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#397: Embracing the finite: Making our way in an era of dwindling natural resources

Ecologist Prof. Peter Vitousek explores how living in the Anthropocene, a time in which human activity has become the key driver of planetary health, will force us to make our way with diminished natural resources. Peter also asks what we can learn from the historical experience of Pacific Islanders, whose cultural and agricultural practices we
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LaRV1 introduction to ch 17
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3.7.1 The machined-at-once tip and cantilever

Just as in conventional manufacturing, micro engineering is cheapest to do if as few different materials as possible are used and if the number of separate processes involved is minimised. Therefore, the idea of making the cantilever and the probe out of the same material and in the same process step is a very attractive one.

When silicon nitride is deposited onto a silicon surface, it produces a thin film that coats the whole of the material to an equal thickness. We have already seen
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Introduction

This course will help you understand how it is possible to meet the needs of a particular minority community – the Chinese who live in Northern Ireland. The audio clips will give you an opportunity to listen to some first hand experiences and discover some of the problems that this community are facing. You will also hear about the needs of the community in terms of care and support, particularly in terms of meeting the needs of older Chinese inhabitants.

The audio file was recorded i
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Preface
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1.4.4 O is for Objectivity

One of the characteristics of ‘good’ information is that it should be balanced and present both sides of an argument or issue. This way the reader is left to weigh up the evidence and make a decision. In reality, we recognise that no information is truly objective.

This means that the onus is on you, the reader, to develop a critical awareness of the positions represented in what you read, and to take account of this when you interpret the information. In some cases, authors may
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From subjects to citizens : society and the everyday state in North India and Pakistan, 1947-1964
This is the website for an AHRC-funded research project which is studying the interaction between state and citizen immediately before and in the two decades following India and Pakistan’s independence in 1947. To date, research has concentrated on the politics high levels of government, and little work has been done on the impact of independence and partition on everyday life. The project aims to focus on “citizen experiences” in the former British Indian provinces of Uttar Pr
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21L.015 Introduction to Media Studies (MIT)
Introduction to Media Studies is designed for students who have grown up in a rapidly changing global multimedia environment and want to become more literate and critical consumers and producers of culture. Through an interdisciplinary comparative and historical lens, the course defines "media" broadly as including oral, print, theatrical, photographic, broadcast, cinematic, and digital cultural forms and practices. The course looks at the nature of mediated communication, the function
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BFI Flare 2015: highlights from the Festival | BFI Flare
Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. BFI Deputy Head of Festivals Tricia Tuttle and programmers Brian Robinson, Emma Smart, Jay Bernard, Jason Barker and Michael Blyth remember some of the best moments from the 2015 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, before introducing Malcolm Ingram, director of Out to Win, the closing night film. BFI Flare showcases the best new queer cinema, celebrating the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture from around the globe #BFIFlare
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Succeeding in a digital world
This free digital literacy course, Succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload. The importance is emphasised throughout of developing a critical approach to life online, whether consuming or creating informa
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Introduction to Sociology 2e with Concept Coach
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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, […]

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UW Provost Town Hall: February 24, 2015
Join UW Provost and Executive Vice President Ana Mari Cauce as she shares key priorities for the current academic year, addresses topics of interest to the campus community and answers questions from the audience. http://uwtv.org 02/24/2015
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PSYC 105 - Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
PSYC 105 - Lecture 27
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DECISION-MAKING and PROBLEM SOLVING
Welcome to Decision-Making and Problem Solving, one of the series of Futures workbooks, which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio
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The Life of Crispus Attucks and the Boston Massacre (Audio)
From many on-line sources; - in March of 1770 a fight began that set the stage for later confrontation.  Attaucks was held up as the first martyr of the American Revolution along with the others killed. In the early 19th century, as the abolitionist movement gained momentum in Boston, supporters lauded Attucks as a black American who played a heroic role in the history of the United States. Because Attucks had Wampanoag ancestors, his story also holds special significance for many Native Am
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North Dakota Facts
4th grade students explore the State of North Dakota and even sing the state song!
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Professor Steve Gough Inaugural Lecture: Is Education Unnatural?
In this lecture Professor Steve Gough spoke to explore inconsistencies in the way we think of education, and to examine the role of human learning as our interactions with nature - particularly through economic activity - create and re-create our environment.
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Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in conversation with Mervyn King [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Richard H. Pildes | A year of unpredictable political upheavals in the industrialised world promises an interesting period ahead. What are the lessons from Brexit and the Trump election for our democracy? Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University Law School. He is one of the nation's leading scholars of constitutional law and a specialist in legal issues affecting democracy. Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of En
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Checklist - Study Placement
This is a resource released as part of the E-Portfolio Toolkit based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Author(s): Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez,Juan Muñoz López,Janet P

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