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Eace its wonderful Everyone likes it as much as the next man and have
Eace its wonderful Everyone likes it as much as the next man and have
P eace: it’s wonderful. Everyone likes it as much as the next man, and have none wish to be willfully gloomy at a moment when optimism about the future shape of the world abounds. My thesis in this essay is that we will soon regret the passing of the Cold War. I intend to show that it will not be the by-products of the Cold War — such as the Korean and Vietnam — that we will miss, but the order that it brought to the area of international relations. To be sure, no one will want to replay the U-
After 1500 there were many signs that a new age of world history was b
After 1500 there were many signs that a new age of world history was b
After 1500 there were many signs that a new age of world history was beginning, for example the discovery of America and the first European enterprises in Asia. This ³new age² was dominated by the astonishing success of one civilization among many, that of Europe. There was more and more continuous interconnection between events in all countries, but it is to be explained by European efforts. Europeans eventually became ³masters of the globe² and they used their mastery to make the world one. Th
Maya
Maya
Maya {my'-uh} The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in southern Mexico, particularly the present-day states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, and in Belize, Guatemala, and adjacent Honduras. Their descendants, the modern Maya, live in the same regions today, in both highlands and lowlands, from cool highland plains ringed by volcanos to deep tropical rain forests. Through the region runs a single major river system, the Apasion-Usumacinta and
This project was chosen for a number of reasons One reason
This project was chosen for a number of reasons One reason
This project was chosen for a number of reasons. One reason is the heritage of one member of our team. Another reason for choosing this particular project, is that we are both interested in the subject. We had some resources that may not have been available to most others in this class. This report will cover how this small country, with poor geography, little in the way of resources, and inadequate communications, became the most powerful empire of it's time. The mountains of Greece were very
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shapin
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shapin
Nationalism can be viewed as the single most important force in shaping history. It has caused the creation and disintegration of countless countries and unions, and has been the cause of nearly every major war. Its power over history is understandable. Nationalism is the sense of unity present in a group of people of similar ethnic or cultural background. It carries with it a feeling of separation from, and often superiority to, other nationalities. At the end of the nineteenth century, nation
Poetry and Unity
Poetry and Unity
Poetry and Unity Carolyn Forche uses silence, speech and memory to show political and personal space exists in experience. Throughout The Country Between Us, Forche presents different stories of suffering, revealing the way politics intersects personal freedom, consciousness and behavior. As Forche reveals in her writing, people tend to forget that politics shades perceptions. In an interview by David Montenegro, Forche said: Sometimes, in the course of speaking about Central America, the subj
It grew Fast because it was left to its own
It grew Fast because it was left to its own
It grew. Fast because it was left to its own devices and filled unmet needs.... The explosive growth of the Internet is not a fad or a fluke, but the result of a digital free market unleashed. (Christopher Anderson) What is the Internet? From where did it come? What changes in society contributed to its rise? How has the Net, in turn, impacted American society? And what does the Internet's impact mean to advertisers today and in the future? This report will explore these questions and other r
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o
Geography is the study of people their environments and their resource
Geography is the study of people their environments and their resource
Geography is the study of people, their environments, and their resources. Latitude is the measure of distances north or south of the Equator. Longitude is the measure of distances east or west of the Prime Meridian. Migration is the moving of people from one area to another. Interdependence is the dependence of countries on goods, the resources, and knowledge from other parts of the world. The four map projections are as follows: The Mercator Projection which was invented in 1596 and showed di
The Effects of Geography
The Effects of Geography
The Effects of Geography on Middle Eastern Culture Geography affects ways that people live and is an important part of what we know as a culture. The geography of an area affects those who live there by its social, moral, and political influence on the society. Geography encompasses topography, vegetation, and specific features that an area has. The geography of an area helps to pose the following questions: What will we do for jobs?, Where will we live?, and what will we be able to eat? The ans
Physical Geography Essay Glaciers
Physical Geography Essay Glaciers
Physical Geography Essay: Glaciers a) In what ways do glaciers erode? (8) The almighty glacier can be very powerful when it moves, eroding anything that gets in its way. The glacier erodes in a number of ways, be it by abrasion, plucking or dilation, their paths of erosion rarely go unnoticed. Abrasion occurs when there are debris between the bedrock and the icesheet or in the lower layer of ice. This layer of debris is pressed against the ice and grinds away material from the bedrock as the gla
OBSTACLES TO THE INTEGRATION OF THE INTERNET
OBSTACLES TO THE INTEGRATION OF THE INTERNET
