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Luke's Three Dimensions of Power
Luke's Three Dimensions of Power
Luke\'s Three Dimensions of Power Power serves to create power. Powerlessness serves to re-enforce powerlessness(Gaventa,1980:256). Such is the essence of the on going relationship between the Powerful and the Powerless of the Appalachian Valley where acquiescence of the repressed has become not only common practice but a way of life and a means of survival. In his novel Power and Powerlessness, John Gaventa examines the oppressive and desperate situation of the Appalachian coal miners under t
The United Nations
The United Nations
The United Nations The United Nations is an organization of sovereign nations not a world government. It provides the machinery to help find solutions to disputes or problems, and to deal with virtually any matter of concern to humanity. It does not legislate like a national parliament. But in the meeting rooms and corridors of the UN, representatives of almost all countries of the world large and small, rich and poor, with varying political views and social systems have a voice and vote in shap
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer
The Atmospheric Ozone Layer The stratospheric ozone layer exists at altitudes between about 10 and 40km depending on latitude, just above the tropopause. Its existence is crucial for life on earth as we know it, because the ozone layer controls the absorption of a portion of the deadly ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. UV-A rays, including wavelengths between 320 and 400nm, are not affected by ozone. UV-C rays between 200 and 280nm, are absorbed by the other atmospheric constituents besides oz
The Population Problem
The Population Problem
The Population Problem Two hundred years ago, Thomas Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population, reached the conclusion that the number of people in the world will increase exponentially, while the ability to feed these people will only increase arithmetically (21). Current evidence shows that this theory may not be far from the truth. For example, between 1950 and 1984, the total amount of grain produced more than doubled, much more than the increase in population in those 34 years. Mo
Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fund
Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fund
Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fundy Prepared for Bill Andrson Professor at St.Lawrence College for Environmental Science. By November 22,1996 INTRODUCTION The Bay of Fundy, which is found off the shores of Nova Scotia, has the highest tides in the world . Extraordinary tides occur when the tidal wave length is two to four times the length of the Bay. By virtue of blind luck or physics, the tide is amplified into a standing wave, like water sloshing in a bathtub. For a breaking wa
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine For my agriculture report, I chose to do a report on veterinarians. I chose this career field because I like working with animals and learning about them. While doing my report I learned more then I thought there was to learn about animals and becoming a veterinarian. I learned how long it takes to become a veterinarian, what my chances are on being accepted by a veterinary college, what veterinarians do, and much more. Veterinary Medicine is a branch of medical science that
Enviormental Risk
Enviormental Risk
Enviormental Risk In the 1970’s, natural hazards were an important subject of topical study, as the nature of their impact on human populations and what they valued was increasing in frequency at quite a rapid rate (Burton, Kates, White, 1978). During the 75 years after 1900 the population of the earth increased by a staggering 2.25 billion people. People who needed land on which to live and work. As the population rose people were dispersed in more places and in larger numbers than before. The
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan The collapse of the Soviet Union created 15 new states. These states over the last 5 years have all struggled with economic, ethnic, political and territorial problems left to them by the Soviet empire. Kyrgyzstan, is a former Soviet Republic (FSR) located in the Central Asia. This paper will give a statistical representation of the state, Kyrgyzstan. The statistical data will reflect the basic geography of the subject country containing population, size and location. This miniature r
Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains
Ural Mountains David Bennington Bennington 1 Mr. Macintosh Environmental Science CP9 HR. 5 1/6/96 Ural Mountains The Ural Mountains are a rugged spine across Russia, running 1,300 miles from the fringe of the Arctic in the North, to the bend of the Ural River in the South. Traditionally they form a boundary between Europe and Asia. The north-south course of the Urals is relatively narrow, varying from about 20 to 90 miles in width, but it cuts across the vast latitude landscape regions of the Eu
Danger in the Air At North Intermmediate School in
Danger in the Air At North Intermmediate School in
Danger in the Air At North Intermmediate School in Wilmington? Is there danger in the air at the North Intermediate School in Wilmington? Apparently carbon dioxide levels have been found to be above acceptable levels in some class rooms. According to a report dated Dec. 9, 1996, by ATC Associations, an independent consulting firm hired by the Town of Wilmington to conduct Indoor Air Quality and Microbiological testing at the school. “All indoor air quality parameters were within normal guideline
Legal Education In The US
Legal Education In The US
Legal Education In The US There is no undergraduate law degree in the United States; thus, students cannot expect to study law without first completing an undergraduate degree. Basic admissions requirements for American law schools are a Bachelor\'s degree in any field and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The American law degree is called the Juris Doctor (JD) and usually requires three years of study. The JD program involves courses in American common and statute law as well as internatio
Biosafety Protocol: Is There A Need For One?
