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The Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring

- The Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring Make It An Environmentally Wise Choice In Flooring When it comes to decorating a home rather it be new or refurbished, the flooring is one of the most noticeable components. Many are opting to replace carpet with hardwood flooring for the ease and eye appeal it offers. The most attractive and durable flooring is bamboo. The benefits of bamboo flooring are well beyond those from the normal choices of flooring. It is very durable and will withstand many elements other wood surface flooring cannot....   [tags: Bamboo Flooring]

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Bamboo Growth (Dracaena sanderiana)

- This research was conducted to investigate light intensity effects on lucky bamboo vegetative growth in Azad University, Abhar Branch during 2008. The experiment was arranged as a complete randomized block design with 5 treatments (0.75, 1.14, 1.89, 2.29 and 4.09 µmol∙m-2∙s-1) in 10 replication. Results showed that 1.89 µmol/m-2/s-1 had significant differences from others treatments. The higher level of root number, shoot length and total weight of plants were obtained in 1.89 µmol∙m-2∙s-1 reatment....   [tags: Environment, Lucky Bamboo, Light Intensity]

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The Bamboo Fiber

- Bamboo is a plant that most people think they know about. Almost any plant shop sells the hard, fibrous plant. This ancient grass, surprisingly, is one of today’s hot new textiles. With the whole world going green, it is no wonder that bamboo is becoming increasingly popular Today, bamboo can be found in almost every warm climate. However a book written by the Jin Dynasty covers the history of Bamboo. Historically, China seems to be the motherland of bamboo, where it is estimated that bamboo derived thirty-forty million years ago....   [tags: Agriculture ]

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Bamboo- An Important Material

- Introduction Bamboo is a widely used and it is an important material that is found typically anywhere in the world. It is generally found in rural areas as building materials in small tropical countries, this is due to bamboo having a high strength and low weight. Even though bamboo is referred to as a rural material, Architects and Engineers have begun to incorporating bamboo into buildings for strength and beauty. Bamboo is a versatile, renewable and sustainable resource in South Africa. It is easy to use bamboo in buildings, as simple tools can be used bend and cut it easily....   [tags: building materials, high strength, low weight]

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Green Grass Bamboo

- Bamboo is the green material of the future, or is it. Bamboo is the largest member of the grass family. It is one of the fastest growing “woody” plants in the world. There are different types of bamboo, but on of the most used is called the giant bamboo plant. It can grow in most places in the world excluding those areas of extreme cold or extreme dryness (Bamboo Grove). It is a very useful material for many different animals such as building for humans, or eating for the pandas. It is the main food source for the pandas that live in areas of the world such as Chengdu China....   [tags: Grass Family, Woody Plants, Material, Building]

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Bamboo Flooring Is Economical and Environmentally Safe

- Choosing the flooring for your home can feel overwhelming with all of the available choices. Carpet is also being replaced by many do to the conveniences and healthfulness of a wood floor. Replacing the traditional hardwood is bamboo. There are many benefits of bamboo flooring not found in traditional hardwood floors. Bamboo is extremely durable and more adaptable to the elements than traditional flooring. It will withstand a great difference in fluctuations of temperatures. It will go from extreme cold to extreme heat without damaging the flooring....   [tags: tips, flooring,]

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Installing Bamboo Flooring

- Usually there are no instructions in the box on installing bamboo flooring, but it is done just like ordinary hardwood flooring. The proper floor preparation is essential before any installation. It is important that all sub flooring be flat with a tolerance of no more than one half inch over a twelve foot span. If the sub floor is made of wood, staples are better to use than flooring cleats. Staples hold better and do not squeak when stepped upon. If you decide to use a glue down installation, use the adhesive that is specified by the manufacturer....   [tags: tips, home repair, ]

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The Bamboo Network

- The Bamboo Network What is the ‘bamboo network’. The bamboo network refers to the conglomerates propelling Southeast Asian economies which started as small family businesses run by overseas Chinese. The businesses are managed by the family of the founder, and are run with strong Confucian values. The combined output of the 55 million overseas Chinese is equal to a good-sized country, or close to $600 billion. Chinese expatriate workers are integral to economic success in countries such as Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam....   [tags: China Asia Economy Economics Business]

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Bamboo

- Bamboo Gramineae, the grass family, has provided civilization throughout history with a bounty of food and many other uses. The top three economically important plants of the world are grasses: wheat corn, and rice. Human kind probably would not have survived if not for the grasses. The sub-family Bambusoideae, is certainly no exception. These are the bamboos. Consisting of 75 genera and over 1000 species, these unique plants have played a diverse and important role in the development of society, as we know it today....   [tags: Botany]

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Study of Giant Panda Digestion and Survival

- The giant panda is part of the Ursidae family and in the order of Carnivora. Animals that are in the order of Carnivora usually eat meat but the giant panda specializes in the herbivorous diet of bamboo. The giant panda has retained the typical monogastric carnivore digestive system which is typically short and has no special compartments to retain food or any symbiotic bacteria needed to break down cellulose from the bamboo into any usable nutrients. Since the giant panda is unable to digest cellulose and lacks the necessary symbiotic bacteria for the digestion of bamboo, they have to rely on mainly the cell content through a process where the bamboo is first eaten and then passed unaltered...   [tags: Zoology, Bamboo]

