Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students | Wired Science | Wired.com



Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students | Wired Science | Wired.com

A year ago, electronic textbook publishers turned down David Johnston’s big idea: the first interactive marine science textbook.

Johnston, who runs a marine biology lab at Duke University, wanted the digital tome to show undergraduate students what his scientific field has to offer. But e-book publishers said the subject matter was too niche and the requested features too expensive to make financial sense.

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