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  • The Compass: How a Small Navigational Instrument Changed the Face of the Earth

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    so to not get lost. The compass changed that; sailors could boldly sail into the middle of an Ocean, and know that if they headed west, all they had to do to return was head east. The compass itself is a simple navigational instrument that contains a magnetic component that aligns itself with the Earth’s own magnetic pole, allowing the user to know the directions of North and South, and subsequently East and West. Due to the ease of use, and the efficiency of the compass, it played a major role in

  • Philip Pullman and "The Golden Compass"

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    in their world. The Golden Compass is a great literary adventure led by Philip Pullman. His crazy ideas and twisted logic send the reader on a roller coaster through out. However, not only is it just entertaining, it also has the literary aspects necessary to be considered a good novel. For these reasons and others Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass is a great example of theme, diction, and motif’s in literature. Works Cited Pullman, Philip. The Golden Compass. New York: Ballentine, 1997

  • Is The Golden Compass pointed in the wrong direction?

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    a variety of reasons such as sexual themes, profanity, violence or anti-religious themes. In one case a librarian in Ortega Middle School challenged the book because she believed it was innapropiate for children (“Censorship Watch” 1). The Golden Compass has been challenged because the author is an atheist and many some religions believe it has anti-religious themes (Taylor 1). Anti-religious content and an author’s religious preference are not justifiable reas...

  • Symbolism In 'The Golden Compass' By Philip Pullman

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    The Golden Compass tells the story of Lyra Belacqua who lives in Jordan College that studies experimental theology. In the novel every character has a daemon, an animal that takes on different forms thorough the children childhood and settles when the kids grows up. Then like every novel there is a villain which in this case is called the Oblation board who believes children should be separated from their daemons so that they don’t settle, separating children from their daemons it’s called Intercesion

  • The Achievements of the Tang and Song Dynasties

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    China’s Song and Tang dynasties fostered scientific advances comparable to Rome’s during its Pax Romana. The most significant and impacting of these were the development of primitive gunpowder and porcelain of the Tang and paper money, and the magnetic compass of the Song Dynasties. Although these may seem very far off, if you look hard enough, you can see traces of their impacts in society today because most of the advancements today we owe to them. The Tang dynasty was an era of major technological advancement

  • Bermuda Triangle

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    took place. Christopher Columbus when sailing through the imaginary place called the Bermuda triangle wrote of weird sightings in the ship log. He recorded that he and his crew had observed a large ball of fire fall into the sea and that the ship's compass was behaving differently. On October 11, which is the day Columbus landed on Cuba, Columbus and another man saw a light over the water, which disappeared suddenly. Within hours land was sighted. These incidents have been thought to be the first known

  • Bermuda Triangle Research Papers

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    Triangle do not see anything unusual happening. The coastguards are blaming most of the sinking’s on severe weather, and treacherous currents. Ships suddenly disappearing can happen, ocea... ... middle of paper ... ...s though there was messed up compass there should have been two other compasses that were working just fine. And even if all the compasses didn’t work the aircraft should have been able to find the Bermuda with no help at all. One year later the sister aircraft of the ‘Star Tiger’, the

  • Two Research Studies into Animal Navigation

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    that the pigeons had difficulty returning home on overcast days, but had very little difficultly doing so on clear, sunny days. This suggested that there are two main compass systems that pigeons utilise; the sun, and the earths magnetic field. On sunny days pigeons were able to find there way home using the sun as a compass, whereas on overcast days where they would normally use to earths magnetic field, they were unable to do so and hence had difficulty. It was also found that young pigeons

  • The Compass Campaign: The Compass Campaign

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    The Compass Strategy Although mental illness is a widely known and universally felt issue, knowledge on this topic rarely aims to address younger populations (Jorm, 2000). Despite this fact, most mental disorders are seen during young adulthood, and are often characterized by co-morbidity (Wright et al., 2006). During the time the program was implemented, mental disorders accounted for 55% of the total injury and disease burden among young Australians from ages 15 to 24 (Mathers et. al.

  • Algonquin Park

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    One of the first aspects of canoeing that must be addressed when finding one's way through the wild is called orienteering. Orienteering is definitely essential when exploring Algonquin Park. The most important aids used in orienteering are a compass and map. "Compasses are useful for taking bearings and for orienting the map so that it is aligned ... ... middle of paper ... the stick does not impair the accuracy of the shadow tip method, thus you can use it on sloping ground.