Results: 122 Open Textbooks
  1. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 2

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader, written specifically for adults, contains eight chapters about Langston Hughes' family history and personal life. It includes excerpts from many of Hughes' poems and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2. This level 2 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF version...[more]

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  2. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 4 (roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 400 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

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  3. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

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  4. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 6 (roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 1,000 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and P...[more]

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  5. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 2

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 2 (roughly equivalent to grades 1.5 to 3 in the K-12 system). Every of the eight chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 200 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the read...[more]

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  6. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 3

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3. This level 3 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary and word patterns are highlighted throughout each story, and then summarized at the end. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF ve...[more]

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  7. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 2020

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view,...[more]

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  8. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 30, 2020

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 1 (roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system). Every of the nine chapters includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of approximately 100 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the...[more]

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  9. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 6

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains 11 original instructional essays written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6. This level 6 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enh...[more]

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  10. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 5

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5. This level 5 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

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  11. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 4

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 4. This level 4 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 4.5 to 6 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for t...[more]

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  12. BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 3

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 3 (roughly equivalent to grades 3 to 4.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter within the three units includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 350 and 500 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. For students using this program in a self-paced format, there are audio clips embedd...[more]

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  13. The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

    Author(s): Edited by Jeff McLaughlin, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Aug 19, 2020

    Description: It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy o...[more]

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  14. Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC

    Author(s): Morgan Westcott, LinkBC, Geoffrey Bird, Royal Roads University, Peter Briscoe, Ray Freeman, Royal Roads University, Kelly Glazer, Keith Henry, Terry Hood, Heather Knowles, Micki McCartney, Vancouver Island University, Donna Owens, George Brown College, Lynda Robinson, Vancouver Island University, Eugene Thomlinson, Royal Roads University, Griff Tripp, Don Webster, Capilano University, Rebecca Wilson-Mah, Royal Roads University

    Updated: Sep 18, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized the...[more]

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  15. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-3: Read Drawings and Specifications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: Some of the most important documents used in the workplace are the technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment. One of the essential skills for anyone involved in a trade is the ability to correctly interpret drawings. If you are in a construction or fabrication industry, you will need to be able to examine a drawing, take information from it, and visualize the finishe...[more]

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  16. Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Morgan Westcott, BCIT, Wendy Anderson, Selkirk College

    Updated: Sep 30, 2020

    Description: This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized thematically moving from a global, then national, and finally provincial context. Chapters co...[more]

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  17. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-4: Use Codes, Regulations and Standards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Codes, regulations, standards, specifications, and recommended practices are used in all aspects of construction, fabrication, manufacturing, and inspection. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathematical Problems, D-2 Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications, D-3 Read ...[more]

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  18. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-1: Solve Trades Mathematical Problems

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathemat...[more]

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  19. Human Security in World Affairs: Problems and Opportunities - 2nd Edition

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

    Updated: Oct 2, 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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  20. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-5: Use Manufacturer and Supplier Documentation

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Sep 9, 2020

    Description: Document use is one of the nine essential skills identified by the Government of Canada to be successful in the workplace. It refers to the skills needed to find, enter, and use letters, numbers, symbols, and images in electronic and paper form. In the trades, people use document literacy skills to find and enter information in forms, lists, tables, graphs, maps, and drawings. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training res...[more]

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  21. Composition and Literature: A Handbook and Anthology

    Author(s): James Sexton, Derek Soles

    Updated: Jul 15, 2020

    Description: The purpose of this book is to help students achieve the learning objectives of their English 12 course. These include how to write intelligently, clearly, and fluently; understand and employ effectively the conventions of various forms of school and college writing assignments; read actively and critically; understand and appreciate diverse and inclusive works of imaginative literature; and think critically, creatively, and reflectively. This book is divided into two parts. Part I is a Composi...[more]

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  22. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-6: Plan Projects

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Every job is different and may have special requirements. Anticipating these requirements and planning accordingly is vital to ensuring that you have the materials, tools, and time to complete the job. To do this effectively you will need to have a clear understanding of the overall job. You will need to know what materials are required and be able to record organized and accurate notes on the time and materials used when the job is complete. Planning ahead saves time and money and makes a job ...[more]

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  23. Learning to Learn Online

    Author(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres, Christina Page, Adam Vincent

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Learning to Learn Online helps you prepare for online learning success by introducing you to the online learning environment and your role as a learner within it. As you come to understand yourself as an self-directed learner, you will also be introduced to effective learning strategies: time management for online learners, information management, professional communication, and reading strategies. Welcome to your online learning journey!

