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  1. An Investigation to Show the Effect of Changes in the Concentration of Hydrogen Peroxide Has On Enzyme Action

    * Used ice-cr�me tub- Fill the tub half full of water and out the full measuring tube upside down so no oxygen escapes during the experiment. * Measuring Tube- This must have measurements down the side so you can measure the amount of oxygen given off by the reaction. * Test tube- The test tube is where the reaction takes place between the dissolved yeast and the peroxide. * Yeast - Yeast is a catalase and will react with the hydrogen peroxide and cause a reaction.

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  2. Farming Systems

    techniques operated by computers- milking + feeding cows, rearing chickens in battery units * Machinery gets more expensive- farmers who can afford it buy land and farms from neighbours- cost of machinery may only be recovered and justified by creating larger economic units * Bigger fields- removal of hedgerows- combine harvesters can be used * Decrease in numbers employed in agriculture- increased mechanisation, urbanisation and industrialisation * Expense of buying and running a farm has increased- more are being run by food processing companies- agribusiness * Improved yields- increase in the use of fertilisers and pesticides, better strains, faster growing

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  3. Development - looking at the progress of a country and how much the country has matured.

    I got my information off a website called http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/ this website gave me all the information I needed. GDP per capita in US$ stands for Gross Domestic Product. It measures the national income and output for a country's economy. Energy consumption per capita is the measure of all energy and power used per capita. It measures carbon dioxide emissions. Death rate per 1000 people measures the death rate in the country per 1000 people. The average for the world is 9.

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  4. Free essay

    Bangledesh floods

    In addition education is not widely available and the adult literacy rate is only 36%. The population is large, 144 million, and growing rapidly with a birth rate and death rate of 22 and 9 per thousand. In 1950 the population was only 42 million and has therefore nearly tripled in the last half century. This large and growing population needs land to farm and the delta provides fertile soil for this. As a result a large proportion of the population live on land vulnerable to flooding.

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  5. my school enviroment plan

    My aim for this plan is to reduce the amount of litter lying about the school. I did some surveys and found out that the most litter is outside the two canteens [upper and lower] and I think these are because of the lack of bins around school. So I think that in both canteens we should have more bins outside and inside them, maybe also stop using disposable plates and cutlery but then there would be the washing up after and dishwashers cost money.

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  6. Human Immunodeficiency Virus

    Above: A graph showing the increase in population with HIV and AIDS. Times reporter, Jonathan Williams visited Uganda and spoke to a boy whose parents are infected with AIDS, Daniel. Like most men in Uganda, Daniel's dad went away to mine in South Africa and while away, had unprotected sex with another woman. When Daniel's dad got back, he passed the HIV he got from the lady at the mine onto his wife. When a female gets HIV and then has a baby, the baby might then get AIDS.

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  7. Globalisation in India

    Organisations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been created to monitor international trade. Globalisation and India After World War II, India rapidly decolonised. The political figures of the time set India on a path which they hoped would return it to cultural authenticity and self-assured identity. Rather than bringing benefits, this policy led the nation to adopting inward looking trade and investment strategies in the 1960s and 1970s emphasised economic self-sufficiency in terms of industrial production.

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  8. Geogtaphy Methodology

    also we paced out the shop frontages, this information will be used to draw a proportional graph of each area so it is easy to see the use and size of each areas. We will also do a traffic and pedestrian count to see which was the busiest part of Guiseley, this will be done for 10 minutes on each side of the road. This information will be used in a traffic flow chart to easily see which the busiest part is.

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  9. Geography Grpah Analysis - Traffic on routes leading into Birmingham

    It also is the reason for why there are more jobs emerging in Birmingham as this age group is known as the working age. The next 2 age group consists of 41% of the people asked. The 31-40 age group (21%) and 41-50 (20%) age group. The range of these age group is 9 years therefore we can expect a lesser population in these age groups in comparison to the others. However these two are included in the working age so therefore we can believe that many of these citizens have come to work.

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  10. Geography - future resources

    Bose up was somebody that believed that this was possible. Setup's view was that in the future as population grew, meaning a growth in food demand, was that scientists would find ways (such as GM foods) to increase crop production. She also thought that scientists could find ways to increase supplies of other resources such as energy. This could be by using renewable energy supplies such as geothermal and wind energy. How Malthus disagrees with these ideas. In 1798, Thomas Malthus shared his views that in the future resource availability would be outweighed by need.

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  11. Geography Introduction - Traffic on routes leading into Birmingham

    Some of the reasons are: * Shopping * Tourism * Business/Work For all of these reasons there is a large variance in the Sphere of Influence as supplementary amounts of people travel to Birmingham as Commuters or tourists. Shopping:- Due to the recent development of the new Bullring Shopping Centre, many people will be willing to travel to shop within the 110,000 sq m of retail space and with over 140 shops within the centre, it is no reason it is one of the largest shopping malls in the country.

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  12. Geography Conclusion - Traffic on routes leading into Birmingham

    Both incoming and outgoing where mainly dominated by cars. Both of these graphs support the hypothesis as they clearly show that there is a vast amount of vehicles entering and leaving the city, hence traffic congestion is produced. Another one of our data collections that proves our hypothesis correctly is the PCU graph. This graph shows the amount of hours in a working day that are congested. The graph was produced by collaboration of our traffic count results and the amount we multiplied this figure by to achieve our PCU amounts.