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The Benefits Of Bamboo Flooring Outweigh Traditional Hardwood Floor Coverings

- If remodeling or building a home sometimes the hardest choice can be in the flooring options. A vast majority of homeowners are opting for natural looking wood as opposed to carpet. There are a number of benefits of bamboo flooring to considering when choosing a wood floor covering. Choosing bamboo flooring will provide a more durable and adaptable floor. The bamboo is great for areas with temperatures that go from extreme cold to extreme heat. The extreme durability is great for any room and could be used in an outdoor living space as well due to the advantage bamboo has to withstand high humidity’s....   [tags: tips, flooring,]

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Rockets and Newton´s Laws of Motion

- Rockets have been around thousands of years ago but they never worked the best. The earliest solid rocket fuel was in the form of gunpowder, and the earliest recorded mention of gunpowder comes from China late in the third century before Christ. The Chinese put gunpowder in bamboo tubes and threw them into fire in hopes to make loud enough sounds so that it would scare the evil spirits away from them. Some of the bamboo tubes were not sealed properly and instead of making loud sounds it shot off in fire flying through the air....   [tags: gunpowder, bamboo, nasa, china]

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The Lifestyle of a Panda

- Pandas are some of the only animals that have a carnivorous digestive system, but they are primarily herbivores. Pandas are uniquely different mammals, but only some are left since they are an endangered species. Pandas are unique for a bunch of reasons such as their lifestyle. Pandas also live in a unique environment, but it is necessary for them to live in that habitat due to their diet which makes them mostly unique. They also have a distinctive appearance and they also have a unique reproduction habit....   [tags: antisocial, habitat, bamboo]

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Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) in the downregulation of Bamboo mosaic virus and its associated satellite RNA Replication

- The association of host proteins with viral replicase complexes has been demonstrated in a number of plus-strand RNA viruses (1, 24), including the Bamboo mosaic virus (BaMV). In BaMV it has been reported that chloroplast phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) (25) and HSP90 (Huang et al., unpublished data) are required for the efficient accumulation of BaMV; where as the identity of the additional factors associated within the BaMV RdRp complex, and the proteins involved in satBaMV RNA replication are not yet been acknowledged....   [tags: Biology, RNA]

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Benefits Of Saving The Giant Panda

- However regardless of the high costs of conserving pandas, there is an array of benefits of doing so especially to the environment. Saving the giant panda means saving both habitat of panda and human. The land for bamboo forests is decreasing due to human disruption. Yet panda itself has a crucial role in saving China’s bamboo forests. It is able to spread seeds and help the vegetation to grow according to the famous World Wide Fund(“Why”). This allows the bamboo forest to create new lands since seeds are spread to lands further and hence bamboos can regenerate faster because of the footprint of pandas....   [tags: Giant Panda, Bamboo, Panda diplomacy]

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Why Are Cozy Earth : Eco Friendly Bedding

- ... Consequently, these harsh chemicals end up leaching into the air and soil, polluting the earth around us. Bamboo, on the other hand, is naturally resistant to insects and disease, negating the need for pesticides. No pesticides equal no pollution, making Cozy Earth a significantly more environmental friendly option than traditional bedding. It’s as simple as that. Creating the Thread Once manufacturers have obtained the raw materials, it’s time to turn those raw materials into thread. We’ve seen how Cozy Earth is more eco-friendly than traditional bedding in the last section, so let’s look at how Cozy Earth beats other bamboo companies in this section....   [tags: Environment, Environmentally friendly, Geology]

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The Best Plants For Your Privacy

- There are few things more annoying than feeling that you're constantly being watched while using your own yard. Whether it's from nosy neighbors peeking over your fence or a taller building providing sight lines into your yard, there are plants available to help protect your privacy. These plants grow taller than the fence to add an extra privacy layer. If you want to address your privacy needs immediately, be sure to select a fast-growing option. Bamboo Bamboo is one of the best options for privacy plants for its sheer capacity to grow and spread....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Taking a Look at Red Pandas

- Red Pandas are animals which are closely related to the Weasel family and not the Giant Panda as many people believe (1). Although the red panda is not closely related to the giant panda as many people believe they do share some similar characteristics which include living in cool mountain ranges, and eating the tender parts of bamboo sticks. Unlike the giant panda however, they live mostly in trees, do not eat the though parts of bamboo stems and are not as flexible. They feed mostly on bamboo but are classified as omnivores which are animals that eat both plants and animals....   [tags: Weasel family, ailurus fulgens]

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Some Information on Herbivores and Carnivores Animals

- ... Their incisors (at the front of their mouths) are paired, curved and are relatively large. Their check teeth have deep grooves on the sides and the width of top and bottom check teeth are unequal. The cheek teeth are relatively small and are used for crushing and grinding leaves, twigs, etc. (Kressin , n.d.) Rabbits do not eat meat and so they do not have canines. The Digestive System’s length and complexity The rabbit’s digestive tract is roughly between 4.5 to 5 m in length. (Johnson-Delaney, 2006)It is a highly complex structure that processes and digests food, largely with the help of bacteria....   [tags: rabbit, the great white shark, giant panda]

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Sustainability in Furniture

- The world is developing every day and we continue to discover new and innovative ways to better our quality of life. A trend that everyone seems to be focused on is saving the environment, which is also known as sustainable living. Not only does this apply to our lifestyle and environment, but it also translates into design. Sustainable living is becoming more popular around the world and is a lifestyle using skillful and sensitive design. It eliminates negative environmental impact and requires renewable resources....   [tags: Research Paper]

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What Happened It Proves Tajomaru 's Testimony Was The Most Probable?

- After reading the various statements of what happened it seems Tajomaru 's testimony was the most accurate and he is the most probable to have perpetrated the murder. In the different testimonies offered the information given seemed to indicate him. In comparing the stories, Tajomaru 's confession seemed to most line up with the description given by the woodcutter. There was also inconsistencies with the other testimonies presented by the other two suspects in the proceedings. Also the policeman 's testimony pointed to Tajomaru as the murder....   [tags: Murder, Victim, Homicide, Husband]

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Consumerism and Consumption in the Fashion Industry

- Many people think fashion is just all about design or the clothing that you wear. In fact, the definition is “a popular way of dressing during a particular time or among a particular group of people” (Fashion). Well personally, I think that have got it wrong, and there are many more things about fashion that people do not realize. Consumerism and consumption play a huge role on what fashion is today and what goes into it, and not just about design or designers, but also socially and environmentally....   [tags: eco-fashion, ]

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How to Protect Endangered Wildlife

- In the past decade more than ten species of wildlife have become extinct. According to the World Wide Fund for Nature around half of the world's original forests have disappeared, and they are still being removed at a rate 10x higher than any possible level of regrowth. As tropical forests contain at least half the Earth's species, the clearance of some seventeen million hectares each year is a dramatic loss (http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/species/problems/habitat_loss_degradation/). People need to learn how many endangered animals there are and how to protect them....   [tags: species, extinct, forests, gorilla]

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​​​​Giant Pandas: An Endangered Species

- ​​​​Giant Pandas: An Endangered Species Currently, Giant Pandas are highly endangered with only 1,600 living freely in the wild and roughly 300 living in zoos or breeding centers. This low number of existing pandas means the species has a relatively high risk of becoming extinct. The pandas reside mostly in China around the basin area of Yangtze, which poses a major problem, because this area is currently one of China’s most thriving regions with constant destruction and new development. Therefore, the bears are pushed into small areas without the living conditions they are accustomed to....   [tags: reproduction, zoos, breeding centers]

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The Red Panda

- It’s a cat, it’s a panda, its a raccoon., its the red panda. The red Panda is a cute furry animal with a feisty look in its eye. The Red Panda is related to the Giant Panda and looks and has similar characteristics to the street raccoon. The scientific name for the Red Panda in Ailurus fulgens. Red Pandas are endangered creatures with their habitats slowly disappearing. Red Pandas have similar characteristics to raccoons. Red Pandas don’t eat very much for their size. Physical Description Red Pandas are very much like raccoons, they are very peaceful creatures too....   [tags: animals, ailurus fulgens]

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Happy Duanwu Festival!

- ... Would you like to come with me?” This sounded like a great opportunity to escape this greenhouse of a living room. “Sure!” I readily agreed. After a short walk, Grandmother and I arrived at the supermarket. Grandmother carefully selected Chinese mushrooms and chestnuts while explaining how to pick the freshest ones. She bought glutinous rice, five-spice powder, pork, garlic, onion and salted duck eggs. When she was choosing raffia string, I slyly suggested buying different colours. Grandmother was slightly surprised and shot me a puzzled look but she obliged....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Giant Panda

- The Giant Panda (Ailuropoda Melanoleuca) lives in the bamboo forests of southwestern China. This type of panda is endangered and to this day “there are only around a thousand pandas left” (http//:panda.org, 1). “Adult giant pandas have a length of 160 to 180 centimeters (5/14 to 6 feet). The weight of an adult male giant panda is normally between 80 and 125 kilograms (176 and 276 pounds) with males typically weighing about 10% to 20% more than females--about the same size as the American black bear....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What is Dielectric Testing?

- Contents Introduction 3 Dielectric Testing 3 Composite Material 3 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites 4 Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites 4 Problem Statement 5 Aim 5 Objectives 5 Literature Review 6 Polyurethane 6 Human Hair 8 Physiochemical Properties of human hair 9 Bamboo 11 Extraction of Bamboo Fibre 12 The Chemical Composition and Structure of Bamboo Fibres 12 Methodology 13 Mold 13 Dimensions 13 Procedure 14 Samples 15 Materials 15 Testing Samples 19 Safety and Sustainability 20 Results 21 Untreated Samples 21 Graphs 21 Treated Samples 24 Graphs 24 Discussion 26 Untreated Samples 26 Treated Samples 27 Comparing Untreated and Treated Fiber Results 28 Conclusion 29 Future Works...   [tags: insulation, chemical composition]

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Red Shanked Douc Langurs Analysis

