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The TV Generation
The TV Generation
The TV Generation Everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him. It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him, and afterward when you say to this person the world today or life or reality he will assume that you mean this moment, even if it is fifty years in the past. My generation is greatly influenced by the media, specifically television. Television becomes my reality by bringing into my life the happenings of the outside world. Our g
Instrumental History of the Drums
Instrumental History of the Drums
Instrumental History of the Drums The first instrumental drum was called a timpani or kettledrums. This drums origin is of Eastern origin. Small kettledrums were introduced into Europe as early as the 13th century. The European kettledrum , which is used in American orchestras also, derives its special sound from the size and shape and diameter of its bowl. This bowl is usually made of copper or fiberglass. Another primary drum is the snare drum. It was developed drom double-skinned drum of medi
Jazz and Classical Music
Jazz and Classical Music
Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a life-long
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana What is marijuana? According to Harvard Medical Professor Lester Grinspoon, it is a miracle drug, one that prevents blindness, acts as an appetite stimulant for AIDS patients, and prevents muscle spasms in epileptics. When speaking of the same plant, head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics for over thirty years, Harry J. Anslinger said that this evil weed led to killings, sex crimes and insanity. How can two such highly respected experts have such night and day outl
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrenceville, Massachusettes on August 25, 1918. He was the first born child of Samuel and Jennie Bernstein, who lived in Boston, but had gone to Lawrenceville to visit some relatives. Bernstein\'s parents had little knowledge of, or interest in classical music. The only records Leonard remembers hearing on his family phonograph when he was a child were the popular hit songs of the day, such as “ Barney Google” and “Oh by Jingo.” For the most part
The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead I have chosen to do my report on the Grateful Dead. They were a rock and roll band from the sixties that stayed popular and still influenced rock and roll until 1995 when the lead singer, Jerry Garcia, died and the band dissolved. The Dead remained popular for so long because of the style of their live concerts that made people keep coming back. In 1959 when Jerry Garcia was thrown out of the army, he picked up his guitar and started playing music with his friend Robert Hunter.
The History Of Jazz
The History Of Jazz
The History Of Jazz The first jazz was played in the early 20th century. The work chants and folk music of black Americans are among the sources of jazz, which reflects the rhythms and expressions of West African song. Ragtime, an Afro-American music that first appeared in the 1890s, was composed for the piano, and each rag is a composition with several themes. The leading ragtime composer was Scott Joplin. The first improvising jazz musician was the cornetist Buddy Bolden, leader of a band in N
Minstrels
Minstrels
Minstrels Minstrels, or traveling thespians, thrived throughout Europe in medieval times. The term minstrel referred to a professional entertainer of any kind from the 12th century to the 17th century. Minstrels were instrumentalist, but were also often jugglers, acrobats, and storytellers. Although minstrels no longer exist, they played an important role in medieval history and, at one time, could be found, in one form or another, throughout the entire continent of Europe. Different countries h
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street Intro to Film December 17, 1999 A Nightmare on Elm Street At a time when the stalker movie had been exploited to all ends and the image of mute, staggering, vicious killers had been etched into society’s consciousness to the point of exhaustion, a new kid entered the block. The year was 1984 and it was time for a new villain to enter into the horror genre. A villain that was agile, intelligent, almost inviolable yet viscous, and by all means deadly. A Nightmare on Elm S
Life Of Aaron Copland
Life Of Aaron Copland
Life Of Aaron Copland Book Reports: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943 In their books: Copland: 1900 through 1942 and Copland: Since 1943, Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis give a detailed account of the life of one of America’s most influential composers. The books are arranged similarly to the Shostakovich biography that our class reviewed earlier this semester. That is, through personal accounts by Copland himself along with accounts of Copland’s friends and acquaintances, the a
