Results: 380 Open Textbooks
  • Understanding Ingredients for the Canadian Baker

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the various types and uses of ingredients used in the baking industry, and how certain ingredients, in particular grains and flours are produced, graded and processed in Canada. Understanding Ingredients 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 service and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Coo...[more]

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  • Trigonometry and Single Phase AC Generation for Electricians

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  • The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  • The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

    Author(s): Barbara Helm Welker, SUNY Geneseo

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the p...[more]

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  • Technical Writing Essentials

    Author(s): Suzan Last, University of Victoria

    Updated: Oct 1, 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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  • Teaching in a Digital Age - Second Edition

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  • Supporting Survivors: Training and Facilitation Guide

    Author(s): Sexual Violence Training Development Team

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: A workshop and facilitation guide to support B.C. post-secondary institutions to prevent and respond to sexual violence and misconduct. Supporting Survivors is a 90 minute workshop for all members of the campus community: students, faculty, administrators, and staff. This training helps learners respond supportively and effectively to disclosures of sexual violence. It includes a discussion of available supports and resources, the differences between disclosing and reporting, and opportunities ...[more]

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  • Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities & Mental Illness

    Author(s): Sherri Melrose, Debra Dusome, John Simpson, Cheryl Crocker, Elizabeth Athens

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: This multidisciplinary resource develops topics of interest to all those who care about and for individuals with co-occurring intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Each chapter presents current evidence informed practice knowledge. Each topic is also presented with audio enabled text boxes emphasizing 'Key Points for Caregivers.' For those who are interested in background knowledge, we provided the comprehensive literature base. And, for those interested mainly in 'what to do,' we provi...[more]

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  • Student Success

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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  • Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator

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

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    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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