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  24. University 101: Study, Strategize, and Succeed

    Author(s): Kwantlen Polytechnic University Learning Centres

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: University 101: Study, Strategize, and Succeed helps students to create a foundation for post-secondary studies by learning how to learn. By taking the time to read this book and work through the exercises included, students are investing in the skills that will support them in all of their classes and future learning. Successful students share a set of skills and habits in common. The good news is that these skills are not a secret; anyone can learn the skills that support successful learning....[more]

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  25. Essential Skills Companion Kit for Culinary Arts Trades Training

    Author(s): Marlin Ratch, Francesca de Bastiani, Shelby Desjarlais, Chef Andrew George, Chef Nathan Hyam, Chef Chris Monkman, Jason Forseth

    Updated: Jun 17, 2019

    Description: The Essential Skills Companion Kit to Culinary Arts Trades Training was developed to complement technical Culinary Arts Trades Training. The various activity sets are designed to reinforce academic information that students are required to know during their training. The Content Experts provided the Curriculum Development Team with themes and the curriculum was created to practice Essential Skills such as Reading Text, Document Use, Thinking Skills, Oral Communication and Working with Others.

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  26. Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

    Author(s): Ignasi Ribó, Mae Fah Luang University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: This concise and highly accessible textbook outlines the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high-school and college-level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analyzing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them. Prose Fiction prioritizes clarity over intricacy of theory, equipping its readers with the necessary tools to embark on further study of literature...[more]

  27. Creative Clinical Teaching in the Health Professions

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Caroline Park PhD, RN, Athabasca University, Beth Perry PhD, RN, Athabasca University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This peer reviewed e-book is a must-read for nurses and other health professionals who strive to teach with creativity and excellence in clinical settings. Each chapter presents current evidence informed educational practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with text boxes describing ‘Creative Strategies’ that clinical teachers from across Canada have successfully implemented. For those who are interested in background knowledge, the authors provided a comprehensive literature base. And,...[more]

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  28. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-2: Describe WorkSafeBC Regulations

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 7, 2020

    Description: In most provinces, one or more agencies are responsible for safe, healthful working environments at job sites. These organizations normally have names such as the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) or the Occupational Health and Safety Department. WorkSafeBC is the provincial organization that promotes workplace health and safety for workers and employers in BC. When a work-related injury, disease, or death occurs, WorkSafeBC collaborates with those involved to provide return-to-work rehabilitat...[more]

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  29. Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-2: Apply Science Concepts to Trades Applications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: This Competency introduces the basic principles governing the structure and the behaviour of solids, liquids, and gases. You will look at the effects forces have on objects and the basic machines that transmit a force. You will also examine the effects of thermal and electrical energy. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Lin...[more]

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  30. Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order

    Author(s): Jeffrey Russell, Wayne Pferdehirt, John Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Updated: Jun 24, 2019

    Description: This book is organized around the fifteen lessons of a Technical Project Management course, with an emphasis on the connections between the various stages and practices of technical project management. After all, in practice, a project manager must continually draw on a wide base of knowledge, connecting, for instance, effective negotiating techniques with best practices for scheduling and resource allocation. No phase of a project unfolds in complete isolation from other phases of the project....[more]

  31. Intermediate General and Applied Science Course

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University, Danielle Collins (Editor)

    Updated: May 16, 2020

    Description: This course package is designed as an introduction to General and Applied Science. It satisfies the learning outcomes for British Columbia ABE Intermediate General and Applied Science, which is considered an equivalent to BC Science 10. This resource includes powerpoints, class notes, and laboratory manuals for each of three three modules: Chemistry, Biology, and Physics. Throughout these modules, students explore the scientific method, take part in peer discussions, try out their problem solvi...[more]

