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The Salt Eaters

- Set in a small city in southern Georgia, The Salt Eaters is an intricate portrait of a community struggling with issues of people's own health and worldwide use of nuclear power. The people search for the healing properties of salt and an understanding that healing starts from the personal acceptance of being ill and therefore need to be healed. The novel is centered around the story of a young woman, Velma who tries to commit suicide, and her healing takes a long time because first she needs to be convinced that that she needs to accept the fact that she needs to be cured....   [tags: Book Reviews]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: Religious Influences

- Religious Influences in The Great Gatsby During the 1920s, sometimes referred to as the Progressive Era, political and social changes surfaced in society in efforts to progressively improve the nation. However, the 1920’s can accurately be described as the decade of selfishness. Society was material oriented and, as a result, there was a decrease in religious practices. This is vividly displayed in The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald's use of mortal characters as religious influences. There are three significant occurrences in the novel which show the loss of spirituality of the time, beginning with Gatsby's watch over Daisy the night of the hit and run....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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An Experiment on the Use of Immobilised Glucose Isomerase

- An Experiment on the Use of Immobilised Glucose Isomerase Apparatus: 1) 15g of Fructose 2) 1g of Immobilised Glucose Isomerase 3) 8 Clinistixs’ 4) 250 ml beaker 5) Kettle 6) Thermometer 7) 8 test – tubes’ 8) Stirring rod 9) 1 pipette 10)2 syringes Method: Firstly 10 cm ³ of fructose solution was placed into a test tube with a syringe. Then a clinistix was dipped into the solution for 10 seconds which it was then removed and placed against the standard strip where the colour would be observed....   [tags: Papers]

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Essay on Nathaniel Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner

- Arthur Dimmesdale is the Greatest Sinner in The Scarlet Letter It is strange how often other peoples' sins seem so much worse in comparison to our own. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1850 novel, The Scarlet Letter, Arthur Dimmesdale, an adulterate minister, seems to believe that Roger Chillingworth, the husband of his lover, is somewhat lacking in righteousness, when in fact, Arthur himself has "deeply sinned." Through his adultery, his lying, and his lack of faith, Arthur Dimmesdale wrongs more than anyone else in the novel....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays]

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Environmental Problems in Bangkok

- Environmental Problems in Bangkok Air pollution Traffic is one of the most important causes of air pollution in Bangkok. Bangkok traffic was said to create high level of dust particles, and Carbon Monoxide. BMTA buses, trucks and smaller transport vans were frequently stopped for on-the-road checking. The rapid growth of Bangkok has severely stained its facilities and led to a number of serious problems. The city now has over a million registered motor vehicles and because of the limited road surface, traffic congestion is heavy in central areas....   [tags: Papers]

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Ian Buruma's Behind the Mask

- Ian Buruma's Behind the Mask Ian Buruma was born in the Netherlands in 1951. He went to school in both Holland and Japan, and he has spent a great deal of time in Japan. Ian Buruma is an author, journalist and a professor at Bard College in New York. He sometimes writes for the New York Review of Books, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, the New Yorker, and the Guardian. The book, Behind the Mask, was a very interesting one. This book is filled with lots of Japans history that most people know nothing about....   [tags: Ian Buruma Behind the Mask]

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Annotation: Dante?s Inferno, Page 81, L 31 to Page 82, L 63

- The encounter between Dante, the main character, and Filippo Argenti, a member of the condemned, deals with Dante’s response to Argenti’s place in hell, his disdain for Argenti, and his symbolic rejection of sin by his actions. Dante has no sympathy towards Argenti even though Argenti is condemned to stay in the slimy River of Styx until the Judgment. Dante holds great animosity towards Argenti carried on from conflicts they have had in life to the putrid circles of hell. The hostility Dante demonstrates marks his progression in his journey of purification....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Zinc

- Zinc Zinc, number 30 on the periodic table and a bluish-white metallic element, exists naturally in air, water and soil. It is present everywhere in the environment. All life on earth has evolved in the presence of zinc. Natural processes such as erosion, forest fires, aerosol formation above the seas and volcanic eruptions continuously transport Zinc. Zinc melts at about 420° C and boils at about 907° C. Zinc is efficient for plants. Zinc-deficient soils present in many parts of the world are a cause of low crop yields....   [tags: Papers]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde In the book, The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, there is a character named Lord Henry Wotton. He is the story's antagonist and whom critics often think most resembles Oscar Wilde. Wilde remarks "Basil Hallward is what I think I am: Lord Henry what the world thinks of me: Dorian what I would like to be-in other ages perhaps." Within the preface of The Picture Of Dorian Gray, there lie the lines "Those who go beneath the symbol do so at their peril....   [tags: Papers]

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The Making Of Valentine's Day

- Valentine’s Day, also known as St Valentine’s Day, is recognized in most Christian lead countries around the world. The word valentine comes from ancient roman days. ‘Valens’, in Latin, means worthy. The Latin meaning of valentine is; Valentinus and represents several martyred saints of the time. There are many different legends and versions of the origin of Valentine’s Day. The most stated legend is that during 3rd Century Rome, Emperor Claudius II made it illegal for young men to marry. He felt young, single men were better soldiers....   [tags: Valentine's Day, history,]

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Understanding Acidic Precipitation or Acid Rain

- Understanding Acidic Precipitation or Acid Rain Our atmosphere functions as living ecosystem of chemical reactions. Through the help of the water cycle, chemicals pass through the atmosphere and are eventually taken up by the soil, surface water, or organic materials. Human beings have added enormously to the atmospheric burden of many toxic substances. The most prominent evidence of this is the presence of acid rain: precipitation and particles that have been made acidic by air pollution. Acid rain is a direct consequence of the atmosphere's self-cleansing process....   [tags: Papers]

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The Role of Earth, Air, Fire and Water in The Wars

- The Role of Earth, Air, Fire and Water in The Wars Earth, fire, air and water play significant symbolic roles throughout the novel. They constantly change from the ordinary and life bearing to the unnatural and life threatening depending on if they are associated with the domestic life and the terrifying world of the wars. Earth  By earth they mean dryland and the ground, which consists of soil, dirt and rocks. The earth signifies form, structure, security and stability. Mother Earth is the ancient spiritual symbol which gave us life and formed all living things (plants, animals, etc.)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Many Goals of Alchemy

- The Many Goals of Alchemy Alchemy is not just the changing of base metals into gold as most people think, although that was one of the goals people tried to achieve through alchemy. Alchemy is stemmed from astrology; both make attempts to understand mans relationship to the universe and exploit it. While astrology is concerned with the stars alchemy is concerned with the elements of nature. Alchemy also stemmed partly from metallurgy, a science that deals with the extracting of metals form ore and the combining of metals to make alloys....   [tags: Papers]

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Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov

- The Brothers Karamazov - Thriller The Brothers Karamazov is an enthralling thriller about the strive for self-redemption in the eyes of God as well as in the hearts of the Russians. The murder of Fyodor Karamazov, a foolish and heartless savage who betrays his own sons of a father's care, venomously seeps its way into Dmitri, Ivan, and Alyosha's lives causing innocence to request fault and suffering. With intricate characterizations, Dostoevsky magnificently presents the internal agony that derives from a wavering spirit....   [tags: Brothers Karamazov Essays]

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The Five Pillars of Islam

- The Five Pillars are the frameworks of a Muslim's life. Revealed to the prophet Muhammad by Allah, the Five Pillars are the basis of Islamic religion. "On another occasion, when the prophet (Muhammad) was asked to give a definition of Islam, he named those five pillars."(www.unn.ac.uk...) The Five Pillars are: bearing witness to Allah, establishing prayers, giving alms, fasting during Ramadan, and making a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Five Pillars are the major duties in the life of a Muslim. Shahadah is the first of the Five Pillars in Islam....   [tags: Islamic Religion Essays]

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My Perfect City

- My “Perfect” City I. Utilities The city I propose as a perfect city, would be as close to an ecocity as possible, although have some differences. For example, for electrical needs, I would suggest the city have a solar power plant, but on those desperate times, energy would be bought from other electrical plants from nearby towns or states. Water purification and a wastewater treatment plants would be necessary in order to provide the citizens and visitors with clean healthy water. To prevent flooding, this city was built on flood plains....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Interesting Story about Twins

- These twins each descended from the symmetrical splitting of a single fertilized egg into cells that contain the identical sequence of billions of even tinier DNA molecules. They occur about once every 250 births, which makes them about a third as common in America as fraternal twins, who descend from two separately fertilized eggs and are no more similar genetically than other siblings. Identical twins are far more familiar than, say, septuplets, but there is still something a little eerie about them, from the double-your-pleasure Doublemint girls to the ghost girls haunting the snowbound lodge in "The Shining." Maybe it's the disorientation induced by a human optical illusion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Religion Terms and Definitions

- 1. Universalism – this is a term that refers to the belief or thought that all religions contain valid, though differing paths to the same eternal goal. Universalists generally believe that all religions share common spiritual truths and that they are united through a universal salvation. A profound understanding of universalism is essential for anyone who desires to comprehend the religious worlds in a comparative manner. An understanding of universalism is essential because it attempt to widen the rather narrow view of religious dogma by pointing out the commonalities of each religion....   [tags: thought, belief, expression, renewal]

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Analysis Questionnaire Regarding a Piece of Literature