- During the Cuc Phuong trip, we had an opportunity to choose a primate and observe it. I chose Red shanked Douc Langur that has a scientific name Pygathrix Nemaeus. His face is covered with reddish yellow color and have black eye with blue eyelids, also his chin is covered with white beard. All the "Red shanked douc langurs" looks like a pregnant woman with a gray shirt and black pants even if it is a male. His legs are red from knees to ankles and below the ankles are black, also from elbow from wrist are colored with white....   [tags: primate, IUCN, eprc, hunting]

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The Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period

- The Heian period in Japan represents the period of time that began in 794 and ended in 1185. During the Heian period, literary styles were flourishing and poetry played a crucial role in society. Two of the most important styles during this period were Monogatari and Nikki Bungaku. Monogatari is a narrative story, similar to an epic of the western world. Nikki bungaku is a form of Japanese diary literature, often offering a chronological order of actual events. The monogatari I will be analyzing is Taketori monogatari and the nikki I will analyze is Kagerō Nikki....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Differences Between Red Pandas and Giant Pandas in the Wild

- ... The diets of both red and giant pandas were made up of more than 99% bamboo. Although the red panda included small mammals and berries in their diet, 99.1% of what they ate was a bamboo species called Sinarundinaria fangiana. The giant pandas ate this species of bamboo between July and October while from May to June they ate another species called Fargesia spathacea. In terms of the feeding style, giant pandas ate the leaves as well as stems of the bamboo while the red panda only ate the most nutritious leaves that were easy to reach....   [tags: foraging, land use, activity]

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Sustainable Fashion : An Objective Of Establishing A Structure

- Sustainable Fashion Sustainable fashion is among the developing design viewpoint and movement of sustainability with the main objective of establishing a structure, which can be sustained for the foreseeable future in terms of conservationism and social accountability. This implies that all the products made are developed with much consideration to the environmental and social influence all through its overall lifetime encompassing its carbon imprint. It is revealed that sustainable fashion is not just a short time trend but one, which could endure for a long time (Fletcher 76)....   [tags: Fashion, Clothing, Sustainability, Fiber]

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The Life and Climate of a Tropical Rainforest

- What is a tropical rain forest. A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem that is anywhere near the equator. These areas are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. A tropical rainforests experience high average temperatures and high amounts of rain fall. Tropical rainforests are divided into three parts. The uppermost part is the canopy. This is the layer with the tallest tress. Trees in this climate can reach up to 240 feet (blueplanetbiomes.com). The next layer is the lower canopy....   [tags: temperature, trees, frogs]

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The Impacts and Spread of Tang Inventions

- During the Tang Dynasty, people in China invented many technologies that were widely used and spread throughout the whole world. Although some ancient Chinese had already invented similar technologies, in this time period was when the technologies were more improved and widely spread. The greatest and well-known technologies the Chinese developed were called “the four great inventions” including the gunpowder, paper making, printing and the compass. What impact did these technologies have on China....   [tags: tang dynasty, gunpowder, compass, printing]

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Footprint Fighting: St John Fisher College

- Introduction At St John Fisher College is frequently going under adjustments. The College must ensure a strong surroundings plan. With students anticipated to enrol in 2015, so this is important to make the buildings Definitions Sustainability is the quality of not being harmful to the environment of depending on natural resources and there by supporting long term ecological balance. Ecological footprint measures what we consume of nature. It shows how much we use to produce all resources we consume and to handle the entire waist we make....   [tags: windows, blinds, adjustment]

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Panda Bear and Grizzly Bear

- There are many variant of bears in the bear’s family; starting from polar bear, grizzly bear, honey bear, black bear, panda bear, and many more. Each of them shares many similarities as well as differences. In this essay however, the writer will focused on classified the comparison and contrast between grizzly, and panda bear. From the taxonomy, the threat that both of them are facing, and also some of their behaviour, panda and grizzly share many things in common, but despite many similarities that they both share, there are also several things that distinguish both species such as foods, some of their behaviour From a first glance, both panda and grizzly bear look similar despite their siz...   [tags: threat, behavior, habitat]

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Saving Giant Pandas

- Saving Giant Pandas Giant Pandas are one of most well known and loved endangered species. Researchers are working hard to raise the number of pandas living. At one time, researchers believed that there were only about 600 pandas remaining. Today the number is believed to be closer to 1000. Many efforts have taken place to save the giant pandas, however, researchers are still scared that the giant panda may become part of our history. This baby panda was born in captivity. In China there are approximately 33 reserves and research centers were pandas are breed....   [tags: Panda Bears Preservation Wildlife Essays]

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Non-Timber Forest Products

- Non-timber Forest Products does not increase the rate of deforestation because they are harvested without damaging the trees and timbers. Plus, most of the NTFPs are based on forest environment. That means without forests, it is not really possible to acquire NTFPs. Besides traditional timber forest products, NTFP is another major resources from forests. Technically, NTFPs are defined as “all biological materials, other than timber, which are extracted from forests for human use.” These include rattan and other materials for craft making, forest fruits, resins, gums, medicinal plants and honey....   [tags: deforestation, environment, timber, trees]

