Essays Tagged: "Extinction"

Endangered Species

e deadly to some species than their natural predators in the wild. Almost everyday, a species faces extinction somewhere in the world. Animals of all kinds are struggling to survive as our worl ... ed to keep a record of which animals are endangered and to take preventative measures against their extinction.I. PROBLEMS IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARRIBEAN Endangered species in North America ...

(11 pages) 326 1 4.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Tiger Subspecies

tiger, and the Southwest Chinese tiger are now extinct doesn't give you aportrait of the process of extinction. The Javan tiger became extinct in the 1970's in a set aside special national park under ...

(2 pages) 49 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Built for Speed

e has evolved. In a race to outdo ourselves, we have moved dangerously toward the fine line between extinction and evolution. Therefore, the human capacity to handle the velocity becomes a fragile bal ...

(18 pages) 307 1 4.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Edgar Allen Poe's View of Death in "The Fall of the House of Usher"

oe's Symbolism of Death in 'The Fall of the House of Usher'Death is defined as, 'The termination or extinction of something' (American Heritage Dictionary). Edgar Allen Poe uses this description in 'T ...

(7 pages) 305 1 3.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

The Peregrine Falcon

s sport, called Falconry, is still popular. However, in the 1960s the American falcon came close to extinction. Most of the damage was done by poisons that farmers used to kill insects. The worst pois ... ies the hardest. Even today, naturalists are still working hard to save the American peregrine from extinction.The smaller tundra peregrine (Falco peregrinus tundrius) lives farther north. Tundra pere ...

(7 pages) 52 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Q: Evaluate the impact of humans on evolution in society and the environment. Compare Darwin/Wallace and Lamarchin theories of evolution. Discuss how society has reacted to these two theories.

g. In the long run this can cause many problems to the ecosystem, one of the most drastic being the extinction of plants and animals alike. Another downside of the clearing is that it reduces the vari ...

(2 pages) 133 0 4.8 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Deforestation of the Northwest

The problem can be broken down into several issues that all tie in together. These include the near extinction of the Northern Spotted Owl, the 'business' aspect of logging versus the environmental as ... der to make a profit. The northern spotted owl is only one of many species that are on the verge of extinction do to deforestation.Another important consideration in the deforestation of the Pacific N ...

(5 pages) 161 1 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

This essay is a brief description and self explanation of Freud's "death wish" theory. This essay also speaks of the mythological beginning of "Thanatos".

s wars, aggression, the urge to kill, the desire to harm, and all other behaviors which lead to the extinction of life. Humanity not only yearns for life and immortality but, according to the wishes o ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Edward O. Wilson's "Is Humanity Suicidal?".

In the 1990s article, "Is Humanity Suicidal?", Edward O. Wilson is concerned about the extinction of the human species. He believes that humanity's harsh treatment of Earth will soon have ... s keep the environment livable; every organism plays their part. With the constant reporting of the extinction of species because of our harsh treatment, the jobs that the different organisms have to ...

(2 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"Amphibian Population Decrease"

lation of humans. transitionAmphibians have always been survivors. They did, after all, survive two extinction episodes, including that of the dinosaurs. With this in mind, it is understandable how su ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Mursi People: Reaction Paper (Ethiopia).

itional lifestyle and culture. The Mursi people are struggling with adaptation and against cultural extinction.The Mursi's migration has brought them into regular contact with the western world. Th ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The plight of endangered animals and the effectiveness of their conservation methods.

nimals in our ecosystem today has been man and the latter should be the primary factor in the rapid extinction of as many as 20% of animals in the next 30 years(Easton and Goldfarb 2003).It is inconce ... a resounding no. It is very likely that very soon all our unmanaged exploitation would lead to the extinction of many of the species that has ensured our stability and dominance in the ecosystem and ...

(13 pages) 174 0 3.9 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus).

ct. The last known specimen died in a Hobart, Tasmania zoo in 1936. Humans were responsible for the extinction, which only took about 70 years, as farmers in the 1800s began shooting, poisoning, gassi ... eave the mother's mouth, she re-swallowed it - to be born later.The reasons for the frogs' apparent extinction are unknown, and although many people believe it that over-collecting, pollution from log ...

(3 pages) 37 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Science Midterm Notes for 6th graders.

ta with your hypothesis6) Control- is what it is used to compare in the experimentAnimal Kingdom:1) Extinction- Is when there isn't a kind of animal. There are no more of one species. The entire speci ...

(7 pages) 34 0 1.7 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Grey Wolf.

The Gray Wolf: Extinction on the RiseCan you imagine a world without any animals? No birds to listen to or watch fl ... This animal is currently on the United States endangered species list and is being threatened into extinction everyday. The extinction of this animal is a very serious subject and should be seen as o ... t.The endangered species list contains hundreds of animals and plant species that are threatened to extinction. People take it for granted that in some cases, only one hundred animals remain of a cert ...

(4 pages) 46 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays


According to a new assessment the "Red List" (which tells which animals are headed toward extinction) is not correct. The assessment concludes that because it does not take into account the ...

(1 pages) 35 0 1.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Matrix Revolutions.

eo, the 'chosen' one is the 5th incarnate of the anomaly in the Matrix program that saves Zion from extinction and reset. Before delving too deeply into the plot of the movie we must first go back and ...

(4 pages) 138 4 2.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Rural maine Areas are Threatened with Extinction

aine that were once quaint fishing villages and homes to people of modest means are threatened with extinction. People desiring a better way of life move to rural areas of Maine and buy themselves a b ...

(3 pages) 26 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Funds for the Imagination Deals with supporting more funding for the arts in the public school system.

de.(Newsweek) In President Bush's 2004-2005 budget proposal, 38 education programs were "slated for extinction", including a $35 million Arts in Education program. (Fram AP)Officials at state or city ...

(4 pages) 121 4 4.8 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


Very little is known about the family life of wild jaguars. They have been hunted almost to extinction for their fur. Biologists now find it difficult to study wild jaguars in zoos, where the ... numerous in the upper basin of the Orinoco, in Venezuela, but everywhere else they are in danger of extinction. There are fewer than 200 wild jaguars left in all of Argentina. Soon, th ...

(2 pages) 40 1 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology