Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "human activity"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Impact of Human Activity on The Environment - Author John Green once said, “We can never know better until knowing better is useless.” What he meant by this is that humans are incredibly short-sighted in what consequences their actions may have. Humans can accomplish a great deal in short periods of time, sometimes without realizing the change is happening. Although changes to the environment are expected as nations grow and societies evolve, more often than not these changes prove detrimental to our quality of life in the long run. Humans have shaped their environment over time for the worse through insufficient water sanitation, rapid industrialization, and air pollution....   [tags: pollution, water treatment, industrial waste]
:: 4 Works Cited
862 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Activity and Energy Sources - Earth’s resources, for instance water, productive farming land and energy, outlines the basic foundations of our continued existence on earth. However, with the continued human activities, for example logging and charcoal burning, these resources are quickly being depleted. Human inhabitation and increased consumption of the natural resources is resulting in untold destruction. The climate change being experienced globally, the rapidly depleting freshwater catchments, the dwindling forest cover, the ever reducing fish ‘stash’ in our seas and oceans and farmland dereliction are some of the effects resulting from human occupation and activities....   [tags: Climate, Resources, Earth ] 976 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
What Role Has Human Activity Played in Causing Climate Change? - Climate change is one of the biggest concerns for all nations across the globe over centuries. Climate shift refers to changes in patterns of weather which can be indicated through global warming, natural disasters and rise in sea level. There is a group of people, climate change skeptics, argue that climate change is not the result of human activity, meaning that it is naturally occurred. According to Slaght, this refers to internal factors which are the interaction between the atmosphere and ocean, and external factor, such as solar energy variations and volcanic eruption (John Slaght, 2009)....   [tags: human, climate, gases, global, warming]
:: 2 Works Cited
801 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Global Warming: Human Activity vs. Natural Cycles - Global warming has been a major concern and has greatly affected the environment around the world for years. Andrew Revkin stated in a New York Times article entitled “A Closer Look at Climate Panel’s Findings on Global Warming Impacts” that climate change throughout the 21st century will lead to increases in ill-health in many regions, as compared to a baseline without climate change. There have been a number of debates regarding this controversial topic, though most of the scientific community can recognize the existence of global warming....   [tags: greenhouse gases, environment, temperature] 1057 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Global Climate Change and Human Activity - The question that is in the minds of many people around the globe is the debate between natural causes, and human activities being the main cause to the negative changes in the global climate. Natural causes like volcanic eruptions, the changes in the sun’s radiation, and the ocean current shifts noticed are contributing to the global climate change. In addition, the human activities such as the burning fossil fuels, and the cutting down of trees [forests] so as to create land to cultivate and rare cattle affect the climate change....   [tags: Global Warming Essays]
:: 7 Works Cited
1164 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Impact of Tourism and Human Activity on Biodiversity - Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. It refers to the number of species of plants, animals and microorganisms. However, it also refers to the difference of the ecosystems on the planet such as rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and so on. This is all parts of a biologically diverse on the earth. The beauty of the country is made by the biodiversity on the earth. This can make the country became the most popular place to touristy, because of a wealth resource for the tourist sector that including the interesting animals and plants, a wonderful or fantastic place for tourist to explore and also scenic walks....   [tags: Ecology, Environmental Management]
:: 13 Works Cited
1974 words
(5.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Effects of Human Activity on Coastal Landforms - The Effects of Human Activity on Coastal Landforms Human activities add another layer of complexity to the natural processes of coastal lands and materials. These activities may have direct or indirect effects on our changing coastlines. They may effect sources of new sediment to the coast and the movement of sediment within the coastal environment. Sediment starvation caused by river and coastal management is one effect of human activities on the coast. For some coastal regions, such as the Pacific coast, a large part of their sediment is supplied by rivers....   [tags: Papers] 721 words
(2.1 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Outdoor Recreation: Human Activity Damages The Natural Balance of an Area - ... Outdoor recreation builds character by challenging the spirit and fostering self-sufficiency. On a universal level, the wilderness provides a sense of wonder and excitement, reestablishing man's bond with nature. People trek outdoors to gain knowledge of the world around them as well as feel connected to nature. In agreement with the authors of the Wilderness Management textbook, the wilderness should be managed in a way as to provide a balance between recreational opportunities and the preservation of the natural ecology, with a heavy emphasis on the latter....   [tags: wilderness, recreation, ] 688 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Impact of Human Activity on the Climate is Global Warming - ... The purpose of this study is to develop a best practice guidance for construction companies in Waterloo Region to reduce GHG emissions. The guidance document will contain the accounting tool of GHG emissions, and alternative best practices. With a better understanding of initiatives that construction companies have been taking, the best available practices should be further revised and improved. The guidance document will be developed through document analysis, literature review, questionnaire and interview, in order to make the guidance document cost-effective and applicable for construction companies in Waterloo Region....   [tags: temperature, emissions, environment] 1208 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Impact Weathering Has Had on Human Activity - The Impact Weathering Has Had on Human Activity Weathering has impacted human activity in a variety of ways. There are both positive and negative aspects of the result of weathering. Firstly, the negative impacts are to be discussed. Weathering often seems to be at a higher rate in urban areas than that of rural areas due to the large volumes of gases and pollution given out by industries and vehicles. When coal and oil are burnet sulphur dioxide is releases and when it combines with water vapour in the air dilute sulphuric acid is the product....   [tags: Papers] 734 words
