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The Courage of a Bird

- As I entered the classroom, I quickly walked over to my desk, quietly sat down, and instantly resumed my observation of the bird’s nest outside. It was a beautiful day and I could hear the bird’s chirping. I had been observing this fellow since he was a chick and knew that one day he would not be in his mother’s nest for me to observe. I came at the perfect time because I could see the mother standing in the nest beside what used to be her hatchling. They are beautiful creatures built to be carried by hot thermals high into the sky....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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The Northern Spotted Owl Research

- I have chosen to do research on the Northern Spotted Owl for my keystone lab. Many factors can influence the life of this species. The Northern Spotted Owl is said to be located in the Old Growth Forests of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and some small areas in British Columbia, and Canada. The northern spotted owl has inhabited these areas for hundreds of years, yet was only found as a species in the early 1900’s. We are all aware the Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) is a keystone species, but it is also known as an indicator species of Old Growth Forests....   [tags: hypogenous fungi,FWS,extinction,keystone species]

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Social Behavior of Ants

- Social Behavior of Ants Ants communicate with each other through tapings with the antennae and smell. They are considered, together with the bees, as one of the most socialized animals. They have a perfect social organization, and each type of individual specializes in a specific activity within the colony. They are thought by many as having a collective intelligence, and each ant is considered then as an individual cell of a bigger organism. The colony is made up of one or more queens and many female workers....   [tags: Papers]

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Trends in Late Parenting

- All across the nation couples are continually increasing the trend to have their first child after the age of thirty-five. A baby boom among older women has tripled the number of giving birth after they’re forty’s birthday. This unprecedented level is nearly three times the total of twenty year olds and up by fifty percent over the past decade (Doughty, 2010). Last year 27,000 babies were born to mothers over the age of forty (Doughty, 2010). Research has shown that there are many risks for the mother, the father, and the baby....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Down Syndrome]

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Atlantic Puffin Research Paper

- Common Name: The animal chosen is the Atlantic Puffin, also known as the Common Puffin. Scientific Name: The Atlantic Puffin’s scientific name is Fratercula Arctica. Puffins are part of the Auk family, which is classified as the Alcidae family. They belong to the order Charadriiformes, a diverse order of small to medium sized birds that commonly live near the water. (A few occupy deserts and rain forests.) Habitat: The Atlantic Puffin mates and raises its young in a burrow, usually in the soil between the rocks on steep, ocean-facing cliffs....   [tags: Common Puffin, Fratercula Arctica]

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The Meaning of A White Heron

- The Meaning of A White Heron Through life experiences we learn that some things in life are more important than money. By using the "Archetypal Cycle of Human experience" I will be able to explain the importance of each stage in the story " A white Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett. The story " A white Heron" is about a nine-year-old girl named Sylvia. The author starts the cycle/framework by implying through the character's age that Sylvia has a certain innocence that only a young child early in life can possess....   [tags: Papers]

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The Scaled Quail

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

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The Marbled Murrelet

- The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a marine bird located on the Northeast coast of the United States and British Columbia. It is listed under the following scientific classification: Kingdom—Animalia, Phylum—Chordata, Class—Aves, Order—Charadriiformes, Family—Alcidae, Genus—Brachyramphus, Species—B.marmoratus, Genus size—B, or very small genus (IUCNREDLIST.ORG). The Marbled Murrelet’s nesting habits are unusual compared to other species in the same family who generally nest on rocky cliffs....   [tags: marine birds, brachyramphus marmoratus]

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Bald Eagles: Interesting Animals

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

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Biologically Inspired QoS Aware Routing Protocol to Optimize Lifetime in Sensor Networks

- I. INTRODUCTION A WSN is a self-directed set of portable or movable systems that communicate over relatively bandwidth constrained wireless links. As it is a decentralized network, all the network related activities such as, including topology realization, routing, event delivery, etc., must be incorporated into the mobile nodes. In recent years, the internet users have drastically increased, thereby the demand for real time and Quality of Service (QoS) constraints also needs to be improved [1]....   [tags: decentralized networks]

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Covetous from the Crib: An Analysis of Ken Kesey’s Central $ymbol

- Most affluent Americans love feeling philanthropic. Many of us privileged people enjoy the sensation because we feel we are genuinely improving the world by giving to the “less fortunate.” Yet, so many “successful” Americans secretly despise the people who are “less fortunate,” casting them off as “lazy” or “selfish.” After all, why should we share. We have worked hard for whatever status we have achieved. Why should we care about the children of other people. Or, why do we not care about these sad situations....   [tags: Literacy Analysis ]

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Summary Of ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- The day he was born, his mother noticed right away that this little gryphon was not like her other two strapping young men. He was small, even smaller than his sister and barely made even the faintest of noise, even when he was hungry. When he did sing, it was soft and pleasant and that was her reasoning for naming him Lark. He doesn 't remember most of his time as a fledgling little ball of fluff, but he does remember the warmth and protection of the nest. The days spent napping and playing with his other siblings and the nights spent sheltered between his two loving parents....   [tags: Sibling, Family, Parent, English-language films]

