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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

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

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markanday

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

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Colonialism and Imperialism in Nectar in a Sieve

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

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Value of Suffering in Markandaya's Nectar in a Sieve

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

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The Sieve

- Mommy’s about to pop some cake in the oven, but before she does that, she uses this handy kitchen tool that allows her to strain the wanted particles from the unwanted ones using a filter maid of mesh or net. This kitchen tool I am talking about is the sieve. Just like it, the brain also does some straining and filtering. The brain is said to be the “Master Organ” of the human body. It has the power to control bodily processes that happen in every human from the time of their birth to death. One of the bodily processes that happens in between birth and death, and that involves the brain is memory imprinting or simply, making and remembering memories....   [tags: Film Review]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

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

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Themes in "Nectar in a Sieve"

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

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

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

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The Sieve Portrait Of 1583

- Because she never married, Elizabeth had to cultivate her image of perpetual Virgin as an asset. As she did not have a male consort to legitimize her monarchy, she had to exploit her virginity in a way that would reinforce her single rule. The construction of the Virgin Queen drew once again on Ancient culture, as the Neoclassicism of the Renaissance was predominant in the arts. The Sieve Portrait of 1583 probably is the most powerful evocation of the Queen 's virginity (Fig. 2). The sieve that Elizabeth holds in her hand is a reference to an episode of Roman mythology where the Vestal virgin Tuccia had to carry water from the Tiber in a sieve, in order to prove her virginity after she was w...   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Spanish Armada, Virginity]

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Nectar In A Sieve

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

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

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

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Character Analysis : ' The Daughter Of Rukmani ' And ' Of ' A Sieve '

- Irawaddy, the daughter of Rukmani and Nathan in Nectar in a Sieve, is perhaps the most interesting of characters for me. As a child, she has to earn the affection and importance in the life of her father who instead yearned for a son to take over his occupation for him. Nonetheless, Nathan becomes loving and caring toward his eldest child even though an attempt for a son has not ceased. Irawaddy, who later becomes known as Ira, is a lively infant and often plays outside with her parents close by....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Father]

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

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

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Faux Love in Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

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

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Celebrating Womanhood in Kamala Markandaya’s Nectar in a Sieve

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

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Role of The Tannery in the novel Nectar in a Sieve

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

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Symbols in Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

- Since no one can definitely “know” what the future offers, the future represents the beauty of hope. Several writers explore the future through science fiction. One of the most distinguished and prolific writers of science fiction is Ray Bradbury. Although the setting of his famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is in some future time, the society shown in this setting seems sadly stark, almost hopeless. In a world pervaded with mindless, hedonistic, and destructive individuals, intellect, morality, and creativity have all but vanished....   [tags: the sieve, the hound, fire]

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Literary Analysis : ' The Time Of The Butterflies '

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

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

- Jordan Freeman What can happen with help… Change is inevitable and can sometimes lead to success. In literature, many authors have the characters in their books change because it helps their stories progress from the beginning to the end. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury he has the main character Montag change throughout the novel to show the readers that Montag has learned from his surroundings and his mentor, Faber. Overall, we realize that even though Montag started out as one of the uneducated firefighters burning books, he fought his ignorance and realized that books are really something everyone needs to expand their knowledge and lead a successful career....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, Books, Dystopia]

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Princess of the Kingdom of Dweven

- ... She asked the princes what they thought about the main character, Baudouin immediately spoke and said that he thought the main character was honest. Leopold told Amelia that he thought the main character made bad decisions. Marius told Amelia that the main character was cunning. The rest of the princes remained quite, Amelia asked them why they were so quite and Magnus spoke up and told the Amelia that the book was filled with gibberish. All the other princes muttered agreement. Amelia smiled and told Baudouin, Lepold and Marius that they were excused....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Plant Physiology: The Shockwave Petunia Series

- ... The xylem is found towards the inside of each vascular bundle (see the diagram below), and the phloem towards the outside. In between the xylem and the phloem vessels there is a layer of cambium (see appendix). (ASBiology101, 2013). In a leaf, however, the vascular bundles form the midrib and veins of the leaf. They form a network, which gradually gets smaller and thinner with distance from the midrib. Within each vein, the xylem can be seen on top of the phloem. (ASBiology101, 2013). Xylem tissue consists of the xylem vessels to transport water and dissolved minerals; fibres to help support the plant and cells....   [tags: flowers, transpiration, proliferation]