(2.1 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Role of Human Activity in Modifying Characteristics of a Biome - The Role of Human Activity in Modifying Characteristics of a Biome A biome is a large scale or global ecosystem where biotic and abiotic elements interact with eachother producing a stable system that is in equilibrium. An example of this is the hot, wet equatorial climate where tropical rainforest is the dominant vegetation. Here the biotic elements such as the trees and animals for example sloths interact with the abiotic elements such as the poor soils and hot climate. The rainforest is millions of years old and remained undisrupted and in equilibrium for much of this time....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Karl Marx: History as Explicable Human Activity - History as Explicable Human Activity as Seen by Karl Marx Using phrases such as" innocent and childlike fantasies," Karl Marx unambiguously attacks the Hegelian philosophy preponderant during his time, citing in its concept of history an irrevocable divorce with reality. For Marx, history is exactly what it seems to be: a succession of human events in which ideas such as the division of labor, production, and revolution replace their immaterial Hegelian counterparts, if even such counterparts exist....   [tags: Philosophy History Essays] 537 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Human Health: Understanding the Activity of Signal Pathway - The research, in this article, is significant to human health because the understanding of the activity of a signal pathway can or cannot give you a grasp on how it can affect other processes in the body. If the effects are known and understood, then we can know how to treat and/or modify the processes and give a discovery in the field of science. Specifically, in this article, understanding the structure of chromatin is vital to understanding how it affects replication, transcription, and repair....   [tags: Chromatin, histone acetylation, chemotherapy]
:: 2 Works Cited
901 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Evaluation of How the Box Hill Area is Influenced by Human Activity - Evaluation of How the Box Hill Area is Influenced by Human Activity The title for this piece of coursework is 'Evaluate how the Box Hill area is influenced by human activity'. The 'influence by human activity' reflects the way that humans utilise the Box Hill area and the effect that leisure and tourism have on the surrounding environment. Location Map: [IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE] Box Hill is located in Dorking, Surrey, England. OS map showing route and reference points Scarp slope path: [IMAGE] [IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE][IMAGE] Text Box: 6) Paths meet- 174 552 Text Bo...   [tags: Papers] 4756 words
(13.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
State and Evaluate Aristotle's Function Argument that Happiness Is an Objective Feature of the Characteristic Activity of Human Being. - The happiness is an objective feature of the characteristic activity of human being. Thus, whatever human being’s activity is the final goal is achieve or gain happiness. Many people works for money or their belief, but in fact both money of belief let them get happiness and that why they continues their current career. And I find that the following considerations will provide a convincing argument for happiness is an objective feature of the characteristic activity of human being. First at all, all human activities aim at some good....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 623 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Russia’s Political Issues Lead To Social Issues - Russia’s Political Issues Lead To Social Issues “Between 1992 and 2002, an estimated 500,000 women and girls were trafficked from the former Soviet Union, mostly from Russia” (Buckley). As one can see Russia has a serious problem with human trafficking. The Webster dictionary defines the term, human trafficking as, “organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor)” (Webster). Women and girls are not the only ones who are involved in human trafficking....   [tags: Human Trafficking, Criminal Activity, Crime]
:: 10 Works Cited
1325 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Using bones, teeth and joints for reconstructing activity in past human populations - During an individual’s lifetime the activities they involve themselves in impact on their many bodily tissues. Markers for these activities are left in the bones, joints and dentition which is useful for anthropologists as only skeletal material is left in the case of most ancient populations. Subsequently much research has been undertaken in this area with varying levels of validity.In this essay I seek to explain what information can be reliably gathered from skeletal material, it will focus on bone density and muscle attachments associated with heavy workloads, joint wear caused by repeated processes such as grinding grain, osteoarthritis and tooth wear associated with tool use....   [tags: Anthropology Archaeology]
:: 16 Works Cited
2425 words
(6.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Comparing the Anatomy and Physiology of a Domestic House Cat, to that of a Human - ... Microphages will swallow up the antigen and determine it dangerous or not. One of the most difficult parts is for the microphage to recognize the bacteria as self or non self so it does not destroy itself. When the antigen is consumed, it is displayed to helper B and T cells so they can create an immune response to the antigens. The skin is the most effective at stopping these antigens, as it covers your whole body. Helper t cells attack and destroy the antigen by summoning killer t cells. The B cells produce antibodies to neutralize the antigens, and marks them for destruction by other immune cells....   [tags: cat lab, observational activity, whiskers] 3198 words
(9.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Budgeting and Activity Based Management Analysis - In this section of the report, we shall discuss the interlinked processes of Activity Based Costing, Activity Based Budgeting and Activity Based Management by using the help of certain diagrams and also touch upon the evolution of the Activity Based approach over time. The diagram shown above explains how costs are assigned to a product under the ABC approach. ABC first assigns costs to the activities that are the real cause of the overhead and then assigns the cost of those activities only to the products that are actually demanding the activities....   [tags: activity based, costs, abc approach] 1326 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - “Deficient” is an immune system that cannot protect you from viruses, the flu, diseases, and the common cold. You cannot tell when someone is terminally ill, just like you cannot tell when someone is truly happy. When people lack the knowledge about AIDS and HIV, they seem to be ignorant about the situation other people are in. HIV and AIDS are not contagious, nor can you get it from hugging, holding hands, or kissing someone. Many people who are infected by this virus do not know they are HIV positive....   [tags: african americans, HIV, AIDS, sexual activity]
