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In ecclesiastical usage, the recognition by the State of a particular Church as that of the State. In OT Judaism and in much of the ancient world, religious observance was part of the ...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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... The successful growth and reproduction of plants and/or animals in a site that provides them with favourable...

Building Research Establishment

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

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...Research Establishment ( BRE ) An independent consultancy that specializes in undertaking work in the built environment. www.bre.co.uk Web-link details the official...

Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method

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A Supplementary Dictionary of Renewable Energy and Sustainability

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...Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method ( BREEAM ) A standard that sets best practice in sustainable building design, construction, and operation, and measures a building’s environmental performance. The measures of performance include energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology, and management processes. The accreditation enables developers, builders, designers, and building managers to demonstrate the environmental credentials of their...

Building Research Establishment environmental assessment methodology

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A Dictionary of Energy Science

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...Building Research Establishment environmental assessment methodology ( BREEAM ) An environmental assessment method for buildings aimed at promoting sustainable development . Factors assessed include the energy and water use, the working and living environment, the materials used, and the environmental impact of the building. The method considers building stock properties rather than behavioural factors....

establishment

establishment  

The successful growth and reproduction of plants and/or animals in a site that provides them with favourable conditions.
Third World Academy of Sciences

Third World Academy of Sciences  

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Is an autonomous international organization created in 1983 to promote science-based development in the Third World. The establishment of the Academy culminated initiatives of Abdus Salam, winner of ...
Russell Henry Chittenden

Russell Henry Chittenden  

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(1856–1943) American physiologist and biochemistAs part of his undergraduate course at Yale, Chittenden, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, was asked to investigate why scallops taste sweeter ...
Frank Donald Drake

Frank Donald Drake  

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(1930–) American astronomerDrake, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, graduated in 1952 from Cornell University and obtained his PhD in 1958 from Harvard. He worked initially at the National Radio ...
Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond

Emil Heinrich Du Bois-Reymond  

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(1818–1896) German neurophysiologistOf Swiss and Huguenot descent, Du Bois-Reymond was born in Berlin and educated at the university there and in Neuchâtel (Switzerland). He is famous as the first to ...
George Bogdan Kistiakowsky

George Bogdan Kistiakowsky  

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(1900–1982) Russian–American chemistKistiakowsky came from a family of academics in Kiev, now in Ukraine. He began his education in his native city but, after fighting against the Bolsheviks, ...
Yuval Ne'eman

Yuval Ne'eman  

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(1925–2006) Israeli physicistNe'eman, who was born at Tel Aviv, was educated at the Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa) where he graduated in engineering in 1945. His academic career was ...
International Geophysical Year

International Geophysical Year  

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(IGY)The period from 1 July 1957 to 31 December 1958, during which an extensive, international programme of geophysical observations was carried out over all parts of the globe. The period was chosen ...
Ferdinand Julius Cohn

Ferdinand Julius Cohn  

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(1828–1898) German botanist and bacteriologistCohn, who was born in Breslau (now Wrocław in Poland), was an extremely intelligent child and progressed through school rapidly, being admitted to the ...
Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston  

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(1877–1945)British scientist, who surveyed the periodic table of the elements with his mass spectrograph, which he designed himself and which has since become a standard tool in atomic physics. He ...
Martin Fleischmann

Martin Fleischmann  

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(1927–) British chemistBorn in Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia, Fleischmann and his family fled to Britain in 1939. He was educated at Imperial College, London where he gained his PhD in 1951. He taught ...
Otto Robert Frisch

Otto Robert Frisch  

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(1904–1979) Austrian–British physicistFrisch, the son of a Viennese printer and publisher, was educated at the University of Vienna where he obtained his doctorate in 1926. He was employed in Berlin ...
Robert Jemison Van de Graaff

Robert Jemison Van de Graaff  

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(1901–1967) American physicistBorn in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Van de Graaff studied engineering at the University of Alabama, gaining his BS in 1922 and his MS in 1923. He enrolled in 1924 at the ...
Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini  

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(1909–) Italian cell biologistLevi-Montalcini was educated at the university in her native city of Turin, graduating from medical school just before the outbreak of World War II. Being of ...
Philipp Eduard Anton Lenard

Philipp Eduard Anton Lenard  

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(1862–1947) German physicistBorn the son of a wine merchant in Pozsony (now Bratislava in Slovakia), Lenard studied at the universities of Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, and Heidelberg, where he obtained ...
national park

national park  

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An area less exploited by humans, containing sites of particular scenic or scientific interest, and protected by a national authority. ‘Geography, and our identification with it, give us a sense of ...

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