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Bald Eagle Population Is The National Bird Of The United States

- In 1782, the bald eagle was declared the national bird of the United States. That did not prevent the decline of the bald eagle population across the nation, starting in the late 1800s and going into the late 1900s. The bald eagle population had two major periods of decline before they began to recover in Nebraska and across the nation. To begin, a general overview and history of the bald eagle in the United States. Bald eagles were originally found in every state excluding Hawaii, and nested in 45 of the lower 48 states....   [tags: Bald Eagle, Eagle, Golden Eagle]

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Premature Triplets: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cook Children's Hospital

- Interview Cook Children NICU receives around one thousand babies per year. Since the new unit was opened two years ago, they have single rooms where the parents can stay with their babies overnight, and it is controlled individually according to the patients’ needs. In the single rooms they are able to accommodate twins, triplets and quadruplets. According to Carolyn Cowling (personal communication, April.18, 2014), who is the LCSW, preemies have shown an incredible improvement in their health and are able to go home faster because they have a quicker recovery....   [tags: parents, babies, stress, anxiety]

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The American Dream Is More About Opportunity Than Anything Else

- Nate Parker once said, “The American Dream is more about opportunity than anything else” (Brainyquote.com). When people are wishing to pursue the American Dream, they are looking for jobs, opportunities, and roles in the world where they can successfully complete what they desire for themselves. There are billions of people on this planet, and with them, billions of desires about what they want to accomplish. No matter what a person is wishing to pursue, there are many different opportunities that go along with their desire....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby]

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The Absence of Humanity in The Crucible and Macbeth

- The urge to be seen as perfect is a desire commonly found among humans. However, even some animals are not immune to such desires. A bird trying to attract the best mate in the forest by creating a perfect nest will fight to the death for a twig that it believes will make its nest excel beyond the rest. The bird will even go so far as to break the incubating eggs in a nest if it contains an item that the bird wants as its own. Similarly in humans, there are characters that strive for perfection so much so that they begin to weigh ideology above humanity....   [tags: Macbeth, The Crucible]

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Evolutionary Dynamic of Parasites Associated with Social Insect Colonies

- Sociality has been one of the most common strategies and specialized form of life. Social insects, in particular those that live in large nest environments, have evolved complex interaction systems when millions of individuals cooperate for the benefit of the whole colony. However, large insect colonies confront public health problems similar to large human societies. For example, food storage and limitation, waste management and disease transmission. Disease transmission has received little attention in large colonies of insects....   [tags: disease, proximity, transmission ]

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Literary Elements Of A Young Woman By Anne Bradstreet

- A young women by the name of Anne Bradstreet left her homeland of Andover England, along with her husband and family, to journey to New World of America and eventually settle in the area of Massachusetts Bay (Baym 207). This young woman would later become considered to be the first author of American poetry (Mlinks 122). Bradstreet found her inspiration for her poetry through her life as a Puritan woman living and raising a family in America (Walker 98) She was also encouraged by her family to pursue writing poetry even though at that time the craft of writing and poetry was dominated by men (Mlinko 121)....   [tags: Puritan, Poetry, Woman, Stanza]

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Analysis Of Wordsworth 's ' The 1800 '

- ‘The 1800 Preface’ to The Lyrical Ballads explains, amongst other things, the circumstances and mutual agreeability that led Wordsworth and Coleridge to co-author a work representative of their ‘joint opinions on Poetry’ (LB 16). Their kinship was founded by a sense of mutual respect for one another’s ability, having admired each other’s poetry for some time before they met in person, and through a shared similar background of being educated at Cambridge and subsequent sympathies for the radical movement of the age (Sisman 24)....   [tags: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge]

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Sociality of the Neotropical Small Carpenter Bees

- Abstract The origin of eusociality from solitary antecedents is one of the major transitions in evolution. Studies on highly eusocial insects such as ants and honeybees (i.e., those with obligate sterile and reproductive castes) offer limited insights to understanding this transition because all females are phenotypically differentiated into castes with no reversion to solitary life. Conversely, totipotent, flexible species capable of both solitary and social reproduction offer the comparative material to evaluate the relative roles of intrinsic genetic underpinnings versus extrinsic ecological conditions facilitating or impeding cooperative living....   [tags: Animal Science ]

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Prescribed Fire to Manage for Quail Habitat

- Introduction One of the most important species of quail is the Northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virgianus), which populations is currently in decline. The quail population is characterized with “boom or bust” population swings but short term variation does not represent long term trends. The long term trend indicates that the quail population has been declining since the 1950’s. (Stevens, 2013) The amount, quality and availability of food and nesting areas affect population levels. (Yarrow, 2009) The use of fire is an important and effective tool that can be utilized for the management and preservation of quail in the United States....   [tags: land management tool]

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Living in Harmony with the Wildlife

