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Gillian Rose, Professor of Cultural Geography

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Chris Brook, Senior Lecturer in Geography

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Peter Jackson, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield

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2.2 A modern view

Modern attempts to define engineering recognise the importance of the resources identified by Sage, and that the subject can be divided into two components: engineering knowledge – the ‘know-what’, and engineering process – the ‘know-how’. Engineering knowledge is:

[…] the growing body of facts, experience and skills in science, engineering and technology disciplines; coupled to an understanding of th
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1.1 Life stories

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5 Conclusion

This OpenLearn free course an adapted extract from the Open University course A215Creative writing.

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Lesson #095, Friday

albero = tree

cassetto = drawer

bosco = woods

uccello = bird

tetto = roof

fiore = flower

lago = lake

campo = field

corridoio = hallway

vaso = vase

stazione = station

banca = bank

ospedale = hospital

ufficio = office

giardino = garden

parco = park

cadere = to fall

io cado = I fall

tu cadi = you fall (informal)

Lei cade = you fall (formal)


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