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Guns, Germs, and Steel

The central argument of Diamond's classic work on world history and social anthropology is based around his central argument that attempts to respond to "Yali's Question," an acquaintance of his...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2013 5:24 am UTC

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Sorrow-Acre

Dinesen represents justice in the idea of total commitment to something larger than one's sense of self. Dinesen suggests as much with the idea of "to die for the one you love." This condition of...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2015 2:05 pm UTC

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Business

The fluctuations of the stock market are largely unpredictable. Indeed, there is a theory called the efficient market hypothesis which says that they are completely unpredictable, because all...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 9:18 pm UTC

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The Importance of Being Earnest

A pun itself, often thought to be the lowest form of wit, is itself a play on words. Authors use them to add meaning or complexity to their works by having their words take on more than one...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2012 11:39 pm UTC

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Business

Creating a personal logo sounds like a great job for Adobe Illustrator, which allows a person to draw their own designs on-screen or combine them with text, graphics or other downloaded images.

Latest answer posted November 30, 2012 11:56 pm UTC

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Math

Domain is a set of values that a fuction can be defined. So the fuction provide a value for each value in the domain. Now; f(x) = sin^(-1)x Here f(x) is the function and x is the domain. We can...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012 5:24 pm UTC

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Computer Science

"Virtual reality" is a "reality" that is created within the constructs of a computer. It has no basis in actual physical constructs. Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated three-dimensional...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2011 2:13 am UTC

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Literature 101

One must consider that it was not uncommon for a lady--royalty or not--to marry another free male from her husband's family should her husband be killed or die somehow. This was the way women...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2008 12:29 pm UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

On this site, we are only allowed to answer one question at a time. Therefore, I will give you two pieces of evidence from Chapter 10 and will try to give you hints about how to find evidence in...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2013 12:10 am UTC

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History

The Jesuits (officially, the Society of Jesus) were formed as sort of an elite order of Catholics who would dedicate their lives to promoting and preserving the Catholic faith. They were...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

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Math

First write the expression as a partial sum `(2t^2 -t +1)/(t(t^2+25)) = A/t + (Bt + C)/(t^2 +25)` `implies A(t^2 + 25) + Bt^2 + Ct = 2t^2 -t +1` Comparing coefficients `25A = 1 implies A =1/25`...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2012 8:14 pm UTC

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The Shakespeare Stealer

No, sorry. Chapter summaries for this book have not yet been written. There's an overview of the book here: http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-stealer-qn/. And the study guide discusses other...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2007 9:17 am UTC

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March

March is first drawn to the slave woman named Grace. He meets her when he is a young man working as a peddler in the southern United States. Grace is a slave to Mr. and Mrs. Clement, who are...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2016 5:31 am UTC

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The Veldt

In Ray Bradbury's "The Veldt," the real reason the Hadleys installed the nursery into the home was to keep his children busy, while removing guilt from himself and his wife for abandoning the...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2015 6:11 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

Juliet experiences a range of emotions when the nurse enters the room to tell her what has happened. At first, she misunderstands the nurse, who wails "He’s dead, he’s dead, he’s dead...O Romeo,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2012 2:06 pm UTC

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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness represents an ironic reinterpretation of who holds the qualities of light and dark. The speaker, Marlowe, has all the standard belief of an Englishman of his time...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2009 3:55 am UTC

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History

The US Immigration Act enacted in 1924 placed a limit on the number of people that were allowed to immigrate to the US based on their nationality. This act was meant to encourage more immigrants...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2013 6:02 am UTC

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Essay Lab

Based on the prompt, it sounds like this assignment will draw a little bit of creative writing into the essay process. From the prompt, it sounds like your teacher is getting you to think about...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2011 1:13 am UTC

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Social Sciences

Americans still see race first. We pride ourselves on looking past it. The fact that we have to look past anything indicates that we have not moved beyond race. Even though we elected a black...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2011 8:44 am UTC

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Teaching Community

I have been teaching for 34 years, mostly in public schools. The first year, I was a long-term sub in a Catholic high school in St. Louis. After my husband and I moved to Georgia, I have taught...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2010 7:17 pm UTC

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Science

One of the interesting points regarding the iceman is where he was found. It was about 10,000 feet altitude near an ancient mountain path. The glacier on top of the mountain had been retreating...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2009 10:40 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

It is always a tricky one when we talk of "freedom" and where we place the boundary lines for this. Of course, one man's idea of freedom is going to be very different from another man's and care is...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2010 2:31 am UTC

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Romeo and Juliet

Wordplays are on "coals"--"carry coals": to bear insults,, "colliers": coal workers," "in choler": angry, "collar"; a hangman's noose. ll.1-4) Wordplay with "wall" occurs when Sampson says, "A...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2009 9:44 am UTC

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Law and Politics

The most common age of majority in the United States is 18. Almost all states have this as the age at which a young person officially becomes an adult. At the age of majority, a person is seen as...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2014 12:28 am UTC