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future
Computer Viruses: Past, Present And Future In our health-conscious society, viruses of any type are an enemy. Computer viruses are especially pernicious. They can and do strike any unprotected computer system, with results that range from merely annoying to the disastrous, time-consuming and expensive loss of software and data. And with corporations increasingly using computers for enterprise-wide, business-critical computing, the costs of virus-induced down-time are growing along with the threa
Music of the middle ages
Music of the middle ages
music of the middle ages Music has been a great influence in the lives of many people for many years and is constantly changing. Music has been divided into six periods: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Twentieth Century. The Medieval period was the longest and most distant period of musical history and consists of almost a millennium’s worth of music. To examine the music of this period we must first look at the influences or dominating factors of medieval life. In a political sen
Technology
Technology
technology Technology In Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, written in the late nineteenth century by Mary Shelley, Shelley proposes that knowledge and its effects can be dangerous to individuals and all of humanity. Frankenstein was one of our first and still is one of our best cautionary tales about scientific research.. Shelley\'s novel is a metaphor of the problems technology is causing today. Learn from me. . . at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and ho
The Mission
The Mission
The Mission Meena Throngkumpola Newman Smith High School World Experience 2,6 Essay-The Mission The movie, The Mission, is about how the Spanish in cooperation with Pourtugal try to get the Jesuits off land negotiated by the two countries. The Spanish Church sends people into Asuncion, Paraguay to persuade the Jesuits to get off the land. The film includes spiritual and political activities the are reflected through the church, natives, and the Jesuits. What the movie mainly tried to show was
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans
The Last Of The Mohicans Bibliography The Last of the Mohicans. Produced by Michael Mann. 1 hour 54 minutes. 1992. Cooper, James Fenimore. The Last of the Mohicans. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1983. The French and Indian War of the eighteenth century had uniquely complex qualities, matched by the gravity of its outcome. The myriad of cultures involved the French, Canadian, American, English, Algonquians, and Iroquois whom make this era fascinating. The multi-ethnic element made i
The Mirror Of Time And Memory
The Mirror Of Time And Memory
The Mirror Of Time And Memory The Mirror of Time and Memory. Live in the house-and the house will stand. I will call up any century, Go into it and build myself a house… With shoulder blades like timber props I help up every day that made the past, With a surveyor’s chain I measure time And traveled through as if across the Urals. I only need my immortality For my blood to go on flowing from age to age. I would readily pay with my life For a safe place with constant warmth Were it not that life’
Australia And Asia
Australia And Asia
Australia And Asia This essay analyses the Australian-China bilateral relationship since 1945 and in particular its political significance to Australia. Many global factors have influenced this relationship, including the advent of the Cold War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the collapse of the Soviet bloc European nations. In addition, internal political changes in Australia and China have both affected and been affected by the global changes. It will be analysed that Australia’s bilatera
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake, ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil's Lake, ND
Dramatic Fluctuations Of Devil\'s Lake, ND Dramatic Fluctuations of Devils Lake, North Dakota: Climate Connections and Forecasts Connely K. Baldwin and Upmanu Lall Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-8200 Introduction The recent (1992-date) record rise in the level of the Devils Lake, North Dakota, has led to a number of questions as to the nature of regional and global climate variability, and the utility of existing methods for forecasting lake levels and ass
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company It was once said, “Those who do not study the past are deemed to repeat it.” On the brink of the new 21st century it is important for us at the Ford Motor Company to take a look at our past to see what has worked and what has not in order to set the standards for the automotive industry. It is also imperative to take a close look at what our competitors have done because we can also learn from their mistakes as well as improve on some of their ideas that have worked for them.
