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Emerald Ash Borer and Insectivorous Insects - Introduction Predator-prey relationships are complex interactions involving many factors that may influence the stability of each population of species. Avian insectivores and their relationship with the different species of insects they consume is one of these relationships that has become of interest in recent years. Widespread outbreaks of the Southern Pine Beetles in the Southeast, Emerald Ash Borers in the upper Midwest, and Bark Beetles in the Pacific Northwest are killing various tree species in forests including pines and ash....   [tags: entomology, biology, predator, prey]
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Conflict in the Emerald Isle - Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region. This area is predominantly Roman Catholic....   [tags: Ireland Politics Political Government Essays]
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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) - It’s not the latest comic book super villain that we’re worried about, here in Northwest Ohio. No, it’s a little green beetle that, since 2003, has been munching its way through our neighborhoods and Metroparks. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) feasts on our Ash trees, leaving us little choice but to spray a bright red stripe or “X” on the trunks of the mortally wounded flora. The stark tattoo of removal. “The irony of thousands of ash trees being cut down this Arbor Day marks a tragic chapter in the history of Metroparks,” Jack Gallon, President of the Board of Park Commissions wrote in a letter to TCP, “One way we can channel our disappointment in a positive way is to urge our federal lawmake...   [tags: essays research papers] 1124 words
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The Physical and Emotional Horrors that Slaves Suffer - Beloved, a novel by Toni Morrison, highlights the physical and emotional horrors that slaves suffer after their escape from slavery. The symbolism of trees is prominent in this novel as a cultural symbol of life. However, Morrison uses trees to illustrate more than just a representation of life. She uses them to show how in a time of oppression and suffering, one can always mend the pain, escape from it, and eventually begin a new life. The idea that trees symbolize healing, freedom, and life is portrayed by the actions and feelings of the main characters, Sethe, Denver, and Paul D....   [tags: slavery, toni morrison, beloved] 555 words
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Shift In Gender Roles - By the 1920s, the concept of an autonomous working woman was at the vanguard of both literature and social thought. The tenets of “New Womanhood” hold that this new breed is concerned with "self-development as contrasted to self-sacrifice or submergence in the family." Naturally, this unconventional shift in gender roles became the focus of female writers like Edna Ferber. Within her novel, “So Big,” Ferber eloquently places Selina De Jong at the intersection of an innovative culture and traditional positions, as her youthful desire to embrace variety does not prove to be compatible with her entrapment in banality of agrarian life....   [tags: New Womanhood, Edna Ferber] 1180 words
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Rubber Stamp: Legacy and Individuality in "So Big" - By the 1920s, the concept of an autonomous working woman was at the vanguard of both literature and social thought. The tenets of New Womanhood hold that this new breed was concerned with "self-development as contrasted to self-sacrifice or submergence in the family" (Batker 84). Naturally, this unconventional shift in gender roles became the focus of female writers like Edna Ferber. Within her novel, So Big, Ferber eloquently places Selina DeJong at the intersection of an innovative culture and traditional roles, as her youthful desire to embrace variety does not prove to be compatible with her entrapment in the banality of agrarian life....   [tags: New Womanhood, Edna Ferber, Gender Roles] 1331 words
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Grace Nichols' Island Man - The mood of this poem is very soothing and is a sense of relaxation and security. Grace Nichols is showing that the island mans first home is the Caribbean. “the steady breaking and wombing.” The word “wombing” is a made up word by the writer. It has many associations but it makes us the readers imagine a place of comfort and security but more importantly a sense of home and belonging. The reason why this image is put in to the readers mind is because babies grow in the mothers’ womb, so we could say that the womb is everyone’s “first home”....   [tags: Grace Nichols, poetry, poems] 1815 words
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My Best Friend: A Friend in My Time of Need - The strangers who you encounter in your life come in many shapes and sizes. The unexpected will always happen at times least expected. Pearls are life’s treasures that remind you what life is all about. I spent two years of my life in a drunken state. Unsure, where I was at in my life at during a point in time when my daughter Emerald needed her mother the most. The bottle with its silver and blue shimmery colors on the label became my twin. That is until I met a man who gave me one of a few pearls in my life....   [tags: friendship essay, my best friend] 910 words
