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This complete textbook covers introductory statistics in nearly 30 chapters, from algebra through critical values. The goal is to develop the concept of creating mathematical models of the world and the use of hypothesis testing as a process of verifying those models. Each chapter is presented in sections, with diagrams, graphs, tables, and extensive notation. Some exercises are offered which use ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Mathematics
 
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This online version of the book 'Web Style Guide' provides readers with a broad framework for understanding the principles of web design. The book teaches the fundamentals of web design, ranging from interaction design to typography, as well as some newer design considerations and technologies such as web site accessibility, Cascading Style Sheets, and flexible page design. The book also features ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Technology
 
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This section of the book 'Web Style Guide' examines how best to use multimedia on the web beyond simply translating text or analog video and audio content to a computer screen. This site provides guidance and tips on how to successfully use audio, video, slides, and animation on the Internet by tailoring the material for Web delivery. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Technology
 
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This is the online version of the book "Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning." Published by the National Academies Press, the book is presented complete with text and images, is browseable in a variety of ways, and has a PDF version for easy printing. A hardcopy version is also available for purchase from the site. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This online book evaluates the current understanding of the linkages among climate, ecosystems, and infectious disease. It outlines the research needed to improve the understanding of these linkages and examines the potential for using climate forecasts and ecological observations to help predict infectious disease outbreaks. The entire book may be read online in HTML or PDF formats, and hard copies ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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This online book examines how contaminants are released by incineration, environmental dynamics of contaminants and routes of human exposure, approaches for assessing possible human health effects, and scientific concerns pertinent to future regulatory actions. The book may be read for free online in HTML or PDF formats, printed from a PDF file, or hard copies may be ordered from the site. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Geochemistry
 
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This online book uses five case studies to investigate whether environmental degradation is worse in poor and minority communities, and if these communities suffer more adverse health effects as a result. The book makes recommendations to decisionmakers in the areas of public health, research, and education of health professionals, and outlines health policy considerations. It is available online ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This online book summarizes the results of a workshop that examined the connection between human health and the natural, built, and social environments. The book makes the assertion that a new vision for environmental health is needed because the current infrastructure for linking environmental health and public health is not working as well as it should. The book is available online for free, may ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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This report explains how many chemicals used in pesticides, cosmetics, drugs, food, and commerce have not been sufficiently tested to allow a complete determination of their potential hazards. The report uses a model to show how research priorities for toxicity testing can be set. It may be read online, printed, or ordered in hard copy from the site. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental science, Policy issues
 
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Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common products. This book presents a comprehensive evaluation of the relation of these fibers to specific diseases and the extent of non-occupational risks associated with them. It covers sources of asbestiform ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Book - text
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Mineralogy or petrology, Natural hazards
 
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