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Handling Sin

The best way to understand the character of Gates in Michael Malone’s novel Handling Sin is to understand who he is not: He is not his older half-brother Raleigh Whittier Hayes, who, in a brief...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2014 3:16 am UTC

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Math

The dividing out technique is used where direct substitution leads to a 0/0 scenario and when a common factor exists between numerator and denominator. Lets evaluate each of the four options here:...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 8:44 pm UTC

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Social Sciences

The first part of your question can be answered quite simply. These are the names of the four stake holders you ask about: Creative Arts Team, Research Foundation of the City University of New...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2015 5:37 pm UTC

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Calculus

We have the function f(x) = x^6 + 4x^4 + 3x and we have to find the second derivative. First let's find the first derivative f'(x) = 6x^5 + 16x^3 + 3 The second derivative is found by...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2011 4:52 am UTC

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Math

The length of the original piece of wire is 30 cm. It is cut into two pieces with length x and (30 - x). When the pieces are bent to form squares, the sides of the squares are x/4 and (30 - x)/4....

Latest answer posted January 1, 2012 10:15 am UTC

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Archimedes

Archimedes had many inventions and is regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. In general, he is historically known for a wide range of contributions. Here are two that bear his...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2012 7:21 pm UTC

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Of Mice and Men

The climax is the turning point of the story, or the most exciting part. The best way to remember the climax is that everything changes. After the climax, things are so drastically different that...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2011 4:38 am UTC

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Great Ambitions: A Story of the Early Years of Charles Dickens

I am not sure if this website will help. This is a list of Dickens residences, and if you click on the links it will show you where each residences is located on the 1859 map of London....

Latest answer posted April 22, 2008 2:16 pm UTC

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Science

Human kind has benefitted more from science than it has lost out, up to this point. This will continue to be true until we invent something that causes us to finally destroy our planet or...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 2:51 pm UTC

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Motivation and Motivation Theory

Napoleon Hill is known as "America’s most beloved motivational author." He was born in 1838 in Virginia and began his writing career as a reporter for a small newspapers in the area. In addition to...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2013 4:30 am UTC

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History

The Trail of Tears still has an impact on us today. In the 1830s, many tribes were forced to relocate to the area west of the Mississippi River as part of the Indian Removal Act. The Trail of Tears...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2016 5:06 pm UTC

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The Travels of Marco Polo

The main purpose of this sort of reading response paper is simply to see if you have read the book. Thus the request for your own thoughts means that the instructor isn't looking for some "correct"...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2015 3:07 pm UTC

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Frankenstein

As a creation that was man made, not heavenly created, Frankenstein the monster has no soul. Shelley is very clear to illustrate this. He is not "nice" or "mean" but merely...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2007 10:40 pm UTC

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The Pearl

In 1940 John Steinbeck joined his biologist friend Edward F. Ricketts on a sailboat to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. While they stopped in the harbor town...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2013 11:23 am UTC

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Teaching Community

Diachronic (according to Merriam Webster) means: of, relating to, or dealing with phenomena (as of language or culture) as they occur or change over a period of time. Synchronic (also according...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 6:52 am UTC

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Catching Fire

One object in Catching Fire that is rooted in science-fiction is the presence of a force field, or a non-physical barrier that cannot be breached. Force fields have been part of science-fiction...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012 9:45 pm UTC

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Fahrenheit 451

It all depends on your perspective and what you consider the government's motives to be. If you look at our public education system and the fact that it ends up discouraging reading and often...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2010 11:45 pm UTC

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 14. A good place to start is on p. 276 in the paperback edition of the book. Diamond says that some governments are kleptocracies because they...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2013 7:11 pm UTC

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Essay Lab

Since exams in English literature classes are usually essay questions, you will want to hone your skills at writing paragraph and essays, first of all. When you are given an essay question on a...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2011 2:28 pm UTC

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Business

The first thing to understand with a new customer is the type of business they are involved. Since Elmer Corp. is unfamiliar, a three-tier education program would need to be arranged to understand...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2015 6:58 pm UTC

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The Crucible

In Act One, Betty Parris, the daughter of the minister, has taken ill, and Reverend Parris doesn't know why. He is especially concerned, however, because -- last night -- he found his niece and...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2016 10:41 pm UTC

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Business

The supply and demand curves for loanable funds slope in the way that they do for the same reason that all supply and demand curves slope in those ways. This is because the people who are buying...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2015 4:09 am UTC

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History

There are many factors in the history of suburbia in the United States, which, before World War II, was a largely rural country and still trying to come out of the Great Depression. During World...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2013 12:25 am UTC

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Julius Caesar

Antony does not seem to have changed his mind when he speaks of Brutus as the noblest Roman of them all. It is actually in Act 3, Scene 1 that he addresses Caesar's body in a marvelous soliloquy....

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015 11:40 pm UTC

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Math

The answer provided by the problem needs to have a connection with the minimum value required, hence, you should replace M for k. This assumption is made based on the logical reasoning regarding...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

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Political Science

I think that the fact that the elites could spread their power if they wished to is a telling statement of the nature of power they possess. Power can be transferred. It is not static. It is not...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

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