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Octopus - Recently, researchers have discovered the existence of an extremely unique type of octopus. The species, known as the Indo-Malayan octopus, has the ability to alter its shape, form, and color pattern to mimic or imitate other sea creatures in order to avoid predation (2). The discovery of the mimic octopus is noteworthy because no other type of cephalopod is known to have impersonation abilities. The octopus is also not limited to one imitation. Researchers have observed up to eight different formations....   [tags: essays research papers] 1097 words
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The Octopus Man - The Octopus Man They change color, texture, and body shape... have three hearts... are jet powered... have members in every ocean of the world... have inspired legends and stories since recorded history... are the most intelligent of all invertibrates, yet are related to clams and oysters... have eyes and senses that rival our own... and can make their own smoke screen decoys out of ink. They are Cephalopods - octopi, cuttlefish, squids, etc. - and they are far more fascinating than one might think....   [tags: essays papers] 741 words
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The Octopus - Review - At the turn of the century, American readers were interested only in stories with happy endings, where goodness was praised and evil was punished. They did not particularly care if that was a false interpretation of the way life really was. When men such as Frank Norris, the author of The Octopus, wrote angrily of the injustices and poverty to be found in America, readers turned away. The Octopus made them change their minds. The course of the novel and the reality of its characters held the readers’ attention....   [tags: essays research papers] 1000 words
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Life of Octopus Dofleini - Life of Octopus Dofleini Introduction This is a research report on octopuses in general, however will focus in on a particular species of octopus, the North Pacific Giant or octopus dofleini , which is a bottom dwelling octopus that lives on coasts of the pacific ocean, from California to north Japan. This report will cover the habitat, and lifestyle of this amazing mollusk, that is so often misunderstood. The octopus is a very intelligent, and resourceful invertebrate whose natural abilities should make this a fairly interesting reading....   [tags: essays research papers] 1459 words
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Comparing Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus - Motivation of Immorality in The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus       In both William Dean Howells' The Rise of Silas Lapham and The Octopus by Frank Norris, a character is faced with the moral issues involved with operating his business. Howells' character, Silas Lapham (The Colonel) and Norris' Magnus Derrick are both desirous to have a prominent position in their respective societies, but are in the precarious situation of having to deploy immoral methods to achieve this coveted stature during the course of harder times....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena Maculosa - The Biology of the Venom of Hapalochlaena maculosa Hapalochlaena maculosa, commonly known as the blue-ringed octopus, is a golf ball-sized cephalopod inhabiting the waters around Tasmania and southeastern Australia with a highly potent neurotoxin that it uses as a predatory and defensive mechanism. H. maculosa does not actually synthesize its venom, but rather, the neurotoxin (known as maculotoxin) is produced by a bacterial symbiont of the octopus that lives in its salivary glands. While not overly aggressive, H....   [tags: Poisonous Australia Wildlife Essays]
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Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid - Otopus, Cuttlefish, and Squid * Since early times, tales of horror have been gone around strange sea creatures, especially the giant squid and the fearsome octopus. They are among the largest, strongest, fastest, most cunning, and ferocious of all animals. Many of them, however, are quite harmless and are useful in a variety of ways. _________________________________________ *The Eight-Armed Octopus The octopus is a soft, bag-shaped creature. It has eight long, slender arms, with cup shaped suckers and connected by thin membranes (a thin flexible tissue in the body), which reach out in all directions....   [tags: Papers] 790 words
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aa - ... A market of the sales of personal information then bloom. These sales contribute to companies’ profits and benefit to shareholders, that why there is an intention for companies such as Octopus Cards Limited (Headline Daily,2010) to sell consumer personal information to the third parties without consumers’ knowledge. Regarding the awareness on the protection of privacy, numerous consumers usually focus on what benefits they can obtain, whereas they neglect the offer terms and conditions- though they are printed in a very tiny size....   [tags: ] 1281 words
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Ben Franklin Norris - Benjamin Franklin Norris, one of the leading figures in the naturalistic style of writing, was born in Chicago in 1970. During his teenage years he moved to 1822 Sacramento Street to live with his father in San Francisco. He traveled to Paris and studied Art and was first exposed to one of his influential writers Emile Zola. He returned to San Francisco and studied the philosophy of evolution at the University of California at Berkley. He transferred to Harvard and took writing classes under Lewis E Gates....   [tags: essays research papers] 687 words
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Love in a Snow Globe - Love in a Snow Globe Packing for college is a normal and exciting event in many newly turned legal adults’ lives. It is the first time they get to live with peers in place of nosy parents. Some items are packed are out of necessity, such as clothes, and others are to decorate the bland white walls and wooden desks to show some personality, which are all the things every teenager tells their parents they “need” to bring. When it was finally my turn to pack for college, there were many boxes that I “needed” to bring....   [tags: Snow Globes Personal Narratives Essays] 1001 words
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Abbey Road - “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Menacing Monsters in "The Sea Raiders" by H. G. Wells - Human's infatuation with monsters bind the works on the English 23 syllabus into one common theme: monsters. Monsters have stood the test of time, and their stories continue to be one of the most common themes in fictional literature. All of the short stories and books assigned to English 23 are full of monsters: Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead, John Gardner's Grendel, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, and Mary Shelly's Frankenstein all have some sort of monster intertwined within their plots....   [tags: European Literature] 741 words
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Improving Student Perception of Grammar - Its time to come clean, face the facts and admit the truth - students are scared of grammar. From the days of crayons and nap time straight through high school they always hope and pray that a random fire drill, a.k.a. a gift from God, will disrupt the dreaded grammar lessons and exercises. As the semesters continue to pass by students become elated as grammar turns into nothing more than a minute beep on the radar screen that is the weekly lesson plan. However, nearly every student walks into English class dealing with the fear that he will be called on to explain even the simplest rules of possession or number....   [tags: English Writing Teacher Student]
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Arcimboldo's Water - Arcimboldo's Water The picture is of a head made up of many different sea features with a plain black background. It would be nearly impossible to name all the aquatic animals that make up this head. It seams as though there is a chest plate at the top of the body which is made of a crab and there are also shoulder plates which are made up by using a turtle and a large mussel, an octopus has also attached itself to the shoulder plates. Hanging around the neck there is a necklace made of pearls....   [tags: Visual Arts Paintings Art] 481 words
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The Wiggles: A Children's Show - Show #2: The Wiggles 1. Give the title or brief description of the television program or scene. The Wiggles are four men who entertain children with song and dance. The characters of the show are Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus , Captain Feathersword and the friendly Pirate . In this show they were singing a song encouraging children to be friendly even if they have a bad Day. The song also validated childrens emotions, saying it is okay to feel that way . But there is also something that you can do about it....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard - Nietzsche, Marx, and Kierkegaard Zarathustra is always a favorite, with the ringing of God is dead throughout the mountains. Re-evaluating our idols, discovering the significance of their dethroning and how it relates to the intricate web that we create for our lives. Zarathustra, holy man in his blasphemy, ushering in a new era where the last men are eradicated, the filthy vermin masquerading intelligence led by the promise of cheese. Formerly the world was a mad place, filled with mice traps, and the drool pours down their uncomprehending faces....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
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Superstition - We have all seen or practiced a superstition. Crossing our fingers for good luck or avoiding the path of a black cat. Some are as old as the written word. They have woven themselves into the fabric of everyday society. Probably the most superstious group in our society is the athlete. Baseball players will not step on the foul line as they leave the field of play. Football players have exact pregame rituals that can not be interrupted. The hockey fans of the Detroit Red Wings will throw an octopus onto the ice after their team scores a goal....   [tags: essays research papers] 616 words
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Republicans and Internet Pornography - Republicans and Internet Porn      In this paper we survey the psychological damage done to the Internet porn industry by simply having Republicans in the White House. The fears of reform run so deep that numerous changes are taking place spontaneously - without initiation by Justice Department lawsuits.   The L.A.-based porn industry survived the Reagan/Bush years and has grown into a thriving enterprise, an octopus with multibillion-dollar tentacles that reach deep into the Web. In Los Angeles originates seventy percent of the porn in America....   [tags: Cyberporn Essays Research Papers]
