Jules Verne The Father Of Science Fiction - 620 words
Jules Verne: The Father of Science Fiction The father of Science Fiction, a visionary French novelist, a short story writer, and a dramatist. This is the essence of the man we know today as Jules Verne. In his voluminous writings he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments that were more than a century ahead of his time. Some of the inventions he imagined were created later in his lifetime, but some are still to be invented. He wrote over 80 books mostly before 1900 and a few of the things he described were helicopters, modern weapons, movies with sound, television and rockets. He was also the author of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, which was written in the 1800's - years befo ...
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A Modernday Revolution American Turmoil In The 1960s - 1,528 words
... for the gradual with drawl of troops from Vietnam, and in 1975, the last of the troops returned home. The Vietnam Peace Movement was only part of the student movements that went on at the time. The baby boom after World War II more than doubled the population of U.S. colleges in 1960-1964. This was also the first generation to grow up with the knowledge that an atomic bomb could destroy the world. The students felt power of their numbers, and they felt also that they should have more say in the issues that affected their lives (Benson 50) A prime and initial example of these feelings are the events taking place at Berkely University in 1964. University officials passed a new regulation ...
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Ayasofya - 4,943 words
... misphere set on the larger circle is intersected by vertical planes rising from the sides of the square, forming four arches. A horizontal plane is then passed through the hemisphere at the tops of these arches, providing a ring on which is built the dome, which has a diameter equal to the circle inscribed within the square. The pendentives are spherical triangles, the remaining portions of the first, or outer, hemisphere. At Hagia Sophia, two opposing arches on the central square open into semidomes, each pierced by three smaller radial semidomes, forming an oblong volume 31 m (100 ft) wide by 80 m (260 ft) long. The central dome rises out of this series of smaller spherical surfaces. A ...
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Disillusionment - 1,244 words
Jules de Gaultier stated, Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. I think the war against reality is the process of aging and imagination is our naivet that shields us from the frightening world. By imagining that situations will never be uncomfortable; girls will never experience heartbreak; men will always have jobs to support their families; and people will never become sick, we are setting our selves up for a slap in the face when, inevitably, we are forced to notice how the real world works. Disillusionment is the acceptance of truth and the understanding or reality. To be disillusioned, one becomes disappointed when his or her opinion or belief is found out to be fal ...
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William Carlos Williams The Imagist - 1,561 words
It is said that people can create art in their unique way to express themselves. William Carlos Williams tried to capture the direct image of the object and cloud out its surroundings. He attempted to focus the poem on the subject in order to eliminate any irrelevant responses from its surroundings. Through language and imagery, William Carlos Williams uses certain objects in the world that would be poetic no matter how directly they are presented. He accomplishes this using imagism. According to Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary, imagism is a theory of poets in America who believed that poetry should use common speech, create new rhythms, and include a clear, concentrated, and precise image ...
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Queen Kat Carmel And St Jude - 719 words
After a disappointing HSC result, Carmel McCaffrey could not pursue her dream of being in the music industry. She travels from her poor farm home in Mandella to the city, despite her parents belief that she should learn a computing course at home. Carmel believes that the city will provide her with a great opportunity to follow her desire to become a musician. Meanwhile, Jude Torres travels to the city to study medicine and follow her fathers footsteps. We learn that Judes father was helping the victims from the right wing forces by stealing medical supplies. He was caught and killed by the police and Jude feels that she ought to make up the past injustice. Katerina Armstrong is the daughter ...
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Lenin - 1,286 words
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, or Lenin, was born on April 22, 1870, in the sleepy little town of Simbrisk, Russia. Childhood in Simbrisk was serene and pleasant for Lenin, and his father, Ilya Nikolaievich, was highly respected by many of the nobles in this province. Vladimir took just as much interest in his schoolwork than he did with his extra-curricular activities on the home front. He quickly impressed his teachers with his keen intelligence and his outstanding memory. He mastered his classes so brilliantly, that his father became alarmed and began to wonder if it was harmful for Vladimir to learn everything with such grace and ease. He was on another level from all the other students, and t ...
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Vietnam Post 1950 - 1,369 words
Describe and assess the role of the USA in Indo-China in the period 1945-1954 In 1943 President Roosevelt suggested that Indochina come under the control of four powers after the war, proposing that the eventual independence of the Indochinese might follow in twenty to thirty years time. No one knew whether the policy would require American troops, but America was firm on the fact that independence could not be taken by the Vietnamese, but would be granted to the Vietnamese by the Great Powers at their convenience. At the Yalta conference Roosevelt repeated his desire for a trusteeship but during March 1945 he considered the possibility of French restoration in return for their promise that ...
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Louis Xiv - 527 words
16381715, king of France (16431715), son and successor of King Louis XIII. After his fathers death his mother, Anne of Austria, was regent for Louis, but the real power was wielded by Annes adviser, Cardinal Mazarin. Louis did not take over the government until Mazarins death (1661). By then France was economically exhausted by the Thirty Years War, by the Fronde, and by fiscal abuses. But the centralizing policies of Richelieu and Mazarin had prepared the ground for Louis, under whom absolute monarchy, based on the theory of divine right, reached its height. Louiss reign can be characterized by the remark attributed to him, Ltat, cest moi [I am the state]. Louis continued the nobilitys exem ...
