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Political Changes After the Crusades
Political Changes After the Crusades

This 491 word essay (4 pages) is about Christianization, Crusades, Invasions, Historiography of the Crusades

The series of crusades which started from the early the 1000’s and lasted for about two hundred years caused many important political changes in Europe. One of the results of the Crusades was the shift of power between kings and feudal lords. The method of direct taxing was initiated by the kings for the first time. The church also assumed more political power because of its spiritual leadership role in the Crusades. Evidently, the Crusades caused major changes of politics in Europe. Power shif...

Measurement of Free-Fall Acceleration
Measurement of Free-Fall Acceleration

This 1225 word essay (3 pages) is about Kinematics, Physical quantities, Acceleration, Motion, Classical mechanics, Velocity, Free fall, Metre per second squared, Gravity of Earth, Mass

Introduction Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), the man first accredited with the correct notion of free-fall with uniform acceleration, stated that "if one were to remove entirely the resistance of the medium, all materials would descend with equal speed." Today, this statement holds true for all objects in free-fall near the Earth’s surface. The purpose of this experiment is to verify Galileo’s assertion that acceleration is constant. In addition, the magnitude of acceleration will be calculated. T...

Black Like Me & Beloved
Black Like Me & Beloved

This 2547 word essay (11 pages) is about Discrimination, Movements for civil rights, The United States, Hatred, Racism, Beloved, African-American Civil Rights Movement, Laissez-faire racism

SOC 3365-1 Critical Analysis Autumn Semester 1998 Some people looking at society today tend to think that the racial prejudice of the past has nearly been done away with. Others, however, those who are still the recipients of racial prejudice in their every day lives see our society very differently. Those who think that racial prejudice is getting better may only be fooling themselves or-perhaps more likely- in some way are trying to deny the prejudice they themselves carry. Prejudice against...

COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WOR
COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WOR

This 860 word essay (5 pages) is about Calendars, Software bugs, COBOL, Hazards, Year 2000 problem, Telecommuting, Computer, Email, Credit card

LD Computers play a huge role in Government, Economy, and Financial affairs. Based on the information concerning the year 2000 computer crash project (y2k), people are realizing how much of the economy depends on computers. The age of electronics and more specifically, computers, has caused a tremendous shift in the way we do business today. Today, many business people wouldn’t be able to function efficiently without communications as we know it, for example, e-mail or fax-on-demand. We have got...

Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice

This 468 word essay (2 pages) is about Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy, Romance novels, Pride & Prejudice, Darcy, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman, These Three Remain

Pride and Prejudice has two main characters, Elizabeth and Darcy, who at the beginning seem to be disgusted at each other. During the book, their views toward each other seem to change and slowly make progress. At the end of the book, their opinions have completely turned around about each other and they even get engaged and later married. Also Elizabeth and Darcy’s two views on each other are similar and different in many ways. At the beginning of the book, when they first meet they are not re...

Shakespeare's Imagery
Shakespeare's Imagery

This 868 word essay (3 pages) is about Characters in Macbeth, Macbeth, Fiction, English-language films, Literature, British films, Regicides, House of Moray, Banquo, Three Witches, Macduff, Gruoch of Scotland

Shakespeare\'s Imagery Shakespeare\'s powerful imagery has never been more apparent than in Macbeth. He begins the play with a startling image of three witches chanting in a furious thunderstorm, "Fair is foul, and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air" (1.1.10- 11). The eerie chanting creates a dark, mysterious tone that leaves the reader feeling uncomfortable and expecting odd and evil things to happen. Later, when Macbeth and Banquo come across the three weird sisters, the underl...

The American Revolution
The American Revolution

This 874 word essay (4 pages) is about Continental Congress, American Enlightenment, American Revolution, British East India Company, Intolerable Acts, Declaration and Resolves of the First Continental Congress, Boston Tea Party, Stamp Act, Townshend Acts, Petition to the King, No taxation without representation, Declaratory Act

The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all lands west of the colonies; beginning a the Ohio Valley belonged to Quebec. This was supposed to keep us colonists from moving west, that way Britain could keep tighter rule on us (or so they thought!). Basically, most of the colonists completely ignored the proclamation and continued westward expansion. The Grenville Acts consisted of enforcement on the mercantilism and navigation acts, plus it wrote new laws such as tax on...