- The drought had broken after three long years, and the drops of rain that fell for hour after sodden hour replaced tear drops that had fallen uncontrollably as I watched the life sapped out of plants I’d known since they were fragile seedlings and that I’d tended with the devotion of an earth mother through previous, though less severe droughts. This cruel drought, the worst in Australia’s history, might have been a symbol of climate change, or simply part of a natural cycle of brutal weather events that have repetitiously wrecked havoc across the landscape since Adam was a boy....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Social Insects Of The Hymenoptera Order

- Reproduction is one of the most powerful sources known on this earth. Reproduction allows animal, plants, and other organisms to thrive for generations. All organisms have to reproduce, otherwise their species will simply die out. Out of all of the organisms that reproduce, some of the most interesting include social insects of the Hymenoptera order. Social insects exhibit various interesting traits and strategies that they use for reproduction, such as the formation of a queen, worker reproduction, queen signaling or control, and sexual selection....   [tags: Reproduction, Male, Female, Human]

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The Vermont Great Pumpkin Book Award

- The Great Pumpkin Book Award The premier of the Vermont Great Pumpkin Book Award (GPBA) of 2016 is a new book award created merely to have fun and to introduce readers to the enjoyment of reading a variety of creative writing styles. The authors themselves must have a Vermont connection, whether this is displayed through authors creative writing or the authors roots are from Vermont. Connection is not the ultimate factor for judging the GPBA as the dark side of the writing is vitally important to the award....   [tags: Writing, Fiction, The Reader, Writing style]

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Cultural Relativism On A Global Scale

- It is not uncommon for an individual to describe a culture that is not their own as exotic, unique, or dated. However, they would be overlooking the idea and importance of cultural relativism on a global scale. It is understandable that a cultural aspect, different from what an individual is used to interacting in, seems hard to understand or too complex to recognize, but it is important to look at one’s own culture and others from multiple angles. The lack of familiarity of another culture that often produces words like “exotic” can be put away with a proper amount of time researching, understanding, and appreciating the normal behavior of another culture....   [tags: Culture, Anthropology, Cultural relativism]

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why i want to become a doctor

- There is one Haitian proverb that has never lost its potency, despite the atmosphere of economic adversity, numerous civil wars, and political unrest: ¡°Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li.¡± Literally, the phrase means, ¡°Little by little, the bird builds its nest¡±; figuratively, it represents building one¡¯s way, ¡°little by little, ¡± toward one¡¯s goals in life. To further understand the saying¡¯s significance, we should first consider the nature of birds. From tailorbirds that suture leaves together to some hummingbirds and pee wee wrens that use lichen and spider webs to build their nests, we can see the resourcefulness birds demonstrate in obtaining nest-building materials....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Medicalization: The Study of Deviance

- In the world that we live in today, many people would find it difficult to imagine living in a world where medicine and treatment are not readily available. The replacement of religious explanations to medical and scientific explanations has become a means of social control. If a person is in pain, they can easily set up an appointment with a doctor and receive some sort of medical diagnosis. However, there are certain instances where a problem has not been medicalized, or recognized as a medical problem, and their issue will be dismissed completely....   [tags: Mental Health ]

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One Flew Over the Crucifix

- While working as a night attendant on the psychiatric ward of Menlo Park Veterans Hospital, Ken Kesey was stricken with an idea that would later turn into his first novel. That novel, entitled One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, went on to become his most famous work and a celebrated piece of modern American fiction (Lupack 566). One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest tells the story of a mental hospital which is running quite smoothly until a new patient enters the ward and sets chaos in motion. This new patient, McMurphy, disagrees with the rules of the ward’s authority figure, Nurse Ratched, and makes no attempt to hide it....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Light Pollution and Sea Turtles

- Light pollution has become a problem for sea turtle hatchlings along developed coastlines. The hatchlings have a natural instinct to move to the brightest direction which on a naturally lit beach is the night sky over the ocean. However, the artificial light that is found on developed coastlines, disorients sea turtle hatchlings and as a result they move towards this light instead of the ocean. According to an article on conserveturtles.org, only 1 in 1000 sea turtle hatchlings survive to maturity therefore changing artificial lighting practices on beaches would help the sea turtle population....   [tags: environmental issues, marine ecosystems]

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The Woods Behind My Cabin

- The wilderness is possibly one of the most exquisite portrayals of life on the planet. It captivates the soul and if you really examine it and let the chirps of the birds and the rushing water of the river take you away, you become one with the forest. If you spend enough time in it your senses become almost enlightened as you hear ever stick crack and smell the wet ground covered with pine needles. The life of the forest starts to connects with you as you go deeper. If you stop and sit down all of your worries and thoughts start to go away and you start to receive what the forest has to offer....   [tags: personal story and reflections]

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Global Warming On Sex Determination

