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The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged

- The Parasites of Atlas Shrugged   In this world, and in the world of Ayn Rand’s imagination, there are two kinds of people: those who live to create, and those who wish to live as parasites feeding off the benefits of those creations. In Atlas Shrugged, she explores what might happen when the creators of the world stop creating; the parasites are left to try to live on their own. The novels that Miss Rand writes always reflect this sort of thing. She writes of the battle between the two types of people as some write of the battles between good and evil....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged

- The Triumphant Characters of Anthem, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged     In reading the fiction works of Ayn Rand, one becomes quickly aware of her use of characterization to display a set of mores that apply to a group in today's society she is describing. In Anthem, for instance, even the names hold significance toward the point of the story. The name Liberty 5-3000, a gross smear of the philosophy of her world, becomes The Golden One, and then Gaea in the eyes of the protagonist. This use of a name, a face, to convey the message of a group becomes a common thread through all four of Miss Rand's novels....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living

- Objectivism in Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and We the Living         Warning - this paper is not formatted !     Who Is I. In Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand provides a well-written explanation of objectivism in a monumental novel about those who hold the world on their shoulders. Her characters are a myriad of individuals, ranging from the highest achievement possible: a human, to one of the most horrid creatures on this planet: a once-human imbecile. She gives the reader insight into the psyche of society and the motivations behind our actions....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged

- The Extraordinary Potential of Man Revealed in Atlas Shrugged   Freewill is the tenet on which men founded the United States of America, and the glory of "America the Beautiful" stems from the unlocked potential of its people. The callused hands of the laborers sip from the cup of American wealth, not the lazy plowman demanding government help. The inventor's mind synthesizes, theorizes, and designs the American dream, not the indifferent, insolent mechanic. The steel will of the industrialists propels the nation to greater heights, not the selfish arrogance of the beggar....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged]

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The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- The Powerful Message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged     Capitalism, according to John Galt, is "mutual trade to mutual advantage," (Rand Atlas Shrugged 989) or as Adam Smith put it: "[trade] by mutual consent and to mutual advantage." In true capitalism, the economy is strictly separated from the state, just as there is a separation between church and state in the USA. This basic tenet of capitalism describes the only economic system that can be morally justifiable. Communism, fascism, socialism, dictatorships and "regulated capitalism" are all systems that breach upon an individual's basic rights, while capitalism respects and recognizes a man's right to control the product of his...   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text

- Atlas Shrugged - Iser and Bakhtin on the Closed Text The process of reading places the author, text, and reader into a dynamic relationship in which, through a fusion of the author's literary vision and the reader's creativity, the text is transformed into an informative and enjoyable experience. This process is especially apparent in the novel form. As the theorist Wolfgang Iser states, a novel must be "conceived in such a way that it will engage the readers imagination in the task of working things out for himself, for reading is only a pleasure when it is active and creative" (Iser 51)....   [tags: Atlas Shrugged Essays]

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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

- “I swear – by my life and my love of it – that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine” (Rand 979). The last lines of John Galt’s speech in Atlas Shrugged declare the fundamental principle of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Her ideology plays an integral role in her literary pieces, functioning as the motor driving the actions, goals, and beliefs of the protagonists. From the first strains of Objectivism established during her childhood in Russia, Ayn Rand would develop and cultivate her ideas further in each novel, culminating in her magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged....   [tags: freedom, bolshevik revolution ]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- • What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. Characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the idea of goodness and what qualities constitute a person who is good and those that do not. It is evident at times with the author’s sarcasm that although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions, that their ideas of good are not quite correct....   [tags: Good vs Evil, Morality, Policy]

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Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand

- A number of characters very early on in the story of Atlas Shrugged are obviously concerned with the concept of goodness and what qualities constitute a good person and one that fails to meet this definition. It is evident at times through the author’s sarcasm although these characters are obsessed with vocalizing their opinions that their ideas of good are not on the mark. In fact, their drive to talk incessantly resolves nothing and devalues the meaning of almost every word. This same group of people hold to the philosophy that there are no absolutes and that no one is really right or wrong, as there is always some middle or “grey” area....   [tags: Conceptual Analysis, Characters]

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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another [hu] man, nor ask another [hu]man to live for mine. Missing citation… In the United States feminism is often shrouded in two categories, left and right wing, that fall into a spectrum of politics. Most people associate feminism with leftist movements, bra burning and man hating. The movement to many is a collectivist one which sets women together as a unit aiming towards the benefit of the whole. Collectivism is an outlook that places emphasis on a necessary interdependence among humans....   [tags: Feminism, Agency, Hero Worship, Individualism]

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Capitalism in Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

- Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, displays societal destruction caused by intense government economic intervention. Rand heavily stresses Capitalistic views, however straying from “public good” appeals. On the contrary, Rand views the public good as inconsequential and possibly detrimental when considering capitalism. Ayn Rand varies from Capitalist defenders supporting views disregarding public good and considering competition driven innovation, public works downfalls, and unrestrained governmental control....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Francisco d’Anconia in Ayn Rand's _Atlas Shrugged_