Nature Doesn't Always Nurture
Nature Doesn't Always Nurture

This 359 word essay (2 pages) is about Scoutcraft, Hiking, Walking, Backpacking

Nature Doesn\'t Always Nurture Mark Childress English 20 Editorial Paper (Peer Draft) 01/29/99 Through today\'s growing technology and a new generation of people, the sport and hobby of outdoor hiking is on the rise. The most rudimentary equipment for hiking is a backpack and, of course, your feet. However, to the more experienced hiker, there is an abundant amount of gear that proves very useful. The most important piece of gear an avid hiker can own would have to be his head. Common sense and...

Beowulf
Beowulf

This 510 word essay (2 pages) is about Beowulf, Geats, English-language films, Anglo-Saxon paganism, English folklore, The Dragon, Grendel, Hrothgar, Wiglaf, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary

Beowulf is not a hero for one main reason. His actions are driven by pride and self glorification not the desire to help other people. This becomes evident as we examine Beowulf’s main three battles and the events surrounding them. The battle between Grendel and Beowulf shows Beowulf’s desire for pride over the desire to help others. For instance Beowulf fought Grendel with his bare hands and fought Grendel one on one while his thanes watched. The reasons for this were Beowulf new he would look...

The Heart of Darkness
The Heart of Darkness

This 881 word essay (4 pages) is about Joseph Conrad, Congo Free State, Heart of Darkness, Human trophy collecting, Novellas, Charles Marlow, Kurtz, Lord Jim, The Singing Detective

There comes a time in everybody\'s lives when people see or do something that they can\'t believe. Marlow, a lonely character in the Joseph Conrad\'s Heart of Darkness, finds first-hand as he travels through the dark jungles of Africa, that not all places in the world are equal. Marlow soon begins to find it hard to separate reality from unreality. Along his journey down the Congo River he states, "I foresaw that in the blinding sunshine of that land I would become acquainted with a flabby, pre...

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz

This 600 word essay (3 pages) is about The Minister's Black Veil, Veil, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Allegory, Scarecrow, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wizard of Oz

Do you really know what the classic story "The Wizard of Oz" is about? I\'ll give you a hint, it\'s not about some girl flying over a rainbow, playing with living scarecrows, and battling witches. Each character in the story symbolizes something much deeper. It was a metaphor of a young girl leaving her home facing the harshness of life on her own. The moral of the story is that no matter how wonderful a place may be, there is no place like home. "The Wizard of Oz", with all of it\'s morals, an...

THE TRADGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET
THE TRADGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET

This 744 word essay (5 pages) is about Characters in Romeo and Juliet, English-language films, British films, Italian films, Films, Romeo + Juliet, Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Juliet, Friar Laurence, Tybalt

By: Chelsea Alane Rape Teacher: Mrs. Strewart Class: English Date: Jan. 2,1999 The story is about two teenagers who presue their love for each other despite the fact that their family’s have been at odds for years.The story combines swordfighting, misunderstanding, tragedy, and some of the most romantic languague all in the name of love. In Verona, Italy in the late 1500’s two powerful familes the Capulets and Montagues have been feuding for years. Juliet’s father throws a party and all of his...

The Sung Dynasty
The Sung Dynasty

This 581 word essay (3 pages) is about Dynasties in Chinese history, East Asian culture, Song dynasty, Ming dynasty, China, Fu, Tang dynasty, Confucianism, Society of the Song dynasty, Society and culture of the Han dynasty

1. The Sung dynasty was considered a Golden Age in Chinese history. During this dynasty, the economy expanded and China became the leading economic force in East Asia. As the center of agriculture moved to rice crops in southern China, a new strain of rice and new irrigation techniques allowed the Chinese to harvest two crops of rice a year. This surplus allowed more people to pursue the arts, learning and trade. Foreign trade increased with traders coming from far and wide to China. The Chines...

The Effects of Minimum Wage on Leisure and Free Ti
The Effects of Minimum Wage on Leisure and Free Ti

This 1509 word essay (6 pages) is about Employment compensation, Labour economics, Minimum wage law, Minimum wage, Socialism, Salary, Leisure, Employment, Minimum wage in the United States, Minimum Wages Act

me: The Cons Leisure is something that I feel is important in everyone\'s lives today, although not everyone is accessible to certain types of leisure. I feel in some way leisure has an effect on everyone\'s lives in America, from those in poverty to the Bill Gates of the world. For some people leisure might be going to the park to picnic or just play basketball, but to others it is taking an exotic trip to another country. Whatever form of leisure each individual enjoys or can afford this leisu...

