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The Role of Natural History

- In Cuvier’s introduction he discusses the essence of natural sciences as to “render sensible in all its parts the mutual influence of every being” (Cuvier, 4). Cuvier is able to show that natural history is an indispensible part of natural philosophy and can successfully unveil the laws of nature. In making this assertion Cuvier argues that natural history plays an equal and scientific role in uncovering the system of natural sciences when compared to more empirical methods such as dynamics or chemistry....   [tags: Science]

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Exploring The Natural History Museum

- The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum]

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My Visit to the American Museum of Natural History

- The three Halls that I visited at the American Museum of Natural History were: Halls of the Pacific Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians and Asian peoples. All of these Halls were distinctly different from each other, although I enjoyed viewing all three, my favorite Hall was that of Asian Peoples. Of special interest was the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, since I was able to witness and play in my head, a reel of the transformations it has gone through since the time of Franz Boas, as described in an article “A Magic Place”....   [tags: Culture, World History, Descriptive Essay]

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The Natural History of Ursus Arctos

- Physical Description: Ursus Arctos (or Brown Bear) is among the largest and most powerful of all land carnivores. They range from 91-153cm (3-5 feet) tall on all fours and range from 183-274cm (6-9 feet) while standing upright. The average weight of the Brown Bear depends on gender and its access to a consistent food source. An interior male Brown Bear averages around 247 kg (550lbs), while the female averages around 157 kg (350lbs). However, Brown Bears that live along the coast and have access to a more protein enriched diet can weigh up to 680kgs (1500lbs)....   [tags: Animals]

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The Natural History of Whale Sharks

- What is the largest fish in the world. The answer would be the Rhincodon typus, or commonly known as, the whale shark. The whale shark is vey unique because unlike normal sharks, the whale shark is a filter feeder and so, does not have use of its teeth. The whale shark is also about the size of a bus. However, like many animals in the world today, they are considered vulnerable according to the IUCN. They are seen often in the tropical areas, but many behavior and movement mechanism of the whale shark are still unknown....   [tags: Rhincodon typus, sharks, zebra sharks]

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The Natural History of Mahogany

- The Natural History of Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla and S. humilis are referred to as Mahogany, a tropical evergreen or deciduous tree that can attain heights of 150 feet. Mahogany is a member of the Meliaceae, which includes other trees with notable wood for cabinet making. Swietenia macrophylla is world renowned for its beautifully grained, hard, red-brown wood. It has been harvested since 1500 A.D. for its wood, with large branches being in higher demand than the trunk. This is due to the closeness of the grain in the branch's wood....   [tags: Botany]

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The Natural History of the Galapagos Written by Ian Thornton

- The theory of evolution is a very interesting, but also a bit of a controversial topic. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines evolution as “a theory that the differences between modern plants and animals are because of changes that happened by a natural process over a very long time.” Even though many people would and have disagreed with this following statement, the theory of evolution as of now is the best the best way of explaining why people and the animals which are, are on earth today. Like all scientific discoveries the theory of evolution had to be discovered by someone, and this someone’s name was Charles Darwin....   [tags: theory of evolution, darwing, biology]

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The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History by Jennifer Price

- ... This rising desire for flamingos was not to kill them like before but to make them. This three-sixty turn around was far from the American's normal way of dealing with flamingos. Both killing and making the flamingos however displayed American culture's avarice since hunting and making the flamingo produced a profit, and the plastic flamingo produced was also a display of wealth. Thus, the plastic flamingos not only displayed opulence, but also produced opulence through their rising popularity which caused an increase in production of and profit from the plastic flamingos....   [tags: Americans' obsession with displaying wealth]

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The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, A Commemoration

- The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize was first launched on 25th August 2002 to commemorate the curator of the museum Fredrick George Waterhouse. The art exhibition allows artists from across Australia and around the globe to capture and embrace the elaborate and complex bio diversity within in our beautiful planet. The atmosphere within the exhibition was quite relaxed and focused solely on the artworks. The lighting was very subtle and the walls were painted in a simple coat of white. All paintings were hung at eye – level so onlookers could really focus their attention on the artwork....   [tags: Art Exhibition Analysis]

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The Future Is Wild: A Natural History Of The Future

- The Future is Wild: A Natural History of the Future The Future is Wild is a very interesting book as it provides us with a peek into the planet earth 200 million years from now. However, the most fascinating aspect of this book is how the authors rely on the knowledge of the past to build the image of the future. This logical linkage between the known past and the mysterious future takes our imagination to its limit, and yet does not cross the limits of our reasoning and logic. The book begins by explaining briefly the history of the planet earth and the frequent patterns of evolution in order to set up the readers’ minds, and then it jumps smoothly five, a hundred, and two hundred million...   [tags: The Future is Wild Book Review]

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The American Museum Of Natural History: Anthropology

-      The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park West between W81st and W77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture. The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most out of it. The following exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology are located on the first, second and third floors....   [tags: Anthropology People Museum Essays Descriptive]