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Cryptogramic Vascular Plants

- Introduction Plants are autotrophs which make their own, organic nutrients, to sustain themselves, through a complex process known as photosynthesis. The plant kingdom is diverse and is made of plants of different biological diversity (Raven et al. 2005). Cryptograms or Seedless plants are vascular plants that do not produce seeds for dispersal but reproduce by windblown spores. In seedless plants the gametophyte and sporophyte are both independent phases in the plant’s life cycle. Like all vascular plants, cryptograms have true roots, stems and leaves....   [tags: Endangered Species, Trinidad and Tobago]

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Indian English Literature: Kamala Markandaya

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

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Chapter 1: Soil Voids

- CHAPTER 1 Introduction Background Soil is the common material that being used as base or foundation for every construction and it is needed to be compact first. This is because the soil that use contains high air voids. Air voids occur when there is air trapped between soil particles. High air void content in soil will decrease the soil strength and the soil is categorising as the loose soil. To remove air voids, mechanical energy is required and indirectly it will also cause changes in the water content....   [tags: air, particles, mechanical, energy]

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Forced Vibrations in Machines

- Machines that produce and make good use of Forced Vibrations The sifter or Vibrating Screen Vibrations are not always eliminated in mechanical systems but are sometimes used for particular applications. One type of these mechanical systems is the vibrating screen system. The vibrating screen is used when having various sizes of the same material (used in grain milling, in the crushing of aggregate for construction purposes, coal production etc.) that are in need to be separated. The particular item is placed on the screen (top part of the system) which looks like a mesh full of holes....   [tags: systems, screens, force]

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Neactar In A Seive

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

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A Comparative Review of the Vascular System in Seed Plants and Humans

- A comparative review of the vascular system in seed plants and humans In the evolutionary tree of life, all biotic organisms are believed to have derived from a common ancestor. The organisms falling under the eukaryotic kingdom of Plantae are known to have arisen in the same time period as those in the eukaryotic kingdom of Animalia—the Paleozoic era, about 500 million years ago (MYA) (Raven et al., 2008). Despite their chronological resemblance, their evolutionary diversity is especially great in their most advanced organisms—humans and seed plants....   [tags: Biology]

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- The biosorption of invertase onto three wood sawdust species Meranti wood sawdust (MWS), Keruing wood sawdust (KRWS) and Kempas wood sawdust (KPWS) in immobilization system was studied and equilibrium isotherm was determined. The experimental data have been analyzing by using the Langmuir and Freundlich linear and nonlinear regression form. The maximum loading calculation study revealed MWS (16.2614 ɥgg-1) as the most potential biosorbent and KPWS showed as least significant with only (10.2978 ɥgg-1)....   [tags: case study, physiochemical process]

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The Journey to Discovering Insulin and Its Modern Day Production

- ... The Allen (Starvation) Treatment of Diabetes: With a Series of Graduated Diets, published in 1921 by Lewis Webb Hill and Rena Sarah Eckman, details one such “treatment.” The Allen Treatment was built on the principles: “to starve is to survive,” and “the less food, the more life” (Cooper 22). Diabetics were put on diets as low as 400 calories a day (Cooper 21). These diets were designed to keep patients alive without poisoning them with sugar. Unfortunately, they also turned the patients into walking skeletons, at least, for as long as they could walk....   [tags: diabetes, pancreas, sugar]

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Macbeth And Lady Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- Macbeth, a renowned written play by the prominent William Shakespeare, features the protagonists Macbeth and Lady Macbeth with characters such as the witches whose words and prophecies influence them in many aspects of their decision-making. Although Macbeth is initially a loyal Thane and soldier to his King, his ambition for power overruns his loyalty. This ambition is stimulated when the witches tell him that he shall be king after the current King of Scotland, Duncan. While the witches are clever, sinister beings, their horrifying appearances are confused to be more masculine than ladylike....   [tags: Macbeth, Three Witches, Poetry, Lady Macbeth]

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Quick and Easy Cake Decorating Ideas

- Do you also want to decorate your cakes to make them delectable but are restricted by your limited creativity or skills. Cheer up. We now bring these super simple and easy cake decorating ideas to chase away your woes. Important tricks and tips before you start decorating - One of the most important cake decorating tips is to trim off the top of a cake with a serrated knife to make it level. Next is to cut the cake into layers horizontally. Spread a layer of jam, whipped cream or icing between the layers....   [tags: Process Essays]

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A Man Of The People

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

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History of Colloidal Mills

- ... The material to be ground should be pre milled as finely as possible to prevent damage to the colloidal mill. Rotors and the stator may be smooth surfaced or rough surface. With the rotor and the stator there is a thin uniform film of material between them and it is subjected to the maximum amount of shear. Rough surfaced mill add intense eddy current, turbulence and the impaction of the particles to the shearing action. Principle Colloidal mill works on the principle of rotor-stator. The size reduction is affected due to shearing, when the material is passed between the narrow gap of milling surfaces of rotor and stator....   [tags: reducing solids, mixing technology]

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Review of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

- Review of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 In Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, the author utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to various occupations and technological advances, to show what life could be like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse....   [tags: Papers]

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The Bearing Capacity of Soil in Construction Projects

- The bearing capacity of of soil is an important consideration in construction projects. The bearing capacity of soil is the pressure that a soil sample can support without collapsing. Bearing capacity varies with different soils cohesion. Cohesion is the force that holds together molecules and particles inside soil. Rock is a continuous mass of solid mineral material, such as granite or limestone, that can only be removed by drilling or blasting. Rock is never completely formed of a single large segment, but is crossed by a system of joints that divide it into irregular blocks....   [tags: civil engineering consideration]

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Polystyrene Bead Molding

- Polystyrene Bead Molding On September 7th and 14th of 2000 my lab partners and I conducted the polystyrene bead molding project. My lab partners are Josh Dick, Mike Ward, and Keith Matlock, and we conducted the procedure in room W126 of the Kansas Technology Center. We were to attempt to make polystyrene bead molds using two different methods. In theory we would be able to perform the bead molding. Theory Polystyrene bead molding can be performed in two ways. One way is to fill the mold 25 to 30 percent full and then applying heat, either boiling water or baking it....   [tags: Free Essays]

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An Investigation Into the Effect of Sucrose Concentration on Osmosis

- An Investigation Into the Effect of Sucrose Concentration on Osmosis AIM: The aim of my experiment is to investigate the effect of sucrose solution on osmosis in potato cells, and what the point of equilibrium would be. I shall be observing how the mass of the potato chip changes in five different concentrations of glucose solutions. HYPOTHESIS: Osmosis is the diffusion of water molecules from a high water potential to a lower water potential through a partially permeable membrane....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effectiveness of Act 1:3 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Effectiveness of Act 1:3 of William Shakespeare's Macbeth This is the first scene where we encounter Macbeth after he has been talked of highly in the previous scenes. Since he is the title character then his opening scene and first impression is of great importance, and is therefore made dramatic and striking by Shakespeare. The change in Macbeth's character during the scene is fairly evident as he starts to become power hungry, and the struggle between good and evil is soon present as he becomes more intrigued by the witches' predictions....   [tags: Papers]

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Temperature's Effect on the Rate of a Chemical Change

- Temperature's Effect on the Rate of a Chemical Change Introduction This investigation is about how temperature can affect the rate of chemical change of calcium carbonate in the form of solid marble chips reacting with dilute hydrochloric acid. During the investigation I will try to find out how by changing the temperature of the solvent this will affect the rate of chemical change of calcium carbonate and hydrochloric acid. For every experiment I do, I will measure the amount of carbon dioxide given off from the reaction because I know there will be carbon dioxide given off because of the equation: [IMAGE] Metal Carbonate + acid Salt + Water + Carbon di...   [tags: Papers]

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How can we find a large prime number

- How can we find a large prime number People use numbers whenever they do math. Yet, do they know that each number in the number system has its own unique trait. Numbers such as 4 and 9 are considered square numbers because 2 times 2 is 4, and 3 times 3 is 9. There also prime numbers. Prime numbers are numbers that have exactly two divisors. The number one is not included because it only has one divisor, itself. The smallest prime number is two, then three, then five, and so on. This list goes on forever and the largest known primes are called Mersenne primes....   [tags: Mathematics Math]

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The Supernatural in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- The Supernatural in Macbeth Displays of supernatural activities were used throughout Macbeth, and evidence of this was brought out in the appearances of the three Witches. In Shakespeare's day, special effects were not used in his plays. Therefore, the dramatic performances and the suspenseful scenes were the fundamental qualities to making a great play. Shakespeare used the element of the unknown to evoke fear in the minds of his audience. By allowing the Witches to see into the future, it made Macbeth more suspenseful....   [tags: GCSE English Literature Coursework]

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Fahrenheit 451

- Heroes and Villains has been the most basic concept that has perpetuated in literature. Good guys and Bad guys, anyone can understand that, but literature chooses to go deeper. Literature chooses to create the Heroes journey, and make it take on a much greater meaning than the reader or Hero had previously believed. For example, the fireman Guy Montag originally he had wanted to be able to understand his own life, and the paradoxes in it, with the help of the books he was secretly saving from the other firemen....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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What Factors Are Involved in the Increasing Prevalence of Type II Diabetes in Adolescents living in Sub-Saharan Africa?

