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In this unit, we will examine the biology of the impressive meat eaters (e.g. wolves, lions and cheetahs), focusing in part on the biological ‘equipment’ – slashing and gripping teeth, for example – and on the less obvious behavioural characteristics that have contributed to the undoubted success of these fearsome hunters. Many of the meat eaters live and hunt in groups, which raises intriguing questions about the advantages of group living and the types of social behaviour between in
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Atlas Des Deutschen Reichs
This site provides access to an online atlas of the German Empire which was published by Ludwig Ravenstein in 1883. It was digitised as a special project of the University of West Madison Libraries and is suitable for downloading as PDF files. The site includes details on the scale of the map, its coverage and possible usage as a source for historians researching the boundaries of the German Empire and families living within it. In addition to Germany, the maps of atlas also cover the bordering
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Learning to Learn
Learning and change can mean big decisions and asking important questions. This free course, Learning to learn, is a friendly starting point introducing a range of key ideas to help you consider what you want to do with your life and learn, by suggesting ways of building on and 'fine-tuning' your own expertise and encouraging you to think of yourself as a learner. First published on Thu, 13
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World Resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty
This website provides access to "The wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty" the World Resources Report 2005 which examines ecosystems as a potential wealth-creating asset for the poor. The report was prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Bank, and the World Resources Institute. The site includes access to the full text of the report in English and Spanish, case study excerpts, data tables and re
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Open for learning
This xerte on-line toolkits resource has been produced as part of the JISC funded BERLiN (Building Exchanges for Research and Learning in Nottingham) project run by The University of Nottingham from April 2009 - April 2010. The project aimed to publish and share the equivalent of 360 credits of Open Educational Resources (OERs), enhance and expand Nottingham's existing Open Educational Repository (U-Now) and foster OER use and reuse. This open educational resource aims to share knowledge gain
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2 What makes a good OER?

What is an open educational resource?

The term ‘open educational resource’ is one that encompasses a broad range of items. It can describe a single image or an entire short course, and materials can be in any medium or a mixture. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has defined OERs as ‘digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and
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5.1.11 Religious Studies

Hinnells, J. R. (ed.) (1995) A New Dictionary of Religions, Oxford, Blackwell.


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4.1 The impact of A Practical View

A Practical View is significant both as a kind of ‘manifesto’ by a prominent figure in a religious movement of rapidly expanding influence, and as part of an ongoing process of reflection on the state of British politics and society in the aftermath of the French Revolution. Wilberforce had been working on it intermittently for four years before its eventual publication on 12 April 1797. As a busy politician he struggled to find the time for sustained writing. He had initially had
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1.6.1 Introduction

Of course, there is another problem hovering in the background in respect to the Euro's international role: namely that of the enlargement of the EU. In the light of the analysis so far two areas are picked out here: monetary implications and fiscal policy implications. These are obviously closely related. Both of these raise questions about the costs involved for the new members and those set to join somewhere down the line. We concentrate on the monetary issue of joining the Euro-zone first
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3.2 What does it mean for knowledge to be situated?

Scientific knowledge has been frequently portrayed as universally true. If this were the case then there would be no fundamental disagreements, for what counts as true would never change. However, what has been considered scientific in the past is now often seen as archaic or simply odd. The opposite approach would be to say that truth is relative – no one view is superior to any other. Both of these positions are simplistic. Contemporary defenders of science would argue that science is imp
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Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG)
The Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG) was established by NASA in late 2004 to identify scientific priorities and pathways for exploration in the outer Solar system. The OPAG website provides details of its committee and activities including full text reports, discussion documents, links to websites for past and future missions, and links to resources relating to the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune).
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Virtual Maths Data Handling - Light Survey
Exercises and resources for conducting a Light Intensity Survey. "To measure the levels of light in a particular area, we need to use a device called a Light Meter, which measures the intensity of light in the vicinity of the sensor and displays the reading."
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“Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts”
Srimati Basu, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies University of Kentucky on "Impossible Translation: Beyond the Legal Body in Two South Asian Family Courts"
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Media and Design Process [Conference Proceedings]
Throughout known architectural history, representation, media and design have been recognized to have a close relationship. This relationship is inseparable; representation being a means for engaging in design thinking and making and this activity requiring media. Interpretations as to what exactly this relationship is or means have been subject to debate, disagreement and change along the ages. Whereas much has been said about the interactions between representation and design, little has been
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Writers Series: Donald Revell
Donald Revell, American poet
 Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7 p.m.
 Westhampton Living Room, Westhampton Center Donald Revell has published 10 books of poetry and has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lenore Marshall Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He also has translated three books of poetry from the French. Former editor of Denver Quarterly, he now is a poetry editor at Colorado Review. He t
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Guide to the Records of the Kingsley Association, 1894-1980
The Kingsley Association was formed in 1893 by George Hodges as a Pittsburgh settlement house. The collection includes: administrative and annual reports, books, brochures, budget information, case studies, clippings, correspondence, directories, minutes, photos and surveys spanning intermittent years from 1894-1980.
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French Verbs, Part 4
The narrator recites verbs in French as they appear in print on the screen with an appropriate image. There is no English spoken. For beginning learners of the French language.
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Berry Brazelton, T. and Cramer, B. G. (1991) The Earliest Relationship, London: Karnac Books
Meggitt, C. and Sunderland, G. (2000) Child Development: An illustrated guide, London: Heinemann Child Care, pp. 7, 10, 11
Oates, J. (ed.) (1994) The Foundations of Child Development, Oxford: Blackwell in association with The Open University

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