- Francisco d’Anconia bursts onto the pages of Atlas Shrugged just as “he flew through the days of his summer months,” “like a rocket” (94). Through Dagny’s eyes, Ayn Rand introduces Francisco as larger than, and full of, life—a being of pure joy; a shining beacon of ability, productiveness, purpose. It is no wonder that Dagny expects great things from Frisco d’Anconia. Yet, Dagny is crushed by what Francisco does become. He “changes his course,” leaving Dagny, and the reader, with the question: how could Francisco d’Anconia, purpose and productivity incarnate, a man who, even as a boy, understood that industry is “the most important thing on earth” and that to study a motor is to “[absorb] th...   [tags: Character Analysis]

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atlas shrugged

- Book Review: ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand Taggart Transcontinental is not to be excluded on the effects of declining economic situations experienced by the whole country. Dagny Taggart, the vice president in-charge of operations, upon her visit to the Rio Norte Line to inspect the damages it maintains, goes straight to her brother’s office and reports that the line needs immediate attention and for that she has already ordered Rearden Metal to be used for that line. Jim denounced her decisions and actions not just because she does not have authority to make those orders but also Rearden Metal is not yet tried before by others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Motor Of The World

- The motor of the world Who is John Galt. John Galt is the ideal man. Ayn Rand illustrates the embodiment of the lost virtue—the human mind— in John’s character through his juxtaposition against the modern “man”. In the collectivist society portrayed in Atlas Shrugged, men are punished for using their only method of survival—thinking. John Galt utilizes his mind to create achievements and prosperity. By vowing to live his life only according to his own selfish ends, he earns the right to live freely to delight in this virtue....   [tags: Meaning of life, Mind, Morality, Atlas Shrugged]

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How does Cloud Atlas offer an Interpretation of Marxism in a Highly Technological Society?

- ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his need’ is a slogan popularised by Karl Marx to illustrate a communist society which will produce an abundance of goods and services to satisfy everyone’s needs. It is important to note the significance of differing time periods – Marx wrote in the 19th century, whilst Cloud Atlas was written in 2004. Whilst Mitchell utilises aspects of Marxist theory in his novel; unlike Marx, he explores how pertinent Marxism is to a modern and technological society....   [tags: marxism, cloud atlas, societies]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Sabrina Shrugged '

- ... Dad’s costume was cut in some places but he was mostly covered. Dad sat himself down on a hospital bed and a doctor walked over and started talking to him. Mom put Hope down a bed over and another doctor walked over to take care of Hope. Mom walked over to us. “How is he?” I asked instantly. “I’m going to be honest.” Mom starts, “he’s slipping away. All his vitals are starting to just drop one by one.” She stays quiet so she can try to avoid Hope hearing her. I looked over. Hope had done a spell and was dressed as she always was....   [tags: Debut albums, Mother, 2007 singles]

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The Brillance That is Cloud Atlas

- The Brilliance That Is Cloud Atlas Some authors have the natural ability to enthrall the reader from the beginning, weave plots that are both entertaining and suspenseful, and end the book with the reader asking, “How in the world did he do that?” David Mitchell does just that in his award-winning novel, Cloud Atlas. Cloud Atlas is a science-fiction book that employs six different plots simultaneously yet separately. Mitchell utilizes different settings that span across ages and continents, shapes multiple plots, and alludes to the separate plots to link them together across the novel....   [tags: David Mitchell, book analysis]

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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot

- Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot Introduction In most of the situation chance to finding victims still alive the rescuers have very short time to find the trapped or missing victims in collapsed structure. The solution for this use technology can make a great help for rescuers. Intelligent mobile robots can be very helpful and efficient tools to speed up search and rescue operation. Rescue robots are also useful to do the job in situations that are dangerous for human rescuers. They can enter into gaps and move though small hole that difficult for human and even trained dog....   [tags: rescue robot, specialized mission]

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Independent Movies: The Cloud Atlas

- ... The third story is about Luisa Rey, a journalist in San Francisco who discovers a conspiracy regarding a nuclear power plant in 1971. But before Ray receives the incriminating evidence, her inside man is killed. She begins to investigate with the help of the scientist Isaac Sachs and the plant’s head of security Joe Napier. Sachs is also murdered and the assassin makes an attempt on Luisa’s life, but Napier steps in and saves her. Together, they manage to kill the hitman and expose the conspiracy....   [tags: film analysis]

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Atlas of Economic Complexity

- Introduction: The book Atlas of Economic Complexity proposes an index that measures how complex an economy is. The index is based on the hypothesis that what a country produces and exports is a measure of its economic complexity. They argue that in order to produce certain products, specific knowledge is necessary and that knowledge has to be in that society and must be channeled efficiently (Hidalgo and Hausmann, The Atlas of Economic Complexity 2011). In their book they suggest that their complexity index is an accurate predictor of future GDP per capita....   [tags: economy, GDP per capita, economics]

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David Mitchells’ Cloud Atlas

- A dystopia could be described as a horrendous vision of events to occur in the near future which can be depicted in David Mitchells’ book, Cloud Atlas, where the author mentions of polluted lands, waters and air (Mitchell, 2004). Such a dystopian wasteland is imminent in Rosia Montana, Romania where a substantial gold mining project managed by Gabriel Resources Ltd, a Canadian firm, might demolish three villages and four mountains, and build up a considerable reservoir for 214 million tons of cyanide waste which is used to extract gold from ore (BBC, 2013)....   [tags: Rosia Montana, Romania]

