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Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future by Godfrey Boyle( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,572 libraries worldwide
Overview: The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilization today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects. Together with its companion volume, Energy Systems and Sustainability, this book provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various 'renewables'. The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications and energy security, as political and economic pressures move society towards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks, this book provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables
Open learning by Open University( file )
in English and held by 1,214 libraries worldwide
Life by David Attenborough( visu )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
The Ocean basins : their structure and evolution by John Wright( Book )
21 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
This is an invaluable textbook, prepared by the Open University team and designed so that it can be read on its own or as part of the OU course. This second edition has been fully revised and updated including new colour illustrations increasing the striking spread of full colour diagrams throughout the book. The clarity of the text has been improved, providing comprehensive coverage of the evolution of ocean basins and their structure in a clear, concise manner aimed specifically at the student market. In this second edition the technological advances in fields as diverse as:. - deep-towed in
Doing postgraduate research by Stephen Potter( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Recognising the greater importance formal research training now occupies in research degrees, this practical text will enable the student to do research better, quicker and with as little hassle as possible
Questioning identity : gender, class, nation by Kath Woodward( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
What is really happening when people either individually or in groups identify with particular definitions of themselves or strike out to take up new identities? Do gender, class and ethnicity offer some stability, or are they limiting?
Metal-ligand bonding by Rob Janes( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
"A basic knowledge of atomic and molecular orbitals for main group elements is assumed."--Jacket
Alkenes and aromatics by Giles N Clark( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Describes the reaction mechanisms associated with electrophilic attack on carbon-carbon double bonds
Chemical kinetics and mechanism by M Mortimer( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Chemical Kinetics and Mechanism considers the role of rate of reaction. It begins by introducing chemical kinetics and the analysis of reaction mechanism, from basic well-established concepts to leading edge research. Organic reaction mechanisms are then discussed, encompassing curly arrows, nucleophilic substitution and E1 and E2 elimination reactions. The book concludes with a Case Study on Zeolites, which examines their structure and internal dimensions in relation to their behaviour as molecular sieves and catalysts. The accompanying CD-ROM contains the "Kinetics Toolkit", a graph-plotting application designed for manipulation and analysis of kinetic data, which is built into many of the examples, questions and exercises in the text. There are also interactive activities illustrating reaction mechanisms. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science
Separation, purification and identification by Lesley Smart( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
This book looks at the common techniques used to prepare, purify and identify chemicals. Topics including distillation, recrystallization, chromotography, elemental analysis, atomic absorption spectroscopy and mass spectrometry are discussed, and are illustrated on video on the accompanying CD-ROM
The third dimension ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
CD-ROM contains electronic questions and interactive multimedia
Mechanism synthesis by Lesley Smart( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"The Molecular World aims to develop an integrated approach, with major themes and concepts in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, set in the context of chemistry as a whole. The examples given illustrate both the application of chemistry in the natural world and its importance in industry. Case studies, written by acknowledged experts in the field, are used to show how chemistry impinges on topics of social and scientific interest, such as polymers, batteries, catalysis, liquid crystals and forensic science."
Metals and chemical change by D. A Johnson( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
This book looks at how molecules react, and how the feasibility and outcome of chemical reactions can be predicted
Molecular modelling and bonding by E. A Moore( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Why do molecules adopt particular shapes? What determines the physical and chemical properties of a material? Molecular Modelling and Bonding answers these questions by introducing the ideas behind molecular and quantum mechanics, using a largely non-mathematical approach. Atomic and molecular orbitals, computational chemistry and bonding in solids are also discussed. A Case Study, Molecular Modelling in Drug Design, explores ways in which computer modelling, in conjunction with experimental techniques, is used to design new drugs. The accompanying CD-ROM illustrates applications of molecular and quantum mechanics, and includes many of the structures and orbitals illustrated in the text. It provides the programs necessary to view orbitals and 3D structures. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science
Elements of the p block by Charlie Harding( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Presenting a systematic approach to the chemistry of the p Block elements and hydrogen, this book also introduces some basic topics concerning chemical bonding, such as oxidation numbers, bond strengths, dipole moments and intermolecular forces. The chemistry is illustrated by coverage of the biological role of nitric oxide and of hydrogen bonding, and the new chemistry of carbon nanotubes. Applied aspects of the topic are developed in the two Case Studies, which examine the causes and prevention of acid rain and the inorganic chemical industry. The accompanying CD-ROMs cover silicate mineral structures, the inert pair effect and a database of chemical reactions of the p Block elements. The Molecular World series provides an integrated introduction to all branches of chemistry for both students wishing to specialise and those wishing to gain a broad understanding of chemistry and its relevance to the everyday world and to other areas of science. The books, with their Case Studies and accompanying multi-media interactive CD-ROMs, will also provide valuable resource material for teachers and lecturers. (The CD-ROMs are designed for use on a PC running Windows 95, 98, ME or 2000.)
Teaching modern languages ( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
This reader draws together recent and newly commissioned papers to show how the communicative method of language teaching has developed, what its research justification is and how it can be most effectively used in the classroom
Supporting children's learning in the early years by Linda Miller( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
This text is aimed at practitioners working in a wide range of early years settings who wish to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills for working with young children. It explores different ways of working, in the light of recent initiatives inearly childhood education and care
Mechatronics : designing intelligent machines by J Johnson( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Information. Perception. Cognition. Planning. Actuators. Control
A degree of difference : the Open University of the United Kingdom by Naomi E McIntosh( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The present study is the first part of a longitudinal study following the progress of the first generation of Open University students through the university. It concentrates on the initial cohort of students, those entering in 1971. a comprehensive questionnaire was used to collect data, and covered in some detail the students' educational and occupational background, their work and leisure patterns, and their plans. The report provides information on the characteristics of adult students, the problems of independent learning, and the problems of the educationally disadvantaged in Great Britain. (Mse)
The environmental responsibility reader ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
'The Environmental Responsibility Reader' is a definitive collection of classic works that offers a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in environmental responsibility, steering the reader through each development in thought with a unifying and expert editorial voice
 
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Alternative Names
Anoikto Panepistēmio
British Open University
Great Britain Open University
Great Britain's Open University.
Open University
Open University (Bletchley Bucks)
Open University (Gran Bretanya)
Open University Great Britain
Open University of Great Britain.
Open University (Walton)
Otkrytyĭ universitet, Velikobritanii︠a︡
OU.
University Milton Keynes
英国オープン大学
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