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3.3.3 Reassembling the parts

As the wreckage was pulled from the river it was examined and identified, and any failures of the metal components were recognised and tagged. This was a mammoth task, given that virtually the whole bridge had fallen into the water, including all the road decks, trusses, chains and hangers, eye bars and the two towers. The parts were then reassembled and all the failed or fractured components photographed and catalogued. Over 90 per cent of the bridge components were collected together and re
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The Language of Mathematics (14): Introduction to Trigonometry
The instructor introduces the mathematics of trigonometry. He uses images and a chalkboard for demonstration. (04:18)
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5.1 Ruminants

The earliest ruminant was probably an ancestor of the present-day chevrotain. The chevrotain skeleton appears to have remained virtually unchanged for the past 30 million years and, although there are now only four species confined to the jungles of Africa and Southeast Asia, they once had a worldwide distribution. So, chevrotains are placed in the suborder Ruminantia within the order Artiodactyla, to which other deer, antelopes, cattle, sheep and goats also belong. A second suborder, the Tyl
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References

The Economist (2000) 'Supplement: The new economy: untangling e-conomics', 23 September.
The Economist (2001) 21 July, p. 86.
Fisher, F. and Rubinfeld, D. (2000) 'United States v. Microsoft: an economic analysis', Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper No. 30, UC Berkeley School of Law, Calif., at http://papers.ssrn.com (accessed September 2001).
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how shared histories of places and spaces could be an important resource to any caring relationship;

  • identify ways in which the environment can become a resource for caring;

  • appreciate the importance of personal control over changes of place in relation to how people cope and adjust.


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1.2.1 The role of the Eurobarometer

In 1973 the Directorate of Information of the European Commission instituted a survey of public opinion amongst the members of the EEC. So now, twice a year, a sample of about 1,000 people from each country are interviewed on topics related to European integration and EU policy and institutions. This survey of public opinion is usually referred to as Eurobarometer. The reports are initially published by the Commission in French and English, though they are subsequently made available i
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4.1 Introduction

The 1970s marked a period in which the cessation of the ‘normal’ period of full-time employment at 60 or 65 years had become the accepted orthodoxy. The personal lives of older people had thus become constituted outside the domain of paid employment and within the arena of public and private welfare. As we illustrated in the preceding section, pensions, organised around fixed ages of retirement based on chronological measurements of age, played a crucial role in this process. Further, as
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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Every time the Social Security trustees issue their annual report, some people notice that the system’s huge unfunded liabilities (currently, a $42.1 trillion cumulative shortfall) are inherently unfair to future Americans. That threatens its status as the “third rail” of politics, which electrocutes anyone who tries to touch it.

So Social Security’s army of defenders go on the attack. And one of their greatest weapons is that the program has been promoted as insurance program
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"Environmental Degradation and Deforestation in Thailand and Cambodia"
Alan Kolata is Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, The University of Chicago. There is little doubt that climate change, deforestation, erosion, and the unequal distribution of natural resources around the globe are of pressing importance everywhere, but these problems are perhaps most acute in Asia, home to 64 percent of the world’s population. Much of this population (1 and 1.3 billion, respectively) is concentrated in India and China, two countries with rapidly g
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Online passport status

Video link (see supported sites below). Please use the original link, not the shortcut, e.g. www.youtube.com/watch?v=abcde

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Activity 7: Hofstede's way of thinking about national culture

Allow 60 minutes for this activity.

Activity 6 introduced you to Hofstede's academic writing. This activity takes this further by giving you the chance to take a closer look at what he actually said.

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Deliverable 4 Coursework Specification
Deliverable 4 Coursework Specification - Profile Picture Dr Yvonne Howard
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Derived copy of The Peripheral Nervous System
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By the end of this section, you will be able to: Describe the structures found in the PNS Distinguish between somatic and autonomic structures, including the special […]

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1.4.3 Structures that both enable and constrain

Life within a society is made possible by structures. They operate at many levels, from the details of daily life (e.g. the routines of getting up in the morning, or the ritual greetings we use when we meet people) to the broader organisation of society (e.g. the channels through which mass media ‘news’ is generated, or the rules under which benefit payments are made). Even the language through which I am communicating now is a structured system of written symbols. But structures not only
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Let's Discover French 3: Bonne Fête, Canada!
This animation, from the Let's Discover French Level 3 course, is aimed at grades 6 and 7. This animation is about Canada Day! Could also be used as a refresher for more advanced French language learners. Video is entirely in French.


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Graphic novels : Lesfiches voor stimulatie leesplezier
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In dit naslagwerk vind je zeventien lesfiches die het leesplezier bij de jongeren kunnen stimuleren door gebruik te maken van graphic novels.

De fiches bevatten naast informatie over de graphic novel zelf mogelijke lesideeën voor verschillende …


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6.046J Introduction to Algorithms (SMA 5503) (MIT)
This course teaches techniques for the design and analysis of efficient algorithms, emphasizing methods useful in practice. Topics covered include: sorting; search trees, heaps, and hashing; divide-and-conquer; dynamic programming; amortized analysis; graph algorithms; shortest paths; network flow; computational geometry; number-theoretic algorithms; polynomial and matrix calculations; caching; and parallel computing.This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) program
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5.1 The values represented by the text

As we have seen, you are fully immersed in the text while you try to discover how it works and what it is about. But in order to make some judgements of it you have to shift your stance a bit. You have to ‘stand back’, as it were, and ask yourself: What do I think about these things I have discovered?

Basically, you need to ask two kinds of question about the text's ‘value’:

  1. What values are represented in the
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References

Foley, P. (2008) ‘Introduction’ in Collins, J. and Foley, P. (eds) Promoting Children's Wellbeing: Policy and Practice, Bristol, The Policy Press in association with The Open University.
Maynard, T. (2007) ‘Encounters with Forest School and Foucault: A Risky Business?’ Education 3–13, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 379–391.

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Virtual Maths - 2D Shapes, triangle
Interactive simulation demonstrating calculation of area of a triangle
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