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The Wizord Of Oz Symbolizing The Gilded Age - The story ( The Wonder World of OZ ) written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from 1880– 1900. The main symbols are: Dorothy, the Land of Oz, lion, Emerald City, flying monkeys. The first person the story talks about in the story is Dorothy. She’s a girl that comes form Kansas and was carried by a tornado....   [tags: essays research papers] 595 words
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The Serpent's Tale - Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…you know what. Just scratch that hyperbole—it isn’t actually that far away since the whole story is derived from the depths of the imagination of a teenager (yikes, scary thought). But if you do so desire dwelling upon the fictitious fact that there is, in fact, some kind of a faerie forest which harbors a wooded residence inhabited by Morelia viridis—well that’s your resolution, not mine. But if you do figure out that it’s not actually a veritable anecdote, don’t come biting the messenger (that’s me, by the way)....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 945 words
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Corporate Governance in the Financial Service Industry - Introduction This essay is about the corporate governance, regulation, leverage and incentives in the financial service industry. This essay also includes the UK credit crunch crisis and the global economic crisis. The UK economy is in recession. Due to fall in demand for goods and services reduce production and unemployment increases. A fall in demand has an effect on industries. In some case firms close down and loss of job increase. The world has become a small village due to the internet, leading to world competition....   [tags: UK Economy]
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What Harm Could One More Species Do? - The United States has 21,715 species of native plants and animals. Some may ask what harm a new species could do. First differences in species must be learned there are native species and nonnative or exotic species and from these nonnative or exotic species come what are called invasive species. An invasive species establishes itself in an ecosystem at the expense of native species. In many cases these can wreak havoc and have many consequences. Nonnative species introduced into new environments can easily become a hindrance or outright danger to the native species that have previously been established....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Alternate Wicked Ending - She said, “I will save you!” and she hurled the water at the Witch. Dorothy then trips on a silver nail, on the wooden floor. She falls faintly and passes out. Dorothy has a concussion and her soul detaches. The flying water lands on the Witch and her soul ends up with Dorothy’s soul in limbo. An arena of familiar faces before the pale darkness; they move in the obscurity like ghouls. There is Mama, looking for Turtle Heart; there is Nessarose, authoritative and lifeless as harden wood. There is Papa, lost in his duplicate, looking for himself in the faces of the suspicious agnosticism....   [tags: Summary]
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Marketing Research - Importance of Marketing Research Companies use marketing research to identify problems or opportunities that they might encounter. Organizations may also use marketing research to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and certain trends that are forming in their market. H&R Block is a tax service company that prepares state and federal taxes for individual customers and small to mid-size companies (H&R Block, 2010). This company has defined their marketing research and has different types of marketing research techniques it uses....   [tags: Marketing]
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Inductive Knowledge Paradox - In Nelson Goodman’s The new riddle of induction, the problem of inductive knowledge is brought into question and a collection of possible solutions are presented. The paradox of inductive knowledge has been misunderstood into bringing forth a radical ideology of relativism by philosophers such as Quine and a variety of other modern thinkers, however a possible solution presented by Hempel and a new version outlined in this paper present a different case all together concerning the acquisition of knowledge....   [tags: Philosophy Reasoning]
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An assessment of the BEST model and its approach to teamwork: - Table of Contents 1. Introduction: 2 2. Nature of the project: 2 3. An assessment of the BEST model and its approach to teamwork: 2 3.1. An overview of the BEST model in respect of teamwork: 2 3.2. Comparing the components of management quality to the BEST model: 2 3.2.1. Employee Development: 2 3.2.2. Communication: 2 3.2.3. Performance Measurement: 2 3.2.4. Employee participation: 3 3.2.5. Integration: 3 3.2.6. Delegation: 3 3.2.7. Direction Setting: 3 4. The need for business excellence and quality to complement each other: An evaluation of how BEST can support Adebanjo’s proposition: 3 4.1. Other components that support business excellence and quality management: 3 4.1.1. Leadership exce...   [tags: business analysis, teamwork]