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Atlas

- Atlas In Greek Mythology, the Titans were a race of giants. Atlas was the strongest of all the titans. His father was titan Iapetus and his mother was the Sea Nymph Clymene. His brothers were Prometheus and Cronus. Atlas was the father of the Hesperides (Daughters of the Evening,) the Hyades, and the Pleiades. He was also the king of the legendary Atlantis. In etymology Atlas means “bearer'; or “endurer.'; An image of Atlas is a person with the world on his back. Also a book of maps is called an atlas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Recommendations To Atlas Electrica - Case

- Atlas Eléctrica recommendation: External strategy: 1) Buy La Indeca and the store chain La Curacao: - Why: To keep market shares and leadership in Central America, deeper market coverage. - How: Take long-term loans - Alternative: It will kill the company if other competitors buy La Indeca (Mabe, Whirlpool, LG, Samsung in Mexico)–they would take market shares from Atlas Eléctrica and by the time wipe out the company from Central America where Atlas Eléctrica has the biggest market shares....   [tags: Business Case Study]

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The World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke

- Until the 1950s, Atlases were mostly comprised of maps that simply show space and place. However in 1953, the World Geo-Graphic Atlas, published by Walter Paepcke’s Container Corporation of America (CCA) with Herbert Bayer, changed people’s notion of what maps look like and what information they contain. Bayer believed, that maps were “a record of time and perhaps even a tool of prognostication.” By the use of Isotypes (International System of Typographic Picture Education), Bayer created an atlas that is universal, therefore allowed viewers to understand complex data more clearly and easily....   [tags: topographic pictures, innovation]

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Ayn Rand And Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov

- Ayn Rand and Objectivism By Danil Kolesnikov Ayn Rand, a Russian-American philosopher who had influenced Western society in 20th century with her ideas of rational egoism, laissez-faire capitalism, elevation of reason and comprehensive philosophical system called Objectivism. Alisa Rosenbaum (her original name) was born and raised in Russian Empire in the beginning of 20th century. She was from a well-to-do family. Her father was a successful entrepreneur who run his own pharmacy and her mother was an aristocratic woman who took care of their three daughters....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Capitalism, Laissez-faire, Objectivism]

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Two Ideas: Both Wrong, Both Right

- Growing up I was a fan of superheroes. On weekends, I would spend endless hours cemented to the television enamored by courageous animations battling their foes in an attempt to save humanity. I was fascinated, not only by their strength and endurance, but also by their overwhelming intelligence. Somehow, they always made the right decision, just in time to rescue the victim and restore the world to its formerly peaceful state. Looking back, it is easy to see why superheroes are not real. While these programs undoubtedly offered me continuous entertainment, they also lulled me into the mindset that in every conflict, there exists only one right and one wrong answer....   [tags: Perspective, Opinions, Pernkopf's Atlas]

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The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation

- What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other. The Sanction of the Victim and the Horror of Negation “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” This oft-repeated paraphrase of a less-palatable line of Edmund Burke’s has made its way into the modern public vernacular as a call to vigilance against the eternal creep of evil. Yet the question remained: “What is the nature of this evil?” and “What action do good men take in order to prevent it?” In her 1957 Magnum Opus, Atlas Shrugged, the American novelist Ayn Rand put forward the next step in that lin...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Ayn Rand and How Her Works Criticize Collectivism

- ... It says men do not have any moral imperative to each other except to respect the rights of other individuals. Everybody takes responsibility for themselves, and what they do. This oath is the cornerstone of Objectivism. Ayn Rand also uses stories to help convey that collectivism leads to complete turmoil. A tramp told the story of how Twentieth Century Motor Factory failed: "There was one young boy who started out, full of fire for the noble ideal, a bright kid without any schooling, but with a wonderful head on his shoulders....   [tags: individualism vs communism]

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The Roma Issue and the Slovak Republic

- Introduction According to the latest census in 2011 carried out by the National Statistics Office (2011) there were 105 738 Romas in Slovakia, which corresponds to the 2 % of the population as a whole. But this number is really distorting the reality. Carying out a survey on such a huge group of people, the whole country, has its disadvantages and issues. Over 7 % of the population has an unknown nationality, which is almost 400 000 citizens. The estimate of the project ATLAS of Roma communities in Slovakia (2013) the Roma minority comprises slightly over 7% of the whole population of the republic, which is about 402 000 persons....   [tags: geography, statistics, atlas of roma]

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Shrugging Off Positive: Ayn Rand

- ... Ayn Rand is a perfect match for all of these qualities, practicing non-violent approaches, revolutionizing thought processes, advancing the views of society, and remained objective. To begin with, Rand was never a violent person. She was a philosophical fiction and non-fiction author. Rand’s books have sold in the millions, and there is a whole philosophical society dedicated to her philosophy. (De Jesus) Ayn Rand never violently protested or used violence as a means to get her points across....   [tags: individualism philosophers]

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The De-Humanization of America

