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Riot Policing at the Kent State Riot of May 4, 1970

- Riot Policing at the Kent State Riot of May 4, 1970 Twenty-five years ago this month, students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia-- a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vietnam War. Some rocks were thrown, some windows were broken, and an attempt was made to burn the ROTC building. Governor James Rhodes sent in the National Guard. The units that responded were ill trained and came right from riot duty elsewhere; they hadn't had much sleep....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cahokia Mounds

- There are more than 100 mounds in Cahokia, 17 which lay within a palisade city center. The 6 ridge top mounds purpose is unknown. Four were located at strategic points on the cites diamond shaped boundaries and its axis and may have been official markers. The largest mound, called "Monks Mound", was named for French trapper/monks who lived nearby and gardened on the mound in the early 1800's. Monks Mound was situated in the middle of the city, at the north end of the Central Plaza. This mound covered more than fourteen acres and rose in four terraces to a height of 100 feet, making it the largest prehistoric earthen structure in the Western hemisphere....   [tags: India Excavation Archeology]

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Foot Washing in The Gospel of John

- Foot Washing in The Gospel of John      Christ washed his disciples’ feet that he might give a proof of that great love wherewith he loved them. Christ washed his disciple’s feet that he might signify to them spiritual washing, and the cleansing of the soul from the pollutions of sin. Christ washed his disciple’s feet that he might give an instance of his own wonderful humility, and show how lowly and condescending he was, and let all the world know how low he could stoop in love to his own....   [tags: Bible Jesus Christ John Religious Essays]

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Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen

- Dulce et Decorum est by Wilfred Owen "Dulce et decorum est" is a poem written by the poet Wilfred Owen during the First World War. It was written to portray the reality of war. In it he describes the horrors he witnessed as a soldier from the front line of battle. The aim of the poem was to tell people that Jessie Pope, a poet who was encouraging young men to go to war because it was glorious, was wrong. The poem starts with soldiers marching away from the battlefield. They have just been in battle and are heading back to their rest areas: "bent double" Owen describes the way in which the soldiers are walking....   [tags: Papers]

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Close Company, Stories Of Moth

- Women during the time that A Visit from the Footbinder was written were willing to accept pain to fulfill society’s concept of beauty and to keep their position in society. Women’s role in this society was one in which they lacked any sense of power and they were therefore fully dependent on men. Hence, they were willing to suffer through the excruciating torture of crushing their toes under the weight of their own bodies in order to make themselves desirable enough to attract a wealthy husband....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandmother

- My Grandmother Children. The sound of her strident voice reverberates down the narrow stairwell. I remember that musty, dark, winding stairwell that led to her second floor apartment in Glendale as vividly as I did the day I established a meaningful relationship with my grandmother. Through this relationship, I have come to know her as a friend, a confidante, and lastly, a woman I admire. I was only seven at the time, and the only thing I cared about was the fact that my grandmother spoke in a very loud and grating voice, and that she kept on patting my hand (which annoyed me to no end)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Report on Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire

- At 2215 hrs, on November 28, 1942, Fire Alarm Headquarters from Box 1514, situated at Stuart and Carver streets, received an alarm. When the responding apparatus arrived they found a small car fire at the corner of Stuart Street and Broadway. After the fire was extinguished the firefighters were about to return to quarters when their attention was called to smoke emanating from the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub a few doors away. Upon their arrival at the entrance of the Broadway lounge on Broadway they encountered numerous people leaving the premises admidst the cries of “fire”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Diversity and Distribution of Eucalyptus

- Diversity and Distribution of Eucalyptus Eucalyptus is a genus of hardwood evergreen forest trees, and is the most conspicuous element of Australian vegetation. Its members constitute 95 percent of the continent's forests and are the dominant trees of Australia's woodlands (Kelly 1969). It is an extremely diverse group, with approximately 500 named species and subspecies and nearly 200 described hybrid varieties (Blakely 1965). The genus is overwhelmingly endemic to the Australian mainland and Tasmania....   [tags: Ecology Forestry Eucalypts Botany Essays]

