Central and Eastern Europe: Peace Corps
provides lessons about stories, letters, and folk tales from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers in rural and urban areas of Central and Eastern Europe. Topics include folk tales, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, fear of certain numbers, transition from a state-controlled system to a democracy, school in Ukraine, the importance of speaking another language, storks and cultural icons, and family traditions as macrocosms of larger cultures.
Kõrv loodusesse - loodushelid ja helid looduses
Loodushelid ja helid looduses. Veebilehed info ja illustratsioonidega vastavatest liikidest, võimalik kuulata helindeid. Kõrv loodusesse kasutab kahte erinevat kokkusurutud helifaili formaati: mp3 ja real audio. Üldjuhul võimaldab mp3-formaat paremat kvaliteeti, kuid faili maht on suur. Real audio on väiksema failimahuga, kuid sellega kaasneb kehvem kvaliteet. Aeglase ühenduse korral on seetõttu otstarbekam valida real audio helindid. Kiirema ühenduse korral tasub kuulata parema kvalitee
Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste: Thorsten Veblens Theory of the Leisure Class
One of South Africa's most prominent sociologists, Professor Deborah Posel, gave this Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great TextsBig Questions lecture, discussing "Conspicuous Consumption, Conspicuous Waste". Thorsten Veblen's Theory of the Leisure Class' conspicuous consumption of keeping up with the Joneses' describes the purchase of goods to show status or display wealt. Once more apparent within the nouveau riche or upper-income groups, recent research has indicate
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Identity in question
Why is identity important and how are identities formed? This unit looks at the many different ways in which identity can be categorised. By examining the requirements of the state, how a child views gender, and the importance of race or place of birth, you will start to understand how each individual can have more than one identity.
Who are Europeans?
What is Europe and what defines a European? This unit looks at the development of identities within Europe and the European Union. You will assess the mechanisms through which a new identity commitment is being formed and the limitations of and oppositions to this process. Can a genuine European identity ever be created in an expanding multi-cultural European Union?
What is Europe?
The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War, continues to expand in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Despite the EU's growing size and significance the question 'What is Europe?' still resonates through the continent. This unit looks at a range of different views on the question, contrasting different conceptions of Europeanness and outlining competing visions for the future of the EU.
Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This unit will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk. You will examine how and why investors are risk-averse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest.
Introduction to the context of accounting
Revenue, profit and loss, balance sheets - are these accounting terms that intimidate you? This unit will help you to understand the very basics of accounting, from its historical beginnings to the objectives of modern day accountants. You will learn how an accountant in business balances conflicting demands to maximize market share and profit.
Knowledge technologies in context
This unit explores knowledge technologies, that is, software systems that can represent, interpret, formalize or interrogate phenomena and create models of how the world works. It demonstrates how a well designed system can have positive effects on the work 'ecosystem', potentially allowing more time for people to concentrate on their strengths. Emphasizing core concepts of representation, interpretation and situated use in context, this unit will help masters students and those involved in spec
Global Methane Isosurface Wave
An animation of a three-dimensional isosurface of global methane in the atmosphere evolving over time, from a global data assimilation model. The globe of the Earth starts out opaque, then becomes transparent in order to more clearly see the structure of the isosurface. The isosurface exhibits wave breaking in the southern hemisphere.
Zoom in to Florida: June 17, 1998
Zoom in to northern Florida as seen by SeaWiFS on June 17, 1998
Biomass Burning over South America
Biomass burning is the burning of living and dead vegetation. It includes the human-initiated burning of vegetation for land clearing and land-use change as well as natural, lightning-induced fires. Scientists estimate that humans are responsible for about 90% of biomass burning with only a small percentage of natural fires contributing to the total amount of vegetation burned. Burning vegetation releases large amounts of particulates (solid carbon combustion particles) and gases, including gree
Ozone Layer Shielding Our Planet
An animation showing the ozone layer shielding our planet from the suns intense ultraviolet radiation. Ozone absorbs nearly all of the biologically damaging UV radiation from the sun.
1992 Daily Ozone from Nimbus-7
In this animation of total ozone, the luminance values of the colors bounding areas of missing data are used in interpolating over these regions. The missing data are mapped to the grayscale portion of the color map.
Digital Earth Workbench: 3D Hurricane Luis
The Digital Earth Workbench is an interactive application that runs on a SGI Onyx Infinite Reality system and is controlled by an Immersive Workbench, tracked stereo glasses, and a tracked wand. The application allows an unprecedented freedom to roam georeferenced datasets at multiple resolutions and timescales. This animation is one of a series of direct screen captures of the application in operation. The occasional menu appearance denotes direct intervention by the operator to add or delete d
Antarctic Ozone from Earth Probe TOMS: July 25, 1999 through September 25, 1999
Total ozone measurements from Earth Probe TOMS over Antarctica for the period July 25, 1999 through September 25, 1999
Erythemal Index 2000: United States Loop
The Erythemal Index is a measure of ultraviolet radiation (UV) at ground level on the Earth. UV exists to the left of the visible spectrum and is divided into three components (UV-A, UV-B and UV-C). UV-B (290-320 wavelengths) is the most dangerous form of UV radiation that can reach ground level. Atmospheric ozone shields life at the surface from most of the harmful components of solar radiation. Chemical processes in the atmosphere can effect the level of protection provided by the ozone in the
Clouds over Florida from GOES-11: August 4, 2000
This animation is one of a series showing the first data from GOES-11. The data shown was taken at one-minute intervals.
AIRS Volumetric Cloud Data (Fly In)
This visualization shows Aqua-AIRS simulated volumetric cloud data for September 13, 1999. The data was created using the Finite Volume Community Climate Model (FVCCM). Temperature and cloud data sets were match rendered for cross dissolves in post production. This visualization was created as a part of the Aqua prelaunch package.