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Principles, Policies & Frameworks of Inclusive Schooling

- Briefly discuss how you believe policies and legislation related to Inclusive Education could influence attitudes towards the way society accepts difference. In recent times I believe there has been a heightened awareness regarding the necessity to develop Inclusive Classrooms that celebrate difference and cater for a diverse range of learning styles and needs. My belief is reflected in the increasing amount of policies and legislation being developed at both state and Commonwealth levels. These approaches range from Anti-Discrimination Acts, Child Protection, Disability Services and Privacy Legislation....   [tags: Education ]

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Preventing Infectious Diseases Due to Climate Changes

- The essential method for preventing climate change from affecting human health is to stop climate change altogether. While some degree of climate change has already occurred, the idea is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to the extend where this phe¬nomenon is considerably slowed. The in¬tergovernmental panel on climate change has determined that a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (compared with 1990 levels) by 2050 will be necessary to stabilize the global temperature increase at 2–2.4 °c compared with preindustrial times....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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Scientists and Invention of New Technology

- Science is only limited by the curiosity of the scientist and the quality of the instruments they use. With the invention of new technology, the boundaries of society’s collective knowledge widen with the increased capabilities of scientific equipment and practices. Because of this, interests such as ecology and population theories radically changed over the course of the 1900’s as the United States began to face land and food crises. While ecological techniques and practices were improved by ecologists such as Aldo Leopold and Paul Sears, population theorists such as Thomas Malthus and Lester Brown were able to formulate ideas and delve into the science behind the growth and fluctuations o...   [tags: ecological techniques, food crisis]

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History of the Origins of Environmental Ethics

- History of the Origins of Environmental Ethics The inspiration for environmental ethics was the first Earth Day in 1970 when environmentalists started urging philosophers who were involved with environmental groups to do something about environmental ethics. An intellectual climate had developed in the last few years of the 1960s in large part because of the publication of two papers in Science: Lynn White's "The Historical Roots of our Ecologic Crisis" (March 1967) and Garett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" (December 1968)....   [tags: Ethics Philosophy Essays]

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Environmental Apathy in Young Adults

- Before I start my speech, I want you guys to do something for me. I want you to picture your favorite place outdoors. It can be anywhere. A place you visit frequently, or even a place that you’ve been once, or even just seen in a picture that left a memory, or an imprint in your mind. I want you to picture the animals, the greenery, the fresh air that fills this place. Imagine how many people, and organisms that this one area has affected, and how many of these organisms depend on this place to survive....   [tags: Environment]

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How to Become a Zoologist

- The process of becoming a zoologist requires great self-determination, persistence, patience, and discipline; the role of zoologists has taken on increased levels of importance recently because of the need to teach respect for the environment and also the animals of the world. It is important to have zoologists around, not only for animals but for humans also. Humans need to have the knowledge about animals to comprehend what goes on in the environmental issues that happens around them everyday....   [tags: career choices/opportunities]

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The Importance of Plankton in Pelagic Food Webs and Carbon Cycling

- ... Phytoplankton also affects carbon dioxide levels when they die. Phytoplankton, are composed of substance that contain carbon. Dead phytoplankton can sink to the ocean floor. The carbon in the phytoplankton is soon covered by other material sinking to the ocean bottom. Deforestation contributes to the accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by reducing vegetation that takes up carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide acts as a “greenhouse” gas in the atmosphere, and therefore may contribute to global warming....   [tags: water, drift, organisms, movement, styles]

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Application for a Grant to Stay at University of Rostock

- ... Moreover, I have a broad experience in laboratory techniques, experimental design and data analysis, which I have been developing since I was an intern student. The experiences and results that I would gain in the research stay would compliment relevant topics of my thesis project and they will be publication oriented. My ongoing research is focused on the ecophysiological study of two red seaweeds from a Mediterranean estuary in South Spain. I am particularly interested in understanding how the different environmental factors affect the growth and spatial distribution of the two species that inhabit the intertidal zone....   [tags: education, reseach, goals]

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Social Change: Moving Toward a Sustainable Society

- Social change- Moving toward a sustainable society Additional language to Spanish III Introduction During this evolution, the ecosystems suffered alterations, often for the action of the organisms that shaped his community, as the changes of the succession, and others for natural phenomena that caused the massive extinction of species. These alterations were muffled by the natural way, which did that the life continued working on the Earth. Nowadays, the human action on the biosphere has provoked severe deteriorations, which many people consider exceeds the regenerating capacity of the ecosystems and that undoubtedly will reverberate in the quality of life of his settlers....   [tags: society, ecosystem, biosphere]

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Guiding Students To Find Their Passion

- When I was a high school student, I was interested in science to a point but did not believe that I was cut out for a career in science. In fact, I did not even consider studying science in college until I participated in the Watershed Watch program at UNH. The two-week environmental science seminar was intense. Guided by experienced scientists, students were empowered to build foundational knowledge of basic information and research techniques, and used that knowledge to conduct their own scientific research....   [tags: Career Goals]

