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AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
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An essential and practical text for both students and teachers of AC electrical circuit analysis, this text picks up where the companion DC electric circuit analysis text leaves off. Beginning with basic sinusoidal functions, ten chapters cover topics including series, parallel, and series-parallel RLC circuits. Numerous theorems and analysis techniques are examined including superposition, Thévenin's theorem, nodal and mesh analysis, maximum power transfer and more. Other important topics include AC power, resonance, Bode plots and an introduction to three-phase systems. Each chapter begins with a set of chapter objectives and includes a summary and review questions. A total of over 500 end-of-chapter exercises are included. A companion laboratory manual is available.

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Applied Science
Engineering
Electronic Technology
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Textbook
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Apples
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Originally edited by Samuel B. Green and published in 1897, this book is an inventory of apples from John S. Harris. Apples are described to include origin, hardiness, color, size, and disease. This 2019 edition includes the transcribed text and original line drawings, and has been expanded to include a biography of John S. Harris. Professor James Luby introduces 21st century readers to this historical document.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Emma Molls
Originally Edited by Samuel Green
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Basic HVAC
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This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter.

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Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Aaron Lee
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management
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Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management 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.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
The BC Cook Articulation Committee
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Basic Motor Control
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This readily accessible online resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned journeyperson installing equipment in the field, you will find it easy to navigate through the descriptive text, original diagrams, and explanatory videos to find the exact information you are looking for.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Aaron Lee
Chad Flinn
Date Added:
08/20/2020
Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition
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Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition, 2019, was created to provide free open-access teaching and learning resources for two Introduction to Biotechnology courses at Austin Community College, Biotechnology Program (Intro to Biotech I BIOL1414 & Intro to Biotech II BIOL1415). This book provides the foundation of chemistry, biology, and microbiology needed to build biotechnology laboratory science workforce skills. The goal of this book is to encourage both faculty and student adoption and active, engaged use in the classroom and provide the resources students need to succeed as entry-level laboratory technicians.

This book is available online at the OpenStax CNX platform. It can be downloaded as a PDF, read online, or downloaded and read offline.
To retrieve the book: https://cnx.org/contents/XcbB5HTY

Teaching Ancillaries available: PPT lectures, teaching guide, pacing schedule, lab manual, course objectives, eBook PDF, editable MS word format for each chapter.
To retrieve the ancillaries: https://tinyurl.com/BF-2-Resources

Subject:
Manufacturing
Biology
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
07/28/2019
Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks
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Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks introduces and develops knowledge of basic building maintenance tools and materials, applied skills and techniques, industry health and safety standards, and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting practices required by employers for entry-level positions in the building trades and facilities maintenance fields.

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Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Hawaii
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Pressbooks
Author:
Clifford Rutherford
Date Added:
06/22/2018
CMUS 120 Fundamentals of Music
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Open Music Theory is a natively-online open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 provides not only the material for a complete traditional core undergraduate music theory sequence (fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, 20th-century techniques), but also several other units for instructors who have diversified their curriculum, such as jazz, popular music, counterpoint, and orchestration. This version also introduces a complete workbook of assignments.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
VIVA Open Publishing
Author:
Benjamin Bergey
Brian Jarvis
Bryn Hughes
Chelsey Hamm
John Peterson
Kyle Gullings
Mark Gotham
Megan Lavengood
Date Added:
08/09/2021
CRIMJ 100
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Welcome to the First Edition of an OER textbook for Penn State's CRIMJ 100 Course. This text was developed with the assistance of an Affordable Course Transformation grant from The Pennsylvania State University.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
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Penn State University
Author:
Ronald Kelly
Date Added:
08/03/2021
Career Decision Making for Adults
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An adult college students' guide to navigating career transitions. This free Open Educational Resource text focuses on career-related self-awareness, job search tools and strategies, and career exploration. This book is adapted from the Blueprint for Success series which comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Granite State College
Author:
Dave Dillon
Jan Coville
Jim Peacock
Linda Bruce Hill
Thomas Priester
Date Added:
12/15/2020
Collecting and Mapping Data
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Learn how to collect and import spatial features from the field, use web-based map tools to engage citizens, and incorporate the best available spatial data from public domain sources.

