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2.4 Starting a field study

When you go to somewhere that is new to you, and of which you know very little, you should have a plan of action to help you to put together a scientific description of the site. Fairly obviously, one of the things you would do is to note the location and make a description of what you are able to see. This might be in the form of a sketch map. It might also include producing a species list of the plants and animals found in the site. However, to make a complete species list might take days,
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2.4.1 Try some yourself

Activity 13

The frequency diagram below shows the numbers of people in different age groups in a sample of the UK population.

  • (a) What is the width of each age group?


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2.5.2 Punctuation

Some of the sentences we have looked at are harder to understand than they might be because they are not very well punctuated. Punctuation marks are the ‘stops’ in a sentence that divide it up into parts. They make it easier to follow the meaning of the words. For instance, it is easier to read this sentence of Philip's if we put a comma after ‘wealthy’:

With society becoming more wealthy, it was possible for t
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EN-12. What determines the quality of urban biodiversity ? (Vidéo)

Nathalie Machon presents some factors influencing the quality of the urban biodiversity: climate, soil features, age of the habitat, fragmentation and heterogeneity of the green areas... She concludes with recommendations to favour this biodiversity, focusing on the management of gardens and green spaces.


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Si un chemin est optimal, tous ses chemins partiels sont optimaux (Vidéo)

Nous cherchons à concevoir un algorithme capable de déterminer l'alignement optimal de 2 séquences. Et nous avons vu que ça revient à chercher un algorithme qui recherche un chemin optimal dans une grille. Chemin optimal, c'est-à-dire de coût de score minimal.
Pour bâtir cet algorithme, nous allons nous appuyer sur ...
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2.2 Environmental pragmatism: positioning expert support

I believe that the principal task for an environmental pragmatism is not to reengage the … debates in environmental ethics but rather to impress upon environmental philosophers the need to take up the largely empirical question of what morally motivates humans to change their attitudes, behaviours, and policy preferences toward those more supportive of long-term environmental sustainability.

(Light, 2002, p. 446)


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Explanation in Science and Religion
Talk given by Prof. Philip Clayton as part of summer course 1
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What Are the Economic Impacts of Wind Power?
Wind power has several economic and environmental impacts, including creating job opportunities in the fields of technology, construction, engineering and energy transmission. Discover the impact that using wind energy can have on the Earth. (02:42)
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Must-Know Japanese Social Media Phrases #8 - Feeling Exhausted
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Have you ever wanted to combine your love of learning language with your love of using social media? This series allows you to do just that! You’ll learn more Japanese so you can chat to your Japanese friends online about topics like shopping, going out to dinner, and being on vacation. [...]
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Speaker(s): Isabel Hilton, Dr Leigh Jenco, Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom | In China, history isn't just about the past - it shapes the future. With the rise of China over the past four decades, people increasingly look to China's turbulent modern history for clues about what the world will be like in the 21st century. The panelists will discuss how the newly published book, The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China, addresses such questions through an examination of the broad sweep of mode
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Nutritional Anthropology Lecture 1: What is the natural human diet?
Professor Stanley Ulijaszek of the School of Anthropology gives a talk on the 'natural' human diet, and asks whether we, people living in an industrialised society, should be trying to follow the natural diet. Recorded 22nd January 2010.
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Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis: Session 2
Associate Professor Bill Pritchard, Department of Geography, University of Sydney presents "'Rewriting the global food equation', but to what script? Priorities and strategic choices in addressing food insecurity within vulnerable population". 44th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2009.
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Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis: Session 11
Barry Coates, Oxfam, New Zealand presents "Need and greed: Food security, trade and global supply chains". 44th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2009.
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2.1 New perspectives

The purpose of studying religion is to make the strange familiar, and the familiar strange.

Exercise

We would encourage you now to jot dow
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Canada's Provinces and Territories
This video provides a description of the Canadian provinces and territories and includes good commentary and facts. (02:00)
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A Study of Media Fa?ade Service Design for Promotion of Local Community
This research was progressed as a media fac?ade service de- sign research for the development of a residential U-city experiencing zone in the Sejong City.
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8.5 MMR safety

Fitzpatrick, M. (2004) Chapter 8 ‘The Lancet Paper’ taken from MMR and Autism: What Parents Need to Know, London, Routledge. Copyright © 2004 Michael Fitzpatrick.

In January 2001 Dr Wakefield adopted a radically different tack in the campaign against MMR. He now turned to the field of public health and vaccination policy, questioning whether appropriate safety procedures had been followed when MMR was introduced into Britain in the late 1980s. In a paper writte
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Describing Shapes By the Number of Sides and Vertices
A side is a flat part of a shape.  A vertex is a corner of a shape.  It is a point where two sides meet.  A shape has the same number of sides and vertices.   Identify curves and angles. 

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'Shakespeare is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works).• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, and jump around to different scenes. • QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent over two years compiling and editing the best references available. • DETAILED SCENE BREAKDOWNS give you an overview of the scenes within
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