The World Wide Textbook

A new project aims to develop low-cost, open-source textbooks for use in the developing world

In the United States, escalating textbook prices are a growing concern for students. But as harsh as the problems of a $100-plus text may seem on local campuses, they pale in comparison with the relative cost of books in developing countries, where a single text can represent a sizable fraction of a family's annual income.

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