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81: Hemp Around The World
... An informative one-hour Australian TV documentary, The Billion-Dollar Crop, is available on video. The Tasmanian Hemp Company is campaigning for the legalization of hemp in the state of Tasmania, and the Northern Tasmanian Pulp and Paper Mill is researching possible uses of hemp pulp for their factory. CANADA Canada was a major hemp-growing region until the 20th century, when it followed in America's footsteps by prohibiting hemp production. In 1994, Canada issued its first license in over ... of hemp-based paper products. According to the Nova Institute of Cologne, total 1994 sales of hemp products surpassed DM 20 million (US $14 million), up from virtually zero in 1993. This year, a remodeled pulp mill capable of producing 6,000 tons of hemp and flax pulp will open near Dresden. Last March, the first hemp product and technology symposium in the world, Bioresource Hemp, was held in Frankfurt. ...
82: Issac Asimov
... Isaac Asimov, was born in Russia on January 2, 1920. He and his parents immigrated to New York City, in 1923. Asimov originally studied science in school, but later discovered his love for writing science fiction. By the year 1950, Isaac wrote I, Robot, in this Novel he creates, the term robotics, and the three laws of robotics, which have been adopted by science fiction writer in the present. In his future books, he shows the world his vision of the future of robots through his stories. Today robots are not as advanced as Asimov envisioned they would be, although ... Sadly, Isaac will not be alive to see his fictional robotic creations become reality because he passed away at the age of 72 in 1992. He will be greatly missed by the readers of science fiction, although he leaves behind him a legacy, he has forever altered the future of humanity. Isaac coined the term Robotics in 1950, he gave the world laws to govern the robots, most importantly, he ...
83: Steinbeck, His Critics, And Of
... this area of California, bounded on the north and south by the Pajaro and Jolon valleys on the west and east by the Pacific Ocean and the Gabilan Mountains, Steinbeck found the materials for his fiction (Tedlock 3). John Steinbeck's agricultural upbringing in the California area vibrantly shines through in the settings and story lines of the majority of his works. John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on ... Sag Harbor. He died on December 20, 1968 of arteriosclerosis in New York City. His ashes were placed in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Salinas (Bloom 15). John Steinbeck has published eight volumes of fiction, each as different from the others as all are different from the writings of most novelists. He has employed a variety of techniques to describe an assortment of characters His readers have come to expect ... critics have taken refuge in enthusiasm or despair. But beneath this apparent variety, Steinbeck has been astonishingly consistent. A single purpose has directed his experimentation, a single ideas has guided his literary thought. Always his fiction has described the interplay of dream and reality; his thought has followed the development of the American dream. (Tedlock 68) In John Steinbeck: Journeyman Artist, Joseph Warren Beach, like other critics, notes the versatility ...
84: Frankenstien And Neuromancer
Technology and its dangerous effects on nature and human life as perceived in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and William Gibson's Neuromancer Science fiction is the search for a definition of man and his status in the universe which will stand on our advanced but confused state of knowledge (science) 1 At first glance this topic could seem rather ... of technology. This is, in a way, a Gibson's interpretation and view on the consequences of a future Information Revolution. In doing so, he goes beyond the ideas of the traditional authors of science fiction and as the 'father' of cyberpunk literature, he makes a drastic departure from what some consider "glossy utopian views" of the conventional science fiction. Gibson presents a very, and perhaps overly, pessimistic vision of the future, showing the negative effect the forthcoming technologies might have on human life and the gloomy outcomes of technology that progresses faster than ...
85: Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury has written over more then five hundred published works and continues to keep writing. He is known as one of the best science fiction novelists and has won many awards and accommodations for it. After publishing his adult novel Fahrenheit 451, it was soon considered one of his best works. There is a question to be asked, Where does ... susan, Ramona, Bettina, and Alexandra. During that same year he gathered much of his best material and published them as Dark Carnival, his first short story collection. His reputation as a leading writer of science fiction was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950 which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, the constant thwarting of their efforts by the gentle, telepathic Martians, the eventual colonization, and finally the effect on the Martian settlers of a massive nuclear war on Earth. "Of twenty-two stories here collected, at most eight can be called 'science fiction" (Holmes 12). As much a work of social criticism as of science fiction, The Martian Chronicles reflects some of the prevailing anxieties of America in the early atomic age of the 1950's: the ...
