Trees and Carbon
The transport and transformation of substances in the environment are known collectively as biogeochemical cycles. These global cycles involve the circulation of elements and nutrients that sustain both the biological and physical aspects of the environment.
R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
This site is a spinoff from the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author, and global iconoclast, best known for the geodesic dome.
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
Education Kit on Combating Desertification
This kit is aimed at teachers and their pupils at the end of primary school education living in areas affected by or under threat from desertification.
Medical Product Quality Systems
Learn about the essential elements of Quality System Regulations (QSR's) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), how there is a commonality between them, and how to develop a global approach to Quality Systems in order to satisfy international requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 13485:2003. A detailed analysis of these systems and practical 'how to' recommendations and approaches are presented, with particular emphasis on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) QSR's and GMP's.
High School Environmental Center
This is a portal to environmental resources. It organizes sites by topics: air pollution, climate change, global warming; conservation of energy, soil, and water; coral reefs, forests, watersheds, and other ecosystems; drinking water, waste water, ground water; asthma, lead, pesticides, sun protection, and other health issues; waste and recycling; and local data and maps.
The Global Drifter Program
This website is the homepage of NOAA's global drifter program, which tracks the motion of buoys across the world's oceans. The buoys measure temperature and other properties, and have a transmitter with which to send data to passing satellites. Ocean currents and chemistry can be measured from the buoy's data.
"The Influence of Shaivism on Pala Buddhism"
Alexis G. J. S. Sanderson is an Indologist and fellow at All Souls College at the University of Oxford. His field is early medieval religion in India and Southeast Asia, focusing on the history of Saivism, its relations with the state, and its influence on Buddhism and Vaishnavism. In the last 26 years, Alexis Sanderson has published over 1,400 pages of articles covering Saiva, Vaishnava, and Buddhist Tantra in South and Southeast Asia.Author(s):
Diversity in the Changing State
The Gold Rush had a tremendous impact on the population and culture of California. Before the Gold Rush, the population consisted mainly of Native Californians and Californios (settlers and landowners of mixed Spanish, Native Californian, and African descent). But gold fever brought people to California from all over the country and world. The Anglo Americans (of English, Irish, or Scots descent), other Europeans (including Italians, Russians, and others), Chinese, Asians, African Americans, and
GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals
This course cultivates a working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System.
"The Flood Disaster in Pakistan: Socio-economic Consequences and Potential Geopolitical Ramification
Imtiaz Gul is the Executive Director of the Centre for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad. He is the author of three books on the ongoing security concerns in South Asia: The Unholy Nexus, The Al-Qaeda Connection, and The Most Dangerous Place. Gul addresses the longer term political and social consequences of the floods in Pakistan of July of this
The nitrogen cycle: what goes around comes around
The gas we do need, oxygen, makes up only 20 percent of the atmosphere. Commonly, our students equate the atmosphere, or air, with oxygen, unaware that atmospheric nitrogen is as essential to living things as carbon and water. This publication will provide you with resources designed to help students gain knowledge regarding nitrogen, how it cycles, and its biological importance.
SML 2010 - Agence Regionale de la Sante
Semaine Médicale de Lorraine
Intervenant : Jean-Yves GRALL : Médecin, Directeur Général de l’ARS (Agence Régionale de Santé Lorraine)
Résumé : l’ARS est la clé de voûte de l’organisation prévue par la loi HPST (Hôpital-Patients-Santé-Territoire), elle met en œuvre la politique régionale de santé en coordination avec ses partenaires. Après une présentation des différents services et de leurs missions, l’auteur décrit les principales attributions, ainsi
Semaine Médicale de Lorraine
E-Conteúdos e Ambientes de Aprendizagem
Neste capítulo, são abordados temas relativos à criação de conteúdos para ambientes virtuais de aprendizagem. Numa primeira análise crítica, procura-se contrariar a ênfase exagerada nas características técnicas dos ambientes multimédia e do pouco interesse normalmente dedicado aos processos de interacção e às necessidades reais do utilizador individual. As variáveis intrínsecas ao perfil cognitivo do aprendente e ao processo individual de aprendizagem, bem como as variáveis rel
Women in World History
Women in World History is an online curriculum resource center designed to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources on women in world history. Materials encourage teachers to integrate recent scholarship and give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history. Women in World History reflects three approaches central to current scholarship in world history and the history of women: an emphasis on
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 1. What Is Life?
What distinguishes living things from dead and nonliving things? No single characteristic is enough to define what is meant by life. In this session, five characteristics are introduced as unifying themes in the living world.,This segment shows an analogy of a car and a cell and how the analogy breaks down.
Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This segment asks four questions about an organism that will be useful for classification: 1. Does it have more than one cell? 2. Do the cells contain a nucleus? 3. Is there a cell wall? 4. How does it obtain food?
The Flying Kiwi: Life on Earth
The Flying Kiwi website was created by Richard Seaman, a software engineer and talented amateur photographer with a penchant for traveling. Seaman's Life on Earth section shares great photos of reptiles, fungi, insects, birds, and marine life taken in countries around the world. For example, the Reptiles section links to images of iguanas in Belize and Guatemala; the Insects section contains photographs of butterflies in Costa Rica and Vietnam; and the Life Underwater section offers beautiful im
Internet Scout Project
The NASA Ames Research Group investigates "extraterrestrial materials and [is] especially interested in the formation, distribution, and fate of organic compounds (comprised primarily of carbon, like those in living things)." Users can discover the latest astrochemistry news and the Group's many missions such as Stardust, Spitzer, and Genesis. Students and educators can find informative explanations of the Group's research interests and its contributions to the field of astrochemistry. The websi