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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Annie Ernaux

    Annie Ernaux

    Annie Ernaux – La Honte : Biographie : L'écrivaine française Annie Ernaux est née le 1er septembre 1940 à Lillebonne. Elle passe toute son enfance en Normandie, dans la ville d'Yvetot. Le milieu social de la famille d'Annie Ernaux est plutôt modeste, puisque ses parents sont ouvriers avant de devenir petits commerçants. Malgré leur faible rang social, les parents de la future écrivaine n'hésitent pas à la placer en école privée et à la soutenir dans

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    Submitted: May 2, 2011 By: Melchibani
  • Annie Hall and Manhattan: Two Different Ways of Looking at New York's Beauty

    Annie Hall and Manhattan: Two Different Ways of Looking at New York's Beauty

    Near the end of Woody Allen’s 1977 film Annie Hall, Diane Keaton’s role as Annie says to Allen’s character Alvy Singer, “You’re just like New York City. You’re an island!” However, the link between Alvy Singer and New York City is not simply a fictional creation. Nor is the connection between Allen’s character Isaac Davis and New York in his 1979 film Manhattan fictional adoration. Woody Allen loves New York. It is through the various

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Steve
  • Annotated Bibliography Criminal and Non-Criminal Psychopathy

    Annotated Bibliography Criminal and Non-Criminal Psychopathy

    Running Header: Annotated Bibliography Criminal and non-criminal psychopathy Annotated Bibliography Criminal and non-criminal psychopathy Dorothy Savage PSF5385 Psychopathy and Criminal Profiling Instructor: Dr. Jeff Schneider June 16, 2014 Introduction This annotated bibliography concerning criminal and non-criminal psychopathy reviews as well as antisocial personality disorder, and general criminal behavior it presents ten publications from serials in the library literature covering these publications are significant contributions from prominent authors that focus on research behaviors. Their reviews focus

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    Submitted: November 15, 2014 By: dotty22
  • Anorexia Nervosa

    Anorexia Nervosa

    ANOREXIA NERVOSA Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to intentionally starve themselves or severely restrict their food intake. Anorexia usually occurs at the time of puberty and involves extreme weight loss. People who have this disorder have a fear of becoming overweight even though they are 15% below the average weight. Many causes of anorexia show that they adhere to strict exercise routines to keep off weight, 90% of all anorexics are

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Anotated Bibliography

    Anotated Bibliography

    Annotated Bibliography Harvey, Sir Paul, ed. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford at Clarendon Press, 1967. Herman Melville was born in 1819 in New York. When Melville’s father passed away, he became a school master, and after that he was shipped off as a cabin boy. He used this journey to write his masterpiece “Moby Dick” [Collection of Literary Criticism] Howard, Leon. American Writers Volume 3. Charles Scribner’s Sons. 1974. Melville wrote about reality

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Jon
  • Ansel "yosemite" Adams

    Ansel "yosemite" Adams

    Ansel "Yosemite" Adams It is said that, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Ansel Adams proved this statement correct with every single image he produced. Some of his best-known photographs were taken in the Yosemite Valley, including his first ever picture of Monolith; the Face of Half Dome nestled in the heart of the valley. When the thought of Yosemite comes to mind, Ansel Adams' name follows right behind it. Adams' life revolved around

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Artur
  • Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams

    Selden Poore B1-Feldman 12/8/16 There is great film photographers, and then there is Ansel Adams. His pictures seemed to have no flaws when it came to capturing some of the most difficult landscapes ranging from the Grand Tetons and Snake river, to the great heights shown by El Capitan of Yosemite. Coming out with the clearest pictures imaginable. Adams was able to combine contrast and texture perfectly when it came to photographing natural landscapes. Many

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    Submitted: March 15, 2017 By: SeldenPoore
  • Anthropology

    Anthropology

    The Anthropology Student Crayfish tails in tarragon butter, galantine of rabbit with foie gras, oxtail in red wine, and apple tartelletes. The patient had this rich meal and complained of "liver upset" (crise de foie). Why a liver ache? I always associate indigestion with a stomach ache. In studying French culture in my Evolutionary Psychology class, I learned that when experiencing discomfort after a rich meal, the French assume their liver is the culprit. Understanding

