Colonialism - 1,934 words
Colonialism has often spread to areas where it is economically valuable for the colonizer to develop. South America was one of these places. First came the Spanish for gold, then for rubber. As colonization took place two cultures met, thinking they were opposites, but in reality they were very much connected to one another, their histories were now tied together. In considering the question of how Indians have developed their healing practices and spiritual beliefs as a reaction to colonization, there are a number of areas we must explore. First, we will discuss how Indian and white cultures have integrated one another to the point where certain beliefs coexist or blend together. Secondly, ...
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City - 1,332 words
Cities exist for many reasons and the diversity of urban form and function can be traced to the complex roles that cities perform. Cities serve as centers of storage, commerce, and industry. The agricultural surplus from the surrounding country hinterland is processed and distributed within the city. Urban areas have also developed around marketplaces, where imported goods from distant places could be exchanged for the local products. Throughout history, cities have been founded at the intersections of transportation routes, or at points where market goods must shift from one mode of transportation to another such as river or ocean ports as well as railways. Cities are also sites of enormous ...
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Computer Based Training Business Interchange - 4,693 words
... but over the Internet, the connection speeds and download times are often much slower than CD-ROMs. More and more, CD-ROM and the Web are being seen not as two different methods, but as two parts of the same method - content delivery. CD-ROM is useful for intensive media and the Web is useful for information distribution. Combine the two and you have a real solution. Do I need a learning assistant or facilitator like Microsoft's Online Learning Institute (MOLI) has as a part of the learning process? An assistant or facilitator available online can be helpful but your training can be designed without them. An assistant on line can help handle customer service issues or technical problems ...
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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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William Livingston - 1,417 words
We would speak first of the Puritans, the most remarkable body of men, perhaps, which the world has ever produced. The odious and ridiculous parts of their character lie on the surface. He that runs may read them; nor have there been wanting attentive and malicious observers to point them out. For many years after the Restoration, they were the theme of unmeasured invective and derision. They were exposed to the utmost licentiousness of the press and of the stage, at the time when the press and the stage were most licentious. They were not men of letters; they were, as a body, unpopular; they could not defend themselves; and the public would not take them under its protection. They were ther ...
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Atlantis Fact Or Fiction - 1,005 words
... , the Atlanteans attempted to leave the continent in order to teach other civilizations what they had learned and about their culture (Starbuck). Arysio Nunes dos Santos has a different theory than the others. Santos places the continent of Atlantis in the Indies, India and Indonesia. So far this is the only place where there have been virtually no sightings of Atlantis. He believes that the remains of Atlantis lie at the bottom of the of the South China Sea. He also agrees with Plato on how Atlantis was destroyed and also when Atlantis was destroyed. With the location that Santos places this continent, it could explain why so many civilizations have made references to this mysterious is ...
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Landfill - 1,537 words
What is the largest construction you can think of? Does a landfill come to your mind? Probably not. One of the largest buildings on the face of the earth is the Pyramid of the sun, constructed in Mexico and covers approximately thirty million cubic feet of space. Now if you think that is big just imagine an even larger structure: a landfill that occupies over seventy million cubic feet of biosphere, we are talking about the Durham Road landfill, outside San Francisco. It is a sad monument, indeed, to the excesses of modern society [Gore 151]. One might assume such a monstrous mound of garbage is the largest thing ever produced by human hands. Unhappily, this is not the case. The Fresh Kills ...
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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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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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Climatic Change - 4,160 words
This paper looks at the controversial issue of climatic change. In particular, it develops the question of if and why earths climate is changing? The roles of man, naturally occurring trends, and earths cycles are considered, and an outlook for what can be expected in the near and distant future is given. The uneasiness of modern man arises from a rupture between himself and nature that leaves him homeless within the universe... Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earths ecosystems. Ho ...
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The Calendar - 1,758 words
Kara Byers 1CH tutor: Dr. Gerard McCartan It took several thousand years to establish a satisfactory calendar. Even in this century not all the countries in Europe kept the same calendar. Why was it so difficult? Do we really need an accurate means of recording civil time? Astronomy originated earlier in human history than the other natural sciences. In the earliest civilisations, the divine or occult was used to explain the movement of the stars and the Sun: the Aztecs, for example, believed that the Sun had to be nourished with a sacrifice of blood and a beating human heart, or else it would vanish. In those dark days there was no conflict between science and religion: a priest, magician o ...
