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The First Descent of the Grand Canyon -      John Wesley Powell was one of the foremost explorers in American history, and his first descent down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of America’s greatest adventure stories. Although he is not as well known as other explorers, his travels and his contributions to American history are significant because they represent a spirit of discovery motivated not by self-glory or the acquisition of gold or land, but by a curiosity about and appreciation for both the natural world and the native peoples of the West....   [tags: American America History]
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The Natural Wonder of the Grand Canyon: A Progressive Speech - Spanning from 1890 to 1920, the Progressive Era is notable period of transformation for the United States. Throughout this duration, not only is it expanding its role on the world stage, it is going through a transition into a modernist society, a society of consumerism and mass production; a bottom-line business based society symbolized by assembly lines and the use of “scientific management,” and represented by the shift from rural to city life. With such rapid development in a relatively short period, progressively minded individuals sought to “alleviate the dysfunction, or the corruption, or the economic injustice, or the human suffering that had accompanied America’s explosion of indu...   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Rocks and Dates Geology Analysis - The Grand Canyon is a wonderful place to gain a sense of how old the earth really is because of the ability to date the layers of rock in the canyon. The Rocks exposed in Grand Canyon are truly ancient, ranging from 1840 million years old or 1.84 billion years old (to 270 million years of age. (Beus, and Morales, 2003). While the Grand Canyon is not old in comparison to much of the earth, it is considered young earth because it was slivered by an ie in the last six million years. This gives the rocks in the Canyon Ice age fossils and new deposits, in the grand scheme of things....   [tags: grand canyon, rock layers, geology]
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Reality Versus Perception in the Kasdan Films, Grand Canyon and Mumford - Reality Versus Perception in the Kasdan Films, Grand Canyon and Mumford All of knowledge is founded on axioms: assumptions that are agreed upon for stability. However, since those axioms are assumptions and cannot be proven without a doubt, nothing ca truly be known with absolute certainly. Still, in order to carry on with life, assumptions have to be made. Knowing this, the task becomes making assumption that are more educated and, given the lack of certainty, ones that matter. Furthermore, the assumption of others can be examined more accurately with this knowledge in mind....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1078 words
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National Parks and Air Traffic - National Parks and Air Traffic I. Introduction Grand Canyon National Parks attracted 4.5 million visitors in 1999. Of these 4.5 million visitors, about 40% were not Americans - Germans, French, and Japanese led the way. Grand Canyon National Park brings in millions of tourist dollars per year to the region. One of the most popular ways to see the Canyon besides simply driving to the South Rim and spending the day is by airplane or helicopter. About 800,000 people per year fly over the Canyon....   [tags: Nature Court Grand Canyon Essays]
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Glen Canyon Dam - Glen Canyon Dam This extended essay will analyze the rhetoric of authors discussing the Glen Canyon Dam. These authors include: Jeff Rubin (The Place No One Knew), John McPhee (Encounters with the Archdruid), Russell Martin (A story that stands like a dam: Glen Canyon and the struggle for the soul of the West), and Jared Farmer (Glen Canyon dammed: inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon country). There are always two sides to an argument, one for one against. All seven authors write of the Glen Canyon Dam, and the controversy surrounding the draining of Lake Powell....   [tags: Debate Lake Powell Papers]
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It's Time to Drain Lake Powell - It's Time to Drain Lake Powell Many people know ‘Lake’ Powell as a fact of life. Since its creation in 1963, the reservoir, known as Lake Powell, is just there. Few people that are alive today have had the opportunity to see the true beauty of Glen Canyon, which rivals the Grand Canyon. Glen Canyon, equivalent to one hundred eighty river miles with dozens of side canyons, was flooded for the purpose of power and water resources. ‘Lake’ Powell also generates an enormous cash flow due to the tourism it receives....   [tags: Glen Canyon Dams Environmental Essays]
