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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT) 1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

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This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential. This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

Subjects

modeling | modeling | matlab | matlab | human impact on environment | human impact on environment | economics | economics | natural resources | natural resources | assessment of model predictions | assessment of model predictions | mass balance | mass balance | energy balance | energy balance | mass transport | mass transport | energy transport | energy transport | resource economics | resource economics | life cycle analysis | life cycle analysis | chemical kinetics | chemical kinetics | population modeling | population modeling | pesticides | pesticides | nutrients | nutrients | building energy | building energy | air quality | air quality | crop irrigation | crop irrigation | groundwater | groundwater

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21W.730-4 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food (MIT) 21W.730-4 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food (MIT)

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"What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as "What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as

Subjects

food | food | hunger | hunger | good calories | good calories | lipid hypothesis | lipid hypothesis | diet | diet | nutrients | nutrients | unhappy meals | unhappy meals | nutritionism | nutritionism | cuisine | cuisine | carbohydrates | carbohydrates | fats | fats | proteins | proteins | water | water | plants | plants | animals | animals | fungus or fermented products like alcohol | fungus or fermented products like alcohol | human cultures | human cultures | hunting and gathering | hunting and gathering | farming | farming | ranching | ranching | fishing | fishing

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21W.730-4 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food (MIT)

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"What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as its rhetorical strategie

Subjects

food | hunger | good calories | lipid hypothesis | diet | nutrients | unhappy meals | nutritionism | cuisine | carbohydrates | fats | proteins | water | plants | animals | fungus or fermented products like alcohol | human cultures | hunting and gathering | farming | ranching | fishing

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Eutrophication

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

Subjects

science and nature | algae | biodiversity | blooms | ecosystem | eutrophication | fertilizers | nitrogen | nutrients | phosphorus | phytoplankton | sewerage | treatment | Education | X000

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Obesity: balanced diets and treatment

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The incidence of obesity is on the increase in affluent societies, and the phenomenon commands increasing attention from health professionals, legislators and the media. This unit looks at the science behind obesity, examining the dietary, physiological and genetic aspects of the topic.

Subjects

science and nature | basal_metabolic_rate | body_mass_index | child_obesity | diet | energy | environment | evolution | exercise | genes | genotype | health | metabolism | nutrients | obesity | Education | X000

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works, manufacturing and industrial plants, the farming and animal husbandry sectors, landfill sites and urban surface water run-off). It considers the major water pollutants and describes the effects they have on water. First published on Wed, 01 Feb 2017 as Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment. To find out more visit The Open University's Openlearn website. Creative-Commons 2017

Subjects

Nature & Environment | Environmental Studies | T868_1 | Water pollutants | organic materials | plant nutrients | toxic | physical and biological pollutants

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Nutrients crossword

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An interactive crossword for nutrients revision by Gatehead College

Subjects

nutrients | crossword | quiz | gateshead college | SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS | R

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works manufacturing and industrial plants the farming and animal husbandry sectors

Subjects

Environment | The Environment | Environmental Science | T868_1 | Water pollutants | organic materials | plant nutrients | toxic | physical and biological pollutants

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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1.020 Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability (MIT)

Description

This course provides a review of physical, chemical, ecological, and economic principles used to examine interactions between humans and the natural environment. Mass balance concepts are applied to ecology, chemical kinetics, hydrology, and transportation; energy balance concepts are applied to building design, ecology, and climate change; and economic and life cycle concepts are applied to resource evaluation and engineering design. Numerical models are used to integrate concepts and to assess environmental impacts of human activities. Problem sets involve development of MATLAB® models for particular engineering applications. Some experience with computer programming is helpful but not essential.

Subjects

modeling | matlab | human impact on environment | economics | natural resources | assessment of model predictions | mass balance | energy balance | mass transport | energy transport | resource economics | life cycle analysis | chemical kinetics | population modeling | pesticides | nutrients | building energy | air quality | crop irrigation | groundwater

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21W.730-4 Writing on Contemporary Issues: Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about the Cultures of Food (MIT)

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"What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the world." - Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. In this class, we explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We read essays by Toni Morrison, Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and others on such topics as family meals, eating as an "agricultural act" (Berry), slow food, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Pollan's most recent book, In Defense of Food, and discuss the issues it raises as well as

Subjects

food | hunger | good calories | lipid hypothesis | diet | nutrients | unhappy meals | nutritionism | cuisine | carbohydrates | fats | proteins | water | plants | animals | fungus or fermented products like alcohol | human cultures | hunting and gathering | farming | ranching | fishing

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment

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Effects of pollutants on the aquatic environment is a free course. It begins with an introduction to water and goes on to briefly outline the major sources of water pollution (these being sewage works manufacturing and industrial plants the farming and animal husbandry sectors

Subjects

Environment | Environmental Studies | T868_1 | Water pollutants | organic materials | plant nutrients | toxic | physical and biological pollutants

License

Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0 Except for third party materials and otherwise stated in the acknowledgement section (see our terms and conditions http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions) this content is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 Licence. - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0

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