Results: 360 Open Textbooks
  • AutoCAD 3D eBook

    Author(s): Wally Baumback, Vancouver Community College

    Updated: Mar 12, 2021

    Description: The AutoCAD 3D eBook was written as a tool to guide and teach you to master AutoCAD. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore the eBooks were written with competency-based modules. The competency-based modules are bite-size pieces that allows you to work at your own pace. They can be used to learn by distance education, correspondence, online, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use AutoCAD in their own home or office. This eBook was designed to be used on...[more]

  • Health and Safety in Canadian Workplaces

    Author(s): Jason Foster, Bob Barnetson

    Updated: Mar 12, 2021

    Description: This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical suggestions for health and safety advocacy. Foster and Barnetson bring the field into the twenty-first century by including discussions of how precarious employment, gender, and ill-health can be better handled in Canadian OHS. Although they address the gendered and ra...[more]

  • Human Nutrition - 2020 Edition

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

    Updated: Mar 10, 2021

    Description: This open access textbook was developed as an introductory nutrition resource to reflect the diverse dietary patterns of people in Hawai‘i and the greater Pacific. Using the ‘ōlelo no‘eau, or Hawaiian proverb, stated above, we believe that the principles of nutrition should be taught through the context of our communities and environments. The book covers basic concepts in human nutrition, key information about essential nutrients, basic nutritional assessment, and nutrition across the lifespan...[more]

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  • Sight-Reading for Guitar

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

    Updated: Mar 10, 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.

  • Key Concepts of Computer Studies

    Author(s): Meizhong Wang, College of New Caledonia

    Updated: Mar 9, 2021

    Description: If you are looking for a quick study guide in Computer Studies, this book is an excellent resource. Skip the lengthy and distracting books and instead use this book to guide your studies, review your knowledge, or help with tutoring. This book quickly gets to the heart of each particular topic, helping students with a quick review before doing homework or preparing for a test.

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  • Hair Colour for Hairstylists: Level 2

    Author(s): Arden Magtiza, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Mar 9, 2021

    Description: This manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency. This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today.

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  • Human Biology: Human Anatomy and Physiology

    Author(s): Christine Miller, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: This textbook is ideal for an introductory-level human biology course. It is aligned with the British Columbia Adult Basic Education learning outcomes for Provincial Level Biology, which is the equivalent of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology. This textbook begins with an introduction to sciences and the scientific method, and then addresses the human body in increasing scale: from biological molecules, to cells and tissues, to organs and all eleven organ systems, all with an overarching focus on ...[more]

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  • Human Nutrition

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

    Updated: Mar 5, 2021

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2021 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. 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 ab...[more]

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  • Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair

    Updated: Mar 4, 2021

    Description: In this survey text, directed at those not majoring in biology, we dispel the assumption that a little learning is a dangerous thing. We hope that by skimming the surface of a very deep subject, biology, we may inspire you to drink more deeply and make more informed choices relating to your health, the environment, politics, and the greatest subject that are all of us are entwined in, life itself. This text also includes 80 interactive H5P activities that you can use to evaluate your understand...[more]

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  • Physical Geology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Mar 2, 2021

    Description: 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 history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departm...[more]

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