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Ancient China
Ancient China
Ancient China An essay on ancient China can be educational but also very fun and interesting. China differs from other culteres by its wide range of topics such as government, religion, and its ethics...... I hope you find this essay very informative and the info. not to be wrong. Geography has always played a important role in Chinas history. Beca-use of Chinas enormous size it has always been hard to conquer and even harder to unite. China is split into three parts by three river vallies, the
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer was born in Florence, Italy in the year of 1454. Florence was a good city to grow up in for young Amerigo, because of the growing interest in the field of exploration. Some of the adults told young Amerigo about the wonders and riches of the Indies. Like the other Italian boys in his village, undoubtedly Amerigo was fascinated with by those tales. Amerigo lived in the Ognissanti section of Florence with a lot of the Vespucci family. The Vesp
The Rise of the Manchus
The Rise of the Manchus
The Rise of the Manchus Although the Manchus were not Han Chinese and were strongly resisted, especially in the south, they had assimilated a great deal of Chinese culture before conquering China Proper. Realizing that to dominate the empire they would have to do things the Chinese way, the Manchus retained many institutions of Ming and earlier Chinese derivation. They continued the Confucian court practices and temple rituals, over which the emperors had traditionally presided. The Manchus cont
Civil War
Civil War
Civil War Jim Chen Civil war was the greatest war in American history. It was waged in 10,000 places-from Valverde, New Mexico, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than three million Americans fought in it and more than 600,00 men died in it. It was not only the immensity of the fight but the new weapons, the new standards of generalship, and the strategies of destruction which made the Civil War an event present ever since in the American consciousness. Here are some of the crucial events
Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew Religions
Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew Religions
Egyptian, Babylonian, and Hebrew Religions Egyptians, Babylonians, and Hebrews have similarities yet also differences in their religions. The importance is not in the similarities as much as it is in the differences that distinguish the cultures from each other and their views on life. I would like to point out each civilization\'s creation and flood story. By analyzing these stories we can come to a better understanding of their world views. The Hebrew creation story from the book of Genesis is
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and c
The Differences of Native American Cultures
The Differences of Native American Cultures
The Differences of Native American Cultures The cultures of Native American tribes varied greatly from geographical region to region. The tribes in the Pacific Northwest had plenty of time to be involved in intricate forms of art. Great Plains tribes believed in magic buffalos and were nomadic. Easten Woodlands tribes made some pottery. Great Basin tribes worshipped the different seasons. Southwest tribes valued peace and wisdom. California and Baja tribes prized staying in one place and didn\'t
Doubt of Shakespeare's Authorship of His Plays
Doubt of Shakespeare's Authorship of His Plays
Doubt of Shakespeare\'s Authorship of His Plays Over the years, various persons have expressed doubt as to the authorship of William Shakespeare. These doubts are as old as his plays. American author, Henry James once said, I am haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and the most successful fraud ever practiced on a patient world. (Hoffman 27) On the other hand, author Calvin Hoffman was convinced that Shakespeare was the author of the most magnificent English dramati
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age This statement represents the cumulative wisdom and innovation of many dozens of people. It is based primarily on the thoughts of four co-authors: Ms. Esther Dyson; Mr. George Gilder; Dr. George Keyworth; and Dr. Alvin Toffler. This release 1.2 has the final imprimatur of no one. In the spirit of the age: It is copyrighted solely for the purpose of preventing someone else from doing so. If you have it, you can use it any
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery
Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream: Imagery In Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream, the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the hills blaze up spontaneously, and every voice seems a scream. (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average. (p.4)  In this
Catcher In The Rye - A Sequel
Catcher In The Rye - A Sequel
Catcher In The Rye - A Sequel Loomis Chaffee Chapter 1 Another day another school...I thought about this new school they placed me in. They said I will like it. Well I\'ll be the one to decide that. Next thing I know I\'m on a 6:30 train to Windsor, CT. It was a Thursday and I received a call from Mr.Spencer, well it wasn\'t really for me but for my parents. I immediately new who it was, you can just hear it\'s a school teacher. One can just hear that over the phone. After the phone hangs up I h