Biosafety Protocol: Is There A Need For One?
Biosafety Protocol: Is There A Need For One? By John M. Seguin Outline Thesis statement: An international biosafety protocol should be created to establish and maintain control over the products designed with biotechnology. I. The existing laws and regulations that govern the release of transgenic organisms are inadequate or nonexistent. A. The developed nations of the world are using regulations that were designed to control and monitor crops created with traditional technologies. B. Biotechnol
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition
The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider Immigrant authors. Even
Beginnings of a National Literature
Beginnings of a National Literature
Beginnings of a National Literature The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I woul
Biotechnology
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Seguin i Outline Thesis statement: An international biosafety protocol should be created to establish and maintain control over the products designed with biotechnology. I. The existing laws and regulations that govern the release of transgenic organisms are inadequate or nonexistent. A. The developed nations of the world are using regulations that were designed to control and monitor crops created with traditional technologies. B. Biotechnology is regulated by three different agen
Criminological Theories
Criminological Theories
Criminological Theories There are many different aspects of criminal justice policy. One in particular is the different theories of crime and how they affect the criminal justice system. The Classical School of criminology is a theory about evolving from a capital punishment type of view to more humane ways of punishing people. Positivist criminology is maintaining the control of human behavior and criminal behavior. They did this through three different categories of Biological studies, which a
Danger in the air
Danger in the air
danger in the air Is there danger in the air at the North Intermediate School in Wilmington? Apparently carbon dioxide levels have been found to be above acceptable levels in some class rooms. According to a report dated Dec. 9, 1996, by ATC Associations, an independent consulting firm hired by the Town of Wilmington to conduct Indoor Air Quality and Microbiological testing at the school. “All indoor air quality parameters were within normal guideline ranges with the exception of consistently el
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work
Technology and the Future of Work Every society creates an idealised image of the future - a vision that serves as a beacon to direct the imagination and energy of its people. The Ancient Jewish nation prayed for deliverance to a promised land of milk and honey. Later, Christian clerics held out the promise of eternal salvation in the heavenly kingdom. In the modern age, the idea of a future technological utopia has served as the guiding light of industrial society. For more than a century utopi
Traffic Control: The Need For Change
Traffic Control: The Need For Change
Traffic Control: The Need For Change As the population of the United States dramatically increases and the number of vehicles on the nation\'s roads and highways skyrockets, new methods of traffic control and organization have become necessary, by utilizing new methods of transportation or by revising the current system. In the past 15 years, the number of vehicles on American roads has increased 41.9%, the number of licensed drivers has increased 29.3%, but the size of the general population ha
Interview with dr ian malcolm
Interview with dr ian malcolm
interview with dr ian malcolm The Lost World Private Interview with Dr. Ian Malcolm 1. Dr. Malcolm, what is it about dinosaurs that interests you? Well, for me it\'s the primitive nature. The way they hunt, seek and kill. We have learned so much from that island about the way in which dinosaurs live together and how their behavior is so much different from what we had theorized. That is the one thing that this was so useful for. Studying ancient bones can only give you an idea on how they look a
