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The Many Questions Facing the Human Existence

- Philosophy 101 Essay 3 There are many questions that face human existence. Questions that we ask others and ourselves, while we try to find meaning. When there seems to be no clear or true answer then this puzzles humanity as we have a longing to understand and a longing for clarity. There are tons of philosophical questions one can think of or ask but they all seem to boil down to one single question. Does life have meaning. This question has been pondered over since human existence. After searching this world for an answer and not finding a concrete reply, this can be a frustrating experience....   [tags: the meaning of life, philosophy essay]

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Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States

- Nuclear Waste Disposal in the United States The demand for nuclear waste disposal began 50 years ago while researching nuclear power in order to construct the atomic bomb. Even now the demand increases daily due to the use of nuclear fuels in medicine, research, and nuclear power all while there is still no way to permanently store some of these wastes. Engineers must face the difficult task transporting and storing these wastes properly while prioritizing the safety of the environment and all life within close proximity....   [tags: radiation, fuel, storage]

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Alternative Solutions to Housing in South Africa

- The target is to stimulate alternative solutions to housing per se, a challenging pro bono project, to identify affordable, acceptable and innovative solutions to the urgent need to lodge the urban poor, using low cost, sustainable design, construction and operation principles. In this essay, we'll look at some unique, eco-friendly alternative housing ideas that provide low-cost urban housing for under-developed nations with high demography. South Africa’s Award-Winning Solution The first qualifying solution came from MMA Architects, in South Africa; their design for a single-family home leveraged the low cost solution by recycling indigenous mud-and-wattle construction methods....   [tags: single-family home, urban poor]

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The China Central Television Headquarters Case Study

- Contents Page Introduction 4 Section 1 | Building selection, analysis of structural system and building process 5 Section 1.1 | Building Selection Section 1.2 | Analysis of the structural system 1.2a | Structural Form 1.2b | Structural Materials 1.2c | Method of structural stability 1.2d | Footings and foundations 1.2e | Constructability Section 1.3 | Building Process 1.3a | Planning approvals 1.3b | Documentation 1.3c | Site Preparation 1.3d | Programming Section 2 | Recommendations Section 3 | Conclusion Section 4 | References   Introduction The following report will use a case study to analyse the structural system of an existing high rise building, with this...   [tags: Construction in China ]

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Cognitive and Moral Development of Children

- Cognitive and moral developments are determined by a child’s experience and environment. As the child matures into adulthood they begin to view the world differently. The capacity to imagine what other people may be thinking and feeling is defined as perspective taking (Berk, 2007). This view aids in adolescents moral understanding and development. Identifying a child’s developmental stage assists in determining the proper support that is needed in order to provide a safe and nourishing environment....   [tags: child development, psychology, piaget, informative]

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Descartes Six Meditations on First Philosophy

- Throughout the six meditations on First Philosophy, French philosopher Rene Descartes seeks to find a concrete foundation for the basis of science, one which he states can only include certain and unquestionable beliefs. Anything less concrete, he argues will be exposed to the external world and to opposition by philosophical sceptics. The sense of the Cartesian reform is the imposition of a new method of thinking. Descartes’ method to begin with is reductive, removing all knowledge acquired without control, to become analytical, putting forward any knowledge in a process of division to present simple elements, those which are clear and distinct....   [tags: Philosophy]

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

- The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, focuses on the adulteress, Hester Prynne. It follows Hester’s growth from a weak outcast to a strong individual. It also describes the conflicts faced by her former husband and her former lover. While Roger Chillingworth, her former husband becomes more corrupted because of his desire for vengeance, her former lover, Arthur Dimmesdale, becomes more burdened with guilt. At first, Dimmesdale wants to expose his sins, but lacked the courage to accomplish it....   [tags: hester prynne, conflicts, diction]

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Piaget's Four Stages of Cognitive Development

- Describe Piaget’s four stages of cognitive development. Based on this understanding describe how you would tailor a coaching session to suit the needs of a child who is 6 years old. “The influence of Piaget’s ideas in developmental psychology has been enormous. He changed how people viewed the child’s world and their methods of studying children. He was an inspiration to many who came after and took up his ideas. Piaget's ideas have generated a huge amount of research which has increased our understanding of cognitive development.” (McLeod 2009)....   [tags: sports coaching]

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Justifying My Choice of Bridge Design

- Justify your choice of bridge design. Provide research that justifies your choice Through the many years bridge designs have changed dramatically, from few pieces of log being tied together to enormous suspension bridges span over hundreds of kilometres. As the technology and knowledge advanced the designs of the bridges became bigger and stronger. The bridge design which was chosen uses the Pegram Truss, which is a hybrid of Warren and Parker’s truss design. This particular design allows existing bridges to be recycled, meaning that the components of the original bridge can be reused and changed into the design....   [tags: Pegram Truss, civil engineering]

