Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 1996

Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict
Napoleon The Russian Conflict Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. By 1812 Napoleon had expanded the territory of France all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Holland, and Switzerland. The countries that Napoleon did not directly control, he was usually allied with. The turning point of Napoleon's career also came in 1812 when war broke out between France and Russia because of Alexander I's refusal to enforce the continental $ Even the French nation could not provi
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction the death penalty. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. (Bedau1) Capital punishment is a controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to the death penalty is life in prison. Capital punishment has been around for thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. A giant debate started between supporters and opposers of execution, over the morality and effectiveness of the deat
The Rise and Fall of McCarthyism An Explanation Of How the Media Creat
The Rise and Fall of McCarthyism An Explanation Of How the Media Creat
The Rise and Fall of McCarthyism: An Explanation Of How the Media Created and Then Destroyed Joseph McCarthy. INTRODUCTION The U.S. Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy, was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Nov.14, 1908, and died May 2, 1957, (Grolier, 1996) was best known for his attacks on alleged Communist subversion most notably within the administrations of the Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The activities of McCarthy and his followers gave birth to the term McCarthyism. Thi
Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Charlemagne History 101 - Fast Forward Fall 1996 PREPARED BY: SUBMITTED: September 30, 1996 Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church. His belief in the need for education among the Frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of Europe. Charlemagne was born in 742 at Aachen, the son of Pepin(or Pippin) the
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson My topic for my report is Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson is a longtime pop music star, known as the King of Pop. Michael is a winner of many Grammys and other music awards. My first subtopic goes into his music. The details giong into Music are his many albums, the many awards Michael Jackson has won, and the songs he has written. My second subtopic goes into the history of Michael Jackson. The details going itno History are Michael's family members, the places he has lived, a
Golding's Reality
Golding's Reality
Golding's Reality Fiction or fact A recurring theme in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies , is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters, and their behavior and the events of the book, Lord of the Flies, to build and support his vision of reality. William Golding was born in Great Britain in 1911 and throughout his
ARIZONA CONCRETE
ARIZONA CONCRETE
ARIZONA CONCRETE John McCollam Geology 101, Section 12262 Randy Porch 20 November 1996 ARIZONA CONCRETE According to the Mine Faculty at the University of Arizona, cement is manufactured primarily from suitable limestone and shale rocks. Arizona had two dry-process cement plants in 1969, namely the Arizona Portland Cement Company plant in Pima County, near Tucson, and the American Cement Corporation plant at Clarkdale, in Yavapai County (52-53). The use of cementing materials goes back to the a
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificia
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificia
When victims reached the altar they were stretched across a sacrificial stone. A priest with an obsidian knife cut open the victim's chest and tore out his heart. The heart was placed in a bowl called a chacmool. This heart was used as an offer to the gods. If they were in dire need, a warrior would be sacrificed, but for any other sacrifice a normal person would be deemed sufficient. It was a great honor to be chosen for a sacrifice to the gods. The Aztec held many religious ceremonies to ensur
It is said that 'An apple a day keeps the dentist away' This has becom
It is said that 'An apple a day keeps the dentist away' This has becom
It is said that 'An apple a day keeps the dentist away.' This has become a common saying among Society today. We do not stop to think of how it reflects our outlook of Medicine in our lives. We have come to understand the value of simple practices in order to keep ourselves healthy. This is not, however, the case of Medieval England. Most 'medical practices' of the time were based upon superstition, ancient texts, myth, or the direction of the church. Medical practices of Medieval England often
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards For those of you that do not know what a ouija board is, it is a device used to supposedly ask questions of and receive answers from a seemingly supernatural force. Using a ouija board has become a controversial subject. Some people regard them as evil or a tool of the Devil, yet they continue to be sold in stores along Scrabble and Monopoly as a game. The Ouija board was invented in the early 1890's by William Fuld. It is now sold by Parker Brothers. A ouija board is a small b
The Media and Joseph McCarthy
The Media and Joseph McCarthy
The Media and Joseph McCarthy Joseph Raymond McCarthy, was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Nov.14, 1908, and died an alcoholic on May 2, 1957. McCarthy was best known for his attacks on alleged Communism especially in the Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower administrations. The extreme accusations by McCarthy and his followers lead to the phrase McCarthyism. This phrase is used in reference to the 'sensational and highly publicized personal attacks, usually based on unsubstantiated charges
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. Capital punishment is a controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to the death penalty is life in Prison. Capital punishment has been around for thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. The first evidence of capital punishment is from Hammurabi's code, a book of Babylonian law, from 1700BC. The Bible mentio
Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time
Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time
Napoleon was one of the greatest military leaders of all time. By 1812 Napoleon had expanded the territory of France all over Europe including Spain, Italy, Holland, and Switzerland. The countries that Napoleon did not directly control, he was usually allied with. The turning point of Napoleon's career also came in 1812 when war broke out between France and Russia because of Alexander I's refusal to enforce the continental. Even the French nation could not provide all the manpower and supplies n
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
Medieval Weapons Battle Weapons Armor
Medieval Weapons Battle Weapons Armor
Medieval Weapons: Battle Weapons & Armor The time of the Middle Ages was one of incessant battles and wars raging among countries and nations. The hunger for increasing amounts of land and wealth fueled the wars. The need for weapons used in war fueled a diversification of weapons, designed specific to the tasks which they were needed for. The need for defense caused the manufacture of suits of armor, shields, and helmets. Vast amount of gold were spent on producing these weapons in Milan and Br
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Canada is still correcting unjust treatment of our Aboriginal citizens, and the end is not yet in sight. However, Canada has a better record, than another former British colony, South Africa. For 250 years, South African treatment of its original peoples, was an international shame. Apartheid meaning 'separateness' was the law and the policy of South Africa that defined an evil, racist system of denying the rights of non-white people in the country. Apartheid created a nation whe
Bluegrass
Bluegrass
Bluegrass Bluegrass is a style of country and western music that developed during the 1940s, based on traditional ballads, fiddle tunes, and gospel hymnody of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States. It evolved from the backwooks, blue-collar music of the South, particularly Appalachia. Bluegrass features acoustic string band instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, accompanied by guitar and string bass. The lead instruments improvise virtuoistic solo choruses, somew
The History of Anti-Semitism
The History of Anti-Semitism
The History of Anti-Semitism Starting From the Bible to the Holocaust In today’s view of anti-Semitism, the most significant anti-Semitic movement was World War II and the Holocaust, however, all throughout history, a prejudice against the Jewish people has been present that might have led to this genocide. How could so many people be blind to this mass murder without having a feeling of self-reproach? In the New Testament, there are references that arguably show offenses to Judaism (Duran 1).
Throughout the ages many forms of government have developed What exact
Throughout the ages many forms of government have developed What exact
Throughout the ages, many forms of government have developed. What exactly is a government, and what role should government play in everyday life? Various people offer countless different answers to this question. The answer is not a simple one because the lines for government are not clearly marked. Four of the types of government that have been implemented at some time during history are fascism, nazism, communism, and capitalism. These systems of government all have similarities and differen
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Table of Contents AFRICA 2 Agriculture 2 Natural Resources 3 Infrastructure ………………………… ………………….……………...…3 Economy 3 SOUTH AFRICA 5 NIGERIA…………………………………………………………………………………………….8 Suggestion……………………………………………………………………………………… 10 CONCLUSION 10 WORKS CITED 11 Intro Africa has great economic potential brimming with human endeavor, opportunity, abundance and hope. Many write off Africa as the continent of despair, while other entrepreneurs have recognized the huge untapped business venture across the con
Kuehnl5
Kuehnl5
Kuehnl5 Why Should We Allow The Purchasing Of A Rifle Be Easier Then Purchasing A Handgun In the United States today, the minimum requirements to purchase a rifle or shotgun in a store as told by the NRA (National Rifle Association, 1996) are, you must be 18 years old or older , have one form of identification of where you live, the time of purchase must be before 10 p.m. and after 8 am, and have $8.00. The scary part about this is they don't immediately check your police record to see if you h
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction: A Newfound Freedom Capitalism in Russia Imagine you are a high school student just about to graduate. You are about to leave your parents,who have directed your actions for your entire life. However, you have never had to make your own decisions, and are having trouble handling your new situation. Now imagine that on a larger scale. An entire nation released from the control of its parents with no idea how to use its newfound freedom. The Russian Federation is only a shell of it
Charles A Lindbergh
Charles A Lindbergh
Charles A. Lindbergh David Poursalimi 10-30-98 Per: 4 Charles A. Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, and past away in 1974. Lindbergh was an aviator who made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop. LindberghΉs flight suddenly brought him international fame. The press named him ³Lucky Lindy² and the ³Lone Eagle². Americans and Europeans i
Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy
Joseph McCarthy In the early 1950s, United States Senator Joseph McCarthy became the center of controversy regarding his accusations that he believed that Communists were infiltrating America and in particular, the government. During the McCarthy era, many people were accused, manipulated, and suffered great losses in careers and politics. Joseph McCarthy was a powerful man and used similar tactics to Adolf Hitler. Both leaders were excellent in the art of playing on people’s biggest fears. In t
Censorship
Censorship
Censorship English 201-712 The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life (Censorship News 1996). Today our freedom is under attack. Private groups such as mothers and public authorities everywhere are working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, o exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit controversial books from the general public. The suppression of reading materials is suppression of creative thoughts. B
