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The Arts Past and Present: Mosaics
How can we read an image to tell us more about its ancient maker? In this album a mosaic artist, Catherine Parkinson, visits the splendidly-preserved ancient Roman mosaics at Brading Villa on the Isle of Wight. With the help of two archaeologists she discovers that the iconography reveals important clues about the villa inhabitants' world view, taste, and aspirations. Their leisure pursuits, the value placed on learning, and their views on men and women are just some of the themes revealed in
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2.6.1 The phenomenological perspective

The term ‘phenomenology’ is a good example of polysemy, as it has different meanings according to the academic context in which it is found. There are scientific phenomenology and philosophical phenomenology, for example, and the sociologists Ken Thompson and Kath Woodward describe phenomenology as, ‘The development in sociology of a philosophical approach which focuses on people’s consciousness of their experiences and how they interpret the world; the meaning it has for them’ (Tho
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5.3.4 Recommendations and opinions

These have no binding force and therefore are ineffective as Community law. However, they can have ‘persuasive authority’. If a recommendation or opinion is ignored, it may later be followed up with a stronger legislative initiative, such as a decision or directive.

Activity 4 The EU law-making process
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4.6 Diagrams for planning and implementation

The first principle in planning is: be clear about your own direction and purpose – in other words, your values and why you are doing anything. You can use the technique of asking why? And then why? of the answer. And then why? of the answer to that. Keep repeating this process until you get back to your underlying values to create an objectives tree or network to help you define the direction in which you wish to go and the steps necessary to get there.

In an objectives
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The geological record of environmental change
This series of tracks looks at evidence of geological change in the field. Using examples in the UK and the USA they examine how geologists can map past activity from geological evidence. Material is taken from The Open University course S369 The geological record of environmental change. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University prod
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Mac - Selecting accessible colors
How to select accessible colors using the Paciello Group's Color Contrast Analyser on the Mac.
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1 What are scattering and tunnelling?

The phenomenon of scattering was an important topic in physics long before the development of wave mechanics. In its most general sense, scattering is a process in which incident particles (or waves) are affected by interaction with some kind of target, quite possibly another particle (Figure 1). The interac
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3.2.1 What is a sole trader?

If you were to set up a newsagency business on your own as described in Activity 2, you would be a sole trader. Often this is described as being ‘self-employed’. You would be the ‘owner’ of the business. Whilst other people might be involved in your business (for example, as employees or suppliers), it would nevertheless be your business
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Absolute Beginner #5 - Can You Take My Japanese Order?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re on your way to a restaurant in Japan, and you’re so hungry you’re drooling. You’re so distracted by your hunger that you just realized you aren’t sure how to ask for something to eat in Japanese…or how to ask for a menu! Seeking help, you pull out your trusty iPod [...]
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the February 20th 2016 edition
This week: soggy sales in the cereal world, the ups and downs of Utopianism and India’s penchant for hard liquor
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4.1.3 No dynamic web pages

Another example of a problem with web servers which arises from their original functionality is the fact that web pages were designed to be static: they were files which were stored on a computer and delivered in their stored form to anyone using a browser to access them. Many e-commerce and e-business applications require something much more dynamic, for example there are a number of financial service sites on the web which provide customers with up-to-date stock and share prices. These pric
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30 Cannon Street, City of London. General view of 30 Cannon Street, view from north east.
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The Paul Callaghan Interviews: Andrew Wilson
This interview is part of a series undertaken in 2007 and 2007 by Paul Callaghan of the MacDiarmid Institute, as part of a project entitled "beyond the Farm and the Theme Park". Andrew Wilson is a physicist at the University of Otago, an expert in lasers, optics and their application to the study of cold atoms. He leads a small spin-out company called Photonic Innovations.
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2.3.4 Using ‘quel’, ‘quelle’

You have already come across the following question:

  • Quelle est la date de votre anniversaire?

Quel means ‘what’ or ‘which’. It changes to quelle if the noun that it is linked to is feminine.


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2.1 Processors

Figure 2 shows an advertisement for a personal computer (PC) published in February 2004. The main features of the computer are listed in this advert. The first item on the list is ‘Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.80 GHz’. So this computer uses an Intel Pentium 4 Processor, running at
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4.5 Fibre in LANs

Fibre has been slower to be exploited in LANs than in the core transmission network, for similar reasons to the delay in the use of fibre in the access network, but as the data rate demanded of LANs has increased, the case for using fibre has strengthened.

Although Ethernet specifications (IEEE 802.3 series) have contained standards for the use of fibre backbones for some time, it was with the development of Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) standards that fibre became t
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Mission into distant space
In this public lecture, astrophysicist Dr Chris North takes its audience on a journey through space to understand the most distant stars and galaxies, exploring the findings of the Herschel Space Observatory. Dr North has worked on a number of space missions and is currently part of the Herschel Observatory team, looking at far-infrared light from stars forming in our galaxy and across the Universe.Author(s): No creator set

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2.3 The key skills framework

In this course each key skill section uses a common three-stage framework to help you develop your skills. The stages of this framework are:

  • developing a strategy for how you are going to tackle the key skill;

  • monitoring your progress as you develop your skills;

  • evaluating the strategy you have used and presenting outcomes of your work.

But working on your skills and techniques
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