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  • The Pros And Cons Of Wildfire

    Several terminologies have been used worldwide to describe wildfire or forest fire (e.g. Hardy, 2005; Bento-Gonçalves et al., 2012; Eriksen and Prior, 2013; Mhawej et al., 2015). Generally in the United States, these definitions included prescribed fire - which is a controlled burn ignited by human under a controlled environment and on a limited spatial scale. However, in this chapter, we only focus on uncontrolled fire that occurs in the countryside or wildland. Studies such as Kumagai et al. (2004), Lentile et al. (2006), Shafran (2008), Prato and Fagre (2008) and Pausas et al. (2009) announce that the wildfire is an essential natural process. Others – e.g. Prestemon and Butry (2005), Amatulli et al. (2006), Romero-Calcerrada et al. (2008), Martínez et al. (2009), Lui et al. (2010), Hurst (2015) – acclaim it is a human-induced phenomenon influencing significantly terrestrial, aquatic, and atmospheric systems throughout the world. Either way, the science behind wildfires has received momentous attention over the past few decades due to the wide range of ecological, economic, social, and political values at stake (Lentile et al., 2006; Mhawej et al., 2015). The study of these fires includes generally a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, such as forestry, ecology, geology, atmospheric chemistry, mechanical engineering, geography, and economy to name just a few examples (Arroyo et al., 2008). Actually, wildfires’ consequences could be visible at local scale (e.g.…

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  • The Importance Of Domestic Expansion In Business

    Firms’ overall business strategies and approaches changes during their expansion process (Penrose, 1959) and the expansion strategies will also depend on their business context. Firms evolve, according to Gammeltoft et al. (2010), through the co-creating of the economic system and in this process, the firms and its strategies change and this change will have a remarkable effect on the domestic economic outcome. As a result of governments respond to the emergence of firms by developing…

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  • What Is Social Impact?

    Social impacts are the consequences of change in societies and cultures (Basa, 2007) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) methods are used to study these consequences. The scope of SIA and the methods used have widened considerably in recent decades (Esteves et al. 2012), with SIA developing concepts and tools to assess the social impacts of development projects on people and their livelihoods (Asselin and Parkins, 2009; Tang et al., 2008; Vanclay, 2003, 2006). In the United States, the National…

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  • Juvenile System: A Case Study

    Conclusion: Overall, the current juvenile system is very much so causing strain and separation between juvenile delinquents and their parents (Gauthier et al., 2004; Taylor & McQuillan, 2014; Whelan, 2003), which is often times connected to high recidivism rates (More Services, 2012; Ryan et al., 2014; Trulson et al., 2005), as well as having an adverse effect on the youth’s potential for familial reunification (Amandoala, 2009; D’andrade & Huong, 2014; Dorsey et al., 2014; Garfinkel, 2010).…

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  • Body Count Ethnography

    Los Angeles heavy metal band, Body Count, found themselves in the middle of censorship disputes with the release of their self-titled album in March 1992. The main issue surrounded Ice-T’s lyrics in the song, “Cop Killer” which was deemed to encourage violence towards police. Calls to Time Warner to discontinue distribution of the track gained in popularity when the song was publically condemned by Vice President Dan Quayle. There were also appeals to boycott all Time Warner media from the…

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  • Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1921

    This class is is titled “Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1921”. The fact that it spans 21 years of history in the title, as do many books written about this age, show just how complex the revolution was. This paper may be focused on the events that acured in February of 1917 but the social and political changes the effected Russia happened over many years. Many say that they are continuing to this day but that is a topic for another paper. The question posed for this paper is, was the autocracy…

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  • What Is Yeats Use Of Power?

    of the significant symbolic poems dedicated to the Irish freedom fighters. As Brich claims that, “Yeats served as a senator of the Irish Free State (2009)” so his writing had great impact in creating independent Irish society through his symbolic poem “Easter 1916”. Yeats saw poetic symbols as having power through both “pre-ordained energies” and “long association” (Yeats 1921), so Yeats in his “Easter 1916” strongly favors symbols whose power stems from long association. He employs symbols from…

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  • Time Travel Argumentative Analysis

    Kelly was still a child. This motivates Kelly to invent a time machine to bring her to the year 1921, years before she was born, to attempt to eliminate Grandfather. In preparation of the murder, Kelly buys a high power scoped rifle and practices day and night in a shooting range. She uses the machine to travel to 1921 and starts memorizing the walking schedule of Grandfather in and even rents a room to camp out her target. As Grandfather approaches Kelly, she can kill Grandfather. She has all…

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  • Tulsa Race Riot: The Worst In American History

    1921: Tulsa Race Riot Although the 1950’s and 1960’s were known for racial riots, the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot was the worst in American history. It was one of the worst because this riot involved planes that were made for WW1, and some policeman, instead of protecting the people, joined the riot. Before the riot Tulsa was known as “Black Wall Street” located in Greenwood District (Gates). Twelve percent of Tulsa’s population were made up of blacks. In 1910 the future appeared dead and hopeless for…

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  • War Communism Significance

    The significance of War Communism implemented by the Bolshevik Party from 1918-1921 can be measured in a number of different ways such as how it represented an important turning point for the Soviet Union, how it affected many Russian people and their lives, how it led to other important events, the impact it had on industry and the economy and how it had long-term political consequences. Although War Communism was significant for all those reasons mentioned above it was most significant because…

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