1 Hibernation and torpor: An introduction

This course examines hibernation, a special form of adaptation that animals can make to the ecological demands of remaining in a chosen habitat in winter. Hibernation is a state which enables energy-efficient survival when ambient temperatures are so low that foraging or simply maintaining normal core body temperature and basal metabolic rate are either energetically too costly or impossible.

Polar endotherms can maintain a high T b even when living actively at sub-ze
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1.2.8 In praise of cheap offshore labour? continued

There are two points which are central to this line of thinking. One, according to Wolf (2004), is that the whole process, as odd as it may sound, is about mutual exploitation. Outside firms do indeed exploit the poor by taking advantage of the profitable opportunities that a pool of cheap labour represents. But Indonesian or Chinese workers, for instance, could be said to exploit the incoming firms by extracting higher pay from them and taking advantage of opportunities that previousl
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Scottish Environment LINK
Scottish Environment LINK is the forum for Scotland's voluntary environment organisations. There are over 30 member bodies representing a broad spectrum of environmental interests with the common goal of contributing to a more environmentally sustainable society. The site includes information on LINK member bodies; parliamentary briefings, and information on specific topic areas such as biodiversity, climate change, and marine. The site also comprises information on the organisation and its sist
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Society for Science and the Public
The Society for Science and the Public is an US-based, non-profit membership organisation founded in 1921 (as Science Service) which aims to "promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate and inspire". The Society's website provides details of its work including the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the Intel Science Talent Search (STS), fellowship and middle school programmes, and the full text o
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FRIB Users Organization
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) will be a new US National User Facility for nuclear science to be based at Michigan State University. This website has been established to serve the FRIB user community and provides project news, information about FRIB, details of user working groups, details of FRIB meetings, and information about the Users Organization's activities.
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Bioethics Policy Research Center
The Bioethics Policy Research Center was created by the Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare at the Ewha Instutute for Bioethics and Law at Ewha Womens University. Established in July 2006 it was set up to be " an information center which provides researchers, officials, and civilians with bioethics policies and relevant research information so that they may evaluate ethical justification, legal legitimacy, and social accountability of life science and bio-technology research." The site includes
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Seven Sisters: insurgencies in the Northeast Provinces of India
This site, part of the globalsecurity.org website, details the long-running insurgencies in the 'seven sisters' - the collective name given to the seven little-known states in the north-east of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram. The website is essentially a single page giving the long history of the uprisings against the colonial and independent governments of India , and then gives links to a number of other pages giving details of the various or
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2.4 Activities 9 and 10

Activity 9

Watch the next segment of video. Once you’ve watched the video, jot down some notes on what you learnt about how the Grand Louvre meets the needs of today.

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Phenomenologically related work
Phenomenologically Related Work is the personal website of American philosopher Robert Welsh Jordan, hosted by Colarado State University. The site offers around 20 essays by Jordan, which have been published in journals or anthologies or presented at scholarly meetings over the course of a career spanning almost half a century. Also available are Jordan's own extensive notes on the works of Edmund Husserl and of Martin Heidegger. Jordan describes himself as espousing 'very hard line phenomenolog
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1 New Labour's approach welfare reconstruction

This audio file, recorded in 1999, explores questions about New Labour's approach to welfare reconstruction. The discussion is lead by John Clarke with contributions from Ruth Lister and Sharon Gerwitz and contains extracts of Tony Blair's speeches.

Participants in the audio programme were:

  • John Clarke Professor of Social Policy at The Open University;

  • Ruth Lister Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough Universit
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Evaluation of 'Advanced Database Management' module
This paper focuses on a discussion on the approach taken in analysing evaluation design for a specific faculty module on enterprise education
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RCF : rural cultural forum
The Rural Cultural Forum (RCF) is an independent UK organisation which undertakes a variety of research and advocacy activities on rural arts and culture. Since 2004 the RCF has published: 'Investing in Creative Rural Communities: the New Rural Arts' (2004); and 'The Rural Cultural Strategy' (February 2010). The substantial 2010 Strategy document is only available in parts as HTML pages, via a link on the topmost menu of the website, and does not seem to be available for download in PDF form. Th
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2.4.3 abelling

The term ‘informal carer’ is a label. It was coined to describe people who take on unpaid responsibility for the welfare of another person. It is a term which has meaning only when the public world of care provision comes into contact with the private world of the family where caring is a day-to-day, unremarked-upon activity, like reminding a young child to clean her teeth. Labelling yourself as an informal carer requires a major shift in the way you see yourself, a shift neither Arthur n
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National papyrological funds : DVCTVS
The National papyrological funds website is an online repository of papyrological collections held in Spain. Among the digitised collections are: the Abadia de Montserrat Collection; the Palau-Ribes Collection; and the Fundación Pastor Collection. There are currently thousands of papyri digitised, but the team expects to produce a catalogue of all Spanish papyri. The texts range from small fragments to whole parchments. They are written in different languages (Egyptian demotic, hieratic and hie
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Fossils : the historians of amateur journalism
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The Blackwood's Magazine homepage is a website devoted to the history of the magazine, published from 1817 to 1980. The site is the work of Professor David Finkelstein of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, and consists of: an essay entitled 'The Rise and Fall of the House of Blackwood's Magazine'; a bibliography of articles relating to the magazine and its authors published between 1850 and the present day; and a link to an online archive of Blackwood's Magazine issues from 1843 to 1963 host
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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is an organisation managed by the Swedish government with the aim of reducing world poverty. SIDA provides international training programmes, funding and support, and works in partnership with many international organisations. The SIDA website provides details of its activities and publications; some available full text. The website is available in English and Swedish.
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Purdue One-Year MBA for STEM professionals
The Purdue One-Year MBA for STEM professionals can help you get there. The tailored program combines critical business skills and leadership training with active learning projects, providing context around the opportunities and challenges associated with leading engineering, scientific and technology (STEM) organizations.
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3.2 The policy behind Ireland's ban on smoking in the workplace

In order to explore these issues, we are going to look at the introduction of a rule in the Republic of Ireland – the ban on smoking in places where people work which was introduced in 2004. What I would like you to do first is to think about your own position on this subject. The purpose of the next activity is to provide you with an opportunity to think about your own attitudes to a particular kind of behaviour which many people feel should be subject to legal control. It is useful to wor
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