This collection showcases Michigan Tech's growing number of books that are published open access. Visit the Van Pelt and Opie Library's guide to open educational resources (OERs) for more information on open access materials.
"Flea The Flyentist: Mimicry, Oh My!" Showcases many interesting cases of arthropod mimicry. Learn about all sorts of mimics in this children's book!
"Flea The Flyentist: What's the Difference?" Unravels common misconceptions between closely related animals. Learn about many fun and interesting species in this short children's book!
August Camp and Tara Bal
A field guide to small polypores of the north woods, especially focused on macroscopic identification of the genus Trametes, and polypores found in northeastern North America that resemble the popular turkey tail mushroom, Trametes versicolor.
Janice M. Glime
Bryophyte Ecology is an ebook comprised of 5 volumes written by Janice Glime, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University. Chapter coauthors include Irene Bisang, S. Robbert Gradstein, J. Lissner, W. J. Boelema, and D. H. Wagner.
This book is written in the hope that it is useful to a broad audience, from children to seasoned professionals. Its citations help the scientist find further information. The images help the beginner to understand. Its aim is to broaden the group of people who appreciate and understand the roles that bryophytes play in our world.
For videos that accompany the text and images of the book, visit http://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/bryophyte-ecology-video
To download smaller sections of Bryophyte Ecology, visit: https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/bryophyte-ecology/
Thomas Werner, Tessa E. Steenwinkel, and John Jaenike
The Encyclopedia of North American Drosophilids Volume 2: Drosophilids of the Southeast provides an introduction to the flies of the family Drosophilidae of the Southeast of the United States. The book strives to facilitate identification of most of the drosophilid species in this region and provides remarks on interesting aspects of their biology and suggestions for future research on them. The book is intended for researchers, teachers, and students wishing to discover the diversity of these flies.
Access The Encyclopedia of North American Drosophilids Volume 1: Midwest and Northeast here: https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/oabooks/1/
Printing 3D Models for Chemistry: A Step-by-Step Open-Source Guide for Hobbyists, Corporate Professionals, and Educators and Students in K-12 and Higher Education
Elisabeth Grace Billman-Benveniste, Jacob Franz, and Loredana Valenzano-Slough
3D-printing is a relatively inexpensive additive manufacturing method used to create tangible objects. As a relatively new technology, the true capability of 3D-printing has not yet been fully exploited, especially in academic and research/teaching settings. Through this work, 3D-printing in a classroom and research environment is employed as a tool for creation of fully customizable, three-dimensional molecular models and for the visualization of theoretical abstract concepts.
Thomas Werner, Tessa Steenwinkel, and John Jaenike
The Encyclopedia of North American Drosophilids: Volume 1: Drosophilids of the Midwest and Northeast provides an introduction to the flies of the family Drosophilidae of the Midwest and Northeast of the United States, as well as nearby regions in Canada. The book strives to facilitate identification of most of the drosophilid species in this region and provides remarks on interesting aspects of their biology and suggestions for future research on them. The book is intended for researchers, teachers, and students wishing to discover the diversity of these flies.
Version 3 is a major update that establishes this work as Volume 1 of 2 within The Encyclopedia of North American Drosophilids. Access Volume 2: Drosophilids of the Southeast here: https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/oabooks/3/