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Choices: a Metaphor for Life, for My Life - The little girl is dragged by her big sister and friend into the forest, stumbling over broken twigs and rugged tree roots concealed beneath the multicoloured leafy ground. Her older sister grasps her hand tightly, so as to prevent her from wandering astray. Rich aromas swirl around the forest; the tantalizing smells of the berries and fruit, teasing them, trying to tempt them to make wrong a turn. The little girl’s hair, tangled with the branches of the undergrowth, which she and her sister have just climbed through....   [tags: Choices, ] 875 words
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The Irish Ambivalence In 19th Century Canada - Introduction Throughout the 20th century, the Irish-Canadian community has been foundational to the evolution of Canada's national identity, whether it was with the leadership of Baie-Comeau's Brian Mulroney, whose historical legacy includes NAFTA or the Shamrock summit, or the ineradicable impact of the music groups from Eastern Canada on the country's cultural sphere. Despite having such a mark upon the country's growth, the cohabitation between Irish and Canadian populations was also one of struggle....   [tags: Orange Order, Catholic and Protestant]
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Starting a Business in Design and Landscaping - “Nothing ventured nothing gained” is one of the most famous lesion that was determined by many successful people. In an article, Laura Patrick wrote: “There is no doubt that the number of venture and angel investors in an area is directly proportional to the number of successful start-up companies”. Especially Silicon Valley, Boston, San Francisco, Austin and Seattle areas where is noticed for newly companies succeed that willing to sink money to do business. For me, an ambitious aspiring person, the career conception that is something that can bring much regularly stable avenue even confront with challenges....   [tags: Business Start-Up]
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History Behind the Yellow Brick Road - Throughout 1939, Hollywood experienced a very productive year, releasing numerous quality films. In August of 1939, MGM Studios released The Wizard of Oz, which was directed by Victor Fleming. The film is based on a book written by L. Frank Baum in 1900. (Magill 82)The charming story by Baum was an instant hit in the United States, and therefore many agree it was well worth it to transform the widespread story into a movie. Although The Wizard of Oz is a playful movie that has been enjoyed throughout the years by Americans of all ages, the film offers a deeper message and several historical connections to suggest an anti-war viewpoint, as well as give Americans a sense of hope through some o...   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Want Some Pi. A piece of cake. This story is more like a slice of pie. To make this pie you will need ingredients that aren’t usually in pie. The ingredients you will need include a multi-religious 16 year old Indian boy, an adult male Bengal tiger, a Zebra, and a hyena. You will then mix all of the ingredients up in the middle of the Pacific Ocean all in the confines of a 26 foot lifeboat and then you will let it sit for 227 days. The tremendous survival story is called Life of Pi by Yann Martel....   [tags: indian boy, God]
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - People start their lives with open eyes and open hearts, but society corrupts them, turning them into shadows of what they once were. Children enter the world not judging anyone, and having no limitations; they believe anything is possible. As they grow and mature, they loose this valued quality in exchange for limitations, and settling into the status quo set by society. Children, at an early age, are fascinated with fairy tales, featuring princes and princesses living “happily ever after” and are instantly drawn to beauty and bright, colorful worlds, which in reality have been shaded by society....   [tags: Fantasy Literature, L. Frank Baum] 2585 words
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The White Doe by Francesco Petrarch - Title- I believe that the title, "The White Doe" will perhaps have something to do with animals because the only way I have ever heard the word doe used is in the context of a female deer. Perhaps the poem will touch on the innocence of an animal or situation because of the word "white" which symbolizes innocence and cleanliness. Paraphrase- In the poem, "The White Doe," the author is speaking of an encounter with a female deer. The encounter takes place in a glade, which is an opening in the forest....   [tags: TPCASTT for The White Doe] 1575 words
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The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 626 words
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Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - Formalistic Approach to Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Ode to the Death of a Favourite Cat is a very interesting poem especially when you begin to break it down using the formalistic approach to literature. This poem at first glance could be taken as just another story about a cat that drowns trying to eat his prey, the goldfish. As we look more closely we realize that the poem has so many more meanings. The form of a poem is also a large component on the effectiveness. This poem has 7 stanzas with 6 lines in each....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 627 words
