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The Black Plague
The Black Plague
The Black Plague : From the early fourteenth to late seventeenth century, Europe was decimated by one of the most horrifying pestilence's human kind has ever known(Coulton 493). The killer's name was later to be recognized by the detrimental consummation it had seized upon a person's life. It was known as the Black Plague. This terrible epidemic exhausted small towns across Europe, including the British Isles, brutally killing an incredulous amount of people. The disease had wiped out entire vi
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain As the century past, the industrial society kept advancing. However, many advantages of the industrial society brings us also has a down side. One of the adverse effects of industrialization is acid deposition due to power plant, fossil fuel and automobile emissions. Acid rain is the popular term but the scientists prefer the term acid deposition. Acid rain can have adverse effects on the environment by damaging forests or by lowering the pH of the lakes and making the water too acidic
The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage
The Cause and Effects of Acid Mine Drainage INTRODUCTION Imagine going fishing on a cool Autumn day, the trees are all different shades of orange, brown and red and the birds are singing their beautiful songs, but their is a serious problem because when you arrive at the river all plant and animal life are gone. This is by no means a recent phenomenon. This is due to the effects of acid rock drainage (ARD). This is a problem that has been occurring since ancient times, but it was not until the 1
Water Biomes
Water Biomes
Water Biomes Marshland is covered with grasses, reeds, sedges, and cattails. These plants all have their roots in soil covered or saturated with water and its leaves held above water.Marshes may be freshwater or salt. Freshwater marshes develop along the shallow edges of lakes and slow-moving rivers, forming when ponds and lakes become filled with sediment. Salt marshes occur on coastal tidal flats. Inland salt marshes occupy the edges of lakes. They affect the supply of nutrients, the movement
Water Pollution Is it as big of a problem as we think
Water Pollution Is it as big of a problem as we think
Water Pollution: Is it as big of a problem as we think? The following essay will be looking at the factors that cause pollution, and the effect that pollution has on our world today. It will also investigate what it has in store for the future if things do not improve. It will also explore some of the methods used to treat and clean-up wastewater, and oil spills. Today, the industrialization of Canada is severely affecting this nations lakes, streams, and rivers. If something is not done to impr
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat Nitrates contamination of the worlds underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take action now to assure the quality of one of our most precious resources, ou
A Traveler Is Resolute And Independent
A Traveler Is Resolute And Independent
Word Count: 1874 Tenets of Wordsworth in Resolution and Independence Romanticism officially began in 1798, when William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge anonymously published Lyrical Ballads. This work marked the official beginning of a literary period which had already begun many years before 1798. A work is defined to be of a certain period by its characteristics, therefore to be considered a Romantic work, the work must contain aspects which are termed “Romantic.” A few typical “Romant
BLACK RAIN
BLACK RAIN
BLACK RAIN by Masuji Ibuse The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out what the weapon
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929 which
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929 which
Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system,( ) few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portrayed in John Steinb
06 February 1999
06 February 1999
06 February 1999 To investigate the abiotic factors which affect the biodiversity of invertebrate organisms in a series of 6 ponds over a period of 2 months. By Contents Page Abstract Contents page Introduction Hypothesis Method Results Conclusions Limitations Reliability Sources of error Modifications Appendix Bibliography Footnotes Acknowledgements Abstract For this investigation I visited 6 ponds and a spring, at each location I recorded the following data: Temperature Turbidity Colour and a
Golf outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed c
Golf outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed c
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As long as the human race has been cultivating the soil we have had to
As long as the human race has been cultivating the soil we have had to
As long as the human race has been cultivating the soil, we have had to deal with other vegetation that ends up competing with the crops. People have tried many methods to get rid of these pesky weeds but they always seem to come back. This eventually led to development of pesticides and herbicides. Herbicides allowed people to kill off the unwanted weeds. Over time these herbicides became more and more specialized allowing them to only harm certain weeds as needed such as broad leaf killers. O
As a child on any hot sunny summer day there was always a good chance
As a child on any hot sunny summer day there was always a good chance
As a child, on any hot, sunny summer day there was always a good chance that my family and I would be going swimming. Going to our cousins’ house to swim in their pond were exciting times. We parked in their driveway and walked through the very tall pine trees that went up as far as the eye could see and as far down. The trees seemed like an entrance into another world. If I looked up, I barely saw the tips of the trees swaying back and forth by a light breeze. I faintly smelled the light scent