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Investigation of Scholarly Publications

- To understand the writing style of the research article, which is also called “Full paper” and the most dominant and distributed style of article in my field, I would like to compare the two respectable papers from different genre in my fields (the research article and the review paper) here. These papers’ full citation is listed below this paragraph. I chose some traits representing difference of two genres; audience and purpose, title, and organization. As I thought grasping organization is important for my study, I would like to describe more detailed features about this section analyzing three segments, section, reference and citation, and table and figure....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Goal Setting and Motivation

- Goal Setting and Motivation As I type this in my office at Henley beach in South Australia the Winter month are just around the corner and for a lot of people this can lead to a drop of Motivation.Then again you may live in the Northern Emisphere and are getting excited about be able to exercise in the warmer weather. Either way it’s it beneficial to set goals to help you achieve the outcomes you want and to help with your motivation. There is a principle called the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. principle where each letter is an acronym of the principle....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Major Causes of Extinction

- Major Causes of Extinction Hotspots are areas that have rich diversity of species, but many species have become critically endangered because of devastating human activities. The loss of biodiversity in many hotspots was mainly because of habitat loss and fragmentation which in turn have occurred due to pollution, overexploitation of resources, deforestation, increased human population, and introduction of exotic species (Background paper on Himalayan ecology, 2010). For Himalaya, deforestation is one of the main causes of extinction....   [tags: Environment, Hotspots, Loss of Biodiversity]

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The Ramifications of Green Political Thought

- The Ramifications of Green Political Thought According to Andrew Dobson The fundamental concept Andrew Dobson brings out in his novel Green Political Thought, is the revolutionary im-plications of ecologism. Dobson describes ecology as “deep green thinking.” He asserts that ecologism is a distinctive political ideology, which is separate from environmentalism, just as liberal-ism, conservatism, and socialism are kept separate from one another. He further maintains that what sets ecologism apart from other ideologies is "its focus on the relation-ship between human beings and the non-human natural world." Dobson further states that the purpose of green con-sumerism is to dist...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Impact of Outside Invasion in the Central Andes and Himalayas

- Impact of Outside Invasion in the Central Andes and Himalayas In Toward a Cultural Ecology of Mountains: The Central Andes and Himalayas Compared, David Guillet writes to address the nature of cultural adaptations between two mountain populations. His research is spurred by increased recognition that human intervention can cause detrimental resource degeneration in these fragile mountain environments. Guillet attempts to answer two questions; What environmental constraints on material provisioning will a human population encounter in mountains....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers]

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European Animals Incite Ecological Changes in the New World

- European Animals Incite Ecological Changes in the New World When Columbus and the first landed in the Americas, he was confronted with a totally new world. This was not just new in the sense of people and land, but also in an ecological one as well. Columbus had stumbled across a land that, although already populated by people, was basically untouched. The people who lived in these new lands were completely in sync with nature. They valued the land for what it was worth and as such, they preserved it....   [tags: American America History]

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Becoming An Ecologist Is An Exciting Venture

- Becoming an Ecologist is an Exciting Venture Because of the increasing changes in the environment, a career as an ecologist is an important venture, especially for an earth-science oriented person with a love for nature and animals. With the number of ecological disasters escalating every year there is an ever increasing need for ecologists and people trained in ecology. Along with these disasters there are hundreds of animals and plants that are disappearing off the planet everyday. There is also an increasing demand for a person with the training to take care for, rehabilitate and then return to the wild injure animals, which is the prime responsibility of an ecologist....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scaled Quail

- The scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) is a ground dwelling bird. The scaled quail is also called the blue quail or cotton top. The scaled quail make their habitat in desert grassland and shrub lands. The quail weigh 6 oz and are 9 to 13 inches tall. Scaled quail feed on seeds, leaves and insects. Scaled quail are found in southwestern portion of the United States and Northern Mexico. The quail are swift on prefer to run than fly.the scale quail gets is name by the scale A female quail could hatch ten to fourteen chicks....   [tags: Conservation]

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Landscape Urbanism

- Landscape urbanism brings together two previously unrelated terms to suggest a new hybrid discipline. While there has been much support for landscape urbanism ideas within the design and planning professions, a considerable amount of skepticism and even hostility remains. This paper reviews the criticisms of the landscape urbanism and argues that many of these censures are valid. This paper will conduct a critical analysis of the key concepts derived from the landscape urbanism movement. From the analysis it will become evident that landscape urbanism is a concept that require significant perfection in order to contribute to a productive shift in urban design thinking and practice....   [tags: City Planning]

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Biodiversity

- Biodiversity INTRODUCTION Franck and Brownstone define biological diversity as 'the variety and variability of living organisms and the biological communities in which they live' (36). Decades of progress in both the scientific and political arenas have advanced environmental legislation to protect biodiversity at not only the ecosystem level, but for specific species and genetic material as well. Research has shown the importance of every organism and their role in the global ecosystem, and legislation has gradually matured to protect not only species which may become endangered, but the habitats they need to survive as well....   [tags: Environement Ecoogy Essays Papers]

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How can acousmatic music communicate its intention to the listener?

