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Alpine Village Clinic Case Study - Alpine Village Clinic is located in a winter resort near the city of Aspen, Colorado. Although open year around, it is mostly a seasonal business since the bulk of patients seen at the clinic walk in during the winter months of December to March, when skiing is in full swing and pertaining injuries are common. The doctors thought about closing the clinic during the summer months, however running the clinic for a portion of the year is inefficient, and in addition, there seems to be a sufficient summer demand for the clinic’s services....   [tags: Alpine Village Case Study]
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Queen of Alpine - Queen of Alpine In everyday life Lindsey Vonn gets to experience thrills, chills, and she uses her remarkable skills to become a greater athlete. Born in Minnesota and raised in Colorado, she has been skiing all of her life. At the age of two she was in a pair of skis and has continued to progress. (Lindsey Vonn, 2 of 4) I intend to describe the exciting life of Olympic athlete, Lindsey Vonn. On October 18, 1984 a future Olympian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began skiing at age two. Her father Alan was her main coach....   [tags: Biography] 684 words
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Arctic and Alpine Soils - Arctic and Alpine Soils Proposal (Ant)arctic (high-latitude) and alpine (mountain) areas are affected by relatively similar climates, as latitude and altitude produce similar meteorologic effects. In these geographic regions where temperature is at such a pronounced extreme, climate would seem to be the leading factor of soil development. It is my goal in this research paper to answer the following question: How do the soils of arctic and alpine areas differ. This idea, taken largely from an abstract by Birkeland (1975), will be explored through the comparison of the soils of these two geographic regions, and an analysis of the soil development factors in those environments....   [tags: Argriculture Research Papers]
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Alpine Skiing - Alpine skiing derives its name from the mountain range, The Alps in Europe, where the sport developed in the late 1800’s as a means of moving down snow-covered slopes. Skiing spread to other parts of the world and is now done primarily at ski resorts on specially cut trails. The most common lift in North America is the chairlift, which is a series of seats suspended from a motor-driven cable that pulls the seats up the mountain. Various surface lifts which pull skiers up the hill while they remain standing on skis include rope-tows, T-bars, and J-bars....   [tags: essays research papers] 393 words
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Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments - Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments Adaptive Strategies in Alpine Environments: Beyond Ecological Particularism, is an article that evaluates the similarities and differences of two alpine environments. The author’s main point of the article is to identify the consistencies of social organization and adaptation throughout communities existing in high altitudes. The mountain chains used to investigate these regularities were the Swiss Alps and the Himalayan Mountains. Along with finding the consistencies of the communities with in the mountains, they also wanted to discover whether adaptation was created though the mountain environment or outside influences....   [tags: Environment Sociology Essays] 704 words
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The Environmental Impact of Skiing and Tourism - It is extremely easy to forget the impact imposed by skiing on the mountain environments. Most people believe the only effect that they have on the environment within mountain regions are the tracks in the snow left by their skis. However, there is strong evidence that skiing has both a social and more noticeably, environmental impacts that influence the natural environment. Some experts of the Alpine region suggest that tourists directly affect over half of the Alps entire surface area. It can therefore be stated that the Alps are now one of the most threatened mountain ecosystems on Earth....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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High School Students and Volunteering - ... Personal Interview). Jay Dutcher, an Alpena High Senior, tells us that volunteering has taught me a lot, especially that hard work and giving time is more valuable than making money (Dutcher, Jay. Personal Interview). This is true especially because in our community there are many aspects of volunteering that we can do without making money, where we can work hard and show our true character as young adults. People who volunteer show acts of unselfishness everyday and willingness to provide a sense of companionship to make someone feel better, who may just not have it as well as you do....   [tags: alpina high, sports] 1525 words
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Analysis of a Photo of Benito Mussolini - Napoleon Bonaparte adage ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ holds true with regards to the photograph of a topless Benito Mussolini. This profound image captures the essence of the relationships, intersections and overlaps between historical discourses of reality and propagated realism. Discourses where one is historiographical and the other is philosophical. The historical aspect depicts the subject at a particular time and place in Italy’s past. The review examines the historical and philosophical relationship and perspectives of the image’s content and context; in particular, the contextualisation of the image in terms of propaganda diffusion....   [tags: politics, propaganda]
