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The Lonely White Rhino in African Savanna

- I chose to research white rhinoceros species because it is the most populous rhinoceros species meaning I would have access to more information. There was not much of choice because African Savanna has only two rhinoceros species: white rhinoceros and black rhinoceros. Those species share many similar traits and differ in small features, but I chose one over the other because of the considerable difference between their populations. The statistics tells there are around 10,000 white rhinoceroses, while there are only 7 black rhinoceroses in the world....   [tags: White Rhinoceraus, African Savanna]

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Organisms of the African Savanna

- THE MEERKAT (Suricata suricatta) The meerkat , otherwise known as the suricate, is a small, furry member of the Mongoose family (Herpestidae) that can stand upright. The creatures have round, fluffy bellies with smaller, more slender limbs. Their snouts are small and pointed, coming to a sharp tip at the animal’s black nose. It lives in the African Savanna grasslands in groups of twenty five to fifty. These groups are called mobs or manors. The female meerkat gives birth to two to five pups at a time, which are born hairless and unable to see....   [tags: Environmental Biology ]

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The Main Features of a Savanna Ecosystem

- The Main Features of a Savanna Ecosystem For most of the year in this part of Kenya, the climate is very warm and very dry. However for a short season of three months (April, May and June), there is abundant rainfall and then a shorter period known as the 'little rains' (November and December). Both of these periods of rain follow quite soon after the overhead sun has past right over the equator. The temperatures throughout the year are generally high, the cooler part of the year occurs when the sun is overhead in the opposite hemisphere....   [tags: Papers]

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Monkey Family: The Olive Baboons Living in the Savanna

- I am presenting information on the life, past rate of growth and future of the Olive Baboon. I will demonstrate the community relationship shared by the adult females, males, and juveniles in the troop and how the ranking of females plays an important part of troop dynamics. I will explain the specifics of the climate of the savanna biome and what adaptations the Olive baboon, native to this habitat, has to support its survival and the food chain it is part of. I will further show the omnivores behaviors as a predator to rodents, hares, and Thomson gazelles, as a prey to lions, leopards and hyenas, and as an herbivore, that eats tubers, lemon grass and acacia....   [tags: biogeochemical cycles, species, mammals]

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We Must Protect Africa

- Africa is the second largest continent in the world behind Asia. While Africa is known for having many species of animals, it is also known for eight major physical regions according to Margery G: “The Sahara, the Swahill Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa” (7). Probably one of the most known desserts in the world is in Africa which is the Sahara. Sahara is the 3rd largest desert in the world and in addition, it is the hottest desert. Just so everyone has an idea of how big the Sahara is, if it is being compared to another country, the Sahara will be bigger than Brazil, in South America....   [tags: geography, savanna]

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Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution

- Savanna Theory Versus Aquatic Ape Theory of Human Evolution The evolution of man is constantly in question. While we are reasonably sure that modern humans and primates are both related to the same common ancestor, there is constant debate over what initially caused the two species to split into early hominids and apes. According to some, our longest and most popular theory on the division of man and ape is profoundly wrong. However, those same individuals usually offer an equally controversial theory as a substitute, one that is almost impossible to scientifically test or prove....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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The Science of Tropical Savannas

- The Science of Tropical Savannas Savannas are part of the Grassland biome, and are generally found in regions dominated by the "Wet-Dry Climate." Tropical Savannas encompass almost one half of the entire continent of Africa as well as many parts of Australia, India, Mexico, and South America. The Tropical Savannas in Australia take up over one-third of the country, and provide natural resources that contribute much of the money that supports the national economy. The Climate is the most important factor in creating a savanna....   [tags: Papers]

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Anthills of the Savannah: Governing for Failure

- Throughout Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah, there are several thematic elements used to express the corruption of the government in post-colonial Nigeria. Nigeria has been culturally changed due to colonial British rule. Colonial Britain has changed the way Nigerians govern, which has resulted in many coups throughout the timeline of Nigeria. The way and life now for Nigerians is very different than it would be without interference from outsiders. Anthills of the Savannah demonstrates the hardships that the people of Nigeria faced due to colonial British rule and corruption of their own government by using symbolism, foreshadowing, and, motifs throughout the novel....   [tags: chinua achebe, nigeria, abazon]

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Savannah's Mission

- Savannah had been working on that bookshelf for months now, lovingly carving it, sanding it to perfection with dried cat tails, and she’d had blood moss sitting in shadow oil for a week to make sure it’d be the perfect deep-red varnish. She’d even gone so far as to grind black pearls into a powder much finer than sand to add to the mix to make it shimmer in sunlight. She flinched as the carrier piggle shot through the open window of her crafting room, narrowly avoiding the giant bookcase she’d been working on and slamming into the wall on the far side of the room....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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My Experience At Savannah High School

- A cloudy day driving in Anaheim, I pull into a small rough and bumpy parking lot that looks like someone stomped through it, leaving potholes everywhere. I arrived at Savannah High School in Anaheim, California, where I parked next to an old gym and tennis courts. I began to walk towards a small door that read “trainer” in bring red and gold letters above the door frame, inside is where I found Kevinz Capioca the Head Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) for Savannah High School in the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD)....   [tags: High school, College, Athletic trainer]

