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  • Author:
    Finlayson, Caitlin Cihak
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    "World Regional Geography presents an overview of the discipline by introducing students to key themes and concepts in the discipline of geography through a study of the world's regions. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. This text emphasizes depth over breadth by arranging each chapter around a central theme and then exploring that theme in detail as it applies to the particular region. In addition, while chapters are designed to stand alone and be rearranged or eliminated at the instructor's discretion, the theme of globalization and inequality unites all of the regions discussed. This core focus enables students to draw connections between regions and to better understand the interconnectedness of our world. This text was written with the backward course design model in mind and the content of each chapter was structured around these learning objectives. Because of this backward design focus, the length of each chapter is considerably shorter than most traditional textbooks. The intention is for the instructor to supplement the text with problems, case studies, and news articles and to use the text as a springboard for discussing deeper issues"--BC Campus website.

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    Roberts, Dr. Jillian, Revell, Cindy
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    An engaging introduction for very young children to the basic facts of life in a way that is gentle, age-appropriate and accessible. Child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts created the Just Enough series to help parents and caregivers approach difficult subjects with little ones. These primers offer a gentle and accessible starting point for conversations about important topics. Research shows that children are learning about sex at an increasingly young age and often from undesirable sources. The Q&A format, with questions posed in the child’s voice and answers starting simply and becoming gradually more in-depth, allows the adult to guide the conversation to a natural and satisfying conclusion. Additional questions at the back of the book allow for further discussion. Where Do Babies Come From? is the first book in the Just Enough series. Other topics in the series will include death, cultural diversity and separation or divorce.

  • Author:
    Caulfield, Mike
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    "This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We'll show you how to find pages that have been deleted, figure out who paid for the web site you're looking at, and whether the weather portrayed in that viral video actual matches the weather in that location on that day. We'll show you how to check a Wikipedia page for recent vandalism, and how to search the text of almost any printed book to verify a quote. We'll teach you to parse URLs and scan search result blurbs so that you are more likely to get to the right result on the first click. And we'll show you how to avoid baking confirmation bias into your search terms. In other words, we'll teach you web literacy by showing you the unique opportunities and pitfalls of searching for truth on the web. Crazy, right?"--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    Roberts, Jillian
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    In this illustrated nonfiction picture book, child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces young readers to the ideas of body safety and body image.

  • Author:
    Handlin, Oscar
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    Truth in history teaches how to read, how to analyze, how to discriminate. It is as helpful to the reader whose history is created daily in the news as it is to the professional historian whose field is in a crisis of disarray. Oscar Handlin instructs his readers in the fundamentals of his field. He tells us how to deal with evidence, how to discern patterns amid flux, how to situate ourselves in history, and how to recognize where fact shades subtly into opinion. As he pursues broad definitions of history and its uses, he also attends to specific subjects, showing how they bear directly on each other and on his concerns.

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    "The science of social psychology investigates the ways other people affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is an exciting field of study because it is so familiar and relevant to our day-to-day lives. Social psychologists study a wide range of topics that can roughly be grouped into 5 categories: attraction, attitudes, peace & conflict, social influence, and social cognition. This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory social psychology courses. The 8 units include 27 modules covering key social psych topics such as research methods, group processes, social influence, and relationships"--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    M'Lot, Christine
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    A useful guide for planning for and using This Place: 150 Years Retold in the classroom.

  • Author:
    Lauria-Horner, Bianca
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    Primary care physicians know from experience how many patients come to them needing help with anxiety and related disorders: these disorders have a lifetime prevalence rate of 30%, but they often seem to be present in a much higher proportion of primary care visits.Time pressure challenges every primary care provider who responds to these disorders. The Primary Care Toolkit for Anxiety and Related Disorders—carefully aligned with the DSM-5—gives you the tools to help you treat your patients promptly and effectively.Quickly find the information and strategies you need using summaries of diagnostic criteria and pharmacological therapies, severity assessments, treatment summaries, and case studies. Efficiently screen, diagnose, and manage common anxiety and related disorders, using visit-by-visit guides for mild, moderate, and severe disorders.An accompanying CD puts the best, most effective diagnostic tools at your fingertips, ready to be printed and used by you and your patients: patient self-report forms and questionnaires, symptom checklists, functional impairment assessment scales, and more.The Primary Care Toolkit helps prepare you for the 7 anxiety and related disorders that primary care physicians see most often: Generalized anxiety disorder, Panic disorder, Agoraphobia, Social anxiety disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Adjustment disorder.Whether you are a family physician, an ER doctor, a pharmacist, a nurse or nurse practitioner, or a medical student, the information and resources in The Primary Care Toolkit for Anxiety and Related Disorders will add to your clinical primary care knowledge and skills.

