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BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 5
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This reader contains nine original stories written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 5. This level 5 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 6 to 7.5 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

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Literature and Composition
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
04/26/2019
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 6
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This reader contains 11 original instructional essays written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 6. This level 6 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to grades 7.5 to 9 in the K-12 system. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Reading
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
08/10/2017
Biomechanics of Human Movement
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This is a custom textbook catered to the needs of kinesiology students enrolled in a first-year biomechanics course. It has been modified from OpenStax College Physics and Anatomy and Physiology.

I. Chapter 1: Prerequisite Skills for Biomechanics
II. Chapter 2: Anatomy Basics
III. Chapter 3: Linear Kinematics in One-dimension
IV. Chapter 4: Linear Kinematics in Two-dimensions
V. Chapter 5: Angular Kinematics
VI. Chapter 6: Linear Kinetics
VII. Chapter 7: Work, Power, and Energy
VIII. Chapter 8: Angular Kinetics
IX. Chapter 9: Mechanics of Human Tissues
X. Chapter 10: Mechanism of Injury

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Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Textbook
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BCcampus
Date Added:
04/13/2021
Brief Calculus
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This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.lightandmatter.com/fund/). The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old books like Thompson's Calculus Made Easy, but in less detail than in Keisler's Elementary Calculus: An Approach Using Infinitesimals. Numerical examples are given using the open-source computer algebra system Yacas, and Yacas is also used sometimes to cut down on the drudgery of symbolic techniques such as partial fractions. Proofs are given for all important results, but are often relegated to the back of the book, and the emphasis is on teaching the techniques of calculus rather than on abstract results.

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Calculus
Mathematics
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Benjamin Crowell
Date Added:
10/28/2014
British Columbia in a Global Context
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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.

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Physical Geography
Physical Science
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Arthur Green
Aviv Ettya
Britta Ricker
Cristina Tenemos
Simon Fraser
Siobhan McPhee
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Building a Competitive First Nation Investment Climate
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This is the first edition of the open text book Building a Competitive Investment Climate on First Nation Lands. This textbook is for students who are First Nation and tribal government employees or students who would like to work for or with First Nation and tribal governments. The purpose of this textbook is to help interested First Nation and tribal governments build a competitive investment climate. Work began on this text book in early 2012 with a generous grant from the Donner Canadian Foundation. Financial support was also provided by the First Nations Tax Commission and the Tulo Centre.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics
Date Added:
03/23/2015
Calculus-Based Physics I
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Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

Table of Contents
1 Mathematical Prelude
2 Conservation of Mechanical Energy I: Kinetic Energy & Gravitational Potential Energy
3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy II: Springs, Rotational Kinetic Energy
4 Conservation of Momentum
5 Conservation of Angular Momentum
6 One-Dimensional Motion (Motion Along a Line): Definitions and Mathematics
7 One-Dimensional Motion: The Constant Acceleration Equations
8 One-Dimensional Motion: Collision Type II
9 One-Dimensional Motion Graphs
10 Constant Acceleration Problems in Two Dimensions
11 Relative Velocity
12 Gravitational Force Near the Surface of the Earth, First Brush with Newton's 2nd Law
13 Freefall, a.k.a. Projectile Motion
14 Newton's Laws #1: Using Free Body Diagrams
15 Newton's Laws #2: Kinds of Forces, Creating Free Body Diagrams
16 Newton's Laws #3: Components, Friction, Ramps, Pulleys, and Strings
17 The Universal Law of Gravitation
18 Circular Motion: Centripetal Acceleration
19 Rotational Motion Variables, Tangential Acceleration, Constant Angular Acceleration
20 Torque & Circular Motion
21 Vectors: The Cross Product & Torque
22 Center of Mass, Moment of Inertia
23 Statics
24 Work and Energy
25 Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy, Power
26 Impulse and Momentum
27 Oscillations: Introduction, Mass on a Spring
28 Oscillations: The Simple Pendulum, Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
29 Waves: Characteristics, Types, Energy
30 Wave Function, Interference, Standing Waves
31 Strings, Air Columns
32 Beats, The Doppler Effect
33 Fluids: Pressure, Density, Archimedes' Principle
34 Pascal's Principle, the Continuity Equation, and Bernoulli's Principle
35 Temperature, Internal Energy, Heat, and Specific Heat Capacity
36 Heat: Phase Changes
37 The First Law of Thermodynamics

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/calculus-based-physics-i

Subject:
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Jeffrey W. Schnick
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Canadian History: Pre-Confederation
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Canadian History: Pre-Confederation is a survey text that introduces undergraduate students to important themes in North American history to 1867. It provides room for Aboriginal and European agendas and narratives, explores the connections between the territory that coalesces into the shape of modern Canada and the larger continent and world in which it operates, and engages with emergent issues in the field. The material is pursued in a largely chronological manner to the early 19th century, at which point social, economic, and political change are dissected. Canadian History: Pre-Confederation provides, as well, a reconnaissance of historical methodology and debates in the field, exercises for students, Key Terms and a Glossary, and section-by-section Key Points. Although this text can be modified, expanded, reduced, and reorganized to suit the needs of the instructor, it is organized so as to support learning, to broaden (and sometimes provoke) debate, and to engage students in thinking like historians. Written and reviewed by subject experts drawn from colleges and universities, this is the first open textbook on the topic of Canadian history.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University
Date Added:
04/25/2016
Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
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This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/clinical-procedures-for-safer-patient-care