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- Boston Big Dig Disaster

- Most people remember July 10, 2006 as just another regular day in their lives. As for Angel Del Valle it was the day that he lost his most pride possession in life, his wife. While they were coming through the new section of the connector tunnel from Boston heading towards the Ted Williams Tunnel the ceiling from above collapsed and immediately killed Milena Del Valle who was driving at the time. "At least 12 tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of one of Boston's Big Dig tunnels, crushing a woman in a car and again raising concerns about the integrity of the massive highway project that is the central artery through the city, A steel tieback that held a 40-foot ceiling section over Inter...   [tags: American History]

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Rivers of Bangladesh

- Rivers of Bangladesh Meghna, Ganges, Brahmaputra The Drainage Basin Extensive, covering much of Bangladesh, parts of India, Nepal and China. The Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau form the rivers' watershed. The river Brahmaputra detours over a thousand kilometres as the river has not been able to cut a valley through the resistant rock of the Himalayas. The flood plain covers about 50% of Bangladesh's land area. The river erodes material in its upper course in China, India and Nepal, carrying huge amounts of sediment to be deposited as the river slows crossing the floodplain and delta of Bangladesh....   [tags: Papers]

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Algebra Tiles and the FOIL Method

- Algebra Tiles and the FOIL Method Algebra is one of the most critical classes a mathematics student takes. In this crucial course, the student must make the jump from concrete numbers and operations to variables and uncertainty. Unfortunately, this area of mathematics is where most students lose interest in mathematics because the concepts become too abstract. The abstractness frightens students and this fear is where the typical “I hate math” attitude comes from. Educators need to be aware of this problem and accept that the traditional methods of teaching mathematics, specifically algebra, are too focused on intangible concepts....   [tags: Mathematics Education Essays]

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Comparing Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky

- Methods and approaches to teaching have been greatly influenced by the research of Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Both have contributed to the field of education by offering explanations for children's cognitive learning styles and abilities. While Piaget and Vygotsky may differ on how they view cognitive development in children, both offer educators good suggestions on how to teach certain material in a developmentally appropriate manner. Piaget proposed that cognitive development from infant to young adult occurs in four universal and consecutive stages: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operations, and formal operations (Woolfolk, A., 2004)....   [tags: Educational Psychology, cognitive development]

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Outlining Two Theories of Development

- Theories of child development have been researched and published over the years. These researches have been done by popular theorists four of whom are Piaget (1896 –1980), Vygotsky (1896 –1934), Ausubel (1918 –2008) and Kohlberg (1927 –1987). First and foremost let me define the term theory. A theory is a collection of related statements; the principal function of which is to summarize and explain observations. It is in a sense an invention designed to make sense of what we know or suspect. Developmental theory on the other hand is a systematic statement of principles and generalizations that provides a coherent framework for understanding how and why people change as they grow older....   [tags: Psychology]

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Interview with a Massage Practitioner

- Many people pass this concrete stucco looking office on the strip mall. Most people who pass by may go to the bar next door to Dr. Mason’s chiropractic office. No one pays much attention to a place where all the windows are low tinted dark with a door that has the word doctor on it. People only look for doctors when they are injured or sick. I’m sure the lighted Budlight sign flashing and smell of food attract more people. It was different than what I expected from a doctor’s office. Surprisingly the roof was flat not pointed like most offices and not a very tall building....   [tags: Interview Essay]

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Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

- Jean Piaget (1896-1980) was a Swiss psychologist who had a lifelong interest in how individuals, especially children, use cognitive development to adapt to the world around them. Piaget published his first paper by the age of 10, completed his bachelor’s degree by the age of 18, and at the age of 22 received his PhD from the University of Neuchatel. Piaget spent many years of his life researching the developmental and cognitive knowledge of children. The Theory of Cognitive Development places focus on human intelligence and developmental thinking....   [tags: Child Development, psychology]

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Does Competition Benefit in Business?

- Does Competition Benefit in Business. Do businesses want to grow and advance, or remain at a standstill with production. Most say they want to grow and advance. This topic is important in the business standpoint. Shall business managers promote competition or not. “Smart business professionals use competition to their advantage” (Pearson 1). Businesses who use competition notice the positive effects later down the road. Seeking to thrive and grow, businesses need to promote competition and compete against the other firms in their business....   [tags: Business, Competition]

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Direct Intention vs Oblique Intention

- To be criminally liable of any crime in the UK, a jury has to prove beyond reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the Actus Reus and the Mens Rea. The Actus Reus is the physical element of the crime; it is Latin for ‘guilty act’. The defendant’s act must be voluntary, for criminal liability to be proven. The Mens Rea is Latin for guilty mind; it is the most difficult to prove of the two. To be pronounced guilty of a crime, the Mens Rea requires that the defendant planned, his or her actions before enacting them....   [tags: Legal Law]

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Age and Second Language Acquisition

- With the increasing popularity of dual immersion programs in schools and the widespread notion that language acquisition is something that needs to happen early on life, is there an ideal age to learn a second language (L2). Wilder Penfield and Lamar Roberts first introduced the idea that there is a “critical period” for learning language in 1959. This critical period is a biologically determined period referring to a period of time when learning/acquiring a language is relatively easy and typically meets with a high degree of success....   [tags: Second Language Acquisition]

