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  • Kaufmann Desert House Summary

    When looking at the floor plan of the Kaufmann Desert House by Richard Neutra, the first thing that was drawn to my attention was all the similar geometry, specifically the L shaped geometries. They were all different shapes and sizes, and were facing all different directions, There was a sense of repetition embedded within the floor plan. A central axis stood out, and it was obvious that all the L shaped geometries were rotated around this central axis, and then shifted off of it. Diagram one is all about identify the geometric properties that make up the structure. So for diagram one, I decided to identify all of the L shaped geometries that were visible or partly visible in the floor plan. They overlapped each other and were embedded in…

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  • The Journey Of A Personal Journey In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

    One of the hardest obstacles Santiago faces is deciding to leave his love Fatima and continue on his journey. Fatima is a girl, Santiago meets at the oasis in the desert. She is a woman of the desert and does not fear for the men that go into the desert because if it is meant to be they will return. As Santiago gets ready to leave the oasis and continue on his journey he is troubled with the thought of leaving Fatima, “ His heart was heavy, and he had been melancholy since the previous night. To…

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  • Chihuahuan Desert Essay

    The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America between latitude 24° N and 34° N and Longitude 100° W and 110°W. The Chihuahuan Desert is located on the third largest continent, North America. Which is west of the Atlantic Ocean, east of the Pacific Ocean, south of the Arctic Ocean, and north of Central and South America. The Chihuanhuan Desert reaches into both the United states and Mexico. In Mexico the Chihuahuan Desert is in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua,…

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  • A Desolated Desert Short Story

    A desolated desert is flat and barren. The parched desert sun sears over any scrap of fauna, with thorns to tell us that they are a danger. The air is arid, with not a hint of moisture, weaving and scratching my pharynx. There is emptiness in the desert, it is full of lifeless and fearful snakes in desire to hiss, slither, and warn you a farewell to your own proceedings. However, I was wrong. Taking the clean air for granted, I did not feel the beauty of the wind blowing and interweaving through…

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  • Bones Of The Sahara Desert Analysis

    The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. According to geography. about.com, the desert covers over 3,500,000 square miles. That is about 10% of the African continent. Today the Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest places in the world. The average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature can rise up to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. The video “Bones of the Sahara” by PBS. The video is about a Paleontologist who discovers human bones in the Sahara Desert and he…

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  • The Alchemist And Najeeb's Journey

    Wikipedia defines ‘desert’ as a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Still, man has managed to settle in deserts near to oases and pursue life there. People cross vast expanses of this arid region to reach others places which are more wet and fertile. Travel through a desert is in itself a variant experience similar to a sea voyage or warfare. Because one requires contesting and thriving in unfavourable…

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  • The God Must Be Crazy Analysis

    The short movie “The God Must Be Crazy” tells us the intense conflict between popular culture and indigenous culture and people's thinking about morality. The story was beginning in the most treacherous desert—Kalahari. Kalahari is a beautiful place that far away from hustle and bustle city, and the climate in there are also strange. After the short rainy season, the water was drained by the desert in almost two weeks, and then there was no water to drink. People who live in there named Bushmen,…

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  • The Akobo Desert Summary

    A is for the Akobo Desert because Salva crossed this desert with Uncle. Salva was young boy when he crossed the desert with his group on his way to the Itang refugee camp in Ethiopia. B is for Blood because there was blood when the Janjaweed found Salva’s group. They took Salva’s uncle and killed him. There was also blood when the people were being shot as they swam across the river. C is for Crocodiles because Salva’s group swam through crocodile infested waters. As they swam many people…

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  • Oyvind Fahlstrom's Eddie In The Desert

    Oyvind Fahlstrom’s 1965 Eddie (Sylvie’s Brother) in the Desert is just one of many different artworks that are on display in the new wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. This piece of artwork is part of a gallery on display titled The New Contemporary. It features an extraordinary amount of art works ranging from the years of 1945 to today. Fahlstrom’s piece features ink and tempera on wood along with twenty cutouts on vinyl. In the early 1960’s he began to make what he called “variable”…

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  • Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions

    contexts. He maintains an academic entry-point, so his work can be used in philosophical journals, but, with minor tweaks and explanation, the core content can be employed outside of academia. Structuring philosophical essays so that they can be easily understood by all, is not excessively rare, however, Nagel’s ability to cleanly take up and dissect each topic in turn is commendable, and far suprasses his British colleague Derek Parfit’s ability to do this. Parfit’s most famous writing…

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