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James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece - James Still's River of Earth: A Neglected American Masterpiece   James Still's River of Earth is a novel about life in Appalachia just before the Depression. Furthermore it is a novel about the struggles of the mountain people since the settlement of their region. However great it may be at depicting Appalachia's mountain people and culture, though, Still's novel has remained mostly invisible compared to other novels of the period which depict poor white southern life, such as John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Erskine Caldwell's God's Little Acre (Olson 87)....   [tags: James Still River of Earth Essays]
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Emotional Fundamentalism in River of Earth - James Still's River of Earth presents the bleak realities faced by an Appalachian family that struggles with meeting their most basic needs. The Baldridge's struggle with poverty is surely representative of many Appalachian families during the Depression era. The hardships of poverty, and its psychological and physical effects, are worsened by the isolation and sense of helplessness felt by the characters within River of Earth. Religion functions as the combatant to these struggles; the form of Christianity offered by Still strays from the standard fundamentalist fire-and-brimstone preachings often associated with evangelism in the Appalachian region....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Water Pollution in River Yamuna - INTRODUCTION The 14th of December 2013(Saturday) was the day when this fieldtrip was organised .it was a pleasant day, our whole class of grade 10 evm students (25 students) got ready and we head out for wazirabad Delhi. We had decided to go to three places and collect water samples so that we could conduct different tests on samples such as: 1. Ph. value test 2. BOD level 3. Coliform level To see how polluted river Yamuna gets ,as it passes different destinations in the nation capital region, but ended up going to only two places as we were running short of time.one of two place where we visited had water going downstream and at the other place water was pretty still....   [tags: Yamuna River]
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Reform to The Trinity River - Since the beginning of time, water has played a key role in societies all over the world. The earliest recorded civilizations have all been found along large river valleys, such as, the Indus River in India and the Yellow River in China. Water is an essential part of life; it does not just sustain the life of all human beings around the globe, but also sustains the life of every living thing known to this Earth. All of the major cities that we know today are surrounded by large river systems that supply its people with the means to survive in that region....   [tags: river valleys, water, pollution, Texas] 1088 words
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The Charles River: The Waters Fine - According to the local bean town folks some of the many don’ts of Boston living is “Don’t ever wear a Harvard sweatshirt” or “Ask for directions to Cheers.” One of these Boston themed gags such as “Don't swim in the Charles, no matter WHAT Bill Weld tells you” is proving that the locals might be giving out uninformed advice this time around. The Charles River, always known as “having a healthy reputation for its extreme filth,” has a new lease on life ever since former governor Bill Weld took the dive heard round the world fully clothed around the same time the EPA announced a “Clean Charles” ready for swimmers by Earth Day 2005....   [tags: Charles River Essays] 2803 words
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Loss and Healing in The River Warren - Loss and Healing in The River Warren      Each of us, in time, will experience a heart-stopping reality - the death or loss of someone or something we love. Maybe it will be of a family member or just a pet we dearly cherished, but the feelings we have are all too real and all too painful. This loss is probably by far the greatest and most severe emotional trauma we can encounter, and the sense of loss and grief that follows is a healthy, natural, and important part of healing ("Death")....   [tags: River]
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Third Cinema in China: Yellow Earth - Third Cinema in China: Yellow Earth What is identified as 'excess' in Western cinematic experience is, therefore, precisely where we locate Third World cinema. -Teshome Gabriel The possibility of a Third Cinema in China is encouraged with Chen Kaige's 1984 film Yellow Earth. Drawing upon Teshome Gabriel's framework, a working definition of Third Cinema is possible in the case of Chinese cinema. The "fifth generation" of China's film-makers is credited in making films such as Yellow Earth, Farewell my Concubine, and The Blue Kite, as well as Raise the Red Lantern and Red Sorghum....   [tags: China Cinema Movies Yellow Earth Essays] 1833 words
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Human Elements in Gita Mehta’s A River Sutra - The legacy of Indian culture and heritage is so great that it inspires us to consider everything in nature as holy and powerful. Man is at nature’s mercy, if he goes against its will, the cruel punishment he receivers might range from depriving him of his legitimate livelihood to death. Hindus believe that, the entire creation, including the life of the humans is made up of five elements; (1)‘Prithvi’ (the earth ),’Aapaha’(water),’Tejaha’(Fire or effulgence),and ‘Vaayahu’(air),’Aakaasha’(the aetherial sky, the infinite space above).After death, the human body dissolves into these five elements of nature and thereby balances the nature’s cycle of ‘Srishti’ (creation) followed by ‘...   [tags: A River Sutra Essays]
