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The Zebra Mussel - Populations of the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas), were first found in the Laurentian Great Lakes in 1988 (Hebert et al., 1989). This species is native to the Caspian, Aral, and Black Seas and the rivers that drain into them but has spread throughout Europe, principally during the 18th century. Since it is restricted to estuarine and freshwater habitats, it is presumed that it was introduced into North America by ballast waters of transoceanic vessels. Based on the substantial amount of genetic variation found in these initial populations, as estimated from electrophoretic variation of allozymes, the colonization of the Great Lakes was by a large number of immigrants and not just a few founders (Hebert et al., 1989)....   [tags: essays research papers] 624 words
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The Purpose of the Narrator in The Zebra Storyteller and The Yellow Wallpaper - The Purpose of the Narrator in The Zebra Storyteller and The Yellow Wallpaper "The role of the narrator influences the type of relationship we have not only with him or her but also with the story" (Landy 75). This quote was taken from our Literary Studies book in which we have read several stories concerning different styles of narration. Narration is one of the most important components of a story. The characters, plot, setting, and theme are also significant, however the narrator sets the mood and also the pace of the story....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine - The Relationship Between Katherine and Zebra in Anchee Min's Novel, Katherine Anchee Min, a Chinese novelist, has written many books about life in China revolving around the Cultural Revolution, including her autobiography Red Azalea. In her novel Katherine (1995), readers are exposed to life after the Cultural Revolution. The story focuses on two bold characters—Katherine and Zebra. Katherine, an American schoolteacher, comes to China to teach English to the younger generation. Her western ideology—free spirit, free will, and her stylish appearance--influences her students to think differently about the ways they live....   [tags: Katherine]
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Yann Martel's Grandeur in "Life of Pi" - Throughout the ages authors have dedicated themselves to trying to find a literary formula that will transport readers to another dimension and get them fully absorbed in the world they have created. Inside this world, through trials and triumph, sorrow and success, adversity and achievement, a story takes place. Symbols and images are carefully woven into the text to enrich the themes the author believes will enlighten his or her audience. Yann Martel makes a memorable contribution to this pool of authors in his novel Life of Pi....   [tags: Yann Martel, Life of Pi]
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Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival - Anchee Min's Katherine: A Lesson In Survival Born in Shanghai, China, in 1957, under the rule of Chairman Mao, China’s communist leader, Anchee Min followed the teachings of Mao (Book Reporter). In 1974, she worked at a labor camp for some time. In 1984, she came to America, and by 1994 her memoir, Red Azalea, became an international bestseller (book jacket). Katherine, her first novel, was published in 1995. Min’s Katherine has been called by a Vogue reviewer, “a powerful lesson in survival” (book jacket)....   [tags: Anchee Min Katherine Essays]
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Madcap Case Analysis - Madcap Case Analysis Problem Definition: Considering 4 elements of the marketing mix and the case discussion of the general trends in the industry, it seems that MCB is experiencing problem with place and determining its target market. The case provides many examples of the company's difficulties in gaining more retail locations, maintaining sufficient inventory level, and, the most important, improper positioning of its product, which impeded the MCB to reach its potential customers. Key Facts: <ul> <li> 95% of beer was distributed through a three-tier system: producer - wholesaler - retailer....   [tags: Marketing Management]
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Freshwater Mussels - Freshwater Mussels Mussels are a species of marine life that inhabits many of the bodies of water in the United States. They serve as an important aspect of the ecological system of the water in which they occupy. However, the number of mussels have been declining such that many are now considered as endangered species. There are a few reasons for the decline in population, including domination by a single species of mussels called the zebra mussel. Conservation has begun on mussels because of their strong environmental influence....   [tags: Marine Life Mollusks Conservation Essays]
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The Unnapreciative Horse - Far, far away in a zoo called The Honolulu Zoo, there lived a horse named Harold. Harold was a horse who was in a constant popularity contest. His fellow friends, Hogan and Hally, were content just with their friends, but Harold always wanted to be the most popular. He yearned to trot the zoo with all the “perks” of being a zebra. The zebra were the most popular group of animals all around, or so it seemed. Harold thought they had everything; the black stripes, the endless abundance of grass, and all the ladies of course....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1458 words
