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Description and Analysis of Easter Island - Pacific Ocean covers almost a third of our planet. In the central and south-western parts of the island are located in Oceania. Looking at the map, you can see that the farther to the east of Australia, the smaller size of the islands are, the rarer they are. And then thousands of kilometers of water surface - and her continent of South America. People inhabit the ocean as far as the most remote islands. Despite the enormity of these distances, Polynesians speak related languages ​​and are very close to each other in physical type and culture....   [tags: pacific ocean, easter island, pastoralists] 2385 words
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Alcatraz Is Not An Island - After centuries of the United States Government ignoring and mistreating the Indigenous people of this land, the Alcatraz occupation in 1969 led by righteous college students, became the longest Indian occupation of federal ground in the history of the United States and a landmark for Indian self-determination. The documentary, Alcatraz is Not an Island, describes the occupation that made Alcatraz a symbol for Indigenous people as motivation to stand up against the cruelty that they have experienced since the arrival of the Europeans....   [tags: Alcatraz Island] 722 words
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Diversity on Long Island - Long Island also known as a diverse community to many people helps many of us come more aware of other cultures and religions. Having a combination of different religions and life living together makes us more known to the world. We as an island surrounded of millions of people don’t appreciate the unique and wonderful things that are being given to us. Others like tourists or people from all around the world might not feel the same way though. In many nations around the world people don’t get to experience the social interactions and bandings one might get to feel and understand....   [tags: Diversity, Long Island, ] 637 words
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A Comparsion of Coral Island and Lord of the Flies - ... Jack displays gentlemen like characteristics. Also throughout the entire story he is having an enjoyable adventure. In Lord of the Flies, Jack is shown as mean, savage, and has no regard for other types of people. He fixed himself on hunting all the time. Eventually, the hunting gets taken overboard and people get killed. This showed he could not control himself when he went to hunt. He is a leader, but not the motivator time of person. He brings everyone into unutterable savagery. “The conch doesn’t count on top of the mountain” Said Jack, “So you shut up” (Golding 42)....   [tags: characters, island, plot]
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The Easter Island Located Near Chile - Easter Island is a Polynesian island that covers roughly 64 square miles in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, and it is located near Chile’s west coast and east of Tahiti. Easter Island is famous for its giant stone statues, or moai, that were carved from basalt, obsidian, red scoria, and tuff during 1100-1680 CE (Beck, J. Warren 2003). When Polynesians, who settled the island first, brought bananas, taro, sweet potatoes, sugar crane, chickens, rats, and other plants and animals. Although Easter Island is an isolated island, fish accounted for less than a quarter of their diet....   [tags: polypesian island, tahiti] 531 words
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Case Study of the Maui, Hawaii Island - ... When soil is exposed, even more sediment is eroded. The sediment goes into the marine environment by streams or coming from hillsides and cliffs. The load of runoff that a given storm obtained depends on the size and slope of watershed, the quantity and amount of the rainfall, order of soil, and land use. The runoff occurs and moves quickly at the steeply sloping watersheds. Accordingly, giving it few time to penetrate into the soil, hence increasing the total amount. The high number of rainfall, the more runoff will produce....   [tags: island chains, geographical analysis] 738 words
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Treasure Island's Author Craft - In Robert Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Jim, the protagonist, tried to get Captain Flint’s legendary treasure while fighting the lying and deceitful pirates. Robert Louis Stevenson used suspense, imagery, and foreshadowing as part of his craft to tell the story of Treasure Island. Each literary technique had a significant impact on the plot and characters. One example of author’s craft in Treasure Island is suspense. One way suspense is used is leaving cliffhangers at the ends of many of the chapters, making the reader want to continue....   [tags: robert stevenson, treasure island, suspense] 559 words