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Unity Among Student Scientists - Unity Among Student Scientists This summer I had the opportunity to attend the APEC Youth Festival in Singapore. On July 23, I arrived in San Francisco at the Marriott to gather with 19 other students from around the United States. The purpose of this gathering was to discuss our future trip to Singapore and to get acquainted with each other before we left. APEC stands for Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation. The purpose of the APEC Youth Festival is to bring unity among other student scientists from all around the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 749 words
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To Singapore with Love - To Singapore with Love It was with sleepy eyes that I first got off the airplane and into the city of Singapore. All of a sudden, however, I was jolted awake. Colorful signs and exhibits flashed the words, "Welcome to Singapura!" At that moment, a thrill rushed through me. I had arrived in the City of the Lion, an exotic and mysterious city in the orient, about to start on an exciting journey of learning and adventure. From our first day of arrival, the delegates were treated with kindness and respect....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 736 words
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A Life Changing Experience - A Life Changing Experience Asia was awesome. Everything, from the food I ate to the people I met, gave me a new perspective on life. I still cannot get over the fact that I have traveled to the other side of the world. APEC Youth Science Festival gave me many memorable experiences, taught me much about science, allowed me to learn a lot about the culture of Asia, and it introduced me to friends that I'll treasure for a life time. I knew that there was a reason I got to go, and while I was there I tried to make the most of such an opportunity....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 986 words
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Comparing A Plea for Gas Lamps and Jekyll and Hyde - A Plea for Gas Lamps and Jekyll and Hyde       In "A Plea for Gas Lamps" Robert Louis Stevenson describes how, with the advent of urban gaslight, "a new age had begun for sociality and corporate pleasure seeking." Referring to the lamps as "domesticated stars," he describes the new lamplit city emerging gracefully as a festive public sphere in which "soft joys prevail" and "people are convoked to pleasure." Wolfgang Schivelbush connects such gaslit pleasure directly to commerce....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Eating in Japan - Eating in Japan Eating in Japan is something every Gai-jin (foreigner) may look forward to; on the other hand, people with weak stomachs may want to consider eating certain foods before diving right into the Meso soup bowl of Japanese cuisine. There are many different types of Japanese food and all of the dishes are unique in their own way; however, Japan is a melting pot of culinary delight and one can find any and all kinds of Asian cuisine as well as foods from all parts of the world. First of all, the Japanese hardly ever eat with the traditional western style utensils, your common fork, knife and spoon....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 1199 words
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Free Process Essays - How to Travel with a Small Child - How to Travel with a Small Child When you travel with a small child, a properly packed diaper bag is the key element to a successful journey. The necessities of young children are many, and a pre-prepared satchel containing all of the required paraphernalia is of fundamental importance. When the diaper bag is not well stocked, the minutes before leaving the house are spent snatching diapers, seizing bottles and formula, searching for pacifiers and scouring the playroom for favorite toys in a haphazard attempt to collect all of the essentials....   [tags: Expository Process Essays] 689 words
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The Downfall of a Great Teacher - The Downfall of a Great Teacher Surrounded by a circle of students, Mr. Garrett answered questions, gave instructions, and explained assignments. I slowly approached the circle and stood on its periphery. Four years ago, I had been an insider. Now I was an outsider, who peered over the chattering students and slipped into the circle undetected. Old high school memories came rushing back. A few moments passed before Mr. Garrett turned to me with a smile. “Katie!” he said, “It’s good to see you....   [tags: Interview Essay] 1569 words
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Egyptian Tombs - Egyptian Tombs Egyptologists had lost interest in the site of tomb 5, which had been explored and looted decades ago. Therefore, they wanted to give way to a parking lot. However, no one would have ever known the treasure that lay only 200 ft. from King Tut's resting place which was beyond a few rubble strewn rooms that previous excavators had used to hold their debris. Dr. Kent Weeks, an Egyptologist with the American University in Cairo, wanted to be sure the new parking facility wouldn't destroy anything important....   [tags: World History Essays] 1865 words
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The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films - The Negative Portrayal of Mothers in Disney Films Why is it that in Disney created films, the motherly figures and role models are completely diminished whereas the fatherly roles are extravagant. Why does mainly a woman play the role of the vilan. If you notice, you will find that in just about every classic Disney film, the mother is portrayed in a horrible and questionable fashion. But, there is always a fatherly or male figure that everyone boasts about. First, let us start with the films where the main character fails to have a mother mentioned or seen at all: The classic movie of Aladdin; neither Aladdin nor Princess Jasmine had a motherly figure....   [tags: Movies] 874 words
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Cosquer Cave - Cosquer Cave In 1985, while scuba diving in Cape Morgiou, near Marseilles, France, Henri Cosquer discovered a narrow 175-meter, air-filled tunnel 37 meters below the sea (“The Cosquer Cave”). The tunnel, unbeknownst to him, lead to one of the world’s most treasured Paleolithic art-filled caves. During the Paleolithic age, Cosquer cave was much more accessible than it is today. Researchers say that at the times the art was created, the cave was probably only 11 kilometers from the coast and 80 meters above sea level (Jaobs)....   [tags: Place Descriptive Essays]
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Valleyfair - Valleyfair “Come on, guys,” I yelled at my family, which consists of my mom Madonna, my father John, and my two sisters Alissa and Kara, as I ran frantically across the jam-packed parking lot to the opening gate that led to a world of adventure. As wide as the world around, my eyes pierced at the doorway to a world of fun. Families, of all sizes, were enjoying all the possibilities of fun. Hearing laughter and frightening screams, warned me of the experience waiting for me within the doorway to everlasting amazement....   [tags: Personal Narrative Amusement Parks Essays] 1832 words
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We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind - We Must Create More Gardens for the Blind What would it be like to live in a world of blindness. Those who are capable of seeing would probably shudder at the thought of permanently living in this state of dark and seemingly cloistered existence. Yet, one should not fail to realize that, despite their inability to see, the blind do, in fact, dwell in a world filled with a vast array of acute sensations which fully compensate for their lack of visionary capabilities. If anyone is interested in entering, at least temporarily, into the realm of sightlessness, then he should visit the restaurant, Dans le Noir in France....   [tags: Architecture Design Essays] 1275 words
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Narwhals - Narwhals Introduction Narwhals, the unicorns of the sea, are very mysterious creatures that are not widely known. They are whales with many fascinating features and historical value. This research paper is answering the question, “What are Narwhals?”. General Description Monodon Monoceros, Latin for “one tooth, one horn”#; or Narhval, Norwegian for “corpse whale” , because of it mottled coloration suggests a bloated corpse#.Narwhals are in the white whale family, along with the beluga, but are actually covered with spots of black, white, gray-green, and cream....   [tags: science] 1013 words
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Agrarian Discontent In The Late 1800s - "Why the Farmers Were Wrong" The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the bulwark of agriculture, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farmers to make a profit off them. Furthermore, improvement in transportation allowed foreign competition to materialize, making it harder for American farmers to dispose of surplus crop....   [tags: essays research papers] 1400 words
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Cloning is Bad! -  The coelacanth is an amazing creature full of mystery and exciting discoveries. It was once thought to be extinct for more than360 milllion years ago until one was caught in1938.Its scientific name is Latimeria chalumnae .An adult coelacanth can grow at least to 180 cm in length and weigh 98 kg and each fish has a distinctive pattern of pinkish white blotches that enables scientists to separate one individual from another. The coelacanth has several very recognizable anatomical features.The skull is in two parts with an intra cranial joint which lets it go an up and down movement between them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1009 words
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english - representative of the social repression of the individual, lock Charlie's cell and throw away the key. Though Charlie regains control of the narrative in the final chapter, it is only to tell the reader that he has lost his struggle for individualism. Biographical/Critical Introduction to Stephen King Source: Chris Pourteau, The Individual and Society: Narrative Structure and Thematic Unity in Stephen King's Rage, in The Journal of Popular Culture, Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer, 1993, pp. 171 77. Technohorror: The Dystopian Vision of Stephen King Critic: James Egan Source: Extrapolation, Vol....   [tags: essays research papers] 1381 words
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Harbor Seals - Harbor Seals Harbor seals are marine mammals that have spotted coats in a variety of shades from silver gray, black to dark brown. They reach 5 to 6 feet in length and weigh up to 300 pounds. Harbor seals are dimorphic, with the male being slightly larger than the female. They are true, or crawling seals, which means they have no external earflaps. True seals also have small flippers, and move on land by flopping along on their bellies. They breathe at the surface and hold their breath while diving....   [tags: Animals Sea Wildlife Descriptive Essays]
