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Bicycle Critique - The most versatile bicycle is one with upright handlebars, slick (no huge knobs) medium-width tires, attachment points (braze-ons) for a rack and other accessories, and no shocks. This describes a popular segment of the bicycle market these days, "urban bikes". My bike is like this, though back in the day it was purchased it was considered a mountain bike. Frame. It is important that a bike frame's geometry matches your body and your typical type of riding. Imagine a rubber frame: stretch the top if you have a long torso, shrink the bottom (make the wheels closer) if you want quick handling; stretch the bottom if you want a smoother, more stable ride for touring....   [tags: Bicycles] 1046 words
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Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief - Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief Since the beginning of its existence as a country, Italy has faced enormous challenges in establishing itself as a unified political and social entity. The geographic, economic, and linguistic differences between its various regions and the artificial manner in which they were amalgamated created a legacy of internal divisions that continues to dominate the country's political climate to this day. Italy's numerous historical fiascoes, such as its disastrous involvement in the two World Wars and the rise of fascism, further escalated the domestic problems that had haunted it since the Risorgimento....   [tags: Movies Film Bicycle Thief Essays]
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Bicycles And Society - The Bicycle and Society Today the bicycle is seen as a choice of transportation rather than necessity, this is due to it's out dated technology. To westernized civilizations riding a bike has been seen to become a hobby. If a person was to travel down the street to the shop they would drive their car, this is because it is easier, quicker and more convenient to the person. This decision by a person is accepted by the community. As technology has improved over time the use of bicycles has decreased....   [tags: Transportation Bicycle] 1547 words
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The Bicycle Thief - The Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper, I will attempt to trace the character through "The Bicycle Thief." The film opens with a montage of early morning urban activities ending on a crowd of unemployed laborers clamoring for work....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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Bicycle Xing - Bicycle Xing “The Lords Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words.” This statement made from government annalist Ralph Reed in the summer of 1993, show just how absurd some government regulations can be. If something is important, we generally tend to just say it. If something is not entirely needed we just fill it full of jargon and become very longwinded....   [tags: essays research papers] 605 words
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The Bicycle Thief - 	Another fine example of neorealism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W.II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorami) meets his spouse Maria (Lianalla Carell) on his way back home....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Vancouver Bicycle Rental System - In response to the research report, this draft outlines my basic blueprint to research bicycle rental system. The research will lead to the recommendation of building a bicycle rental transportation system in Vancouver. Introduction From today to the future year 2030, it is appropriate to estimate that Vancouver population will increase by more than one million. Vancouver public transportation will hardly bear the pressure due to the largely increase in population. Other than population pressure, the public transportation is criticised by huge carbon emissions as well....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 865 words
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The Physics of Bicycles - The Physics of Bicycles 1 Spokes Even the earliest bicycles used spokes of one sort or another. In fact, even in ancient times many chariots and animal-drawn carts used spokes. A spoked wheel can be made as strong as a solid one and have only a fraction of the weight.While early spoked wheels were almost always made out of wood, the bicycle wheels and spokes of today are made out steel or aluminum or occasionally more exotic materials such as carbon composite or ceramics....   [tags: physics bicycle bike cycle] 814 words
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Physics of Bicycles - Physics plays a vital role in all that we do, whether we are aware of it or not. The sport of bicycling is no exception to the physical laws of Mother Nature. Friction is a resistive force that always acts in a direction that is opposite to the motion of a body. Frictional forces are dependent on two components; the coefficient of friction and the normal force. Friction = (µ)(n) There are two different types of frictional coefficients, static and kinetic. The coefficient of static friction is the frictional force that must be overcome before any motion commences....   [tags: physics bike bicycle cycle] 967 words
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The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws - The Necessity of Bicycle Helmet Laws     Bicycle accidents have increased dramatically in the United States. About 500 American children and teenagers die each year in bicycle accidents, and three-quarters of those deaths come from head injuries (Jacques 1). Recent federal safety reports suggest that helmets can reduce the risk of head injury, but that only 4% of children under the age of ten wear helmets when bicycling. The percentage drops even more for young riders, particularly the rebellious 11- to 14-year-old age group....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]
