3.1 Introduction

In mammals and birds, homeostasis, the provision of a stable internal environment, includes keeping certain physiological variables, T b, cellular and extracellular water and blood glucose at near constant levels. T b of reptiles varies with T a, but reptiles can only function over a limited range of T b. Nevertheless, vertebrate species live successfully in deserts, which are arid, have low productivity and extremes of <
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Irrigation and Ancient Egypt
This video is in lecture format and discusses how the use of irrigation, hieroglyphics, architecture (pyramids,sphinx, obelisks), geographic placement (Nile River), and cultural and religious beliefs helped lead Ancient Egypt to be a dominant civilization. (27:34)
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3.5 Consumer behaviour models

Many theorists have developed models of consumer behaviour. Some of these focus on the factors which influence behaviour (such as the model in Figure 1). Others emphasise the stages which consumers go through as they make their decisions to engage in a particular behaviour. Many adopt the ‘belief–feeling–behavioural intention
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of problems associated with defining the Nature of Science

  • write in an informed way about the purposes of compulsory science education

  • be aware of the educational complications and implications associated with the phrase ‘the public understanding of science’

  • show an ability to comment critically on curriculum proposals that aim to promote science citiz
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What Does it Take to Conduct a Reliable Poll?
The statewide Vanderbilt Poll is typically conducted just before the start of each legislative session and at the end of each session, in part to determine how closely the results of the session align with voters’ expectations and priorities.
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1.3.1 Try some yourself

Activity 6

The new home owners from Example 4 above want to price grass seed, as well as the turf (transport only). The best buy seems to be loose seed, which says ‘1 kilo covers 80 m2’. They wonder what len
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Beyond infinity
This popular maths talk gives an introduction to various different kinds of infinity, both countable and uncountable. These concepts are illustrated in a somewhat informal way using the notion of Hilbert's infinite hotel. In this talk, the hotel manager tries to fit various infinite collections of guests into the hotel. The students should learn that many apparently different types of infinity are really the same size. However, there are genuinely "more" real numbers than there are positive inte
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Sur la justice environnementale (Vidéo)

Dans cette vidéo, Jérôme Ballet définit la justice environnementale. Sur la base d'exemples, il met en lumière les revendications des populations dans cette perspective de justice environnementale : plus d'équité, plus de reconnaissance, et plus de participation.


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The Welcome Screen
Like most Adobe Creative Suite applications, Flash Professional will present you with a Welcome screen when the application is initialized, giving you quick access to a number of common tasks. This lesson looks at the options available in the Welcome screen.
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4.13.1 Standards and classification

ICTs depend on myriad standards in order to provide interconnectivity. If this was a computer science course, you would be learning about standard network protocols which enable computers to communicate with each other or with other devices, whether over the internet or from your computer to a network printer. Standards enable us to send email and browse websites without worrying about the underlying mechanisms (until they fail, forcing us to focus on the tool instead of our work).


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A topology construction from line drawings using a uniform plane subdivision technique
The paper describes an algorithm for constructing the topology from a set of line segments or polylines. The problem appears for example at land-maps that have been drawnby general-purpose drawing packages or captured from blue-prints by digitalisation. The solution comprises two steps; in the first step inconsistencies in the input data aredetected and removed, and in the second step the topology is constructed. The algorithm for topology construction consists of two phases: determination of a
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Welsh Castles
A list of Castles in Wales
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Using iSpot

Whatever your age, iSpot is the ideal place to learn more about wildlife and to share your interest with a supportive community. iSpot allows you to look at observations made by others, learn about how these have been classified and add your own comments and advice. You can share your own observations and receive advice from a wider community on how to classify them.