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The Bahamas Chain Island - The Bahamas is a chain of about 700 islands and nearly 2,500 cays in its entirety. It is a country full of many exciting attractions and unique people. This nation provides a wonderful experience to everyone who lives there and those who visit. That’s why people have settled here since at least 600 A.D. It’s rich culture and heritage are like no other in the world. The Bahamas are 100,000 square miles across the western Atlantic. Only about 30 of the 700 islands are uninhabited. New Providence Island is home to a large part of the nation’s population and capital, Nassau....   [tags: harbour island, unique experience, visitors] 1615 words
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Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island - Mental disorders can be accompanied by dangerous and harmful side effects. In Dennis Lehane’s Shutter Island, there are many effects of a mental illness that are damaging to an individual. However, there are three effects that seem more harmful and long-term. First, many people who are sleep deprived tend to develop difficulties with their mental state. Furthermore, a mental illness can often cause an individual to respond to an emotional situation in a violent fashion. Most importantly, when one’s mental state is damaged, flashbacks and distorted memories are common....   [tags: shutter island, dennis lehane]
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Gruinard Island: Weapon of Mass Destruction - Gruinard Island is just one metaphoric piece of debris left over from the fallout and effects of Germany during World War 2 (WW2). This is just another testimony to the underappreciated fear of the invisible killer, the quiet storm and the science of the dragon’s breath also know as Weapons of Mass Destruction. This example is played out on the island of Gruinard merely a proving ground in fear of Germany’s biological program. Gruinard Island “Anthrax Island” an unsettling silence always follows whenever this is spoken....   [tags: anthrax island, germany, biological program]
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Analysis of Chapter 28 in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island - ‘Treasure Island’ was written by Robert Louis Stevenson and published in 1883, although it previously appeared in children’s magazine ‘Young Folks’ between 1881 and 1882 under the title of ‘The Sea Cook’ but it was later changed to ‘Treasure Island’. The novel is split into five parts-I will analyze chapter twenty eight, it is the first chapter of the last part of the novel called ‘Silver’, and Silver is the main character in this chapter. While analyzing this chapter I want to look at its contribution towards the story as a whole, the themes and messages in this chapter....   [tags: Treasure Island] 2571 words
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The Role of Money in Society Depicted in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island - The love of money is the root of all evil, a statement that has proved itself true through the centuries. Loving money traps us, as human beings. It is not a bad thing to enjoy what money can do; however, the love of money is a wasted effort that can put all in grave peril. It is at our advantage that we have the ability to choose whether we ‘want’ to fall into that trap. Unfortunately, that choice is difficult since society associates one’s character with wealth and financial management. The mishaps, deaths, and hardships that occur from the beginning of the tale are the result of deliberate deception for personal gain....   [tags: Treasure Island] 1019 words
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Letter from a Character in Island of the Blue Dolphins - This is Won-a-pa-lei, or Karana. As you may know I was left stranded on an island with my late brother Ramo, or Chief Tanyositlopai, while my sister Ulape and the rest of our tribe left to unknown land. I wish to not point fingers, but Ramo was at fault for their departure without us. He was a stubborn child who went to collect his spear quickly before they could have left. I had to go after him because what’s an older sister to do. With my parent’s death and Ulape’s obsessive crush with Nanko, she sure was not going after him....   [tags: Island of the Blue Dolphins] 564 words
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The Island of Crete - The Island of Crete Although once a strategic military site even up through World War II, Crete is now a wonderful Greek asset full of history, culture, and beauty. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is not only home to more than 550,000 Greek citizens; it is also the destination for more than one quarter of all visitors that come to Greece. Crete is an island full of culture and celebration. Each town celebrates the day allocated to their patron saint, and there are cultural and wine festivals throughout the summer....   [tags: Crete Island Geography Geographical Papers]
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The Island by Gary Paulsen - The Island by Gary Paulsen     The book I read was The Island by Gary Paulsen. It is about a 15 year old boy named Wil Neuton who moves with his family to northern Wisconsin. There he finds an island on Sucker Lake where he stays to learn about himself.     Wil likes riding his bike early in the morning. He also likes watching nature. He is very tall for his age-6 feet 2-but well-built and strong. He is honest,cares about others and prefers to talk things  through than resort to violence....   [tags: Paulsen Island Essays] 414 words
