Essays Tagged: "thin air"

The Nature of Scientific Progress as described in T.H. Kuhn's model of paradigms and revolutions, and Larry Laudan's model of research traditions

s only at its frontier. The main idea of this analogy is that present science is not created out of thin air, but rather, was a product of many years of research and development. This idea in itself i ... ght proved his ideas to be wrong. A man drank a glass of a cholera victim's evacuations, the exact thing that was thought to cause the disease, by mistake and yet did not get sick. Yet this outright ...

(8 pages) 261 1 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The History of Intel Corporation

their competition, and finally, what Intel plans to do in the future.Intel didn't just start out of thin air, it was created after Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore first founded Fairchild Semiconductor with ... out ten years when Bob and Gordon decided to resign because they were tired of not being able to do things the way they wanted to; they proceeded to establish a new integrated cicuits electronics comp ...

(2 pages) 202 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

The essay "Values Vanish Into Thin Air" is based on the book "The Catcher In The Rye"(J.D. Salinger) and analyzes how Holden Caulfield criticizes the modern society in different ways

VALUES VANISH INTO THIN AIRThe Catcher in the Rye negatively criticizes society's way of living and the"American Dream" ... when he asks thetaxi driver about the ducks in the Central Park, Horwitz tells him it is "a stupid thing"(pg.82;6) to ask. The meeting with Sally is another typical example. Sally does not understand ... ry. Actually, she often does not even "know what he is talkingabout"(pg.131,8&9). She sees everything much more realistically and knows his plans willnot work and finally she refuses to go with hi ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a short little story...about the mind, and how it acts. Kinda weird...short...It came to me suddenly. Depressing....angry...

I once had a friend. She was always there when I needed her. She always seemed to appear out of the thin air. Always with a kind and smiling face. I once had a best friend, but she didn't exist. A fig ... ay, she said, hearts always lie, but the indecisive mind does not exist. For the mind is a terrible thing to waste, but only if you ignore it. For it will plot against you. And before you know it, you ...

(1 pages) 57 1 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Family Life during the Great Depression, as compared to Family Life nowdays.

and suddenly. Thousands of investors lost large sums of money and many were wiped out, losing everything.In a single day, sixteen million shares were traded--a record--and thirty billion dollars vani ... single day, sixteen million shares were traded--a record--and thirty billion dollars vanished into thin air. Westinghouse lost two thirds of its September value. DuPont dropped seventy points. The "E ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"The Odyssey" by Homer compared to "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer

negative. This aspect of human nature is shown in bothThe Odyssey by Homer,with Odysseus, and Into Thin Air, by John Krakauer, withJohn. They are both intelligent men, they can make some very poordec ... very intelligent and mature decision that he makes. Beck and Yasukowere both John's friends, but he thinks of the overall results, andhe understands that others would lose their lives trying to bring ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Struggles of an Individual" This essay compares two books, October Sky, and Into thin Air. This leads the author to a few conclusions about his life and what he is becoming.

rs each willing to perform individualized tasks and contribute their share towards the summit. Into Thin Air focuses on the conflicts and decisions made on top of a mountain one eerie day as opposed t ... tinue to pursue one's goals despite adversity or lackluster intensity.John Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air, introduces the struggles of a mountaineer's adventures on Mount Everest. He creates a vivi ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

My Soul Was Set Free

        The thin air held a frigid tone this evening, and a slight breeze brought a sudden rush of coldness to m ...

(2 pages) 48 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

A subjective comparison between Wolfgang Mozart to dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines

vie on his life. He was full of such great talent. He was able to come up with beautiful music from thin air. He could memorize and play any tune after hearing it just once without even seeing the not ... enemies severely and together with cronyism and other forms of corruption he soon lost his hold on things. In 1986, Marcos was forced out of power by the EDSA revolution and his dynasty ended.Both me ...

