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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
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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
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:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Jeffrey W. Schnick
Date Added:
10/28/2014
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.

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Chemistry
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
John S. Hutchison
Date Added:
01/05/2015
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.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
John S. Hutchison
Date Added:
01/05/2015
Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version
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Global Women’s Issues and the Beijing Platform for Action. This book is based on the 12 critical areas of concern identified at the Beijing Conference: 1 The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women 2 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training 3 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health care and related services 4 Violence against women 5 The effects of armed or other kinds of conflict on women, including those living under foreign occupation 6 Inequality in economic structures and policies, in all forms of productive activities and in access to resources 7 Inequality between men and women in the sharing of power and decision- making at all levels 8 Insufficient mechanisms at all levels to promote the advancement of women 9 Lack of respect for and inadequate promotion and protection of the human rights of women 10 Stereotyping of women and inequality in women’s access to and participation in all communication systems, especially in the media 11 Gender inequalities in the management of natural resources and in the safeguarding of the environment 12 Persistent discrimination against and violation of the rights of the girl child

Subject:
Women's Studies
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Textbook
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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
Introducing Marketing
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Through good economic times and bad, marketing remains the pivotal function in any business. Determining and satisfying the needs of customers through products that have value and accessibility and whose features are clearly communicated is the general purpose of any business. It is also a fundamental definition of marketing. This text introduces students to the marketing strategies and tools that practitioners use to market their products.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Marketing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
John Burnett
Date Added:
01/07/2015
Introduction to Psychology - 1st Canadian Edition
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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 section.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Charles Stangor
Jennifer Walinga
Date Added:
01/08/2015
Modern Philosophy
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This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 – Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and positions. The immediate goal is to encourage students to grapple with the ideas rather than passing their eyes over the texts. This makes for a better classroom experience and permits higher-level discussions. Another goal is to encourage collaboration among instructors, as they revise and post their own versions of the book.

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Philosophy
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Alexander
Dunn
Ott
Walter
Date Added:
02/06/2015
Modern Philosophy
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This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 – Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and positions. The immediate goal is to encourage students to grapple with the ideas rather than passing their eyes over the texts. This makes for a better classroom experience and permits higher-level discussions. Another goal is to encourage collaboration among instructors, as they revise and post their own versions of the book.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Dunn, Alexander
Ott, Walter
Date Added:
02/06/2015
Organic Chemistry With a Biological Emphasis Volumes I & II
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A free, open-access organic chemistry textbook (volumes I and II) in which the main focus is on relevance to biology and medicine. This is a PDF version of a wiki project called Chemwiki at the University of California, Davis. There are also supplementary materials, such as PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual available for this textbook at the Chemwiki website.

Subject:
Chemistry
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Textbook
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BCcampus
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BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Timothy Soderberg
Date Added:
01/06/2015