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4.5 4.5 Summary

  • The EU as presently constituted is itself a product of globalisation, and here the impact of globalisation has been heightened by the central institutions of the EU directly encouraging regionalism and cross-border cooperation between regions to further its own political and economic integration.

  • Regionalism has also been indirectly boosted by other EU policies, particularly the development of the Single European Market since the late 1980s
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1.3.3 Summary of Section 1.3

  1. Coniferous trees are an example of plants that remain active during winter, with adaptations such as reduced water loss.

  2. Endothermy allows some birds and mammals to remain active during cold winters, but places physiological and energetic demands on the organism, e.g. the need to maintain a high metabolic rate and/or reduce heat loss.

  3. Bird plumage and mammal hair are highly effective insulators, reducing heat loss in winter. Hea
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1.3.1 Reading guide

There is a lot to think about in this course, particularly if you work carefully through all the examples and activities, which are mainly in section 2. I suggest you take the course in five stages:

  1. Up to the end of section 2.1

  2. Section 2.2

  3. Section 2.3

  4. Sections 2.4 and 2.5

  5. Section 2.6

  6. Sections 3 and 4.

Alternatively, simply stop reading closely when you feel you h
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