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Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies - Island in Robinson Crusoe, the Coral Island and Lord of the Flies Compare and Contrast the ways in which "Robinson Crusoe", "the Coral Island" and "Lord of the Flies" present and develop the experience of being marooned on a desert island. Show how the texts reflect the ideas and beliefs of its own author and the period in which it was written. In all three novels a person or a group of people are marooned on a desert/tropical island. All three crash of scupper on or near the island they eventually live on....   [tags: Robinson Crusoe Coral Island Flies Essays] 1427 words
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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood? - Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson] 1304 words
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The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau - The Perfect World in The Island Of Doctor Moreau For thousands of years man has dreamed of finding or creating a better world. Better worlds are even quoted in the bible, 'Moses led the Jews into the chosen land' and also Heaven. For a long time man has realised that nothing is perfect, even at the inner depths of his/her psyche, images created cannot be perfect. The Island Of Doctor Moreau, written by HG Wells, is a book based on many themes, one of them 'Creating a Perfect World,' is a theme that keeps coming back to the reader....   [tags: Island Of Doctor Moreau Essays] 1110 words
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Treasure Island - Treasure Island         Treasure Island is an epic adventure: a tale of pirates, treasure, and exploration of an unknown and mysterious island.  Throughout the course of the book, many lessons are learned that give the reader advice so he/she can better survive in the real world.  The literal Treasure Island itself represents the world in which we live, a world with many hazards and scattered rewards to be found.  The bookís most important lesson to be learned though, is that a solid command of the language and knowing when to use it can make life much easier for a person.  Although this story takes place centuries before our time now, this useful lesson found in it can still...   [tags: Treasure Island Essays] 774 words
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Taiwan, Taipei: Why Does the Chinese Communist Party Place so Much Emphasis on Naming the Island? - ... Deng further elaborated on this fact when he stated that China’s primary tasks were to speed up modernization, fight against hegemony in international affairs, and bring Taiwan back to the motherland. In the words of Deng Xiaoping, “when we succeed in the Four Modernizations, the economy will be fully developed and our strength to achieve unification will be totally different”. Peng Zhen, former National People’s Congress Chairman reiterated this point when he said that “we [CCP] are highly flexible as regards specific policies and measures… we are absolutely unequivocal on the principle of safeguarding China’s sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity.” Combining both statements...   [tags: successful island nations, international relations] 3074 words
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Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island - Evolution of the Character Jim in Stevenson's Treasure Island   Everyone has two sides to their personality. Sometimes one side is displayed and other times the opposite side is displayed. In 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson created, Treasure Island. While some of the characters in this novel are extremely witty, and courageous; others are full of animosity, deceit, and greed. In this novel the main character shows all of these characteristics. Jim Hawkins is introduced from the opening of the novel....   [tags: Treasure Island Essays Stevenson Papers]
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The Island - The Island (based on Lord of the Flies) Having crashed onto this unknown island, survival seemed almost inevitable, especially after the deaths of the pilot and our English teacher Mrs. Ammon. All 15 pupils of the grade 10a had miraculously survived the crash. This led to a unity among the class, which eventually deteriorated. Everybody was in a state of shock, and it took some time for everybody to find one another. The last person to be found was Jasper Kessel, who had jumped into tree, in order to get a better view of the island....   [tags: Short Story Lord of the Flies] 1348 words