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The Damnation Of A Canyon by Edward Abbey - Today, having power is what everybody in this country relies on day to day and couldn't function without it. Every year more and more dams are being built and more man made reservoirs are being created to provide this electricity needed. These dams are very important in my eyes but Edward Abbey carries a different opinion in his writing "The Damnation of a Canyon." Edward Abbey's heart lies in the once beautiful Glen Canyon. He describes all of his wonderful childhood stories of him floating down the river and how all it took was a paddleboat and little money....   [tags: Abbey Damnation Canyon] 923 words
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Horizontal Jump: Grand Jete Analysis - A grand jetè, better known as a leap is a long horizontal jump. The name grand jeté is a French term, the first part grand means big, and the second part, jeté means to jump or throw weight from one leg to another. It starts on one leg and lands on the other. It looks like a split in the air. To start this jump you must bend your bottom leg, keeping your heel on the ground this is called a plié, it should be very deep. Then, you unfold your top leg into the air at a ninety degree angle and the back leg goes in the opposite direction, but it stays straight....   [tags: leap, grand jete, dance] 535 words
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Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Grand Inquisitor The Grand Inquisitor reflects Fyodor Dostoevsky interest in religious and political issues. Dostoevsky uses the voices of his characters to express his views on the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church and role of religion in society. The story centers around the conflict between the Grand Inquisitor and Jesus. Jesus returns to Earth during the Spanish Inquisition, when in which Jews and Muslims were forced to convert to Christianity and were murdered if not devoted in their belief....   [tags: Analysis Grand Inquisitor] 957 words
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Video games began modestly, in a primitive age that had a littile yellow dot scour a maze "eating" little white dots. Since then, video games have expanded exponentially. These games even spand genres, including action, adventure, sports, etc. In their progression, many video games have attempted to simualte really, emersing the gamer into this puesdo-reality. Although some attempts were unsuccessful in fully depicting reality, one game managed to bring this vision to fruition....   [tags: Grand Theft Auto Video Games Essays] 1374 words
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Product Strategy: Boulder Canyon - Product strategy The product strategy use for Boulder Canyon will use dual adaptions, where the product name and flavors will be modified. Although many people in the United States know of (or have heard of) Boulder Colorado, many people outside of the United States will probably not. If foreigners were to look up the definition of the word, “ boulder”, they would find information about rocks, not Boulder Colorado, which is known for being one of the healthiest cities in the United States (Page, 2010)....   [tags: Marketing ] 1429 words
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Canyon Ranch Case Study - Canyon Ranch continues to enjoy exclusivity in its industry with the ability to command rates that are 25% to 30% higher than its competitors. Through its resort hotels, along with its health and spa services, Canyon Ranch historically has been able to offer levels of service that its competitors have not. However, the competition is catching up and Canyon Ranch is dedicated to ensure that it continues to remain the have the most demanded luxury spa locations by examining the way it approaches customer service and considering how Information Technology can help it reach these goals....   [tags: Information Technology Case Study]
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Damnation of a Canyon - The Damnation of a Canyon      Not many people know of the used-to-be 150-mile excursion that the Glen Canyon had to offer. Not many people know how to sail a raft down a river for a week. Not many people know how to interact with nature and the animals that come with it. We seem to come from a world that is dependent on time and consumed in money. Edward Abbey is what you would call an extreme environmentalist. He talks about how it was an environmental disaster to place a dam in which to create Lake Powell, a reservoir formed on the border of Utah and Arizona....   [tags: Edward Abbey Nature Environment Essays] 1074 words
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The Baby Grand - They said he “filled their lives with joy” and that he was “dedicated to giving his audience an exceptional performance.” But he did not care for the silent, awaiting audience; he instead admired the piano in front of him. It was a baby grand, sleek and black, with a glossy coat that gave it an almost ethereal sheen. A perfect row of precisely 88 polished keys, alternating black and white, were set in a marvellous bed of flawless dark wood. It was a magnificent sight. He inhaled gently and sat down, hovering his long, slender fingers over the keys in anticipation....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 849 words