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Savannah and Chloe

- Savannah and Chloe Have you ever watched a friendship fall apart. It’s an interesting thing to experience. What’s truly amazing is that there are obvious signs, but few people recognize them in time to stop it. This is what happened to me. This is the friendship that I watched slide through the cracks. This is my story. Savannah and I had been friends since the second grade. We lived next door to each other. We were in the choir together. We walked home from school together. We were inseparable....   [tags: Personal Narrative Friendship Essays]

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- As I walked into the hot, sticky gym to say goodbye on the last day of the summer at Camp Glenn Taylor, the air seemed to be trying to smother me. Outside, the rain was bouncing off the sidewalks, keeping the campers inside that day. The kids didn't notice me at first. They were too busy chasing each other around the gym with the frenzy of being trapped indoors for a day. Then, someone spotted me, and I was suddenly swarmed by hugs coming from all directions. Wriggling through the arms of the other campers was Savannah....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Description]

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Forest Biomes: Complex Ecologic Systems in the World

- There are various ways to classify biome, one of the common ways is grouping biomes into five major types: forest, grasslands, desert, aquatic, and tundra. Identifying a location in the world that is hard to live well and explain needs comparisons from multiple facets, for instance, geographic location, climate, and the food source. Forest biomes are the most complex ecologic systems in the world, and they cover 1/3 of the land on earth. There are three major types of forest biomes: tropical forests, temperate forests, and boreal forests....   [tags: savannas, grassland biomes]

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Voice in Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah

- Voice in Things Fall Apart and Anthills of the Savannah            In "Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourse," Chandra Talpade Mohanty suggests a fundamental flaw in most western feminist analysis: the presupposition that women, "across classes and cultures, are somehow socially constituted as a homogenous group identifiable prior to the process of analysis." It is a flaw in thinking that results in "the assumption of women as an always-already constituted group, one which has been labelled 'powerless,' 'exploited,' 'sexually harassed,'etc., by feminist scientific, economic, legal and sociological discourse." For Mohanty, such erroneous thinking results in femini...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Aquatic Ape Theory

- ... (Westrup, 2002) These multiple similarities of humans with aquatic organism and the environmental situation of the time, greatly suggest and helps proves that AAT best fits the explanations of the man/ape primate evolutionary split. The Aquatic Ape Theory explains the start of human evolution on the bases of basic evolutionary terms established by Charles Darwin. As explained earlier, the theory states that humans traveled from the wooded area toward water. In doing this, humans adapted to the new aquatic environment, dealing with survival of the fittest and geographic isolation which caused speciation....   [tags: human evolution, savannah theory]

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Joseph T. Glathaar’s The March to the Sea and Beyond

- Joseph T. Glathaar’s The March to the Sea and Beyond The Civil War is arguably the most interesting and enigmatic subject in American history. Even after rigorous study of the topic, it is difficult to fully comprehend the motives for the war. Part of this is because of the inherent complexity of the conflict, but it can also be attributed to the manner about which it is written historically. Much of the military history of the Civil War concerns itself with the broad tactics and strategies of the armies....   [tags: Savannah Carolina Campaigns Essays]

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The Amendment Of The Bill Of Rights Guarantees Freedom From Unreasonable Searches And Seizures

- The 4th amendment of The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Henry David Thoreau once said, “That government is best which governs least," this statement is true because the more the government is involved, the more complicated life becomes for the people of the U.S. When government is too involved in something, it can soon becomes corrupt. The Safford Unified School District v. Redding was a case in 2009 where thirteen year old Savanna was suspected to have given prescription-strength ibuprofen to a friend in school, this resulted in the vice principal taking her backpack and searching for more pills....   [tags: United States, Law]

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Bipedal Locomotion in Early Hominids

- Bipedal Locomotion in Early Hominids Until recently, the oldest fossil species to provide evidence for bipedalism was Australopithecus afarensis, of which the best example of is the 3.2 million year old skeleton called Lucy found in Hadar, Ethiopia. According to article 19: Sunset at the Savanna, in 1995 Meave Leakey of the national Museums of Kenya and her colleagues made public the discovery of and older hominid species Australopithecus anamensis (getting its name from the Turkana word for lake "anam" having been found near lake Turkana and the site of another ancient lake)....   [tags: Papers]

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Child Assault Prevention Team Or Cap

- While living in Ohio, I was employed by Erie County as a member of the Child Assault Prevention Team or CAP. Our directive was to teach kindergarten and second grade children how to be safe, strong and free. Our teaching vehicle was a series of short skits. The formula of the skits was, do all the wrong things in the first skit, then discuss possible changes with the children and then redo the skit incorporating all the right choices. Those “right” choices might include: saying “NO,” finding and telling a trusted adult, leaving the situation and putting themselves into a safe place....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films, School]

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The Importance of Biomes

- The importance of Biomes Biomes are the living spaces of life. They describe communities located across different regions across the world, looking at the interactions between climatic factors, living organisms, and substrates found in the environment. Generally, a biome refers to a community of similar organisms that are found in a particular climate zone. There are six biomes of earth found in three climate zones. The three climate zones are called tropical, temperate, and polar climate zones; and the six biomes of earth are deserts, grasslands, temperate deciduous forests, rainforests, taiga, and tundras....   [tags: Temperature, Regions, Environment]