Legal education in the USA
Legal education in the USA
Legal education in the USA LEGAL EDUCATION IN THE US There is no undergraduate law degree in the United States; thus, students cannot expect to study law without first completing an undergraduate degree. Basic admissions requirements for American law schools are a Bachelor\'s degree in any field and the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). The American law degree is called the Juris Doctor (JD) and usually requires three years of study. The JD program involves courses in American common and statut
Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Agent Orange Throughout wars, armies are constantly introducing new technologies to stay ahead of their enemies. In the Vietnam War, the Americans used Agent Orange, so their enemies would be more visible. Agent Orange was a herbicide for warm, tropical climates and the American’s and Canadian’s started testing this chemical in the 1940’s, however, it was never tested on humans until nearly the end of the Vietnam War when it was finally discontinued in 1971. Agent Orange was a 50-50 mix of two c
Animal Ethics
Animal Ethics
Animal Ethics Animal ethics is concerned with the status of animals, whereas environmental ethics concerns itself with the relationship to the environment. I will show the existence of animal ethics depends on the existence of environmental ethics. I will prove this by showing that such philosophers who have practiced animal ethics such as Singer, Regan, and Taylor are limited because they are individualistic. Which means they are limited to animal concerns, and nothing else. But with the enviro
Final History Exam
Final History Exam
Final History Exam 1.List the reasons the US got involved in World War I: The Germans ignored Wilsons calls for peace, resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, announcing that their U-boats would sink all ships in British waters - hostile or neutral - on sight. Then the German foreign minister sent a telegram, nicknamed the Zimmermann note to the German ambassador in Mexico. This telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico Germany promised that if the war with the US broke out, Germany would sup
Global Warming
Global Warming
Global Warming Mission Plan a. Analysis of the Problem 1. History of the Problem Some scientist\'s have been concerned since 1896 about what might happen if there were 5.5 billion tons carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In 1961 a British scientist did an experiment showing that the carbon in the air was absorbing some of the sun\'s radiation. Afterward a Swedish scientist, Suante Arrhenius, found out if the radiation of the sun was trapped in the carbon dioxide the temperature of the earth would
THE BEGINNING TEACHER
THE BEGINNING TEACHER
THE BEGINNING TEACHER Assignment 2 – Productive PedagogiesRECOGNITION OF DIFFERENCE Course Code: Tea 4201 Course Name: The Beginning Teacher Due Date: 10 May, 2004 Contents Page Number 1. Introduction 3 2. Part One 4, 5,6,7 3. Part Two 8, 9 4. Part Three 10, 11 5. Conclusion 12 6. References 13 Introduction The role of every teacher is to provide instruction, assessment strategies and processes, which will result in improved learning outcomes for all students (The Commonwealth Government, 2002)
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson
Rachel Carson The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction. -- Rachel Carson © 1954 -Rachel Carson- Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907, and raised on a farm throughout her childhood days in Springdale, Pennsylvania. During her childhood, her mother would encourage her to explore the natural surroundings and write about anything that appealed to her. In so doing, she had her first story publishe
Why should we save resources?
Why should we save resources?