- ... These databases can subject specific or it could include all materials on different disciplines. However, it is safe to remember that not all relevant articles will be published in journals that have been indexed in these databases (Bowling, 2009). As a result of this, grey and unpublished literatures have to be included as much as possible. First, deciding whether to use primary studies or secondary studies is important as primary studies tend to report their findings first hand while secondary studies synthesize results from multiple primary studies....   [tags: risk factors, practice, further research]

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Formulating Nitrite Butadiene Rubber High Density Polyethylene Blends by Using Industrial Blends and Compatibilized Chloroprene Rubber

- ... Eventually, when mixing finished, the compounds were kept at room temperature for as minimum 24 hours before their cure characteristics were measured. Test specimens were obtained by compression moulding at 160° C and a pressure of 20 MPa for the respective optimum cure time (t90) obtained from rheographs. After curing, the vulcanized sheet was taken out of the mold and immediately cooled under tap to stop further curing. All samples were cured at this temperature and stored in a cool dark place for 24 hours....   [tags: mechanical properties, thermal ageing]

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The Mediation of The Concept of Balance in the Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu

- The mediation of the concept of balance in the Tao Te Ching by Lao-Tzu; ‘The way’ is cluttered with constant imagery of contradictory views which are both compelling and insightful, through which we are taken on a journey, our final destination being the true meaning of life. In a world where we are all yearning for the meaning for life, true harmony and real balance it is no surprise that the Tao Te Ching is a very haunting piece of literature that holds the reader in an almost trans like state of mind as it attempts to portray the way to accomplish the above....   [tags: eternal tao, china, religion]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Part one begins with Guy Montag, a fireman from Department 451, a proud man with a large smile always on his face. He took pleasure in burning books, seeing their pages blacken and light the next page, and the page after that. As Montag walked home from the station, he meets a young girl named Clarisse McClellan, his new neighbour. Clarisse immediately starts asking questions, how long had he been a fireman, did he read the books, did firemen really use to put out fires. Questions are not typically asked in this society, but Clarisse continued to ask questions and make comments about how the world is too fast paced and no one stops to really pay attention to what’s around them....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, Dystopia, Censorship]

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Effect of Gamma Radiation the Reproductive Ability of the Earthworm Eisenia Fetida

- 1. Introduction: In nature radioactive material occurs either as naturally in the form of radioactive isotopes in rocks or as a consequence of human release such as during nuclear testing, normal maintenance of nuclear power plants and nuclear accidents such as those at Chernobyl and Fukushima Dallchi. Natural level of radiation sometime exceeds low baseline levels in uncontaminated areas by several hundred fold resulting in significant rates of diseases in human and other organisms can result in reproductive failure and death (Lubin and Boice, 1997; Ghiassi-Nejad et al....   [tags: atomic power, degradation and hatchability]

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Dopamine's role in the Psychological Architecture of Pleasure and Reward

- Dopamine's role in the psychological architecture of pleasure and reward indicates that it is a major element in the determination of reinforcement (Arias-Carrión & Pöppel, 2007, p. 484). This role was postulated from the discovery of dopamine in reward pathways that are found originating from the midbrain (2). From these discoveries, it has been shown that dopamine has a profound impact upon the existence of “reward-seeking behaviors” (Arias-Carrión & Pöppel, 2007, p. 481). A 2006 study done by Mathias Pessiglione and his colleagues demonstrated that subjects given L-DOPA, a precursor to dopamine, were more likely to remember decisions that led to rewards and continue to make those decision...   [tags: Anatomy, The Brain, Midbrain]

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Voices in the Park

- Moebius definition of intangible and invisible covers the vast array of human emotion and experiences from love to death through to responsibility and a truth beyond the individual. Corroborated by Bader’s comment that they about sensations and emotions provoking a shift in the reader’s paradigms. This essay will look at how Potter and Browne convey these ideas using Moebius codes and exploring their concept of love and relationships. Concluding with how Potter and Browne illustrate their views on childhood....   [tags: William Moebius, Picture Books]

