Essays from The Balance Sheet to Blue

  • The Balance Sheet The Balance Sheet The Balance Sheet Although the balance sheet was first implemented just a couple of centuries ago, it has quckly developed and sophisticated to become nowadays a widely used and powerful tool in the hands of professional users, well known and popular even among the mass public. In spite of its prominence, or may be because of it, the balance sheet can not be easily and fully described in a few words, but still, if we leave aside its various functions and forms and any other subjective factors,...
  • Eastern Djibouti Eastern Djibouti Eastern Djibouti The country of Eastern Djibouti is located in eastern sub-Saharan Africa near the countries of Ethiopia and Sudan. The government of this nation takes after that of World War II Italy in that it is a fascist dictatorship. Eastern Djibouti is led by the militaryís top official, General Ryan Schutte. The economic situation in this country is bleak. Large businesses bribe the corrupt government in order to keep their share of the market. There are only two classes of people ...
  • Yahoo Vs Lycos Yahoo Vs Lycos Yahoo Vs Lycos When searching on the Internet, one may find it difficult sometimes to know where to start. With the seemingly limitless amount of information, one should use the resource suitable for the searcher\'s needs and tastes. Comparing different factors like databases, directory types, strengths and weaknesses of two search engines, such as Yahoo! and Lycos, can provide an advantage to someone looking for a starting block. To start with, one of the oldest search engines on the web, Ly...
  • Zonation On Rocky Shore Zonation On Rocky Shore Zonation On Rocky Shore The seashore is a habitat that contains a wide range of microhabitats and ecological niches fordifferent creatures. This is mainly due to the effects of the tides, that riseand fall twice each day. Tides are the vertical movement of water in aperiodical oscillation of the sea, due to the gravitational pull of the sun andmoon. The tides are on a semi-diurnal cycle, so there are two high tides and twolow tides each day. Due to the orbit of the moon, the tides also have a mo...
  • Wildlife Wildlife Wildlife The"cry of the wild" can still be heard across this great land. I have heardthe bugle of an elk on the Great Plains...the shrill of a bald eagle along thebanks of the mightily Mississippi...the roar of a brown eagle bear on windswepttundra...and the gobble of a wild turkey among western foothills. Amazing beautycan still be found in the natural landscapes of this great land. I have seenthrough televisions, articles, books, and newspapers the toweringforests...pristine waters...rich wetl...
  • Wildlife Wildlife WildlifeRefuge GrayLodge Wildlife Area, located in Butte County of Northern California, serves manypurposes to surrounding communities, including wildlife. Divided in twosegments, this refuge serves the wildlife and recreational desires of visitors;one segment is for the waterfowl to rest, and the other designated for hunting.Approximately 50,000 visitors come to this Wildlife refuge every year. Variousactivities and events bring spectators of nature and sport hunting year round,regardless of we...
  • Wilderness Wilderness WildernessEthics Wildlifecan be found all over the world. Animals come in all shapes and sizes and somestill havenít even been accounted for. Animals were on this planet long beforeman, but they may not be here when man leaves. The animalsí downfall resultsfrom the extensive studying, exploitation, and the destruction of theirhabitats, which should be against the law. There is a lot of information thatcan still be learned about certain species of animals. This information is good,only if it furt...
  • White White WhiteTigers White tigers are an endangered species and it is said that less than adozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. In fact no sightingshave been reported since 1951. This may be caused by the fact that the RoyalBengal tiger population has dropped from 40,000 to 1,800 in the past ten yearsand as few as one in every 10,000 tigers is white (www.cranes.org/whitetiger).White tigers are neither albinos nor a special species. They differ from thenormally colored tigers by having ...
  • White Tigers White Tigers White TigersTigers are a wonderful species in their own right. They are elegant andgraceful, but at the same time are ready to fight for their right to survive.Today, in a world of destruction and growth, these tigers have tough day to daychallenges they must face that are steadily growing worse as our society growslarger. What challenges do these magnifecent animals have to deal with in orderto remain a species of elegance and grace and not just another history lesson?Is it possible for these t...
  • White White WhiteFang Two outdoorsmen are out in the wild of the north. They are on a missionto deliver the body and coffin of a famous person. Their dogs disappear as theyare entised by a she-wolf and eaten by the rest of the pack. They only havethree rounds of ammunition left and Bill, one of the men, uses them to try tosave one of their dogs that is being attacked; he misses and is eaten by thepack with the dog. Only Henry and two dogs are left; he makes a fire with leavesand scattered branches, trying t...