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Haiti and Natural Disasters

- Haiti is a well-known country for having the worst natural disasters and other bad mishaps. Many people have been hurt, killed, or died in ways never thought possible. All that is heard from this country is always something bad. Not yet have I heard of something good from its people. Those that live in Haiti live in fear, depression, and some even go suicidal. Is Haiti really that bad. People make it seem as though they were describing “Hell” which is not a good place for anyone. From my experience I have come up with the conclusion that Haiti is poor today because of lack of motivation....   [tags: History, Natural Disasters]

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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, was a great read. I came into the adventure without much background regarding what kind of book it was going to be, and to my astonishment it was more of an educational journey than pages of force-fed beliefs. Michael Pollan has a writing style that is both loose and intriguing and really kept my attention throughout. Having already read extensively concerning human nutrition and food, I am usually skeptical when beginning such reads as this one, but I was very surprised that Mr....   [tags: nutrition and foods, dietary goals]

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Discovering New Knowledge in Natural Science and History

- When trying to understand the title of “That which is accepted as knowledge today is sometimes discarded tomorrow”, then the first thing that I deliberated was the evolution of theories and concepts. One can say that once a new discovery of a theory or concept has been completed, then the old one would most likely be discarded and no long be accepted as knowledge. However, one can also argue that old theories or concepts are not always discarded but evolved, as it becomes a part of the new theory....   [tags: Evolution of Theories, Concepts]

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Seventeenth Century Development of Natural Law

- The seventeenth century witnessed what has been called the "heroic" period in the development of modern natural law theory.1 Beginning with Hugo Grotius, Protestant thinkers began to experiment with scholastic natural law ideas to produce a distinctive and highly successful tradition of natural jurisprudence that would come to dominate European political thought. Viewed from the eighteenth century, the success of the tradition could be, and often was, taken for granted, but such retrospective views could often conceal the extent to which the early pioneers faced real challenges in their attempts to reconcile natural law ideas with the rigors of Protestant theology....   [tags: Natural Law History]

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The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment

- ... The experimentations were so repulsive and unnecessary that the doctors deserved to be put through their own experiments then executed. Seven Nazi doctors were sentenced to execution on August 20, 1947 in Nuremberg, Germany after a series of trials called the Nuremberg Trials. Furthermore, medical history was affected by the Nazi doctors’ experiments because it led to the creation of the Nuremberg Code or often referred to as ‘the Nazi Code’ which is “a ten-point code of ethics” (131). The code enforced some ideas such as the approval of the subject is crucial, the study must have a purpose to help society, the experiment should be as painless as possible, and only “scientifically qualif...   [tags: african americans, natural history of siphilis]

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Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

- Coal: A Human History was written by Barbara Freese to focus on the history of coal and how mankind has used it as part of their lifestyle. Ever since the times when early nomads used the slash-and-burn method, coal has been around acting as jewelry for the Romans and as fuel for peasants and the noble class in Britain. Coal was in such high demand that many inventions were utilized for the convenience of retrieving it from intolerable conditions such as vacuums and the construction of more efficient underground tunnels....   [tags: Coal Natural Resource History]

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Skepticism: A Good or Bad thing?

- ... I did not just accept the results because they seemed to correlate with mine. Some would say that taking a skeptical approach, when collecting results from others, would not be the best approach, but I would disagree. Merely accepting their results, in a sense would be confirmation bias; to some extent their results matches mine and that is all the justification I need for the results they got. That is not the way one wants to go about in hopes of gaining reliable information. Considering the knowledge issue, skepticism should be contemplated as a means by which one can gain knowledge....   [tags: AOK's of natural sciences and history]

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The Possibility of the Discarding of Knowledge

- In this essay, the extent that the discovery/ development of new knowledge in the fields of the natural sciences and history causes the discarding of older and previously held knowledge will be explored. It is important to understand that the definition of knowledge is justified, true, belief. The central knowledge issue that arises from this exploration, is that the discovery/ development of new knowledge cause things that were previously held as knowledge to be discarded. This knowledge issue will be explored across the natural sciences and history....   [tags: history, natural science, higgs boson]

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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs

- There are many arguments over what happened to the dinosaurs. Scientist have one theory and religions have others. Scientist mainly believe that what killed the dinosaurs was a massive meteor. Religions, however, have theories that say everything from bloodshed and disease to Noah’s ark and a massive flood. In my opinion, the scientific theories seem more realistic and believable. This paper is going to discuss the theories and evidence that science provides and also the theories and evidence that religion provides....   [tags: natural disasters, history of our planet]

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Natural Hazards Center

- The Natural Hazards Center (NHC), in the Institute of Behavioral Science, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was established in 1973 to enhance and contribute to the knowledge base of the then young, academic field of disaster research and to help reduce the destruction caused by disasters. The NHC has contributed decades of continuous service to communities, and to all levels of government, by sharing information from its “all-hazards approach for dealing with environmental extremes” and promoting cooperative and “integrated activities among researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world” (NHC, 2011)....   [tags: Mission, History, Services]

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World history: The change in Imperialism

