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    Age has always been an issue of mind over matter. Just as age is not limited by how one looks or feels, imagination does not either. It is often the case that age limits imagination, but that is not the true. No one can blame themselves for wanting that sense of creativity to live within for as long as possible, which is exactly how Alice felt throughout her journey. In The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll uses references to his own past, Alice’s change in size, and imagery to show that people can keep elements of childhood, like imagination, forever. It is well known and quite obvious that childhood only lasts for a short amount of time before becoming an adult. It is not easy to let go of farcical games in the front yard of the house or walking around with neighborhood kids. G.M. Young said, “Lewis Carroll exemplified a ‘new unpietistic handling of childhood’” (British Writers). This means that Carroll expressed a new meaning of childhood to adulthood while up keeping imaginative thought. We often see Alice as someone who follows the rules, “but there is nothing goody-goody in the treatment of her adventures” or in the way she handles herself (British Writers). This shows that Alice is growing up as anyone would, but she is holding on to her childhood as a source of imagination. As a matter of fact Carroll was never truly an ‘adult’ himself. The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland was first written for his favorite children and friends, Alice, Edith, and…

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    I wanted to tell you about my voyage that I took to the Galápagos Islands that took about 5 years to take. In the Galápagos Islands I found many different species of birds that are called the finches. Every finch that I found looked the same but the shape and size of the beak were a little different. When I visited South America I found armadillo fossils, and these fossils were really big and kind of looked the same, but a little different to the armadillos alive walking around. I learned…

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    company that I seem to have found the old fashioned way, in the back of my favorite magazine, seem to be doing just that and steering away from the typical advert strategy. Dodo Juice is a car care company that sells products like washes, cleaners, and waxes for car enthusiasts; but are they just like every other company with their sales strategy just trying to make money? This specific Dodo Juice advert is meeting potential consumers…

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    plastic stethoscope, and I wanted to be a vet, like James Herriot. Maybe a small animal vet, maybe a field vet, but a vet. When I turned nine, I came across David Quammen's Song of the Dodo, a book about island biogeography. I read it because of the dodo on the cover. Since non-fiction is not a genre known for economy of expression, I was prepared for dry prose and a headache. But Quammen wrote in a style both spare and informative, making technical material accessible through lively…

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    that was always me. My first word was “bullet ant,” or so the story goes. By the time I sussed I was a human being and not some weird sea lion, I was four. At zoos I actually asked my mom to read the information panels and sat there, thumb in mouth, while she sounded out tongue-twisters like “chances lupus.” I had my collection of stuffed animals, my copy of Amphibians of the Americas, and my career goals. I was going to be a vet, James Elliot-style. Maybe a small animal vet, maybe a field…

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    The Dodo bird verdict terminology, which was inspired by “Everybody's won and all must have prices” phrase in Alice's in Wonderland novel, describes the attitude that all talking therapies are equally effective and common factors shared by all of them are more important than specific technical differences (Rosenzweig,1936). In response to that a strong statement, in 1975, when one of the first comparative studies reported that there are significant differences in the outcomes among different…

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    It is believed this is when the King Island Emu officially became extinct. The dodo was a large bird that could not fly. In the 1590s the dodo was found living on Mauritius island which is located in the Indian Ocean. In less the 100 years after they were discovered they were extinct. Their body was similar to a turkey. It is believed the pigeon and dove are related to the dodo bird. They made their home in the tropical forests of Mauritius. Madagascar and Mauritius have very unique…

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    in the near future but it is important to remember our animals that are already labeled as extinct. As found by Jerry Bergman, a biology and chemistry teacher at Northwest State College and writer of over 600 articles and twenty books, the dodo bird was discovered in the 1500’s by westerners and was declared extinct in the last confirmed sighting in 1662. The dodo bird was native to their habitat on islands such as the Mascarenes. The dodo bird was a commonly known bird around the world due…

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    Tom receives letters often about the life back in Kentucky. Eva and Tom become closer as they go off for the summer and through God, Eva talks about seeing angels and how soon she will join them. She has been sick lately and her appearance change has been noticed by everyone. In the next chapter, the St.Clairs are visited by his brother and his son, Henrique. Eva and Henrique enjoy playing outside together and are often accompanied by Henrique’s slave, Dodo. One day while they are playing,…

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    Imagine the American Great Seal, but with a Dodo. The pudgy, large-beaked, flightless bird, carries one fistful of arrows and an olive branch. The banner carrying the words E Pluribus Unum is drooping sadly out of the greenish beak. Or maybe replace the dodo with a velociraptor. Or a Western Black Rhino. All of these stories have sad endings, with the dodo and velociraptor going extinct thousands of years ago. But extinction isn’t something that happened to the dinos and the dodo birds. The…

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