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Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future by Godfrey Boyle( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,557 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
Life by David Attenborough( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,160 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
Open learning by Open University( file )
in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
The Ocean basins : their structure and evolution by John Wright( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 619 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: deeptowed instruments for sniffing' hydrothermal plumes mapping the seafloor by sophisticated sonar techniques threedimensional imaging of crustal structure by seismic tomography the use of satellites for navigation, and for making precise measurements of the height of the seasurface The first chapters describe the processes that shape the ocean basins, determine the structure and composition of oceanic crust and control the major features of continental margins. How the 'hot springs' of the oceanic ridges cycle chemical elements between seawater and oceanic crust is then explored. Sediment distributions are examined next, to demonstrate how sediments can preserve a record of past climatic and sealevel changes. Finally, the role of the oceans as an integral part of global chemical changes is reviewed. High quality full colour diagrams Substantial chapter summaries ideal for revision Answers, hints and notes for questions at back of the book
Doing postgraduate research by Stephen Potter( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 508 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
Metal-ligand bonding by Rob Janes( Book )
11 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
Developing thinking in statistics by Alan Graham( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Statistics is a key area of the school mathematics curriculum where maths and the real world meet. Designed to heighten awareness of statistical ideas, the text explores key themes within statistics through a variety of approaches, including ICT-based simulations, stories and events
Alkenes and aromatics by Giles N Clark( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Describes the reaction mechanisms associated with electrophilic attack on carbon-carbon double bonds
Chemical kinetics and mechanism by M Mortimer( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 285 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
The third dimension ( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
CD-ROM contains electronic questions and interactive multimedia
Separation, purification and identification by Lesley Smart( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 282 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
Mechanism synthesis by Lesley Smart( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Annotation. This book covers possible strategies for synthesizing (mainly) organic compounds, particularly those of interest to the health sector and related industries. It discusses how to plan a set of reactions that lead to a desired product. Emphasis is given to the importance of overall yield and the cost of starting materials. Includes an interactive CD-ROM that incorporates electronic questions to facilitate revision/consolidation. This book is part of The Molecular World series which aims to provide a broad foundation in chemistry
Metals and chemical change by D. A Johnson( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
This book looks at how molecules react, and how the feasibility and outcome of chemical reactions can be predicted. Beginning with an introduction to the concept of an activity series of metals, Metals and Chemical Change then introduces chemical thermodynamics (enthalpy, entropy and free energy) and applies the concept to both inorganic and organic elements. A Case Study on batteries and fuel cells is also included. The accompanying CD-ROM includes video sequences of the reactions of metals with water, acid and aqueous ions, and gives the reader an opportunity to make experimental observations and predictions about chemical behaviour. A comprehensive Data Book of chemical and physical constants is included, along with a set of interactive self-assessment questions. 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
Molecular modelling and bonding by E. A Moore( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 237 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
Achieving your doctorate in education by Hilary Burgess( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
DSU Title III 2007-2012
Teaching modern languages ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
Various chapters e×amine such subjects as: the particular challenges of differentiation; teaching grammar; encouraging pupils to use the target language together; and teaching a foreign language to children with special educational needs. The final section discusses ways of developing creativity in lessons, through the use of drama, creative writing and role play
Supporting children's learning in the early years ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 136 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
The environmental responsibility reader ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 96 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
Theory and research in promoting public health by Sarah Earle( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
What, exactly, is promoting public health activity? How should we promote public health? Whose values are most important? Which theories can help inform health promoting practice? Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health is an important text that addresses these questions, exploring the key concepts, debates and issues involved in multi-disciplinary public health. The book considers the complex and diverse nature of public health and helps readers critically appraise the theories, research and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice. This timely and comprehensive bo
The Open University opens by Jeremy Tunstall( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Conceived by the British Labor Government in the 1960's the Open University was viewed as a way to extend higher education to Britain's working class, but enrollment figures in classes that represent traditional academic disciplines show that the student population is predominantly middle class. Bringing education into the home presents numerous pedagogical problems; among them are: (1) translating lectures into self-explanatory, auto-instructional packages that can be delivered through the mail; (2) coordinating the instructional presentation to coincide with the availability of public broadcast time: (3) the design and publication of reading materials, experimentation kits, and exams; and (4) the organization of regional tutorial offices. The resulting individualized approach is impressively economical compared with the cost of the traditional university. (Emh)
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Anoikto Panepistēmio
British Open University
Great Britain Open University
Great Britain's 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
University Milton Keynes
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