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A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes - A Critical Analysis of Wind By Ted Hughes Hughes's opening line is sculpted in such a way that it gives the reader an abundance of sensations. The poet achieves amazing efficiency in the line "far out at sea all night" in that the reader is exposed to distance, time and environment. The metaphor of the house being "out at sea" projects the image of a boat "far out" feeling totally isolated. The house faces wave upon wave of inexhaustible pounding from the wind as a boat would from an enraged sea....   [tags: Papers Essays] 714 words
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My Truly Great Grandmother - My Truly Great Grandmother It is obvious that my mother loved her grandmother, Matilda. Affectionately referring to her as "Tillie," my mom's eyes wander, and the corners of her mouth climb the sides of her face as she tells me about the red haired, freckled woman. My Aunt Beth's response is similar as she recalls sitting on Tillie's lap, singing along to the familiar folk tunes and hymns that poured from her mouth, filling the air with a strange tonal fragrance. My grandmother, Tillie's daughter, shares with me the secret of family dance sessions when her father, Ira, was not home, and the generosity of a mother who, save for a single time when hunger got the better of her, always saved t...   [tags: Personal Narrative] 490 words
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What Kind of Jewelry did Ancient Roman People Wear? - Jewelry is a wonderful way of displaying our favorite gems. Or perhaps a lovely charm. Or something a special someone gave you. Whichever way, we can admit that it's very special. So it would only figure that the ancient civilization of Rome would decorate their necks, ears, and wrists with elaborate and gorgeous accessories. However, what kind of jewelry did they wear. Who was allowed to wear the shiny charms. What were they made of. What were preferred materials to make them. The ancient civilization of Rome has many secrets that have been uncovered over the years, with many questions answered, along with mine....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Culture, Jewelry]
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Jewelry Today and in Ancient Egypt - I would like to think that I know a little bit about jewelry, seeing as I just got engaged a few weeks ago. I know that it runs the gamut from small subdued pieces to garish pieces. When shopping for a ring I was able to see many different types of jewelry the modern world has to offer, although I concentrated on diamond jewelry and more specifically rings. I will talk first about different ways that ancient Egyptians adorned themselves and then I will move on to the modern era and finally sum it up with the differences and similarities that I see....   [tags: Jewelry] 997 words
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The Bandstand - The bandstand tent was alive this evening as people danced and swung about the floor to the brass quartet blaring jubilant notes from the far stage. Men in waistcoats and trousers twirled women in layered petticoats and lace while others mingled in groups beyond the dance floor smoking ornate pipes and drinking iced cocktails that beaded with condensation in the warm early-summer air. There were multitudes of colors in endless different shades mixed with black and white where appropriate. Men boasted pocket watches with long elaborate chains and their white-gloved hands gripped canes with heads of diamond, jade, or gold carved in the shapes of wolves, birds of prey, or great spinning gears....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1979 words
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Tesco Vs Webvan - 1.0 Introduction The grocery industry is a huge, fragmented and enormously competitive environment and there are currently several examples of grocery companies that are making effective use of the internet as a link with customers (Delaney-Klinger, 2003). In particular, Tesco currently have internet channels for selling groceries that are profitable (Hall, 2001; Koller, 2001). During the late 1990’s many new companies were set up to utilise the perceived advantages from using the internet in business, however, with their rapid rise and fall they soon created a phenomenon known as the ‘dot.com’ era (Lovelock, 2001)....   [tags: Grocery Supermarket Online ] 1103 words
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country status - stThe Status of your Country as of 02/07/2002 Country Name dsgsg (#6647) Government Tyranny Turns Left Turns Taken Turns Stored Rank NetWorth 0 1202 0 10,524 $42,943 Money Food Oil Population Land Per Capita Income $898 1352 bushels 11,142 barrels 1586 287 Acres $5.71 Tax Rate Taxes Expenses Food Production Food Consumption 70% $6340 $2299 70 bushels 36 bushels Expense Breakdown Military Alliances Land $884 $170 $1245 Land Distribution Military Forces Technology Ratings Enterprise Zones Residences Industrial Complexes Military Bases Research Labs Farms Oil Rigs Construction Sites Unused Lands 18 8 84 0...   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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A Puerto Rican Paradise - I hike the steep, winding trail, a soft, fresh breeze tickling my face, filtered sunlight streaming through the thick foliage above me. As I journey through El Yunque National Park’s magnificent rainforest in Puerto Rico, towering, majestic, emerald-green trees build a leafy canopy over my head. I see a monstrous snail, a bright sheen on its beautiful tan-and-gray spiral shell. A bit later, I come to a small section of trampled ferns. An earthy, pungent scent fills my nose as I warily draw closer to examine the crushed green undergrowth....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing] 549 words