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Preliminary Study on the Impacts of Variation Engineered Soil Composition

- Bioretention has rapidly become one of the most versatile and widely used storm-water, best management practices (BMPs) throughout the United States and many parts of the world. It has recently become identified as a preferred site practice for green building design and leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) certification. Despite the rapid acceptance of this BMP throughout the United States, detailed performance information and related design guidance are not currently available for many regions....   [tags: bioretention, hydraulic performance, soil types]

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The Importance Of Water Quality Issue On The Water System

- Intro Microplastic particles in wastewater have become a global issue that is having detrimental effects on not only the water system, but the food chain as well. Many countries have recognized these tiny plastic particles as a problem, and are in the process of banning manufacturers from producing products such as toothpastes and body cleansers that contain polyethylene microbeads. The objective of this review is to shed light on the prevalence of microbeads in our water systems they cannot be filtered out of the water due to their small size....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Drinking water, Ocean]

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Human Evolution And The Evidence From Diet, Disease, And Diversity

- For Darwin Day, I went to see evolutionary anthropologist Briana Pobiner for her talk on human evolution and the evidence from diet, disease, and diversity. Throughout her speech, I found some things she said to be interesting; others to be quite surprising. I also analyzed what Pobiner discussed and found value in her evidence. To begin, I found the lactose intolerance part of the talk to be very interesting. I found out for the first time ever that only 35% of adults - out of the population of seven billion people - can drink milk....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Human evolution]

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A Brief Note On The Editors Of Encyclopedia Britannica

- Eratosthenes Eratosthenes (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica) was born in 276 B.C. in Cyrene, South Africa and died in Alexandria, Egypt in 194 B.C at the age of 82. It was said he starved himself because he was going blind and could not world anymore. He was most known for his work in science, astronomy, mathematics, and literature. He is known for many things such as the Sieve of Eratosthenes which was and still is used to find Primary Numbers, making the first known map of the world using only parallel and meridian lines, and he invented Geography....   [tags: Sun, Astronomical unit, Eratosthenes, Latitude]

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Biology : A Medicinal Plant With High Antidiabetic Potential

- Title:Chrysophyllum cainito: A medicinal plant with high antidiabetic potential Authors and affiliations: Running Title:Antidiabetic potential of Chrysophyllum cainito Address for correspondence: ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate the anti-diabetic activity of Chrysophyllum cainito fruits against alloxan and streptozotocine induced diabetics in rats. Methods: Two doses 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg b.w p.o. of the Chrysophyllum cainito fruit extract were subjected for the evaluation of anti-diabetic activity against the diabetic induced by alloxan (100 mg/kg, i.p) and streptozotocin (50 mg/kg, i.p) in rats....   [tags: Blood sugar, Diabetes mellitus, Insulin]

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The Devil Behind The Mirror : Globalization And Politics

- Steven Gregory’s The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic is an eye-opening text on the impacts of globalization on developing countries. Based in the coastal cities of Boca Chica and Andres in the Dominican Republic, Gregory offers an insight to the negativity that globalization has induced rather than the benefits and hopes it promises. He shows us how the country’s shift into the neoliberal tourism industry has changed people’s lives, specifically the poor....   [tags: Race, African American, Miscegenation]

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Censorship in Dystopia in Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451"

- Ray Bradbury comments the censorship in the future, even though this novel was written in the early 1950's by showing these same ideas in a dystopian novel called Fahrenheit 451. He shows the readers how terrible censorship really is by writing about it in his novel. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury uses "technological controls", such as television and seashells, to show the reader about how controlled the public is by the government and how their minds are being controlled by these certain technologies in the twenty-first century....   [tags: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451]

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The Igneous Petroleum of the Etendeka Igneous Province

- ... This can also the interpreted as the presence of incongurent melting. The presence of Fe inclusions may be interpreted as the initial breakdown of magnetite- bearing assemblges and, in addition, the apperance of low alkali feldspar type couuld represent the occurence of a breakdown of biotite bearing assemblges. The final interpretation of the overall mineralogy and textures depicts a possible active melting occuring largerly at the magma present chambers but without any generation of a chilled envelope (Ewart et al, 1998)....   [tags: Namibia, The Paraná, magma system]

