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American Wilderness

Essay # 1: What is the American West? Who are its people? What are the history, culture, and literature of the American West? How much of our understanding of the West is reality and how much is fiction? As noble a cause as restoration is, the plans and processes of it easily raise as many questions as preservation ought to have. If we aim to restore the West, we . . . .

Chinese Traditional Marriage


The first time a large area of China was under single rule was in 221BC, when the king of Qin conquered adjoining states to become Qinshi Huangdi (Emperor of Qin). From then until the early 20th century, emperors governed China. The current political structure—one-party rule in the form of the Communist Party—maintains the ritual of a . . . .



Man has lived in the Sudan for at least nine million years and the valley of the Nile that wanders more than 4,000 miles from the lakes of Central Africa to the Mediterranean may be the cradle of civilization rather than the Euphrates. Almost four centuries before Christ the Ox-driven water wheel which still plays a vital role in the country's economy, was . . . .

Use of prescribed burns to prevent wildland fires

Abstract: While technology may help solve many problems in firefighting, it is man's use of the prescribed burn that is ultimately his best weapon against unwanted wildland fires and the threat they present.

Wildland fires continue to threaten the forest areas of United States at an alarming pace. Although we can never eliminate . . . .

Westward Expansion

When one thinks of the expansion of the American West, the event most likely to come to mind is the California Gold Rush of 1849. While that did boost California's population by 80,000 eager prospectors, there remained an awful lot of land between the Pacific Coast and, say, St. Louis, Missouri. The young United States started exploring the vast landmass to the west . . . .

Farm Subsidies


This is a reaction paper on an article on Farm Subsidies by David Hosansky in the CQ Researcher of May 17, 2002 (Pages 433-456). The article is a 23-page report on the $ 249 billion US Farm Bill signed into law by President Bush on May 13, 2002 that drastically increases farm subsidies over the next 10 years. It covers topics such as the Issues, . . . .

Industrialization in the 19th Century

In the late 1800s and early 1900's, America entered an industrial revolution, meaning that people moved from living and working on farms to working in factories and living in cities. This movement had both positive and negative effects on people.

On the positive side, more, better, and inexpensive goods, transportation, and communication were . . . .

A Survey of Algae Species Used in Artemia Culture

The history of aquaculture has a long history, dating back to the ancient Mayan, Chinese and Egyptian Cultures. However, the history of shrimp production has a more recent beginning in history. The first shrimp were artificially spawned and reared by Fuginaga in Juapan in 1934.

In 1963 these techniques were first employed in the . . . .

how computers have influenced business & the commercial work environment

This paper considers how computers have influenced the workplace environment, how they may give a competitive advantage or add value. The paper also considers how the value may not be as great as perceived by considering the productivity paradox. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

Computers in the Work . . . .

Tips and Educational Instructions to Help Homeowners Prevent Fires




Who is responsible for prevention of fires?

Overview of plan

Findings and conclusions



Defining the problem

Causes of the problem

Solving the problem



The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf is one of the best, more heartfelt novels I have read. A novel to break my heart and anger my soul, this book was a profound emotional experience for me, teaching me many things about the human spirit in the face of obstacles. Haruf immersed me in a hard and unloving atmosphere, and drowned me in the vivid unlucky details of the lives of his characters. He . . . .

decentralization of cultural arts funding

This is an essay discussing the decentralization of cultural arts funding. Essay is written as: I am the Executive Director of a state arts agency. The state has two large urban areas with surrounding suburbs, the rest is rural. The State Legislature, in response to constituents' complaints that too many state funds are being funneled to "elite . . . .









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Land planning for distribution has progressed manifolds in the past century. Increase in the number of communities in the country . . . .

environmental ethics in "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn

This paper looks at the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn and how the environmental ethics as outlined by Quinn relate to the world and man today. How man by looking at the damage he has carried out in the name of progress and listening to his neighbors and their roles can help to halt and possibly heal the earth before its destruction is . . . .

Spatial and temporal pattern analysis of Alabama forest landscape: Implications for the Future of Forest Management on NIPF (Non-Industrial Private Forest) Lands

Literature Review

The subject of NIPF land has received much attention from both the academic world and the United States Government. Recent studies indicate that the demand for timber will overtake that supply sometime . . . .

