Robert Adams on Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Robert Adams, author of A Love of Reading, discusses the novel Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie.
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5.2 The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against their fellow citizens? This unit looks at the background of the wars between England, Scotland and Ireland and how the King's actions led to the rift between royalists and parliamentarians.

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Why is Mount Everest so Tall? - Michele Koppes
At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppes peers deep into our planet’s crust, where continental plates collide, to find the answer. (04:52)

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2.4 Worlds in motion: the importance of flows

‘The sea had welled up suddenly through thousands of tiny holes in this atoll's bedrock of coral.’ Do you recall this passage in Lynas's (2003) account of his first days on Tuvalu in Reading 1A? For me, this gives an impression of the islands being quite literally porous, a solid ground that reveals itself, now and again, to be not so solid after all. Lynas offers this particularly striking example of the island's openness to the world around it as evidence of a growing vulnerability that
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3.3 Deciding what to ask for

What you ask for will very largely determine what you receive. You are therefore faced with a crucial but complicated set of judgements and choices in translating your overall requirements into suitable ‘ask size’ chunks. Your global requirement for support has to be refined into a range of specific requests which it will be feasible and appropriate to direct to the particular cohort(s) of donors and supporters you seek to involve.

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The Acropolis and the Parthenon
The Acropolis is one of the most famous ancient sites in the world. Rising over the city of Athens 150 metres above sea level, it consists of several significant archaeological remains of temples dedicated to various deities, and civic buildings. This album offers a chance to tour the Acropolis and examine its many buildings, including its best preserved temple, the Parthenon, along with its friezes, known as the Elgin Marbles. Also, the album follows the route of the procession that took place
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14 Planning Fallacy and Reference Class Forecast
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Virtual Maths - Basic Structures, bending moment point of load
Interactive simulation demonstrating the bending moment at point of load
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey, Worksheet for Bigger Room
Light Intensity Survey worksheet, activity including resources, for bigger room
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SeaWiFS Biosphere: Whole Earth
A composite of data from September 97 to June 99, SeaWiFS views the living, breathing Earth, taking a record of natural and human activities.
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How Slow Responses Made the Ebola Outbreak So Deadly - Part II
Hundreds of passengers arrive in Port Loko by ferry from Freetown, Sierra Leone. This is a part of Pulitzer Center grantee Amy Maxmen's article published in Nautilus. It's a timeline of the world's plodding attack on Ebola, in photos. View it here: http://nautil.us/blog/how-slow-responses-made-the-ebola-outbreak-so-deadly
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5.1 A story of fox hunting

Democracy is a thing, a practice. It is also a word – a powerful one, politically, because we all think it is a good thing. When people take part in politics, they try to claim that ‘democracy’ is on their side, and not on that of their opponents.

In November 2004, pro-hunting protesters breached House of Commons security and broke into the chamber to disrupt the debate on banning fox hunting. As a significant minority group, passionately committed to the cause of continuing
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Space Station Live: ISS: The Research Possibilities are Endless
NASA Commentator Lori Meggs at the Marshall Space Flight Center speaks with NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan about research on the International Space Station and why the orbiting laboratory is so valuable.
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Faithful attend Palm Sunday processions in the Holy Land
Hundreds of worshippers attend Palm Sunday processions in Jerusalem and the West Bank to mark the beginning of Easter festivities. Vanessa Johnston reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international new
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Project Evaluation for Sustainable Infrastructure
This course aims to provide the methods necessary to undertake project evaluation and cost benefit analysis for sustainable infrastructure. The methods comprise of microeconomics background, cost benefit analysis, valuing market and non-market goods, and other technical issues. Case studies of various infrastructures are also provided.
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Earth Hour : Doe mee
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Earth Hour roept individuen, steden en organisaties op om deel te nemen aan hun bewustzijnsactie op zaterdag 28 maart 2015.

Ga die dag en de dagen daarna bewust om met energie, word klimaatbewust en strijd mee tegen de klimaatverandering.


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The Western Front 1914-1918 : Animated map
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Deze website toont door middel van een animatie het verloop van de Eerste Wereldoorlog aan het westelijk front (1914-1918). Telkens je op de pijltjes klikt verandert de oorlogssituatie doorheen de tijd. 


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Voorbereiding toets meten en metend rekenen - Kompas 4
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Een korte oefentaak als voorbereiding op een herhalingstoets meten en metend rekenen voor het vierde leerjaar. Deze taak is gebaseerd op oefeningen uit Kompas 4B.

Onderwerpen die aan bod komen:

  • kloklezen tot op 1 seconde nauwkeurig (analoog); …

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