History Of The Trans-siberian Railroad - 382 words
Trans-Siberian Railroad, the greater part of the rail route from Moscow through the Siberian steppes to the pacific port of Vladivostok. Its serious planning began in the 1890s, motivated partly by military ambitions, but chiefly by eagerness to colonize the then virgin but cultivable lands in the east, which would relieve rural overpopulation in European Russia, and to tap their mineral resources. The driving force in the decision to build was Tsar Alexander HI. By 1890 the railway had reached some 2,000 km eastwards from Moscow to Chelyabinsk. In 1891-1892 Trans-Siberian construction started here and at the Vladivostok end of the track, which was finished throughout by the end of 1904. Con ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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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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Michelengelo - 1,867 words
The Italian Michelangelo Buonarotti, almost certainly the most famous artist produced by Western civilization and arguably the greatest, is universally viewed as the supreme Renaissance artist (see Renaissance art and architecture). He created monumental works of painting, sculpture, and architecture and left an additional legacy of numerous letters and poems. Through this vast and multifaceted body of artistic achievement, Michelangelo made an indelible imprint on the Western imagination. A member of an old and distinguished Florentine family, Michelangelo was born near Arezzo, Italy, on Mar. 6, 1475, and he died on Feb. 18, 1564, in Rome--a record of longevity that was as unusual as his pr ...
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Sabre - 2,120 words
Sabre is a complex company that is difficult to fit into a specific industry. Although they were once a division of American Airlines, and remain closely tied to the airline industry, they are not direct competitors of other airline companies. Sabre has several business lines, therefore determining true competitors change with each business unit. Because the core competency is its computer reservation system, the competitive focus will be on other computer reservation system's companies. Currently Sabre is the market leader. Amadeus Global Travel Distribution, Galileo International, and Worldspan GDS are the other leaders in the CRS industry. Amadeus is a GDS and technology provider base out ...
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Marketing Plan - 1,625 words
Marketing plan for ice dreams, an icecream shop Ice Dreams will sell shave ice as its primary product in addition to soft drinks and frosty Latin drinks called licuados. Shave ice is the hottest new dessert since frozen yogurt! Shave ice is heating up rapidly and shows no sign of cooling (Crystal Fresh, Inc., 1995). Shave ice has been around for many years, beginning in Asia, then becoming popular in Hawaii. People would shave ice by hand, creating a cold, flaky snow. Then they'd top it with fruit juices to create a refreshing treat. Something this good couldn't remain a secret. In recent years, the taste for shave ice has spread all over the world. Shave ice is much different than a sno-con ...
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Monetary Policy And The Economy - 1,967 words
Using the tools of monetary policy, the Federal Reserve can affect the volume of money and credit and their priceinterest rates. In this way, it influences employment, output, and the general level of prices. THE FEDERAL RESERVE ACT LAYS OUT the goals of monetary policy. It specifies that, in conducting monetary policy, the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee should seek to promote effectively the goals of maximum employment, stable prices, and moderate long-term interest rates. Many analysts believe that the central bank should focus primarily on achieving price stability. A stable level of prices appears to be the condition most conducive to maximum sustained outpu ...
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Ational Trade - 1,387 words
Subject #2: Does the Leontief paradox invalidate the Heckscher-Ohlin model of trade? Why and how countries trade has always been a difficult and capital question for economists. The Ricardian model explained trade patterns through differences in labour productivity, however international trade can only partially be explained this way. It has also been wildly believed that resource allocation also plays a vital role in how nations trade, Heckscher-Ohlin (H-O), two Swedish economists, were the first to integrate resource allocation in an economic model of trade now referred to as the Heckscher-Ohlin model of trade. This theory was generally accepted when it was published. However Leontief publ ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,053 words
... ating such authentic simulations appears to limit its capacity to accommodate this. Even more ill-structured academic areas such as History and Philosophy require a level of context, even if that context is the academic one requiring the implementation of a culturally specific methodology and use of language. It is here, perhaps, that a Social Constructivist approach may be particularly useful. It could be argued that the use of the Web is best suited to that of a communications medium for collaborative approaches to learning rather than as a "24 hour a day glorified whiteboard" (Archee & Duin, 1995). Such a use would involve a high level of social rather than physical interaction; an as ...
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Computer Based Training Business Interchange - 4,593 words
Computer-based training (CBT) is an all-encompassing term used to describe any computer-delivered training including CD-ROM and the World Wide Web. CBT courseware curriculum development involves the use of integrated multimedia training tools that have taken the lead in developing training courseware. We have always had workplace learning systems. People best learn many tasks and skills at the workplace or very close to the workplace. There is also plenty of evidence to suggest that if people learn a task or a skill at their workplace, they are more likely to transfer that skill to actual work performance. The interfacing between workplace learning systems and corporate learning systems is a ...
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The Divine Comedy Essay - 1,274 words
The Divine Comedy Essay Dante Alighieris, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, was written during a very uncertain time of his life. He is middle aged and exiled from his beloved city of Florence. Dante is economically and politically ruined (Cervigni and Vasta 6). He reflects on the past and is repulsed by its significance. The consumption of his guilt, depression, and anger was the impetus for writing this book. In the first paragraph in Canto I, Midway in the journey of out life I found myself in a dark wood, for the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard it is to tell what that wood was, wild, rugged, harsh; the very thought of it renews the fear! It is so bitter that death is hardly more so. But, t ...
