Words of the Day – week commencing 17th November 2014

This week’s words have come from Moreton Morrell

Monday: bucolic (adjective) – relating to rural or pastoral life

Tuesday: cerulean – (adjective) – deep blue in colour like the sky

Wednesday: pedagogy (noun) – the profession, science or theory of teaching

Thursday: anthropomorphism (noun) – the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal or object

Friday: passerine (adjective) – relating to the largest order of birds (Passeriformes) – distinguished by having feet adapted for perching – includes all songbirds

bucolicAt Moreton Morrell College there is a bucolic atmosphere. We can see the cerulean sky through the windows and watch the passerine birds hopping by. The teaching staff exercise their pedagogies in the classrooms and we try not to practise anthropomorphism on the animals which live here.

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Words of the week!

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You may have noticed that the Libraries have a different ‘Word of the Day’ on display each day. Here are this week’s words – did you know these?:

Picture1Opsimath – a person who begins to learn or study late in life

Degust – to taste food or drink carefully, so as to fully appreciate it

Netizen – a habitual or keen user of the Internet

Borborygmus – a rumbling or gurgling noise in the intestines

Omphalos – the centre or hub of something
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New Search Engine

 

Capture.JPG 3 Check out WolframAlpha .

It’s an “answer engine”

 

A service that answers queries directly based on the search terms rather than providing a list of results.

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A handy tool for those complicated maths calculations too.

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New Human Resource Management E-Book

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The 13th edition of this classic title provides the complete resource required for HR practices, as well as essential business needs of practitioners.

Access this e-book by searching the library catalogue via the Search the library catalogue link.

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Technical problems accessing e-books

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Please be aware that we are experiencing intermittent problems getting access to e-books due to technical problems with our supplier. If you find you are unable to access e-books, please try again later. Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Visual Media

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Check out kritikos.liv.ac.uk

 

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                                                Have a look and tell us what you think.

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Living Planet Report 2014

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Animal populations are roughly half the size they were in 40 years ago – a 52% decline between 1970 and 2010. Terrestrial species have declined by 39%, freshwater species by 76%, marine species by 39%. The biggest recorded threat to biodiversity globally comes from the combined impacts of habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, plus the impact of climate change.

Elephants

In Ghana, the lion population in one reserve is down 90% in 40 years.

In West Africa, forest felling has restricted forest elephants to 6-7% of their historic range.

Globally, habitat loss and hunting have reduced tigers from 100,000 a century ago to just 3,000.

Just published is the 2014 Living Planet Report produced by WWF in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London and the Global Footprint Network. The report uses the global Living Planet Index as a measure of the health of over 10,000 populations of more than 3,000 species to track changes in wildlife populations.

Download the full report HERE

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