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The Island - In the middle of the mammoth-sized ocean positioned a diminutive isle by the name of Jarca. A mere country whose economy is superb, but highly unknown by the rest of the world. Castles dominate the island, the origin of circa 1200s. The island of Jarca is, in any archaeologist’s words, a dreamer’s paradise. Sparkly wet cobwebs draped over the towering trees. A vast canopy of stars blanketed the heavens above called the skies. Drops of water showered the land as if it were sprinkles. Waves were splashing against sharp pointy rocks that seem almost chilling....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2057 words
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Barrier Island: Galveston Island - ... Barrier islands are maintained as long as there is a balance in the sediment supply available and the rate of submergence, in addition to hydrodynamic factors. Maintenance of the island requires an abundant sediment supply, as mentioned earlier. If sediment intake is reduced, maintenance is impossible thus resulting in erosion issues. If the submergence rate is too fast or too slow, it can be detrimental to the island. An accelerated rate of submergence without a proportional sediment increase would allow the sea to overwhelm the island whereas a slow rate would fill the lagoon (Hoyt)....   [tags: Erosion, Natural Disaster] 1201 words
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The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies - The Social, Cultural, and Historical Issues in Coral Island and Lord of the Flies At first sight, ‘Coral Island’ seems an extremely pompous and arrogant novel. This, however, is because the book is being read from a 21st century perspective, whereas when Ballantyne wrote ‘Coral Island’ it was seen as a thoroughly enjoyable story. This is because the book was written in the 19th century, when the people of Britain felt that they had developed an organised society where humans were at their best and flourishing....   [tags: Coral Island Lord of the Flies Golding Essays] 1488 words
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Ellis Island and Angel Island Immigration - ... Most immigrants coming to America were looking for opportunity. Immigrants that entered the United States now had a chance to start a new life and achieve their dreams. In the book Life on Ellis Island, Rebman says, “Most immigrants could afford to purchase only steerage, or third-class, tickets. The steerage area comprised the decks below sea level where the steering mechanisms were located” (Rebman, 18). It was not cheap to come to America. Some of immigrants had to sacrifice a lot to make the trip but they took the risk that life would be better in America....   [tags: transformation, government, potential]
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The Repeating Island - In The Repeating Island, Antonio Benintez-Rojo writes on postindustrial societies inaccurate views of the Caribbean as a common archipelago and calls on postindustrial societies to reexamine their view of the Caribbean. In this paper the following topics in The Repeating Island will be examined in validating Benitez- Rojo’s perspective that the Caribbean is a meta-archipleago with no boundaries or center: Columbus’s machine to the sugar-making machine, the apocalypse to chaos, rhythm to polyrhythm, and literature to carnival....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Benintez-Rojo] 809 words
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Ellis Island: The Gateway to America - ... She was 15 years old, and from County Cork. She came with her two younger brothers to join their parents in New York City. That first day, three large ships were waiting to land, and 700 immigrants passed through Ellis Island. In the first year it opened, nearly 450,000 immigrants passed through Ellis Island. Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island migrated mainly from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Britain, Canada, and Sweden. Men, women, and children flocked to the gates of Ellis Island eager to begin their new life....   [tags: immigration into the United States] 1142 words
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Coney Island at the Turn of the Century - During the late nineteenth century, America was undergoing a cultural change in society. An island with Amusement Parks and vast beaches was underway in development to change the face of America in ways no one could have imagined at the time. The island was referred to as Coney Island. Coney Island Amusement Parks was built in a span of 30 years that would provide the American people a place to relax and enjoy time together with their friends and family. As a whole, Coney Island at the turn of the century, offered the ways of the future in distinctive ways; through technological advances of the era....   [tags: development, industrialization]
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Hauntings on the Island of the Alcatraz Prison - Have you ever heard of the hauntings on the island of the Alcatraz prison. About the ghostly sightings, freezing cells, extra counts, and mysterious murders. Are these real life sightings or just some legends told around the campfire. The stories are about the man with the glowing eyes, Cellblock D, and the lighthouse. To this day the ghosts still roam the abandoned cells and linger in the empty halls waiting to be noticed. The Island of Alcatraz started construction in the 1850’s and in 1861 the first unlucky prisoners stepped onto the island....   [tags: ghostly sightings, mysterious murders]