:: 4 Works Cited
1450 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Human Resources Strategic Direction - Human Resources Strategic Direction The decisive difference in the business climate of any organization is determined by strategy. A successful execution of a business strategy, being the ultimate goal, if inclusive of the Human Resources Department, then like all other departments within the organization will be strategy-driven. Human Resource’s future, by understanding the paramount importance of human and intellectual talent, is on the verge of becoming seen as more of a strategic business partner within many organizations today....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
:: 8 Works Cited
1590 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Human Nature in International Relations - Human nature is that quality that sets us apart from other living things; it is the definition of what we are. The concept of human nature in international relations is embedded in the theories of international relations. Every International relations theory has its specific assumptions about human nature. The basic premise of these theories has its roots in human nature because in understanding the world and how it works, human nature is first considered. Philosophers maintain that in order for a political theory to hold any weight, it must first explain the concept of human nature....   [tags: theory, realism, constructism, human nature] 602 words
(1.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Effects and Causes of Volcanic Activity - Volcanoes are formed when magma is expelled from the Earth’s surface, resulting in volcanic eruptions consisting of ash and lava. Over time, the lava cools and forms into rock on the Earth’s surface. Whenever an eruption occurs, the newly-formed rock from the lava layers continuously until the volcano takes its shape. Volcanic eruptions have taken place for thousands of years, and even today, according to the U.S Geological Survey (2010), there are approximately 1500 active volcanoes located throughout the world....   [tags: lava, magma, volcanic eruptions, climate change]
:: 9 Works Cited
1869 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Russian Revolution: The Activity Theory - In 1917, after the Russian revolution, there was a large effort to develop a new psychology based on Marxist philosophy. After several debates, Soviet psychologists agreed upon Marx’s “principle of unity and inseparability of consciousness and activity,” that is, how consciousness “comes to exist, develops, and can only be understood within the context of meaningful, goal-oriented, and socially determined interaction between human beings and their material environment” (Bannon 1997). In the 1920s and 1930s revolutionary Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934) and his colleagues, Alexi Leont’ev (1903–1979) and Alexander Luria (1902–1977), sought to rise above the dualist idealism and fo...   [tags: marixist philosophy, behaviorism]
:: 16 Works Cited
716 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Function of Human Resource Management System - According to Porter’s Value Chain, information technology is categorized as a support activity that does not directly add competitive advantage to an organization (Porter, 1985). Although it may not directly add competitive advantage to a company, information technology is used as a tool to create efficiencies within other activities, both supportive and primary, by reducing the time, money, and the effort spent accomplishing the task at hand. One great example of this is how information technology can be leveraged to increase the contribution of human resources within an organization....   [tags: information technology, it, human resources] 2651 words
(7.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Experiment to Determine if Physical Activity Will Increase in Pulse Rate and Blood Pressure - Introduction The ancient Greeks believed that the human heart pumped an endless supply of “pneuma”, or life energy. Galen, a Greek physician, believed that the “pneuma” and blood flowed from the heart like a fountain. He believed that there was an endless supply of this precious life source. It was not until 1616 that William Harvey determined that Galen was not entirely correct. Due to the practice of bloodletting during Harvey’s time, his belief that blood is in fact finite was not warmly welcomed....   [tags: Physical Activity, Pulse Rate, Blood Pressure] 1419 words
(4.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
South African Entrepreneurial Activity - What does being an entrepreneur entail. There are a few well known and accepted definitions the world over. The main points to consider are creating or realizing opportunities to change and improve, to think, reason and act and one who organises, manages and assumes the risk of a business enterprise. You will need to convince at least one person that the idea will work and that there is a need for the opportunity. Entrepreneurs need to have some form of backing whether it be personal savings, a loan from an institution or an investment from the relative party....   [tags: Business Administration]
:: 9 Works Cited
1762 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Sony Electronic Activity Tracker - Introduction The advancement of technology is no doubt one of the greatest organized inspired activities of humankind today. The world that we see round us, and the method society purposes today had strongly affected by the advancement of the technology. The device that I would like to research on had effectively changed the way how human life. It records all the activities of an individual over the days – the activity tracker. An activity tracker is computer-assisted monitoring and graphing of health-linked metrics such as distance walked or ride, calorie consumption, and in some cases heartbeat and quality of snooze....   [tags: Technology, Life, Log] 1178 words
(3.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Trafficking is Slavery - “I’ve been held down like a piece of meat while monsters disguised as men violated me again and again” (“Quotes about Human Trafficking”). Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. Every thirty seconds someone is forced into modern slavery (The A21 Campaign). Slavery was abolished in the 19th century, but today a different form of slavery is developing internationally and even in our own communities. There are more slaves in the world today than any other point in history, with an estimated twenty seven held in captivity across the world, and only 1-2% of those victims are rescued each year (The A21 Campaign)....   [tags: Illegal Trade of Human Beings, Sex Slaves]
:: 8 Works Cited