- Acousmatic music can be challenging to communicate its intention to the listener. Unlike traditional music their is 'no score, no system and no pre-segmented discrete units like notes' (Anderson, 2007; p. 2). Acousmatic music uses what is heard without seeing or knowing the physical origin of the sound as a compositional tool (Contré, WWW). 'It is a type of electroacoustic music, which exists in a recorded format, transmitted and perceived, during performances, via the loudspeaker' (Anderson, p....   [tags: Music, Electroacoustic Music]

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Problems Associated with Drought in Africa, and Proposed Solutions

- Africa is a continent that suffers from many problems in many areas. The name of the continent has become synonymous with poverty, hunger and disease. These problems are connected with each other significantly. Many observers believe that the successive African crises are because of some reasons such as violence in most African countries, corruption that is rooted in the majority of African governments and stagflation which puts the continent in the mouth of hunger and unemployment(Stewart, 2004)....   [tags: african studies]

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An Analysis of Charles Darwin’s Visit to the Galápagos

- Now, Darwin was not the first to land on this group of islands, but rather was the first to document an extensive analysis on everything from animals, plants, habitat, and climate. The majesty held by the landscape described by Darwin is unparalleled by no other known to human kind, even today.“Imps of Darkness” that emerge from the depths of the sea, giant tortoises whose size are incomparable to any European tortoise and specimen of finches indigenous to its own respective island are examples of Charles Darwin’s analysis upon his first encounter with the archipelago, Galápagos....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Should Committed Environmentalists Choose to Adopt a Vegan/Vegetarian Diet?

- Introduction The environmental impacts of a diet based in animal products is well documented and is the source of much debate. According to a controversial United Nations report entitled Livestock's Long Shadow (2006),“The livestock sector emerges as one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” For those committed to reducing their environmental impacts, one solution would be to transfer to a vegetarian or even vegan diet....   [tags: Animal Rights ]

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Love in the Time of the Victorian Era

- True love is not found within the goals of economic survival or societal gains, rather it is found when two individuals unite in marriage because they have a genuine affection for each other. In her novel, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen depicts what love in a traditional Victorian era would be defined as. Austen displays love as the center of attention for all of society, along with the influences society has on it. Through various characters, such as Mr. Collins and Mrs. Bennet, Austen demonstrates how money and status can largely shape love and the idea of who to love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Austin]

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Multimedia and the Mass Communication of Science

- Scientific studies are published for the scientific community. More specifically, they tend to be written with the expectation of being read by peers. This may seem obvious, and yet it shouldn't be. The style of writing that occurs when writing to peers cannot help but alienate a portion of the audience that should be informed. This also results in increasingly isolated divisions of the scientific community and widens the gaps between disciplines in terms of interests, language, and knowledge. Archaeology is one of the first fields to become dissatisfied with this division....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Human Evolutionary Traits and Behjaviours: Bipedalism

- Throughout the conceptual yet acknowledged theories surrounding human evolutionary traits and behaviours, the exact forces that specifically promoted bipedalism are still difficult to determine. Controversy lies with the suggestion that bipedalism arose from as early as 5.8 million years ago, in the late Miocene era, but it can be scientifically defined that the first definite bipedal hominin was the Australopithecus anamensis in the Pliocene. These findings suggest that at 3.9-2.9 million years ago, bipedalism was evolving; certain conditions acted as influences upon the hominins to develop bipedality....   [tags: Evolution Biology]

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Environmental Laws vs. Economic Freedom

- Sustainability Vega-Gordilio and Alvarez-Arce (2003) states economic freedoms exist in the following conditions; property acquired without the use of force, fraud, or theft is protected from physical invasions by others. Economic freedoms exist when individuals are free to use, exchange, or give their property to another as long as their actions do not violate the identical rights of others (Vega-Gordilio & Alvarez-Arce, 2003). Environmental laws are established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who works with state, federal, and other government agencies to issue limitations on individuals and organizations in order to protect the environment, endangered species, and others from...   [tags: U.S. Government ]

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Capitalism and the Natural Environment

- Concept of capitalism can be difficult to understand. It is commonly identified by economist and political philosophers as a system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated in the free market in exchange for a profit (Galbraith, 1952). The economical/social system determines the structure of production, the allocation of inputs and outputs, and consumption of goods. Capitalism remains popular in America because it values freedom, much like the people in our country. This is true because it allows individuals to set their own plans and pursue their own goals; in addition, one can decide what career they would enjoy most, thus creating an incentive and reward for achi...   [tags: Free Market, Consumerism, Environment]

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Cancer’s Boundless Limits Towards Evolution