Madame Bovary: Destiny
Madame Bovary: Destiny
Madame Bovary: Destiny Destiny: the seemingly inevitable succession of events.1 Is this definition true, or do we, as people in real life or characters in novels, control our own destiny? Gustave Flaubert\'s Madame Bovary exemplifies how we hold destiny in our own hands, molding it with the actions we take and the choices we make. Flaubert uses Emma Bovary, the main character of his novel, to demonstrate this. Throughout her life, Emma makes many decisions, each one of them affecting her fate an
Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English
Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the Standard Language that we often thin
The Neandertals
The Neandertals
The Neandertals Staring into the gloom, I imagine the cave\'s ancient inhabitants, wrapped in bear skins, huddled near a fire. The haunches of a reindeer roast in the fire. A mother nurses her infant. Children playfully throw pieces of bone into the flames. An old woman tends the wounds of a hunter with an herbal ointment. The strong smells of smoke, unwashed bodies, and rotting carcasses thicken the air. Until recently, nobody would have assumed that the above passage (Rick Gore, pp.6) was abou
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people. During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of agriculture, this
Catcher in the Rye-Sequel
Catcher in the Rye-Sequel
Catcher in the Rye-Sequel Catcher In The Rye(sequel) Loomis Chaffee Chapter 1 Another day another school...I thought about this new school they placed me in. They said I will like it. Well I’ll be the one to decide that. Next thing I know I’m on a 6:30 train to Windsor, CT. It was a Thursday and I received a call from Mr.Spencer, well it wasn’t really for me but for my parents. I immediately new who it was, you can just hear it’s a school teacher. One can just hear that over the phone. After the
Destiny vs Fate
Destiny vs Fate
Destiny vs Fate Destiny: the seemingly inevitable succession of events.1 Is this definition true, or do we, as people in real life or characters in novels, control our own destiny? Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary exemplifies how we hold destiny in our own hands, molding it with the actions we take and the choices we make. Flaubert uses Emma Bovary, the main character of his novel, to demonstrate this. Throughout her life, Emma makes many decisions, each one of them affecting her fate and by ana
Diversity within English
Diversity within English
Diversity within English Sociology, English Diversity Within English In order to understand how language variation descriptors are used, we first must understand what language variation is. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the multitude of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. All languages have both dialectical variations and registral variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax f
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity
Canada Lacks A Real National Identity I believe that Canada lacks a real national identity. Canadians tend to identify with community and region rather than the nation. Because Canada has such a great cultural diversity the Canadian identity is shaped by our values and attitudes as they have emerged from our history and geography. Bilingualism and multiculturalism are very important to the Canadian identity. They both strengthen and challenge Canadian identity. Because Canada has so many cultura
The Internet
The Internet
The Internet Imagine a place where people interact in business situations, shop, play video games, do research, or study and get tutoring. Now imagine that there are no office buildings, no shopping centers, no arcades, no libraries, and no schools. These places all exist in a location called the Internet - an anarchic eyetem (to use an oxymoron) of public and private computer networks that span the globe. (Clark 3). This technological advance not only benefits people of the present, but also
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gat
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gat
The Failure of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby I. Introduction Francis Scott Fitzgerald is considered to be one of the masters in the field of American literature. The Great Gatsby makes the highest point of his artistic achievement. It shows us a vivid picture of the 1920’s with its surface prosperity and underlying sadness. From the view of the narrator Nick, The Great Gatsby shows Gatsby’s tragic life, especially Gatsby’s love and the break of his dream. The novel represents far more t
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes
Theme for English B by Langston Hughes 4/10/04 Composition 2 Langston Hughes was an African American poet and author who joined other black artists to break literary barriers during the civil rights movement. The poem entitled “Theme for English B” was written thirty years or so after the birth of the Harlem Renaissance, but still embodies why the Renaissance had originated in the first place. I believe this poem reflected on Hughes’ life in general, but more importantly on the fight against the
