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The Deserts of Africa: The Sahara Desert - Imagine living in a land thriving with life with all sorts of trees and vegetation, along with different types of animals that called this land home. Throughout the world, we have deserts of also sorts. Life as we know it is always different in different in places. However for the sake of learning we will be taking a look at some of the world most secluded places on this earth which will lead us across one of the world's largest ocean, the Atlantic, making our way to the continent of Africa....   [tags: largest hot desert, egypcians, greek]
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The Great American Desert - The Great American Desert In the article, “The Great American Desert”, Edward Abbey (1977) is trying to convince the general public that the desert is not a place for humans to explore. He talks a lot about the dangers of the desert and tries to convince the readers that the desert is not worth wasting your time and going and visiting. I disagree with Abbey. Anyone who has some knowledge about the desert and takes a class or is accompanied by an expert who knows a lot about the desert should be able to venture out in the many great American deserts....   [tags: Edward Abbey Desert Survival Essays]
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Analysis of Robert Frost's Desert Places - Analysis of Robert Frost's Desert Places Robert Frost's 'Desert Places' is a testament to the harrowing nature of solidarity. By subjecting the narrator to the final moments of daylight on a snowy evening, an understanding about the nature of blank spaces and emptiness becomes guratively illuminated. The poem's loneliness has the ability to transcend nature and drill a hole through the mind of the narrator so that all hope for relationships with man and nature are abandoned. In the first stanza, ?snow....   [tags: Robert Frost Desert Places Essays]
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Robert Frost's Desert Places - Robert Frost's Desert Places One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert Frost in ‘Desert Places’. The very title is suggestive of a mood of emptiness. Throughout our life we cross various deserts to find our destiny. The beauty of the poem lies in the conjunction – the meeting point desert outside in the nature with the desert inside....   [tags: Poem Poet Poems Desert Places Frost Essays] 890 words
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Edward Abbey's Great American Desert - Edward Abbey's Great American Desert Environmentalist and desert-lover, Edward Abbey in his essay “The Great American Desert” warns readers about the perilous dangers of the American deserts while simultaneously stirring curiosity about these fascinating ecosystems. He both invites and dissuades his readers from visiting the deserts of North America through the use of humor and sarcasm. In this essay, he is rhetorically successful in arguing that the open spaces of the undeveloped deserts are sacred places in need of respect and protection through his clever use of pathos and logos....   [tags: Edward Abbey Great American Desert Essays] 1367 words
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Robert Frost's Desert Places and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost's "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" Robert Frost takes our imaginations to a journey through wintertime with his two poems "Desert Places" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". Frost comes from a New England background and these two poems reflect the beautiful scenery that is present in that part of the country. Even though these poems both have winter settings they contain very different tones. One has a feeling of depressing loneliness and the other a feeling of welcome solitude....   [tags: Robert Frost Poet Poems Desert Woods Essays] 1057 words
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The Desert - The human heart not only supplies life but it also represents feelings and emotions. In the Desert uses intense imagery to paint a vivid picture while also using point of view and symbolism to send a message about human emotion and feelings. Although this poem is brief it contains a very powerful point about the human heart and emotions. This poem appears to be written by a person that has just lost a loved one, although this poem does not seem to be about death. The poem opens with the image of a "naked" beast alone in a "desert"....   [tags: essays research papers] 439 words
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The Desert Anarchist - Throughout history there have always been controversial figure-heads of movements; whether its race, politics, the environment, universal suffrage, or illegal immigration; the list goes on. Some are decried as fanatics. Some are labeled as heretics, or hysterical. Some have been assassinated. Some lived full lives. A reigning feature has been a misunderstanding of a message, due to poor historical memory, or a lack of critical thinking. One of the most misunderstood figures of the twentieth century was the anarchist writer Edward Abbey....   [tags: Biography]
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The Support of Air Defense in Desert Shield and Desert Storm - In Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraqi forces fired 93 Scud missiles at coalition forces in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. (Rostker) Air Defense Artillery (ADA) played an immensely significant role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with units from 11th Brigade Air Defense Artillery and the 32d Air Defense Command rapidly deploying into theater. The effectiveness of the units and their roles in fighting this war proved that Air Defense Artillery was critical to the success of the campaign....   [tags: Military History]
