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1 The experience of reading

The best way to develop your understanding of the reading process is to follow the principles of the Kolb learning cycle, by doing some reading and then reflecting on your experience. To this end, Activity 1 asks you to read an extract from an article by Richard Layard (2003) titled ‘The secrets of happiness’ which appeared in the New Statesman. To keep the task manageable I have reduced the article to half its original length and, for ease of reference, paragraph num
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Billy and the Witch: A Halloween Story

Video is the story about a boy named Billy and how he is going to stay with a babysitter.  However, the babysitter is Ms. Butterbean, who everyone thinks is a witch.  Billy is taken to Ms. Butterbean’s house, once inside the house Ms. Butterbean puts Billy to work; giving her cat a bath, sweeping the porch, and doing the dishes in her sink.  After all the chores are done he asks about dinner.  She says “Little
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VeggieTales-Where's God When I'm S-Scared Part 1
Where s God when I m S-Scared? contains two hilarious, fully computer-animated stories that teach kids a biblical perspective on handling everyday fears. Tales From The Crisper : After watching a scary Frankencelery movie, five year-old Junior Asparagus gets some help from an unlikely duo. Bob the Tomato and Larry the Cucumber come to Junior s rescue with a rollicking song, teaching him that God is bigger than anything he might be afraid of. Daniel and the Lions Den : The second segment takes us
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2.3.3 Landscape

You have heard this point discussed on the recording. ‘Kinloch Ainort’ is a rarity in MacLean's work – a poem ostensibly concerned with nothing but description of natural phenomena. Yet the erotic charge is unmistakeable. ‘Antlered bellowing’ is that of stags in rut. In ‘A Spring’, however, there is a conflict between love and landscape: the poet, obsessed with the image of his love in the water, is cut off from the glens and mountains which are indifferent to his obsession with
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Industry perspectives in media branding and promotion
In this presentation from the Institute of Film and Television Studies' Ephemeral Media Workshops Charlie Mawer from Red Bee Media, discusses his company's work on the branding and promotion of television channels; from BBC channels through to new channels like Dave. Presentation produced/delivered: June/July 2009 Suitable for undergraduate study and community education Charlie Mawer, Executive Creative Director, Red Bee Media Charlie Mawer, after a spell of writing comedy, joined a fledgli
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Using Literature to Teach Reading
Literature can be used to teach children how to read by involving them in activities that establish positive attitudes towards reading. Discover how literature can help to free a child's imagination so that they can make their own interpretation with help from an English specialist and president of a theater group in this video on reading.
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Adrian Hill on Vaccination Research
Interview with Professor Adrian Hill, Director of the Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research in which he and student Richard Morton talk about the history of the Jenner Institute and the work currently being done to find TB, HIV and Malaria vaccines.
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Working with Fractions - Answers to the Quiz Questions
The instructor uses a white board and magnets to help aid in the explanation of each problem. Problems including reducing and simplifying fractions, illustrating basic fractions, changing improper fractions into mixed numbers, LCM, comparing fractions, converting fractions into decimals, converting decimals to fractions, LCD, adding fractions, and dividing mixed numbers.  The instructor works quickly through each problem.(20:11)
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Meet a Museum Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Watch this video to take a virtual field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.  In the video, a student visits the world famous museum and learns about the work of a museum curator.  ( 3:30)
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Ban on smoking in the workplace in Ireland Citizens Information, accessed 19 June 2007
Daily Telegraph (2004) ‘Editorial’, The Daily Telegraph, 30 March.

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4.5.2 n-fold toruses

We can use a similar technique to find the Euler characteristic of a 2-fold torus. If we cut the surface into two, as shown in Figure 95, and separate the pieces, we obtain two copies of a 1-fold torus with 1 hole, each with Euler characteristic −1.

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6 Population growth

Earlier it was stated that three factors check population growth. These are predation, disease and insufficient food supply. For much of our history, our ancestors’ numbers were indeed limited by wars, disease and famine. The world population remained relatively stable until around 300 years ago. Then at the beginning of the 19th century (100 years after population growth started its geometric increase), the demographer Thomas Malthus predicted that population growth would outstrip food pro
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3 The value of institutional science promotion events

There are three reasons why these science promotion events are considered to be valuable.

  1. Many people think that these events can be informational, educational and enjoyable. You can meet others of a similar outlook, learn something new, spend quality time with your family, or confront a nagging fear from your schooldays that you ‘don't understand science’. In turn, this could motivate you to find out more, either as a citizen and/or as a potentia
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5.1 Introduction: the general framework

The general framework of systems engineering adopted in the course consists of: a hierarchy of elements; aims associated within its outputs and process; a set of principles; a division into technical and managerial components of the process.

The lexicon of system engineering used in the course contains the hierarchy of elements:

  • strategy: meaning the accumulated decisions concerning the areas in which an organisation operates and its lon
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9 Conclusion

Now you will be very familiar with cardiovascular diseases, their development and their diagnosis. You will also know their treatment and many of the cardiovascular disease risk factors – what they are and how they can be influenced positively to minimise cardiovascular diseases. You will understand the overall importance of a balanced diet, regular exercise and weight management (guided by adiposity measurements) throughout life, to maintain cardiac and Author(s): The Open University

2.1 Trophic levels

'All flesh is grass'; this somewhat paradoxical biblical quotation really is only a restatement of what was more formally explained in previous units in this series. The materials needed by plant eaters (see course S182_4) for the growth of 'flesh' - by which I mean not just the meaty muscular parts, but all of the body - must come entirely from their plant food. Plants grow using the Sun's energy in the process of photosynthesis. Plants occupy the lowermost of a succession of feeding levels,
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An introduction to software development
Software development is the practice of organising the design and construction of software, the beating heart of much technology fundamental to our personal and professional life. This free introductory course, An introduction to software development, discusses the engineering nature of software development, its challenges and some fundamental practices which have developed to meet them. Software development is a fast-moving discipline and as a software development professional you must be
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3.1.1 Bonaparte Visiting the Plague-Stricken of Jaffa

First and foremost, Jaffa (like Eylau) contributed to the personality cult of Napoleon, which formed the core of the regime's propaganda. In this respect, however, it is important to note that this painting, exhibited in the Salon of 1804, was actually one of the first military scenes commissioned by the regime to exalt Napoleon in this way. This was largely because it took some time before the propaganda machine needed to organize a large-scale system of official patronage was
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Geoff Baylis Lecture 2009 - Video
The Geoff Baylis lectures are a joint initiative between the Otago Botanical Society and the Department of Botany, University of Otago. This lecture was presented by Associate Professor Daphne Lee, a paleo-botanist. The title is "Palms, Podocarps, orchids and proteads: the contribution of new fossil plants from Otago and Southland to our understanding of NZ's vegetation history." The lecture was given on the 16th of September 2009.
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3.4 Systems concepts: structure

As suggested earlier, the structure of a system is its functional or physical arrangement; the term that is often used in systems engineering is ‘architecture’. The architecture of a system can be deconstructed to reveal its constituent elements. I suggested in Section 1 that an existing knowledge base has an important bearing on the way in which a change problem is perceived. The way that this is conceived by one armaments system integrator is illustrated in
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