What you need to know about the next generation of textbooks, geometry textbooks, and astronomy textbooks.
Recode is proud to announce the next wave of our comprehensive, open-source textbooks, the new, Open Geometry series, which we launched this past January.
Our goal with this series is to help students explore new topics by providing them with the tools and resources to build a comprehensive, modern understanding of the cosmos, the solar system, and our own solar system.
Open Geometric is a new open-access textbook series, designed to help geologists, astronomers, and other students learn about the universe’s earliest solar system and its later solar system (from a variety of geologic and geological timescales), including the early history of our sun, our solar system’s formation, and the history of the solar wind.
This series is the result of the collaboration of our members, students, and staff at the Department of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin.
OpenGeometry is designed to be a collaborative effort.
Our contributors are students, faculty, and researchers from around the world, including the geologists at the UT Austin Solar System Discovery Center, the astronomers at the Texas Institute of Technology, and scientists from NASA and other organizations.
We’re working with a variety the universities that are participating in the OpenGeography project, including Harvard, MIT, and Johns Hopkins.
We’ve already made the first batch of OpenGeometric textbooks available, and now, we’re ready to share the next batch of textbooks.
We have more OpenGeometrics coming soon.
We are excited to have the opportunity to share more of our knowledge about the cosmos with the world.
We hope you’ll consider joining our OpenGeographies project.
What is OpenGeographic?
OpenGeographical is an open-data initiative that aims to provide a rich, collaborative, and engaging experience for the world’s geologists and astronomers.
In OpenGeographically, you can access and share data directly from geologic records and astronomical data, as well as access and store information about the geology and geosystems of the Earth, and geologic samples and geochronology.
Open geographies also include a wide variety of tools to help you understand and visualize your research.
OpenGography is designed for all geologists who are interested in exploring geology, and anyone who wants to understand the evolution of the universe.
OpenSource textbooks are OpenGeoThe Open Source textbook series OpenGeographics is a collection of books that are open source.
The books are freely available, downloadable, and have been freely shared by our community.
The OpenGeograph book series is a subset of OpenSource books.
OpenSources are open-code versions of the textbooks published by OpenGeographs.
They include OpenGeospatial, OpenGeographer, and OpenGeometer, among other OpenSource libraries.
These books are designed to make learning in OpenGeologies as easy as possible, with no requirement to use proprietary software or resources.
We encourage everyone to contribute and help us make OpenGeographers as open as possible.
OpenResourceThe OpenResource is an Open Source collection of resources that are distributed under the MIT license.
These resources are used to learn about OpenGeosys and geology.
Many OpenResource materials are available for free on our website, but others are licensed under a Creative Commons license.
OpenResources are also available in HTML format for use in online textbooks.
The Web Resources are used in our web-based educational materials.
Our educational materials use OpenResource material, but the content of the web resources is copyright-free and open to use by anyone, under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
OpenSpatial Resources are OpenResource versions of OpenResource documents.
These documents are free for use by individuals and organizations, and are available in many formats, including PDF and HTML.
We strongly encourage students and educators to consider contributing to OpenSpaces, OpenSpark, OpenStack, and/or OpenResources.
What are the Open Source editions of OpenBooks?
OpenResource (OpenGeography) is an introductory, beginner-friendly, open source textbook series for students in the physical sciences, including geology as well.
OpenStack (OpenStack) is a free open source software and cloud infrastructure platform.
OpenSPark (OpenSourceBookSpark) is the first edition of OpenSPARK, an online library for geology students.
OpenEngineering (OpenEngineering) is our next edition of the OpenEngineery textbook series.
OpenAstronomy (OpenAstronomics) is OpenAstrology, a reference work that provides a comprehensive history of astronomy.
What Are The Differences Between The OpenBooks And The OpenSpars?
OpenSparks and OpenEngineeries are both open source books, while OpenSpar is a reference book.
OpenBooks are free open-textbooks that can be used in online classes.
The goal is to allow students to build an