By John M. Swales, Christine B. Feak

ISBN-10: 0472082639

ISBN-13: 9780472082636

This winning advisor to writing for graduate-and undergraduate-students has been changed to incorporate updates and replacements of older info units; an elevated variety of disciplines with initiatives reminiscent of nursing, advertising, and paintings heritage; discussions of discourse research; a broader dialogue of e mail use that incorporates present electronic mail practices.

Academic Writing for Graduate Students" explains figuring out the meant viewers, the aim of the paper, and educational genres." comprises using task-based technique, analytic workforce dialogue, and style consciousness-raising." exhibits tips to write summaries and critiques." positive factors "language focus" sections that handle linguistic components as they impact the broader rhetorical objectives." is helping scholars place themselves as junior students of their educational communities.

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Gondwanaland broke into today’s continents of South America, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. By the end of the Cretaceous period 65 million years ago, Antarctica was still attached to South America even though it was generally in its current location at the South Pole. After Antarctica broke away from South America 30 to 40 million years ago, it became surrounded by ocean—the southern parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans (often called the Southern Ocean). The steady west-to-east winds blowing over this unbroken ocean, which stretches around the world, created the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Like all science, the methods and conclusions of paleoclimatologists have to withstand the knowledgeable criticism of fellow scientists. Arguments are often fierce, and established ideas are sometimes overturned. A different Earth. 5 billionyear history there have been long periods, sometimes lasting millions of years, when it has been much warmer than now, and similar stretches when Earth has been much colder. For example, some scientists advance the “Snowball Earth hypothesis,” which argues that between 850 and 550 million years ago, Earth experienced the ultimate in ice ages with glaciers and sea ice even in the tropics.

All objects give off electromagnetic radiation with the frequency, and thus the type of radiation, dependant on the object’s temperature. You see this when you grill meat over hot coals. When you light the fire that ignites the coals, you see a flame with blue, yellow, and red colors. The blue part of the flame is the hottest, in the neighborhood of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, while the red part of the flame and the red glow from the charcoal as it begins burning are cooler, approximately 1,400 degrees.

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