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The Greening of the Computer Industry

- The Greening of the Computer Industry Through the 1990s, I, like many young women interested in technologies and new media theory, read a lot of cyberfeminist manifestas. I digested their optimistic visions describing a world in which computer technology served as the bridge across the gender divide: the ride into cyberspace would be the ticket out of our gender-defined boxes. Our feminist foremothers certainly made the boxes roomier for us, but those old patriarchal forces still too often held the keys to them....   [tags: Computers Technology Cyberspace]

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Effects of Wildfires on Forest Ecosystems

- Ecological Restoration of Forests and Fires One of the most predominate ecosystems is the forest community. Covering about one-fourth of the land area on Earth, forests consist mainly of trees and other woody vegetation, growing closely together. The trees can be large and densely packed, as they are in the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, or they can be relatively small and sparsely scattered, as they are in the dry tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Forests are complex ecosystems that also include “soils and decaying organic matter, fungi and bacteria, herbs and shrubs, vines and lichens, ferns and mosses, insects and spiders, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, and...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Phobic Disorders: Symptoms, Treatments and Research

- 1. Introduction Although phobic disorder is certainly common, it has been more difficult to establish the extent to which it should be considered a "serious" mental disorder from a public health perspective. Recent studies in understanding the behavioral, molecular, and anatomical bases of fear extinction in animals and humans are leading to new knowledge about the nature of fear and new treatments for anxiety disorders that affect millions of Americans (news release from SFN). In those people who suffer from phobic disorders (specific phobia, social phobia and agoraphobia) excessive and inappropriate fear and anxiety comprise the core symptoms of the disorder....   [tags: Phobic Disorders Research Paper]

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Report on Gullivers Travels, Part 3

- Report on Gulliver's Travels. Part III: A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdrib. Luggnagg, and Japan In October of 1726 Jonathan Swift published his most famous work, Gulliver's Travels. Most readers are familiar with three of the four parts of this work: the land of the little people (Lilliput), the land of the giants (Brobdignag), and the land of the ruling horses (Houyhnhnm-land). However, modem readers may not be as familiar with Part III, which has not received as much critical attention....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Fear: Why Are We So Afraid?

- "Being frightened is an experience you can't buy." We are a society that adores fear. We thrive off of it; creating horror movies, shows like "Fear Factor", and the media in general are only a few examples. At the same time there are people who are afraid to leave their house and are possibly restricted to a single room. So what is fear. What is the purpose of being afraid. Why is it that some people will run and scream when they see a snake while others collect and breed them for their love of these majestic reptiles....   [tags: Psychology]

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An Argument for GMO's in Foods

- One of my favorite episodes of the television show, "The Simpsons", begins with Marge, the mother, serving her family a dinner of unusually large, genetically modified foods. Shortly after dinner is served, one of the potatoes eats a carrot. Although this example is comedic hyperbole, it is still an excellent illustration of the public perception of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) as dangerous "Frankenfoods". This perception is out of touch with the reality of GMOs and runs contrary to a large body of scientific evidence that indicates that GMOs are safe for people and our environment....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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Waiting for Him - Original Writing

- Waiting for Him - Original Writing He slowly slipped a twenty pound note under the gap in the door and put his ear to the door. He wasn't worried about the change, but he wanted to make sure the delivery boy had left. After hearing the fading crunch of feet on snow, he decided to wait five minutes more before he got his food. Just in case. Four latches were pulled back, each one making him feel more and more queasy, exposing him to the world outside, each one making it easier for Him to get in....   [tags: Papers]

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The Need for Francis Bacon's Philosophy

- The Need for Bacon's Philosophy Works in This Complicated World We live in interesting times. We, meaning those of us living in the United States of America near the close of the twentieth century, are a part of the most technologically advanced civilization the world has ever know as well as the biggest economy in the world to date. Because of our country's wealth and power, it attracts immigrants from many other nations. Furthermore, because of advances in communications technology, meaning especially television and the Internet, we are exposed to different lifestyles and experiences from all over the world....   [tags: Science Scientific Method]

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Soundtrack to a Schizophrenic Mind

- Soundtrack to a Schizophrenic Mind "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky." ~Jack Kerouac On the Road Track 1: Ryan Adams>> "Back beat the word is on the street that the fire in your heart is out..." Next door and two flights up an unknown woman sings scales, melancholic and operatic, ghostlike, she vocalizes the sorrows that haunt me....   [tags: Psychology Loneliness Essays]

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Cannibalism as a Sexual Disorder

- Cannibalism as a Sexual Disorder Cannibalism occurs prevalently in both Tarzan and Heart of Darkness, and is a controversial topic with which the public is largely unfamiliar. Although cannibalism is generally thought of in a primitive animal sense, experts have revealed that cannibalism can be identified as a sexual disorder (O’Connor). A cannibal is scientifically classified as an anthropophagus (“Anthropophagus”), which falls under the category of Anthropophagy. Anthropophagy by definition is the sexual gratification by consumption of human flesh or blood....   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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The Beat Generation of America