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The Life and Works of Shel Silverstein - “If you are a dreamer, come in” (Silverstein 9). The opening line in Where the Sidewalk Ends, the first book in his popular trilogy, Shel Silverstein offers the reader a seat by his fire and a few tales to hear. He sets out his theme, for this book and others, of adventure, imagination and creativity. Silverstein’s style of poetry is often referred to as peculiar or unconventional. Each of his poems, though off the wall, has an underlying message or advice on life, love, school, family and many other topics....   [tags: essays research papers] 1312 words
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Life of Pi - Life of Pi Pi Patel is on a ship to a whole new world. He’s leaving his whole world behind except the zoo, it‘s on board with him. When awoken by a sound, Pi goes to explore. He finds that the ship is sinking and before he can wake his family he is thrown into a lifeboat. A zebra falls into the lifeboat, breaking its leg. Without truly realizing what he is doing, Pi helps Richard Parker onto the lifeboat. Then he realizes, he is on a lifeboat with a 450 pound Bengal tiger. Pi builds a raft out of oars and life jackets so that he can stay a safe distance from the lifeboat....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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Filial and Sexual Imprinting - Filial and Sexual Imprinting Affectionate bonds are formed as a result of interactions with the attachment figure, that is, between child and parent. Emotional life is seen as dependent on the formation, maintenance, disruption or renewal of attachment relationships. Imprinting of various degrees of intensity is now known to occur in many birds, such as the zebra finch. The zebra finch raised with Bengalese finches preferred mating with the Bengalese finch. Even after forceful mating with the zebra finch, these birds would still go back and attempt to mate with the Bengalese finches....   [tags: Sociology] 432 words
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Rhetorical Structure: Contrasting Positive And Negative Paragraphs - “Seeing Rhetorically” Writing Exercise My Roommate’s Bed - Positive My roommate’s bed is spotless. She always has it made. Never is a single pillow ruffled; no sheets peek out from under the comforter. Over the summer, she and I decided to make animal print the dominant characteristic of our room. Although I stuck to zebra stripe, her bed linens incorporate every animal print imaginable. She chose a bed set that has small zebra print running the length. In between is a larger strip of dark leopard spots and a deep tan background....   [tags: essays research papers] 1078 words
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A Comparison of Two Advertisements - A Comparison of Two Advertisements Advertising is a tool used by businesses to inform us about their products and to persuade us to buy them. Advertisements are all around us: on billboards, in magazines, in newspapers, on the Internet, on airplanes, in shop windows, on posters and banners, on leaflets and so on. Advertisements attempt to persuade the subconscious that our lives would be improved if we bought the product on offer. Advertisements affect our lives because we see a product that we want and love so we buy it and when a new and better product comes along we push the old product to the back of the cupboard or even throw it away; this encourages us to waste money and is bad for our environment....   [tags: Papers] 1255 words
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Life of Pi - One boy, one tiger, a life boat and the Pacific Ocean who survives. Life of Pi by Yann Martel, first published in 2002, is of course the story of Piscine Molitor Patel. Piscine, later shortened by himself to Pi, is the main character, the protagonist, and throughout most of this novel just a teenager. At the beginning you are brought to the world of Pondicherry, India and to the Pondicherry Zoo run by the Patel Family. The Patel family consists of Pi’s mom, Gita, his dad Santosh and his older brother Ravi....   [tags: fictional literature, summary] 644 words
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Ecosystem Instability: The Incumbent Problems and Possible Solutions - Ecosystem Instability: The Incumbent Problems and Possible Solutions Thesis Ecosystem instability is a problem that we can no longer put off to the side. We are being confronted with this problem and we need to find ways to resolve the present situations. The forms of confrontation are through foriegn invaders and lack of apex predators (to name a few). We must realize that through research as well as changes in lifestyle we can save our planet. These changes must occur individually for them to be a true success....   [tags: Environment Environmental Essays]
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Life of Pi (Unabridged) by Yann Martel - The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days while lost at sea....   [tags: Life of Pi Unabridged] 1326 words
