a comprehensive sourcebook for the study and practice of Patanjali's Yoga sutras
CSPH 4312-001 The yamas & niyamas : exploring yoga's ethical practice
CSPH 4312-001 The yoga tradition its history, literature, philosophy, and practice
CSPH 5118-001 Promoting well-being : linking personal, organizational, and community change
CSPH 5118-001 Community : the structure of belonging
CSPH 5121-001 Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed and what it means for our future
CSPH 5121-001 Dangerous years : climate change, the long emergency, and the way forward
CSPH 5121-001 Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
CSPH 5225-001 Black Elk speaks
CSPH 5225-001 Zen flesh, Zen bones : a collection of Zen & pre-Zen writings = [Zen niku kotsu Zen]
CSPH 5315-001 Tibetan medicine and you : a path to wellbeing, better health, and joy
CSPH 5317-001 Healing depression the mind-body way : creating happiness through meditation, yoga, and ayurveda
CSPH 5317-001 Inside the yoga sutras : a comprehensive sourcebook for the study and practice of Patanjali's Yoga sutras
CSPH 5331-001 Traveling between the worlds : conversations with contemporary shamans
CSPH 5521-001 Therapeutic landscapes : an evidence-based approach to designing healing gardens and restorative outdoor spaces
DNCE 5858-001 Dance pedagogy for a diverse world : culturally relevant teaching in theory, research, and practice
DTCH 1001-001 Basic Dutch a grammar and workbook
DTCH 1003-001 Intermediate Dutch : a grammar and workbook
DTCH 4001-001 Basic Dutch a grammar and workbook
DTCH 4003-001 Intermediate Dutch : a grammar and workbook
EDHD 1525V-001 Care work : dreaming disability justice
EDHD 1525V-001 Pleasure activism : the politics of feeling good
EE 3025-ALL Probability and stochastic processes : a friendly introduction for electrical and computer engineers
ENGL 1172-001 Sword at sunset
ENGL 3002-001 Discourse on method ; and Meditations on first philosophy
ENGL 3022-001 Roadside picnic
ENGL 3024-001 The best we could do : an illustrated memoir
ENGL 3061-001 They can't kill us until they kill us : essays
ENGL 3711-001 The Chicago manual of style
ENGL 3711-001 Book design made simple : a step-by-step guide to designing and typesetting your own book using Adobe InDesign
ENGW 5106-001 Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
ENGW 8101-001 Dictee
ENGW 8101-001 The story of my teeth
EPSY 5244-001 Sampling : design and analysis
EPSY 5244-001 Internet, phone, mail, and mixed-mode surveys : the tailored design method
EPSY 5400-004 Case conceptualization : mastering this competency with ease and confidence
EPSY 5435-001 School counseling in the 21st century
EPSY 5483-003 School counseling to close the achievement gap : a social justice framework for success
EPSY 5643-001 Deaf identities : exploring new frontiers
EPSY 5643-001 Finding Zoe : a deaf woman's story of identity, love, and adoption
EPSY 5653-001 Language deprivation and deaf mental health
EPSY 8706-001 Single case research methodology : applications in special education and behavioral sciences
EPSY 8811-001 Academic skills problems direct assessment and intervention
ESL 5008-301 English for presentations at international conferences
ESPM 3014-001 Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
ESPM 5014-001 Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
FNRM 5480-001 The Walleye War : the struggle for Ojibwe spearfishing and treaty rights
FNRM 5480-001 Indigenous environmental justice
FNRM 5480-001 Roots of our renewal : ethnobotany and Cherokee environmental governance
FNRM 5480-001 Red earth, white lies : Native Americans and the myth of scientific fact
FNRM 5480-001 Braiding sweetgrass : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
FNRM 5480-001 The relentless business of treaties : how indigenous land became US property
FSOS 1461-001 Simply said : communicating better at work and beyond
FSOS 4109W-001 Family theories : foundations and applications
FSOS 5945-001 Family life education with diverse populations
FSOS 8036-001 Advanced methods in family therapy research : a focus on validity and change
GCD 5005-002 MATLAB® : a practical introduction to programming and problem solving
GRK 1001-001 Introduction to Attic Greek : answer key
GRK 8910-001 Heroides ; Amores
GRK 8910-001 Argonautica
GWSS 3626W-001 Women's studies in religion : a multicultural reader
GWSS 3626W-001 Queer women and religious individualism
GWSS 3626W-001 Theory of women in religions
HIST 3436-001 Africa's first democrats : Somalia's Aden A. Osman and Abdirazak H. Hussen