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Analysis of Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan

- Analysis of Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan The first chapter of the book begins with Savanna Getting ready for a New Years eve party. Her younger sister encouraged her to meet a guy named Lionel, who is the friend of Sheila’s husband. After Thanksgiving they talked on occasions and now he invited to meet her at this party. While she is getting ready she explains that she is moving to Phoenix and one of the reasons is because “the men are dead in Denver”. In the past nine years she has spent it living with three different guys and she just can’t find the right one....   [tags: Waiting to Exhale Terry McMillan Essays]

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The African Elephants and the Asian Elephants

- Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child. Did you see any large land mammals called elephants. I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types. Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the distribution areas....   [tags: characteristics, conditions, distribution, areas]

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The Biomes of Earth

- There are many types of biomes and there is also a good variety of ways to their classification. Rainforest, grassland, marine system, and freshwater system Grassland is mostly covered by grass. Moderately dry climate conditions and season disturbances, such as floods and fire are conductive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. There are a couple of types of grasslands. Plant life is susceptible to fires....   [tags: grassland, wetlands, rain forest]

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Niches of the Mind;The Brain and Language

- Niches of the Mind;The Brain and Language As the story goes, creation is characterized by expansion and contraction, disorder and order, random change and selection. It is observed in evolution how random change and disorder have brought about, from the scraps floating in a puddle on early earth, the fantastic diversity and incomprehensible complexity of life. The counterpart to this is death, making space for the new and guiding changes in the old through selection. What can this story tell us about the evolution of humans, and our most distinguishing trait; our ability to tell stories....   [tags: Intellect Evolution Essays]

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The American Civil Liberties Union and its Positive Impact on Society

- With the exception of the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appears before the U.S. Supreme Court more than any other organization. The ACLU defends the freedoms of any citizen of the United States, even prisoners. Regardless of race, religion, age, or gender, the ACLU defends anyone whose rights were violated. The organization has made a lot of process since it formed in 1920. Before the ACLU became involved, no free speech defense trial had ever been won in the Supreme Court....   [tags: civil rights, constitution, fourth ammendment]

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Geography and Demographics of Togo, Africa

- ... In 1959, French Togoland became an autonomous republic of the French Union until its independence in 1960. Togo's first democratically elected president, Sylvano Olympius, was overthrown in 1963. The government of Nicolas Grunitzky was also overthrown in 1967 in a coup led by Gnassingbé Eyadema. Gnassingbé Eyadéma then served as president for thirty-eight years and became the longest-serving leader in African history. After his death in February 2005, his son Faure Gnassingbé became president....   [tags: behind the lake, small african country]

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The Social Cat: The Lion

- The Social Cat Most wild cats are known to be solitary mammals, but there is one exception—the lion. Lions have captured the attention of many because of their exciting sociality. Lions are group hunters; other cats are solitary hunters. Lions live in groups; other cats live alone. In their article “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion”, Quammen, David, and Michael Nichols explain that these cats are “the only feline that’s truly social” (60). One common movie in today’s society, “The Lion King”, portrays the lion as the “King of the Jungle.” Many humans view lions as vicious, roaring animals that are the top of the food chain....   [tags: lion, mammals, hunters, group, social]

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Disney Techno-Nature

- Disney Techno-Nature Like most Disney material, nature themes were incorporated into the earliest parks, including Adventureland, Frontierland, Nature’s Wonderland, and the newest, Animal Kingdom. Disney carefully edited these “natural” settings that show the less wild side of the wilderness. However, how does the tourist comprehend the illusions. How are the plants and animals adapting to reflect the illusion, and how are they accented by the interactions with both human nature and Disney’s technological nature....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Beginning Of Africa By Phyllis Martin

- This chapter of Africa by Phyllis Martin covers the beginning of Africa as a group of ideas, the physical landscape of the continents, how it’s interaction of its people and others around the world have changed it. It also goes into detail about the geography of the continent in terms of its climate and biomes. The chapter begin with look at thing from a more abstract level. Delehanty explains that a place is not only something physical but also a conglomeration of ideas adopted by people who lived there or have been there....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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Georgia, Georgia 's Ghost Tours

- Some say Savannah, Georgia is the most haunted town in America. There are homes, cemeteries, and even restaurants that are believed to be haunted. This leads to there being several Savannah, Georgia ghost tours . Some are by foot, some have transportation, but all provide fright seeing. Here are some of the ghost tours available. As the most haunted city in America, Savannah, Georgia 's ghost tours will share with you some of the ghastly details pertaining to the many haunted locations found in Savannah....   [tags: Ghost, Haunted house, Paranormal, Ghosts]

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Exploring Nigeria's Riches

- Introduction The country that I regard as one of the most influential countries in the world is Nigeria. It is rich not only in natural resources but also in culture, an aspect that many people fail to greatly appreciate. As I deeply researched and developed this essay, I hoped to enlighten, excite, and engage you on this very ethnic journey. I will explore the following topics, but will not limit myself to solely these: topography, imports, exports, language, rituals, customs, people, main cities, industries, climate, and main problems....   [tags: culture, natural resources]

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The African Elephant

- What do you think about when you hear the word Africa. How about the word safari. Most people tend to think about elephants or giraffes. In this paper I will tell you many important facts about elephants: how they live, their appearance, and many other interesting facts about them. There are two different kinds of elephants; the African elephant and the Asian elephant (also known as the Indian elephant). The African elephant is the larger of the two. Measuring from the shoulder, African elephants are on average 10.8 feet (females 8.9 feet), and the average length of their trunk is approximately 7-8 feet....   [tags: African Wildlife]

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Ecology of Giraffa Camelopardalis

- Ecology of Giraffa camelopardalis Made popular by their long necks and distinctive camouflage coats, giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world. Their incredible body gives them a very specific niche within the ecology of African savannahs and the Sahara desert. This essay will focus on the ecology of these non-territorial herbivores, primarily focusing different factors that affect giraffe herbivory including location, sex, and age; next, it will focus on the predator-prey relationships seen at waterholes in African savannahs between lions and large-mammalian prey like giraffes; and finally, it will concentrate on the competition, or lack thereof, that may influence giraffe charac...   [tags: african savannahs, desserts, south africa]

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The Human Web : Webs And History Pg

- The Human Web Introduction: Webs and History pg.3-pg.8 The authors of this book define a web as “a set of connections that link people to one another”. These connections are made in many ways through different interactions between people. Throughout history, many different webs were established between humans around the world. All of the different webs incorporate a balance of competition and cooperation, and continue to grow larger and fuse as time goes on, shaping human history as they go. The authors perhaps like this metaphor because of the imagery it creates....   [tags: Human, Agriculture, Civilization, China]

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O’ Connor’s Influences and Inspirations before Her Death

- O’ Connor’s Influences and Inspirations before Her Death Like every author, before begins to write a story or novel. The author needs to have a structure from which to build a good story or novel. Most writers will prefer to use their personal experiences as the start of their structure, while other authors may prefer to write about current events that they are experiencing in their lives. Flannery O’Connor was born at Savanna’ St. Joseph’s Hospital and raised in Savannah Georgia, where she became obtaining her inspirations as a writer....   [tags: Author, Biography]

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Culture, Diversity, and Struggles of Nigeria

- “As in many places in Africa, the growing cities of Nigeria at first are divided by ethnicity. Benin City for example, has a city government that operates under the national government, but also has sections of the city, each of which dominates a single group and led by chieftain of that group. As the cities develop, these societal isolations tend to disappear; now the cities are blending the old African societies and replacing them with national identities.” (Moss 383) The objective of this report is to give understanding on the culture of Nigeria, the diversity of its people and the overwhelming struggles that exist....   [tags: English Literature, Ethnic Group]

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Papuan's Cultural Tourism Potential

- THE DEVELOPMENT OF PAPUAN’S CULTURAL TOURISM POTENTIAL Papua is one of Province located in the eastern of Indonesia. This eastern country has a unique variety which different among all regions. Diverse of ethnicities, cultures, race, languages, handicrafts, and nature, is a treasure of this “Heaven Land” which is still unknown to many people around the world. Why should we develop Papuan’s cultural tourism potential?, As an indigenous people that is our responsible to protect, develop, and introduce our cultural potential....   [tags: tourist, travel, indonesia]

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Slavery During The New World

- The journey of Africans, from the home of the ancient ancestors of all human beings and the cradle of civilization to Americas, was nothing short of a holocaust. Africans were shackled and loaded onto the ship in the most inhuman ways in history and brought to North America. Africa is home to a diverse array of ethnicities with rich heritage, languages, customs and cultures. When they arrived in America, the slaves brought their cultures and practices as well as skills with them. As Africans status in America changes from indentured servant to a chattel, the slaves quest for freedom from the cruel slavery practices highlighted by the Stono rebellion act of Nat Turner in Virginia to the under...   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Black people]

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An Explanation of Kenya's Population Distribution

- An Explanation of Kenya's Population Distribution There are many reasons why people do not live in the North and North East of Kenya, and reasons why people live in Central/Western Kenya. [IMAGE] Few people choose to live in the North and North East because of the poor water supply - with only about 15 inches of rainfall every year, water supplies are extremely limited. Without water, you can't live, which is a reason why that area is so unpopulated. A Long dry season and a semi-desert terrain make farming almost impossible because animals can not survive under such extreme temperatures on the Equator....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Document Analysis of Cherokee Letter

- The document I have chosen is a letter to the editor of the Phoenix and Indian's Advocate. In 1821, Sequoyah, also known as George Gist, presented his new Cherokee written language to the Cherokee leaders. The written language consisted of six vowels and eighty consonants, that represented the sounds of the Cherokee language. In 1825, the Cherokee National Council authorized Elias Boudinot(born Killakeena, or Buck Watie), to travel the country to solicit donations for a printing press....   [tags: American History]

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Fukuyama States That Africa 's Shortfall Is Connected With The Consequences Of African Societies Before European Colonial Rule