  • Author:
    Schilling, Dan
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    Dan Schilling shares how to identify and avoid threats using situational awareness and intuition. Told with wit and wisdom, this guide uses harrowing stories from Dan's special operations career and those of other experts to outline six easily implemented rules you can apply anywhere to improve your personal safety.

  • Author:
    McLaughlin, Jeff
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    "It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Socio-Political Philosophy, and finally, Aesthetics"--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    Anderson, Bonnie, Anderson, Carol, Massing, Carole
    Summary:

    This book responds to the increasing diversity of Canadian classrooms and the need of all students to feel valued, capable, and included. It clearly outlines the many and varied responsibilities of the Educational Assistant (EA) in supporting inclusion and invites the reader to reflect on the attitudes, skills, and challenges they associate with the EA role. Several chapters are devoted to building skills and understandings for effectiveness: advocacy, building relationships, reflective practice and effective communications. A brief outline of findings from brain research, resiliency theory, multiple intelligences and self-esteem suggests the importance of an individualized, wholistic approach to student learning. The second half of the book describes Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and outlines specific strategies for differentiating academic and social learning. It addresses supports for particular exceptionalities, presents a continuum of guidance strategies, and describes various kinds of observation that EAs can use to discover and provide information about students. The closing chapter includes information on self-care as well as some summary advice from experienced EAs. The book will be useful as a textbook in programs for Educational Assistants. It could also be a professional development resource practicing EAs and a reference for their day-to-day responsibilities.

  • Author:
    Last, Suzan, Neveu, Candice, Smith, Monika
    Summary:

    "This open textbook is designed to introduce readers to the basics of professional communications in technical fields: audience and task analysis in workplace contexts, clear and concise communications style, effective document design, teamwork and collaboration, and fundamental research skills"--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    Pavlis, Robert
    Summary:

    Soil Science for Gardeners is an easy-to-read, practical guide to the science behind a healthy soil ecosystem and thriving plants. The book debunks common myths, explains soil science basics, and provides the reader with the knowledge to create a personalized soil fertility improvement program for better plants.

  • Author:
    Beyenir, Serhat, Boskovic, Sanja
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    "This Simulator laboratory (SIMLAB) book was created to provide ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator courses. It is intended to act as a collection of exercises to help our students merge the theory covered in the classroom with the practice performed in the labs"--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    Aesoph, Lauri M.
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    "The BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide is a reference for individuals or groups wanting to write and self-publish an open textbook.This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, publication, and maintenance of an open textbook. Copyright, open-copyright licences, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed as well as the importance of copy editing and proofreading. Checklists and templates are also provided. This guide replaces the BCcampus Open Education Authoring Guide."--BC Campus website.

  • Author:
    Drake, Jane
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    A comprehensive look at the environmental movement of rewilding whereby habitats are restored to their natural states and native plants and animals are reintroduced to these habitats.

  • Author:
    Elliott, David R.
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    A one-stop guide for people seeking information about their ancestors in Ireland. This book will help all those, no matter where they live, who are searching for ancestors in Ireland. David R. Elliott has taken eight research trips to Ireland on behalf of his clients and has worked in most archival repositories in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Dr. Elliott gives clues to finding your ancestral county, then the parish and townland within the county. He explains how Irish archival centres work and describes how you can flesh out your ancestors lives and what you might find in cemeteries. An experienced genealogist and seasoned traveller, Dr. Elliott gives practical advice on preparing for your trip with tips on travel, driving, accommodation, and meals. Ireland’s unique history is outlined, as well as the impact that religion and politics have had on genealogical research. An annotated bibliography and a review of important websites round out this illustrated guide.

  • Author:
    Clarkes, Greg
    Summary:

    In the current opioid epidemic, opioid emergencies can arise without warning, among those we didn’t expect to be affected. If you are prepared, you can save lives. This guide shows you how to prepare and what to do. It describes the equipment you need, and the step-by-step procedures you need to know to care for a person in crisis and keep yourself safe. As a rescuer, you may have training in opioid emergency response through your job, or you may no formal training. This guide is for everyone. In an easy-to-scan format, it breaks down information by level of expertise. Use this guide to build on the expertise you have, or to build the expertise you need.

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    Summary:

    The Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the direct and qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens from nasal and nasopharyngeal secretions from individuals suspected of COVID-19. The product insert provides detailed instructions on the self-testing process.

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    Summary:

    Le dispositif de test rapide Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen est un test immunochromatographique in vitro pour la détection directe et qualitative des antigènes nucléoprotéiques viraux du SRAS-CoV-2 à partir des sécrétions nasales et nasopharyngées des personnes suspectées de COVID-19. La notice du produit fournit des instructions détaillées sur le processus d'autodiagnostic.

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