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Geophysical and geological interpretation of the Vienna Basin pre-Neogene basement (Slovak part of the Vienna Basin)

., Šalanský K., Tkáč J., Uhmann J., Venhodová D. & Weiss J. 1989: Geophysical picture of the ČSSR. 1 st . edition. ÚÚG, Praha, 1–354 (in Czech with English summary). Jankowski J., Jóźwiak W. & Vozár J. 2008: Arguments for ionic nature of the Carpathian electric conductivity anomaly. Acta Geophys . 56, 2, 455–465. Jankowski J., Tarlowski Z. Praus O. Pěčová J. & Petr V. 1985: The results of deep geomagnetic soundings in the West Carpathians. Geophys. J. R. Astr. Soc. 80, 561–574. Janoschek W.R & Matura A. 1980: Outline of the Geology of Austria. Abh

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Where the geographical expanse ends – Space education in primary school. Implementation of inquiry based science education (IBSE) in geography lessons in Polish school

“inquiry” and how best to carry it out ( Anderson 2002 ; Newman et al. 2004, in Dunne et al. 2013 ). By definition, inquiry is the intentional process of diagnosing problems, critiquing experiments, and distinguishing alternatives, planning investigations, researching conjectures, searching for information, constructing models, debating with peers, and forming coherent arguments (eds Bell, Davis & Linn 2004, as cited in the Rocard Report: Science Education Now: A New Pedagogy for the Future of Europe 2007). The changes in science teaching both in Europe and the whole

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Mapping India since 1767: transformation from colonial to postcolonial image

cartographers under the aegis of Survey of India. British surveyors preceded the British Army in this unknown land, thus connecting Kashmir to Cape Comorin and Balochistan to Myanmar in a map. The mapping of British India unified this subcontinent into a single political unit. Moreover, it explicitly specified that the Indian subcontinent is part of the British Empire, ruled by the British. In spite of the argument regarding the extent to which native Indians had access to these maps so they could imagine the extent of their nationhood, it is assumed that Indian leadership

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Disappointment or unexpected gain? A survey-based study of the motives and outcomes of inter-municipal cooperation in Poland

perspective treats cooperation as a way to achieve common goals and/or maximise the available resources – e.g. when a group of local governments decides to coordinate (or to jointly deliver) services within the functionally integrated but politically fragmented area or when it decides on joint delivery in order to reduce costs; this type of cooperation enables the broadening of the range of services provided ( economies of scope supplement the classic economies of scale argument); (ii) pessimist – attempts to achieve individual goals by using the resources of the

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Exploring the social interest in agritourism among the urban population of Kazakhstan

forward rural areas of the country towards the development of tourist function. The development of tourist services on large farms is expected to increase the employment and income of farmers. Arguments in favour of the development of rural tourism are based on the experience of developed countries and those of Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland. Following suggestions from the World Trade Organization, governmental policies anticipate that tourism will become an instrument of economic development, which can improve the quality of life of the host communities

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A unique occurrence of a psammosteid heterostracan on the peri-Gondwanan shelf in the Lower/Middle Devonian boundary marine deposits

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A rare psammosteid heterostracan (Agnatha) occurrence in the Devonian of the Prague Basin is indicative of a dry land influence in the regional palaeogeography. This argument is strongly supported by the appearance of vascular plants, but the studied vertebrates allow us to presume a local brackish water environment. These conditions are considered to be related to a supposed land in the vicinity of the preserved relic of Devonian rocks in the Teplá-Barrandian unit. Such unique conditions were not repeated in the area despite the increasing extent of continental environment related to the rising Variscan Orogeny.

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Beyond the City of Modernism: a counter-narrative of industrial culture

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This paper unfolds around an empirical experiment, which aimed to reveal the meaning of industrial culture and place attachment of local inhabitants of Chemnitz. The central argument of the article is that industrial culture is usually understood in a historicizing and aestheticizing way, fuelled by the possibilities to valorise the legacies of the age of industrialization and its persistent artefacts and structures for marketing or musealization purposes. This frequently observable urban strategy neglects the memories, experiences and emotions of local inhabitants, and thus fails to support positive identification processes with connection to the industrial past of a specific place. This paper elaborates a conceptual definition of industrial culture as a complex approach with tangible and intangible dimensions, various temporal layers and multiple, sometimes controversial narratives. It discusses the role of industrial culture for regional and local image building and place related identity formation and demonstrates – reporting from an empirical experiment–, how individual counter-narratives can be detected, visualized and transferred and thus can increase reflexivity of society and support regional identity processes.

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Predicting the vessel lumen area tree-ring parameter of Quercus robur with linear and nonlinear machine learning algorithms

shown. To ensure objective comparison, the cross-validation splits were identical for all nonlinear and MLR models, which was achieved by using the set.seed() function in R ( R Core Team, 2018 ). In addition, for each individual cross-validation split, the different models were ranked in terms of the calculated performance metrics, with rank 1 representing the best performance. The ties.method argument from the rank() function in R was set to ‘ min ’. Both models with the same performance metrics values were therefore given the lowest rank. The sum of shares

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Koonalda Cave, Nullarbor Plain, South Australia – issues in optical and radiometric dating of deep karst caves

rockfall, as water entered the cave and flooded through the excavated areas. He reasoned that this upward movement of carbon particles led to redepositing of samples which in turn inversed the dating. This argument may be plausible but has yet to be tested. Overall the radiocarbon dates were far from sequential and it was variously argued that the samples were contaminated; the excavations lacked expertise or that micro-permeability operated throughout the sedimentary layers ( Wright, 1971 and Gallus n.d., 1968a and 1971 ). This controversy clouded the research and

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The effect of test dose and first IR stimulation temperature on post-IR IRSL measurements of rock slices

) give natural signals closer to saturation, we argue that this is an artefact of a significant change in sensitivity especially in the first SAR cycle ( Fig. 6 ). This argument is supported by the comparison of the non-normalized and test-dose normalized ratios of the “natural” to laboratory saturation levels ( Fig. 7 ). Although the non-normalized ratios are close to unity for the natural signal, these ratios are up to 1.4 ( Fig. 7a ) for the samples which were saturated in the laboratory (L n+2688 /L sat and L bleached+2688 /L sat ) before the first measurement

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