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  • Studying mammals: Life in the trees 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    David Attenborough looks at ‘life in the trees’: examining how species have evolved to cope with arboreal living. You will learn how lemurs, anteaters, bears and many others have developed different methods to help movement ...

  • Studying mammals: Meat eaters 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The powerful and majestic carnivores are the focus of many television documentaries. In this unit we will delve into the lives of these fearsome hunters and explore their physical adaptations and social behaviour. This is ...

  • Studying Mammals: Plant Predators 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    From the mouse-deer to the elephant, plant eaters come in all shapes and sizes. But how do they manage to flourish on a salad diet? In this unit we will examine the special features that allow them to extract their nutrients ...

  • Studying mammals: Return to the water 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Some of the most unusual and versatile of all the mammals are the groups that live, feed and reproduce underwater. In this unit we will see how these formerly land-based mammals adapted to a return to the water, discussing ...

  • Studying mammals: The insect hunters 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    From pygmy shrews to armadillos, a wide range of mammals survive on a diet made up largely of insects. Many of these have fascinating adaptations suited to catching or rooting out their prey. In this unit you will learn ...

  • Studying mammals: The opportunists 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Many mammals are food specialists, with complex adaptations that gear them toward a particular food source. So how do the omnivores survive and prosper without these fancy evolutionary features? This unit examines the ...

  • Studying mammals: The social climbers 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    Monkeys have long fascinated us because of their similarities to the human race. In this unit you will find out about some of the characteristics that make them so like us: their physiology, complex social interactions, ...

  • The Sun 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The sun dominates our lives by defining our day, but how much do you know and understand about it? This unit will help you to explore the workings of the brightest star in our universe looking at its structure and the main ...

  • Superconductivity 

    Mahajan, A. V.; Singh, P. P. (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), 2014-02)
    Modules / Lectures : Introduction ; Normal metals ; Superconductivity phenomenon ; Thermodynamics of the superconducting transition ; Ginzburg-Landau phenomenological theory ; Microscopic theory of superconductivity ...

  • Superconductivity 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    The fascinating phenomenon of superconductivity and its potential applications have attracted the attention of scientists, engineers and businessmen. Intense research has taken place to discover new superconductors, to ...

  • Surface Water 

    not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2016-03)
    Water is arguably the most important physical resource as it is the one that is essential to human survival. Understanding the global water cycle and how we use water is essential to planning a sustainable source of water ...

  • Survey of Environmental Geobiochemistry 

    Lower, S. (Stephen) (2014-04)
    This survey provides a quick overview of the chemistry of the world around us;

  • Surviving the 21st Century 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2014-06)
    Leading cosmologist Professor Martin Rees once famously said that the human race has only a 50 per cent chance of surviving the 21st century. What might the future of humanity be and whether we can really estimate the ...

  • Surviving the winter 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    In this unit, we study one aspect of the fluctuating nature of an organism's environment. We consider how organisms living in a temperate climate, such as that in Britain, are adapted to cope with winter. You will see that ...

  • Sustainable Agriculture in Small States 

    Not available (Virtual University for Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC), 2010-03)
    Upon completion of the Sustainable Agriculture for Small States Course you will be able to: 1. Employ the best practices in crop management and livestock management. 2. Describe the anatomy and physiology of farm ...

  • Sustainable practice 1 

    Unknown author (Otago Polytechnic, 2011)
    So what is it we're trying to sustain? The land? The economy? Our species? 1. What is sustainability? 2. Explore personal values around sustainability.

  • Sustainable Practice 2 

    Not available (Otago Polytechnic, 2011)
    1. Identify and analyse existing practices of sustainability within an industry 2. Use a systems approach to introduce changes to methods and processes operating for the sustainability of a business within a chosen ...

  • Sustainable Scotland 

    Unknown author (The Open University (OUUK), 2013-07)
    This broad-based unit will introduce you to a number of different aspects of sustainability that impact on Scotland and the wider world. It wil appeal to anyone with an interest in a sustainable future in the context of ...

  • Systems Practice: Managing Sustainability 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often raised as the key issue for decision making in the 21st century. But ...

  • Systems Thinking: Understanding Sustainability 

    Not available (The Open University (OUUK), 2011)
    In the increasingly complex world of change and uncertainty, particularly in the context of climate change, the notion of sustainability is often raised as the key issue for decision making in the 21st Century. But ...