  • Whales Whales Whales The Blue whale is the largest creature of the sea; in fact, itís thelargest creature known to man. Contrary to what most people think, even thoughBlue whales live in the sea, they are mammals. They breathe air, have theirbabies born alive, and can live anywhere from 30 to 70 years. The Blue whale isa baleen whale, and instead of having teeth, Blue whales have around 300-400baleen plates in their mouths. Baleen are rows of coarse, bristle-like fibersused to strain plankton from the water. ...
  • Viruses Viruses Viruses The word virus means "poi-son" in Latin. Viruses are submicro-scopicintracellular parasites that consist of either RNA or DNA, and a protective coatof protein. It has caused countless diseases in vari-ous organisms. The termvirus was first used in the 1890s to describe agents that caused diseases thatwere smaller than bacteria. The ex-istence of viruses was established in 1892,when Russian scientist Dimity I. Ivanovsky discovered microscopic particleslater known as the tobacco mosaic vir...
  • Veterinary Veterinary Veterinary When I first arrived "Lisa" The girl that I shadowed told me thatthere was an emergency with one of the animals. It ended up that a one-year-oldbeagle ate an entire thing of metabolite, and then slowly started to die. Theliver had shut down, and the heart rate was up to 300. Lisa told me that takinga thing of metabolite was like taking 50 cups of coffee at once. The owners ofthe beagle were there and bowling. The beagleís name was Murry. Murry\'s bodyslowly was shutting down one thing...
  • Turtles Favorite Fish Turtles Favorite Fish Turtles Favorite FishThe project I am working on is called "Which Type of Fish do Turtles Prefer toEat?" I chose this topic because I wanted to see if the size and color of thefish really matter when it comes to the turtleís eating. I also chose thistopic because of the fact that I always have greet colored fish left in the tankafter I feed my turtles. I am especially interested if the size of the fishmatters when the turtles are eating. I say this because when they are eating itlooks like they ...
  • Turtle Turtle TurtleDistinction For many reasons the human race could be called a blessing. Greatadvanced in technology, medicine and even the fact we are the most sophisticatedspecies on the planet. Are we a gift to planet Earth, or far from it? With castamounts of pollution and destruction of the planet, not to mention unthinkableacts of violence and hate that has been going on since the beginning of time.Are we really as sophisticated and important as we have led ourselves tobelieve? Are we any better than...
  • Squid Squid SquidSquid are wild and wonderful. They are believed to be remarkably intelligentbecause of their apparently complex communication system. They include theVampire Squid, and the elusive and mysterious Giant Squid. I researched theGiant Squid which is the biggest animals in the sea. The giant squid lives inmost of the world\'s oceans and is among the biggest animals in the sea but it israrely seen. It hunts smaller sea creatures but larger animals feed on it. Ithas inspired fantastic tales but th...
  • Spiders Spiders Spiders This report deals with testing the toxicity of certain chemicals onspiders, and determining the toxicity by how it affects itís ability to weaveitís web. This report contains research on the four chemicals (benzedrine,chloral hydrate, caffeine, and alcohol) as wellas the spiders and their webs.Spiders are of course found in the class Arachnidia, which also contain mites,scorpions, and other arthropods. The order which spiders are classified under iscalled Araneae, a word of Latin origin....
  • Sharks Sharks Sharks Although sharks belong to the class Chondrichtyes, there are manydifferent types. Sharks arose about 350 million years ago and have remainedvirtually unchanged for the past 70 million years and still comprise a dominantgroup. It is thought that sharks almost certainly evolved from placoderms, agroup of primitive jawed fishes. It took a long series of successful andunsuccessful mutations with fin, jaw positions etc to give us all the differentdesigns of sharks around today. When asked to d...
  • Shark Shark SharkKilling Among some of the most wasteful reasons to hunt in the world Iíd haveto say that besides the killing of elephants for their tusks, this is on top ofthe list for one of the worst reasons a blue shark is killed. And sadly enoughthe United States is one of the top countries to blame. In Hawaii and Mexicoshark finning is very common. The fishermen fish the sharks take the fins, andthrow it back into the water. The fins are mainly used for fin soup as a statussymbol for the Japanese. The...
  • Turtle Turtle SeaTurtle Each species of sea turtleis distinctive in appearance and behavior, all sea turtles have certaincharacteristics in common the shell consist of a carapace (upper part) andplastron (lower part), which are joined together by cartilage called a bridge.in most species with the exception of the leatherback scutes cover the carapace.Like all turtles sea turtles have no external ears, they hear best at lowfrequencies and their sense of smell is excellent. Though their visionunderwater is good...
