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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- Kamala Markandaya employs herself with the basic concern of an environmentalist or ecologist by lamenting over the destruction of landscape with in her literary milieu. Eco criticism or eco critics endeavor to speak for nature and thereby try to understand and address the problems of human cohabitation with nature. It investigates how the artist utilizes nature literally and metaphorically. Markandaya’s debut novel Nectar in a Sieve, recoup and retrieve the mislaid connection between man and land....   [tags: Nectar in a Sieve]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markanday

- In Kamala Markanday's Nectar in a Sieve, Rukmani is portrayed as a positive woman and provides the ideal sufferer and nurturer. Rukmani displays suffering, strength, and a positive outlook throughout out the book. Even after all the blows she receives, poverty, famine, her husbands infidelity, and the deaths of her sons, she accepts the blows and then moves on, not spending very much time on the problem. Rukmani's relationship with Nathan, her husband, is the center of her emotional life. When she finds out Nathan has slept with another woman, she doesn't throw a fit or start yelling like most women would about the man who has betrayed her....   [tags: Nectar in a Sieve]

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Colonialism and Imperialism in Nectar in a Sieve

- Imperialism in Nectar in a Sieve The characters in the book Nectar in a Sieve had to deal with Western imperialism and they had to adapt to the changing ideas associated with Western imperialism. Throughout the book Rukmani had to struggle with her beliefs and how to cope with these changes. From the beginning Rukmani coped with these changes, from culture to her way of life, until the end of the book where even then her life was not through being changed. In the first instance Rukmani had to deal with a husband that was several castes below her....   [tags: Nectar Sieve Essays]

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Value of Suffering in Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve

- Value of Suffering in Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve   Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve portrays its positive woman characters as ideal sufferers and nurturers. "[T]he cause of her suffering springs mainly from poverty and natural calamity. The women are from the rural sections of society. They are the daughters of the soil and have inherited age-old traditions which they do not question. Their courage lies in meek or at times cheerful way [sic] of facing poverty or calamity" [Meena Shirdwadkar, Image of Woman in the Indo-Anglian Novel (New Delhi: Sterling, 1979), 49]....   [tags: Nectar Sieve Essays]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- The life of a tenant farmer is not an easy way to live. They some how are able to get by on what little they have. Things start to go bad when foreigners come and start to modernize their little village. They struggle at first but managed to adapt to the new. The author of Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya was influenced by her early life as a journalist, her homeland and the culture around her. Kamala Markandaya was born in 1924 in the city of Mysore(Abdullah). She died at the age of eighty on May 2004 in her home out side of london, England(Sinclair)....   [tags: tenant farmer, women in india, fame]

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Themes in "Nectar in a Sieve"

- In the novel, Nectar in a Sieve, the author, Kamala Markandaya creates various themes. One theme from the book is that tensions can be caused by modernization and industrial progress. This theme is highly prevalent throughout the story and broadens the reader’s outlook on modernization. Markandaya writes of a primitive village that is going through a severe change. Her ability to form a plethora of characters with different opinions, yet to share one main culture, helps highlight the tensions in the village....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- Rejection and denial of one’s situation often hinders improvement. Conversely, acceptance allows improvement to occur; this is demonstrated by Rukmani, the protagonist of Kamala Markandaya’s novel, Nectar in a Sieve, who survives a stream of misfortunes by accepting, rather than denying, her situation. When she accepts misfortune as having occurred, she is able to seek for improvement. Through Rukmani’s plight and struggles, it is shown that in order to survive through periods of struggle and hardship, one must accept one’s situation to be able to improve from it....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Nectar In A Sieve

- Nectar in a Sieve is a work of literature written in the mid 1900s. This work describes the effect that modernization and industrialization had on the farming families of India. During this time many traditional values had to be overturned by the people in order to keep up with the changing times. Many farmers lost their land and many people died of starvation due to bad harvests and inflating prices on goods. This novel specifically describes the life of a woman, Rukmani, and how her family was affected and the activities she and her family had to perform in order to survive....   [tags: Kamala Markandaya]

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The Strong Character of Rukmani in "Nectar in a Sieve"

- Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya tells the story of Rukmani—affectionately known as Ruku—her family and village. Throughout the novel, Rukmani faces a lot of adversity. She demonstrated her true character each time she overcame one of her problems. Whether it was showing compassion to those less fortunate than her, persevering for the sake of herself and family, or adapting to a new livelihood, Ruku overcomes all of the difficulty. Rukmani exhibits her true character of compassion, perseverance, and adaptability to changing circumstances each time problems faced her....   [tags: character analysis, Kamala Markandaya, analytical]

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Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve and Deepa Mehta's Water

- Kamala Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve and Deepa Mehta's Water are two pieces of Indian media that share the same general meaning, however different the circumstance and the reaction to them may be. The creators have fairly, but not entirely similar paths down their lives have been taken. Both pieces of art revolve around women who must overcome the challenge of change in order to be better in life, whatever route and form it takes shape in. Nectar in a Sieve's message was very more accepting by the public, possibly because of its target audience....   [tags: literary analysis, indian media]

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Faux Love in Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- Love, an emotion everyone can relate to. This theme draws in many readers as it is a very passionate topic. In Nectar in a Sieve, by Kamala Markandaya, she attempts to use love as a major theme throughout the story to keep the audience engaged. However, this method doesn't work in this case because it is not true love, but rather an undermining theme guised by this “fake love.” The true theme, instead of love, is portrayed as anti-feminism and a degradation in power of women. Therefore, love is not an overlying theme in Nectar in a Sieve, but rather women’s dependence on men, which counters feminism beliefs and gives less power to women....   [tags: marriage, dependence, prostitution]

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Celebrating Womanhood in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve

- Kamala Markandaya was a pen name used by Kamala Purnaiya Taylor. She moved to England in 1948 and settled there after marrying an Englishman. However she still considered herself a true Indian. Her first published novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954) was a bestseller and cited as an American Library Association Notable Book in 1955. Her other novels include, Some Inner Fury(1955), A Silence of Desire(1960), Possession(1963), A Handful of Rice(1966), The Nowhere Man(1972), Two Virgins(1973), The Golden Honeycomb(1977), and Pleasure City (1982)....   [tags: gender ideologies, feminism, women representation]

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Role of The Tannery in the novel Nectar in a Sieve

- Question: What role does the tannery, in Rukmani’s city, have throughout the book. Explain. Also, be sure to discuss what effect it had on the people. In almost every novel, there is at least one culprit or menace. He or she usually causes problems and in more exciting works, ends up murdering one of the protagonists. Hence, in the erratic novel Nectar in a Sieve, which is set in India during the early 1950’s, there has been a troublemaker, just hidden and extremely indirect in his actions. “What’s his name?” one might ask....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparison of Adaptations for Nectar Feeding in Hummingbirds and American Leaf-Nosed Bats

- The coevolution of flowering plants and their pollinators has filled the earth with a diversity of life-forms: a quarter-million species of plants, and almost as many animal pollinators, including at least 1,200 vertebrates. Most tropical and subtropical plants are pollinated by insects, a small but ecologically and economically important group of plants are pollinated by birds and mammals(Devy and Davidar, 2003). Bats and birds have families within their orders that are nectar feeding, both these groups have developed similar traits for this ecological niche....   [tags: coevolution, plants, pollinators]

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Sainsbury 's Business Activities.

- Appendix 9. Sainsbury’s business activities 1971–2013 Sainsbury’s entered a joint venture with British Home Stores in 1971 to create hypermarket style stores under the brand SavaCentre. These stores reverted to the standard Sainsbury’s brand and superstore format in 1999. It went public very successfully in 1973 and in 1979 developed a further joint venture with Belgian retailer, GB-Inno-BM, setting up a successful chain of DIY stores with a supermarket-style layout under the brand ‘Homebase’. Hombase grew into a very profitable concern and in 1995 acquired ‘Texas Homecare’ tripling in size overnight....   [tags: Sainsbury's, Tesco, Asda, Nectar loyalty card]

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Neactar In A Seive

- In the book Nectar in a sieve , by Kalmala Markandaya. There are intentended effects that are upon the reader . throught out the reader feels a great sorww and understanding for the characters . by exploring the ways one can find strengths even in hardest time . Neacter in a sieve teaches the reader the need of family unity . and because of family unity one can find strengths even in the worst of time. In the book Nectar in sieve teaches us a lot of things is strong , but one of the most easily seen his how the family were able to stick together ,even through the hard times....   [tags: Kalmala Markandaya]

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Nantucket Nectars

- Nantucket Nectars Tom Scott and Tom First started Allserve, a floating convenience store serving boats in the Nantucket Harbour during their summer holidays in college. After graduation, during the winter of 1990, First recreated a peach fruit juice drink that he came across in Spain and started a side business selling fresh juice. Everyone loved the product and they went on to open the Allserve General Store on Nantucket's Straight Wharf. They named the fruit juice "Nantucket Nectars". Scott and First invested their collective life savings of about $17,000 to contract a bottler and finance inventory in the first two years....   [tags: Business Case Study Strategy]

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Nicotiana Attenuata and Pollination Defense

- Nicotiana attenuata and Pollination Defense Pollination, or the spreading of pollen by external means is a vital part of the Nicotiana attenuata plant's reproductive system. Pollination allows male gametes to reach another plants stigma thus allowing fertilization, however when pollination is carried out by animals feeding on the plant's nectar, harmful herbivory may also result. This paper will focus on the Nicotiana attenuata plant and its' chemical defenses against pollinating herbivores....   [tags: spreading pollen, plants, plant reproductive]

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Literary Analysis : ' The Time Of The Butterflies '

- Although different, the cultures in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Makandaya share a lot of the same conflicts. Conflicts between the characters and society are what cause the themes. The two books are very different but they share three main themes that are still prevalent in societies today. Feminism, societal classes, and the struggle of power are the themes that fill both books. In any culture women are often confined by expectations of womanhood....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Society, Sociology]

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What Kind Of Cells Does Your Organism Have ( Eukaryote Group Level Description )

- 1. What sort of cells does your organism have (Eukaryote-group-level description) • Multicellular organism • Has tactile setae which are hairs that cover through a butterfly 's exoskeleton and are attached to nerve cells. Setae play a vital part in helping the Monarchs sense the location of their body parts. Setae is also located on the Monarch’s antennae and aid in touch and smell. • Chemoreceptors are nerve cells that spread onto the surface of the exoskeleton and respond to the presence of different chemicals in the surroundings....   [tags: Insect, Lepidoptera, Butterfly]