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The History and Events of the Olympics - ... Table tennis has the same events in men and women's categories. They both have singles and team events. It was added to the Olympics in 1971. The game was first played in the Olympic Games in 1981. Jumping on a trampoline became an Olympic game in Sydney in the year 2000. In the men and women's category both have individual competition. Football or (Soccer) was the first team game to be added to the Olympic Games. It was added to the games in the year 1900 exactly a year before the trampoline events were added....   [tags: athletes, competition, skiing ]
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Ecosystems at Risk - Ecosystems at Risk The ecosystem at risk that I have chosen to research is the Himalayan Mountain range. Considering the mountain range covers a very large area, the ecosystem type has been narrowed down to the Alpine variety. The 2 500 kilometre long Himalayas stretch across three countries; India, Nepal and China (Tibet). The width of the mountain range varies from 100-400 kilometres, giving a total area of 594 400 square kilometres. [IMAGE] http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html?Parent=asia&Rootmap=nepal 2....   [tags: Papers] 1504 words
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Glaciers as an Indicator of Climate Change - Glaciers as an Indicator of Climate Change Introduction: It is now a well-documented scientific fact that both the 20th and 21st centuries have experienced a general trend in terms of global warming. Scientific research and evidence clearly indicate that the earth’s surface temperatures are gradually increasing. There have been a variety of theories pertaining to the fundamental causes of global warming. However, one of the outstanding beliefs is that human activities are distinctively responsible for global warming....   [tags: global warming, scientific research, evidence]
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The Fisheries Management of the Lake Annecy Stocked Arctic char - Abstract The fisheries management of the Lake Annecy stocked Arctic char Salvelinus alpinus fingerlings from different origins to improve the its catches.Different origions of stocked fish includes included catching progeny of wild spawning Arctic char from Lake Annecy and rearing the juveniles in the hatchery at Lake Annecy,, juveniles produced in a hatchery on Lake Geneva from eggs from wild fish in Lake Geneva, or using juveniles of a brood stock reared in the INRA research hatchery on Lake Geneva....   [tags: Ecology] 570 words
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Mondelez International's Product Analysis - Mondelez International Inc. is a global snacking powerhouse with 2012 revenue of $35billion. ("Mondelez international reports," 2013) Mondelez International Inc. is selling its products in 165 countries, and it is a leader in the world in selling candy, coffee, chocolate, biscuits, etc, with brands such as Milka Chocolate, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury, LU, Jacobs coffee, Oreo biscuits and Nabisco, Trident Gum and Tang. ("Mondelez international reports," 2013) In the second quarter of 2013, Net Revenues were $8.6billions (increased by 0.8%)....   [tags: milka brand, snacking powerhouse, mondelez ]
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The Glaciers of Yosemite National Park - The Glaciers of Yosemite National Park One of nature's most powerful and influential forces is also one of nature's coldest and slowest processes. These great icy rivers are called glaciers and have formed some of the most beautiful scenery on this planet. These enormous frozen bodies of water are often thousands of feet wide and deep and many miles long. They cover millions of acres of land and drastically change the land into beautiful mountains with many amazing features. One of the areas where glaciers have been most influential is in Yosemite National Park in California....   [tags: Geology]
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The European Alps - ... Sternai et al presents a way to model the pre-glacial topography of the Alps, as it was 0.9 million years ago. The model relies on the assumption that the height of the Alps is controlled by the balance of mountain uplift and erosion based on modern river systems. This balance is modelled by Flint’s law (Flint 1974), and uses the variable Ks to model the ratio of uplift and erosion across the Alps. Since glacial erosion has removed larger amounts of rock from than rivers, the overall weight of the mountain ranges will decrease....   [tags: cold temperature, glaciers] 724 words
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Adaptation and The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection - Adaptation and Natural Selection In Merriam-Webster Dictionary, adaptation is defined as a “modification of an organism or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its environment.” Also, natuaral selection is defined, “a natural process that results in the survival and reproductive success of individuals or groups best adjusted to their environment and that leads to the perpetuation of genetic qualities best suited to that particular environment.” As each species will have an evolution die off without an adaptation that assists in its survival, only those with the adaptation will be left....   [tags: charles darwin, alfred walace]