- The Beat Generation of America "But then they danced down the street like dingledoolies, and I shambled after as I’ve been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles, exploding like spiders across the starts, and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’" (Kerouac 9) "Burn, burn, burn," says Kerouac, and that is what the Beats were all about....   [tags: American History Historical essays]

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A Rock n' Roll Ulysses

- A Rock n' Roll Ulysses In a letter to Carlo Linati, James Joyce wrote, "Each adventure [in Ulysses]. . . should not only condition but even create its own technique" (Dettmar, from Joyce, 143). Written nearly three decades before "long players" (phonograph record albums) were to invade the marketplace, Ulysses stylistically resembles a pop album (or the other way around). Ulysses was composed of eighteen "adventures" that created their own technique. The same principle applies to pop albums, which contain separate and distinct tracks that musically reflect the lyrical content (or parody that content)....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre, a novel about an English woman’s struggles told through the writing of Charlotte Brontë, has filled its audience with thoughts of hope, love, and deception for many years. These thoughts surround people, not just women, everyday, as if an endless cycle from birth to death. As men and women fall further into this spiral of life they begin to find their true beings along with the qualities of others. This spiral then turns into a web of conflicts as the passenger of life proceeds and often these conflicts are caused by those sought out to be guides through the journey of life but merely are spiders building a magnificent web to catch its prey....   [tags: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

- THE HOBBIT BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a story of adventure and danger, and it is a prime example of a romantic plot and fantasy genre. What makes this story such a great example of a romantic plot. One, the unlikely hero, Mr. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit that is dragged on an adventure he doesn’t wish to take. Second, there is a great quest with a reward at its end. Third the great teacher figure, Gandalf is a wizard that helps Bilbo to become the great hero he is destined to be....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein

- “The Hobbit” Book Report “The Hobbit” was written by J. R. R. Tolkien and secured as a copyright in 1937. The story is about a short, peaceful creature named Bilbo Baggins who, like most hobbits, is about half as tall as a human, but not nearly as loud. Bilbo resides in his comfortable hole where he leads a very easy-going life. He does, however have a side to himself that wants to go out and explore the world and be adventurous. One day a wizard, named Gandalf, comes to Bilbo’s house and discovers that he could use an adventure to make a difference in his life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Lord of the Rings

- Bilbo Baggins was a hobbit. Now, what is a hobbit, you ask. Well, "Hobbits are little people, smaller than" dwarves. They love peace and quiet and good tilled earth." A respectable race, hobbits lived for serenity. Bilbo himself enjoyed sitting outside, smoking his wooden pipe. Now if a dilemma hadn't reared its ugly hear, Baggins would probably still be at his house, his worst fear only dealing with messy housekeeping. Such, however is not the case. Gandalf, the Great Wizard himself, and thirteen dwarves (their names were Dwalin, Balin, Kili, Fili, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, Gloin, Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, and Thorin, for those of you who are adept in remembering names) burst into h...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Main Aspects of the Holocaust

- Main Aspects of the Holocaust This project looks back at many of the main aspects of the Holocaust. On most topics I have focused in on one particular event or place (like Auschwitz for the camps or Kristallnacht for the Nazi rise). I did this as I think the Holocaust has to be looked upon on a more personal and individual level to see how bad it was and you can't really do this by simply over viewing a certain topic. I have chosen to cover the main bog standard areas like camps, Ghettos etc....   [tags: Papers]

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Issues Associated with Pest Control

- Issues Associated with Pest Control Pests can be kept under control in many ways. However, the main way to kill off pests is to use a substance called a pesticide. A pesticide is a substance produced to kill or repel any pest. Pests can be insects, mice, rabbits or other animals, weeds, fungi or microorganisms for example bacteria and viruses. The term pesticides covers a whole range off substances used to control pests some of which are insecticides (these kill insects), herbicides (these kill plants/weeds) and fungicides (these destroy fungi)....   [tags: Papers]

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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet "The Most Interesting Characters in the play are not Romeo and Juliet" I believe that the above statement is true and I agree with it entirely. If it wasn't for the other characters the play would go something like this: "Romeo met Juliet, they fell in love, and lived happily ever after." How boring. You need other characters to complicate matters a bit. For this essay, I shall write about two other characters in the play that have a great influence on the chain of events in it: Mercutio and Friar Lawrence....   [tags: Papers]

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The Waiting Room- Creative Writing

- The waiting room was still and quiet except for the hypnotic tick of the old plastic clock hanging on the wall. A smell evoking images of latex gloves and mouthwash hung in the air, as the dentist worked behind the closed door. The little boy across the room fidgeted uncontrollably while his mother chose to ignore it. Her face was drawn and pale. Her hands were placed on top of her lap and she wrung them continuously. She wore baggy red patterned trousers, a multi-coloured striped jumper and on her head was a faded red bandana, firmly sealed over a mass of scruffy brown curls....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Use of Attics in Literature