- 1. Who are the intended audiences for King’s letter. What does King want to convince each segment of his readership. Does he urge readers toward particular actions. How does his tone show awareness of his audiences. A: King intended his letter to be for other clergymen who sent him a letter asking his to calm down his movement for civil rights. King truly believed that the clergymen were wrong, and that his parades and protests were fully just. “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue....   [tags: King, Clergymen, Letter]

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Water Purification for Safe Drinking Water

- ... Fertilizer use is 15 times higher today than it was in 1945. Beach closures are becoming increasingly common. The list of pollutants is long, and the signs of water pollution surround people, but the point is that these people are dumping contaminants into the small portion of water on the planet that is fit for drinking. When more and more people, especially the once in developing countries, found it hard to get clean drinking water, the business world has, therefore, entered this market too and made a profit out of it as well....   [tags: modern businesses]

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Preparing Benzoic Acid from Benzylalcohol

- Preparing Benzoic Acid from Benzylalcohol Planning (a) Problem The aim of this experiment is to synthesize benzioc acid, with the highest possible yield, by oxidizing benzylalcohol. Hypothesis We expect the percentage yield to be about 50% due to several processes such as cooling and filtering. Possible Variables - Time - Temperature (of water) - Filter Planning (b) Apparatus/ Materials - Round bottomed flask under reflux - benzylalcohol - HCl - Na2O4 - Büchner funnel - beakers - sodium carbonate Procedure The benzioc acid is synthesized by heating benzylalcohol in a round bottomed flask under reflux....   [tags: Papers]

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Children of the City

- Water Imagery in “Children of the City” Rain has always been an important symbol in life. It is one of very few actions that can be both destructive and harsh, but at the same time constructive and life-giving. Throughout literature the visual image of rain is usually connected to feelings of sorrow, death, and despair. The most commonly known example of this would be in Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms”. Hemingway uses the rain to tell of peoples negative emotions, so it is easy to take that idea into other readings....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bromination of Benzene Synthesis and Purification of Bromobenzene

- BROMINATION OF BENZENE SYNTHESIS AND PURIFICATION OF BROMOBENZENE: PROCEDURE DATA TABLE Chemical Boiling point C Melting Point C Density g/mL Solubility Benzene 80.1 5.5 0.88 Slightly in H2O Toluene 110.6 -93 0.87 Slightly in H2O Bromobenzene 155-156 -30.8 1.50 Insoluble Dibromobenzene 220.40 87.31 0.96 Insoluble MATERIALS: Graduated cylinder Weight scale Buchner funnel Filter flask Rubber stopper Hot plate Thermometer Conical funnel Various size beakers Fractionating column (for reflux) Various sized round bottom flasks Distillation head Condenser Vacuum adapter Clamps and stands Test tubes PROCEDURE:...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Copper Mining

- Copper Mining Copper mining has become a very important industry in today’s society. It is also one of man’s oldest commercial activities. There are many steps from finding a mine site to producing a product made of copper or a copper alloy. The mining industry has also had many important developments from the time the first mine was formed in Rio Tinto in 3000 B.C. The earliest copper sources were globules and chunks of native copper found on the Earth’s surface. After we quickly exhausted the limited amount of native copper, we were forced to look underground for more sources....   [tags: Natural Resources Minerals Miners Essays]

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The Dehydration of Cyclohexanol to Form Cyclohexene

- The Dehydration of Cyclohexanol to Form Cyclohexene In order to dehydrate Cyclohexanol it is required that a dehydration agent, in this case phosphoric acid, be added and for the mixture to be distilled with the Cyclohexene being taken off between 343K and 363K. This reaction gives the formula: In order to keep the experiment at a manageable size 0.1 mole of Cyclohexanol was used along with 4cm3 of concentrated Phosphoric acid. 0.1 mole of Cyclohexanol x 100.2 = 10.2 100.2 0.962 = 10.4 cm3 However because the measuring cylinder only measured to the nearest 1cm3 ,10cm3 had to be used instead....   [tags: Papers]

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Casting a Circle

- Casting a Circle Casting a circle is one of the most basic magickal acts that a Witch does. Circles are used for rituals and sometimes magickal workings. A circle does a number of things. Most importantly, it protects the practitioner(s) from spirits, negative energies, and other nasty things out there. With that in mind, please be sure to practice with extreme care and be sincere in what you are doing. Abide by the Wiccan Reed* and you should be fine. The circle also serves as a sacred place in which to do ritual workings like sabbat celebrations and certain spells....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The First Amendment

- In America the Amendment 1 of the U.S. Constitution gives the American people the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Most notably Amendment 1 is known for and most often cited as giving the Freedom of Speech. Even before this amendment was ratified people in the U.S. were protesting, as in the Boston Tea Party. Protesting has been a way to effect change in America. A question to ask is this: is there a right way or wrong way to protest. Others protest that has had an effect on America since the Amendment was ratified are protest against war such as Vietnam and Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Civil Rights Movement, and more recently the prot...   [tags: Freedom of Speech]