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a fictional adventure/fantasy that was written by L. Frank Baum in 1965. L. Frank Baum was born near Chittenango, New York in 1856. Frank grew up with a heart condition so he couldn’t play physically like other children so he developed a creative side, so he decided to write stories. The setting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was set in with a happy society with some upsetting problems. The story was set in the 1950’s, the story started in Kansas and then it moved into a wonderful place called Oz....   [tags: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz] 719 words
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Comparing Watership Down and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The Wizard of Oz and Watership Down are both saturated with religious symbolism. Richard Adams and L. Frank Baum both take contemporary society's notion of allegorical relativity and transform it into episodic depictions via methodical personification. In Adams case, he uses rabbits. On the other hand, with the exception of Dorothy, Baum uses a Tin Man, a Scarecrow, a Lion, and a cast of other non-human creatures to create a world that is govern by laws and standards similar to those that we as humans govern ourselves by....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 651 words
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Relationship between the Individual and Nature in The Open Boat - Relationship between the Individual and Nature in "The Open Boat"         From the beginning, the four characters in the aftermath of a shipwreck do not know "the colour of the sky" but all of them know "the colours of the sea."  This opening strongly suggests the symbolic situations in which human beings are located in the universe.  The sky personifies the mysterious, inconceivable cause of reality , which humans cannot understand, and the sea symbolizes the earthy, mundane phenomenon, which humans are supposed to perceive.  The symbolic picture generated by the above conflict implies the overall relationship between the individual and nature.   In fact, the daily life of human beings...   [tags: Open Boat Essays] 553 words
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The Truth Within a Myth - The Truth Within a Myth Sir Thomas Malory described a small fraction of the myth surrounding the Holy Grail, in his book, Le Morte D'Arthur. In the "The Sangreal", Sir Malory gives an in depth account of The Knights of the Round Table's quest for the ever famous gilded cup. However, the tale of the Holy Grail does not begin nor end there. Within Christianity the form of the Grail is debatable, and throughout society the truth of the Grail is questionable. In Le Morte D'Arthur, Sir Thomas Malory describes a quest in which the Knights of the Round Table search and fight for the Holy Grail....   [tags: Papers] 1166 words
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Green Flash from the Sun - Many think it's just a myth. Others think it is true but its cause isn't known. Adventurers pride themselves on having seen it. It's a green flash from the Sun. The truth is the green flash does exist and its cause is well understood. Just as the setting Sun disappears completely from view, a last glimmer appears startlingly green. The effect is typically visible only from locations with a low, distant horizon, and lasts just a few seconds. A green flash is also visible for a rising Sun, but takes better timing to spot....   [tags: weather sunset] 2014 words
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A Day in the Forest - A Day in the Forest It was a calm, overcast day, and I found myself resting at the side of a large oak tree, admiring the beauty of the woods that surrounded me. The sunless sky covered the woods over the treetops which created a canopy over my head. The crimson and auburn foliage was a magnificent sight, as this was the season known as Fall. There was a gentle breeze, creating the single sound of rustling leaves. The leaves appeared as though they were dying to fall out of the tree and join their companions on the forest floor....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 466 words
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Scholarly Communication - The current age of digital information has brought many changes to our culture. We see clear evidence of this within the area of scholarly communication. These changes involve the significant increase in the amount of information that is available, the variety of the type of content included in scholarship, the dissemination process and the way scholars access and interact with this information. The academic library has traditionally strived to build collections, organize them for access and facilitate retrieval to support the research and teaching objectives of their students and faculty....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Measuring the Quality of Electronic Journals in University Library: Based on Five Year Impact Factor Data in the Journal Citation Reports - 2.0 Literature Review Using of high quality electronic journals is a necessity in the academic and scholarly world. This section summarizes the evolution of printed journal up to present electronic journals along with discussions of high quality electronic journals usage and the availability of high impact factor journals. All information collects for this study consists from variety sources which comprise of electronic journals, search engines, online database, and books. Literature reviews are useful for synthesizing what has been done so far, and for identifying what needs to be done....   [tags: Journalism ]