- ... Africa however was not the only place the Europeans went for new resources, they also conquered places in the Middle East, Asia, and eventually the American colonies. Another way the amplified need for resources contributed to the change in imperialism is that it influenced the idea capitalism and capitalism basically thrives on the takeover and enslavement of peoples and states. A central idea of capitalism is growth. Enlarged profits come only with a advance in the production. Or in this case a country, industrialists relentlessly search for ways of making more money....   [tags: industrialization, economics, natural resources, ]

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The Natural Wonder of the Grand Canyon: A Progressive Speech

- Spanning from 1890 to 1920, the Progressive Era is notable period of transformation for the United States. Throughout this duration, not only is it expanding its role on the world stage, it is going through a transition into a modernist society, a society of consumerism and mass production; a bottom-line business based society symbolized by assembly lines and the use of “scientific management,” and represented by the shift from rural to city life. With such rapid development in a relatively short period, progressively minded individuals sought to “alleviate the dysfunction, or the corruption, or the economic injustice, or the human suffering that had accompanied America’s explosion of indu...   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Environmental Law: Natural and Unnatural Environment

- INTRODUCTION The environment consists of ‘all, or any, of the following media, namely, the air, water and land’ as defined by the Environmental Protection Act of 1990, Section 1, of The United Kingdom (Kidd, 1997). The environment can thus be divided into three main components namely terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric. The environment can be further divided in to two classes, natural and unnatural environment. The natural environment refers to and includes all living organisms and nonliving things which occur naturally in the environment; as well as the interaction between these three components and which the earth sustains....   [tags: international legislation, history]

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Greece: A Natural Beauty

- There are many interesting things one can discovery about Greece; it has such an old history. Athens, Greece represents art, wisdom, and freedom because of the many accomplishments the city has made for the country over several years. Greece has fascinating geography, ancient life, and modern life. Greece is a beautiful country located in southern Europe. It is surrounded by neighboring countries such as Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Turkey. It mainly consists of a peninsula known as the Peloponnese....   [tags: History, Athens ]

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Cleopatra: The Natural Nemesis of Rome

- Cleopatra: The Natural Nemesis of Rome Abstract Cleopatra is most often remembered as the lover of two Roman consuls, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, thereby forever connecting the Egyptian queen to the history of Rome. The stories of her relationships with the two men do not always paint a flattering picture of Cleopatra, as her reported promiscuity and presumption give her a colorful reputation. Cleopatra is also sometimes seen as a misunderstood woman, someone who was never given a fair opportunity to be accepted as the wife of Marc Antony nor the mother of Caesar's child....   [tags: Rome Cleopatra History Papers]

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The History of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

- Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. (Dobzhanski, 1973) It was during his journey on board the Beagle that Darwin developed his theory of evolution. “On the Origin of Species” (Darwin, 1859) proposed two main principles: evolution really occurs and natural selection is its mechanism. This work published on 24th November 1859 traces a coherent portrait of life bringing together in an orderly manner an astonishing variety of apparently independent facts. It led biologists to concentrate on the diversity of organisms, their origins and their relation, their similarities and their differences, their geographical distribution and their adaptation to various environm...   [tags: natural selection, ancestral species, biology]

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Evolution through Natural Selection

- Children often play a game called telephone, where one child whispers a statement into another child's ear, and the statement is passed on to other children; at the end of the game the last child will repeat the statement that was told to him or her. The majority of the time, the statement said would be completely different than the original one. This is an example of evolution through natural selection; where somewhere along the life span of the statement, it was modified, and the modified statement was passed on to form a new statement....   [tags: Natural Selection Essays]

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The Health, Biology, Culture and History of The Ginger Plant

- Because ginger is so healthy and has many other useful properties, the plant has become a popular form of natural medicine as well as food around the world and has been relatively popular in the past as well. As soon as people discovered the inflammatory properties among other health benefits of ginger, it became popular reasonably fast as well as well known medicine for aiding in relief in arthritis and inflammatory related pain and different forms of nausea. Ginger has become popular around the world for its health benefits as well as many other properties it can give, like a pungent taste used for spices and good smell....   [tags: natural medicine, food, spices]

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The Effect of Natural Disaster on a Society

- Even though it is currently possible to predict most natural disasters and minimize their consequences, major social impacts still have been seen over recent decades. In this essay, a natural disaster is defined as a naturally occurring event that exerts adverse effects onto human society, including those caused by geological factors and infectious organisms. It may result in a wide range of aftermaths, however, only the most prominent ones of these will be examined including casualties caused by a disaster, public health crises and economic depression....   [tags: Natural Disaster]

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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection

- Whether it is Lamarck's theory that evolution is driven by an innate tendency towards greater complexity, Darwin's theory of natural selection, or the belief that the evolution of plant and animal life is controlled by a higher being, the process of evolution cannot be denied. Archaeological investigations have proven that species evolve over time, but the unanswered questions are " How?" and "Why?" The answer lies in Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England on February 12, 1809....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Contrasting Colonial and Indigenous Use of Natural Resources in Australia