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  32. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-2: Describe Expectations and Responsibilities of Employers and Employees

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: As you enter the workforce, it is important to understand the major trends in employment and how to find this information. In this Competency, we’ll look some of the current major trends in employment in Canada and British Columbia. This review includes an overview of the economy, skills that employers look for, and employee expectations. We’ll also look at employee expectations and effective strategies for entering the labour market and finding a job. The following list of lines and competenc...[more]

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  33. Building Blocks of Academic Writing

    Author(s): Carellin Brooks, KPU

    Updated: Sep 4, 2020

    Description: Building Blocks of Academic Writing covers typical writing situations for developing academic writers, from prewriting and research through expressing themselves online. Developmental work in different types of paragraphs—descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive—allows students to build capacity for longer essays. Each chapter includes review questions with a Canadian focus that instructors can assign to help students practise the skills developed in the text. This book aligns with the BC...[more]

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  34. Analyzing Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

    Author(s): Paul R. Kroeger, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect. Most of the chapters include exercises which can...[more]

  35. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone ...[more]

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  36. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-2: Identify Common Circuit Components and Their Symbols

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Many types of electric devices are used in almost every trade. Mechanical trades will find electrical devices in every motor-driven vehicle. Construction trades will encounter them in most construction projects. To be able to recognize or troubleshoot electrical devices, you must be familiar with the correct terminology and symbols used to identify them. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offe...[more]

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  37. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-1: Describe Common Hand Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: Hand tools are used in almost every trade, but many of them have particular applications in a specific trade. It is likely you have used some of these tools already at work, at school, or at home, but this may be the first time you have had the chance to study some of the tools’ designs and applications in detail. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be use...[more]

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  38. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-3: Explain Wiring Connections

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: It is important for you to be familiar with techniques for soldering electrical connections and how to use wireless connectors. For example, the ends of the finely stranded wires used for power supply cords on most portable power tools are soldered to permit a long-lasting, troublefree connection. Solder also produces secure, durable electrical connections for switches, plugs, and tools. Wireless connectors are commonly used in many electrical applications because they are quick and easy to use...[more]

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  39. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-1: Control Workplace Hazards

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: Safety is a part of the job. When you take a job, you have a safety obligation to your employer, co-workers, family, and yourself. By recognizing and understanding the hazards in your work area, you can prevent the occurrence of many accidents. Most accidents are preventable. Both employees and employers must take responsibility for making the workplace safe. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while stil...[more]

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  40. Business Communication for Success

    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries' Publishing Services (Adapted version)

    Updated: Sep 25, 2019

    Description: Business Communication for Success (BCS) provides a comprehensive, integrated approach to the study and application of written and oral business communication to serve both student and professor. The text includes a number of features such as learning objectives, exercises, real world examples, key terms, and post-chapter assessments. Each chapter is self-contained, allowing for mix-and-match flexibility and custom or course-specific design. The first three chapters form the core foundation for...[more]

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  41. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-2: Describe Common Power Tools and Their Uses

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Power tools play a major role in virtually every trade. You will be expected to be familiar with a wide range of portable and stationary power tools and to understand the safe operation of these tools. Proper maintenance improves the life and performance of the tool. Correct set-up and operating procedures ensure good results and prevent injury. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the...[more]

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  42. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-3: Describe Rigging and Hoisting Equipment

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: Rigging loads for lifting requires the use of various hardware items. Knowing how to correctly select, inspect, and assemble of each of these items is critical to a safe lift. To effectively use ropes in a work setting requires that you become familiar with several types of ropes, knots, bends, and hitches. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as st...[more]

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  43. Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jan 6, 2020

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

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  44. Canadian History: Post-Confederation

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Sep 29, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON FEBRUARY 1, 2021, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Aboriginal accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic...[more]