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The Giant Panda Paradigm

- The Giant Panda Paradigm The Giant Panda is a creature of mystery. Adults and children alike appreciate it for its cute, fuzzy, lovable qualities, but it is an animal that is in desperate need of immediate attention. Scientists know the basics: how and what they eat, where and how they live, and how they reproduce. The fact remains, however, that this universally loved national symbol of China is facing the threat of extinction. What accounts for this fact and what can be or is being done to protect the panda from such a fate....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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The Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) Market Business Plan

- INDEX TOPICS PAGE NO. Introduction to bottom of the pyramid 3 Business Plan 4-5 Financial Plan 5-6 Applying 12 principals of innovation in BOP market 7-9 Conclusion 10 INTRODUCTION TO BOTTOM OF PYRAMID The Bottom of the Pyramid (BOP) is a socio-economic concept that allows us to group that vast segment - in excess of about four billion - of the world’s poorest citizens constituting an invisible and unserved market blocked by challenging barriers that prevent them from realising their human potential for their own benefit, t...   [tags: FMCG Products]

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Exercises for Stregnthening the Transverse Abdominis Muscle

- Your transverse abdominis, or TVA muscle, is the foundation of any movement your make. This deep lying muscle, which is located underneath your rectus abdominis, stabilizes your lower back and pelvis, and assists during the breathing process. Targeted exercises can strengthen your TVA and have a corset-like effect; the muscle develops inward, forming a frame around your stomach and tightly holds it in. This slims your waist, and also improve your posture, balance, and stability. (See References 1) Suck in Your Tummy Drawing your belly button to your spine engages and strengthens your TVA muscle, and can be done all throughout the day, whether you're sitting in a chair, standing in line in...   [tags: plank, sliiming, core]

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Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer ( Cfrp )

- ... Watt, L.N. Phillips, and W. Johnson at the Royal Aircraft Establishment realized its potential and the UK Ministry of Defense patented this process. This process was licensed to three British companies who tried to further develop and manufacture carbon fiber reinforced polymers. Rolls-Royce was one of these companies that was already making carbon fiber. They tried to take advantage of the new improved materials properties to try to break into the American market by developing an aero-engine with carbon-fiber compressor blades....   [tags: Tensile strength, Carbon fiber, Young's modulus]

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The Art of Knitting and Crocheting

- I have always liked fiber and assorted yarn. I am like a child in a candy store whenever I go to the yarn store. The hanks of fiber arranged by color mesmerize me, calling for me to bring them home, to see what I will create with them. I love how the yarn store is organized by color and wool textures. They challenge me, taunting me, begging me to turn the colorful skein into a one of a kind handcrafted creation. Will this colorful skein of yarn become knotted to make an afghan, a sweater, socks or hats....   [tags: craft]

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Is Mill Paper Threatening our Nation?

- Look at this sheet of paper. Closer. And closer. What do you see. You probably see a sheet of perfect, white paper, covered in thousands of tiny ink letters. Have you ever wondered the effect that this has on the earth, with the processes you don't see. Surely you don’t see the pollution and deforestation caused by mass produced paper. Paper created in mill factories has an unfavorable impact on the environment. Entire sections of forests are cut down, the air is filled with harmful chemicals, and the health of humans and animals alike is affected....   [tags: fiber, substance, papyrus, egypt]

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War Photograph and War Photographer

- “Feeling sorry for her”. Kate Daniels uses the iconic photo of the child, hurt in a napalm attack on a Vietnam village who is screaming in pain and fear, to show the extent of the suffering that innocent civilians have to go through in war time. She wants people to be aware of the pain and to show what the reality is like for them in the war, focusing on the horrors in particular. The poem uses this to instil emotions such as sympathy and compassion but also to make people feel appalled by the war....   [tags: Horrors of War]

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Habitats, Environment, Zoos and Adaptation

- The definition of habitat is the national home or environment for any plant or animal. The definition of adaptation is a function with a role that benefits the organism and is evolved by means of natural selection. The first habitat that was visited was the fragile rain forest. At the zoo the habitat in the exhibit was wet and there was a river, bamboo, rocks and lots of trees and vines. In the actual rain forest on earth, the rain forest habitat contains a wide variety of plants and animals....   [tags: natural selection, plants or animals]

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Personal Statement for an Internship at ICA France

- ... It would be great to study and learn more about composite materials from people who are experts in this field and have a long experience of working in the composite sector. I have had some opportunities of working in the field of composite materials. I did a research internship at the ‘Composites Research Network’ lab of the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Canada, during the summer of 2013. It is an organization working in collaboration with the academia and the industry, which gave me the opportunity to interact closely with researchers from both the groups....   [tags: researcher, composite materials, manufacture]

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Giant Panda

- What animal is black and white and loved all over the world. If you guessed the giant panda, you're right. The giant panda is also known as the panda bear, bamboo bear, or in Chinese as Daxiongmao, the "large bear cat." Actually, its scientific name means "black and white cat-footed animal." Giant pandas are found only in the mountains of central China. They live in dense bamboo and coniferous forests at altitudes of 5,000 to 10,000 feet. The mountains are covered in heavy clouds with torrential rains or dense mist throughout the year....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The People of Laos