- Indigenous Australians are believed to have arrived onto Australian mainlands across the sea of from Maritime, Southeast Asia 40,000 –70,000 years ago. In 1606 was the first known landing within Australia by Europeans by a Dutch navigator named Willem Janszoon. During the 17th century other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts of Australia, numerous European explorers followed, however, in 1770 Lieutenant James Cook explored the East Coast of Australia representing Britain returning with accounts favouring colonisation at Botany Bay, New South Wales....   [tags: history, European colonization]

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Contrasting Colonial and Indigenous Use of Natural Resources

- The Australian Aboriginals arrived on the North west coast of Australia some 50,000 years ago, crossing on land bridges caused by changing sea levels (ACME, 2008). They have stayed in Australia to this day, once expanding to about 600 different groups all over the country (though in particular concentration around littoral regions and other large water sources, as demonstrated in Figure 1). When European colonisation began in the 1780s (, 2008), a fundamental difference in the two cultures, and cause of much dispute and damage, was a fundamental difference in opinions of surplus....   [tags: Australian Aboriginals, Australian History]

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Amory Lovins’ Logic in Natural Capitalism

- Amory Lovins’ Logic in Natural Capitalism In the first chapter of Natural Capitalism, author Amory Lovins proposes a new method of capitalism that recognizes the importance of natural and human capital in the industrial system. Conventional capitalism places value only on capital that yields financial gain, and ignores the human and natural parts of the equation. Lovins points to this as the reason for many of the environmental, social, and economic problems on our planet today. He argues that the destructive practices of conventional capitalism must cease, and that a new industrial revolution must happen that will change how human beings support themselves and sustain the reso...   [tags: Amory Lovins Natural Capitalism Essays]

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Natural Disaster Vesuvius

- Destroying the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the infamous volcano Mount Vesuvius still poses as a threat to Italian cities nearby. When this unpredictable volcano erupted in 79 CE, thousands were killed and many were left in the ash that captured the area. We know so much about this eruption because of an eyewitness named Pliny the Younger. He wrote letters after the eruption that told about the type of eruption and the destruction it caused, all from his view of the two day catastrophe many miles away (Ball, 2014)....   [tags: World History, Pompeii, Herculaneum]

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The History of Hurricane Katrina

- The History of Hurricane Katrina On August 29, 2005, the third strongest and biggest hurricane ever recorded in American history hit the Gulf Coast at eight o’clock a.m. The interaction between a tropical depression and a tropical wave created a tropical storm later referred to as Hurricane Katrina (FAQS, 2013). Forming over the Bahamas, Hurricane Katrina gradually strengthened as it moved closer and closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Recorded on August 28th, 2005, Katrina jumped from a category three storm to a category five storm with maximum sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Hurricane, New Orleans]

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Minimizing the Effect of Natural Disasters

- Throughout human history storms have been brewed from the center of the earth and claimed the lives of millions if not billions of people and such large amounts of damage to everything around us. Between 2000 and 2012, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion in damage and affected 2.9 billion people.( Can we minimize the damage caused by natural disasters. The answer is always yes you can always try to stop things like this it just matters about how much will people put into protecting their own lives and the lives of others....   [tags: Reducing Impact Natural Disasters]

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History of Physics

- Natural Philosophy also called philosophy of nature comes from the Latin phrase “philosophia naturalis”. Natural Philosophy is the philosophical study of the cosmos and nature’s elements and how the materials around the world are formed. There are many branches of natural philosophy including: cosmology, etiology, astronomy, probability, the study of matter, the study of elements, and many other subjects. The pioneers of natural philosophy are mainly pre-Socratic philosophers; the most famous philosophers of them were Thales, Democritus, and Aristotle....   [tags: natural philosophy, f=ma, thales]

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American History: The Emancipation Proclamation

- ... Sincе thе Nоrth did nоt agrее with slavеry, if an еscapеd slavе was fоund thе nоrthеrnеr did nоt havе tо rеturn thеm. Thе nоrth arguеd just thе оppоsitе: that slavе shоuld bе cоuntеd as еqual as whitеs, but оnly in thе arеa оf rеprеsеntatiоn. Thе Nоrth had a divеrsе viеw оf thе Thrее-Fifths Cоmprоmisе. Thеy did nоt want any slavеs cоuntеd in thе pоpulatiоn tоtal bеcausе thе slavеs had nо vоicе in gоvеrnmеnt, thеy did nоt vоtе оr havе any rights. Thе Nоrth alsо fеlt that sincе that thе Sоuthеrnеrs bеliеvеd that thеir slavеs wеrе thеir prоpеrty nоt pеоplе....   [tags: natural rights, slavery, south, north]

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Seventeenth Century Natural Acting

- Seventeenth Century Natural Acting As we read through the standard accounts of seventeenth-century acting, observers display the same desire to believe in the fictions of the actors as their twentieth-century counterparts. Webster said of "An Excellent Actor" that "what we see him personate, we think truly done before us" ("An Excellent Actor," 1615, in Overbury's The Wife) An anonymous elegy on the death of the famous actor Richard Burbage (d.1619) recalls, Oft have I seen him leap into a grave Suiting the person (which he seemed to have) Of a sad lover, with so true an eye That then I would have sworn he meant to die: So lively, the spectators, and the rest Of his sad crew, while he...   [tags: European History Essays]