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Bicycle Helmets Mandatory? - Bicycle Helmets Mandatory. Should bicycle helmets be made mandatory for all cyclist. That is what two elementary students asked for from their city council, an ordinance enforcing the use of Bicycle Safety helmets for children under 12. So on April 25, 2002, in Richardson, Texas, the city council had decided against an ordinance requiring bicycle helmets for children under 12. Of course they had their reasons for not passing the request made by two young girls. If they would have taken a serious look at the issue, they may have viewed it differently....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 701 words
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Outline for Bicycle Safety - Outline for Bicycle Safety General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To explain to listeners how they can operate a bicycle safety. Central Idea: You can keep yourself safe on a bicycle if you follow a few safety rules: wear protective clothing, obey the rules of the road, and be aware of your surroundings. Introduction I. Teaching anyone to ride a bike is a most memorable experience, but having them obey the rules and regulations when riding is one of peoples first exposures to obeying the law....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Bicycle Alarm Project - Bicycle Alarm Project Introduction The crime rate in the UK is high and thefts pedal bicycles is on the increase. The reason for this increase is due to the increase in the cost of the bikes (many bikes now cost around £300), and due to the lack of security devices for bikes. The conventional bicycle lock is prone to thiefs who can break the chain links with a pair of bolt croppers. The bike locks also suffers in that it cannot protect against the theft of the bicycle lights or other attachments....   [tags: Papers] 2783 words
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Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. - This case study is about “Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.” known as Ride the Red “S”. Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard. According to Chris Murphy, director of marketing for Red “S”, specialized is for serious riders. He says, “The customer is buying the ride from us, not just the bike.” The company began to produce its own bike parts by 1976, and introduced the first major production mountain bike in the world in 1980. Specialized now has an extensive global distribution network of 5000 retailers in 35 countries in Asia, North America, South America, and Australia....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1279 words
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Personal Narrative - Bicycle Crash - Personal Narrative- Bicycle Crash I used to bike often with my friend Juan in my hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. In the narrow streets, a heavy flow of traffic make biking treacherous. Certain streets have traffic signs saying, "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" which means "Let one vehicle go through at a time." I biked on the right side of the street and my friend Juan biked on the left side. On our trip to buy tamales Juan and I were supposed to cross an intersection with a "CEDA EL PASO A UN VEHICULO" sign....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 565 words
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Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames - Technology of Composite Bicycle Frames The definition of technology is systematic treatment/application of knowledge to produce something (Webster’s1496). I will take this definition and describe the technology of making a bicycle frame. Composites structures are defined as : “...constructions utilizing admixture or blend or a compound of distinct parts or elements of various available materials to produce a resulting structure of the highest possible strength to weight ratio ...” (Moynihan )....   [tags: Papers] 1251 words
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Inventiong Of The Bicycle, Including Formal Outline - The invention of the bicycle: Was it the greatest invention ever. "There has not been a more civilizing invention in the memory of the present generator than the invention of the bicycle open to all classes, enjoyed by both sexes and ages"- Lord Balour (Leek&Leek9.) he bicycle invented in 1816 was to become one of the greatest inventions still used today. A small town blacksmith in Germany had an idea for an invention the people though was crazy. That idea ended up being something used daily today 185 year later....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons - Boston's Bicycle Commuters Have Their Reasons Professor Jim Ross begins his morning routine just like most people. After slamming the alarm clock a few times, he throws on sweats, eats a wholesome breakfast, and brushes his teeth. As a bicycle commuter in Boston, he is almost ready to go. Ross straps on a helmet, puts his work suit in his backpack, and begins his short commute. Fifteen minutes after he leaves his Brookline home, the Northeastern University journalism professor locks up his bike in front of the gym, where he showers and gets dressed before walking a few blocks to his office....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Papers] 1994 words
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Physics of Stopping a Bike - In short brakes are a tool that turn kinetic energy into heat(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brakes). This is accomplished by applying friction in one way or another. In the case of disk brakes friction is created because the braking mechanism exerts a force on the break pads which pushes them into contact with disk. It is this contact combined with the fact that the disks are rotating that causes kinetic energy to be converted to heat. If the purpose of brakes is to convert kinetic energy into heat, then in order to know how much heat the brakes make requires that we find out how much kinetic energy there is in a moving bicycle....   [tags: physics bicycle]
