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Works: 18,207 works in 25,095 publications in 2 languages and 186,593 library holdings
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The ocean basins their structure and evolution by John Wright ( )
19 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member 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 instruments for ̀sniffing' hydrothermal plumes - mapping the sea-floor by sophisticated sonar techniques - three-dimensional imaging of crustal structure by seismic tomography - the use of satellites for navigation, and for making precise measurements of the height of the sea-surface 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 sea-level 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
Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future by Godfrey Boyle ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,513 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
Doing postgraduate research by Stephen Potter ( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member 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
Teaching modern languages ( )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,244 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
Enhancing social work management theory and best practice from the UK and USA ( )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA. Contradictory forces affect the act of management, such as the imperatives driving the introduction of new control systems which exist alongside the requirement to cut resources. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. They cover key topics including the implementation of change in the childcare sector; diversity & ndash; looking at the ways in which care manag
The third dimension ( )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three-dimensional aspects of molecular shape can be crucial to both properties and reactions. The Third Dimension explores the arrangements of atoms in molecules and in different types of solids. Initial chapters describe the common crystal structures and how they are related to close-packed arrangements of ions. Metallic, ionic, molecular and extended covalent crystals are covered; major types of crystal defects are also discussed. The book then introduces isomerism, and explores the stereochemical consequences of the tetrahedral carbon atom. Chirality is also investigated. The book concl
Metals and chemical change by D. A Johnson ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member 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
Achieving your doctorate in education by Hilary Burgess ( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSU Title III 2007-2012
Metal-ligand bonding by Rob Janes ( )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A basic knowledge of atomic and molecular orbitals for main group elements is assumed."--BOOK JACKET
Supporting children's learning in the early years ( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,056 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
The environmental responsibility reader ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Environmental Responsibility Reader is a definitive collection of classic and contemporary environmental 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
Life by David Attenborough ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member 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
Mechanism and synthesis by Lesley Smart ( )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding the earth; a reader in the earth sciences by I. G Gass ( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles written at the first-year university level
Open learning ( )
in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developing thinking in statistics by Alan Graham ( )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'This book should prove to be an important addition to the relatively few publications that exist on statistical thinking. It very nicely encourages the reader to take an active learning approach through simultaneously promoting pedagogy with knowledge and skills enhancement in statistics. Understanding what the subject is for and what it can do are crucial in statistical education - by getting the reader to think statistically Mr Graham has provided us with a very readable book that helps to dispel the poor reputation that statistics has acquired over many years' - Professor Neville Davies, Director, Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, Nottingham Trent University Statistics is a key area of the school mathematics curriculum where maths and the real world meet. Although potentially a subject where teaching can be motivating and relevant to everyday concerns, it is often seen as boring and involving largely mechanical calculations. This book will enable teachers and others interested in statistical thinking to become excited and inspired by the big ideas of statistics and, in turn, teach them enthusiastically learners
Research skills for policy and development how to find out fast by Alan Thomas ( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 936 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
The History of mathematics : a reader by John Fauvel ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theory and research in promoting public health by Sarah Earle ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries 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
Molecular modelling and bonding by E. A Moore ( )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Case Study (including illustrations on CD-ROM) explores ways in which computer modelling, in conjunction with experimental techniques, is used to design new drugs
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