Results: 26 Open Textbooks
  • Physical Geology

    Author(s): Steven Earle, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    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 depar...[more]

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  • Introductory Chemistry

    Author(s): David W. Ball

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    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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  • Native Peoples of North America

    Author(s): Dr. Susan Stebbins, Open SUNY

    Updated: Mar 26, 2019

    Description: Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begi...[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: May 10, 2019

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

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

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    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 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Samantha Fowler, Clayton State University , Rebecca Roush, Sandhills Community College, James Wise, Hampton University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Concepts of Biology is designed for the single-semester introduction to biology course for non-science majors, which for many students is their only college-level science course. As such, this course represents an important opportunity for students to develop the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to make informed decisions as they continue with their lives. Rather than being mired down with facts and vocabulary, the typical non-science major student needs information...[more]

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  • Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective

    Author(s): Bill Freedman, Dalhousie University

    Updated: May 16, 2019

    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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  • Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

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

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    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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  • Concepts of Biology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Charles Molnar, Jane Gair, Samantha Fowler, Rebecca Roush, James Wise, Yael Avissar, Jung Choi, Jean DeSaix, Vladimir Jurukovski, Robert Wise, Connie Rye, OpenStax College

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    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.

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  • Environmental Biology

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

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    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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