1499 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Three Different Types of Human Memory - "Memory is the diary we all carry about with us," Oscar Wilde once said. Now for a second imagine a life without any memories. One wouldn't be able to remember his/her name, how to look after themselves or to even recognize their own friends and family. It would be impossible to live happily without ones memories. That is why our memories are such vital points in our lives. They are the building blocks of our current selves. Due to those reasons it is very useful to find as much information regarding it as possible....   [tags: Human Mind, Brain, Connections, Memory]
:: 10 Works Cited
2454 words
(7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Disentangling climatic and human induced changes in the recent past - This essay tackles one of the crucial challenges facings palaeo-scientists today, i.e. to what extent does human or natural forcings have in environmental change in the Holocene, and how accurately can they be detected and attributed. According to Oldfield and Dearing (2003), climatic and human induced changes are difficult to disentangle from one another, and this essay aims to explore why. At this point, it is important to define and outline the parameters of the essay. A Holocene perspective is adopted in this essay, which will include a discussion on the Anthropocene....   [tags: holocene, human imprint, anthropocene] 1255 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Factors Affecting the Rate of Enzyme activity - Enzymes are efficient proteins which play a part in cellular metabolic processes. Enzymes have the ability to improve the rate of reactions among living organisms. (Phillips, 2009) Although they work as a part of the reaction, they do not go through lasting alterations and therefore remain unchanged by the end of the reaction. They can only alter the rate of reaction. (Royal Society of Chemistry) Enzyme activity was first studied in a test tube in 1833 by Payen and Persoz. Temperature, pH, enzyme concentration, substrate concentration, as well as the presence of any inhibitors or activators are all factors which affect the rate at which enzymatic reactions occur....   [tags: science experiments, ] 1678 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Happiness Is an Activity - In this paper I will discuss Aristotle’s claim that happiness is a kind of activity and not a momentary pleasure. Some people might worry that Aristotle is wrong in making this claim by presuming that happiness is a state of mind rather than a constant pursuit in which a person must actively strive for throughout the entirety of ones life. I will argue that Aristotle is correct when he declares that happiness is a kind of activity that we strive for and ultimately attain throughout the entirety of our lives rather than just a feeling or state that we happen to have at any given moment....   [tags: Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics]
:: 1 Works Cited
1297 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Including More Physical Activity during a School Day - Introduction The average school year for students in grades K-12 consists of 180 days, with an average of 7 hours per day. Seven hours per day multiplied by 180 days per school year totals to 1,260 hours per school year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommends that children and adolescents spend 60 minutes per day engaging in physical activity that are muscle and bone strengthening (The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, AAHPERD, 2013)....   [tags: fighting childhood obesity] 1853 words
(5.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Rights Violations of the Nike Corporation - Human Rights Violations of the Nike Corporation There is a running battle with activists, especially on the internet, to keep corporations and governments focused on human rights and the environment. Recent activity has centered around International Monetary Fund and World Bank. A victory for these such groups came recently when Starbucks Corporation agreed to a deal that could triple wages for thousands of coffee farmers. One battle that has been going on steadily for a long time with few signs of relief is against the Nike Corporation....   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 500 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Human Resource (HR) Roles and Responsibilities - Human Resource (HR) Roles and Responsibilities In a conversation with my boss, K. Hodges (personal communication, May 16, 2007), companies are seeking to change the role of their HR organization to an organization which is a highly proactive partner, playing a leadership role in helping to frame the company's operating strategies to meet corporate objectives....   [tags: Human Resource HR Business ] 1170 words
(3.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Routine Activity Theory and Rational Choice Theory - The study of criminology is why individuals commit crimes and why they behave in certain situations. When you understand why someone might commit a crime, you can come up with ways to prevent or control the crime. There are several different theories in criminology, in this paper I will be discussing Routine Activity Theory and Rational Choice theory. I will be comparing and contrasting as well between the two of these theories. Routine Activity Theory focuses on situations of crime. This theory was used by Cohen and Felson (1979) to explain the rising crime rates in the United States....   [tags: criminology, profiling]
:: 5 Works Cited
1174 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Globalization and Human Trafficking - Trafficking in human beings is now the fastest-growing business of organized crime. Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. More than one person is smuggled across a border every minute which is the equivalent to ten jumbo jets every single day. And the trade earns twice as much as the Coca Cola brand. (STOP THE TRAFFIK 2014) According to estimates, more than 700,000 people are trafficked every year for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour....   [tags: Human Trafficking]
:: 15 Works Cited
1965 words
(5.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Human Trafficking in China - Human trafficking is prevalent throughout the world, especially in Asia and more specifically in China but the government and non-governmental organizations (NGO) are taking measures to put an end to it. Human trafficking involves exploitation of human beings; either sexually or by coercing them to work in unfavourable conditions for little pay or nothing at all. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as “the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.” Women and children, especially girls between the ages of fourteen and twenty constitute the majority of victims of human trafficking....   [tags: Human Rights]
:: 3 Works Cited
2246 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Volcanic Activity at Yellowstone - Yellowstone is a national park covering 3,468 square miles in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana and it is elevated 8,000 feet from the ground on a plateau. But is there still present volcanic hazard in Yellowstone. The park is covered with over 10,000 geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and travertine terraces, perhaps caused by a ?hot spot. that it overlies. A violent history suggests equally as devastating future volcanic activity, underground forces are causing the landscape to change and geysers to become more active....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
