One Nation: Two Futures?
Since the mid-l970s, economic reforms have transformed China from one of the most egalitarian societies into one of the most unequal in the world. Wide disparities currently exist between the income levels of a relatively few rich and middle-class Chinese and their fellow citizens who number in the hundreds of millions. This "wealth gap" is particularly acute when one compares the incomes of urban and rural residents, between Chinese living in the interior of the country and those living in the
This webpage presents the searchable section of FishBase, a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes. FishBase is a relational database with information that may be useful to professionals such as research scientists, fishery managers or zoologists. The site has pictures and information on more than 28500 species of fish.
Christian Aid: Primary Teacher's Resources
Download or order easy-to-use Primary assemblies, classroom activities and games to help pupils engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.
Christian Aid: Secondary Teacher's Resources
Download or order easy-to-use Secondary assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.
The Good and the Bad: Symbiotic Organisms from Selected Hosts
Symbiosis is defined as one organism living on, in, or with another organism. Three primary categories are mutualism (both organisms benefit), commensalism (commensal benefits and host not affected), and parasitism (parasite benefits and host harmed). Hands-on dissection of host animals provides examples ...
Biodiversity and Human Health: A Guide for Policymakers
Produced by the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, this guide summarizes the consequences of biodiversity loss for human health. The guide examines threats to global supplies of food and fresh water, exposure to formerly rare diseases and opportunistic infections, and loss of important sources of medicines.
Urban decay refers to a city or part of a city that cannot be repaired. This building may or may not fall under urban decay, but it is important to realize that non-living objects and structures will show signs of decay in time.
Lawrence Bailey - Market Research Valedictory Lecture - slides (as PDF)
A pdf of the slides used in Lawrence Bailey's guest lecture on Market Segmentation, Qualitative Research and Conversations Across the Garden Wall at Leeds Metropolitan University on 27 January 2011.
More than 50 killed in Iraqi violence
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe May.29 - Violence rocks Iraq as at least 54 people die in car bombings, suicide attacks and assassinations around the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration) Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fi
ENVIRONMENT-BEHAVIOR STUDIES AND DESIGN RESEARCH
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A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American experience is part of this mosaic. The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.
China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 13
Dr Marco Buente, German Institute of Global and Area Studies presents "China's Policy towards the ASEAN organisation". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 25 June to Sunday 25 June 2010.
How to Eliminate Distractions with ADHD
How to Eliminate Distractions with ADHD. Part of the series: Drug-Free ADHD Treatment Options. Distractions are one of the many enemies of ADHD patients. Learn how to eliminate distractions if you have ADHD in this video clip from a medical professional. (1:30)
Samizdat - Civil Disobedience & the Helsinki Process
Gabor Demszky discussed the meaning of the Russian word "samizdat," a description of the Helsinki process as historical background of the press and subculture of samizdat, and the development of Hungarian media law since 1986 including its current implications. Speaker Biography: Gabor Demszky was an underground publisher in Hungary during the 1980s. After the fall of Communism, he was the Mayor of Budapest from 1990 to 2010. He is currently a fellow at the Wilson Center. For transcript, cap
The Future of Brazil
The old joke about Brazil is that it is the country of the future, and always will be. There are signs, however, that the Brazilian economy is finally achieving the stability necessary for it to fulfil its potential. What is particularly intriguing is that this has happened under the leadership of Lula, the former print-worker, union leader and founder of the innovative Workers’ Party, who is now in his second term as elected president of Brazil. To what extent is it possible for a radical
Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
Work in the World: A Teachers' Guide to Work Issues
This teachers’ resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens. It is not prescriptive but aims to provide teachers with a practical and flexible resource. The book is made up of text, activities, glossary boxes, case studies and a list of resources
Dr. Sean Bush talks about snake bites in Greenville NC.
Patient Sim Asher and Dr. Sean Bush talk about Asher's recent snake bite.
How Wind Power Is Created
Wind power is created by windmills, which use generators to
produce electricity that is gathered by wires. Find out why some
windmills produce more energy than others with information from a
science teacher in this video.