The Presence Of An Urban Heat Island In Indianapolis - 438 words
Abstract: It is thought that urban areas in almost any area affect the environmental conditions in a manner that when compared to the surrounding areas the urban area is noticeable warmer. Indianapolis, Indiana is not exception and is also thought to produce an urban heat island. Introduction: The city of Indianapolis is located within Marion County. Marion County is an almost perfect square in central Indiana. The streets that dissect Indianapolis form a rough grid through the county square. Two major streets can be identified as the horizontal and vertical main veins which cross in downtown Indianapolis. These streets are Meridian St., which runs directly north and south and Washington St. ...
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The Greenhouse Effect - 1,061 words
While some people believe the earth's climatic changes are due to the fact that the universe is getting older, others believe it is due to the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect is a naturally occuring phenomenon that is responsible for trapping heat near the earth's surface and keeping the planet warm. It is called the greenhouse effect because the way it works is similar to the way in which a green house functions. In a greenhouse sunlight passes through the transparent roof and walls and strikes the objects inside- plants, flowerpots, tables, and so forth. These objects absorb energy from sun, become warmer, and then give off energy themselves in the form of heat. Only a little of t ...
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What Then Is An American Now - 538 words
*Note: This paper was done as a parallel to Jean de Crevecour's "Letters from an American Farmer," published in London in 1782. An American today controls the world. She lives for herself, and is successful. She has a job, not on the farm or with the family, but in the office. She is a college graduate, and is paying on a new car, house, and computer. She also pays for her own washer and dryer, heat and air, even bottled water. The weekends are spent at the gym, where she pays to do work, and at charities, where she goes to luncheons, and donates to the liberation of lab animals. She lives in a suburb, in a house like many others. She is an individual, and pays for the title. Her family is d ...
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Ben Franklin Biographycritique - 1,621 words
In his many careers as a printer, moralist, essayist, civic leader, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, and philosopher, for later generations of Americans he became both a spokesman and a model for the national character. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 1706, into a religious Puritan household. His father, Josiah, was a candlemaker and a skillful mechanic. His mother, Abiah Bens parents raised thirteen children--the survivors of Josiahs seventeen children by two wives (#1). Franklin left school at ten years old when he was pressed into his father's trade. At twelve Ben was apprenticed to his half brother James, a printer of The New England Courant. He generally absorb ...
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None Provided - 5,836 words
When we discuss our brain, we usually focus on the brains ability to think. That task alone is extremely complex and involved, but the brain also has many other tasks. Most of the time the brain is on autopilot, meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic. Our five senses; sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are automatically preformed in our brains. We don't have to think about how something sounds, we just hear it and we then interpret that sound. The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision, it is located in the occipital lobe. Dr. Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth, a defect in which he has never been able to fix. Recently, he ha ...
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Partial Birth Abortion - 1,387 words
... ho feel they are unable to raise the child. On the other side you have the pro-choice viewpoint, they believe that women have the right and freedom to decide whether and when to have children; they argue that pregnancy can result from contraceptive failure or other factors out of a womans control. When pregnancy does occur pro-choice individuals believe that the most moral decision possible must be determined according to each situation, and that in some cases greater injustice would result if abortion were not an option. If legal abortions were not available, some pro-choice supporters say, back-alley shops and do-it-yourself techniques, with their many health risks, as well as the birt ...
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The Social Brain - 1,429 words
The ability of humans to learn and retain knowledge is an incredible power source and also a dominant characteristic of the human species. The intricate abilities of the mind allow for humans to learn skills and to have the power to control and dominate the world they live in by means of learned behavior. The two cerebral hemispheres of the left and right specialize in motor and sensory skills which specialize the socialy established beliefs and behaviors unique to humans. In writing The Social Brain Michael Gazzaniga proclaims an understanding of the principle of both the right and left brain hemispheres by examining split brain patients. Gazzaniga believes in cognitive dissidence and studi ...
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Mixed Blood - 677 words
The question of race has been a long debated topic that still has not been answered. Jeffrey Fish embraces this issue in his writing entitled, "Mixed Blood." The document opens by proposing the question of "What is race?", then breaking it down into smaller factions. The two lesser questions that are formed instead are: "How can we understand the variation in physical appearance among human beings? How can we understand the kinds of racial classifications applied to differences in physical appearance among human beings?" The preliminary hypothesis determined is that race is a myth and does not really exist. Yet, Fish chooses to expand on various possibilities that may lead to other conclusio ...
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Skyscrapers - 1,403 words
The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. Humanity 450 Dr. Maureen Schmid 17 May 1999 The architectural design of the 20th century skyscrapers has been redefined due to the advancement of our modern technology. In our modern society, the architectural design of skyscrapers is changing the downtown landscape of metropolitan areas. Due to the change of technologies, it has changed the architectural design of skyscraper dramatically in terms of the its function, design structures, heating and cooling systems and it social status in society. The basic function of the architecture is to provide a roof over peoples ...
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Ayasofya - 5,052 words
Architecture, the practice of building design and its resulting products; customary usage refers only to those designs and structures that are culturally significant. Architecture is to building as literature is to the printed word. Vitruvius, a 1st-century BC Roman, wrote encyclopedically about architecture, and the English poet Sir Henry Wotton was quoting him in his charmingly phrased dictum: "Well building hath three conditions: Commoditie, Firmenes, and Delight." More prosaically, one would say today that architecture must satisfy its intended uses, must be technically sound, and must convey aesthetic meaning. But the best buildings are often so well constructed that they outlast their ...