86: Kevlar
... of Kevlar available: Kevlar 29, Kevlar 49, and Kevlar 149. The table below shows the differences in material properties among the different grades. If you purchase Kevlar cloth, it is most likely Kevlar 49. Kevlar Pulp Kevlar pulp is a highly fibrillated form of the fiber. The fibrillation results in a high surface area of 7m2/g to 10m2/g. Kevlar pulp is non-brittle, so standard mixing and dispersion equipment won’t affect the fiber size. Kevlar pulp is available in wet-form, ~50% moisture for dilute and dry form, ~6% moisture for solvent-based ...
87: Charles Dickens
... first major success was with The Pickwick Papers. They were high spirited and contained many conventional comic butts and jokes. Pickwick displayed, many of the features that were to be blended in to his future fiction works; attacks on social evils and the delight in the joys of Christmas. Rapidly thought up and written in mere weeks or even days before its publication date, Pickwick contained weak style and was unsatisfactory ... he refrained from using the successful formula used in The Pickwick Papers. Instead, Oliver Twist is more concerned with social and more evil, though it did still contain much comedy. The long last of his fiction is partly due to its being so easy to adapt into effective stage plays. Sometimes 20 London theatres simultaneously were producing adaptations of his latest story; so even non- readers became acquainted with simplified versions ... favourite. Charles Dickens finally found a permanent form for his writing in 1850, with the novel Household Words, and its successor All the Year Round (1859- 1888). These novels incorporated a combination of weekly miscellaneous fiction works, poetry, and essays on a wide range of topics. These two works had circulations reaching 300, 000 for some Christmas seasons. During this period Dickens contributed some serials, for example Child's History ...
88: Robert Frost 2
... confusing as some poets, but trying to understand the hidden meanings are the most difficult. Trying to figure out any poem is difficult, but Frost s are unique. Works Cited Frost, Robert. Birches. Literature:Reading Fiction,Poetry,Drama, and The Essay. Robert DiYanni. Boston:McGraw,1998. 669-70. -- Desert Places. Literature:Reading Fiction,Poetry,Drama, and the Essay. Robert DiYanni. Boston:McGraw, 1998. 679. -- Once by the Pacific. Literature:Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama and the Essay. Robert DiYanni. Boston:McGraw, 1998. 676. -- The Road Not Taken. Literature:Reading Fiction,Poetry,Drama,and the Essay. Robert DiYanni. Boston:McGraw, 1998. 513. -- Tree at my Window. Literature: ...
89: The X-Files, X Marks the Spot: Book Report
... Report I liked The X-files, X Marks the Spot. There was a lot of suspense. It was easy to understand. The events were spread out well. Overall it wasn't another long boring science fiction book. There was a lot of suspense. There was suspense as soon as I got into the second chapter. I didn't want to put the book down. I sometimes have trouble trying to find ... whole book fast, I was always reading it in study hall, and trying to get as far as I could in readers workshop. It was easy to understand. I've read a lot of science fiction books that are very complicated. Some books have too many characters to remember, or they have something that is really weird or unrealistic. Some science fiction books get way too far out. This book was nothing like that. The events were spread out well. Some science fiction books are very boring, till the end of the book where all the ...
90: A Good Man Is Hard To Find
... career spanned the 1950s and early ‘60s, a time when the South was dominated by Protestant Christians. O’Connor was born and raised Catholic. She was a fundamentalist and a Christian moralist whose powerful apocalyptic fiction is focused in the South. Flannery O’Connor was born March 25, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia. O’ Connor grew up on a farm with her parents Regina and Edward O’ Connor. At the age of ... characters who were spiritually or physically grotesque (Ryiley 334). Flannery O’Connor’s significance as a writer is her original use of religion. Like no other short story writer, she dramatizes religious themes in her fiction stories. She is established as one of the most gifted and original fiction writers of the 20th century. "Everything That Rise must converge," and " Revelation" won first prize in the O. Henry awards for short stories. "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" and A "Circle ...

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