Caries - 2,372 words
... d warming of climate where there is an increase in the growth of plant material and plant foods. This change would have promoted a growth in subsistence farming, at the very least. This would have increased the amount of plant carbohydrates and thus there was an increase in the occurrence in evidence of caries. Again in the Mesolithic there is further warming in the surrounding climate to the point where an even greater amount of plant food harvest is attainable for human consumption. Frayer found that for the Mesolithic, there was a negative correlation between rates of caries and latitude. This was the case where skeletal assemblages from northern sites continually show a decrease in c ...
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Ecommerce Companies And Stock Valuations - 1,445 words
... ecently popularized the PEG Model. This model is especially efficient for valuing growth stocks. The basic theory assumes that a stock should trade at a price where the stocks P/E (price to earnings ratio) is roughly equal to its long-term growth rate . Using simple algebra, the price of the stock should be a function of the growth rate times earnings: P = G * E. The model tends to work well. However, to calculate a reasonable value, it is necessary to have positive values for growth and earnings in the future. As earnings approach zero, the P/E ratio is equal to infinity. Coordinately, zero earnings would imply a price of zero based on the model. Although, most users of the model assume ...
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Marketing Is Marketing - 1,074 words
... practitioners (Dibb and Simkin, 1997). Servicing marketing added the additional "3Ps" of people, process and physical evidence . For industrial marketing, it is generalized in most introductory marketing texts that the core "4Ps" hold firm. Compared with most consumer goods, however, there is a much stronger customer service aspect to the product proposition: technical advice before a sale, ongoing customer support and after market operations. Marketing channels are often shorter, with much use of dealer networks or direct marketing. The sales force is central to the promotional mix, sales promotion is heavily deployed, trade shows and direct marketing are popular, and advertising te ...
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A Thermodynamic Reading Of The Crying Of Lot 49 - 1,923 words
A Thermodynamic Reading of The Crying of Lot 49 Exploring thermodynamic entropy and information theory clarifies the ambiguous relationship between Oedipa Maas, Maxwell's Demon and the Tristero System in The Crying of Lot 49. Through a convoluted, chaotic adventure leading to disorder, Oedipa searches for the truth about Tristero, hoping it will save her from her tower of imprisonment (Pynchon, 11). Pynchon dangles this elusive message over Oedipa's head until she discovers Tristero's meaning. However, interference from thermodynamic entropy and the entropy of information theory prevent the message from being transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver. Thermodynamics deals with the cha ...
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The Personification Of Rome - 1,192 words
Virgil spent a substantial amount of time and research on his masterpiece, The Aeneid. His goal was to create a piece of literature that would be praised by King Augustus Caesar of Rome. In order to properly display his devotion and gratitude towards his gracious leader, Virgil wrote The Aeneid as an adoration of Rome. The book was designed to exalt the country ruled by Augustus, while simultaneously giving a sense of the new, ordered society. The features and virtues of Rome were indirectly personified through Aeneas. This was proven by the background and roots of the creation of the book, the main characters similarities to Augustus, and his dedication to duty and responsibility, which res ...
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Bio Implant Materials - 1,131 words
This paper will discuss the key properties of three categories of implant alloys; stainless steels, cobalt-based alloys, and titanium-based alloys, focusing on those properties which make the implant alloys ideal for skeletal implants. An additional focus of the paper will be on any disadvantages possessed by each group of implant alloys. Wood was probably the first bioimplant, a sturdy, inert, and readily available material in the older days. But as mankind aged newer materials were discovered, and often created, that were indeed superior. The search for a exceptional implant alloy is one which has laboratories researching and testing different types of alloys for the best combination of st ...
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Textile Dyeing Procedures - 1,239 words
Textile materials can be dyed at any stage of their production procedure. The main types of methods are batch, continuous, or semicontinuous processes. The method used depends on several factors including type of material (fiber, yarn, fabric, garment) type of fibers composing the material, end use of material, and the quality expected from finished product. The machinery used for dyeing application is usually made out of type 316 stainless steel. This strong material is used because of the constant ttack by the acids, bases, and other additional strong chemicals and dyes used in the process. Many fabrics also undergo printing processes to produce patterned effects. Batch dyeing is the most ...
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Tv Violence And Children - 1,616 words
The Effects of Television Violence on Children What has the world come to these days? It often seems that everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes devastating results. Much research has gone into showing why children are so mesmerized by this big glowing box and the action that takes place within it. Research shows that it is definitely a major source of v ...
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The Homebase Theory - 1,403 words
... (Richard Potts). Others, seeking out modern day analogues of ancient hunter-gathers, went to Botswana to observe the !Kung San (R. B. Lee, I. Devor, J. E. Yellen). One apostate (Tim White) defected to the home base of Donald Johanson. In general, no surprises emerged from the new work. (Sept 1992) However, in his 1982 dissertation, Potts developed an independent critique of the home base idea. Many of the animal bones at Type C sites, he noticed, showed signs of carnivore-inflicted damage. Evidently hominids and felines maintained an interest in the same food material; this "competitive milieu surrounding animal tissues" had probably "restricted" hominids from enjoying the sites for long ...
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Human Evolution - 1,589 words
... y requirements of its growing brain continues to devote roughly 70% of its growth potential to increasing this fat deposit, reaching peak adiposity of around 25% of its body mass by the age of nine months. These facts would not be predicted. either as part of the inheritance from early arboreal ancestors nor as adaptations to a life on the plains of Africa. One suggested explanation stressed the need of storing energy against possible food shortages, as in hibernating mammals. But the fat in humans is not seasonal, and it is hard to see why natural selection in the hominids would have given priority to food storage in a savanna habitat where speed seems to have been the prime requiremen ...