(1.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Human Resource Development - Human Resource Development (HRD) is often seen to be a central feature of SHRM. Discuss the role and importance of HRD in achieving SHRM organizational outcomes. Introduction Learning and development in the context of organizational development is having an essential role in achieving strategic human resourcing outcome. From attraction and retention, to development and utilisation of human capital, Human Resource Development (HRD) is the centre of strategic focus in HRM. This essay aims to present and discuss a strategic model of HRD activities in organisations....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 1659 words
(4.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
An Analysis of Human Resources Management at TNT - An Analysis of Human Resources Management at TNT TNT is the European market leader in global express distribution, logistics and international mail. Wherever a company operates TNT will make sure that their documents, consignments and business mail are delivered safely and on time using their integrated air and road networks. Their international operations are focused on the key areas of world trade in Europe, Asia, North and South America. They also have strong domestic networks in Australia and Europe....   [tags: Business Human Resources Management Essays] 6060 words
(17.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Human Factors in Software Development - The contemporary world is indeed an information society. Computer technologies pervade virtually all aspects of human life today: at home, in hospitals, at school, in the office, or in the industries. More and more novel technologies continue to be added on the already existing ones. While the technological aspects are important, the human factors in the development of the software sued in these technologies have been overlooked. Human factors are an essential aspect of the software development process in order to ensure user safety, and ease of use....   [tags: Human-centered Software]
:: 5 Works Cited
2676 words
(7.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Human Trafficking in Canada - CTV News shared breaking news on October, 23, 2013 that four Romanian women were found being victimized to human trafficking in Montreal. These women were lured to Canada hoping that they would find a better future but instead were forced into prostitution (2013). Human trafficking is an issue that is rarely acknowledged by Canadians. Most people are either unaware of the problem or do not recognize it as something that is happening in their own backyard. Although Canadians are exposed to the severity of human trafficking in other countries, Canadian citizens are unaware of the fact that Canada is not only a transit point for the United States but also a destination country....   [tags: Human Trafficking, Globalization]
:: 6 Works Cited
1259 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Marx's Idea of Alienation in Productive Activity - Marx's Idea of Alienation in Productive Activity (1) Marx explained that alienation is about the loss of human powers in the society and alienation separates human from his natural word, activities and makes man lose control over his labor activity. Marx alienation from productive activity emerged when human are barred by alienation from realizing their potentials and creativities, this was achieved under capitalism by division of labor which finally led to specialization in a specified or a fixed area of labor activity or task....   [tags: Papers] 1885 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine - The Human Condition: Message Lost in the Capitalist Machine In The Human Condition, by Hannah Arendt, the fundamental qualities of human behavior are described and analyzed. These qualities are first described by discussing the different entities present in the lives of Athenian Greeks. This partition of human life into separate units is supposed to be applied to modern American society as well, however, the structure of today's social order differs from that of ancient Greek. These disparities cause the analysis and ideas projected on the human condition to be contrasting as well....   [tags: Hannah Arendt Human Condition Essays] 991 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Enzyme Activity in the Catalase - The purpose of this experiment was to see if there would be enzyme activity that is in catalase, which is found in potatoes. How my partner and me did the experiment was very simple, we put the filter paper filled with catalase concentration in to five sets of hydrogen peroxide. We found that the more concentration of hydrogen peroxide there was the faster it would take for the filter paper to reach the top, and the lower to no concentration level of hydrogen peroxide was the slower it would go to reach the top....   [tags: catalyst, potatoes, experiment] 1803 words
(5.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Evolution of Human Bipedalism: - The Arboreal Ancestry Recent research has proved to support the hypothesis that one of the hallmarks of human evolution, bipedalism, arose from an arboreal ancestry. As implied, the tree-living ancestor was to have a benefited from a bipedal gait through aided mobility throughout the tree network (Thorpe et. al., 2007). In addition, the use of the upper body in the arboreal ancestor would be helpful in foraging (Stanford 2006). The importance of the arboreal ancestor hypotheses is their relation to the lower body development towards a bipedal posture and gait....   [tags: Arboreal Ancestry, Research, Human Evolution]
:: 10 Works Cited
1773 words
(5.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery - “Trafficking” refers to illegal trade, an over-used word by the media that can be daintily attached to drugs, weapons, and humans. We hear the term so often; one can easily be desensitized to its context. Nicholas Kistof of the New York Times states, “Human trafficking is a convoluted euphemism.” He goes right to the heart of the matter and refers to it as modern human slavery. Human slavery is raw, honest and sadly much more prevalent than we would like to believe. Every year an estimated 800,000 people are transported across international boundaries for the purpose of human slavery....   [tags: Human Trafficking Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1025 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Torture Essays - Society claims to be pro- human rights, yet the same individuals amongst society are prone to torture others. Torture is an act of giving one excruciating pain, either physically or physiologically, in the means of getting information or simply being cruel enough to feel pleasure by someone else’s pain. Torture is an act that was used many hundred years ago by empowers who brutally used such techniques to governance their empire. Although humans have moved out of that era, many feel as though this cruel system should and can still be used....   [tags: Torture, Human, Society, Pro Human Rights]
:: 1 Works Cited