- The Phenomenology of Space--Attic Memories and Secrets Since Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic, critics have assumed that attics house madwomen. But they use that concept as a metaphor for their thesis, that women writers were isolated and treated with approbation. In most literature, attics are dark, dusty, seldom-visited storage areas, like that of the Tulliver house in The Mill on the Floss--a "great attic under the old high-pitched roof," with "worm-eaten floors," "worm-eaten shelves," and "dark rafters festooned with cobwebs"--a place thought to be "weird and ghostly." Attics do not house humans (not even mad ones) they warehouse artifacts that carry personal and famili...   [tags: Attic Upper Room]

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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The main character is Bilbo Baggins. He is a small little hobbit. He really likes adventures, but doesn't like to show that he does. He is a quite person. He likes to have his privacy. Now Gandalf the big gray wizard is very tall and is The Hobbit is a book that shows that even the most unlikely person, or hobbit can turn out to be a real hero. In the book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins ran into an old acquaintance, Gandalf, a wizard, who he had met many years earlier at festivals, in which Gandalf made fireworks with his magic....   [tags: Hobbit Tolkien]

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- ... They don't pull me. The white-noise-water is so thick that I sink all on my own. But they keep me still, powerless. “Dumbass!” “Fucking worthless.” “Just die!” No, no, no. I choke, hiccuping and sobbing huge tears that I swallow and gag on. I twist and wriggle, a fish caught on some terrible hook and dragged out of its element. It's no use. It's getting darker and darker. A whimper escapes my throat as it gets harder and harder to move but fear – not simple fear but whole body gut wrenching terror – lends me strength....   [tags: short story]

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Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge

- Terry Tempest Williams' Refuge If we bemoan the loss of light as the day changes to night we miss the sunset. In her memoirs Refuge, Terry Tempest Williams relates the circumstances surrounding the 1982 rise in the Great Salt Lake as well as her mother’s death from cancer. Throughout the book Williams gets so caught up in preventing her mother’s death that she risks missing the sunset of her mother’s life. However the Sevier-Fremont’s adaptability to changes in nature inspires Terry Tempest Williams to re-evaluate her response to changes in her life....   [tags: Terry Williams Refuge Essays]

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Voice of Houstons Past

- Voice of Houstons Past For most of American history, African-Americans have been considered and treated as inferiors. Their folksongs and tales have been benignly looked upon as harmless, meaningless expressions of a dull-witted race whose only contribution to American life was a strong back and a weak mind. Even after the Civil War, the ingrown prejudices continued to relegate the freedmen to the bottom rung of a strict caste ladder. Their folklore was repeatedly ignored or belittled. Only since the coming of black awareness, pioneered by men like W....   [tags: essays papers]

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As I Lay Dying

- The action of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying is simple: Addie Bundren dies; and in answer to her wishes, the body is taken for burial to Jefferson, some forty miles away. But the weather intervenes, and floodwaters require that the cortege take detours. Some nine days pass before the coffin, which before long clearly announces its passing to neighboring places, is finally laid to rest. These days involve battling flood water and a fire set by one of the children, the threat of buzzards, the hazards of a broken leg, and other incidental losses and disasters....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

- People treasure their houses and most often houses become homes filled with love. This makes it very difficult to leave their houses in which they have lived all their life. This happens to the elderly a lot when they can no longer take care of themselves and are forced to leave their homes and move to a nursing home. Houses can represent the family who lives in the house. If the house is poorly taken care of then the people poorly take care of themselves. If the house is beautiful with lovely blossoming gardens then they are compassionate loving people....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]

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J. R. R. Tolkien

- John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, creator of a world. When someone who knows Tolkien is asked about his works, one thought comes to mind, Middle Earth. This was the playground in his mind that such vivid descriptions of fantasylands came from. It is the base of his most well known stories, where dreams are just the norm. J.R.R. may owe much of his success to his diverse beginnings. On April 16, 1891, Mabel Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien were married in Bloemfontein, South Africa. They soon gave birth to John Ronald Reuel Tolkien on January 3, 1892, who was christened later that month....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Description of an Intranet

- Description of an Intranet An Intranet provides the facilities and technology of the Internet, only on a private network. It works by connecting computers together and linking them via a communication tool called a protocol. The company's intranet will be kept private from certain users by means of software located on an intranet server called a Firewall. Therefore, Phone Ease can have complete control of what electronic based information is to be accessed by certain users. For example, technical based information; billing, stock availability and so on, can be accessed by the salesmen as they will require this information in order to carry out their daily tasks....   [tags: Papers]

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The Cause of Phobias

- The Cause of Phobias Thesis: We are not born with phobias – a phobia is learnt because it has become associated with an object or an experience that is unpleasant. According to the behaviourist, a phobia has to be learnt. This can happen in one of two ways: classical or operant conditioning. Classical conditioning is where an object/experience becomes associated with something unpleasant or causes pain/fear. J Watson and R Rayner tested this in a controversial experiment in 1920, in the case of little Albert....   [tags: Papers]