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Electronic Technology
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Textbook
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University of Wisconsin
Author:
Janet Silbernagel
Date Added:
04/27/2021
Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations
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Hostile use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology is on the forefront of DoD defense and offensive planners.Our Counter-UAS (C-UAS) textbook has as its primary mission to educate and train resources who will enter the UAS / C-UAS field and trust it will act as a call to arms for military and DHS planners.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Candice Carter
H.C. Mumm
J.J.C.H. Ryan
J.P. Hood
R. K. Nichols
W.D. Lonstein
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Criminal Law
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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.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Lisa Storm
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview
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'Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview' emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Regina
Author:
Charmine Cortez
Geena Holding
Hamza Said
Jenna Smith
Kayla Schick
Kudzai Mudyara
Megan Korchak
Muhammad Asadullah
Nicola Kimber
Noor Shawush
Stephanie Dawndyck
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01/31/2022
Delay Insentitive Circuits -- Structures, Semantics, and Strategies
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The design of concurrent distributed hardware systems is a major challenge for engineers today and is bound to escalate in the future, but engineering education continues to emphasize traditional tools of logic design that are just not up to the job. For engineers tackling realistic projects, improvised attempts at synchronization across multiple clock domains have long been a fact of life. Prone to hazards and metastability, these ad hoc interfaces could well be the least trustworthy aspects of a system, and typically also the least able to benefit from any readily familiar textbook techniques of analysis or verification.

Progress in the long run depends on a change of tactics. Instead of the customary but inevitably losing battle to describe complex systems in terms of their stepwise time evolution, taking their causal relationships and handshaking protocols as a starting point cuts to the chase by putting the emphasis where it belongs. This way of thinking may call for setting aside a hard earned legacy of practice and experience, but it leads ultimately to a more robust and scalable methodology.

Delay insensitive circuits rely on local coordination and control from the ground up. The most remarkable consequence of adhering to this course is that circuits can get useful things done without any clock distribution network whatsoever. Because a handshake acknowledgment concludes each interaction among primitive components and higher level subsystems alike, a clock pulse to mark them would be superfluous. This effect can bring a welcome relief to projects whose timing infrastructure would otherwise tend to create more problems than it solves.

The theory of delay insensitive circuits is not new but has not yet attracted much attention outside of its research community. At best ignored and at worst discouraged in standard curricula, this topic until now has been accessible only by navigating a sea of conference papers and journal articles, some of them paywalled. Popular misconceptions and differing conventions about terminology and notation have posed further barriers to entry. To address this need, this book presents a unified account of delay insensitive circuits from first principles to cutting edge concepts, subject only to an undergraduate-level understanding of discrete math. In an approachable tutorial format with numerous illustrations, exercises, and over three hundred references, it guides an engineering professional or advanced student towards proficiency in this extensive field.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dennis Furey
Date Added:
07/16/2019
The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model
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In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated. This book gives an overview of cutting theories. It starts with a generic model, which is valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock) after which the specifics of dry sand, water saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock are covered. For each soil type small blade angles and large blade angles, resulting in a wedge in front of the blade, are discussed. For each case considered, the equations/model for the cutting forces, power and specific energy are given. The models are verified with laboratory research, mainly at the Delft University of Technology, but also with data from literature.

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Engineering
Maritime Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sape A. Miedema
Date Added:
01/24/2019
Developing Change Agents
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Developing Change Agents examines the role of academia in creating the next generation of sustainability leaders. Delving into strategies to transform higher education, this volume empowers universities to develop change agents who can scale solutions to meet the wicked environmental, social, and political challenges of the present and future. Developing Change Agents advances a revolutionary perspective on the way academia functions from the administrative hierarchies to faculty, and the classroom and to deep engagement in the communities where the solutions must be co-created. This book works to find a transdisciplinary, effective method of tackling the world’s issues with reference to emotional intelligence, diversity, community, and reward structures and supports a tailored, reflexive approach based upon each university’s diverse and unique students, faculty, programs, and communities.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Abigail M. York
Alexander S. Liepins
Edited by Kristi L. Kremers
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science
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Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Digital Media (Course Files)
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This set of course materials includes lecture slides, activity files, images, quizzes, tests, review questions, and project assignments for Digital Media at Georgia Gwinnett College. The course uses open-source applications such as GIMP and InkScape.

Individual chapters are available for download due to the large file sizes. Web-based assignments to supplement these materials are located on the GGC Wiki: All Digital Media Assignments

Topics covered include:

Digital Images
Image Processing
Audio Processing
Video Processing
Creating Animation

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Kairui Chen
Shuhua Chen
Date Added:
06/20/2018
Dredging Engineering: Special Topics
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In dredging, production estimating is carried out mainly with analytical physical models of the different dredging processes.
Slurry transport of settling slurries and cutting processes in sand, clay and rock are already covered in two other books by the author.
Other processes like hopper sedimentation and erosion, water jet fluidization, cutter head spillage, pump/pipeline dynamics and clamshell dredging are covered in this Special Topics Edition.
New topics may be added in the near future.

Subject:
Engineering
Maritime Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
S.A. Miedema
Date Added:
07/15/2019
An Ecological Approach to Obesity and Eating Disorders
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Being able to step voltages to a higher value and step voltages down to a lower value is one of the benefits of alternating current. This book will explain how this is possible through transformers with a focus on single phase.

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Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Clemson University
Author:
Ashley Jacoby
Becky Tugman
Brandon Perdue
Brian Weaver
Chris Matlashewski
Conor Coleman
Drew Belsha
Federico Martinez
Greg Goines
Katie Dzoba
Katie Yacu
Kelly Berk
Lauren Gohs
Laurie Barton
Maclaine Hanvey
Nicole Barber
Peyton Sutley
Randy Fang
Samuel Garrson
Savannah Shope
Sydney Worrrall
Tyler Mandel
Victoria Kellogg
Yang Wu
Zach Harley
Date Added:
08/07/2021
Ecosystems for the Future
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How often have you heard in the past five years the expression “I have never seen a ….fire/flood/drought/rainstorm/insect infestation/sea level rise…of this magnitude, ever.”? The world’s climate is out of balance, and in this state, is driving ecosystem changes that few of us have seen in our lifetimes. What is the scale of these changes now and into the future? How will this affect the way you work and live? How can we adapt? The practice of ecological restoration can point the way to positive actions at the ground level.

This online learning session will bring into focus the practice of restoration of ecosystems at the local and regional level in British Columbia through a series of presentations delivered by faculty from UVic’s School of Environmental Studies, First Nations speakers and Elders, and professionals whose work intersects with ecology in diverse ways. We start by rooting our introduction in Indigenous perspectives on how the local ecosystems are changing. We discuss basic principles and practices of ecological restoration on the ground. We then explore the complexity of British Columbia’s biodiversity, basic drivers of change in ecosystems, and the challenges they present in different types of ecosystems. We look at how climate change models help us understand what the future scale of change might be, and we finish up by discussing how ecological restoration principles can apply to different disciplines.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Division Of Continuing Studies - University Of Victoria
Date Added:
10/11/2021
An Electrician's Guide to Single Phase Transformers
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This “textbook” is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Chad Flinn
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Exploring Movie Construction and Production: What’s so exciting about movies?
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Exploring Movie Construction and Production contains eight chapters of the major areas of film construction and production. The discussion covers theme, genre, narrative structure, character portrayal, story, plot, directing style, cinematography, and editing. Important terminology is defined and types of analysis are discussed and demonstrated. An extended example of how a movie description reflects the setting, narrative structure, or directing style is used throughout the book to illustrate building blocks of each theme. This approach to film instruction and analysis has proved beneficial to increasing students’ learning, while enhancing the creativity and critical thinking of the student.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Milne Publishing
Author:
John Reich
Date Added:
07/11/2017
Film Aesthetics (Open Course)
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This open set of course materials for Film Aesthetics is a downloadable version of a course created for a learning management system. Included are learning modules and a quiz bank based on introductory film concepts including the following topics: Narrative Structure and Motifs, Mise-en-Scene, Cinematography, Sound Design, Music, and Visual Effects.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Elizabeth Lathrop
Thomas Anderson
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Food Labelling
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This open textbook provides a foundational understanding of Food Labelling.Food Labelling is an open textbook created using Chapter 2/Food Labelling from the Open Textbook Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals.

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Culinary Arts
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NSCC Libraries
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Lisa Seto Nielsen
Oona St-Amant
Rezwana Rahman
Wendy Garcia
Date Added:
12/04/2020
Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene
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Food Safety, Sanitation, and Personal Hygiene 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.

Subject:
Culinary Arts
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
The BC Cook Articulation Committee
Date Added:
02/10/2021
Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement
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Food Studies aims to help readers understand and address numerous issues within food, food culture, and food systems. These subjects transcend disciplinary boundaries and call attention to how matter, meaning, and movement produce complex and dynamic food-human realities. Chapters range from sovereignty to breastfeeding, financialization to food porn, pollination to fair trade. Embedded throughout, art, poetry, illustration, and audiovisual works offer moments to reflect on and synthesize the text-based entries. Through reading, classroom discussion, and engaging with the extensive pedagogical tools, learners and teachers alike may acquire a new sense of things foodish—along with a new sense of their own place and role within food systems themselves.