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Humans Are Natural, But Would the Earth Be Better without Humans? - Would the earth be better off without humans. The expected response from a member of today's society would be a resounding yes. However, those who are quick to come to such a conclusion may not be completely correct in their response. The world is a natural thing, with only earthly inhabitants, and so long as all of these inhabitants are of earthly origins, all are natural. We as humans are natural, and therefore any consequence of our existence, be it good or bad is natural. Now, this creates an extraordinarily broad realm of what is natural, but this point is essential to any argument for the existence of humans....   [tags: humanity, nature, earth, evolution,] 1674 words
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The Colorado River - One of the largest geographic physical structures in the United States is the Colorado River. Human activity and its interaction with this great river have an interesting history. The resources provided by the river have been used by humans, and caused conflict for human populations as well. One of these conflicts is water distribution, and the effects drought conditions have played in this distribution throughout the southwestern region. Major cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other communities in the southwest depend on the river....   [tags: Geography, Physical Structure, United States]
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The Kayak: Earth's Beloved Vessel - The Kayak: Earth’s Beloved Vessel The Kayak is one of the most versatile man powered water craft that has ever been around on the waters of planet Earth. The kayak can be used on a small pond, large lake, calm river, raging river, or the wide open seas. There are kayak variations for every situation, and their history and development have allowed these changes to be custom made for the type of paddling that can be done. Through the proper use of gear and technique, one can become a proficient kayaker in their desired realm....   [tags: Man Powered Water Craft, Water, Paddling]
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The Reversal of the Chicago River: Saving a City - Sitting on the deck of the Seadog, a gaggle of tourists wait anxiously with ready cameras and tapping feet for the boat to start moving again. A tour guide’s explanation for the wait is a mere rambling speech that these tourists care little for, preferring to see the sights rather than hear the history of Chicago. What they are missing is the important fact of how they are where they are and the reason they are waiting at the boat lock. A reason that is crucial to not only Chicago’s history, but the history of many major civil engineering projects of the future....   [tags: human geography, toxic waste]
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Environmental and Human Disruptions on the Ganges River - The various sacred traditions and beliefs of the Hindus capture the attention of people from diverse cultures around the world. From believing the Brahman is perceived as an impersonal form of God to performing Bhakti yoga to surrendering the soul to God, Hinduism promotes innovative ideas to calm and relax the bod, mind, and spirit. In addition to these particular practices, Hindu’s respect their geographical surroundings of the Indus River Valley. It is said that from this “valley,” ritual purity was important and often achieved by bathing or using water....   [tags: environment, disruptions]
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The Nile River-Egypt - The Nile River is arguably one of the most important water sources in the world and has an extremely rich history dating back thousands of years. Without the Nile, the ancient Egyptian civilization would have never existed. Egypt is basically a whole lot of sand and not much else, except they have the Nile River flowing through it, on it’s way to the Mediterranean sea. The ancient Egyptians lived along the Nile River and it provided them with abundant water, food (fish) and the opportunity to develop agriculture along it’s banks....   [tags: ancient egypcians, population control]
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The Mississippi River - The Mississippi River 1.) The natural process that has been occurring is the erosion of the earth between the Mississippi river and the Atchafalaya river. If the erosion and the flooding continue then the water will destroy the land and everything there. For years the head of the Atchafalaya river was blocked by a massive “raft” -a 30 mile log jam- that defined the efforts of settlers to remove it, In 1839, the State of Louisiana began to dislodge the raft and open up the river as a free flowing and navigable stream....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River - Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River A Case Study of * River management * People interfering in the hydrosphere * A flood management scheme River Basin / Catchment area The source of the river is the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains to the north. There are many hundreds of tributaries including the Red River, Missouri river and the river Ohio. The mountains form the river's watershed. From Minneapolis the river flows South-East into Iowa where it flows south as far as Davenport....   [tags: Papers] 407 words
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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin - According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]
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The Damming of the Yangtze River - The Damming of the Yangtze River Since the 1920's, when the dam was first proposed, the Three Gorges Dam has been a topic for debate in the People's Republic of China. The construction of the world's largest hydro-electric project on the Yangtze River would be a detriment to the native flora and fauna, submerge rich farmlands, destroy archaeological sites, and force the evacuation of millions of people. Faced with international, as well as domestic, criticism about the ecological and social havoc the Three Gorges Dam would cause, the government of China has remained unnerved and has started construction on this highly questionable project....   [tags: Three Gorges Dam China Essays]