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Interview With a Veteran of Desert Storm - Through history, the United States has participated in many significant events, such as the infamous Civil War, World War I and II, and the Cold War. In the same manner, the United States has been in many conflicts with the Middle East. For instance, the Gulf War where, we, the United States, liberated the Saudi Arabian country Kuwait from the dictator Saddam Hussein; however, he is in command of one of the most powerful armies in the globe (Operation). Even though this conflict only lasted for months, America had overcome a milestone....   [tags: Interview Essays] 1099 words
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The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert - The San Bushmen’s way of life is very difficult to identify with for almost anyone but the Bushmen themselves. The Bushmen are a peaceful people who are believed, by some, to have been the ancestors of the world. They now live in the Kalahari Desert, which is a rough terrain with almost no water and very little animal game. The water is so scarce because there is very little rainfall. The water and animals have become gods to the Bushmen because they are so rare. Their environment affects how they eat and how their bodies deal with temperature variations....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Hydrologic Cycle and Desert Landscapes - Introduction This paper is a two-part essay involving the hydrologic cycle and a desert landscape. First, the paper will discuss the hydrologic cycle and apply it to where I live, east Tennessee. Next, the paper will focus on a desert landscape. The discussion will center on how a desert forms as well as the features found within the landscape. Hydrologic Cycle The hydrologic cycle is a process that moves water throughout the Earth’s environment. “In terms of water, the earth is a closed system, so water isn’t added or removed from earth; it’s simply transformed, transported, and recycled” (Spooner, 2013)....   [tags: water, earth's movement, precipitation]
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The !Kung San of the Kalahari Desert - The !Kung San of the Kalahari Desert are one of the most highly researched groups by anthropologists. They refer to themselves as the Zhun/twasi, which means, “the real people”. The !Kung San people inhabit Southern Africa, and are commonly referred to as Bushmen. Being that the !Kung San are a nomadic people; their bands are usually only seen as being fairly low in population. These people, who also inhabit parts of Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Swaziland, and Mozambique, have a fascinating lifestyle due to the hostile environment that the Kalahari offers (Bushmen, 2011)....   [tags: Anthropology]
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Living in a Food Desert - The main point of this project was to teach us about what it is like for a person who may live in a food desert. I started by making my meal plan of what I would eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two weeks. My choices of what I was to eat were based on what I usually eat as a college student on a limited budget. After making my meal plan I went to the online Lowes Foods grocery store to simulate my purchases. When finished I came to the conclusion that I could eat for under one hundred dollars for two weeks very easily....   [tags: budget, healthy eating, convenience] 550 words
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Analysis of Desert Rose - For my analysis essay, I chose the song Desert Rose written and performed by Sting. Cheb Mami also wrote and performed the Arabic part of the song. The genre of the song is pop and “Desert Rose” was released in 1999 but it was well known around 2000 due to its music video which was used in a Jaguar auto mobile commercial. I chose this song because Sting and Cheb Mami speak of longing and desire which is what every human being feels at some point in their lives. In life people always want something they cannot have, which makes the person or object of one’s desire more intriguing because of the struggle to obtain it....   [tags: Analysis Essay]
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Desert Survival Group Activityl - Title Group Survival It’s a Mid-August day and you have just crash-landed in a desert. You and four other passengers are uninjured, but the pilot and co-pilot of the plane are deceased and the plane is destroyed. You are 70 miles from the nearest known habitation and 65 miles off course of your original flight plan. The temperature outside is 130 degrees and you have minimal water and scarce provisions. This was the situation that was presented to us as a group (Group C). Our task was to rank the provisions in the order we perceived their significance....   [tags: individual roles, cohesive team] 1258 words
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Desert War - The war in the desert that took place in WWII, defined the entire world war within a 3 year long fight for the desert in Northern Africa. Superiority in the desert often changed between sides and the conditions were harsh. Mussolini always longed for an empire in the northern deserts of Africa and began his quest in June 1940 while the rest of the world was occupied with WWII. After being defeated by the British just months after beginning his quest, Hitler came in and reinforced the Italians pinning 2 powerful armies against one another....   [tags: World History] 931 words