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  45. Student Success

    Author(s): Mary Shier, College of the Rockies

    Updated: Sep 11, 2020

    Description: This book offers study skills and practices for college and university students to help them make a positive transition to post-secondary education, learn how to be a successful student, and make the most of their learning experience. This textbook was created to provide a resource for the ABE provincial level course, Student Success, and it provides resources to meet all the required and optional learning outcomes. The course can be used an elective course towards the BC Adult Graduation Diplo...[more]

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  46. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-5: Describe Fire Safety

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: As a trades worker you have a responsibility to work safely, and fire prevention is a primary concern. Many of the work tasks you carry out include the application of heat and flame. You should be able to apply fire prevention practices, identify fire causes, and identify and apply fire extinguishing agents to control or extinguish a fire. You are not expected to be an expert firefighter, but you may have to deal with a fire to protect your safety and the safety of others. The following list o...[more]

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  47. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-4: Describe Personal Safety Practices

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 7, 2020

    Description: These Learning Tasks describe the clothing and protective equipment workers must wear on the job site and the safety precautions they must take to protect themselves and others from injury. Special personal protective equipment (PPE) is required on the job site. The equipment used will depend on the hazards anticipated. When working at elevations, significant hazards are present and fall protection is normally required. Knowing the hazards allows workers to select methods to reduce the hazard a...[more]

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  48. Line C - Tools and Equipment Competency C-4: Describe Ladders and Work Platforms

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 19, 2019

    Description: In this Competency you will learn about some of the common equipment used for performing work at elevated locations. The safe use of ladders and scaffolds is required in all types of jobs. A safely built scaffold provides a stable platform for workers to complete their work. The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation has set minimum standards for erecting and using ladders and work platforms.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-l...[more]

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  49. Line A - Safe Work Practices Competency A-3: Handle Hazardous Materials Safely

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: Workers exposed to hazardous materials may be at risk for many serious health problems, such as kidney or lung damage, sterility, cancer, allergic reactions, or burns. Some hazardous materials can also cause fires or explosions. Legislation and regulations are in place to reduce injuries or diseases caused by exposure to hazardous materials used in the workplace. Every person working with or near controlled products has the right to know the hazards and how to safely use the products. The foll...[more]

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  50. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-1: Apply Study and Learning Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: Every learner has different abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences. Some individuals will be entering a trades program directly from high school as part of a dual-credit program or youth initiative and have limited experience outside of the classroom. Others may have been out ofthe formal education system for a number of years, but bring valuable years of work experience into the classroom. Regardless of where you are starting from, integral to your success in postsecondary education is d...[more]

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  51. Human Resources in the Food Service and Hospitality Industry

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Jun 25, 2019

    Description: Human Resources in the Food Services and Hospitality Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

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  52. Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management

    Author(s): go2HR, The BC Cook Articulation Committee

    Updated: Oct 16, 2020

    Description: Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills.

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  53. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of nutritional information and labelling in the baking industry. In particular, there is a focus on Canadian regulations regarding labelling and merchandising of baked goods, as well as baking for customers with special diets, allergies, and intolerances. Nutrition and Labelling for the Canadian Baker is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food ser...[more]

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  54. Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Jan 16, 2020

    Description: Modern Pastry and Plated Dessert Techniques is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s food service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook and Baker programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and there for can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in food service skills.

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  55. Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Jun 26, 2019

    Description: Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Other books in the series include: Bas...[more]

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  56. Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Food Service Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts books developed to support the training of students and apprentices in BC’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Your health and well-being are your most valuable possessions. Many laws and regulations exist to ensure employee safety, yet every year thousands of serious injuries occur. In many cases, these injuries have serious long-term consequences for both employees and employers. For those new to the workfor...[more]

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  57. Meat Cutting and Processing for Food Service

    Author(s): go2HR, The BC Cook Articulation Committee

    Updated: Jul 23, 2019

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types of meat and poultry used in the food service industry, and of how the terminology used by retail, wholesale, and food service customers varies. Meat cutting for restaurants and hotels differs slightly from meat cutting for retail. Restaurants and hotels sometimes use names of cuts on menus that are common in the kitchen vernacular or in other jurisdictions like Europe or the United States, while retail meat cutter...[more]