- Fukuyama states that Africa’s shortfall is connected with the consequences of colonialism and the nature of African societies before European colonial rule. Fukuyama also declares the differences between Latin America and Africa. He states that Spain and Portugal were able to remove indigenous institutions and were able to generate their own authoritarian, mercantilist political systems in Latin America. Ultimately, Fukuyama declares that Latin America was characterized as a weak authoritarian state, which later failed into developing to either a strong authoritarian or a strong democratic in the nineteenth century....   [tags: Africa, Colonialism, Indigenous peoples]

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Colonialism and the Imposed Identities of the Indigenous in North America, Latin America and Africa

- Introduction Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, colonialism swept across the globe like a brush fire engulfing the African Savanna on a dry summers day. Long since colonial rule has seised though, the detrimental effects left by the imposed structure and influence have charred and damaged the identities of the indigenous populations of the world. To this day, the collective identities of the indigenous populations are being regrown and transformed, but the barriers left by colonialism ensure a painstakingly slow process and recovery to local indigenous identities based on cultural tradition and heritage....   [tags: Colonization and Identity]

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Crossing The Heart Of Afric The Odyssey Of Love And Adventure By Julian Smith

- Love can make anybody do the unthinkable whether good or bad. It can make any man or woman realize their potential, successes and even failures. That is particularly true when looking at the novel Crossing the Heart of Africa: The Odyssey of Love and Adventure written by Julian Smith. In this novel, Smith tells the stories of two men, Ewart Grogan and Julian himself who embarked on a journey to cross Africa each with a mission they wanted to accomplish. Amazingly, these true stories of these two men have been intertwined and bring out a brilliant documentation of the happenings in their lives during the adventure....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Great Rift Valley, Debut albums]

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Nigerian Culture : An African Country On The Gulf Of Guinea

- What is culture. Culture refers to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, religion, notions of time, roles, spatial relations, concepts of the universe, and material objects and possessions acquired by a group of people in the course of generations through individual and group striving So what really is Nigeria culture. Nigerian culture is as multi-ethnic as the people in Nigeria. The people of Nigeria still cherish their traditional languages, music, dance and literature....   [tags: Family, Extended family, Demography]

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Uganda: A Land of Pristine Beauty and Astonishing Ecosystems

- Like a fairy tale at the top of a railroad, Uganda is a land of pristine beauty and astonishing ecosystems. From tall volcanic peeks in the East and Western borders, to the wetlands of the Albert Nile River, and the densely growth of rainforests of the North; Uganda has a rich soil that combined with its geographical location of central Africa has the ability to have coffee that has become both a mainstay of the agricultural economy and a favorite of connoisseurs around the world. The languages of English and Swahili, combined with mixtures of cultural dialects that exist throughout the nation, the religions of traditional African belief structures and Christianity are the main two of the re...   [tags: International Government ]

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Brazilian Indian and Their Strong Connection to the Land

- Brazil was officially discovered by the Portuguese in 1500 and colonized in 1532. The Brazilian Indians (Indians) occupied the land since 9000BC and had a population of approximately 6 million when the Portuguese arrived (Momson, 2013). The country had an abundance of resources, with vast amounts of land, Brazilwood, gold, diamonds, rainforest and fish, which made it an attractive asset (The World Economy). In Brazil today 0.4% of the population are Brazilian Indians, comprising about 240 tribes (Survival)....   [tags: stone age culture, colonization, portuguese]

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The Day I Witnessed the Raining of Fish

- I grew up in Honduras, a country full of tradition and mystery. This is especially true in small towns like Yoro where my grandparents were born. I can remember summer time was the best time of the year for me. I was on vacation from school and able to go visit my grandparents. Ever since I can remember, I heard stories of the rain of fish. Some people say that it happens every year between June and July. Others believed it only came when God blesses the town. There are also the ones that just do not believe in the occurrence of the rain of fish....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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History and Uniqueness of the Culture of Nigeria

- ... The Eastern and Western regions are filled with swampy areas and between the numerous swamps are islands filled with oil. Due to the vast amount of forests between them and the north, the Eastern and Western parts are not as influenced by Islam. This culture’s worldviews really depend on what area of the region we are focusing on. However, most of Nigeria highly values the act of greeting another person. Is one does not greet another it is a sign of great disrespect. The Nigerian people are also very respectful to their elders and welcome uninvited guests because there is a lack of communication in their country....   [tags: groups, empires, food, reiligions]

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The World 's Oldest Rocks Underneath The Plateaus

- Africa is the world’s poorest continent, affected by the internal armed conflicts in 42 countries. Africa has the world’s oldest rocks underneath the plateaus. In eastern Africa, plateau surface raised where the top is cracked causing crustal rocks to fall forming rift valleys. Rift valleys is a deep valley caused by the rocks of Earth’s crust arching and cracking to let down a section of crust to form the valley form. Rift valley usually have deep lakes. These old rocks contains mineral resources which got Europe interest....   [tags: Africa, South Africa, World Bank, Suez Canal]

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The Chromatography Grading For Mastery Team Focus Group