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Honey Bees Are Interesting And Work Very Hard During Their Lifetime

- Honey bees are interesting and work very hard during their lifetime. Some say we owe our survival to the honey bee. They help pollinate everything from ornamental flowers to our food supply. They have become very efficient and effective at pollination unfortunately, honey bees face many dangers in their daily life to survive. They have to defend from predators in flight as well as in their hive, not to mention the wide use of pesticides. Honey bees also produce delicious honey that some use for medicinal purpose and human and animal food production....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Honey, Insect]

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Competitive Interactions between Apis and Bombus

- ... Each summer from 1998 through 2000, two to three Apis colonies (each consisting of 10,000-15,000 workers) were introduced into three sites from early June to early September (Thomson 2004). Each Apis colony was placed 2 km apart. For the native bumblebees, B. occidentalis colonies were located at 10 m, 500 m, and 1000 m away from each site. Since there are three distances, and three different sites, there were nine B. occidentalis colonies in total. The B. occidentalis species was placed in the same location every year; however, the distance treatment was altered (Thomson 2004)....   [tags: European honeybees]

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Following the Sweet Path of Honey

- Following the Sweet Path of Honey A bee alights upon a flower, having been attracted to it by the sweet smell of nectar. Knowing of the plant's readiness to release nectar, the bee begins to extract the sugary substance and stores it away in a stomach pouch along with the other nectar it has collected for the day. This is only the first step in a complex process that brings honey to our tables. In fact, it will take over two hundred days and trips to over eight hundred thousand flowers to produce a 35 ounce pot of honey....   [tags: Bees Beehives Papers]

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Top 20 Mocktails for the New Year

- Top 20 Mocktails for the New Year New Year is the perfect time to arrange parties and invite guests. The party feels complete with varieties of foods and drinks. Both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages must be kept on the serving table for entertaining the guests of all age groups. Mocktails are combination of drinks in a subtle way to keep out alcohol from the drink. Colorful drinks will definitely make your guests feel satisfied. Here is a list of some fabulous non alcoholic drinks that can be prepared in minutes....   [tags: non alcoholic cocktails]

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Circadiam Rhythms in Humans and Animals

- Just as humans have a circadian rhythm that can be changed when entering a new time zone or season, other animals also exhibit time behavior - especially for food collection. As an animal’s environment changes over time, the they have to evolve to constantly change their time intervals for when they collect their food. This is very common in nectarivorous animals such as honeybees or bats. For example, honeybees know when to go out of their hive and obtain nectar from flowers because they have adapted to learn at what times a flower will “re-fill” its nectar....   [tags: feeding, bats, research]

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Honey Bees : Fear And Distress

- The initial reactions to a swarm of honey bees are fear and distress. Honey bees are frowned upon because of the annoying noise they emit and the pointy stinger on their abdomen. To the mainstream population, honey bees are just pesky insects whose primary goals are to sting random individuals and make honey. Honey bees are not another species of pesky creatures that deserve to be fumigated into extinction; they are insects with fascinating lives. The honey bees that buzz noisily around an office have a much more complicated life than annoying people for petty amusement....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Queen bee, Honey]

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The Behavior Patterns Of Bees

- The Behavior Patterns of Bees Honey bees are reasonably smart to learn such things such as operant conditioning and color discrimination. Bees are also sensitive to taste, pheromones and UV. Bees can also store cognitive maps of their surroundings, recognize the location of food and know when to look for food. A study published in 1983 in Science News journal revealed that bees communicate clearly with other bees in the same location. Foraging bees usually communicate with other worker bees through the waggle dance and odor plume....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Queen bee, Honey]

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Hummingbird Adaptations

- Hummingbirds have evolved certain behavioural and physical traits which allows for them to be more energetically efficient, such as specialized storage and digestion adaptations, feeding and flying adaptations and breathing adaptation. Hummingbirds are extremely small and their muscles for flight are highly oxygen-dependent and require large amounts of energy. Hummingbirds are one of the smallest endotherms and any energetic output can be metabolically stressful. The hummingbirds’ small body size means that they have very little room for energy storage and therefore often endure energetic and metabolic stresses....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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The Extinction Of The Disappearing Bees

- The first reports of a massive number of bees dying off were reported in the 1990’s, but the disappearances did not gain much attention until the late 2000’s. Scientists were baffled as a large number of seemingly healthy bees would abandon their hives and never return. The issue of the disappearing bees became so severe that one third of all the honeybee colonies in the United States were lost, and scientists still could not pinpoint an exact cause for the deaths of so many bees, however they were able to come up with a few possible theories....   [tags: Beekeeping, Insect, Honey bee, Bumblebee]

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Organic Honey Production

- "Organic is a label indicating that the food or other agricultural product has been produced through approved methods that integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity, where synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used" (National 2013). Thus Organic honey is the honey that is produced from completely organic sources; beginning from the plant that the bee needs to collect nectar or honey dew from, to the water that the bee gets and uses in the formation of honey, to the bee itself and finally to the bee keeper and his way in feeding his bees, trea...   [tags: Organic Honey Production]

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Will Acacia Cornigera Still Be Well-adapted if They Do Not Have Large Thorns and Beltian Bodies?