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The Effects Which a Natural Disaster can have on a Country

- A natural disaster is an event caused by natural destructive factors, which can be further divided into either climatic disasters such as floods and tornados, or geological disasters such as earthquakes, which consequently lead to great physical damage or life loss (Bankoff, 2004, 56). When defining ‘natural’ literally, it may seem that natural disasters are independent from human activities, however, with the process of civilization, man-made factors are having an increasingly greater influence on nature (Sandler, 1996, 124)....   [tags: Natural Disaster]

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Japanese History

- A nation’s decision to go to war is not one that can be taken lightly. War requires a great deal of sacrifice and more often than not, results in a great deal of pain for an entire nation. For some, the humiliation of defeat may be worse than any physical pain one car endured. As Pearl Harbor and the Coming of the Pacific War by Akira Iriye shows, Japanese leaders decided that war with the USA was in the best interest of their nation, knowing full well the cost of war. The Japanese leaders` anxiety over the self preservation and self defence of their nation, their anxiety over perceived hostile attitudes from the west, and the importance of making a timely decision on war led them on a path...   [tags: Economy, War, Natural Resources]

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American History: Washington's Trail Through Post Glacial Butler, PA

- Washington’s Trail through Post Glacial Butler, PA In 1753, the future first president of the United States, George Washington, was dispatched to Western Pennsylvania to deliver a message to the French soldiers stationed near Presque Isle. Only twenty-one years old, young Washington traveled north from Fort Duquesne through modern day Butler County. Although aware of the critical and dangerous nature of the mission, it is unlikely that that the young explorer was aware that he was traversing a land of physical features shaped by a 100,000 years of geological history (WTA, 2013)....   [tags: glacial erratics, gorge, natural attraction]

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Comparing Merchant’sThe Death of Nature and Thomas’ Man and the Natural World

- Comparing Merchant’sThe Death of Nature and Thomas’ Man and the Natural World   The works of Carolyn Merchant and Keith Thomas pertain to the same subject matter and even to the same time period. Nevertheless, in comparing their interpretations of the evidence and the presentation of their arguments concerning the history of mankind’s relationship with nature in Tudor and Stuart England through the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions, we find that they are quite different. Merchant presents us with a rather one-sided, retrospective attack on science as the root of all environmental evil, while Thomas offers a relatively neutral, prospective look at how the people of this time reacted to t...   [tags: European Europe History]

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Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural

- Symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural    The role of symbolism in Bernard Malamud's The Natural is important in helping the reader understand the theme and meaning of the novel as well as the time period in which it took place.  Malamud¡¦s use of symbolism defines the character of Roy Hobbs and shows how the events occurring around him affected his decisions and, eventually, his career.    Symbolism in The Natural takes the form of characters, such as women who strongly influenced Roy; historical events, such as the infamous 1919 World Series scandal; and even Greek and Roman mythology.  All forms of symbolism used by Malamud are woven into the life and career of Roy Hobbs....   [tags: Bernard Malamud The Natural Essays]

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History Is Not An Exact Science

- Some define History as science due to its approach on analysing facts and the use of all resources in the aim of finding an answer while others claim it is merely an artistic study of the ages. J.B Bury claimed “History is a science, no more and no less”, in a time just after dramatic changes had been made to the approach of analgising History as he represented many people in the Victorian generation and their want in a more factual basis of history. Throughout the nineteenth century we saw calls from the people for a more accurate understanding of the past....   [tags: History vs Science]

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Brief History of the Met

- The creation of the Metropolitan Opera was spearheaded by a man named George H. Warren and a group of seventy wealthy acquaintances of his, including the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, and the Goulds who were dissatisfied with the Academy of Music in New York due to architectural flaws in the building, such as lack of open box seats for the wealthy and no space to expand the viewing area. Few wealthy families, who were unwilling to heed to the desires of others to own the box temporarily, monopolized the box seats, leaving many prospective box owners and operagoers out to dry....   [tags: Opera Radio, Metropolitan History]

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Notable Turning Points in the History of Mankind

- Throuoghout the history of man kind, conflics and issues concerning government, as well as the way political figures centrilize their own political power, have been a definant cause for both revolutionary rebellions, important wars, and the spread of nationalistic ideas and belifs. in particular, we have learned throuogh the study of historic landmarks that events in history such as the French Rebellion, of 1789 and the enlightenment of the 17th century have proved to be turning points in history, as well as events which have shaken political structures and influenced worldly governments until this day....   [tags: world history]

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Philosophy of Science and the Theory of Natural Selection