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Philosophy of Physical Education

- Philosophy of Physical Education The perspective of this paper is to develop a philosophy on physical education and then explain what kind of job we plan on having later on in life and relate physical education to that. The purpose for developing this philosophy is to try and get the most out of the people I’m working with on physical education, whether it is an adult or adolescent. Later on in life, I plan on being either a physical education teacher or an elementary education teacher and I also plan on being a varsity level tennis and basketball coach....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Physics of the Heart

- In the US, heart attacks kill more people than any other single cause. Many of the deaths are caused by electrical disturbances in a damaged heart that cause it to fibrillate (Pool). Despite current overwhelming interest in the operations of the human heart, for most of history the human heart has been regarded as a "forbidden organ too delicate to tamper with" (NOVA). In fact, it might have remained so, were it not for World War II where military doctors, faced with massive numbers of injuries ushered the world into our current medical trajectory....   [tags: physics heart]

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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

- Bilbo Baggins, a respectable and unadventurous hobbit, is paid a visit by Gandalf, a wizard, who offers him the chance to go on an adventure. Bilbo, in trying to get rid of the wizard, inadvertently invites him to tea the next evening. The next day, Bilbo is flustered to find that in addition to Gandalf, he seems to have invited thirteen dwarves to tea as well. As he serves the dwarves and Gandalf tea and then supper, Bilbo learns that Gandalf has advertised him to the dwarves as a burglar. The dwarves wish him to help them on their quest to the Lonely Mountain, where they hope to recover treasure from Smaug the dragon, who destroyed their ancestral home under the mountain....   [tags: Tolkien Hobbit]

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Minority Report

- Murder in Washington has reduced since the existence of Pre-crime. Pre-crime consider an effective system to prevent the happened of crimes because people get caught before they able to commit it. It is seemed like no one questions the accuracy or precision of Pre-crime, as far as the leader of Pre-crime, Chief John Anderton becomes one of the Pre-crime criminals. He is intent to prove that he is innocent, and he starts to question the accuracy of Pre-crime. No doubt, it is hard to change or question people’s minds or world views especially when people around them also have the same thought....   [tags: Film Review]

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Air Pollution

- All living things use air and it must be clean to maintain life on earth. When air pollution becomes the subject, what do you think about. Smog, acid rain, and other forms of outdoor pollution are the common things people think about. Air pollution can also exist indoors as in closed ventilated areas that we surround. This makes the air that we breathe indoors inescapable and the pollution exist both indoor and outdoor. For example, hair spray usage indoor is polluting the air inside because of the emissions of toxic chemicals used to create the product are present within a spray of it....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Issues]

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Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

- Laidlaw by William McIlvanney Laidlaw is a novel written by the famous Scottish born author William McIlvanney. His inspirational style of writing has delivered him prestigious awards for all his high quality novels.             Laidlaw is set in the urban city of Glasgow in the 90's and delivers a cutting insight to big industries and crime in society. McIlvanney creates a stunning atmosphere and examines the fascinating issues of why people commit murder and the devastating results of violence....   [tags: Laidlaw William McIlvanney]

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Imagery in Othello

- Imagery in Othello       The vast array of natural imagery in Shakespeare’s tragic drama Othello dazzles the audience’s minds. Let us survey in this essay the varieties of imagery referred to by the playwright.   The vulgar imagery of Othello’s ancient dominates the opening of the play. Francis Ferguson in “Two Worldviews Echo Each Other” describes the types of imagery used by the antagonist when he “slips his mask aside” while awakening Brabantio:   Iago is letting loose the wicked passion inside him, as he does from time to time throughout the play, when he slips his mask aside....   [tags: Othello essays]

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The First Kiss

- We would sit on the Spanish steps until our lips were swollen and chapped, until our tongues were coated with the taste of cigarettes, until our skin had melted and darkened from the heat of the sun. We would sit there wanting to be older, or at least look older, assuming everyone was staring at us, assuming everyone wanted us. We wanted our lives to advance, but we didn't know in what direction. We would wait, patiently watching the "baggy pants boys" as we called them. They were such a rarity in Italy that when you found one you had to hang on....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Autobiographical Essay]

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Geography of Jamaica

- Geography of Jamaica Christopher Columbus came upon Jamaica as his fleet sailed into St. Ann’s Bay on his second voyage of discovery to the New World in 1494. He described Jamaica as, “the fairest island eyes have beheld; mountainous and the land seems to touch the sky....and full of valleys and fields and plains” (Roberts, 141). Although founded by a Spaniard, Jamaica was eventually sold to England. Today, Jamaica is the largest of the English speaking West Indian islands. The tropical island of Jamaica, called Xamayca by the Arawaks, is situated in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, about 90 miles south of Cuba and 100 miles west of Haiti (Gleaner)....   [tags: Geographical History Jamaican Essays]

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grey tree frogs

- Hyla versicolor, commonly know as the Gray Tree Frog or the Eastern Gray Tree Frog, is an amphibian that is referred to as the “Chameleon of the Frog world” (Craighead, 2004, p.1) because of its ability to change colors. “This frog was once thought to be the same species as the Cope’s Gray Tree Frog”. They can only be distinguished by their calls and the fact that the Cope Gray Tree Frog is diploid while the Gray Tree Frog is tetraploid (NPWRC, 2004). The Gray Tree Frog is classified as follows: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Lissamphibia Order: Anura Family: Hylidae Genus: Hyla Species: H....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Imagery In Othello

- The function of imagery in the mid-sixteenth century play Othello by William Shakespeare is to aid characterisation and define meaning in the play. The antagonist Iago is defined through many different images, Some being the use of poison and soporifics, sleeping agents, to show his true evil and sadistic nature. Othello’s character is also shaped by much imagery such as the animalistic, black and white, and horse images which indicates his lustful, sexual nature. Characterisation of women is heavily dictated by imagery used to show the patriarchal gender system of the time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Downy Woodpecker

- The Downy Woodpecker Habitat Downies take home in the United States and southern Canada. They have been recorded at elevations of up to 9,000 feet. The downies are not deep-forested birds, preferring deciduous trees. Open woodlands, river groves, orchards, swamps, farmland, and suburban backyards are all favorite haunts of the downy. Downies will also nest in city parks. About the only place you won't find them is deserts. The most attractive human dwelling sites are woodlands broken up by logged patches in a waterside area....   [tags: Woodpeckers Birds Animals Wildlife Essays]

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Heredity and Sex

- Heredity and Sex When analyzing the major accomplishments of the 20th century it is imperative to include the achievements in biology, which have revolutionized our understanding of life’s process and of disease. Already in the second half of the 19th century implications to future progress in the biological world were being made. Darwin had outlined the evolution in animal species, Mendel had discovered some basic rules for inheritance, and Weissman and other embryologists were beginning to decipher how an organism develops....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Physics in Sports

- Physics in Sports Introduction Billiards, Pool or 8 Ball are the names given to this game. For many of us 8 Ball is a game that we play at friends' place or at pool houses, pubs and a good many other places. But when you are playing 8 Ball you would never really think about physics would you. But it is there, and it is in play everytime the cue hits the ball to make it curve, everytime you jump the ball over another or bounce it around the cushioned sides to get the white ball to connect with one of your own....   [tags: Papers]

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Repealing Section 28

- "in Edinburgh, a homosexual man is four times more likely to be attacked than a heterosexual man." This fact has been iterated so much by the media over the past few weeks that it would be a challenge to find one Scot who could not quote it accurately. One would think that this alarming statistic could be greatly improved if people were educated from an early age in the aspects of homosexuality, and taught, even if not to agree with it, at least to be tolerating towards it. Why, then, is there such an opposition to the repealing of Section 28 of the Local Government Act, a clause which prohibits the "promotion of homosexuality", thereby increasing homophobic prejudice, legitimising the bull...   [tags: Papers]

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J.R.R. Tolkien Biography

- J.R.R. Tolkien was born in South Africa, although he considered himself a British man throughout his adulthood. He experienced World War I firsthand in the trenches. He was a professor of Old English and other archaic languages and had a strong love for such languages. Tolkien also felt a strong tie for his homeland, England, and desired to create mythology for England. Tolkien was able to write the first modern fantasy novel through his life experiences and his love for archaic languages and British lore....   [tags: J.R.R. Tolkien]

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Harry Potter

- Harry Potter Harry's on summer break after completing his first year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his aunt, uncle, and cousin are as mean as ever, trying at every turn to keep him from fulfilling his destiny as a wizard. Their efforts to prevent his return to Hogwarts are aided by an unknown force: a mysterious elf who shows up and warns Harry that he must never return to the school. Before departing, the elf performs a bit of mischievous magic that is blamed on Harry....   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Phobia

- Exploring Phobia Good afternoon class, do you fear of something. I believe that everybody has to fear of something, right. If that fears are more than normal and cause problems into your life, we call that “Phobia”. What is phobia....   [tags: Papers]

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Charlotte's Web

- Charlotte's Web Charlotte's Web is a moving story about farm animals. Many writers use abstract and abstruse diction to interpret a particular idea but E. B. White is different. The language used, the style, and the plots in this book are very humorous that I find it so impressive. The author, E. B. White, excels in creating animal characters that can talk and feel normally like humans as a simple farm was depicted as a lively family....   [tags: Papers]

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Brain Plasticity

- Brain Plasticity Throughout the line of questioning we have been following in our efforts to get "progressively less wrong" in our class wide model of the brain, a constant debate has sparked on the issue of whether brain equals behavior. If we agree that brain truly equals behavior, then we can surmise that the vastly differing human behavior must also translate to differing nuances in the brain. It is a widely conceded point that experience also effects behavior, and therefore experience must also affect the brain....   [tags: Neurology Neurological Papers]