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
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"Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/concept-development-studies-in-chemistry

Subject:
Chemistry
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
John S. Hutchison
Date Added:
01/05/2015
Database Design-2nd Edition
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Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/database-design-2nd-edition

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Adrienne Watt
Nelson Eng
Date Added:
11/26/2014
Democracy in Brief
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Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective
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This book contains eight chapters. Chapter Two briefly describes the technology that makes electronic commerce possible, while Chapter Three introduces the topic of Web strategy. The major functions of marketing are described in the next five chapters: Promotion (Chapter Four); Promotion and Purchase (Chapter Five); Distribution (Chapter Six); Service (Chapter Seven); and Pricing (Chapter Eight). The final chapter takes a broader, societal perspective and discusses the influence of electronic commerce on society.

Table of Contents
An Introduction
Electronic commerce technology
Web strategy: Attracting and retaining visitors
Promotion: Integrated Web communications
Promotion and purchase: Measuring effectiveness
Distribution
Service
Pricing
Post-Modernism and the Web: Societal effects

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
George M. Zinkhan
Leyland F. Pitt
Pierre Berthon
Richard T. Watson
Date Added:
10/28/2014
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns
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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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Camosun College
Dr. James Sexton
Date Added:
02/25/2015
Ethics in Law Enforcement
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In this book, you will examine the moral and ethical issues that exist within law enforcement. This book will also familiarize you with the basic history, principles, and theories of ethics. These concepts will then be applied to the major components of the criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. Discussion will focus on personal values, individual responsibility, decision making, discretion, and the structure of accountability. Specific topics covered will include core values, codes of conduct, ethical dilemmas, organizational consequences, liability, and the importance of critical thinking. By the end of this book, you will be able to distinguish and critically debate contemporary ethical issues in law enforcement.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/ethics-in-law-enforcement

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Career and Technical Education
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Steve McCartney
Date Added:
03/24/2015
First Aid for Canada
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First aid is the provision of immediate care to a victim with an injury of illness, usually effected by a lay person, and performed within a limited skill range. First aid is normally performed until the injury or illness is satisfactorily dealt with (such as in the case of small cuts, minor bruises, and blisters) or until the next level of care, such as an ambulance or doctor, arrives. This book is a Canadian version of the original at Wikibooks. All references to protocols which do not comply with resuscitation standards in Canada have been removed.

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
English Wikibooks
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Geographic Information System Basics
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Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

Subject:
Physical Geography
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Jonathan E. Campbell
Michael Shin
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version
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Table of Contents
Overview: Interview with Ambassador Melanne Vereer
Chapter 1: Women and Poverty
Chapter 2: Women and Education
Chapter 3: Women and Health
Chapter 4: Violence Against Women
Chapter 5: Women, Girls and Armed Conflict
Chapter 6: Women in the Economy
Chapter 7: Women in Power and Decisionmaking
Chapter 8: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
Chapter 9: Human Rights of Women
Chapter 10: Women and the Media
Chapter 11: Women and the Environment
Chapter 12: Rights of the Girl Child

Reviews Available Here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/global-women-s-issues-women-in-the-world-today-extended-version

Subject:
Social Science
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
United States Department of State Bureau of International Information Programs
Date Added:
12/15/2014
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.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/graphic-design-and-print-production-fundamentals

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Career and Technical Education
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek
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Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be continually looking at interesting individual words, their constant aim will be to discover predictable general patterns of historical development, so that they may be able to cope with new and unfamiliar words of any type that they have studied. They will be shown how to approach the problem by a procedure known as “word analysis,” which is roughly comparable to the dissection of an interesting specimen in the biology laboratory. The text assumes no previous knowledge of Greek, and does not involve the grammatical study of this language—except for a few basic features of noun and verb formation that will help students to understand the Greek legacy in English. All students will be asked to learn the Greek alphabet. This skill is not absolutely essential for a general knowledge of Greek roots in English. However, it will help students understand a number of otherwise puzzling features of spelling and usage. Although there will be some attention paid to the historical interaction of Greek with English, this text is definitely not a systematic history of the English language. It focuses on only those elements within English that have been directly or indirectly affected by this classical language. In order to provide the broadest possible service to students, the text emphasizes standard English vocabulary in current use. The more exotic technical vocabulary of science and medicine can be extremely interesting, but is explored in only summary fashion. Nevertheless, this text should be of considerable value, say, to a would-be botanist or medical doctor, if only by providing the foundation for further specialized enquiry.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/greek-and-latin-roots-part-ii-greek

Subject:
Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Peter Smith
Date Added:
01/01/2016