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Overpopulation
Overpopulation
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THE PEREGRINE FALCON
THE PEREGRINE FALCON
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The Theory Of Evolution
The Theory Of Evolution
The Theory of Evolution The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a warm warm little pond and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thoug
Samwise Gamgee
Samwise Gamgee
Samwise Gamgee What exactly is a rain forest, you say? Well, on the outside, a rain forest has a wall averaging 20 feet thick that is made of a tangle of vines that love light. This wall seals off the interior creating the illusion that the whole jungle is this thick. But if you find an animal path or stream to follow, you can slip through and enter this mysterious world. Once you're inside, you can look up and see a tree canopy that's as high as a 17 story building! And it's pretty dark too, a
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
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The Enviromnetal Degradation As A Result Of Overpopulation
The Enviromnetal Degradation As A Result Of Overpopulation
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation 1 Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down(see Figure 1). It is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impact
THe 1960s
THe 1960s
THe 1960's Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots
Volcanos
Volcanos
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Plants
Plants
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LEMURS
LEMURS
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The Digestive Systems
The Digestive Systems
The Digestive Systems The digestive systems works on nutrients taken from the environment, breaking them down into simpler products, and then absorbing the products together with water and salts so they can be used in metabolism. The individuals of all species contain many different protiens or carbohydrates in the cell walls of bacteria, chitin in the external skeletons of arthropods, and so on and foreign proteins or carbohydrates are rarely incorporated unchanged. They are usually first broke
Mammals
Mammals
Mammals There are three groups of mammals; egg-laying mammals ,pouched mammals and placental mammals. These three types of mammals are different for one main reason: reproductive methods. The egg-laying mammals lay eggs. The pouched mammals give birth to underdeveloped offspring. The offspring then spends time in the mother's pouch, and mature. The placental mammals keep their offspring inside them then give birth to a fully developed offspring. 2. The anteaters and spiny ant eaters were two sep
The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile The American crocodile is a very unique animal. It is mostly found in many parts of the United States, but this species of crocodile lives in the Florida Everglades. The America crocodile's scientific name is a very complicated and confusing name. Its scientific name is Crocodylus acutus. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS The American crocodile is a large reptile with a long, cigar-shaped body, short legs, and a powerful tail and deadly jaws. Its heart has four chambers, preventing
Insects
Insects
Insects Insects have sensors (force-sensitive organs) concentrated in areas near joints, tips of the legs, and near exoskeletal sites attached to muscle tendons. These sensors act as strain gauges to detect compression of the exoskeleton. Using this information, insects recognize environments, regulate walking movements, and astonishingly remember stepping patterns and location. Through memory experiments, scientists see that a spider memorizes its own previous walking movements to backtrack t
The Defeat Of Napoleon In Russia
The Defeat Of Napoleon In Russia
The Defeat of Napoleon in Russia The Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleon's Grande Armee, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The result of the campaign was a surprise. Two authors, General carl von Clausewitz and Brett James, show similarities
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence once something that people thought could only come out of science fiction novels and movies. But today that could all change because of a robot called Cog. Cog is an artificial intelligence that it?s creators have given a body. He is the future of AI and a new beginning for the field. His creator , Rogney Brooks, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, thought of creating cog, from inspiration from an artificial intelligence tha
LORD OF THE FLIES VOCABULARY
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RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
RAINFOREST DESTRUCTION