Odysseus, The Hero
Odysseus, The Hero

This 527 word essay (3 pages) is about Epic Cycle, Geography of the Odyssey, Odyssey, Ancient Greek religion, Odysseus, Calypso, The Cattle of Helios, Scheria, Achilles, Odyssean gods

Greek myth is often filled with heroes, as these people\'s deeds and actions inspire by demonstrating the extent of man\'s potential. Such heroes are Heracles, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, and even Odysseus. In Classics Mythology, Morford and Lenardon write that "In Greek saga, as in folktales, we find many recurring motifs" that characterize the hero (Morford, 289). In short, Home describes Odysseus as the king of Ithaca who joins the Greek Army in the siege and sacking of Troy during a 10-year o...

The Binary Number System
The Binary Number System

This 641 word essay (5 pages) is about Binary arithmetic, Numeral systems, Computer arithmetic, Elementary arithmetic, Mathematical notation, Binary number, Positional notation, Hexadecimal, Power of two, Decimal, Binary, Scientific notation

The binary number system is a system in which numbers are represented as linear combinations of the powers of two. A binary number is a number written in base two. This means that each position in a numeral represents a particular power of two. In the more common decimal system, powers of ten are used. A positive integer is represented in base two by a line of zero’s and one’s.The binary number system is important because of its application and value in computers. Digital computers invariably u...

The Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge

This 383 word essay (2 pages) is about Military history of Canada during World War II, The Holocaust in Germany, Battle of the Bulge, Adolf Hitler, Western Front, Allied advance from Paris to the Rhine, Schutzstaffel, Operation Herbstnebel, Fall Martin

The Battle of the Bulge was Germany’s last offensive attack. It lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945. It was the largest battle in World War II to take place on land. It included 600,000 Germans, 500,000 Americans, and 55,000 British. There were 81,000 US casualties, 1400 British casualties, and 100,000 German casualties. The Battle was being planned at a point in time when the Red Russian army was closing in on Germany from the East and the US was destroying German cities with bom...

The Fourteenth Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment

This 1007 word essay (5 pages) is about Japanese American internment, Fred Korematsu, Reconstruction Era, Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, San Leandro, California, Supreme Court of the United States, Korematsu v. United States, Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education

The most important amendment in the constitution is the fourteenth amendment. The fourteenth amendment was proposed by Congress on June 13, 1866 and ratified on July 9, 1868. This amendment is the section about the rights of citizens. There is five sections to the fourteenth amendment. The sections are: citizenship, apportionment of representatives, former confederate officials, public debt, and enforcement. The first section is citizenship. It says all people born or naturalized in the United...

Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

This 651 word essay (3 pages) is about Baseball, Jackie Robinson, 42, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Royals, Baseball color line, Jackie Robinson Day

Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball\'s color barrier that segregated major league baseball for more than 50 years. On October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Montreal Royals that would eventually bring him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1947. This made him the first African American in modern organized baseball. Jackie Robinson went to UCLA where he became an All-American in football and basketball. He also played baseball...

STUPIDstitions
STUPIDstitions

This 547 word essay (3 pages) is about Magic, Superstition, Mandrake

Throughout the years, people have come to realize that we, as a human race, fear the unknown. Therefore, humankind has invented preposterous superstitions to fill this very void of the unknown. Most people are superstitious in one way or another. Some absurd superstitions that have been devised over the centuries relate with issues such as: insects/animals, daily human activities, and/or folk medicines. First, absurd superstition is none other than an insect; the bee. It is stated that "if a be...

Music
Music

This 892 word essay (7 pages) is about Clinical psychology, Freudian psychology, Rorschach test, Omnivore, Herbivore, Dog, Music, Classical music

INTRODUCTION: By controlling the type of music that a person listened to I believed that the music would help to shape what animal a person perceived the music to best represent. Due to the large array of animals, I anticipated that I would need to classify the animals into two groups: carnivores and herbivores. In addition, I assumed that the group herbivore1 would be present in both groups. There are many different kinds of music in our society. Music affects many people\'s lives. This can be...

