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Author(s): Camosun College
Updated: Feb 27, 2021
Description: Essential skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve in their jobs and adapt to changes in the workplace. The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone books. Line D – Organizational Skills. D-1 Solve Trades Mathemat...[more]
Author(s): Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College, MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College, Andrea Honeycutt Mathis, Northeast Mississippi Community College
Updated: Feb 10, 2021
Description: Elementary Algebra - 2e is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics. The second edition contains detailed updat...[more]
Author(s): David DiBiase, Penn State
Updated: Feb 9, 2021
Description: The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as "geospatial").
Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team
Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Description: Macroeconomics: Theory, Models, and Policy by D. Curtis and I. Irvine (edited by Lyryx Learning) provides complete, concise coverage of introductory macroeconomics theory and policy. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. A traditional Aggregate Demand and Supply (AD-AS) model is introduced, and a...[more]
Author(s): Barbara Helm Welker, SUNY Geneseo
Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the p...[more]
Author(s): Ranbir Johal, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Description: Speaking and Writing Punjabi, by Ranbir Johal, is an introductory Punjabi textbook/workbook. This textbook is organized around a communicative approach with each chapter containing dialogues and exercises based on topics such as greetings and introductions, family and friends, daily routine, food and shopping. Ranbir Johal teaches Punjabi language and South Asian content courses at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Author(s): F. John Dian, R. Vahidnia; BCIT
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
Description: The phrase “Internet of Things" (IoT) alludes to the billions of physical devices connected to the Internet in order to exchange raw data and analyze the information. This book introduces the IoT use cases and technologies. It uses practical examples to demonstrate the effect of IoT and its potential to change our world, and it discusses the existing wired and wireless communication technologies that have enabled IoT. The book also includes multiple choice and review questions to support studen...[more]
Author(s): Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, et al.; Ryerson University
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
Description: The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Its intended audience is students in health-related post-secondary programs as well as healthcare providers. Using a multi-media and interactive approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement. This 2nd Canadian Edition includes over 120 H5P activities.
Author(s): Eran Asoulin, Paul Richard Blum, Tony Cheng, et al.
Updated: Jan 28, 2021
Description: Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historical and contemporary context intended to engage first-time readers in the field. It focuses on debates about the status and character of the mind and its seemingly subjective nature in an apparently more objective world.
Author(s): Paul Grinder, Okanagan College
Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Description: This resource covers the following learning objectives: explain the uses and misuses of statistics; demonstrate an understanding of mean, median, mode, range, quartiles, percentiles, standard deviation, the normal curve, z scores, sampling error, and confidence intervals; graphically present data in the form of frequency tables, line graphs, bar graphs, and stem and leaf plots; and design and conduct a statistics project, analyze the data and communicate your observations about the data. This ...[more]
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