Nature & Environment

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Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor

Hibernation is an ingenious adaptation that some animals employ to survive difficult conditions in winter. This course, Animals at the extremes: Hibernation and torpor, examines the differences between hibernation and torpor, and discusses the characteristic signs of hibernation behaviour. It explores the triggers that bring on ..

15,000₸

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Aquatic mammals

Mammals come in a bewildering variety of shapes and sizes and yet all of the 4700 or so species have some characteristics in common, which justifies the inclusion of diverse types within a single group. Although mammals evolved on land, a number of species have become adapted to spending part or all of their lives in water and i..

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Climate change

Climate change is a key issue on today's social and political agenda. This course explores the basic science that underpins climate change and global warming. Course learning outcomes After studying this course, you should be able to: - understand the physical basis of the natural greenhouse effect, including the meaning of t..

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Energy in buildings

Themes covered in this course, Energy in buildings, include reducing heating demand in buildings, heating systems and fuel emissions, and reducing electricity use by appliances. The course looks at the importance of energy in buildings in the UK, investigate heat loss and how to prevent it, ways of increasing building efficiency..

170,000₸

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Eutrophication

Managing eutrophication is a key element in maintaining the earths biodiversity. Eutrophication is a process mostly associated with human activity whereby ecosystems accumulate minerals. This course, Eutrophication, explains how this process occurs, what its effects on different types of habitat are, and how it might be managed...

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Water for life

Atoms, elements and molecules are the building blocks of everything that makes up our world, including ourselves. In this course, Water for life, you will learn the basic chemistry of how these components work together, starting with a chemical compound we are all very familiar with water. Course learning outcomes After studyi..

15,000₸

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