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov was a man and author who overcame many obstacles during the course of his life. His contributions to literature were immense, but it came only through hard work and many failed attempts that he became the great author he is known as today. He was the poster-boy for art mimicking life. What Chekhov experienced and learned through his past was revealed through his writing. This was especially true for his

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Anna
  • Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov

    Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov was a man and author who overcame many obstacles during the course of his life. His contributions to literature were immense, but it came only through hard work and many failed attempts that he became the great author he is known as today. He was the poster-boy for art mimicking life. What Chekhov experienced and learned through his past was revealed through his writing. This was especially true for his

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Edward
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678. He was born in Venice. Antonio was the eldest of his siblings. He and his father were very close. His father, Giovanni Vivaldi, was a baker. He was also a very talented violinist. At the time of Antonio’s birth, he was the leading violinist of the famous St. Mark’s Chapel in Venice. In 1969, Vivaldi was an additional violinist at St. Mark’s. He was also

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Jon
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi was born on March 4th, 1678, in Venice, Italy, and died on July 28, 1741, in Vienna, Austria. His father, a barber and a talented violinist at Saint Mark's Cathedral himself, had helped him in trying a career in music and made him enter the Cappella di San Marco orchestra, where he was an appreciated violinist. In 1703 Vivaldi became a priest and acquired the nickname "The Red Priest", since he had red

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Antonio Vivaldi Biography

    Antonio Vivaldi Biography

    Antonio Vivaldi Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy, on March 4, 1678. His first music teacher was his father, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi. The elder Vivaldi was a well-respected violinist, employed at the church of St. Mark's. helped him in trying a career in music and made him enter the Cappella di San Marco orchestra, where he was an appreciated violinist. Antonio was trained for a clerical (religious service) as well as a musical life.

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Appalachia Service Project

    Appalachia Service Project

    A Trip to ASP It was back in the summer of 2004 when all was calm. The trees filled w/ dry green leaves, the grass barely green as patches of yellowness overcame its dried burned look, dandelions arose in monstrous amounts as the white cotton-like blooms of a dandelion flutter in the midst of an arid breeze, and visions of heat waves could clearly be noticed along a paved street on a clear afternoon. Yep,

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Bred
  • Apply to University

    Apply to University

    To Whom It May Concern, After my graduation form the department of Food Engineering at ЭTЬ (Istanbul Technical University), I had the chance to experience work environment in three different areas. First, I was the general coordinator of a Media Agency, at the same time of which I was a share holder. After over writing my shares, I started to work at the sales department on a project at SEGUN Ltd. Sti. which is a

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    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Monika
  • Apply to University

    Apply to University

    To Whom It May Concern, After my graduation form the department of Food Engineering at ЭTЬ (Istanbul Technical University), I had the chance to experience work environment in three different areas. First, I was the general coordinator of a Media Agency, at the same time of which I was a share holder. After over writing my shares, I started to work at the sales department on a project at SEGUN Ltd. Sti. which is a

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Anna
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and scientist. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily in the year 287 B.C. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Due to the lack of information about Greek mathematics, many Greek mathematicians and their works are hardly known. Archimedes is the exception. Archimedes was very preoccupied with mathematics. For instance, he often forgot to eat and bathe because of his always wanted to solve problems. He found areas and volumes of

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Mike
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily, in 287 B.C. His father was Philas, an aristocratic astronomer. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt; where he met the Alexandrian scholars Conon of Samos and Eratosthenes of Cyrene. For much of his life, Archimedes kept a correspondence with these two scholars, updating them on his most recent discoveries and proofs. Archimedes spent the major part of his life in Sicily, in and around Syracuse. He did not hold

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Jack
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Archimedes Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and scientist. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily in the year 287 B.C. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Due to the lack of information about Greek mathematics, many Greek mathematicians and their works are hardly known. Archimedes is the exception. Archimedes was very preoccupied with mathematics. For instance, he often forgot to eat and bathe because of his always wanted to solve problems. He found areas and volumes