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Investigation of River Gwaun - Investigation of River Gwaun Introduction I am investigating how the course of the river changes from the source to the mouth. I will study the River Gwaun at 4 sites, starting at Gellifawr (near the source), then going to Pontfaen, then Llanychaer, then finally ending at Lower Fishguard, near the mouth where the river meets the Irish Sea. I went to do my fieldwork on the 20th May 2002 with my Geography class and another from my year. I was in a group of 5, with Richard Gledhíll, Chrís Strzeleckí, Jason Inglesant....   [tags: Papers] 3887 words
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Analysis of the Movie, The Yellow Earth - Analysis of the Movie, The Yellow Earth In a village left behind as the rest of the China is progressing, the fate of women remains in the hands of men. Old customs and traditions reign supreme, not because it is believed such ways of life are best, but rather because they have worked for many years despite harsh conditions. In response to Brother Gu’s suggestion of joining communist South China’s progress, Cuiqiao’s widower father put it best: “Farmer’s have their own rules.” One member of this society is not as eager to keep the status quo....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 494 words
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Frame in the Movie Yellow Earth - Frame in the Movie Yellow Earth The movie, Yellow Earth, focuses on images that use mise en scene aesthetics. Bazin advocates the use of mise en scene rather than using montage. In mise en scene, the director takes account for everything that appears in the frame. The director also takes the effects in the onstage space of the frame. Some examples of effects in the frame are lighting, setting, costume, and character behavior. Even though mise en scene literally means, “placing of the scene”, contextually it means all the effects, actions, and settings in a frame prior to editing....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 391 words
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The Impact of an Asteroid on Earth - The Impact of an Asteroid on Earth Asteroids sling through space, celestial debris of diverse origins, leftovers from the formation of the solar system, broken offshoots of parental asteroids or comets that have lost their glow. But if an asteroid were to smash into Earth, the result would mean a global catastrophe and life on our Planet could come to an end. The explosion would approach that of a million megatons of TNT- sixteen hundred times greater than the most powerful nuclear weapon ever tested (Barnes-Svarney 234)....   [tags: Papers] 1227 words
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The Detroit River - The year was nineteen seventy nine on a calm sunny day. I was standing at the edge of the Detroit River just east of Third Street in an abandoned parking lot. Oddly I looked up in the sky and I saw the greatest cloud I have ever seen. It stretched from one end of the earth’s horizon to the other, not at the height or middle of the sky but offset slightly toward the northeast horizon. The weather was calm and perfect for an end of summer kind of day, a light breeze passed over the open field and brushed lightly across my face and caused the taller plants and grasses to sway gently back and forth in visual dancing patterns....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 888 words
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Life on Earth - Most people feel a responsibility to protect the earth in which they live. Everyone realizes that the earth is changing. Some people feel this is a pressing issue, while others believe it to be a cycle of life. Who is right. Is the biodiversity dwindling because of humans, or is nothing wrong with our planet at all. Biodiversity, the broad scale of ecosystems, is slowly being destroyed by the human race; is it possible to fix this problem while humans maintain their way of life. Biodiversity is the biological diversity of life on earth....   [tags: Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Plants, Humans] 1741 words
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Siddhartha Essays: Achieving Enlightenment at the River - Achieving Enlightenment at the River in Siddhartha      In Siddhartha's quest for enlightenment, Herman Hesse makes the river the final focal point of the novel. Siddhartha is set on his journey to the river by listening to his inner voice and questioning authority. The river comes to represent the ideas through which Siddhartha reaches enlightenment. The essential concepts of time and how it relates to life are discovered by Siddhartha through listening to the river. He comes to realize that his previous conclusion is correct, wisdom cannot be taught....   [tags: Hesse Siddhartha Essays]
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Various References of the Congo - ... Next, it is the world’s second largest river, which is calculated by the amount of water discharged or released; and lastly, the Congo is planet Earth’s ninth longest river, measuring in at about 4,700 kilometers. On top of how large the Congo is, it also forms one of Africa’s largest navigable waterways. The Congo itself, from its sources to its mouth, are made up of 3 areas: they are The upper Congo, the middle Congo, and the lower Congo. Each area is characterized with different features....   [tags: river, ecosystems, crops] 713 words
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German Museum: Art Over the Water - The museum, Kunst über der Wasser, translated from German as “Art Over the Water,” is located in Boppard, Germany along the Rhine River. With large open windows that flaunt the stunning landscape and steel accents representing the river’s current, Kunst über der Wasser extends over the Rhine River illuminating the emphasis on works of art that showcase Earth’s greatest feature, water. Curators will strive to use only natural lighting in the Kunst über der Wasser in order to achieve a relaxing nature-like feel to the museum....   [tags: rhine river, claude monet]