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Describing the Filter Feeding of Invertebrates Such as Mussels - Describing the Filter Feeding of Invertebrates Such as Mussels This essay will be analysing the occurrence of filter feeding and demonstrating it as a unique adaptation for marine mammals. It will also analyse how filter feeding, combined with invertebrates such as mussels, produces a complex, yet distinctive foraging strategy. This essay will also discuss the features of molluscs and how they are adapted to use their features to aid their particular means of feeding, including the full process of how this form of consumption occurs....   [tags: Papers] 898 words
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Paper Airplane Test - Results The purpose of flying paper airplanes was to see which plane would be the fastest and slowest out of 20 planes. The main purpose was to see which plane had the lowest velocity. Table 1: Distances Flown (in meters) by 20 Paper Airplane Designs over 5 Test Flights Design Names Flight 1 Flight 2 Flight 3 Flight 4 Flight 5 Average Dist. Antelope 1.78 1.80 3.40 4.29 4.90 3.23 Catfish 4.17 3.94 3.56 2.46 2.34 3.29 Chestnut 5.28 3.94 8.43 3.71 2.84 4.84 Clipper 1.91 5.11 5.46 4.57 3.63 4.14 Elk 2.21 2.77 3.71 2.31 1.22 2.44 Galleon 3.13 3.30 5.16 4.29 2.16 3.61 Gazelle 8.94 4.45 2.59 2.92 3.05 4.39 Hickory 6.71 9.34 4.98 6.35 6.02 6.68 Ketch 2.31 4.11 2.79 3.05 3.30 3.11 Minnow 4.62 4.45 5.72 5.74 5.74 5.25 Oak 6.73 7.11 4.88 5.87 7.39 6.40 Pike 2.39 2.67 2.57 3.12 2.21 2.59 Redwood 6.05 4.88 3.71 6.65 7.67 5.79 Salmon 2.79 3.35 3.48 2.44 2.82 2.98 Sloop 4.39 5.79 3.33 5.08 3.28 4.37 Trireme 2.69 2.62 4.88 2.41 1.73 2.87 Trout 2.82 2.95 2.41 2.79 5.03 3.20 Wildebeest 2.21 3.20 2.54 1.57 3.45 2.59 Willow 4.50 6.68 5.41 6.05 5.44 5.62 Zebra 9.80 6.63 10.08 8.26 7.42 8.44 Ranked airplanes in alphabetical order from design names given from Greatest Paper Airplanes (KittyHawk, CD-ROM, 1995)....   [tags: Physics] 515 words
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The Destruction of our Environment - One of the greatest arguments of philosophy and the scholastic disciplines of the sort has been the debate on the degree of influence that nature has on the growth and development of human beings and the civilizations that define them. By examining the interactions of the environment and the living creations that reside within, one is able to examine and define the type of relationship in place between nature and the creatures of the world. Upon first glance, one will notice that the fundamental roles of the environment and the creatures within respectively are that of a cyclical reciprocity wherein the environment serves as a primary provider in a great cycle of life and death, a cycle that all of the living creatures, especially humans, are a part of on a daily basis....   [tags: essays research papers] 1797 words
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The Effects of Colours and Radiation on the Rate of Cooling of Tap Water - The Effects of Colours and Radiation on the Rate of Cooling of Tap Water Aim: To investigate radiation and the rate at which it cools ordinary tap water according to the colour of insulation. Apparatus needed: · Several Standard 250ml glass beakers (to be replaced after each test) · A kettle (to heat the water) · A square of bubble-wrap (to sit under the beaker to insulate it from the floor) · A Thermometer · A stopwatch · Safety Goggles (due to handling very hot water) · The materials I will use to encourage radiation are: Silver Foil Black Paper White Paper Method: 1/ After setting the equipment up, as shown....   [tags: Papers] 969 words
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The Effects Of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem - The Effects of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem The effects of foreign species introduction into an ecosystem are very profound. From small microorganisms to species of large mammals, many foreign species introductions occur every day. New implications of their introduction are found just as often. When a foreign species is introduced into an ecosystem, often the ecosystem contains no natural predators for the new species. This lack of predators sometimes leads to; in conjunction with a supply of food suitable for the new species, a period of exponential growth of the species....   [tags: essays research papers] 652 words
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The Best Reading Websites For Children - ... While reading aloud, give stress to new words and sounds. Internet provides lots of resources to promote the literacy of a child. Ma Hubbard’s Create-a- Reader. Current technology is blended uniquely with the language to teach the child the art of reading. It is useful resource for both parents and teachers to teach the children letters, numbers and the technique of reading is made into effect with the help of lots of activities. The interactive web sites can do wonders; Roy the Zebra is an example....   [tags: Early Childhood Education] 640 words
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Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale Love of God replaces love of humanity in Margaret Atwood’s, The Handmaid’s Tale. Offred’s recollections of her past life, especially of her husband, are ones filled with passion and happiness as she remembers his tenderness towards her. Much more emphasis is put on the physical human form in her memories; she often remembers lying with her husband while she wears little or no clothing. Appreciation of the human form is an essential component of loving humanity....   [tags: Margaret Atwood Handmaid Tale Essays] 1418 words