Golf outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed c
Golf outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed c
Golf, outdoor game in which individual players use specially designed clubs to propel a small, hard ball over a field of play known as a course or links. The object of the game is to advance the ball around the course using as few strokes as possible. The Golf Course A golf course is divided into 18 sections, called holes. The standard course is about 6500 to 7000 yd (about 5900 to 6400 m). The individual holes may vary in length from 100 to 600 yd (about 90 to 550 m). Each hole has at one end
Descriptive
Descriptive
Descriptive The park is a place that one can go to get away and enjoy nature. There are four entrances to the fun activities enjoyed in the park. Some of those activities include golf, soccer, basketball, tennis, fishing, playground activities, feed ducks, or even swing on the swinging bench by the running river. Many people have parties and family reunions. It is a place where all walks of life are joined together in harmony to enjoy the beauty of nature around them. The green grass is plentifu
Exam 2
Exam 2
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The Lynmouth floods of 1952
The Lynmouth floods of 1952
The Lynmouth floods of 1952 The small coastal town of Lynmouth became known throughout the world for the disaster, which struck in August 1952. On the night of the 15th, after continuous rain throughout the day, the rivers of the East and West Lyn rose suddenly and filled with the waters from their Exmoor catchments. Large boulders and rocks were carried in the flow towards the village, destroying houses, roads and bridges. Many lost their lives during that dark and terrifying night. The whole o
Dark Secrets of Medieval Christianity
Dark Secrets of Medieval Christianity
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Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
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Ponds and Lakes
Ponds and Lakes
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Companies should be held liable for their own pollution
Companies should be held liable for their own pollution
Companies should be held liable for their own pollution What is pollution? Pollution is to make impure and to contaminate with man made waste. as defined by Webster dictionary. Pollution is the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. It is a major problem in North America and as well as the world. Pollution not only damages the environment, but also damages our vital life sustaining needs such as the water we drink. Pollution problems have arisen in all industrialize
Parasite Rex
Parasite Rex
Parasite Rex Summary: Parasite Rex was a complex book describing the life of a parasite. In today’s society, parasites are seen as useless creatures that live their lives at the expense of another’s, but Carl Zimmer portrays them in a much different light. He brilliantly displays that parasites have received a poor reputation but are in fact a major contributor to life on earth today. The beginning of the book describes how early scientists discovered parasites. Leeuwenhoek, Steenstrup and Koch,
Hockey
Hockey
Hockey Hockey, fast paced, hard hitting, exciting game of skill and talent. Since the beginning of the 1800's to today’s game, hockey has evolved and went through many dramatic changes. Those changes make hockey what it is today. The changes were from the equipment and rules, to the gender and color of many people. There are many conflicting stories behind the beginning. Some say the first game played on ice was in either Windson or Nova Scotia, or even Montreal or Québec depending on who you be
Landscape Architecture as a Career
Landscape Architecture as a Career
Landscape Architecture as a Career A landscape architect is an individual who arranges and modifies the effects of natural scenery over a tract of land so as to produce the best aesthetic effect for the land^Òs use. Landscape architecture is the design profession which applies artistic, cultural, and scientific knowledge to the design, planning, and development of the land. Landscape architects accept certain responsibilities related to the health and welfare of the public and are concerned with
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
Transcendentalism a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual
“Transcendentalism: a philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual over the empirical”(Webster’s dictionary, 1993) The impact the transcendental movement had on American literature cannot be underestimated. “Reawakening an interest in the great problems of human nature and destiny,” authors such as Emerson, Alcott and Brownson, for example, forced the transcendental movement into the path of Henry David Thoreau. (Spiller, 346) As a self proclaimed “mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natur
Poikilotherms are animals whose body temperature varies with that of t
Poikilotherms are animals whose body temperature varies with that of t
Poikilotherms are animals whose body temperature varies with that of the environment. Hibernation is a dormant condition in which many poikilothermic (“cold-blooded”) animals pass the winter in cold areas . It involves the dropping of an animal's body temperature on a seasonal basis in order to conserve energy. Any mammal that remains inactive for many weeks with a body temperature lower than normal may be said to be in hibernation, but physiological changes that occur during hibernation differ
The Spa
The Spa