OBSTACLES TO THE INTEGRATION OF THE INTERNET INTO AMERICAN SOCIETY Geography 100 Outline I. Introduction -- Internet usage is rapidly increasing but serious barriers to widespread integration must be overcome before the Internet is fully integrated into the “typical” American lifestyle. II. Brief history: ARPANET to Internet to WWW III. Barriers to widespread Internet use remain to be overcome. A. Internet Complexity B. Economics C. Security Issues IV. Concerns and Hopes Contrary to the marketin
I INTRODUCTION
I INTRODUCTION
I. INTRODUCTION A mountain is an elevated land mass usually higher than its surroundings. Some are isolated, but they usually appear in ranges(MsBs95W32). A group of ranges closely related in form, origin, and alignment is a mountain system; an elongated group of systems is a chain; and a complex of ranges, systems, and chains continental in extent is a cordillera, zone, or belt.(MsBs95W32). Some mountains are remains of plateaus, mesas, and buttes, through erosion(Summerfield). Others are con
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS INTRO- Copernicus was one man who it can be justly said changed the universe- or at least the human population’s perception of it. Copernicus was sometimes honored with the name, Father of Astronomy. He was constantly observing and studying the stars. It is ironic that although he was raised by a prominent catholic bishop that he later presented to the world a new view on the heavens- and the church was not receptive. Childhood-history A. born February 19, 1473 in Torun, Pola
HISTORY
HISTORY
HISTORY Early Explorers Spanish, Dutch or Japanese explorers may have stopped at the Hawaiian Islands as early as the 1500’s. But the rest of the world did not hear of the islands until Captain James Cook of the British Navy discovered them on January 18, 1778. Captain Cook named the Hawaiian Islands “The Sandwich Islands” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich who was the first Lord of the British admiralty. The island people treated Captain Cook very well because they thought he was a god. In l779,
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong British dependency in eastern Asia on the South China Sea bo
Hong Kong, British dependency in eastern Asia, on the South China Sea, bordered by China on the north. It is made up of many islands, a portion of the mainland, and a considerable expanse of water surface. It has a land area of 1076 sq km (415 sq mi). Despite its small size, Hong Kong plays an important role in the world economy. Geography The dependency can be divided into three main regions—Hong Kong Island and nearby islets; the mainland Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutters Island; and the New
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis, Lewis was a United States explorer and administrator. Lewis and William Clark led an expedition to explore uncharted lands in America from 1804 to 1806. They traveled several thousand miles from St. Louis to Pacific Ocean and back. Lewis was born near Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1794 he joined a local militia to put down the Whiskey Rebellion, after that he joined the regular army. He became President Thomas Jefferson’s private secretary from 1801 to 1803. Af
A military conflict between the United States of America the Union and
A military conflict between the United States of America the Union and
a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865. The American Civil War is sometimes called the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence. It began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and lasted until May 26, 1865, when the last Confederate army surrendered. The war too
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur Every so often in cinema history there is a movie which supersedes all those before it. Only a select few films actually advance the quality of the overall cinematic world. Ben-Hur is a movie which dared to do so. Near the end of 1959 this film crashed on to the entire world. The budget and subsequent special effects of Ben-Hur made it a movie which can, and continues to, stand the test of time. MGM films dumped an unprecedented $15,000,000 into the production of this epic tale. (Bene
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE Description: Pretty much self explanatory. This paper discusses the economic development in the country if Zimbabwe detailing the countries economic successes and reasons for them. Economic Development in Zimbabwe The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialistic clai
Japan is a country made from four major islands Though its area is sma
Japan is a country made from four major islands Though its area is sma
Japan is a country made from four major islands. Though its area is small, each region has different tastes. The country has the population of 123.6 millions according to the 1990 census, or 2.5 % of the world total, and it is the seventh most populated nation according to The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Japan.(5, p.25). Japanese political and economical world power has been one of the success stories of the twentieth century. Though small in geographic area, its popularity is the seventh greate
Volk 1
Volk 1
Volk 1 Tyler Volk Mrs. Lundstrom English IV, Period 6 21 December 1998 Bilingual Ed. For decades, immigrant children have been taught in their native languages in schools across the country while slowly and simultaneously receiving English as a second language. But like anything, bilingual education is not without its flaws. In fact, it's plagued with them. After many years of bilingual education in the United States, one thing is certain: it does not work, and it is failing America's immigrant
Jammin Life in Jamaica
Jammin Life in Jamaica
“Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica I. Introduction II. Recent History III. Geography A. Resources B. Problems C. Land Use IV. Economy A. Hurricane Gilbert B. Problems V. Government VI. People VII. Music A. Types B. Business C. Riddims D. Festivals E. Religious Effects VIII. Bob Marley IX. Tourism X. Conclusion “Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica Jamaica is the reggae capital of the Universe. It is the location of the poorest slums in the World. It is the center of the Rastafarian Movement. The Caribbean’s large
Technology surrounds us today like never before Everywhere and anywher
