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A Young Man's Progress - The First Book of Fashion
A Young Man's Progress is art work by London photographer Maisie Broadhead and fashion designer Isabella Newell in collaboration with Cambridge cultural historian Ulinka Rublack. This work responds to images of a Renaissance man's fashion styles recorded by Matthäus Schwarz (1497-1574), head accountant of a merchant firm in Augsburg, who put together 137 images of himself in the First Book of Fashion. This unique series of paintings form a portrait of a life through Schwarz’s choice of clot
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Passeport informatique TC (PIT)
Sommaire : Ch.1 : Introduction aux systèmes d'exploitation Ch.2 : Le shell Unix - bases Ch.3 : Architecture PC - Ch.4 : Outils du Département - Ch.5 : Utilisation de vi - Ch.6 : Introduction à l'algorithmique et au langage C - Ch.7 : Editer, compiler, executer - Documents de référence.
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Electronique internet . Cette ressource est la propriété de ses auteurs et de l'INSA de Lyon.

1 Modelling pollution in the Great Lakes

The main teaching text of this course is provided in the workbook below. The answers to the exercises that you'll find throughout the workbook are given in the answer book. You can access it by clicking on the link under the workbook. When prompted to watch the video for this course, return to this page and watch the clips below. After you've watched the clips, return to the workbook.

Click the link below to open the workbook (PDF, 0.6 MB).

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1.4 The discovery of tidal heating

The Voyager fly-bys of the Jupiter system convinced planetary scientists that former preconceptions about 'dead' globes were wrong - even before Voyager 1 had got as far as Saturn, the mission had enabled them to identify a new heating mechanism to explain the discrepancies. The ease with which this revolution in thought was brought about was thanks to some of the Voyager images of Io, Jupiter's innermost Galilean satellite. Io is only a fraction larger and denser than the Moon, and so by rig
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References

American Heart Association (2006) ‘Heart disease and stroke statistics – 2006 update: A report from the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee’, Circulation, 113, pp. e85–e151.

3.3 Expressing action points

Compare the way the action points are expressed in the phone conversation and in the formal written document.

Informal oral communication

During the phone conversation Mark used the present continuous and be + going to + verb to express future plans and intentions:

I'm supervising the mailing.

Kiran's going to write the press release.

Nick is doing the m
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6.3.2 Crystal

Almost all modern gamma cameras use (thallium-doped) sodium iodide (NaI) as the scintillation crystal. A gamma photon interacts with the crystal to produce many photons of visible light.

Sodium iodide is hygroscopic so cannot be left exposed to the air. The front surface is coated with a low atomic number metal that allows the gamma photons to pass through. The rear surface is covered with a transparent coating so that the visible photons can pass through to the photomultiplier tubes.
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Agriculture
Will world population outrun food resources? The "Green Revolution" of the 20th century multiplied crop yields, in part through increasing inputs of pesticides and fertilizers. How can farmers reduce their use of agricultural chemicals and still produce enough food? 
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of the electromagnetic spectrum and how it is used to infer properties of sources of radiation

  • demonstrate knowledge of the range of sizes, distances and motions of objects in the Universe and how they can be measured

  • demonstrate knowledge of the structure of, and the main processes operating in, the Sun

  • comprehend concepts lying well outside everyday experience,
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3.4 Second messengers

In the previous section, we have discussed the principles of second messengers (Section 1.5) and, in particular, those produced by PLC (IP3 and DAG) and PI3 kinase (PI(3,4)P2 and PI(3,4,5)P3). We shall now consider the roles and mechanisms of action of the other chief mediators, which are Ca2+ ions, cAMP and cGMP
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Diverse perspectives on health and illness
Health, and the health of others, are concerns that impact us all. This album explores notions of health and happiness in relation to the lifestyles people lead and the services and support available to them. The range of information is eclectic and illuminating, offering a rare insight into societal niches from the participants themselves. From health workers to the homeless, this series of interviews and discussions emphasises the relationship between how people live their lives and the decisi
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2 Gene therapy

Gene therapy is often reported to be one of the most hopeful lines of experimentation to grow up alongside the Human Genome Project. If we know so much about all these genes, surely we can use this knowledge to try to treat some diseases in which genes are involved at a fundamental level? But what exactly is gene therapy, and where is the work heading?

Just looking at the two words coupled in the phrase ‘gene therapy’ raises an important ambiguity.

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Wordsworth, De Quincey and Dove cottage
Can a location inspire great poetry? To what extent can a person’s environment influence their art? After leaving the area as a child the Romantic poet William Wordsworth returned to the Lake District and remained there from 1799 to 1802. Surrounded by scenery he cherished Wordsworth composed some of his best poetry in Dove Cottage, but the building was also the residence of friend Thomas De Quincy whom documented his time with the Wordsworth’s as well as his own experiences in the property.
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Europarl : 28 in 1 - Actieve lessen over de EU
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28 in 1 is nieuw educatief materiaal dat bestemd is voor de derde graad van het secundair onderwijs. Het is modulair opgebouwd, met kant-en-klare presentaties en actieve werkvormen die de leerlingen rechtstreeks betrekken bij de Europese …


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5.3.2 Reading the files

The tutor needs to read through the student teacher's files and check that:

  • all school experience and module activities have been completed satisfactorily;

  • the school experience file is up to date in terms of lesson planning and evaluation;

  • there is evidence of subject knowledge development.

In the mentor's school training record file the tutor should check that:


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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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Acknowledgements

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see terms and conditions), this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence

The material acknowledged below is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creativ
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A Jewish soldier from Eretz Israel in the British Army, describes meeting survivors in Italy
http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/dp_camps_italy/index.asp The exhibition “DP Camps and Hachsharot in Italy after the War”, brings the story of the many thousands of Holocaust survivors in the dozens of DP camps that operated in Italy after World War II. While these camps served as temporary transit stations for the survivors, it was there that they also started to cope with the enormity of their loss, at the same time preparing themselves for a new chapter in their lives with the
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2.1.1 Preparation

Prepare to watch the video in just the same way as you would prepare to study written material. You will need to have a suitable environment in which you should be relatively undisturbed and able to concentrate for the full length of each video extract. You will need to be able to take some notes as you watch – it is easy to forget the key points if you leave note taking until the video is finished, and it will be important to record your immediate reactions to some of the images.

I
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Becoming an OU student
This free course, Becoming an OU student, is not currently available. It was designed as a pilot for students starting the Open degree in February 2018 and is now closed. A new, improved version of this course is currently being developed for all students starting undergraduate study with the Open University. If you’ve registered to start studying with us in October 2018 you will be notified by email when this new course is available. In the course, you’ll get a flavour of what OU study is a
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