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The History of the Grand Ole Opry - For almost 90 years, The Grand Ole Opry has withstood the test of time to become one of the tried and true traditions in country music. From the show's humble beginnings as an obscure radio program, to it's renowned place today as one of the premiere stages for music, The Grand Ole Opry has had an extremely colorful and interesting existence. Over the 88 years that have passed since the show's inception, The Grand Ole Opry has featured many talented performers. Those performers, along with social changes and economics, have all contributed to the growth and success of The Grand Ole Opry....   [tags: country music, opry management]
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The Palace of the Grand Masters - The Courtyards Visitors to the Palace enter through Prince Alfred's Courtyard. The Pinto clock is famously located here, and its four dials show the time, the date, the month and the phases of the moon. Four bronze Moor figures sound the hour by striking the gongs with their hammers. It was created by Gaetano Vella in 1745. The bronze life-size sculpture of Neptune, the Roman god of the Sea has been guarding the courtyard named after him since 1861. Despite his stark nudity, Neptune stands majestically and unashamedly, holding a trident in his right hand against a backdrop of a fountain bearing the coat of arms of Grand Master Perellos....   [tags: Malta, Neptune, the Order, 17th century] 852 words
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The Rumors of the Grand Duchess Anastasia - The Grand Duchess Anastasia was part of the Imperial Romanov family who ruled Russia for almost three hundred years. Anastasia’s father Nicholas II was the last Tsar of Russia before the communist rule. He was not a very good ruler, which caused his people to turn against him and later this caused the assassination of the entire Imperial family. After the family was assassinated rumor that Anastasia had survived began to circulate throughout Russia and later the entire world. People became fascinated with this tragic story and with finding the Grand Duchess Anastasia, but these rumors were false....   [tags: Assassination, Impact of Story]
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Security in The Grand Inquisitor - Think back to your childhood. Was it one filled with happy memories. The majority of us can say yes to this question. Most of us grew up in a innocent, carefree world. Being free of adult responsibilities, we could play all day without having to deal with the issues of the adult world. Back then, we had the security of our parents. They were always there making our decisions for us. We were told when to go to bed, what to wear, and what to eat. Just like the first time we learned how to ride a bike, we knew that our parents were just a step or two behind, protecting us....   [tags: Religion, Freedom, Christ] 1155 words
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The Grand Torino: Walt Kowalski - “…Good god it’s pathetic… Hacked seven-teen-year old kids to death…I did things… Horrible things that I have to live with” These are all excerpts from the main character of the movie Grand Torino, Walt Kowalski. The movie “Grand Torino” is a motivating tale of the emotional struggles of the Anti-hero role of “Walt”: a widowed Vietnam veteran who fights a daily struggle with the memories of his sins as a soldier and his ever-growing biased against, what seems to be, all of humanity. This boorish character makes a perfect antagonist to the Hmong family that resides next door....   [tags: Film, Movie] 1590 words
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The Grand Regency Hotel Management - The Grand Regency Hotel Introduction The Grand Regency Hotel is found in Bangkok Thailand and has been in operation for the last fifteen years. For the entire period it has been under the management of the Thai general manager and was started by locally based consortium of investors. It is a prestigious hotel in Bangkok and has a total of 700 employees who were being treated in a prestigious way by the management. The management gave the employees the following benefits: provision of very good welfare; the salary rate was above that of the market; high job security and also end of the year bonus which was comparable to salary earned in a four week period (Manson 2009, p....   [tags: Business Management]
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Mathematical Modelling and Grand Nain - Mathematical modelling was done to predict mass of the banana fruit var. Grand Nain from the physical characteristics like length, width, thickness, volume, geometrical mean diameter, etc. The observed physical properties of banana were statistically analysed and their mean, standard deviation, error and coefficient of variance were presented. The fitted models were divided into three classifications. Among the first classification model, empirical equation describing the length and width (model no.4) predicts the mass with highest R2 value....   [tags: agricultural products, banana fruit]
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The Grand Master´s Palace - The Grand Masters' Palace Introduction The Grand Masters' Palace is located in St. George's Square, along Republic Street on which are two main gates: one leading to Neptune's Courtyard and the other to Prince Alfred's Courtyard. This second entrance was added to the existing structure during the reign of Grand Master Pinto. The Palace served as a residential building for the Grand Masters of the Order for 225 years and from 1800 to 1964 was the residence of the British Governors. After Malta obtained its independence from Britain in 1964, it became the official residence of the Governor General until 1974....   [tags: the Order, Great Britain, Malta, Parliament] 1654 words
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The Chattanooga Grand Hilton - “Geez, Mom, do we tip these guys?” Ariel asked as she stopped her mother’s Saturn in front of the Chattanooga Grand Hilton’s entrance. “I’ll take care of it,” her mother replied as a valet opened the passenger door and assisted her out of the car. Ariel exited the car and handed the electronic ignition key card to a young man who, after handing her a ticket, adroitly slid into the driver’s seat, started the car, and exited the parking spot, heading toward the parking garage. Joining her mother on the large walk in front of the large, glass double doors, she tilted her head toward them and said, “Well, shall we?" “We’re a few minutes early so let’s find the restroom and…avail ourselves of the...   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1002 words
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My Father's Grand Opening - The day I entered my father’s grand opening to his new business, I was overwhelmed with the diverse crowd that surrounded the party. As the party started, I was introduced to everyone as the owner’s daughter; everyone seemed normal to me; however I met this gentleman whose smile captivated my attention. It turned out that he is a well known and very established Professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine., I started talking to him regarding the dental school, as I was planning my future in regards to what I should be doing, in terms of a health care career, whether it was medicine, dentistry, optometry or medical research....   [tags: career, ] 603 words
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Grand Theft Auto Lawsuit - In the article “Can a Video Game Lead to Murder?,” Ed Bradley reports on an incident in Fayette, Alabama involving the shooting of three police officers by a teenager and a multi-million dollar lawsuit against both the makers and sellers of the Grand Theft Auto video game. In his report Bradley uses inflammatory words, skewed facts, and quotes of prominent public figures to try and agitate uninformed parents and make them more conscious of games and the effects they may have on their children. Bradley starts off his report with asking the reader to imagine a game that would let them “decapitate police officers, kill them with a sniper rifle, massacre them with a chainsaw, and set them on fi...   [tags: Article Review] 876 words
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The Grand Old Party - The Republican Party is at risk of losing their legitimacy with the general public. The biggest issue for the party is not only its uncompromising partisan values, but the negative campaigning, platforms and public ideations. Granted, the name Conservative was given to the party for a reason; however, the Republican Party’s alienation of moderates and independents, as well as modern societal values, will not further them in the polls or in “conserving” their principles. What the Grand Old Party (GOP) needs is a broader political perspective and a more positive platform presence....   [tags: negative politics, Republican party]
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Poly Canyon - It is a sunless morning shrouded in mist. The clouds look ominous with the threat of rain. It is quiet, for no creatures are awake yet, not even the hikers. The air is crisp and smells fresh after a night covered in the ocean fog. A Eucalyptus grove stands at the trail entrance with a deliciously pungent greeting that carries through the air. Along the trail as the foliage gets thicker, it is evident that Mother Nature knows the autumn season has arrived. Leaves have begun to turn the fall colors and drop to the trail floor....   [tags: Descriptive Nature Essays Observation] 959 words
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The Debate Over the Glen Canyon Dam - The Debate Over the Glen Canyon Dam Over the years Glen Canyon Dam has been the spark for hundreds of debates, rallies, and protests. These debates have been going on for almost forty years now. The fact is that the dam created a huge lake when it was built, this is what bothers environmentalists. This lake is called Lake Powell and thousands of people depend on its tourists for income. The lake also filled up a canyon called Glen Canyon, some people say it was the most beautiful place on earth....   [tags: Nature Environmental Essays] 1590 words
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Grand Theft Auto - Since the video games changed dramatically in 1990s, video games have become part of the mainstream of favorite entertainment for children and adults. The violence in video games has caused heated controversy for years over its potential impact on children. The most famous debate has come from the infamous “Grand Theft Auto” game series. In the Grand Auto Theft video game, the players have to kill the police to earn points and become a winner. In the article “Video game violence and our sons,” Rebecca Hagelin claims that the violence in video games contribute to the violent behavior in teenagers....   [tags: Entertainment] 1254 words
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Grand Theft Auto - What started out as a disagreement between mother and son has led me into the controversial world of Grand Theft Auto. My fifteen-year-old son desperately wants this game. All I can hear are the stories of violence associated with this game, which causes this mother’s heart to shudder. So began the search to back up my denials for his ownership of this game. The Grand Theft Auto series of games has been surrounded by controversy, however the research does not always back up public opinion as will be demonstrated in this paper....   [tags: Video Games]
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Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory - Professional Development: Module 4 Utility of Research in a Grand Nursing Theory Research validates and modifies theory and in doing so the potential for the development of nursing knowledge increases (McEwen & Wills, 2011). In Helen C. Erickson, Evelyn M. Tomlin and Mary Ann P. Swain: Modeling and Role Modeling Theory, the belief is “that nursing is a nurse-client relationship” (McEwen & Wills, 2011, p, 158). Modeling role-modeling theory provides expectations and associations that are testable and continue to be highly focused in research....   [tags: nursing education, nightingale, principles]
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Our Hike up Poly Canyon - Our Hike up Poly Canyon If I had known what lay before me Monday morning on our hike up Poly Canyon, I would not have been so hesitant. After many attempts, my alarm finally woke me up at 6:30 am. As I stumbled into the shower and got ready, I was dreading our impending hike. I struggled to put on my shoes as my feet still ached with blisters from my last ascent of a local mountain. Less than two weeks earlier my WOW group traveled up Bishop’s Peak; an unpleasant adventure I was not eager to repeat....   [tags: Descriptive Essays Observation] 768 words
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Anasazi Great Houses of the Chaco Canyon Region - Native American architecture varies greatly from region to region throughout North America, and was influenced by factors such as climate, kind of community, and the natural environment. Whereas some buildings were designed and constructed for specified functions, others, such as Anasazi great houses, were massive multi-purpose structures. Because great houses from Chaco Canyon are so well preserved, it is possible to have a decent understanding of the structure of Anasazi architecture for analysis....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Was The Grand Prix Beneficial For Melbourne - Was The Grand Prix Beneficial For Melbourne Issues Part -B- Was the Grand Prix, promoted as "The Great Race" which was held at Albert Park beneficial for Melbourne, or was it just a huge waste of taxpayers money. The race was televised to 650 million people in 130 different countries is expected to pump $50 million into the Victorian economy every year and boost tourism enormously. I along with the owners of seventy-two percent of hotels, motels, restaurants and other entertainment complexes agree that Albert Park having the Grand Prix will have a positive impact on business....   [tags: essays research papers] 648 words
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Paradise Lost’s Satan and The Grand Inquisitor's Evil - Evil’s origin begins with Adam and Eve using their special gift, free will, to commit the first sin. They sinned because they were tempted from the free will to choose between following or disobeying God’s orders. Paradise Lost is an epic written by John Milton that describes the fallen angel Satan and the fall of man. The Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky is about an archbishop who talks with Jesus and wants to burn him as a heretic. Paradise Lost and The Grand Inquisitor both discuss free will and the stories of two benevolent characters that use their free will to choose evil....   [tags: compare, contrast] 773 words
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The Canyon - GMC’s Ultimate Compact Truck - The Canyon - GMC’s Ultimate Compact Truck The Canyon is GMC’s ultimate compact truck. The truck itself comes in three different types: regular cab, crew cab, and king cab. One particular canyon, for example, is a regular cab pick-up. It can be any color the potential buyer desires. Dark red is the most common color, and a light gray interior usually comes included in the package. Its sleek design provides for minimal wind resistance, and there is a lot of space in the cab. It has a liner installed in the bed, decent rims, and standard hub- caps....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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On the Grand Finale in Samuel Clemenss - On the Grand Finale in Samuel Clemenss Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) not only tells a story in this famous contribution to American literature, he also goes to great length to depict civilized humanity in a light that is anything but glamorous or glorious. In fact, his descriptions of typical representatives of society regarding their motivations, actions, habits, and morals are conveyed with subtlety but with unmistakable critical intentions. The metatextual aspects of this work appear gradually but intensify toward the end until the novel reaches a point where it begins to border on the absurd, a literary aspect explored more fully by later writers, such as playwright Samuel Beck...   [tags: essays papers]