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Desert Winds And Electrical Energy

- Desert Winds and Electrical Energy The energy of the wind can be channeled into other forms of energy besides the energy used as an erosional agent. This is especially true of desert winds. Today, some desert wind is used to make electricity. Wind velocity is affected by air temperature. When air warms and cools, it changes density, which creates air pressure differences that cause wind. In the desert, temperatures may range from 40º F at night to more than 120º F in the daytime. Because of this temperature fluctuation, wind is generally stronger in desert areas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Here Lizard Lizard

- How the Snake Lost Its Legs In the article "How the Snake Lost Its Legs," Carl Zimmer wrote about the common theory of snake evolution is about to be questioned. All vertebrates that live on land whether mammalian or reptilian are known as tetrapods. In most animals these feet evolved into other limbs, like arms for humans and into wings for birds; however, the snake lost its four feet altogether. The only sign that snakes ever had four feet is a remaining hip located within the rib cage....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Spin Bike

- he TriFit system was designed by Polar, the technological innovators in heart rate monitors since 1977. Polar, which was once known as Healthfirst, swtiched its name to Polar in the 1990's which is when it developed the firt model of the Trifit software. The first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor was invented by Polar back in 1977 as a training tool for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski Team. The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate swept the athletic world in the eighties....   [tags: Exercise]

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The German Jets

- For our whole lives we have seen big jets fly across the sky carrying people or maybe even cargo, but have you ever wondered where they originated. The scientist in Germany during the World War 2 era invented the jet engine. It started out with the rockets that the VFR made then it lead to rocket planes and jet planes. The history of jets that the Germans made in World War 2 started with the rockets made by the VFR (Verein Fur Raumschiffahrt). The Rocket testing started in Berlin in 1930 that would change the face of warfare forever....   [tags: history of jets, Germany, world war II]

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Wynn Resorts Limited

- In order to answer the questions in this week case study I believe it’s necessary to provide a summary of Wynn Resorts, Limited. According to Yahoo Finance Wynn Resorts Limited together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, ownership, and operation of destination casino resorts. The company owns and operates two casino resort complexes in Las Vegas, the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas with two hotel towers with a total of 4,750 hotel rooms, suites, and villas; 240 table games; 2,195 slot machines; a race and sports book; 1 poker room in approximately 186,000 square feet of casino gaming space, including a sky casino and private gaming salons; 35 food and beverage out...   [tags: case study, casino, resorts, organization]

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New Albany Shale

- ... It is mostly brownish-black to grayish-black, finely laminated, pyritic, carbonaceous shale (Lineback 1980). The Grassy Creek Shale has one of the highest organic carbon content in the New Albany group (Lineback 1980). These thick black shales are found in the central part of the Illinois Basin (Lineback 1980). The Grass Creek Shale can have a maximum thickness of 160 feet where it then grades laterally northwestward (Lineback 1980). In Indiana the equivalent to the Grassy Creek Shale is the Morgan Trail, Camp Run, and Clegg Creek members (Lineback 1980)....   [tags: Illinois basin structure]

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Smoke and Alarms

- ... I raced toward the window , behind me I could hear the leader yelling, “I'm fine you fools, She getting away,” I was five feet away, now three, now two. Then crash. I fell hard scraping my chin on the wooden floor. Looking back I saw a young guard holding onto my ankle, my expression must've been sour because his face turned frightful, feeling no pity, I brought my heel down hard onto his face. I felt the bones give way under my foot and scrambled to my feet. The guards were almost upon me, I leaped ontot the window and there I crouched....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Lost for Eternity