- In today’s quickly growing medical field there seems to be no obstacle that science has yet to overcome. In visits to doctors or hospitals, we explain our symptoms and sure enough a few minutes later we walk out with a prescription in hand. Yet recently the battle against cancer has grown more difficult because ways to treat and cure patients has significantly narrowed. Cancer has become the greatest medical mystery due to inconclusive facts about the disease that remain unresolved. Therefore treatments like chemotherapy and radiation are showing less and less results and it is becoming more evident that cancer is being driven by the selective pressure of natural selection....   [tags: Health]

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Converting Property to Dorm Use

- With $150,000 to use toward the renovation of distressed property, I would turn a building with 8 units or more into a family dormitory for community colleges in the inner city. The purpose of the renovation would be a personal one as I attempt to extend services to low income families in the process of attaining higher education. The goal of the dorm would be to unite families who are working toward a degree into a comprehensive community that concentrates on urban agriculture and conservation, community leadership and building, family and community togetherness....   [tags: Real Estate]

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White Nose Syndrome in Bats

- The population of bats in the United States is facing a serious threat of extinction due to the outbreak of a deadly fungus called Deomyces destructans. The fungus is nicknamed White-Nose Syndrome, after the white fungus that typically appears on the infected bats noses and wings. Other signs and symptoms of White Nose Syndrome are white fungus on the ears and tail as well, bats flying during the day in the middle of winter, bats clustered near the entrance to a hibernacle or cave, and general abnormal behavior for a hibernating bat....   [tags: Ancient Greece]

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Residential Segregation in Cincinnati

- Urban social and spatial geography is largely connected with household income. In class the texts of Kaplan and Berube have been examined to demonstrate that these concepts are directly related. The Claritas Corporation has created “lifestyle clusters” that attempt to explain the division in social geography along with the occurrence of different divides within cities. The complexity theory goes along with this concept explaining that a city is a series of intricate processes and can be understood through the different elements of an urban area....   [tags: Residential Segregation]

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The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America

- The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America Shetler, in the book Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus, supports the myth that the new world was an unspoiled paradise by stating that " Native people were transparent in the landscape, living as natural elements of the ecosphere. Their world…was a world of barely perceptible human disturbances"(Shetler 1991). Sale contends that the Indians had a benign effect and refering to them as the "Ecological Indian".(Sale 1990) These are fine examples of the new way of portraying the Native Americans as "Noble Savages"....   [tags: American America History]

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The First Green Politician

- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once stated, “A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” As the thirty-second President of the United States, during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war, Roosevelt recognized and addressed the need for conserving and protecting the nation’s natural resources. Roosevelt put forth the necessary effort to not only raise awareness, but also create a change in the literal ‘land’ of the free....   [tags: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 2015]

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Innovation In David Mc Culloughs The Great Bridge

- ALBERT EINSTEIN once said about the invention of the Atomic Bomb that it was as much a matter of scientific knowledge and astuteness, as it was a call of circumstances and time. The millennial brightness of Albert Einstein, the pressing imminence of war and the determination to succeed of the American government and scientists, are part of the ecology of innovation that surrounded the emergence of nuclear technology, and eventually led to the creation of the atomic bomb and its destructive power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Impact of Travel on the Evironment

- The Impact of Travel on the Evironment Human history has been defined by movement and expansion, as humans slowly moved throughout the globe. Even after humans had populated the entire world, humans continued to travel for many reasons: war, trade, adventure, and religion. It would seem that the human species is filled with inveterate travelers. Throughout history, those nations and civilizations that had the best modes of transportation seemed to have a real competitive advantage. The “northern barbarians” who savaged and conquered much of Europe in its early history, the Greeks, the Romans, and eventually all of Europe in the age of Exploration dominated because they had superior transpo...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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The Problems of Southern California

- From reading the author’s book “Ecology of Fear,” Mike Davis’ main thesis for writing this book was to make readers become aware of the underlying problems and threats which have existed or currently exist in Southern California and how these problems shape the way we live today and in the imminent future as well. Although Davis did not really provide us with any remedies for the problems facing Southern California, this book made it very clear to the readers that problems do still exist, although at times they may sound subtle in nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Choas Theory In Biology

- Chaos In Biological Systems In today’s world of high-tech methods to study just about anything that exists, we are still imperfect. Scientists continue to look for ways to understand, explain, and even predict the actions and reactions of the universe. In the last two centuries, scientists have been looking in every possible place to understand the universe; from science, to math, even religion. They have turned to mathematicians and their strange theories of determinism and predictability. This search to understand the universe has spawned several new areas of science; there are now scientists devoted solely to the research of mere theories, such as chaos theorists....   [tags: essays research papers]

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My Personal Leadership Style

