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Lazio Introduction Lazio, also known as Latium, is a region in west central Italy on the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are many beautiful provinces, or cities, in the region. Some include Rome, Latina, Frosinone, Viterbo, and Rieti. In Lazio there is also an important river, the Tiber, which runs right through Rome. The capital of Italy is Rome, which is also an important industrial city in the region, Lazio, and the capital of Lazio as well. Another important city is Civitavecchia, the Vatican City, th
Bastille What does the destruction of the Bastille symbolize? Throughout history, symbols have had an overwhelming presence among buildings. The destruction and storming of the Bastille had many symbols. It was a very overwhelming stone structure, which stood strong. The very architecture and placement of this prison gave itself a reputation of strength. It stood by itself, being the most intimidating structure of its time. The Bastille was no longer being used as a political prison, and Louis X
The History of the Peace in Rome, The Pax Romana The Pax Romana era has ended. This time of peace started in the year 27 BC and lasted up till now, 180. This period of time was started by Augustus Caesar. Augustus created a system of government in which he encouraged trade and glorified Rome by a splendid building program. He created denarius, a silver coin that we used which made trade between different parts of the empire much easier. Trade became faster when Augustus eliminated all taxed good
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
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped is that of artificial reality, or "virtual reality" (VR). When Morton Heilig first got a patent for his "Sensorama Simulator" i
DESCRIPTION OF A NETWORK A network is the linking of two or more computers for the purpose of sharing data, programs and/or physical resources. · Examples: · Data Two people can work independently on the same project at different computers. By being connected to each other, there is no need for swapping floppy copies with the possibility of loss or old revisions creeping into the work flow. · Programs One copy of a program can be purchased and placed on one computer, and others connected may be
Ancient Egypt Imagine living in Ancient Egypt about 3,000 B.C. Imagine a society teeming with life and happiness. Imagine looking around and seeing beautiful buildings, fields of crops, and the great pyramids with their white limestone façade blazing in the sun of the midday. It would be quite the experience to have lived back then. The history of Egypt begins with the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt into one united kingdom. The first ruler under this new system was Menes. Thirty other dyna
Rome TROY HOGGARD Mr. Terry May 25, 1997 10th grade ROME Introduction Rome also known as the ancient city was the capital of the greatest empire of the ancient world. It was a great and prosperous city that was filled with at least one million people. Many people believe that the height of the city of Rome reached its height near the time that emperor constantius the second had seen it for the first time. When he had seen all the sights such as the sanctuary of Jupiter capitolinus, the public ba
Vacations I. Introduction When you think of the word "vacation" you probably think of some place tropical like Hawaii. The thing about place’s like Hawaii is there is really only one thing to do and that is going to the beach, which can get boring pretty fast. So the purpose of my speech is to show you why Europe is a premier vacation spot. II. Brief history of Europe A. history goes back to prehistoric times 1. evidence of beings 700,000 years (tools/bones) 2. means a lot of history in europe B
Pompeii Pompeii the ancient city of Italy, found in the Campania Region, built at the mouth of the Sarnus River, it is located about three kilometer south of mount Vesuvius, between Herculaneum and Stabiae. The city was built around 600 b.c. by the Oscans. Which was later taken over by Samnites. It later became a Roman colony in 80 b.c. under the dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Pompeii became a favorite resort for wealthy Romans and reached a population of about 20,000 at the beginning of the C
MEXICO CITY Final Report Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the second largest city in the world. About 9 1/3 million people live in Mexico City. Mexico City area size is 579 sq. mi. Mexico City lies 7,525 feet above sea level in the high, oval-shaped Valley of Mexico. Mexico City has more than 350 neighborhood districts called colonias. Like Mexican towns, many colonias have plazas(public squares). Churches, markets, restaurants, and theaters face the plazas. The Mexico City metropolitan
Effects of World War II World War II drastically affected the Japanese culture, economics, and politics. Sofia Mayorga History 10 F Block Japan Japan is considered one of the most important and powerful countries in the modern world but this accomplishment has been reached by a lot of work and changes made in the Japanese society. During World War II the destruction of Japanese cities and the death of a lot of Japanese people caused them to change their in their system of politics and foreign po
Computer Science Study of the theory, experimentation, and engineering that form the basis for the design and use of computers—devices that automatically process information. Computer science traces its roots to work done by English mathematician Charles Babbage, who first proposed a programmable mechanical calculator in 1837. Until the advent of electronic digital computers in the 1940s, computer science was not generally distinguished as being separate from mathematics and engineering. Since t
