Results: 344 Open Textbooks
  • Human Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This textbook is ideal for an introductory-level human biology course. It is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Provincial Level Biology, which is the equivalent of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology. This textbook begins with an introduction to sciences and the scientific method, and then addresses the human body in increasing scale: from biological molecules, to cells and tissues, to organs and all eleven organ systems, all with an overarching focus on ...[more]

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  • Ethical Use of Technology in Digital Learning Environments: Graduate Student Perspectives

    Author(s): Barbara Brown, Verena Roberts, Michele Jacobsen, Christie Hurrell (Eds)

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education and discusses Artificial Intelligence (AI) , social networking services (SNS), 3D printing, resource sharing, adaptive learning s...[more]

  • Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Humberto Barreto, DePauw University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This book is based on the idea that there is a particular framework used by economists to interpret observed reality. This framework has been called the economic way of thinking, the economic approach, and the method of economics. This book is different from the many other books that attempt to teach microeconomics in three ways: It explicitly applies the recipe of the economic approach in every example; it uses concrete examples via Microsoft Excel in every application, which enables the reade...[more]

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  • Human Nutrition

    Author(s): University of Hawai’i at Mānoa Food Science and Human Nutrition Program

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2021 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This open textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘’i and the greater Pacific. It serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information ab...[more]

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  • Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

    Author(s): University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Food Science, Human Nutrition Program

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This open access textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘i and the greater Pacific. Using the ‘ōlelo no‘eau, or Hawaiian proverb, stated above, we believe that the principles of nutrition should be taught through the context of our communities and environments. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan...[more]

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  • Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

    Author(s): Matthew DeCarlo, Radford Univeristy

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of au...[more]

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  • Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

    Author(s): Jason Foster, Bob Barnetson

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. Foster and Barnetson bring the field into the twenty-first century by including discussions of how precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian OHS. Although they address the gendered and ra...[more]

  • Sight-Reading for Guitar

    Author(s): Chelsea Green, The American University in Cairo

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This book teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, fun and encouragement.

  • Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair

    Updated: Mar 4, 2021

    Description: In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understand...[more]

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  • Physical Geology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 2, 2021

    Description: Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departm...[more]

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