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The History of Mackinaw Island - The History of Mackinaw Island History of Mackinaw Page 1 Located just north of Michigan lies a unique little island that may be small in size but large in history. Glaciers once covered this land and after they began to recede a unique landscape was revealed as was the opening for its place in history. The Mackinac Island’s history has been due in large part to its geographical location and terrain makeup. The island is about 4 square miles and is today a place for tourism in the great lakes....   [tags: glaciers, great lakes, great turtles]
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The Construction of Palm Island, Dubai - The amazing technology that was used in the construction of Palm Islands in Dubai. In construction, technology may be used as means to perfect, accelerate the time of construction and perform the seemingly impossible. Palm Islands was a complex project in the sense that only natural materials were used and the shape was somewhat peculiar. This land reclamation project increased Dubai’s shoreline by 75km where 94 million cubic meters of sand and 5.5 million cubic meters of stone were used to create the palm shaped island on which luxury villas and hotels were to be later built, C.Gibling (2013, pg 4)....   [tags: technology, construction]
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Fire Island, A Historical Overview - Fire Island, A Historical Overview “Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife—Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries” The origin of Fire Island's name is not quite clear; there are many stories as to where the Island got its name. It is thought that its Native American name was Sictem Hackey, which translated means “Land of the Secatogues”, an Indian tribe in Bay Shore, New York. It was also part of what was called the "Seal Islands."Some historians have also suggested that the name Fire derived from a misinterpretation of the Dutch word "vijf" ("five") or in another version "vier" (...   [tags: Geography]
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The Island of Bora Bora - ... Plenty of luxurious hotels that exist in Bora Bora have over-water bungalows and many other kinds of suites. One of the resorts recommended with good price was Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. This resort offers twenty-five room types to choose from and has three restaurants and two bars that overlook the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Budget: Estimated Total cost for the Trip: $4213.59 T-1 Estimated Travel Budget-Samantha Yang 2013 Flight- Los Angeles to Bora Bora Hotel- Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa Roundtrip approximately $1631.30 per person Approximately $2,561 (for 3 nights) The cost of staying at a luxurious hotel for more than three nights here in Bora Bora is expensiv...   [tags: destinations for relaxing vacations]
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Bali is My Island of Peace - ... I will be able to move around and explore whenever I feel the need. I will not feel like I have to cover my skin to protect myself from Mother Nature’s harsh weather conditions. Also in this climate my skin will thrive. Feeling the warmth of the sun on my shoulders and the nourishing moisture of the humidity on my cheeks would just jump-start my mood every morning. It doesn’t really matter to me what time of year it is as long as the climate is on point. To me when on holiday, your vacation doesn’t really start until you forget what day it is, so the date of my trip is insignificant....   [tags: ocean, climate, travel] 1225 words
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The Story of Island Records - Island Records is one of the most influential pop music record labels of all time. Mixing cultures and influences from reggae to pop, hip hop, and even punk, Island has shaken up ideas and introduced new genres to mainstream music, bringing cultures into the musical spotlight halfway across the world. Still alive and thriving today, Island has produced some of the music industry’s biggest names and groups including Jimmy Buffet, The B-52s, U2, and Bob Marley. But like all companies, Island too started out as a hobby before it was even a small business; and the story is incredible....   [tags: music industry, record labels, bob marley]
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Essentials for Making It on a Deserted Island - Imagine being stranded on a desolate island with no help in sight. The only supplies available are the clothes on ones back and the will to survive. Being stranded and surviving is not an impossible thing to do. There are rules to survival; knowing is just half the battle. When stranded always try to quire the three essentials: water, food, and shelter. These necessities aren’t so difficult to acquire when knowledgeable of where and how to get them. Some of the basic knowledge of surviving is just knowing a couple of good, useful knots....   [tags: survival skills]