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Education Standards - 1,591 words
In the mid-1980s, the condition of schools in the United States became a major issue. Some educators reacted angrily or defensively to the sudden scrutiny of the institution for which they were responsible. They treated this new concern for the schools as attacks on them. Others realized that this should be the time to initiate some long-overdue reforms in the way schools function. They also thought this could be the chance to build public support for better education. According to the Education Standards, Issues and Controversies on File from June 27, 1997 Most educators agree that measuring and improving students academic performance is difficult, if not impossible with out setting some k ...
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Vidoe Games - 1,204 words
... nvolves manipulation of falling blocks and has no aggressive content whatsoever, Overkill, which contains a moderate level of aggressive content, and Fatal Fury, regarded as one of the most violent martial arts games available. The students were told that the study concerned a hand-eye coordination task in relation to personality. Split half versions of the EPQ and Buss-Durkee inventories were created, one to be completed prior to playing the game, one to be completed after playing the game. Half the subjects were to be given version A first, and the other half, version B. An equal number of men and women took part in playing each type of game for 10 minutes, after which they were admini ...
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Verbal Bullets - 1,358 words
Most people pay attention to the apparent violence that we see on the six oclock news. Here atrocities such as death, rape, and war are brought to our awareness and displayed in front of us, but the less visible violence is never shown. A news brief about the father who is constantly yelling at his son will never take place. This type of verbal violence is not visibly seen like physical abuse, and that is why there is much controversy over its ambiguity. Some argue that the term violence should only apply to physical abuse and not verbal, and others argue that both acts have very similar characteristics. For example, they begin as a form of aggression and lead to the intent to inflict pain o ...
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Basic Psycology - 1,066 words
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Basic Psycology - 1,096 words
... w York: Basic Books. 1985 Gardner, H. : Multiple intelligences: The theory of practice. New York: Basic Books. 1993 Gardner, H. : Problem solving in the arts. J of Aesth Educ. 1971 5:93-114. Gardner, H., and Winner, E. : Artistry and aphasia. In: acquired aphasia. Sarno, M.e. New York: Academic Press. 1981 361-384. Gates, A.I., and Taylor, G.A. : The acquisition of motor control in writing by pre-school children. Teach Col Rec. (19230 24:459-469. Gazzaniga, M.S., and LeDoux, J.E. : The integrated mind. New York: Plenum Press. 1978 Georgopoulos, A.P., J. Ashe, N. Smyrnis, and M. Taira. 1992. Motor cortex and the coding of force. Science 256:1692-1695. Georgopoulos, A.P., J. Lurito, M. Pet ...
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Violence On Television - 1,647 words
"There was murderers going around killing lots of people and stealingjewelry." This quote comes from the mouth of an eight year old girl afterwatching the evening news on television. The eight year old girl claimsthat she is afraid "when there is a murder near because you never know ifhe could be in town" (Cullingford, 61). A recent report from the NationalInstitute of Mental Health (NIMH) pools evidence from over 2,500 studieswithin the last decade on over 100,000 subjects from several nations toshow that the compiled evidence of television's influence on behavior is so"overwhelming" that there is a consensus in the research community that"violence on television does lead to aggressive beha ...
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Intimate Winking - 1,919 words
The face is an organ of emotion and we constantly read facial expressions to understand what others are feeling. The face also contains other powerful clues. Our identity is captured in our features and our eyes reveal important truths about us, even those we would prefer to conceal. We use facial expressions as a process of sending and receiving wordless messages such as smiling, frowning, laughing, and winking to name a few. Body language symbols may be learned, innate, or mixed. An eyewink is clearly an example of a learned behavior because for one to understand how it is used and the contextual meaning behind it, one must participate in a heterogeneous social group. Intimacy or being int ...
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Ukrainian Nationalism - 1,993 words
... er 1991, the Ukrainian Government liberalized most prices and erected a legal framework for privatization, but widespread resistance to reform within the government and the legislature soon stalled reform efforts and led to some backtracking. Output in 1992-98 fell to less than half the 1991 level. Loose monetary policies pushed inflation to hyperinflationary levels in late 1993. Since his election in July 1994, President KUCHMA has pushed economic reforms, maintained financial discipline, and tried to remove almost all remaining controls over prices and foreign trade. The onset of the financial crisis in Russia dashed Ukraine's hopes for its first year of economic growth in 1998 due to ...
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Esp - 1,874 words
... meta-analysis obtained overall target hit rates of approximately 35 percent, where chance performance would be only 25 percent. Moreover, Bem and Horonton reported several psychologically meaningful predictors of Ganzfield performance. Subjects who 1) were artistically creative (music, drama, and dance students recruited from the Julliard school), 2) extroverted, 3) had previous ESP-like experiences (but were novices,i.e., had no previous experience as Ganzfield subjects), and 5) received high scores on self-report indices of emotionality and perceptual orientation to the environment obtained especially high hit rates. In addition, experimental conditions using dynamic visual stimuli yi ...
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The Role Of The Temple In Mesopotamia And Egypt - 1,594 words
... t have been possible without the Egyptian concept of consubstantiality. The Mesopotamians, however, did not evolve such ideas of divine kingship until after the Egyptians. As the time of conquest and urbanization dawned, the Lugals (at first, only temporary appointments) gained the power of rulers over the land. There is a limit to the amount we know about the earliest temples of Mesopotamia and Egypt. There first of the Mesopotamian shrines were made of short-lived materials, so it is unlikely that any will be found. However, what little information we do have about the temples of this time period (the earliest dating back to the Ubaid period, or early 5th millenium, B.C.E.) is mostly a ...
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