- Lost for eternity I suddenly awoke to a loud bell followed by the thumping of 22 feet on hardwood. Instinctivly, I tried to leap to my feet, but fell down again. Then I remembered where I was. Just a day ago, my parents left. Soldiers stormed our house, and chased them out, leaving me behind. Believe me, I ran swiftly, trying to catch up to them, but one of the soldiers caught me and knocked me out with a few punches. Yesterday evening I had been delivered, and in feet bound to this word place....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic

- Sun, Sand, Sea, Magic. Adrenaline pulses through your body as you move in harmony with the raging sea. The sunlight reflecting off the surfaces of the water, as you glide effortlessly on your surfboard. The frothy cool foam of the sea, licking at your heels as you surf down the face of the swelling wave. The thrill and excitement of surfing isn’t easily described in words, its something to be experienced. With the proper equipment and learning some simple techniques anyone can learn to surf. Choosing a proper surfboard can be a daunting task....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Environmental Art

- Environmental art is a genre of art that was established in the late 1960’s and it was created by things found in nature to make a piece of art. Some of the the environmental art would be so large in size, that it would be considered to be monumental. This kind of art can not be moved without destroying it, and the climate and weather can change it. There are many reasons why an artist would create an environmental work of art, such as : to address environmental issues affecting earth today, to show things that could be powered by nature or be interactive with natural phenomenon (like lighting or earthquakes), or to show how people can co-exist with nature, or maybe use it as a means to hel...   [tags: Art ]

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The Barkley Marathons

- I. Course Description The Barkley Marathons are run in the Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area near Oak Ridge in Tennessee. The park is bordered by two prisons and a coal mine and is thirty five minutes away from closest the city. The course consists of a twenty mile loop, which for the most part traces the border of the park. The actual length of the course is an issue of large debate however. The twenty mile figure was derived by the race director from a topographic map. Most that have run the loop feel that it is longer, since the distance associated with elevation change and winding trails isn't taken into account....   [tags: Description Place Essays]

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The Appalachian Trail

- The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail was also the product of a daydream atop Stratton Mountain, the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. MacKaye was an off-and-on federal employee, educated as a forester and self-trained as a planner, who proposed it as the connecting thread of "a project in regional planning." His proposal, drawing on years of talk of a "master trail" within New England hiking circles, was written at the urging of concerned friends in the months after his suffragette-leader wife killed herself....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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United States Attack And Ballistic Nuclear Submarines

- United States Attack And Ballistic Nuclear Submarines The United States Navy has developed over the years to form one of the world's most powerful forces. The nuclear submarine is one of the major components responsible for achieving this status. The nuclear submarines have evolved over time in: design, construction, and weapons to become the most feared deterrence force ever. Tom Clancy, a well-known author and naval expert describes nuclear attack submarines (SSN&rsquos) in an excellent fashion by commenting: The modern SSN is a stealth platform with 70 percent of the worlds surface under which to hide, its endurance determined not by fuel but by the amount of food that may be crammed i...   [tags: essays papers]

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The Ogallala: Preserving the Great American Desert

- Long ago, the middle of the North American continent was a treeless prairie covered by tall grasses and roaming buffalo. When European settlers came, they called this area the Great American Desert. Today, this "desert" is covered with fields of wheat, corn, and alfalfa made possible by center-pivot irrigation. My grandfather used to sell center-pivot systems and when my family drove to my grandparent's home in Nebraska, we would count how many "sprinklers" were watering each section of land....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Objects and Places in The Good Earth

- Objects and Places in The Good Earth Earth/ Land/ Field: Wang Lung's love for the earth is a chief driving force in his life. The only thing he loves with any constancy is the earth, and this is because the earth is constant as well. Unlike food or silver, the earth is something that can never be taken away from him. Wang Lung always keeps returning to his land, and yearns for it whenever he is away. It serves as a healing element for him whenever he has domestic troubles, and is the foundation upon which he has founded his great family....   [tags: Papers]

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Geographical Effects on Cooking and Preparation