History of Swimming
History of Swimming
History of Swimming Swimming was invented before recorded history. Humans discovered how to swim by accident. A person probably fell into the water and struggled to shore using a dog-paddle stroke. There was an Egyptian hieroglyph for swimming dating from 2500 BC. The ancient Greeks and Romans made swimming an important part of their military training programs. There have been known swimming contests that were organized in Japan as early as the 1st century BC. During the Middle Ages in Europe, s
Othello
Othello
Othello The play Othello by William Shakespeare is based on an Italian story in Giraldi Cinthio's Hecatommithi (Grolier). In Othello we encounter Iago, one of Shakespeare’s most evil characters. Iago is an officer in Othello's army and is jealous of Cassio's promotion to Lieutenant. Through deception and appearance, we see unfolded many lies and clever schemes. The astonishing thing about Iago is that he seems to make up his malicious schemes as he goes along without any forethought. Noted wri
T S Eliot
T S Eliot
T. S. Eliot T.S. ELIOT Thomas Stearns Eliot was born to a very distinguished New England family on September 26, 1888, in St. Louis, Missouri. His father, Henry Ware, was a very successful businessman and his mother, Charlotte Stearns Eliot, was a poetess. His paternal grandfather established and presided over Washington University. While visiting Great Britain in 1915, World War I started and Eliot took up a permanent residency there. In 1927, he became a British citizen. While living in Britai
Moscow
Moscow
Moscow The Emergence of Capitalist Economy in Russia Noen H. Loquiρo I.Introduction: A Newfound Freedom II.The Beginnings of Socialism A.Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto B.The Theory of Socialism C.The Dual Revolution in Russia III.History of the Soviet Union A.The Early Years B.Stalin's Reformation C.World War II D.The Soviet Union's Postbellum Period E.The Cold War IV.The Fall of Communism A.Gorbachev's Visions B.The Reunification of Germany C.Freedom for the Republics V.An Economy In Tra
Schizophrenia Explained and Treatments
Schizophrenia Explained and Treatments
Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments Jeffrey A. Hurt Professor Leary Abnormal Psychology 203 2 May 1996 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates ba
Cryogenics Is It Worth Waiting For
Cryogenics Is It Worth Waiting For
Cryogenics: Is It Worth Waiting For Imagine being frozen in time to escape a deadly illness, then getting warmed when a cure is found. There is question on whether cryogenic methods should be used. To fully understand cryogenics a knowledge of cold, background information on some branches of cryogenics, some problems with cryopresevation, and different peoples views towards cryogenics is needed. Cold is usually considered hostile to mankind. Most people hate cold and with reasons. If not caref
Modern Piracy With A Breif History
Modern Piracy With A Breif History
Modern Piracy With A Breif History Piracy is usually determined as a seizure of property (ship, airplane or software) that holds no commission from the owner (“Piracy” 1). It is mostly linked to the dirty, bearded men that sailed the seven seas and robed merchant ships or ships that carried a valuable cargo. This however, was not the case in the late eighties and is definitely not the case today in the nineties. Now software pirates copy software without the permission of the company for their o
Arizona Concrete
Arizona Concrete
Arizona Concrete John McCollam Geology 101, Section 12262 Randy Porch 20 November 1996 According to the Mine Faculty at the University of Arizona, cement is manufactured primarily from suitable limestone and shale rocks. Arizona had two dry-process cement plants in 1969, namely the Arizona Portland Cement Company plant in Pima County, near Tucson, and the American Cement Corporation plant at Clarkdale, in Yavapai County (52-53). The use of cementing materials goes back to the ancient Egyptians a
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards
Ouija Boards For those of you that do not know what a ouija board is, it is a device used to supposedly ask questions of and receive answers from a seemingly supernatural force. Using a ouija board has become a controversial subject. Some people regard them as evil or a tool of the Devil, yet they continue to be sold in stores along Scrabble and Monopoly as a game. The Ouija board was invented in the early 1890's by William Fuld. It is now sold by Parker Brothers. A ouija board is a small bo
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire The Aztec Empire History The center of the Aztec civilization was the Valley of Mexico, a huge, oval basin about 7,500 feet above sea level. The Aztecs were formed after the Toltec civilization occurred when hundreds of civilians came towards Lake Texcoco. In the swamplands there was only one piece of land to farm on and it was totally surrounded by more marshes. The Aztec families somehow converted these disadvantages to a mighty empire known as the Aztec Empire. People say the em
Schizophrenia Explained And Treatments
Schizophrenia Explained And Treatments
Schizophrenia: Explained And Treatments Schizophrenia: Explained and Treatments Jeffrey A. Hurt Professor Leary Abnormal Psychology 203 2 May 1996 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey
Is Government Dominated by Business
Is Government Dominated by Business
Is Government Dominated by Business Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest groups as an integral part of the political process, legitimized by the first amendment of the Constitution. In that way, special interest groups are good. The point that
Malaria
Malaria
Malaria Malaria parasites have been with us since the beginning of time, and fossils of mosquitoes up to thirty million years old show that malaria’s vector has existed for just as long. The parasites causing malaria are highly specific, with man as the only host and mosquitoes as the only vector. Every year, 300,000,000 people are affected by malaria, and while less than one percent of these people die, there are still an estimated 1,500,000 deaths per year. While Malaria was one of the first i