Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date. Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)? There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing
4.2 Carbon reduction targets Let's now look at carbon footprint reduction targets in a bit more detail. The first international agreement to set carbon reduction targets was the 1997 United Nations Kyoto Protocol, which requires developed countries to reduce their human-generated greenhouse gas emissions by an average of just over 5% on 1990 levels by 2008 to 2012. By the time the treaty came into force in 2005, only the USA and Australia had refused to sign. (A new Australian government finally signe
Let's now look at carbon footprint reduction targets in a bit more detail.
The first international agreement to set carbon reduction targets was the 1997 United Nations Kyoto Protocol, which requires developed countries to reduce their human-generated greenhouse gas emissions by an average of just over 5% on 1990 levels by 2008 to 2012. By the time the treaty came into force in 2005, only the USA and Australia had refused to sign. (A new Australian government finally signe
Where Am I: Navigation and Satellites
How do we know where we are? What happens if you are completely lost in the middle of nowhere? Does technology provide tools for people lost in their travels? A person cannot usually determine an accurate position just by looking out a window in the middle of the ocean or vast area of land, particularly if it has not been charted before. In this lesson, students explore the concept of triangulation that is used in navigation satellites and global positioning systems designed by engineers. Also,
Lesson #036, Monday dormire = to sleep partire = to leave aprire = to open Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ire' and add the following endings: io = add 'o' tu = add 'i' Lei/lui/lei = add 'e' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'ono' So to conjugate the verb 'dormire': io dormo tu dormi Lei/lui/lei dorme noi dormiamo voi dormite loro dormono Il mio amico dorme semp
dormire = to sleep
partire = to leave
aprire = to open
Then to conjugate these infinitives, you will drop the 'ire' and add the following endings:
io = add 'o'
tu = add 'i'
Lei/lui/lei = add 'e'
noi = add 'iamo'
voi = add 'ite'
loro = add 'ono'
So to conjugate the verb 'dormire':
Il mio amico dorme semp
Absolute Beginner #5 - Can You Take My Japanese Order?
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Yemen's leader vows to stay
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh says he will not be forced out by the current unrest, in the face of "unacceptable" demands by protesters.
Japancast Episode 036 – Naruto! (again)
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På tisdagen berättade Klartext att det ska bli svårare att smita från att betala sin skatt. Vi berättade också att det har gått 25 år sedan mordet på statsministern Olof Palme.
This 2:16 video looks at Christianity's take on judgement day. Such information as how the word armageddon emerged, beliefs about what might happen during that period, quotes from the Bible about an End Time and how different people see this "day" are explained. More of a video to start a debate than anything else. Let the video run and there are related videos including a Muslim version and other religions that could be used as a compare and contrast assignment.
Think You Want to Live Forever? You Might Want to Change Your Mind.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Living and Longevity - The astrophysicist wants to shift the focus from avoiding death to living a full life. (02:03)
Roosevelt Forms Bull Moose Party
This 2:30 video explains how Roosevelt decided not to run for a third term and decided to back Taft. Roosevelt's decision was to run under the Bull Moose Party banner. This three minute video shows how the personalities clashed and gives insights into how the nominating conventions work.
Theodore Roosevelt's Rise to Presidency (4:12)
After the Spanish American War the United States was on an upswing and William McKinley chose Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate; the ticket won, but tragedy struck when McKinley was killed. This video explains some of his actions and many things he accomplished. His tremendous energy and his impact are explained. The video does not go into detail about his work, such as the Panama Canal, and thus is best used as an introduction.
Out of Egypt: Egypt and Pop Culture
This 2:05 video explains how the culture of ancient Egypt still influences modern culture. The speaker presents a great many reasons why, but nothing specific in terms of leaders or time periods. The presentation gives three major reasons for the Egyptian influence.
Concept of God in Hinduism
A three minute video that explains the religion of Hinduism and the various elements of it including the myth that Hinduism have many Gods?" The answer is that Hindus all believe in one Supreme God who created the universe. The video goes into detail about the religion and offers explanations that students can easily understand. A good video for the introduction of religion.
World's Best Natural Wonders - Mount Everest
Part of the BBC series - World's Best Places to See Natural Wonders takes a close look at the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The video shows the location of the mountains, describes how the mountain was created, interviews a few people who have climbed it, tourism around the mountain, and animals that live in the ecosystem.(04:45)
Digging for Trilobites
On this segment of "Wonders of the West" a family travels to a quarry where they dig for their own trilobites. Several different types of trilobites are briefly discussed. (03:59)
Social Activism: 2011
Day of Action at Dickinson College on February 22, 2011
Cephalometric Studies of the Mandible in Individuals with Clefts: Part I. A Review
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