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Auroras - 887 words
In certain polar regions of the earth, a rare and fascinating phenomenon occurs in the dark season of winter. This phenomenon is called the Northern Lights, or auroras. In areas where auroras can be seen, the sun shines brightly for six months and then disappears for the next six. The sun follows a straight path across the sky, rising in the north and setting in the south. This is because of the latitude of these regions. Unlike other regions of earth, the polar regions either completely face the sun or don't face it at all. During the first six months of the long, endless nights of dark winter, auroras are frequently seen, almost every night, in fact. During the rest of the year, the summer ...
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The Traveler - 616 words
Homosexuality has always and everywhere existed. Nazis considered homosexuality as a tendency that could not be changed. It was assumed that a homosexual orientation could not be eliminated, that only its exhibitions could be blocked. The Nazi system was concerned with deviations from the norm, not only in religion and ethnicity, but also sexuality, and attitudes toward it. As part of the Nazis' attempt to purify German society and create an "Aryan master race," they condemned homosexuals as socially eccentric. Antal Szerb took a big risk writing such a controversial novel. The Traveler contains many sexual elements which can clearly be seen why it aggravated the Nazis into executing him. In ...
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Gather Ye Rosebuds - 1,176 words
It is a blessing to those who live today that over the years men and women have written poetry. In some poetry have been words reminding those who read it of the wonderful world in which they breathe and the necessity to live life. One of the writers of such poetry was Robert Herrick. Herrick used a lyrical style, unappreciated in his day, to write poetry that captured the very essence of carpe diem-to seize the day. Many of his poems were published in a volume entitled Hesperides. The most famous of those poems, is To the Virgins, to make much of Time. By examining the work of Herrick-To the Virgins in particular, his life, and the times he lived in its possible to gain a greater appreciati ...
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Oedipus Is Innocent - 1,432 words
Because Oedipus knows nothing about the past of Thebes, he is not an assassin. Oedipus committed murder but unknowingly of who King Laius was. Oedipus honor was his claim against the murder. Had it been the other way around and Oedipus had lost the battle, King Laius alibi would have also been for reasons of honor: for reasons of royalty. Oedipus was royalty and knew it as well did King Laius. The main idea behind Oedipus innocence is this royalty. Regardless of either of their class standings a fight occurred and the one to start had been King Laius men, or group, the fact that they lost is not the fault of Oedipus. In other words, King Laius and his men wanted to discipline Oedipus for not ...
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Marriages Canterbury Tales - 1,837 words
Throughout Chaucers Canterbury Tales, the marriages in the stories are as different and as intertwined as the pilgrims themselves who told of these tales. The diversity amongst the marriages was well illustrated by the following tales, The Wife of Bath, Alisouns departure from the standard beliefs, whose principle was that the wife should rule the husband for a happy marriage. The Clerk, Walter, showed the accepted and traditional view of the husband as the master over the wife. The Merchant as depicted by January showed personal bitterness towards women and in the Franklins Tale, Arveragus and Dorigen idealized mutual love and honor between husband and wife. The Wife of Bath. Of husbands at ...
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Fate And Free Will In The Odyssey - 1,354 words
When we look at Greek Mythology we often run into the gods of that era. Sometimes they are merely backdrops to the human element of the story but in stories such as The Odyssey the gods play a prominent if not vital role to the central themes of the story. Fate has a place in the Greek world but its place is not the same as it is in other scenarios or worlds. It is important to understand the word before we discuss it. Fate as far as Greek mythology goes is not just fate. By most standards fate means that things occur for an unknown reason that no one has any control over. However, in the world of Greek Mythology fate does not just happen. The gods engineer fate and they interfere to make th ...
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Continental Drift And Homer - 1,530 words
... Banks, 218). Finally Bob has a chance to make a living doing what he knows, and what he loves. Since childhood, fishing has satisfied his need to be alone and in the natural world at the same time, his deep, extremely conscious need for the presence of his own thoughts coming to him in his own voice, which rarely happens in the presence of other people, his need for order and, perhaps his most tangled need, his need for competence, (Banks, 62). Bob is successful fishing, but unsuccessful as a businessman. There are not as many customers as he had expected, not as many as he needed to have any hope of buying the Belinda Blue. Like the image he had of Eddy, the reality of being a commercia ...
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Reflections On Anglosaxon Life - 544 words
The Anglo-Saxons set the foundations on which the English nation developed. In spite of continual internal warfare, they built upon those foundations and developed a high degree of civilization. In Beowulf, Burton Raffel portrays many aspects of Anglo-Saxon lifestyle, especially the importance of weaponry, women's role in society, and the significance of Christianity. There was not a single object that mattered to Anglo-Saxons more than their weapons. The Anglo-Saxons "delighted in beautiful weapons" (Crossley-Holland 19). They associated usefulness with beauty. Anglo-Saxons decorated their swords with ornamental patterning. These warlike people considered the sword to be the "king of weapon ...
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Banff Development - 1,227 words
Welcome to Banff The battle over Urban Development in Banff National Park Banff National Park is the most highly developed national park in the world. It is in complete disarray and has been overcome by development. Wildlife habitat has been destroyed by the ski hills, the Trans-Canada Highway, the CP railway, the Banff townsite and by many "wreck-reationists" that use the park as their playground. The September 16th 1997 decision by Federal Heritage Minister Sheila Copp's to deny approval of the Banff Town council's Community Plan made sure that questions over the proper extent of urban development within this national Park town to continue well into the year 2000. Banff's Community Plan to ...
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