- Toulmin, Hull, Campbell, and Popper have defended an "Evolutionary-Analogy" view of scientific evaluative practice. In this view, competing concepts, theories and methods of inquiry engage in a competitive struggle from which the "best adapted" emerge victorious. Whether applications of this analogy contribute to our understanding of science depends on the importance accorded the disanalogies between natural selection theory and scientific inquiry. Michael Ruse has suggested instead an "Evolutionary-Origins" view of scientific evaluative practices in which scientific inquiry is directed by application of epigenetic rules that have become encoded in homo sapiens in the course of evolutionary...   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Natural Resources Need to Be Used

- Natural resources are raw materials that are taken from the earth, renewable or non renewable, that can be used for economic growth. Natural resources play a key role in energy use and production, even though they are finite. “The increasing scarcity of the resources that are currently being exploited poses a major challenge” (ETUC). Natural resources built the American economy, and we need to use them. Although there are many valid arguments against natural resources, the positive aspects outweigh the negative aspects....   [tags: raw materials, renewable energy]

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The Importance of Reviving Natural Births

- Natural birthing is interesting because it dates way back to the beginning of time. Some of the older techniques might be best if we leave them in history text books, but there are a few techniques that are helpful. Mixing these natural techniques with modern technology and medicine will provide the best experience for mothers. Natural births have so many options and are super flexible for the mothers’ general expectations of the delivery of her baby/ babies. Midwives, various birthing techniques, and better pain management options are available when a mother chooses to have a natural delivery versus the everyday, run- of- the- mill ‘ideal’ birth choice of today, which is usually a caesarian...   [tags: vaginal delivery, medicinal interference]

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Global Warming - A Natural Process

- ... The Earth has been experiencing a warming period for the past 30 years indicating that a cooling period is about to occur. There are several factors that contribute to climate change including a rise in the temperature such as the Earth’s tilt, tectonic plate changes and volcanic activity. A shift in the Earth’s tilt initiates changes in the atmosphere. These changes cause cycles of cooling or warming. Interestingly, the Earth’s position in orbit also varies on a 100,000 to 400,000 year cycle (NOAA, 2013, para....   [tags: atmosphere, trees, ocean, climate]

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources

- There should never be a reason to not have anything to do in Illinois thanks to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources offers many different opportunities for Illinois sportsmen as well as visitors to the state. The IDNR covers many different categories including; conservation of the land, hunting and fishing, law enforcement, and state museums. Without the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, there would not be the same amount of endless opportunities that we benefit from every day....   [tags: land, hunting, fishing, sportsmen]

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The Effects of Natural Disasters

- ... One of the most recognized natural disasters is “The Yellow River Flood”. The Yellow River Flood is known as the most vigorous, and by far the worst flood in human history. It has also been ranked to be the second deadliest natural disaster to ever occur. This unfortunate event occurred in September of 1887, when the Yellow River over-ran the dikes in China's Henan Province. The flood destroyed 11 large Chinese towns along with hundreds of villages, leaving millions homeless. The flood covered an extensive widespread of 50,000 square miles, unfortunately killing approximately 900,000 to 2,000,000 people....   [tags: danger, tragedies, damage]

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The Manipulation of Natural Resources

- There is an ongoing war between first and third-world countries. Countless numbers of resources were taken from the periphery, but these resources were never completely returned. As First World countries prosper, Third World countries are undergoing poverty and environmental degradation. Despite all the destruction, natural resources from the periphery fabricate new technology and advances in core countries (Africa: Resources). For example, smartphones are products of natural resource utilization, whereas deforestation is the result of natural resource exploitation in the peripheries....   [tags: Nature, poverty, third-world]

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The Process of Natural Selection

- ... The five year trip on the HMS Beagle to South America opened his eyes and later in 1859 Charles Darwin Published the world-changing book, On The Origin of Species. Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection has had a major impact on the way scientists think about life on earth. In the beginning, he made the distinctions that all life on earth had a common origin, so that all creatures came from an ancient common ancestor.Years later he would present his second great idea on evolution by realizing that some individuals would succeed in competition for resources and some wouldn’t....   [tags: Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species]

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Alabama's Natural and Historical Attractions

- Located in the heart of the Deep South region of the United States, Alabama is one of the most interesting states to visit in the country. With miles of sandy beaches along its southern coast on the Gulf of Mexico to rugged mountains on its northern Tennessee border, Alabama has a wide range of beautiful natural landscapes that invite nature lovers to come and visit. For those who are lovers of culture and history, Alabama also beckons you to come visit its top-notch cultural and historical attractions....   [tags: Geography / Tourism]

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Charles Darwin and Natural Selection

- One of the most influential people in modern day biology and geology is Charles Darwin. His advances in the fields still have impact to this day. His theory of Natural Selection made tidal waves through the scientific community all across the world. Darwin’s theories and studies are still a topic of conflict. Many Christians still dispute his theories, standing strong to their ideas of Creationism. Biographical Information On February 12, 1809 one of the mostly highly respected and controversial scientists was born (“Charles Darwin”)....   [tags: Creationism, Biology, Science]

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The Natural

- The Natural Before the time of television, the internet, DVD's and the rise of American football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR, extreme sports, and the general vision of American culture, baseball was one of the few activities that almost every American knew something about. It was and still is something that people discuss and share with their neighbors, coworkers, and family members. According to The Early History of Baseball, “Americans began playing baseball in informal competitions in the early 1800s....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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The History of Freedom