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The Ecology Of A Rain Forest
The Ecology Of A Rain Forest
The Ecology of a Rain Forest In 1980, the estimated amount of rain forests in the world was 40,000 square miles. This number decreases each year by roughly 1,000 square miles due to construction and the resources being used for profit. It is too bad, because the rain forest is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is the most diverse, containing the most species of living things, much more than anywhere else, and most have yet to be identified. All rain forests are located on earth's gr
The Spectacled Bear
The Spectacled Bear
The Spectacled Bear The Spectacled Bear, or Tremarctos Ornatus, is an endangered species. This rare bear can only be found in a few elusive spots in the world. Many endangered species all over the world don?t deserve the respect and care that they need. That is why many endangered species often become extinct or remain on the endangered species list for the remainder of their survival on Earth. Today, as more species become endangered, more people become involved in their care. Many things are b
Dinosaurian Synapomorphies Found In Archaeopteryx
Dinosaurian Synapomorphies Found In Archaeopteryx
Dinosaurian Synapomorphies Found In Archaeopteryx ------------------------------------------------------------------------ As promised, here are the derived characters with which Gauthier (in his 1986 paper) unites Archaeopteryx with modern birds, outside of all other theropods (with Gauthier's original clarifiers in parens) [and with my editorial comments in brackets]: Premaxillae elongate, narrow, and more pointed anteriorly, with longer nasal processes [similar condition in bullatosaurs, and
Aquarium
Aquarium
Aquarium Organism 1,2,3,6,7,8,9 and 10 are from the phylum Chordata. All Chordates shared four major characteristics; a notochord, which provides a skeletal support, a dorsal hollow nerve cord, which develop into the central nerve system, pharyngeal slits, which are openings in the pharynx that develop into gills, and a post-anal tail. Organism 2,7 and 8 are the phylum Mollusca. The animals in this category share many characteristics which are bilateral symmetry,two cell layers, tissues and orga
Type of Ecosystem: Aquatic and Terrestrial Nature Area
Type of Ecosystem: Aquatic and Terrestrial Nature Area
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Does it matter if some animal and plant species die out?
Does it matter if some animal and plant species die out?
Does it matter if some animal and plant species die out? Let us approach this question by asking, first, the more dramatic question: Does it matter if all animal and plant species die out? In other words, would the end of the world be important? You might think that, if anything is important, the end of the world is important. But that is not so obvious. Some philosophers raise the question of whether death matters. The challenge is to show how death can matter to the person who is dead. After a
Big Story
Big Story
Connor Johnson Mr. Pollard Creative Writing P. 6 12/3/15 Wind whistled softly through the trees of the Renruin forest. Their long leaf fronds and sacks of unusual orange and green fruits susurrating in lazily created a quiet hum that some might find annoying. A gust of wind from the east sent a cluster of leaves shooting upward and like dancing girls spiraled back down to earth landing on the bare foot of a tall slender woman. As the light of the sun fighting its way through the tree leaves, She
Tabitha Norton
Tabitha Norton
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Desiderata: World Unity !
Desiderata: World Unity !
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UFOs
UFOs
UFOs UFOs: ?What are they?? In the past fifty years, UFO sightings have shot up in numbers. Now that there are enough witnesses, we can try to find out what or who these UFOs really are. When asked about the incidents, the government would make something up for an explanation instead of telling the truth. It?s up to people like you and me to find out what really happened. The number of sightings of UFOs in the United States alone is phenomenal. Even though it has been determined that many photog
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supernatural, her life in New Orleans, and her daughter?s death, Anne Rice exhibits powerful and dark emotions in her writings. Anne Rice?s family life was not always a happy one. Her family was one of the lower middle class, struggling to make it. Katherine, her mother, became stressed over keeping a household and took to drinking. (Ramsland, 41) Anne?s mom continued this habit throughout her life. I feel that this drinking had
Greenpeace History
Greenpeace History
