Results: 367 Open Textbooks
  • BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5

    Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English Level 5 (roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system). Every chapter includes a level-appropriate, high-interest reading of between 500 and 800 words. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF...[more]

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  • Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals

    Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Oona St-Amant, Wendy Garcia, Lisa Seto Nielsen, Rezwana Rahman

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

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  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Author(s): Michael A. Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find p...[more]

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  • Calculus: Early Transcendentals - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): David Guichard, Whitman College, Lyryx Learning Team, Jim Bailey, College of the Rockies, Mark Blenkinsop, Carleton University, Michael Cavers, University of Calgary, Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute, Joseph Ling, University of Calgary

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable textbook provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses. To practice...[more]

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  • Principles of Microeconomics - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. This adaptation employs methods that use equations sparingly and do not utilize calculus. The key issues in most chapters are analyzed by introducing a numerical example or case study at the outset. Students are introd...[more]

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  • Cellular Internet of Things for Practitioners

    Author(s): Reza Vahidnia, BCIT, F. John Dian, BCIT

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: This book describes the simplified architecture of an IoT network from the core functional perspective and then presents step-by-step procedures to establish a connection between the IoT device and platform. It practically shows how to connect a cellular IoT module to the Microsoft Azure IoT Hub using the LTE-M technology.

  • Sight-Reading for Guitar

    Author(s): Chelsea Green, The American University in Cairo

    Updated: May 25, 2021

    Description: This book teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The Keep Going Method is designed to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for sight-reading with efficiency, fun and encouragement.

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  • Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

    Author(s): Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada, Saylor Academy

    Updated: May 4, 2021

    Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous pe...[more]

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  • Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Sally Walters, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: May 4, 2021

    Description: This book is designed to introduce students to psychology. It is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the main perspectives and sub-fields, with a focus on the science of psychology. There is an explicitly Canadian perspective, and the book incorporates open access material from other experts. Readers are also shown how to approach learning about psychology while being given the content. This book is an adaptation of Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition (Stangor and Walinga) ...[more]

  • A First Course in Linear Algebra (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Ken Kuttler, Bringham Young University, Ilijas Farah, York University, The Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: Apr 26, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON OCTOBER 1, 2021 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This text, originally by Ken Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra. All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. The text is designed in a mo...[more]

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