Leonardo da Vinci Monica Bontrager Mr. Croftchik First Hour October 3, 1998 H. English 4 Leonardo da Vinci was a man of many worlds. He was a great influence on his time and of the time of today. Leonardo was known as many things, he was known as a sculptor, architect, writer, musician, philosopher, engineer, and scientist, but most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero da Vinci, a prominent pu
Arch and Vault Arch and Vault, a fundamental construction system in architecture used to span the space between walls, piers, or other supports and to create a roof or a ceiling. Until the 19th century the arch and vault were the only alternative to the far more limited and simpler post-and-lintel system supporting a flat or peaked beamed roof. Arch An arch, in construction, is a rigid span curving upward between two points of support. It appears in a variety of structures, such as an arcade, fo
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign powers
Japan 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 g
Chinese Architecture Traditional Chinese architecture can be classified into four categories: residential houses, royal palaces, recreational structures, and temples. The basic feature of the Chinese architecture is rectangularity-shaped units of space joined together into a whole. Their style combines rectangular shapes varying in size and position according to importance into an organic whole. Each level is clearly distinguished. So, these Chinese style buildings have a powerful and appealing
Athens Athens has been around for 2,500 years. Athens is the capitol of Greece and largest city of Greece. Athens is on a small plain that lies southward to the Saronic Gulf, a branch of the Aegean Sea. Athens has an area of 427 sq./km. (165 sq./mi. ) and a population of 3,096,775. Athens is surrounded by mountains: Aigaleos to the west, Parnes to the north, Pentelikon to the northeast, and Hymettus to the east. All four of the mountains is made up of either marble or limestone. Athens has a typ
THOMAS JEFFERSON 1743-1826, intellectual, statesman, and third president of the United States. Although Jefferson served as governor of Virginia, minister to France, secretary of state, vice president, and president, he is remembered in history less for the offices he held than for what he stood for: his belief in the natural rights of man as he expressed them in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people\'s ability to govern themselves. He left an impact on his times equaled by
Adolf Hilter At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son of a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attended church regularly and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in most of his c
Gothic Styles Dylan Valade AH 101-57 15 Oct. 1998 Dr. Koch I. A religious basis is one of the few similarities Gothic cathedrals and Greek temples share. The enormous size and intricate details of each building show the city\'s wealth, power, and pride. The interior of Gothic cathedrals depends on natural light while it\'s the exterior of Greek temples that benefits from sunlight. Temples and cathedrals serve mainly to present a physical way for people to feel more spiritual. These buildings ser
Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright born Frank Lincoln Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richland, Wisconsin. His parents were Anna Lloyd-Jones and William C. Wright. When Frank was an infant (1869) they moved to Iowa. They then moved to Rhode Island for a few years, then in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Eventually they moved back to Wisconsin. Frank went on to attend the University of Wisconsin at Madison for two years. He majored in engineering, not architecture. Since he did not like where he w
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical "hurt" that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his ninete
Ancient Civilizations This is an essay that will be about the contributions of early civilizations have influenced modern western society. Some contributions that have affected modern society have come from four main early civilizations. Those civilizations are Greece, Rome, India, and China. In this essay I will list and describe some of these civilization’s contributions. Contributions that have shaped the way our civilization is. One of the earliest civilizations that made major contributions
King Philip II Philip II was a key figure in Spanish history. His reign was the beginning of the end of Spain’s power. The most outstanding contribution of Philip II was his construction of the Spanish Armada even though its efforts failed. Even though Spain and England were officially at peace with each other they still had bad feelings for each other. Spain had been taking gold and silver from land that they had claimed in the Americas and England wanted them to share the wealth. Philip II did
How Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us? Introductory Paragraph, including thesis statement I. Description of Artificial Intelligence A. Descriptions of AI 1. Definition of AI 2. Coined in 1956 B. How AI can be achieved 1. Specialized software 2. Specialized computer systems 3. Add-on applications C. How can we measure the ability to think 1. Relative brain-power 2. Usefulness of the application II. How AI is developed A. Neural Networks 1. Membrane of neurodes 2. Chain of past experiences 3. Le