(3 pages) 22 0 4.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Tragedy and The Tragic Hero in Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Tragedy and The Tragic HeroInto Thin AirA tragedy is a story designed to arouse pity or fear in the audience so that upon hearing it ... o in the story, or a person who is heroic, but is defeated by an error or frailty. In the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer; the true story of a tragic Mt. Everest expedition, the guide Rob Hall was ... ly and saddening as it would be. Rob Hall death was a very upsetting conclusion to the tragedy Into Thin Air, leaving anyone who read it with a feeling of inspiration and a bittersweet sadness for tha ...

(3 pages) 38 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparative speech of two books, Contest-by Matthew Reilly and The Perfect Storm, Sebastion Junger.

You are hanging from your fingertips, your shallow breathing rasping loudly as you look down to your feet swinging madly in thin air.This is a typical scen ... oking the reader into feeling as though they are a part of the story a spectator watching over everything that happens...In regards to character development, Matthew Reilly introduces Swain, briefly e ... ense.Page 222His writing style could be related to that of a breathless 12 year old, recounting something exciting and unbelievable; the author intentionally uses simple vocabulary in his novel, and r ...

(5 pages) 17 1 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Origins of Greek Thought" by Jean-Pierre Vernant

ominant historical trope for Western antiquity: that Greek philosophy amazingly materialized out of thin air after the Dorian Invasion. As an alternative to this popular idea, Vernant rationalizes the ... r struggled with the puzzle of the origin of the universe, what was here at the beginning, and what things are made of. Thales suggested that in the beginning there was only water, so somehow everythi ...

(6 pages) 40 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Brunelleschi's dome

work because it not only illustrates what one man can accomplish when he has a great vision of something, but also because its such a beautiful piece of architecture and the first thing you see when ... utiful piece of architecture and the first thing you see when you enter Florence. Another beautiful thing about it is that Brunelleschi wasn't an architect, or a carpenter, he was a goldsmith and a cl ...

(4 pages) 30 0 2.6 May/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Will Power

logy empire without sacrifices and effort? Does that mean that Mr. Gates could've made money out of thin air, because his fate was to be a multi-billion computer software tycoon? No, because Mr. Gates ... ate, William Jennings Bryan: "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

(2 pages) 548 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Thin Air

I read a fiction book entitled Thin Air, written by Gerald Hammond.In the story, the main character is a man named Simon Parbitter, ... rtly out of love for Alice McKee, she ends the relationship. Devastated, Young Murdo feels he has nothing to live for, puts cyanide in a rabbit hole and ends his life by breathing the fumes in the hol ...

(2 pages) 419 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


sand, only to be evaporated by the heat of the radiant sun. While others may just vanish into the thin air. However, many waves never survive long enough to reach the shores. Arriving from all direc ...

(4 pages) 652 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Nature 2

sand, only to be evaporated by the heat of the radiant sun. While others may just vanish into the thin air. However, many waves never survive long enough to reach the shores. Arriving from all direc ...

(4 pages) 542 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A fight Against Nature by Mark Arsenault

ars, I can still recall that day as clear as crystal, yet most of me wished it would just turn into thin air and disappear. As I sit still today, I think of what would have happened to me if I had los ... ing me back as if god himself did not want me to leave. As I moved towards the car I felt as if something was weird, it seemed as if I had a déjà vu but I assumed that it was because of ...

(4 pages) 1242 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Kodak's Innovation - Diffusion of Innovation

he article gives rise to skepticism whether the product will really make a mark or just vanish into thin air.Kodak is trying to get more market share from the giants and they hope that this will incre ...

(3 pages) 27 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Stock and Inflation

9;tent obѕtacleѕ to ѕeriouѕ wealth generation.By creating fiat money out of thin air and ѕpending it today, governmentѕ increaѕe the amount of money in circul ... e 50% over thiѕ ѕame time, half of the inveѕtor'ѕ perceived gain iѕ nothing but an illuѕion. (Paudyal 2001:23) Nominal numberѕ over long timeѕpanѕ ...

(6 pages) 24 0 4.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays