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Physics of Boating

- The first thing you should know is the physics behind a boat, seeing how you can't have a boating adventure without one. To keep it simple, let's check out the main thing you should know about a boat: Buoyancy. Buoyancy, by definition, is the upward force exerted by a liquid on any immersed object. If the force of the liquid on the object is greater than that of the object on the liquid then the object will float. In other words buoyancy is dependent upon the density of the liquid and the volume of the object submerged....   [tags: physics boat boating]

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Description of a Trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey

- Description of a Trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey When deciding on a place for my science trip, I knew the perfect place would be the Liberty Science Center, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. I went there often as a child, so I already knew that there was a great deal to learn there. What I didn?t realize was how much it had been updated since I was there last. There are so many advances going on in science and technology, it?s all so amazing. What surprised me most, is that even at age 19, I still had as much fun there as I did when I was 9....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Narrative Essays - Trip Through The Soft Soft Sand

- Trip Through The Soft Soft Sand It was a warm, dry summers day in the great bowl of Nevada's desert when I made my grave error. We learn from our errors, so in some cases it doesn't hurt to make them provided there is not a permanent repercussion from your mistake. I have a rock that reminds me of this incident and I would like to tell you how this rock resembles my experience. Jamie(my girlfriend) and I were returning on a Sunday afternoon from a very successful and safe caving trip to the Great Basin National Park....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Hydrofoils and How They Work

- What is a hydrofoil. A hydrofoil is a watercraft that is supported on ski-like pontoons while in motion, with the bulk of the hull remaining entirely above the water (Encarta Encyclopedia 2002). Hydrofoils were first seen about in 1869. Emmanuel Denis Farcot was issued a patent on a boat that he had developed to go faster through the water because of less resistance. If you look at his design, he was using many little foils along the side of his boat to lift it out of the water in order to reduce the drag on the hull of the boat....   [tags: Hydrofoil Physics Boat Boating Watercraft]

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Blood and Water Symbolism Plath’s Cut, Smith’s Boat, and DiFranco’s Blood in the Boardroom 

-      "Self-preservation is a full-time occupation I’m determined to survive on these shores I don’t avert my eyes anymore in a man’s world I am a woman by birth." This quote, from Ani DiFranco’s song, "Talk to Me Now," expresses a feminist’s view on a woman’s determination to live her life in a world often dominated by males. The theme of the life cycle and its numerous manifestations is frequently found in feminist poetry. It seems that women writers are particularly intrigued by the subject of life and death perhaps because they are the sex which have the unique role of giving birth to the next generation....   [tags: Feminist Poetry]

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A Life Changing Trip

- What kind of person does it take to risk everything she has and take a chance that could change her life forever. It would be a chance that could affect her physically, mentally, and financially. Most people would keep what they had and had worked for rather than risking it all. In The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver, Taylor Greer took a journey to get away from the small-town Kentucky life that she has known forever. She drives west, not knowing where she is going, but that she has to get away....   [tags: Literature Review]

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My Trip to Camp

- I’m on a muddy, yellow bus coming back from camp. I'm twelve and so are you. Prior to leaving for camp, I had imagined it would be just me and three, maybe four, other boys that I hadn't met yet, running around all summer, getting ourselves into trouble. Playing games and just enjoying our summer. You know, typical boy stuff. Ultimately it ended up being me and this one girl. That's you. As long as we are still on the bus its like we are still at camp. Once we reach the pickup point where our parents would be waiting for us camp will be over....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Our Trip to Rehab

- ... There were many reasons this could been happening, but an infection was the latest theory. An antibiotic was ordered and we were assured her nausea would subside. It is very hard for Dad to bite his lip and listen to the "ridiculousness" of other physician's opinions. I often hear, in what he thinks is a whisper, the words "No, no, no." I sensed the nurses had encountered enough input from the additional doctor in the room. Their stances would widen, braced to take on Dad as he hurried over to give them their new orders....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Surprise Trip

- We landed in Seattle, the airport wasn't very crowed, and smelt of fast food, the small airport matched the small airplane we flew on. I looked over at my brothers, the twins, Dimitri and Vladimir, there handsome faces contoured into a look of disgust. Then I looked to my father, Lucius, he was smiling brightly, his bright blue eyes scanning his surroundings, his smile never faded. It was hard to comprehend a reason to why we would leave our home in Texas. I was born and raised in Waxahachie, Texas and I truly loved my hometown....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Forced Trip Forward

- I trudged behind Xavier, wringing out my hair as I walked along. Though we had been long gone from the water, I still seemed to be dripping wet. "What. Nothing to say?" Looking up, I stared at the back of Xavier's head. "What am I supposed to say?" Xavier shrugged silently. "Anabella!!" I looked to my side and saw Hunter. "Hunter!" I smiled and ran to him. Hunter laughed as I collided into his arms, then frowned. "Why are you so wet?" "Your sister here decided that she was going to get away by jumping off a waterfall," Xavier walked over then crossed his arms, popping his hip to the side....   [tags: wet, waterfall, run, trust, story]

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A Personal Trip to Mexico and The Mexican Revolution