1273 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Increased Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Will Reduce Childhood Obesity - Introduction The average school year for students in grades K-12 consists of 180 days, with an average of 7 hours per day. Seven hours per day times the 180 days per school year totals to 1,260 hours per school year. The US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommends that children and adolescents spend 60 minutes per day engaging in physical activity that are muscle and bone strengthening (The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 2013)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]
:: 1 Works Cited
1144 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Nutrition and Physical Activity - ... Therefore, individuals who eat the necessary daily amount of fruits and vegetables and incorporate physical activity into everyday life are more likely to maintain healthy living. (3) The null hypothesis; of those who have not participated in physical activity and health and nutritional eating habits within the last six months are more likely to health and weight related issues. (4) The alternative hypothesis claims, individuals who have in fact engaged in physical activity and nutritional eating habits over the last six months, are less likely to have health related conditions due to diet and exercise....   [tags: healthy lifestyles, research, variables]
:: 4 Works Cited
687 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. - Captive Tiger Management Activity in San Diego Zoo and Malacca Zoo. Tiger (Panthera tigris) is one of the best-known large mammals and the largest living cat. However, their numbers in the wild are decreasing significantly. According to Seidensticker et al. (2010), there are three subspecies becoming extinct since the 1940s. Particularly, Panthera tigris sumatrae or also known as Sumatran tiger is now listed as critically endangered, with around 300 individuals proposed to be living in the wild (Seidensticker et al., 2010)....   [tags: largest living cat, wildlife, mammals]
:: 9 Works Cited
1593 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Effect of Inhaling Various Concentrations of CO2 on Electrical Activity of the Heart - Effect of Inhaling Various Concentrations of CO2 on Electrical Activity of the Heart The human body functions best in a relatively stable environment. Deviations out of the acceptable ranges of tolerance have unpleasant consequences. In such a way, drastic changes in the air humans breathe have calamitous effects of body. Respiration is the basis for gas exchange, as oxygen is inhaled and carbon dioxide is exhaled. In some settings such as in small, enclosed rooms, when oxygen consumption exceeds production, or with diseases such COPD, humans breathe in dangerously high concentrations of CO2....   [tags: cardiopulmonary analysis]
:: 22 Works Cited
1248 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Capitalist Consumerist Ideology Exploits Human Needs - The human civilization evolved from a primitive living condition to our modern society over several millenia. Although our needs and motives have changed in form and complexity, we stay basically tied to our innate biological necessities. We are still motivated by search for food, sex, security, exploratory and pleasure-seeking behaviours more than anything else. Our understanding of those essential needs and motives may help to make us more in harmony with our human nature and less inclined to exaggerate our needs or our desires....   [tags: Artificial Needs, Human Nature] 833 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Human Rights and the Issues of Self-Determination - Introduction In the last thirty years, there have been numerous articles who studied the violation of human rights. Moreover, there are thousands of papers on the consequences of those violations such as the authors and the victims of human rights violation, the war, the international intervention and how independent countries were born worldwide in the post-decolonized world. However, little has been done in presenting the causes that leads to the violation of the human rights, and apart from declarations, less than few actions have been taken in preventing human’s right violations to happen in the first place....   [tags: second war war, human rights, violation]
:: 10 Works Cited
1635 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Health Benefits of Regular Physical Activity - Nowadays, it is impossible to turn on the television or reading newspaper without hearing the health benefits of the physical activity. This indicates that being active is very important for our lives in order to prevent different types of disease. Buddha said to keep the body in good health is a duty; otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. There is a close relationship between exercise and physical and mental health. Yet, people still do get not enough exercise and the obesity rate in United States and United Kingdom is very high....   [tags: positive mental effects of exercise]
:: 12 Works Cited
919 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Cell of the Human - The cell is the smallest unit in the structural hierarchy of life that does every work needed for life (Reec, Urry, Cain, Minorsky, Jackson & Wasserman, 2009). This cell works with other cells in a system to perform other complex process by dividing the functions of performing the complex work to groups of cells. For instance, the process of moving the eyes of the readers while reading this research happens because the activity of the muscle and nerve cells (Reec et al., 2009). Moreover, every process of performing complex work that cells take part in happens because of dividing the functions of the cell particularly between its parts....   [tags: membrane, nucleus, mitochindria] 2502 words
(7.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Debate about Ghosts and Paranormal Activity - The debate about Ghosts and Paranormal activity has been long debated through out the world. Evidence has been found by Ghost Hunters, and Investigators proving that Ghost and the Paranormal does in fact exist. With the use of technology and years of first hand experience Investigators have been able to document and share that the world is not alone. We in fact are living among Ghosts and the Paranormal. “Ghost, according to tradition, is the spirit of a dead person that returns to the living world....   [tags: supernatural phenomena] 1112 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Relationship Between Obesity and Physical Activity - When one thinks of the word epidemic what is the first thing that comes to mind. The Spanish Influenza. Polio. Or AIDS. America lives in a time where we are more worried about sudden, cruel deaths than ones that accumulate over time and affect more than one third of our country. This epidemic has been going on for decades and is only growing worse each year as we continue to put it aside and create medicine or cures for other diseases. Obesity is a major growing epidemic that Americans face yet sadly wave off as they continue with bad habits such as constantly watching TV and not being engaged in daily physical activity....   [tags: childhood obesity, prevention]
:: 10 Works Cited