  • Rana Rana RanaPipiens Leopard Frog - Rana Pipiens Distribution: Found throughout Ontario butmore abundant in southern and central Americas. Range: Adults maintain smallhome ranges (up to 500 m2) in fields or open forest during the summer. Whereterrestrial habitats are quite dry, home ranges include some shoreline. Aminimum of 4 ha of terrestrial habitat is recommended for the vicinity ofbreeding sites, however, individual adults may move several kilometres away.Most recently metamorphosed froglets stay wi...
  • Praying Praying PrayingMantis Mantodea - most commonly known as the Praying Mantis, order mantodea is agroup of about 1800 carnivorous insects which prodominatley live in tropicalregions of the earth. Though certain species can be found in locations withmoderate climate. With an extremely striking appearence, mantids almost havehuman like qualities with the ability to hold an erect stance, and arms thatface forward. A very efficient killer, mantids were created for hunting andkilling prey. Order Mantodea is in ...
  • Plains Plains PlainsZebra Deep ebony, blinding cream, these are the colors of the zebra. The zebrais one unique animal. Zebras are one of the marvelous animals in Africa. Aboutthe size of a small horse, these amazing animals are about 50-53 inches inheight. When a male zebra grows up, he can weigh up to 520 pounds! It\'s a goodthing that the female zebra is friendly. It can weigh a whopping 510 pounds,almost as much as the male! Zebras usually do not attack unless threatenedthough, whew! The large animal, the...
  • Parasitic Wasps Parasitic Wasps Parasitic Wasps Malaria is one of the most prevalent and dangerous diseases known to man.It has existed for centuries and affects a myriad of people in the tropicalregion. Even today, with our newly discovered treatments for many of thetropical diseases, over 10% of the people that are infected with malaria eachyear and do not receive proper treatment die. In Africa alone, over 1 millionchildren die each year because of malaria and new cases are reported frequently.Malaria is very dangerous and ...
  • Okapi And Giraffe Similarities Okapi And Giraffe Similarities Okapi And Giraffe SimilaritiesWhat adaptation do both the Okapi and Giraffe have that enables them to rip/pullfood from strong branches? The long, sticky tongue that both the Okapi andGiraffe have allows them to pull shoots and leaves from strong and hardybranches with ease. The animals can also reach their eyes and ear with theirtongue so they can easily rid those areas of bugs and parasites. The tongue alsoenables the Giraffe and Okapi to easily keep their young clean and healthy. Whatadaptati...
  • Mountain Mountain MountainGorillas Half man and half beast - this is what is usually said about the gorilla.They say that the gorilla is related to us. You can find mountain gorillas inthe Virunga Volcanoes, which are located on the boundaries of Zaire, Rwanda, andUganda. The Virungas are 600 miles of tropical rainforest. Youíll find thenroaming around 7,800 and 11,000 feet, but at low elevations. The gorillas livein units. Most of the units consist of about 6-12 members in it, most of thembeing related in some w...
  • Lynx Lynx Lynx With a pounce and a hop the speedy lynx chases the bleached white harethrough the bushes. Poof! The hare disappears into the shiny white powder. Thenthe sly lynx picks up the scent of the hare and pounces toward the smallhairball. The sharp elongated claws donít dig in, and the hareís longslender legs launch himself out of the hole and out of danger. The swift catswings his claws around to hit the fast hare, but he hits the snow right underhis back legs. The hare runs right between two will...
  • Killer Whales Killer Whales Killer Whales Killer whales are an important subject of mythology for many indigenous peoples,especially the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. The whales have notbeen hunted extensively by humans, although they have been hunted by some shorewhaling operations, and some individuals have been taken as aquarium showanimals from the waters around the Pacific Northwest and Iceland. Killer whalesare perceived by many near-shore fishermen to be in competition with humanfishing activity (Anheis...
  • Killer Whales Killer Whales Killer Whales The scientific order of all types of whales is Cetacea. This large order isbroken down into three further groups as well: the toothed whales or Odontoceti,which includes killer whales, dolphins, porpoises, beluga whales, and spermwhales, the baleen whales or Mysticeti, which include blue whales, humpbackwhales, gray whales, and right whales, and the Archaeoceti order, which are allnow extinct. The genus of these species is Orcinus orca. Family. The killerwhale is the largest in its...
  • Humpback Whales Humpback Whales Humpback WhalesTo look up into the mountains and see the steam rolling from a mountain streamon a cold winters morning is a beautiful sight. However, to look out over thehorizon and see the white spray of salt water coming from the blow of a hugehumpback whale is much more exciting sight and a whole lot warmer. The firsttime I had the opportunity to see the ocean was on a vacation to California,when I was about 15 years old. It was even better than I had dreamed it wouldbe. The different animal ...
