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Introduction

Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common. Indeed, it's the existence of these common features that justifies the inclusion of all such diverse types within the single taxonomic group (or class) called the Mammalia.

This is the first in a series of units about studying mammals. To get the most from these units, you will need access to a copy of The Life of Mammals (2002) by David Attenboroug
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The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Agreement: Law, Science and Globalising Markets
The SPS Agreement is one of the most innovative and controversial aspects of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This agreement uses science as a benchmark for assessing the legality of Member State regulation and has, in high profile cases such as EC Hormones and EC Biotech, been used to condemn regulatory measures as unlawful. The agreement, and the institutions which develop and apply it, walk a precarious middle line between trade and public health/environmental protection. This lecture will
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some of the necessary changes that organisations may have to make in order to achieve particular campaigns

  • give examples of how organisations have changed their campaigns to achieve their goals.


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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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References

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, (2004) Coaching and Buying Coaching Services, [online], London, CIPD. Available from CIPD.
Clark, T. (1995) Managing Consultants: Consultancy as the Management of Impressions, Milton Keynes, Open University Press.
Craig, D. (2005) Rip-Off, London, Original Book Company.
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China's Ascent: New Superpower or New Global System? Session 10
Dr Marc Lanteigne, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews presents "China and FTAs in International Trade". 45th Otago Foreign Policy School. 25 June 2010.
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Heading for a nuclear showdown in the Middle East
Iran has issued its response to UN Security Council demands that it stop its uranium enrichment programme by August 31st. Whilst offering to join 'serious talks' on the issue Iranian officials have been clear in their refusal to back down to international pressure to end their vision of a nuclear Iran. How do the latest developments change the diplomatic picture for both Iran and the UN? Does the passing of a UN resolution change the legal position of those involved and what lies behind th
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Diabetes care
At least 171 million people worldwide have diabetes, and this figure is set to double by 2030. This chronic condition, which occurs when the body cannot produce or effectively use the insulin it needs, can be the cause of many serious health complications leading, amongst other problems, to blindness, foot ulcers and kidney failures. This album is a must-watch for diabetes sufferers and medical staff training to work with diabetes patients. Six video tracks introduce various aspects of a patient
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Managing care
In the arenas of health and social work, management is a crucial part of ensuring quality of service and care for users and staff, and the development of services and standards into the future. The discussions and interviews in this album focus on the importance of management strategies and techniques and garner the opinions and insights of staff at all levels, as well as those in care. These in-depth and frank audio tracks give a real-life sense of the managerial experience, including starting
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The future of multilateral trade agreements
Pierre Pettigrew discusses the work of the 2007 Warwick Commission analysing the future of Multilateral Trade Agreements.
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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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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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2.2 Environmental pragmatism: positioning expert support

I believe that the principal task for an environmental pragmatism is not to reengage the … debates in environmental ethics but rather to impress upon environmental philosophers the need to take up the largely empirical question of what morally motivates humans to change their attitudes, behaviours, and policy preferences toward those more supportive of long-term environmental sustainability.

(Light, 2002, p. 446)


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Acknowledgements

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The Difference Between Kinetic and Potential Energy - Song
Animation has been added to the song "Kinetic and Potential Energy" by Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans from the Singing Science Records.  This simple, catchy song will help students remember the difference between kinetic and potential energy.  Examples of both are included throughout the song/video.  Lyrics are provided on the screen and include, "The rolling boulder crasing down the mountain, that's kinetic energy.  The boulder sitting high upon the mountain, that's potent
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Dimensions of the Global Food Crisis: Session 11
Barry Coates, Oxfam, New Zealand presents "Need and greed: Food security, trade and global supply chains". 44th Otago Foreign Policy School - Salmond Hall, Dunedin, New Zealand. Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2009.
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Kathmandu residents prepare for third night in open air
Fearing another major quake, residents in Kathmandu prepare to spend a third night in the open, as aftershocks continue to shake Nepal after a massive quake killed more than 3,700 people. Gavino Garay 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
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1.12.2 Constructing discursive spaces

Finally, the notion of discursive space draws attention to the broader social practices which construct such spaces. Thus social scientists and discourse researchers have been interested in the practices of production of newspapers and the media and in the ways in which economic and technological developments construct discursive spaces. E-mail, the internet and computer-mediated communication are good examples of how changing practices produce new spaces which construct new kinds of discursi
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4.2.3 Restating the problem

If your analysis of the problem and its possible causes is thorough, it should enable you to rewrite the problem statement to include the causes. If you can clarify your objective by defining a desired end-state, you are more likely to produce a good solution.


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