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Open University

Works: 4,843 works in 7,748 publications in 2 languages and 93,774 library holdings
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The ocean basins their structure and evolution by John Wright ( )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,441 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: 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 ( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,161 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 1,117 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
Supporting children's learning in the early years ( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,061 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
Metals and chemical change by D. A Johnson ( )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,006 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 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DSU Title III 2007-2012
Understanding the earth; a reader in the earth sciences by I. G Gass ( Book )
8 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles written at the first-year university level
Metal-ligand bonding by Rob Janes ( )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A basic knowledge of atomic and molecular orbitals for main group elements is assumed."--BOOK JACKET
Open learning ( )
in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The History of mathematics : a reader by John Fauvel ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renewable energy : power for a sustainable future by Godfrey Boyle ( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 870 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
Research skills for policy and development how to find out fast by Alan Thomas ( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 854 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
Representation : cultural representations and signifying practices by Stuart Hall ( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 787 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."--BOOK JACKET
Theory and research in promoting public health by Sarah Earle ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 767 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
Investigating modern art ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechatronics designing intelligent machines by J Johnson ( )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechatronics is the fusion of mechanics and electronics in the design of intelligent machines. This textbook is concerned with the concepts and techniques of artificial intelligence needed for the design of machines with advanced intelligent behaviour. It explores the topics of pattern recognition, neural networks, scheduling, reasoning, fuzzy logic, rule-based systems, machine learning, control and computer vision. This student guide shows how fifty years of research into artificial intelligence (AI) have borne fruit in the design of better and more intelligent machines. The twin objectives of the text are: to explain the theory of the mainstream ideas of AI and to show how these ideas can be applied in practical engineering situations
Questioning identity gender, class, ethnicity ( )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 685 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?
Third world atlas by Alan Thomas ( )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historisk atlas der beskriver den økonomiske og samfundsmæssige udvikling i den 3. verden, illustreret med kort og statistiske diagrammer
Renewable energy by Godfrey Boyle ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive overview of issues surrounding renewable energy
Art of the avant-gardes by Open University AA318/Book 2 ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 605 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
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Alternative Names
Anoikto Panepistēmio
British Open University
Eikoku Opun Daigaku
Great Britain. Open University
Great Britain's Open University.
Open University
Open University (Bletchley Bucks)
Open University Course Team
Open University (Gran Bretanya)
Open University Great Britain
Open University, Oceanography Course Team
Open University of Great Britain.
Open University (Walton)
Otkrytyĭ universitet, Velikobritanii︠a︡
University Milton Keynes
エイコク オープン ダイガク
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