HIST 3436-001 When victims become killers : colonialism, nativism, and the genocide in Rwanda
HIST 3436-001 Dams, displacement, and the delusion of development : Cahora Bassa and its legacies in Mozambique, 1965/2007
HSCI 3211-001 The century of the gene
HSCI 3211-001 Embryos under the microscope : the diverging meanings of life
HSCI 5211-001 The century of the gene
HSCI 5211-001 Embryos under the microscope : the diverging meanings of life
HSEM 2528H-001 Totally Random : Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (a Serious Comic on Entanglement)
HSEM 3705H-001 Engineered nanoparticles : structure, properties and mechanisms of toxicity
HSM 4041-101 Principles of healthcare leadership
HSM 4531-101 Human resources in healthcare : managing for success
HSM 4541-ALL Gapenski's cases in healthcare finance
HSM 4541-ALL Gapenski's fundamentals of healthcare finance
HSM 4561W-001 Management of healthcare organizations : an introduction
HSM 4585-301 Dunn & Haimann's healthcare management
HSM 4588-301 Measuring quality improvement in healthcare : a guide to statistical process control applications
HSM 4589-301 Human resources in healthcare : managing for success
HSM 4591-301 The law of healthcare administration
HSM 6541-301 Gapenski's cases in healthcare finance
HSM 6541-301 Gapenski's fundamentals of healthcare finance
HSM 6585-301 Dunn & Haimann's healthcare management
HSM 6588-301 Measuring quality improvement in healthcare : a guide to statistical process control applications
HSM 6589-301 Human resources in healthcare : managing for success
IDES 2613-001 The codes guidebook for interiors
IDSC 6444-070 Data mining for business analytics : concepts, techniques, and applications in R
INET 3011W-301 Accelerate : the science behind DevOps : building and scaling high performing technology organizations
INET 4007-001 How to measure anything in cybersecurity risk
INET 4011-001 Cisco networks : engineers' handbook of routing, switching, and security with IOS, NX-OS, and ASA
INET 4121-001 Accelerate : the science behind DevOps : building and scaling high performing technology organizations
INET 4709-001 Data infrastructure management : insights and strategies
INMD 6820-001 Atlas of human anatomy
INMD 6820-001 The developing human : clinically oriented embryology
KIN 5631-001 Sport consumer behaviour : marketing strategies
LAT 8910-001 Heroides ; Amores
LAT 8910-001 Argonautica
MATH 8250-001 Ottawa lectures on admissible representations of reductive p-adic groups
MATH 8385-001 A first course in the calculus of variations
MATH 8668-001 Enumerative combinatorics
MATS 3801-ALL Microstructural characterization of materials
MBA 6403-070 Strategies for managing uncertainty : booms and busts in the energy industry
MDI 5004-001 Essentials of anatomy and physiology
MEST 3502-001 Poems of the Elder Edda
MGMT 3010-002 Business model generation a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers
MGMT 3010-003 Business model generation a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers
MGMT 3010-004 Business model generation a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers
MM 3001W-301 Manufacturing works : the vital link between production and prosperity
MOT 8114-001 America the ingenious : how a nation of dreamers, immigrants, and tinkerers changed the world
MOT 8233-001 Innovations in sustainability : fuel and food
MUED 5804-001 Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5
MUED 5807-001 Music therapy in mental health for illness management and recovery
MUED 8280-001 Life in schools : an introduction to critical pedagogy in the foundations of education
NSCI 2101-ALL Nolte's essentials of the human brain /
NSCI 4501-001 Neurobiology of brain disorders : biological basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders
NSCI 5501-001 Neurobiology of brain disorders : biological basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders
NURS 6102-001 Family health care nursing : theory, practice, and research
NURS 6102-001 Wright & Leahey's nurses and families : a guide to family assessment and intervention
NURS 6200-002 Middle range theory for nursing
NURS 6407-001 Ham's primary care geriatrics : a case-based approach
NURS 6604-001 Advanced practice psychiatric nursing : integrating psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and complementary and alternative approaches across the life span
NURS 6604-001 Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-5
NURS 6604-001 The psychiatric interview
NURS 6604-001 Psychiatric-mental health nursing : scope and standards of practice
NURS 6702-001 Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements
NURS 6702-001 Transforming interprofessional partnerships : a new Framework for nursing and partnership-based health care
NURS 7209-001 Integrative nursing
NURS 8141-001 Behavioral intervention research : designing, evaluating, and implementing
NURS 8141-001 Designing clinical research
OLPD 3621-001 ISD from the ground up : a no-nonsense approach to instructional design
OLPD 8105-001 Researching social change : qualitative approaches
OT 7841-002 Bailey's Research for the health professional
OT 7841-002 Program development in the 21st century : an evidence-based approach to design, implementation, and evaluation
OT 7841-002 Decolonizing wealth : Indigenous wisdom to heal divides and restore balance
OT 7841-002 Project management for the unofficial project manager
PA 1401-001 The next American revolution : sustainable activism for the twenty-first century
PA 3001-001 A Change Is Gonna Come : How to Have Effective Political Conversations in a Divided America
PA 5051-001 Walk out walk on : a learning journey into communities daring to live the future now
PA 5101-001 The Jossey-Bass handbook of nonprofit leadership and management
PA 5232-001 The geography of urban transportation
PHIL 1006W-ALL The equality of the sexes : three feminist texts of the seventeenth century
PHIL 1006W-ALL The racial contract
PHIL 5760-001 Nature, human nature, and human difference : race in early modern philosophy
PHYS 1911W-100 How likely is extraterrestrial life?
PHYS 4041-001 Computational physics : an introduction
PHYS 5201-001 Statistical mechanics
PHYS 8001-001 Advanced quantum mechanics
PHYS 8012-001 An introduction to quantum field theory
PHYS 8012-001 Quantum field theory II
PHYS 8014-001 Introduction to many body physics
PHYS 8711-001 Introduction to superconductivity
POL 1054-001 On Democracy
POL 3477-001 State-directed development : political power and industrialization in the global periphery
POL 3767-001 Who fights for reputation. The psychology of leaders in international conflict
POL 3767-001 Nationalist passions
POL 4267-001 Gandhi: 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings
POL 4267-001 Discourse on colonialism
PSY 3011-001 Learning and behavior
PSY 3901W-ALL Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches
PSY 3902W-ALL Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches
PSY 3903W-ALL Preparing literature reviews : qualitative and quantitative approaches
PT 6280-001 Measurement of joint motion : a guide to goniometry
PUBH 6535-002 Healthcare finance : an introduction to accounting & financial management
PUBH 6535-002 Gapenski's cases in healthcare finance
PUBH 6558-001 Gapenski's cases in healthcare finance
PUBH 6558-001 Gapenski's understanding healthcare financial management
PUBH 7445-001 Bioconductor case studies
PUBH 7445-001 Applied statistical genetics with R : for population-based association studies
PUBH 7445-001 Handbook of statistical genomics
PUBH 8482-001 Statistical monitoring of clinical trials : a unified approach
RELS 3626W-001 Women's studies in religion : a multicultural reader
RELS 3626W-001 Queer women and religious individualism
RELS 3626W-001 Theory of women in religions
RM 1201-001 Where am I wearing? a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
SCAN 3502-001 Poems of the Elder Edda
SENG 5851-001 The lean product playbook : how to innovate with minimum viable products and rapid customer feedback
SLHS 3302-001 Preclinical speech science : anatomy, physiology, acoustics, and perception
SLHS 3305W-001 Preclinical speech science : anatomy, physiology, acoustics, and perception
SLHS 4301-001 Neuroscience fundamentals for communication sciences and disorders
SLHS 4402-001 Treatment resource manual for speech-language pathology
SLHS 5803-001 Comprehensive handbook of pediatric audiology
SOC 3101-001 Hands up, don't shoot : why the protests in Ferguson and Baltimore matter, and how they changed America
SOC 3241-001 Love, money, and HIV : becoming a modern African woman in the age of AIDS
SOC 4106-001 The Stickup Kids : Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream
SOC 4141H-001 Punished : policing the lives of Black and Latino boys
SOC 8701-001 Max Weber : readings and commentary on modernity
SPAN 3044-001 Caring for and understanding Latinx patients in health care settings
SPAN 3703-001 Introducción a la historia de la lengua española
SPAN 5714-001 Linguistic categorization
STAT 4051-ALL A handbook of statistical analyses using R
STAT 5302-002 Applied linear regression
STAT 5421-001 Categorical data analysis

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