- Scientific Research Summaries Global warming affect on sex determination A study published in 2008 by Nicola Mitchell, Michel R Kearny, Nicola Nelson and Warren P Porter asked the question, how will global warming affect sex determination and hatching phenology in tuatara. This group simulated global warming by increasing mean monthly minimum and maximum temperatures and looking at the eggs of 14 nests and determining whether they would be sex skewed or not. Hatchling sex was determined by laparoscopy and compared to the biophysical model that was created to predict sex ratio based on increasing temperatures....   [tags: Sex, Male, Female, Tuatara]

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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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The Aesthetic Approach Of Film

- The aesthetic approach, also known as the masterpiece approach, involves solely looking at movies as a whole. This approach coincides the movie to its own director. For example, the Auteur theory explains how the director is also the author of the film. Film as a social history approach includes issues such as, gender, racial, political, and environmental. For example, the feminist film theory conveys a negative approach toward women. As shown in movies, women are considered eye-candy, sexual, dumb, and have no authority....   [tags: Film theory, Film, Feminist film theory]

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Misconceptions about Human Behavior in To Kill a Mockingbird

- How do we define normal human behavior. In order to determine the answer we must first determine what behavior really is, the conclusion is easy enough to reach: Human behavior derives from reactions to internal or external stimuli (Salvador); these reactions bring about emotions that dictate a particular response or behavior. These become part of a person’s personality, which defines their behavior, due to this, a person’s behavior is able to adapt to the stimuli with their environment and thus the definition of “normal behavior” is in a state of constant flux....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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The Evolution of Reptiles

- ... The skin of an amphibian is also permeable. Permeable means that gases can pass through their skin. A reptiles’ scales provide them with a protective layer of skin that is tough and dry. The scales help to minimize the loss of body moisture, the reptilian scales consists of a protein called keratin. The scale structure of a reptile are not individual like those of a fish, but are a continuous sheet of epidermal tissue. Hard-shelled eggs provide a protective environment in which the embryo can develop and enables reptiles to lay their eggs in dry environments....   [tags: rocodilians, squamates, tuataras]

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Leatherback Turtle

- In 1988 a 9 foot long monster washed upon the shores of Harlech, Wales. The reptilian monster had been entangled in fishing nets which kept it from reaching surface and it eventually drowned. It weighed in at about 2,000 pounds and was predicted to have been at least 100 years old. The creature was the largest and oldest Leatherback turtle ever recorded (Turtles). The Leatherback turtle is a carnivorous reptile that spends most of its life in the water. Their lifespan is guessed to be 30-45 but there have been recordings of turtle way over that age so most biologists say that the lifespan is unknown....   [tags: ]

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Leaf-cutting Ants

- One of the most little known species of ants in North America is the leaf-cutter ant. This is mainly because it lives in tropical environments and it is not aggressive to animals or humans if not disturbed. The leaf cutting ant is a social insect. Alone the ant is virtually helpless but with the colony it can be a thing feared by animal and human alike. The leaf-cutting ants have a very important role in the tropical forest. They create and manipulate the environment around them. They also can do major damage....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street

- Creation of a Sense of Place in 12 Edmondstone Street            Malouf is very skilled in creating a sense of place in 12 Edmondstone Street. This essay examines the different techniques he uses in describing 12 Edmondstone Street and Tuscany. The section set in Brisbane is seen through the eyes of a young boy, giving the reader a very clear impression of his views about and feelings towards the house. Malouf has conveyed this by basing 12 Edmondstone Street on the idea of coming back into ordinary daily life and living out what it is that you’ve seen in that moment of epiphany Malouf does this through the boy’s views, thoughts and feelings by conveying them through images and de...   [tags: 12 Edmondstone Street]

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Book Report On "the Lost World"

- Book Report on "The Lost World" Characters: The main character in the book is Ian Malcolm, a middle aged mathematician and a little bit of an explorer. The man who set up the exploration, Richard Levine, is a rich and reckless yet well known adventurer who spends a lot of his time and money exploring different places around the world and helps at a middle school to give students of ideas of careers in science. Sarah Harding is a zoologist who was hired to possibly deal with some of the animals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Declining Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtle

- Declining Population of Loggerhead Sea Turtle The title of this paper is pretty self explanatory and the facts are simple. The solution is feasible but yet, not enough action is being taken to make a difference. You would think that we as humans being the dominate creatures of the earth, would be able to understand the simplicity of knowing the negative effects of our carelessness and the impact it has on the creatures around us…Creatures that are close to defenseless when put in comparison with mankind....   [tags: Biology]

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Forwarding into Andragogy

- Andragogy is a term used for adult learners that is to say, the age group to be counted as an adult learner would be someone in their late twenties meaning 26 and older. In 2012 an estimated 3,759 students ranging from 35 years and older attended a higher level of education according to National center of educational statistics (nces.ed.gov). Parents would benefit to learn the phrase “It is never too late to better your life”, this saying can help adults think about going back to school. I chose to focus on parents going back to school because they tend to put their lives aside, for their families and not focus on their selves as much....   [tags: adult learner, education, parents]