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Alcatraz Island: A Touristic Attraction - ... He did not care if he got into trouble. This is not too surprising for a criminal. Another very famous criminal that spent time on Alcatraz was Robert Stroud. “The most famous prisoner was Alaskan murderer Robert ‘Birdman’ Stroud, who spent seventeen years on Alcatraz” (Alcatraz-Facts and History). Robert Stroud was convicted of murder and was transferred to another prison. Once there, he murdered a guard and was found guilty with first degree murder. He then was transferred to Alcatraz to spend seventeen years on the the island....   [tags: Prison, Tourism] 836 words
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Singapore an Island in Southeast Asia - In 1802, Thomas Jefferson stated, "A spirit of justice and friendly accommodation is our duty and our interest to cultivate with all nations". Senior Leaders should gain pertinent information about the country of Singapore and the significant importance of United States and Singapore relations, because the military has shifted forces and structure to focus on the Asian Pacific area in the coming years. This paper will cover the background, government structure, strategic importance, and the future direction of Singapore....   [tags: Thoams Jefferson, United States Relations]
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Simon's Life on the Island - In the novel, Lord of the Flies, all the characters have an significant role and each individual shows a different impact than others in the society. Simon’s innocence through the novel impacts his behavior and the way he treats the littluns with care. He is a flat, static character who has an active role and gives his full support in everything he does. Simon does not give up hope on being rescued and becomes the light of the island as he does everything he can throughout each situation. As the characters and plot develop, the boys begin to change as each character loses their innocence because of their freedom....   [tags: Character Analysis] 750 words
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Coqui Frogs in the Big Island - Ko-kee, ko-kee... are the mating calls of invasive Coqui frogs who have invaded a majority of the Big Island. These Coqui frogs, also known as Eleutherodactylus coqui are native in Puerto Rico and these small frogs are considered their national animal (Singer et al). Coqui frogs were accidentally introduced to Hawaii during a shipment of plants from Puerto Rico to Hawaii in the late 1980's. Coqui frogs are about 2 inches in length and are usually light brown or gray with a stripe down their back....   [tags: Eleutherodactylus Coqui, Puerto Rico, Animal]
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Shutter Island versus The Shining - Rene Descartes was a philosopher who introduced a popular philosophical method called Radical Doubt in his book Meditations on First Philosophy. Descartes “proposed discarding any kind of belief that could be doubted, [because it] might be false”. In both Shutter Island directed by Martin Scorsese and The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, the viewers are introduced to characters that doubt the very existence of reality, much like Descartes, and who are drowned in the depths of insanity. Fear, paranoia, and doubt are the main ingredients that make both movies a psychological mind maze that constantly teases the brain in every turn....   [tags: Film Analysis]
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The Battle of Sullivan’s Island - The Battle of Sullivan’s Island The Palmetto Patriots One would ruminate that 1100 men equipped with 30 pieces of artillery defending an un-finished fort would be no match for three thousand men and nine war ships armed with 270 cannons. Contrarily, on 28 June 1776 during the Revolutionary War, the American Forces proved a decisive victory against the British, and the signing of the Declaration of Independence was days later. The Patriots, under the leadership of Colonel William Moultrie, made a fort of the indigenous Sabal (cabbage) Palmetto Palm tree and took advantage of the British’s poor planning and lack of integration for a decisive American victory....   [tags: American History]
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The Hobbit of Flores Island - The partial remains of a skeleton belonging to a tiny female hominid that lived around 95K to 17Kya, was found in the Liang Bua cave on the island of Flores in Indonesia in 2003. This skeleton has unique traits. It has small body approximately 3’6” in length and an estimated body weight of 66 lbs. The 426 cc brain capacity led scientists to taxa the skeleton to a new species they called Homo floresiensis. Since the initial find, teeth and bones from as many as twelve H. floresiensis remains have been discovered at the Liang Bua cave which is the only known site where H....   [tags: Homo Sapiens with cretinism?]
