Results: 330 Open Textbooks
  • Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities (2nd edition)

    Author(s): Alex and Sabina Lautensach, Eds. (UNBC)

    Updated: Sep 24, 2020

    Description: This first and only university textbook of human security is intended as an introductory text from senior undergraduate level up and includes chapters by 24 authors,from BC, Canada, and around the globe, that encompass the full spectrum of disciplines contributing to the human security field. It is based on the four pillar model of socio-political security, economic security, environmental security and health security. The chapters include learning outcomes, extension activities,and suggested ...[more]

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  • Calculus: Volume 3 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Edwin “Jed” Herman

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 3 covers parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors, fun...[more]

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  • Calculus: Volume 1 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Edwin “Jed” Herman

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration.

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  • Intermediate Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building o...[more]

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  • Principles of Macroeconomics - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Steven A. Greenlaw, David Shapiro

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters. Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e...[more]

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  • Business Ethics (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Stephen M. Byars, Kurt Stanberry

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

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  • Psychology (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Rose M. Spielman, Kathryn Dumper, William Jenkins, Arlene Lacombe, et al.

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. Psychology is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for the single-semester introduction to psychology course. The book offers a comprehensive treatment of core concepts, grounded in both classic studies and current and emerging research. The text also includes coverage of the DSM-5 in examinations of psychological disorders. Psychology incorporates discussions that reflect the diversity within t...[more]

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  • Anatomy and Physiology (OpenStax)

    Author(s): J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College, Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College, James A. Wise, Hampton University, Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach, et al.

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histol...[more]

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  • Microbiology (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Nina Parker, Mark Schneegurt, Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Brian M. Forster, et al.

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and ef...[more]

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  • Chemistry: Atoms First - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Edward J. Neth, University of Connecticut, William R. Robinson, PhD, Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware, et al.

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: The intention of “atoms-first” involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for underst...[more]

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