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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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Niton - 2,193 words
... odeling: Conceptual Background and Old World Case Studies. Man and the Biosphere Series, Volume 20. Paris, France: Parthenon Publishing. Hall, P. and K.S. Bawa. 1993. Methods to assess the impact of extraction of non-timber tropical forest products on plant populations. Economic Botany 47: 234-247. Hamrick, J.L. and J.D. Nason. In press. Gene flow in forest trees. In T.J.B. Boyle, A. Young, and D. Boshier (Eds.). Forest Conservation Genetics: Priciples and Practice. Australia: CIFOR and CSIRO. Hamrick, J. L. and J.D. Nason. 1996. Consequences of dispersal in plants. Pp. 203-236 in O.E.J. Rhodes, R.K. Chesser and M.H. Smith (Eds.). Population Dynamics in Ecological Space and Time. Chicago ...
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The Red Planet - 1,502 words
Named after the Roman God of war, Mars has sparked and sustained curiosity than any other planet in our solar system. Astronomers and Geologist have studied the surface of Mars dating back to 1965 when Mariner 4 swept by the planet. Photographs of the planet showed a barren surface scarred by numerous craters. It wasnt until 1976 that scientist got their first glimpse of the Martian Landscape from its surface. As we take a closer look at Mars we may find many similarities as well as differences compared to our planet earth. Mars may be considered one of the smallest terrestrial planets, but it has some of the largest volcanic and tectonic features in the solar system. The largest volcano on ...
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Global Markets - 1,358 words
Building a sustainable competitive advantage is widely viewed as a key factor underlying an effective marketing strategy (Day 1990; Porter 1980). Yet despite the growing importance of international markets and the increasing number of firms expanding internationally, most discussion has been confined to the domestic market. In international markets, interest has primarily been focused on the extent to which domestic market conditions provide industries with an advantage in competing in international markets (Porter 1990), as well as on industry drivers of globalization (Yip 1995). Relatively little attention has been centered on how an individual firm can or should craft a sustainable compet ...
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New Technology In Television - 1,252 words
The future of home television is at a crossroads with new technologies available in every direction. Will recordable DVD replace the home VCR? Will HDTV succeed with consumers? Will our old set be rendered obselete? What is affecting the mass rollout of these new technologies? The DVD story is a classic computer technology tale. All the key elements are there: vaporware, standards wars, compatibility problems, extremely high initial prices, and confusion at every turn. Even the technology's name stirs minor debate. Some claim it stands for Digital Versatile Disc, others say it means Digital Video Disc, and still others claim it's not an acronym at all. In essence, DVD is simply the next evol ...
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Alien - 4,008 words
Does life outside earth exist? Are UFO's really from outer space? Many people in the world today do believe in UFO's. "About half of the adult population do believe that UFOs are out there in space"(Ritchie 22). There are basically two sides to the matter. The first is that UFOs are hoaxes and don't exist at all, and the other is that they do exist and come from somewhere in outer space. Government cover-ups have been used to keep the secrets of UFOs under wraps throughout history, but despite all the unexplained sightings and stories evidence continues to indicate that these mysterious vehicles do, in fact, exist. What are UFOs? A UFO is an unidentified light or object in the air that has n ...
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Alien - 4,073 words
... most no limits, although his theology seems to. I do not think it idle to speculate that the recent "Death-of-God" theology may have forced modern man to look elsewhere, especially to the heavens, for a new God. That we should externalize a quality so deeply rooted in man's nature is not at all surprising and one need not accept Marshall McLuhan's ingenious speculations to see that quite logically man uses his interior world with its enormous powers to try and locate what he has often believed to be omnipresent, yet somehow external. "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere" is a doctrine that originated with St. Augustine in the third century A.D. More recen ...
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Desert Tortoises - 1,127 words
Vulnerable to the harsh desert conditions, the desert tortoise spends almost all of its time waiting out extreme temperatures in its underground burrow. There, this armored, terrestrial turtle conserves its energy and stays relatively cool during summer months, and relatively warm during winter months. This turtle, Californias official state reptile, carries a high-domed tan to dark brown carapace (shell), which protects them from most predators. Yet even those shells are unable to shield the desert tortoise from such threats as the golden eagle and the automobile. Desert tortoises commonly dig their burrows in dry, gravelly soil beneath creosote bushes, large shrubs, or beside washes in the ...
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Peace In The City Of God - 1,544 words
In the City of God, Saint Augustine wants to defend the Church from the allegations that the Romans have against it. Is Christianity dangerous? The Romans seem to think that they undetermined the peace of their society. The barbarians spared Rome for everything that was happening with the coming of Christ. All the awful things that were happening to Rome with the war were intended to happen because God wanted them to learn a lesson and to be better persons. Everything that happened during that time was attributable to the influence of the Christian church. The tragedies that occurred in Rome were only attributed to the influence of the Christian Church and the existence of Christ, although t ...
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