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The Pelicans Class

- ... This is basically the only way they communicate with each other, though they only can communicate these ways. Predation Pelicans being such a large and strong bird do however have predators. Those predators that pelicans have are wild cats, coyotes and surprisingly humans. Humans use to hunt pelicans as a source of food for those who use to live by the shore coast. Coyotes and wild cats only hunt pelicans that are in Australia or in South American since that’s where these types of animals thrive....   [tags: types of birds]

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The American Bald Eagle

- I chose the American bald eagle because it is one of the fastest and strongest species of eagles. It is the national symbol. The Congress adopted it as the national symbol in 1782. I think it was adopted as the national bird of the United States because the Roman soldiers used the eagle as a symbol of courage and power. In the early 1800's, Americans called the Bald Eagle, the American eagle. Here is some of the biology of the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles do a very good job at their part in the food web....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The field-mouse and October is written by the same writer, Gillian

- The field-mouse and October is written by the same writer, Gillian Clarke also that they both have three stanzas. The theme of the field- mouse is about a mouse which symbolises. From the sheet I had four poems that I could choose from ‘Mid-term break’, ‘The field-mouse’, ‘A difficult birth, Easter 1998’ and ‘October’. From these four poems I had decided to compare, ‘The field-mouse’ and ‘October’. The first two things that are noticeable is a similarity between these two poems. ‘The field-mouse’ and ‘October’ is written by the same writer, Gillian Clarke also that they both have three stanzas....   [tags: English Literature]

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Black Turnstone

- As an adult, the black turnstone is a stocky, short legged bird that has dark colorings but white across its wings and back. Its tail is white with a black terminal band. As a hatchling they are brownish with a brown gray tail. The beak of the turnstone is black, short, and thick. The bill is about 20-27 millimeters long and slightly upturned. This helps them flip over rocks to get food. Both males and females are about 22–25 cm and weigh 100–170 g. Other names of this bird are Tournepierre noir and Vuelvepiedras negro....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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Piping Plover

- Piping Plover Background Information Piping plovers are small shorebirds that usually lives on sandy beach and is considered to be endangered. It has a pale color that blend perfectly with dry beach sand. During the spring and summer, it appears to have a single black neckband and a narrow black band across its forehead. The plover’s bills and legs are yellowish but their bills have a black tip. During their flight its rump is white in color. The sexes appear similar, in both their size and color....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Reality of Insanity

- The development of the world has lots of good advantages for men; but besides all these it has also bad effects, too; as the illnesses and most importantly the mental illnesses. As the centuries go on our responsibilities get much harder and this causes stress and some other mental diseases, too, to some people and this makes a danger; but I'm not talking about the ones who are consciously in mental hospitals. The main idea is that, we call the people who are in these hospitals insane; but maybe they are saner than the ones who are out in the society because the ones who are consciously in these hospitals are the ones who are aware of them and willing to be healed....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Pointers On Raising Rabbits

- POINTERS ON RAISING RABBITS For Beginners: - Raisers can start with one male and two females - It is best to buy them when they are 2 months old right after they weaned. - Be sure to buy your breeding stock only from reliable sources. - Select your rabbits that are the offspring of prolific does who knew how to suckle or nurse their young. - Pick out aggressive, well develop bucks. - Bucks and does selected should be both vigorous, healthy and free from defects. - Raisers should provide each animals with its own cage, which should be placed in a quite area that is not directly exposed to sunlight....   [tags: Rabbit Breeding Raising Guide How]

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A Worn Path by Eudora Welty and Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

- As Kurt Vonnegut states in Breakfast of Champions, “Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes,” show that without symbols stories and even life is boring and not beautiful (. Everything need symbolic connections in order to become deep and beautiful. Eudora Welty’s short story “A Worn Path” show how greatly symbols help make stories become very beautiful and symbolic to a person. In “A Worn Path” an elderly women, Phoenix Jackson, is making a trip to town to get medicine for her grandson. All of the symbols in Welty story all help grow and turn “A Worn Path” into a beautifully written story....   [tags: literature, phoenix jackson]

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Good and Evil in Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience

- William Blake, the author of Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, was a poet and an artist. The Songs of Innocence (1789) is a book of poems, showing the idea that God’s love is in everything on earth. Five years later he added the Songs of Experience (1794) to the collection. The new poems shows the power of evil.Although Blake’s poems were so powerful, he lived a simple life. He worked as an engraver and a professional artist, but he was always very poor. His work received little attention and when it did, most people found it confusing....   [tags: william blake, songs of innocence, experience]

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The Sinking of the Titanic: How It Could Have Been Prevented?

