Social Issues Essays
- Madagascar: The Exotic Island
Madagascar: The Exotic Island
Looking at a map of the southern hemisphere, one wouldn't expect such a seemingly "small" island to be so exotic and bountiful, but the island of Madagascar is just that. A 226,658 square mile (587,041 square kilometers) piece of land, with a a coastline of about 2,480 miles (3,990 kilometers), it's a beautiful and different view of its large neighbor, Africa.
The island itself is made up of ridges, rivers, valleys, and tropical forests sectioning off the differen...
Bacteria are often maligned as the causes of human and animal disease (like this one, Leptospira, which causes serious disease in livestock). However, certain bacteria, the actinomycetes, produce antibiotics such as streptomycin and nocardicin; others live symbiotically in the guts of animals (including humans) or elsewhere in their bodies, or on the roots of certain plants, converting nitrogen into a usable form. Bacteria put the tang in yogurt and the sour in sourdough bread; bacteri...
Describe the frequency, origin and distribution of earthquakes at mid-ocean ridges, ocean basins, subduction zones and continental shields.
Earthquakes are happening almost everyday all over the world. Most of the time earthquakes are not strong enough to be felt by people, but the shaking caused by an earthquake is recorded by a seismogram. These are located all over the world at different points. Only occasionally will a larger magnitude earthquake strike and cause damage to the...
- The Idatarod
Picture this: You are going to travel over one thousand
miles across Alaska---by car?
by train? by plane? NO!! You are travelling by dogsled -
your only companions on this journey will be eleven to
fourteen of the most honest, loyal and strong dogs that you
can find. For over six grueling months, you and your
carefully selected dogs have been training, and now it is up
to you and your canine companions.
For sledders (or "mushers") this is a dream come true...
- Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay Of Fundy
Environment Report: Tidal Power In The Bay of Fundy
Prepared for Bill Andrson
Professor at St.Lawrence College for Environmental Science.
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 b...
- Acid Rain Legislation
Acid Rain Legislation
Acid rain is a destructive force as a result of nature and man colliding.
It is formed through harmful industrial emissions combining with contents of
the earth's atmosphere; a dangerous combination. This prompted governments
throughout North America to take action. Many laws and regulations have been
implemented, yet the question still remains, "Should tougher legislation be
implemented to force industries to reduce acid rain emissions?"
To decide whether tougher le...
- Genetic Engineering, History And Future
Genetic Engineering, history and future
Altering the Face of Science
Science is a creature that continues to evolve at a much higher rate than the beings that
gave it birth. The transformation time from tree-shrew, to ape, to human far exceeds the time
from analytical engine, to calculator, to computer. But science, in the past, has always remained
distant. It has allowed for advances in production, transportation, and even entertainment, but
never in history will scie...
In this experiment we are trying to find the percentage of water in Barium Chloride
Dihydiate. During the experiment you must pay close attention to everything done. We
are going to try to stay below a 8 percent error. When timing, make sure you only have
the crucible over the bunson burner for 10 minutes, no more, no less. Be aware of how
dangerous this chemical can be, so please be careful.
Located below is a list of all the materials you will need to complete thi...
- The Trip To The New England Colonies
The Trip to The New England Colonies
My trip started off with the 30 day voyage across the mighty Atlantic. Not knowing that I would be sent to the well established colony of Jamestown. I would be staying with the average family. They are to let me stay on account of rent from my publisher in England.
My renter, a well developed man. He runs a silversmith shop. He is also an artist. I am sure he will show me pieces of his work. His wife, a very friendly lady from the reports. She is half Indi...
- The Legitimacy Of The Armed Struggle Of The Tamil People
The legitimacy of the armed struggle of the Tamil people
Democracy may mean acceding to the rule of the majority,
but democracy also means governments by discussion and
persuasion. It is the belief that the minority of today may
become the majority of tomorrow that ensures the stability
of a functioning democracy. The practice of democracy in
The history of Aluminium use
Aluminium is now one of the most widely used metals, but one of the hardest to
refine due to it's reactivity with other elements. Even as late as the turn of
the century, Aluminium was considered very valuable and in turn expensive, even
more expensive than gold. In some cultures, when a function was held (for
example, a party) by wealthy people, only the most honored guests would be given
Aluminium cutlery, the others had to make do with gold or silver c...
- Atlantis: We Will Never Know
Atlantis: We Will Never Know
Fantasy is a tough sell in the twentieth century. The world has been fully discovered and fully mapped. Popular media has effectively minimized the legend and the fantastic rumor, though to make up for this it has generated falsities not as lavish but just as interesting. Satellites have mapped and studied the earth, leaving only a space frontier that is as yet unreachable. But standing out is a charming fantasy the modern world has yet to verify or condemn: the los...
- Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that bewilders us all.. There is no known cause. We do know that MS (multiple sclerosis) is a disease where the myelin breaks down and is replaced by scar tissue. The demyelination can slow down or block the flow of signals to and from the central nervous system to the rest of the body, impairing such functions as vision, strength, and coordination.1
While we do know what MS is we still don't know why, where and when people contract ...
- Holiday On Mackinaw Island
Holiday on Mackinaw Island
Audience: Vacation Takers, Recommended for Over 20 Years Old
Although Mackinaw Island is very small, it is very beautiful and has lots of exciting activities, such as bicycling, horseback riding, buggy riding, and fudge shopping. Mackinaw Island is located in the upper part of Michigan between Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. It makes a perfect place for a quick getaway. The tourist season runs from mid-May to mid-October. The Island, being only 8.2 miles...
I. What is GPS?
II. How Does GPS Work?
A. Satellites and Receivers
B. The Three Parts of GPS
III. Applications of GPS
The Global Positioning System
With the proliferation of satellite-based
defense systems and their continuing presence in
the media it makes us more aware of our national
defense. The United States is large, economically
strong and a sometimes tumultuous presence in the...