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  • The Camariid Period: The Ordovician Period

    Amphibians were growing in size and diversity, the species resembled modern day crocodiles. The climate at the time was humid and hot and had a vast amount of plant life. The sixth and final period was the Permian Period during this period there was the biggest mast extinction to ever come. The climate went through extreme conditions. The supercontinent of Pangea had extreme cold weather the south was cold and dry, and the majority of the area was covered in ice caps. The northern area dealt with immense heat and moist and arid conditions. Also the swamp forests from the Carboniferous period were being replaced by gymnosperms plants. Also reptiles have developed a bit more and had thicker skin and other animals were developing and adapting to their climate. At the end of the period there was a sudden loss of life and it greatly impacted earth. 7. How was the Triassic period a transitional time period during the Mesozoic era? During the late Triassic period, the seafloor started to transition and move around and that caused the land to move along with it. This lead to the separation of Pangea. Then the first Scleractinia started to form, it showed advancement in marine life. 8. Why is the boundary between the Triassic and Jurassic periods similar to the boundary between the Permian and Triassic periods? The reason being it there was a movement with sea life and evolution in the ocean floor and land life. 9. Which era is sometimes referred to as the age of mammals?…

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  • Mass Extinction In Movies

    years ago the Permian period came to an end in a mass extinction causing 95% of species living in the ocean to die (Cort, 2006). To paint a picture of the Permian into your mind, forget all you learned in grade 8 geography class; all the continents we know today were stuck together, forming a supercontinent called Pangaea. This is a time after the Carboniferous period, a period…

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  • The Permian Period

    climate does change, it is almost always in relation to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to Howard Lee, a geologist who writes for a website called skeptical science, stated that the earth 's climate has abruptly risen in the past, as it is doing today. He also says that these abrupt rises in earths climate has always been destructive for life on earth, causing mass extinction. The Permian period is an example of this. The Permian period is also known as…

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  • Essay On Permian-Triassic Extinction

    INTRODUCTION The Permian-Triassic extinction is seen as one of the largest mass extinction in the history of life. According to the McGraw-Hill Dictionary (2003) it can be defined as a mass extinction event marking the division between the Permian Period and the Triassic Period as well as the border between the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic eras. It is estimated to have triggered the extinction of 90% or more of all ocean species, approximately 70% of land vertebrates, and significant extinctions of…

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  • Friday Night Lights Analysis

    The movie “Friday Night Lights” is based on a real life best seller “Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team, and a Dream”, by author H.G. Bissinger. The movie’s setting takes place at Permian High School in Odessa, Texas in 1988 when the tension between races were still strong in some areas of the south. There is some focus in some areas of the film that has to do with racial tension and the ongoing conflict between the student body and the city as a whole. Even though desegregation had happened by…

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  • Summary Of The Novel Friday Night Lights By H. G. Bissinger

    In the novel Friday Night Lights, author H.G. Bissinger narrates his time spent with the 1988 Permian High School Football team in the small town of Odessa, Texas. Every individual involved with the team feels a certain pressure from the community to be as close to perfect as humanly possible, causing the game of football to feel a little more like a job than a sport. Bissinger takes a break from his typical life in his Philadelphia home to quench his thirst of finding a town whose football team…

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  • Bleachers Theme Analysis

    John Grisham’s Bleachers captures the insight of American football in small town Messina. Every Friday night, Coach Eddie Rake and his Spartans storm the field preparing for battle. Anyone with a heartbeat attends the games. To the Spartans and their fans, the football field is a sanctuary and the bleachers are its pews. The Spartans are worshiped. They were given the special treatment and, “during the season, each football player could eat once per week at Renfrow’s at no charge” (Grisham 62).…

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  • My Body My Weapon My Shame Analysis

    Published in GQ in 1997, Elwood Reid’s “My Body, My Weapon, My Shame,” is a personal article that offers a behind-the-scenes account of college football. He describes his journey as a University of Michigan Wolverine, starting from his high school scouting days and ending with his retirement in Alaska. Reid recounts the strain he and his fellow players put on their bodies, both on and off the field, and explains the constant pressure to fulfill the image of a popular, powerful football player at…

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  • Six Great Extinction Events

    The end Permian event took place about 251 million years ago, and on the species level about 96% marine species were lost and over 70% of terrestrial species were lost (“Permian Extinction”, 2015) (Murcia, 2015). During this extinction event, there were many organisms that disappeared but did not go extinct. They merely disappeared, but the reappeared again during the middle to late Triassic period (Erwin, 1990). There were also organisms that slowly started disappearing at the beginning of the…

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  • Football: The Role Of Racism In Football

    Friday nights in the small town of Odessa, Texas have always been dedicated to football, the whole town comes to a stop to support their football team. In 1988 at Permian High School, racism, education, sexism, and life have major impacts on the team’s performance and the player’s futures. The town will do whatever it takes to make the most successful team, including hindering the players future. The fathers, whose lives are a drag and unsuccessful, live vicariously through their sons and push…

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