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Baptism

- Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Baptism in Christian churches, the universal rite of initiation, performed with water, usually in the name of the Trinity or in the name of Christ. Orthodox and Baptist churches require baptism by total immersion. In other churches, pouring and sprinkling are more common. Most churches regard baptism as a sacrament, or sign of grace; some regard it simply as an ordinance, or rite, commanded by Christ. Therefore, Baptism is the sacrament of faith by which we, enlightened by the Spirit's grace, respond to the Gospel of Christ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Times of the Spanish Inquisition

- Known for the terror it caused the inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, The Spanish Inquisition was one of the most deadly inquisitions in history. Used for both political and religious reasons, the time period between the 1400’s and the 1800’s belonged to the Catholic Roman Empire (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1994). In order to better understand the Inquisition, the reasons behind it, and the phenomenal worldwide effect, it is indispensable to examine its preceding events. In 14th century Spain, Jewish people are often associated with wealth, being a epidemic to the general public....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Life Style of the Puritans

- The Puritans were English Protestants that came to America around 1630. John Winthrop led the Puritans to America in hopes of creating a pure Christian society separate from the authority of the State and the Church of England. They followed the beliefs of John Calvin who preached predestination. Under Calvinism each individual is born being chosen by God either for eternal salvation or damnation. The Puritans modeled their lives, both personal and within their communities, after the New Testament....   [tags: religions, prayer, purification]

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Hemophilia

- The genetic disorder which I have chosen as the subject of my report is hemophilia. There are two types of hemophilia, hemophilia-A and hemophilia-B. The clinical symptoms of both are very similar so for the purposes of this paper I have chosen to concentrate on hemophilia-A. Hemophilia-A is an X linked bleeding disorder resulting from a defect in a protein known as coagulation factor VIII. Since the disorder is X linked it is expressed mainly in males, who must have mothers who are carriers. Females who express the disorder must have affected fathers and mothers who are carriers, or who are affected....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Buddhism

- Everything is suffering. Humans define their existence by misery and suffering. The four Noble Truths are all about suffering. Suffering, the origin of suffering, Nibbana, and the Path. The word suffering is utilized throughout all the texts and teachings of Buddhism. Suffering is defined as; to feel pain or distress; sustain loss, injury, harm, or punishment. Buddhist uses a deeper meaning of suffering, which is a change or ultimate unsatisfactory. Even if one is happy they can not be happy forever, so when they are no longer happy they are suffering....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ultrafiltration: The Water Purification Process

- INTRODUCTION Ultrafiltration is a water purification process that can be used for the removal of particulates and macromolecules from raw water to produce potable and drinking water. They have been used to either replace existing secondary (coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation) and tertiary filtration (sand filtration and chlorination) systems employed in water treatment plants. When treating water with high suspended solids, UF is often integrated into the process, utilizing primary (screening, flocculation and filtration) and some secondary treatments as pre-treatment stages....   [tags: treatment, chemicals, quality]

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Influence of Aristotle’s Poetics on William Wordsworth’s Poetry and William Shakespeare’s Plays

- The Influence of Aristotle on William Wordsworth’s Poetry and William Shakespeare’s Plays Aristotle’s Poetics is not one of his major works, although it has exercised a great deal of influence upon subsequent literary studies and criticism. In this work Aristotle outlines and discusses many basic elements that an author should adhere to in order to write a great tragedies and/or poetry. Two important topics that Aristotle addresses and believes to be crucial to the art work is the mimesis, or imitation of life, and that the audience has an emotional response from the work, or a catharsis....   [tags: Aristotle Tragedy Tragedies]

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Shintoism

- Shintoism Shinto, which means the way of the gods, has no real founder, no written scriptures, no main laws, and only a very loosely organized priesthood. Shinto is a native religion of Japan and also one of the oldest religions in the world, dated back to 660 B.C. In Shinto natural objects such as rivers, mountains, and heavenly bodies can be worshipped and personified. It is not an exclusive religion and people may practice Shinto and at the same time any other religions. Shinto creation stories tell about the history and lives of the Kami, which is a spirit....   [tags: Papers]

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Drinking Water Quality and Health

- Three Medical Doctors wrote the book, The Water We Drink: Water Quality and Its Effects on Health. Their names are Joshua I. Barzilay, M.D., Winkler G. Weinberg, M.D., and J. William Eley, M.D. In order to put the issue of drinking water quality and its effects on health into perspective, the book is divided into three parts. It first reviews the history of water, disease, and sanitation. The next section deals with health issues. At the conclusion of the book are chapters regarding bottled water and methods of purification....   [tags: Potable Water Quality]