Technology surrounds us today like never before Everywhere and anywher
Technology surrounds us today like never before. Everywhere and anywhere we go there is something that technology has produced being used. The funny thing about technology is that we use it everyday without realizing or thinking that it is technology. We take it for granted. Thirty years ago the idea of a portable computer that could be carried around by anyone was unthinkable. In fact the technology we have now is being outdated at this very second by new technology in the world. The technolog
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air
The District is the exclusive local agency within the South Coast Air Basin with responsibility for comprehensive control of air pollution from all sources other than emissions from motor vehicles. The District is one of several multi-county agencies in California where the geography and demography combine to make local control of air pollution most practical on a regional basis. The South Coast Air Basin generally comprises those natural geopgrphical areas where air quality is influenced by em
Many people find it hard to believe that the struggle between fish and
Many people find it hard to believe that the struggle between fish and
Many people find it hard to believe that the struggle between fish and fisherman is really a struggle at all. In The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway shows how very hard this struggle can be. Hemingway portrays the story of an old fisherman, Santiago, who has not caught a fish in the past eighty-four days. On the eighty-fifth day Santiago hooks a huge blue marlin that proceeds to pull Santiago and his skiff out to sea for four days. Through his struggle Santiago proves himself as a courageo
Claudius Ptolemaeus also known as Ptolemy was a GreekEgyptian scientis
Claudius Ptolemaeus also known as Ptolemy was a GreekEgyptian scientis
Claudius Ptolemaeus, also known as Ptolemy, was a Greek/Egyptian scientist, astronomer, geographer, and mathematician during the second century. Ptolemy made many points throughout his years of studies which were used and relied upon for the next 1300 years. Although some of his theories have been proven incorrect, many others haven't and are still used today in mathematics. Born in Egypt and living from about AD 100 to 170, Ptolemy was one of the greatest astronomers and geographers of all anc
At a time of blood on a time of change at a time that it was good to b
At a time of blood on a time of change at a time that it was good to b
At a time of blood on a time of change, at a time that it was good to be anything but Royle it seemed. That was the time of the bloody French revolution. In every revolution there are surton resons that there are coused. Mr Tompson tells us in his speech on Characterics of Revolution that one of the main reasons Revolutions are started is the fault of the goverment (Tompson 12/2/98). The goverment at that time was almost entierly the responsiblity of the King. So in this paper I will didcuss
Its the end of your senior year of high school and the time has come f
Its the end of your senior year of high school and the time has come f
It’s the end of your senior year of high school and the time has come for you to figure what you will do with the rest of your life. You decide to go to college. How are you going to pay for school without depleting your parent’s life savings? You could get a job, apply for financial aid, apply for student loans and that pretty much wraps up your options in a nutshell. Well there is one more option that is still available to you and that is the Military. In today’s times you can earn up to $40,
A new breed of spies are looking down on us without a hint of giving u
A new breed of spies are looking down on us without a hint of giving u
A new breed of spies are looking down on us without a hint of giving up their position to those on the ground. The Surveyor is soaring thousands of feet above us with a view that is better than any human eye. This new marvel to modern technology is actually a satellite that is equipped with expensive components to do complex processes like taking images of the earth from outer space. This entire process is called Space Imagery. Space Imagery The idea of getting an image from space has been arou
George Orson Welles known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director
George Orson Welles known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director
George Orson Welles, known more commonly as Orson Welles was a director, producer, writer, and actor. Mr. Welles was born on May 6, 1915, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His father was an inventor and manufacturer and his mother a talented pianist. Welles was regarded as an absolute genius from early childhood and his creative abilities were encouraged and nurtured. His early childhood was to a large extent, directed by his mother's physician and admirer, Dr. Maurice Bernstein. (Russell 9) He made a suc
Archaeogeodesy can be defined as that area of study encompassing prehi
Archaeogeodesy can be defined as that area of study encompassing prehi
Archaeogeodesy can be defined as that area of study encompassing prehistoric and ancient place determination, point positioning, navigation (on land or water), astronomy, geodynamic phenomena, and measure and representation of the earth. Archaeogeodesy, by combining fundamental astronomy, geodetic knowledge, applied mathematics, accurate positional data and archaeology, presents a methodology for investigating the placements, interrelationships, spatial properties, arrangements and architecture
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army A Navy and Ebonics
An Army, A Navy, and Ebonics CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. The Ebonics controversy 2.1 Declaration of a separate language 2.2 Bilingual education funding 2.3 Classroom teaching and Ebonics 2.4 Summary and comment 3. Afro-American languages and dialects 3.1 Black English: the creolist position 3.2 Black English: the dialectologist position 3.3 Toward a synthesis 3.4 On the issue of African influence 3.5 Summary and comment 4. Language, identity, and politics 4.1 Obtaining linguistic recognition 4.