- Geographical Effects on Cooking and Preparation Abstract: This paper will attempt to show others the differences and similarities in food preparation due to differences in altitudes. Accordingly, this paper will explore the adjustments necessary to cook in different locations and at different elevations. This paper is of interest to me because I live at an elevation of over 10,572 feet. The backs of boxes do not indicate changes of this type. This also interests me because I have a joy for being in the kitchen....   [tags: Research Cooking Geogrpahy Papers]

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The Pros and Cons of Seawalls

- Seawalls: Good or Bad. Walter Cavanaugh and Gary Grossman had a serious dilemma. Their entire households were literally falling away from them. Their houses on Indio Drive in the Sunset Palisades Planning Area in Pismo Beach rest atop a bluff that protrudes into the sea. The impact of the waves of the Pacific Ocean against the land was eating away at the bluf, breaking it down into gravel. In 2001, the two proprietors decided to do something to protect their property. On December eleventh, Pismo Beach authorized a Coastal Development Permit that allowed them to begin construction of a seawall to act as a buffer against the erosive impacts of water that crash upon the side of the cliff (W12b)...   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Case study on the Hoover Dam

- Before Hoover Dam After By- Balaji.T.K, CE02B011 CONTENTS No Description Page no 1. Hoover dam –an Introduction 1 2. Requirements posed by structural design 2 3. Requirements posed by other details 6 4. Type of Concrete 7 5. Guidelines for Mix design 9 6. Fabrication and Installation 10 7. Formwork 11 8. Cooling of concrete 12 9. Temperature control of Mass Concrete 12 10. Quality Assurance 13 11. Bibliography 14 Hoover Dam- an Introduction....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Chinese Footbinding

- Chinese Footbinding In addressing the subject of footbinding, one primary difficulty becomes apparent - that much remains within the realm of the unknowable. Any factual knowledge about the practice may only be drawn from 19th- and 20th-century writings, drawings or photographs. In addition, many of these documents represent a distinctly Western point of view, as they are primarily composed of missionary accounts and the literature of the various anti -footbinding societies.[1] The historical origins of footbinding are frustratingly vague, although brief textual references suggest that small feet for women were preferred as early as the Han dynasty....   [tags: China Culture Cultural Essays]

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Holland Tunnel

- Holland Tunnel It has taken engineers thousands of years to perfect the art of digging tunnels. Today tunnels provide available space for cars and trains, water and sewage, even power and communication lines. However, before cars and trains, tunnels carried only water. The first to use tunnels on a major scale were the Romans. Roman engineers created the most extensive network of tunnels in the ancient world. The Romans built aqueducts to carry water from mountain springs to cities and villages; however, in many instances there were obstacles, such as rock formations, in between the spring and the city of interest....   [tags: History Historical tunnels Engineering Essays]

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Process Essay: Basic Skills of Snowboarding

- Interestingly enough, snowboarding was invented by Sherman Poppen in North Muskegon, Michigan, back in 1965. Nowadays, snowboarding is considered one of the most popular winter sports among teenagers. On the other hand, there are many people that don’t have the slightest idea how to ride a snowboard straight down a hill. There are four steps to learn the basic skills of snowboarding. First, you will need a snowboard. Make sure that you also buy the boots and bindings, if they do not come in the same package with the board....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Tyrannosaurus Rex and Raptor

- Comparing Tyrannosaurus Rex and Raptor When I was a little boy, I thought that the tyrannosaurus Rex was the most feared, and dominate dinosaur before the Great Extinction. But after I saw Jurassic park, it was clear to me that the raptor was the better predator. The raptor, as shown in the movie, was quick and deadly. Whereas the Tyrannosaurus Rex was shown as being too big, or too slow to catch its prey. These facts make me believe that the ultimate predator, during the time the dinosaurs roamed the earth, were not the huge intimating ones, but the small and agile ones....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Role of Chinese Women