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The Flow of the River, by Loren Eiseley - When reflecting and writing on Eiseley’s essay and the “magical element”, I balk. I think to myself, “What magic?”, and then put pen to page. I dubiously choose a kiddie pool to draw inspiration from, and unexpectedly, inspiration flows into me. As I sit here in this little 10x30 foot backyard, the sky is filled with the flowing gaseous form of water, dark patches of moist earth speckle the yard, the plants soak up their scattered watering, and the leaves of bushes and trees imbue the space with a sense of dampness from their foliage....   [tags: Water, Responsive Essay]
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Goddess of The River Ganges - Ganga is the tern used to refer to a goddess of the river Ganges. River Ganges is India’s largely consecrated mass of water. Hindus are known to have strong beliefs. They are known to believe that by virtue of bathing in her holy waters this will help wash way ones sins. It is on this basis that they conduct repeated sporadic ritualistic washings in order to secure a position or a place in the heavenly world. On the other hand, the Museo delle is one of the museums in the city of Lugano city in Switzerland....   [tags: ganga, india, culture] 911 words
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The River’s Sky's is Alive - The River’s Sky's is Alive: Earlier I said that many beings move among us unseen. I also said that there were signs that everyone missed, my teachers, friends, family, well add myself to the list, because the thing I tell you like all the other things actually happened and yes I missed the meaning of it, I hid and ignored it and forget about it for a long time. I remind you repeatedly at times I didn’t know then what I know now. The following two incidents I’m about to describe occurred about the time when I was desperately searching to construct a method to strike back at the boogieman....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2311 words
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Age of the Earth: Refuting Skepticism - ... Thousands of years is not enough time to develop these well observed features, nor is it enough time to explain the deposition of sediment. Sediment: A Slow Collection As rainfall and runoff erode geological structures, the material worn away is slowly deposited in riverbeds and bodies of water. This sediment is then transported through river networks either as a dissolved load, suspended load, or potentially bouncing along the riverbed (Lutgens & Tarbuck, 2014). As this sediment is carried toward the oceans, deltas form creating massive formations where rivers and the ocean meet....   [tags: creationism vs evolution]
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Big Geography and the Peopling of the Earth - ... Church and state were often merged as rulers and also dealt with conflict together. 35. Religions promote a sense of unity due to the code that followers believe in. 36. Judaism main belief is in one God or monotheism and all their beliefs and teachings are in the Hebrew Bible. 37. Hinduism has a caste system and believe and promote teachings of reincarnation. 38. Universal religion is usually spread and often transcend cultures and to be actively recruit new followers. Universal religions has existed in China, India, Rome and many more regions....   [tags: midterm exam outline review] 3374 words
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The Earth is Divided into Biomes - Introduction The earth is divided climatically and geographically into specific areas where there are similarities in communities of vegetation, organisms and animals. These ecosystems are often referred to as biomes. Differences in biomes usually consists of identifiable plant structures where there is a specific pattern of ecological activity. Biomes are also major types of habitats for different types of organisms and animals. The following paper will explore two different biomes: Boreal Forest and the Tropical Rainforest....   [tags: ecosystems, habitats, environment] 1209 words
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History of Earth Obersvation Satellites - ... Actually, since 1982 , NOAA satellites has helped in saving more than 6500 lives as a minimum estimate as per united state civil defense statistics. 1.3 Applications 1.3.1 Oceanic and sea observation 1. EOS services used widely in disaster effects such as oil leakage. 2. Remote sensing color of water, River flows, lake sizes. 3. Coastal and river erosions. 4. Observing ice bergs and global warming effects. 5. Maritime ship detection and asset protections 1.3.2 Ground surface observation 1. EOS can give accurate information for forestry and agricultural management enquiries such as yield prediction, drought monitoring and field boundary managements, health and density and soil moisture....   [tags: surveillance, monitoring, wavelength] 1328 words
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Overview of Earth's Hydrosphere - Another amazing feature of the earth is its hydrosphere. “Hydrosphere” is defined as “the sum of all water on a planet” (Wile 106). God has perfectly designed the earth so that most of the water on the earth exists in liquid form (Wile 106). Without water being liquid, life could not exist as it does now. There are many water sources in the hydrosphere. These water sources interact with each other. Some fascinating parts of Earth's hydrosphere is the hydrologic cycle, Earth's various water sources, and water pollution....   [tags: water, god, hydrologic cycle]
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The Features and Processes of a River Along Its Profile - The Features and Processes of a River Along Its Profile Introduction ------------ Along the path of a river, from source to mouth, the river shows many different features and is affected by several different processes. These processes are going to be described and explained in the course of this essay and diagrams will be used to back-up and justify my ideas. A river can be simply divided into an upland or lowland river environment. Upland features and processes occur at a higher altitude, closer to the source of the river; lowland features and processes occur at lower altitudes near the mouth of a river....   [tags: Papers] 1492 words