- Peter Senge, in his book, The Fifth Discipline, argued that there is interconnectedness, a relationship, between all forces of matter that act and react upon each other. Not only do they act and react on each other, but act across time and space. These relationships, built upon an exchange of information past and present, transform interrelated processes that act upon us and create our state of being. A social-psycho Darwinian evolution, if you will. This state of being is our reality. In reading and assessing Senge, many thoughts and ideas relating to my personal leadership style began sprouting like beanstalks....   [tags: Leadership Style Social Darwinism]

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Personal Statement

- Since the beginning of my academic endeavors, I have long cherished a dream to be a member of the social science research community, which gives our society progressive insights into human ecology. I began my undergraduate studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey with a passion for ecological justice and with the intention of majoring in environmental studies. Ramapo College’s progressive liberal arts foundation provided me with ample room to explore the multifarious array of social science courses....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Shigeru Ban's Architecture

- Shigeru Ban Shigeru Ban is an architect born in Tokyo, Japan. Ban was formed in California. He is usually regarded as a traditional Japanese architect although he did not studied in his country. His work is characterized by the use of unconventional recycled materials. In 1986, Artek.Inc came to Ban and asked him to design a chair with a particular material named UPM. This material is created from the industrial waste of paper and plastic. Shigeru said, “They asked me to design some chair out of this material, then I use this, made out of this system a very unique system....   [tags: Architecture]

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The Power of Place

- The Power of Place When people think of their environment people think of their immediate surroundings; however, one's environment goes beyond and further into the psychological connection to one's personal environment. To further explain, Gallagher discusses three different aspects of The Power of Place: Outside In, Inside Out, and Synchrony. The book opens doors previously unnoticed about psychological ecology. From reading the book one learns that settings influence behavior more than the personalities of most people....   [tags: Literature Psychology Essays]

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The Vietnam War

- Summary Like any other war the Vietnam War had a lot of devastating effects after the war ended. It also had many causes that changed many things after this war. "The Vietnam War was fought between 1964 and 1975 on the ground in South Vietnam and bordering areas of Cambodia and Laos, and in bombing runs over North Vietnam."1.There were two opposing sides. On one side it "was a coalition of forces including the United States, the Republic of Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea." And on the other "was a coalition of forces including the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the National Liberation Front, a communist-led South Vietnamese guerrilla movement."1 The war s...   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Lewis and Clark

- “My response; they do matter!” Captain Meriwether Lewis and William Clark took the risk of life, limb, and liberty to bring back the precious and valuable information of the Pacific Northwest of the United States territory. Their accomplishments of surviving the trek and delivering the data to the U.S. government, have altered the course of history, but have some Historian’s and author’s stating, “It produced nothing useful.”, and having “added little to the stock of science and wealth. Lewis and Clark’s expedition is one of the most famous and most unknown adventures of America’s frontier....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment

- The Effects of Population Increase on the Environment As inevitable as death and taxes, the population of the world will continue to grow until the government intervenes. The gross increase in population will generally lead to adverse effects on the environment. In the anthology, A Forest of Voices, an entry titled ?Is It Too Late?. by Anthony Weston deals with the history of legislation for the protection of the environment and stories of it?s destruction that are all too real. Seemingly, as the population increases, so should the level of intelligence for a sample population which would necessarily lead to a certain form of protection to the environment....   [tags: overpopulation]

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The Impact of Heroin Prices on Robbery Trends

- The Impact of Heroin Prices on Robbery Trends Introduction In Australia, as in other western countries, illicit drug users often resort to crime in order to fund their habit. Heroin dependence has been a major factor in the escalation of robbery over the past four decades and there is a strong link between the rising price of heroin and increase in property crime[1]. Research has revealed that drug treatment, such as methadone clinics, has proved effective in decreasing the robbery rate; however there is a lack of literature on whether a decrease in the price of heroin would cause this decline....   [tags: Papers]

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The Fungi Formerly Known as Dentinum Repandum

- The Fungi Formerly Known as Dentinum Repandum This paper will cover a description of Hydnum repandum, its ecology, and some research involving the species. The first topic to be discussed in this paper is a description of Hydnum repandum, which was until recently referred to as Dentinum repandum. The description of the fungi will start with the appearance of H. repandum, and will be followed by the life cycle of the noted species. The appearance of Hydnum repandum is quite unique. The stipe of the fungi can range from two to seven centimeters tall, and one to three centimeters thick (Wood)....   [tags: Hydnum Repandum Fungus Essays]

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Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity

- Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity Landscape fragmentation can impose devastating and irreversible consequences on the biodiversity of ecosystems. Because of the conflicting interests between ecology and human economic benefit, it has become increasingly important to find solutions for a harmonic balance. It is imperative for people to recognize the impacts of biodiversity loss and increased extinction of many species. These impacts must be understood in order to protect landscapes and the immense biodiversity they contain....   [tags: Environmental Ecosystems Essays]

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Analysis of The Kids Are All Right

