On February 20th I attended the Penn State coffee hour entitled CommunityBased Participatory Research: Linking Study to Action. The lecture was given by Diane
Austin, a professor from the university of Arizona department of anthropology. During
Located in insular Southeast Asia, Singapore is approximately 85 miles north of
the equator, and therefore is exposed to a tropical wet climate (Figure 13.7 in book). This
type of environment is and was conducive to heavy tropical forest growth.
At the tip of the Malaysian peninsula, Singapore is an island measuring roughly
274.2 sq mi2. The island is separated from mainland Malaysia by the Johor Straight
(Figure 13.17 in book), isolating it from all resources in Malaysia. The population density
Singapore played a vital role in the development of the British Empire. In 1819, the
British set up trading outposts on the island of Singapore in hopes of solidifying their
ruling in and between India and China (Figure 13.24 and 13.25 in book). Singapore
Geography of the Tennis Ball
Selecting a new can of tennis balls off the shelf is no longer an easy option.
Choices today are filled with multiple styles of tennis balls from each brand. Each
individual style offers a unique feature for the player. Fortun
Tennis Ball Production
Penns tennis ball production is a process that is animated on their website. Each
step is described (although limited) and shown from a factory picture. This will be the
basis for the manufacturing technique, which will then provide
The other primary focus of this paper will be that of the felt used to make the tennis balls.
Felt comes from a combination of materials, nylon, wool and cotton, as mentioned above.
Because cotton is such a widely used substance, tracking down the origins
Wool harvesting has statistically been very prosperous for New Zealand. According to
the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), 148,000 tons of wool was
exported from New Zealand in 2008, bringing a net worth of $615 million. A large