Over the past few years more than one-half of our nations public schoo
Over the past few years more than one-half of our nations public schoo
Over the past few years, more than one-half of our nation’s public school music programs have been cut. That’s 33%. It may not sound like a lot right now, but if it keeps happening at the current pace, in another few years the music programs will be cut by one-half, and before we know it there will be no music programs offered in our public schools. Our children will have no place to learn music and to appreciate it. I am of the opinion that something needs to be done to prevent this from happe
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa Mother Teresa is one of the greatest people of all time. She spent her entire life serving others. She did not worry about her own personal needs. She would rather live in poverty and help poor people than be wealthy and help no one. Mother Teresa lived in self caused poverty because she felt that was her call. Mother Teresa was born into a wealthy family in Belgium. People who knew her at an early age described her as a goody-goody. Mother even taught her parents to be people. Mo
Tornadoes
Tornadoes
Tornadoes On May 30, 1879, Irving, Kansas experienced one of the most violent storms ever, in history, to cross the state. The horror from this tornado was one of the reasons that people started calling Kansas, The Cyclone State. The list of fatalities and property damage for this particular tornado does not rank high statistically, but for this meagerly settled area, it does. Few, if any, of the people that were in the path of this tornado have ever seen anything more terrifying or more mass
Chris Warns Mr Jones
Chris Warns Mr Jones
Chris Warns Mr. Jones Geography Day 2 per. 4 “Life is going to be lonely for millions of men in the worlds populous nations. Discuss” In the near future the sex ratio between men and women in many Asian countries will rise immensely. This is due to the strict birth restrictions in many countries where people are influenced too only have one child. Traditionally since Confucian times sons alone have been able to sacrifice to the family spirits, carry the family name, and inherit the family estat
An Act of God or Man The Buffalo Creek Flood
An Act of God or Man The Buffalo Creek Flood
An Act of God or Man?: The Buffalo Creek Flood West Virginia History WVU-IT Cheryl Pack November 4, 1997 February 26, 1972 started out like any other winter day in Buffalo Creek. Rain had been falling for several days. The day was dark and cold. Wendell Osbourne Sr. had no idea that this day would not be just any winter day. This day would end with the destruction of his entire way of life. By 10 a.m. on that Saturday morning, he would lose his son and daughter-in-law, his daughter, and 8 grand
In the summer of 1969 not everyone was at Woodstock In laboratories on
In the summer of 1969 not everyone was at Woodstock In laboratories on
In the summer of 1969, not everyone was at Woodstock. In laboratories on either side of the continent a small group of computer scientists were quietly changing the future of communication. Their goal was to build a computer network that would enable researchers around the country to share ideas (Kantrowitz 56). The Internet we make so much today -- the global Internet which has helped scholars so much, where free speech is flourishing as never before in history -- the Internet was a cold war m
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction The last time I was in Algeria is 15 years ago. Back then it was save for me to travel in Algeria and to see the familiy of my mothers side. The reason why I chose this country is not because I identify myself with Algeria but the complete opposite. I don’t speak Arabic and I know very little about Algeria’s historical background. The reason why I chose Algeria is to find out more about the country my mother is from. First I will outline the history of Algeria (early and recent). I
Lorenzo de' Medici 1449-1492
Lorenzo de' Medici 1449-1492
Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) Ruler of Florence Unofficial ruler of republican Florence during the Renaissance period, who was a poet, diplomatist, and celebrated patron of the arts. Lorenzo de' Medici was born on January 1, 1449, in Florence, an independent Italian city-state republic famous then as now for its artistic and intellectual achievements during what scholars call the Italian Renaissance. After 1434, his grandfather Cosimo had established the Medici family's dominant position withi
