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This 3 page report discusses the ways in which knowledge from the field of marine biology has a positive impact on agricultural concerns. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Definitions of Life

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper explores how "life" might be defined within scientific areas of biology, ornithology, anthropology, paleontology and geology. Branches of science may guide us, but ultimately each individual must answer that question of what is life, through either opinion or their own belief system, as well as acknowledge that ...

This 5 page paper gives a brief biography of Gregory Bateson and reviews his book, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind.” Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 6-page paper examines the life and biography of scientist Robert Goddard, and how his studies in rocketry during the early 20th century ultimately led to the success of the U.S. space program. Also touched on is how Germany used Goddard's theories to invent the V-2 rocket, the forerunner of the rockets that eventually landed ...

World-Changing Science

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper discussing paradigm-changing contributors such as Max Planck, William Thomson and C.F. Mirbel, and how their scientific findings have benefited society as a whole. Planck’s quantum theory, Thomson’s thermodynamics and Mirbel’s founding of cell biology all continue to affect life and science today. The collective work of these and many ...

A 5 page paper with an emphasis on Wyoming. The essay identifies some of the pests that may attack turfgrass and how they are usually controlled. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

An 8 page overview of recent engineering developments in geothermal power. Stresses the incorporation of alternative fuel sources such as geothermal is imperative. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page discussion of the many inroads made by ancient alchemists. Although our modern world tends to scoff at alchemy, it involved not just the pursuit to turn other substances into gold but rather formed the rudiments of ancient science. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 3 page review of the online article by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This paper outlines the article's content, presents several points of criticism, and concludes with suggestions for improvement. No additional sources are listed.

6 pages in length. The writer discusses earth's geological history and briefly compares it with the other solar planets. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 12 page paper which examines the history, and geological history, of the Lake Metroparks in Northeastern Ohio. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 14 page paper examines a number of works discussing archaeology, and argues that in general archaeologists tend to give more credence to cultures with literary traditions, rather than those that have strictly oral histories. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing the stratification and geological history of this haven for geologists. The allure for geologists is that the canyon itself is geologically very young, but that the formations through which it is cut are very old. This gives insight to the geological record that otherwise would not be possible. ...

Environmental Sciences

  • 9 page paper

A 9 page paper that discusses various aspects of environment sciences. Some of the history is discussed in relationship to research conducted long ago and academic history that has assisted in bringing the sciences closer together. A section discussing some of the more recent concerns is also included. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

8 pages in length. Stratigraphy, the scientific study of geological history as devised by English engineer William Smith, came into existence some two hundred years ago. Smith's discovery of identical fossil-bearing rock located in vastly divergent areas of England made him realize that this was something much more than mere coincidence. Taking ...

A 5 page overview of mineralogy, the branch of science dealing with minerals in the Earth's crust and also those found outside the Earth (such as in lunar samples and meteorites). The writer focuses specifically upon a very important (and well-known) collection stored in the Peabody Museum at Yale University. That particular collection's history is ...

This 6 page report discusses the options available to the governments of Earth if a meteor on a collision course was cited. Earth's atmosphere is literally besieged with as much as 50,000 tons of interplanetary rubble annually. There is a scientific consensus agrees that cosmic impacts have played a major role in Earth history and ...

The possibility of earthquakes occurring in the New Jersey area is addressed in this 5 page paper. The history of quakes in the geographic location as well as a discussion on current seismologic theory is included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The possibility of a major earthquake occurring in the New York area is addressed in this 7 page paper. The history of quakes in the area as well as a discussion on fault lines existing in the state's region is examined. A general discussion on the ineffectiveness of current seismological equipment is also included. Bibliography ...

A 9 page paper on earthquakes in which the writer explains their different classifications, the role of various seismic wave patterns & types, etc; Also discussed are causes, reasons for geographical distribution, and the effects of earthquakes at different proximities beginning with the meizoseismal area (most damaged region). A final section looks at some experimental ...

An 8 page research paper that examines the most dangerous geological feature of the North American heartland. While most Americans think of California whenever the topic of earthquakes comes up, the residents of New Madrid, Missouri suffered through the worst series of quakes in the known history of North America during an eight-week period in ...

In this 7 page essay, the writer uses the Whittier Narrows Quake to show how frighteningly unpredictable and random California's earthquakes have become. The writer discusses the occurrence of that particular quake, its socioeconomic devastation, and most importantly-- describes what "lessons" we should have learned from this random example of geologic terror. Comparisons are also ...