The Spa The water in the soaking pool is 100°, the odor of sulfur fills the nostrils, Mary and I are sitting here again, soaking away another months worth of problems at Parriso Hot Springs. Though it is expensive, we find our way as often as the budget will allow. To the west stand the pale brown desert-like hills that tell what the land was like before man arrived. It is these pale brown hills, broken in color by the short scrub brush native to the land, that keep the breezes of the Pacific Oc
Bacterial Growth In Water
Bacterial Growth In Water
Bacterial Growth In Water My topic is Bacterial Growth In Water. It is to observe how much bacteria grows in different types of water over a certain time. Bacteria is a one celled living organism, It cannot be seen with the human eye, you need a microscope. Bacteria is a simple structure. Its size is about 1/25,400 of an inch across, that is very small. Bacteria is classified by biologist as a plant. They are usually separated into four groups. That depends on their size. Bacteria reproduce by
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an
Burns Bog is an area ten times larger than Stanley Park which plays an significant role in maintaining local plants and animal life, including ourselves. It should be preserved and safeguarded. Burns bog is located close to the mouth of the lower Fraser River, in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest undeveloped urban area in Canada. Bogs are an exceptional kind of wetland. Only insect-eating plants, hardy northern shrubs, acid-producing mosses and dwarfed pines survive. These uniq
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth It was an international proje
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth It was an international proje
Biosphere 2 is a miniature copy of Earth. It was an international project which combined different countries and cultures from all over the world. Biosphere 2 is located in Arizona because of its climate. The site had more than two thousand acres. The reasons for building Biosphere 2, the facilities, biomes, and the problems faced inside will be discussed in this report. Some of the reasons for building Biosphere 2 were overcrowding on Earth and troubles, on Earth, in the future. Population of
SCUBA DIVING
SCUBA DIVING
SCUBA DIVING 1) Will I have to go to college for this? Where will I go? There are no college courses needed to become a scuba diver. However, there are many colleges that offer scuba diving as a class. The College of Oceaneering in California is one institution for diver training. In order to scuba dive, you must get certified with an organization that certifies. There is PADI, NAUI, NASDS, SSI, BSAC, PDIC, IDEA, YMCA, AND TDI. Although they are different organizations, they all meet the basic
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm shallow and tropical seas because
Coral reefs are found mostly in warm, shallow, and tropical seas, because the reef-forming corals cannot live in water colder than 65 °F (18 °C). Reefs abound throughout the South Pacific, in the East Indies and the Indian Ocean to Sri Lanka, and around Madagascar on the southeastern African coast. They also form along the tropical eastern coast of Brazil, through the West Indies, along the Florida coast, and at Bermuda. There are three types of coral reefs: (1) fringing reefs; (2) barrier reef
WATER POLLUTION
WATER POLLUTION
WATER POLLUTION First of all what is water pollution, water pollution is when a substantial portion of waste enters our water system. Water pollution is everywhere it has caused a lot of death and sickness around the world. In previous research done by the government of Canada, it said Canada is a water rich nation-we are steward of 9% of the worlds renewable fresh water while Canadians enjoy one of the highest standards of clean water in the world, pollution remains an important problem in so
Pollution greatly affects the planet earth in a lot of ways There are
Pollution greatly affects the planet earth in a lot of ways There are
Pollution greatly affects the planet earth in a lot of ways. There are three main types Air, land and water. Air Pollution affects the air nessary to live for both plants and animals. Land Pollution effects the cleanliness around us and the crops we grow. Water Pollution affects us and the marine life in many ways it also has very serious affects such as death of fish and humans. Water covers 80% of the earth’s surface but only about 3% is fresh and suitable for drinking, crop irrigation and mo
Evolution the genetic change of a species over time Most scientists st
Evolution the genetic change of a species over time Most scientists st
Evolution: the genetic change of a species over time. Most scientists strongly believe that all species have undergone evolution at one point or another. Whether it has been reptiles or mammals, insects or amphibians. Even humans have thought to have experienced evolution in Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of the Species.” One special group of organisms to scientists and to the world today are amphibians. Scientists believe that the evolution of amphibians goes back some 350 million years ago. Sci
There are many struggles with power which occur in the Old Testament o
There are many struggles with power which occur in the Old Testament o
There are many struggles with power which occur in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. One of the most important power struggles involved the Israelites and the Egyptians in a fight for liberation of God's people. I have seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt . . . I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians. ( Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America, Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version,
Starving the Hungry
Starving the Hungry