- Analysis of The Kids Are All Right by Susan Faludi Kids are crawling around in the dirt, screaming, and have not yet had their diapers changed because the day care provider seems to be in a trance watching the latest episode of the Montel Williams show. One of the workers strikes a child because she won’t stop crying about how hungry she is. The other worker just sits in her chair drinking Jack Daniels with a little Coke mixed in. Not all is well at the Wee World Child Center. But is this the impression that the public perceives of our daycare system in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Critique on Peter Drucker's The New Realities

- Critique on Peter Drucker's The New Realities In the past 150 years, America and the world has experienced a paradigm shift in the study of Public Administration, political realities, the government political processes, economy-ecology and the drastic transformation of our knowledge society. The New Realities book is Dr Drucker field guide to the large-scale paradoxes of our time. Dr Drucker hypothesis are a penetrating examination of the central issues, trends, and developments of the coming decades and the problems and opportunities they present to America and the world....   [tags: Peter Drucker Paradoxes Political Ideology Essays]

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Regional Variations and Patterns of Population Growth

- Regional Variations and Patterns of Population Growth The demographic transition model provides one with insight into the transformation or transition which occurs in several steps as the industrialization of a country progresses. By using the demographic transition as a model one can describe regional variations and patterns of population growth on a global level. The demographic transition model includes four stages: the pre industrialized society, the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and the post industrial societies/developed....   [tags: Papers]

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Global Warming Merits Widespread Moral Outrage

- Global Warming Disaster Merits Widespread Moral Outrage   Global warming will take its toll of human life to the tune of hundreds of thousands every year. According to John Broome--the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Oxford--these unfortunate victims of society's next big challenge will die by three main causes: heat waves, expansion of tropical diseases to temperate latitudes, and increased flooding. And yet many of my fellow EEB (ecology and evolutionary biology) grad students felt that the direct loss of life was a pittance in comparison with the indirect effects of global warming, such as the loss of ecosystem services caused by the devastation of the natural world and the social turmoil...   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]

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The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra

- A New Vision of Reality All throughout history human societies have been built and destroyed. When destruction was within a society rather than from outside influences, that society may have survived if problems had been recognized and resolutions to those problems applied. In today's age, a society not only has corrosion within the structure of that society but we must also face extreme environmental problems which affect all of the world societies. Upon reading The Turning Point by Fritjof Capra, I have reflected and reevaluatedconcerns about our environment, social structures and relationships, and thewelfare of the world's inhabitants....   [tags: Books Literature Ethics Values Papers]

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The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio

- The Preservation of Laguna San Ignacio In the 19th century the Pacific Gray Whale was nearly hunted to extinction when their products were in high demand. At the turn of the century, there existed only a few thousand of these precious whales. Soon after, the whales were placed onto the endangered species list where they were under the heavy protection of numerous national laws and international treaties. In 1993 the number of Gray Whales climbed to a miraculous 21,000 and by the end of 1994 the Pacific Gray Whale became the first mammal to be removed from the endangered species list....   [tags: Pacific Gray Whale Conservation Essays]

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Gaia: Argument over a single word

- Gaia: Argument over a single word THESIS: Life on earth has been considered by some as a purposeful interaction tending toward ecological stability. However, when the scientific community led by James Lovelock tried to match this concept with science, it was (and continues to be) a dilemma. Introduction Whenever one hears the word Gaia, he or she will also hear life, goddess, purpose, ecology, and undoubtedly controversy. Not many topics have provoked more controversy among the scientific community than the idea that the atmosphere, biosphere, and its living organisms behave as a single system, striving to maintain a stability that is conducive to the existence of life—the so-called Gaia...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Environment and Big Business

- Since the rise of environmental awareness, business and industry have always considered environmentalism a waste of time, only getting in the way of profits and production. From the perspective of business, environmentalists push for regulations and restrictions on businesses which cost them more money and frequently restrict some of their practices. What business an the economy doesn't know is that they can actually save money by being environmentally responsible, while protecting the very resources they depend on ....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Pollution]

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Helping to Save the Rainforest

- Helping to Save the Rainforest  “Save the Rainforest.”  “Don’t bungle the jungle.”  We’ve all heard these sayings time and time again, but when we are at the store, about to purchase a nice entertainment center for our TVs and stereos, “How can we be sure that our money is supporting our social and political concerns?”  (Stark 1)  Our efforts to save the rainforest aren’t as clear as they may seem.  It is difficult to tell where wood comes from and where it is produced.  “There isn’t a way for the individual to identify a good wood from the bad, well-managed forests from ill managed, both domestically and tropically,” said Scott Landis, President of the Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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Stephen Jay Gould Nonmoral Nature

- Evil in Nature and a Benevolent God The idea of the existence of evil in nature many times creates arguments between creationists and scientists concerning not only the design of nature by a creator –God, but the actual benevolence of God. In Stephen Jay Gould’s essay “Nonmoral Nature” (1984), he explores this highly controversial issue by posing the question: “If God is good and if creation reveals his goodness, why are we surrounded with pain, suffering, and apparently senseless cruelty in the animal world?” He uses the life span of the parasitic ichneumon wasp to illustrate a scientific view that the concept of evil is limited to human beings and that the world of nature is unconce...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Plague of Overpopulation