Star Wars
Star Wars

This 1100 word essay (8 pages) is about Mon Calamari cruiser, Star Destroyer, Star Wars: TIE Fighter, Destroyer, Cruiser, Calamari

MC 90 verses Imperial Star Destroyers. Introduction Through out the Star Wars galaxy there has been many literary battles fought with Imperial Star Destroyers and the Mon Calamari MC 80\'s. Though the victories mount on both sides the greatest battle of all is between the readers. That battle is; Which vessel is truly superior? Is it the Mon Calamari civilian pleasure cruisers or the Galactic Empires most effective War ships. In the proceeding facts will be placed on the history of each class o...

5 Species of Rhinoceros
5 Species of Rhinoceros

This 846 word essay (3 pages) is about Rhinoceroses, EDGE species, Sumatran rhinoceros, Black rhinoceros, White rhinoceros, Indian rhinoceros, Javan rhinoceros, International Rhino Foundation, Black rhino extinction

There are only five species of rhinos that now exist. The rhinos are one of the endangered animals and are nearly extinct. There are Indian, Javan, Sumatran, African black, and African white. Don\'t you wonder why they are becoming extinct and people can\'t do much about it? Well, you will figure it out. Do you think you can easily control the rhinos? I\'m sure I can\'t because they are huge. Like the Indian rhinos, they can be up to 6 ft 4 in. high and 2 and half tons weight. The Javan rhinos,...

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

This 1435 word essay (7 pages) is about Regions of the Czech Republic, Geography of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Republics, Bohemia, Moravia, Czechs, Krkonoe, Prague, Czech language, Beskids, Outline of the Czech Republic

Matthew Funk Block 2 Geography Report 1-5-99 Location: Absolute: The center of the country of Czech Republic is located at 50 degrees North and 16 degrees East. Relative: The Czech Republic is in the North-Eastern Hemisphere. It is also located on the continent of Asia. The Czech Republic is in the geographic center of Europe. The country also shares borders with four other countries (Poland, Germany, Austria, and Solvakia). The Czech territory is placed between two principal mountain systems i...

Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro

This 368 word essay (3 pages) is about Fidel Castro, CubaUnited States relations, Order of the Quetzal, Cuba, Fidel, Early life of Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro in the Cuban Revolution

I am writing a report about Fidel Castro. He is famous for taking Control of Cuba in 1959 and established a communist dictatorship. He was Born in Mayari on August 13,1927. As a boy he worked in his family sugar Plantation. Castro went to the University of Havana in 1945 and got his Degree in law in 1950. Castro married Mirta Diaz Balart. They only had one Son and soon after they had their son his wife divorced him in 1955. As a Lawyer he defended the poor and he was a candidate for the Cuban C...

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

This 867 word essay (4 pages) is about Piano Concerto, Variation, Paul Hindemith, Concerto, Piano Concerto No. 10, Trumpet repertoire

I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Eastman Theatre on Thursday night, February 12, 1998. Four selections were performed. Two were by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 and Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major for piano and orchestra, K. 482. The other pieces were Theme and Variations: The Four Temperaments for piano and string orchestra by Paul Hindemith and Rounds for string orchestra by David Diamond. The piano soloist for the Hindemith and M...

Eating Disorders: Types and Treatments
Eating Disorders: Types and Treatments

This 591 word essay (3 pages) is about Eating disorders, Psychiatric diagnosis, Culture-bound syndromes, RTT, Abnormal psychology, Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Anorexia, Hypergymnasia, National Eating Disorders Association

Eating Disorders: Types and Treatments People with Bulimia, like those with Anorexia, do not see their bodies realistically. They see themselves in as no matter what the true reflection is. To attain thinness a Bulimic will allow themselves to eat, but then, feel very guilty. As a result of this guilt they will force themselves to throw up, exercise excessively, fast, and often abuse laxatives. This cycle is called binging and purging. A person with Bulimia may range in wieght from slightly unde...

The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle

This 505 word essay (2 pages) is about Bermuda Triangle, Earth mysteries, Bermuda, British North America, English colonization of the Americas, The Bermuda Triangle, Triangle, Outline of Bermuda

The Bermuda Traingle, also called the Devil\'s Triangle, is the home of many unexplainable wreckages. It covers a vast area of land in the Atlantic Ocean. Although no borders are definite, most people agree on one specific area. To find that area, draw imaginary lines on a map starting at Melbourne, Florida, to Bermuda, to Puerto Rico, and back to Florida. Authors of books try to creat a mysteryby expanding those lines further out then that range and that is what causes the controversy over the...