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Impacts of Climate Change on Australian Alps' Ski Industry - ... Thompson (2011) supports Pickering’s (2010) theory of the link between snow albedo and atmospheric temperatures, with lower albedo contributing to an increased atmospheric temperature over snow-cover areas. Hence, it can be concluded from the above analysis that the decline in fresh snow reveals old snow, resulting in a faster rate of run off due to lower reflectivity. The cascading effect of increased temperatures as a result of climate change will continue to deepen. Consequently, the action that the ski industry take to adapt to climate change will determine the industry’s future status....   [tags: global warming] 1244 words
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Family Outdoor Activities in Winter Park Resort, Colorado - Getting ready for a summer vacation at the Winter Park Resort. You’re on the right track. We’ll provide some tips and advises too; regarding all the family outdoor activities you can do there. Colorado has breathtaking sceneries which are truly amazing. It can mesmerize your heart. In fact, the sceneries are so surreal that they actually look like paintings. These are maybe the reasons why people are flocking to Colorado for an extraordinary vacation. The mountains are so inviting. It feels like a magnet attracting you to taste its natural beauty....   [tags: Travel, Tourism, Marketing] 1469 words
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Implementing Sustainability Practices in Javakheti-Highlands of Georgia - ... 2 Case study – sustainable pasture management in the Javakheti-Highlands of Georgia Javakheti is a region that combines the life and survival strategies of all the major ethnic groups of the Caucasus. The highlands are situated in the border triangle of Georgia, Armenia and Turkey at a volcanic plateau with a base altitude of 1900m a.s.l. and mountains reaching up to 3000m a.s.l. The landscape is primarily characterised by grasslands, subalpine and alpine meadows – testimonies of thousands of years of securing livelihood, such as different kinds of semi-nomadic pastoralism....   [tags: environment, biodiversity, anthropology] 1404 words
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The Journey from Oaxaca to California - Family History Project Essay: From Oaxaca to California I always wondered how my family came to California, but never got the opportunity to research their journey until now. From simply interviewing my father and grandfather, I learned about the challenges my family faced when they traveled to California. It was a story that made me realize how fortunate I am today to have the opportunity of acquiring an education and the chance to write this essay. My family’s migration began with my grandfather migrating to California in 1949 under the Bracero program....   [tags: migration to the United States]
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Dolph Briscoe Jr: Texas Governor 1973-1979 - Dolph Briscoe Jr. , Texas Governor from 1973 until 1979, lifetime resident of Uvalde, Texas. The Briscoe family settled in Fort Bend County in 1832, Dolph’s Grandfather Andrew Briscoe signed the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as leading a company of soldiers in the Battle of San Jacinto. He then became the first elected judge of Harris County, Sam Houston appointed him this position. Dolph’s father, Dolph Briscoe Sr., was appointed chairman of the Texas Racing commission from 1930 until 1933....   [tags: Politician, Biography]
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Touching the Void by Joe Simpson - In 1985, two British mountaineers, Joe Simpson, and Simon Yates, set out to climb the nearly 21,000 foot Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were successful in their ascent of the previously unclimbed West Face, however, disaster struck on the descent when Simpson slipped down an ice cliff, landing awkwardly and crushing his tibia into his knee joint, resulting in a broken right leg. Touching the Void is the 1988 account written by Simpson, whose powerful and well-written tale tells a story filled with adventure, survival, isolation, trust, and friendship....   [tags: climbing Siula Grande recount] 1925 words
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Sports, Wars and Politics in India - ... The war was fought by India and Pakistan over the disputed land in Kashmir. Most of the war took place on the border and Kashmir. The war lasted 5 months and ended due to a United Nations mandated ceasefire. Politics Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. On 27th May 1964, he died in office due to a heart attack. Lal Bahadur Shastri became the next Prime Minister of India, however he died two years later in 1966. Indira Gandhi (daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru) then became the Prime Minister of India....   [tags: olympics, sino-indian war, agriculture] 572 words
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Timber Industry in Whatcom County - ... By the late 1800’s, the towns of Geneva, Silver Beach and Blue Canyon were growing quickly within the Lake Whatcom watershed. Timber companies were able float logs across Lake Whatcom to the mills located at the north end of the lake. Because of the ease and cost effective means of transportation, the timber along the Whatcom Lake shores was depleted by 1895 and timber harvests were forced to move inland. Not only was Henry Roeder responsible for the building of the first mill within Whatcom County, he was also the original discoverer of Coal along the northeastern shore of Bellingham Bay....   [tags: logging technology]
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A Melting Planet - A Melting Planet Although most glaciers and ice sheets reside in areas that man does not inhabit, they are nevertheless important for society and the global environment. Due to anthropogenic activities over the past two centuries, the temperature of the earth is rising at an alarming rate. This rise in temperatures has resulted in an overall loss of ice mass worldwide, including a rapid depletion in mountain glaciers. The effects of glacial melt will have a significant impact on the future of the human race, so it is therefore important to have a firm understanding of glaciers....   [tags: Glaciers Ecology Essays]
