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Reflections on Three Conversations - In researching and writing this paper, I was required to view the aspects of my conversations through a sociological perspective. This is a summary of the many hours spent, not only learning, but experiencing the memories with my subjects. My first conversation began with Noel, a 54-year old black man from Haiti. He grew up in the suburbs of the capital. He was the youngest of three in one of the few black prominent families in the area. Noel was aware of his social status at the age of nine because of his lessons given to him by his parents....   [tags: Sociology] 1240 words
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Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Conversations in “Difficult Conversations” by Stone, Patton, and Heen - ... It is important to be open to the other person’s views because these conversations are based on the conflict of perception and interpretation of values. The goals are to understand both points of view, discover the impacts of the situation on both parties, understand the product of the situation, express feelings without judgment, and understand any identity problems that may arise. In order to reach these goals, we need to “shift to a learning stance”. When taking on a learning stance, the focus is contribution and openness to others feelings....   [tags: problem, learning, blame] 543 words
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Poetic Conversations - Throughout his villanelle, “Saturday at the Border,” Hayden Carruth continuously mentions the “death-knell” (Carruth 3) to reveal his aged narrator’s anticipation of his upcoming death. The poem written in conversation with Carruth’s villanelle, “Monday at the River,” assures the narrator that despite his age, he still possesses the expertise to write a well structured poem. Additionally, the poem offers Carruth’s narrator a different attitude with which to approach his writing, as well as his death, to alleviate his feelings of distress and encourage him to write with confidence....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Resisting Conversations Is Not Analogous to Notional Confrontation. - In Schafer’s paper Assessor Relativism and the Problem of Moral Disagreement, assessor relativism gives two options to someone participating in a disagreement. They can either “converge” with their opponent (agree) upon one belief, or refuse to converse with their opponent. Williams’ paper The Truth in Relativism argues for the idea of notional versus real confrontations. Williams’ idea of notional and real confrontation says someone participating in a disagreement can only convert to their opponent’s belief if and only if they are able to recognize this conversion as a real option....   [tags: assessor relativism, moral disagreement]
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A Conversation Between Women of Agamemnon, The Decameron, and The Thousand and One Nights - GRISELDA: Good afternoon Clytemnestra, Shahrazad; do you mind if I sit with you. SHAHRAZAD: Please join us Griselda; I am glad you could come to the party. I heard about the current events between you and your husband; I am glad that everything worked out in the end. CLYTEMNESTRA: Yes, please sit Griselda. How are you doing after everything that has happened. GRISELDA: I am doing well. I am sure you know that Gualtieri felt he had to test me to see if I was worthy of being his wife. I am just glad I was able to keep my word because I had sworn to him that I would “always try to please him and never be upset by anything he said or did” (1636)....   [tags: Agamemnon, The Decameron, Thousand and One Nights]
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Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Brief Description of Essential Information Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen, of the Harvard Negotiation Project (HNP), wrote the book, Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Viking Press originally published the 234-page book in 1999. This self-help book, ISBN 0-670-88339-5, is available for purchase on Amazon for $24.95. Introduction Communication skills are important in professional negotiations and in personal life. This book discusses why we find some dialogue difficult, why we avoid it, and why we often address it ineffectively....   [tags: communication, negotiation proyect]
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Conversations of Nanko and Konan - Conversations of Nanko and Konan Nanko: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nanko. Talking with me is my colleague and friend, Konan. Say hello, Konan. Konan: Hello, Konan. Nanko: No, I mean say hello to the reader. Konan: Hello to the reader. Nanko: Perfect. Konan: Thank you. Nanko: Prior to your arrival (your meaning you, the reader,) Konan and I were having a little discussion. In reality, I was doing all the discussing in this conversation because I was, to put it bluntly, complaining vigorously....   [tags: Writing Education Communication Essays] 962 words
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You Tube Users' Conversations, Even Better - ... You can also have a more private discussion by sharing your comment just to people you just know. Now that we know the new things YouTube has to offer, I know we are all excited to open our YouTube account and try it out. But before you do so, let me just share some other cool stuffs we can also do now in Youtube. When commenting on a video, do you know that we can use rich text. Yes, you can. You can now add style to your comment with these special tags: *bold* for bold; _italics_ for italics; and -strikethrough- for strikethrough text....   [tags: websites used for sharing, modern communication] 932 words