Greenpeace History The year 1996 is a year of celebration for greenpeace. They are celebrating their 25th year anniversary. Everything startde in 1969; Members were part of the ??Don?t make a wave?? committee in vancouver. This committee was founded by Jim Bohlen. He was a forty-three year old American and was a composite-materials researcher. Another founder of the committee was Irving Stowe; he was a Philadelphia lawyer. A jew who had joined the Quaker religion. Paul Cote, a canadian lawyer in
AMERICAN LITERARY EXPERIENCE
AMERICAN LITERARY EXPERIENCE
AMERICAN LITERARY EXPERIENCE DERYA KOLSDAL ELA LOZINSKI 15 FEBRUARY 1999 IT Stephen King is the author of more than thirty worldwide bestseller. Much of his work has made its way to movie and television screens around the world. Stephen King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King. He refuses to go into the cellar of his home, having come to believe that a velociraptor is waiting for him under the stairs by the fusebox with its eyes gleaming and its nasty little claws ou
Poor parenting revealed in mary shelley's frankenstein
Poor parenting revealed in mary shelley's frankenstein
Poor parenting revealed in mary shelley's frankenstein Poor Parenting Revealed in Mary Shelley?s Frankenstein Upon giving birth to a child, it is expected of the parents to teach and raise them with good morals. It is assumed that parents demonstrate both love and affection towards their infant. However, there are instances in which some parents neglect their children, which is what the main character, Victor did in the novel Frankenstein. In Mary Shelley?s novel Frankenstein, Victor demonstrate
Manual for canning
Manual for canning
Manual for canning MANUAL FOR CANNING DILLY BEANS BY: JOE THOMPSON Table of Contents ________________________________________ WARNINGS??????????????????????????????????????..3 HOME CANNING PRINCIPALS????????????????????????????....4 CHAPTER 1: ITEMS NEEDED????????????????.?????????????..5 ? EQUIPMENT???..???????????????????.??????.?6-11 ? INGREDIENTS?????????????.??????????????..???12 CHAPTER 2: EQUIPMENT PREPARATION???????????????????????13 ? JARS, BANDS, AND LIDS?????????????????????.????14 CH
Anne Stevenson
Anne Stevenson
Anne Stevenson I thought you were my victory /though you cut me like a knife (Stevenson 1-2) The opening lines of Anne Stevenson's poem The Victory set a tone of conflict. This poem, at its surface, expresses a mother's thoughts on giving birth to a son. Stevenson describes the mixed feelings many mothers have upon the delivery of their first born. The final release from pregnancy and birthing pains, coupled with the excitement of bringing a live creature into this world, at first seem a vict
Brazil nuts reproduction ecological report
Brazil nuts reproduction ecological report
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WONDERFUL CREATIONS
WONDERFUL CREATIONS
WONDERFUL CREATIONS God created everything so perfect, at His image and took the time to give marvelous details to each creature. From the smallest animal that itís ever been found, to the gigantism creatures that astonish every manís eye, Godís creation is more than amazingly formed. There are plenty creatures that are interesting to learn about, but spiders are one of those creatures that delight anyone whose desire is to appreciate Godís wonderful work. There are three special kinds of spider
Monsters from ID
Monsters from ID
Monsters from ID Margaret Tarratt (from Film Genre Reader IV) 383 Although the majority of science fiction films appear to express some kind of concern with the moral state of contemporary society, many are more directly involved with an examination of our inner nature. ĎThis article will argue that these films are deeply involved with the concepts of Freudian psychoanalysis and seem in many cases to derive their structure from it.í They may deal with society as a whole, but they arrive at socia
World Issues
World Issues
World Issues There are many important world issues. Among these issues, we have studied the rapid growth of the world, which was the topic of critical importance. The extraordinary rapid increase of the world population constitutes a serious problem in which no citizen of the world can remain indifferent. The public has become increasingly aware of the dramatic rise in the rate of the world population growth during the three centuries of the modern era. There is a tendency on the part of many to
The Naked Ape
The Naked Ape
The Naked Ape In The Naked Ape, Desmond Morris provides an alternative explanation of the causative factors underlying various human behavior patterns and societal and cultural activities. He develops his theme around such human activities as feeding, grooming, sleeping, fighting, mating and care of the young. He compares human traits and behaviors with those exhibited by animals, mainly the primates, in like activities. His point is that understanding the evolutionary source of many behaviors c