Starving the Hungry Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system, few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portrayed
Black bears
Black bears
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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau Why was Henry David Thoreau such a wonderful writer? He had many great qualities, but the most important were his devotion to nature and writing, his desire for independence, and his experiences he encountered throughout his life. Henry David Thoreau looked to nature as the basis of life and writing. He believed that nature is the reflection of inner spiritual reality. He spent his life in search of the essentials of reality and of experiences that would bring him close to th
Acid Rain
Acid Rain
Acid Rain Within this past century, acidity of the air and acid rain have become recognized as one of the leading threats to our planet’s environment. No longer limited by geographic boundaries, acid causing emissions are causing problems all over the world. Some laws have been passed which limit the amount of pollutants that are released into the air, but tougher legislation must be implemented before this problem can be overcome. Acid rain is produced, when automobiles, smelters, power plants,
Salt Pollution
Salt Pollution
Salt Pollution As awareness for pollution increases, other forms of pollution are defined. Almost everyone knows about toxic waste and carbon dioxide pollution, but not many people have heard of salt pollution. Salt pollution has been on the increase since the evolution of the automobile. With more pressure on government agencies to keep the highway clear and safe, an increase in the use of salt has developed. It is important to understand why salt is used and how it work as well as the environm
Frogs
Frogs
Frogs Frog is the common name for a species of amphibian that also includes toads. A very common question is “whats the difference between frogs and toads?” , the answer: none, except for the fact that toads lack the powerful legs that frogs have. “Where can frogs and toads be found?”, one might ask. They live in all parts of the world, except for Antarctica, but are mostly found in tropical areas. Frogs are small animals with smooth moist skin, and big eyes that can see in almost any direction.
Science Rainforests And Earth
Science Rainforests And Earth
Science; Rainforests And Earth The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Ano
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius
Volcano Mount Vesuvius Mount Vesuvius is a volcano located in southern Italy, near the bay of Naples and the city of Naples. It is the only active volcano on the European mainland. Vesuvius rises to a height of 1277 m (4190 ft). Vesuvio (Vesuvius) is probably the most famous volcano on earth, and is one of the most dangerous. Mount Vesuvius is a strato-volcano consisting of a volcanic cone (Gran Cono) that was built within a summit caldera (Mount Somma). The Somma-Vesuvius complex has formed ove
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur is the most important holidays for the Jewish. It is a time for people to seek forgiveness from others. Yom Kippur is important because it comes just before the Jewish new year so that people can have a fresh start for the new year. Yom Kippur also gives people a chance to look back on the past year and plan for the upcoming year. Yom Kippur dates back to biblical times when animals were used to transfer sins to. The first animal that was used was a goat, but soon roosters
Suicide in Las Vega
Suicide in Las Vega
Suicide in Las Vega Hell is expensive. This is my first thought as my plane lands in Las Vegas. The Luxor hotel's glass pyramid seems dangerously close to the runway's edge, as do its chocolate-and-gold sphinx and rows of shaved palms. I wonder if these rooms tremble when jets land. Behind the Luxor are mountains kissed by dust the hue of bone; to its left lies the Strip, where color is so bright it looks like it has died, rotted, and come back as a poisonous flower. I have been forewarned. Firs
How ATV's Work
How ATV's Work
How ATV's Work Thesis statement: All terrain vehicles are helpful and useful and I will explain how they work and how to fix them in this paper. Outline: Inn this paper I will discuss ATV’s and general knowledge and getting them wet. I also will discuss their origin and how they need care and how to keep them doing good for a long time. What is an ATV? It is an All Terrain Vehicle, also called three or four wheelers. It is also called a quad or ATV. An ATV is built to go where other vehicles can
Black Rain Reader Response
Black Rain Reader Response
Black Rain: Reader Response by Masuji Ibuse The main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out
Recommendation For Recycling Water In Florida
Recommendation For Recycling Water In Florida
Recommendation For Recycling Water In Florida Recommendation For Recycling Water in Florida Prepared for: Tom Petty, Chairman Of The Board Department Of Environmental Regulation Board by: Environmental Specialist, Pasco County Florida November 29, 1996 Contents Abstract................................................2 Executive Summary.......................................3 Introduction............................................4 Methods.................................................4 Result
Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy
Geothermal Energy Geothermal Energy Matt Arnold 9/17/96 Physics 009 Professor Arns The human population is currently using up its fossil fuel supplies at staggering rates. Before long we will be forced to turn somewhere else for energy. There are many possibilities such as hydroelectric energy, nuclear energy, wind energy, solar energy and geothermal energy to name a few. Each one of these choices has its pros and cons. Hydroelectric power tends to upset the ecosystems in rivers and lakes. It af