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  • Environmental Science: A Canadian Perspective

    Author(s): Bill Freedman, Dalhousie University
    Date: Dec 6, 2018

    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]

  • Linear Algebra with Applications: Lyryx

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    Author(s): W. Keith Nicholson, University of Calgary, Lyryx Learning Team
    Date: Dec 6, 2018

    Description: After being traditionally published for many years Linear Algebra with Applications by W. Keith Nicholson is now released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Overall, the aim of the text is to achieve a balance among computational skills, theory, and applicationsof linear algebra. It is a relatively advanced introduction to the ideas and techniques of linear algebra targeted for science and engineering students who need to understand not only how to use these meth...[more]

  • Financial Strategy for Public Managers

    Author(s): Sharon Kioko, Justin Marlowe, University of Washington
    Date: Dec 6, 2018

    Description: Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public...[more]

  • Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

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    Author(s): Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada, Saylor Academy
    Date: Dec 6, 2018

    Description: Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous pe...[more]

  • Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 2

    Author(s): Edited by Gloria Snively, Lorna Wanosts'a7 Williams; UVic
    Date: Dec 6, 2018

    Description: Knowing Home attempts to capture the creative vision of Indigenous scientific knowledge and technology that is derived from an ecology of a home place. The traditional wisdom component of Indigenous Science—the values and ways of decision-making—assists humans in their relationship with each other, the land and water, and all of creation. Indigenous perspectives have the potential to give insight and guidance to the kind of environmental ethics and deep understanding that we must gain as we att...[more]

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting - Third Edition

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    Author(s): David Annand, Athabasca University
    Date: Dec 5, 2018

    Description: Based on International Financial Reporting Standards, this textbook was written by David Annand, EdD, MBA, CPA, CA, a Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University. To accompany the textbook are multiple ancillary resources, including a student solutions manual and workbook. The textbook and solutions manual are also available as a combined PDF file for onscreen viewing. The material is fully bookmarked, and questions are hyper-linked to related solutions. In additi...[more]

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

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    Author(s): Gloria Snively, Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams
    Date: Nov 30, 2018

    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]

  • Microbiology: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Nina Parker, Shenandoah University , Mark Schneegurt, Wichita State University, Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Georgia Southwestern State University, Brian M. Forster, Saint Joseph's University, Philip Lister, Central New Mexico Community College
    Date: Nov 29, 2018

    Description: Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiology’s art program enhances students’ understanding of concepts through clear and ef...[more]

  • Understanding Media and Culture

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    Author(s): Jack Lule, Lehigh University
    Date: Nov 23, 2018

    Description: This book’s title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The book’s title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that inv...[more]

  • Media Studies 101

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    Author(s): Dr Erika Pearson, Dr Sy Taffel, Dr Brett Nicholls, Martina Wengenmeir, Khin-Wee Chen, Hazel Phillips, Collette Snowden, Bernard Madill, Jane Ross, Sarah Gallagher, Thelma Fisher, Shah Nister J. Kabir, Maud Ceuterick, Hannah Mettner, Massimiliana Urbano
    Date: Nov 22, 2018

    Description: Media Studies 101 is the open educational resource for media studies studies in New Zealand, Australia, and Pacifica. We have constructed this text so it can be read in a number of ways. You may wish to follow the structured order of 'chapters' like you would in a traditional printed textbook. Each section builds on and refers back to previous sections to build up your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you may want to go straight to the section you are interested in -- links will help guide ...[more]