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The People of Easter Island - When I first picked this book up looking at the comic style cartoon on the cover my initial thought was that it was just another children’s introduction to problems in the environment type book, but as I began to read it this book is turning out to be much more than that. Chapter one begins with the mystery of the statues on Easter Island where the few inhabitants lived a meager existence on the scarce resources that they had available. The island was covered in large stone statues that were erected by the first people to come ashore centuries ago....   [tags: Life Science] 709 words
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Life of Pi, Shutter Island - Have you ever wondered what is it like to be insane. We often take our mental health for granted, but the novel Life of Pi as well as the movie Shutter Island encourage us to look deeper within ourselves and to truly be grateful for the fact that we—most of us—are mentally stable. That is just one idea that these two works explore. What are they exactly about though. Life of Pi, a novel by Yann Martel published in 2001, is about a sixteen-year-old Indian boy named Piscine Molitor Patel who experienced a horrendous shipwreck....   [tags: Mental Illness, Film Review]
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Oil Exploration on Anticosti Island - Since 2001, Hydro-Quebec were doing oil exploration on Anticosti Island.Seven years later, they had found nothing. In 2008, Petrolia, a private petroleum producer, sign an agreement with Hydro-Quebec to continue the oil exploration and about the money that Quebec will receive if they find oil. Petrolia discovered for $75 billion of petroleum and Quebec will receive a small amount of $2.3 billion. Petrolia has the right to extract oil everywhere on the island except in the two national parks. Should we take the risk to break a fragile and unique ecosystem in order to gain money on a short-term....   [tags: Advantages, Disadvantages, Economy]
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Alcatraz Island: A Brief History - ... Stroud received a death sentence before it was changed to life in prison in permanent solitary confinement. Before Stroud was transferred to Alcatraz, he studied ornithological diseases, raised canaries and other birds, and began to write and illustrate two books on his studies in his Leavenworth cell. Stroud was forced to give up his birds in order to be transferred to Alcatraz. Prison Staff Alcatraz Island was also home to the prison staff and their families, which was ensible since it would be complicated for guards to have to board an island ferry to go to and from work every day....   [tags: Prison, Escapes] 1597 words
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Treasure Island and Hard Times - Treasure Island and Hard Times are novels in which, the effects of human influence are taken to their limit. These novels explore the terrors of two protagonists constantly being bombarded with thoughts and ideas of others. Because of the strong authority placed around them, they are exiled into their own minds. Yet, these characters still demonstrate the willingness to think on their own and express themselves freely. Stevenson and Dickens depict through their characters that the innate human ability to think and act is a product that can be influenced by all individuals one may come across....   [tags: Character Analysis, Stevenson, Dickens] 1498 words
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The People of Soca Island - Soca Island, located in the South-east Pacific Ocean, is estimated to be fully submerged by December 31, 2010 due to the effects of global warming and its low elevation caused by erosion. Therefore, these people of the tourism industry are planning to seek refuge in Canada in order to avoid oncoming disaster. Some people believe it is Canada’s duty to accept all Socans because of the Immigration and Refugee’s Protection Act, along with the knowledge that there will unchangeably be a 0% chance of survival if we did not help....   [tags: Social Issues] 1348 words
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Mr. Gracy and the Island - ... The horses stampeded down the trail as if they were as excited for the scenery change as their riders. By the time they stopped to give their horses a break, Vindice began to feel the refreshing breeze of lukewarm sea air from port on his bare arms. Then he suddenly heard a shrill scream coming from the pond where Sagace and the horses were resting. “Sagace are you alright!” Vindice yelled over as he scurried back to the pond to find his friend fallen over in the pond. “D-Don’t worry. The horse was getting unruly and I accidentally got kicked trying to calm it,” Sagace exhaled while staggering up onto his feet....   [tags: English allegory] 1480 words
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A Trip to Tioman Island - ... You walk down the jetty the clear green water below though full of old dead coral has thousands of very much alive fish. So many that the colour of the water changes to the colour of the fish. The sun is like molten gold and the sea is crystal clear. My focus is to first get to the dive shop as that is my ‘home’ at the resort. Its full of familiar faces, things and situations. People studying to be divers, dive schedules, people gearing up for their next dives, or just sitting chilling between dives....   [tags: Diving, Snakes, Resort] 741 words