Why should we save resources? Saving resources will help to decrease pressure on the natural environment, ensuring that habitats, landscapes and species are conserved. It will also delay the running out of these essential resources as well as reducing the need for transporting them. The data strongly support the hypothesis that countries with more unequal distribution of factor income redistribute more in favor of the poor - even when the analysis controls for older people\'s share in total popu
Isiah M. Warner
Isiah M. Warner
Isiah M. Warner Isiah M. Warner was born in DeQuincy, Louisiana on July 20, 1946. At the age of two, he moved to Bunkie, Louisiana and attended Carver Elementary. His interest in science developed when he orally sampled kerosene to determine why it had an odd smell and was able to produce light. At the age of twelve, he received his first chemistry set. Upon entering Carver high school, Isiah enrolled in every science class available. He graduated valedictorian in June of 1964. During the summer
Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food Science is a creature that continues to advance at a much higher rate than ever before. World of information adds to humans\' discovery and smoothens the path for more advances. But never in history science will be able to deeply affect our lives as science of Genetic Engineering does. With all the respects to this new advancement, Biotechnology forces humanity\'s power over forces of nature and also carries the risks to human health, the environment, animal and biodive
Mongolia
Mongolia
Mongolia Final Exam! May 13, 2004 Describe the different categories of protected areas in Mongolia and what activities are permitted in each. Describe how effective both the national and local government are in implementing their policies concerning protected areas. Mongolia was one of the first countries in the world to adopt the idea of protecting areas for the sake of the environment. In 1778, the Bogdkhan mountains to the south of Ulaanbaatar were designated as a protected area. Even before
Patristic Attitudes
Patristic Attitudes
Patristic Attitudes Towards Homosexuality Patristic Thought and History September 20/2000 Perhaps the most volatile social issue the church has faced in recent memory, homosexuality and the issues it raises have confronted both the church and Western society. It has polarized the church and even political institutions, with fundamentalists and the Canadian Alliance political party taking a more conservative approach to homosexuality, and liberal denominations and liberal political parties, embr
The Asian Elephant
The Asian Elephant
The Asian Elephant Environmental Science September 20, 2004 The Asian Elephant is nomadic and roams over large areas, it has no standard habitat. Some are cool, shady places, forests and various grazing lands and there always has to be water nearby. South China, Nepal, India, Malaysia and Indonesia are some countries where the Asian Elephant can be found roaming. The Asian Elephant has 75 different plants to choose for its meal, such as bamboo, grass leaves, bark and shrubs of sorts. They need l
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle
The Bermuda Triangle Are the different stories of the Bermuda Triangle true? It is considered one of the biggest mysteries of our time, and nobody knows for sure if it is an actual phenomenon or just a made-up story. There are many different theories floating around the world trying to explain the unusual disappearances of planes and ships within the Bermuda Triangle. Could it be UFOs or a sea monster in the ocean? What if there were pockets of gas lodged deep in the ocean floor that caused ship
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer
The Ontology of Gay and Queer Homosexuality: History, Politics, Ethics April /2001 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………….. p. 2-4 Definitions and Genealogy of Homosexuality……………… p. 5- Genealogy of Ontology………………………………………. p. Coming Out of the Closet: Conversion and Inaugeration or Integration……….. p. Genetic Ontology, Social Artifice and Orientations………... p. Conclusion: The Sexual Tower of Babel and Politics of Ontology………………………………. p. -Introduction- In recent years, the gay commu
Human Memory & Cognition
Human Memory & Cognition
Human Memory Cognition What is memory? Apologies for commencing with a naively under-estimated question likened to that asked by a small child or perhaps a tiresome teenager. However, in this case, to ask such a question will not result in futility or a slammed door. The point here is to illustrate that the existence of memory has far more widely reaching implications than the lay person might at first suspect. Without memory there would be no past. There would be no ability to employ previously
HDip Ed, Physics Methodology
HDip Ed, Physics Methodology
HDip Ed, Physics Methodology FAO Re HDip Ed, Physics Methodology From Student No Question: Should practical workshops be an integral part of science methodology in the HDip? The question, as I see it, being asked here is whether or not trainee science teachers would benefit from a greater emphasis on lab and practical experience and training in the HDip course. I feel that this issue needs to be explored in context, therefore I will, briefly, look at the purpose and practice of experimental work
Globalization & Human Development
Globalization & Human Development
Globalization Human Development Kazakhstan and Pakistan Abstract Globalization provides opportunities for developing countries to progress economically and increase human development. This paper defines the difference between economic development and human development and shows that Pakistan is at the low end of human development, while Kazakhstan is at and average level, considered a middle income country. Human development goes beyond measures of GDP, literacy rates, and life expectancy. Fact