- In order to understand the writings of Ayn Rand and her belief in ethical egoism, I believe it is imperative we also understand her background and the era in which she was raised. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand witnessed the Kerensky Revolution which she supported and the Bolshevik Revolution which she denounced. She changed her name from Alissa Rosenbaum to Ayn Rand in 1926 – around this time, she also abandoned her Jewish religion and became an atheist. Her family fled Russia to escape the violence and her father’s business was confiscated....   [tags: selfishness, ayn rand, ethical egoism]

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The Remarkable Ayn Rand

- The Remarkable Ayn Rand     "If a life can have a 'theme song' - and I believe that every worthwhile one has - mine is [best] expressed in one word: Individualism." (qtd. in ARI)  This quote from Ayn Rand can be applied to everything she did or thought during her life.  Born in St. Petersburg, Russia on February 2, 1905, Rand felt out of place in her native country.  She didn't agree with the prevailing ideas of mysticism and collectivism that formed the Russian government and society.  So at age 21, in 1926, she sailed to the United States.  It was in the US that Ayn Rand made a name for herself, and began a new philosophy that would affect people around the world....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Anthem: The Process of Liberation

- Anthem: The Process of Liberation Many years ago, I read my first book by Ayn Rand, Anthem. I completed the book in about four hours. At the time, I was not mature enough to fully appreciate Anthem's powerful symbolism. My attitude as I read the beginning of the book was one of indifference and confusion, maturing only later into concern and vigorous interest. This experience began a new phase in my intellectual development that soon led me to read Atlas Shrugged. I then started on Ayn Rand's non-fictional works....   [tags: Anthem Essays]

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John Galt As A Hero And A Legendary Figure

- ... . and I knew no equivalent of mine would come near the factory from then on.” (680) He came to this conclusion by his astute judgment of the situation. John Galt is a man who treats everyone as an individual and never enforces his values on anyone; he always provides proof as to why his objective approach is the fitting solution to the problem that plagues the world. In doing this, He sought and went after men of like minds who embraced true values and were ready for a change. He went after the likes of Ellis Wyatt, who made his values known to Dagny that “…I now work for use, not for profit – my use, not the looters’ profit only those who add to my life, not those who devour it…” (661)...   [tags: Perception, Mind, Ayn Rand, Thought]

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The For The Cure For Aging

- ... However, President Rand vetoed all of these bills stating “one should not have to live for the sake of another man” (Atlas Shrugged, Page 850). President Paul implemented many executive orders reducing the regulations of basically about everything in society. Executive order NO. 1001 called for ‘absolute deregulation of the cure for aging’. Congress was outraged, however given the divided house and senate congress was unable to do anything to stop these executive orders. As a result of this deregulation of the cure, many stores such as Walmart and gas stations began to display vending machines that distrusted the cure....   [tags: President of the United States]

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The For The Cure For Aging

- ... However, President Rand vetoed all of these bills stating “one should not have to live for the sake of another man” (Atlas Shrugged, Page 850). President Paul implemented many executive orders reducing the regulations of basically about everything in society. Executive order NO. 1001 called for ‘absolute deregulation of the cure for aging’. Congress was outraged, however given the divided house and senate congress was unable to do anything to stop these executive orders. As a result of this deregulation of the cure, many stores such as Walmart and gas stations began to display vending machines that distrusted the cure....   [tags: President of the United States]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- The first thing and primary thing that needs to be understood is that government cannot solve the crisis. Only the free market can solve the crisis. The free market is based upon the free will of individuals. First of all, in a free market, not everyone wants a house. Not everyone wants the expense of a house. Not everyone wants the upkeep of a house. Not everyone wants the care and work involved in owning their own home. One of the things that contributed to the housing crisis was the Fair Housing Act....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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The Necessity of Selfishness

- Previously, parents quickly taught their children the importance of sharing and considering others’ needs before their own. They expected their offspring to submissively sacrifice incongruent desires and wishes. Parents did not tolerate selfishness from anyone at anytime. Then came the millennials, also called the me generation. The typical millennial, concerned only with his or her own happiness, pursues self satisfaction relentlessly. They only reflect upon their fellow man’s needs when it benefits them....   [tags: Literary Themes]

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Marxism vs. Randism

- “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is one of the most famous quotes found in the Communist Manifesto. When compared to a line in Ayn Rand’s book, Atlas Shrugged, that states, “man- every man – is an end in himself, not the means to the ends of others”, I believe that Marx’s quote better fits how society should be. As a whole, the quote promotes philanthropy and contentment, while Rand’s encourages selfishness. To me, the first part of Marx’s quote means that people should give to society the best they can according to their abilities....   [tags: Ayn Rand, Karl Marx]

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The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead

- The Power of the Individual Revealed in The Fountainhead     The Fountainhead provided and continues to provide a powerful inspiration to the individualist movement in America, and throughout the world. More than any other single work, The Fountainhead revived popular enthusiasm for a way of thinking, and a way of life, that in 1943 was regarded by virtually every sector of intellectual opinion as outmoded. Ayn Rand's courageous challenge to accepted ideas was rendered still more courageous by her willingness to state her individualist premises in the clearest terms and to defend the most radical implications that could be drawn from them....   [tags: Fountainhead]