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Kitchen Conversations in Russia - Kitchen Conversations in Russia Russians say, “Russia is a country of kitchen conversations.” From time to time people get together in the kitchen and hold long conversations. Using very ordinary attributes, Russian people created a unique custom that can tell a lot about Russian character, perhaps more than volumes of history books. Over the course of last century, “kitchen conversations” affected Russian society at all levels and became a symbol of freedom from communist thought control and Russian people’s dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in their country....   [tags: Russia Soviet Union Politics Essays] 1147 words
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Great Conversations - Great Conversations In Robert M. Hutchins essay, ”Preface to The Great Conversation” he discusses how he believes Great Books are the finest creations. According to Hutchins, Great Books are the books written in the Western civilization. Robert Hutchins believes reading these books will help everyone morally, intellectually and spiritually. In the fifth paragraph Hutchins state, “the rising generation has been deprives of its birthright: adults have come to lead lives comparatively rich in material comforts and very poor in moral, intellectual, and spiritual tone.” Hutchins believes this because this generation isn’t reading the Great books, to such on the materialistic thing in life....   [tags: essays papers] 348 words
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Authentic vs. Artificial Interaction With Others - Humans experience multiple types of reality as a result of technological advancements and new ideologies. Reality and simulated reality’s surround people’s everyday lives. Nonetheless, happiness, anguish and authenticity present themselves in both forms of reality. Life can be just as satisfying, if not more, with a simulated experience than it is with the real thing. Real interaction with other human beings is one of the most pleasurable experiences one can have. Society loves real experiences because they are more personal and heartfelt....   [tags: Technology, Relationships, Conversations]
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Communication is Vital for Personal and Professional Relationships - ... If coworkers cannot communicate well with each other, tasks will be left incomplete; people will be fighting and the work will wander aimlessly. Members of a work group or team in the work-place need to have good communication skills to collaborate effectively and to complete a task efficiently. Everybody likes to be praised and if you just sit in the corner of your cubicle, not communicating with anyone, no one is bound to just magically know that you exist. Confidence is the key to an excellent career based life....   [tags: conversations, career, successful] 532 words
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Sylvia Plath and the Occult Revival - The 1950s and 1960s were viewed as the start of not just the age of “hippies” but also an age of different revivals and movements that Sylvia Plath involved herself in; one of them being the most underground of the revivals – the occult revival.. The occult revival was seen as a back seat to many of the other movements happening during the ‘50s and 60s and some even say Plath just used it as a metaphor in her poetry. However, by looking at her poems, such as “Lady Lazarus,” “The Kolossus,” and “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath pulls the occult into them as way to communicate her feelings to the living and deceased....   [tags: Spirit Conversations, Poetry]
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Nonverbal Communication and Body Language - Actions speak louder than words. When having a conversation with someone, your body language speaks louder than your words. Men’s brains and women’s brains work differently, which causes them to have slightly different forms of interaction. Men have different proxemics, kinesics, and paralanguage than women do. Understanding these differences allow us to communicate effectively. All individuals give and receive nonverbal cues during conversation. Most individuals, when unsure whether to consider the speaker’s verbal or nonverbal cues, will pick nonverbal cues....   [tags: Actions, Conversations, Communication]
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Volatility within Electronic Communication - ... In doing this, the message is taken as a threat, and the receiver reacts accordingly with a negative retort. Not only can communication lack the needed cues given by body language, but often times reader comments following a factual news story can alter what other readers may think about the subject matter that was reported in originally. A study reported by Brossard and Scheufele on www.nytimes.com, determined that negative reader comments can in fact alter the reader’s perception of the message being reported....   [tags: internet, virtual conversations]
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Dialogue Essay – Birdseye View of Life and Death - Dialogue Essay – Birdseye View of Life and Death Episode One. A Prologue of Sorts. The camera eye sees everything, and sees it calmly and objectively. It pans slowly around the room, beginning at the coffin and the cluster of black-clad mourners gazing down at the body then continuing clockwise catching two or three-person clusters scattered around the room. It sees the pale cream-colored walls and the scarlet carpet. It sees everything in the circle of its passing and calls attention to nothing but the whole, until it reaches me sitting on a loveseat to the left of the deep-red coffin, a girl about the same age as me to my left....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 4086 words