- Critics are warning that at almost six and a half billion people currently inhabiting the world, we are coming dangerously close to the sustainable capacity of planet Earth. Overpopulation and attempts to control the whirlwind of reproduction that is plaguing both developing and developed nations has been dog-eared as one of the major concerns for the United Nations at the recent summit in Johannesburg. Both Edwin Dolan and Charles Southwick have cited the population explosion that started post-industrialization in their respective excerpts; "TANSTAAFL: The Economic Strategy for Economic Crisis" and Global Ecology and Human Perspective - as a problem deserving serious attention both in acade...   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]

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D. Virginiana (Didelphis Marsupialis)

- D. Virginiana (Didelphis Marsupialis) The text of this paper will cover a description of D. virginiana, its ecology, history, and research involving the species. The first topic to be discussed by this paper is a description of D. virginiana, which was until recently referred to as Didelphis marsupialis. The description of the opossum will start with a taxonomic description of the species. Following, will be the opossums appearance, and last will be the life cycle of the noted species....   [tags: Biology Animals Research Essays]

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Getting Back To Basics

- Getting Back to Basics In earliest times primitive people made contact with the outside world through the same five senses used by people today. They could hear the sounds of animals, see objects, feel the rain on their faces, smell the fragrance of wild flowers, and taste berries and other foods. Primitive people also expressed their feelings through art and dance. The cave paintings in Lascaux, France, which were drawn some 27,000 years ago, depicted animals of the time. Do these images show Paleolithic man’s continuity with nature....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Purpose of Education

- The Purpose of Education I suppose the reasons that brought me to St. Olaf in 2003 were shared by many middle to upper class Midwestern kids who had just graduated from high school. We played by the rules and our learning styles fit well into the public education system (and maybe we were fairly smart too), so we had a piece of paper saying that we had a good GPA. Our parents had been grooming us for College ever since we were little, making us fill out practice applications and going out of their way to drive us past the U of M on our way anywhere....   [tags: School Learning Educating Essays Papers]

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Introduction Letter

- Let me say from the outset that I believe a sense of humor is one of the most essential traits any person can possess. Something doesn’t have to be uproariously funny for me to view the irony in a given situation. For example, how did my mother, who received a near-perfect score on the SAT® and a 4.0 GPA in graduate school, and my father, who was Teacher of the Year four times, get me for a son. I never take myself too seriously, and I pray that you don’t either. The ability to laugh at one’s self is probably the most valuable lesson I have learned so far....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Global Warming

- What is global warming. As defined by Encarta Dictionary it is an increase in the world’s temperatures, believed to be caused in part by greenhouse gases. Holli Riebeek on NASA’s Earth Observatory website describes it like this: “Global warming is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases.” She states, “surface temperatures have risen on average .6 - .9 degrees” in the past hundred years and that, “the rate of temperature increase has nearly doubled in the last 50 years.” She goes a step further by boldly declaring that the gases are the direct result of “people burning fossil fuels” (Riebeek)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]

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Contingency Theory

- In this assignment I shall discuss three theories explaining structure choice; management choice, population ecology theory and contingency theory including their strengths and weaknesses. I shall outline and compare functional and team structures as they are the two greatest opposites, using sources to support or disprove statements. Comparisons will then be made between centralised and decentralised structures, commenting on how they relate to the contingencies outlined by the contingency theory whilst also taking into account related issues such as motivation and competitiveness....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Global Governance

- Globalization is a term referring to the world’s rapid changes toward a more connected inter-woven world society. There are critics and supporters of the phenomena. Deep within the world-wide structure there are individuals and institutions that are helping to usher in a global culture. These certain elements deem it necessary to carefully re-direct the focus of the nations of the world away from the nation-state and toward a more integrated federalist view with countries yielding power to a global institution....   [tags: Globalization]

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Paul Hawken

- Paul Hawken has had many accomplishments throughout his lifetime. He has been called an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author. From the time he was twenty years old he has spent his life trying to change the relationship between business and the environment. Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and becoming more socially responsible. This goal had led him to start and run a very successful ecological business, write and teach about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consult governments and corporations about economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy....   [tags: Biography]

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Demographics Of Madagascar

- Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. Madagascar's forests are a shimmering, seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves and slithering, jumping, quirky beasts out of nature's bag of tricks. Cut off from the African mainland for millions of years, Madagascar's teeming forests are a naturalist's wet dream; they've preserved oddities and developed specializations found nowhere else on earth, and you can get among them in a spectacular collection of accessible national parks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Biology Basic

