Resubmission Next- Michael Crichton A biology researcher, Henry, studies the behavior and genetics of different animals. Henry conducts and experiment where he illegally injects human genes into a chimpanzee, creating a transgenetic chimp. The chimp, Dave, takes on most traits of a human child, including the ability to speak and communicate with other humans. One of Dave’s many downfalls is his habit of reverting back to chimp behaviour when he gets angry or stressed. The agency catches wind of Henry’s secret experiment and plots to kill Dave in order to cover up the recklessness of this unauthorized experiment. Despite the disapproval of Henry’s wife, he brings Dave home to his family in an attempt to save his life. Once he settles into life in Henry’s house, Dave becomes close friends with Henry’s son Jamie and the two get along as if they were brothers. Dave even begins attending public school alongside Jamie. Dave, due to his chimp like features, is not well received by his peers, and he quickly finds himself isolated by his fellow classmates. This novel is complicated by many other plots aside from Henry and Dave’s story. Josh, who is a genetic researcher discovers a maturity gene that is said to control reckless and addictive behaviour. Josh’s drug addicted brother hears of his Josh’s findings and exposes himself to the gene. His life is improved a great deal because of the gene, however by the end of the novel rat subjects are dying due to accelerated old age. This is just an example for the many plot lines of this novel. This novel can be linked to biology because the main character is a biology researcher, who studies and discovers a way to create a trans-genetic creature by blending two types of genes into one organism. We also see how Dave adapts to his new enviroment which is also studied in biology. Monsters Inside Of Me Monsters Inside Of Me is a series on Animal Planet. The show is a series of dramatizations of the true stories of people who find strange parasites living on or inside of them. Biologist Dan Riskin identifies the parasites and explains how they find their hosts, and the life cycle of each individual parasite. In one of the most recent episodes, Lemierre’s syndrome causes a young mans face to swell and turn his eyes yellow, while he experiences the symptoms of the flu. A young female athlete begins experiencing extreme fatigue and joint pain, and as it turns out she has Babesiosis in addition to Lyme’s disease. A middle aged woman discovers a lump on her chest, and quickly gets it removed. Shortly after the procedure she experiences bleeding from her right breast, followed by a growing lump which turns out to be two medical sponges. After determining what the problems are, it is explained how they came to contract such deadly parasites. Some of the incidents are shocking, such as cyclospora contracted from raspberries infected with human feces and ascaris lumbricoides contracted from contaminated food in the army. One of the most disturbing episodes was titled “Boy Eaten Inside Out” where David starts to develop irritation around the nose area. David is taken to the hospital where it is found that an unknown bacteria is eating his flesh, and has begun breeding in the soft flesh under his skin. The bacteria release chemicals
(11) International Studies Middle East & Asia
Application of disciplines and concepts & cross cutting issues to geographic locations.
Why study these regions?
To ascertain why is important: areas of specialization. Study of any region is disciplinary
Region as human construct that usually emerges in history. Distinguished one area from another
Two types of regions:
(1) Formal (language communities, agricultural fields, Midwest, Middle East, Asia Pacific etc) (FORMAL rather than…
Points to know on East Asia
Physical Geography and Human Adaptation
Topography – where is the Tibetan Plateau, how did it form, why is Japan mountainous and why does it have numerous earthquakes and volcanoes?
Where? Behind the Himalayan Mountains
Japan Mountainous… there are 3 plates (Eurasian plate, Pacific Plate, Philippine plate) Eurasian and pacific plate collide
^^^^ collision creates earthquakes and volcanoes
Climate – what kind of climate characterizes this region, which ends of…
During 1997 a particular event happened in Asia. During this year a number of Asian economies faced an economical collapse. This economic collapse attracted a lot of attention from the scholars and policy makers. People believed that this was the end of the Asia miracle. Countries like South Korea had a successful run, even though they faced a sudden decline. China and some late Southeast Asian countries delayed their decision to follow the same…
bird. Humans keep chickens primarily as a source of food, consuming both their meat and their eggs.
The traditional poultry farming view of the domestication of the chicken is stated in Encyclopædia Britannica (2007): "Humans first domesticated chickens of Indian origin for the purpose of cockfighting in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Very little formal attention was given to egg or meat production... " Recent genetic studies have pointed to multiple maternal origins in Southeast, East, and South Asia…
refers to populations that share certain phenotypic traits such as epicanthic fold and other physical traits common in most of Asia (including Central Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, Siberia and parts of South Asia and West Asia), the Arctic, the Americas and most of the Pacific Islands. In terms of population, they are the most numerous race – more than one third of the human race.
The word is formed by the base word "Mongol" and the suffix "-oid" which means "resembling", so therefore the term…
Vietnam by the communist interests in North Vietnam. A top priority of the American government was to contain communism. American officials feared South East Asia turning communist red, and they made a huge commitment due to this fear.
The costs of this war stem beyond body counts and tax dollars wasted. Many of the Vietnam War’s costs are political. The human costs of the war extend beyond one million. Nearly sixty thousand American soldiers died. More than 150,000 American soldiers were wounded. Sixteen…
growth can be ink to many reasons, Ding and Knight (2012). Discusses a number of reasons for China’s growth performance such as high investment rate, high migration of rural workers from Agriculture because of the incentives, population policy, High Human capital formation, rate of school enrolment, rapid structural change in the Chinese economy, as industrialization proceeded.
The Solow Model as a Theory of Relative Growth Rates
The best way to using Solow model to explain relatives growth rates…
with salt, iron, and cattle
Weren't as logically connected or consistent as other Middle Eastern or Mediterranean kingdoms.
Aksum Imperialism, Crisis, and Fall
Roman and Sassanid Empires were being invaded by nomads traveling from central Asia and Russia. Because of this naval trade declined and the province of Yemen was forced to rely on camel caravan trade along the coast of Arabia. It Is said that a Jewish usurper arose from the northern end of the caravan route and seized the Yemen throne…
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[ ] Why is Asian relationship to environment different from African?
The Asian climate is very different. The African climate is arid and consists mainly of a steppes and some tropical rainforests. Water scarcity is a major problem. Rivers in Africa are not navigable to the coast. Africa cannot support economic systems that require long-term, substantial use of land without major investments in soil nutrients on a sustained basis. African cities are poorly sited because…
Europeans. From the 7th to the 20th century, Arab Muslims raided and traded for black African slaves in West, Central, and East Africa, sending thousands of slaves each year to North Africa and parts of Asia. From the 15th to the 19th century, Europeans bought millions of slaves in West, Central, and East Africa and sent them to Europe; the Caribbean; and North, Central, and South America. These two overlapping waves of transcontinental slave trading made the slave trade central to the economies of…