- Laos is considered one of the poorest countries in the world however it has not experience the problem of famine, debt and slum that are associated with many third world and developing countries. Approximately 80% of the Laos population lives in rural areas with the remaining population residing within Laos’s capital city of Vientiane and a few other capital provinces (Laos Cultural Profiles, 2009). In these urban areas of Laos, there are markets and administrative centers of trade and communication....   [tags: Demographics]

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As Salt Decreases, Your Blood Pressure May Also Decrease

- As Salt Decreases, Your Blood Pressure May Also Decrease Many studies have shown the effects of salt, also known as sodium chloride, can have a toll on ones body. It can increase your blood pressure as well as cause congestive heart failure. We look at salt to provide us with many different functions in our everyday life. For instance, we use salt to give a stronger taste to food or even just because the recipe calls for it. We also use salt to convert fresh water fish tanks to salt water tanks....   [tags: Papers]

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Chinese Music

- Chinese music is described as a unique form of art. Even today, the Modern Chinese music has a Western Modern Music style. The music has it's own characteristics and is very much distinct. History Chinese music dates back to 1000 BC. A man named Ling Lun created the first of the musical instruments in China. Ling Lun developed a set of 60 bells. From these bells, he created a mathematical method for creating pitch pipes to tune the bells. One of the first instruments created was a bamboo pipe. Composers and philosophers idea behind this music was to calm and relax people from the calming sounds....   [tags: Chinese Music, China, Music,]

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Oriental Art

- Oriental Art Oriental Art is very unique and interesting. It is based on life all around them, nature. In Hsuan-ho hua pu classifies paintings in ten groups: „h Taoist and Buddhist (tao shih) „h Human affairs (jen wu) „h Places and other buildings (kung shih) „h Foreign tribes (fan tsu) „h Dragons and fishes (lung yu) „h Landscapes (shan shui) „h Animals (chu shou) „h Flowers and birds (hua niao) „h Ink Bamboos (mo chu) „h Vegetables and fruits (su kuo) This religious art, including portrayals of gods, stands at the head of the list and is followed by a group of paintings including portraits of legendary heroes....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Misconceptions between Samurai’s of Japan and the Knights of Medieval Europe

- ... They learnt how to focus their mind in a fight and also learned self discipline. While Knights practised catholic religion it was not that important to them yet they still prayed daily. They had to swear loyalty to their lords and god to become a knight. A knight's loyalty was based on a legal contract, rather than moral obligations. Knights were not as well educated as the samurai, who had some education and sometimes worked as government officials. But knight’s had to follow strict rules of their religion and thus expected to be a model of virtue to the lower classes....   [tags: tradition, culture, religion]

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Role of Poetry in Narrative Prose of the Heian Period

- Japanese literature in the Heian period was most popular for its domination of women’s culture (Hooker, Richard). During this time, a new writing technique was implemented called hiragana. This was especially accepted as a woman’s way of writing since a woman knowing Chinese characters was considered unladylike. For many years Chinese characters was the only accepted way of writing, thus the birth of a new writing technique was like a revelation. This incorporation made a huge impact on Japanese literature, since long before it existed, most techniques were adopted from the Chinese....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Untold Stories Through the Lenses of the ARVN Soldiers

- ... Ho Chi Minh declared himself president on September 2 and announced the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Marr, 1997). Once Ho Chi Minh proclaimed Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence, he called on the allies to recognize the Vietnamese people’s rights to independence and to be a liberated country. However, not long after Vietnam gained their independence did the United States declare war. Although Vietnam was able to withstand a thousand years of Chinese ruling, they suffered enormously during the Vietnam War....   [tags: the Vietnam War]

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Poetry in the Heian Period: Monogatari and Nikki Bungaku

- During the Heian period, waka (Japanese poetry) was very prominent in society especially among women of the court. Most were written in kana (language used by women). Waka during this period often used the tanka style which is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line totaling 31 syllables for the whole poem. The tanka form was popular for people of every social class but it was especially popular among aristocrats and people of the court. In the courts, poems were used politically to increase one’s status or in competition with a rival from court....   [tags: Love and Unhappiness]

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Is there Discrimination against Asian Americans in the Workplace?

- Is there discrimination against Asian Americans in the workplace. Can you relate a man with an Ivy college diploma and decent salary to discrimination. Probably no, and neither can I. How about adding a racial identity to him, say Asian American. This answer may be not that simple. Such topic above has brought about a hot debate on the Internet. Many people insist there is no discrimination against Asian Americans. More than a half Asian Americans hold college degree (Hyun, 16). “In 2013, Asians’ median weekly earnings were $973, as compared to$799 for whites” (Golash-Boza)....   [tags: stereotypes, statistical data is tricky]

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A Report From A National Center For Education Statistics

- ... Trials in tribulations through this time show me I needed more if I was going   to need to survive the actually world I must pursue education immediately. Attempting to jump back in the school world after nine long years without picking up a book or not having a clue what the next step would be. I just knew I had two children that are watching my every move that I am raising alone and what better way to motivate them. Attempted tidewater community college and I was not successful. My attention span was short, teachers was fast pace and college students was advance....   [tags: Skill, Competence, Four stages of competence]

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The Importance of Establishing a 'Green' Work Environment