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Roman Engineering and Greek Science

- This research paper is a study of Roman Engineering and Greek Science. This paper answers questions about Roman Engineering and Greek Science. My sources for this paper are books on the Roman Engineering and books on the Greek Science from the Harper College Library, the Arlington Heights Library and the Schaumburg Library. These sources are listed on the Works Cited page. Photocopies of the title pages of these books are included as attachments to this paper. History has it that the ancient Roman engineering and Greek science have aided a great deal in informing contemporary engineering and science....   [tags: technology, mathematics, science]

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Portrait of a Learner: Preschool

- To become an effective preschool teacher, teachers must be knowledgeable about the developmental milestones of children. Developmental milestones help both teachers and parents understand and recognize typical ages and stages of development for children. Children at this age, and any age in general, seem to develop at their own rate, but they share the same developmental characteristics for the most part. Developmental milestones are not strict rules for when or how a child should develop, they just provide a timeline for when to expect children to develop certain skills or behaviors based on cognitive, psychosocial, physical and moral development....   [tags: teaching techniques, toos]

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Mentoring to Give Someone Advantages

- Mentoring, in my understanding, is helping the person to achieve his /her goals using different methods. Mentor is somebody who knows the advantages and disadvantages of the person, and constantly encourages him /her to use the advantages in order to develop new skills, which can be used on the way to the main aim. Mentoring is a highly effective way to help the person to use the full range of his /her natural abilities. Usually people do not realize the real value of his /her possibilities and the possible ways to reach the needed results, thus, a lot of highly talented people live their lives without even realizing the real value of their talents....   [tags: relationship, responsibility, partnership]

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Fenway Park: The Home of the Boston Red Sox

- Baseball is one of the world's greatest sports and is played almost everywhere in the world. It is also one of the most historic games. The main historic part of baseball deals with the ballparks, the cities, and the teams that have been around for such a long time. Then you have the one and only Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Fenway Park is the longest standing and is still being used of all the Major League ballparks in the United States. Throughout the 100 years of Fenway Park's existence it has been built, named, burned down, rebuilt, and a whole lot of adding on to the ballpark....   [tags: baseball, game, history]

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Market-Based View and Resource-Based View of Innovation

- Two schools of thought exist on the drivers of innovation: the market-based view and resource-based view of innovation. The market-based view of innovation is founded on the premise that innovative organisations attempt to exploit changing market conditions. Market conditions are said to provide the initial conditions that govern the direction and quantity of an organisations innovative activities. Tidd et al (2001) assert that innovative organisations are those that scan their environment to absorb and process information regarding potential innovation....   [tags: Business Management ]

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An Application to a Civil Engineering Program

- No matter which way we look, the world is growing with more demand for creative and peculiar constructions with strong infrastructure. Chiang Mai, the city I currently live in is no different from the rest of the world, growing richer with buildings. To see the city’s style change into an environment with more human’s intervention made me realize that the shape of society is now in our hands. Together with the growing concerns of natural disasters and population growth, I realized civil engineers play a crucial role in every societies, designing more efficient structures that can provide safety and happiness, which attracted my interest into being one....   [tags: infrastructure, education, society]

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Sone Clay and Glass Industry

- The Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete Products Industry generates a broad array of products, primarily through physical modification of mined materials. The industry includes establishments engaged in the manufacturing of flat glass and other glass products, cement, structural clay products, pottery, concrete and gypsum products, cut stone, abrasive and asbestos products, and other products. Under the Stone, Clay, Glass, and Concrete is the Structural Clay industry which will be the primary focus of the report....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Quest for the Good

- The Quest for the Good Is the Good something concrete to be obtained, or is it a way of life unique to individuals. This question is asked most assuredly in a biased manner, directing us along a path to the answer. It raises many logical questions of how, exactly, the Good is framed, and what it means to live a good life. To do this, an understanding must be found of what exactly the Good is. The questions of how the Good is structured and what the Good is are intricately tied together, and as such both shall be explored....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Methods of Describing Auctions on Ebay

- The general public buys things based on their need for them. This leads to question what the need is. In most cases, the need is to purchase an item for an intended purpose. An example would be buying a tie for an interview. In other cases, the purchase is motivated by the connection to the item or the way one feels when presented with that item. The way an item is described is going to appeal to different audiences. When discussing the effectiveness of describing an item, the majority of the audience is going to be influenced by factual information, therefore making the description more effective....   [tags: personal, factual, purchase]

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Should the Death Penalty Be Legal?

