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UniServe Science News Volume 16 July 2000










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Publishing Houses

There are currently six major publishing houses which supply textbooks and reference materials for the Australian universities market. These publishing houses are increasingly supporting their popular titles with electronic resources and support materials. This a summary of the support available at present.

Harcourt Australia

  • representing Saunders College Publishing, W.B. Saunders, Academic Press, Harcourt Brace, Holt, Rinehart and Winston and others
  • supporting WebCT and Blackboard
  • Depending on title, the resources are distributed on CD-ROM/DVD, on-line, pdf files, chat rooms and discussion forums.

    Science subjects supported are: biology; biochemistry; computer science; chemistry; geography; geology; physics; psychology; mathematics; and statistics.

    A selection of titles that are supported by extensive multimedia/ technology components: Interactive Biochemistry (Garrett and Grisham) and Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (Kotz).

    http://www.harcourt.com.au/
    service@harcourt.com.au

    Pearson Education Australia

  • representing Allyn & Bacon, Addison-Wesley, Benjamin/ Cummings, Longman and Prentice Hall
  • supporting WebCT, Blackboard and eCollege
  • Depending on title, the resources are distributed on CD-ROM/DVD, on-line, pdf files, chat rooms and discussion forums.

    Science subjects supported are: biology; biochemistry; computer science; chemistry; geography; geology; physics; psychology; mathematics; and statistics.

    Some titles that are supported by extensive multimedia/technology components: Biology (Campbell); Ecology: the experimental analysis of distribution and abundance (Krebs); Concepts of Genetics (Klug); Organic Chemistry (Wade); Earth Science (Tarbuck and Lutgens); Physics for Scientists and Engineers (Giancoli); Calculus (Bradley and Smith); and Microbiology (Tortora).

    http://www.pearsoned.com.au/
    marketing@pearsoned.com.au

    Nelson Thomson Learning

  • representing Autodesk Press, Brooks/Cole, Course Technology, Wadsworth and more
  • currently supporting WebCT, Blackboard, MyCourse and CyberClass
  • In general, the resources are distributed on CD-ROM/DVD or via a web page.

    Science subjects supported are: biology; computer science; chemistry; geography; geology; physics; psychology; mathematics; and statistics.

    A selection of outstanding and popular titles includes: the Brooks/Cole Resource Centers (http://www.brookscole.com/); Online Journey Through Astronomy (http://www.onlineastronomy.com/); and Seeing Statistics (McClelland) (http://www.seeingstatistics.com/).

    http://www.thomsonlearning.com/
    customerservice@nelson.com.au

    Macmillan Publishers Australia Pty Ltd

  • representing Macmillan Academic and Reference, Falmer Press, Psychology Press, Garland Publishing, Macmillan Press, Macmillan Reference, W.H. Freeman and Company, Worth Publishers, Inc. and others
  • Sciences covered include: chemistry; mathematics; physics; environmental and biological sciences; information technology; and psychology and include reference books, textbooks and other support material.

    http://www.macmillan.com.au/
    academic@macmillan.com.au

    McGraw Hill Australia

  • representing McGraw Hill
  • supporting WebCT and WebMCQ
  • Titles that are supported with extensive multimedia/technology components are Biology (Knox), Psychological Science: An Introduction (Bond and McKonkey) and Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change (Silberberg).

    http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.au/

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc

  • representing John Wiley and Sons
  • supporting WebCT and Wiley eGrade
  • WebCT courses are available for: Introduction to Electric Circuits (Dorf); Psychology: Mind, Brain, & Culture (Westen); Psychology In Action (Huffman); Physics (Cutnell and Johnson); with other titles being available shortly.

    An excellent example of web-based resources is the GeoSystems Today: An Interactive Casebook (http://www.wiley.com/college/geocases/) which supports The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science (Skinner).

    http://www.jacwiley.com.au/college/
    bcabot@wiley.com
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