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scuba diving - Many people think of scuba diving as just a swim in the water, but in reality it is a very exciting, dangerous, and potentially fatal sport and activity. There are many types of scuba diving, ranging from recreational to sport to career diving. Scuba Diving is just not a swim in the water, scuba requires certification, uses technical equipment, and there is a lot of risk involved with scuba diving. Scuba, which is actually an acronym for “self-contained breathing apparatus”, Allows divers to dive deeper and stay submerged longer....   [tags: essays research papers] 1912 words
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The Matrix - The Matrix In 1999 directors/writers Larry and Andy Wachowski (Bound) made a dark and often disturbing Science Fiction film, The Matrix. With the production expertise of Joel Silver (Commando, Predator, Lethal Weapon series, and Die Hard series), Andrew Mason (The Crow, Dark City) and Barrie M. Osborne (Face/Off, The Fan, Child's Play), The Matrix is sure to be a favorite among Science Fiction movie fans for years to come. The Matrix won the Oscar award in all four categories it was nominated for; Best Sound, Best Sound Affects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing....   [tags: essays research papers] 1324 words
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Wally - Elmer, “Walt” was a friend I knew when I lived in California. Despite being a throwback from the 1960’s and a reject from society’s public eye, Walt still lived with a smile on his face and a story in his heart. Walt loved to tell stories and he loved the place where he told them. Walt also loved to drink and toward the end of an evening the bottle had met his lips way too many times. Old hippy ways faded to history for everyone else but Walt. Elmer didn’t like his real name. He liked being called by his middle name, Walter, because of the relentless teasing that went on in his childhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 873 words
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BIOL 5600/6600 Mammalian Physiology, Exam 5 - BIOL 5600/6600 Mammalian Physiology, Exam 5 Auburn University 1. Define renal clearance. Hypothetical plasma volume containing the amount of any substance excreted in the urine per minute. 2. Calculate the renal clearance of substance X given the following: Tmax of substance X = 300 mg/min GFR = 200 ml/min Plasma concentration of X = 400 mg/100 ml Urine volume = 80 ml/20 min Renal fraction = 25% Hematocrit = 50 Urine concentration of X = 50 mg/10 ml Blood pressure = 130/85 3....   [tags: auburn Physiology biol biology Mammalian tests] 4364 words
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Villains in Hollywood Films - Villains in Hollywood Films Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's summer blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise to Halle Berry, from the not- so-friendly extra terrestrials in Alien Vs Predator to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers] 2474 words
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The Science Fiction Villain Treatment - The Science Fiction Villain Treatment Alfred Hitchcock once said "The better the villain, the better the film" and this year's Hollywood filmmakers have abided by this golden rule as there was no stopping this year's blockbusters from having a whole horde of villainous characters spreading their wings onto the big screen, making the darker side more appealing for audiences. Everybody has gone villain this year, from Tom Cruise, Halle Berry to Spiderman's sworn enemy Dr Octopus, played by Alfred Molina....   [tags: Papers] 1060 words
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Honduras - Honduras New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn't until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its history, New Zealand was connected to Australia, it separated and did not share in the subsequent evolution of the marsupials associated with "down under." New Zealand's only indigenous mammals are two species of bats....   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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Bioluminescence - Bioluminescence Bioluminescence is simply light created by living organisms. Probably the most commonly known example of bioluminescence by North Americans is the firefly. But over 10,000 creatures in the ocean, that's 85% of creatures 1,000 feet and below, are bioluminescent. This paper is to try to explain how and why evolution would develop bioluminescence. And how the organism weather it be plant or animal, benefits from this unique trait. There are at least six different categories of bioluminescent functions: Navigation, Defense, Communication, Camouflage, Reproduction, and to use as a trap....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Biology of a Squid - Biology of a Squid Squids are among the most varied and unique of all invertebrates. They are mollusks of the Class Cephalopod, along with the nautilus, cuttlefish, and octopus. Squids are highly evolved, and have developed a number of traits uncommon to most other mollusks. Fossil records of cephalopods have dated back the Cambrian Period (about 600 million years ago). Structurally, squids have only small variations of a basic theme common to all cephalopods. They are spherical or cigar-shaped with two fins used to stabilize movement when swimming....   [tags: Papers] 570 words