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A Mental Play About Everyday Language - A Mental Play About Everyday Language Characters: Alicia, an executive office worker Cindy, Alicia's secretary Mike, a local lawyer and acquaintance Carl, Alicia's husband Larry, one of Alicia's co-workers Mr. Alexander, a high standing government official Marnie, me, Alicia's friend and confidant Josh, Alicia's son PART I ALICIA: Cindy get me Mike on five please. CINDY: Alright. ALICIA: (on phone) Mike, it's Alicia Van Kleef. MIKE: (also on phone) Good morning Alicia. ALICIA: Say...I wanted to ask if you've heard anything new about the Dreyer case....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 2501 words
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Dialogue - About a Girl - Dialogue - About a Girl “I’m always especially tired after 12 hours of consciousness,” Ryan stated, “but today was different.” “How’s that?” Ted asked. “I actually had an idea for a poem. Actually I probably would’ve written it as a short story,but I didn’t end up writing it because I thought it probably would’ve been a stupid story” Ted, surprised, replied, “Ryan, weren’t you just complaining the other day that your ‘well of inspiration had become a thimble of mediocrity’. Just tell me what your little poem was about, and I’ll let you know what I think about it....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 452 words
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Whose Fault Is It? - Whose Fault Is It. Whitney: Hey, Jessica, have a seat. You always seem to be looking for a place to hide. It must be tough with your dad on the television almost every night now. Cafeterias sure aren't private, and you do have to eat. Jessica: What a pain hiding from people sometimes. Still, dad's been in politics for awhile now, so I'm getting used to it. Brett. Lorrin. I'm over here. Brett: Hi, guys. Jessica, that was a good report you gave today in Environmental Studies, even though I think you're wrong, of course....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1193 words
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Sports and Student Athletes - Student Athletes My alarm woke me up, screaming incessantly in my ear. It was eight o'clock Saturday morning, and I felt like I had fallen asleep only a few minutes earlier. I rolled out of bed onto the itchy carpet and somehow found my towel and shampoo in the darkness so I could drag myself to the shower. As the steaming water helped wake me up, I began to think about the day I had in front of me. "Here we go," I thought. "I better make it through this one or I'll be in serious trouble." It was the 27th, and in under an hour I would be in huge gym with hundreds of people taking the SAT....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 2614 words
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Dialogue - The Locket - Dialogue - The Locket At midnight, Paul went outside and sat on the bench on the old, plank porch. Despite bundling himself in a heavy blanket, he shivered in the cold. The eastern sky before him was dotted with stars, scintillating above the quiet spread of desert. A few lonely clouds were drifting by. Patricia timidly opened the door; hesitant to disrupt Paul’s solitude. As he glanced up at Patricia, she could see the melancholy in his eyes. “What you said today at the funeral was beautiful,” she murmured....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1769 words
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Dialogue - Diverted Attention - Dialogue - Diverted Attention "Her hands are like icicles on the horizon," he said and took a drag of coffee. She nodded blankly at him, barely registering the observations that swayed his tongue and flavored his mouth. "Do you see how she’s shaking?" he asked, not taking his eyes off the porcelain doll ordering dinner across the room. He fumbled down distractedly to the table, found his plate, and devoured a fry in the half-reflective way that dressed all his actions. To this, she murmured a vague, "mm hmm….” It was enough of a reply to fill the empty space he controlled over the table, but still enough to be noncommittal and inattentive....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 539 words
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Dialogue - Losing Humanity - Dialogue - Losing Humanity "We've lost, haven't we?" her dark eyes turned to him, not pleading, not appealing, but merely stating the undeniable truth. David's heart wrenched at the loss of innocence, and ultimately, the loss of hope, he saw in that gaze. Sera had been his source of inspiration so many times in the past that David was half-afraid that he'd used up so much of her spark himself that he'd left none for her. To see her so bitter, so hopeless like this, cut him deep. "Humanity, I mean....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 625 words
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The Fireside Conversations - The Fireside Conversations Literary Review The Great Depression was a time of great turmoil in the United States. Many Americans were without a job and did not have enough resources to take care of their families. The people of the United States were worried that they might never get out of this depression; that was until Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to be President. The people stood behind him and truly believed that he could get them out of this depression. In the book The Fireside Conversations: America Responds to FDR during the Great Depression, there is a collection of letters that the people of the United States wrote to Roosevelt while he was in office....   [tags: Literary Review, Analysis, Great Depression]
