Essays Tagged: "Soil"

The Business Life of Ancient Athens

o, many Spartan tribes over and over attacked Greece and destroyed any crops that might grow in the soil. Peasants were also sent to work at farms but they lost care in their farms and found it better ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Formalist Critical Approach to Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier"

arth a richer dust concealed.' This means thatif he is to die in a land other than England that the soil would be made better because therewould now be a piece of England within it.The plot of this po ...

(2 pages) 94 0 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Agriculture and its impact on ecosystem

rposes, e.g . for food production.This ecosystem is unstable in many aspects:1.Continual removal of soil mineral nutrients due to absorption by crops and weeds. Natural recycling of minerals is hinder ... e area for a long period of time. This lead to the exhaustion of certain types of minerals from the soil.4.The crops are grown in high densities so create the problem of pests.5.Excessive use of inorg ...

(6 pages) 306 1 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. It was developed from the findings of experiments carried out to determine what substances mak ... and the composition of plants. This dates back as early as the 1600s. Plants were being grown in a soil less culture far earlier than this. There were hanging gardens in Babylon, floating gardens of ... or nutrients from water. He planted a 5-pound willow shoot in a tube containing 200 pounds of dried soil that was covered to deep out dust. After five years of rainwater, he found the willow shoot inc ...

(10 pages) 137 0 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Effects of Deforestation

the environment and leads to declining wildlife populations, drastic changes in climate and loss of soil.The loss of forests means the loss of habitats for many species. Current statistics show that a ... . 'The removal of forests would cause rainfall to decline more than 26%. The average temperature of soil will rise and a decline of 30% in the amount of moisture will evaporate into the atmosphere' (D ...

(3 pages) 168 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Cuban Missile Crisis

es around the world to threaten their enemies. But, when there are missiles only 90 miles from U.S. soil, aimed at major military targets, they were not prepared to face the fact that their nation cou ... alled missiles in Turkey, just across the Black Sea from Russia. These missiles could strike Soviet soil in ten minutes, whereas it took Soviet Missiles located in Russia nearly twenty-five minutes to ...

(8 pages) 251 1 4.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Differences and Effects of Natural and Synthetic Fertilizers

At the core of the growth and germination of plants lie the nutrients they receive from the soil. The nutrients required for growth are classified into two groupings, macronutirents and micron ... . These nutrients include calcium, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, and are very sparse in most soils, making them the primary ingredients in most fertilizers. The other, more common macronutrient ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


do to lung cancer noneRadonRadon is a naturally occurring radioactive element that can be found in soil, underground water, and outdoor air. Some of the properties of this gas include being odorless, ... he concentrations vary throughout the country depending on the types of rocks that are found in the soil. Exposure over prolonged periods of time to radon decay products has been associated with an in ...

(6 pages) 82 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Urban Heat Islands

ral areas, a large part of the incoming solar energy is used to evaporate water from vegetation and soil. In cities, where less vegetation and exposed soil exists, the majority of the sun's energy is ...

(2 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Great Eastern Failure- The Curious and Mysterious World of Mr. Brunel. Launch of the "Leviathan" otherwise known as the "great eastern"

ding enormous cables, crushing solid masses of timber, bursting strong iron vessels, forcing up the soil, tearing up the very bed of the river, expending vast sums of money, impoverishing shareholders ...

(3 pages) 29 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Royal Dutch/Shell Case

ed much of the land in this region. This occurred through numerous oil spills that contaminated the soil and groundwater in the region. Even a spokesman at Shell admitted to them being at fault for th ...

(5 pages) 393 1 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Expirment: The effect of light on growing plants

rmine how the quality of light affects growth of bean plants. Plants were germinated and planted in soil. The plants were exposed to different light qualities 24 hours a day, for 5 days. The lights us ...

(3 pages) 139 1 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry


ur environment resulting from lack of proper growth management include pollution of water, air, and soil stress on our water supplies and wetlands; salt water intrusion, soil , and beach erosion, degr ...

(1 pages) 52 1 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

This is a report on the inventions in early 1900's.

-1910After the United States emerged from the original hardships brought on by two wars on domestic soil it soon became a place of large amounts of intellectual progress. Many of the items we use toda ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

Assess British-American relations during the 1840's Included manifest destiny, creole affair, fifty four or fight, the caroline,The Webster-Asburton treaty .

aroline affair also could have led to war because the US could have taken it as an invasion onto US soil from Canada, which was British controlled. The Creole case also caused tension. Even though the ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

A short essay on the Impacts of Tourism on the Environment.

essure on an area, and lead to negative environmental impacts on air and water quality, vegetation, soil, wildlife, and many other things.One of the most important areas of tourism is transportation. ... odiversity.Constant trampling of natural habitats has a negative impact on vegetation, animals, and soil as well. Large amounts of trampling on soil causes loss of organic matter, and also accelerates ...

(3 pages) 40960 4 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

European Barbarians

and under the landmark open-air monument known to the world as Stonehenge, traces of furrows in the soil indicating the use of plows has been found. It had been originally thought that the use of hoes ...

(2 pages) 76 1 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Legal and Illegal Immigration in the U.S. A Persuasive essay on why the United States needs to improve security its borders.

nited States and get information on how to carry out his plan. The terrorist's even trained on U.S. soil to get more knowledge on how U.S. machinery, security, and aviation works. Now those terrorists ...

(1 pages) 203 0 2.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

"Hiking Boot Impacts on Woodland Trails" by Fred R. Kuss.

ny people have hiked across trails and have never thought about the impact they may have had on the soil they were tramping on. In Hiking Boot Impacts on Woodland Trails we learn that there has been c ... Impacts on Woodland Trails we learn that there has been concern about the impact hikers have on the soil. It has been believed that the type of sole on the hikers' boots was a source of damage, that i ...

(2 pages) 42 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The korean war.

oviet Union, United States of America and China. Although most of the fighting took place on Korean soil, there were also battles taking place in the air, as well as battles in other countries. After ...

(6 pages) 117 2 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History