- The Role of Chinese Women China, located in East Asia, is the third largest country by area and the largest country by population in the world. While China has one-fifth of the world’s total population, and it also has one of the earliest civilizations, dating back to some 5000 years ago. China is often distinguished for its technological advances and intelligence, but in the early 20th century, Chinese society was far from perfect. The women in China, lived a slow and difficult life, bound by tradition and obedience....   [tags: Papers]

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Attenuation Effects on Data Transmitted through Cable

- Attenuation Effects on Data Transmitted through Cable Abstract Attenuation refers to any reduction in the strength of a signal. Attenuation occurs with digital or analog signals. Attenuation is the end result of signals being transmitted extended distances. Attenuation is usually expressed in units called decibels (dBs). The cable type will determine at what point along the length of the cable signal degradation occurs. Repeaters can be inserted along the length of the cable to boost the signal strength which increases the maximum attainable range of data transmitted though the cable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Essays - The Second Coming

- The Second Coming The Second Coming reminds me of the Marabar Caves in A Passage to India because of the "disconnectedness" that is portrayed. The poem quickly begins: "Turning and turning in the widening gyre [cycle of history] The falcon cannot hear the falconer'; Here Yeats reminds us all about the cycle of life that is constantly in rebirth. Everything is constantly "turning" in a "widening gyre" and yet the "falcon cannot hear the falconer" Life is connected in the sense that it is constantly in motion, constantly "turning" and yet there exists this strange "disconnectedness" because nature "the falcon" is so far separated from mankind "the falconer" that it can no longer be cal...   [tags: Second Coming]

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The Greatest Tunnel Ever!

- The day had that perfect quality you always associate with childhood memories. I was eight, maybe nine, at the time of this particular memory, a small, ponytailed, freckled child with dirty legs and dirtier arms and face, full of energy and hope all children possess when looking forward to playing with other children. The sun shone through marshmallow-like clouds, and although it was only early afternoon, the tar road had started to bubble under my feet. The ponies tethered at the side of the road nickered at me in hope of an apple, but I was in too much of a hurry to oblige....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Hurricanes' Effects on Society

- Hurricanes' Effects on Society Hurricanes are one of nature’s most natural occurrences and intense phenomenal storms. Yet, as phenomenal as they are, they are still one of the deadliest and disastrous natural occurrences that continue to plague costal residents with fears of their homes being destroyed, their towns wiped out, and loved ones either disappearing or dying. Roger A. Pielke Jr. and Roger A. Pielke Sr. in their book Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society, state that the hurricane is a member of a phenomena called cyclones, which refers to “any weather system that circulates in a counterclockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in a clockwise direction in the So...   [tags: Nature Storms Weather Hurricane Essays Paper]

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The First Jump

- The First Jump My first jump out of an airplane on December 17, 1999 was the most exciting experience of my life. I had been anticipating this day since some point when I was a little kid and saw a skydiver on TV for the first time, at which time I promised myself that I would let nothing stop me from jumping out of a plane sometime before I die. It was the first time I had been in a small airplane since I was a young child. From shortly after I was born until I was seven years old, I had flown in my father's Cessna 150 countless times, so I have always felt comfortable flying in airplanes, but I always had a small fear of heights; the kind of heights where there is nothing around you to k...   [tags: Personal Narrative Sky Diving Essays]

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A Worn Path

- A Worn Path2 "Phoenix Jackson: Mind Over Matter" Novelist Eudora Welty is often studied and adored by many readers; her much deserved recognition comes from her brilliant, deeply compassionate, and lively stories and novels (Ford 36). Like many of her stories, Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" is set in Mississippi. In "A Worn Path," Welty focuses on an old woman's journey to Natchez and on the many obstacles that she encounters along the way. Phoenix is going to town to get medication for her beloved grandson....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Gates

- The long awaited project phenomenon that is due to make art history, The Gates, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Given permission by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on January 22, 2003, the project is set to be mounted in Central Park in New York City February 12th of this year. The planned project is to resemble a golden river. Thus consisted to 7500 gates in total standing 16 feet (4.87 meters) high with a width changing from 5' 6" to 18 feet (1,67 m to 5,48 meters) going along the edges of the Central Park pathways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Guardian Figure