- ... I feel rejected by my own parents. They do not have anything to offer. It is not their fault and I do not blame them so I must take matters into my own hands and so here I am suffering in the frigid cold trying to reach the U.S. border,” another responds. The conversation with these children went on for another ten minutes as I was saddened by the effort of these children traveling together, desperately seeking for a better life. At the next train station, I got off the top of the train and continued into the next city....   [tags: porfirio diaz, nationalism, adventure ]

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My Trip On The Village Of Chefchaouen, Morocco

- While staying with a host family in the village of Chefchaouen, Morocco, I discovered first-hand how essential it is to recognize and accept cultural differences, and to respect their values as I would my own. Spending my days exploring the town, and listening to our local guide, I enjoyed rich learning opportunities that I could never have experienced in a traditional classroom setting. My adventures in Chefchaouen centered on the awe-inspiring trips to the walled, deep-rooted section of town called the Medina....   [tags: Culture, Patient, Morocco, The Culture]

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My Trip to an Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting

- Addiction has become a common affliction. As cliche as it sounds, nothing is further from the truth, alcohol alone is responsible for approximately 1.8 million deaths a year worldwide, which computes to around 3.2% of deaths worldwide. Its estimated that over 76 million people are affected by alcohol use disorders. People abuse it because society looks at alcohol as a normal part of life, in fact it is commonly promoted. Alcohol can impart someone with confidence and happiness or it can spiral them into complete depression and depravity, and all thats needed is a 10 minute drive to the local supermarket to buy whatever appeals to us....   [tags: Alcoholics Anonymous, AA, alcohol, addiction, ]

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My Family Trip to Sin City

- ... I just knew I was going to enjoy this four-day vacation. Moreover, as I exited the limo I tasted the clean, crisp Nevada air. When I entered the Venetian Hotel and Casino it had a very strong, and strange smell that I have never acquired before, but the elegance of the hotel was so exemplary that my eyes almost came out of their sockets. The hotel’s architecture and design was amazing. The outer structure of the hotel was inspired by Venice, Italy, which made me feel as if I was in a different country....   [tags: personal narrative]

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My Life Trip : Roller Coasters

- I’ve never really liked roller coasters until I started living my life to the fullest. Mind you, I still don’t like roller coasters, but I love the life I live. While some personal narratives talk about one or two specific life events, I like to share my more prized life events that has happened to me thus far into my life. As a young child I thoroughly enjoyed spending time outside. I grew up with two older brothers so if I ever wanted to spend time with them, it had to be outside: digging in dirt, playing to the sandbox (or rather getting buried in the sandbox), or driving tractors around our jungle....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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Trip to Florida

- It's hard to decide which entertainment to see near Orlando, Florida first.Universal has a lot for kids, Spiderman, Cat in the Hat, Popeye water rides, some of the rides you can only go on with a child so this was the first time I got to ride them with my sister's kids. I guarantee you will want to come back. This was my first time at SeaWorld and it was a lot to see in 1 day, luckily we had the second day free to spend more time, and I still didn't see it all. It is good if kids like to see animals (like zoos and aquariums) and touch and feed them (dolphins and stingrays and sea lions) and watch shows....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Trip to Japan

- It was May 25, 2001. What was clear however, was the fact that I was soon going to be on my own in a country where I did not know the language or the people that I would be meeting there and staying with. The adrenaline rushed through me as I packed the last of my things and ran out of the door. I closed the door to my house and jumped in the car. The idea of leaving America and going to Japan seemed to really not have hit me yet, but now that I look back I know that I had to feel it. I think that the things that I was feeling was such a blob of mixed emotions that I really did not know how to feel so I will just say that I was excited....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Life on the Border

- Life on the Border I used to be a person who was hung up on material possessions. I was always wanting more, never satisfied with what I had. Whenever I would go to the mall, I would want everything that I saw. If I had money I would always spend it. I was constantly buying things that I didn’t need or only used once. I felt like I was unfortunate because I didn’t have a new outfit every week, and I couldn’t get a new pair of shoes every time I walked out the door, but that all changed the summer of my junior year....   [tags: Personal Narrative Mexico Immersion Trip Essays]

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Physics of Personal Watercraft

- Personal Watercrafts or "jet skis" are basically Personal Watercraft (PWC) are basically small inboard boats able to travel at high speeds due to large amounts of power and very light weight. Alomst all PWC's are under 600 lbs and most of todays PWC's have at least 90 hp.Not only are PWC's some of the fastest water vehicles they are also some of the most maneuverable water vehicles. This is because PWC's propultion is based on a jet that also is it's turning mechanism. When the driver turns the handlebars the jet (via cables) turns in the direction of the handlebars so the stern is pushed in the opposite direction....   [tags: physics sport sports boat jet ski pwc]

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Physics of Sailing

- The Hull of the boat is the frame which keeps the boat and its crew floating in the water. The mast is the tall pole that sits vertically near the center of the hull, the mast is what the sails are attached to to keep them suspended and straight. The boom is a large pole attached to the bottom part of the mast which is able to rotate up, down and side to side. The sails attach to the boom and the mast then the person controlling the main sail moves the boom around to change the direction and tension in the mainsail....   [tags: physics sport sports boating sail boat]

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trip

- hjk As I stepped onto the platform and walked down the terminal, my imagination began to stir. Images of wild beasts roaming the land, and savage men armed with spears filled my mind. I had landed in Africa, land of the untamed; or so I thought. For weeks people had been filling my mind with vivid descriptions of a country they had never seen, and I swallowed it all up. Walking toward the exit, I imagined seeing a luscious forest ahead of me, filled with exotic animals, and wild beasts. To my surprise, I walked out to a commercial road....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Trip to the Abortion Clinic

- When my college roommate, Sandra, came out of the bathroom with her pregnancy test and this funny expression on her face, we just knew she was pregnant. Teen pregnancy is a common occurrence, and, yes, it can happen to you. People in general seem to have an idea of the stereotypical teen that becomes pregnant; uneducated, low-income, or "easy". Sandra, however, is attending a very good four year university, was raised in an upper middle class family and is also a peer educator. She gives seminars on birth control and STD prevention and knows all the risks involved in having sex....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Our Day at the Happiest Place on Earth

- It was a day meant to be at Disneyland. My cousins came down all the way from South Africa to visit us, and seeing as theyʼve never been to the Happiest Place on Earth before, we decided to take them. There were nine of us in total. My older sister, Row; my mom; my two cousins, Sarah and Ava, and their mothers; a family friend, Bev; and a girl we just happen to pick up on the side of the road, oh I forget her name lets just call her That Girl. The day was sunny and unusually warm for October. We all piled into a four seater car, some of us sitting on top of each other....   [tags: personal trip to Disneyland description]

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Eventful Trip to the Market

- Magdela would have preferred the year to be made up of eleven months. August was simply unnecessary—it was too hot to do anything. Unless, of course, a person’s mother ordered him or her to perform a chore in the midst of the heat like Magdela’s had, and then there was no choice but to be active. And today, there was no cheerful sunshine to accompany the high temperature; the young Italian didn’t know if that was a good thing or not. While perhaps the sun’s absence meant a few less degrees, the ostensible lifelessness of everything around her was certainly less than uplifting....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Business Trip Encounter with SARS

- Encounter of the Worse Kind My scheduled flight to Hong Kong was delayed because of a conference meeting that ran over in New York. I rescheduled for the following week on Tuesday, February 21, 2003. I arrived in Hong Kong and met my business contact and headed off to the conference at the Metropole Hotel. Something seems odd here, unlike my trips before. There are people with masks on everywhere. I asked my business contact what was going on. He said there was some kind of flu going around. I have never seen so many people with masks on before....   [tags: Personal Narrative China Travel Essays]

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Compulsory License to Green Technolgoy in India

- The law relating to intellectual property is a carefully crafted bargain that rewards the creator by granting them certain time-limited rights to control the use made of those productions in lieu of their contribution towards the society. In 1995 when TRIPS Agreement came into effect it introduced certain minimum standards of protection to be provided by each WTO member. Besides allowing the inventor to claim patent on both product and process, in all fields of technology , the TRIPS also restricted the rights of patentee by allowing member countries to enact provisions, inter alia, for granting compulsory licence to prevent the abuse of patent right ....   [tags: patent, climate, TRIP]

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A Trip to Redemption in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

- ... Since this quote comes from the beginning of the book, we do not know what Amir did that is worthy of redemption, or even why Rahim Khan is calling Amir. But, later in that chapter, it is revealed that something very dark and life-changing is lurking in Amir’s past; something that he will forever regret. “I thought about Hassan. Thought about Baba. Ali. Kabul. I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything. And made me what I am today” (2). This is what Amir thinks to himself as he is debating on whether or not to go back to Afghanistan....   [tags: guilt, bond, past]

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Fear of Flight on Our Family Trip to Florida

- It was summer and I was in my room playing games and then my parents came home and yelled “kids come down stairs we have exciting news for you.” My siblings and I came down stairs and heard the news that we're going on a vacation to Florida. I was excited at first because I had never been to Florida,but when I heard that we're going by plane I started to get a little nervous because I'm afraid of heights, and I had never been on an airplane. Later that day we started to pack our luggage and put into the car for tomorrow....   [tags: personal narrative]

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My Relationship is Like a Terrifying Plane Trip

- ... Many of my friends were telling me that he liked me, it was very obvious that I liked him, and a lot more; they talked about it like it was the most normal thing in the world. “People make out, date, and start relationships all the time,” they said; you know what else they do. They also get on airplanes all the time. When I thought about the probable costs of falling in love, ranging from arguments to heartbreak, I felt inside that I wanted to scream, "Get me out of here!" Love is kind of like flying, I felt like my feet were not touching the ground; it was like I was airborne, shaky, and I just want to have my feet back on the ground....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Personal Narrative- My Trip to Colorado Springs

- My youth pastor pulled out of our church parking lot at three am in the morning loaded down with a bus full of twenty four teenagers including me. We were off at last head to Colorado Spring Colorado, little did I know, our bus was going to fall apart this very day. The anticipation of this day had been building up for some time over that last few months, and now it was upon me at last. I didn’t feel the same excitement I had leading up to this moment, I even kind of grumbled to myself about how I wished the bus was bigger so that I would be more comfortable....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Spring Break: Personal Experience During a Trip