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Roman Grand Strategy in the Mid 4th Century - The idea of a Roman grand strategy has been an often-debated topic. Edward Luttwak originally purported the idea that during the crises of the third century, Roman grand strategy began to shift to a defense in depth approach, stripping the borders of their defenses and creating a large mobile field army. Thereafter, the defense in depth approach remained the prominent Roman grand strategy employed throughout the third to fifth centuries. Arther Ferrill also corroborates this account of a shift in Roman grand strategy to a defense in depth approach....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Grand Tour of Europe - The Grand Tour of Europe Young English elite’s of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often spent two to four years travelling around Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture in an experience known as the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour began in the sixteenth century and gained popularity during the seventeenth century. Richard Lessels introduced the term Grand Tour in his 1670 book Voyage to Italy. Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the 20-something male and female travellers and their tutors across the European continent....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
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Paris 1900 - Grand Palais - Paris 1900 - Grand Palais The Grand Palais served as one of the main buildings that helped solidify France as the supreme leader in the Arts. Like the Eiffel Tower in 1889, it served as a focus for the Exposition. However, the two structures were very different. The Grand Palais placed much greater emphasis on ornamentation. The famous French writer Paul Morand stated that, "while in 1889 architecture was happily on the threshold of an age of iron and steel, in 1900 it had gone back to styles such as those taught at the Beaux-Arts." The Grand Palais incorporated what is commonly referred to as "Beaux-Arts style", which was characterized by formal planning and rich decoration....   [tags: Architecture History]
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My First and Last hike in Poly Canyon - My First and Last hike in Poly Canyon I knew it was coming. A couple weeks before, I received an introductory email from my instructor explaining the textbook we needed and providing a link to the class website. I selected the link and navigated curiously around the site, arriving at last at the class itinerary. To my horror, I saw planned on the third class day a “moderately strenuous hike over steep, rough ground.” Subsequent readings of this statement produced the same result, and so I resigned myself to impending doom....   [tags: Personal Narrative Hiking Essays] 1614 words
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Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, 1695 - In 1695 Galileo wrote a Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina. This letter discussed the relationship between the traditional biblical beliefs of the time (the basis on which their society was built), scientific discoveries, and their correlation with one another. The purpose of the letter was to inform that the scientific discoveries being made were not hearsay or contradictory to the Bible, rather they were natural laws, which could coincide with Scriptural based beliefs, not oppose them. In the Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina, Galileo implies that science is the means by which G-d meant for humanity to understand scriptural truths....   [tags: Informative, Science and Religion] 1199 words
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Records of the Grand Historian by Ssuma Ch’ien - Including recounts and anecdotes from around 2600 BC to 85 BC (McMillin), Ssuma Ch’ien’s completed Records of the Grand Historian or Shiji (McMillin), should cover all the aspects needed to qualify a good government official. One of Ssuma Ch’ien’s intentions in writing these records was to emphasize the role of individual men in affecting Chinese government. The biography of magistrate Pu-shih in particular, holds several attributes concerning the emphasis on the roles of individual men in affecting Chinese government, or more specifically, the question of what qualities make a person a good government official....   [tags: chinese history, shiji ]