Prejudice in America
Prejudice in America

This 678 word essay (3 pages) is about Discrimination, Hatred, Gender studies, Prejudices, Social inequality, Racism, Gender, Sexism, Symbolic racism, Laissez-faire racism

Hundreds of years ago racism was played out a much different way than in the present day. Then, blacks were mistreated, bought and sold as common goods. Women were allowed to hold a minimal amount of jobs, if any. Since then there have been revolutionary changes. Today slavery is outlawed in most of the world, as it is in the United States. And women are given so-called “equal” rights and job opportunities. Present day, however, racism has a new face. We no longer hold blacks and other minoriti...

The Battle of Hastings
The Battle of Hastings

This 1598 word essay (8 pages) is about Norman conquest of England, England, House of Godwin, William the Conqueror, Anglo-Normans, Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson, Battle of Fulford, Tostig Godwinson, Harald Hardrada, Magnus the Good, Pevensey

The battle of Hastings was responsible for the rise of England to its status of power and strength. Prior to the battle, England was a relatively meager country. The battle transformed the country into a great power. “The battle of Hastings is recognized as the first step by which England reached her present strength.” (Wilberforce, 1898, p. 226) The battle occurred October 14, 1066, in a village in England that is now known as Battle. (The town of Hastings is about six miles southeast of the b...

Medieval Communities
Medieval Communities

This 1268 word essay (6 pages) is about Religion, Christianity, Asceticism, Spirituality, Nun, Beguines and Beghards, Monk, Monastery, Courtly love, Double monastery, Beguinage, England in the Middle Ages

During the early Middle Ages, Europe was undergoing various changes and development in its recovery from the fall of Rome. Medieval civilization developed due to the fall of Rome through the integration of Greco-Roman, Christian and Germanic elements. As medieval society grew and changed, several different communities were established. Three such communities were the feudal community, the monastic community and the intellectual community. Medieval communities exhibited a bias against women whic...

American History Examination Essay
American History Examination Essay

This 1758 word essay (8 pages) is about Member states of the United Nations, Republics, Presidency of Harry S. Truman, Aftermath of World War II, Korean War, Harry S. Truman, South Korea, Korea, Douglas MacArthur

It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve it, whatever it may be in. The...

Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism
Get Gonzo: Not Your Cuddly Blue Haired Journalism

This 1631 word essay (6 pages) is about Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo journalism, Picaresque novels, English-language films, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Gonzo, Oscar Zeta Acosta, Journalism, The Gonzo Papers, Journalism genres

“Gonzo Journalism finds it’s roots in New Journalism but takes it to the extreme. And no one else can do it like Hunter S. Thompson can do it” (Hart 1). It is hard to deny this cult author the credit that is due him after a work of journalism/ literature/ fantasy like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the heart of the American Dream. It is a savage, twisted tale of two hard core drug abusers, one a journalist and the other, a lawyer. But remember, these are not fictional chara...

The Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect

This 1106 word essay (5 pages) is about Climate change, Greenhouse gases, Climate history, Atmospheric thermodynamics, Atmosphere, Global warming, Greenhouse effect, Water vapor, Carbon dioxide, Atmosphere of Earth, Ice age, Atmospheric methane

The greenhouse effect occurs when gases such as methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and CFCs trap heat in the atmosphere by acting as a pane of glass in a car. ³The glass² lets the sun light in to make heat but when the heat tries to get out the gases absorb the heat. Holding this heat in causes heat waves, droughts and climate changes which could alter our way of living. The main gases that cause the greenhouse effect are water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), and methane which comes mainly fr...

Latin Report
Latin Report

This 1184 word essay (5 pages) is about Dresses, Toga, Roman Empire

Tom Nigro per.6 The year is 20 B.C. and I live in the Roman Empire, actually I live in the city of Rome itself. The Roman Empire is the greatest power in the world. Although I have not traveled much I know that it is composed of the Italian peninsula, lands around the Mediterranean Sea, from the British Isles to North Africa and from Spain to the Persian Gulf. It has taken more than 700 years for Rome to establish such a large empire and fought many wars to do so. We are a republic, governed by...

