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British Columbia in a Global Context
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British Columbia in a Global Context

This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by ... (more)

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 unfold in BC. A further example is the recent apology to First Nation peoples on the residential school treatment, as similar events occur in the US, Ireland and Australia. Processes of urbanization, a phenomenon which people all over the globe are experiencing, can be seen in Vancouver with our discussion of the city’s development. Geography students, indeed all first year students, need to be able to critically assess their own contexts and environments in order to properly engage with our continually globalizing world. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Arthur Green
Aviv Ettya
Britta Ricker
Cristina Temenos
Okanagan College
Simon Fraser University
Simon Frasr University
Siobhan McPhee
University of British Columbia
University of the Fraser Valley
Criminal Law
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Criminal Law

Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied ... (more)

Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly. (less)

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Social Sciences
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Textbooks
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University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota - Open Academics Textbooks
Author:
Lisa Storm
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns
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English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In ... (more)

English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist. (less)

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Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Textbooks
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Camosun College
Dr. James Sexton
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology

Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is ... (more)

Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of the complexity, the discipline of sociology subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology. Introduction to Sociology is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. Note: See "Instructor Resources" to find a list of Course Adoptions and accompanying PPTs. (less)

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Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
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Wikibooks
Provider Set:
Wikibooks
Author:
Individual Authors
Introductory Chemistry- 1st Canadian Edition
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Introductory Chemistry- 1st Canadian Edition

The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. ... (more)

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, appropriately, “Chemistry Is Everywhere.” Chemistry Is Everywhere” focuses on the personal hygiene products that you may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, among others. These products are chemicals, aren’t they? Ever wonder about the chemical reactions that they undergo to give you clean and healthy teeth or shiny hair? I will explore some of these chemical reactions in future chapters. But this feature makes it clear that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere. The other feature focuses on chemistry that you likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the “Food and Drink App,” I discuss how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that you eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and we actually eat certain rocks. (Can you guess which rocks without looking ahead?) Cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolism—we are involved with all these chemical processes all the time. These two features allow us to see the things we interact with every day in a new light—as chemistry. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Cleveland State University
David W Ball
Jessie A. Key
Vancouver Island University
Introductory Linear Algebra
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Introductory Linear Algebra

Open text, part of Lyryx Service Course Solutions (LSCS) offering a complete ... (more)

Open text, part of Lyryx Service Course Solutions (LSCS) offering a complete & customized content and support service adapted to your introductory service courses. LSCS includes an open text, formative online assessment, course supplements, and support to both the students and instructors. This course is an introduction to linear algebra. The emphasis in this course is on problems—doing calculations and story problems. To master problem solving one needs a tremendous amount of practice doing problems. The more problems you do the better you will be at doing them, as patterns will start to emerge in both the problems and in successful approaches to them. You will learn quickly and effectively if you devote some time to doing problems every day. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Textbooks
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
Adapted by Lyryx Learning
K. Kuttler
Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
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Microeconomics & Macroeconomics

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models focuses upon the material that students need ... (more)

Microeconomics: Markets, Methods and Models focuses upon the material that students need to cover in a first introductory course. It is slightly more compact than the majority of principles books in the Canadian marketplace. Decades of teaching experience and textbook writing has led the authors to avoid the encyclopedic approach that characterizes the recent trends in textbooks. Consistent with this approach, there are no appendices or ‘afterthought’ chapters. If important material is challenging then it is still included in the main body of the text; it is not relegated elsewhere for a limited audience; the text makes choices on what issues and topics are important in an introductory course. This philosophy has resulted in a Micro book of just 15 chapters, of which Chapters 1 through 3 plus Chapter 15 are common to both Micro and Macro. Examples are domestic and international in their subject matter and are of the modern era – consumers buy iPods, snowboards and jazz, not so much coffee and hamburgers. Globalization is a recurring theme. The title is intended to be informative. Students are introduced to the concepts of models early, and the working of such models is illustrated in every chapter. Calculus is avoided; but students learn to master and solve linear models. Hence straight line equations. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Textbooks
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
adapted by Lyryx Learning.
D. Curtis & I. Irvine
Principles of Social Psychology- 1st International Edition
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Principles of Social Psychology- 1st International Edition

The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction ... (more)

The first International edition of this textbook provides students with an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of social psychology from an interactionist perspective. The presentation of classic studies and theories are balanced with insights from cutting-edge, contemporary research. An emphasis on real world examples and applications is intended to guide students to critically analyze their situations and social interactions in order to put their knowledge to effective use. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Adler School of Professional Psychology
Capilano University
Dr. Charles Stangor
Dr. Hammond Tarry
Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of Maryland
Project Management
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Project Management

This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process ... (more)

This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control and close out that all projects share. This book has been adapted by the author as of August 15, 2014. The adaptation includes Canadianized content, PowerPoints, Audio Files, and Chapter Questions. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Adrienne Watt
Python for Informatics: Exploring Information, an open textbook
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Python for Informatics: Exploring Information, an open textbook

Python for Informatics: Exploring Information provides an Informatics-oriented introduction to programming. The ... (more)

Python for Informatics: Exploring Information provides an Informatics-oriented introduction to programming. The primary difference between a computer science approach and the Informatics approach taken in this book is a greater focus on using Python to solve data analysis problems common in the world of Informatics. The book is an open textbook and is based on the open book titled, Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist by Allen B. Downey. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Charles Severance
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