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Greece: A Natural Beauty - There are many interesting things one can discovery about Greece; it has such an old history. Athens, Greece represents art, wisdom, and freedom because of the many accomplishments the city has made for the country over several years. Greece has fascinating geography, ancient life, and modern life. Greece is a beautiful country located in southern Europe. It is surrounded by neighboring countries such as Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, and Turkey. It mainly consists of a peninsula known as the Peloponnese....   [tags: History, Athens ] 1156 words
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Market Entry Strategy: Avon - ... Most Swiss citizens speak German, but the influence is primarily language-based. Switzerland’s main influences are Alpine: France and Italy. As for Luxembourg, surrounded by France, Germany, and Belgium, influences are mostly Germanic and Latin. Using the influences in Luxembourg and Switzerland, there are many ways to go about adapting Avon’s marketing. For example, the Germanic influence created a frugal buyer that desires products for everyday use, ease of use, and cause marketing. The Italian/Alpine influence suggested marketing children’s products and marketing for a cause....   [tags: business and promotional adaptation] 906 words
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Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado - Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado INTRODUCTION Glaciers are an integral part of the world’s climate. In fact, as Richard Armstrong of the University of Colorado says, “Glaciers are key indicators in monitoring and detecting climate change” (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 2003, p. 1). Not only are they an important part of monitoring current climate, they can hold many keys to the past. Glaciers are in fact, “a source of paleoclimate data…” (Meier and Dyurgerov, 1980, p. 37). This paleoclimate data can give geologists information on the conditions that were present at the time of the glaciers birth, as well as the approximate age....   [tags: Glaciers Nature Essays]
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Border Music by Robert James Waller - Border Music by Robert James Waller 1.) Title: Boarder Music Published: Warner Books Inc. Author: Robert James Waller Where book was acquired: WBHS Library 2.) What type of book: Fiction 3.) Characters: 1986 1.) Jack Carmine- Is a 48-year-old man who lives an independent life style. Everything he does is a spur of the moment thing. He works all the time, and his jobs are as unpredictable as he is. He originally is from Alpine Texas, but he goes north for the summer. All he wants is to live his life the best he can, and do as much as he can....   [tags: essays research papers] 1406 words
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Adventures at a Jamily Gathering - Adventures at a Jamily Gathering “This is a little ridiculous,” my brother sneers, shivering. It’s three o’clock in the afternoon, 30 degrees and dropping; we’re about 40 people from the entrance gate, and the concert doesn’t start until 7:30 pm. At this point, I’d have to agree with him. This concert is the last to be held this year at the Alpine Valley Amphitheater, and rightfully so—by the time Pearl Jam takes the stage, the temperature’s dropped to 15 degrees, and the band walk out doused heavily with stocking caps and scarves, and Eddie Vedder, the band’s frontman, welcomes the audience to “The Ice Bowl.” The crowd erupts in a roar that is part “Damn straight!” and part, “Yeah, and y...   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1020 words
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Dresden Elbe Valley Germany - Dresden Elbe Valley, Germany In Dresden Elbe Valley, Germany there is much diversity in the wildlife and landscape. There are many factors which contribute to the variety of life forms in this area including the landscape itself. Since there are forests, mountains and water, multiple types of wildlife may have habitat here. The vast tracts of forest and mountainous terrain, with only scattered habitation, contribute to a surprising variety of wildlife. Game animals abound in most regions several varieties of deer, quail, and pheasant and, in the Alpine regions, the chamois and ibex and their numbers are protected by stringent game laws....   [tags: Geography] 1498 words
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Switzerland Travel Tips - Switzerland as a perfect travel destination is always flooded with tourists from all walks of life but it is getting more and more accolade among young honeymooners who prefer it as one of the most romantic places on earth to start their new life. This small coveted European nation has everything on its platter to cater tourists interests especially honeymooners. Its snowcapped mountain peaks, thick alpine forest, scenic cities and country sides along with warm hospitable people make it an ideal place to enjoy a perfect honeymoon period....   [tags: Honeymoons, Tourist Attractions] 906 words
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Geography of Japan - Japan is known for its contemporary culture and advancement in electronics and engineering. We could also learn from the traditions Japan can offer. From advancement in cars and electronic devices, Japan holds on to ancient arts and traditions that play a role in their daily life. Japan has various climates from tropical in the south to cooler temperatures in the north, and the famous tourist site of the active volcano Mount Fuji. Mount Fiji is the highest mountain in Japan, with a tundra climate the temperature is low and covered with snow causing....   [tags: hokkaido region, potsdam declaration]