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An Analysis of Grand Strategy - An Analysis of Grand Strategy through the Lens of Neo-Security Complex Theory Barry Buzan, Ole Waever, and Jaap de Wilde attempt to structure a fundamentally new approach to the study of security issues by attempting to incorporate traditional notions of security analysis into a broader understanding of international security that incorporates non-military threats. Their neo-security complex theory does provide substantive insight into how the process of securitizing issues occurs and how one can address non-military existential threats within a security studies framework; however, there are some substantive problems that require greater theoretical precision in order to prevent making...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Woodrow Wilson: From Grand Vision to Tough Reality - Woodrow Wilson diplomatically pushed for an international order centered on the concept of a politically plural world where national self-determination was imperative. Wilsonian Idealism developed from a traditional American belief in a new world order of self-government, enlightened diplomacy, and peace based on a symbiotic global economy. Woodrow Wilson’s new global order was a direct policy offshoot of the Monroe Doctrine, Hay’s Open Door, and Roosevelt’s Corollary policies. While Wilson’s commitment to a politically plural world was traditional for U.S....   [tags: American History] 2169 words
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Grand Theory of Nursing: Health as Expanding Consciousness - Grand theory of Nursing: Health as Expanding Consciousness Introduction Margret Newman was a nurse by nature and she realized that years before entering into nursing profession while she was taking care of her ill mother. Her belief that she was made for the profession of nursing became more firm when she entered into the University of Tennessee, Memphis for her baccalaureate degree in nursing. The idea of giving care to the ill humanity has always enthralled her. Although it is a daunting task to provide utmost care to the ills; but she loved, it and always tried to give this with “best of my intellect as well as the utmost of my humanness” (Newman, 1994)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Big ‘D’evelopment and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - Introduction Located in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Africa. It has the tenth largest land mass in Africa (nearly twice the size of Texas), a population of approximately ninety-one million people (CIA 2013), and a rural to urban population ration of approximately 6 to 1 (Abelti, et al. 2012). Like other nations in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia suffers from many of the same social factors that have deepened inequality across the continent. Poverty is widespread; access to quality education and healthcare is inadequate; modern infrastructure and improved sanitation are inconsistent or non-existent (Abelti, et al....   [tags: inequality, Ethiopia, engineering]
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Grand Theft Auto's Rebirth - Grand Theft Auto's Rebirth There are a lot of video games of there that have continuations or a part two of part three and so on. In addition, along with a new story line they try to make the game features or game play more intense than its predecessor. Most of the games do not improve they will just look different or have a high rate of difficulty than the one that came before it. However, the game called Grand Theft Auto has came out with the second continuation of the game series, and the third one is a remake of the fist one with technology added into the mix....   [tags: Papers] 546 words
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Grand Avenue Masks - Windows to the Soul Many Characters in the novel Grand Avenue, by Greg Sarris, are wearing masks. Masks that conceal themselves and their culture in an attempt to fit into the world that has enveloped their history and stifled their heritage. The key to these masks is the eyes. The eyes of the characters in the novel tell stories. The dispair of the Native Americans is first shown in The Magic Pony when Jasmine, the voice of the story, describes her Aunt Faye’s eyes. “Her eyes looked dark and motionless, like she was seeing something she didn’t want to see and couldn’t look away from'; (p.4) Faye, like many inhabitants of...   [tags: essays research papers] 719 words
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GTA Series: Explore the Effects of Videogame Violence - In 1997, Michael Varneal, 14, shot three students at his school in Kentucky (King, B. & Borland, J., 2003: 175), and in the wake of the crime, game development companies including id were sued for releasing violent videogames (King, B. & Borland, J., 2003: 175). Two years later, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 of their fellow students and one teacher (Poole, S., 2000: 219) at Columbine High School, Colorado, with guns and homemade bombs (King, B. & Borland, J., 2003: 173). Following an investigation into the crime it was revealed that the two teenagers were "avid" players of the videogame Doom, and that Harris's computer archives "contained a 'mod' version of Doom based on the...   [tags: grand theft auto, violent behavior, video games]
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