6.4 Case history: the Topper boat

Replacement of one polymeric material by another may be undertaken entirely for manufacturing reasons, and this is what happened in the redesign of the Topper dinghy for thermoplastic polymer. The dinghy was originally designed for hand lay-up GRP in 1969 by Ian Proctor, a well known designer of small boats and yachts (Figure 61
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Summer break is over, and the wonderful Autumn days are here. We are loving it here in Charlotte. The colors of the leaves are breathtaking! But I am still unable to set up my recording studio like I'd like to. It looks like I'll be able to do so in the next 2 weeks though. So, stay tuned!

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4.4 Where does gender come from?

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Herbert Hoover Accepts 1932 Nomination (Audio)
In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected president of the United States in a landslide Republican victory over Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York. In this audio clip, listen to President Hoover accept his nomination. (06:59)
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International Trade and Its Effects on Jobs, Wages, and Working Conditions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Discuss how international trade influences the job market Analyze the opportunity cost of […]

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2.3.1 The general view

Figure 16 shows a Voyager 2 image of a large region of Europa. Examine this image carefully, in order to answer Question 4.

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2.6 New media

From film to videotape

Taylor now describes the era when film was replaced with analogue electrical video.

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The Good Samaritan

NEST Learning Video.  The Good Samaritan is perhaps the most touching parable that Jesus ever taught. The story begins with the lawyer's trick question, "What is the greatest commandment?" As Jesus answers with the story of the robbers, the Rabbi, the Levite and the wounded traveler becomes real. Imagine the traveler's emotion as his own countrymen pass by while his enemy, a Samaritan, stops to help him. Jesus
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This video is a photo montage of the thoroughbred horses that won the Kentucky Derby from 1968 to 2008 (41 years). It includes Secretariat, Affirmed, Seattle Slew, Smarty Jones, Barbaro, Big Brown.  Beautiful images are labels with the name and year and are set to soothing music.  (06:20)

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8.2 Protein shortage

Most plant leaves and stems contain very low levels of protein and so herbivores need to make maximum use of the amount available. You will recall that proteins in the diet are digested to amino acids, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream. Some of those amino acids are used to produce the mammal's own proteins (Section 4.1), but
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5 Child labour: a case study

An interesting, controversial but important topic in the debate about corporate social responsibility and Global Corporate Citizenship is the issue of child labour.

According to estimates released in April 2002 in Every child counts: New global estimates on child labour (Geneva, ILO), there were:

  • some 352 million children (aged 5–17) engaged in some form of economic activity in the world in 2000, including 211 million in the a
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6.1.1 The user interface

An interface to a washing machine does not need to be like the interface to a personal computer (a user interface is a display/control panel that enables the user to control a machine or interact with a program). It is specific to the task of washing laundry, which involves two things:

  1. displaying the choices that relate to washing laundry (such as type of laundry to be washed, water temperature, and spin speed);

  2. displaying some indicatio
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