Jurassic Park - 698 words
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton is an incredible book, which describes genetic engineering and the creation of an extinct species. Michael Crichton uses marvelous detail throughout the book. As great as the book is, it is not that appropriate for children who are 15 and under because of the gore, description, violence, and obscenities through out the story. Jurassic Park is a great book. Michael Crichton uses such descriptive detail, that you could picture everything that is going on like you are watching a movie. There is not one moment of boredom in the book. Every second something new is happening or another problem in the park occurs. These things make the book very hard to put down. ...
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Jurassic Park By Michael Crichton - 1,143 words
Jurassic Park, a novel by Michael Crichton is an intellectual mind thriller. This science fiction ride is full of tension and intellect. The story is about a man filled with greed and his experimental use of genetics to create extinct life forms namely, dinosaurs. The profound themes and exhilarating plot line give society a new outlook on life and technology. The plot of Jurassic Park is both complex and provocative. Early in the novel we are told about several "reptile" attacks in the country of Costa Rica. John Hammond, an aged, wealthy, eccentric scientist and owner of the bio-genetics company Ingen, attempts to build the extreme of all theme parks. He creates his own island on the top o ...
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Jurassic Park Summary Report - 672 words
Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton is a thrilling, science fiction novel. It tells the story about the cloning of dinosaurs, which are to be controlled in a theme park, however one mans greed, drove the park into devastation and destruction. I consider the plot to be complex. The novel is based upon a theme park featuring dinosaurs, which are created from prehistoric DNA. The novel begins with bizarre attacks from bird like creatures. John Hammond a wealthy, elderly man establishes this park. However, before the park is to be opened, Hammond invites three scientists to come visit the island to approve of it. They are Alan Grant a Paleontologist, Ellie Sattler a Poleobotanist, and Ian Malcolm ...
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Trench Coat Mafia - 715 words
"Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you A lot of people are trying to figure out why the two kids in Colorado went on a shooting spree. Many people are focusing on violence, guns, computer games, movies, television, and the free flow of information on the internet. These kids wouldn't have done what they did without a motivation. Their Here are my opinions on some of the things people are focusing on in the discussion this event has brought As Americans it is totally hypocritical for us to say that violence is bad. Every tax paying American supports violence and pays for it. In fact, we support an American foreign policy w ...
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Movie Review Twister Blows Away Reality - 1,205 words
Movie Review: Twister blows away reality A storm chaser's dream come true is to get close enough to a mile-wide tornado to shoot unique video of nature's extreme fury. Maybe even take some close-up measurements of the storm's surroundings, if the situation warrants. But never will a chase team be caught racing into the middle of a cornfield toward the heart of a whirling funnel, no matter what the prize. Yet that's exactly what Twister actors Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt do as "professional" storm chasers in the debut movie of the 1996 summer season. In reality, storm chasers consider dirt roads, let alone fields of dirt, to be death traps as heavy rain can instantly turn them into axle-deep m ...
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Computerbased Training - 647 words
Computer-based training (CBT) instruction is a very diverse and rapidly expanding spectrum of computer technologies that can assist anyone from a child to a doctor in teaching and learning a particular skill or process. This paper will describe the types of CBT and the disadvantages and advantages of using CBT. Examples of CBT applications include guided drill and practice exercises on learning a science such as physics or mathematics; the computerized visualization of complex objects such as the human body or the inner workings of an rocket engine, and the interactive communication between students and teachers in learning a foreign language. Computers over the past five years have changed ...
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Steven Spielberg - 1,637 words
In today's society, there are many people that have made many contributions to the world. The person I feel who has a major impact on today's society is Steven Speilberg. I chose him because he is a famous Jewish American film director and because I am related to him. I am a Jewish, white male who was born and raised in America. My family's heritage originates from all over Europe. They moved to America during the early 1900's. My great-grandparents were the first to come to America. They started a family in the Bronx. My parents were the first to move out of the Bronx and bought a house in Orange County. And, I have been living there all my life. The Jewish people's homeland is Israel. They ...
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View Of Teen Suicide - 307 words
For some teenagers, divorce, the formation of a new family with stepparents and stepsiblings, or moving to a new community can be very unsettling and can intensify self-doubts. In some cases, suicide appears to be a "solution." For example love, like in Romeo and Juliet. Two characters, so madly in love that when their parents wouldn't bless their relationship that they took their own lives. For suicide to look like the perfect solution there would have to be something really wrong with the equation (like a childs' conditioning/upbringing). Not that I'm putting all the blame on parents, because they can only do so much. There are other factors for which a weak minded child may look to suicid ...
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Fossils - 1,296 words
On Saturday 12th 2000, my family and I went on a float trip on the Huzzah River in Steelville, Missouri. The Huzzah River and its surroundings were a perfect location for me to look for my fossil. Since the water level was shallow, that enabled me to look to the river bottom. Almost immediately after I began my search near the edge of the river, I spotted a rock that appeared to have some sort of shell embedded in it. I decided this would be a good specimen for me to try to examine and identify. After returning from our float trip on Sunday, I spent some time trying to locate and identify the rock I had found in the books I had checked out of the library. After some searching through the boo ...
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Chasmosaurus - 1,188 words
Long before there were any people, millions of years ago, dinosaurs ruled the world. This was known as the Mesozoic Era, the "Age of Reptiles." Three different periods made up the Age of Reptiles, Triassic, Jurassic, and the Cretaceous Period. Out of these three periods, it is my opinion that the Cretaceous was the most magnificent time of the dinosaurs. The divide of the supercontinent Pangaea into separate continents was underway. The disjointing of Laurasia and Gondwana was concluded. In the first half of the Cretaceous, temperatures were warm, seasonality was low, and global sea levels were high, meaning there was no polar ice. At the end of the Cretaceous, there were severe climate chan ...