Subject:
Culinary Arts
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Amanda Di Battista
David Szanto
Irena Knezevic
Date Added:
05/10/2022
Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music
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This text provides readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music. Author Andre Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Milne Publishing
Author:
Andre Mount
Date Added:
07/17/2021
Global corruption : Law, theory & practice - Third Edition
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This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. It is issued under a creative commons license and can be used for free in whole or in part for non-commercial purposes. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, economic and political dimensions. Each subsequent chapter sets out international standards and requirements in respect to combating corruption – mainly in the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and the OECD Bribery of Foreign Officials Convention (OECD Convention). The laws of the United States and United Kingdom are then set out as examples of how those Convention standards and requirements are met in two influential jurisdictions. Finally, the law of Canada is set out. Thus, a professor from Africa, Australia, New Zealand or English speaking countries in Asia and Europe has a nearly complete coursebook – for example, that professor can delete the Canadian sections of this book and insert the law and practices of his or her home country in their place. While primarily directed to a law school course on global corruption, this book will be of interest and use to professors teaching courses on corruption from other academic disciplines and to lawyers and other anti-corruption practitioners.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Victoria
Author:
Gerry Ferguson
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals
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This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
11/30/2015
Hair Colour for Hairstylists: Level 2
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This manual serves as a guide for apprentices with the desire to stretch beyond their foundational colour knowledge and skills so as to reach a higher level of competency. This text will walk the stylist step-by-step through many current and advanced techniques used in the industry today.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Arden Magtiza
Sally Vinden
Date Added:
04/06/2021
The Human Experience: From Human Being to Human Doing
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This multimedia reader examines how people use a humanities lens to make sense of what they experience, as well as share their experiences with the rest of the world. The information is presented using a pedagogical approach called reverse teaching, which introduces artifacts in their historical, social, political, personal, and other contexts. Along with the narrative, questions for creative and critical thinking prompt the reader to practice self-exploration.

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Philosophy
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Salt Lake Community College
Author:
Anita Y. Tsuchiya
Claire Adams
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals
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This textbook provides the novice learner with a foundational understanding of Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling. It highlights important considerations for future health professionals seeking to adopt the new food guide into their practice, including strategies towards healthy eating. This open textbook underscores a relational inquiry approach to inform discussions with clients about nutrition and healthy eating.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Culinary Arts
Nutrition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Jennifer L. Lapum
Lisa Seto Nielsen
Oona St-Amant
Rezwana Rahman
Wendy Garcia
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
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The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. Introduction to Biosystems Engineering is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject. It is designed as a coherent educational resource, also available for download as individual digital chapters. The book can be used as a localized, customizable text for introductory courses in Biosystems Engineering globally. It is written as a series of stand-alone chapters organized under six major topics: Food and Bioprocessing; Environment; Buildings and Infrastructure; Information and Communications Technology and Data; Machinery Systems; and Energy. Each chapter is organized around stated learning outcomes and describes key concepts, applications of the concepts, and worked examples.

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Engineering
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Provider Set:
VTech Works
Author:
Enda J. Cummins
Jactone A. Ogejo
Mary Leigh Wolfe
Nicholas M. Holden
Date Added:
02/19/2021
Introduction to Criminal Investigation: Processes, Practices and Thinking
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Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking is a teaching text designed to assist the student in developing their own structured mental map of processes, practices, and thinking to conduct criminal investigations.

Delineating criminal investigation into operational descriptors of tactical-response and strategic response while using illustrations of task-skills and thinking-skills, the reader is guided into structured thinking practices. Using the graphic tools of a “Response Transition Matrix”, an “Investigative Funnel”, and the “STAIR Tool”, the reader is shown how to form their own mental map of investigative thinking that can later be articulated in support of forming their reasonable grounds to believe.

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Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Darryl Plecas
Rod Gehl
Date Added:
12/02/2019
Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Kristine Miller
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Introduction to Electronics
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The advent of electronics has had a profound impact on our lives and impacted nearly every product that we use either directly or indirectly. Without electronics, present day computers, cell phones, stereos, televisions, and the internet would not be possible. And of course, without computers and modern communications tools, society could not have made the huge strides in fields such as medicine, aerospace technologies, meteorology, transportation, agriculture, education, and many others. It is for these reasons that the invention of the transistor is considered as one of the most important technological advancements in history.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Minnesota State Opendora
Author:
Tim Grebner
Date Added:
09/16/2019