Results: 313 Open Textbooks
  • Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

    Author(s): Jean-Paul Olivier; Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, & Technology

    Updated: Feb 5, 2020

    Description: Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their bus...[more]

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  • 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]

  • Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University, David W Ball, Cleveland State University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

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  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry

    Author(s): John S Hutchinson, Rice University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2020, AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR COLLECTION CRITERIA. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCPLINE GUIDE (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/chemistry/). "Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or ...[more]

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  • Understanding Document Accessibility

    Author(s): Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School

    Updated: Feb 3, 2020

    Description: With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers. Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so ...[more]

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  • Communication Beginnings: An Introductory Listening and Speaking Text for English Language Learners

    Author(s): Della Jean Abrahams, Portland State University

    Updated: Jan 30, 2020

    Description: This textbook is designed for advanced beginning-intermediate English language learners in an academic English program. It is composed of 7 chapters, each of which covers specific speaking and listening learning objectives and includes dialogues, interviews, discussions and conversation activities. Each chapter also focuses on 10 target words from the New General Service List of English vocabulary and reviews basic grammar points. The textbook includes an audio component that consists of record...[more]

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  • Intermediate General and Applied Science Course

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

    Updated: Jan 30, 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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  • Human Nutrition

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

    Updated: Jan 29, 2020

    Description: This open textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘’i and the greater Pacific. It serves as an introduction to nutrition for undergraduate students and is the OER textbook for the FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition course at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifes...[more]

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  • EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

    Author(s): Shane Abrams, Portland State University

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class. Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets...[more]

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  • Organizational Behavior (OpenStax)

    Author(s): J. Stewart Black, David S. Bright, Donald G. Gardner, Eva Hartmann, et al.

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management; furthermore, the unique chapter on Social Media and Communication contextualizes the importance...[more]

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