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH
ABBREVIATION IN ENGLISH An abbreviation is a shorter way to write a word or phrase. People use abbreviations for words that they write a lot. The English language often uses the apostrophe mark \' to show that a word is written in a shorter way, but some abbreviations do not use this mark. Some abbreviations use the period mark, especially the ones that come from the Latin language. Some examples of common English abbreviations are don\'t for do not , shouldn\'t for should not , etc. for et cet
Nationwide Railroad Network
Nationwide Railroad Network
Nationwide Railroad Network TOPIC: The development of a nationwide railroad network and the effect it had on American economic life. The dynamic combination of business leadership, capital, technology, markets, labor, and government support is especially evident in the development of the nation’s first big business-railroads. After the Civil War, railroad mileage increased drastically from 9,000 miles of track in 1850 to more than 250,000 miles of track during the early 1900’s. (Dickason 61) Mor
Australian Legend
Australian Legend
Australian Legend The emergence of the Australian legend in the late nineteenth century is largely explained as a desire of many artists and writers of the period, as an escape from the conditions and pressures of society, and as a retreat into an alternate reality. This essay, will examine the works of Graham Davison, Henry Lawson, Banjo Patterson, Tom Roberts, and many other writers and historians who have contributed, and/or interpreted the Australian legend of the nineteenth century. In exam
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan Current Political Economic Situation Political situation Uzbekistan, the most populated republic in Central Asia with almost 25 million in-habitants, became independent, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, on 31 August 1991. Its constitution, adopted in 1992, is rather liberal in its statement. It introduces a Presidential system with a Parliament (Oly Majlis/Supreme Council) elected by universal suffrage, enabling several parties to present candidates. Mr Islam Karimov, former he
Effects of Dam Building
Effects of Dam Building
Effects of Dam Building Grade 10 Geography Units 12, 13, 14 Essay - Effects of Dam Building Many people have already dammed a small stream using sticks and mud by the time they become adults. Humans have used dams since early civilization, because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and droughts affected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protect themselves from these effects.1 The basic principles of dams still apply today as they did before; a dam must preven
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Architecture
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Architecture
Egyptian and Mesopotamian Architecture Egyptian and Mesopotamian architecture are quite different visually, but they may reflect similar concerns and priorities. What might these be? Keep in mind the similar geography and climate and political systems. Do they represent what you would call a \'healthy\' or \'unhealthy\' mindset? An important concern with both Egyptian and Mesopotamian architecture is to reflect religious power, and to awe the common man. The leader is close to God, and in some c
The Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment 5/8/04 World History Enlightenment essay The Age of Enlightenment saw many great changes in Western Europe. It was an age of reason and philosophes. During this age, changes the likes of which had not been seen since ancient times took place. Such change affected evert pore of Western European society. Many might argue that the Enlightenment really did not bring any real change, however, there exists and overwhelming amount of facts which prove, without question, that th
Lenape & Inuit Indians
Lenape & Inuit Indians
Lenape Inuit Indians When comparing The Lenape and The Inuit tribes many similarities and differences can be found in almost all aspects of culture. The Lenape lived in homes called wigwams. Poles were bent to make the framework of the structure. The framework was then covered in animal hides. Usually one family would occupy an entire house. There was usually a fire pit in the center of the house and a hole in the roof was cut so the smoke could rise. Most Inuit families had a summer and a winte
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson won approval from Congress for a visionary project that was to become one of American history\'s greatest adventure stories. Jefferson wanted to know if Americans could journey overland to the Pacific Ocean following two rivers, the Missouri and the Columbia, which flow east and west from the Rocky Mountains. If the sources of the two rivers were nearby, Jefferson reasoned that American traders would have a superior transportation route to help
Panama Canal
Panama Canal