- The maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic will always be a day marked in history as a night to remember. Why did the Titanic not make it to her port in New York City from her trek across the Atlantic Ocean. The Titanic was designed to take passengers from England, France and Ireland to North America (Gunner). What happened that night the Titanic sank down to her cold watery grave to the bottom North Atlantic. Was it from the design of the ship or perhaps from poor building materials, human naivety and error; or simply a combination of all of these things....   [tags: Titanic History]

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The Bite of the Mango and A Long Way Gone

- Monday morning, Sally, a twelve-year-old American girl, is woken up by her father. As she gets ready to go to school, her mother hands her a backpack and lunch with a quick kiss goodbye. Meanwhile, Zarina, a twelve-year-old Sierra Leone girl, wakes herself up to get ready for work. Her aunt says good morning as they both head from their home to the cassava fields. Both of these girls have a traditional family setting. In America children in a traditional family grow up with both biological parents and any siblings they have....   [tags: Ishmael Beah, Mariatu Kamara]

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Spirituality and its Domestic Portrayal: Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor

- Spirituality and its Domestic Portrayal: Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor The views on domestic life is not consistent in the early modern period, primarily due to the inner religious struggle that many people faced. Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor were born 30 years apart and their views on domestic life and God are seemingly contrasting. Anne Bradstreet has more of negative view on life and due to the fact that she was a woman, her thoughts weren’t valued very much. Conversely, Edward Taylor focuses more on the positive side of life, no matter what the situation is....   [tags: modern period, God]

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Not The Furniture Game and Mother, by Simon Armitage

- Simon Armitage uses metaphor in many different ways in Not The Furniture Game and Mother.... He uses them to describe and build up characters, in most cases; he doesn’t use much narrative and instead uses metaphor to help you build up your own story, so the interpretation varies and creates a much larger story from such a small poem. Armitage uses metaphors as a simple listed comparison as well as an extended metaphor which continues throughout the whole poem. These lead to a strange structure as it is unrhymed....   [tags: Metaphor, Literary Analysis]

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The effects of learning, memory and behavior in Rattus

- In rats (Rattus) it appears that maternal behaviors can affect her pups developmental behavior and endocrine physiology. In unfavorable environmental stressor the brain and body will release signals and hormones to try to maintain the body’s homeostatic conditions 1. The system that is responsible for the direct regulation of stress and therefore the indirect maternal response is the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA axis). The hypothalamus controls the secretion of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), which triggers the release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary, and then stimulates secretion by the adrenal cortex of glucocorticoid hormones, specifically cortisol1....   [tags: Developmental Behavior, Endocrine Physiology]

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Creation Described in Pied Beauty and A Birthday

- ‘Pied Beauty’ and ‘A Birthday’ are two poems that explore creation through the author’s portrayal of creation. Hopkins is a religious man, who sees things as God’s creations and its inner and outer beauty, where as Rossetti sees creation as life and love, and how they affect her. Hopkins appreciates and bows down to God for all of His beautiful and striking creations that God has spread all over the world. It is as if he is depicting God as an artist and His creations as a painted canvas board on which he can draw beauty and simple things....   [tags: Gerard Hopkins and Christina Rossetti]

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American Literature in the Post World War II

- The post World War II period had an enormous impact on American society and literature. Many important events occurred and affected directly to the movement of American literature. During this period, American Literature reflected the movement of disillusionment, and portrayed the lost generation. Many WWII writers adapted new approaches and philosophies in writing their novels. They portrayed the lost generation, anti-war perspective and explored the true meaning of “war hero”. Among them, the pioneers are Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey and Joseph Heller, who wrote the Natural, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Catch-22....   [tags: Bernard Malamud, Ken Kesey, Joseph Heller]

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Characteristics of Poetry During the Romantic Period

- Due to the personal nature of the romantic poetry, there has always been a fascination with the lives of Romantic poets. Taking place from 1780-1830 the Romantic period began as a reaction to the Enlightenment ideas. It started a new emphasis on feelings of sadness and happiness. Along with believe in imagination and the idealism of nature. The Romantic poets saw nature as a source of spiritual renewal and means of escaping there troubled lives. In Wordsworth Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey....   [tags: poetry]

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Terry Tempest Williams' Journey Into Self Spirituality

- Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, a feminist, a writer who brings such power into everything she touches. Herself driven passion with her positive outlook and drive for change has brought so much goodness into this world. She has overcome many obstacles, including her own struggle within herself, but has last realized that the fight with nature is the same fight we have with ourselves, and ultimately accepting the outcome; whatever that may be unnatural, or natural, is the secret to life. Terry is a Mormon who grew up in Utah, loving nature and striving to keep it natural....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Realism in Wharton’s The House of Mirth

- In realist novels, the author gives readers a sense of the real world by avoiding the dramatic aspects of other genre of novels. The realist novels are more focused on the character(s) rather than the action and the plot by showing the character’s real complications of nature and motives in society. Therefore, “realist novels typically end in fall or failure, often as an ironic commentary on social values of self-improvement or success. A character may get what he or she desires, but be faced with the unexpected consequences of that desire” [Prompt]....   [tags: Realist Novels, Character Analysis]