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Uttarakhand Disater Prevention - ... Disaster Causes and Possible Prevention A common occurrence in Northern India is the summer monsoons winds (Guha, 2006), which in turn cause heavy downpours and floods. The sudden change in rainfall patterns is attributed to global warming (Riley & William, 2005). Studies have indicated the effects of global warming on South Asia as increased heat, floods, and disease (Guha, 2006). Riley & William (2005) stated that the global temperature was expected to rise in the next few years resulting in negative ecological effects (Riley & William, 2005)....   [tags: floods, global warming, damage]
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The Mackenzie Basin - ... This fault has uplifted the Old man range and is likely to be a part of a broader zone of deformation, the Irishman Creek fault zone (Fox ’87, Cox & Barrell ’07). In the last 5000 years, an interval for reoccurring major events on the ICF of 1290±90yr was determined from dating on scree slopes along the fault trace ( McSaveney ’91). Initial seismic surveys of Lake Tekapo were conducted by Pickrill and Irwin in ’83. Seismic penetration was approximately 25m below the lake bottom. They classified the sediments, which were sourced from the Godley river (Godley glacier) and Cass river, as primarily fluvio-glacial sediments and fluvial sediments respectively ( Irwin & Pickrill and Irwin’83)....   [tags: climate change, new zealand] 724 words
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Humans' Impact on Grizzly Bears - Nature, it is everywhere, everyone uses it. Quite often, however, people abuse it, such as with humans’ impact on grizzly bears. Grizzly bears are important to the environment because they have many useful purposes for the environment: “they provide an “umbrella” for the environment because they require such large home ranges.” (savethegreatbear.org/CAD/Grizzly.htm) The Grizzly Bear is extremely vulnerable to changes in its habitat and food cycle. This allows humans to detect small changes in the environment, just by watching this amazing species....   [tags: environmentalism, endangered species, extinction, ]
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The Arctic Tundra - The Arctic Tundra The Tundra is located in the northern regions of North America, Europe, Asia, as well as a few regions of Antarctica. The Tundra is the second largest vegetation zone in Canada. It can be divided clearly into three different sections: the High Arctic Tundra, the Low Arctic Tundra and the Alpine Tundra. The latter Alpine Tundra occurs in higher altitudes such as mountains whereas the first two are mainly based in plains and lowlands of some kind. The Low Arctic Tundra is the transmission point to the north....   [tags: Antarctica Nature Wildlife Environmental Essays] 1356 words
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Types Of Skiing - Types of Skiing Downhill Skiing In Downhill skiing, competitors take a “set course from start to finish.” They take turns racing and each run is timed. The person with the fastest time wins. Downhill racers use ski poles to pick up speed at the start and for balance when they take turns. They try to keep there skis as close as possible to the snow. As he leaves the starting gate he activates an automatic timing mechanism. Downhill racing is the fastest Alpine ski racing sport. Champion skiers reach speeds of over 90 miles per hour on the steep, strait parts of the course....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Study and Findings of Climatology in Nepal - The Study and Findings of Climatology in Nepal In many areas in Nepal, the history of climatology only dates back to 1956. Around this time, the Indian Meteorological Department instituted stations in various areas around the country, which were eventually taken over by the Nepalese government in 1966. Having these stations in place has given scientists significant insight into the Nepalese climate. However, some of the Indian equipment remained in the Nepalese stations, and unfortunately many Indian findings vary significantly from the Nepalese records of the same areas....   [tags: Climae Environment Nepal Essays Papers]
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The Army Advertising Campaign Targets You! - The U.S. Army Advertising Campaign Targets You. The United States Army recruitment campaign slogan of "An Army of One," is reminiscent of the legendary Musketeer's code. These men protected the king and lived by the phrase "One for All and All for One." To the Musketeers this represented the power they found in unity as well as in individuality, combined. This relationship, though somewhat subtle, is simply a play on the recent felt need of many to serve and protect their country and freedom....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2013 words
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Rock Gardening Ideas - Introduction: There are plenty of rock gardening ideas whether you want to create a traditional oriental rock garden or just imitate some principles of the oriental rock gardens. Let us here see about the general rock gardening ideas of natural rock gardens and oriental rock gardening ideas. Natural rock gardening ideas: The natural rock gardening ideas are given by the nature. The rocky yards are covered with greenery in order to beautify the area. In the rock gardens the stones, stumps, logs are not removed like the other garden types but are the vital elements of these gardens....   [tags: Gardening] 525 words