Hexcel Schewbel
Hexcel Schewbel
Hexcel Schewbel Given the opportunity, I studied the International business involvement of a local corporation. I decided to study the company by the name of Hexcel Schwebel. Hexcel Schwebel is known as one of the world’s leading advanced structural materials company. Located in Anderson, South Carolina; Hexcel is known according to their website, as the largest US producer of carbon fiber. Not only that, Hexcel is also one of the world’s largest weavers of structural fabrics. Also among titles
Behavioural Psychology
Behavioural Psychology
Behavioural Psychology Behavioural psychology was an exceptionally popular movement during the 1950s. The ideas that inspired behaviourism were derived from the philosophy of John Locke and Jacques Loeb (Hayes, 1995). Behavioural psychology is essentially the study of not the mind, but the observable behaviour of the subject. The theory of behaviourism completely disregards the complexity of the unseen mind and instead focuses on the environmental factors that influence behaviour. Behaviourism h
Is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Effective? 11/24/03 Before, writing this paper I knew very little about the DSM. I know I learned about the DSM in the psychology 101 class I had but, all I could remember was a vague definition about it being a “diagnostic tool”. The only one thing I could truly remember about the DSM was a telephone conversation that I had with my mother a year earlier. At that time I had just changed my major from computer science (a field that my p
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Behavior Organizations have been described as groups of people who work interdependently toward some purpose . This definition clearly indicates that organizations are not buildings or pieces of machinery. Organizations are, indeed, people who interact to accomplish shared objectives. The study of organizational behavior (OB) and its affiliated subjects helps us understand what people think, feel and do in organizational settings. For managers and, realistically, all employees, th
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world\'s leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Pro
Biology Paper: Carbon Dating
Biology Paper: Carbon Dating
Biology Paper: Carbon Dating Period: 8 During the first part of class we talked about Isotopes and carbon dating. This subject caught my attention unlike other lessons, so I decided to do my report on this topic. It is not very controversial, the only controversy being if it is accurate or not. Carbon dating is controversial in that is shares some of the fundamental assumptions inherent to all Radiometric Dating techniques. In order for Carbon Dating to have any value, Carbon-14, produced in our
Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence
Chemiluminescence A2 Table of Contents Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .6 What is Chemiluminescence?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .17-19 Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Evolution
Evolution
Evolution There are many different life forms on earth. New species and different sub species are evolving every second as others die out. In order to explain the origin of life, people have used the bible story of creation, while others came up with their own theories. Out of all those theories, the theory of evolution by Charles Darwin seems to have the most supporting evidence to back it up. Evidence on earth suggests that single cell creatures are the ancestors of all life. These organisms s
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool
Is Modern Medicine A Threat To The Human Gene Pool? The human gene pool is the source of diversity between us. It is this that attributes to the 0.1% difference in DNA between you and the next person (Cohen, 2001). Competition, starvation, predators and disease among others acted as selective pressures on our ancestors and thereby pushed and pulled the gene pool in different directions. Overall, those with genes that suited the environment survived and reproduced, while those with less suited ge
Natural Selection
Natural Selection
Natural Selection December 1, 2003 BSC1005 Fall Abstract: Charles Darwin is one of the most world scientists in the world. The reason why is his Natural selection theory. His theory basically states that the only real difference between mans existence, and animal/plant life’s, is the size of our brains. Our brains give us the intelligence to actually remember and try to look into the future which makes us the most dominant species on this planet. Introduction: In the “Descent of Man,” selection
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Cr
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Cr
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
Physiological Adaptations of the Plesiosaur for ‘H
Physiological Adaptations of the Plesiosaur for ‘H
Physiological Adaptations of the Plesiosaur for ‘Holding its Breath’ One hundred and fifty million years ago, large aquatic species of reptile such as the Plesiosaur dominated the ocean, and were pre-eminent predators of the sea. The branch of now extinct Plesiosaurs, or ‘near lizards’, evolved into variant closely related species specialised to take different niches in the food chain. Such species of Plesiosaur include the phenotypically similar Plesiosauroid and Pliosauroid. The physiological