Panama Canal World Civilization II Paper Topic: Panama Canal Members: Guayaquil - Ecuador UEES 12/10/02 Contents: 1. Introduction 2. History 3. Interest enforced 4. USA participation 5. Construction Functioning 6. Interesting facts 7. Problems 8. Future of the Panama Canal 9. Conclusion 1. - Introduction “The opening of the waterway to world commerce on August 15, 1914, represented the realization of a heroic dream of over 400 years. The 50 miles across the isthmus was one of the hardest archite
Geography
Geography
Geography The histories of each person were amazing. Each person has different family history, comes from a different culture and that really makes me feel good. Listening to all the histories in class, I came to realized that im not the only one who has family who come from a different culture and diffent country. All of my classmates are some kind of mixed from some other cultures. I though that was very interesting we have a girl who has a dad and grandfather and granmother who come from Germ
Reasons for Expansionist Policy
Reasons for Expansionist Policy
Reasons for Expansionist Policy By the end of the 19th century expansion had become a predominant feature of American foreign policy. The continental westward expansion by the end of the 1880’s; perceivably had reached its zenith, and abundant reasons existed for the acquisition of a new offshore commercial frontier. A depression; which forged a need to compete with foreign powers on a commercial and strategic level, as well as a sense of duty known as manifest destiny embodied the ideal and rea
Geography
Geography
Geography Japan consists of many different islands, the main ones being, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, which are the country’s largest. Japan’s closest neighbors include Korea, Russia and China. The Sea of Japan separates Japan from the Asian continent. Japan\'s area is larger than, for example, Germany\'s and comparable to the one of Italy or California. Japan\'s northernmost islands are located approximately on same geographical latitude as Milan or Portland while her southernmost isla
Persia and India
Persia and India
Persia and India 2. Some of the civilizations we have studied developed in relative isolation (e.g. Egypt, the Bantu culture) but most are clearly developed by the interaction and migration of different peoples as they come together to form new societies. Considering the examples of Persia and India, how were those cultures formed and what specific techniques did they employ to create a relatively unified society out of diverse peoples. PERSIA- 248-49, 175-9, INDIA-214,221, 251,253, 179-84,166-7
How have the perspectives on the meaning of histor
How have the perspectives on the meaning of histor
How have the perspectives on the meaning of history changed over time? “However much they might have agreed on the need for accuracy and truthfulness, historians down the ages have held widely different views on the purposes to which these things were to be put and the way in which the facts they presented were to be explained…” (Richard J. Evans, In Defense of History) Although historians strive to record history to be as true and accurate as possible, it is how they perceive a certain event o
The National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society “It’s right here”, was the old guard’s response when I asked him where I could find the National Geographic Society. Immediately upon entering the gates of the Shura Council Compound, I found a plaque on one of the two buildings indicating it to be the National Geographic Society. I entered the Society and began to analyze all of its aspects to determine whether or not the museum is achieving its purpose of improving the study of geography in Egypt. The National G
FRANCE’S GEOGRAPHY
FRANCE’S GEOGRAPHY
FRANCE’S GEOGRAPHY Land France may be divided into two regions by an imaginary line joining Biarritz in the southwest and Luxembourg in the northeast. Broad plains, low hills, and low plateaus predominate north and west of this line, and elevated plateaus and high mountains, including Mont Blanc (4,807 m/15,771 ft), the highest point in France and in Europe outside the Caucasus are found south and east of the line. Linking the two types of terrain, as well as providing easy communication with ot
Geography St. Patrick’s Comprehensive
Geography St. Patrick’s Comprehensive
Geography St. Patrick’s Comprehensive Hypothesis As the river flows downstream: A) The width of the channel increases B) The depth of the channel increases C) The speed of flow decreases D) The volume of flow increases E) The size of load decreases River Studies - Method When we arrived we split up into separate groups. We chose six locations along the river and at each location tested each stage of the Hypothesis. A) We first of all measured the width of the river using a measuring tape, one pe
The Bicycle Company
The Bicycle Company
The Bicycle Company Business 101 25 April 2004 One day while sitting in my parlor I came up with a brilliant idea. I wanted to start a business in another country. Living here in the United States, staring a new business was not an extraordinary thing to do. So I decided to challenge myself, and start a business in another country. The country I decided to embark upon was the country of Libya, located in Africa. I knew It was going to take a large amount of work, but I was willing to take the ch