Theories of Economic Growth
Theories of Economic Growth

This 1326 word essay (7 pages) is about Economic growth, Production economics, Capital, Economic theories, Microeconomics, Endogenous growth theory, Productivity, Production function, Human capital, Profit, Factors of production, Classical theory of growth and stagnation

The Theory of Economic growth is a Long Run theory. It concentrates on the effects of investment in raising potential national Income and ignores Short Run fluctuations of actual national income around potential income. Ideas are changing rapidly in the area of economic growth. In order to present the subject of economic growth we must first state the two important factors that affect economic growth. First is the "Investment", the second is the "Saving". Both saving and investment affect the l...

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

This 2707 word essay (18 pages) is about Shakespearean histories, Richard III, Henry VI, Part 3, Henry VI, Part 2, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Henry VI, Part 1, BBC Television Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1, Titus Andronicus, Cultural depictions of Richard III of England, The Wars of the Roses

13. Were the Elizabethans more bloodthirsty or tolerant of violence on stage than we are? In addition to the visible bloodletting, there is endless discussion of past gory deeds. Offstage violence is even brought into view in the form of a severed head. It\'s almost as though such over-exposure is designed to make it ordinary. At the same time, consider the basic topic of the play, the usurpation of the crown of England and its consequences. These are dramatic events. They can support the highl...

Color Blindness
Color Blindness

This 483 word essay (2 pages) is about Color, Vision, Color blindness, Visual impairment, Ishihara test, Colour Blind, Dichromacy, Monochromacy, Sex linkage, Green

Color Blindness is the inability to distinguish or recognize colors. Color blindness occurs mostly in men, and is caused by a defect in the retina (nerve tissue which changes light images to nerve impulses, which the brain sees as pictures). Total color blindness, when all colors are seen as variations of gray, is known as monochromatism. Monochromatism is inherited and extremely rare; it affects men and women almost equally. Partial color blindness is called dichromatism and is generally the i...

AT&T, TCI to Merge, Create New
AT&T, TCI to Merge, Create New

This 325 word essay (2 pages) is about AT&T, Comcast, Tele-Communications Inc., Worldnet, Telecommunication Company of Iran, Liberty Media

AT&T Consumer Services Unit Summary This article discusses the merger agreement that was signed between AT&T and Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) with a stock transaction valued at $48 billion. This will help AT&T to combine its current consumer long-distance, wireless and Internet services units with TCI\'s cable, telecommunications, and high-speed Internet businesses to create a new subsidiary – AT&T Consumer Services. This merger is going to make the company be traded as a "letter" or "tracki...

The History of Surfing
The History of Surfing

This 1660 word essay (7 pages) is about California culture, Surfing, Surfboard, Duke Kahanamoku, Alaia, International Surfing Association, Surf culture

Surfing is the ancient art of riding waves. No one knows for sure when surfing began; however, many surf historians accept 400 A.D. as one of the earliest verifiable periods people were riding waves (Parker). On what all historians do agree is where surfing began. Surfing originated in the Hawaiian Islands practiced not only by the common man but also by Kings and those of noble birth. Legends describe the worship of seagods, surfing heroes, and respect for the sea\'s power. Those individuals w...

The Cathedral
The Cathedral

This 338 word essay (2 pages) is about Glass production, Stained glass, Windows

The outside, west façade of St. John’s Cathedral is extravagantly decorated. From the large sculptures, right down to the sets of doors, the detail of the work is majestic. You feel that you are an insignificant person while admiring all of the years of hard work that was put in to build this cathedral. Many of the outer sculptures around the main sets of doors are more contemporary. One sculpture shows a bus falling off a bridge and another shows a birth of a child. Another contemporary issue...

The Y2k Bug
The Y2k Bug

This 1374 word essay (6 pages) is about Calendars, Software bugs, COBOL, Hazards, Year 2000 problem, Y2K, Edward Yourdon, Millennium

The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technological society ; we have grown to rely on the most basic computer systems to make our lives convenient. In our attempts to streamline programming computer systems, we created a monster by using only the final 2-digits to represent a 4-digit year. Programmers were excited that they could save a couple of bytes of memory by cutting back the dates to 2-digit numbers. With the turning of the odometer, on December 31st, 1999, we po...

Albert Jung
Albert Jung

This 930 word essay (5 pages) is about Chemical elements, Dietary minerals, Reducing agents, Food additives, Chlorides, Magnesium, Chemical substance, Physical change, Hydrochloric acid, Hydrogen chloride, Salt, Sulfur

Abstract: This lab assignment is to observe certain substances and observe its physical and chemical changes in different environmental conditions. We first observed its physical properties, such as physical state and color and recorded it on paper. Then we did different types of experiments on some of the substances and observed the chemical changes. Some of the chemical changes where endothermic, exothermic, changes in color and changing of its physical state. We recorded the observations. In...