A 3 page paper on the geology of the northeastern United States and the extremely serious -- although unlikely -- earthquake that could occur with respect to Cameron's Line (Bronx area), the prevalence red brownstone and red sandstone in the Palisades, and NYC's location a long a major tectonic plate. Specific locations for the possible ...

A 5 page paper discussing scientific advancements in the prediction of earthquakes and the means by which technology can assist in minimizing earthquake damage. Bibliography lists five sources.

This 14-page-paper discusses the Northridge and the Whittier Narrows Earthquakes. It opens with a general discussion on earthquakes and their history. It moves into detailed discussions on the Northridge and Whittier Narrows quakes and then discusses the precautions one can take to stay safe when one hits. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Extra-Solar Planets

  • 12 page paper

A 12 page overview of extra-solar planets, those planets outside our own solar system which orbit around suns other than our Sun. Discusses the history of extra-solar planetary research providing the names and particulars of discoveries. Emphasizes the technological changes which are occurring which allow a constant refinement of astronomical theory regarding planet ...

A 10 page consideration of the theory of evolution and our current knowledge regarding the origin of life. Outlines Darwin's theories and the natural history information which led to those theories and provides a brief outline of the chemical basis for the origin of life. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 8 page paper provides an overview of 4 lesson plans of specific elements relative to Earth sciences. These lesson plans include plans on air and the weather; water, surface, & subsurface; origin, composition, & structure of soil & rocks; and concepts of life related to environmental science. Each lesson plan includes a ...

14 pages in length. As with most things in the twenty-first century, the production of lactic acid has become the latest victim of progress. The natural process that produces the fermented composition of lactose (milk sugar) is no longer considered economically feasible in its current state, inasmuch as it can be reproduced at a ...

11 pages in length. It was at 5:04 P.M. on Tuesday, October 17, 1989, and more than sixty-two thousand fans were inside Candlestick Park for the third game of the World Series. At the same time the San Francisco Bay Area commute started into its heaviest flow. It was exactly at this time that a Richter magnitude ...

This 12 page paper looks at the oil industry during the twentieth century and the way in which advances in technology have changed caused changes. The paper covers topics such as deep sea drilling, the use of computer and satellites and the speed of change. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

5 pages. The introduction of bioengineering into the mainstream of science and technology has been nothing more than a natural progression. To be sure, there is a definite need for such advancement if humanity is to endure the climate changes that are affecting the very food crop upon which people depend. Additionally, the advantages of bioengineering within the ...

ECOGENETICS TECHNOLOGY

  • 4 page paper

This 4-page paper discusses ecogenomics in connection with the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Plate Tectonics

  • 7 page paper

A 7 page paper discussing the theory of plate tectonics. Citing the works of various key theorists, the write describes how exploring plate tectonics helps us to better understand the validity of Continental Drift. Bibliography lists five sources.

A 5-page essay on the affects of science on government in the 1930s. This paper focuses on the social and political science of Marxism and Trotskism, economic science, and physics and how these led to decisions made by Britain, Germany, Russia, and other European countries. Bibliography lists 3 sources. JV1930sc.rtf.

16 pages. The purpose of this paper is to explain the geological history and significance of the Manitou Springs formation in Colorado. Also included will be the area referred to as the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These geological sites are made up of a myriad of interesting formations forming ...

Remote Sensing

  • 7 page paper

This 7 page paper defines what remote sensing is, traces its history briefly, and explores some of its uses and what it might become in the future.

John Dalton

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page overview of the life and accomplishments of one of the fathers of physical science. This paper emphasized Dalton's work with gasses, Dalton's Law, and Charles' law. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

15 pages. Because of the uncertainty in the agricultural markets there is a definite impact on the lending institutions that service them. There are so many variables in the farming industry that there is no guarantee from year to year that agribusinesses will be able to keep up with loan payments if they have one or more years ...

9 pages in length. The extent to which dust storms impact the world's health is both grand and far-reaching; that dry, desert and semi-arid rangelands represent the most significant regions where dust storms occur speaks to a tremendous number of people detrimentally affected by the natural occurrence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper reviewing the human component of the natural history of California’s Mono Lake, and the restoration requirements that have been in place since 1998. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Venus Transits The Sun

  • 4 page paper

A 4 page paper. An important astronomical event will occur on June 8, 2004 – Venus will transit the sun. This event occurs only four times every 243 years. Headlines announce it is a once-in-a-lifetime event since it will be another 122 years before it happens again. This essay explains what will happen, from where ...

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