- ... Death is always at least a little painful, there is no way to make it not this way. Because of this, it is considered a cruel, unusual punishment, and therefore, illegal, according to the constitution. Even though all the ways that they kill the condemned-lethal injection, electrocution, firing squad, hanging and gassing-are meant to be as painless as possible, there is no denying the fact that death is still at least somewhat painful, no matter the way you die. Even if it is over quickly, you will still have a moment of consciousness where you feel the pain, regardless....   [tags: life, death, pain, cruel]

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Psychological Testing of Sexual Preference

- I was most taken by chapter five on psychological testing of sexuality preference. I was always curious how it is possible to take this intangible and abstract feeling of sexual attraction and turn it into concrete data. It is natural for a psychologist to attempt to turn abstract data into concrete data where they can diagnose and treat symptoms of a disorder. Now, on their own, the diagnostics tests can gleam valuable information about a person’s inner psychology. However their terrible power lies in the interpretation and application of the results....   [tags: Symptoms, Diagnostic Tests]

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The Importance of Science Education

- Many may not realize it, but the teaching of science is of great importance in the education of a child or adolescent. It is more than a mere recitation of facts to remember. Science is all about the way how things work. We do things on a day to day basis and we don’t even realize all the science behind it. For example, we may open a light. We may flick a light switch, and the house gets all lit up. Was that magic. No. So how does it all happen. Have we ever put any thought into it. Wherever we turn, whatever we do, we are involved in doing things which are subjects within the realm of science....   [tags: teaching, experiments, interest]

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Statement of Purpose: Civil Engineering

- Statement of purpose “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I would like to start by going back to the initial days of Engineering where I was not sure about doing Engineering but as the days passed I started realizing the step that I took could not have been better .I was fascinated by the laboratories and field work of Civil Engineering and my interest for the subject started growing .Moreover, I had always had to believe that education which cannot help in the growth of the society is of no value which ensured my step of doing my under graduation in Civil Engineering ....   [tags: Civil Engineering, Construction]

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Child Development Case Study

- One precious little girl, charming responses, and thirty well spent minutes adds up to a successful Piaget project. The time spent on interviewing a child for cognitive development was insightful, and gave me a first hand look at how a child’s mind matures with age. N.G., 4 years, 11 months, embodied all I could ask for in a child to conduct such an interview on. Nearing her fifth birthday in the upcoming week, her age is central between ages three and seven, providing me with information that is certainly conducive to our study....   [tags: Child Development, Piaget, psychology]

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DuBois' Projective Test Research

- Abram Kardiner was a Neo-Freudian, who studied the possibility of external influences on personality. This led Kardiner to his works dealing with societal institutions and its interrelationship. Kardiner divided social institutions into two categorizes: Primary and Secondary Institutions (Lecture).   Primary Institutions are composed of household organizations, childhood disciplines and subsistence. Secondary Institutions consist of schools/educational systems, religion,government and political organizations....   [tags: Psychology]

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Theories of Child Development

- Theories abound around how people develop emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. This essay will examine the theories of five leaders on the subject of development. Jean Piaget believed in four stages of development that were fairly concrete in description (Atherton, 2010). 1. Sensorimotor stage (birth – 2 years old) – Children begin to make sense of the world around them based on their interaction with their physical environment. Reality begins to be defined. 2. Preoperational stage (ages 2-7) – Concrete physical stimuli are needed in order for a child to develop new concepts....   [tags: Child Development, Pyschology, Informative]

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The Kingdom of Thailand

- History Assignment The Kingdom of Thailand formerly known as Siam, is found in South East Asia. This country is renowned for having the most recorded reigns in the world. (1) About 64 million people live in Thailand and its largest city is Bangkok which is also its capital city. Thailand experienced rapid economic growth between 1985 and 1995, (2) and today, it is a newly industrialised country well renowned with tourists. Architecture in Thailand is a vital part of the community as it represents both the struggle of living there because of severe weather and also the cultural significance of Thailand and their religious beliefs....   [tags: Bangkok, South East Asia]

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Environmental Impact of Damns

- Although dams have some positive impacts on humans and some wildlife, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence showing the physical changes that occur in rivers caused by dams destroy river systems. More than 840,000 dams are in operational use worldwide, of these 80,000 are in the United States. With this many dams in the world obstructing free flowing rivers; the impacts are bound to be significant. The damaging effects of dams can be minimized and in many cases reversed through decommissioning dams that are outdated or no longer productive and by implementing a long-term monitoring plan with a focus on restoration of fluvial systems....   [tags: Shasta Damn, Hoover Damn]

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Immigration Then and Now

- In the 17th and 18th century the white settlers migrated to what is now America. Their culture and beliefs provided the groundwork and outline the U.S expansion (PBS). Today a different kind of immigration exist; the unwanted Mexican. The U.S government has gone to great extent to make sure the illegal immigrants stay out, building a concrete barrier comparable to the Berlin wall (A Nation). It’s apparent that the American people have forgotten how they once migrated to Indian Territory. The difference between the Mexican and White migration is the amount of support the white people had from the Federal Government....   [tags: white, mexican, security]

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Piaget and Cognitive Development

- Piaget and Cognitive Development Piaget saw cognitive development as an adaptive process. They gradually learn more about their environment and adapt. Children go through four stages. The preoperational stage is the second stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of two to seven. Children's representational thought grows in this stage, but they have problems with logic. The concrete operational stage is the third stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of seven to 11....   [tags: Papers]

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Building and the Environemnt