Computers A common misconception about computers is that they are smarter than humans. Actually, the degree of a computer¹s intelligence depends on the speed of its ignorance. Today¹s complex computers are not really intelligent at all. The intelligence is in the people who design them. Therefore, in order to understand the intelligence of computers, one must first look at the history of computers, the way computers handle information, and, finally, the methods of programming the machines. The p
ISDN VS. cABLE MODEMS 1.0 Introduction The Internet is a network of networks that interconnects computers around the world, supporting both business and residential users. In 1994, a multimedia Internet application known as the World Wide Web became popular. The higher bandwidth needs of this application have highlighted the limited Internet access speeds available to residential users. Even at 28.8 Kilobits per second (Kbps)—the fastest residential access commonly available at the time of this
DESIGNING A NETWORK I. STATEMENT & BACKGROUND The college of Business (COB) server is now being used to support deliver to the Computer Information System (CIS) department. The CIS professors would be using the server for various operations. Assignments, e-mail, and other types of information would be easier for the students to access. Network users are able to share files, printers and other resources; send electronic messages and run programs on other computers. However, certain important issu
Your Bones in Space ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE Hypogravitational Osteoporosis: A review of literature. By Lambert Titus Parker. May 19 1987. Osteoporosis: a condition characterized by an absolute decrease in the amount of bone present to a level below which it is capable of maintaining the structural integrity of the skeleton. To state the obvious, Human beings have evolved under Earth\'s gravity "1G". Our musculoskeleton system have developed to help us navigate in this gravitational field, en
Multi-Media-Extention MMX or Multi-Media-Extention is the latest technology from Intel for their computer processor chips and is now becoming available in some high quality, mid-priced computer systems. In this essay, I will discuss the technology and what it offers to the user, as well as, compare three high quality system packages from three of industries leading manufacturers. The systems discussed here are the Gateway 2000 P55C-200 FPC, the Packard Bell NEC Platinum 2240, and the Compaq Pres
The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson I, The Ghost of Thomas Jefferson, come before you today to testify that America should take a path of laissez-faire capitalism in the newfound industrialization of America. I have been summoned from my grave to warn this nation that its defacto policy will only lead to the Union\'s downfall. America can not succeed in the wake of industry and technology. It must go back to its grass roots of agriculture before it is too late! Industry relies on technology and if Ame
Ancient Egypt The Old Kingdom which was from about 2755-2255 BC, spanned five centuries of rule by the 3rd through the 6th dynasties. The capital was in the north, at Memphis, and the ruling monarchs held absolute power over a strongly unified government. Religion played an important role, as recorded in Egyptian mythology. In fact, the government had evolved into a theocracy, wherein the pharaohs, as the rulers were called, were both absolute monarchs and, possibly, gods on earth. A Golden Age
Thomas Jefferson When the name Thomas Jefferson is mentioned, various images and thoughts come to mind. President of the United States, scholar, humanist, religious freedom advocate, father of democracy, and a Renaissance man. Jefferson is such an integral character in our nation\'s history, and his contributions to our country are limitless. One fact, however, that some people may not realize about this great statesman is that he was a master architect, who designed his famous home, Monticello,
History of Tremont A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhood with its mish-mash of cultures. It offers eclectic sites and adaptive locations for filmmaking. I will look at the history of Tremont as a cultural center of the Midwest before the filming of The Deer Hunter (Figure 3). In addition, I will examine the history of Saint Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the history of Lemko Hall to illustrate the eclecticism and adaptability that director, Michael Ci
UNIKIX In my company UniKix is a software program used my 99% of our programmers on a daily basis. UniKix really does not have a definition. It\'s just a name for a software product. The name was made up by taking the words \'UNIX\' and the word \'CICS\' and mashing them together to come up with UNIKIX. Unix and CICS are other software products you will read about in my paper. Unix is an operation system, like Windows 95, someone once told me. Unix is one of only a few operation systems that run
Pantheon Pantheon, temple dedicated to all the gods. The Pantheon of Rome is the best-preserved major edifice of ancient Rome and one of the most significant buildings in architectural history. In shape it is an immense cylinder concealing eight piers, topped with a dome and fronted by a rectangular colonnaded porch. The great vaulted dome is 43.2 m (142 ft) in diameter, and the entire structure is lighted through one aperture, called an oculus, in the center of the dome. The Pantheon was erecte