- This spring was my first spring break that I actually left Eden Prairie. It was my first time out the state of Minnesota. I went to San Diego, California with my mom. We stayed at the Hilton Resort and Spa in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. My mom and I left for San Diego at 7:15 and we landed in Phoenix for our connecting flight to San Diego. The plan ride from Minnesota to Phoenix was 3 hours. This was the first plane I have ever been on and enjoyed most of the plane ride. I most enjoyed taking off and landing....   [tags: san diego, phoenix, plane]

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Trying to Get Over Us

- Chapter Twelve Veronica was outside waiting for Zoey to show up. She called her while she was packing her things, but she didn't explain the situation to her. That conversation would have to wait until they were both alone. However, she needed to talk about it as soon as possible, or she would start thinking about certain things that would make her start crying. Well, that was too late. Standing in front of Jon's apartment while holding clothes and waiting for Zoey took her back to what happened three years ago, the beginning of the turmoil that she called life....   [tags: trip, breakup, pregnant]

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Refuge Trilogy Book One

- ... I say, "You go get the cure and I will watch. I need to see the positive effects of the cure firsthand before I get it. I am still skeptical. If it really does all of the things the newspapers say it does I want you to prove it. If I get sufficient proof I will get the cure no questions asked." I walk downtown with my mom. We see a long line for an Outreach Center. Mom gets to the back of the line. Time seems to be moving slow as a snail. After what seems like hours Mom finally gets to the front of the line....   [tags: chapter, kat, viola, trip]

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Immigrants Desperately Running Away from Conflict or Oppression

- Introduction After the United States’ withdrawal from Viet Nam War and the fall of the Saigon to Communist in April, 1975, millions of people fled the country, for their lives and freedom. Many of them immigrated to the U.S. in two different waves. The first wave started in 1975, comprising people who associated with the Americans. The second wave included people who wanted to escape the Communist government’s control. The factors that pushed these two waves of immigration out of Viet Nam, and their efforts to be assimilated into the U.S....   [tags: boat-people, Vietnam war]

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My Dream of the Ocean: A Narrative Fiction

- ... Then I floated in an indigo ink sea, only using the lights and engines when necessary, checking my thermometers frequently and logging my status. I bumped into sharks, coral crusted rocks and sunken ships. Content was discovered in the silent water. For I was happily insulated by a magical skin that was both stronger than steel and softer than memory foam. Five months in, I noticed we were sinking. When I looked out, there was a giant octopus hugging the Moby, sharp beak scraping against the curved sides as trying to shove it in his mouth....   [tags: water, boat, repairs, ocean]

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Childhood Memories of a Family Camping Trip

- The smell of campfire smoke lingers in my nostrils. The breeze moves through the trees, creating a melody for all to hear. The bubbling sound of a brook can be heard far in the distance. Peace and tranquility settle upon my soul, and I feel that everything is right. Nature wraps its arms around me and I feel safe and comforted. I soon hear the sounds of children's laughter and the whooshing of bicycles going by. I finally open my eyes and pull myself out of my sleeping bag. Goosebumps cover my flesh immediately, and I hurry to change into my jeans and sweatshirt....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Kofi Annans effects on Canada trip

- Introduction Mr. Kofi Annan is, I feel, one of the most important people in mankind today. He is the Secretary-General of The United Nations. Last March, he came to deliver a speech on Canada’s position in the world. He thanked and congratulated us on what we have done in the world. He also admits that more needs to be done by rich nations like us. This I feel will spark some controversy because I feel Canada has done enough for the world and the UN should be satisfied with their efforts. I feel Mr....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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My Trip To Wildwood, New Jersey

- One of the best vacation spots and most fun are down the shore in Wildwood, New Jersey. Wildwood consists of a boardwalk with tons of rides and fun, a beach with a beautiful ocean, and little summerhouses with ocean-side views. The best attractions though would probably be located on the boardwalk. There are so many things to see and do. Although it’s rather costly, it’s well worth it and it’s a great place for a family to share quality time together. The boardwalk is consisted of shops, arcades, and piers of rides....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rush of Anxiety of Culture Shock

- Culture shock occurs when a person first enters and makes contact with a new culture and feels disoriented, anxiety, frustration and isolation (Stone, 2010, p. 614). We face culture shock when we travel on holiday or on business trips. Everyone reacts to culture shock differently; some people’s reaction could be positive and some negative, just depends on how the individual would deal with change. Kalvero Oberg a Finnish anthropologist defines culture shock as “a sudden rush of anxiety that results from losing all our familiar signs and symbols of social intercourse....   [tags: business, trip, gather information, training]

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Personal Narrative about Skiing

- The coat of armor I adorned, made of down feathers and a nylon shell, yielded no protection against the daggers of that cold winter air. As I peered out toward the horizon, I saw nothing but tree tops, and some snow capped mountain tops in the distance. With my feet bound to freshly waxed skis, the only thing stronger than my ski poles was my determination to get down the mountain. I turned to my right, only to see the immediate drop off of the ski slope. As I crept up a little closer to the edge, I noticed an incline that before now was only known to me through pictures of cliff diving, or an exaggerated road runner and coyote cartoon....   [tags: Narrative Essay Ski Trip]

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Ignorance In Your High School Principal; My Trip To His Office

