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5.1 Food preservation and the development of refrigeration

Most societies have had traditional methods of preserving food: drying, baking, pickling, salting, smoking, the use of sugar, and in cold climates, freezing or chilling, with the use of ice houses in the summer. These techniques were usually carried out at a local level, which meant that most perishable food was consumed near to where it was produced, and any food processing was usually small-scale and localised. Cattle and livestock, for example, were moved 'on the hoof' from their pastures
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1.060 Engineering Mechanics II (MIT)
This subject provides an introduction to fluid mechanics. Students are introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of fluids and learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there is a chance to put skills from calculus and differential equations to use in this subject, the emphasis is on physical understanding of why a fluid behaves the way it does. The aim is to make the
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Introduction to sport, fitness and management
This series of tracks looks at Health and Fitness centres and how they are run as well as providing an insight into the training of future elite athletes in Britain. Material is taken from The Open University course E112 Introduction to sport, fitness and management. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcast
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5 Additional learning resources

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If you enjoyed the theme of the videos in this course watch the video below to find out more about the OU course DD208 Welfare, crime and society.

3.5 Evaluating claims, using evidence

Where does this exploration of evidence lead us? Can we decisively confirm or refute the common-sense stories of the crime problem in the UK?

Through an investigation of quantitative statistical evidence we certainly have some support for the claim that crime has risen considerably. But there are also doubts. The official statistics do not reflect unrecorded crime, and as one probes more deeply into the statistics we find that only certain types of crime have been on the rise. In any ca
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The Continuing Demonization of Cash

The insidious nature of the war on cash derives not just from the hurdles governments place in the way of those who use cash, but also from the aura of suspicion that has begun to pervade private cash transactions. In a normal market economy, businesses would welcome taking cash. After all, what business would willingly turn down customers? But in the war on cash that has developed in the thirty years since money laundering was declared a federal crime, businesses have had to walk a fine line
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Die gekke juffrouw Boggemog : Evaluatie gedicht
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Met dit formulier kan je leerlingen evalueren bij het voordragen van het gedicht Die gekke juffrouw Boggemog.

Terwijl een kind het gedichtje voor de klas brengt, wordt het formulier ingevuld. Nadien kan het kind zelf het eerste deel aanvullen. In …


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Allport, D.A. (1987) ‘Selection for action: some behavioural and neurophysiological considerations of attention and action’, in Heuer, H. And Sanders, A.F. (eds) Perspectives on Perception and Action, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Baylis, G.C., Driver, J., Baylis, L. and Rafal, R.D. (1994) ‘Reading of letters and words in a patient with Balint's syndrome’, Neuropsychological, vol. 3
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7.3.2 Subtraction

As I indicated at the start of this section, subtraction is converted to addition by replacing the number to be subtracted by its additive inverse, which in the case of binary arithmetic is its 2's complement. An example should make this clear.

Example 9

Subtract the signe
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3.2.4 Functional and team roles

When individuals are being selected for membership of a team, the choice is usually made on the basis of task-related issues, such as their prior skills, knowledge, and experience. However, team effectiveness is equally dependent on the personal qualities and attributes of individual team members. It is just as important to select for these as well.

When we work with other people in a group or team we each bring two types of role to that relationship. The first, and more obvious, is our
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5.9.1 Microfiltration

This process removes particles between 0.05 and 5 μm in size. The water is pumped at a pressure of 100–400 kPa through the membrane module.

Microfiltration has been adopted by water companies as a means of removing some stages in the life cycle of the chlorine-resistant pathogens Cryptosporidium and Giardia. It is widely used to produce pure water for the electronics, pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries, by removing microbial cells and small particles.


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Collaborating to Compete
The Dutch flower cluster shows how much value can be found in a commoditised sector that collaborates before it competes
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What Is Rococo Art?
Learn about Rococo art with information from an art historian, critic and curator in this video. Rococo art was created upon the end of the Baroque period, and it is characterized by intentional visual redundancy, elaborate filigree, gold leaf, rosy nudes and romantic images. (1:38)

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Unlock Hundreds of Lessons at SpanishPod101.com!
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Modern Greek Alphabet
Learn how to pronounce the Koine Greek used in the New Testament. We will be using a modern type of pronunciation technique. This is different than what is taught in colleges and is easier to learn and has euphony.
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1 Contour lines on a map show all the points at a given height above sea level. The lines are drawn for each height at 50-metre intervals, and points below sea level are shown by negative heights. The diagram below shows a peak with six suc
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain what privacy means and what a right to privacy protects

  • identify the conflicts between privacy and other human rights and interests

  • summarise the elements which must be proven to show a breach of confidence

  • discuss the circumstances in which a confidence will not be protected

  • demonstrate that you are able to read and analyse legal materials (cases, statute and a
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2.2 Scotland

Having enjoyed political independence until 1707, the survival of many of Scotland's institutions – notably its systems of law, religion and education – after Union with England contributed to the preservation of its singular identity. The different way in which Scotland was incorporated into the UK, through a monarchical take-over rather than by conquest (as was the case in Wales and Ireland), may account for the lesser impact the development of the UK exerted on Scottish distinctiveness
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17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the vast literature devoted to public opinion. In the next 12 weeks, we will survey the major theoretical approaches and empirical research in the field of political behavior (though we will only tangentially discuss political  participation and voting). For the most part we will focus on American public opinion, though some of the work we will read is comparative in nature.
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1.1 A shared understanding

All representations (including graphical ones) rely on shared understandings of symbols and styles to convey meaning. Like maps, graphical representations stress some features and ignore others. As you work through this course, bear in mind that graphs are selective representations of information. When you come across different graphs ask yourself what is being stressed and what is being ignored.

In the newspapers, you are likely to find graphs used to present all sorts of information:
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