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From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey. In this free course, Studying mammals: The insect hunters, you will learn about these adaptations, along with survival strategies for when food is scarce. This is the second course in the Studying mammals series. Author(s): Creator not set

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2.6 An evolving consensus on attribution

The fact that the Earth really is warming up now commands near-universal support. However, it is one thing to detect a global warming trend that appears to be unprecedented in the past millennium (Subsection 2.2.2), and quite another to establish with a given level of confidence that it has been caused by (i.e. can be attributed to) human activity - specifically, the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations and associated radiative forcing since pre-industrial times (reviewed in Secti
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1.5 Conclusion

Throughout this course, a major concern has been to show how the demand of the antisweatshop movement that we not only respond to, but take responsibility for, economic injustices, no matter how distant, is an intensely controversial one. Claims by campaigning groups such as Oxfam and Christian Aid that consumer demand for cheap branded goods perpetuates poverty wage levels in the sweatshop industries are countered by claims from the pro-market lobby which point in an altogether differ
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1.4.3 It's all down to connections

For Iris Marion Young, the responsibility of those in North America and Europe towards distant others does indeed rest with their connections to injustices elsewhere, but it would be a mistake to stretch this line of reasoning too far. Although these connections, whether as a consumer, boardroom executive or shop manager, can establish a line of responsibility, as was claimed in Section 3.1, for Young this is only the starting point and not the end point of our involvement. We do not have to
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5.7.1 Plan preparation

Perhaps the first question to ask is ‘What is an emergency plan?’ Dodswell, in his guide to business continuity management, defined an ‘emergency management plan’ as simply:

A plan which supports the emergency management team by providing them with information and guidelines.

(Dodswell, 2000, p. 56)

Another definition, of an ‘emergency preparedness plan’ prepared in the co
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8 Further reading

For a wide-ranging, accessible and powerful defence of the idea of universal human rights and their role in the international system, see Chapters 1, 5, 6 and 7 of Beetham, D. (1999) Democracy and Human Rights, Cambridge, Polity Press.

For a brilliant feminist discussion of the claims of culture and the claims of universal rights, set in a context of a range of concrete, contemporary examples, see Benhabib, S. (2002) The Claims of Culture: Equality and Diversity in the Global
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6.2 Service reservoirs

Transmission mains convey treated water from the water treatment works to the service reservoir throughout all, or most of, the day. However, as with the demand for electricity or gas, the demand for water varies with the time of day. The variations are greater in small networks. Typically, the water demand at night is about 20% less than the average daily demand, whereas the peak demand, occurring around midday, is about 40% greater than the average daily demand.

Figure 38(a) shows the
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5.7.1 Mixed oxidant gases system

This is a relatively new system of disinfection. It involves electrolysis of high-purity NaCl brine to produce a mixture of chlorine dioxide, ozone and hypochlorite. This mixture is separated within the electrochemical cell by a membrane, or by exploiting density difference, and is then metered into the water requiring disinfection. The mixed oxidant gases are generated on demand and this is a great safety advantage, compared with having storage tanks of chlorine on site. The source for the d
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Banking on the Future of Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies will one day be used everywhere, predicts Litecoin creator Charlie Lee.
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Where Will Future Jobs and Growth Come From? Where Will Future Jobs and Growth Come From? [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor John Van Reenen | John Van Reenen will discuss the impact of new technologies on jobs, wages and skills, and will assess how this impact will depend on the choices we make now as citizens, managers and voters. John Van Reenen (@johnvanreenen) is Gordon Y. Billiard Professor of Management and Economics at MIT, and BP Professor of Economics at the LSE. Steve Pischke is Head of the Department of Economics at LSE. The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at the LSE is one of the
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4.1 Understanding the question

Before you can attempt a question, you must read and understand it. This may sound obvious but you will need to know, before you start, what is expected by way of an answer. In particular, you will need to know the meaning of the instructions contained in the question. This section contains a discussion of the precise meanings attached to words like ‘find’, ‘show’, ‘write down’ and ‘determine’ in mathematics questions. The different types of instruction are illustrated by posi
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3.1 Spotlight on study

As you have been working through this course, have you thought about how you are studying, and what this process involves? Do you feel confident or concerned about whether you will be able to learn mathematics and use it in the future? Put your study methods under the spotlight now, before moving on with your studies.

Learning rarely happens passively. A number of aspects of this course have been designed to encourage your more active participation and involvement. However, even
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Maths as others see it

Video: Click to view clip on Whittington Hospital in north London

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Learning through video clips

The aim of the first three activities was to help you to answer the question ‘What does the term mathematics mean to you?’ Soon you will be asked to view a short video sequence that shows a collection of other people's responses to this question and others that you are trying to answer in this course.

Video clips are used in many OpenLearn units when it is the most suitable way of introducing some aspect of the topic being studied. Here are some of the reasons why video is us
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Mathematics. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.

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6 The relations among mental phenomena

There is no escaping the fact that want of sympathy condemns us to a corresponding stupidity. Mephistopheles thrown upon real life, and obliged to manage his own plots, would inevitably make blunders.

(George Eliot, Adam Bede)

We have seen that it seems natural to say that while it is possible for machines and angels to have intellects superior to ours, it is also natural to say that
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5.1.10 Philosophy

Flew, A. (ed.) (1979) A Dictionary of Philosophy, London, Pan Books.

Bunnin, N., and Tsui-James, E.P.> (eds) (1996) The Blackwell Companion to Philosophy, Oxford, Blackwell.


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This site contains dozens of environmental science resources for students as well as online reference materials.
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Sustainable development needs chemical research Research and innovation are preconditions for the transformation of economic and social processes in favor of a sustainable development. Chemistry, the science and practice of the transformation of matter, is of central importance. Everyone dealing with chemistry can contribute substantially to sustainable development and holds special responsibility. Already in education the links between reactions and substances with the consumption of energy and
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L'Université de tous les savoirs et Le Château de Versailles présentent
les Premiers entretiens du Jeu de Paume
La démocr@tie d?opinion
Du siècle des lumières à la démocratie des courts circuits
Vendredi 18, samedi 19 et dimanche 20 juin 2010
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15h en ouverture : Le Serment du Jeu de Paume et sa postérité
Michel Vovelle, historien de la Révolution française.


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