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  • Brief Summary: The Martian By Andy Weir

    a novel that is extremely comical and surprisingly, scientifically accurate. The Martian chronicles the tales of Mark Watney, a NASA astronaut who was left stranded on Mars after his crew presumed he was dead. Mark Watney uses his engineering and botany skills as a means of surviving on the barren planet that is Mars. In Watney’s stay on Mars, he must determine how to make more food, how to make more water, and ultimately, how to got off of Mars. The Martian obtains its success from the book’s…

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  • Essay On Ownership

    Views of Ownership The philosophical term “ownership” can be viewed in a variety of ways. There’s the ownership of an object, your own perception of self, a hobby or passion, and even a certain feeling that you may own. All of these forms of ownership take part in defining who you are. Ownership is not only crucial to a person’s character or sense of self, but is dependent on the evolution of one’s self. Depending on what kind of a person someone strives to become, that someone may…

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  • Analysis Of The Museum Of Science And Technology

    There weren’t too many educated individuals. Luckily, schools had just started to pop up all over Europe and taught grammar, arithmetic and reading. Unfortunately, books were very few. There was a craving for knowledge on subjects such as astrology, botany and literature, so books were a profitable business. Unfortunately, books were written by scribes who spent many hours a day carefully copying books, word for word. They wrote on parchment which were made from animal skins. The supply could…

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  • The Martian Poop Scene

    1) (a)The part of The Martian i found really interesting was the ‘poop scene’.Mark was on mars with a limited supply of food and water so he has to think fast on how to survive on mars till NASA saves him. Luckily he studied botany and was good at it. Mark thought of using dirt from mars and getting his own waste to fertilize the dirt so he can grow plants, using tarps to cover the mechanical equipment, and using a machine to generate water using fire and filling the room with oxygen and water…

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci Biography Essay

    Leonardo da vinci Birth: April 15, 1452 in Vinci, Italy Death: May 2, 1519 in Amboise, France Nationality: Italian Occupation: artist, painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist Source: Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed. 17 Vols. Gale Research, 1998. BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. He was one of the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance, and his influence on the painting of the following…

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  • The Evolution Of John Herschel And Lyell And Charles Darwin

    The English philosophers of science John Herschel and William Whewell had sewn into Darwin the ideals of the hypethetico-deductive system which Darwin had followed in conceptualizing and constructing his theory (2). John Henslow, a botany professor and a mentor to Darwin, was the individual who had suggested Darwin as a naturalist for the HMS Beagle (3). Furthermore, Henslow’s mode of thinking had crept into Darwin through his time at Cambridge (3). Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, a rival to…

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  • Using Movies In Class In Andy Weir's The Martian

    happens to be viewing movies in class. The Martian is a fascinating film about the adventures of Mark Watney as he is abandoned on Mars during a failed exploration. He is left with only limited amount of food and water, as well as the knowledge in botany and mechanical engineering. The movie is an adaptation of the book, The Martian, written by Andy Weir which presents you with valid insight information of what it is really like on Mars. This intriguing film includes scientifically accurate…

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  • Convicts In The 17th Century

    Most convicts in the 17th Century England consisted of thieves, murders or people who have committed moral crimes. Transportation to other colonies, including harsh labour was an integral part of the English and Irish systems of punishment. It was a way to deal with increased poverty. Simple larceny (Crime involving someone taking another person's personal property) , or robbery, could mean transportation for seven years. Compound larceny – stealing goods worth more than a shilling (about $50 in…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Importance Of Virtue Ethics

    Virtue ethics is a rather old theory with Chinese origins but is normally associated with the Greeks. Unlike most theories such as consequentialist and deontological where rule, acts, and consequences are most important; virtue ethics mainly emphasize character and being a good or virtuous person. The only rules that are important are the ones that are written by a good person or if they will help a person become virtuous. Virtue ethics asks the questions: How should one live? What is considered…

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  • Why I Want To Become An Anthropologist

    When I was young, I went through all the career choices kids usually have: doctor, princess, etc. It wasn’t until about eight grade that my career choices became practical. I have switched between a number of different jobs since. Sometimes, I would only want a job for a couple of weeks then I would switch. Sometimes I would come back to the same job after eight months of wanting a new one. As of now, there are two jobs I think would be a good career choice for myself: biology teacher and…

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