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Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief - Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief In American Beauty Kevin Spacey who plays Lester lives a typical middle class life with his family. His wife is having an affair, his rebellious daughter doesn’t talk to him and his neighbors are psycho. In contrast The Bicycle Thief portrays a tight family. Riccis wife loves him, his behaved son talks to him and his neighbors are helpful when a crises occurs. In both of these films the main characters, Lester and Ricci, go through a responsibility stage....   [tags: Film Movies] 995 words
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Formal Analysis of Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning - Formal Analysis: Woman and Bicycle by Willem de Kooning Woman and Bicycle is an abstract expressionist painting created by Willem de Kooning in 1952-53 as part of his collection of Women paintings. It roughly measures 6ft. by 4ft. in size and is an oil painting on canvas. The image can be understood to be figurative, however the figure is difficult to decipher on account of the haphazard style in which it was created. It appears that the picture has been altered a great many times, as if it is just one picture deposited upon the remains of or intentions of ones prior....   [tags: essays research papers] 808 words
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Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle - Personal Writing: My First Time Experiencing Riding A Bicycle Sangho Kang After a very meaningful conversation with my dad about the old days, we came up with an object that we both remember cleary. It was my very first biclycle. My mind told me that I got it when I was only eight but my mom insisted that I was seven when I got it. Either of us had a proof, and so we desided that when I got it was not important. My dad put together all the small pieces of the bicycle. From a beautiful material that he called, "Your own car." Of course I knew that he had some magical ability, but I didn't think he could make such an awsome object....   [tags: essays research papers] 590 words
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Physics of Cycling - Almost the entire spot of cycling is based on physics. Some aspects are obvious, like torque and other basic forces, although others do not come to mind as easily. Things like aerodynamics are playing an increasingly larger role in the sport, along with other things like damped harmonic motion (think mountain bike suspension), and efficiency. A lot of the detailed things would be beyond this paper, but the basics, which are the most import parts, will be talked about. Torque is what makes the wheels on the bike go round....   [tags: physics sport sports cycle bicycle] 1191 words
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Car And Bicycle Brakes - Caliper Brakes Effectiveness: good mechanical advantage as it allows the operator to brake with little effort on the hydraulic lever, which needs to be squeezed. Material: Calipers are fixed mount, opposed piston calipers cast from aluminium alloy. Calipers are the hydraulic clamp portion of the disc braking system. Manufactured from either ferrous or non-ferrous materials and bolted firmly to the suspension upright(or knuckle) the caliper holds the pads in place and, through the action hydraulic pistons actuated by the master cylinder, force them against the rotating surface of the disc when pressure is applied to the brake pedal....   [tags: essays research papers] 377 words
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Bicycles - Bicycles and life The bicycle was a truly exciting machine when it was first invented over a century ago; it was improved with every passing. A bike has many advantages- it is the most energy efficient form of transport on earth, it is healthy, non-polluting, economical and safe, but it's most unique, outstanding and enjoyable quality is that a bike is totally personal. The experience is unlike anything that you encounter while you are bicycling. Swooping around corners, the wind rushing against your face and through your hair, the smells of grass, of morning bakeries and evening dew is sensational....   [tags: World Cultures] 349 words
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Fixed Gear Bicycles - Bicycle riding and other forms of non automotive transportation have drastically diminished since the mass abundance of affordable cars and other automobiles. In today’s day and age, more and more people are using cars to get to places due to its convenience and affordability. Recently however, a phenomenon has occurred resulting in a drastic increase in the popularity of fixed gear bicycling. Fixed gear bicycles or “fixies” are bicycles that have no free wheel (meaning that they cannot coast or ride without pedaling and that the pedals are always moving when the wheels are in motion)....   [tags: Health ] 1558 words
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The Bicycles Changed America - The Bicycles Changed America The great changes in American society that came with the introduction bicycle in the late 19th century are often overshadowed by the influence of the automobile in the following decades. Today, bicycles are often seen as an alternative mode of transportation - a cleaner and more environmentally conscious form of travel. Because of this, it may be difficult to realize the incredible modernizing effects that bicycles had on American society when they were first introduced....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles - Using Bicycles As An Alternative To Automobiles Abstract: This paper basically shows the reasons to use the bicycle as an alternative mode of transportation. It will points out the benefits of the use of a bicycle. It will also show what is being done to get rid of the negative aspects of using a bicycle for transportation. Bicycling is one of the fastest growing forms of recreation. People are drawn to it for many reasons, being out in the fresh air, the thrill of speed, the physical challenge, along with many other things....   [tags: essays research papers] 1481 words
