Results: 31 Open Textbooks
  • Physical Geology - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Dec 9, 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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  • Introduction to Oceanography

    Author(s): Paul Webb, Roger Williams University

    Updated: Mar 6, 2020

    Description: Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

  • Introductory Chemistry

    Author(s): David W. Ball

    Updated: Jan 12, 2022

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2022, AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR QUALITY STANDARDS. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCIPLINE DIRECTORY (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/chemistry/). The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday...[more]

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  • Biology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan University, Jung Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Matthew Douglas, Grand Rapids Community College

    Updated: Feb 10, 2022

    Description: Biology - 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students u...[more]

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  • Concepts of Biology (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise

    Updated: Mar 23, 2022

    Description: Concepts of Biology is designed for the typical introductory biology course for nonmajors, covering standard scope and sequence requirements. The text includes interesting applications and conveys the major themes of biology, with content that is meaningful and easy to understand. The book is designed to demonstrate biology concepts and to promote scientific literacy.

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  • Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective

    Author(s): Bill Freedman, Dalhousie University

    Updated: Mar 5, 2020

    Description: This textbook is intended to provide the core elements of a curriculum for teaching environmental science at the introductory level in Canadian colleges and universities. This book is suitable for students beginning a program in environmental science, environmental studies, or sustainability. It is also appropriate for arts students who require a science elective, and for science students who require a non-major elective. This book was written from the ground-up to provide Canadian information ...[more]

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  • Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1

    Author(s): Gloria Snively, Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams

    Updated: Oct 1, 2021

    Description: Since Indigenous peoples have developed time-proven approaches to sustaining both community and environment, Elders and young people are concerned that this rich legacy of Indigenous Science with its wealth of environmental knowledge and the wisdom of previous generations could disappear if it is not respected, studied and understood by today's children and youth. A perspective where relationships between home place and all other beings that inhabit the earth is vitally important to all residen...[more]

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  • Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair

    Updated: Sep 29, 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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  • Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University, David W Ball, Cleveland State University

    Updated: Oct 27, 2021

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

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  • Environmental Biology

    Author(s): Matthew R. Fisher, Editor, Open Oregon

    Updated: Sep 29, 2021

    Description: Environmental Biology enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing environmental issues. This text helps students grasp the scientific foundation of these issues so that they can better understand the world around them and their impact upon it. This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodivers...[more]

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