- Throughout history freedom has had many different meanings and definitions; based on race, gender, and ethnicity. According to the dictionary freedom means the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint (“freedom” def. 1). Freedom may seem like something given to everyone however it was something workers had to fight for. Not everyone believed that workers’ rights needed to be changed, which led to a long battle between workers, employers and the government....   [tags: History ]

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Fracking: Extracting Natural Gas

- Introduction: Environmental and socioeconomic debate over an alternative method of extracting natural gas thousands of feet below the surface using horizontal drilling and hydraulic “fracking” has risen in last twenty years. Fracking is the technique of drilling deep wells under high pressure with sand, water and a variety of chemicals to crack open rocks to release natural gas (hydrogen carbons) and oil from shale or coal bed methane deposits. Townships in Colorado like Lafayette and Fort Collins, voted on a moratorium to ban fracking within city limits....   [tags: environment, oil, gas]

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How Natural is Natural Gas?

- How natural is Natural Gas. Natural gas extraction and consumption has risen over the past thirty years. Also known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking, a tremendous amount of uproar is being made in the environmental and political communities. Natural gas use is a great source of energy worldwide, only in America have we had a gold rush affect when it comes to extraction. Natural gas provides less dependence on foreign oil, less need for coal plants, and a more affordable energy source worldwide....   [tags: Bunsen burner, drilling sites, environment]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

-      Other than Mendellson and his studies with genetics, Darwin has by far contributed the most to our modern science. From his theories on variation of species to his explanation of natural selection Charles Darwin has shocked the world by proving the world older than previously thought and creatures not immutable. In this present day these theories are as common belief as a simple mathematical equation such as two plus two equals four; but in the year eighteen hundred and fifty nine Darwin not only risked his reputation with these far fetched findings but also the risk of being excommunicated from the church....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

- When the name Charles Darwin is uttered, an immediate association brings about the concept of Evolution. Although he was not the first to "discover" this phenomenon, he was the first to explain it. In his book, The Origin of Species, Darwin discusses evolution- through variation, why it occurs, the struggle for existence, natural selection, the geological record, and several other topics. This book brought him great recognition as well as many violent attacks. It was written in a time in history when the people were very strong believers in the Church and God....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

- More than a century after his death, and four generations after the publication of his chief work, "The Origin of Species", Charles Darwin may still be considered the most controversial scientist in the world. His name is synonymous with the debate that continues to swirl around the theory of evolution, a theory that deeply shook the Western view of humanity and its place in the world. We tend to speak simply of the theory of evolution, leaving off the explanatory phrase, "through natural selection." At most, perhaps, the general public has heard of "survival of the fittest" a poor phrase as far as I'm concerned, since fitness in everyday usage is associated wit...   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

- Darwin is considered by other people as the creator of Evolution. Darwin was not the only man to arrive at the theory of evolution. Darwin came to his theory of evolution at the same time as an another man who goes by the name of Alfred Russell Wallace came to the same conclusion. Wallace being relatively unknown was not respected for having the same conclusion because the fact that people were so apt to listen to the theory’s of Charles Darwin. After time Darwin published a book On the Origin of Species, and it was a big success: it’s first printing sold out immediately and a second printing sold out a month later....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection Versus Creationism

- My research of Darwinian evolution has led me to believe that there is little room for spirituality of any kind in a truly rigorous scientific theory of the origin of life. This is disconcerting, to say the least. Obviously we have outgrown a strictly creationist lens, but has religion become completely obsolete. Does spirituality have a real place amongst the scientific tenets of evolutionary theory, or is it merely a crutch that we lean on. Can God and Darwin co-exist. The constantly mounting collection of evidence for evolution by natural selection is almost impossible to ignore....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

- Darwin collected and described thousands of animals and plants. In South America he observed the adaptations of organisms to a variety of habitat from jungle to grassland to mountain habitats. In the temperate regions the species resembled more closely the species of the tropical regions of South America rather than the corresponding species of the temperate regions of Europe. For example, in the grasslands of Argentina there are no rabbits, however, there are rodents that resemble rabbits; these rodents are unrelated to European rabbits but are similar to other rodents in South America....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Adaptation and The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

- Adaptation and Natural Selection In Merriam-Webster Dictionary, adaptation is defined as a “modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment.” Also, natuaral selection is defined, “a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment.” As each species will have an evolution die off without an adaptation that assists in its survival, only those with the adaptation will be left....   [tags: charles darwin, alfred walace]

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The Natural Law Approach to Ethics

- The Natural Law Approach to Ethics In the modern world people within society that have some ability or knowledge of reason know that there are certain laws which govern the way in which the world works. An example of this in the world can be observed in the form of the laws of Gravity or that the angles of a triangle will always add up to 180 degrees. We know these things because as soon as we are able to think for ourselves we accept that there are certain rules which are just part of our universe....   [tags: Papers]

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The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry in Oklahoma