France
France
France Introduction France, which is the largest nation in Western Europe, is a presidential republic. France is a very important nation in Europe and it continues to be involved in contemporary policy issues. Helping the world as one of the great trading nations, France is a very important trading partner with the United States. Not only is France important to the United States, they are also important to countries all over the world. Their abundance of both mineral and agricultural resources m
The history of the ford motor company
The history of the ford motor company
the history of the ford motor company The History of The Ford Motor Company ______________ _______ ________ Henry Ford It all started with a dream, a dream for all families to own a car, a dream of one man, Henry Ford. Henry Ford was one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in creating Ford motors, and the assembly line at the same time, it was his controversial characteristics and unorthodox approach towards administrating the Ford Motor Company which resulted in the formation of one of the most
History Of Whaling
History Of Whaling
History Of Whaling When seventeenth-century settlers brought their knowledge of the ancient European whaling industry to the shores of New England, they were not the first to hunt the great beasts. Native Americans who lived along the coasts of the continent used carcasses of dead whales that washed up on shore for food, oil, and they used the bone for making canoes to pursue whales that swam into shallow coastal waters. As the Mayflower sailed into Plymouth harbor in 1620, many whales swam near
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music
Jazz And Classical Music Jazz and Classical Music Jazz and Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians o
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies
Literary Utopian Societies Literary Utopian Societies “The vision of one century is often the reality of the next…” (Nelson 108). Throughout time, great minds have constructed their own visions of utopia. Through the study of utopias, one finds that these “perfect” societies have many flaws. For example, most utopias tend to have an authoritarian nature (Manuel 3). Also, another obvious imperfection found in the majority of utopias is that of a faulty social class system (Thomas 94). But one mus
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism In Canada Is multiculturalism a disruptive or an integrative force in Canadian society? In terms of education, multiculturalism is becoming increasingly disruptive in Canadian society. It seems that there is a new issue in the media focus regarding education on a weekly basis. It\'s becoming increasingly apparent that most, if not all issues in recent years stem from the debate of whether to centralize or decentralize our current system of education. Proponents of centralization
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution
Problems Caused By Air Pollution Some people think that air pollution is not harming the earth or the people, but it is doing worse, by killing the earth and getting people sick. Air pollutants, according to Gay, are known to cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and other serious illnesses (12). Air pollution not only threatens the health and life of humans but also causes damage to the environment (Gay 13). First, air pollution causes a great deal of health problems. Wanting clean air is a g
Photography
Photography
photography Capturing images on film has fascinated the human spirit for centuries… In the 16th century artists and scientists used light passing through a small hole in a dark room to project inverted images on the opposite wall. Later the hole was replaced with a lens and by the 18th century a portable box had replaced the room. In 1727, it was discovered that certain chemicals turned dark when exposed to light. The first attempt to use these chemicals to record the image of a camera was made
The Circus
The Circus
The Circus A circus is an arena for acrobatic exhibitions and animal shows. Usually circular and surrounded by tiers of seats for spectators, a circus may be in the open air but is usually housed in a permanent building or sheltered by a tent. The term circus is also applied to the performance itself and to the troupe of performers. The entertainment offered at a circus generally consists of displays of horsemanship; exhibitions by gymnasts, aerialists, wild-animal trainers, and performing anima
The Comparative Method
The Comparative Method
The Comparative Method Sociologists have embraced what is known as the comparative method as the most efficient way to expose taken-for-granted \'truths\' or laws that people have adopted. But what is this comparative method and how does it work? Are there any advantages/disadvantages to exposing these false \'truths\'. What forms or variations of the comparative method exist? In the pages to follow I will attempt to give you some insight and understanding of what the comparative method is, and
The Tragedy Of The Black Death
The Tragedy Of The Black Death
The Tragedy Of The Black Death Imagine yourself alone on a street corner, coughing up bloody mucous each time you exhale. You are gasping for a full breath of air, but realizing that is not possible, you give up your fight to stay alive. You\'re thinking, why is this happening to me? That is how the victims of the Black Death felt. The Black Death had many different effects on the people of the Middle Ages. To understand the severity of this tragic epidemic you must realize a few things about th
Understanding of Scottish society
Understanding of Scottish society
Understanding of Scottish society Abstract The concept of a nation state has only emerged over the last couple of centuries, before this point less advanced and coherent states managed the affairs of the populous. The nation state is the overlapping of two separate features. The nation is the identity that individuals relate to within the society. This can exist on its own, as all that is needed is a person to feel that they have a connection with others on no more than shared belonging. The sta
Why Planning Is Necessary.
