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Open University

Works: 5,359 works in 8,491 publications in 2 languages and 86,710 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Church history  Biography  Bibliography  Documentary television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: N6490, 709.04
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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 1,534 WorldCat member 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( )

in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of mathematics : a reader by John Fauvel( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices by Stuart Hall( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This broad-ranging text offers a comprehensive treatment of how visual images, language and discourse work as 'systems of representation'." "Individual chapters explain a variety of approaches to representation, bringing to bear concepts from semiotic, discursive, psychoanalytic, anthropological, sociological, feminist, art-historical and Foucauldian models of representation. They explore representation as a signifying practice in a rich diversity of social contexts and institutional sites: the use of photography in the construction of national identity and culture; the poetics and politics of exhibiting other cultures in ethnographic museums; fantasies of 'the racialized Other' in popular media, film and image; the construction of masculine identities in discourses of consumer culture and advertising; the gendering of narratives in television soap operas." "The book discusses contested and critical questions of meaning, truth, knowledge and power in representation, and the relations between representation, pleasure and fantasy. Combining illustrative examples with activities and selected readings, accessible but not simplified, it offers a unique resource for teachers and students in cultural studies and related fields as an introduction to this complex and central theme."--Jacket
Investigating modern art( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third world atlas by Alan Thomas( )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Back Cover: The first edition of the Third World Atlas was widely welcomed in these glowing terms. This substantially revised and updated second edition is much more than a conventional collection of maps. It explores alternative ways of defining and mapping 'Third World' and 'development'. It offers both historical and contemporary contexts, presenting information on Europe's colonization of Asia, Africa and Latin America and on current issues such as industrialization, environmental degradation, famine, migration and gender. It examines three main questions: What is the Third World? ; How was it 'made'? ; What changes are taking place in the Third World today? More generally, the Atlas presents a variety of perspectives and explores how data can be presented and interpreted, and how much reliance we can place upon it. Students of geography, sociology, politics and international history, as well as development specialists, will find this an indispensable guide and resource
Art of the avant-gardes by Paul Wood( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing the development of modern art in the first third of the 20th century, this volume opens with an essay that introduces the main themes of art in the period and summarizes the political context in which it developed
The story of math how numbers explain our universe and reveal unseen worlds by Marcus Du Sautoy( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. The genius of the East. During Europe's Middle Ages, mathematics flourished primarily on other shores. This program follows Professor Marcus du Sautoy as he discusses mathematical achievements of Asia, the Islamic world, and early-Renaissance Europe. Topics include China's invention of a decimal place number system and the development of an early version of sudoku; India's contribution to trigonometry and creation of a symbol for the number zero, as well as Indians' understanding of the concepts of infinity and negative numbers; contributions of the empire of Islam, such as the development of algebra and the solving of cubic equations; and the spread of Eastern knowledge to the West through mathematicians like Leonardo Fibonacci
Religion in Victorian Britain by Gerald Parsons( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching music in secondary schools : a reader by Gary Spruce( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series brings together a range of articles, extracts from books and reports that inform an understanding of secondary schools in today's educational climate
Literature in the modern world : critical essays and documents( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contribution to English, European, feminist, and "new writing" perspectives on literary studies from the 1920s to the 1980s has been designed to provide students with an understanding of the many theoretical issues involved in the study of modern literary texts
The nineteenth-century novel by Delia da Sousa Correa( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the scope and variety of the great novels of the 19th century. The essays in this collection trace the experimentation of 19th-century writers in advancing new modes of realist fiction
Art of the twentieth century : a reader( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of teaching secondary music : perspectives on practice by Gary Spruce( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series provides a practical illustration of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach in the secondary classroom
Research skills for policy and development : how to find out fast by Alan Thomas( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike a simple h̀ow to' guide, Research Skills for Policy and Development provides a critique of various methods and situates these approaches within r̀eal life' organisational settings, enabling those working in or studying development to locate, evaluate and use relevant information quickly but rigorously. The successor to Finding Out Fast (SAGE, 1998) it reflects the changes in development management theories and practice over the last seven years, and includes new material and advice on critical use of the web as a resource and research tool
Teaching modern languages( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member 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
Questioning identity : gender, class, ethnicity( Book )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member 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?
Supporting children's learning in the early years by Linda Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member 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
Understanding difficulties in literacy development : issues and concepts by Janet Soler( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on current research, debates and concerns, this Reader adopts a cross disciplinary approach to understanding and working with those who experience difficulties with literacy. It provides a broad view of difficulties in literacy and related educational and curriculum learning issues across a range of ages, phases and settings. The Reader first considers questions of literacy, before going on to look at literacy development in relation to: Issues and concepts in public reading debates." Literacy curriculum policy contexts." Community, family, society and individual identity. & q
Introduction to history by Open University( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 1988 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to the Open University contains an historical overview; a description of undergraduate, postgraduate, and associate-level courses of study; and information on course components, including printed material, television and radio, tuition and counseling, assignments and assessments, summer school, and course teams. Data and information are provided on: the types of staff employed by the University; student applications and admissions for 1971-77; student sex and date of birth for 1971-76; occupations of applicants; and the educational background of graduates. The structure of the University, student participation, finance, and the success of the system are discussed. (Sw)
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Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future
Alternative Names
Anoikto Panepistēmio

Atvirasis universitetas

bachelor of art in film , the open university, uk

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 Milton Keynes, GB Course D215

Open university Milton Keynes, GB Shape of the world course team

Open University of Great Britain.

Open University (Walton)

Otkrytyĭ universitet, Velikobritanii︠a︡


Shape of the world course

Shape of the world course Milton Keynes, GB

The Open University

Universidad Abierta del Reino Unido

Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου

Відкритий університет (Великобританія)

Открытый университет (Великобритания)

الجامعة المفتوحة

دانشگاه آزاد انگلستان

मुक्त विश्वविद्यालय

উন্মুক্ত বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ইতিহাস



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German (2)

The History of mathematics : a readerRepresentation : cultural representations and signifying practicesInvestigating modern artThird world atlasArt of the avant-gardesReligion in Victorian BritainTeaching music in secondary schools : a readerLiterature in the modern world : critical essays and documents