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Interpersonal Communication Problems - Interpersonal Communication Problems Over the telephone my boss gives me an instruction. I hear it, give my recognition, hang up then realize that I am not clear on exactly what it is that I am to do. Something about the proper way to add up my hours is the basic message, but the way she has explained it is not clear to me. Yet. As far as she is concerned, every word she spoke, that is, the way she described her instructions, was perfectly spelled out. She sits in her office confident that her explanation is clear, while I sit behind my desk like some detective trying to solve this great mystery....   [tags: Communication Communicating Conversation] 811 words
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Conversations about Disability - ... The social model, called “the big idea of the British disability movement (Hasler 1993).Social model of disability emerged from the political arguments of the Union of Physically Impaired Against Segregation (UPIAS1975) .This was formed after Paul Hunt( a former resident of the Lee Court Cheshire Home) ,in 1971 they proposed that creation of consumer group of residents of institutions .UPIAS was inspired by Marxism .The aim of UPIAS was to replace segregated facilities with opportunities for people with impairment’s to participate fully in society, to live independently ,to undertake productive work and to have full control over their own lives .Their policy statement defined disabled...   [tags: medical, economic, socio-political models]
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Joel's Dream - Joel's Dream Joel was sitting in the airport lounge, sipping his mineral water, when the tanoy came on," BA flight two-six-one to Milan is now boarding. Please make your way to departure gate three, Thank you." " That's me. See you later Shaz, I'll phone you when I get there !" " See you Joel, hope everything goes okay!" After exchanging kisses, Joel picked up his bags and heads off through the Departures corridor and to the plane. Joel was possibly the best talent to come out of Scotland for years....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1499 words
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Conversations inside the Third Culture - Big Questions: Conversations inside the Third Culture In 1961, C P Snow introduced the idea of the "two cultures", the scientists and the literati, divided by a lack of communication that had been crystallized through academic specialization (1). Thirty years later, John Brockman unveiled the Third Culture as the new face of intellectual life, consisting of scientific thinkers who had ousted the traditional literary scholars in "rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are" (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Grammatical Errors in Conversations Using Social Media - ... After looking through many of Caitlin’s other Facebook posts, this was the only instance that I could find of her using incorrect grammar. There was one other small mistake in one Facebook post that said the word “of” instead of “if”, but I believe that this was a typo. I then moved on to Caitlin’s Twitter account. The first few tweets that I came across were grammatically correct, but also very short. There was not much to be said in these tweets, so the character limit did not seem to be an issue....   [tags: twitter, chats, facebook] 1132 words
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Subjects for Other Conversations - Categorized Poems from Subjects for other Conversations In John Stigall’s book, Subjects for Other Conversations, all of the thirty-seven poems can be placed into one of five different categories. These categories include sadness, racism, happiness, sex, and religion. Sadness, the first category, includes ten of the thirty seven poems. These poems express hate, anger, and depression about many things in life, from growing old to losing a child. These poems are “Poem on Turning Forty,” “Poem on Turning Forty-Five,” “Blues,” “Impromptu,” “Into the Life of This World,” “Some People,” “The Revenant,” “In the Bibleblack Air,” “Approaching,” and “Final Approach”....   [tags: essays research papers] 858 words
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Conversational Narcissism In The Classroom - In the Introduction to Linguistics class last week, Professor Ivanoff asked if the students had any questions about the material he had just discussed in his lecture. The preceding lecture covered marked words (words that clearly define or describe only one object). A student who seemed confused asked Professor Ivanoff how the use of marked words was connected to our study of Linguistics.A student said, "Everyone knows that when you say table, a table is something with four legs and a flat surface....   [tags: essays research papers] 992 words
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The First Law of Thermodynamics - ... Refrigerators - The second main application of 1st Law in which the objective of a refrigerator is to lower the internal energy of a body at low temperature and transfer that energy to the higher temperature surroundings [3]. It requires work to do this. The medium for the energy exchange is a working fluid that circulates in a loop through a number of devices. These devices exploit to increase and eliminate energy from the working fluid. As the refrigerant circulates around the loop, its internal energy is alternately raised and lowered by a series of device....   [tags: heat engine, converstion, energy] 650 words
