Crop Production - 879 words
Beginning about 12,000 years ago, the human population began a trend that completely changed the way we, as a race, evolved. For the first time in history, humans pushed beyond the restraints of traditional hunting and gathering, into domestication and farming. It was a change that would not only take thousands of years to prove worthy, but also may have set us back on the evolutionary path at the time. Along the path to this point, we have been constantly changing and finding new ways to produce and maximize the yield of the crops we sow. Have these changes been successful or detrimental to us? The following will search into answering this question. Since the beginning, increased crop produ ...
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King Tuts Tomb - 1,679 words
What does the tomb of tutankhamen and its contents show about the Egyptian concern for the afterlife? Tutakhamen's tomb, and the artifacts inside are an indication of the concern the Ancient Egyptians held for the after-life of their king. In 26th Nov. 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the virtually intact tomb of a largely unknown pharaoh: Tutankhamen. This was the first, and to date the finest royal tomb found virtually intact in the history of Egyptology. It took almost a decade of meticulous and painstaking work to empty the tomb of Tutankhamen. Around 3500 individual items were recovered. When the Burial Chamber of Tutankhamen was officially opened, on 17 February 192 ...
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Tutankhamen As A Teacher - 1,650 words
What does the tomb of Tutankhamen and its contents show about the Egyptian concern for the afterlife? Tutakhamen's tomb, and the artifacts inside are an indication of the concern the Ancient Egyptians held for the after-life of their king. On the 26th of Nov. 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the virtually intact tomb of a largely unknown pharaoh, Tutankhamen. This was the first, and the finest royal tomb found in the history of Egyptology. It took almost a decade of meticulous and painstaking work to empty the tomb of Tutankhamen. Around 3500 individual items were recovered. When the Burial Chamber of Tutankhamen was officially opened, on 17 February 1923, the Antechamber ...
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1916 By Morgan Llywelyn - 894 words
Morgan Llywelyn was born in New York City; her parents were Irish and Welsh-Irish. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Ireland year round. The majority of her books cover Ireland and Irish history. Ms. Llywelyn is the only woman to have walked the entire length and width of Ireland. Ned Halloran is on the Titanic with his mother and father. They are going to his sister Kathleens wedding. Onboard the ship, Ned meets Dan Duffy, and they become friends. When the ship begins to sink, Duffy and Ned are separated. After a long while, Ned jumps overboard. He was one of 675 survivors brought to New York on the Carpathia. Meanwhile, in New York, Kathleen hears of the disaster through her fianc Alexa ...
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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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Current Problems In Antarctica - 611 words
If all the ice in Antarctica melted, it would raise the level of the world's oceans by over 200 feet (60 meters). The possibility of this happening in the near term is not seriously considered by scientists, for the Antarctic icecap is currently believed to be in equilibrium. However, meteorologists studying the ramifications of global warming and the greenhouse effect expect there to be a decrease in sea levels in the short term -- a matter of decades -- of about 2 millimeters per year. This will be due to an increase in the amount of water vapor in the air as a result of higher air temperatures and will lead to greater snow fall on the continent. Over the longer term higher global air temp ...
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Environmental Hazards - 1,289 words
Every thing present in this universe is a part of environment including ourselves. Whether they are animals , living thing, or nonliving things. All of the external factors affecting an organism. These factors may be other living organisms (biotic factors) or nonliving variables (abiotic factors), such as water, soil, climate, light, and oxygen. All interacting biotic and abiotic factors together make up an ecosystem. Organisms and their environment constantly interact, and both are changed by this interaction. Additionally, environmental factors, singly or in combination, ultimately limit the size that any population may attain. This limit, a population's carrying capacity, is usually reach ...
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An Pollutants - 524 words
Pollution in our oceans is a serious problem. According to Marie Wild in her article "Ocean Pollution", "Ocean pollution is one of the major killers of our sea animals.". Most of the waste that is dumped is plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down (Oceanic Research Foundation [ORF]). Everyday millions of animals are caught in fishing nets and six pack beer rings. It is thought that only fish are affected from getting caught in these. In reality they also kill birds, turtles, dolphins and seals. The animals are slowly strangled or suffocated by the rings as well as cans, fishing line, nets, kite strings and ropes (Wild). Or, as stated be the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the ...
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Broadleaf Cattail - 474 words
The broad-leave cattail is scientifically known as typha latifolia--typha meaning bog and latifolia meaning wide or broad leave. It is a common plant that grows in fresh marshes, ditches, ponds, or other wet and moist soil areas where high levels of organic material are present. This plant is located worldwide. The cattail is part of the cattail family typhaceae. Cattails are among the most common of all aquatic plants. They get their name from their cylindrical flower spikes that can be more than one foot long. Cattails often dominate large areas, especially where waterlevels fluctuate. The broad-leave cattail grows in sunny or partially shaded location in tropical or temperate climates loc ...
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Nike Company Profile - 1,250 words
Nike Inc. was incorporated in 1968 under the laws of the state of Oregon, USA. The general business activities can be described as follows: design, development, and global marketing of high quality footwear, equipment and accessory products. Nike is the largest seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel in the world. The Nike swoosh is one of the most recognizable business logos on earth. It is more than a symbol of great brand marketing. Nike has revolutionized the way companies approach the athletics market. The company digs into any niche related to sports, including technological breakthroughs, retailing, sports management and sports promotion. Nike deals in a very consumer orienta ...