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Ayn Rand - A False Romantic

- Ayn Rand - A False Romantic The Romantic period at its height extended over just a bit more than a century, from the latter half of the eighteenth century through to nearly the end of the nineteenth century. During this period, a new school of poetry was forged, and with it, a new moral philosophy. But, as the nineteenth century wound down, the Romantic movement seemed to be proving itself far more dependent on the specific cultural events it spanned than many believed; that is, the movement was beginning to wind down in time with the ebbing of the industrial and urban boom in much the same way that the movement grew out of the initial period of industrial and urban growth....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Ayn Rand's We the Living

- Ayn Rand and We the Living       "We the Living is not a story about Soviet Russia in 1925.  It is a story about Dictatorship, any dictatorship, anywhere, at any time, whether it be Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, or - which this novel might do its share in helping to prevent - a socialist America."  These words, written by Ayn Rand herself for the foreword to the 1959 printing of her 1936 novel We the Living, convey not only Rand's direction to the reader to keep in mind the universality of the book's theme, but also her opinion of communism in 1925 Russia and her suspicion that the United States might be headed down the same erroneous path.  During her lifetime, Rand would write p...   [tags: Essays on We the Living]

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Looking for Dr. Fuller

- Looking for Dr. Fuller It's the next to next to last day of English 381: The Personal Essay. We're reading Annie Dillard's Teaching A Stone to Talk and I call attention to a blurb on the jacket by Edward Albee. A student notes asks about another quotation from Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. She doesn't know who Fuller is, and no one else in the class does either, but the running speculation is that he's a fundamentalist evangelist, a sort of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. I fumble for an explanation of Fuller--architect, philosopher, voice of a generation like Dr....   [tags: Buckminster Fuller Essays]

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Economic Growth

- Economic growth is the most important study in economics today. The first book on economics was by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations the full title was the Inquire Into The Nature And Sources Of The Wealth Of Nations. “Economic growth determines a countries future, and economic growth in the past determines a countries present as far as it’s material values are concerned.” (Buechner Recording) So every material value of the modern world is a result economic growth in the past, or your standard of living is the result of economic growth in the past....   [tags: Economy Economics Governmental Essays]

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A Rude Awakening : Obamacare Dilemma

- A Rude Awakening: Obamacare Dilemma “According to the HSC Health Tracking Physician Survey, 2008, the percentage of doctors that refuse new Medicaid patients dwarf by about 8 to 10 times the percentage that refuses new private insurance patients” (p.3). Such statistics are one of many important points Scott. W. Atlas addresses in his article, How Obamacare fails the poor and the middle class. Atlas’s thesis is to argue how individuals should take action against Obamacare, since it brings more bad than good, such as the new health insurance attributes that affects millions of Americans, in addition it allows healthcare to become more government controlled which limits an individual’s freedom...   [tags: Argument, Critical thinking]

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Growing Up Luke Nabi : A Self Conscious Feeling

- Growing up Luke Nabi was overweight, which initiated a self-conscious feeling he had towards himself during his youth (Sharp). In order to gain some self-confidence, Nabi found a personal trainer to get himself into shape (Sharp). The more time he spent at the gym, the smaller and weaker he felt (Sharp). Nabi’s goal was to be big and feel strong, so he decided to allow steroids to guide him along the way (Sharp). In a short two months time Nabi had gained seventeen kilograms (about 37 pounds) (Sharp)....   [tags: Anabolic steroid, Drug addiction, High school]

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Marvel Of Marvel : Marvel

- ... Atlas unsuccessfully attempted to revive superheroes from late 1953 to mid-1954, with the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner, and Captain America . Atlas did not achieve any breakout hits and, according to Stan Lee, Atlas survived chiefly because it produced work quickly, cheaply, and at a passable quality. The first modern comic books under the Marvel Comics brand were the science-fiction anthology Journey into Mystery #69 and the teen-humor title Patsy Walker #95, which each displayed an "MC" box on its cover....   [tags: Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, Fantastic Four]

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Support Aboriginal Housing Services ( Ahs )

- ... In my role at Atlas Iron, I utilised this skill to conduct stakeholder engagement to establish a strong relationship with key and influential stakeholders such as Chief Development Officer (CDO), Execution Leadership Team (ELT), project managers, and program managers to negotiate the scope and requirements of the Earned Value Management process improvement project. Summarising and prioritising their expectations and requirements, my stakeholder and communication management approaches enabled me to provide expert advices to the key and critical stakeholders and to deliver a project and portfolio management and reporting system that met their requirements and was widely adopted by the othe...   [tags: Project management, Management]

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Sports: Avoid the Steroids

- Since 2009 social activists from the United States have been attempting to reduce the amount of young male teens using steroids due to the fact that they have dangerous effects. After much research, there have been signs of delayed puberty in those young men using steroids. The mere use of this drug has also been linked to post-traumatic stress. The most dangerous of all the side effects has to be the violence and mania known as “roid rage” that these young men suffer. Including depression, all of these dangerous effects are the reason that we have seen the presence of activists throughout the United States....   [tags: steroid abuse, addiction]

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The Rod Of Hillsborough County Fire Rescue ( Hcfr ) Ambulance

- ... In Greek mythology, Pandora was the name of the first woman to exist. She was sculpted by Hephaestus on the order of Zeus and sent to the Epimetheus, the younger brother of Prometheus in revenge for giving fire to the humans. Pandora was sent with a mystery gift, and was forbidden to open it but her curiosity got the best of her. Upon opening the box, all the evil spirits in the world were released, leaving only hope to remain. This neatly ties in with the company Pandora as is it known for its unforgettable gifts....   [tags: Greek mythology, Zeus, Prometheus, Trojan War]

