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    Mono Lake

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    Mono Lake 1. Mono Lake Mono Lake is a unique body of water lying in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas. For decades its water sources were tapped by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) to use for farming because the lake's high elevation would allow them to easily transport the water to the city and because the water was so saline, people believed it was worthless. The normal traits by which people judge lakes were lacking in Mono: fish could not survive in the salty water, the water

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    The Discovery of GFAJ-1

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    . Singal, Jesse. "The GFAJ-1 Microbe: Not Quite Ready for Prime Time? The Angle - Boston.com." Boston.com Web. 6 Mar. 2011. . Yerman, Jordan. "NASA LIfe Discovery: GFAJ-1 Arsenic-Based Bacteria in Mono Lake." NowPublic. 2 Dec. 2010. Web. 5 Dec. 2011. based-bacteria-mono-lake-2734061.html>.

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    earth's surface so that the ceiling of the chamber imploded, forming what is now known as the Long Valley caldera. The caldera is at the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, about 50 km northwest of the town of Bishop, and 30 km south of Mono Lake (Bailey, 1976). The ejecta from the eruption moved over land and through the air: the ash that fired out of the volcano was blown as far east as Nebraska in a huge, dark cloud of plinian ash. A nuee ardente billowed over the rim of the volcano

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    The Effects of Mono Lake's Hydrology on its Ecosystem Situated at the foothills of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Mono Lake has an unusual and unique hydrology that is highly influential in shaping the water chemistry (specifically the water's salinity and alkalinity) and biological life that survives there. Mono Lake is a hypersaline, highly alkaline, hydrographically closed basin in which the only natural means of water export is through evaporation. The basin itself was carved out by faulting

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    In the 1600’s, in a small town in a market place, in a time when religion was the only base of all morals among people, and the government worked on behalf of god. A small town is filled with commotion after a woman has been prosecuted and sentenced with punishment for adultery. Her punishment is to bear a Scarlet letter, an “A'; on her bosom, for the rest of her living days. The woman has born a child who she is always seen with, whom is her one and only companion. Years after the sentence

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    Color Blindness

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    different types of cones, each responsible for a different primary color. The absence of particular cones causes the absence of particular colors. This can be one cause of color blindness. There are four types of color blindness. The rarest forms are mono-chromatism and a-typical monochromatism. People with monochromatic vision, or total color blindness, has no cones at all. As a result, they have no ability to see colors, and no hue discrimi-nation whatsoever. Monochromatic vision is very similar to

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    Mono Basin Volcanism

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    Mono Basin Volcanism The last basin in the Basin and Range before the Sierra Nevada Mountain range is the Mono Basin. The Mono Basin consists of landforms such as the Mono-Inyo Craters, Black Point, Negit Island, Paoha Island, Mono Lake, Devils Punch Bowl, Panum Crater, and some others (Hamburger et al; 2004). All of these landforms were created by volcanism. Actually, the Mono Basin is in one of the most volcanically active places in the world (Forest Service; 2004). Paoha Island, Negit

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    Deborah Tall's From Where We Stand In her book, From Where We Stand, Deborah Tall, tells us the story of coming to Geneva, New York, to begin teaching. It is a personal account of coming to terms with a new and foreign place. It gives us the chance of watching her learn about landscapes, people, and history. It moves through time, through her own life, and especially through motherhood. In the end, and after more than a decade, she gives us the signs of what it means to live out of and within

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    Mononucleosis

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    all depend on the individual. The more common symptoms are fatigue, sore throat, swelling of the lymph nodes and malaise. There is usually a change in the white cells and serum of the blood, but it can only be detected by a special test, known as the Mono Spot or the heterophile test. It is possible that the results of the test remain negative until a few weeks have passed after seeing some symptoms. It is very rare that the test results remain negative through out the duration of the disease. There

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    The Power of Aromatherapy

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    essential oils. These oils are primarily plant hormones which contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (http://www.dawn21.com/MessageMag/Aromatherapy.html ). In life, these elements are fundamental. Essential oils combine the fundamental elements in many "mono- and sesquiterpen... ... middle of paper ... ...mooth Muscles of the Guinea Pig. Arzneimittel-Forschung, 35(1A): 408-414. Schimmel & Co., Inc. (1952). The 1949-50 Report on Aromatic Chemicals and Related Materials. Schimmel & Co., Inc., New York

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