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'The Call of the Wild' Quotes

The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London (John Griffith London)--first serialized in the summer of 1903 to popular acclaim. The book is about Buck, a dog who eventually learns to survive in the wilds of Alaska. Quotes From the Call of the Wild by Jack London "…men, groping in the Arctic darkness, had found a yellow metal, and because steamship and transportation companies were booming the find, thousands of men were rushing into the Northland.
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Life

How Did Feathered Dinosaurs Learn to Fly?

As little as 50 years ago, the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs seemed completely ridiculous--after all, everyone knows that most birds are small, light, fluttery creatures, while most dinosaurs were huge, plodding, and distinctly unaerodynamic. But as the evidence--small dinosaurs possessing feathers, beaks, and other birdlike characteristics--began to mount, the connection between dinosaurs and birds became apparent to scientists, and then to the general public.
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Erosional Landforms

01 Of 31 Arch, Utah Erosional Landform Pictures. Photo (c) 1979 Andrew Alden, licensed to About.com (fair use policy) There are different ways to classify landforms, but there are three general categories: landforms that are built (depositional), landforms that are carved (erosional), and landforms that are made by movements of the Earth's crust (tectonic).
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Life

American Homes Inspired by French Designs

Does your home speak Français? French-influenced architecture can be found from coast to coast in the United States, but what defines the French style house? A brief overview of photographic evidence helps us understand the varieties of French-inspired architecture in the U.S. After World War I, soldiers returning to the United States and Canada brought a keen interest in French housing styles.
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On Laziness by Christopher Morley

Critically and commercially popular during his lifetime while unfairly neglected today, Christopher Morley is best remembered as a novelist and essayist, though he was also a publisher, editor, and prolific writer of poems, reviews, plays, criticism, and children's stories. Clearly, he was not afflicted by laziness.
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Why Won't the U.S. Ratify the CEDAW Human Rights Treaty?

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is a United Nations treaty that focuses on women's rights and women's issues worldwide. It is both an international bill of rights for women and an agenda of action. Originally adopted by the U.N. in 1979, nearly all member nations have ratified the document.
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