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A 5 page review of the holographic principle. Moving from an explanation using a shadow on the wall as an explanation of this theory, the author progresses to a more technical explanation involving cosmological theory. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Big Bang Theory

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper discusses the Big Bang Theory that explains the beginning of the universe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 9 page paper examines Romney Marsh: an area in Kent, South East England which has seen the land rise and fall creating and then reclaiming land. The paper explores evolution of the landscape over 2000 years and how humans and the landscape have evolved. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

The Atacama Desert

  • 11 page paper

This 11 page paper provides an overview of the Atacam Desert. The Atacama Desert of Northern Chile is considered by some to be the driest desert in the world. The distinctness of the phy1ical characteristics of this desert come from both location and landforms, and this also determines the nature of the desert ...

Ecology of Ohio

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper paper examines some of the plants, animals and organisms found in the region. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses some of the properties of the Earth, as well as the characteristics of the planets that make up the solar system. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

A 4 page overview of man's quest for the discovery of extraterrestrial life. The author outlines some of the criteria that astronomers believe would be necessary for life to exist and emphasizes the importance of ongoing astronomical research. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 4 page description of limestone and reef formation in Biscayne National Park. The author describes processes and the complex ecology that has resulted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper which researches the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page overview of the geological and physical characteristics of opals. As do all gemstones, opals vary significantly in value. This is determined both by the natural characteristics of the stone and by the degree of enhancement that is employed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

3 pages in length. Taking a virtual tour of North Fork of the Nooksack River, the student will find many interesting occurrences that have taken place in the area, not the least of which is the Church Mountain Landslide and the development of Twin Lakes. No bibliography.

A 3 page paper discussing the aluminum and silicon content of several rock-forming minerals and assessing factors contributing to weathering into kaolinite, montmorillonite, illite or vermiculite clay types based on silicon and aluminum content. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper provides an overview about the strength of fly ash. Positive and negative aspects are also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 6 page paper examines heat transference mechanisms. The paper stars with a good overview of how heat is transferred and the equation for heat transfer rates. Following this the three different mechanisms; conduction, convection and radiation are each examined. The bibliography cites 1 source.

An 8 page paper which examines how climate changes have affected the formation of soil in southern England over the past million years. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the process of creation of sedimentary strata and the impacts in assessing environmental events of the past. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 4 page paper investigates volcanoes and the causes and effects of volcanic eruptions. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Petroleum Engineering

  • 13 page paper

This is a 13 page paper which disusses petroleum engineering, the geological complexity of petroleum reservoirs and the extraction processes. The bibliography has 13 sources.

A 5 page overview of the many applications of geotechnical engineering. This paper emphasizes that geotechnical engineers are not just important in planning developmental activities, they also provide a useful service in protecting and reclaiming sensitive ecological areas. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Hydrology Questions

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper answering 9 questions addressing topics including design storm; Richards and Green and Ampt infiltration models; baseflow separation; hydrograph analysis; subbasins; and flood routing. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Lunar Eclipse

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper describes the mechanics of a lunar eclipse, and gives information about the Moon itself. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Animals by Design

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper discusses a new animal, the Sahara Cat, that has the ability to save human life. (The Sahara Cat does not really exist). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper looks at different aspects of laser use to drill oil and gas wells. The paper starts by comparing laser and traditional methods, then looks at formation perforation, spalling and the use of lasers for casing. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

This 10 page paper identified data sources that could be used to help identify a site suitable for storing hazardous waste. The paper identifies a range of data sources that will help identity characteristics of areas such as low population density, dry hard rock, near road and rail links and avoiding sites of special scientific ...

This 5 page paper discusses various methods that are used to date archaeological finds. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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