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The Rivers Of France - The Rivers of France The Rhône system The Rhône is the great river of the southeast. Rising in the Alps, it passes through Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman) to enter France, which has 324 miles of its total length of 505 miles. At Lyon it receives its major tributary, the Saône. In eastern France the direction of the main rivers is predominantly north-south through the Alpine furrow. The regime of the Rhône is complex. Near Lyon the Rhône and its important Isère and Drôme tributaries, draining from the Alps, have a marked late spring-early summer peak caused by the melting of snow and ice....   [tags: Geography France Rivers Water Essays] 3902 words
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Germany's Culture - Millions of tourists visit Germany each year, whether it is for business travel, attractions, or culture. In fact, Germany had 380,334,000 tourists in 2010 ("destatis"). Diversified due to the geographic landscape of the country, Germany has a culture and customs unlike any other country in the world. Germany, which consists of five different regions, is on the European Continent. The five regions of Germany are, The North Germany Lowlands, South German Hills, Central Uplands, Alpine Foothills, and the Rhine River Valley....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]
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Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to Oil Drilling? - Drilling oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a serious issue for environmentalists and for the future of the United States. Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling. This paper will debate whether or not we should allow Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to be opened to oil drilling. This will also show the impact it has on the environment, and I will show a critical analysis of the current issue of whether or not to drill. History Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Northeastern part of Alaska and is the largest wildlife in the country....   [tags: Oil Drilling Environment]
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Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Succeed In Climbing Mt. Everest - ... While climbing the Himalayas, he climbed 11 peaks, all of which were over 20,000 feet. He scaled New Zealand’s highest peak in 1948 and became well known in the climbing world (Robinson). His notoriety enabled him to join the 1951 British expedition to Everest and unfortunately that expedition failed and then in 1953 he joined the ninth expedition to Everest led by Colonial John Hunt. The Joint Himalayan Committee of the Alpine Club of Great Britain and the Royal Geographic Society sponsored this climb (Robinson)....   [tags: alps, expedition, summit] 1094 words
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Global Warming: A Look at Both Sides of the Issue - Throughout history climates have drastically changed. There have been shifts from warm climates to the Ice Ages (Cunningham & Cunningham, 2009, p.204). Evidence suggests there have been at least a dozen abrupt climate changes throughout the history of the earth. There are a few suspected reasons for these past climate changes. One reason may be that asteroids hitting the earth and volcanic eruptions caused some of them. A further assumption is that 22-year solar magnetic cycles and 11-year sunspot cycles played a part in the changes....   [tags: Climate Change, Academic Essays]
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Papua New Guinea Lowland Tropical Rainforest, One Landscape, Different Perspectives - For thousands of years, Papua New Guinea’s affluent terrestrial vegetations have provided the habitat and the patronage elements that were essential for the survival of the Papuan people (Map I) (Worldatlas.com, 2012) (Nicholls, 2004). The diversity of Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) terrestrial vegetation are portrayed in beach grasses, located along coastal lines, moving inland towards lowland tropical rainforest (LTF), and ending with mountaintops’ alpine forests (Table I) (Nicholls, 2004). PNG’s lowland tropical rainforest dominates large portions of the country’s landscape, and it is considered to be the richest region in biodiversity, timber, and minerals (Swartzendruber, 1993)....   [tags: Geography ] 2323 words
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Anaylsis of Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland - ... He didn't have any better ideas, so he planted a flag on the top, and in an attempt to tie it in with the "Alpine theme", he called it "snow mountain." However, he took a trip to the Swiss alps soon after and developed a better idea. He would make it into a ride called the "Matterhorn" after the great mountain is the Swiss Alps. In Disneyland, people tend to not only leave their lives behind, many guests also tend to go a little "insane in the membrane" For example, one guest who exited the Great Moments asked "Who played the part of Mr....   [tags: park, cast, rides, world, disneyland]
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Liechtenstein: A Small Country with a Long History - ... and, after the fall of the Romans, became part of Charlemagne’s Frankish Empire. In the 10th century, the area of Liechtenstein, which was part of Raetia, became part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this point the people group who would eventually become the people of Liechtenstein were not ruling over the region that would be Liechtenstein. The land of what is now Liechtenstein was not joined together. In the 12th century, the area of Liechtenstein began to form itself into the country known today....   [tags: Government, Rulers, Empires]
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