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9.1 Further reading

  • *The Good Study Guide by Andrew Northedge, published by The Open University, 1990, ISBN 0 7492 00448.

    Chapter 4 is entitled ‘Working with numbers’

    Other chapters are entitled: ‘Reading and note taking’, ‘Other ways of studying’, ‘What is good writing?’, ‘How to write essays’, ‘Preparing for examinations’.

  • The Sciences Good Study Guide by Andrew Northedge, Jeff Thomas, Andrew Lane, Alice
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Course image: Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

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4.4 Genetic diversity and mass extinctions

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