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Looking for book on Latin and Greek word roots from the 1980s.

I took a class back in the 1980s in public school in Indiana in which I was taught about Latin and Greek word roots found in the English language. [more inside]
posted by cellura p on Sep 28, 2016 - 3 answers

Instructor access as a non-instructor?

I would like access to a supplemental resource for a textbook that I purchased, for non-school-related use, but only instructors for a course can have access. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Dec 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Searching for the critical thinking textbook I had in grade school

Please help me find the critical thinking textbook my grade-school class used in the early eighties. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 answers

The History of the World in a 2 kilogram book

If you could choose one very large, comprehensive book as a "general history of the world from 4000 BC to present", what book would you buy? Bonus points if I can buy it used from Amazon's third-party used booksellers. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jun 3, 2011 - 19 answers

What forthcoming theory of computation textbook did I see?

Help me figure out what computer science book I heard about on the web a while ago. [more inside]
posted by silby on May 28, 2011 - 7 answers

"Say nothing that is not entirely true"

I have a dim memory of a comment by the authors of a science textbook, stating that they had attempted to avoid making any statements that were not entirely true, and describing how difficult this had been. My attempts to find the quotation with Google, the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations, and Gaither’s Dictionary of Scientific Quotations have all failed. It was probably an undergraduate textbook in physics, chemistry or biology.
posted by James Scott-Brown on Sep 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

textbook design

What are some examples or principles of great textbook design and writing? How can I maximize understanding, fun, and learning? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jun 24, 2010 - 2 answers

better than copy-paste?

What's the most efficient way to write and publish a textbook with a teacher's edition? Using a Mac. [more inside]
posted by acidic on Jun 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Name this Mathematics Textbook series

Recently, someone described a 10-volume mathematics textbook series to me. The books were written by a single author, an engineer with a name that sounded Greek, and came with full worked solutions to every single problem, making them ideal for self study. Unfortunately, they could not remember its title, and my attempts to find it with Google and Amazon have failed. Has anyone come across this series?
posted by James Scott-Brown on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Returning to the classics

Photography-filter: Can you help me find an art history textbook that would help me improve my composition skills? [more inside]
posted by Hypnotic Chick on Sep 25, 2009 - 8 answers

help me understand English grammar.

Best book for "learning" English grammar? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jun 28, 2007 - 28 answers

Calculus resources for the curious?

I would like to relearn some calculus on my own. Please recommend the best book for the purpose. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Sep 10, 2006 - 16 answers

What's the best way to sell back (used) college textbooks?

What's the best way to sell back (used) college textbooks? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Dec 19, 2005 - 12 answers

Books with gay protagonists?

ProposedAlabamaBookBanFilter -- As mentioned in the Blue, there is a piece of legislation proposed by Alabama State Representative, Gerald Allen, that seeks to ban "novels with gay protagonists and college textbooks that suggest homosexuality is natural" from publically-funded schools and libraries. If Mr. Allen's bill survives committee and passes, I cringe to consider just which literary classics would disappear from the shelves of Alabama libraries. Which, if any, of your favorites will become suddenly verboten?
posted by grabbingsand on Dec 2, 2004 - 34 answers

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