- 1. Give several examples of the diversity of living things. Organism inhabits almost every place on Earth. Even the most extreme locations contain life. Tiny organisms inhabit the Antarctic ice, giant worms live near hot vents on the ocean floor, and some organisms even live inside other organisms. 2.Explain how the parts of the biosphere interact to maintain life. Organisms interact with earth other and with the environment. A meat eater will eat a grass eater, who feeds on plants, then the meat eater will die and return minerals to the soil, to make more plants for the grass eater to feed on, which is then eaten by another meat eater....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Environmental Activism

- 1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First. Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country's conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasireligious zeal to industrialize the natural world, and a diffident bureaucratic leadership in the mainstream environmental organizations that more or less willingly collaborated in this process.The mainstream environmental groups and government held the premise that mankind s...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dog

- The Dog Domestic dog, carnivorous mammal, generally considered the first domesticated animal. The domesticated dog has coexisted with human beings as a working partner and household pet in all eras and cultures since the days of the cave dwellers. It is generally believed that the direct ancestor of the domestic dog is the wolf, originally found throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Remains of a dog, estimated to be 10,500 years old, have been found in Idaho. TAXONOMY Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Canidae Genus: Canis Species: Canis familiaris ECOLOGY & HABITAT Little is known about wild dogs of the past but that they are carnivore...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Green Gases

- Green Gases QUESTION 1: Technology owes Ecology an Apology. Indeed, in my opinion, technology does owe ecology an apology. This is because ecological imbalances were as a result of the Industrial revolution, which could be said to be the beginning of the non-ending technological advancement cycle. During Industrial revolution, we began altering or climate and environment through changing agricultural and industrial practices. Before the industrial revolution, human activity released very few gases into the atmosphere, but now through population growth fossil fuel burning and deforestation, we are affecting the mixture of gases in the air, which in turn affects all other species in the wor...   [tags: Papers]

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The Environment

- Presentation English Hello fellow classmates. As you all know, today we are going to talk about prosperity, how it’s acquired and its impact on our environment. The environment, climate change in particular, is one of the most important political topics of our time. That’s why first we’re going to look into the history of ecological awareness, as it’s a fairly new topic. History In the late sixties of last century the effects of continuous industrial growth came to attention to a larger group of people, and scientists started publishing research on the dangers of pollution to our planet....   [tags: Environmental Conservation Position Research Paper]

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Mythtelling

- Myth functions as a sacred, oral invitation marking one’s or a community’s crossing of a ritualized threshold toward presence in inner and outer ecologies. Oral representation of myth allows communities to express and experience their ancestral lineage in a manner simultaneously mysterious and essential. The mystery of the myth renews the relationships of both teller and listener to the land from which the myth emerged. In this manner, the myth is essential to the emergence of the community upon the land....   [tags: Communication]

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Deforestation

- “The burning of Central America” is the first of these articles and appears in Essentials of World Regional Geography, the textbook of Geography 240. This article was originally published in a magazine. This is the only article with a picture included. The picture is of the Brazilian rain forest burning and hacked to splinters after a slash and burn operation. The article tries to stay in a neutral scientific stance , however it is obvious that the article is against deforestation. The second article, “The Amazon River Lowland” is also out of the same geography book....   [tags: Nature Wildlife Essays]

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Ecologism

- Ecologism There is much disagreement as to where Ecologisms origins lye, some may refer to ancient Pagon times when it could be argued that man held less explotative relationships with himself and the environment. Others may however aregue that Ecologisms origins emerged from the scientific emphasis of Ecology in the 19th century, while others propose emergence from the radical Peace movement of the 1960s. Despite the arguments as to the origins of Ecologism, there does appear to be common acceptance that Ecologisim is unlike most other ideologies because it inevitably politicises everyday tasks that would otherwise seem politically irrelevant....   [tags: Papers]

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Eco-feminism

- “Women have long been associated with nature.” In the following essay Judith Plant sets out the main principles (in regards to ecofeminism): the closeness of women to nature; the belief that the domination of women and the destruction of nature have the same root cause; patriarchy; and the need to re-establish for nature the organic metaphor over the machine metaphor. Judith Plant believes that women have long been associated with nature and that historically, women have had no real power in the outside world, no place in decision-making....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Eco-feminism

- "No political movement on the contemporary scene has achieved the astonishing range of feminism . . . the movement has generously grown to embrace issues of race, poverty, sexual preference, child abuse, war, the Third World, religion, endangered cultures, endangered species, the global environment." (Theodore Roszak, The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology, p. 238.) The term "ecofeminisme" was first used in 1974 by a French literary [critic] who encouraged women to develop their potential at preserving the ecological balance of the earth....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ecofeminism

- Ecofeminism The first part of this essay will outline the main arguments of the feminist ecologists and deal with the concept of Ecofeminism. The second part will sketch the main arguments of Rosemary Radford Reuther book, "Gaia and God". The final part of this essay will analyze: Starhawk's The Spiral Dance, "Witchcraft as Goddess Religion", The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, and "the Descent of Inanna" and examine the pros and cons of the position that a return to goddess worship would save our planet....   [tags: Papers]

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