1231 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Horrors and Statistics on Human Trafficking in the United States - ... Ships coming into port are not the only mode of transportation of victims; ground and air vehicles are utilized as well. It is easy to understand that no amount of people working in law enforcement will completely stop human trafficking, but more employees could possibly rescue more victims. A way that this is currently being addressed is through the bill that President Obama signed which granted Customs and Border Protection the ability to recruit at least 2 thousand people within the next year....   [tags: crimes across borders, human exploitation]
:: 5 Works Cited
1135 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease - ... Roetert (2008) investigates the benefits of children taking part in regular physical activity and the effect it has on future coronary heart disease. It was observed that if individuals lead a sedentary lifestyle in their childhood, it is very likely to continue into adulthood, where there is an increased risk to develop heart disease (Roetert 2008). This study delved deeper, following a group of women for nine years. The findings stated that the most active women had a ‘39% lower risk of coronary heart disease’ (Roetert 2008, p.74) than the least active women....   [tags: physical activity, hypertension]
:: 11 Works Cited
910 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Animal Dreaming and Substantiation-A Connection to Humanity - Animal sleep is presented in various patterns like hibernation, nocturnal activity, and even napping. For example, penguins rarely sleep in case of abrupt attacks of predators. They sleep in standing positions for only a few minutes to provide security. In some occasions, penguins take naps in the ocean after a full meal. In contrast, brown bats spend generally nineteen hours just on sleeping hanging upside down. As these examples demonstrate, the state of sleeping in animals is confirmed based on scientific research....   [tags: hibernation, nocturnal activity, napping ] 1003 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Human Blood Types and the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito's Reproductive Success - This paper proposes to investigate the close relationship between human blood and the reproductive success of the mosquito Aedes Aegypti. We want to explore whether a particular type of human blood has a positive correlation with mosquito fertility and survival. Before we begin the experiment, it is important to know some vital background information about this insect. The A.Aegypti mosquito is a fascinating insect that has created vast interest among entomologists around the world to investigate its complex physiology that affects human lives detrimentally....   [tags: Science Experiment, Human Scents]
:: 16 Works Cited
2513 words
(7.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Responsibilities of the Human Resources Department - It is the responsibility of the human resources department to ensure that the organisation recruits the correct staff and that the staffs are trained to ensure that the business meets its aims and annual targets. Our function is absolutely central to the success of the business. Sometimes in human resources there has to be disciplinary for staff and termination of contracts. What is important is that all staff members are treated fairly and in line with company policy. The Human Resources Department are responsible for four main functions: Ø Human Resources Planning Ø Recruitment and Selection Ø Training and Development Ø Performance Management....   [tags: Human Resources Essays] 1057 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Impact of Human Resource Management Practices on Employees Turnover in Banking Sector of Pakistan - Abstract Research has shown consistently that there are different factors which predicts turnover, so this study investigates that what factors, cause employees to leave one organization and join another. Second, to find out the significant impact of each variable on turnover. It is hypothesized that human resource management practices are negatively correlated with employee turnover. In this study multiple regression analyses will be run to test a model that included the above mentioned independent variables as predictors of intent to quit in banking sector....   [tags: Human Resource Management ]
:: 19 Works Cited
2822 words
(8.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Feminization of Males of Animal and Human Variety through Excess Estrogen in the Water Supply - The feminization of males of aquatic and mammalian species has been documented around the world. The purpose of this paper is to review how estrogen in the water supply is causing the feminization of males of animal and human variety. Natural and synthetic estrogens have been found in the water supply, most notably in the effluent water from waste treatment facilities. Experiments, tests and research on the effects of estrogen on mammalian and fish species has been done in the past with conclusive evidence of feminization among the experimental animals....   [tags: Environmentalism, Human Health]
:: 14 Works Cited
2141 words
(6.1 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Main Energy Systems Used in a Game of Touch Football - ... Once the CP energy is used up the body then switches to the lactic acid system. This is because of the breakdown of glucose, resulting in the production of lactic acid. The lactic acid system an anaerobic energy system, which lasts for approximately 30 seconds to 2 minutes, and is the conversion of glycogen to glucose. In relation to a game of touch football, the lactic acid system could be used during a quick wruck, as the movements required are a continual sprint with little or no rests. Lastly after Lactic acid has been used up, our body then switches to the aerobic system....   [tags: muscles, body, muscular activity] 884 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
HPV: The Most Common Sexually Transmitted Infection - Introduction The most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) is human papillomavirus (HPV) (CDC, 2013). Over half of sexually activity people will become infected with HPV at some point in their lifetime (National Cancer Institute, 2012). HPV can fall into two categories: low-risk HPV and high-risk HPV (National Cancer Institute, 2012). Low-risk HPV, also known as HPV types 6 and 11, cause about 90% of genital warts (National Cancer Institute, 2012). High-risk HPV, also known as HPV types 16 and 18, causes about 70% of cervical cancer (National Cancer Institute, 2012)....   [tags: sexual activity, cervical cancer]
:: 11 Works Cited
1538 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Teaching Styles in Physical Education - In the world today, having qualified professionals in the physical education field is often overlooked. People do not give enough credit to these professionals when in reality they play one of the most important roles in a child’s life. Everyone who partakes in a physical education class as a student is able to look back at their personal experience, and form a conclusion as to if they thoroughly enjoyed it or not. This may be subconscious or discussed openly, but it does happen at some point or another in one’s lifetime....   [tags: physical activity, healthy lifestyle]