- Introduction Acacia Cornigera has been known as the bullhorn acacia. As its name suggests, the species Acacia Cornigera has horn-like thorns, which provide hostage for their mutualistic partners, known as the Acacia ants- Pseudomyrmex ferruginea. Other than that, what is special about Cornigera, is that it consists of yellowish nodules at the tips of their subdivided leaves. The yellowish nodules are Beltian bodies. They are rich in fats and proteins, providing the ants with food. In addition, they produce characteristic extrafloral nectar (Gonzalez-Teuber et al....   [tags: Botany]

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The Ants and The Bees: Comparing the Social Structure of these Colonial Insects

- A queen, drones, and workers share a common place in life. They all live in a bee and ant colony striving together to accomplish their specific jobs. Living in a world where females are your workers and protectors of the queen, and drones are used to multiply the colony, and then die. When you look passed the buzzing of ants, you see a very sociable creature working like a well oiled machine. When you hear the dirt on the bees, they may look sociable, but deep down, it’s another world. A world where queens kill sibling sisters, and the drones are ejected out into the cold to starve just for the sake of their colony....   [tags: Insects, compare/contrast, Entimology]

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The Effects Of Neonicotinoid Exposure On The Behavior And Performance Of Honey Bees

- Impacts of neonicotinoid exposure on the behaviour and performance of honey bees (Apis mellifera). Honey bees not only make honey, but they also help pollinate crops worth more than $15 billion a year in the U.S. (NRDC). These small animals are extremely important for providing ecosystem services essential for sustaining biodiversity (Sandrock et al., 2014). However, since the mid-1980s, the honey bee populations have been suddenly declining. This decline is referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) (Wu et al., 2011)....   [tags: Beekeeping, Colony collapse disorder, Insect]

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Soil Contamination And Its Effects On Wild And Domesticated Bee Colonies

- Soil Contamination and its Effects on Wild and Domesticated Bee Colonies Humans need food. Food is grown on farms. Farms need bees. And the bees are dying, in record numbers, every year. Based on data provided in 2011, by the Food and Agriculture Organization of The United Nations, there were approximately 15 trillion bees worldwide. This number is represented by approximately 90% wild bee and 10% captive bee populations respectively. This number while seemingly large is actually half of what it was 50 years ago....   [tags: Beekeeping, Insect, Honey bee, Honey]

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Benefits From Honey Bee Pollination ( United States Department Of Agriculture

- About one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination (United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service). Incase you didn’t know, bees don’t just pollinate flowers and make honey, they pollinate important crops such as apples, almonds, alfalfa, and many more Midwestern crops that are vital in the American agricultural system. The estimated number of bee colonies has been dropping in recent years and that is a major concern considering the vast amount of insect pollinated crops in the Midwest....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey bee, Insect]

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Annotated Bibliography On The Obligation Of Endure By Rachel Carson

- Annotated Bibliography Tropp, Sandra Fehl, and Ann Pierson-D 'Angelo. Essays in Context. New York: Oxford UP, 2001. Print. In “The Obligation to Endure”, Rachel Carson writes about the earth and how it has adapted to environmental changes in the span of millions of years. Not only is the earth naturally producing radiation and doing its own things that sometimes pose a threat to our health, but know humans are the ones destroying the planet and our health. Carson also states that mankind has done some irreversible damage to the earth in a very small amount of time....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Agriculture]

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Untitled and Advice to My Son, by Peter Meinke

- It is often common to have an author or the writer of a certain poem write about similar topics and also reflect the same stylistic characters among his or her poems. In Peter Meinke’s two poems, titled Untitled and Advice to my son, he created them both using a specific tone and the same subject to create different themes. Both of these poems also included some of the important elements of poetry. Peter’s poem Untitled is about a father, possibly Peter’s, who is writing this poem to his 10 year old son....   [tags: Analysis, Comparison]

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The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

- The Theme of Love in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Love is defined as a strong affection, attachment, or devotion to a person or persons. Many people tend to think that if you are young , you cannot possibly be in love at thee same time. It is believed that especially when you are in your teenage year that you are too young to know whether or not you are really in love, but who can really say that they know the true meaning of love whether they are young or old. Despite all of this, there are still those people out there that believe in love at first sight and love being blind....   [tags: Papers]

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Greek Mythology: Then and Now

- "A myth is a collective term denoting a symbolic narrative in religion, as distinguished from symbolic behavior (cult, ritual) and symbolic places or objects (temples, icons)". (The New Encyclopedia Britannica. Vol. 24)Mythology is a collection of myths meant to explain the universe. Mythological stories were told in many different cultures and civilizations. The existence of myths is known in every society. Many different myths were conceived to explain occurrences that happened in nature. One of these natural occurrences is the solar eclipse....   [tags: Mythology]

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Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides

- Colony Collapse Disorder and Pesticides From around the year 2006, many bee farmers in the U.S.A and some parts of Europe started reporting sharp declines in their bee stocks. The reason for this declining numbers was not known and therefore scientists named it colony collapse disorder (CCD). Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is a not a very old phenomena and it became popular when large number of bee colonies started disappearing. The disappearing was mysterious since no dead bees were found in or around the beehives after a colony’s number was reported to have gone down or vanished....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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Indian English Literature: Kamala Markandaya