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  58. Working in the Food Service Industry

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Sep 3, 2019

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Foodservice Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia le...[more]

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  59. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-4: Describe the Apprenticeship System

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: This Competency provides the information necessary for you to understand the trades training system and how to explore any trades you may be interested in. Careers in the trades can be highly rewarding. Forecast shortages in skilled trades mean that there will be significant opportunities for new workers to enter many of the trades. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility ...[more]

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  60. Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1

    Author(s): Gloria Snively, Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Since Indigenous peoples have developed time-proven approaches to sustaining both community and environment, Elders and young people are concerned that this rich legacy of Indigenous Science with its wealth of environmental knowledge and the wisdom of previous generations could disappear if it is not respected, studied and understood by today's children and youth. A perspective where relationships between home place and all other beings that inhabit the earth is vitally important to all residen...[more]

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  61. Calculus-Based Physics I

    Author(s): Jeffrey W. Schnick, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College

    Updated: Apr 8, 2020

    Description: Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. This is the first of two textbooks for this course.

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  62. Cross Connection Control for Plumbing and Piping Trades: Plumber Apprenticeship Program Level 3

    Author(s): Richard V. Mawle RSE, Camosun College (retired)

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This manual is as part of your third year of apprenticeship training program you must have completed your level 1 and level 2 training to be eligible for this level of training in cross connection control. If you pass the theory and practical portion of this third year and your fourth year training during your apprenticeship training and pass your Red Seal Interprovincial examinations, you will be issued a Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. This Red Seal endorsement entitles you to work any...[more]

  63. Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2

    Author(s): Edited by Gloria Snively, Lorna Wanosts'a7 Williams; UVic

    Updated: Jun 5, 2019

    Description: Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we att...[more]

  64. Line B - Employability Skills Competency B-3: Use Interpersonal Communication Skills

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Dec 18, 2019

    Description: No matter what your job is, you will need to communicate with other people. Your communication skills determine how successfully you receive and transmit information. Communication is arguably the most important of all life skills and plays a significant role in all aspects of work and home life. Communication is verbal, written, and non-verbal, and every gesture, voice inflection, or facial movement speaks volumes and conveys information to others. An effective communicator is also an active l...[more]

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  65. Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

    Author(s): Melissa Tombro, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jan 21, 2020

    Description: Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative in...[more]

  66. Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part I - Latin is part one of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Latin roots. A link to the second part focusing on the Greek roots can be found below. Part I will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Latin. There is a stress on principles: although students will be conti...[more]

  67. Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be cont...[more]

  68. Basic Analysis I: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 1

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: This is a course in undergraduate real analysis, also known as advanced calculus. The book works for both basic courses for students who do not necessarily wish to go to graduate school and also more advanced courses that prepare students for graduate study and cover topics such as metric spaces. A prerequisite for the course is a basic proof course. This book starts with analysis on the real line, going through sequences, series, and then into continuity, the derivative, and the Riemann integr...[more]

  69. Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator

    Author(s): Serhat Beyenir, Sanja Boskovic; British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This Simulator laboratory (SIMLAB) book was created to provide ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator courses. It is intended to act as a collection of exercises to help our students merge the theory covered in the classroom with the practice performed in the labs.

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  70. Technical Writing Essentials

    Author(s): Suzan Last, University of Victoria

    Updated: Jul 22, 2019

    Description: This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills.

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  71. Provisional Prosthodontic series - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Fern Hubbard, Margaret Dennett, Catherine Baranow, Province of British Columbia

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The Provisional Prosthodontic Series - 2nd Edition is comprised of five resources: Provisional Prosthodontic Theory Manual, Provisional Prosthodontic Clinical Manual, a study guide, instructor's guide, and a manual of practice exercises and case studies. This course is available to programs accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada. These course materials are written for practising certified dental assistants. Registered and licensed dental hygienists are also eligible and ...[more]

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  72. Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition

    Author(s): A. W. (Tony) Bates

    Updated: Nov 12, 2019

    Description: The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching. The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not...[more]

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  73. Trigonometry and Single Phase AC Generation for Electricians

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: To understand electrical theory, it is important to have a grasp of trigonometry. Whether we are talking about single phase or polyphase power, trigonometry is a key concept. This textbook, divided into three sections and provides easy-to-understand and enjoyable lessons on trigonometry, vectors, and AC generation for those training and working as electricians.