- Recently, people have started hearing the phrase “going green” everywhere; on the news, in magazines and even on billboards. To illustrate this point we are reminded to turn off the lights before we leave a room, use less hot water, purchase energy-efficient appliances. These are all great ideas and ones that should be incorporated into our work environments. Going green in the workplace can save employers money while benefiting the environment. Some of the key factors to keep in mind when choosing to go green at work include: • The benefits of a green work environment • How a green workplace can improve efficiency....   [tags: environment, Going Green:]

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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]

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Save the Future: Better Days for the Living

- ... If they make the area more sustainable it will increase the quality of life in the local population and for the pandas. On May 12th 2008 in Sichuna, China the Wolong Nature Reserved was struck by an earthquake killing two pandas, and although that may not seem like much, it is. Only time can tell just how many more will get killed by the next natural disasters; sooner than we think, they can all be gone. Endangered means we still have time, extinct means time has ran out. The correlation between war and global warming does exist and the eruption of war can cause more unnecessary damage to the world as a whole....   [tags: global, warming, fuels, consequences]

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The History and Advantages of Suspension Bridges

- A bridge is a structure that is used to cross an obstacle such as a river, a channel, a valley or a highway. The simplest kind of bridge is a tree trunk that has fallen across a stream or a set of twisted ropes and bamboo poles suspended (hanging) over a river. The latter is an example of early suspension bridges. Such bridges are still used in remote areas of many parts of the world like Asia, Africa and South America. The modern, strong, sophisticated suspension bridges are the result of the work of a German-born engineer called John Roebling....   [tags: history]

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Green Living In The Mile High City

- EEco, short for environmentally efficient, contemporary oasis, is the ideal in green living spaces in Mile High City. The EEco concept was developed after the Tornado of 2009. City planners wanted homes for citizens that had tornado safety features, but was also eco-friendly with a soft carbon footprint. Originally, the land the EEco’s were built on was mixed-use including commercial, industrial, and residential. To support sustainable land practices, the city agreed to rebuild using the same concept....   [tags: Environment]

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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway

- In “Hills like White Elephants”, the setting of the story is symbolic to the main character’s dilemma. The author, Ernest Hemingway gives just enough information by using symbols in the story so the reader can draw a deeper meaning to what is being detailed. As the main theme of the story, he relies on symbolism to convey the idea of an abortion. The description of the two different landscapes of the railroad tracks represents Jig’s difficult decision of whether she should keep her baby or continue a ruthless lifestyle with the American....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]

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Role of Poetry in Heian Narrative Prose

- The Heian Period (794—1185 A.D.) is remembered as a period of great creativity and literary innovation by the Japanese court—waka, true Japanese poetry, became established as an art form of its own, independent of Chinese poetry, and Ki no Tsurayuki compiled Japanese poems written by the aristocracy into the famous Kokinwakashū in 905 A.D. Although literature continued to thrive and new forms that were written mainly in prose developed under the court as well, poetry was never forgotten and was constantly included in these narratives....   [tags: writiting, poetry]

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Role of Poetry in Heian Period Prose

- For centuries the waka, or Japanese poem, was by far the predominant form of literary art in medieval Japan. Collections of poetry such as the Manyoshu and Kokinshu contain poems written in the 5th century. (Man’yoshu, Encyclopedia of Japan) The development of waka in its various forms such as the haiku, tanka, and choka reached a point of high sophistication in the Heian period in an exquisitely refined culture. (Heian Period, Encyclopedia of Japan) The older collections of works contained in Manyoshu and Kokinshu provided examples and writing manuals for Heian court poets, thereby establishing poetic guidelines and vocabulary to be used in writing traditional Japanese waka....   [tags: Waka, Japanese Poem]

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The Revolutionary Red Guards Mass Nationwide Travel

- ... Factories, schools, business stores, hospital, vegetable farmers and government agencies, throughout the ancient city, all had rebel organizations. The original leaded, powerful old Communist Party 's Culture Revolutionary Committees were replaced by the rebelled organizations. From the district, town, street committees to each little unit, factories, even workshops, regardless of the district directors, town leaders, even a workshop group leader, all was labeled as "Capitalist Roader," no one could escape....   [tags: Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping, Mao Zedong]

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The Things They Carried And Slaughterhouse Five

- ... A soldier, Norman Bowker, carries internal baggage that follows him his entire life. The narrator describes, “Turning on his headlights, driving slowly, Norman Bowker remembered how he had taken hold of Kiowa’s boot and pulled hard, but how the smell was simply too much, and how he’d backed off and in that way had lost the Silver Star” (147). Bowker is plagued by this memory that he continues to cling to and must face the uncertainty of returning to people he once knew with shame. As he analyzes the effects of his letting go of the boot, he is driven towards insanity, continuing to circle around the lake and around his failure to save a comrade, eventually killing himself....   [tags: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut, Kilgore Trout]

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The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