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Earth and Natural Gas - The world currently faces a major problem. This problem is the need for alternative energy sources which can be converted into electricity because the main energy source currently used is coal and the coal deposits will not last forever. The main alternative energy sources that many countries are currently researching are wind, solar, hydro and nuclear. But there is another source of energy that is heavily debated to see whether the pros outweigh the cons. This energy source is natural gas. The main reason for the heavy debate is not the energy source but rather the mining of the energy source through the process of hydraulic fracturing....   [tags: Alternative Energy Sources, Non Renewable Energy]
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Investigating Whether the River Yangtze Should be Dammed - Investigating Whether the River Yangtze Should be Dammed Introduction: If everything goes to plan, China by the year 2009 will have finished the biggest, most expensive, and perhaps the most risky hydroelectric project in history. The dam is 1.3-mile-long, 610 ft high and will create a reservoir as long as Lake Superior. The Chinese refer to it as "the lake within the gorges." It will meander 385 miles upstream through cliffs, all the way from the concrete ‘megadam’ near Yichang upriver to Chongqing....   [tags: Papers] 723 words
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Drinking Water Pollution and the Earth's Rising Sea Level - Water is one of the basic foundational units of life. It is very easy to take it for granted; after all, it does make up three-quarters of the total global surface. It has no taste, no smell, and no color. When considered on the most basic level, it is not very exciting or stimulating at all. Its simplicity is infinitely remarkable, yet it is indispensable to the perpetuity of all life forms here on Earth. So why has it taken so long for us to open our eyes to both its splendor and fragility. We as a people seem to understand that existence is impossible without water, yet we continue to sabotage it both consciously and unconsciously....   [tags: Drinking Water Pollution Essays]
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Save Our Earth: It's In Our Hands - The environment, in general, is very similar to the human body. It needs to be protected the same way the human body should be protected from any viruses or infections. Our global environment reacts to many things that harm it, just as the human body reacts to a disease. Many things that harm our environment, and most of them are created by our own hands; they are things like motor vehicles, factory waste, and the lack of recycling. “Car engines harm our environment in many different ways. They produce waste like carbon dioxide that pollute our natural air....   [tags: environmentalism, environment, environmental] 653 words
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The Hudson RIver School Of Artist - The Hudson River School The Hudson River school represents the first native genre of distinctly American art. The school began to produce art works in the early 1820s; comprised of a group of loosely organized painters who took as their subject the unique naturalness of the undeveloped American continent, starting with the Hudson River region in New York, but eventually extending through space and time all the way to California and the 1870s. During the period, that the school’s artists were active (c....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The River Warren and the Struggling Farmer - The River Warren and the Struggling Farmer The alarm clock sounds every morning at five o'clock, not a Sony or any other form of electrical device, but the sounds of the roosters crowing and horses scurrying around the dew filled pasture eagerly awaiting their morning grain. One can hardly ignore crashing and banging sounds that the hogs make as they lift their feeder covers with their noses and bounce them up and down to alert their owner he is late for breakfast again. As the farmer stumbles out of bed, he is greeted by tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee and his wife's award winning biscuits....   [tags: Warren] 1825 words
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Flooding Along the Mississippi River: The Impact on the Gulf of Mexico - This spring, record breaking floodwaters along the Mississippi River caused massive damage in nine states, totaling over $25 billion dollars in damage (Watts, 2011). In most areas the floodwaters have receded, however there is concern that even a little rain could cause more flooding due to the already saturated land. As cities and towns are beginning the restoration process, one thing caused by the flooding waters cannot be restored. Pollutants’ such as nitrogen from fertilizer, due to this area being primarily composed of farming land, is making its way toward the Gulf of Mexico....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Formal Critique of “Indian Summer Hudson River” - Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was an American artist and member of the Hudson River School. He was one of the first of the Hudson River Artist’s to paint beyond New York and see the unexplored west. Bierstadt’s paintings focused more upon the sublime in nature. His painting titled “Indian Summer Hudson River” was completed in 1861. It is an oil on canvas painting, which measures twenty-four inches in height by forty-one inches wide. One looks out across a secluded section of the Hudson River. It is late afternoon, and the sun is beginning its decent....   [tags: Art Analysis]
