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Quick Look: New Crop of Digital Science Books Change the Way Students Learn

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And not just books from the big publishing companies -- these include open education books written by volunteer marine scientists, designed by a computer science class, and donated images and video.

Science can advance quickly, rendering existing textbooks obsolete. Now new digital textbooks are emerging intended to better engage students and keep them up-to-date on the latest research. These e-books will cost (and weigh) less than the average printed tome.

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