Botany

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  • Anna Atkins Essay

    documentary need. Her images allowed for women, in her time, to see that there was more to photography then just a portrait shot - also giving women a real stand alone place in a field, science and photography, where is was dominated by men. An artist herself who drew and was a published novelist already, had the background foundation to created a book that is both beautiful art as well as important research to botany. Atkins and her father were both taught under Talbots teachings on the process of photography, the different ways to apply sunlight to make an image. Talbots writes on the uses of light, “For example, nothing can be more perfect than the images it gives of leaves and flowers, especially with a summer sun: the light passing through the leaves delineates every ramification of their nerves.” (Talbot 31). I would like to think that part of Talbots loves of nature and light rubbed off on Atkins spurring her to take of the challenge of documcntmenting plants and biconical live. Though her knowledge, Atkins was able to make significant contribution to the community and the botany culture because of her large botanical collection and experience of the botanical publication through her father. Atkins understood that just drawings in them selfs may not truly capture the detail in the plants that she wanted to capture, and through using of the cyanotype photographic drawing you were able to see the smallest details of the hairs of the plants. In the history book of…

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  • Charles Darwin Research Paper

    the subject and could barely even watch operations, which at that time they performed without Anesthesia. In 1827 Charles was sent to Christ's College in Cambridge to prepare for holy orders in the church of England. This was the last resort for failures in rich families. Charles did not care much at all about his ministry studies and spent most of his time with young sportsmen. At Cambridge, Charles began to meet many scientists. Daily, the scientists would encourage Charles to study natural…

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  • Microbes In Horticulture

    Pollutants are becoming more prevalent in the field of horticulture due to the mass production of harmful chemicals, and other toxic material that somehow find their way into the ground. With this in mind botanists are ever increasing their knowledge of how to combat against the ever looming threat of toxicity by using microbes. Microbes are living bacteria that are found naturally on pretty much everything you have ever touched. So using microbes instead of harmful pesticides, and fertilizers…

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  • Arabidopsis Thaliana

    It is well known that the temperature that a plant is grown in greatly affects the manner in which that plant grows. If the conditions are too extreme for a plant, then that plant cannot be as productive as other members of its species grown at less extreme temperatures. Such is the case of the pepper or tomato plant; if temperatures are too high for these plants, then the pollen these plants produce becomes inviable and these plants cannot successfully reproduce (Environmental Factors That……

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  • The Importance Of The Weeping Willow Tree

    Our campus walk around Queens Borough Community College was very interesting. We paid close attention to the plants and trees that grow around the campus. Of the variety of trees and plants, some were either planted or just naturally grows on campus grounds. There are employees that arrive on campus early in the morning and take care of the plants and grass found throughout the entire campus. Plants are widely known as the producer of oxygen that humans breathe in for respiratory purposes.…

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  • Observations At The Botanical Garden

    Botanical Garden Observations On this Wednesday evening at 1800 on October 05, 2016 I am at one of the most prestigious popular hotels on the Las Vegas, NV strip. I am at the botanical garden where a new world is created with flowers and other natural resources to create wonderment for the current season; each season is changed and every year is different. While inside the botanical gardens I first want to soak up my environment with my eyes closed; I can heighten my senses to the various…

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  • Botany Of Desire Analysis

    The PBS documentary film, “The Botany of Desire” were based on the book by Michael Pollan, it was design to enhance viewers to have better connection between plants and the world. The movie discuss the relationship of four plants and associated with human desires for sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control over plants ; showing that humans do not stand outside the food web but are much a part of it. The four plants were the apple, tulip, marijuana, and the potato. Each association with…

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  • Analysis Of Michael Pollan's The Botany Of Desire

    Most of us never think about the food we eat. How is it made? Where does it come from? What exactly is in it? Is it safe to eat? Sometimes the best answer to those questions is no answer at all. Some of us may not even care, some will. It’s all about the perspective of the person. No answer is wrong. In the book The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan writes about a potato called the NewLeaf. The NewLeaf potato isn’t like any other kind of ordinary potato. It’s a genetically engineered potato that…

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  • Monocultures: The Botany Of Desire By Michael Polla

    A few of the reasons why I changed my opinion on monocultures was the Botany of Desire documentary and its look at apples and the articles on the recent outbreak of Panama disease in bananas. These resources really ended up changing my mind on how I view food in my everyday life. A common fruit I find almost everyday is the apple. In the documentary Botany of Desire, author Michael Pollan talks about the evolution of the apple in America. He outlines its growth in early America from Johnny…

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  • James Thurber's Experience At Ohio State University

    James Thurber ranking among the great American humorists in the early twentieth century wrote a story called “University Days” sharing his experiences at Ohio State University. Author James Thurber makes implications by setting the humorous tone for it and showing his frustration about the Middle West higher education at that time. The writer commendably is not afraid of laughing at himself and makes an effort to appeal to realistic Americans concerned about the education of upcoming…

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