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Renal Capsule And Its Effects On The Body

- Each kidney contains over one million microscopic filtering units called nephrons. Urea, along with salt, water and glucose is extracted from the blood in the kidney by a process called ultrafiltration. Blood that passes the top of the nephron is under high pressure, so fluid is forced through the sieve-like capillaries and into the capsule. This fluid is called the filtrate. It does not contain any blood cells or larger proteins, as they are too big to pass out of the capillaries and into the capsule....   [tags: Kidney, Nephron, Renal pelvis, Loop of Henle]

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The Seven Year War During The Ottoman Empire

- The seven-year war involved great powers except the Ottoman Empire. The war affected Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India and the Philippines. These hostilities occurred as a result of two types of conflicts. First, the struggle amid Britain, in addition to her enemies who included; France and Spain based on maritime and colonial differences. Secondly, there were disagreements between Austria, France, Russia and Sweden, that worsened the conflict with Fredrick. George II from Britain, who was an elector of Hanover, was an ally of Fredrick II the great....   [tags: Colonialism, British Empire, French and Indian War]

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A Playground for Children of All Abilities

- Children laugh and run as the sun beats down on them. Parents push their kids on the swings, and children take turns on the slide. One child falls down and runs crying to his mother. A typical day at most any playground, but this is no ordinary playground. This is the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Play Park, a playground "for children of all abilities that allows for physical as well as mental development" (Always Dream Play Park). Kristi Yamaguchi was born with a club foot, which inspired her to start the Always Dream Foundation in 1996....   [tags: Child Development]

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The Rigid Curriculum of Early Childhood Educators

- Our current education policy with its extreme focus on standardized testing has single handedly pushed an academic curriculum down into the kindergarten level and violating young children’s right to be children. The majority of kindergarten children today are spending more of their time in teacher directed activities, especially in literacy and math, and a minimal time for activities of their own choice. Teachers are being pressured to follow a prescriptive curriculum that is aligned with standardized test and the heavily didactic instruction is pushing exploratory play out of kindergarten....   [tags: education policy, standardized testing]

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Spiritual Battle Against Spirits in The Air.

- Spiritual Battle against Spirits in the Air. There are many events that happen in this world; the Bible explained that what Happened is related to the spiritual world. In this paper, let us try to understand the meaning Of spiritual warfare. Almost everyone believes may already know that there is a spiritual battle between us and the evil Spirits. This truth is clearly taught in the Bible. Paul stated that our battle is not against flesh and blood but evil spirits (Ephesians 6:12). James advises its Recipients to resist the devil (James 4:7) and Peter warned that the devil walking around About to swallow someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8)....   [tags: bible, devil, believer, attack]

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Fossils and Their Nests Determine Climate Change

- Introduction Zazula and Duane (1) report on the importance of considering AGS (AGS) fossils and their nests to determine past climate change from 24,000-29450 years ago (Late Pleistocene) across Siberia, Alaska and with particular reference to Yokun Territory in Canada. Larger extinct animals are often considered as superior to study for example the woolly mammoth, which according to Elias is the best documented Pleistocene mega faunal mammal (2). Rodents i.e. AGS are prey for larger animals and therefore are also useful indicators into the climate in the past....   [tags: habitats, migration, adaptation]

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Summary Of ' Twenty Four Hours '

- Twenty-four hours is an absurd amount of time. It is short and unwarranted. It slides through your life like water through a sieve. It refuses to conform or compromise. You cannot catch it with a net because it has no shape. ~~~~~~~ My grand-daddy used to catch butterflies with a net. He bounded through exotic jungles with my mom and waved his wooden-handled net as if he were speaking semaphore to the wind. I do not know if his net was actually wooden-handled: I have never seen it. I have only seen his collections of colorful butterflies, caught many years ago in Malaysia, or Liberia, or Kenya....   [tags: Insect, Lepidoptera, Scarabaeidae, Butterfly]

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Analysis Of Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

- Ray Bradbury once stated, “I never consciously place symbolism in my writing. That would be a self-conscious exercise and self-consciousness is defeating to any creative act … During a lifetime, one saves up information which collects itself around centers in the mind; these automatically become symbols on a subliminal level and need only be summoned in the heat of writing.” (The Paris Review). Bradbury’s may not have consciously placed symbolism in Fahrenheit 451, but his use of symbolism throughout the story allows the reader to relate back to their most basic instincts, all while seeing a deeper meaning to what they are really looking at....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Symbol, Ray Bradbury]

