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Living Systems: Welcome

Resources to support research into the fundamentals of living systems for students undertaking studies in Equine, Agriculture, Viticulture, Veterinary and Aquaculture subjects.


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This guide will assist you to discover high quality information resources and links which will help you to complete your research into Living Systems.

                           Basic overview of energy and human life

Image from Wikipedia, uploaded by Mikael Häggström and reproduced under Public Domain Licence.

The Periodic Table and its Importance

The elements of matter had been listed and carefully arranged before Dmitri Mendeleev. They had even been organized by similar properties before. So why is Mendeelev's table the one that has endured? This video explains why his Periodic Table is so important.

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