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Herbert George Wells - 1,462 words
... ammals to become sterile and extinct. He only had 19th century was probably not aware of this or he didn't care because most people probably not aware of the study of genetics. They didn't show much learning they would run around and play with toys and lose interest in a ending cycle like a child. He didn't know there language but it was derived from the English because one of the Eli's asked him if he the sun and he understood but some of the other things that the Eli were didn't make sense to the time traveler. He saw the white sphinx and as having a silver tree at its shoulder and the sphinx was made of the wings of it were spread out. A pedestal that the time traveler mad of bronze a ...
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The Go Between - 1,610 words
This book is a fiction, its a memory story: a man in his sixties looks back on his boyhood of the middle class boy recalling the events that took place on a summer visit to an aristocratic family in Norfolk in the 1900s. The author uses double narrative, the young Leo's actions told by the older Leo, and it shows us how it has affected his life First, Ill expose you the main characters, their functions and relationships, then Ill give you a small summary of the story, followed by the main themes and their symbolic elements, and finally the style of the book. Leo Colston has two different aspects, hes the narrator of the book, a man of about sixty year old, and hes a dried up man inside. Leo ...
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In The Shadow Of Man - 1,800 words
In this paper I am going to discuss how anthropology is a science. I am also going to explain how Jane Goodall is a scientist with her works with chimpanzees, and how that is known as primatology. I will also look at the order primates in correspondence with Jane Goodalls book on primates, specifically the chimpanzee. Anthropology is a science; it has four aspects in which you can study. Anthropology takes a look at humankind and with its subdiciplines you can break down individual societies into four parts. Physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology; allows you to break down specific things in a culture, past, present, and to make predictions abou ...
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The Goal - 1,025 words
The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt examines the life of an American plant manger in his quest to find out what exactly the goal of a plant manager is and how to go about reaching this goal. Along the way towards realizing the goal, the plant manager is forced define and understand the theory of constraints. It is important to understand the theory of constraints for the manager to be able to identify what restrictions are being opposed onto his various operations and to know how to reverse their affects. In this particular case it takes the manager having to continually deal with orders being finished late and therefore unsatisfied customers and an irate employer in order to realize that serio ...
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Social Responsibilities Of Business - 1,680 words
Social responsibility is the concept that business is part of the larger society in which it exists and must therefore act in a way that not only advances the firm, but also serves the society. More than ever firms are being challenged to integrate social responsibilities in to their operations. Many firms now believe that social responsibility to be a lot more than granting money to community groups or volunteering their time to organizations - although these are both important ways that firms support the community. Today, business leaders recognize that a commitment to corporate social responsibility can provide distinct advantage in attracting and retaining employees, dealing with supplie ...
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Shopping With A Social Conscience The Business Practices Of Nike - 1,328 words
... des these living quarters that often times are worse than the average Indonesian village. Double the maximum number of people live in these company dormitories. Around sixty to seventy percent of workers live in these housing projects: Each building consists of a row of rooms, and each room has a door opening out onto a pathway. Each room holds a dozen people and has six bunk beds.Water for washing and bathing is available from outdoor wells.Drinking water is scarce. Drinking water is provided by the company once in three days.If the water runs out before three days, the workers have to buy more themselves (as cited in Connor & Atkinson, 1996). The dormitories are not the only places to ...
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Foliage - 1,811 words
I place my boot on the neck of this commie bone bag, the toe resting on his chin. I think, I hate this wet heat he breathes. At least there is no rain in it--for now. I hate his elusive sky, too. A sky filled with foliage, unlike the limbs and leaves of the hickory or oak trees back home. "Slats, you and Mad-dog planning to marry that commie beaner," Luke hissed at me. I watch as reality seems to shift; 5' 7", 176 pounds of ground foliage in front of me apparently transforms itself into a Forced Recon Marine, even though my mind knows it is just Luke stepping out of the underbrush.1 Foliage, there is an appropriate sound--and smell. Foliage, aged and weary foulness. I long for a dry breath o ...
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It was a hot, humid Hawaiian night, and we could see the lights shining along the beach at the Turtle Bay Hilton. Though we could not hear the sound of the waves crashing, we saw the the white shadow of the waves as they broke. This beautiful sight just hurt the moral of my team and my job that much harder. When I joined the Army I never thought Hawaii would be a hard place to work. Apparently I was in for a journey that would seem like an eternity. We were on a 32hour mission, with very little sleep; my team was leading our company in our mission. We had an idea where our enemy was and our job was to seek and destroy. This was not a real war battle; yet, it was a training mission taken as i ...
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The Tree - 386 words
My most vivid memory of my grandparents farm is the sloping crabapple tree that graced their back yard. There was nothing particularly special about the tree to anybody who passed by it, but to me it was a fortress. The petite, green crabapples that cluttered the tree weighed down the arching branches, producing a fountain of vibrant leaves that spilled to the ground. Pushing aside the flowing tentacles of the tree revealed a secret cove of uncut grass and brightly-colored wildflowers. It was in that cove that I would sit for hours, reading, napping and feasting on the never-ending supply of apples. The crabapples that I plucked were more sour than anything I had ever tasted was. Their tartn ...
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Split Second - 560 words
Foreign country. Exotic setting. Unfamiliar feelings. All these thoughts crowded my head, as I walk through the doorway to the building. Setting foot in an Italian dance club, although a new place, has the same mood as a club in the U.S. On vacation in Florence, wanting to experience new things, I ventured to a local discothque, to get a taste of the nightlife. My senses come to life, as I creep across the dance floor observing my surroundings. Sweaty bodies dance to the beat, constantly moving, never stopping, even to breathe. One couple, dancing intimately in the corner, draws my attention, because of the intenseness of their actions toward one another. Packs of males slither across the fl ...
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