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Personalized Conversational Recommendation Systems - Conversation via Dialogue Management Up: Personalized Conversational Recommendation Systems Conversational Recommendation The goal of recommendation systems is to help users find items of interest, and thus they must eliminate some choices from consideration while keeping others. To achieve this, they must either know or determine the interests of the current user, then present items that satisfy those interests. One of the most widely used approaches for information acquisition in recommendation systems is the use of a simple form (usually a single query box) that the user fills in....   [tags: Business Communications] 852 words
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Courageous Conversations About Race by Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton - Courageous Conversations About Race: Chapter 5 Authors Glenn E. Singleton and Curtis Linton in Chapter Five of Courageous Conversations About Race broach the topic of race, by asking the reader to evaluate his or her own consciousness of race. According to the authors, in order to address the achievement gaps between African American students and White students, educators should shift their energy towards focusing on the factors that they have direct control of inside the classroom rather than on the factors that influence this achievement disparity between races outside the classroom....   [tags: whites, african americans, students] 943 words
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The Future of the Conservation Movement - There is no question that humans are the dominant ecological force in today’s society. If humans are the dominant force, would it not make sense that humans have the moral responsibility to protect and care for nature. Nature provides humans with the resources to survive, yet humans are the ones who are slowly destroying it. Fortunately, there are people who do believe that it is their moral responsibility to protect nature. The Conservation Movement provides an excellent example of humans being obedient in the fight for protecting nature....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Hamlet, by William Shakespeare - Throughout history scholars have noted that men have a different social construction than women. Linguists, philosophers, psychologists and even lay people can attest to the striking separation between the sexes when it comes to how we speak to those of our own gender and those of the opposite. In Hamlet this is no exception. However, the more fascinating dynamic to note is how men speak to other men and use the relationships with younger men for their own agenda. Who better knows the way to ignite a young man’s soul to action than a man many years his senior....   [tags: Relations/Conversations between Sexes] 1028 words
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Talking about Gender and Race Inequality in the Classroom - The present day educational system has perpetuated the banking concept, a concept coined by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and allowed schools to become an authoritarian entity rather than one that exhibits a foundation for critical learning. Teachers are perceived as dictators and “sole creators of knowledge”(racial memories 218/5) and students are expected to be receptive bodies that memorize information and then regurgitate it. Students progress, in sum, has become a gain to produce high test scores instead of the exploration of intellectual freedom....   [tags: Education Reform Essays, Historic Conversations]
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Wildlife and Conservation Efforts in Africa - The dynamic natural environment and abundant wildlife are the most prominent features of the African continent. Due to its wide variety of biomes ranging from tropical forests to arid deserts, Africa consists of bountiful wildlife diversity. However, because of environmentally harmful human interactions, the variety of biomes is shrinking to all-time lows, which causes wildlife to die out. These detrimental human interactions, particularly livestock overgrazing and desertification, occur partly because the native people who depend on the land for daily life do not realize the potential benefits of wildlife and the unsustainability of their current ways....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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The Spirit Level by Seamus Heaney - Seamus Heaney’s poem “Postscript” comes from a book of poems The Spirit Level that Heaney published in 1996. In these poems, Heaney tries to entice the reader to be open to marvelous moments of vision in small, everyday moments. Throughout the “Postscript” the speaker is describing an experience with a natural landscape in order to illustrate how experiences can evoke feelings that overwhelm us and leave us speechless because of their transcendent beauty. Finding words for the beautiful, sublime, and uplifting moments can be difficult when encountering such places, and even though the speaker leaves space for the ineffable, the poem makes the reader feel as though they have received a glimps...   [tags: poem, postscript, conversational style]
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Protection and Conservation of Endangered Species in Ontario - Canada, with its vast areas of land and abundance of resources, is home to many unique and complex habits that house a number of important species. Environmental policies play a key role in the survival of many endangered animal and plant species and guide conservation efforts in Ontario. In order to protect at risk species and conserve their habitats, government officials need to place greater importance on creating effective policies that target root problems and help address fundamental issues like habitat loss, pollution and human interaction with these species and their environment....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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Community Energy Conservation and Efficiency - During this meeting I will talk to my fellow homeowners in regard to energy conversation and efficiency in our community. Conserving energy is important because our world relies heavily on the use of nonrenewable energy resources. Once these resources are used up, we will have to rely on alternatives. Rather than depleting the Earth of its natural resources, we can put an end to it now, or at least slow it down. A more immediate solution to using alternatives is to conserve the energy we use by using less of it to accomplish everyday tasks....   [tags: Energy]