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Human Evolution - 1,687 words
Human Evolution: the water theory. Elaine Morgan The crucial question about human evolution is why humans differ so strikingly from the African apesdespite their close genetic relationship. Most Darwinists would agree that such differences are usually attributable to differing environmental pressures; and hence that our ancestors at some stage probably occupied a significantly different habitat from the ancestor of the gorilla and the chimpanzee. For the last half-century it has been generally assumed that it was a much drier habitat. Alister Hardy's suggestion in 1960 that it might have been a much wetter one was intuitively and almost unanimously rejected. Primates were said to have an inn ...
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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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Plate Tectonics - 1,408 words
Field Guide to Geology A 6 page book report on "The Field Guide to Geology" by David Lambert. Lambert is known for his clear and unique style of cataloging information so that laymen can readily understand the subject. This book is no exception to that rule. It is a very clear and concise introduction to the world of geology, written in easy to understand language. He covers subjects such as the earth's crust, volcanoes, rocks in general, deformed and altered earth, soil, rivers that shape the land, the oceans, ice and air, and the general combined study of geology. No additional sources cited. RAgeolo.wps Influence of Geology on Human Civilization A 5 page research paper that examines how g ...
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Aborigine - 383 words
Aborigines Survival Methods Report The Australian Aborigines are hunters and gatherers. The Lardil who live on Mornington, in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Queensland, have natural resources in abundance all around them. Therefore, they are able to set up camp in different places, away from the tribe. They can easily find water and food, enabling them to hunt during the day and set up camp away from the tribe during the night and go back the next day with what they caught. Their land also provides them with a great supply of roots, berries, yams, panjas, and water lilies. Wallabies, swamp turtles, ducks, geese, lizards, and goannas are the different animals living on their land that are ...
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Invasion Of Salvina Molesta Kariba Weed - 1,074 words
The plant Salvinia molesta , generally known as Giant Salvinia or Kariba weed, is a free floating pterophyta indigenous to south-east brazil (Julien et. al 1987). Today plants and animals are shipped, sometimes accidentally, all over the globe to zoos, botanical gardens, and for commercial and agricultural purposes. A small minority of alien plants, or introduced, species become ecological as well as economic disasters. Although they may have been innocuous in their native region, these species are transformed into aggressive pests or weeds that invade and dominate their new environment (Barrett 1989) Nowhere are these biological invasions more evident than in the rivers lakes and reservoirs ...
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Invasion Of Salvina Molesta Kariba Weed - 1,047 words
... the traditional transplanted method to direct seeding method was taking place particularly at Muda rice granary area. The increased usage of fertilizers resulted in the leaching of a certain amount of nutrients into the aquatic ecosystems. A fertilizer that is generally rich in phosphate and nitrate plays an important role in triggering the tremendous growth of floating weeds (Caffrey et. al 1996). A noticeable feature of rice fields that depend heavily on the use of fertilizer is the occurrence of massive infestation of floating plants such as Salvinia (Oliver 1993). Recently outbreaks of salvinia have been observed throughout the Southern United States. (Jacono 2000). It has been found ...
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Water Pollution - 706 words
Water Pollution People keep on throwing trash and industrial wastes into our clean water. If this continues, the quality of our water will deteriorate, and without it everything dies, including us. Water pollution is destroying our world, but fortunately we can count on special treatments for this kind of problem. What is water pollution? "It is the contamination of water by foreign matter such as organisms, chemicals, and industrial or other wastes" (Encarta 96). Water has six major pollutants. These pollutants are the following: sewage and other oxygen-demanding wastes, plant nutrients, exotic organic chemicals, petroleum, radioactive substances, and sediments. Sewage and other oxygen dema ...
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Road Salt And The Environment - 1,436 words
As awareness for pollution increases, other less noticed types of pollution are recognized. Almost everyone knows about toxic waste and carbon dioxide pollution, but not many people have heard of salt pollution. Salt pollution has been on the increase since the evolution of the automobile. With more pressure on government agencies to keep the highway clear and safe, an increase in the use of salt has developed. It is important to understand why salt is used and how it work as well as the environmental effects to understand the salt pollution problem. Salt is a necessary and accepted part of the winter environment. It provides safety and mobility for motorists, commercial vehicles and emergen ...
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River Damming - 1,219 words
Water, the life blood of the planet earth. With out water, the earths high variety of life could have never been created. Ever since history has been recorded, man has constructed society around water as a resource. As technology and science increased; civilizations created new ways to store and manage water, this new knowledge came a the production of dams. Many people have already dammed a small stream using sticks and muddy the time they become adults. Humans have used dams since early civilization, because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and droughts affected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protect themselves from these effects. The basic princip ...
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Marine Biology - 555 words
I often wonder how I want to spend the rest of my life. My dream is to explore the ocean and discover the many secrets that still lie beneath the waters surface. I am approaching a time in my life when decision making will pave the way for my future. To have the best of both worlds, a rewarding career and a life revolving around aquatic life, marine biology looks very appealing to me. The study of marine biology would allow me to study and eventually have a profession in the area of marine life that interests me most. For as long as I can remember the coastal region has been very interesting to me. When I was a young boy at the age of six, I loaded up a row boat with my friend and ventured a ...
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