Colonization Essay #1 Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. I have described both societies in an attempt to demonstrate their developments. Virginia Colony In 1607 a group of merchants established England’s first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. They operated as a joint-stock company that allowed them to sell shares of stock in their company and use t
The Fricke Collection Title of Paper : fricke collection Grade Received on Report : B The Fricke Collection Lady Meux v. Frances Duncombe Donated by the Fricke family is a collection housed on fifth avenue, ranging from sculptures and paintings, to furniture of renowned artists. Paintings in particular, such as, Whistler\'s, Lady Meux and Gainsborough\'s, Frances Duncombe, are classic examples of subtle yet provocative feminist portrayals. The initial impact of these illustrations is a combinati
EVOLUTION OF MICROPROCESSORS Title of Paper : EVOLUTION OF MICROPROCESSORS Grade Received on Report : 79% Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. The Microprocessor has been around since 1971 years, but in the last few years it has changed the American calculators to video games and computers (Givone 1). Many microprocessors have been manufactured for all sorts
Athens THE ANCIENT CITY OF ATHENS is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). It is intended primarily as a resource for students of classical languages, civilization, art, archaeology, and history at Indiana University who may wish to take a "virtual tour" of the chief excavated regions and extant monuments. We also hope that this site will be useful to all who have an interest in archaeological exploration and the recovery, interpretati
PYTHAGORAS LIFE Most knowledge of Pythagoras and his work comes from his followers, the Pythagoreans. This is because none of his writings survived. Pythagoras was born in 580 BC on the island of Samos. Pythagoras spent his years traveling in search of wisdom and knowledge. He settled in Crotona, a Greek colony in southern Italy. Pythagoras was known as “the father of math and music” by his disciples, the Pythagoreans. They were inspired by his teachings, and they considered him a demigod. The P
Seattle\'s Suburbs History Preamble Learning about what has changed has made us realize more than ever how constant change is. The way we see things around us is not the way they always have been and more important, are only an intermediate stage to where ever they will be tomorrow. Talking to people who saw what has changed to get here allows us to see the direction we have come, and finally the direction we are going. Outlined in this paper are six different angles viewing different parts of t
Stanford White Stanford White, the son of Richard Grant White a noted writer, editor, music critic, and Shakespearean scholar, was born in New York City on November 9, 1853. As a boy, he showed a talent and interest in drawing and the arts, which was greatly encouraged by his family. Although he had no formal training in art, he attended private schools and studied under tutors, Stanford White demonstrated a remarkable artistic gift; he was able to convey an outdoor atmosphere or a particular mo
Resort INTRODUCTION How can 130 acres of resort "nestle" anywhere, especially in the heart of a thriving metropolis known as "The Valley of the Sun"? Yet, through the combination of landscaping and architecture, this slice of desert heaven does seem to discreetly nestle against Camelback Mountain, its sandstone terraces barely discernible. Even in the heart of Arizona\'s Sonoran desert, the well manicured landscaping is lush and mature, accented with a scenic cactus garden boasting 350 varieties
Patriarchal Age Essay #1 The time period referred to as the "Patriarchal Age" centered around the Book of Genesis. The narratives of Genesis document both the personal stories and family history of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and his twelve sons. The pre-Exodus account of the Patriarchs traced the sojourn of Adam and his descendants from the land of Mesopotamia to their habitation of Canaan, and culminated with their eventual enslavement by the Pharaoh of Egypt. The chronological calculations
Electronic Commerce Federal Government Electronic Commerce and - FACNET - Electronic Commerce (EC) is a concept whereby the acquisition of supplies and services is conducted via a paperless exchange of business information through computers. This new approach to procurement activity requires agreed upon formats and standards by which computers can communicate to each other and transfer information back and forth. This exchange of information is defined as Electronic Data Interchange, or EDI. The
Architecture One career that I have been interested in for a long time is architecture. Architects are involved in the negotiation, design, and the supervision of construction of a clients request. This may be from something as simple as a house add-on, to something as grande as a shopping mall. Architecture has interested me for many years. I have always enjoyed the great detail and thorough drawings that are involved. The past two years I have taken the COPS and the CAPS tests, and both of the
War in the Future It starts, one silent night, out of the darkness there is a scream. A loud thundering, repeating it self over and over. Then again silence, this has been repeating over all the world. They turn to be murders, of powerful computer technology groups or million dollar agents for military operations disappearing for no reason. What is happening to the Powerful leaders of this world, they seem to be hiding under every rock, not able to explain the growth of the Syndicate. The year i