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  • Darwinism’s Applications in Modern Chinese Writings 

    Chou, Hsiu-Feng (University of ExeterEnglish, 2014-01-31)
    The core aim of this interdisciplinary research is to provide a critical analysis of the influence of Darwinism and Social Darwinism on a sample of modern Chinese writings. To achieve these aims, the researcher uses a ...
  • De-Coding Mammon : Money in Need of Redemption 

    Dominy, Peter (University of ExeterTheology, 2010-11-23)
    This thesis is an attempt to understand the suspicion of money implied in Jesus' statement that it is impossible to serve both God and Mammon. I argue on the basis of Scripture, reason and tradition that problems associated ...
  • The Dead in English Urban Society c. 1689-1840 

    Mihailovic, Natasha (University of ExeterHistory, 2011-12-21)
    This thesis is predicated upon a rejection of the existing characterisation of attitudes towards the dead in the eighteenth century. In current thinking this period witnessed the first signs of a reduction in the extent ...
  • Decentralised Electricity and its Implications for the Governance of UK Energy Security 

    Allen, John Oakley (University of ExeterGeography, 2014-09-12)
    The GB electricity system is in a state of change, both physically and operationally. The future of the electricity system needs to be low carbon and secure. Current system structures revolve around large-scale centralised ...
  • The Decision making and Experiences of Thai Postgraduate Students in the UK 

    Buddhichiwin, Pimprae (University of ExeterBusiness School, 2013-04-19)
    The increased numbers of players in international higher education means that international students have more choices. This makes universities compete harder in the global market. Institutions in many countries, including ...
  • Decision Support System for Planning of integrated Water Reuse Projects 

    Joksimovic, Darko (University of ExeterSchool of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, 2007-01-05)
    The availability of fresh water supplies throughout the world has been getting scarcer over the past several decades, leading to existing or impending water shortages in many regions. In this context, water reuse has ...
  • Decision-Making under Uncertainty: Optimal Storm Sewer Network Design Considering Flood Risk 

    Sun, Si'ao (University of ExeterEngineering, 2010-07-20)
    Storm sewer systems play a very important role in urban areas. The design of a storm sewer system should be based on an appropriate level of preventing flooding. This thesis focuses on issues relevant to decision-making ...
  • Defects and dopants in carbon related materials 

    Pinto, Hugo Manuel (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2012-01-03)
    This thesis presents theoretical studies of the optical and electronic properties of defects in diamond and of the mechanisms of doping graphene. The birefringence of the four petalled defect commonly observed in CVD diamond ...
  • The 'Delaying of Age' Novel in Contemporary Italian Literature (1980-2011) 

    Masenga, Ilaria (University of ExeterModern Languages, 2013-04-23)
    This thesis explores the development of the Bildungsroman in Italian narrative between 1980 and 2011 and focuses, as a case study, on seven novels by three contemporary writers: Pier Vittorio Tondelli, Sandro Veronesi, and ...
  • Deleuze and Film Music 

    Redner, Gregg (University of ExeterFilm STudies, 2008-09-30)
    This thesis grows from the premise that film music analysis is currently at an impasse. The reason for this impasse is the inability of film theory and music theory to relate to one another because of their lack of a common ...
  • Demand Reduction and Responsive Strategies for Underground Mining 

    Williams, Nicholas Charles (University of ExeterCamborne School of Mines, 2014-01-10)
    This thesis presents a demand reduction and responsive strategy for underground mining operations. The thesis starts with a literature review and background research on global energy, coal mining and the energy related ...
  • The Demography of the Greenland White-fronted Goose 

    Weegman, Mitchell Dale (University of ExeterBiosciences, 2014-10-08)
    New analytical and technological tools have the potential to yield unprecedented insights into the life histories of migratory species. I used Bayesian population models and Global Positioning System-acceleration tracking ...
  • Density Functional Theory Modelling of Intrinsic and Dopant-Related Defects in Ge and Si 

    Janke, Colin (University of ExeterSchool of Physics, 2008-08-28)
    This thesis covers the application of the local density approximation of density functional theory to a variety of related processes in germanium and silicon. Effort has been made to use calculated results to explain ...
  • Descents on curves of Genus 1 

    Siksek, Samir (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 1995-07)
  • Design Process and Technology Implementation for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles 

    Cullingham, Peter (University of ExeterCollege of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, 2012-09-03)
    This thesis follows the design process of a safety restraint for a wheelchair occupant travelling in a passenger vehicle. The introduction of design processes and technologies that are new to the GM Coachwork they ...
  • The Destiny and Representations of Facially Disfigured Soldiers during the First World War and the Interwar Period in France, Germany and Great Britain 

    Gehrhardt, Marjorie Irène Suzanne (University of ExeterModern Languages, 2013-09-26)
    The frequency and seriousness of facial injuries during the First World War account for the presence of disfigured men in significant numbers in European interwar society. Physical reconstruction, psychological and social ...
  • Detecting and Identifying Collective Phenomena within Movement Data 

    Wood, Zena Marie (University of ExeterComputer Science, 2011-05-13)
    Collective phenomena are ubiquitous in our every day lives; each day we are likely to observe or take part in a collective. Examples include a traffic jam on the way to work, a flock of birds in the sky or a queue in the ...
  • Determinants and Influences of Paternal Responsiveness in Infancy 

    Coffey, Sarah (University of ExeterClinical Psychology, 2013-05-07)
    Fathers in two-parent families are becoming increasingly involved in infant care, highlighting the need to understand the determinants and influence of father-infant interactions. Paternal responsiveness is a core component ...
  • Developing a Longitudinal Profile of the Consequences of the Profoundly-affected Arm after Stroke: A Feasibility Study 

    Allison, Rhoda (University of ExeterCollege of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2013-06-13)
    Stroke is the principal cause of long-term disability. Hemiplegia affects up to 80% of people with stroke and a significant number will not recover use of the affected arm. People with profoundly-affected arm may experience ...
  • Developing a Methodology for Monitoring Personal Exposure to Particulate Matter in a Variety of Microenvironments 

    Steinle, Susanne (University of ExeterGeography, 2014-01-23)
    Adverse health effects from exposure to air pollution, although at present only partly understood, are a global challenge and of widespread concern. Quantifying human exposure to air pollutants is challenging, as ambient ...