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A River Runs Through It - A River Runs Through It Fly fishing is not what this story is all about, although it might seem so at first. Neither is it about religion, even though the father’s first line is: "In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing." Yes, these two things are themes that run through the story and add to its power. But there is so much more. It depicts a place of beauty, history, myth, and mystery, it is a triangle of earth in Montana where the writer grew up....   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Assessment of the Hydrogeological Aspects of White River in South Dakota - ... Field Observation Surveys Field observation surveys are carried out in order to collect data in form of geological maps, hydrological maps and terrain of the proposed site. The data can then be acquired basing upon the relevant task. The main aim of this report is to collect data for the ground water and surface water. The tasks required to carry out such tasks are given in the proposal below: 1. Topography & Hydrology Mapping The section is divided into two main headings i.e. Topography and Hydrology, when discussing topography we mean the condition and type of the terrain which may be depicting levels of the ground, hills, valleys, forests and water bodies....   [tags: flow direction, precipitation and runoff] 1521 words
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Literary Analysis of Kate Grenville's The Secret River - ... He went quickly back into the hut, although it did not offer any protection against what the darkness might hide. William Thornhill is a 1st person narrator in this novel; the 1st person narration gives the readers of this novel, an exclusive understanding of his situation and thoughts, but he is not an omniscient narrator. This type of narration means that we are only able to observe other characters from his perspective; an example is when he faces the aborigine “It took a moment to understand that the stirring was a human, as black as the air itself....   [tags: aborigine, covict, narration]
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Progress and the Total Destruction of the Earth - Progress and the Total Destruction of the Earth Throughout all of history, humans have been evolving not only genetically, but also culturally. Of the two evolutionary processes, cultural evolution happens more quickly, and has had a more noticeable effect on the environment compared to genetic evolution. Early hunter/gatherer societies evolved to agrarian society, which then had technological changes that affected the culture of the society. Unfortunately, while humans have been culturally evolving towards what is perceived to be progress, the environment has been compromised, marginalized, and degraded as it is continually exploited for human benefit and consumption....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 984 words
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The Mapuche: People of the Earth - The Mapuche: People of the Earth The Mapuche, also known as the Araucano, were said to be the first people in the region south of Chile's Biobio River. Archaeological excavations show evidence of their culture dating back to 12,000 years. They were indigenous people that were inhabited originally in the southern portion of Chile in and around Region IX. They had well developed societies, impressive art, and the people were accomplished warriors. The leader what they call toqui was the Maximum Chief in war, and his power was symbolized by an engraved stone hatchet....   [tags: Papers] 585 words
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Two Ways That The Earth's Waters Become Polluted - It is extremely important to know exactly how water pollution occurs to know how it is affecting our lives as well as nature and animals. First off, there are two different ways that the earth’s water becomes polluted (“Water Pollution Causes”). The first category is Point source. This happens when harmful contaminants are directly emitted into a body of water. This is usually regulated and monitored. The second category, Non-point source pollution, is much harder to monitor. This contamination occurs when pollutants are emitted into our water from transport and environmental changes....   [tags: Environment, Water Pollution, Environmental] 1161 words
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Getting Wet in the Wettest Place on Earth: Cherrapunjee - Getting Wet in the wettest place on Earth; Cherrapunjee “Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” As another weekend of travel with Nids and Dris came to an end, I am reminded of these very lines from Emily Wing Smith. Three days of trekking around the gorgeous hills and valleys of this village, drenched in the fury of the Cherrapunjee rain is an apt reminder to why this land is known as the wettest place on earth. And had it not been for the good company my best friend, I would have not been able to experience the panoramic beauty of the deep gorges and roaring yet amazing waterfalls of Cherrapunjee....   [tags: personal treking adventure account] 674 words
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Save Energy Now to Save Earth Later - There are currently many different resources for energy usage, both renewable and non-renewable. Non-renewable resources include those resources which, once used, will cease to exist, such as oil and coal being mined from the Earth. Kentucky, the state in which I live, was listed as the third largest producer of electricity using coal in 2011 (Kentucky, 2012). This output accounted for 10 percent of the United States’ total coal production for that year, as well as ninety-three percent of the total electricity generated for the state (Kentucky, 2012)....   [tags: renewable, fossil fuels, hydropower] 937 words
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Spoon River Anthology - Spoon River Anthology The Spoon River Anthology, written by Edgar Lee Masters in 1915, was a unique piece of work in both style and structure. There are over two hundred “stories” told by the dead people who once lived in the town of Spoon River. The lives and dreams of these people are written as poems. The poetry itself is an excellent example of early modernist style. Since there are many people from many different backgrounds, and even different generations, (There are examples of Old English spellings and hints of people being from different decades), there are varied stories and themes present throughout the Anthology....   [tags: Papers] 537 words