- Guardian Figure Upon first sight of this sculpture, one is introduced to its overwhelming expression and brilliant size. This untitled statue stands approximately life size at a mere six to six and a half feet tall and is about two or three feet wide. He is standing upright on a gray rectangular structure approximately three feet off the grounding making him about nine and half feet total. This is a monstrous sculpture when looked upon firsthand. It seemingly is a man, possibly a warrior of some kind....   [tags: Papers]

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The Automatic Paige Typesetter

- The Automatic Paige Typesetter Many people believed that the Paige typesetter was printing of the nineteenth century. One person who literally put everything he had into it was Samuel Taylor Clemens better known as Mark Twain. Mark Twain was the principle money investor of the automatic Paige typesetter. Twain thought that his investments in the machine would make him richer, but it turned out that the typesetter did the exact opposite. James Paige invented the automatic Paige typesetter around 1877....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Indian Creation Myth

- The Indian Creation Myth There are many interpretations of the Indian creation myth. They are all representations of the main principle of Brahman, which is described as being "everywhere and nowhere, everything and nothing." (A Dictionary of Creation Myths, p.139, David Leeming and Margaret Leeming) Creation came from Brahman's thought, or the actions of the god Brahma, who is the representation of Brahman as a man. One version is taken from fragments found in the first and tenth hymn books in the Rig Veda....   [tags: Papers]

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Facts About Orca Dolphins

- Facts About Orca Dolphins · Orcas are actually the largest members of the dolphin family. · The name "orca" means "demon from hell" in Greek. The scientific name is Orcinus Orca · The Orca was nick named the "Killer Whale when one was seen eating another whale. It was originally called "Whale Killer" and then was later changed to "Killer Whale". There are no confirmed records of orcas killing a human. · Orcas are estimated to live 50-60 years · They are said to be capable of setting an impressive pace of 34 mph and covering 60- 100 miles of ocean in a day....   [tags: Papers]

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Lucky Hiroshima!

- August 6, 1945 at approximately 8:08 am, just as parents are heading off to work, children running to school, families eating their breakfasts. A bomb named “little boy”, dropped by the United States, was realised into the air falling 13,000 feet down to the unknowing people of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded at 8:15 am 100 feet of the aiming point. The fireball measured 18,000 feet across, the temperature at the center of the fireball measured 100,000,000 degrees Celsius. Within less than a minute of falling ,the bomb exploded over the city....   [tags: informative]

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Bald Eagles: Interesting Animals

- Bald Eagle Bald eagles are interesting animals. Bald eagles contain, symbolism, endangered, and outstanding physical abilities. Two types of baled eagles: Haliaeetus Leucocephalus Leucocephalus, found in southern parts of North America, Haliaeetus leucocephalus alascanus, founding northern locations of North America. Because of discovering bald eagle species in disordered locations people have discontinued divisions of spices among bald eagles. Differences in color have been found in matured and juvenile bald eagles....   [tags: essays research papers]

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DaVinvi The last Supper

- The Last Supper has been and will be one of the most talked about works of Leonardo Da Vinci’s work of art. The work of art was started in 1495 and was completed in 1498; it contained the event depicted in the bible as the final days when Jesus announced that he would be betrayed by one of his twelve disciples.” Leonardo had chosen to depict the moment when Jesus says, “One of you will betray me”.1 The painting is located in the dining hall of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan Italy. The painting was commissioned by Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin

- Our Moving Fate: A Study of El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin El Greco painted his “Assumption of the Virgin” in 1577 for the convent of Santo Domingo el Antiguo in Toledo, Spain. Born in Greece as Domenikos Theotocopoulos, (his nickname translates from Spanish into “The Greek”), El Greco was the top artist of the Spanish School, and was commissioned to paint “Assumption” to adorn the convent’s altar. The painting is a daunting size—over six feet wide and twice as tall—surrounded by a wooden frame tinted with a non-uniform metallic gold paint....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in

- Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in Preludes. Also refer to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock if you wish. In both ‘Preludes’ and ‘The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, the modern city is one of the main themes. Eliot’s fascination with the modern city could stem from the fact that he was an American, and so when he moved to England in 1915, the modern city was a part of England of which he was in awe. Eliot was also influenced by the French poet, Charles Baudelaire who explored the poetic possibilities of “the more sordid aspects of the modern metropolis.” I believe that this is what Eliot is doing in Preludes; I believe he is exploring the poetic possibilities of...   [tags: English Literature]

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Funding and Lending Problems with China’s Three Gorges Dam Project

- Funding and Lending Problems with China’s Three Gorges Dam Project The Three Gorges Project continues to leave a wake of environmental and social transgressions. An assortment of activists and over 45 international groups, including the International Rivers Network and Sierra Club, have fought the project and all its detrimental attributes (Lammers 1). But because of the predetermination of its construction, certain consequences associated with the Three Gorges Dam are inevitable, especially those resulting from the inundation zones....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Admissions Essay - Providing Medical Assistance to the Homeless

- Admissions Essay - Providing Medical Assistance to the Homeless For me, the journey from child to medical school applicant has not been typical. It began on the damp side of a Washington bridge, where I lived when I was fourteen years old. What sparked my interest in medicine was the role I came to play among the homeless with whom I lived. It soon became apparent that I had certain knowledge that my peers lacked: Knowledge of the nature of infection and basic principles of hygiene. When Pat, a middle-aged transient with matted hair and a solemn disposition, arrived at the bridge one day, he could barely walk without assistance....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays]

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The Poet's Tool - The Words of Emily Dickinson

- The Poet's Tool - The Words of Emily Dickinson     A poet couched in mystique and controversy--that is Emily Dickinson. But amidst all the disagreement, one idea critics seem to agree upon is the recognition of this remarkable poet's love of language. Emily Dickinson's love affair with words fed her desire to master their use whether individually or combined in phrases until they said exactly what she wanted them to say. For Emily Dickinson words were a fascination and, in her hands, they become the poet's tool....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Role of Peter in the Ministry of Jesus

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- Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fundy INTRODUCTION The Bay of Fundy, which is found off the shores of Nova Scotia, has the highest tides in the world . Extraordinary tides occur when the tidal wave length is two to four times the length of the Bay. By virtue of blind luck or physics, the tide is amplified into a standing wave, like water sloshing in a bathtub. For a breaking wave to form, the surging tide must meet an obstacle. When the ocean meets the river going in the opposite direction, the sea hesitates, piles up behind the front line, and advances anew in a tidal bore....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Style of Toni Morrison's Beloved

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- Track and Field events, also known as athletics, have progressed a great deal since their birth in Olympus, around the ninth century B.C. More athletes and more nationalities compete in Track and Field than in any other Olympic sport. Athletics is one of the largest attractions at the Modern Olympics, drawing in huge crowds of spectators and creating interest at summer Olympics. Track and Field events have come a long way since the Ancient Greek Olympic games. Many events and techniques have been revised, added, or eliminated since the original Greek Olympics....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Growth And Development In Babies

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Scientific Analysis of Killer Whales

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A Guide to a Workhouse

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Basketball In Colleges

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Math in Medieval Times

- Math in Medieval Times Math in Medieval times was evident at Stonehenge. Stonehenge and its purpose remains an mystery even now, more than 4,000 years after it was first constructed. It could have been a temple, an astronomical calendar, or guide to the heavens. Despite the fact that we don't know its purpose for certain, Stonehenge acts as a prehistoric timepiece, allowing us to theorize what it would have been like during the Neolithic Period, and who could have built this ancient wonder. Stonehenge stands on open land of the Salisbury Plain two miles west of the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire, in Southern England....   [tags: Papers]

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