Results: 385 Open Textbooks
  • Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

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  • Geographic Information System Basics

    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

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  • Algorithms and Data Structures with Applications to Graphics and Geometry

    Author(s): Jurg Nievergelt, Klaus Hinrichs

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This is a textbook for first year computer science. It covers programming environments for motion, graphics, and geometry; programming concepts (beyond notation); objects, algorithms, and programs; complexity of problems and algorithms; data structures; and the interaction between algorithms and data structures (case studies in geometric computation).

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  • Open Data Structures

    Author(s): Pat Morin

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: There are plenty of books that teach introductory data structures. Some of them are very good. Most of them cost money, and the vast majority of computer science undergraduate students will shell out at least some cash on a data structures book.

  • The Word on College Reading and Writing

    Author(s): Monique Babin, Carol Burnell, Susan Pesznecker, Nicole Rosevear, Jaime Wood, OpenOregon

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Written by five college reading and writing instructors, this interactive, multimedia text draws from decades of experience teaching students who are entering the college reading and writing environment for the very first time. It includes examples, exercises, and definitions for just about every reading- and writing-related topic students will encounter in their college courses.

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  • Understanding Media and Culture

    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

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  • 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]

  • 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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  • Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

    Author(s): Dave Dillon, Grossmont College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Blueprint for Success in College: Indispensable Study Skills and Time Management Strategies is a students' guide for classroom success. This text, designed to show how to be successful in college focuses on study skills and time management. This textbook is a “remix” of five previous open sourced textbooks. Effort was placed into maintaining consistency throughout while striving to strike a balance with preserving original content. The Blueprint for Success series comprises three books for the ...[more]

  • 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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