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  74. Introduction to Psychology (Stangor)

    Author(s): Charles Stangor

    Updated: Aug 19, 2019

    Description: This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the same time, the book maintains content and conceptual rigor, with a strong focus on th...[more]

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  75. Canadian History: Post-Confederation - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Sep 29, 2020

    Description: This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Indigenous accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What envi...[more]

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  76. Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

    Author(s): Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada, Saylor Academy

    Updated: Jan 14, 2020

    Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous pe...[more]

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  77. 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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  78. World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500

    Author(s): Eugene Berger, George L. Israel, Charlotte Miller, Brian Parkinson, Andrew Reeves, Nadejda Williams, University System of Georgia

    Updated: May 15, 2020

    Description: World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 offers a comprehensive introduction to the history of humankind from prehistory to 1500. Authored by six USG faculty members with advance degrees in History, this textbook offers up-to-date original scholarship. It covers such cultures, states, and societies as Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel, Dynastic Egypt, India’s Classical Age, the Dynasties of China, Archaic Greece, the Roman Empire, Islam, Medieval Africa, the Americas, and the Kh...[more]

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  79. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century,...[more]

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  80. Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

    Author(s): Glynda Rees Doyle, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jodie Anita McCutcheon, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Oct 5, 2020

    Description: This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning...[more]

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  81. Adult Literacy Fundamentals Mathematics: Book 6

    Author(s): Liz Girard, Wendy Tagami

    Updated: May 21, 2019

    Description: This is book six in a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor's Manual.

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  82. Database Design - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Adrienne Watt, Douglas College, Nelson Eng, Douglas College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms, and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

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  83. Psychology: The Science of Human Potential

    Author(s): Jeffrey Levy, Seton Hall University

    Updated: Sep 15, 2020

    Description: Psychology: The Science of Human Potential is designed to be a concise, cohesive introduction to psychology textbook. The first chapter provides an overview of the textbook and reviews the history of psychology and its methodology. Psychology is described as a science studying how hereditary (nature) and experiential (nurture) variables interact to influence the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of individuals. The remainder of the text is organized into sections entitled “Mostly Nature” (biolo...[more]

  84. Principles of Microeconomics (UVic)

    Author(s): Emma Hutchinson, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 25, 2020

    Description: This book is an adaptation of Principles of Microeconomics originally published by OpenStax. This adapted version has been reorganized into eight topics and expanded to include over 200 multiple choice questions, examples, eight case studies including questions and solutions, and over 200 editable figures.

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  85. Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

    Author(s): Frank Aragbonfoh Abumere, Douglas Giles, Ya-Yun (Sherry) Kao, et al.

    Updated: Sep 15, 2020

    Description: We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others' behavior and choices. This text examines some of the main threads of discussion on these topics that have developed over the last couple of millennia, mostly within the Western cultural tradition.

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  86. Precalculus (Stitz-Zeager)

    Author(s): Carl Stitz, Jeff Zeager

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Precalculus is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are...[more]

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  87. Physical Geology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Oct 2, 2020

    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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  88. English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

    Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]

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  89. Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Jan 20, 2020

    Description: This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each secti...[more]

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  90. Mastering Strategic Management - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Janice Edwards, COTR, David Try, Coast Mountain College, Dave Ketchen, Auburn University, Jeremy Short, University of Oklahoma

    Updated: Jul 22, 2019

    Description: Mastering Strategic Management is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. Think of graphic concept pages as...[more]

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  91. An Introduction to Philosophy

    Author(s): W. Russ Payne, Bellevue College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, the goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress. Th...[more]

  92. Mastering Strategic Management

    Author(s): Dave Ketchen , Auburn University, Jeremy Short , University of Oklahoma