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Roses in the Desert - Roses in the Desert Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread, but give us roses. - James Oppenheim, line of “Bread and Roses,” poem written in 1911, quoting the protest slogans of female industrial workers What brings the human heart to starve. Such a critical question acutely fits into the rhyme and reason of character and theme in Stargirl and Holes. Discerning the meaning of a hungry human heart, against a back drop of parched desert environments, protagonists Leo, Stargirl and Stanley Yelnats walk in worlds fraught with injustice and cutting unkindness....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1761 words
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The Historical Importance of Camels in Desert Travel - At one point in history, a famous Chinese Taoist philosopher who was the founder of Taoism, and whom was named Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” This quote is very compatible with the journey of a camel. The journey of a camel can consist of 20 miles at a pace of 3 mph in a desert without water in one day, and it is made up of many steps. What makes these animals so capable of traveling in the desert. Camels were originated in North America, but they later were domesticated in Asia and in the Middle East, all of these places are near deserts, and the people needed some form of transportation over the deserts....   [tags: animal science] 1343 words
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Operation Desert Storm - Many remember Operation Desert Storm as America’s first war against Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq. For a lot of Americans, this was their first introduction to war itself. One major factor that sticks out about this war is the belief of chemical weaponry use against allied forces and how the Chemical Corp played a part in the defense of these believed horrendous attacks. Although this belief was not found to be true, elements from the 9th Chemical Detachment as well as personnel from the Army’s Technical Escort Unit and other various chemical units were on ground to ensure a quick response in case of any CBW attack....   [tags: american history, persian gulf]
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The Atacama Desert - The Atacama Desert Abstract Exclusive of the largest mountain ranges and oceans, earth’s most well-known physical features are its great desert regions. The word desert often conjures up ideas of open expanses of sand and towering dunes blown by perpetual wind and dust storms. Moreover, deserts are often categorized as being strictly sandy, hot, and extremely dry. Only part of this assumption is correct. Furthermore, the categorizing of deserts as such illustrates how little knowledge many people in fact have of desert regions of the earth....   [tags: Chile Geography]
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The Desert Tortoise of North America - Analysis of the Desert Tortoise of North America The desert tortoise is one of the four species of on land tortoises in North America. They are the longest living reptile of the southwestern United States region, living from eighty years up to one hundred years. They are well adapted to living in a highly variable and often harsh environment. On April 2, 1990; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the desert tortoise as a threatened species. Their populations have been decreasing for many years due to habitat loss and disturbance, collection for pets, raven predation of eggs and juveniles, and a respiratory disease mostly caused by captive tortoises being released into the wild....   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing? - Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing. ABSTRACT: Philosopher Matthew Lipman, in Social Inquiry, says that there are instances in which 'what one deserves may be specified fairly readily. A sick child deserves medicine, a hungry child deserves food, children deserve an education...' This seems to imply that these are cases in which what one deserves is clear-cut, and only when 'the cases become more complicated' does it become 'progressively more difficult' to determine desert. I would submit that these cases are not nearly so cut-and-dry, in terms of determining desert, as one might imagine....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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The Desert Cat - Original Writing - The Desert Cat - Original Writing Mia skipped along the lush green grass from the fields to the village, gently springing her arms out wide so she tickled the old oak tree, Hind. The air was moist, perfect conditions in the sweltering heat, and the corn looked ripe and golden, just right and ready for the harvesting season. Papa and Momma would be ecstatic. Mia gently wondered along home towards the clay houses, built near the hilly areas of Basra. She stopped near the young stream and picked up a small stick slashing at the overgrown grass cutting down the job for Papa and Momma....   [tags: Papers] 677 words
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Desert Winds And Electrical Energy - Desert Winds and Electrical Energy The energy of the wind can be channeled into other forms of energy besides the energy used as an erosional agent. This is especially true of desert winds. Today, some desert wind is used to make electricity. Wind velocity is affected by air temperature. When air warms and cools, it changes density, which creates air pressure differences that cause wind. In the desert, temperatures may range from 40º F at night to more than 120º F in the daytime. Because of this temperature fluctuation, wind is generally stronger in desert areas....   [tags: essays research papers] 805 words
