Results: 313 Open Textbooks
  • Physical Geology

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON October 1, 2020, AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. 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 hi...[more]

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  • Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know

    Author(s): Susan E. Lowey, The College at Brockport, SUNY

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: Nursing Care at the End of Life: What Every Clinician Should Know should be an essential component of basic educational preparation for the professional registered nurse student. Recent studies show that only one in four nurses feel confident in caring for dying patients and their families and less than 2% of overall content in nursing textbooks is related to end-of-life care, despite the tremendous growth in palliative and end-of-life care programs across the country. The purpose of this textb...[more]

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  • Strategies for Academic Success

    Author(s): Liv Marken, University of Saskatchewan

    Updated: Jan 28, 2020

    Description: Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the first-year University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science online course by the same name. However, the information it contains will apply to post-secondary institutions all over. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

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  • Basics of Fluid Mechanics

    Author(s): Genick Bar-Meir, Ph. D, Potto Project

    Updated: Jan 23, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON June 1, 2020, as it does not include an editable file, which is a requirement of our open textbook collection. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCPLINE GUIDE'S CHAPTER ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/mechanical-engineering/). --------- This book, Basics of Fluid Mechanics, describes the fundamentals of fluid mechanics phenomena for engineers and others. This book is designed to replace all...[more]

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  • Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective

    Author(s): James Don Edwards, University of Georgia, Roger H. Hermanson, Georgia State University, Susan D. Ivancevich, University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Updated: Jan 23, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON June 1, 2020, as it is out of date and reviewed as being not appropriate for a Canadian classroom. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCPLINE GUIDE'S CHAPTER ON ACCOUNTING (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/accounting/). ---------Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and...[more]

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  • 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]

  • 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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  • Creating Online Learning Experiences

    Author(s): Matt Crosslin, et al.; University of Texas at Arlington

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for n...[more]

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  • Neuroscience - Canadian 1st Edition

    Author(s): William Ju, University of Toronto

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: Neuroscience - Canadian 1st Edition is a comprehensive source that examines the nervous system, neurodegeneration, techniques in studying neuroscience and emerging topics in the field.

  • Conservation Biology in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Author(s): John W. Wilson, Richard B. Primack, Boston University

    Updated: Jan 17, 2020

    Description: Easy to read, this lucid and accessible textbook includes fifteen chapters that cover a full range of conservation topics, including threats to biodiversity, environmental laws, and protected areas management, as well as related topics such as sustainability, poverty, and human-wildlife conflict. This rich resource also includes a background discussion of what conservation biology is, a wide range of theoretical approaches to the subject, and concrete examples of conservation practice in specif...[more]

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