Results: 360 Open Textbooks
  • Introduction to Professional Communications

    Author(s): Melissa Ashman, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Apr 12, 2021

    Description: No matter what your field is, having professional communication skills are essential to success in today's workplace. This book covers key business communications topics that will help you in your career, including intercultural communication, team work, professional writing, audience analysis and adapting messages, document formatting, oral communication, and more.

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  • Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements

    Author(s): Michelle Nakano, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Updated: Apr 7, 2021

    Description: Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Identify Plants and Plant Requirements is an adaptation of KPU HORT 1155 Introduction to Plant Materials Lecture Notes. It is an editable, open access learning resource with interactive web-based experiences customized for horticulture students studying plant identification. This edition supports student achievement of the Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 learning goals for Red Seal Landscape Horticulturist Line F2.

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  • Barbering Techniques for Hairstylists

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University, Gary Franceschini, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Apr 6, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices who desire to grow beyond their foundational haircutting knowledge and skills, and expand their knowledge to include more advanced barbering services, such as beard and moustache design, and straight razor shaves.

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  • Introduction to Psychology (University of Saskatchewan)

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

    Updated: Apr 6, 2021

    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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  • Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

    Author(s): Beau Branson, Brescia University, Marcus William Hunt, Tulane University, Timothy D Knepper, Drake University, et al.

    Updated: Apr 1, 2021

    Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God, as well as some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the connection between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter addresses the place of non-Western an...[more]

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  • Introductory Algebra

    Author(s): Izabela Mazur, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 30, 2021

    Description: This textbook is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Mathematics: Intermediate Level Algebra. The textbook introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. This text was adapted from Elementary Algebra and Prealgebra, textbooks ori...[more]

  • Intermediate Microeconomics with Microsoft Excel - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Humberto Barreto, DePauw University

    Updated: Mar 26, 2021

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

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  • Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Nina Brown, Thomas McIlwraith, Laura Tubelle de González

    Updated: Mar 23, 2021

    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. The authors' approach to cultural anthropology is holistic. They see the interconnectedness of cultural practices and, i...[more]

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  • Technical Writing Essentials

    Author(s): Suzan Last, University of Victoria

    Updated: Mar 18, 2021

    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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  • Calculus: Volume 1 (OpenStax)

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

    Updated: Mar 15, 2021

    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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