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Introduction

This unit is from our archive and it is an adapted extract from Human Biology and Health (SK220) which is no longer in presentation. If you wish to study formally at The Open University, you may wish to explore the courses we offer in this curriculum area .

This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life
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Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras
In June 2009 the Operator Algebras and Applications International Summer School was held in Lisbon. Dr Joel Feinstein taught one of the four courses available on Regularity conditions for Banach function algebras. He delivered four 90 minute lectures on and this learning object contains the slides, handouts, annotated slides and audio podcasts from each session. Banach function algebras are complete normed algebras of bounded, continuous, complex-valued functions defined on topological spaces.
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Pt 1, Teaching Children Blended Consonant Sounds
This video contains great homeschooling or tutoring tips on blended consonant sounds! Teach kids to read in this video series on home schooling and tutoring young children.  The information and steps are shared by an experienced teacher who walks you through the process.
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Stop deforestation
Deforestation refers to the clearing or cutting down of trees. This video shows images of The Amazon rainforest and there is background music. It refers to the way the forest is being cut down and why we need to stop it. Run time 01:37.
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All about the Mexican Red Kneed Spider
This video focuses on the Mexican Red Kneed Spider. It tells about specific characteristics of the spider such as what it eats and how it finds mates. The video also tells about the spiders natural predators. It is narrated by Mark Tansley, who is a Keeper at the London Zoo. Run time 04:40.
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Introduction to active galaxies
The field of active galaxies is recognised as one of increasing importance. But how do we know there are different kinds of galaxy? What are active galaxies? How are they powered? This unit examines the different types of active galaxy and looks at the crucial role of the active galactic nucleus and the energy source at its heart. Firs
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How to print a house


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How To Communicate Your Strengths in a Job Interview
This video provides suggestions for highlighting strengths in job interviews such as relating strengths to job requirements, giving concrete examples of attributes, and turning negatives into positives.
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Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
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1.6.2 Beware of first impressions

Representing ‘sums of money, and time, by parts of space’, as Playfair put it, may indeed seem obvious and readily agreed, but nevertheless graphics showing the rise and fall of profits, expenditure or interest rates over time often need to be approached carefully. As the inventor of the bar chart (or bar graph), Playfair might well have raised a quizzical eyebrow at the example in Author(s): The Open University

Ulysses S. Grant
Historical portraits are shown of Ulysses S Grant as "Battle Cry of Freedom" is played in the background. (02:44)
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Harriet Tubman
 Video is about Harriet Tubman and how she helped many different slaves obtain freedom.  To this day Harriet Tubman is still remembered as "The Moses of her people" for good reason. From 1849 to 1860, in 17 dangerous missions to the Confederate South, she helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom in the North.

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Mabel Holmes' Diary, 1935-1939, part 1
Mabel Holmes, a longtime Topeka resident, kept a daily diary from January 1, 1935-December 31, 1939. During this time, storms resulting from the severe drought conditions blanketed the state in dust so thick that it could be pitch black in the middle of the day; Kansans were coping with an economic depression even worse than our current one; the threat of a second World War in Europe was looming. Against this backdrop, Mabel talks about the news, weather, shopping, outings with her sister, Elma
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Uncle Sam - Who Was He?
Uncle Sam is a national icon in the United States, but where did he come from? Was he a real person? This video tells the history of this figure and how it spread from Troy, New York. Good video (Running Time 2:00).
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Module team

The Open University course team

Course Team Chair of Production

Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography

Course Team Chair of Presentation

Chris Brook, Senior Lecturer in Geography

External Assessor

Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

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Profile of Geneticist Pardis Sabeti
This video profile adapted from NOVA scienceNOW profiles the life and work of Harvard geneticist and biological anthropologist Pardis Sabeti. Although Sabeti spends many of her evenings on stage, fronting her band Thousand Days, her true passion is unraveling scientific puzzles. In 2006, Sabeti developed a method for analyzing the human genome in search of genes that may have arisen through natural selection. Her method is now widely used among geneticists and evolutionary biologists in an effor
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Introduction

Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
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How Guide Dogs Help the Disabled
Founded in 1981, MIRA provides service dogs to the visually impaired or otherwise disabled to help them live their lives independently. (02:45)
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Meg's Pink Pig - Beginning Reader
This animated story book is like a beginning reading book. Simple sentences contain 2-7 words consisting of short vowel words, sight words, and repetitive words. The words are shown at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted in purple as they are read. This video focuses on short vowel words. (1:45)
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White House aware of reports of Malaysian plane crash in Ukraine
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe The White House says Obama directed senior U.S. officials to remain in close touch with Ukrainian officials about downed plane. 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,
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