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The Supernatural Of Macbeth By William Shakespeare

- “But in a sieve I’ll thither sail,/ And like a rat without a tail,/ I’ll do, I’ll do, and I’ll do” (1.3.8-10). Shakespeare 's Macbeth was thoroughly filled with similar supernatural spells, along with unnatural creatures and apparitions. In the play, Macbeth is characterized as an evil, vindictive tyrant. Macbeth 's brutality towards those closest to him including: Lady Macduff, Banquo, and Dunacn; initiate and continue the frequency of the physical evil that is disrupting the natural world. The supernatural theme in Macbeth is extremely prominent throughout the play....   [tags: Macbeth, Supernatural, Three Witches]

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Women 's Image As An Ageing Queen

- To control her image as an ageing queen, Elizabeth used extensively what Roy Strong called the 'Mask of Youth ' in her official portraiture, also known as the policy of rejuvenation. This means that, to retain her power as a female ruler at the end of her reign and keep up with her image as an eternal Virgin Queen, Elizabeth had to hide her physical decay.28 It was commonly perceived that beauty was a necessary quality in a ruler, and at the age of almost seventy, Elizabeth had to appear as beautiful as ever to ensure that her subjects would remain loyal to her.29 There are many portraits of Elizabeth which exemplify the policy of rejuvenation and pay great attention to the queen 's dress a...   [tags: Spanish Armada, Elizabeth I of England]

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Heredity and Environment: Agents of Socialization

- What makes you, you. Could it be the genes you were born with, or the environment you were raised in. This long-winded debate over heredity versus environment continues to prevail, while researchers discover both heredity and environment equally contribute to socialization. The process of socialization is better understood when examining how heredity and environment function alone. Socialization begins in the womb and ends in the grave. Individuals learn attitudes, values, and behaviors appropriate for a particular culture through human interaction....   [tags: Sociology]

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Jane Eyre: The Freedom of Love

- Parallel to many of the great feministic novels throughout literary history, Jane Eyre is a story about the quest for authentic love. However, Jane Eyre is unique and separate from other romantic pieces, in that it is also about a woman searching for a sense of self-worth through achieving a degree of independence. Orphaned and dismissed at an early age, Jane was born into a modest lifestyle that was characterized by a form of oppressive servitude of which she had no autonomy. She was busy spending much of her adolescent years locked in chains, both imaginary and real, as well as catering to the needs of her peers....   [tags: Jane Eyre]

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An Experimental Study on Hydrothermal Treatment

- Sweet sorghum bagasse powder was used as the substrate for the treatment studies. Sweet sorghum variety CSSH-45 was obtained from the Department of Plant Science of McGill University. The plants were harvested, defoliated and stems were crushed to extract sweet juice from it. The bagasse obtained was immediately cold washed to remove the free sugars present on it (Hou-min Chang, Richard Phillips et al. 2013). It was then dried in a hot air oven at 500C for 72 hours to obtain constant dry mass. The dried bagasse was chopped using scissors to 1-2 cm long pieces and powdered to small particles using a blender-grinder (Homeland Housewares, LA, USA)....   [tags: hemicellulose,pentose sugar,sweet sorghum]

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The Discovery Of The Human Gene

- in the first week of bioinformetics session using the blastp the human gene from the given fragment of sequence was identified and search for protein and gene homologous to S. Cerevisiae and two primers are desing a forward and a reverse. the second week was carried out produce to Taq polymerase. A media was made, then transformation of cells was carried out and transformation efficiency was calculated. Then using lac operon inducible expression system, Taq polymerase were expressed. Then further purification of Taq polymerase were carried out and the purified Taq were analysed in a SDS PAGE gel....   [tags: DNA, Molecular biology, Polymerase chain reaction]

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Osmosis : Who Completely Understood Osmosis?

