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  • Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

    Faculty reviewed Adopted

    Author(s): Tom Theis, University of Illinois, Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois
    Date: Feb 28, 2017

    Description: With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by ...[more]

  • U.S. History: OpenStax

    Adopted Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): P. Scott Corbett, PhD - Ventura College, Volker Janssen, PhD - California State University-Fullerton, John M. Lund, PhD - Keene State College, Todd Pfannestiel, PhD - Clarion University, Paul Vickery, PhD - Oral Roberts University, Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD - Lead Editor
    Date: Feb 28, 2017

    Description: Published by OpenStax College, U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike. U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most courses. The authors introduce key forces and major developments that together form the American experience, with particular attention paid to considering issues of race, class, and gender. The text p...[more]

  • University Physics Volume 2: OpenStax

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    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University
    Date: Feb 23, 2017

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

  • University Physics Volume 1: OpenStax

    Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University
    Date: Feb 23, 2017

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

  • Writing for Strategic Communication Industries

    Author(s): Jasmine Roberts, The Ohio State University
    Date: Feb 23, 2017

    Description: Good writing skills are important in today’s competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book has straightforward chapters that use real-world examples to illustrate key points. It discusses different writing styles and te...[more]

  • Open Data Structures

    Author(s): Pat Morin
    Date: Feb 22, 2017

    Description: There are plenty of books that teach introductory data structures. Some of them are very good. Most of them cost money, and the vast majority of computer science undergraduate students will shell out at least some cash on a data structures book.

  • eMarketing - The Essential Guide to Online Marketing

    Author(s): Rob Stokes, Saylor Academy
    Date: Feb 22, 2017

    Description: eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing is a textbook intended for third and fourth year marketing students and draws on both academic theory and practical experience. The book offers students information that is applicable to the eMarket industry by providing examples that are easily relatable. The book covers all of the important aspects of online marketing, including the areas associated with search engine marketing, affiliate marketing, web analytics and conversion optimisation,...[more]

  • Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition

    Faculty reviewed Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): Jennifer Walinga, Royal Roads University, Charles Stangor, University of Maryland
    Date: Feb 22, 2017

    Description: This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each secti...[more]

  • Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): William Little, Thompson Rivers University, Ron McGivern, Thompson Rivers University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College , Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College , Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College , Tommy Sadler, Union University, Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College
    Date: Feb 22, 2017

    Description: Introduction to Sociology adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical introductory sociology course. In addition to comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories, we have incorporated section reviews with engaging questions, discussions that help students apply the sociological imagination, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. Although this text can be modified and reorganized to suit your needs, the standard version ...[more]

  • Working in the Food Service Industry

    Adopted Accessible Ancillary Resources

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR
    Date: Feb 21, 2017

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Foodservice Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia le...[more]