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Au Boulot! First-Year French
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Au boulot! is a two-year college French program consisting of: a textbook, workbook and 21 accompanying audio exercises; as well as a reference grammar, to be used the entire two years. We also insist that our students obtain a full-sized dictionary, and we recommend the HARPER-COLLINS-ROBERT bilingual New Standard Edition. (Instructors will note in reviewing the materials that we provide vocabulary lists at the ends of chapters, with translations, but no glossary. We have become convinced after years of experience that glossaries are counter-productive. It is vital that students learn to use dictionaries, and the sooner the better.)

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Languages
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Textbook
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University of Kansas
Author:
Herve Pensec
Hope Christiansen
Madeleine Kernen
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Greetings from the Teklimakan: a handbook of Modern Uyghur
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An introductory textbook of the modern standard Uyghur language with exercises and extensive grammatical analysis. With the accompanying audio, the textbook is designed for self-study or a one-year classroom course.

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Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Tarjei Engesæth; Mahire Yakup; Arienne M. Dwyer
Date Added:
08/13/2020
Introduction to Communication Systems: An Interactive Approach Using the Wolfram Language
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This ebook provides a unique pedagogical approach to teaching the fundamentals of communication systems using interactive graphics and in-line questions. The material opens with describing the transformation of bits into digital baseband waveforms. Double-sideband suppressed carrier modulation and quadrature modulation then provide the foundation for the discussions of Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK), Quadrature Phase Shift Keying (QPSK), M-ary Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (M-QAM), M-ary Phase Shift Keying (MPSK), and the basic theory of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM). Traditional analog modulation systems are also described. Systems trade-offs, including link budgets, are emphasized. Interactive graphics allow the students to engage with and visualize communication systems concepts. Interactivity and in-line review questions enables students to rapidly examine system tradeoffs and design alternatives. The topics covered build upon each other culminating with an introduction to the implementation of OFDM transmitters and receivers, the ubiquitous technology used in WiFi, 4G and 5G communication systems.

This ebook is provided in the Computable Document Format (CDF) and reading the CDF file requires the Wolfram Player 12.3 (see https://www.wolfram.com/player/).

Subject:
Engineering
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Victor S Frost
Date Added:
09/30/2021
Para vivir con salud
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We have developed this open access book for universities and colleges responding to the needs and interests of students preparing for careers in health or even seeking to add a “health track” to their majors or minors. Para vivir offers an introduction to reading different literary and cultural texts from the Spanish-speaking world with a thematic focus on health. It can be used as an alternative to the standard Introduction to Hispanic Literature course texts, as it also teaches techniques of close reading. It incorporates authors from seventeen counties, has an almost even representation of male and female authors and diverse communities in the Hispanic world (European, Creole, Afro Hispanic, Latinx, Indigenous, Jewish). In addition to introductions to reading different genres (narrative, poetry, theater, and film) we have scaffolded supporting material such as biographies, notes on the historical contexts, pre and post-reading questions.

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Allied Health
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Kathryn Joy McKnight y Jill Kuhnheim
Date Added:
08/27/2021
Small Business Management
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The textbook is meant to be a general, and simplified, introduction to the subject matter. This textbook treats small business management as a practical human activity rather than as an abstract theoretical concept. The hope is to teach concepts that can be immediately applied to “real world” experiences and case studies. This book incorporates the use of technology and e-business as a way to gain a competitive advantage over larger rivals. Technology is omnipresent in today’s business world and small businesses must use it to their advantage. Practical discussions and examples of how a small business can use these technologies without having extensive expertise or expenditures are found within the readings. Cash flow is extremely important to small businesses. This book explicitly acknowledges the constant need to examine how decisions affect cash flow by incorporating cash flow impact content. As the lifeblood of all organizations, cash flow implications must be a factor in all business decision-making. Finally, this textbook recognizes the need to clearly identify sources of customer value and bring that understanding to every decision. Decisions that do not add to customer value should be seriously reconsidered.

Subject:
Business
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Jason Anderson
Date Added:
03/24/2021
Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy
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Speak Out, Call In: Public Speaking as Advocacy is a contemporary, interdisciplinary public speaking textbook that fuses rhetoric, critical/cultural studies, and performance to offer an up-to-date resource for students. With a focus on advocacy, this textbook invites students to consider public speaking as a political, purposeful form of information-sharing.

Subject:
Communication and English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Meggie Mapes
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Tajik Persian: Readings in History, Culture and Society
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Tajik Persian: Readings in History, Culture and Society seeks to help students develop reading proficiency in Tajik at advanced level through authentic texts written for native speakers and provides them glimpses into the history, culture and society of Tajikistan without losing its focus on cultural aspects of the country—an aspect that constitutes a core component in the second language acquisition. The book can be adopted by instructors as a supplementary or the main textbook for advanced-level courses.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Razi Ahmad
Date Added:
08/13/2020