Nazi Ethics
Nazi Ethics
Nazi Ethics “In the interest of...saving lives, is it acceptable to make use of data collected through mutilation, torture, and death” (Campbell, 16)? That is the question which has been rearing its head in scientific research since the end of World War II. As man has sought to quench his thirst for knowledge, lines of ethicality have been drawn to preserve the integrity of science, and provide a framework from which man can improve upon the quality of human life. In Nazi concentration and death
Physical
Physical
Physical The physical characteristics of Netherlands are very constant since the beginning and forming of Europe. The land is at 656 feet or 200 meters above ground throughout the Netherlands. The climate style is Marine West Coast and only Marine West Coast. The real excitement of the Netherlands geography is the polders. The Netherlands is one of the more densely populated European areas, so when trying to figure out a way to fit so many people in a very small place of land the Dutch decided t
Reading National Geographic
Reading National Geographic
Reading National Geographic Political Science 3835 Fall 2000 Reading National Geographic is a cultural analysis of the National Geographic magazine and the National Geographic Society that publishes the journal. In their book Lutz and Collins claim that National Geographic magazine has a cultural authority that exceeds all other scientific magazines. At first I wondered why it is that National Geographic is one of the primary means by which people in the US receive info and images of the world o
THE MEXICAN POPULATION
THE MEXICAN POPULATION
THE MEXICAN POPULATION IN KITTITAS COUNTY TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.GEOGRAPHY 2. ECONOMIC HISTORY 3. POPULATION 4. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE 5. UNEMPLOYMENT 6. INDUSTRIES, EMPLOYMENT, AND WAGES 7. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE 8. MARIA MONTOYA 9. CWU PROFESSOR PHIL GARRISON GEOGRAPHY Today there are numerous explanations as to the origin and particulars on why Kittitas County was named this particular name. Through evidence accumulated by archaeologists, findings of fossils and fragments show that Native Americans
The Life of Thucydides
The Life of Thucydides
The Life of Thucydides It is the purpose of this paper to outline the life of Thucydides and how he has made a mark as one of the greatest historians who have ever lived. Thucydides was the author of The History of the Peloponnesian War and this has made him famous because he stated that: The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but I shall be content if it is judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact knowledge of the past as an aid to the
The Aborigines
The Aborigines
The Aborigines “Rust red sand underlies the heart of Australia, where the huge monoliths known as Olgas shoulder above spinifex and grevilea. This old and worn continent has a look like no other – celebrated […] by both the native born and brief sojourners to the land down under” (“Portraits” 159). This old continent also has also a spirit like no other, embodied by the people who inhabited it for so long that they have come to “identify spiritually with the land” (Terrill 200) – the Aborigines.
Bermuda Triangle: Underwater Mystery
Bermuda Triangle: Underwater Mystery
Bermuda Triangle: Underwater Mystery Engl. 1301.05 4 / 30 / 2K1 Writing Assignment #7 Strange events seem to be taking place in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the United States. There is an area formed by an imaginary line connecting Bermuda, Florida, and Puerto Rico, a significant number of ships and planes have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. It has been popularly known as the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil’s Triangle, and Limbo of the Lost. The area has also been called the Hood
Slavery in the United States
Slavery in the United States
Slavery in the United States The concept of slavery can be most succinctly described as “the social institution defined by law and custom as the most absolute involuntary form of human servitude.” The concept and practice of slavery has been in existence as long as man can remember, and has had a great impact on the social, economic, and political development of many countries around the world. In fact, the establishment of African-American slavery in America played a major role in the molding o
E-Commerce
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Marketing Strategy and E-Commerce Introduction With the rapidly advancing technologies that are occurring in modern business, organisations are required to be ready, and able to adapt within their ever-changing environment. It is true across all diverse industries that in order to stay competitive, organisations must be able to utilise the various tools that technology has to offer. Technological factors have been of growing importance, particularly in recent years. A major factor inv