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Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Isolation is the state in which a person is separated from the presence of other beings. Isolation can take three forms which include social, self-inflicted, and forced isolation. Each form is damaging to one’s well-being including their physical and emotional health. Isolation is portrayed through the novels, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley through the inclusion of certain characters. Although all forms of isolation are detrimental to a person, social isolation causes the most wide spread damage to the individual....   [tags: community, socialism, lifestyle]

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Live in Live, by Liu Ming Feng

- Heavy rain poured down in the afternoon on May 5, 2009, Shanghai. It was the day when Mayday, one of the most popular Taiwanese rock bands, held their DNA Mayday "Creates" Concert in Shanghai Hong Kou football stadium. One minute before the concert started, the set staff in the scene reported on the situations through headsets: “We are ready. Is there any problem in the scene?” “Wire on the main stage gets stuck!” “The giant ball cannot lift!” “Anyone can tackle it down?” “Curtain is ready for falling.” “Not yet....   [tags: music, film analysis]

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Great Grey Owls

- Great Gray Owls I learned many interesting things by reading this article on great grey owls. I really had no knowledge of this species before I began, but I now have a certain respect for them because of the familiarity I have gained. One interesting aspect of these owls is their hunting methods. The great gray owl is a very aggressive hunter when it finds its prey. “These owls don’t just pounce, the plunge” (Warren, p.78). First, they locate their prey with the help of their large facial disk that funnels sound to their ears....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Eastern Chipmunk

- The Eastern Chipmunk The Eastern chipmunk is a small rodent of the Sciuridae family. This chipmunk is closely related to the red and grey fox, the flying squirrel, and the woodchuck. Its Taxonomic name is Tamias Striatus. The word Tamias, Means collector or keeper and Striatus refers to its bold stripes and coloring. The body of the average Eastern Chipmunk is about 8 to 10 inches long, the weigh about 2 ½ to 4 ounces. The ears are rounded with ears that stick straight up. It has short legs, the hind legs each have five claws, the front legs have four, and a long thumb like extension....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Crisis For Animals in Today's World

- There is arguably a crisis for animals in today’s world; habitats and ecosystems are destroyed, and animals endure some arguably dicey conditions in our industrial agribusiness complex. But what, really, is the wrong we are committing. What is the nature of our relationship with animals. Have we created a tyrannical regime over them, oppressing them and denying them their rights. Or have we simply failed in our duty as beneficiary caretakers of our Earthly companions. Tom Regan would have us believe that, due to their inherent value, animals have rights that preclude our ability to “use them to our own ends”....   [tags: Environment]

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New Zealand: The World's Penguin Capital

- New Zealand is the world’s penguin capital. There are sixteen species of living penguins, nine of which breed in New Zealand and at least another four are visitors. New Zealand is home to the greatest diversity of penguins. Penguins belong to an exclusive family of birds called Spheniscidae. While many groups of water birds include one or two flightless species, penguins are the only group in which all members are flightless. This universal loss of flight suggests that, whatever evolutionary event drove the ancestors of penguins to give up flying, the transition to swimming and diving has been enormously successful....   [tags: Spheniscidae, fiordland crested penguin]

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Singers Solution to World Poverty

- The writer behind “Singers Solution to World Poverty” advocates that U.S. citizens give away the majority of their dispensable income in order to end global suffering. Peter Singer makes numerous assumptions within his proposal about world poverty, and they are founded on the principle that Americans spend too much money on items and services that they do not need. Singer uses some extreme methods in order to achieve his goal of getting readers to truly believe in his ideas and change their values and lifestyles....   [tags: Singers Solution to World Poverty]

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Thank You Mousie, For Everything

- Although he was a late eighteenth century poet, Robert Burns also was a farmer, in fact it was on his farm where he came up with the idea for his famous poem, “To a Mouse.” Upon plowing his field in Scotland one afternoon in 1785 he accidentally dug up and ruined a mouse’s nest, and he feels bad for doing so and wants to apologize to the mouse. In his apology, Burns not only stresses his feeling of guilt for destroying the mouse’s home but he seems to go on a tangent where he conveys a deeper meaning....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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"Fifth Business" by Robertson Davies

- The novel Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies, is the first installment of Roberson Davies’ Deptford Trilogy. The novel is a memoir of Robertson Davies’ fictional character, Dunstan Ramsay, in the form of a letter to the school’s headmaster. Dunstan speaks of his childhood, being involved with the town fool, Mary Dempster, and his evolving interest in hieroglyphics. Fifth Business has been ranked 40th on the American Modern Library’s “reader’s list” of the 100 best novels of the 20th century. Robertson Davies is effective in using many different literary devices in driving his plot forward....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Rise of the Argentine Ants

- Rise of the Argentine Ant Introduced Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) are rapidly displacing native ant species around the world as a result of: (1) aggression by frequently raiding, immobilizing and killing native ants, (2) less intraspecific competition due to genetic homogeneity, (3) competitive exclusion using large numbers, quick location and rapid recruitment, (4) and the absence of natural ant and parasitoid enemies. Native to Argentina, L. humile has been quickly spreading throughout the world at an incredible pace....   [tags: Ant Species, L. Humile]