- Smart Goals #1 (Blue) The SHS Grading for Mastery Team Focus group (GMT.FG) will: #1. The team will explore, investigate, and educate themselves on Standards Based Grading S- Specific To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions: Who:Who is involved. Kacie Herrera, Kathy Deeds, David Eng, Ryan Kilpatrick, Georgette Kouttjie-Perez, Ron Michelotti, Rick Parmenter, AJ Stuart, Victoria Stele What:What do I want to accomplish. Our team would like to explore the different Standard Based Grading practices and policies of other districts....   [tags: High school, Academic term, Team, Goal]

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The Political Structure of the Hutu Peoples

- The nature of the political structure of the Hutu peoples before the 19th century is only properly understood when a multitude of other factors are examined. Aside from examining the basic political system in which the Hutu lived it must be determined why the Hutu shaped their particular system in this way. This entails the assessment of factors such as their history based off of where they came from, what their identities became over hundreds of years, and how other groups reshaped their political society....   [tags: history, Hutu, ]

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Syncretism: Adapting Religious Beliefs to Traditional Customs

- ... The early converts of Central and West Africa did not entirely abandon their old ways of life, they blended and understood the new religion through the old religions and practices. This method is known as syncretism and its practice was somewhat frowned upon, because it did not strictly follow the customs of Islam. It was seen as a tainted practice of Islam, due to the observance of pagan observances. As the Ghana kingdoms fell, their successor the Mali Empire, was built on the success of the dynasty’s founder, Sundiata, who is commonly referred to as Mali’s greatest king....   [tags: beliefs, transformed, kingdoms, subjects]

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World Music: The Emotional Effect of Music

- ... This instrument is personal to the owner and it is generally not used by another musician. This instrument accompanies the drum to give a depth to the music. This instrument gives off a feeling of movement when accompanied with the African dance gives an even deeper meaning to the music. These instruments are important to the culture as they used this instrumental music to accompany a dance to express spiritual and cultural of their everyday lives. (12) The music clip that I have chosen features these two instruments for a feel of the climate and area of the country....   [tags: african, native american, culture]

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The Issues Dealing With Race And Identity

- Everyday the future in America looks brighter for the issues dealing with race and identity. Brave souls are not letting racism, class discrimination, or sexism holds them back anymore. The fight for a balanced society that pushes for equality is on the horizon. My identity has grown since researching other peoples’ opinion of identity. I have been in America for fourteen years now, and I am still searching for where I actually belong. I was born on September 17, 1995 in Savanna-La-Mar, Jamaica....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, African American]

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Wilson And Uconn Vs. Jensen And Mcmillan

- Wilson and UConn vs. Jensen and McMillan As The World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Stay In Denial, by Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan, is a graphic novel about the state of our environment. They use cartoons and abundant sarcasm to convey the message that the attempts people are making to save the environment are not enough to do any real good. Their message challenges both those of Edward O. Wilson and the University of Connecticut. However, none of their ideas alone will save the environment; instead we should combine the ideas of Wilson, UConn, and Jensen and McMillan in order to create a more realistic plan to save the planet....   [tags: Natural environment, Environment, Sustainability]

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A Research Study On Sustainability And Biodiversity

- University Colloquium has taught me about sustainability and biodiversity from several different teaching strategies such as in class discussion and field trips. While majoring in nursing, I have been able to connect several concepts taught in this class to improving the quality of life for people. A significant component of nursing is educating the public and preventing diseases. It is most beneficial to teach healthy habits at a young age; this has led my partner and myself to propose a field day to fifth graders where they would learn about nutrition, exercise, and Florida wildlife....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Education, Childhood obesity]

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The Environmental Impact of Water Reservoirs

- [A water reservoir is a human-made lake that is created when a river is dammed to serve one or more purposes, such as to generate hydropower production, provide a water supply for drinking, irrigation, and flood protection] ( The effects of water reservoirs on the environment have stirred controversy since their introduction. Though water reservoirs can create many sought out improvements for a society it can detrimentally impact natural habitats and spawn a number of environmental complications....   [tags: Environmental Impact of Dams]

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The Environment, British Colonialism, and Guyana

- Introduction When you type in to any search box on any reference website such as Google or Bing on the country Guyana , the only information that is in the search results are about the Jonestown Massacre. That is not what Guyana is all about. The nation of Guyana is located in South America. A former colony of Great Britain, it was called British Guiana. Guyana gained its independence on May 26th , 1966 and it became known as the Co-Operative Republic of Guyana. It is a sovereign state that is located on the northern coast of South America....   [tags: Forestry, Essequibo Cyanide Spill]

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The Madness Inside, or Outside Hamlet

- One of the most controversial pieces of Hamlet is whether Hamlet’s madness is real or if he is faking it. If his madness isn’t real, and he is feigning it, it opens up the idea that he is using his madness as a distraction in order to divert attention from his true actions of killing Claudius. In The Lion King, Simba doesn’t have any of his own madness, but his friends Timone and Pumba supply him with some of their own. Timone and Pumba are Hamlet’s madness, but instead of Simba being mad himself, it is projected onto others....   [tags: shakespeare, lion king, pumba, timone]