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- Hummingbirds are stunning creatures, but their future can be bright only if they have plenty of flowers for food and trees for shelter. Unfortunately, human population grows too fast for the hummingbirds' habitats. Once a person knows more about these charming animals, they will find the forests a richer place to protect. Hummingbirds are the smallest and most brilliantly colored birds. Their aerial maneuvers fascinate all. Hummingbirds are promiscuous animals, and families generally consist of a single mother and two baby chicks....   [tags: Biology Animals Birds]

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Mosquito Fest

- Mosquito Fest I felt a small tickle on my arm. It turned into a pinching itch. I looked at my vulnerable white arm to find a small black-striped mosquito harassing my clean flesh for the perfect spot to strike. At the speed of light it was already injecting my skin and by the time I looked, it had conquered my blood. Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes. Aaaahhhh. They can drive anyone crazy. Walking through the hammocks, not even the insect repellent will save you. I just don’t get it. I’m sacrificing my skin by wearing insect repellant with deet (which melts plastic) and these salt water monsters still managed and dared to pinch and penetrate though my skin, sucking my blood out of me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Descriptive Place Essays]

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Search Engines

- Search Engines “A search engine is a tool that enables users to locate information on the World Wide Web. Search engines use key words or phrases entered by users to find Web sites which contain the information sought” ( It can be considered a modernized library card catalogue. Search engines are the primary use for the internet. It's important to understand that search engines do not search the internet itself. They rely on spiders or robots to search databases of information through the internet which the company hosting the search engine has developed (   [tags: essays papers]

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The Hobbit

- The Hobbit In this most appealing book, Bilbo gets caught up in an adventure he never dreamed of, that will later change his life. In the beginning Bilbo Baggins runs into an old acquaintance, Gandalf, a wizard, who he had met many years earlier at festivals, where Gandalf had made fireworks with his magic. Bilbo and Gandalf talked for a while and Bilbo being the kind and polite hobbit he was invited him for tea in his hill the next day. There at about the time Bilbo was expecting Gandalf he heard a knock at the door, but when he opened the door it was in fact not Gandalf but a little dwarf....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- It was 9:00 on a dark and dreary night in October when Mindy and Mandy crept slowly up the stairs to check on their little brother Max. Mandy was very upset over the fact of having to check on her little brother when she wanted to sleep. However, Mindy wanted to make sure he was asleep, and she dragged Mandy along for company. “He’s supposed to be asleep. And he should be asleep by now. Why bother?!” Mandy complained as she dragged her black purse up the stairs. Mindy tried to ignore Mandy as she wondered about Max....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Huckleberry Finn

- Mark Twain’s masterpiece The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn through much criticism and denunciation has become a well-respected novel. Through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy, Huckleberry Finn, Twain illustrates the controversy of racism and slavery during the aftermath of the Civil War. Since Huck is an adolescent, he is vulnerable and greatly influenced by the adults he meets during his coming of age. His expedition down the Mississippi steers him into the lives of a diverse group of inhabitants who have conflicting morals....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Salvador Dali

- (1904-1989) Salvador Dali was born into a middle-class family on May 11th, 1904 in Figures Spain. In 1921 he entered the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid where he made friends with Federico Garcia Lorca, Luis Bunuel, and Eugenio Montes. He pursued his personal intersest in Cubism and Futurism. In June of 1923 Dali was suspended from the Academy for having indicated the students to rebel against the authorities of the school. He was let back in October of 1925, and a year later Dali was permanently expelled....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- &#65279; 1) Title: “Stephen King” Author: Amy Keyishian and Marjorie Keyishian Copyright date: 1996,1998 2) The setting was a small town in Bangor, Maine where Stephen King was raised. Some times and places in which major actions occur are as follows: 9/21/47-The master of horror, Stephen King was born. 1970- King received his English degree graduating with honors. 01-71- King married Tabitha Spruce whom he met when they were students at the University of Maine. He taught six English classes at Hampden University in Maine 1973- His first best selling novel, “Carrie”, was published....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hobbit

- The Hobbit I.     Information about the book a.     The title of my book is “The Hobbit”. The book is about a hobbit and 13 dwarves. This hobbit’s name is Bilbo Baggins, and he lives in Hobbiton. b.     Copyright © 1966; Published by Ballantine Publishing Group. c.     The author of “The Hobbit” is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in the First World War, he decided to take up an academic career. He studied Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, Pembroke College, and Merton College and retired in 1959....   [tags: Hobbit Book Report Outline Essays]

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Small Potatoes

- Small Potatoes Symbols 1. The Flowers: Throughout the story the reference to flowers is consistently made. Within the first paragraph Nancy Lord states, "I don't do it enough anymore, traipsing through with an eye for rose hips or spiders snare with its lump of fluttering, tormented moth." This establishes a pattern evident throughout the story based on the symbolism of flowers. The flowers represent the intensity and lack of intensity within the friendship. In the spring the friendship blossoms as the flowers do, flowers have seeds which signifies the future of the friendship....   [tags: English Literature]