- From moo-town to boomtown, the discovery of oil in Oklahoma has largely benefitted the state’s industry. It all started in small town Bartlesville, when oil popped out, spouting from a tower. From there, new oil companies from all over selected Oklahoma as the base for their industry. By the 1920’s, Oklahoma had already received its title as the “Oil Capitol of the World”. In this “Golden Age”, Oklahoma had already become home to thousands of jobs and companies. In the 1950s, oil production slowed down, but picked right back up again in about 1979, when the demand for oil greatly increased....   [tags: Booming Economy, Creating Jobs]

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Immigration and Change as Natural

- Immigration and Change as Natural Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs, by Cathy A. Small, is both interesting and entertaining reading. This ethnography of social change of a Pacific island nation, is a fine example of how a system of chiefdoms evolves into a monetary system. It also served to demonstrate how this process affected immigration in mainstream America. My first reaction stemmed from a political theory class I took. This in conjunction with, sociologist Saskia Sassen’s article “Why Migration” , about the reasons why migration has become a key element of contemporary global society, brought to mind the writings of Karl Marx....   [tags: Globalization Immigration Migration Essays]

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The History of Richmond Hill, Georgia

- Throughout the history of Richmond Hill, the city has experienced everything from failure to success and tragedies to victories. Today, Richmond Hill is a peaceful suburb located in southern Bryan County. Positioned within a 30-minute radius of Savannah, Richmond Hill offers a wonderful convenience to the nearby metropolitan city. This coastal town is home to more than 10,000 people. Richmond Hill’s community has an excellent reputation with great schools and education opportunities and a low crime rate....   [tags: american history]

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Art History in Tourism and Leisure

- During the late nineteenth-century, Impressionism was influenced by the tourism industry and industry of leisure. The new en plein-air paintings were introduced to many artists earlier that period. This essay will discuss paintings from Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, looking into some of their paintings and the affection from the uprising industries as mentioned. Social unrest in France was a part of history. Monet’s and Renoir’s paintings served as documentary of the emergence social history, depicting the lifestyle of late nineteenth-century France....   [tags: Art History]

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Technological Advancement is Natural

- Technological Advancement is Natural As we enter the twenty-first century, it is clear that many things about our method of interacting with our environment are different than in previous centuries, and that, in fact, the very philosophy of the man-nature interaction may change again. Some look forward to these changes. Others are fearful or condemnatory. In many cases, people implicitly or explicitly argue that certain technologies are unnatural. They claim that while certain technologies may be useful, other technologies represent a form of Nature manipulation and this that tinkering is unwise....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The History of Iwo Jima

- Introduction The island of Iwo Jima is just one of the many islands in the pacific that make up the island chain of Ogasawara. The Ogasawara chain of islands are located approximately 750 miles south of Tokyo. In comparison to most of the other islands in the pacific Iwo Jima is relatively small, in fact it is only four and a half miles long by two and a half miles wide. The geographic layout of Iwo Jima consists of a dormant volcano on the northern side called Mount Suribachi and a flat stretch of land to the south....   [tags: Military History]

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The Impact of the Petrine Reforms in Russian History

- In Russian history, the eighteenth century was characterized by significant changes to the political, economical, social and cultural fabric of Russian life that shifted Muscovite Russia’s isolated position and mindset of the Middle Ages into modernization and westernization. The driving force of reformation is accredited to Peter the Great whose reign (1694 – 1725) ushered in European ideas, models, manners, and philosophies. Willingly accepted or not, government intervention was evident in almost all aspects of life....   [tags: European history, world history]

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- That history contains errors, will not come as news to a person who has reflected on the topic. The very first history, a Greek one, History of Herodotus, written around 450 BC, likely had quite a number of fictional details so as to effect its purpose.1 Those parts of our history which are suspected to be fiction are, at least, through research and comparison, salvageable. What, however, is possibly more disturbing than the realization that, in general and throughout, our history is wrong (a sub-topic which I shall treat to a greater extent further on, herein) is the realization that there are great gaps in it....   [tags: History Historian Reflection]

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A Brief History of the State of Louisiana

- Since 1541, Louisiana has been ruled under ten different flags, starting with Hernando de Soto’s flag, a man who claimed the region for Spain (“About Louisiana”). For six weeks after the Civil War had first started, Louisiana had become an independent commonwealth before finally joining the Confederacy. The Louisiana Purchase was negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803, in order to get a part of Louisiana in American hands, which was considered essential (“About Louisiana”). Louisiana was a center for trading and finances during most of its early history and it was one of the most prosperous regions in America due to the act that its land was very abundant....   [tags: American history, territory of Orleans]

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The History of Geography in Lithuania

- The beginning of the history of geography in Lithuania is reaching as far as the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (12-18th century) and is mostly connected with one of the oldest Universities in Northern Europe - Vilnius University, established in 1579. For this reason geography as a science has deep traditions in Lithuania. One of the most influential organizations to the development of modern geography in the country is the Lithuanian Geographical Society, which was established in 1934 and, despite various turmoil, has managed to survive until today....   [tags: Geography, Science History]

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