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The Vietnam War Was No Exception

- “Know the enemy, know yourself; your victory will never be endangered. Know the ground, know the weather; your victory will then be total.”(Sun Tzu) War is like any other game, it takes great strategy and is always is affected by outside factor. The Vietnam War was no exception; in fact, the result was especially influenced by the environment in which this death game was played out. Terrain, weather, and vegetation were all essential elements in the conflict. The United States got involved in Vietnam primarily due to the Geneva Accord in 1954 that split Vietnam into two territories at the 17th parallel....   [tags: Vietnam War, Vietnam, North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh]

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The South Of The Sahara Desert

- Somewhere in the savanna south of the Sahara desert, tensions flare between more and more harsh Christian movements belligerently at work to convert people of other faiths and an Islamic world aware as well as nervous of meddling Western influences. Obsessive variations of Christianity and Islam are increasing durability in Africa, raising the risk of more argument. The rise will increase due to desire of wanting others to convert to their faith. In the areas that are aggressive in Africa Muslim takes evil doing at a woman revealing too much skin or business selling liquor....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Nigeria, Religion]

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The Blackbuck, India, Nepal And India

- The blackbuck is found in Pakistan, Nepal and India. They like to live in open woodlands and grasslands. The blackbuck is an antelope that is medium size. The females have light brown body and their face and belly are white. The males will have a dark brown to black back, sides and legs by the time they are 3 years old. The blackbuck is 47 inches long and is 29 to 33 inches tall at the shoulder. The adult blackbuck male will weigh 75 to 99 pounds, and the female weighs 68 to 86 pounds. They will also get horns that are spiral shaped and are 70cm long....   [tags: Human, Male, Female, Reproduction]

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The City Of Crystal Lake Illinois

- Crystal Lake, Illinois The city of Crystal Lake, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago and home to 40,388 residents. Located in southeastern McHenry County, Crystal Lake was named after the picturesque lake situated just over a mile away from downtown. In a recent survey conducted by WalletHub, the city of Crystal Lake was rated 10th best city among the 1,268 U.S. cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 residents. Addiction problems concern many residents of Crystal Lake, Illinois; top substances of abuse in the area include heroin, marijuana and crack cocaine....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Heroin, Alcoholism]

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Exploring The Natural History Museum

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

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The Foundation of My Identity

- Among carpenters, it is a well-known fact that building a house upon a solid foundation is imperative. When beginning the construction of a home, the foundation is always the first step leading to success, for without it, the house will become unstable. During extreme weather, such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other conditions, a slight fault in the foundation of a home will most likely guarantee significant damage, if not complete destruction. Similar to a house, a person’s identity must rest upon a firm foundation; otherwise, it may not be capable of withstanding the ominous conditions of the world....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Identity Essay]

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Uptown Mondays in Kingston Jamaica

- Over the past 50 years, numerous dancehall events have emerged in Kingston, Jamaica and therefore have become more ubiquitous. Uptown Mondays, one of the more recent ones, is considered a “sound system dance (Stolzoff 2000), and is held every Monday night at Savanna Plaza, Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10. Stanley-Niaah (2004) posits that such a venue represents a “cultural system in which the sacred and the secular, politics and economics, merge in celebration.” This paper seeks to relay observations noted on a visit to the popular dancehall event, Uptown Mondays, and to validate such observations against a backdrop of previous studies done by prominent dancehall scholars....   [tags: dancehall, culture, compare, comparison]

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The Evolution of Modern Humans

- While time travel still remains elusive to us, scientists have been able to discover things about our past as a species that were practically inconceivable over 150 years ago when Charles Darwin released his book entitled The Origin of Species. They have especially uncovered many pieces to our still incomplete puzzle over the past 20 years so that we now have a nearly complete idea of how our species Homo sapiens came to be. This story of our history includes dozens of species’ and hundreds of fossils and bones, yet fairly few complete or even partial skeletons....   [tags: Homo Sapiens]

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The Career of an Artist/Architect

- Passion, devotion, vehemence is described about the career that is characterized in this essay. The career that is being characterized is the career of an artist/architect. Architects are licensed professionals trained and licensed in the art and science of the design and construction of buildings and structures that primarily provide shelter. An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art....   [tags: art appreciation, pre-design services, ]

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Sycamore Fig Tree (Ficus Sycomorus)

- Sycamore Fig Classification Commonly known as either the sycamore fig or the fig-mulberry, this fig tree is from the Kingdome Plantae, Phylum angiosperm, Class eudicots, Order Rosales, Family Moraceae, Genus Ficus and Species Ficus sycomorus (Wikipedia 2014). From the Moraceae family, there are around 113 species and with each taxon having a wasp species being able to pollinate it. The Genus Ficus, including the subgenus Sycomorus, has subgenus such as: Sycidium, Pharmacosycea and Urostigma. Each of this subgenus has a number of different types of fig trees with different characteristics that defines them (Noort and Rasplus)....   [tags: botany, kingdom plantae, ]

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Lizards and the Komodo Dragon