- Indian English Literature is a genre deep rooted in the cultural scenario of the Indian soil. As a literary genre, it has contributed towards the formation and the reformation of the processed identity of the nation as a whole. Special mention should also be made about the contribution of Indian women writers in English towards the identity formation of India with regard to their poignant novels. In the realm of fiction, Indian women novelists have heralded a new era and have earned many laurels both at home and abroad....   [tags: women novelist, femenine sensibility]

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Maybelline, By L ' Oreal

- The first fashion advertisement that was selected was Maybelline, who is owned by L’Oreal. Maybelline is the manufacturer and is a nationwide brand; therefore all their advertisements are national. This specific ad came from a June 2015 Cosmopolitan magazine. The second advertisement selected was by Covergirl, which is owned by Procter and Gamble. CoverGirl is the manufacturer who is known nationally as well. The ad was national and was found in a March 2015 Cosmopolitan magazine. The marketing forces refer to the four P’s of the marketing mix....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising, Marketing mix, Brand]

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Theme of Success in Yuset Komunyaka´s Glory and Emily Dickinson´s Success is Counted Sweetest

- ... The theme of the poem, Glory by Yusef Komunyakaa, is success. The young men playing baseball achieve the success in the poem. After working all day, as they play baseball the feeling of hitting a home run or stealing a base means more than anything to them. They feel a rush of success. The figurative language of the poem shows the theme of success. The lines “In each stance and swing, a promise / Like a hesitation pitch always / At the edge of their lives,” (10-12) show how they are dedicated to achieve success....   [tags: success, work, determination, theme]

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The Great Qualities Of The Outdoors

- The Outdoors A place to go and enjoy the atmosphere is the outdoors. There is so many great qualities about the outdoors. It is so peaceful and relaxing. The outdoors can be so inspiring in many great ways. The way the birds chirp, the wind blows, the leaves fall, and the crickets holler are all just incredible. The outdoors is an environment that just speaks for itself. It is a wonderful atmosphere with many great features. The color of the sky on a beautiful day can be so cheerful....   [tags: Blue, Sun, Sky, Color]

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Botanical Gardens Created by Pollen

- The pollen is constituted by a multitude of microscopic granules contained in the pollen sacs of the anthers of flowers and has the appearance of a powder coloured differently depending on the flower. These granules are the male reproductive cells of the plant. This powder is easily carried by the wind and can reach the female organs of the flowers, the pistils. The other way of pollination is of pollen dispersal and fertilization of the flowers is given by bees and other pollinators. In exchange for the nectar that attracts them to the flowers, the bees carry pollen from plant to plant....   [tags: flowers, bees, germination]

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Green Hairstreak Butterfly

- Introduction Green Hairstreak butterfly is one of the local species found throughout British Isles. The wings of the butterfly are dull brown on the uppersides, and bright green on the underside, with a white ‘streak' across the fore and hindwings. The sexes are very similar in appearance, but male butterfly can be distinguished by the presence of a small pale spot on each forewing. The plump caterpillar grows to 1.5 cm in length, and is flattened at each end. It is green in colour, with a brown head, has a dark line passing along the back and rows of diagonal yellowish-white markings....   [tags: Ecology ]

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Adapting to Our Environment or Harming It?

- Adapting to Our Environment or Harming It. I went to do my Thanksgiving shopping on Monday. I figured that if I bought the turkey, turkey stuffing, and pumpkin pie at the beginning of the week, I would avoid the long lines that build up in supermarkets the day before Thanksgiving, while not having to freeze and unfreeze the turkey. I was in aisle 4, trying to decide whether my family would prefer microwaveable Stove Top stuffing or the kind you actually insert into the turkey’s insides when I remembered that I also had to get canned cranberry sauce… my favorite....   [tags: Comparison Compare Comparative Essays]

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What´s a Hero?

- Heroes have always played a part in humanity, they can be found in literature, painting and other forms of art. But what determines a hero. of course there is a dictionary definition, each individual has their own icon so the answer must be subjective to each person. A hero is someone that is admired because of the characteristics they possess, or their actions. The definition that I recognize is, somebody who is a leader that is skilled and loyal.. A hero is a great leader, that is skilled, clever, ruthless, just and loyal....   [tags: great leader, oyalty, ruthlessness and justice]

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Relishing the Ambrosia of Hope in Stephen Crane´s Bowery in Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

- ... This force eats their hope and corrupts the innocence and life of its prey. Chastity is unable to survive in the Bowery because the culture of diminishing in the value of life and purity is a cyclical perspective. Their surroundings ensure that every inhabitant holds these views. These people live in a “dark region where, from… careening [buildings], a dozen gruesome doorways [give] up loads of babies to the street and the gutter” (Crane 5). Before birth, depreciation in the worth of virtue surrounds these people....   [tags: addictions, desperation, culture, victims]

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Specific Roles of Characters Depicted in Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees

- Everyone has a secret life that they keep hidden from the rest of the world. Lies are told on a daily basis in order to keep these lives stashed in the dark. In The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the bees are the ones that have the most secret life of all. They each have their own specific role to play deep within the hive. It's obvious that the author had meant for some of her characters to portray the roles that these buzzing insects have to dutifully fulfill every duty. Lily and Zach are the field bees, August is a nurse bee, and the Lady of Chains is the Queen bee....   [tags: the secret life of bees]

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The Role of the Forest in Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It

- William Shakespeare often compares imagination and reality in his plays. He explores this comparison through the role and purpose of the forests in Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It. Midsummer Night's Dream focuses on imagination and escape, while As You like It focuses on reality and self discovery. Imagination plays a key role in Midsummer Night's Dream. Puck, a fairy servant and friend of Oberon watches six Athenian men practice a play to be performed for Theseus wedding in the forest....   [tags: compare contrast]

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The Is The State Of Being Happy Or An Experience That Makes You Happy

- Happiness is, “the state of being happy or an experience that makes you happy.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). A life well lived is different from person to person, it is not measurable and is fulfilled by demonstrating love, joy, faith, sacrifice and devotion. Choices affect our happiness and vary. Choices alter our temporal and eternal happiness. Some choices may affect just the temporal while some may just affect the eternal however it is possible for choices to affect both the temporal and eternal....   [tags: Personal life, Happiness, Bhagavad Gita, Term]

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Antibacterial activity of honey on Staphylococcus aureus: Raw versus Processed (store bought) honey

- Introduction In recent years the need to have relatively good health has become desirable among the U.S. population. The desire to have a clean slate and become a new and improved person has crept into minds all over the nation. Consumers want products that can prevent illnesses and diseases, encourage good health and increase their general well being of the individual, such as, functional foods. A review study of the functional properties of bee products, honey, propolis and royal jelly, provided a way to relate them as functional foods because they have many functions....   [tags: good health, america, health movement]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Wild Of Delights '

- Jews are blessed with unique traditions, but it is at this time of year we are reminded of the sticky sentiment we enjoy with honey. And what a paradox is this sweetest of delights. For one thing, honey comes from a non-kosher insect. For another, honey, like yeast, causes fermentation which also symbolizes the willful way we can boil over with pride, conceit and arrogance. Honey is tricky to harvest and everyone knows that a teensy bee can bring fear to our heart because of its fearsome ability to sting with a fiery pain....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey, Honey bee, Beekeeper]

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Colony Collapse Disorder And Can We Save The Honey Bee

- What is Colony Collapse Disorder and can we save the honey bee. What is colony collapse disorder. Do you know how drastically it can affect you. Apis Mellifera, or the honey bee is a truly fascinating animal (Schingler, 2008). We rely on the bee for pollinating plants and trees, producing honey, and making possible the harvest of foods from earths’ end to earths’ end. But lately across the globe, bees have been disappearing. Bee keepers have reported record losses in colonies since 2006, and many are still asking where the bees have gone to....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey bee]

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The Role of Insects in the Web of Life

- When given the question “what good are bugs?” many people have nothing positive to say, as they only remember the bad things that bugs do; bees and wasps sting, ants get into homes, and spider webs are an eye sore. However, people tend to forget that bugs can do so many good things for the environments they live in. This includes pollinating flowers and other plants, decomposing plant debris and animals, helping control pest insect populations, and so much more. A constant lesson that has to be reinforced everyday so that everyone understands that not all bugs are bad and that many bugs do more than thought....   [tags: Insects Research Paper]

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Contrast in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

- The concept of contrast plays an important role throughout Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare provides many examples of contrast signifying it as a motif. He groups the ideas of contrast together into those of some of the most important roles in the play. Helena is portrayed as tall and Hermia is short. Titania is a beautiful fairy who falls in love with Bottom, who is portrayed as graceless. Moreover, the main sets of characters even have differences. Fairies are graceful and magical creatures, yet tradesmen are clumsy and mortal....   [tags: fairies, titania]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare

- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” begins as many typical romantic stories. Two people are in love; in this case, Hermia and Lysander. But an obstacle stands in their way; in this case, Hermia’s father who wants Hermia to marry Demetrius. However, this is where this play begins to differ from all others. Shakespeare leads four crossed lovers, Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, and Lysander, through a winding path that somehow magically ends with everyone happily getting married. The pivotal aspect of this play is Shakespeare’s development of the different characters....   [tags: Differences, Characters, Aspects]

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Genetically Modified Crops : Hope Vs. Hype

- In the video, “Genetically Modified Crops: Hope vs. Hype”, reveals that a Cornell study followed-up by Iowa state researchers show that “pollen from GMO corn is killing the larvae of the Monarch butterflies, which is not at all what the corn 's designers intended” (“Genetically Modified Crops: Hope vs. Hype”). GMO seeds are contaminating our environment, which were presumed safe before. Genetically-modified organisms are the unorthodox procedure of moving genes from one species to a completely different and unrelated species....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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The Story Of The Greek Goddess Hebe

- This artwork created by Gavin Hamilton shows the story of the greek goddess Hebe. Hebe is the goddess of youth and is the cuperbarar of the goddess. This means that she serves nectar to the gods and goddesses. She is mostly always shown affairing nectar to her father, Zeus, in disguise as an egal. There various types of lines in this painting, curvilinear lines dominate. The curvilinear lines are found in the way the woman 's body is positioned, the eagles wing and claws, the way the woman’s clothing in draped, the leaves, and in the spout and the handle of the pitcher....   [tags: Color, Light, Eye, Eagles]