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American Dream - What common considerations inform the two arguments and to what extent do you consider these real threats to the American dream. The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that had no real control on how the environment would take to it. Both The Disuniting of America and The Other America show history repeating itself or foretelling the future. So we mustn’t have boundaries as to how far back it dictates....   [tags: essays research papers] 1183 words
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RFID Implementation - RFID Implementation Once a company decides to use RFID, the most important step in the process is being able to successfully gather the data and manipulate it into meaningful information. Doing this as effectively and efficiently as possible requires a proper RFID implementation, which for many reasons, can prove to be the most difficult stage of the entire process. A company new to RFID will find that many changes have to take place to make sure the implementation is as successful as possible....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Dawn Of Understanding: Three Years Later - Throughout my life, the same scene in the television screen registered in different ways. The camera zooms in for the last shot of a lone hyena wheezing his way out of life. He may be dying of heat exhaustion or thirst or hunger, but his small eyes roll side to side slowly and then....just.....stop. Equally significant and striking is the close-up of the very violent death of a baby seal as a hyena simultaneously shakes him into submission and breaks his spine. The camera is always held steady; no one is shocked or upset yet the sense that something important has happened is always instilled in me....   [tags: essays research papers] 1010 words
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Film: 2001 - Film: 2001 2001 is a masterpiece of cinema that still influences film makers nearly thirty years after it was made -- but what does it actually mean. Therein lies the enigma. Of course, 2001 is open to many interpretations and probably even Kubrick couldn't provide the "correct" one. The film is very different from the book; Kubrick reduced the original script to its bare essentials making the actors part of the narrative , but not telling the narrative through the script....   [tags: Papers] 814 words
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The Equality of the Access to the CBD - The Equality of the Access to the CBD Aim: What groups of people access the CBD. Why does the access to services vary between these groups. How do two chosen groups access Croydon’s CBD differently. Introduction: There are many different groups of people which make up a community including the elderly, young and the economically active which are between 15- 64, there are also the elderly dependants who depend on the economically active. Although the two main different groups of people that we chose were to compare were is an abled bodied person and a disabled person as shown on pages 23-24 with the comparison of both groups....   [tags: Papers] 1953 words
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Life of Pi by Yann Martel The book Life of Pi was basically about the life and times of Piscine Molitor Patel. Pi grew up in India with his mother, father, and his older brother Ravi. In the following paragraphs you will learn more about what I read. Growing up in India was the best place to be to Pi. Pi's family owned the nearby zoo that was called the Pondicherry Zoo it was the only zoo in all of India. They named it the Pondicherry Zoo after the town they lived in. All the people and animals in the zoo knew Pi very well....   [tags: Life Pi Yann Martel] 1090 words
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An Enhanced Genotype: Ethical Issues Involved with Genetic Engineering and their Impact as Revealed by Brave New World - ... Such a resulting creature is known as transgenic (Alberts 540-541). Such a technique is extremely useful, and has been used to create luminescent zebra fish that can be used to detect toxins. In this case, the luminescent gene came from a jellyfish ("GloFish® Fluorescent Fish FAQ."). Once the desired gene is found, it can be modified to fit into the destination organism. The modified gene can then be transferred back into the organism to become a heritable trait (Alberts 491). In a successful gene manipulation, the destination organism will then express the engineered trait....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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Evidence for Evolution - ... There are always obstacles to survival for an organism. Climate, food, habitat, and illness are just a few factors which affect natural selection. Ultimately we know that some traits can increase survival rates for individuals such as their color. We know from Darwin’s research that a certain beak length was favorable in finches but that was also dependent on yearly weather (Petren, 2005). Offspring that possess favorable traits are more capable of surviving into adulthood and thus reproducing....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Why We Should Stop Extinction - The extinction of indigenous animals has been an ongoing problem that has not received the attention it deserves. Biologists have studied the pattern of mass extinction with growing concern. The world’s species are declining at a rate 10,000 times faster than normal according to a census of the world’s species (Dugan). What is causing such a rapid increase in extinction is unknown however there is one thing that is indisputable: human interference is playing a direct role. Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals....   [tags: biology, zoology, animals] 2509 words
