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  • Cross Connection Control for Plumbing and Piping Trades: Plumber Apprenticeship Program Level 3

    Author(s): Richard V. Mawle RSE
    Date: Sep 23, 2016

    Description: This manual is as part of your third year of apprenticeship training program you must have completed your level 1 and level 2 training to be eligible for this level of training in cross connection control. If you pass the theory and practical portion of this third year and your fourth year training during your apprenticeship training and pass your Red Seal Interprovincial examinations, you will be issued a Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. This Red Seal endorsement entitles you to work any...[more]

  • Precalculus (formerly College Algebra)

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    Author(s): Carl Stitz, Ph.D., Jeff Zeager, Ph.D.
    Date: Sep 22, 2016

    Description: Precalculus (was College Algebra) is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (...[more]

  • Digital Foundations

    Author(s): Free Software Foundation
    Date: Sep 19, 2016

    Description: This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Fi...[more]

  • British Columbia in a Global Context

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    Author(s): Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University
    Date: Sep 19, 2016

    Description: This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfol...[more]

  • Principles of Social Psychology

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    Author(s): Charles Stangor, University of Maryland
    Date: Sep 19, 2016

    Description: Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approac...[more]

  • Principles of Macroeconomics: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
    Date: Sep 19, 2016

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Macroeconomics covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including: the housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s hyperinflation, global unemployment, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen. The pedagogical choices, chapter arrangements, and learning objective fulfillment were developed and vetted with feedback from educators...[more]

  • Precalculus: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University
    Date: Sep 19, 2016

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, ...[more]

  • Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

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    Author(s): Amy Blackstone, University Of Maine-ME-Orono
    Date: Sep 16, 2016

    Description: Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers, undergraduate students. Each chapter describes how research methodology is useful for students in the multiple roles they fill: (1) as consumers of popular and public information, (2) as citizens in a society where findings from social research shape laws, policies, and public life, and (3) as current and future employees. Connections to th...[more]

  • Introduction to Psychology

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    Author(s): Charles Stangor
    Date: Sep 16, 2016

    Description: This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the same time, the book maintains content and conceptual rigor, with a strong focus on th...[more]

  • Fundamentals of Business

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    Author(s): Stephen J. Skripak, Richard Parsons, Anastasia Cortes, Anita Walz
    Date: Sep 16, 2016

    Description: An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees,Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value to Customers, Pricing Strategy, Hospitality and Tourism, Account...[more]