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Hannibal - 685 words
North American moviegoers were hungry for Hannibal the Cannibal at the weekend. "Hannibal," a thriller starring Sir Anthony Hopkins in a long-awaited follow-up to the 1991 hit "The Silence of the Lambs," grossed a record-breaking $58 million in its first three days of release in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday. If the numbers hold when final data are issued on Monday, "Hannibal" will replace 2000's "Mission: Impossible II" ($57.9 million) as the third-highest bow in movie history, after 1997's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" ($72 million) and 1999's "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" ($64.8 million). It also set new records for a non-s ...
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... daries. An example of the most well known and studied fault is the San Andreas Fault located of the coast of California. The origin of volcanoes: Hot spots, can be found on plate boundaries or inside the plates. The hot spot is a place deep inside the Earth that begins to form molten lava from extreme heat conditions. It will quickly rise up, pushing and melting its way to the surface resulting in a volcano. Because of the constant moving of the plates, the volcano will be carried away from the hot spot and become dormant. This process will repeat itself, forming a never-ending row of volcanoes. The crust, being the absolute outer layer of the Earth is made up of the every day surface ro ...
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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - 724 words
The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers....Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw either, and two dozen amyls. They wer ...
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The Time Machine - 1,329 words
As fabled as fairies and dryads, only slightly more scientific, the imaginary device referred to as the time machine has gained many prospective engineers over the years. Young boys ponder thoughts of returning to Jurassic times in a time machine of their own, while little girls dream of princesses in castles. Even as we grow older, we fancy that such an appliance might help us revoke that angry diatribe towards our boss, or take us back to yesterday when we bought that lotto ticket. Certainly, the contraption has procured a wonderful spot on our list of Things I Wish Bill Gates Would Hurry Up And Design. But who exactly was it that first conjured up such an idea? Most definitely not Bill Ga ...
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Stuck In Time - 873 words
It's 2139 and Charles Stimatra, head of the ITEDRC (International Time Exploration and Defense Research Company), has figured out a formula and machine enabling one person at a time to be transported to another time. The glitch he is working on is the person can only be estimated where he will be when he gets transported. The closest they can get is three kilometers within the configured destination. Seven out of twenty three men have been lost and killed because one ended up inside a rock, another 300 feet in the air and the last got stuck in another person causing a time malfunction and creating an explosive object. The others whereabouts are unknown. The other men went back again and trie ...
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Cloning - 1,103 words
Someone once said that if you give someone an inch they would take a foot. Biotechnologist would like to receive an inch of allowance from the government to start the cloning process here in the United States. The fear, however, that cloning may become too advanced is a relevant response. Cloning is the copying of genes, or DNA, of one organism to be used in the creation of an identical one. It is similar to genetic engineering, which is the manipulation of the genes. HOW IS CLONING DONE Cloning is said to be used for many positive reasons, but the fact remains that it has an equal, if not greater amount of negative side effects. Cloning is a field of science that is being taken too far and ...
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Are The Threatened And Extinction Of Frogs An Indicator Of A Declining Planet? - 1,013 words
Outline I. Introduction Thesis Statement: Is the amphibian disappearances or deformities an early warning of serious environmental problems? II. Origins a. Early b. Evidence III. Habitat a. Ecosystem IV. Indicator a. Detection V. Disappearance a. Arizona VI. Why? a. Diseases b. Pollution VII. Frogs a. Endangered b. Threatened VIII. Conclusion Disappearance of Frogs Amphibian populations are declining or are disappearing around the world. Scientists are impetuously searching for clues as to why there is a decline in our frog species. In existence for over 350 million years, frogs have survived through the age of the dinosaurs and through the mass extinction of those dinosaurs. Why now, are th ...
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The Origins Of Hip-hop And Rap - 1,013 words
... n to the frightening demeanor of gangster rap. Although their lyrics seemed excessive and overly abrasive, N.W.A. provided America with a picture of the destitute conditions of the urban ghettos, and the dangerous lifestyle that many of the African American youth fell victim to as a result of their dire circumstances. In 1991, N.W.A. released their sophomore album Niggaz4Life, which sold 945,000 copies in its first few weeks of release, and reached the number one position on the Billboard charts (Unofficial Timeline). This event signaled raps pinnacle for the rest of the 90s, rap became the highest selling musical genre (Unofficial Timeline). Additionally, it was evident that hip-hop cu ...
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First Person Perspective Biography Of Steven Spielberg - 580 words
I'm Steven Spielberg and I was born in Cincinnati on December 18, 1947, but I was mainly raised in New Jersey and Arizona. When I was 12 years old I used my dads 8mm camcorder and made a movie. I continued to make films with the camcorder for five more years until I went on a trip to Universal Studios. I was 17 years old and I broke away from the main tourist group to see the sound stages. I bumped into the head of Universal's editorial department, Chuck Silvers. We talked for about an hour and he wanted to see some of my 8mm films. When I showed them to him he said they were good but he could only wish me luck. So the next day I put on a suit and borrowed my fathers suitcase and walked in t ...
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Jarassic Park: The Dinosaurs Were Not To Blame For The Destruction Of - 1,115 words
Park 'Nature won't be stopped .......or blamed for what happens'(Ian Malcolm , Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton). Jurassic Park mystifies its critique even as it makes it; or rather, to be more precise, it offers us contradictory messages about whom to blame for what goes wrong. Science finally takes the blame. Near the end of the book, while the humans are fighting off the velociraptors, Malcolm (the mathematician) delivers a long and didactic speech about how science is to blame for messing up the world because it has no morality; science tells us how to do things, not what things are worth doing and why. Malcolm talks about how the inventions of science, like Jurassic Park, are fated to ...
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