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Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings - Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature, by Leon Kass takes a unique view of examining the body and soul by focusing on the eating habits of human beings. He uses this in order to distinguish humans from animals and the divine element (God). In this book, Kass touches on the point of sanctified eating. In Kass' final chapter, he looks at the "created order", the dietary laws in the chapter of Leviticus in the Holy Bible and the problem of eating....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I - The Effects of Trench Warfare on the Western Front During World War I World War I had claimed many lives and was a great tragedy; the reason the war had started was because most of the other European countries had great empires consisting of many other countries. However Belgium did not have anything to do with these great empires instead she opted out of any wars and any political fights, so she became a neutral country. Even though she had refused to fight, Belgium helped the wounded and anyone who sought medical aid....   [tags: Papers] 2617 words
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The Hooded Seal - The Hooded Seal Thirty-five species of seal can be found all over the oceans of the world. They are found throughout the marine environment, from icy polar waters of the north and south poles to the warm waters of the tropics. Much like whales and dolphins, seals are adapted to the marine environment with a streamlined body, limbs modified into flippers and a layer of blubber for insulation needed for the seals located in the poles. They also have a specialized circulatory system that allows them to sustain prolonged dives while feeding which I will say more about during the essay....   [tags: Papers] 778 words
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Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative - Traveling to Spain- Personal Narrative Spain. A wonderful country with a different culture to any other in the world. With its wonderful scenery jumping out at you and its surprisingly unfamiliar ranges of spicy foods, this and the relaxation was why I wanted to go. But with all its exciting features I was barely able to relax at all. My journey started when I left the plane. The hot breeze immediately hit my soft pink skin and left me with a silent shiver up my spine. I looked around and the setting was beautiful, all I could see was lush green fields, and silent hills with the sun just rising over the top....   [tags: Papers] 569 words
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Zoology - Zoology The study of zoology can be viewed as a series of efforts to analyse and classify animals. Attempts at classification as early as 400 BC are known from documents in the Hippocratic Collection. Aristotle, however, was the first to devise a system of classifying animals that recognized a basic unity of plan among diverse organisms; he arranged groups of animals according to mode of reproduction and habitat. Observing the development of such animals as the dogfish, chick, and octopus, he noted that general structures appear before specialized ones, and he also distinguished between asexual and sexual reproduction....   [tags: Papers] 1274 words
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Underwater Acoustics - Underwater Acoustics My Communications coursework will be on non-radio communications. My chosen topic is underwater acoustics. The applications of underwater acoustics and their advantages and disadvantages will be studied. All forms of non-radio communications are based on waves....   [tags: Papers] 2136 words
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Seafood Marketing Plan - Executive Summary The major objective of any company is to make profits. Marketing is responsible for identifying a company’s customers anticipating their needs and wants, satisfying theses needs while keeping the its major goal which maximizing profits Strategic Planning is looking at where you are now, knowing where you want to be in the future and planning the steps to get you there. The Stingrae Caribbean a limited liability company. The Stingrae brand currently distributes seafood products through out Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean....   [tags: Business Marketing Analysis] 1968 words
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To What Extent Does a Person’s Relationship With Their Family Members Influence Their Perception of Their Culture in a Post-Modern Australian Society? - ... It will take anything it can lay its paws on. When, in numbers, it will turn if pursued; but generally it is a timorous animal and gets away, if possible. Its flesh is not eaten by Europeans, but is much relished by the Queensland blacks." It is clear that in Australia’s past, Chinese people were not respected which explains some of the negative stereotypes that have been formed, cartoonist Phillip May personifies these stereotypes in his drawing, “The Mongolian Octopus” (Illustration 3) featured in the Bulletin newspaper in 1886....   [tags: Culture, Australia]
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SWOT Analysis of the Balanced Scorecard in the UK Banking Sector - ... SWOT analysis of the BSC in the UK banking sector SWOT analysis is a strategic planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats involved in a project. It can show a comprehensive assessment about a subject. Strengths: Having been used for more than ten years, BSC is undoubtedly a good method of measuring. Firstly, four measures are enough to give an overall impression of the performance. They present individual performance in different perspectives which are totally objective....   [tags: Finance]
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