The Influence of Nature in "Far from the Madding Crowd"

In Far from the Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy uses nature to influence the actions of his shepherd and shepherdess protagonists, Bathsheba Everdene and Gabriel Oak, in two separate episodes involving rain storms. The conflict of Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd centers upon Bathsheba Everdene’s battle with and between her three suitors, Gabriel Oak, William … Read more

Cultural Relativism in Connection to Everyday Values

Values In Everyday Life American author Mark Twain once stated, “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.” While they may not appear to be so at first, morals are very questionable grounds, with different viewpoints. Two view of this are cultural relativism and universalism. In this essay, … Read more

Majora Carter: The Environmental Justice Activist.

Majora Carter is one of New York City’s most well-known environmental justice activists. In February 2006, Carter gave an inspiring eighteen minute speech on “Greening the Ghetto” at a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference in Monterey, California. More specifically, this convention calls attention to the prevalent issue of environmental racism and inequality among minority communities. … Read more

Extremophiles features and role

Extremophiles are organisms that live in conditions which humans consider “extreme.” “Extreme” environments include but are not limited to extreme pressure, extreme cold, intense heat, highly acidic environments, and highly saline environments. These conditions were once believed to not have the ability to sustain life. There are three domains of life: Eukarya, Bacteria, and Archaea. … Read more

Deforestation and the Ways to Overcome It

DEFINITION Deforestation is the transformation of woodland areas to non-woodland areas for use such as cultivable land, pastureland, suburban use, logged area, or barren land. Deforestation can also be seen as elimination of forests leading to several variances ecologically and environmentally and results in turn down in biodiversity and habitats. CAUSES: UNAUTHORIZED LOGGING Government laws … Read more

Understanding Corn Production

How often do consumers eat corn? People may think they only eat corn in the form of corn on the cob at picnics, barbecues, summer dinners and Fourth of July parties. However, Americans eat an estimated 700 kg of corn every year. Corn is in many things from a steak at a fancy restaurant to … Read more

Water Balance in the Body

Fluid balance is maintained by insuring that the amount of water consumed via food and drink is equal to the amount of water excreted. One way our body keeps us putting in the effort to maintain water balance is through thirst and salt cravings. The kidneys are the most important factor in excretion of water, … Read more

Environmental pollution

Environmental pollution has been a matter of concern for many years. The Mellon Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, sponsored the first broad scientific study of smoke abatement, which resulted in legislation designed to decrease the effects of smoke. It is now well known that environmental contamination impacts on health; the World Health Organization estimates that … Read more

Pesticides use in agriculture

Pesticides constitute a heterogeneous category of chemicals specifically designed for preventing; destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest.1 the broad term of pesticides includes both herbicides and insecticides. Pesticide describes hundreds of synthetic and naturally occurring chemicals designed or naturally produced to deter insects and other agricultural pests, including weeds. Numerous groups of pesticides can be … Read more

How Sun Love Moon

In a world full of heartless people who would have thought there could be one person who will love you for being you. Who is willing to do anything just to see the smile in your face. That’s what sun did for a moon. As I was gazing upon the sky I thought of a … Read more

Flowering plants (angiosperms)

Flowering plants (angiosperms) have ovules and seeds completely enclosed within carpels. The term angiosperms is derived from two Greek words angeion, meaning “vessel”, and sperma, meaning “seed”. The vessel is the carpels that become ovaries that become fruits. There is one phylum of flowering plants (Magnoliophyta) and it is divided into two classes which are … Read more

Essential Oils From Leaves And Bulbs Of Crinum Jagus

Essential oils from leaves and bulbs of Crinum jagus (Th.) D. (Fresh and air dried): Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry analysis, cytotoxic and free radical scavenging activitiesChemical composition and brine shrimp lethality of essential oils from different parts of Crinum jagus (Thompson) Dandy: Comparison between fresh and air-dried of leaves and bulbs. A comparative study of essential … Read more

"The Trees" – How does Larkin memorably portray the thoughts and feelings of the speaker?