- Clarifying Osmosis Who completely understood Osmosis????Not me There are many things in Anatomy and Physiology that I know a little about and with time hopefully I’ll understand more through learning and remembering the big words and transferring that knowledge into the functions of the human body. However ‘Transport across the plasma membrane’ specifically the passive transport of ‘Osmosis’ had left me confused and unsure. It didn’t make sense to me and I guess that was because in week 2 concept 2 of our studies, the pictures that depicted a ‘U’ shaped clear tube of uneven fluid, totally went against everything I thought I understood about gravity and properties of water....   [tags: Osmosis, Semipermeable membrane, Human anatomy]

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Global Changes Caused By Global Warming

- Introduction and aim of works Global changes caused by global warming are related to increasing share of CO2 derived from anthropogenic sources. According to IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports, carbon dioxide is one of the main greenhouse gasses (IPCC, 2005) emitted through human activities, where the fossil fuel use is the primary source of CO2 (Figure 1). It is a gas, which increasing volume in the atmosphere is a serious environmental problem, even though it has a lower reactivity in relation to the other greenhouse gasses, e.g....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel, Coal]

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The Optimum Philosophy For Education

- Introduction My personal philosophy of education is to produce a holistic individual with strong character and strong morals and provide freedom that enables the person to grown into a virtuous and free adult. The purpose of education within this framework is to give the learner the power to make wise decision that would positively impact on his life as well as the lives of the entire society. In discussing my personal philosophy of education, I will elaborate on the aim of education, address the role of the teacher and the learner and explain them method of classroom practices....   [tags: Character, Morals, Beneficial Wisdom]

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Mabati Rolling Mills Case Study

- Q1. Using the Mabati Rolling Mills Case Study, explain the various sources of funds as discussed by the management of Mabati Rolling Mills. Give the advantage and disadvantage of each source. Issue Commercial Papers – It is identified in (Short Term Finance:Commercial Paper, 2008) that a commercial paper is simply unsecured short-term debt instrument issued by an organization for meeting short-term liabilities. An advantage of issuing commercial papers is that only companies with high credit ratings can do so, therefore, a company like MRM can enjoy the prestige with such an issuance....   [tags: Nairobi Stock Exchange, Fundraising]

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The Evils of Child Labor

- Child Labor Child labor is a world-wide issue that is affecting the mentality of millions of children. While some forms of child labor are traditional like working on family farms or factories, many other children are forced into it, in an abusive matter and some of the conditions are unbearable. There are many different practices of child labor: Agricultural (plantations and farms), domestic work (in homes), Manufacturing, and Mining and quarrying. There are many solutions to this problem and one of them is getting the government involved and creating a law to stop it. Child labor emerged from multiple ways: poverty, child abuse, traditions, and family expectations....   [tags: child abuse, traditions, expectations]

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Proportions and Strength of Concrete

- Contents 1. Introduction .....3-4 2. Proportions and Strength 4-5 3. Admixtures .......5 4. Aggregate . ...6 5. Cement ...7 6. Curing 7 7. Workability 8 8. Tests…………………………………………………………………………………9-11 9. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………...12 10. References…………………………………………………………………….........13 1. Introduction The Romans used concrete at least 500 years before the time of Christ, and they were probably not the only ones or the earliest ones. Although concrete technology has advanced a little since those remote days, it is still used in modern building projects - from foundations for giant structures, to nuclear power stations, to sky-scrapers in our cities, to garage and patio floors, r...   [tags: aggregate, mixture, portland]

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What´s Petroleum or Crude Oil?

- – Preliminary Assessment 1 Part a Identify a mixture from one of the spheres of the Earth- Lithosphere – Petroleum/Crude oil Crude oil is a naturally occurring fossil fuel that has been used for many thousands of years. It is a flammable liquid found in most cases underground. Crude oil’s components are primarily hydrocarbons that have many variations; traces of other elements are also found in crude oil and also in some cases natural gas. The term ‘crude oil’ refers to oil that is unprocessed....   [tags: natural gas, fossil fuel]

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How Technology Is Too Fast

- As technology advances it creates revolutionary things like the 3D printer that can be seen as a big jump in advancement in technology while some say that still go to slow. Furthermore, many people are raving toward technology because it eases a person living style, however there are some people that argue that technology is moving too fast that the skill is too hard to acquire so lots of people are out of a job and/or needs go back to school to learn some new skills. In addition, 3D printing, making the cost of goods & service even lower than they are now and it reduce the amount of labor needed for the business quota....   [tags: Inkjet printer, 3D printing, Nervous system]

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

- The novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is a novel about a fireman named, Guy Montag, who is living in a time where there is a war going on. Montag’s occupation is to burn houses that contain books inside them. In the beginning of the novel, Montag has never questioned anything in his life that is until he meets a young girl named Clarisse who sparks something inside him to have a different perspective on his life and society. With all the changes happening to Montag in the book, the novel is primarily about the rebirth of a repressed society....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Dystopia, Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag]

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