In this paper I will discuss Puerto Rico and all of its aspects It wil
In this paper I will discuss Puerto Rico and all of its aspects It wil
In this paper I will discuss Puerto Rico and all of its aspects. It will include the geography, history, economy, government, and basic cultural details of Puerto Rico. I will also include any interesting or important facts about this most wonderful country. Puerto Rico is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, and is very close to the Dominican Republic, and the Carribean Sea.. It is a largely mountainous place, with over 60% of the terrain being mountains. However, there is great variety in
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stories, and poems. W
The Hittites
The Hittites
The Hittites So who exactly are the Hittites you ask? A group of people in the ancient Middle East obviously, but who are they? Who did they worship, and how did they get their food? The answers to the questions were untold until recently when the Hittites were finally recognized as one of the Great Powers of the Middle East much like the Egyptains or the Assyrians at the time. This established group of people created a kingdom in what we now know as Turkey and Syria. This big area of land was
Egypt
Egypt
Egypt Booker Drennan Global Studies Period 5 Arab Republic of Egypt, or unofficially Egypt, is one of the most interesting countries in the world. Its historical background is incredible considering it’s terrain hardly varies at all. There seems to have always been an interest in Egypt because of its huge temples, called pyramids. Also it was known to be one of the most advanced cultures since 3200 BC and even today we can still not imagine what great force it took to make such pyramids. They a
The Career of Teaching
The Career of Teaching
The Career of Teaching Today, as we enter a new world of technology, and new discoveries, we must remember how we got where we are today. How did we learn how to do all these skills like reading, writing, and arithmetic? We got to where we are today because of teachers. Those special people, who taught us how to read, write our names, and gives us courage when we could not do that one hard arithmetic problem. As read on you will discover how these people got their jobs, and exactly just what it
Procurement Management
Procurement Management
Procurement Management Overview: Despite some disagreement on the exact nature of the future of supply chain management development, it would appear inarguable that as corporations continue their preparations to enter the new millennium, the global environment will increasingly serve as a critical element in the value creation process of supply chain management. International trade will exceed $17 trillion by 2020. Global logistics represents nearly 20% of the world’s gross national product. A
Hungary is one of the forty countries in Europe Its capital is Budapes
Hungary is one of the forty countries in Europe Its capital is Budapes
Hungary is one of the forty countries in Europe. Its capital is Budapest. Hungary is the smallest country in Central Europe. It is ninety - three thousand, thirty six square miles. It is divided into two halves, east and west, by the Danube river that runs threw it. There is a big plain that is very flat east of the Danube river called the Great Hungarian plain. It is also known as the “waste land.” It is twenty thousand square miles. There are few bushes there but parts have rich soil for farm
ADOBE MAGAZINE
ADOBE MAGAZINE
ADOBE MAGAZINE (Publisher - Adobe Systems Inc.) Established 1989 Editorial Profile Adobe Magazine is edited to support and educate users of Adobe's desktop-publishing and graphics software. Its contents include detailed software how-tos, profiles of interesting users, in-depth articles on electronic publishing-related topics, Adobe product Q&A, and profiles of industry leaders. In 1997, Adobe expanded their editorial outlook to cover a broader range of Adobe's publishing and digital-media produ
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece
Celestial Eyes -- from Metamorphosis to Masterpiece by Charles Scribner III 1. Francis Cugat's jacket for The Great Gatsby. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. First Edition Facsimile published by Collectors Reprints, Inc., New York, 1988. In my 1990 F. Scott Fitzgerald seminar at the University of South Carolina, I discussed the thematic connections between The Great Gatsby and its original dust jacket, mentioning the mystery of Francis Cugat (or F. Coradal-Cugat). Little is known about t