  • Honeybees Honeybees Honeybees Honeybees as a Resource Honeybees are very useful to humans. As theirname suggests, they make the sweet, delicious treat known as honey that weenjoy. They also make beeswax from which we make many useful items. But the mostimportant thing bees do for us is to pollinate the plants. The honeybee visitsflowers, which secrete a sweet liquid called nectar. This water-like nectar issipped from the blossoms by the bee and carried to the beehive. The raw nectargoes into the cells in almost the...
  • Hippus Or Dolphin Fish Hippus Or Dolphin Fish Hippus Or Dolphin FishHippurus also known as Dolphin Fish, Dorado, or Mahi- Mahi. Is a large deep seafish that lives in tropical and subtropical seas. They can be found underfloating objects and have been known to follow boats. You will usually find aschool of them underneath a bunch of floating Sargasso. They are bright greenishblue above, and yellow on it\'s sides. All over the sides of their bodies theyhave Irregular blue or golden blotches. They have the capability of flashingpurple, chartre...
  • Hellbender Hellbender Hellbender The Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis)Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis is the largest North Americansalamander, ranging in length from 30.5 to 74 cm (Niering 1985). EasternHellbenders are members of the order of tailed amphibians, Caudata and thefamily, Cryptobranchidae. Along with C. a. bishopi, the Ozark Hellbender, it isone of the two subspecies of hellbenders, also known as the Allegheny alligatoror devil-dog. C. a. alleganiensis is perennial...
  • Grizzly Bears Grizzly Bears Grizzly BearsThis report you are about to read is about the threatened species of grizzlybears. Grizzly bears are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and meat.However, they come from the order of Carnivora, meaning they have inherited themeat-eaters unspecialized, tubelike gut. Read on to help you learn more aboutgrizzlies and start thinking of what you can do to help this near extinctionspecies. By the way, this report was by Cynthia Chan. Grizzly bears are largebrown bears with coarse, sil...
  • Gila Woodpecker Gila Woodpecker Gila WoodpeckerAnimals of all kinds are struggling to survive as our world changes. Day by day,people require even more space, food, etc., and all these demands put a squeezeon the earth\'s resources, including its wildlife. The biggest problem forwildlife today is that people destroy and change natural landscapes and animalslose places that they need to live in. Otherwise known as Melanerpes uropygialis,the Gila woodpecker is being threatened with extinction. There is a largeenvironmental impac...
  • Earthworms Earthworms Earthworms Earthworms are classified as Annelida. Annelida mean little rings whichrefers to the many segments in their body. The structure of an earthwormísbody is made up of more than one hundred segments separated by partitions thatdivide the coelum. All segments are identical except by the anterior andposterior ends. The anterior segments reflect the cephalization that is anadaption of burrowing. The head of the earthworm contains the sense organs. Themuscle lines that make up the interior bo...
  • Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Some people claim that dolphins and whales communicate in such a way thatit is very similar to human speech. An analysis will be coucted to determine ifthere is more similarity or difference between these animals and humans.Dolphins are aquatic mammals closely related to whales. They are sleek andpowerful swimmers. They can be found in all seas around the world. It isinteresting to point out that they spend about 99% of their time on the water.This affects their consciousness. It means...
  • Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins are one of the most beautiful animals in the word. Dolphins aremammals and are part of the Delphinidae family. This family contains varioushighly intelligent aquatic mammals. The name dolphin refers to the species thata have a beak like snout and a slender streamline body which helps them to swimat high speeds. Some species can swim up to speeds of 35 mph. Dolphins have arubbery feeling skin that is hairless; this helps them swim through the waterwith little resistance. Their s...
  • Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins are playful and cleverness make them fascinating to watch.Dolphins are not fish they are mammals that live in the sea. They have to cometo the top of the water every half minute, so they can breathe. But dolphins canstay under the water for six or seven minutes, if he holds his breathe. Thedolphin breathes in his head because he has a blowhole in his head that allowshim to breathe. Dolphins have a lot of teeth to help them eat. Each dolphin hasalmost one hundred teeth in his mo...
  • Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins and porpoises are mammals. They breathe air and give birth to livingyoung then they suckle. They belong to the order or group of mammals calledcetaceans, which include whales. Dolphins have beaklike mouths. Porpoises havebunt mouths and are smaller than dolphins. But both dolphins and porpoises aretoothed whales, and their close relatives include the killer, sperm and pilotwhale. Cetaceans are mammals that returned to the sea. Hind legs disappeared andwere replaced by a strongl...