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The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: Stereotypes and Priscilla - Australian Voices in Film: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Essay Question: Stereotyping of character representations “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is a hilarious comedy, brought together brilliantly by writer and director Stephan Elliot. Tick/Mitzi and Adam/Felicia are two drag queens that travel across Australia on a lavender bus with there transsexual friend Ralph/Bernadette. All three challenge the dominant stereotype of the Australian male. Released in 1994, 14 years into the AIDS epidemic, the film had a phenomenal response around the world and in Australia....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Analysis, Australian] 930 words
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Desert Fathers, Early Monasticism - Early in second and third century Christian history, violence against Christians by the Roman Empire, struggles against pagan ideology, practices that were corrupting the Church, and certain lax spiritual discipline had crept into many areas of the Christian faith. As some leaders attempted to control the faith by growing their personal power and influence on the political front, others sought escape from the spiritual darkness they perceived among the world to retain their own spiritual purity....   [tags: Christianity History Monastic] 931 words
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Sahara Desert - Sahara Desert The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest desert area. The word Sahara comes from the Arabic word sahra’, meaning desert. It extends from the Africa’s Atlantic Ocean side to the Red Sea and consists of the countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. It is about 5,200 miles long. Overall, the Sahara Desert covers 3,500,000 square miles. The geography of the desert is varied. In the west, the Sahara is rocky with varied elevation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Desert Landforms - Desert Landforms We were taken to an area of the desert approximately 20 kilometers inland from Jeddah. On arrival, we were asked to carry out practical investigations of the landforms and landscape in the immediate area, in order to find evidence of river processes and resulting landform such as erosion, transportation, weathering and depostion . these investigations took place in a valley (“wadi”), which is an intermittent watercourse, during the dry season. To carry out our measurements, we devised the following equipment before hand: * A clinometer, to measure the gradient along the “wadi” and its cross profile (long profile)....   [tags: Papers] 611 words
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Frost's Desert Places - Desert Places      In the poem Desert Places by Robert Frost, the author describes the scenery in which he came across with. It was on a winter day, and the day was turning into a night. As he went across a field, he saw that the ground was almost all covered in snow. But then he noticed a few weeds and stubble on the ground.      On the first line, Frost talks about how the night falling fast. This is referring to how fast Frost felt concerning time, which went by fast in real life. At the end of the line, Frost added two simple words which seems to add a sense of desperation, or even a sense of hopelessness, to the whole idea of time going by fast....   [tags: Robert Frost Poem Poetry essays research papers] 507 words
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Sun Tzu vs. The Wisdom of the Desert - Sun Tzu vs. The Wisdom of the Desert In the many forms it may take, conflict has been with the human race since the beginning of time. Conflict may occur within the self or with other; it has caused wars and created strife throughout whole countries as well as in the lives of individuals. The world has never not known conflict, yet many still seem to be distraught when it occurs in their realm. Conquering conflict then seems to be the conflict itself. Whether the conflict is spiritual or militaristic, resolving and conquering it sometimes uses the same tactics....   [tags: Papers] 2315 words
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Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions - Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions Australian desert animals are exposed to such conditions as scarcity of food, increased body temperature, and dehydration. However, through behavioral, physiological, and anatomical adaptations, they can survive in the harsh outback. What specific functions allow desert animals to conserve water and reduce heat gain while maintaining homeostasis. How is metabolism affected. For many Australian animals, enzymes or cells are altered and hormones adjusted....   [tags: Environmental Physiology Adaptation Essays]
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Desert Places by Robert Frost And Loneliness - Loneliness Robert Frost is one of the most famous and influential poets in our nation's history. His simple style of writing and constant attention to nature make his poems unique. His poems have captivated thousands and have been analyzed time and time again. Many feel that his poems often times represent emptiness, loneliness, and despair. The poem "Desert Places" could certainly fall into these categories. Robert Frost was a very successful poet with a wife and loving family which begs the question, "Why would Robert Frost choose to write this poem at this period in his life?" When attempting to answer this question one must first analyze the poem....   [tags: Robert Frost] 1313 words