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Why Bees Are Becoming An Endangered Species

- “No bees, no honey; no work, no money.” Bees are becoming an endangered species due to colony collapse disorder, a colony no longer existing due to a combination of deadly factors. Bees are very important in our lives from making food cheaper to making honey-added in many medicines, foods, and other products. There are a few steps we can take in order to save our honeybees. Colony Collapse Disorder is a dead colony with no adult bees and a live queen with immature bees still present (United States Department of Agriculture, 2015)....   [tags: Beekeeping, Pollination, Honey, Flower]

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Types Of Plants And Their Reproductive Success

- When examining categories of plants and their reproductive success, it is clear that one group is always more successful than any other group, and this group is angiosperms. Angiosperms are vascular plants that reproduce through a variety of mechanisms which have evolutionary significance. There are over 250,000 different species of angiosperms, making them one of the most diverse categories of plants. (Angiosperms 1) Their adaptability and reproductive methods, such as seeds and flowers, allow them to reproduce efficiently....   [tags: Plant, Seed, Flower, Gametophyte]

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The Honey Bees And The Bees

- Albert Einstein was misquoted once in saying: “If the bees disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” Even if Einstein might of not said these exact words, there is some truth to them. We won’t necessarily die without bees, like Einstein once supposedly said, but we will live in a world without kiwi, watermelon, cantaloupe, macadamia, etc (palmer). Honey Bees came from Europe in the 1600s, and have become quite important to the United States’ agriculture....   [tags: Beekeeping, Honey bee, Honey, Queen bee]

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Causes And Effect Of Circadian Rhythms

- Every college student experiences it: that moment of deep regret when they realize that they took “Thirsty Thursday” a bit to the extreme and Friday comes along and they feel as though it is impossible to wake up for that early morning class. Not to worry though because there is a life-saving nectar invented specifically for this circumstance -- or so most college students think at least -- and this nectar is none other than coffee. This notorious cycle is repeated by most college students most weeks and few actually consider how this cycle is actually affecting not just their current state but also their entire physiology as well....   [tags: Sleep, Circadian rhythm, Melatonin, Hypothalamus]

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Credit Cards: Interest Free Cards

- ... After this period the interest rate is 18.9% and for the initial transfer there is a charge of 2.99% of the balance you are transferring. Low interest cards are useful for those people who rarely pay off their balance each month. These deals often do not incur a monthly fee and the interest rate usually applies for the life of the card giving the additional benefit of assisting with budgeting. For example, Sainsbury’s Bank offer a card with a representative APR of 6.9% (variable according to your status)....   [tags: deals, period of grace]

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A Man Of The People

- When developing countries attempted to modernize after European colonization, many native cultures suffered from society’s shift out of traditionalism as the effects of the post-colonial era became more apparent. The challenges facing new states imposed a necessity for respective countries to undertake new governmental systems, national identities, and a collective societal withdrawal from self-identification based upon ethnicity, religion, or regional identity. These newly developed nation states and their transition into modernity created conflict within each affected culture; corrupting their values, traditions, and political systems....   [tags: British Empire, India, Chinua Achebe]

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Rhetoric Of The Civil War

- Rhetoric of the Civil War History has influenced some of the greatest known writings, executed through varying means such as powerful speeches, captivating books, enticing plays, and heartfelt poetry, all which provide a glimpse into important aspects of the past. The Civil War, which took place from 1861 through 1865 brought about its fair share of discourses during this time in which the nation was split in two as the South threatened to secede from the United States and build their own Confederate States of America in order to keep their right to slavery....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War, Emotion]

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Darwinism Is A Scientific Explanation

- Darwinism is a scientific explanation originated by Charles Darwin, which uses evolution to explain diversity on earth (Lennox). In its simplest explanation, Darwinism can be understood to be survival of the fittest. The concept behind this is that the fittest of a species will survive, often due to evolutionary advantages, leading to changes within a species to effectively adapt to the species’ environment. For example, a bird with a long bill is able to reach nectar in a flower. Due to this ability, the birds with the longest bills will survive, while those with shorter bills will not survive....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Natural selection]

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Linking Deforestation to Disease

- Around the world exorbitant amounts of land are cleared for the purpose of human development. Land that was once forested and sloping is now flat and cleared for more humans to settle. This process of clearing forests and trees is known as deforestation. Deforestation occurs all over the globe as the increasing human population needs to expand the amount of land they use for living or farming. Our planet was once covered with trees and forests but now nearly half have disappeared with an estimated 16 million hectares that will continue to disappear each year....   [tags: Deforestation and Malaria ]

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Analysis A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare

- Analysis A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare The story of A Midsummer Night's Dream was mainly about love and its abnormal dealings. In the play, Shakespeare tried to show that love is unpredictable, unreasonable, and at times is blind. The theme of love was constantly used during the play and basically everything that was said and done was related to the concept of love and its unpredictable ness. Shakespeare made all of the characters interact their lives to be based on each other’s....   [tags: William Shakespeare Literature Love Essays]

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Eco-Friendly Wildlife Garden