Why Planning Is Necessary.
Why Planning Is Necessary. Memorandum To: City Council of Fieldsville, Virginia From: Christina Futrell, Planning Consultant Date: February 4, 2000 Re: Adding a Town Planner to Your Staff Planning in any town is an important part of the growth, development and sustainability of the citizens and businesses in that town. I believe that your town council could greatly benefit from adding a planner to your staff. Planning suggests a systematic attempt to shape the future. It attempts to link scienti
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdista
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdista
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdistan. Eric jensen Poli. Sci. (Third World Politics) 11/27/96 Since 1984, and especially the last few months, the domestic problems of a major N.A.T.O, Middle Eastern, and American ally state have come to the forefront of the international news scene. That state is the Republic of Turkey and it\'s primary troubles stem from the past seven decades of acrimonious policies directed at the indigenous ethnic Kurds. The main problem, now, is the Kurdish po
Energy Flow Systems
Energy Flow Systems
Energy Flow Systems Richard White\'s Organic Machine, and William Cronon\'s Changes in the Land, both examine environments as energy flow systems. The energy flow model was utilized by the authors to explain relationships within ecosystems. Richard White\'s thesis is to examine the river as an organic machine, as an energy system that, although modified by human intervention, maintains it\'s natural, its “unmade” qualities. White emphasizes on energy because it is a useful concept that can be ea
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdista
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdista
History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdistan Eric jensen Poli. Sci. (Third World Politics) 11/27/96 History of Turkish Occupation of Northern Kurdistan. Since 1984, and especially the last few months, the domestic problems of a major N.A.T.O, Middle Eastern, and American ally state have come to the forefront of the international news scene. That state is the Republic of Turkey and it\'s primary troubles stem from the past seven decades of acrimonious policies directed at the indigenous et
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest an
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest an
Art From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist\'s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues a
Austria
Austria
Austria Table of Contents Population Culture Tradition Way of Life Vegetation and Animal Life History Religion Arts Language Education Health Government Climate Trade Resources Agriculture Bibliography Austria Austria, a small country in Central Europe famous for its gorgeous mountain scenery. The towering Alps, and the foothills stretch across the western, southern and central parts of the country. Broad green valleys, lovely mirror lakes and thick forest cover a good portion of the land. Austr
Colombia
Colombia
Colombia Climate The climate, however, varies with the elevation. The low regions along the coast and the deep Patía and Magdalena river valleys are torrid, with mean annual temperatures of 75° to 80° F. From about 1500 to 7500 ft the climate is subtropical, and from about 7500 to 10,000 ft it is temperate. Above about 10,000 ft is the cold-climate zone, where temperatures range from 0° to 55° F. The average January and July temperatures in Bogotá are 58° F and 57° F, respectively. The averages
Fishing
Fishing
Fishing COMMERCIAL FISHING Commercial fishing is a worldwide enterprise that involves the capture of marine and freshwater fish and shellfish and their preparation for market. Fishing equipment ranges from small boats whose nets are cast and hauled in by hand to factory ships equipped with the most advanced technologies for finding, harvesting, and preparing huge amounts of fish. These large catches are very costly, however, not only in the price of their equipment and fuel, but also in the depl
Immigration Into Canada
Immigration Into Canada
Immigration Into Canada Abstract This paper is concerned with the recent wave of Hong Kong immigrants into Vancouver. The stage is set for this discussion by first explaining some background behind Canadian immigration policy and then discussing the history of Chinese immigrants in Vancouver. From these discussions we are informed that Canadian immigration policy was historically ethnocentric and only began to change in the late 1960s. It was at this point that we see a more multicultural group
Industry Production
Industry Production
Industry Production The structure of industrial production and the service industries is characterized by the prevalence of smarkforce, 30% beingll and medium-sized companies (94% and 5.6% according to 100 workers) thoug981 data), employing, however, only 70% of the workforce, 30% being monopolized by large c ompanies (more than 100 workers) though these comprise only 0.4% of the total. This means that companies are widely dispersed over the whole country, obviously with significant location and