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The Impact of Greek Mythology to the World

- Greek mythology has been around for hundreds of years, and it has influenced much of our culture with it’s outrageous stories and fables. With epics like “The Odyssey” teaching morals to ancient Greece, or myths like Hades and Persephone “explaining” how seasons were created , “the group of stories known as classical myths were first written down by the ancient Greeks,” each having their own plot and storyline, but all leading to one another in a combined piece (Bingham, 6). The stories of Greek Mythology have influenced the arts and literature of the world, displayed the morals that the Greeks believed in, and changed how they thought about science and natural events....   [tags: literary analysis, stories, fables]

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Morocco’s Geography, History, Economy, and Culture

- Do you remember hearing about stories of flying carpets. These stories are traced back to the Arab culture, and most Moroccans now share this culture. Like Morocco’s famous rugs woven with different colors, old and new customs intertwine to make one culture. In this paper, you will explore Morocco’s geography, history, economy, and culture. Morocco is located in northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean to the north, the Atlantic to the west, Algeria to the east, and Mauritania is to the south....   [tags: stories, flying carpets, arab culture]

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A Report On The Urease Test

- ... Other bacteria are capable of further reducing nitrite into ammonia, nitrous oxide, or nitrogen through the process of denitrification. The nitrate broth medium used for the test contains nutrients and a nitrate source, potassium nitrate (KNO3), along with a small amount of agar. The agar inhibits the diffusion of oxygen, therefore forcing the use of anaerobic respiration (Department of Biological Sciences, 2015). The throat culture was inoculated in a tube that contained the nitrate broth and an inverted Durham tube and then was incubated at 37°C for 48 hours....   [tags: Nitrogen, Ammonia, Oxygen, Bacteria]

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The Reoccurring Discussion Of Health Care

- ... Brittan is part of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and English is the primary language. Statistically 59.5% of the population believe in the religion of Christianity and 87.2% of the population is white. Britain is governed by the parliamentary democracy of a monarch, overseen by an elected Prime Minister while represented by a House of Lords and a House of Commons (Parliament 2015). Because of the country of Britain’s wealth, school enrollment is 109% according to the World Bank. Life expectancy from birth is 81 years old....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Universal health care]

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Court Systems and Criminal Justice

- The two types branches of our court systems is the duel court system (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). Each system in the Federal or State side contains numerous possibilities in their jurisdiction with their authority to of the court to hear and decide cases (Bohm & Haley, 2010, p 288). However, the two courts described are: Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction and Trial courts of General Jurisdiction. Trial Courts of Limited Jurisdiction is a state court that is referred to as the “lower court”; interestingly some states have no formal legal training requirements to serve as a judge in this type of court....   [tags: Law, criminal justice, law enforcement]

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Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

- Greco-Roman Influence in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra Greco-Roman mythological images seem to dominate Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra. Ever since the humanist revolution started, Renaissance writers, including Shakespeare, systematically tried to revive Greek literature and Greek mythology. It was an attempt to establish an alternative authority to Catholic scholastic dogma that has the stamp of antiquity. Shakespeare's knowledge of mythology was almost exclusively Roman, especially in relation to love and war....   [tags: Antony Cleopatra Essays]

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Small and Medium Sized Scale Enterprise (SMEs) Finance Sources and Difficulties

- 1.Introduction Small and medium sized scale enterprise ( SMEs ) occupies the crucial position among the worldwide economic activities, particularly in developing country, whose flourish has already became a sign of the rapid development of economy. However, more than half SMEs face the severe challenges of surviving. Among all the possible threats during business activities, inadequate access to capital is the most important factor to determine the enterprise’s destiny (CCH, Australia, 2013). Even worse, SMEs are under the tremendous stress of the financial and economic crises which lead to the depressed consumer market, contractive loan of financial institutions....   [tags: economy, finance, debt, bank, policy]

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What Is Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Of 2008?

- ... Her own provider found that she did not have carpal tunnel syndrome and she provided Fabricut this information. Fabricut decided to discharge Ms. Jones from employment based on the original medical provider’s findings (“Fabricut to Pay,” 2013). Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attorney argued that Fabricut violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act when it obtained family medical information during a post offer medical evaluation. Kimberly Lambert Love of Titus Hillis Reynolds Love Dickman & McCalmon PC represented Fabricut....   [tags: Genetics, DNA, Discrimination, Employment]

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The Wealth of a Country and Education

- The connections among wealth and poverty, housing and education and war and crime are apparent when looking at the data provided from the Atlas of the Real World. The wealth of a country is a key factor in the success of the education system. If a country can afford to maintain and develop their education system, the people will benefit. It is crucial to understand the general statistics of each: wealth and poverty; housing and education; and war and crime before analyzing how each connects with the other....   [tags: Education ]

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The Russian Doll, By David Mitchell

- All Truth is Constructed and Deconstructed Human 's possess an innate ability to repeat their actions, emotions, and ambitions because they are unchanging and transcend time. Because literature is a reflection of humanity, good, insightful literature calls attention to common, relatable ground. Although a superficial examination of human nature may portray differences, the similarities are ultimately there under the surface; just as David Mitchell uses the Russian-Doll structure of his novel Cloud Atlas to express the transcendent nature of humanity....   [tags: Fiction, Narrative, Truth, Narratology]

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What is Scoliosis?