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Laughing Dog Bicycles - Laughing Dog Bicycles Laughing Dog Bicycles is located on Main Street in Amherst, its one five bicycle service and retail stores in the local area. The store is actually located in the rear of the Amherst Peter Pan building, however the friendly sign hangs facing the street. In order to enter the store one has to go down a narrow alley, which has been greatly aged by time. The pavement is filled with irregularities and the tall walls on both sides are cracked and their paint is faded. The alley leads to a small parking lot, which has a secluded yet friendly atmosphere of local businesses....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Benefits of Taking the Bus or Riding a Bike To School or Work - I know you enjoy the feeling of freedom that you drive your car and go to anywhere at any time. But if you decide to go to school at the morning, I suggest you do better to drive your car to the school as early as you can; since you are hard to find a spot at school. According to the Triton Review, it says “If you are here for a class at just about any time, you’ll be circling the parking lot for a while” (Thompson). If you are worried about you cannot find a parking spots on campus; Public transportation or bicycle are the great ways to help you to move from your home and to the campus....   [tags: Transportation] 593 words
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The Evolution of the Motorized Bike - Heart racing and adrenaline pumping, John pushes the throttle on the bike, he goes ten, fifteen, twenty miles per hour and next thing you know, John is gone. The need for speed has always been in high demand. Fast cars, fast boats, and the thrill of having the wind blow in your hair is what evolved a simple bicycle into a heavenly creation. The average speed riding neutral on a course fourteen point three miles on a bicycle is between fifteen and seventeen miles per hour (“The Average Speed Page”)....   [tags: Motorized Bikes, vehicles, history, inventions, ]
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Bike Helmets - Arizona needs a law requiring adult bicycle riders to wear a helmet. Have you ever known somebody who was injured in a car accident. What do you think his attitude about seat belts was after they saved his life. If you knew that a seat belt would save your life, you would buckle up. It took years of legislation and public awareness campaigns to make seat belt use mandatory. Now a new topic regarding public safety is coming to light: people are dying or becoming seriously injured in seemingly minor accidents on bicycles when the rider's head strikes the concrete....   [tags: essays research papers] 1319 words
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History Of Bikes - A bicycle is a vehicle consisting of two wheels attached to a frame and steered by a fix tandem, and propelled by the shaire force of the user who put pressure on pedals that make the wheel spin. The invention of the bicycle date far back to the 17th century, and since then has been constantly modified during the past decades to reach the bicycle who know today. The first bicycle , a wooden scooter-like vehicle, named a “celerifere,” was invented by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France. It consisted of two big wheels connected to a wooden beam....   [tags: essays research papers] 807 words
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Cycling: The Road to Good Health - ... Cycling will relieve stress. Modern American life moves at the speed of light and with our busy schedules it’s easy to become over stressed. Mental stress adversely affects our emotional and physical wellbeing. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress that’s left unchecked can contribute to heart disease, obesity, and diabetes (Stress). Regular exercise has been proven to relieve stress and will often reverse the symptoms of the diseases associated with it. Cycling will bring much needed peace and serenity to those battling mental stress....   [tags: Physical Fitness]
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The Government Should Mandate Helmet Use for All Cyclists - The Government Should Mandate Helmet Use for All Cyclists Cuts, bruises and even broken bones will heal, but damage to your brain can last a lifetime. You can prevent possible injuries from unforeseen disasters such as smacking the street, sidewalk, curb, a car, tree or anything else around you by using safety precautions. In some cases, we are required to use safety measures, while in others we are merely advised. For instance, while driving an automobile, the law requires for all occupants in the vehicle to wear safety belts....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1521 words
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Physics of a Mountain Bike - Physics of a Mountain Bike This paper will discuss some of the physics involved in bicycles. Specifically, mountain bikes with suspension. A bicycle is a very energy efficient vehicle. Its wheels allow its rider to make full use of inertia and gravitational potential energy. The basic design of a bicycle has been around for over 100 years and compared to other things, has changed very little. Some of the topics that will be covered are: frames, wheels, suspension forks, suspension frames, brakes and how all these things affect speed, momentum and stability....   [tags: Physics Papers]