  • Dolphins Talking Dolphins Talking Dolphin\'s TalkingBottlenose dolphins are among the most vocal of the nonhuman animals and exhibitremarkable development of the sound production and auditory mechanisms. This canbe seen in audition, which is shown in the animal\'s highly refined echolocationability, and in tightly organized schools in which they live that are made up bysound communication. In testing the communication skills of dolphins, extensivestudies have been done on vocal mimicry, in which the animal imitatescomputer-gener...
  • Dogs And Pure Breed Dogs And Pure Breed Dogs And Pure BreedAll dogs, impure as well as pure-bred, and several wild cousins such as wolvesand foxes, are one family. Each breed was created by human beings, usingselective breeding to get desired qualities. The result is an almostunbelievable diversity of purebred dogs that will, when bred to others of theirbreed, produce their own kind. A "breed standard" is a writtendescription of a given breed. This description uses words to define what a breedshould look like. A standard exists for ea...
  • Dodo Birds Dodo Birds Dodo Birds The dodo bird is a large, flightless bird, now extinct. The Mauritius dodo onceinhabited the forests of the island of Mauritius. About the size of a turkey,the bird had a large hooked bill, undeveloped wings and tail, and short, thick,yellow legs. It laid a single, large egg in a ground nest made of grass. Thedodo was first reported in 1598 by Dutch colonizers, who characterized it as asluggish bird unafraid of humans. Dodos were last observed in 1681. The quickextinction of the speci...
  • Cows Cows Cows Our land our bodies and our cows are all effected by the meet industry.Our land and water is getting polluted from animal waste. Our bodies are gettingsick from germs in meat, and the cows are being tortured and are suffering.Waste from livestock in the United States amounts to130 times the waste producedby people. In Central California 1,600 dairies produced more waste than a cityof 21 million people thatís 5 tons for every person on this earth, and theiris not enough surrounding land to a...
  • Cockatiels Cockatiels Cockatiels Some of our sore throats are caused by a "strep infection" Ėand this bacteria can be spread to your cockatiel from a sneeze or a cough. Abacterium called E. coli is normally present in our intestines, but it is not anormal resident in the intestines of cockatiels. So be sure that you wash yourhands after using the toilet and before handling your cockatiel or its food.Seeds, how do you know if they are alive and nutritious? Sprout them! If lessthan 75 % of the seeds sprout, they have d...
  • Camel Camel CamelMore than 3,000 years ago an ungainly but useful desert aimal was domesticatedin Arabia. It was the Arabian camel, a long-legged beast withone large hump onits back. It could cross hot deserts without needing much water, and it couldcarry heavy loads without tiring. The two-humped Bactrian camel of central Asiawas also domesticated long ago. It is sturdier than the Arabian and can carryheavier loads. During the winter, its brownish hair is thick and long forprotection from the cold nights. ...
  • Brown Brown BrownBear There are eight different species of bears found throughout the world:the spectacled bear, the Asiatic black bear, the brown bear (includinggrizzlies), the polar bear, the sun bear, the American black bear, the slothbear and the giant panda. Even though most people can distinguish a polar bearfrom a brown bear by the color of the fur, a lot of people fail to identify allthe differences among those two species. Both bears can be perceived as large,clumsy and lumbering beasts with heavil...
  • Blue Whales Blue Whales Blue WhalesThe Blue whale is the largest creature of the sea, in fact, it is the largestcreature known to man. Contrary to what most people think, even though Bluewhales live in the sea, they are mammals. They breathe air, have their babiesborn alive and can live anywhere from 30 to 70 years. The Blue whale is a baleenwhale, and instead of having teeth, Blue whales have around 300-400 baleenplates in their mouths. They fall under the category of the rorquals, which arethe largest of the baleen f...
  • Blue Blue BlueWhales The blue whale or balaenoperta musclus is the largest animal to ever havelived on Earth. Whalers have reported this whale to being over 100 feet long andweighing over 150 tons! The blue whale is a mammal, because it has milk, hair,and the embryo develops in the mothers womb. The blue whale is a type of baleenwhale. The blue whale eats mostly plankton and crustaceans like krill orcopecods. The blue whale is located in the Atlantic Ocean. The smaller speciesof the blue whale, known as t...
  • Blue Blue BlueWhales The Blue whale is the largest creature of the sea, in fact, it is thelargest creature known to man. Contrary to what most people think, even thoughBlue whales live in the sea, they are mammals. They breathe air, have theirbabies born alive and can live anywhere from 30 to 70 years. The Blue whale is abaleen whale, and instead of having teeth, Blue whales have around 300-400baleen plates in their mouths. They fall under the category of the rorquals,which are the largest of the baleen f...