The Chrysanthemums
The Chrysanthemums

This 1244 word essay (9 pages) is about The Chrysanthemums, Salinas, California, Pea

On Henry Allen\'s ranch east of Salinas Elisa plants yellow chrysanthemums as Henry is selling thirty head of cattle to agents of the Western Meat Company. After he and Scotty go to round up the cattle, a tinker shows up. He asks for work which Elisa says she hasn\'t. He asks for seeds for a lady on his route. Elisa gives him seedlings with instructions, and then she finds work for him which he does professionally. To celebrate the sale Henry drives her to Salinas for dinner at the Cominos Hote...

Communism
Communism

This 2546 word essay (9 pages) is about Anti-capitalism, Socialism, Economic ideologies, Marxism, Marxist theory, Karl Marx, Communism, The Communist Manifesto, Classical Marxism, Dictatorship of the proletariat

Communism-The Ideal Society? Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that are causing much of humanity to suffer. In The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all property is held in common. No one person has more than the other, but rather everyone shares in the fruits of their labors. Marx is writing of this society because, he believes it...

Microphone Experiment
Microphone Experiment

This 929 word essay (5 pages) is about Electrical phenomena, Energy conversion, Transducers, Microphone, Sound recording, Piezoelectricity, Pickup

Abstract The experiment involved constructing a microphone from the materials given to us. Our group was supposed to make as sensitive microphone as possible. This laboratory was also intended to introduce the concept of “sensor” materials which can be made to act as electric sense organs. Our group has lost the competition, but even so by the end of the lab we understood how the microphone works and was able to construct it and test it using the Lab VIEW program. Introduction A real microphone...

Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist

This 349 word essay (2 pages) is about English-language films, Period television series, British films, Fagin, Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens, Bill Sikes, Nancy, Sikes, Oliver!, Dickens' London, Artful Dodger

stark request, "Please, sir, I want some more," will thrill kids today as it always has, and the story of the street boy on the run, who lives with outlaws and then finds a safe home, is an archetypal adventure. Dickens\' novel is scary. Cruickshank\'s original pictures were true to the terror as well as the comic absurdity of the story, Yes, Dickens\' story does end in sentimental togetherness, but the terror is always there. Fagin\'s crowd was never this cute. Dickens\'s classic exploration o...

Music Patterns
Music Patterns

This 562 word essay (3 pages) is about Mental processes, Memory, Neuropsychological assessment, Music, Recall

"Remember that song we heard the other day? What was it called? I wish I could remember." If this has ever happened to you please listen carefully to what I have to say. The following journal article looks into the question; does frequency correlate with familiarity for the remembrance of songs. The hypothesis was, specifically; people with a high knowledge of certain stimulus area should be able to identify frequency patterns more often than those who had little knowledge of the area. The find...

El Guerra de los Cien Años
El Guerra de los Cien Años

This 300 word essay (2 pages) is about San Ciro de Acosta, Draft:Maxima de holanda

1. El guerra de los cien años empezó con un argumento dinastico que origino cuando el conquesto de Inglaterra por William de Normandia creó un estado que quedo en dos lados del canal Inglaterra. 2. Muchos lideres y reyes participaron en este larga guerra. Unos importantes personas fueron Eduardo III rey de Inglaterra, Eduardo el Negro Principe de Frances, Juan II de Frances, Joan de Arca, Henry V de Frances. Todos estos reyes y guerreros jugaron un importante trabajo en este guerra. Los dos pai...

A Civil Action
A Civil Action

This 1728 word essay (6 pages) is about A Civil Action, Environment, Jan Schlichtmann, Walter Skinner, Legal case, Jury, Prosecutor

A weeping mother, a sickly child and a husband near-death are the images evoked in Jonathan Harr\'s A Civil Action. Two huge multinational corporations, represented by a corps of well learned and well supplied lawyers are put to bear against the pitiful victims of the companies\' supposed negligence and these victim\'s lawyer, an energetic, if untested, attorney. Every fiber of my being was rooting for the plaintiffs to win the case and walk away with just recompense; to see the corporations cl...