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Operation Desert Storm - Operation Desert Storm Operation: Desert Storm began on January 15th in 1991. It began when 19 hours after the midnight deadline of January 15 had passed aircraft from the American, British, Saudi, and Kuwaiti air forces thousands of tons of bombs on military targets throughout Iraq. Saddam Hussein had not heeded the coalition’s threats and would pay dearly.(Pike) In the years prior to 1990, Iraq and Iran had fought in an 8-year war that had put an extreme financial strain on Iraq. The war began on September 22, 1980, when Iraqi troops launched a full-scale invasion of Iran....   [tags: Papers] 1593 words
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Soil Formation Under Desert Pavements - Soil Formation Under Desert Pavements Desert pavements are common landforms in arid regions. They consist of flat or sloping surfaces where stones are closely packed angular or rounded, and generally exhibit low relief (Mabbutt, 1977). Pavements tend to form on both alluvial fan toposequences and on weathering volcanic flow fields in arid regions. Soils are often found under desert pavements and they play an important role in the evolution of pavements (McFadden et. al., 1987). In the past there have been several theories as to the formation pavements and soil development beneath them....   [tags: Geology Topography Papers]
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Microphytic Soil Crusts and Desert Ecosystems - Microphytic Soil Crusts and Desert Ecosystems Communities of micro-organisms create crusts on soils throughout semi-arid and arid regions of the world. These microphytic (also called cryptogamic) crusts are formed when all or some of a diverse array of photosynthetic cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), fungi, bacteria, lichens and mosses, bind together with inorganic particles in the first few millimeters of a soil. Microphytic crusts are dominant feature in desert soils; they are estimated to represent approximately 70% of desert soil biomass world wide (Belnap 1993)....   [tags: Soil Soils Agriculture Ecology Papers]
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The Ogallala: Preserving the Great American Desert - Long ago, the middle of the North American continent was a treeless prairie covered by tall grasses and roaming buffalo. When European settlers came, they called this area the Great American Desert. Today, this "desert" is covered with fields of wheat, corn, and alfalfa made possible by center-pivot irrigation. My grandfather used to sell center-pivot systems and when my family drove to my grandparent's home in Nebraska, we would count how many "sprinklers" were watering each section of land....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Action and Reaction: Henry David Thoreau's Influence on Edward Abbey - Walden and Desert Solitaire As similar as “Civil Disobedience” and The Monkey Wrench Gang are in terms of themes and activism, Thoreau’s influence on Abbey is most pronounced in the comparison of Thoreau’s greatest work, Walden, and Abbey’s personal desert meditation, Desert Solitaire. The publication of Desert Solitaire first drew critics’ eyes to Abbey’s connection with Thoreau, and it caused Abbey to be labeled “a road company Thoreau” by Clifton Fadiman (Cahalan 163). From that point in his career, Abbey was often equated with Thoreau, and though it took many years, Abbey “encouraged the use of ‘the Thoreau of the American West’ as a blurb on the hardback jacket of Beyond the Wall” (Cah...   [tags: literature, walden and desert solitaire]
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Analysis of the Power of Religion in Frank Herbert's Dune - Throughout Dune there is a clear emphasis on the power of religion in society. Frank Herbert explores just how prominent religion is when it comes to control again and again in this book with the idea of prophecy and messianic suggestion. The main character, Paul, is often looked upon as some sort of supernatural human being and is in turn glorified and protected. After having been crowned the messiah of multiple prophecies Paul becomes referred to as Muad’Dib, which means “mouse”. Herbert uses this name to exemplify Paul as resilient and admirable; however, the more he is picked apart, the more deceit and trickery is revealed....   [tags: Desert Mouse, Messiah]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Australian Films, "Crocodile Dundee" and "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" - Crocodile Dundee (1986) directed by Peter Faiman and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) directed by Stephan Elliott are two Australian films that have unique plots. The expositions of both films have various similarities and differences in the context of quirky ‘Aussie’ characters, stereotypical Australian language, themes and the vast outback setting. The exposition of each film reaffirms typical Australian stereotypes. The Australia Outback is portrayed in films as vast and red....   [tags: movies] 562 words
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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García - Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants] 1131 words