- I walked into his office. The look on his face was distasteful. He made me feel inferior to him. Not the way you should feel around your high school principal. I didn’t feel welcome, or even accepted. His beady eyes burned holes in my skin. I sat. He gazed into my tired eyes, and he asked me the following, "What’s going on?" How am I supposed to respond to this sort of question. If I say "nothing," it’s a given that there is something. However, if I try to speak with him about anything, it will be like talking to a brick wall....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Germany 's Downfall : Unrestricted Submarine Warfare During World War I

- Owen Stevens Mr. Buckley Western Civilization May 12th, 2015 Germany’s Downfall: Unrestricted Submarine Warfare in World War I During World War I, Germany launched a campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare in the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel. The warfare, being unrestricted, resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people, some who weren’t even involved in the war. In the effort of trying to weaken the British through shooting down their merchant and passenger ships, the Germans succeeded in upsetting the USA by killing innocent Americans on those passenger ships....   [tags: World War I, World War II, U-boat, Royal Navy]

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Air Power During World War I

- After December 17th, 1903 when the Wrights’ Flyer took its first flight in Kitty Hawk North Carolina aviation technology rose at an expedited rate. Inventors including Glenn Curtiss who created ailerons continued to make to use of planes more practical by increasing their speed, control, and range. Even though future usage of aviation seems indispensable in war both the US army and navy remained reluctant to fund further innovation of planes. In the US aviation research remained largely privately funding and quickly fell behind European countries which provided substantial military funding....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Attack!, U-boat]

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America 's World War I

- America joined World War 1 for many different reasons mostly only for helping ourselves, but some of them specifically were the German naval policy, our economic interests, our claim to world power, and the spreading yellow journalism or propaganda. In relation to Germany’s naval policy 1) we wanted to show them that we had a bigger navy, and 2) we wanted to cut back our losses. They had been using their submarines to attack and destroy not only their enemies’ navies but also the neutral countries’ cargo ships....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Ship, U-boat]

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Travels Through the Rhineland

- On mountain peak the gods' abode; resplendent shines the proud-standing hall. (From Wagner's Das Rheingold, qtd. in Evensen) My friend dropped me off at the Köln Hauptbahnhof under the warm summer afternoon. The train station was nearly under the shade of the Kölner Dom, the great Gothic cathedral of Köln. I had first seen the Dom at night when it was partially illumed by floodlights and the moon, though most of it remained in shadows. The twin black spires hung over me and I stood, marveling underneath the 600 year old Gothic spectacle without knowing fully what I was experiencing....   [tags: Travel Writing Descriptive Essays Papers]

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Engineering an Image

- Engineering an Image Gaius Julius Caesar was posthumously elevated to a status of divinity, but even during his life, his exceptional leadership motivated and mobilized his armies to perform extraordinary feats. He was unequaled at political clemency, superlative leadership, and militant celerity; these were among the traits that set him apart. He proved his fearlessness and daring on many occasions; one such notable occurrence was during his Gallic war when he endeavored to cross the Rhine into an area explicitly foreign and beyond the scope of Roman territory at the time....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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I Am A High School Student

- Since I am a high school student, most people would say that I have my entire life and many experiences ahead of me. But despite being so young, I already have had a heart-stopping experience, which I am sure will haunt and guide me until my last days. It all started with a summer boating trip I took with my family to Lucky Peak Lake Reservoir. Though we did not hit an iceberg like the ship Titanic, it was truly a chilling experience. The day actually started out very pleasant, my family drove to Lucky Peak to spend the day out on the water with my cousins and grandparents....   [tags: Family, Emotion]

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The Kayak: Earth's Beloved Vessel

- The Kayak: Earth’s Beloved Vessel The Kayak is one of the most versatile man powered water craft that has ever been around on the waters of planet Earth. The kayak can be used on a small pond, large lake, calm river, raging river, or the wide open seas. There are kayak variations for every situation, and their history and development have allowed these changes to be custom made for the type of paddling that can be done. Through the proper use of gear and technique, one can become a proficient kayaker in their desired realm....   [tags: Man Powered Water Craft, Water, Paddling]

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A Brief History of Bonn

- With traces of humans dating back 50,000 years, Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s oldest cities (History). The city of Bonn “celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1989, based on the date of its first written mention by the Roman writer Florus in 11 BC” (History). “Friedrich Schlegel once called Bonn a “friendly” town and it has been a friendly town throughout the whole 2000 years if its existence, which dates back to the foundation of the Drusus fort in the year 13 BC (Schleifer).” Around 11 BC, a Roman army placed a unit in what is present day downtown....   [tags: Thebaean legionaries, germany]

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The Joys of Fishing

- Fishing is an activity I have enjoyed doing ever since I was a little kid. In fact, one of my first fishing voyages was with my grandpa when I was about eight years old. He was an avid fisherman who went fishing almost every day and knew everything there was to know about fishing. Grandpa got me hooked on fishing. After Grandpa died, my dad picked up where Grandpa left off. We had a pontoon, and Dad took my brothers and me fishing whenever we had the chance. To this day, I still love fishing just as much as I had on my first fishing trip with my grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Scuba Diving For The First Time

- I remember when I went scuba diving for the first time. It was the summer of 2002. My Dad, his two friends Mark and Bob, and I went on a scuba diving trip to San Carlos, Mexico with a group of scuba divers from June 21st-29th. It was June 22nd, a beautiful day. The temperature was at about 90 degrees and it was very sunny. I was on big nice scuba diving boat along with the other eight divers on the trip and captain and co-captain. The boat was headed to an island about two hours away called "Seal Island"; it was called that because of all the sea lions that inhabit it....   [tags: Scuba diving, Underwater diving, Scuba set]

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Germany's Culture

- Millions of tourists visit Germany each year, whether it is for business travel, attractions, or culture. In fact, Germany had 380,334,000 tourists in 2010 ("destatis"). Diversified due to the geographic landscape of the country, Germany has a culture and customs unlike any other country in the world. Germany, which consists of five different regions, is on the European Continent. The five regions of Germany are, The North Germany Lowlands, South German Hills, Central Uplands, Alpine Foothills, and the Rhine River Valley....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]

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To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

- To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway      Ernest Hemingway's novel, To Have and Have Not, is about a man named Harry. Harry is a fisherman, and when he goes fishing he brings along a black man named Wesley. Eddy, who is a rummy, and Mr. Johnson who chartered Harry's boat also accompanied him on one of his fishing expeditions.      On this fishing journey that Harry and all of his colleague's had taken, Harry said to Mr. Johnson, "I think you're going to have a chance to fight one today." About that time Mr....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overwhelming my Senses at State Park Lake

- People, places, and things are always in a constant change for better or for worse. One such place is a park called State Park Lake. It is a place that is not only holds childhood memories, but is also a place I make frequent visits to. During the summer, I spend most of my weeks at this small, cramped boat house helping customers on-and-off of boats. As a child, I vividly remember these weekend trips to the lake as exciting, because it smelled of roses and the water was clear enough to see your feet, where they touched the shallow bottom....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example]

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Scuba Diving Snorkeling Diving Scuba Snorkeling

- Scuba Diving Scuba diving is a really interesting and exciting activity to do if someone loves the ocean as much as I do. My boyfriend Justus and I traveled to the beautiful Florida Keys for a week and a half last summer. When we got to the keys we had already planned on going scuba diving. We bought our tickets before we even left the state of Indiana. We were both super excited to experience something we had never done before. The morning of our scuba diving trip we had to go meet our scuba diving instructor for him to go over rules....   [tags: Scuba diving, Underwater diving, Debut albums]

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A Critique Of ' The Red Sky On Friday : Does Irrational Superstition On The Great Lakes Make A

- This is a critique of an article written by a freshman at Bowling Green State University, Firelands campus, titled “Albatross in the Red Sky on Friday: Does Irrational Superstition on the Great Lakes Make a Difference?” The purpose of this article is to evaluate rather irrational superstitions on the Great Lakes makes a difference on the success or failure of a ship and its crew’s fate. Sara Cordle effectively uses evidence and objectivity, but on the other hand she does not effectively use relevance which ultimately affects the value of this article....   [tags: Superstition, Luck, Cat, Rat]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

- It was in the absurd and unnatural intercourse of Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman, my college communications teacher, that my story was conceived. I had already given several speeches for Mrs. Hausman and had grown weary of the class when she insisted on one more speech for our final grade. I went straight to brainstorming but when I looked down after fifteen minutes of pondering I found an unblemished piece of white paper. Desperate for a subject I scanned the classroom and saw a flyer advertising commercial fishing job opportunities in Alaska....   [tags: gray skies and stormy seas]

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Rome’s Forgotten Land

- For more than 1,000 years the Romans conquered portions of Europe and brought a tremendous amount of influence to Eurasia. They built a network of roadways, amazing architectural achievements and order to the tribes they conquered throughout Eurasia. However the one area not influenced by the Romans was most of Germany, Russia, Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic, this area is also know as Germania. This region did not receive the benefits that the colonies conquered by Rome received simply because Rome, once it conquered a region, built cities in their communities, spreading Roman architecture language and transportation systems throughout the regions they overtook....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Personal Narrative : My God, Not Again !

- Oh my God, not again. Someone is running a chainsaw in here. The rasping noise shreds all hope of sleep. The noise that won 't stop rips through my sleep-deprived brain and drags it kicking and screaming back up into full consciousness. Damn. Fully awake, I realized it wasn 't a two cycle, unmuffled internal combustion engine, it was my roommate, Ken the electrician, snoring. Night after night of this torture had taken its toll. My tolerant nature had been overwhelmed by sleep deprivation and my repeated kicks to the side of his bed failed to stir him from his deep slumber....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep deprivation, Crab, Cancroidea]

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Pros and Cons of Homeowner Associations

- Living in a neighborhood that has a Homeowners Association is not for everyone. If you buy a property with a Homeowners Association you are required to pay an Association membership fee, which may increase. The Association may also enforce new rules that you may find too restrictive, like what type of bush you can plant or the type of fence you can have in your own yard. There are places where it is becoming more difficult to buy a house that is not governed by an HOA, especially in newly developed areas....   [tags: Real Estate]

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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible

- The Flood of Gilgamesh Perhaps the most popular comparison with Noah's Flood is that of an ancient Babylonian story of a similar flood. A quick look at the text does show some key similarities between them however there are also some pointed differences. I will show you both and let you decide whether there is or is not a connection. First let us look at the similarities: *It is set in the Iraqi/Turkey area.....similar to the Biblical Flood. *A man is warned by a god to build a ship so he could survive a coming flood, sent by the divine powers....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]

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Male and Female Travelers

- Male and Female Travelers While reading Helen Maria Williams' "A Tour in Switzerland" and William Coxe's "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Swisserland," I find myself captivated by Williams' description of the Rhine Falls, while feeling indifferent by Coxe's account of the same landscape. It strikes me how much the Rhine Falls influences Williams' emotions and her avid imagination, yet it seems to have a subtle effect on Coxe. In her introduction, Williams mentions that "the descriptive parts of this journal were rapidly traced with the ardour of a fond imagination, eager to seize the vivid colouring of the moment ere it fled, and give permanence to the emotions of...   [tags: Compare Contrast Gender Writing Nature Essays]

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Adaptation of Heart of Darkness to the Movie, Apocalypse Now

- Adaptation of Heart of Darkness to the Movie, Apocalypse Now I chose to do this essay on the idea of story adaptation, and why changes are made to a story. I originally wanted to look at it just in terms of Apocalypse Now, and how the story of Heart of Darkness was updated to fit a different environment and time period, while still being true to many of the events, characters, ideas and themes presented in the story. I was curious about what changes were made, and what that indicated about how the director, and maybe society as a whole, felt about some concept that maybe were no longer acceptable or satisfactory....   [tags: Movie Film Comparison Compare Contrast]

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Effects of Sewage Disposal

- Effects of Sewage Disposal Enjoying the scenic horizon while out at sea, one must remember there is a hidden and imperative responsibility waiting to ruin the precious itinerary for which you have planned. If uncared for, this responsibility can grow, and expand, and build up until it explodes, literally OR figuratively, and cause a health issue from hell. This responsibility that every fisherman, boat enthusiast, and commercial cruise-line knows all too well is none other than…sewage disposal at sea....   [tags: Papers]

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Nagadeepa Viharaya

- Millions of harsh Sunrays covered the Nainativu Island, and the visitors were nearly burnt from the heat. The nature’s efforts to stop the crowd from entering the peaceful Island was in vain, as there were many numbers of devotees present even on a day when there was no long weekend. Near the entrance to the island at one of the army checkpoints, soldiers ensured us that the day we went as a good day to worship the temple, as it was less crowded. Let your imagination run wild and visualize a crowded day....   [tags: Our Visit, Buddhist Temple]

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Emotional Detachment in "Soldier's Home"

- A photo of Krebs during World War I shows him with a corporal and two German girls on the Rhine River. One's first thought of this picture may be of a lighthearted sightseeing trip on leave from the front. However, in the photograph, Krebs and the other corporal are described as "too big for their uniforms," the German girls as "not beautiful," and the Rhine does not even appear in the photograph (154). This is how Ernest Hemingway begins "Soldier's Home," the story of a young war veteran named Harold Krebs who has recently returned home....   [tags: American Literature]

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Ambiguity in Coover's Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl

- Ambiguity in Coover's Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl   Ambiguity occurs often in writing, and readers often choose to fill in the blanks with facts, which are not from the text. By filling in spaces in the story, the reader creates a plot, which fits into their understanding. In Coover's "Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl," the plot is ambiguous. Many of these ambiguities are subtle and are easily overlooked, leading the reader to make assumptions about the text. Simple words, phrases, or the language leads the reader to a plot, which almost fits the text....   [tags: Quenby and Ola, Swede and Carl Essays]

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The Saga Of Elian Gonzalez

- The Saga of Elian Gonzalez More and more people sail away from Cuba to the United States every year. The usual reason is to move from Fidel Castro and his rules, although many other reasons are obviously important enough for them to risk their lives; a reason like trying to escape from her ex-husband and landing with tragedy. A choice has to be made while dealing with all of the Cuban frustration: do I live or risk my life along with thirteen others. Among the heart wrenching events which happen worldwide every year, few have come close to the well-known saga of Elian Gonzalez and his family....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing

- The Greek Holiday with a Twist - Original Writing That fantastic day had arrived. I had waited long enough for this holiday, two years, five months, three weeks and three days to be exact. Stuffing all our suitcases, with the limited amount of clothes we were allowed to take, we hurried downstairs to live our dream. 'Come on, Harry'. Shouted mum, standing with her hand on the round, and brass doorknob, halfway walking out of the door. 'O.k., o.k, I'm coming' I said in an excited voice....   [tags: Papers]

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Free Admissions Essay - Sojourn to Medicine

- Admissions Essay - Sojourn to Medicine On the first day that I walked into the Church Nursing Home, I was unsure of what to expect. A jumble of questions ran through my mind simultaneously: Is this the right job for me. Will I be capable of aiding the elderly residents. Will I enjoy what I do. A couple of hours later, these questions were largely forgotten as I slowly cut chicken pieces and fed them to Frau Meyer. Soon afterwards, I was strolling through the garden with Herr Schmidt, listening to him tell of his tour of duty in World War II....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays]

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Narrative Essay: A Canoeing Adventure