- ... On the other side, he feels powerless to the reality. Apparently, Eliot directly tells the reader the internal conflict of the speaker of the poem, who is greedy of love but fears for the responsibility that comes with it. What this setting in the poem reflects is the emptiness and weakness of folks in modern society. Furthermore, the second stanza paints a more vivid picture with life scenes, such as “a patient etherized upon a table”, “half-deserted streets”, “muttering retreats “one-night cheap hotels”, as well as “sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells.” Obviously, the speaker in the poem is walking in a shantytown....   [tags: T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Two Excellent Contenders Duke It Out

- I received an e-mail from a student wanting to know how the Duramark vinyl I have used for years compares to Venture Tape materials. Frankly I couldn’t tell her because I have never used Venture products. So I contacted Lisa Swiman at Venture and ordered a roll of both the 4 and 8-mil Venture sandblasting vinyl. When it was delivered there was some 15 mil also in the box, so I had subject material for a long overdue comparison test. I have a client who is building a custom home in Missouri. Cheryl has extremely good taste and very high standards....   [tags: Design]

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Kunqu Opera from the Peony Pavilion

- On March 17th, 2014 the department of music at Hunter College hosted a recital of Qing Yi Arias from The Peony Pavilion, a Kunqu Opera. Kunqu Opera is a form of Chinese musical drama consisting of three components that work concurrently and in synchronization. The Qing Yi Arias adheres to these principles and is successful in executing them. The recital was composed of three performers, Ms. Yang Ling as Qing Yi, a virtuous and noble woman, Mr. Chen Tao on Kundi, a bamboo flute and Mr. Huang Shi-Rong on percussion....   [tags: Chinese culture]

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The Kakum National Park in Ghana

- The Kakum National Park in Ghana is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa located approximately 33 km north of Cape Coast covering the area of 375sq.km. The Kakum Park was established in 1931 and received acknowledgement of the National Park in 1992. It is the only Park in Africa with Canopy Walkway, which is 350m long, connects 7 trees and opened in 1995 for tourist visitors. In the Year 2000 UNESCO declared the Kakum rainforest “The National World Heritage Site”. Kakum National Park treasures many different plants and animal species and is very popular destination for the tourists, hikers, botanists and birdwatcher from all around the world....   [tags: diverse ecosystems in Africa]

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The Diverse Ethnic Groups of China

- Bronze drums are the most noteworthy instrument of the Bouyei. They are used as a symbol of power to gather the crowds. Moreover, they are played in rituals and events, such as weddings and funerals, for special purposes. Bouyei houses are easily recognized because of the unique structure. They are usually made of solid stone with an empty ground floor for livestock keeping; while humans live on the upper floor. The Bouyei men all have excellent stonemasonry skills and good at creating elaborate patterned roofs on stone buildings....   [tags: clothes, customs, population]

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The Invention of the Light Bulb

- The light bulb is the most important invention in history. This invention helps in so many ways, most importantly; it helps us see when we are not able to, mostly at night. The light bulb is an invention that is used all the time. The light bulb has impacted the world in various ways. The only light source that was available consisted of candles, oil lanterns, and gas lamps. It was a very long process to create the light bulb known today. What the inventors mostly did was they kept on adding different filaments, or trying out new filaments....   [tags: thomas edison, filaments]

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Giant Pandas ( Ailuropoda Melanoleuca )

- Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) are an endangered species of large terrestrial mammal occupying about isolated areas of mountain forest (WWF, 2014a) in China. These forests are areas of high biodiversity and likely contain a wide variety of unknown species. It is, therefore, important to protect them. As a result of the ongoing conservation of Pandas, the habitat is relatively secure, gradually increasing and becoming less isolated due to new corridors (China’s Ministry of Forestry & WWF, 1989) between forests....   [tags: Giant Panda, Endangered species, Conservation]

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History Of The Silk Road

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]

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Innovations in Tang Dynasty China

- Banknotes, books, and accurate navigational tools have become a part of daily life for many people. Yet, they don’t recognize that these everyday objects didn't always exist. Not to mention, they all emerged in the same region, near the same time, and diffused along similar paths. The mariner’s compass, block printing, paper money, and several types of paper were all developed and used during the Tang dynasty, and they had a great impact on China. Knowledge of these creations was spread by groups of people and animals along the Silk Road, sub-Saharan, and Indian Ocean trade routes....   [tags: chinese history, inventions, compass]

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Influence of Chinese Traditional Flutes

- Influence of Chinese Traditional Flutes The Chinese flute is a beautiful instrument that can be dated back to Neolithic China. It is known for its sweet melodies and sounds that imitate nature (The Chinese Membrane Flute). Chinese traditional flutes greatly impacted the construction of the modern flute. Traditional flutes in China were made of animal bones and had holes to blow into, very much like the structure of the modern flute. World famous symphonies and orchestras use modern flutes to express sweet melodies and a nature-like feel....   [tags: melodies, instrument]

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Research Report On Monitoring Systems

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The Giant Panda Express Analysis

- ... Due to its low population, it is the only species of bear to be classified as globally endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s red list (Garshelis et. al. 170). Since the Giant Panda is on the endangered list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the animal has experienced a population reduction of greater than or equal to fifty percent in the last ten years, or the last three generations and that it is expected to experience another reduction in population in the next ten years, even though the cause for the reduction in population is clearly reversible (Criteria)....   [tags: Giant Panda, Endangered species, Bear, Ailuropoda]

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