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Stopping By the Woods On a Snowy Evening and Desert Places - Few things in the world today can take you from the ordinary life that you are living this very moment and transport you into unthinkable experiences though thoughts and emotions. In a world dominated by digital television and Dolby surround sound, one minuscule art remains untainted and virtually indistinguishable; that is the art of poetry. The time and effort that goes into the production of a movie or a television show is unequal, I imagine, than to that of writing poetry. Mainstream movie tend to be direct, lacking any sort of underlining meaning....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays] 555 words
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Rational Choice, Deterrence, Incapacitation and Just Desert - Rational Choice, Deterrence, Incapacitation and Just Desert In seeking to answer the question, "Why do people engage in deviant and/or criminal acts?", many researchers, as well as the general public, have begun to focus on the element of personal choice. An understanding of personal choice is commonly based in a conception of rationality or rational choice. These conceptions are rooted in the analysis of human behavior developed by the early classical theorists, Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham....   [tags: Papers] 1470 words
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What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island? - What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island. Tough question. What else to take. Easy Enough. I would bring as many bags of Utz Salt n’ Vinegar potato chips as possible, one copy of Earnest Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and I figure just about any woman would suit me. Denied these things, the choice of a Desert Island Disc is made much more complicated. With nothing else to occupy my mind I need that one great disc. Much like Nick Tosches’ choice of Sticky Fingers I find this decision extremely difficult: "But Sticky Fingers is a choice as mysterious and as difficult to explain to myself as anyone else."(Tosches 4) The choices are numerous and I’m pulled and so many different di...   [tags: Music]
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The Lord of the Flies by William Golding - At the beginning of World War II, a group of British schoolboys are loaded onto an airplane to evacuate them to safety, but after their plane is shot down, they end up on a desert island – but it’s not such a bad thing, at first. They crash-land on a warm beach on a sunny day on a seemingly perfect atoll. No one is injured. There is plenty of fruit to go around, pigs run wild in the lush jungle setting of the island, and there is a lagoon surrounded by a reef with water “warmer…than blood (Golding 12).” And the most lucrative and exciting part for the schoolboys is that there are no grownups on the island (Golding 8)....   [tags: desert island, william golding, civilized behavior]
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Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War - Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War The Persian Gulf War, often referred to as Operation Desert Storm, was perhaps one of the most successful war campaigns in the history of warfare. Saddam Hussein, leader of Iraq, invaded Kuwait in 1990. In 1991, after weeks of air strikes, US ground forces entered Iraq and Kuwait and eliminated Iraqi presence in 60 hours. Why Would Iraq invade Kuwait. Kuwait supplies much of the world’s oil supplies, and when Hussein invaded Kuwait, he controlled 24% of the world’s oil supplies (O’Hara)....   [tags: Operation Desert Storm History Essays]
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Abd el-Kader: A Gift from the Desert - In a town like Elkader, a small predominantly white community, it would seem unlikely that someone would grow up learning about cultures and religions from the opposite end of the globe. However, thanks to Jefferson Davis that statement can be, and in my case is, true. Davis’ choice to be the only American to name a town after an Arab gave his settlement a deep connection to a completely different civilization. This link acts as a conduit through which we can learn about and better understand their culture and religion, though geographically we are completely separated....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Koran] 1580 words
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The City of Ur - The City of Ur The dessert is a terrifically uninhabitable place. There is little or no water, there is no vegetation, there is little wildlife, and the wildlife available is not particularly appetizing. There is no useful wood or stone as building materials, and so to live in the desert is completely dependant on the importation of all good from far away lands. Why then are cities built in desserts. In my mind these were cities build by people exiled to the desert with no other possible place to go....   [tags: History Desert Historical Ur Descriptive Essays] 1326 words
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Desertification in Beijing - Chinese climatic history is colored with desertification. Desertification is the transformation of arable or habitable land to desert, by means of a change in climate or destructive land use.1 China is covered by deserts, however this becomes problematic during times of drought and aridity as the deserts expand and threaten local populations. The Gobi desert is the most threatening to Beijing, the capital of China. A study of desertification illustrates Beijing and China ’s weather, climate, and society of both the past and the present....   [tags: China Desert Environment Climate Essays Papers] 963 words
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