- Building and the Environemnt Introduction A berm house is a house that is banked with earth. The design and building methods that are used aid the building to require less energy being put into the building when construction is complete and the building is being used as its intended. Construction The Caer Llan berm house was “designed to be “massive” rather than “lightweight”. The use of vast quantities of block, concrete, etc, is intended to act as a stabiliser, both structurally and thermally....   [tags: Papers]

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Hoover Dam

- Lying in Black Canyon is the monumental structure known as Hoover Dam. Also known as Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam was built from 1931 to 1936. Frank Crowe was the head director of the building. The dam was built to irrigate the dry desert in the south west United States. The site of Hoover Dam is visited by millions of people annually and will continue to provide energy to many cities. In 1922, a commission was formed between Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The federal representative of the commission was Herbert Hoover....   [tags: US Engineering]

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Forensic Engineering

- Forensic Engineering is the application of the art and science of engineering in the justice system. It may include an investigation of the physical causes of accidents and other sources of claims and litigation, preparation of engineering reports, testimony at hearings and trials in administrative or judicial proceedings and the rendition of advisory opinions to assist the resolution of disputes affecting life or property. Structural Engineers are one of the many trained professionals who are classified under forensic engineering....   [tags: Engineering ]

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My Hot Family Vacation

- A few minutes before we landed at the airport, I looked at the screen in front of me and it showed ‘33°C’. It had been a year since I last experienced that kind of heat and I couldn’t bear it last time, so I wondered how I would cope with the heat this time. As the plane began to slow and turn into terminal, I could hear people around me start to get there belongings together so that they could get off the plane first. People returned the magazines to the rack on the back of the chair in front of them and I turned off my iPod and put it back in my bag....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience, Personal ]

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Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism

- In any novel worth reading there is use of basic rhetorical devices like symbolism, allusions, etc. Nathaniel Hawthorne viewed strongly abroad as excellent author for many reasons but none as prevalent as his use of symbolism. Hawthorne uses repetition, motifs and symbolism to poetically approximate allusions almost within every word of his book “The Scarlet Letter”. Symbolism is the adhesive in “The Scarlet Letter”, other than maintaining the reader’s interest, it also makes allusions to other famous works such as the bible, and he uses it to transition the exposition throughout the book....   [tags: American Literature]

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Use of Diction in Thomas Hardy's The Man He Killed

- Use of Diction in Thomas Hardy's The Man He Killed         Poems are typically written in a distinctive way to convey a specific message to the reader. The words or diction construct a poem by depicting ideas, feelings, setting, and characters. Therefore, a poet must chose his/her words with great care to create the appropriate message and to allow the reader to comprehend the general meaning. Thomas Hardy composed The Man He Killed, a poem demonstrating the effect war has upon soldiers and how war changes friend into a foe....   [tags: Thomas Hardy The Man He Killed]

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Technological Advancements

- Technological Advancements On November 7, 1940 the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was hit by winds of up to 40mph. The bridge began to twist and flutter. Some cables snapped and a six-hundred foot section of the bridge fell into Puget Sound. ^Wind is but one disaster, earthquakes are another^ (Jay Stuller 36). Disasters like this one and others could have been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. Due to the disasters in the world the structures of today and tomorrow are much safer. Today most of these catastrophes are avoided because of the up to date technology, like architecture, predicting the disasters before hand and new techniques used by emergency rescue teams....   [tags: essays papers]

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

- In the early 1900's, settlers of the San Francisco Bay Area considered the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which spans over eight miles long and 500 feet above the water at its highest point, an impossible feat. However, with only a few complications, the bridge was completed by November, 1936. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consists of two bridge types. The east section is a cantilever bridge, and the west, a suspension bridge. The 1.78 mile western span of the bridge between San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island presented the first obstacle....   [tags: Engineering]

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Verbal Image Translation Analysis Based Upon Ian Flemings "From Russia With Love"

- This paper deals with the problem of verbal image translation from SL ( English ) into TL ( Ukrainian ). The research is based on comparison of the original [ 1; 337p. ] and Ukrainian translation [ 2; 190p. ] of Ian Fleming’s “ James Bond : From Russia With Love” A few words should be mentioned about the author and his book . Ian Fleming ( 1908 – 1964 ) was a great journalist and detective stories writer . In 1931 he joined Reuters news agency, and during the World War 2 he was a personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence at the admiralty, rising to the rank of commander ....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Compare and Contrast From the Motorway and The Pylons

- Compare and Contrast From the Motorway and The Pylons The poems From the Motorway and The Pylons both share the same similarities between their subject matter, themes and tone, however the writes use different literary techniques to convey their message. The two poems warn the reader about the spreading of modern urban life. From the Motorway states how man has made Britain uniformly dull and removed her beauty. 'asleep in the promise of being nowhere anyone would like to get to' This quote shows places that have not been touched by the growth of the motorways and how quaint and tranquil they are....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Global Theory of Knowledge for the Future