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Learning Theory

- Learning is defined as a, "relatively permanent change in an organism's behavior due to experience" (Myers, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to present a critical analysis of the different theoretical approaches and explanations for learning through an examination of the theories of behaviorism, social learning and cognitive. I will investigate the principles and postulates of each theory, their strengths and their weaknesses. It is my belief that because each theory is best applicable to varying types of learning, it is best that a combination of each is used to provide the most complete learning experience....   [tags: behaviorism, social learning, cognitive learning]

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Monkey Face

- Monkey Face First let me explain what monkey face is. Monkey face is a cliff that hangs over a small lake in the Royal National Park of Australia. This cliff is roughly 15 metres high. Tourists rarely go there because the lake is hidden from the near by overpopulated beach. The cliff is only accessible by foot as there are large boulders blocking the path and masses of foliage, some of which have threatening barbs and spikes. There are different parts of the cliff that jumping from is possible, each having different heights....   [tags: Papers]

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The Bahamas

- The Bahamas The Bahamas is full of a vast array of inimitable little islands, populated by the laid back people of the Caribbean. Great Exuma is one of these, a place of warm tranquillity and relaxation, a place where peace can be found. A minute number of people inhabit the 90 mile stretch of land where you will find an amazing variety of wildlife. The majority of untouched island is covered by jungle-like surroundings known as the mangrove, its inhabitants being deadly scorpions and snakes, roofed by the leaves under which poisonous skull-spiders shelter....   [tags: Papers]

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Poisonous Weeds

- Poisonous Weeds From the book Common Poisonous Plants and Mushroom of North America by Nancy J. Turner and Adam F. Szczawinski comes a very interesting story. “In April 1980, a five-year-old child was fatally poisoned in Victoria, British Columbia from eating Poison Hemlock while at play with her sisters. Her babysitter was not even aware that she had eaten the plant. The little girl felt sick and would not eat. She laid down, and within an hour fell into a deep coma. It was only at this point that her sisters recalled that earlier she had eaten a plant....   [tags: Plants Poison Nature Essays Papers]

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Silver-Haired Bats

- Silver-Haired Bats Bats are typically categorized into two main groups; megachiroptera (Old World Bats) and microchiroptera (Old and New World). The silver-haired bat, scientifically known as the Lasionycteris noctivagons, is a member of the microchiroptera group. Further classification places the silver-haired bat into the animalia kingdom (animals), the phylum chordate (vertebrates), the mammalian class (mammals), the order chiroptera (bats), and the Vespertilionidae family (vespertilionid bats) (Silver)....   [tags: Animal Silver Haired Bat]

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Search Engines

- Search Engines are specialized programs that facilitate the retrieval of data from the Internet, on a business related network or on a personal computer system. They allow users to ask for contents meeting certain criteria usually involving a certain word or phrase, then gives a list of articles that matches those words or phrases. There are number of different engines that can be used for different types of searches and can be narrowed for optimal results. Before the 1990¡¦s Search Engines were non existent....   [tags: Internet Google Search History Web]

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- Biology 1. The virus is made up of five parts and is in the size range of 10 nm-300 nm in diameter. The first is the coat made up of protein that protects the virus to a point. Next is the head that contains the genetic material for the virus. The genetic material for a virus is DNA. The two other parts are the tail sheath and the tail fibers that are used for odd jobs. I believe that a virus is not considered to be a living creature due to the fact it is a parasitic reproducer. To me it is just like ripping up a piece of paper because it is still the same thing and it isn't carrying out any other function besides reproduction....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Honduras New Zealand first appeared about 140 million years ago, during the Mesozoic Era. This landmass gradually eroded until about 80 million years ago, when sea floor spreading started and the Tasmanian sea formed. However, it wasn't until 10,000 years ago when the land formed the shape, as we now know it. The oldest rocks in New Zealand are approximately six-hundred and eighty million years old. These rocks were found on the west coast of the South Island. Although, at one point in its history, New Zealand was connected to Australia, it separated and did not share in the subsequent evolution of the marsupials associated with "down under." New Zealand's only indigenous mammals are two...   [tags: Papers]