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Treatment of Native Americans by Europeans - Native Americans have faced increasing encroachment by European and Euro-American settlers since the discovery of the Americas by Europeans in 1492. Beginning with the Caribs, mistakenly labeled as Indians by Christopher Columbus, continuing with the ‘Indian Wars’ waged by the U.S. government against such tribes as the Lakota and Apache, and lasting until today, native peoples have had to adjust and adapt constantly to survive. Native peoples have had to use and balance their ‘historical agency,’ or the ability of a people to affect the world around them throughout history, against the ‘structural forces’ set up by outsiders and foreign governments, which seek to limit their impact on the wo...   [tags: Indian Wars, Columbia River]
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Paths Of Revelation In Endo's Deep River - Deep River is a short novel through which Shusaku Endo shares the story of a number of Japanese tourists who travel to India in an unknown pursuit of their pilgrimage of grace. Ironically the characters within the novel are non-believers of the Hindu religion, which can be a bit confusing for the reader at first. But as one proceeds through the novel, one will come to realize that the basis of the novel was not to review any particular religion, but to depict the individual journey to God. As stated within the novel, “God has many different faces....   [tags: Shusaku Endo] 1764 words
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The Earth-sifters of Tel Bet Shemesh - The Earth-sifters of Tel Bet Shemesh The newest addition to my bedroom wall is a framed enlargement of a summer solstice sunrise. It's not the only photo on my walls, but this one is different. In that photo, light from a nearly-visible sun looms up from behind a cluster of tents and human silhouettes that could easily date back to the Early Iron Age. In fact, those silhouettes belong to twenty-first century, Early Silicon Age students in search of thirteen hundred year old artifacts atop an ancient, artificial mountain that was created over centuries as successive cultures built upon the ruins of previous civilizations....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay Example] 716 words
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A Journey from the Congo River to Europe in Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness is a 146 page, adventure tale novella written by Joseph Conrad. This book can be found in our school library and many other libraries in the area. The novella is about a British sailor named Marlow, who recounts his journey from the Congo River to Europe. On his journey, Marlow meets a man named Kurtz and attempts to bring him back to Europe. Many complications such as attacks from the natives, sickness, and a boat repair set hardships on Marlow’s journey, developing the main character, the theme, and mood of the novella....   [tags: novella, africa, mood]
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The Unique Sudanese Culture - Culture is something that tremendously varies from society to society and is an essential part of what shapes our perceptions, attributions, judgments, and ideas of self and other. Unlike the United States of America, Sudan was not founded on the principle that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In Sudan, it is ubiquitous that every civilian does not have an equal opportunity as well substantial support to obtain quality food, shelter, safety, clothing, and medical care....   [tags: religion, nile river, islam] 884 words
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The Red Sea Dead Sea Water Conveyor (RSDSWC) Project - 1. History, Progress Description about this project and Introduction about dead sea: The Dead Sea, the most salty lake and the Earth lowest place on the land, borders Israel and Palestine to the west and bordering Jordan to the east. The salinities is about 10 times as salty as the world ocean average. Thanks to the high salinities, both tourism industry and chemical industry benefits from it. Tourists can float on the water surface because of its high buoyancy. Chemical factory can got tons of brine by evaporation methods to make fertilizer....   [tags: water balance, Jordan river, Israel]
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A Meteor will Strike the Earth and Destroy All Life Forms - A Meteor will Strike the Earth and Destroy All Life Forms “With millions and millions of meteors hurtling around in our solar system, there’s always a chance that one could hit Earth at any moment. But what would be the consequences and how would the Earth be affected if one does happen to hit. If an object from space hit the sea, a huge tidal wave would be formed, hundreds of meters high, which would leave most of the world under water for a period of time, destroying and killing everything in it’s way....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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Topographic Features on the Largest Land Areas of the Earth - Topographic Features on the Largest Land Areas of the Earth Many conspicuous topographic features on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to related features that occur on the floor of the Earth's ocean basins, as, for example, seamounts, mid-oceanic ridges, and submarine canyons.) Such structures are rendered unique by the tectonic mechanisms that generate them and by the climatically controlled denudational systems that modify them through time....   [tags: Papers] 481 words
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Trench Warfare: Hell on Earth - The Great War, fueled by the excessive pride of each country, devastated the world. Each side felt superior to the other and would not stop until it emerged as the victor. These countries altered the style of fighting from a primitive face-to-face combat to systematic style of battle through trenches. To adapt to this style, countries developed new weapons and tactics to prevail over their enemies. But, the war simply remained a draw. Trench warfare prolonged World War I by a causing a bloody stalemate where millions died from modern weapons and horrid living conditions....   [tags: Military History ]