- The human spine is a medical marvel of sorts, which is not only responsible for helping us to move or lift things, but to bare our body weight, and preserve a normal body alignment. It’s impossible to exist without a spine. Scoliosis is defined as the curvature of the spine and although it isn’t specifically considered a disease, it is very serious complication resulting from a multitude of different symptoms with no definite known cause. Fortunately, with the passing of time, and development of new technologies doctors are now treating this debilitating condition in numerous ways....   [tags: Disease/Disorders]

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Now You See Me Movie

- This past year a lot of eye catching movies made it to the big screen, one that particularly stood out to me was the heist film, Now You See Me. The movie stars a few well-known people such as Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, and Dave Franco. The movie in a nutshell is very well explained by the synopsis provided by IMDB “An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.” There are many magic tricks that take place besides just the bank robbery, however, that trick is the main focus point throughout the whole movie....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Review, Magic, Movie]

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The Ninth Labor Of Hercules

- ... On top of his labors Hercules had many other feats in his life, such as supporting the gods in their war, and rescuing the princess of Troy. His twelve labors are what catapulted this once mortal man into an immortal God, most likely much to the chagrin of Lady Hera. The only other mortal in Greek mythology to be made into a god was Dionysus, the God of wine. Hercules is by far the most well-known persona in Greek mythology, possibly in mythology period. The connotation that the name Hercules carries is one of an immaculate hero, supermanesque if you will....   [tags: Greek mythology, Heracles, Labours of Hercules]

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An X-Ray of Morocco

- ... Then the last is the desert region which lays in the southern part of Morocco. One can find this, by going beyond the Atlas Mountains. This region has virtually no rain, very hot summer daytime temperatures and very cold winter nights. It is a rough place to live and not for the faint of heart. When Morocco gained possession of Western Sahara in the 1970s, allowing them to have two-thirds of the world’s potential phosphate reserves. According to Our Africa ,Phosphate exports account for over a third of foreign trade revenues for Morocco....   [tags: North African countries]

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Heracles: The New Jesus

- ... Throughout the myth parallels are drawn to the Judea-Christian Genesis story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The similarities between the two myths lead to the conclusion that Heracles Eleventh Labor along with the second portion of Genesis are not typical creation myths. The myth itself is not so much a creation myth as it serves a greater purpose than to tell how the world and man came to exist. It's purpose is to demonstrate being and the relationship man has with mortality and his surroundings....   [tags: imagery, tree, serpent, myths]

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Hercules: 12 Labors Of Hercules

- Hercules: 12 Labors of Hercules Hercules, in Greek mythology, was a hero known for his strength and courage and for his legendary adventures. Hercules is the Roman name for the Greek hero Heracles. He was the son of the god Zeus and a human mother Alcmene, wife of the Theban general Amphitryon. Hera, Zeus' jealous wife, was determined to kill Hercules, and after Hercules was born, she sent two great serpents to kill him. Hercules, while he was still a baby, strangled the snakes. Hercules conquered a tribe that had been demanding money from Thebes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Necessary Alterations to the Standard Model After the Discovery of the Higgs Boson Particle

- The Standard Model (SM) describes the fundamental particles of matter and their interaction with one another governed by three of the fundamental forces; electromagnetic, strong and weak. The Higgs boson, proposed fifty years ago by theoretical physicists (Brumfiel, 2012), is the fundamental particle responsible for mass and is an essential component of the Standard Model. Furthermore, it’s the only particle of the SM that has not yet been observed. In 2012 a particle consistent with the Standard Model Higgs boson, of mass around 125GeV (Aad et al....   [tags: electromagnetic, physics, mass]

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Your Body is trying to Destroy You! Genetic Mapping Can Help Save You

- ... Another reason is because the National Human Genome Research Institute has new goals to expand the use of genetic mapping which includes finding ways to lower the cost of genome sequencing to less than a thousand dollars. It would be a huge feat but a goal the Institute could manage to realize in the next ten years. ("Decade of Genomics NHGRI Celebrates 10th Anniversary") There was a little unforeseen additional to the National Institutes of Health, which is the Cancer Genome Atlas. The whole goal of this program is to use genetic mapping to its full potential when it comes to cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and prevention....   [tags: cancer, tumors, human genome]

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China: History, Politics and Economy of this Great Country

- China is an East Asian country roughly the size of the United States of America that boasts a history of great achievements. Nestled between Mongolia to the north and India and Vietnam to the south, China has a land area of approximately nine and a half million square kilometers (CIA - The World Factbook -- China). In all, China is bordered by thirteen countries including Afghanistan, North Korea, and the Russian Federation. China is accredited as being the oldest constant world civilization. Records dating as far back as 3,500 years have been collected....   [tags: culture, international relations, foreign]

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The Things They Carried By Tim O ' Brien

- ... The soldiers of “The Things They Carried” are too frightened to even be cowardly. More specifically, they are afraid of what society will think of them if they do not assume their masculine role and fight for their country. This notion is “what brought them to war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor” (O’Brien 348). The blush is representative of embarrassment. The burden to live up to expectations exceeds anything the men experienced growing up....   [tags: Shame, Embarrassment, Blushing, Humiliation]