In the first stanza, through the portrayal of the growing trees as both cheerful and melancholy, the speaker purposefully reveals the meaninglessness of life. Larkin illustrates the trees as “coming into leaf”. He uses the “leaf” as a symbol of life and conveys a connotation of hope and life. Through this, he establishes an image … Read more

Analysis of the Theme of Escape as Illustrated by Nathaniel Hawthorne in Young Goodman Brown and Washington Irving’s, Rip Van Winkle

The Wilderness in Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle In the both of the two stories, Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle, the main characters are normal and innocent people who wander off into the woods, then fall asleep or enter a trance. Once the characters return from the woods, the world seems … Read more

The Midwestern Landscapes of Willa Cather and Mary Austin

Many authors have been inspired to write by their environments, beautifully rendering their scenery with their words. Willa Cather and Mary Austin are two examples of such authors, who recreate the vast expanses of the Midwest’s grassy fields and rolling hills. Cather and Austin were both Modernist authors, telling their stories with less concern for … Read more

Soil and Water Facts

Conservation Tillage – the practice of leaving harvested plant materials on the soil surface to reduce runoff and soil erosion; Crop Nutrient Management – managing all nutrient inputs helps ensure that nutrients are available to meet crop needs while reducing nutrient runoff; Pest Management – using various methods for managing pests while protecting soil, water, … Read more

Causes and Effects of Acid Rain

DEFINATION: Precipitation or rain with a high concentration of acids produced by, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and other such gases which result from the combustion of fossil fuels. This has a destructive effect on buildings, aquatic life, and plant. Certain pollutants in the air made the rain acidic and now the rain is called acid … Read more

Health Benefits Of Okra

There are multiple health benefits and splendid nutritional value of okra. Distinct parts of okra plant can be used for multiple purposes. Usually it is used in salads, stews and soup in fresh, dried and fried form. Some peoples used it as a healthy substitute for coffee as it lack caffeine its other application is … Read more

Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System

Abstract Smart Irrigation and Fertilization System is a software and hardware both application designed by considering basic needs that are required in digital agriculture system. This system can automatically irrigates, fertilized, pest control which reduces cost, labor, save energy and environment. It also can be able to communicate with users via wireless communications and also … Read more

The Effectiveness of International Cooperation in Addressing Transnational Environmental Issues

How effective is international cooperation in addressing transnational environmental issues? This essay will investigate how International cooperation work together, how effective the international community’s contingency plans have been at achieving environmental change in transnational issues. Transnational issues refer to threats to environmental issues that affect more than just one nation and their interests, instead its … Read more

Paddy Cultivation

Paddy is a type of grass which belong to cereals families such as corn and wheat. Cultivated paddy is considered as a semiaquatic annual grass. Plant height is ranging from 0.4 m to more than 5 min some floating rice according to variety and environmental condition. According to variety and environmental condition also differ in … Read more

Mineral sector governance

The growing failure of mineral prices on the international market, advancing debt crunch and declining revenue to finance socio-economic development in many African countries has refocused attention on how to efficiently and most favorably use the continent’s vast mineral sector through prompt application of the African Mining Vision (AMV). The Vision explores ways to stimulate … Read more

History of mimosa pudica

Mimosa pudica was first identified in Brazil. It is a perennial shrub which is now considered a pantropical invasive weed. Many plant species show two types of movements of the anatomical parts. Nyctinastic movements also known as sleeping movements, occur in response to changes in visible light. Seismonastic movements occur in response to other stimuli … Read more

What is Human Resource Management

Human Resources Management was brought out in the early 1900’s specifically for people who serve as employees for the organizations or companies. The key concept of organizations is to carry out enrollment, to manage and to provide superior supervision for the individuals who are employed at that organization. People, specifically speaking employers, are significant when … Read more

Leadership Theories In Retail Environment

Introduction The leadership approaches that managers take in running retail organizations influence the culture of the employees and the loyalty of the customers. The way the leader applies his personality and temperament influences the reactions of the employees and how they serve the customers in the retail context. Retail leaders focus on managing people and … Read more

Best Eco Friendly Cars

Global warming currently an earth related buzzword and a call for us to look further into reducing our total emissions into the environment. This reduction is the primary goal of sustainable living and it has become an even more desired lifestyle change in recent times. A¾ tràn¾ðîrtàtiîn àññîunt¾ for thå màjîritó îf daily carbon åmi¾¾iîn¾ … Read more

Crater Lake National park

Quote: “Crater lake. Still defies the limited power of the words to convey the full range of its magic”. Paul M Crater lake national park is an important historical event Social history: John Wesley Hillman, Henry Klippel, and Isaac Skeeters were in search of the legendary “Lost Cabin” gold mine when they came upon the … Read more

Oscillating tool for plumbing

Power-tool or Multi-tool is the name which can be given to oscillating tool for plumbing. This tool runs on both Mains (DC) or Battery (AC). The name”multi-instrument” is a reference to the many capacities that this apparatus can perform within the scope of connections accessible. Utilization of balance in a fitted edge enables the instrument … Read more