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The Usefulness of Structuralism as an Analytical Tool for Uncovering How Meaning is Generated in The Wizard of Oz - In the words of Michael O’Shaughnessy, ‘narratives, or stories, are a basic way of making sense of our experience’ (1999: 266). As a society and a culture, we use stories to comprehend and share our experiences, typically by constructing them with a beginning, middle and an end. In fact, the order that a narrative is structured will directly impact the way it is understood, particularly across cultures. This idea originated through Claude Lévi-Strauss’s concept of structuralism in anthropology which ‘is concerned with uncovering the common structural principles underlying specific and historically variable cultures and myth’ in pre-industrial societies (Strinati 2003: 85)....   [tags: Media]
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Ultimate Pets: How an Independent Pet Shop Competes with Giant Pet Store Chains - This essay explains how I intend to open an independent pet store, Ultimate Pets. Although there are already several pet stores in my community which are owned and operated by the giant pet super-store chains, I will position Ultimate Pets in the market so that it can successfully compete with the established pet super-store chains. As a business in the pet industry, an exotic pet shop offers many products that a large corporation would, but differentiates in a way with the wide range of animals it actually carries in stock....   [tags: pet industry analysis, entrepreneur essays]
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Harry Potter and its effect on how people percieve witchcraft and wizardry - There are seven books stacked one after the other on a table, waiting to be opened by the reader. They were just there tempting its owner, causing him/her to take several glances at the books as they worked on important matters. It was calling to the reader, calling and begging to be opened again after the six long years of being untouched. It wasn’t only the books calling out, so was its film adaptation. They pick up one of the books, opening it to the first chapter, “The Boy Who Lived”, and started reading; they now re-join the journey of growing up once again with Harry Potter....   [tags: Religious Views, Occultists]
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Bangkok's Effot to Build a Positive Image of the Nation's Culture - INTRODUCTION In Bangkok, there have been a number of well managed cultural activities to preserve particularly a forever focus on the historic and religious heritage, for example, make a merit with nine temple tour of Bangkok or one day trip in Grand Palace and the temple of Emerald Buddha. Those are presented and treated as treasures of the nation’s artistic and cultural richness of the country and the people since 1965, a first year of emergence of TAT’s oversea office to promote Thailand through western eyes....   [tags: Culture]
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The Mock-Epic and Material Desire in Not All that Glisters Gold - “Not all that glisters gold,” Gray surmised in his poem, Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat. While the term is widely understood now as meaning that not everything is precious, there is evidence to suggest that there is a more cautionary tone which surrounds this saying. As Gray uses it to lament the death of Horace Walpole’s favorite cat, when the text is analyzed further, aspects of the mock epic are revealed. However this usage of the mock epic is less humorous in tone and more as a vehicle to warn readers of the tragedy that befalls them when they mindlessly pursuit certain desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 2007 words
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The Portrayal of Bertha in "The Lifted Veil" by George Eliot - The Lifted Veil is a novella written by George Eliot, which was originally published in 1859. The novella fits in well with the typical style of the Victorian era. However, George Eliot’s usual style was realistic, so when The Lifted Veil was written, it was the complete opposite of what was expected from her. The Lifted veil is a good example of horror fiction. It explores a wide variety of different themes, including extra sensory perception, foresight, insight, Victorian stereotypes, marriage and the Victorian ideals of womanhood....   [tags: George Eliot] 2198 words
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The Simple Gift and “The River that wasn’t ours” - Belonging is a fluid concept that adapts and shifts within a person’s lifetime. It is subjective and can encourage feelings of security, happiness and acceptance or conversely alienation and dislocation. One's perception of belonging, and therefore identity, is significantly influenced by place and relationships established within one's environment. This is evident in Steven Herrick's free verse novel “The Simple Gift” and the short story “The River that wasn’t ours” by Ashley Reynolds. The verse novel, ‘The Simple Gift’ explores how relationships and place can impact detrimentally on one’s identity and sense of belonging....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology] 1242 words
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