:: 3 Works Cited
1148 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Effect of Temperature on Enzyme Activity - The Effect of Temperature on Enzyme Activity Experiment: To investigate the effect of temperature on enzyme activity. The enzyme used will be catalyse. The enzyme catalyse: The enzyme catalyse is a biological enzyme. It is used to break down Hydrogen Peroxide, which is harmful. The reaction that occurs is: [IMAGE] Hydrogen peroxide Water + Oxygen The activity of the enzyme catalyse can therefore be measured by the amount of oxygen (in the form of froth) that is produced....   [tags: Papers] 1496 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Factors that Affect the Activity of Urease - Factors that Affect the Activity of Urease Aim: To investigate closely the factors that can affect the activity of urease. The effect of concentration and temperature can be studied over a period of time leading to the order and activation enthalpy of the reaction. Introduction: UREASE (NH 2 ) 2 CO + 3H 2 O ----------> 2NH 3 (aq) + CO 2 (g) Urease is an enzyme found in microorganisms, invertebrates, and higher plants. It catalyses the hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide....   [tags: Papers] 5274 words
(15.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Linear and Non-linear Quantitative Structure – Activity Relationship Models on Indole Substitution Patterns as Inhibitors of HIV-1 Attachment - This study was performed to develop a quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) model of the biological activity of indole glyoxamide derivatives as an inhibitor of the interaction between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) glycoprotein gp120 and host cell CD4 receptors. In present study, forty different compounds were selected as a sample set. Combinations of multiple linear regressions (MLR), genetic algorithms (GA) and artificial neural networks (ANN) were then utilized to construct the QSAR models....   [tags: Medical Research]
:: 22 Works Cited
2049 words
(5.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Science and the Laws Impacting Human Cloning - The Science and the Laws Impacting Human Cloning Human cloning, long the subject of science fiction, is today a practical reality. Recent breakthroughs, most renowned the cloning of a sheep from an adult cell in Scotland in 1997, have caused the world to acknowledge that human cloning is indeed possible. Governments around the world immediately attempted to address the issue of human cloning, with varying levels of success. At the same time the pace of cloning technology continued to accelerate....   [tags: Human Cloning Research Paper]
:: 4 Works Cited
5882 words
(16.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Affect of National Culture on Human Resources - INTRODUCTION In today’s business environment, the complexity of international business has increased and international competition has been highlighted as an essential element for multinational firms (MNCs). Thus, in order to gain competitive advantage, various resources are utilized, such as financial capital, technology location or human resource (HR). Moreover, HR could be seemed as one of the most important resource which has also become a focus of attention of senior managers in MNCs. As suggested by MacMillan(1984), MNCs can gain competitive advantage through use of HR practice, such as training, compensation, socialization, selection, performance appraisal and career development, as l...   [tags: Human Resources Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
2642 words
(7.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Activity Based and Job Based Cost Measurement - There are many methods businesses can use to measure cost. Cost is an essential piece to a business since cost ultimately affects if the business can continue to make a profit. The ultimate goal is for a business to make a profit, so using the correct cost management method is important. This way cost can be calculated as accurate as possible. Two cost measurement methods are activity based and job based costing. This paper will compare and contrast those two methods as well as describe the benefits of each method....   [tags: Job Order Cost Accounting]
:: 5 Works Cited
863 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Project Management and Human Resource Managment - Project Management A project may be defined as a one-shot, time-limited, goal-directed, major undertaking, requiring the commitment of varied skills and resources. A project has also been described as "a combination of human and nonhuman resources pulled together in a temporary organization to achieve a specified purpose." A project has a single set of objectives, and when these objectives are reached, the project is completed. Therefore, a project has a finite and well-defined life span. In addition, management must have a very clear idea as to what these objectives are so that there can be no question as to when the project is completed....   [tags: Business Human Resources HR] 1461 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction - Science of Volcanic Activity Prediction Since the dawn of history, volcanoes have been an awe inspiring feature of the earth that has frightened and intrigued mankind. Volcanoes have taken the lives of over 250,000 people in the last three hundred years and changed the lives of millions of others, but up until recently humans have had very little understanding of the volcanic processes that presage an eruption. The advent and implementation of new technologies and scientific methods has allowed us to begin to comprehend the inner workings of one of nature's most powerful forces....   [tags: Nature Volcanoe Volcanoes Papers]
:: 8 Works Cited
2708 words
(7.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
DIET AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN AMERICAN INDIAN CHILDRE - INTRODUCTION The goal is to suggest a modified intervention for the “Physical education component” of the Pathways intervention program; the basis of the modification will be the Social Ecological Model. This paper will be addressing the Physical activity Self-efficacy, physical activity participation and the curriculum that was offered for this component of the Pathways intervention Program. It will be addressed systematically by using the 6 factors of the Social Ecological Model for the promotion of physical activity....   [tags: Interventions, Psychosocial Variables]
:: 10 Works Cited
2018 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Antimicrobial Activity of Soil Isolates - Antimicrobial Activity of Soil Isolates Abstract: Isolation and characterization of microorganisms is a practice that aids in Increasing ones knowledge of a laboratory setting and it helps improve on Using sterile technique. Isolates of soil microbes can be categorized and Characterized based on a number of criteria ranging from gram-staining Which is done for this project to enumeration which is quantitative description Based on the amount of microbial colonies available....   [tags: Biology Microbiology Science Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
2448 words
(7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "human activity"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>