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  13. Population

    Afghanistan has also had a history of wars and political unrest which has caused it to have high numbers of refugees. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 through the early 1990's caused more than six million refugees. Figure 5 also shows the top destinations of refugees, Iran has the highest numbers of refugees ( nearly 2000 thousand). This is because when there are wars or political problems in a country people generally go to close by countries to seek asylum .

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  14. With reference to a range of examples, discuss the factors which are assisting the process of globalisation.

    The fruit is produced in over 15 countries including Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Malaysia. The fruit is then packaged and transported to many MEDC countries such as the USA and the UK who import the bananas as a reasonably cheap rate as they are mass produced on a very large scale. The countries which produce the bananas can become dependent on the TNC's for their jobs and livelyhoods .

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  15. Examine the causes of urban sprawl and assess the effectiveness of strategies to contain it (60)

    At this time people started moving from the cities to the countryside. Living in suburbia signified a better, healthier lifestyle. The land in the areas people were moving to was cheap and there was plenty of it, and government incentives and subsidies helped families realize their dream of a better life. As times have moved on the issues of urban sprawl have continued, caused by a variety of factors. To begin with the increasing demand for housing plays a large part in urban sprawl, with more people buying houses and living with fewer people, houses are in demand more than ever.

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  16. Nottingham Lace Market

    The environmental qualities are ranked on my personal opinion and are not based on published figures. I am also going to use photos to compare the differences in the area from the two different time periods. The Lace Market is a good area to study changes in land use because it is an area that has had so many dramatic changes in recent years. This area of Nottingham has changed form being a highly industrial place from where lace was manufactured and stored in great quantities to being redeveloped into a clean, modern and prosperous area with luxury apartments in the city centre.

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  17. With reference to case studies discuss the importance labour plays in the location of industry

    The group of science and technology related businesses benefits from close links with the university where it is provided with a constant flow of skilled, enthusiastic labour. Similarly in East Anglia, where there is the highest concentration of high quality software engineers and developers in Europe, there has been an influx of technology companies, this is evident with the recent development of Ipswich, a town in the South East once renowned as a port. Ipswich itself has a skilled and flexible workforce and serves a wide area with a third of a million people living within 12 miles and now has the greatest concentration of IT scientists in Europe.

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  18. Free essay

    Attractions in Durham

    Location Map Figure 1 Applied Understanding. I am going to investigate Durham's popularity of services and facilities and why people come into Durham from far away and surrounding areas. Durham is situated 20 miles to the south of Newcastle and 13 miles to the south west of Sunderland, England. The River Wear flows north through the city, making an incised meander which encloses the centre on three sides to create Durham's "peninsula", also Durham cathedral dominates the skyline. The steep riverbanks are densely wooded, adding to the picturesque beauty of the city.

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  19. Geography Coursework

    The Census of 2001 shows that there is a higher proportion of women in Wilmslow to men, with there being 15,893 women compared to 14,443 men. There is a higher proportion of 25-59 year olds in Wilmslow with there being 14,087 of that age group, that's 49% of the total population of Wilmslow. Of the Socio-economic groups there is a really high proportion of White Caucasians with there being 29,172 of the overall population that's an overall of 96%. The total employment figures for Wilmslow are 14,226, 10,280 of those travel to work by car.

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  20. Dai williams

    During 1939 - 1945 the coal industry went down as men were sent to go and fight. In 1955 the demand for the coal industry never picked up again; and soon the requirements went extremely down. WW2 Begins WW2 ends Coal was also cheaper to import from abroad, so during the mid 1980s there was competition between Welsh mines and foreign importers. This meant that it was harder for the welsh mines to sell their coal. Soon after oil-fired stations were opened to supply power instead of coal mines.

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  21. The Urban Renewal of London

    It had powers to acquire land by agreement or compulsory purchase and, in the case of the large amount of land in the public sector; there were powers for it to be vested in the Corporation by the Secretary of State. This ensured a supply of land for development. Also it had powers, and the resources, to provide new (or refurbish the existing) infrastructure. The great stretch of former upper docks from St Katharine's by the Tower of London, past Surrey Commercial Docks, through the East and West India and the Royal Docks to Barking, was the world's largest port.

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  22. Free essay

    Character of a towns CBD

    Results For The Central Business District Figure 1 This table shows the data that I collected from the 3 different areas in Hitchin's CBD. Extra public items in the market place my first area in the CBD A post box Cancer support van in the market place A public clock in the centre of the market place A portable fast food stand Telephone box Figure 2 A photo of the market place the first area I collected data from in the CBD Results For The Out of town area I recorded data from this area for the out of town area.

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  23. GEOGRAPHY example of theoretical rationale

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/images/g_ure_stu_4.gif In 1933 a man named Walter Christaller developed the central place theory, adding to the settlement hierarchy. In assuming, flat ground and similar accessibility to simplify the theory, he claimed that there was always a central place, for example a large capital city. Around this would be six other smaller surrounding settlements and again six more around these. This consequently forms a hexagonal network of settlements, all equidistant from each other. It suggested that merchandise is always obtained from the nearest centre.

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  24. Ecotourism has become popular.

    * To go into ecotourism, if it works out it may increase the income, little change in land and income * Look for expert help, the expert may have valuable information that might help our ecotourism project and help us to boost our area of land and income. Little change in money and land. * Bring in an international conservation organization, they will help us conserve the rainforest with their ideas, they also know what tourists want to see, so we can attract them to our place.

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