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Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan - Alternative Transportation & Greenways System Plan In Transportation Alternative's "Bicycle Blueprint" for the five boroughs of New York City, John Kaehny, executive director, states: Making greenway networks a reality will require partnership between planners and advocates, on the one hand, and public officials controlling purse strings on the other. Local elected officials, particularly city council members and borough presidents, have to be reminded that greenways can multiply the value and variety of open space in the region at very low cost in public resources; under ISTEA, bike and pedestrian projects may be paid for using a 20/80 local/federal matching formula....   [tags: Transportation Essays]
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Holiday On Mackinaw Island - Audience: Vacation Takers, Recommended for Over 20 Years OldAlthough Mackinaw Island is very small, it is very beautiful and has lots of exciting activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, buggy riding, and fudge shopping. Mackinaw Island is located in the upper part of Michigan between Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It makes a perfect place for a quick getaway. The tourist season runs from mid-May to mid-October. The Island, being only 8.2 miles around, looks like a small old-fashioned town....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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B2B Versus B2C Supply Chains - ` Have you ever wondered how all those products that you buy everyday get to those stores or how that website is able to ship you what you want. Have you ever wondered how all those companies have those products ready and waiting for you. Well I can tell you that they just don't appear out of nowhere. Businesses use what is called a supply chain to make it possible for them to provide the consumers with the products they desire and need. What exactly is a supply chain and how does it ensure that everyone gets what they need....   [tags: Business Supply Chain Production] 860 words
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police mountain bikes - History of Police Bike Patrol: Over one hundred years ago, police departments routinely patrolled cities and towns by bicycle. The bike was tremendously popular only until the advent of the automobile. The bicycle then disappeared from policing. It wasn’t until the late 1980’s that the bicycle made a comeback. In 1988, Sergeant Paul Grady of the Seattle Police Department convinced his superiors that mountain bikes could be a viable patrol vehicle in the congested downtown area, waterfront parks, and market districts....   [tags: essays research papers] 1338 words
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Comparison Of Two Films: - In that paper, I will try to compare two films which are “A Birth of a Nation” directed by D.W.Griffith and “The Bicycle Thieves” directed by De Sica. After giving the story of the films, I will try to explain their technical features and their similarities. A Birth of a Nation by D. W. Griffith Griffith can be seen as the first 'modern' director, his greatest achievements being the historical epics The Birth Of A Nation. When it was released, it was one of the longest films ever made, over three hours in length....   [tags: essays research papers] 1281 words
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Endurance Athlete Dean Karnazes Interview - Many distance runners are familiar with the saying, "Marathon training is 80% mental toughness and 20% physical fitness." Endurance athlete and best-selling author Dean Karnazes lives well beyond these words. He has pushed and continues to push the limits of human endurance. Dean is a worldwide figure known for his amazing athletic accomplishments. He is also a down-to-earth individual that has the gift to inspire athletes and non-athletes (as well as children) to be the best that they can be. A short list of Dean's accomplishments include: * Named by TIME magazine as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” * Has Run 350 miles non-stop * Ran 135 miles across Death Valley in the middle of the summer numerous times (The Badwater Ultramarathon) * Ran a marathon to the South Pole in negative 40-degree temperatures * Ran 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days * Awarded an ESPY for Best Outdoor Athlete * Was a guest on David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Regis and Kelly, and featured on 60 Minutes Dean's latest adventure began March 15 and went through March 19 (2010)....   [tags: Interview] 1007 words
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Let's Put an End to Parking Problems! - Let's Put an End to Parking Problems.   I would like to see the parking and traffic crunch on and around this campus eased. Unless a student arrives before 8 o'clock in the morning or in the afternoon, cruising the parking lots or streets for a place to park is routine. Even buying a parking sticker does not mean you will have the privilege of a space. Competition for spaces during the rush hours of 9 A.M. to 11 A.M. is cutthroat. Would-be parkers stake out sections of a parking row and sit in their cars hoping someone in their section will leave....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 641 words
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Social Cognitive Theory of Learning - Social Cognitive Theory of Learning Social cognitive theory of learning is a theoretical perspective that focuses on learning by observing others and eventually assuming control over one’s own behavior (Ormrod, 2011, p.323). Social cognitive theory is a perspective that helps us understand about learning by observing other people doing the same thing. This theory is a blend of behaviorism and cognitive psychology (Ormrod, 2011). Behaviorism theory relates to learning as a stimulus- response relationship and suggests that learning involves a behavior change whereas according to social cognitive theory learning is an internal process that may or may not lead to a behavior change....   [tags: Education]
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