- A Canoeing Adventure   Although I was born in Texas, my father was transferred when I was just ten and I spent most of my impressionable years in a tiny village a few minutes from a national park.  This move to a rural area was an event that changed my life forever. Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, most of my free time was spent romping through the woods, navigating rivers in a canoe and camping in the many provincial parks nearby.   At the university, I came across a group of students who had never experienced "the great outdoors" before....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

- Lewis Carroll's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Philosophy – a subject that had driven people insane for as long as humans know their history. All the time people try to find a meaning, and later controvert it. For example, critics view a novel by Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as a quest for maturity story, Carroll’s view on Victorian Society and even existential meaning on life. All of those interpretations come from philosophical “drive” of the critics. The truth is that anyone can point a finger at the book and come up with their own “deep” meaning of the story, but if one looks at facts, well known, and obvious things – it is clear that the story is simply a childre...   [tags: Alice Wonderland Lewis Carroll Essays]

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Journey to Freedom

- Journey to Freedom THE BOAT QUIETLY DEPARTS IN THE GHOSTLY DARKNESS OF THE LATE OCTOBER NIGHT, 1989 HOPING TO REACH THE THAILAND GULF. ON BOARD ARE OVER ONE-HUNDRED VIETNAMESE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES, SOME DISPIRITED, BUT MOST HAPPY, AND BRIMMING WITH HOPE THAT THEY WILL REACH THE PROMISED LAND. THIS INTENSIVE ESCAPE LEAVES THEM VULNERABLE, AND THE CHALLENGES THEY ENCOUNTER ARE ENOURMOUS; HOWEVER IT EXHIBITS THEIR IRON WILL AGAINST THE CORRUPT PRACTICES OF COMMUNISM. MORNING COMES TO BEGIN A BEAUTIFUL DAY....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cookie Conspiracy

- The Cookie Conspiracy &#9;A place of eternal happiness, so it seems. Though looks can be decieving, we have never seen this place. It is a place we have only heard of, heard of the positive things, heard of nothing but good and fuzzy stuff. But beneath the blanket of the fake, lies the real side of this hellish port. A conspiracy so huge on it's own people that it is truly unfathimable to us as humans. I am talking about the Cookieland Government and the genocide they are performing on it's own citizens....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Steamboats In Louisiana

- STEAMBOATS IN LOUISIANA Robert Fulton started the very first commercially successful steamboat service in America. His steam-powered paddleboat, the Clermont, sailed up the Hudson River from New York City to Albany in August of 1807. This trip lasted 32 hours The first steamboats were demonstrated in1787. They were used on the river ways to bring cargo, cotton, sugar, and people to their destinations. The steamboat played a major part in the population growth. The steamboats were usually made of wood and were all kinds of sizes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Chafufas Adventures

- Chafufa’s Adventures In the year of our lord two thousand and five there happened to be a florist named Chafufa. Chafufa did much of her business on the internet and then she delivered the flowers herself in her jet, car, or boat. Chafufa was always busy day and night; she once made a delivery to Zaire in her jet one morning and another delivery that afternoon in Japan. Chafufa was born of Muff and Luna in a long line of florists. But Chafufa’s birth was peculiar—she was born with a bouquet of flowers in her arms....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Moose Hunting

- It was a cold crisp Thursday morning, and three of my buddies and I are about to go moose hunting. We are going down to my cabin in a place called Taylor's Bay, which is about a nine-mile ride from our town by boat. The only way to get to it is by boat, so the weather was good, there was no wind and that would make for a great trip on the water. The weather has to be real bad if I can't get back in my boat because it is a 26 foot fiberglass boat that is really seaworthy and it has a shelter up on the front and that will keep all our supplies dry....   [tags: Essays on Hunting]

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Diving

- Diving Beauty, Tranquility, and having fun are all things that pull me back underwater every summer. Being deep underwater can calm my soul, letting me enjoy the wonderful scenes that only can be found under the rippling waves of the sea. About two years ago; we were in the keys on the southern tip on Florida, and had just boarded a fairly homely dive boat for my first ocean dive ever. My Father and I had been planning this trip for months, and today was the day it would happen. As the sound of the motors choking to start came into my ears, and the smell of the gasoline seeped into my nostrils I imagined where we were going to be in an hour....   [tags: essays papers]

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Manatees

- Manatees Along the River Rhine between Mainz and Koblenz and hidden somewhere on the 430 foot cliffs, beautiful, mysterious, wicked sirens lure boaters and their crafts to death and destruction on the cliffs. The sirens were the Lorelei. Aphrodite’s fishtail portion of her body was allotted to lesser deities called Tritons. Tritons, male and female, rendered service and homage to Aphrodite. Early mariners were prepared to encounter mermaids and mermen in different forms at sea. These mariners found their mermaids in dugongs and manatees, the Sirenians....   [tags: Papers]

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Parapsychology

- Parapsychology Derived from the term 'paranormal', parapsychology is the science that lies beside or beyond psychology; the field of psychology which studies those unique experiences and unknown capabilities of the human mind that suggest consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world in ways not yet recognized by science, but not beyond science's ability to investigate. Two types of parapsychological phenomena have been described. The first and less common is pyschokinesis (PK) which is the direct influence of the human mind on the environment....   [tags: science]

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