- A Global Theory of Knowledge for the Future ABSTRACT: There is too much factual knowledge to grasp even a speck of the whole. This makes for an excessive diversity that lacks in coherent unity. With no coherency in the parts, there will be no coherent truth in the whole. Without coherent truth there is only a relative truth. Relative truth makes for contradiction from different viewpoints, perceptions, and perspectives. Contradictions deny a common definition and meaning of truth, morality, justice, and beauty....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]

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The Importance of Clear and Precise Writing

- To gain understanding, the path from sender to receiver must be straight, clear, and concrete. If one clouds this path, the sender can state anything to the naivete of the receiver. A distrust builds between the receiver and the sender to a point at which the receiver will not believe anything that comes from the sender, or the sender puts himself above and no longer wants to be a part of the receiver's world. This happens all to frequently in the political world. The members of parliament use jargon to not offend as many people as possible....   [tags: Papers]

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Understanding the Place

- A place is not just a place. It exists at a certain location for a reason; that is, it does not just show up for just any purpose. It is built and designed the way it is for a reason. Landscape architecture, it is not just about the building or architecture, it is about the place, the ecology, and about understanding it in a so much deeper level. According to Patricia Martin in Revisiting Downsview Park Toronto “Landscape architecture is also a conscious shaping of land to accommodate human use and activity.” The two places, Mrak Mall and Olson Bridge over Pathway, are the examples about understanding the place....   [tags: Architecture]

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Whole Brain Model

- Ned Hermann improved his model of Brain Dominance in 1979. His Whole Brain Model (Herman, 1995) combines Roger Sperry's left/right brain theory and Paul MacLean's triune model (rational brain, intermediate brain and primitive brain) to produce a quadrant model of the brain. The quadrants are: Left Cerebral (upper left), Left Limbic (lower left), Right Limbic (lower right), Right Cerebral (upper right), as with the other brain models, each area has functions connected it to produce a model of thinking and learning....   [tags: Biology, Ned Hermann]

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Sociocultural Constructivism Theory

- Chapter 2: Theoretical Framework: Cognitive Constructivism Theory and Sociocultural Constructivism Theory As stated in Chapter I, to create better readers, many reading specialists agree that word study is a developmentally sound approach to providing reading instruction (Bear et al, 2008; Ganske, 2000; Zutell, 1999). Word study is founded on robust evidence-based research on the developmental stages of reading and spelling; however, word study and specifically word sorts have a diminuative amount of scientific evidence as to it success in reading instruction (Boscardin et al, ND)....   [tags: Sociology, Piaget]

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Adolescence Cognitive Development

- Summary The purpose of this issue paper is to compare and contrast two different articles one written by L.E. Berk in 2010 that explores lifespan development. The other article was written by the staff and research team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford in 2012 that addresses what cognitive development is and the progress of adolescence cognitive development. Cognitive development begins from the moment of birth and continues throughout life. However, this student finds the cognitive abilities are more complex during the adolescent years....   [tags: Child Development ]

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Child Development Stages

- As children grow towards adolescence they go through many stages of development. Child development refers to the stages of physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and language growth that occurs from the birth to beginning of adulthood. All aspects of a child's development may be affected by many different factors, including a poor learning environment, lack of social interaction, cultural background differences, abuse, and loss of a parent. All of the before mentioned examples can affect the child's maturation, "a biological growth process that enables orderly changes in behavior, relatively uninfluenced by experience" (Myers 172)....   [tags: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, language]

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What's Sustainable Development?

- “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs” (Sassi, 2006). Council house is first purpose built office building in Australia and also known as CH2 and located in Melbourne CBD, which is at 240 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. CH2 is one of the biggest sustainable building in Australia, which is owned by city of Melbourne and has achieved maximum six Green Star rating, certifies by the Green Building Council of Australia on 22 March 2005 (Green Building Council of Australia, 2014)....   [tags: material science, recycable materials]

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Magnitogorsk: Time, Forward

- During the post World War I era, many European countries were rebuilding, and the Soviet Union saw this as a chance to catch up. The Soviet Union, under Joseph Stalin’s rule, implemented the five-year plan as strategy for rapid industrialization (Hunt, 846). A great example of Stalin’s five-year plan was the construction of Magnitogorsk, a city based around a massive factory. This construction flawlessly captured Stalin’s goals for progression, efficiency, and conquering nature (back cover). The novel Time, Forward....   [tags: book and story review]

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Skateboading: My Escape

- Recently I wrote a journal responding to “Tortillas,” by Jose Antonio Burciaga, that describes the importance of tortillas to Burciaga’s culture and how his experiences with tortillas have made him who he is today. Relating to Buciaga’s article, I also have a particular story that has helped shape the person I am today. When I was younger I would always go over to my cousin’s house every weekend, and while I was there I would play with his skateboard. Every weekend I would make an attempt to ride it....   [tags: Journal, Experience, Sport]

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Measuring a Hotel's Quality of Customer Service