    Updated: Jun 11, 2019

    Description: Mastering Strategic Management by Dave Ketchen and Jeremy Short is designed to enhance student engagement in three innovative ways. The first is through visual adaptations of the key content in the book. It is well documented that many of today’s students are visual learners. To meet students’ wants and needs (and thereby create a much better teaching experience for professors), Mastering Strategic Management contains multiple graphic concept pages in ever section of every chapter of the book. ...[more]

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  93. Introduction to Psychology (University of Saskatchewan)

    Author(s): Jorden A. Cummings, Lee Sanders; University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Aug 25, 2020

    Description: This introductory text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from a number of open text publications, including Introduction to Psychology – 1st Canadian Edition (Stangor & Wallinga, 2014), the Noba Project, and Research Methods in Psychology – 3rd American Edition (Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, & Cuttler, 2017). This version of the text includes a Key Terms list for each chapter, an expanded glossary, and H5P chapter self-tests.

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  94. Active Calculus Multivariable

    Author(s): Steve Schlicker, David Austin, Matt Boelkins; Grand Valley State University

    Updated: May 8, 2020

    Description: In Active Calculus Multivariable, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an activity-driven approach in which the vast majority of the examples are completed by students. Where many texts present a general theory of calculus followed by substantial collections of worked examples, we instead pose problems or situations, consider possibilities, and then ask students to investigate and explore. Following key activities or examples, the presentation normally include...[more]

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  95. Nationalism, Self-determination and Secession

    Author(s): Geoff Andrews, Open University, Michael Saward, Open University

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: What makes a ‘nation’ and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think about the...[more]

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  96. Health Case Studies

    Author(s): Glynda Rees, Rob Kruger, Janet Morrison; British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. The case studies can be used onli...[more]

  97. Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking

    Author(s): Rod Gehl, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Darryl Plecas, University of the Fraser Valley

    Updated: May 7, 2020

    Description: Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential found...[more]

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  98. Principles of Social Psychology - 1st International Edition

    Author(s): Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Dr. Hammond Tarry, Capilano University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Sep 23, 2019

    Description: The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use.

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  99. Linear Algebra with Applications (Lyryx)

    Author(s): W. Keith Nicholson, University of Calgary, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: After being traditionally published for many years Linear Algebra with Applications by W. Keith Nicholson is now released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Overall, the aim of the text is to achieve a balance among computational skills, theory, and applicationsof linear algebra. It is a relatively advanced introduction to the ideas and techniques of linear algebra targeted for science and engineering students who need to understand not only how to use these meth...[more]

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  100. Presentation Software

    Author(s): ABT Collaborative

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: An introduction to creating electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

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  101. Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Mohammad Mahbobi, Thompson Rivers University, Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

    Updated: Jun 24, 2020

    Description: "Introductory Business Statistics with Interactive Spreadsheets - 1st Canadian Edition" is an adaptation of Thomas K. Tiemann's book, "Introductory Business Statistics". In addition to covering basics such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and sampling distributions, descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics, the follow...[more]

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  102. 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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  103. Algebra and Trigonometry (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2020

    Description: Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra and trigonometry course. The modular approach and the richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. Algebra and Trigonometry offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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  104. College Algebra (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

    Updated: Jul 30, 2020

    Description: College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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  105. forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic

    Author(s): P.D. Magnus

    Updated: Jul 31, 2020

    Description: forall x is an open access introductory textbook in formal logic. It covers translation, proofs, and formal semantics for sentential and predicate logic. forall x was written by P.D. Magnus, an associate professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Magnus received his PhD from UC San Diego.