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Victor
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Archimedes was one of the greatest philosophers who lived from 287 BC to 211 BC in Syracuse. Archimedes was a physicist, astronomer, engineer and mathematician who discovered and invented machines such as the Archimedean screw, Archimedes principle, Archimedean spiral, Archimedes claw, planetarium, compound pulley system and many war machines. His greatest contributions were in geometry and his methods and ideas started the idea of calculus and finding the density of an object without damaging the

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Victor
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Born the son of an astronomer, Phidias, in 287 B.C., Archimedes’ education began as a young man in Syracuse. He furthered his education in Alexandria, where he studied with fellow scholar Conon, an Egyptian mathematician. What we know of Archimedes comes from his personal works as well as those of Cicero and Plutarch. However, “due to the length of time between Archimedes' death and his biographers' accounts, as well as inconsistencies among their writings, details

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Anna
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    Archimedes (287 BC- 212 BC) When people discuss the achievements of the greatest mathematicians of all time, a name that always comes up is Archimedes. Archimedes was a Greek mathematician astronomer, philosopher, physicist and engineer. He had a reputation in his own time that very few other mathematicians of this period achieved. He is considered by most historians of mathematics as one of the greatest mathematicians of all. His nicknames were, "the wise one", "the

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Archimedes

    Archimedes

    People have been aware of objects floating on water or sinking since before recorded history. It was not until Archimedes of Syracuse came along, that the theory of flotation and the buoyancy principle were defined. Archimedes was born at Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. His father, Phidias, is thought to have been an astronomer who discovered the size and distances of the sun and moon. Archimedes might have been related to

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Archimedes Biography

    Archimedes Biography

    Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and scientist. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily in the year 287 B.C. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Due to the lack of information about Greek mathematics, many Greek mathematicians and their works are hardly known. Archimedes is the exception. Archimedes was very preoccupied with mathematics. For instance, he often forgot to eat and bathe because of his always wanted to solve problems. He found areas and volumes of

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    Submitted: November 30, 2008 By: Jon
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    As Aristotle viewed the world around him, he observed that things are moving and changing in certain ways. Aristotle discovered that certain things cause other things, which in turn cause something else. Aristotle believed that an infinite chain of causation was not possible, thus, a prime mover of some kind must exist as the first cause of everything that changes or moves. The first evidence that Aristotle viewed was the world around him. He

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: July
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Aristotle With the possible exception of Plato, Aristotle is the most influential philosopher in the history of logical thought. Logic into this century was basically Aristotelian logic. Aristotle dominated the study of the natural sciences until modern times. Aristotle, in some aspect, was the founder of biology; Charles Darwin considered him as the most important contributor to the subject. Aristotle’s Poetic, the first work of literary notice, had a string influence on the theory and

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: July
  • Aristotle

    Aristotle

    Aristotle was born in 384 BCE. at Stagirus, a Greek colony and seaport on the coast of Thrace. His father Nichomachus was court physician to King Amyntas of Macedonia, and from this began Aristotle's long association with the Macedonian Court, which considerably influenced his life. While he was still a boy his father died. At age 17 his guardian, Proxenus, sent him to Athens, the intellectual center of the world, to complete his education. He

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Aristotle - the Greek Philosopher

    Aristotle - the Greek Philosopher

    The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, is known as one of the greatest philosophers and thinkers of all time. He was the student of another important philosopher, Plato, and is known for writing on a multitude of subjects. Aristotle was born in 384 BCE in Stagira, a city located in northern Greece. His father, Nicomachus, was a physician to King Amyntas of Macedonia. Because of his father, Aristotle had the same education as the aristocrats of that

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Armstrong Is Strong

    Armstrong Is Strong

    “Whoosh!” was the sound of the wind blowing into his face as he raced through the mountain’s monstrous decent. As he raced through the Pyrenees, he thought about everything that had occurred in the past couple of years of his life. He felt his heart pounding as he pedaled through the dirt and rocks. Cycling is a tough sport that only certain athletes can endure. The long and painful climbs up a 2,000 foot hill

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Janna
  • Army

    Army

    In my opinion I think we do need a military, not to be fighting with other countries but to train teenagers and young adults discipline and to be all they can be. Having the military also benefits us greatly by having our country secured so our army will stop those enemies that want to attack us. It is important to train the military and have new soldiers because you never know when war might happen.

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: July

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