Modeling Business Strategy


In the ever increasingly competitive and globalized world economy, business corporations face a never ending cycle of growing competition and in order to effectively meet these challenges to their successful functioning as business entities businesses use business innovation techniques like business modeling process reengineering, . . . .

U.S.—A Country Founded On Legal Immigration

During the past few decades, the United States has seen extremely high levels of immigration, forcing the U.S. government and residents to make changes and rules regarding how immigrants fit into society.

The United States was founded on immigration. From the start of the seventeenth century, more than 45 million people have come to . . . .

This is a paper that compares life in the Southern Colonies of the Chesapeake Bay and those in the "deep south" with that of the Colonies of New England and the Middle Colonies. There are 3 references used.


The Early American Colonist faced different challenges and led a different lifestyle depending on where in the country they lived. These variances ranged from . . . .

Jacksonian Democrats

During antebellum America, the Jacksonian Democrats were created. This was a group that viewed themselves as protectors of the common people. A powerful executive whose goal was to destroy aristocracy in America, Andrew Jackson, ruled the Jacksonian Democrats. (Schlesinger)

Strangely, this group was not made up of the common people. The Jacksonian Democrats . . . .

Eugene Onegin" is the classic literary work by Alexander Pushkin. Some have argued that Tatyana is the central character of the novel. This essay will seek to explain how the narrator describes and develops her character. We will also discuss the moments of growth seen in her life as depicted by the novel.

Tatyana is described by the narrator as the daughter of Larina, a landowner in a . . . .

A close examination of a modern map of North America reflects the settlement patterns of Europeans in North America. The southern and Southwestern parts of the continent were clearly settled by the Spaniards. To this day, the language among people of the southern areas of this continent is Spanish and derivatives thereof. As one travels north, from Mexico and Florida, up the coast to Virginia . . . .

The Consequences of the Industrial Revolution on English Society

The ninety years between 1760 and 1850, commonly regarded as the "First Generation" of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, were to bring about sweeping changes: technological, economic, philosophical and social. Previously, technology was low. Manufactured goods were produced by hand, often in the home or in small . . . .

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin outlines what he thinks it means to be a successfull American. In this book, he describes how he overcame early challengs, such as poor math and grammar. He presents the idea, that a combination of constitution and through the sheer force of will, any disability or disadvantage can be overcome. For Benjamin Franklin,there was but one definition of . . . .


I. Introduction

A. Manifest destiny

B. Land acquisition through conquest and purchases

C. Paper to examine implications American imperialism

II. America's history as an imperialist power

A. America as an agricultural country

B. The need for markets

C. Foreign markets and American imperialism

D. American hegemony vs. that . . . .


Summary: This is a paper that analyzes the historical position of Thailand during the 1930s and 1960s and compares its current day exchange policies. It has 9 sources in MLA format.


The Thai economy, one of the fastest growing in the world through 1995, where trade is elevating and education is stabilizing. Despite of the measures taken up . . . .


During its peak, Cahokia was the largest and most influential settlement north of Mexico. Cahokia lies in St. Louis, Illinois and consists of about 109 earthen mounds supporting civic buildings and residential areas spread over more than five square miles. Originally, there were 120 mounds but only 109 have been recorded. The rest were destroyed or altered farming and urban . . . .

Question One

On one level, we may consider the shift from agrarian to industrial society a simple substitution of one form of economic behavior for another, hanging up the hat of the farmer to put on the hat of the factory worker. But there was in fact a substantial shift in nearly everything about daily life for those generations caught up in the transition from rural to urban worlds. . . . .

Willa Cather

About the Author

The author Willa Cather Sibert born on 1873 is an American writer, and one of the country's leading novelists. Here vigilantly skilled prose express dramatic pictures of the American landscape along with those people who were molded.

She was influenced by the writing style of the American regional writer Sarah Orne Jewett. However, she set . . . .

American History: Important Changes from 1810 to 1830

The period of time from 1810 to 1830 was a major time of social, economic and political change in America. The most important of these changes are those whose impact can still be seen today. Three of the most important changes were the growth of manufacturing, the focus on the individual rather than the community and the acceptance . . . .

The ring of haze surrounding modern cities looms ominously and the hole in the ozone layer grows, but people rarely understand that air pollution is within our control. The causes of air pollution are many, and save for natural contributions to temporarily poor air quality, the bulk of air pollution problems are results of human technological advances. Since the Industrial Revolution, massive . . . .

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