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Factors that Affect the Awareness on Environmental Issues: A Case Study at Utem Malacca City Campus - ... Zainora Asmawi. (2011). The level of awareness towards environmental issues and concern: Case studies of universities students in Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley of Malaysia. EAROPH. Retrieved from http://www.earoph.info/pdf/2012papers/DAY1/session1/S6/S6-1-P1.pdf Anjali Argawal. (2008). Role of NGOs in the protection of environment. Journal of Environmental Research and Development. 2(4), 933-938. Retrieved from www.jerad.org/ppapers/dnload.php?vl=2&is=4C&st=933 Carson, R. (2011). The sense of wonder....   [tags: issues, awarness, earth, haze, fire]
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The Relation Between the Setting And the Character In The Yellow Wallpaper and Big Two-Hearted River - The Relation Between the Setting And the Character In The Yellow Wallpaper and Big Two-Hearted River The aim of this paper is to analyze the importance and relation of the setting and characters in the two short stories: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Ernest Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River". The setting in "The Yellow Wallpaper" helps illustrate the theme of solitary confinement and exclusion from the public resulting in insanity. The house rented by the characters for the summer as well as the surrounding scenery suggest an isolated environment....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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The Fight for Nature Preservation and Restoration in Round River by Aldo Leopold - The Fight for Nature Preservation and Restoration in Round River by Aldo Leopold In the essay the "Round River" Aldo Leopold was trying to say many different ideas that related together in the fight for nature preservation and restoration. One of Aldo Leopolds main points in his essay was that we as humans can not replace, rebuild nature. So before it goes to far, and get's to destroyed we must restore it. As people though we can only do so much and we can't restore it with foreign plants, but only the natural plants that originated there....   [tags: Papers] 347 words
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Cause and Effect and Non-Renewable Resources - From the words of Mahatma Ghandi, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.” This quotation holds highly true, despite society’s lack of recognition towards the concept. We religiously use non-renewable resources to meet our wants and needs at a rate too rapid for the source to replenish, which is causing depletion levels to rise. As this is done, we are also releasing emissions into our atmosphere that destroy the ozone layer and increase the effects of global warming....   [tags: Earth, Ozone Layer, Atmosphere, Global Warming]
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The Colorado River - The Colorado River is the seventh longest river. In the 1920’s Western states began dividing up the water in the Colorado River by building dams and divert river flow to San Diego, Phoenix, and other large cities in order to supply water to these cities. In the past the river has been known for being a major source of water and electricity. The Colorado River passes through Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora. During the past decade a drought has been sweeping the Southwest resulting in a lowered river level....   [tags: history, grand river, aqueduct] 1296 words
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The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth - The Significance of the Earth in The Good Earth "And O-lan in the house was not idle. With her own hands she lashed the mats to the rafters and took earth from the fields and mixed it with water and mended the walls of the house, and she built again the oven and filled the holes in the floor that the rain had washed." There can be no doubt that the symbol of earth in Buck's novel, The Good Earth, is one so potent that it permeates and binds the entire tale. It is presented repeatedly throughout the novel, either through gentle allusion or outright statement....   [tags: The Good Earth] 451 words
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The Caspian Basin and the Caspian Environment Programme - The Caspian Basin and the Caspian Environment Programme The Caspian Basin is a unique ecosystem, the largest inland body of water in the world; and yet its importance in global politics is much more linked to its wealth of natural resources of oil and gas, rather than to any intrinsic environmental worth. This paper will analyse the policy process concerning a regional international regime, the Caspian Environment Programme (CEP). This organisation was initiated by major external donor actors, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank, yet intimately involves the five littoral states of the Caspian: the fo...   [tags: Nature Earth Papers]
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Free Essays - A Difference in Values in The Good Earth - A Difference in Values The House of Wang Lung rose in one generation from a family of poor farmers to a wealthy respected house in the novel The Good Earth by Pearl Buck. The dramatic change in social status causes the sons of Wang Lung to have different views and values from their father. His different treatment of each son also shapes each character. Although part of the same family the charachters demonstrate a difference in values. The father values the land, the youngest son values regognition, the middle son values wealth, and the eldest son values respect....   [tags: Earth] 1055 words
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The Character of Soka in Children of the River - In stories of any genre, characters may change dramatically. This holds true for many characters in Children of the River, a story that tells the true nature of change. The most prominent change is evident in the character of Soka. Her character begins as very stubborn and strict and changes to that of a caring person. This essay will explore the true nature of Soka’s behavior. At the beginning of Children of the River, the story unfolds in Cambodia. Soka has given birth to a baby (who dies later on)....   [tags: Children of the River] 511 words
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