- I. Introduction: A. Intro Paragraph: A lizard is a reptile, scaly, and usually six inches to three or four feet long. There is one special lizard that lives on only four islands in Indonesia. This is the Komodo dragon. Komodo dragons are the biggest lizards in the world, up to 10 feet long. They are lizards despite the name dragon. Komodos eat a number of different things on these islands in a lot of different habitats. B. Thesis Statement: These lizards are an amazing example of God’s power and work in creation from their bite to bodies....   [tags: bufalos, reptile, indonesia]

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The Evolution Of Human Anatomy

- As human beings, we always want to know how we have evolved over millions of years. We know that bipedalism is one of the most important developments of human. Even though bipedalism includes both walking and running, running is not considered to be a major factor in human evolution and changes in the anatomy. Running instead is viewed as a by-product of enhanced walking. However, recent studies by Bramble, Lieberman, and other scholars have suggested that the evolution of many features of human anatomy is an adaptation to long distance running (2004)....   [tags: Human, Human evolution, Energy, Human anatomy]

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Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

- Technology is everywhere, in our homes, at work, at school, and even in our pockets. Many people in the world depict the rise of technology and technological advancements such as phones to be ‘dumbing down’ thecommunity as depicted in Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451, and these people are right to some extent. Bradbury’s book tells the story of a society where books are outlawed and people watch television and do ‘fun’ activities’ all day. Technology has dumbed humanity down so much that the characters in the book believe that the people on screen in the television are sentient, that they are their family....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Africa, Dystopia]

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Petroleum Affects Our Daily Lives

- Petroleum affects our daily lives immensely. Not only does it fuel our cars: oil is everywhere. Common products that contain petroleum include cell phones, lipstick, tires, synthetic fabrics, candles, aspirin, toothpaste, deodorant, eyeglasses, and more (“Partial”). Imagine a world with none of those things. “In the end the quest for more cheap oil will prove a losing game: Not just because oil consumption imposes severe costs on the environment, health and taxpayers, but also because the world’s oil addiction is hastening a day of reckoning” (Appenzeller)....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, Oil shale, Oil reserves]

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The High School Grade Classroom

- This first-grade classroom has a wealth of printed text, both on the walls and on bookshelves and within technology. While not always apparent at first glance, a little digging produced resources for both the teacher and students. While in my eyes, these appeared hidden away, the teacher was quickly able to point me in the direction of the resources. In general, this first-grade classroom rated “outstanding” with a score of 10/15. The “outstanding” rating is an indication of a classroom full of written text which is presented in multiple modalities....   [tags: Writing, Paper, United States, Education]

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Demographics Of Madagascar

- Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. Madagascar's forests are a shimmering, seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves and slithering, jumping, quirky beasts out of nature's bag of tricks. Cut off from the African mainland for millions of years, Madagascar's teeming forests are a naturalist's wet dream; they've preserved oddities and developed specializations found nowhere else on earth, and you can get among them in a spectacular collection of accessible national parks....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Rain of Fish

- The Rain of fish I grew up in Honduras, Which is country full of tradition and mystery. Especially in small towns like Yoro were my grandparents were born. I can remember summer time was the best time of the year for me, because I was on vacation from school and I was able to go visit my grandparents. Ever since I can remember, I had heard of the rain of fish that some people said happens every year sometime between June and July. Others believed it was only when God blesses the town and there are the ones that just do not believe in the occurrence of the rain of fish....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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A Summary of Cuba

- Havana is one of the most architecturally diverse cities. In the beginning of the 20th century, Havana was an international influential powerhouse, enriched with art nouveau, art deco and eclectic design. This boom period was the turn in Cuba’s economical continuous changes throughout the times of change. Ever since Christopher Columbus’ arrival, Havana was the key location for shipments from the Old World and the New World. These resources supported the colonialists and with the strategic location of Havana, it became the most heavily fortified city in the Americas....   [tags: travel, history, government, health]

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Robert E Lee

- Robert E. Lee has been regarded by many historians as one of the greatest American generals and military engineers in U.S. history. He revolutionized the tactic of trench warfare that would be widely used in World War I. Also, Lee was able to defeat much larger Union armies with command of a much smaller force of troops using astute military tactics and strategies. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to Colonel Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and Ann Hill Carter. Lee’s ancestors included a president, chief justice of the United States, and signers of the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Generals, Military Engineers, Biography]

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lion king the musical

- Lion King: The Musical The original Disney cartoon of a lion cub blamed for his father’s death has been remade into a Broadway musical acclaimed all over the world. Seen by over twenty five million people in over 15 thousand performances this intricately designed wonder has taken over 37 thousand hours just to build the puppets and masks. Julie Taymor the director and costume designer was faced with a problem of whether to create humans or animals playing the part and she decided to make masks that show the animal face, as well as, show the human face giving the character his or her personality....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Desertification to The Sahel

- Desertification to The Sahel The region known as the Sahel is a wide stretch of land running from the Atlantic ocean to the African "Horn", an area that contains the countries of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia And it is the strip of land that separates savanna from the desert, the issue I have been researching is Desertification to the Sahel, in other terms, The Sahel is shrinking at an alarming rate. Animals have been allowed to graze on its fragile land, which has destroyed the vegetation....   [tags: Papers]

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