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  106. Introduction to Sociology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: Introduction to Sociology - 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, ...[more]

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  107. Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate

    Author(s): Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Fo...[more]

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  108. Principles of Microeconomics (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the text, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (and edited by Lyryx Learning), which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. This adaptation employs methods that use equations sparingly and do not utilize calculus. The key issues in most chapters are analyzed by introducing a numerical example or case study at the o...[more]

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  109. Principles of Macroeconomics (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: Principles of Macroeconomics is an adaptation of the text, Macroeconomics: Theory, Markets, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (and edited by Lyryx Learning), and presents a complete and concise examination of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy suitable for a first introductory course. Examples are domestic and international in their subject matter and are of the modern era -- financial markets, monetary and fiscal policies aimed at inflation and debt control, globalization and th...[more]

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  110. Human Resource Management (University of Minnesota)

    Author(s): Author removed at request of original publisher; adaptation by the University of Minnesota

    Updated: Jul 21, 2020

    Description: Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

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  111. Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems

    Author(s): William F. Trench, Trinity University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems is written for students in science, engineering, and mathematics who have completed calculus through partial differentiation. If your syllabus includes Chapter 10 (Linear Systems of Differential Equations), your students should have some preparation in linear algebra. In writing this book, the author aimed to make the language easy to understand. As an elementary text, this book is written in an informal but mathematically accurate ...[more]

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  112. Ethics in Law Enforcement

    Author(s): Steve McCartney, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Rick Parent, Simon Fraser University

    Updated: Jul 23, 2019

    Description: In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core ...[more]

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  113. Chemistry - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware, Richard Langley, Stephen F. Austin State University, William R. Robinson, PhD

    Updated: Sep 23, 2020

    Description: Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning. The second edition has been revised to incorpor...[more]

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  114. Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective

    Author(s): Bill Freedman, Dalhousie University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2020

    Description: This textbook is intended to provide the core elements of a curriculum for teaching environmental science at the introductory level in Canadian colleges and universities. This book is suitable for students beginning a program in environmental science, environmental studies, or sustainability. It is also appropriate for arts students who require a science elective, and for science students who require a non-major elective. This book was written from the ground-up to provide Canadian information ...[more]

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  115. Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 2

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: This book is a continuation of Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 1. Volume II continues into multivariable analysis, starting with differential calculus, including inverse and implicit function theorems, continuing with differentiation under the integral and path integrals, which are often not covered in a course like this, and multivariable Riemann integral. Finally, there is also a chapter on power series, Arzelà–Ascoli, Stone–Weierstrass, and Fourier series. Together, th...[more]

  116. Intermediate Financial Accounting - Volume 1 (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: This text is intended for a first course in Intermediate Financial Accounting. It presumes that students have already completed one or two Introductory Financial Accounting courses. The book reflects current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), such as IFRS 15 - Revenue from Contracts With Customers. It focuses on more difficult intermediate accounting topics that match prerequisite requirements for students advancing to a second level Intermediate Financial Accounting course. Ad...[more]

  117. Intermediate Financial Accounting - Volume 2 (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Glenn Arnold, Suzanne Kyle, Athabasca University, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Oct 20, 2020

    Description: This text is intended to be the second of two in Intermediate Financial Accounting courses. It presumes that students have already completed the Introductory Financial Accounting, and the first Intermediate Financing Accounting course. The text reflects both current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and ASPE. This text covers all topics essential to a second level Intermediate Accounting course: current, long-term and complex liabilities, income taxes, pensions, leases, shareho...[more]

  118. Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair, Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean DeSaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise, Connie Rye, OpenStax College

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    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.

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  119. Principles of Marketing

    Author(s): University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    Updated: Mar 9, 2020

    Description: Principles of Marketing teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing—not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic, sustainability, ethics and social responsibility, global coverage, and metrics. NOTE: This book was updated on January 20, 2017. Any reviews posted before this date are based on the older edition of this textbook.

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  120. Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

    Author(s): Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges

    Updated: Jul 29, 2020

    Description: This textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. British Colmbia contributors include: contributing author Logan Cochrane, UBC, (chapter 16: Seeing Like an Anthroplogist...[more]

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  121. Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. A traditional Aggregate Demand and Supply (AD-AS) model is introduced, and a...[more]

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  122. Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy. The text begins with an explanation and development of the standard tools of analysis in the discipline and carries on to investigate the meaning of 'well-being' in the context of an efficient use of the economy's resources. An understanding of individual optimizing behaviour is developed, and this...[more]

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