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland Ireland is a country in Europe with a coast on the Atlantic Ocean. It is called the Emerald Isle because of its green color. Its people derived mainly from Great Britain. Most of the population is Roman Catholic. The Climate is much like ours. The republic of Ireland covers 83% of its stand with the other 17% containing the country of Northern Ireland. There are twenty-six counties in the Republic with the over-all capitol of Dublin. The six northeastern counties form the county of North
Italy
Italy
Italy The country I picked to do my report on was Italy. Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is an independent nation in southern Europe. The word Italy comes from the ancient Oscan language and means Calf. Italy is a fairly small, important mediteranean country of about 116,328 square miles. Its capital city Rome is both the industrial center as well as the cultural center of Italy. Romes current population is about 2,786,307 people. With the countries over all population estimated at
Mexico
Mexico
Mexico Mexico, the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is bordered on the north by the United States of America; on the south by Belize and Guatemala; on the east by the United States of America, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Mexico\'s borders stretch approximately 1,958,201 square kilometers or 756,066 square miles. That figure includes 5,363 square kilometers or 2,071 square miles of outlying islands. From north to south its longest
Italy
Italy
Italy Italy is a country located in southern Europe. Italy occupies a boot- shaped peninsula that extends into the Mediterranean sea from southern Europe. The country also includes two large islands, Sicily and Sardinia. The History Italy has had a long and colorful history. For much of its history, Italy has been divided into many small and often warring city states. This occurred after the break up of the Roman Empire when much of Europe became feudal. In 476, Odoacer defeated the last emperor
Spain
Spain
Spain Spain, a country occupying the greater part of the Iberian Peninsula, and bounded on the north by the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra, and on the east by the Mediterranean Sea. The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa are governed as provinces of Spain. Also, Spain administers two small exclaves in Morocco—Ceuta and Melilla. The area of Spain, including the African and insular territories, is 194,885 sq mi. Madrid is
What Are The Main Contrasts To Be Found in Portuga
What Are The Main Contrasts To Be Found in Portuga
What Are The Main Contrasts To Be Found in Portugal? When answering a question such as this, one must primarily begin by pointing out that not only does Portugal have a great many contrasts within its land, but also that it contrasts greatly with the other Mediterranean countries. Portugal is not to be considered by any means as Spain\'s poor neighbour, nor should a shadow be cast over it by such a formidable nation. Portugal has a great deal to offer any visitor, it is not merely a tourist\'s p
The Factors that Gave Rise To Japanese Militarism
The Factors that Gave Rise To Japanese Militarism
The Factors that Gave Rise To Japanese Militarism Japan\'s political journey from its quasi-democratic government in the 1920\'s to its radical nationalism of the mid 1930\'s, the collapse of democratic institutions, and the eventual military state was not an overnight transformation. There was no coup d\'etat, no march on Rome, no storming of the Bastille. Instead, it was a political journey that allowed a semi-democratic nation to transform itself into a military dictatorship. The forces that
Insights on De Tocqueville's Democracy In America
Insights on De Tocqueville's Democracy In America
Insights on De Tocqueville\'s Democracy In America It has been said that a French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville, who visited the United States in the 1830\'s, understood us in a way that few observers (foreign and domestic) have. Furthermore, Tocqueville\'s Democracy in America is often cited by present-day critics because so many of the observations in it seem extraordinarily suitable even more than one hundred and fifty years later. Alexis de Tocqueville was born 1805 into a minor noble f
Hinduism
Hinduism
Hinduism The term Hinduism refers to the civilization of the Hindus (originally, the inhabitants of the land of the Indus River).Introduced in about 1830 by British writers, it properly denotes the Indian civilization of approximately the last 2,000 years, which evolved from Vedism the religion of the Indo- European peoples who settled in India in the last centuries of the 2nd millennium BC. The spectrum that ranges from the level of popular Hindu belief to that of elaborate ritual technique and