- Measuring a Hotel's Quality of Customer Service It is quite difficult to measure the quality of a service, because the satisfaction of the customer depends on many intangible factors and psychological features. The principal methods to evaluate services are: SERVQUAL, Gap Analysis, Tolerance zone and Walking Audits. We are going to explain this methods and study if we could apply them to the hotel. § SERVQUAL It is a multiple-item scale named SERVQUAL, which measures the five dimensions of service quality.9 The dimensions are: - Reliability....   [tags: Papers]

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The Therapeutic Theater

- Ways of Knowing, Modes of Acting": The Therapeutic Theater world ratLife, as it is represented through various media, has a brainwashing effect on the spectator: he consumes a fabricated her than producing one of his own. The unconscious is constantly repressed, while the conscious is force fed images which basely appeal to the controlled linear processes of the brain. Psychiatrist C.G. Jung writes: "The source of numerous psychic disturbances and difficulties occasioned by man's progressive alienation from his instinctual foundation, i.e., by his uprootedness and identification with his conscious knowledge of himself, by his concern with consciousness at the expense of the unconscious....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Berlin Wall Piece

- A Piece of History A seventh grader asks his dad about the eighties. Unfortunately his dad can't remember anything about the eighties;and the older sister helps him remember the past. “Berlin Wall Piece,” by Sam Shepard is a story where a small piece of concrete helps a crazy father remember his modern history. A theme for the story would be: how a small piece of history can bring back so many old memories and controversies. When the story first opens up, a seventh grader is interviewing his father for his social studies class....   [tags: Sam Shepard]

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The Images of Full Fathom Five

- The Images of Full Fathom Five In the world of seafaring men, William Shakespeare may not be particularly celebrated. It can't, however, be said that he didn't try his hand at a dirge for such sailors in his poem, "Full Fathom Five." In this poem, the use of concrete images and onomatopoeia brings to life the poem, bringing the reader closer to the bottom of the sea where the poem is set. On the seafloor, we are told, a corpse of "thy father" (Imogen) lies (l. 1). The poem instantly then begins to paint the setting of his watery grave with images that the reader is then almost able to see....   [tags: Full Fathom Five Essays]

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Good and Evil in Quinn's Ishmael

- Human beings are destroying the world. It's a fact we all know. Pollution is abundant, we chop down rain forests, we kill our own kind, we steal, lie, and cheat, and the list could go on and on. Daniel Quinn believes that this destruction comes from something more extreme than just the notion to survive. In his novel, Ishmael, Quinn believes that the problems facing humanity are do to man's knowledge of good and evil.      Man's knowledge of good and evil gives us the power to rule the world any way we please....   [tags: Daniel Quinn essays research papers]

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Exploring Classical Theism and Physicalism

- Exploring Classical Theism and Physicalism ABSTRACT: Could a classical theist be a physicalist. Although a negative answer to this question may seem obvious, it turns out that a case can be made for the consistency of a variant of classical theism and global supervenience physicalism. Although intriguing, the case ultimately fails due to the weakness of global supervenience as an account of the dependence of mental on physical properties. Physicalism is popular these days, and to a lesser extent so is classical theism....   [tags: Religion]

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The Theories of Jean Piaget

- The Theories of Jean Piaget This essay is about Jean Piaget's theory. Piaget's theory has two main strands: first, an account of the mechanisms by which cognitive development takes place; and second, an account of the four main stages of cognitive development through which children pass. Piaget suggested that there are four main stages in the cognitive development of children. In the first two years, children pass through a sensory-motor stage during which they progress from cognitive structures dominated by instinctual drives and undifferentiated emotions to more organized systems of concrete concepts, differentiated emotions, and their first external affective...   [tags: Papers]

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J.J.P. Oud and Dutch Architecture

- Jacobus Johannes Pieter Oud was born in Purmerend, North Holland in 1890. He began his education at Amsterdam's Quellinus School of Decorative Arts and later began working with the architectural firm of Jeseph Cuypers and Jan Stuyt in 1907. Oud was interested in architectural theory, and found his lack of knowledge in that area frustrating. He left the firm after only six months to study at the National School for Art Education in Amsterdam. He had high expectations for the education he would receive at the School, but they failed to materialize....   [tags: J.J.P. Oud Biography Architecture Architect]

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The House on Mango Street

- The House on Mango Street At the novel's end, Esperanza declares that she is too strong for Mango Street to keep her forever. What is the nature of her strength. How does Cisneros establish this characteristic elsewhere in the book. Esperanza feels she is too strong to live on Mango Street. She feels her life would be better if she lived somewhere else. She wants to leave Mango Street so that she can find herself. Esperanza knows that she is not like the others on Mango Street, and she wants to move to a place "with trees around it, a big yard and grass growing without a fence" (page 4)....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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Purchasing Drill Accessories

- The use of drill accessories are increasing for commercial as well as domestic projects. The reason is that these cordless drill accessories can perform multiple tasks in a short time. Whether you are making a hole in a wall or mixing liquid for painting, it is essential to include drill accessories with other equipment. While purchasing for drill tools, you can get all essential drill parts in form of drill accessory set. This set is considered an essential item for wood and metal applications and also used for other construction tasks....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Dopplar Radar