- Eco-friendly wildlife garden is a great way to attract wildlife to your garden with various types of benefits. There are large numbers of native wildlife reserve in the gardens with an important value all over the country. The most important elements for a good and healthy wildlife garden are food, shelter and water. These are the fundamental elements required by all the living organisms to survive. Food: You can consider the habitat of some insects that feeds on nectar. Some animals that feed on worms and slugs and birds that feed on fruits and berries can be put in the gardens to increase the aesthetic look of the garden....   [tags: Gardening]

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Overview of Hummingbirds

- A ruby-throated hummingbird (also nicknamed “the hummer”) is one of the smallest birds in this huge world. With such a tiny size, a hummingbird’s survival is an even bigger challenge. With over 300 birds in its family, 51 of the hummingbird species are on the endangered species list.The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species of hummingbird that Michiganders are most familiar with. The hummingbird’s taxonomic classification is as follows: its Kingdom is Animalia; its Phylum is Chordata (animals with notochords); Subphylum is Verbrata (animals spinal cord is protected) its Class is Aves (birds); its Order is Apodiformes; its Family is Trochilidae; its Genus is Archilochu...   [tags: birds, endangered species]

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The Honeybee Robot

- The recordings were done in 4 months and for each month the waggle dance varied greatly because of the change in food abundance during the season, which also affects the average foraging distance. For each dance that was decoded the researchers determined the number of dance followers 10 sec after the beginning of the dance and then they also determined the number of waggle dances these followers followed. The 10 seconds give the bees time to identify the dance and actually approach the dancer. Another observation in the recording was made to view how many other dances were happening at the same time....   [tags: dances, perform, sensory]

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Bi sexuality of emily dickinson

- Bi sexuality of emily dickinson The inner-workings of Emily Dickinson’s mind continue to be an enigma to literary scholars, worldwide. Dickinson’s agoraphobia caused her to live a solitary and secluded life in her Amherst, Massachusetts home for a large portion of her life. “She rarely received visitors, and in her mature years she never went out” (Ferguson, et. al.; 1895). It is also known that she was in love with a married man (no one knows for sure exactly who this man was) who eventually ended their relationship and this left her very distraught....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan

- Beauty can be defined in many ways. Though, regardless of its definition, beauty is confined by four characteristics: symmetry, health, vibrancy and complexity. Michael Pollan, in the book The Botany of Desire, examines our role in nature. Pollan sets out to discovery why the most beautiful flowers have manipulated animals into propagating its genes. Most people believe that humans are the sole domesticators of nature, although, beauty in some sense has domesticated us by making us select what we perceive as beautiful....   [tags: Defining Beauty, Flowers]

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The Lazy Bee

- La abeja haragana Once upon a time in a beehive a bee that did not want to work. Its to say, she would fly fro tree to tree to take the nectar of the flowers; but instead of conservate to converted in honey she just took it all. It was then, a beehive bee. Every morning , just when the sun started to warm up the air, the bee looked by the door of the beehive, she looked it was a good weather out and she brushed herself with her feet. Then she would fly very happy on a beautyful day while the other bees would be working hard to fill us the beehive with honey....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Types of Animals According to Diet

- Animals are a living organism that typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli (Animal, n.d.). Animals typically move, in one way or another and to feed on other living organisms (Animal, n.d.). In general, animal can be classified according to the type of food they eat, which is; carnivores, herbivores and omnivores (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of animal according to the diet is a carnivore. Carnivores’ diets typically span the range of prey species they are able to kill and tend to be nested within one another (Justina, Kent, Robert, & Joel, 2005)....   [tags: carnivores, bears, herbivores, birds]

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A Puerto Rican Paradise

- I hike the steep, winding trail, a soft, fresh breeze tickling my face, filtered sunlight streaming through the thick foliage above me. As I journey through El Yunque National Park’s magnificent rainforest in Puerto Rico, towering, majestic, emerald-green trees build a leafy canopy over my head. I see a monstrous snail, a bright sheen on its beautiful tan-and-gray spiral shell. A bit later, I come to a small section of trampled ferns. An earthy, pungent scent fills my nose as I warily draw closer to examine the crushed green undergrowth....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing]

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The Medicinal Properties of the Papaya, Carica papaya L.

- The Medicinal Properties of the Papaya, Carica papaya L. Quite surprisingly, historians know little about Hippocrates, the physician often referred to as "the father of medicine". However, we do know that he was a strong advocate of the use of medicinal plants to prevent and cure diseases. He recorded between three hundred and four hundred plant remedies in his writing and during the middle ages herbal remedies were passed down from generation to generation. Although the church emphasized faith healing over other forms of healing, Christian monks would preserve many of the early Greek and Roman medical texts, later growing their own herbs in the monasteries....   [tags: Botany]

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The Conception of Time in William Buck's Mahabharata

- The Conception of Time in William Buck's Mahabharata      In Hindu philosophy, there is no absolute beginning to the universe and no absolute ending. Therefore, time is not conceived of in a linear fashion as is common in western philosophy. Instead, time is seen as a wheel turning within a larger wheel, and moksha, or the release from this wheel is one of the goals of of the Hindu devotee. In William Buck's Mahabharata, time is viewed by the characters as an enemy of sorts, a personified entity which causes loss....   [tags: Mahabharata Essays]

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