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Arts and Communications

A Text-Book of the History of Painting
This textbook published in 1909 primarily focuses on Western paintings. There are several chapters on Italian paintings from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance. The book's focus is primarily the development of painting and individual works. Throughout the textbook are many reproductions of original art work.

Communications (Mass Media)
This is an interactive website that allows the student to choose which course of study within the broad heading of communications. The textbooks range from History and Development of Film to Broadcast News, Laws, and Careers to History and the Worldwide Web and Internet. It also has texts for courses on the history and development of print materials.

Communications (Visual)
This textbook was written by a leading filmmaker and educator, Sol Worth. Mr. Worth was a painter before he became a filmmaker and used his painter's eye to determine what made a good film. He realized that film was a medium for communication. This text is a gathering of his papers on visual communication and is broken down into different chapters connecting film with anthropology, sociology and psychology.

Eyes and Ears: An Anthology of Melodies for Sight-Singing (Music)
Eyes and Ears is a book of melodies for use in practicing sight-singing. The textbook currently contains about 400 melodies, arranged systematically for education. There is a small amount of didactic text, if using the book for self-instruction, some background in basic music theory maybe be required, and preferably access to someone knowledgeable to provide guidance.

Literature Shakespeare
The 1914 Oxford edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare ranks among the most authoritative published this century. The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse constitute the literary cornerstone of Western civilization. The site gives the student each scene of the plays with all the characters and all of the poems.

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Business and Technology

Accounting is the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarized, interpreted, and communicated. Accounting is the language of business. This book will help you learn the specifics involved with the accounting process - debit and credit, capital, balance sheet, etc.

Within businesses, accounting is an absolute necessity. In these free textbooks you can read about financial accounting, measurements of profits, tangible and intangible assets and cash flow review. Put your knowledge to the test and download one of our exercise books, for instance calculating the interest and annuity. The website offers the student several different textbooks for the accounting major. Each book is specific to the accounting topic.

Discovering Information Systems: An Exploratory Approach
The textbook covers many aspects of the information systems field of study. The textbook is divided into three major parts. The first deals with the scientific context addressing questions such as what is information and what are information systems? The second major part is a discussion of relevant technology of information systems. The final part is the organizational context of information systems, how they are developed and deployed in society.

Microeconomics by Krister Ahlersten. Starting with the market, consumers and producers followed by demand and production. You can also read about Monopoly, Price discrimination and Game theory. The textbook gives us models that describe how an economy works. The book provides a comprehensive overview of all facets from Microeconomics. Macroeconomics by Peter Jochumzen. In Macroeconomics the object is to study the performance, structure and behavior of a national or regional economy as a whole.

This website has four different finance titles from which to choose. Corporate Finance, International Financial Reporting, Strategic Financial Management and Financial Ecometrics are all available for use. Corporate Finance provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics covered in a corporate finance course. Subjects as Value and Opportunity Cost of Capital, Budgeting, Market efficiency and Options are explained. The compendium is designed such that it mimics the structure of a typical corporate finance course. Throughout the compendium theory is supplemented with examples and illustrations. Strategic Financial Management: each chapter contains Activities (with solutions) to test understanding at your own pace. Comprehensive, yet concise, the material is also presented logically as a guide to further study. First, the investment decision, which maximizes net present value and shareholder wealth. Next, the finance decision, which allocates least-cost combinations of capital resources. Finally, the wealth decision, which examines how internal investment and financial decisions should be externally monitored by the market. Financial Ecometrics provides a step-by-step guide to financial econometrics using EViews 6.0 statistical package. It contains brief overviews of econometric concepts, models and data analysis techniques followed by empirical examples of how they can be implemented in EViews. This book is written as a compendium for undergraduate and graduate students in economics and finance. This book may be used as a textbook companion for graduate level courses in time series analysis, empirical finance and financial econometrics.

International Business
International Financial Reporting by Marco Mongiello. How to read an annual report under the 'International Financial Reporting Standards' (IFRS) provisions? Marco Mongiello (Imperial College Business School) explains the informational value of an annual report under the IFRS. Subjects as the Balance sheet, Income statement, Cash flow statement and Statement of changes in equity are explained.

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Health Sciences

A History of Nursing
This book was published in 1907 and is intended to be a history of the practice of nursing. The book contains chapters on the nursing professor from ancient cultures to the late 19th century. Contained within the book are several illustrations of early hospitals and nurses. The book also covers the general practice of medicine during various time periods.

Nutrition and Specific Therapy by Dorothy E. Lane was published in 1922. The preface contains Ms. Lane's personal views on nutrition which are interesting to read in today's climate of diet and nutrition experts. Ms. Lane does go into detail in each chapter about the different food elements and talks about glycerides which we now know are so important to our health. It is a useful text for seeing the breakdowns of food elements and how our diets have changed over the years.

Human Physiology is a textbook written primarily for medical students. This text was written in 1989 and is the second edition. The book represents the combined efforts of 25 German authors. Human physiology is a thorough and well-organized textbook. The textbook begins with various topics in cell physiology and moves through to muscle and neurophysiology. The remainder of the book covers the circulatory and respiratory systems, energy balance, digestion, excretion, and reproduction.

Rehabilitation of the Injured Combatant, Vol. I (Physical Therapy)
Published in 1998 as part of the Borden Institute's series Textbook of Military Medicine and in conjunction with the United States Army. This textbook focuses on the aspects of rehabilitation specifically related to wounds injuries sustained during combat or military training. It contains chapters on topics such as spinal cord injury rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and physical therapy in wartime environment.

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Biological Diversity: Viruses
This book is a short textbook on the biological diversity of viruses. There are sections on diseases, parasites and other kinds of viruses. At the end of the textbook there are several review questions. The textbook highlights important keywords and provides links to a glossary of keywords. Finally, there are several links to outside resources.

The textbook's chapters are broken down by grade levels. There are many charts and graphs to explain chemical equations and reactions. Additionally, there are several exercises and experiments for at home and during labs.

Chapters 3-16 in this textbook are for 10th grade math, chapters 17-34 for 11th and 35-44 for 12th grade. The textbook covers some basic principles of mathematics and then becomes more advanced covering topics such as trigonometry and statistics. The textbook also contains student activities and problems for each chapter.

This textbook's chapters are divided by grade level with chapters 3-10 for 10th grade students, chapters 11-20 for 11th grade and 21-31 for 12th grade students. The textbook contains many charts and graphs to help demonstrate the principles of physics. There are also exercises as the end of each chapter. Basic principles such as scientific notation and significant numbers are covered as well as more advanced topics, electrodynamics, for example.

Surgical Anatomy
A textbook originally published in 1859 with color plates of human anatomy for surgical purposes. The book, though old, contains some excellent color plates of human anatomy with the surgeon's commentary. Below the plates are numbered lists of the important anatomical structures depicted on the plate.

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