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Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed

- Reader Response Essay - On The Strong Breed Reading Wole Soyinka’s Strong Breed, I get to wondering about disclosure and ritual, disclosure between characters and to audiences, rituals of drama and religion. As I read the play, I see ample signs that both Sunma and Eman know about the curse-binding ritual that is to take place before midnight. I see signs of Sunma’s more specific knowledge in her shunning of Ifada from the start of the play. She declares, “Get away, idiot” (853). From the start Sunma is agitated and hopes that she and Eman might get away for “only two days” (857), as long as the two of them might “watch the new year together--in some other place” (856)....   [tags: Reader Response Essays]

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Metal Recycling : Keep It Out Of Landfill

- Metal Recycling – Keep it out of landfill Look in any Australian shed (or behind it) and you will often find what seems to be rubbish. Broken screen doors, old guttering, door knobs, even the kitchen sink. When it comes time to move house oftentimes the whole lot ends up at the dump. Scrap Metal is actually a commodity, that can be recycled and repurposed to keep it out of landfill. Not only will recycling your scrap metal keep it out of landfill it will also reduce the amount of rubbish you have to take to the dump, which can help cut down on your dumping fees....   [tags: Recycling, Waste management, Recyclable materials]

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Body Ritual Among the Nacirema

- Body Ritual Among the Nacirema What is the precise geographical location of this strange tribe, the Nacirema. The Nacirema is a North American group living in the territory between the Canadian Cree, the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, and the Carib and Arawak of the Antilles. Little is known of their origin, though tradition states that they came from the east. What are the private and secret shrines of the Nacirema. In the Nacirema, the belief is that the human body is ugly and that its natural tendency is to debility and disease....   [tags: Anthropology]

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The Effects Of Drinking Water On Water Treatment

- Chlorination is one of the most used method that has been used to disinfect water. The usage of chlorine in water treatment was first applied back in 1990’s. Chlorine has been mostly used in water treatment than any other application because it is very active and it destroys a wide range of harmful bacteria and viruses in the water. Disinfection of drinking water is one of the most important and successful accomplishment for public health because it has done a major reduction of diseases that are caused by drinking unsafe water, such as typhoid, cholera and other waterborne diseases....   [tags: Chlorine, Water purification, Chloramine]

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Coca Cola 's Global Water Replenishment Projects

- The company I have chosen to answer the above questions with is The Coca Cola Company. Some key factors that makes The Coca Cola Company “sustainable” are: 1) promotion of active healthy living 2) Human Rights 3) Product & Ingredient Safety 4) Water Stewardship 5) Packaging 6) Recycling and Recovery. The sustainability principles that have been useful for The Coca Cola Company seem to have met in all pillars environmental, ecological, economical, and social. The Coca Cola Company has implemented a program where the goal was to have 100% water replenishment by 2020....   [tags: Coca-Cola, The Coca-Cola Company, Thums Up]

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A Brief Note On The And Upper Body

- and upper body (torso) muscles progressively occurs over time (Pradhan, 2010, p. 509). It is generally considered to be a late-onset disease because affected individuals are usually asymptomatic until between the ages of 10 and 20 years old, with exacerbation of symptoms occurring gradually—most patients are bound to a wheel chair within 10 to 20 years after the initial onset of disease state symptoms (Pradhan, 2010, p. 509). The gradual accumulation of damage in affected skeletal muscle cells and the subsequent lack of repair thereafter has a compounding effect that leads to the muscle wasting disease state phenotype observed in patients with LGMD2A as affected muscles are continuously perf...   [tags: Muscle, Muscular system, Cardiac muscle, DNA]

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Clean Water And Water Filtration System

- Clean Water | Water Filtration System Houston While municipal water supplies are treated chemically to make water safer, the fact is bacteria, bad taste and odors and other issues can and do still occur. This problem is not limited to Houston, or anywhere else in the nation. It is a problem nationwide. Though it is rare, no one wants to be sickened by contaminated water. Installing a water filtration system in Houston, and providing minimal maintenance assures you of safe, great tasting drinking water for your home....   [tags: Water, Groundwater, Water purification]

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The Effects Of Drinking Water On The Human Body

- Water Facts Water is critical for the human body. Considering water makes up more than 70% of the human anatomy is obvious it 's essential. There is plenty of benefits from drinking water and keeping hydrated is a necessity because humans cannot survive without regularly consuming water. You cannot survive without water for more than three days. (Livescience.com). This doesn’t seem like a threat to most Americans, and can easily be overlooked. Unlike the majority of Americans there is many people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water....   [tags: Water, Drinking water, Water purification, Earth]

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My Most Defining Experience With Osteopathic Medicine

- My most defining experience with osteopathic medicine was shadowing a family physician, Dr. Truong. I was impressed by his holistic, patient-centered care and his hands-on manipulative skills. Not only did he provide the medical treatment to his patients, but he cared for them mentally and spiritually. For example, he asked his patients about their life goals at their initial visit, and he reminded and encouraged them to work towards their goals during their future visits. He also promoted healthy lifestyle, such as eating low sugar, high vegetable diet and doing exercises regularly....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Alternative medicine]

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The Oriental Outlook on Abortion

- The Oriental Outlook on Abortion Even Buddhism recognizes the abortive woman's need to come to terms with residual grief. Yvonne Rand, a Soto Zen priest trained at the San Francisco Zen Center, has adapted the mizuko ritual to help American women who have lost children come to terms with their grief. Each woman sews a bib which she offers to an image of Jizo Bodhisattva with prayers for the well-being of the child who has met with an accidental death or died through induced or spontaneous abortion....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Kyrgyzstan

- The collapse of the Soviet Union created 15 new states. These states over the last 5 years have all struggled with economic, ethnic, political and territorial problems left to them by the Soviet empire. Kyrgyzstan, is a former Soviet Republic (FSR) located in the Central Asia. This paper will give a statistical representation of the state, Kyrgyzstan. The statistical data will reflect the basic geography of the subject country containing population, size and location. This miniature report will also contain brief descriptions of current political and economic situations....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rubin Museum: Six-armed Mahakala

- As the protector of all Tibetan Buddhism, Mahakala is an object of meditation as well as the “protector of dharma.” Being a dharmapala which is a type of wrathful deity, his job is to quite the mind and to destroy and help one meditating reach a new level of awareness. His name translates from ‘Maha’ to ‘great’ and ‘kala’ meaning ‘black,’ which is why Mahakala is known as Great Time or Great Dark One, in Sanskrit. On March 2nd, 2011, I traipsed to the corner of 242nd and Broadway, and hopped on the 1 train, embarking on a journey to the Rubin Museum to see the Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism....   [tags: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism]

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Middle East Members At The United Nations

- Middle East members at the United Nations rebuked Saudi Arabia hosting the Hajj. The speaker should briefly discuss the nature of a Hajj. Every year people from every corner of the Earth arrive in Mecca for a five-day pilgrimage. The annual Islāmic pilgrimage to Mecca calculated to three million at the midpoint of the Hajj. However; this year Saudi Arabia lacked control and a stampede occurred at one of the last rituals of the Hajj. The incident killed more than 700 people and injured hundreds in Saudi Arabia....   [tags: Hajj, Mecca, Abraham, Muhammad]

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Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist

- Artist Pain Exposed in Kafka's A Hunger Artist       In "A Hunger Artist", Kafka comments on the life of the modern artist through the life of a hunger artist. Kafka comments that the modern artist is always dissatisfied with his or her art. The modern artist also is trapped in a harsh and capricious world, in which the artist struggles to maintain his or her audience by pushing the extreme, but are cheated because they do not receive his or her recognition. Finally, in "A Hunger Artist" Kafka refers to the modern artist's struggle between the need for fame and the need for isolation....   [tags: Hunger Artist]

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The Role of Entanglement in Quantum Information Processing

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Christian Beliefs on Suffering, Death and Resurrection

- Christian Beliefs on Suffering, Death and Resurrection The death of Jesus is one of the most important Christian beliefs throughout all Christian Churches. Christians believe that the death of Jesus holds many meanings for all of us: it was the means of salvation, a form of atonement and it gave us the chance of reconciliation so that through his death the gates of heaven have been opened where we can achieve eternal life. Jesus faced opposition throughout his life, this conflict came to its culmination before Jesus' death, in the temple, at Gethsemane and particularly at the trials....   [tags: Papers]

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The Moonstone Essay

- The Moonstone Essay The Moonstone, written in 1868 by Wilkie Collins is a mystery novel about a gem called "The Moonstone". The moonstone is somewhat a symbol of what everyone strives for, beauty and power. In the book, justice plays a huge role in terms of doing what is fair and morally right through action and attitude. Although the moonstone is overbearingly beautiful and breathtaking, like all beautiful things, it has a history "..that crime brings its own fatality with it" (Ch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The California Wetlands

- The California Wetlands Smelly, insect infested, and disease ridden are many words that people have used to describe the attributes of wetlands in our country. Until recently it was thought that wetlands served very little use as a part of our ecosystem. However, as the developers began to drain and destroy these wetlands in order to build housing developments and commercial buildings environmental scientists emerged from the woodwork. These environmental scientists found the value and absolute necessity for wetlands and brought it to the attention of politicians....   [tags: Wetlands Environmental Nature Essays]

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Ecosystem Services

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Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens' Similarities to Shinto

- Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens is a Japanese animation TV series that brings together drama, romanticism, and comedy all in one. Kannagi is about a boy named Jin Mikuriya who uses wood from the sacred tree of Kannagi and carves a statue of a girl. The statue comes to life as a goddess, whose name is Nagi. Both Nagi and Jin work together to remove impurities that are congregating in the town. There are numerous symbols, references to beliefs, and tie-ins to the Shinto religion throughout Kannagi. Whether they are intentional or not, they are still present and can be used for analysis....   [tags: religion, goddess, impurities]

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Biochemical Techniques for the Extraction of Escherichia Coli Genomic DNA

- Modern biochemical study and analysis of nucleic acids have been heavily dominated by electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction techniques, as the former allows for relatively inexpensive and accessible resolution and visualization of nucleic acids according to basic chemical properties such as molecular charge and weight, and the latter quickly increases the concentration of nucleic acids, normally found in cells in minute amounts, to a level easily analyzed by modern biochemical techniques....   [tags: pcr, enzymes, nucleic acids]

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Procedure Of A Sand Bath

- Procedure: A sand bath was set atop a hot plate set at power level 5, while a 10 mL round bottom was prepared with the addition of 14 (0.33 mL) drops of olive oil and 1 mL of cyclohexene. Once the contents of the 10 mL round bottom were mixed thoroughly, a boiling chip was added, and the round bottom was attached to a reflux condenser apparatus. The reflux was run for 20 minutes starting at the point in time when the mixture within the round bottom flask (that was submerged in the heated sand bath) began to boil....   [tags: Distillation, Laboratory glassware, Liquid, Water]

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Which Is the Best Way?

- There are many ways to tell your government or ruler that they are going in the wrong direction, doing something that is wrong, or hurting its people. It doesn’t have to hurt the majority for the cause to be righteous, but if you do something about there is a righteous way to do it. If you do it wrong way it can ruin your entire message and in most cases can result in dire consequences. Many times over we have had leaders a rise that try to lead people against oppressive rulers. The way in which they lead them is what determines how their cause will go....   [tags: Black Panthers vs Martin Luther King Jr.]

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The Nature of God Essay

- During Genesis 6-9, the wrath of God is felt by all of humanity through God’s flooding or purification of the earth. Only Noah, a righteous man in the eyes of God, is saved. For through Noah God saw a saviour for His creation. As when humanity started to expand, and became larger He began to see man’s wickedness was spreading, and because of this evil He needed to flush the Earth of all those who had done or will do wrong/evil. Throughout this part of Genesis God is seen as possessing the nature of being vengeful, and destructive, however right in his actions....   [tags: creation, noah, bible]

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The Discovery And Subsequent Extraction / Purification Of Insulin

- There have been, and continue to be, many breakthroughs in modern medicine. Whether it be the discovery of a vaccine to eradicate smallpox, or the development of antibiotics to treat a plethora of bacterial infections we may encounter, our population (and the world) would be a completely different place without them. One of the 20th century breakthroughs in medicine which is of significance is the discovery and subsequent extraction/purification of insulin to treat diabetes. People who suffer from diabetes are either insulin deficient or insulin insensitive; a key hormone that regulates the uptake of glucose from the blood....   [tags: Insulin, Diabetes mellitus, Frederick Banting]

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The AMOCO Commercial Process

- ... In purification process, the crude terephthalic acid (a solid terephthalic acid that has been undergoing centrifugation and drying) will be dissolved in hot water to reduced 4-CBA to p-toluic acid. This reduction process is through catalytic hydrogenation on palladium catalyst. Then, the purified terephthalic acid is obtained [33]. Apart AMOCO process, the other catalytic process to produce terephthalic acid by direct oxidation was widely studied to make it as a chosen and dominant choice for terephthalic acid production industry....   [tags: chemical analysis]

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A Comparison Between Christianity, Scientology and Shitoism

- Throughout this essay I will be comparing and contrasting the three religions I chose. The religions I chose are Christianity from the in class lecture portion, Scientology from the Western region, and Shintoism from the Eastern Asia region. For each religion I will be comparing their Gods, belief systems, rewards & punishments, and their prophets. I will first start by giving a brief overview of each religion and then finish by comparing the religions. I will begin with Christianity from the in class lecture portion....   [tags: religion, Gods, belief systems]

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Chan Samadhi: Enlightenment in Buddhism

- Buddhas are considered to manifest from Chan Samadhi. Those who lack the skill of Chan Samadhi, cannot become enlightened or attain Buddhhood. Since beings can be born in ignorance, and life remain meaningless if we were to die in confusion, humanity needs to find how it comes to this world and how it will die. Can we be free independently the time when we die. The Chan meditation tell us in order to clear the confusion. The goal of this practice is to attain freedom over birth and death, which is considered to be true freedom – the ability to come and to go whenever we want, without afflictions or worries....   [tags: Meditation, Stillness, Informative]

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The United States Hopes Help Rebuild Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

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Nyepi in Indonesia

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The Accounts of Birth of Jesus as Found in the St.Matthew and St.Luke

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The Generation of Ozone for Water Purification in Third World Countries

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Government and Politics - Cultural Purification and Discriminatory English Only Laws

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Images, Symbols and Symbolism in Fahrenheit 451

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Using the Past to Confronfront Important Issues: Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto

- Contemporary Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto works to address contemporary issues while using ideas, concepts, and materials from his heritage. He was born in Tokyo in 1948. Graduating from Saint Paul’s University, Tokyo in 1970, he then traveled to Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles California to finish his education in 1974. Sugimoto primarily works as a photographer, but he also works as an architect and a designer. Artwork by Sugimoto is comparable to the Shinto shrines, Buddhist art and Shino wares used in the tea ceremony....   [tags: ideas, concepts, materials, heritage, traditional]

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Many Theories from Literary Critics: John Cheever’s The Swimmer

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Purification

- On an excavation of the Mohenjo-Daro and Dholavira, in modern day Pakistan, archeologist stumbled upon a civilization, thriving in the Indus Valley from 2500 BCE to 1500 BC. They named the civilization, Harappan. Though archeologists found little conclusive evidence of temples in the Harappan cities, the assumed advanced, ancient Sanatana Dharma (preferred term of people commonly referred to as Hindu, meaning “ageless way of moral order, duty, and natural law of cosmos.” (Fisher 61)) had plumbing and irrigation systems....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Influenza Virus

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Great Religions And Philosophies. : Greek Philosophy.

- Great Religions and Philosophies. : Greek Philosophy. In the 6th century B.C, there began a dualism in Greek Philosophy. The development of Greek Philosophy became a compromise between Greek monistic and oriental influences, in other words, a combination of intellectualism and mysticism. Thus began the pre-Socratic philosophy. The interests of pre- Socratic philosophers were centered on the world that surrounds man, the Cosmos. This was during the time of great internal and external disturbances in the Greek society, as it was right after the Peloponnesian war....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Chromatography

- Chromatography is a method of separating and analyzing complicated substances. This is done in two phases, a mobile phase and a stationary phase .During the stationary phase, said substance is stationary, while during the mobile phase, the substance moves in a specific direction. During the mobile phase, the substance is filtered through the stationary phase. The stationary phase in necessary in order for the substances to be separated even though it doesn?t involve movement of the substance because it filters the substance through the stationary phase.....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Great Rite

- It is the celebration of life that is done symbolically using a chalice and Athame. It is part of the Beltane rituals. Symbolic version creation in the union of the maiden Goddess with her loving God. Beltane is a celebration of sexuality, purification and fertility. The planting of crops is finished, and many crops have grown to seedlings. Bees are very active pollinating flowers, and many creatures are in the height of their mating season. I would not use this in my practice this is not something that is something I want to do....   [tags: sexuality, purification and fertility]

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Chemistry : The Purification Of Substances

- Organic compounds are naturally permeated with impurities that can possibly pose problems in organic synthesis reactions. Therefore, an important part of organic chemistry lab is in the purification of substances. Unit three was a technique experiment in distillation, and its purpose was in the introduction of two types of distillation methods, although there are various other types. The main purpose of the lab was learning how to distinguish the appropriate time to use either of the distillation methods and learning how to interpret the analysis tools employed to determine the purity of a distillate....   [tags: Distillation, Fractional distillation]

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The Communion Of Saints : An Article Of Faith

- The Communion of Saints is an article of faith of the Catholic Church. The term expresses the communion in holy things shared among God’s holy people and the concept of unity and holiness among the baptized Christians in Christ. Saint Paul’s greeting in his letter to the Colossians (1:2) denotes that Christians were generally called saints or “holy ones and faithful brothers in Christ.” They were addressed as holy ones since they were baptized in Jesus Christ the Holy One, saturated with the Spirit of holiness, and adopted as children of God the Father....   [tags: Christianity, God, Saint, God the Father]

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Waste Land Essay: Impact of Images on the Structure of The Waste Land

- Impact of Images on the Structure of The Waste Land      Many of the images that give bounds to the structure of "The Waste Land" relate to the annual cycle of life with which ancient peoples closely bound up their own lives. Eliot himself points out the importance of the ancient cycle of life by acknowledging a "general indebtedness," as the anthologists' introduction to the poem points out, to Sir James Frazer's The Golden Bough and especially the volumes Adonis, Attis, Osiris. These two volumes deal with ancient beliefs about cycles in the life of vegetation and with ceremonies meant to insure fertility....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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