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Hyenas - In the world of animals, there are a lot of unique animals, but the Hyena is the real animal that stands out. Its massive jaws can crush the bones of its prey and usually it eats the whole carcass of its prey. They scientific name for the Hyena is Crocuta Crocuta. They Hyena mostly live in Africa, south of the Sahara, but except in the Congo Basin. Also large numbers of Hyenas live in Ethiopia, British Somalialand, and Ngrongoro Crater. Their habitat is usually a flat grassland. It is mostly dry and sometimes rocky area....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Life of Pi - Having just experienced the sinking of his family’s ship, and being put onto a life boat with only a hyena, Pi felt completely lost and alone. When he sees Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger from his family’s zoo, it is a familiar face to him. His initial reaction is to save the life of his familiar friend so that he may have a companion, and a protector aboard the lifeboat. Suddenly Pi realizes just what he is doing. He is saving the life of Richard Parker, by welcoming him, a 450 pound Bengal tiger, onto the small lifeboat....   [tags: essays research papers] 359 words
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The Lion and the Mouse who Returned a Kindness -      Aesop among many other prominant authors wrote tales of animals taking on human characteristics, but none is so prevelant as the reputation of the mighty lion. Known as the king of animals, the lion appears as an object of strength and nobility in countless aspects of life including history, literature, art, astronomy, movies, and dance.      Who is this amazing creature. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the lion (Panthera Leo) is a flesh-eating animal that live cheifly in sandy plains and rocky places where there are thorn thickets and tall grass....   [tags: Aesop, Aesop's Fables] 612 words
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life of pi - Life of Pi, written by Yann Martel is one of Canada"'"s most acclaimed books. It tells the story of sixteen-year-old Pi Patel"'"s journey while he discovers religion and his own determination and strength. This book is highly recommended for many reasons including the insightful views expressed on religion and life, the interesting facts on zoology, and the author"'"s unique talent in making something that at first glance seemed totally unrealistic become reality – humour inserted along the way....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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The Full Cupboard of Life - The Full Cupboard of Life is the fifth book in a delightful series of books by Alexander McCall Smith. The series started with The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Situated in Botswana, a country where the traditional values are slowly diminishing but life, as a whole rolls on. There are three main characters in the book; Mma Ramotswe, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi. Mma Ramotswe is the star of the series and Botswana's No.1 Lady Detective. She started her agency after her father Obed Ramotswe, who was a good man and knew cattle like no other, died and left her the herd....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Savannah Grassland - Savannah Grassland Introduction: · A savannah is hot, seasonally dry grassland with scattered trees. · This environment is intermediate between grassland and a forest. · Savannahs are located in the dry tropics and the subtropics, often bordering a rainforest. · Savannahs are located in Africa, Madagascar (an island off the East Coast of Africa), Australia, South America, India, and the Myanmar-Thailand region of Southeast Asia. Location: · Located between the latitudes of 5° and 15° north and south of the Equator....   [tags: Papers] 463 words
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The Round Goby as a Non-Native Species in the Great Lakes Eco Ssytem - The Round Goby as a Non-Native Species in the Great Lakes Eco Ssytem As if there weren’t enough problems for scientists trying to save the Great Lakes Eco System. Many non-native species have entered the eco system and many of them are harmful. Every species in itself has played a role in the eco system. These non-native species make it increasingly difficult for the Great Lakes Eco System to be regulated. One species in particular, the Round Goby (Neogobious Melanostomus), is particularly harmful....   [tags: Papers] 381 words
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Aspects of Pi in Richard Parker - Life of Pi - Aspects of Pi in Richard Parker: Humans often see themselves as having split personalities to a degree, be it when they're angry or calm, happy or sad, or drunk and sober. They may have different views of which of these personalities are better, which may be 'evil,' but they exist in almost . In the novel The Life of Pi by Yann Martell we see Piscene Patell (Pi) has allowed for this other personality become personified as a tiger on his lifeboat, which he calls Richard Parker. This persona is one of necessity, and the main conflict of the story is Pi trying to tame this side of himself, while still surviving on the hostile environment....   [tags: literary analysis] 543 words
