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2.5 Characterisation

How do writers of prose fiction make us respond to the imaginary people they create? In order to encourage us to continue reading writers must force us to react in some way to their characters, whether it is to identify, empathise or sympathise with them, to dislike or disapprove of them, or to pass judgement on their actions, behaviour and values. As we have already seen, the fundamental question we repeatedly ask when we read a story is what happened next. Equally importantly we want to kno
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Public Speaking with Confidence ( Sean McArdle, Part 1)
This professionally-made video features Sean McArdle, a master motivator and speaker, explaining the importance/benefits of practicing a speech before actually presenting it.  He recommends practicing in a safe spot, such as in front of a mirror, to develop confidence and relieve nervousness.  ( 1:32)
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3.3.2 China

When the medieval Italian traveller, Marco Polo (1254–1324), returned from China, he shocked Europeans with the news that the Chinese used not metal but paper money; indeed, European resistance to representative money based on paper notes stretched into the nineteenth century (de Soto, 2000, p. 222). While China might have had a few centuries away from the global limelight, it is currently staging the biggest economic boom in the history of the planet. In common with Japan, China runs a sub
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6.1 Knowledge and society

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton (Letter to Robert Hooke, 1676)

At the foreground of this final part of the course is one of its more important themes – that knowledge is something held, developed and perpetuated both by and in the context of communities, societies and cultures. Newton's declaration to Hooke (abo
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The evidence for endocrine disruption in wildlife

During the 1970s and 1980s, biologists found alligators in Florida with reduced penis size and low fertility. About the same time Western gulls in the USA were found with abnormal mating behaviour and reproductive organs. These anomalies were linked to high levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), DDT and dioxin in the local environment. Around the same time, reproductive abnormalities were found in fish living in British rivers close to sewage outfalls. Such findings stimulated ecotoxicol
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Optimising engine performance
Optimising engine performance: Deterministic chaos in combustion engines Professor Chris Brace from the University of Bath introduces some of the difficult-to-model aspects of an engine’s operation which are important in the quest to develop more efficient and clean engines.
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6.6 ZigBee

Development of the ZigBee standard is the result of a group of interested parties coming together to form the ZigBee Alliance. When approved it will be an open standard sitting within a subset of the IEEE 802.15.4 low-data wireless standard. At the outset ZigBee was designed specifically for networks set up for the purposes of monitoring and control. Two of the major development aims were that it should be low cost (so that it is cheap to install and maintain), and low power (for long battery
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Derecho Matrimonial Canónico para Juristas Civiles (2016)
En el Curso se estudia cuanto se refiere al matrimonio canónico. En concreto, el sistema de impedimentos, el consentimiento y la forma jurídica, así como su momento crítico: nulidad, separación y disolución y los procesos matrimoniales.
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Contar una historia II
To develop writing skills. To reinforce the use of the past tenses: pretérito indefinido y el pretérito imperfecto. To encourage students to use the dictionary.
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3 Work on your own mathematics

Two activities are given below. You are asked to work on them in turn and to record not only your working, but observations on what you notice about your emotions as you work through step by step.

Activity 3 Constrained numbers

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5.1 The advantages of reuseability
Enterprise systems are software applications that automate and integrate all many of the key business processes of an organisation. With some understanding of software development, you will learn about current development practices for this type of system and develop relevant skills to apply them to real-world problems. You will develop core skills in object-oriented analysis and design, allowing you to develop software that is fit for purpose, reusable and amenable to change.
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5 Basic Ballet Positions
Simple video showing the 5 basic ballet positions of feet and arms.  Each position is shown with a picture and labeled.  Set to music.  Run time 01:39.
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Why It Is Not Enough to Merely Vote for Social Change
Wharton’s Brian Berkey says it’s not enough to merely agitate for social change -- it’s a moral imperative to give generously to the less advantaged.
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Distintos tipos de artesanía

Actividad 16

En esta actividad va a poder hablar de distintos tipos de artesanía.

1 Relacione las siguientes artesanías con los materiales que se utilizan para elaborarlas. ¡Ojo!, tenga en cuenta que varia
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15.667 Negotiation and Conflict Management (MIT)
Negotiation and Conflict Management presents negotiation theory – strategies and styles – within an employment context. 15.667 meets only eleven times, with a different topic each week, which is why students should commit to attending all classes. In addition to the theory and exercises presented in class, students practice negotiating with role-playing simulations that cover a range of topics. Students also learn how to negotiate in difficult situations, which include abrasiveness,
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Daniel Dennett's theory of interpretivism
Daniel Dennett's theory of interpretivism
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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

All materials included in this unit are derived from content originated at the Open Unive
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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 Science of Discworld - Professor Ian Stewart
The Science of Discworld series weaves together a Discworld story by Terry Pratchett which examines what happens when wizards meddle with history in a battle against the elves for the future of humanity, with scientific commentary by two University of Warwick researchers (mathematician and chaos theory expert Professor Ian Stewart and reproductive Biologist Dr Jack Cohen) on the evolution and development of the human mind, culture, language, art, and science. Professor Ian Stewart is a member o
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