- Doppler Radar The Social realm of Doppler radar relates to many different things we do in everyday life, anytime you are going outdoors anywhere in the world you can find out what it is going to be like before you even step outside. This is made possible with the use of Doppler Radar. In this section I am going to discuss the social realm of Doppler radar in the local, regional, national and global areas. First we must know what is Doppler radar. Doppler radar is a device that measures the Doppler shift in a radar beam reflected from an object’s motion towards or away from the radar aerial....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hoover Dam

- Hoover Dam      The Hoover Dam is one of America¡¦s greatest civil engineering marvels (Hernan 22) and ¡§has become a magnet to those fascinated by human ingenuity at its best¡¨ (Haussler 30). With its enormous size and construction during the Great Depression, it was an interesting topic to me. I would like to major in civil engineering and, at first, I was researching this topic. I was looking for salary and job descriptions. Then, I discovered the name John L. Savage, the engineer who supervised the design of the Hoover Dam and many other dams in the United States....   [tags: Civil Engineering Construction Essays]

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Different Types of Bridges

- Different Types of Bridges The quest for travel has always been one that man has tried to conquer. First, he traveled on foot, and then developed methods of transportation such as boats, but one of the first obstacles that he had to overcome was getting across rivers, waterways, and canals. Today, bridges have become a part of everyday life; hence without them, people would have a much more difficult time going from one place to another. In the United States alone, there are more than half a million bridges (History of Bridges 1)....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Comparing Piaget and Vygotsky

- Cognition is the process involved in thinking and mental activity, such as attention, memory and problem solving. In this essay on cognitive development I will compare and contrast the theories of Piaget and Vygotsky, who were both influential in forming a more scientific approach to analyzing the cognitive development process of the child active construction of knowledge. (Flanagan 1996 P.72). I will then evaluate the usefulness of these theories in understanding a child's development. Both Piaget and Vygotsky agreed that children's cognitive development took place in stages....   [tags: Theories on Cognitive Development Process]

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Developmental Psychology Theoretical Approaches

- Overview Four theoretical approaches to cognitive development Piaget’s theory Information processing theories Core knowledge theories Sociocultural theories (Vygotsky) General Themes Nature and nurture Continuity vs. discontinuity Active vs passive child Nurture (environment, learning) John Locke (1632-1704) –Infant’s mind as “tabula rasa” Behaviorism (e.g. Watson, Skinner) Nurture (environment, learning) 'A child's mind is a blank book. During the first years of his life, much will be written on the pages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Housing Project

- Chicago’s Cabrini-Green public housing project is notorious in the United States for being the most impoverished and crime-ridden public housing development ever established. Originally established as inexpensive housing in the 1940’s, it soon became a vast complex of unsightly concrete low and high-rise apartment structures. Originally touted as a giant step forward in the development of public housing, it quickly changed from a racially and economically diverse housing complex to a predominantly black, extremely poor ghetto....   [tags: Poverty Ghetto Chicago]

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The Importance of Communication

- Effective communication is essential to the success of any business organization. Since the world is becoming a global village it is of utmost importance to effectively communicate within and outside of an organization. However, due to large organizational sizes and tall organizational structures it becomes difficult to get any message across. This creates boundaries in the organization, internally in terms of various departments and externally in terms of customers. To overcome this dilemma, in the video ‘Messages that Stick', Professor Chip Heath emphasizes on the importance of making the point stick rather than just getting the message across and explains how to go about it....   [tags: Business Management Communication]

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Roman vs. Greek Civilization

- Roman vs. Greek Civilization Although both Roman and Greek civilizations shared similarities in the areas of art and literature, their differences were many and prominent. Their contrasting aspects rest mainly upon political systems and engineering progress, but there are also several small discrepancies that distinguish between these two societies. This essay will examine these differences and explain why, ultimately, Rome was the more advanced civilization of the two. Greece, originally ruled by an oligarchy ("rule of the few"), operated under the premise that those selected to rule were selected based not upon birth but instead upon wealth....   [tags: Persuasive, Argumentative, History]

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The Presentations of the Mother and the Father in Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark

- The Presentations of the Mother and the Father in Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark The presentations of the mother and father in Seamus Deane's 'Readingin the dark' are very different and the author appears to have set them in contrast to each other. Their roles with regards to their children appear through their relationships with them, especially with the narrator himself, as his relationship with his parents is at the heart of the novel, much like the young boy in Frank McCourt's 'Angela's Ashes'....   [tags: Papers]

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roman architecture

- The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Coastal Erosion

- Coastal Erosion [IMAGE][IMAGE]Coastal erosion presents a problem along the coastlines of Britain. One of the many areas affected by this is Walton-on-the-Naze, situated in the Southeast coast of England, about sixty-five miles from London. Walton-on-the-Naze is a dated tourist resort with a pier, which has an end shut off due to unsafe structure. There is an area of cliffs further up coast, which are suffering from erosion and cliff collapse. The government has erected a number of different sea defence mechanisms including groynes, rip rap and wooden revetments....   [tags: Papers]

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