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Voice, Imagery, Symbols and Theme in Snows of Kilimanjaro - Voice, Imagery, Symbols and Theme in Snows of Killamanjaro The Snows of Kilimanjaro, a short story by Ernest Hemingway, is a brilliant study of a man's final hours precluding death.  The story centers around Harry and his wife, waiting for a plane to come and take him to a doctor or hospital.  Thus begins a stream of passages that takes the reader along with Harry while he drifts in and out of consciousness, moving from one life to the next.  The obvious theme is death and dying, but the home theme is Harry's return to his past, and his journey to the present.  Hemingway uses animal imagery in the story to reflect the dying theme, and to show two distinct sides of Harry, and his passing from life to death .  The story opens with Harry discussing his dying leg and the smell that the infection or gangrene creates....   [tags: Snows of Kilimanjaro Essays]
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Personal Narrative- Wrestling State Championship - Personal Narrative- Wrestling State Championship The man in the zebra stripped suit threw my hand up in victory once again. As I stood in the center of the colorful wrestling mat with slight tears running down my cheeks and heavy perspiration washing down my face, I found myself lost in disbelief. As my friends and family stood cheering me on, I stood tall and proud in the middle of the mat. I couldn't help but realize that unbelievably, for the second year in a row, I had achieved my main goal....   [tags: Personal Narrative 123 essays] 899 words
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The Home Changes With Time - The Home Changes With Time Way up in the mountains, above the reaches of the hustle and bustle of the industrialized world, stands a large wooden house with loose shingles hanging off the roof, and the paint is chipping from years of wind and snow. The house was constructed on the slope of the mountain, and a long flight of stairs must be climbed to reach the first floor. The deck extends from the house on three sides, on both the first and second floors. It is a grand old house. Watching my step carefully, I climbed up the long flight of stairs to the first floor....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1280 words
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The Influence of Stress on Dopamine Levels - The Influence of Stress on Dopamine Levels In the quest to survive, every living organism is equipped with the armor to withstand the impacts of stress. The African savanna leaves the zebra in an anxiety-ridden position of vulnerability to predators. Stress may can be as basic as the lack of food, habitat, or reproductive success. Humans are especially aware of the impacts of stress due to the nature of todayâs contemporary lifestyle. Too many daily demands can give a person anything from insomnia to indigestion to depression....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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On the Function and Evolution of Sleep - On the Function and Evolution of Sleep If physiologists devoted the most research time to behaviors humans engaged in the most, we would probably have a full understanding of the biological purpose of sleep. After all, humans, with the exception of most college students, spend one third of their lives in a somnolent state. Despite its fundamental role in human and animal life, sleep is, even in an age when neuroscience has reduced many behaviors to neurological mechanisms, still quite mysterious....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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The P - The P On an early morning in 1919, Poly students walked out of their dorms to see a giant H on the side of their mountain. Knowing immediately the hated students from San Luis Obispo High School had put it there as a prank, the boys raced up the hill and reformed the whitewashed rocks into a P[1]. The P never came down, and has stood for nearly a century, persevering through the growth of the 50s, the hostility of the 70s, and the social conflicts of today. The P has taken many forms throughout its reign at Poly....   [tags: Place Descriptive Papers] 1203 words
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Nonnative Invasive Plants - The Invasion of America by the Yellow Starthistle - Nonnative Invasive Plants - The Invasion of America by the Yellow Starthistle Introduction Our planet is made up of seven continents and seven oceans holding hundreds of thousands of environments and ecosystems, each with unique variations, compositions, and distinctions, and each carefully balanced in the functions of its different members. Over time, equilibria have been reached, as the organisms that populate areas stabilized, intermingled, and interacted with weather, soil, water availability, and other innumerable environmental factors....   [tags: Horticulture Ecology Environment]
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