Open Textbook: British Columbia in a Global Context

Green, A. G., S. McPhee, A. Ettya, B. Ricker, and C. Temenos. 2014. British Columbia in a Global Context (An Open Educational Resource Textbook) 1st edition. Vancouver: BCcampus OpenEd. CC-BY 4.0. Download the textbook from: http://opentextbc.ca/geography/


Description: This first year (Regional) 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.

Authors: Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University

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Cover image montage: Pitt River Bridge View by James Wheeler used under Creative Commons license, Natives making a canoe from a tree trunk at Mission, British Columbia, circa 1900 by BiblioArchives used under Creative Commons license, Heisholt Lake by David Stanley used under CC-BY 2.0 license, and Skybridge, British Columbia by Troy Wason and used under CC-BY 2.0 license.

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British Columbia in a Global Context by Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.


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