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A Study On The Thyroid Cartilage

- ... (Starkey, et all., 2011) 6. Carotid Artery a. The carotid artery can be felt between the thyroid cartilage and the sternocleidomastoid. (Starkey, et all., 2011) b. The external carotid arteries supply the skull, the dura, and the entire head, and the internal carotid arteries nourish the brain. (Acland, 1999) 7. Lymph nodes a. The Lymph nodes in the cervical spine region are located by the upper trapezius, beneath the mandible, and near origin of the sternocleidomastoid. (Starkey, et all., 2011) b. If the athlete is ill or has an infection, then these lymph nodes usually swell....   [tags: Vertebra, Cervical vertebrae]

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The Epidemic Of New Infectious Diseases

- ... According to Alcamo (2003), HIV has biochemical similarities to simian immunodeficiency virus in the African green monkeys. Thus, most researchers believe that HIV is a result of SIV’s mutation to cross the species barrier from monkeys to humans. As a consequence of primate research, HIV type-1 which is the most common HIV type crosses the species barrier from chimpanzees to humans, while the sooty mangabey is the source of HIV type 2 in humans. Since HIV was isolated, it has spread around the world through human to human transmission....   [tags: Epidemiology, Health, Infectious disease]

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The Fire - Original Writing

- “I want answers!” I yelled at Shay over the loud music. “Yes, No, $3.oo, the fork on the left. What answers?” Shay screamed back and I winced at how angry he sounded when he yelled. He sounded like he was in charge. “About everything, or just something to ease my mind a little bit about you and your little gang!” I said throwing my hands up in the air. Shay sighed. He grabbed my hand and when I tried to pull away he tightened his grip until it hurt. He pulled me to the back of the room so we would be able to talk without the risk of being over heard....   [tags: 2005 singles, 2007 singles, Dance, Shay Astar]

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The New Theme For Healthcare

- ... The cost for universal health care per citizen is estimated at $3598(World bank 2015). Factors that are affecting Britain 's according to a Forbes, the article written by Scott W Atlas MD. he states that the health system in Britain is over 65 years old and it celebrated by the Parliament so much as for the 2012 Olympic Games one of the spectacles was the touting of dancing nurses for the games because everyone in Britain can relate that the healthcare system is the beacon of their society. Despite such a presence and pride for a system, there are reports that waits for care are in the shocking....   [tags: Medicine, Health economics, Universal health care]

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Emergency Kits For Life 101

- ... Hiring people to work the PR circuit and find funding for students. As an alternative to college, Businesses are offering on the job training and as you take that training you can advance in pay and experience. On the job training gives a real life experience with skill wrapped in one. It’s vital information to add to a resume. People have started at an entry level position with a company and have worked their way to the top. Without any formal education at all it was based on their willing to learn and progress as they were trained within the company....   [tags: Academic degree, University, Employment]

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Atlantis, A Lost Continent

- Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has been looking in the wrong locations, as Atlantis indeed lies in the opposite side of the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cartography: An Ancient Art

- Cartography has an ancient history. Since five-thousand years ago in Mesopotamia until today, mapmaking has always accompanied mankind’s discoveries. Maps are still used today, but advanced technology has transformed “the very definition of the term ‘map.’” Traditional cartographers defined map as “a graphic representation of the milieu,” (Robinson, Petchenik, 1976) or “any geographical image of environment.” (P.C. and J.O. Muehreke, 1997) However, scientists today use maps that are far from the traditional definition of the term “map”; they use maps of the brain, human DNA, and even distant galaxies....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The Vertebral Column

- The vertebral column is made up of 33 vertebrae that unite together to form a singular structure. The Vertebral column lies in the middle of the body, from the base of the skull to just below the hip bones. The vertebral column is split into five separate sections. The Cervical, made up of 7 vertebrae, Thoracic, 12 vertebrae, Lumber, 5, Sacrum, 5 fused vertebrae and the coccyx, 4 more fused vertebrae. Each individual vertebral are separated by interverbral discs are joined together by ligaments and muscles....   [tags: Anatomy ]

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The Importance of Ground Wate

- The Importance of Ground Water Many people assume that water is an unlimited natural resource. Is this true. Although water appears abundant, recent circumstances indicate that it is seriously vulnerable to pollution and depletion. Throughout this essay we will examine what ground water is, how it is important in the water cycle, how it's contamination can affect us, and what we can do to protect our ground water from contamination. Ground water is the water found in spaces between soil particles and rocks, within cracks of the bedrock....   [tags: Papers]

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The 1893 World’s Fair

- The 1893 World’s Fair A World’s Fair is an “[I]nternational exposition that features exhibits dealing with commerce, industry, and science.” (World Book Encyclopedia 412) Entertainment is also present along with cultural activities. In 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, although inaugurated a year late, commemorated the discovery of America. I feel that the Exposition displayed some of the more beautiful architecture of its time; its immense buildings and sculptures drew heavily from Greek and other classical styles, and it could possible be because of the sweeping popularity in Beaux Arts architecture....   [tags: Arts World's Fair Essays]

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