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- Frogs are usually small animals that have smooth, moist skin, bulging eyes, and external eardrums behind the eyes; the adults lack a tail. Frogs have long hind legs, and most species can take long leaps. Many species also have webbed feet, making them excellent swimmers. Most frogs, especially males, are quite vocal. As the frog forces air through the voice box, or larynx, the vocal cords vibrate to make calls distinctive of its species. A much louder sound is produced by the males of species that possess vocal sacs, which swell enormously when the frog calls to attract a mate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Aracniphobi, the fear of spiders, might be one of the first phobias to come across someone’s lips. One of my phobias is Cynophobia, or the fear of dogs. There are many things that scare people, but when someone starts thinking of college, fear is not the first thing that pops into their head. Usually, it’s things like staying up late, freedom, and being on your own that makes everyone jump for joy to leave their parent’s nest. I feel fear. I’m afraid to an extent. I know that it won’t be the being on my own, but it will be the whole, being on my own....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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- Phobias Fear is a normal and an important human reaction to something dangerous, it keeps one out of danger, because fear is disliked and one tries ones best to avoid the object or situation of fear. It causes physical changes known as fight-or-flight reaction, which causes blood pressure to increase and the heart rate to speed up to pump blood to the large muscles used to run away, to balance this the human body has sweat glands which produce perspiration to cool the body. Usually young people experience more fear than adults do (Metcalf)....   [tags: Psychology ]

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- Every day ninety Americans take their own life, and 2,300 more attempt to do so (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2010). That estimates to one death caused by suicide every fifteen minutes. Suicide is the eleventh cause of death in the United States. Every time two people die by homicide three people die from suicide (Associates, Evan, Farberow, 2003, p. 122). Many people in the United States tend to think suicide has been defined for many years. In fact suicide practices has been recorded since the earliest of times, but “suicide” itself has only been known since 1662....   [tags: Mental Health]

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- The American alligator scientific name is Alligator mississippiensis. The Chinese alligator is the only other alligator in the alligator family and its scientific name is alligator sinensis. The American alligator is in the kingdom Animalia because it is an animal. The phylum is chordate because it has vertebrae. The American alligator is in the class reptilia because it is cold blooded, lays shelled eggs, scaly skin and breaths air. Alligators are in the order crocodilian because it is a large animal that appeared during the Cambrian stage....   [tags: Animals, Environment, Hunters]

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- Did you know that one species of centipede can be a foot long. Thankfully, this type only lives in South America. Centipedes are insect-like invertebrates. They are usually reddish-brown in color, but can range in color from yellow to dark brown. Depending on the species, are between 3 and 30 centimeters long. A centipede has one pair of legs on each of its body segments. The head is flattened, with a pair of long antennae. They have jaws containing poison glands on their first body segment, directly behind their head....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Phobias: Irrational Fear Fear of heights, fear of the number “13,” fear of spiders, fear of small spaces. All of these fears are considered phobias. While there are many causes of phobias, one theory uses the notion of preparedness in Pavlovian conditioning. This is a way in which people learn to react to certain stimuli. Scientist and abehaviorist, Pavlov, first discovered this conditioning while experimenting with dogs. He could reliably predict that dogs would salivate when food was placed in the mouth through a reflex called the “salivary reflex” in digestion....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Primates Since the beginning of time, man has evolved through primate evolution. Each primate has acquired different characteristics over a period of millions of years. The ecosystem has experienced an enormous change in this phase. Most major changes have occurred due to the phenomenon of continental drift. Other such factors are deforestation, natural calamities and, more recently, global warming. These changes have caused primates to become less arboreal and more and more terrestrial. In order to survive the pressures of natural selection, terrestrial life and other factors primates have developed more upright locomotion, changes in body configuration, increase in size and loss of hair...   [tags: Papers]

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- Arthropoda Arthropods are animals belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, which is the largest of all phyla in the Animal Kingdom, with more than one million species, making them almost 80% of the whole kingdom. These include insects, arachnids, crustaceans and many more, most of which are quite small, the biggest being the Japanese Spider Crab with a leg span of 3.5 meters and the smallest being the microscopic Plankton. *Characteristics: - Segmented Body. - Exoskeleton. This is a hard outer body covering which protects the internal organs....   [tags: Biology Anthropods]

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- Dali Spanish painter. Born into a middle-class family, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he mastered academic techniques. Dalí also pursued his personal interest in Cubism and Futurism and was expelled from the academy for indiscipline in 1923. He formed friendships with Lorca and Buñuel, read Freud with enthusiasm and held his first one-man show in Barcelona (1925), where he exhibited a number of seascapes. He wrote the screenplay for Buñuel's Un Chien Andalou (produced in 1928), largely thanks to which he was adopted by the Surrealists....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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- Two-thirds of our planet is covered with oceans. The Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, and the Artic are the world's major oceans. They were formed by a series of geological processes that continue to affect the Earth. Seven main parts, called lithospheric plates, make up the Earth's mantle layer and crust. The plates fit together millions of years ago, and are constantly moving (at a slow pace-like a fingernail grows) over a layer of squishy, soft rock called asthenosphere that lies beneath the crust....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Phobias Phobias are a very common disorder in the United States these days. The definition for phobia is "an abnormal or morbid fear or aversion" ("Oxford" 655). To be considered a phobia, a fear must cause great distress or interfere with a person&#8217;s life in a major way. The word phobia is Greek, therefore, any word that proceeds it should be Greek too. To coin a new phobia name, it is proper and only accepted to follow this rule. The rule has been broken many times in the past, especially by the medical profession....   [tags: essays research papers]

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