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How to Train your Dragon

- In the film, How to Train Your Dragon, the Vikings are at war, fighting for their institutions and peace from their existential threat, the Dragons. The Vikings are in a society in which the institutions reflect their historical struggles and have shaped them to be close-minded to any peaceful interaction with Dragons. Thus, in How to Train Your Dragon, the institutions that the Vikings had, represented what Rousseau saw as being a society with a self-interest social contract of the majority. This causes estrangement between their civilization and the Dragons....   [tags: Film Review, Vikings]

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A Tale of Four Novels

- Charles Dickens once stated, "My faith in the people governing is, on the whole, infinitesimal; my faith in the people is, on the whole, illimitable."(Fido 102), this is certainly reflected in A tale of two cities, which is a historical novel written by Dickens that outlines the events of the French Revolution through the story of a French aristocrat named Charles Darnay. Darnay is a Parisian aristocrat that renounces his aristocracy in order to pursue a new life in London where he falls in love with a woman by the name of Lucie Manette after escaping prosecution for treason due to the help of barrister named Sydney Carton....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Space Needs of Laying Hens

- Space is defined as a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. Laying hens that are housed in furnished cages are lacking such “space” which means they are missing out on freedoms. For example, freedom to forage, freedom to express behaviour, such as vigorous wing flapping, freedom to escape from harm, and freedom to find shelter from harm, these freedoms should be met in order for the laying hens to have a positive and productive life without suffering. Having a better quality housing system for laying hens would allow for that....   [tags: cages, freedom]

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The Evolution of Modern Humans

- Human history has been traced back thousands and tens of thousands of years to the great apes. The evolution of modern humans as they are known today can be linked to and possibly attributed to the ancestors, great apes. It could be said that without great apes, humans today would not be the same. After all, humans and great apes share 99% of the same genome. Now these ancestors are in danger, they face extinction. Not only one species of great ape, but all of them are currently facing the threat of becoming obsolete....   [tags: human history, bonobo population]

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Tundra swan

- TUNDRA SWAN The Tundra Swan is the most widespread and numerous species of swan in North America. Though the Tundra Swan is mostly found in Alaska or Canada, many flocks are now beign spoted in Oregon. Tundra swans, once called whistlers, are winter visitors to Oregon. More and more are now seen in the Willamette Valley and along the Columbia River northwest of Portland. With a wingspread to about 7 feet, males weigh around 20 lbs. Tundras vary in size from 4 to 4 1/2 ft. long. Females are slightly smaller than males....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Wood Duck

- Aix Sponsa or the Wood Duck is said to be one of the most beautiful breed of ducks in North America. Just is name, Aix Sponsa, means “The Water Bride.” Ever since the first American settlers arrived in the eastern shores of North America people have been mesmerized by the beauty of this colorful animal. But instead of just standing there and marveling at it they hunted and used the Wood Duck as means for survival. This made the Wood Duck one of the most popular games ducks in North America....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Developement of Mathematics

- Although the history of numbers is rather unknown and unlooked upon compared to the history of other subjects; we should learn of the development of numbers, from the basic number sense that some animals also possess to all the different numbers we have today. After all, it is because of numbers that we have progressed so far in science and it is because of science that we have all the wonderful inventions of today. From the far beginning, before counting, man only had a rudimentary “number sense”....   [tags: Math]

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Life of a Child

- In life, children attempt to get loose from the control of their parents, in the hope of freedom, individualism and a life without a need of conformity. In the novel “One flew over the Cokoo’s nest” written by Ken Kesey we experience the life of a child fighting for control from their Guardian known as “The Big Nurse”. The novel begins with a new addition to the ward named Mcmurphy, introducing himself as a person who fights authority and wants control of his surroundings. Throughout the novel he is fight for control of the patients with “Big Nurse” who resembles what was called “Big Brother” in the time of the writing of the novel....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Battle of Shiloh

- The Battle of Shiloh was an extraordinary event in the civil war timeline and would be a great deal as to when the war was fought at its hardest. The sources I have researched and collected will help me better understand this battle and many other facts I have yet to discover. The Battle of Shiloh is not the most well known battle during the Civil war, but it gives us an idea on how gruesome the fighting was during this time. I view this battle as a turning point for the Union and the continuing losses for the Confederate army as they try to gain back territory....   [tags: American History, Civil War, Persuasive]

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Mouse Pregnancy Lab Report

- Mouse pregnancy experiment Topic: The weight increase of the female mouse and fetus during pregnancy. Problem: At what rate does a female mouse gain weight during pregnancy. Background information: • Unlike humans, mice bear multiple young. • The fetus grows by cells dividing at approximately an exponential rate. • The fetus develops the most during the first trimester. Hypothesis: If a healthy female mouse gets pregnant, then excluding the weight she gains from simply growing, she will gain weight at a bit less than an exponential rate....   [tags: biology, science]

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