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Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the evolution of mammals.

We will be considering Darwin's observations on a great many mammals, and how he noticed that species fell into natural groups. We take as an example the evolution of one particularly interesting mammal, the whale, and look at evidence both from fossils and from DNA to see which other mammals are most closely related to whales. We see how the evidence from these two very different sources points to the same relationship and
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References

Aristotle, Horace, Loginus (1984) Classical Literary Criticism, translated with an introduction by T.S. Dorsch, Penguin.
Baldick, R., Radice, B. and Jones, C.A. (eds) (1964) Aristophanes: The Wasps, The Poet and the Woman, and The Frogs, Penguin.
Barthes, R. (1977) ‘The death of the author’, in Image-Music-Text, edited and translated by Stephen Heath,
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The Bulletin of the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Construction, Architecture Section is an online journal from Romania that publishes interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed papers on "theoretical and applied research related to building materials and equipments, structural mechanics, roads and foundation". Although the Bulletin itself publishes scientific articles, covering all the fields from Mathematics to Social Sciences, the Construction, Architecture section of the bulletin covers a wide range
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Introduction

The core of this course is Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets, by David Rothery, which is found in Section 1 of this course page by page, followed by a guided discussion and questions in Sections 2 through 4. Note that all references in Chapter 9 of Teach Yourself Planets to other chapters, are to other chapters of Teach Yourself Planets - these references are not to other sections of this course.

Jupiter is the first of the giant planets and has a large family of
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A discussion of how largely well-intentioned political and legal reactions to the highest-profile risks of ICT creates a danger of perhaps killing the goose that is giving us golden eggs of innovation, decentralization, and personal empowerment. From its inception, many have recognized the Internet's potential as a liberating, decentralizing, and, yes, destabilizing technology but also its counter-potential as a controlling and centralizing technology. Over the last two decades, predictions abo
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1.3.2 Peat formation in raised mires

Mires can also form inland within low-lying depressions, provided the rate of precipitation exceeds the rate of evaporation (Figure 4a). Peat is impermeable and so its accumulation progressively impedes drainage. This attribute gives mires the ability to maintain a water table independent of the area surrounding them.
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5.6 Public understanding and perception of science

Everyday reality presents itself not just through the senses but intersubjectively (Berger and Luckmann, 1966) – that is, we form meanings about the world because we talk to others about what we perceive. Scientific knowledge is also formed intersubjectively through being shared within a community of scientists – a community of practice which stipulates what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge, and validates the epistemological assumptions made by its own traditions.


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This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Medical Geology/Geochemistry. Medical Geology/Geochemistry is the study of the interaction between abundances of elements and isotopes and the health of humans and plants.
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Letter by letter,you are given very simply audio to teach th e young there alphabet.  This movie clip moves at a very slow pace, but offer good detail pictures.
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1.5 The physics and chemistry of coal formation

Coal is a type of sediment made up mainly of lithified plant remains. But how does spongy, rotting plant debris become a hard seam of coal? As discussed earlier, plant material growing in mires dies, and then rots under anoxic conditions to form peat (by the process of humification). With time, the mire becomes covered with layers of sediment, the weight of which squeezes water and gas out of the pore spaces and compacts the vegetation. As subsidence allows deposition of further mire-s
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The instructor explains how to recognize polynomials.  The definition of a polynomial is given with a step by step approach to deciding whether or not a given expression is a polynomial.  The instructor uses a pad and paper for demonstration.

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