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Coral Reef Conservation - If there is a new product out in the market, people buy it and use it every day without knowing where it comes from or how it was made, but people “love it, couldn’t live without it”. Carelessly using it and re buying without conserving, but what if this product disappeared and there was nothing else like it. Suddenly everything becomes harder and seems to be more difficult. There is only one solution to solve the problem, make people aware of what has been done to this meaningful product in life....   [tags: Coral Reefs, Conservation, Oceans]
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My PhD: The Conservation Biology of Shorebirds - The main direction of my PhD is to reveal why shorebirds are declining. I propose to use a combination of research methods (fieldwork, GIS, phylogenetic analyses), because learning these methods will be highly beneficial in my career as conservation biologist and academic. I have only decided about 3 papers, each should be suitable for a chapter. The direction of further chapters needs to be discussed as I go along. Chapter 1. Why are shorebirds declining. Comparative tests of intrinsic and extrinsic variables on threat status and population trends Shorebird (sandpipers, plovers, gulls and allies) populations are declining globally, driving many species to the brink of extinction (Zockler et...   [tags: PhD, proposals, Conservation Biology, animals,]
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The Progressive Erañs Conservation Movement and Congressman Morrie K. Udall - ... Though forty years have passed, some of the reasons as to why environmental conservation is not as successful as it could be- the abandonment of environmental issues by the White House, the “defeat anti-environmentalists” mindset- that he urged the community to come together to fix still lay broken today. Congressman Udall identified himself as both a lover and critic of the conservation movement and, in that, defined the central premise of my academic and career track and expressed my personal viewpoint about the essential collaboration of our nation’s responsibility to the natural world and each other....   [tags: environmentalism, conservation] 599 words
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Can Conservation Increase Chances of the Amur Leopard’s Survival? - ... This report is going to look at the reasons why this species are endangered and becoming extinct and also look into and evaluate possible current biological methods used to conserve this species. Overall, the population of the Panthera pardus orientalis are decreasing due to a number of factors, one of which being that it is being threatened by forest loss through fires that are deliberately set each spring, effecting an estimate of nearly 20%2 of Amur leopard habitats, for economic development because the area is important for Russia as it contains ports that ship to the Far East3....   [tags: Species, Conservation] 664 words
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Understanding Animal Behavior Can Be Crucial to Conservation Managers - INTRODUCTION Understanding animal behavior can provide information to wildlife and conservation managers in an attempt the manage biodiversity. Conservation behavior is a relatively new interdisciplinary field using animal behavior to help solve wildlife conservation issues. Using theoretical and methodological information from various fields in biology, ecology and animal behavior, biologists attempt to enrich and preserve biodiversity. This new discipline's usefulness in promoting real life conservation issues is often subject to debate, with some scientists arguing that the importance of animal behavior in conservation practice is overemphasized....   [tags: conservation behavior, tourism] 1867 words
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Globalization and Policy Concertation - Introduction My argument in this paper is that globalization is not leading to a decline in the incidence of policy concertation in Western Europe between governments, employers and trade unions, contrary to much accepted wisdom, and that this persistence of policy concertation can be best understood in terms of a configurational model of policy concertation in which the main variables are perceived problems, the degree of agreement on economic policy among the relevant political actors, and the perceived implementation capacity of these actors....   [tags: Global Economics Globalization Outsourcing]
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Spain's Consolidation and Loss of California - ... California’s Padres viewed unconverted Indians as “heathens” whose behavior ranged from “gentle” and “friendly” to “barbarian.” Many friars described their Indian wards, even when adults, as “children” in terms of their simple hunter-gatherer lifestyles and mental development. Yet there is evidence that at least some of their priest believed neophytes could and should be shepherded to adulthood. According to Father Luis Jayme, “with reference to the Indians, I wish to say that great progress would be made if there was anything to eat and the soldiers would set a good example....   [tags: indians, converstion, punishment] 673 words
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