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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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Quentin Tarantino Biography - 975 words
Mini biography In January of 1991 a film titled Reservoir Dogs (1992) hit the Sundance Film festival. The writer - director was a first timer by the name of Quentin Tarantino. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the England, UK and the cult film circuit. Three years later he followed up 'Dogs' with the film Pulp Fiction (1994). 'Pulp' premiered at the Cannes film festival, where it won the coveted 'Palme D'Or' the virtual equal of the Picture at the Academy Awards. At the '93 Academy Awards, 'Pulp' was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, in addition Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, among others. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came aw ...
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Biography Of Vincent Van Gogh - 1,304 words
I'm not going to include a full biography of Vincent van Gogh since such information is easily enough obtained from the more traditional media (do people still visit libraries and book shops these days?). As I mention on my References page, David Sweetman's Van Gogh: His Life and Art is an excellent biography and I would definitely recommend it. In addition, the chronology I include below gives a reasonable overview of the important events in the course of Vincent's life. For my own Van Gogh site, I'd instead like to take a more personal approach (as I certainly do on my own Personal View page) and focus on a few details throughout the course of Vincent's life which, for me, have some intere ...
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Joan Of Ark - 915 words
There are people in history that become an inspiration to people in later years. These people do only what they think and feel is the right thing to do. Many years later they are recognized for their achievements and honored for them. Joan of Arc is one particular woman who had a great impact on the history of France. She helped to lead them to victory over the English during the Hundred Years War. Her motivation and determination gave the French army a new cause to fight. Her perseverance to be allowed to fight for what she believed in inspired them and many others to a great extent. Joan was born in 1412 to a peasant family. At birth she was given the name Jeanne dArc. Joan was brought up ...
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Around The World In 80 Days - 1,301 words
In the book Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg, a very generous man from London, all of a sudden replies that he can travel around the world in eighty days. The men around him think he is crazy and offer to make a wager. He goes around the table betting every man. They figure he would leave in a few days to plan but he ends up leaving the same night. Along with Phileas goes his assistant Passepartout. Passepartout was a real ladies-man. He had to go to England in a basket hiding from the women. Right after they leave for their journey the Bank of England gets 50 thousand pounds stolen from it. Everyone believes it is Phileas and Passepartout. However, the ones who think it wasnt t ...
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Europe - 4,509 words
... and she said that she was 17 (she looked over 20). She told us that she'd been born in Czech, but had gone to New York when she was 14 to model in Miami. Later that day, we saw Dara and Kristi off. They were taking a train to Munich. We me two other girls back at the hostel, and asked them if they wanted to do something with us that evening. They said yes, but they were going to the opera (!). We decided to meet them at the clock. Liam and I wandered around for a bit. We heard a wonderful string quartet playing. When we saw them, we realized that they were the Czech guys we'd met at the pub the night before! When the finished the piece they were playing, we went over and said hello. The ...
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What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad - 3,214 words
... would undoubtedly be the Arabs. Abraham had two wives, Sarah and Hagar. Hagar bore Abraham a son, his first born, '..and Abraham called his son's name, which Hagar bare Ishmael.' (Genesis 16:15). 'And Abraham took Ishmael his son..' (Genesis 17:23). 'And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.' (Genesis 17:25). Up to the age of thirteen Ishmael was the only son of Abraham, then God grants him another son through Sarah, named Isaac, who was very much the junior to his brother Ishmael. If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the bretheren of the children of ...
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Ivan The Terrible - 1,379 words
I'm doing my report on Ivan the Terrible. Ivan Vasiljevich the Terrible was born in 1530 and died in 1584. He was the son of the Grand Duke Vasili III. His mother Helena Glinsky was the daughter of a Luthuanian refugee who had found asylum in Russia. She was young, vivacious, intelligent, and beautiful. Vasili had married her after he tried to have an heir for 20 years with his first wife Salome. Vasili was in his 50's, and Helena was 20 when Ivan was born. Ivan had another brother Yuri born 18 months later. The day of Ivans birth, August 25, 1530, was a joyful one. The Grand Duke ordered prison doors opened and chains of thousands of prisoners were removed and the prisoners freed. Nobles wh ...
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Multicultural Education Means Mediocre Education - 1,169 words
Let me begin this essay by stating that I am a retired English teacher of 34 years experience and believe that I have treated all of my students fairly and equitably. Three times I had been named into Whos Who Among American Teachers and two of those nominations have been by minority students, one black and one Hispanic. Those students realized that my classroom standards were just as tough on them as they were on the majority Caucasian students and that I gave them no favoritism, slack or handicap for their minority-status ethnicity. I had always refused to dumb down my curriculum (Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature, Writing Skills) to accommodate students that lacked motivation, desire, curio ...
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