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Grace Nichols' Island Man - The mood of this poem is very soothing and is a sense of relaxation and security. Grace Nichols is showing that the island mans first home is the Caribbean. “the steady breaking and wombing.” The word “wombing” is a made up word by the writer. It has many associations but it makes us the readers imagine a place of comfort and security but more importantly a sense of home and belonging. The reason why this image is put in to the readers mind is because babies grow in the mothers’ womb, so we could say that the womb is everyone’s “first home”....   [tags: Grace Nichols, poetry, poems] 1815 words
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Mauritius: A Multicultural Island - Mauritius is an island off the coast of South Africa with a rich history and a diverse population. With people yielding from Asia, Europe, and Africa, there is a blending of cultural festivals as well as traditions that make Mauritius what it is today (Mauritius Views). Colonization and never ending globalization make it a matchless cultural source. In order to fully understand the array of customs on the island, one must first look at its history and how it has come to be home to a range of ethnic groups....   [tags: South Africa, History, Diversity]
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Analysis on McNabs Island - ...   There are three types of structural materials which occur on McNabs Island. First, the bedrock which is Halifax Formation Slate is about 70 percent covering, and the rest is covered by Goldenville Formation Quartzite and Greywacke. Moreover, McNabs is mostly comprised of glacial deposits such as drumlins, and there are a few alluvial, marine littoral, lacustrine and coastal sediment. For the soil type of the land, it mostly covered with Wolfville soil, and this type of soil always has a good drainage with a light to moderate erosion....   [tags: elevation, materials, environment] 685 words
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Movie Review: Shutter Island - The movie Shutter Island is an excellent movie presenting memorable twists and not to mention, many aspects from a psychological point of view. The suspense thriller movie exceedingly measured up to its genre, providing the action and adventure to keep the audience at the edge of their seats. Shutter Island not only made the audience speculate, but the script had an apprehensive and steady flow. I argue that Shutter Island be considered art, based on the criteria of the plot and script. Throughout the storyline, there were instances presented that are believable....   [tags: Film Review ] 1286 words
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Walton Ford's The Island - American artist, Walton Ford’s 2009 ‘The Island’ (Source 1) depicts a disturbing pyramid of Tasmanian Tigers, or Thylacines, as they are also known, in a hostile situation of survival. This painting’s central drama contradicts Darwin and Wallace’s 1858 ‘Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection’, as man and his agricultural practices intruded the habitats of many native flora and fauna, leaving the tigers vulnerable. This struggle, or ‘survival of the fittest’, left the tigers defenseless as they had not adapted to man’s hierarchy, which in turn lead to their violent extinction by the early 20th century....   [tags: Thylacines, Darwin, HISE]
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Robert Stevenson's Treasure Island - ... The chapter ends with, “I found out that the lives of all the honest hands on board depended on me, and me alone.” Another example of suspense in Treasure Island is when the pirates and the honest hands are fighting and you do not know what the outcome will be. On page 171, the captain says “...before the hour’s out, as he said, we shall be boarded.” Suspense is used in Treasure Island multiple times to keep the plot moving. Another example of author’s craft used in Treasure Island is imagery....   [tags: author's craft, suspense, imagery] 558 words
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Island of Vivid Dreams - I was on a cruise to Alaska for a glorious seven days filled with fun when suddenly the ship hit an iceberg and the ship began to sink. There were people screaming and trying to save their belongings as well as figure out how to get to safety. Several people were about to get to lifeboats and just as I began to try to get to one of them, I spotted this island way off in a distance. I grabbed all of my belongings that I could salvage. I then began swimming to the island. Once I arrived on the island, which I named “Island of Vivid Dreams”....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1229 words
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Magmatism and Island Arcs - Introduction Four tectonic environments in which magmatism occurs: destructive plate margins, constructive plate margins/divergent plate boundaries, oceanic intraplate and continental intraplate. Arcs are magmatic products of destructive plate margins (stern, 2001) which are referred to as sites where new continental crust is created and old oceanic crust is subducted back into the mantle (Hawkesworth , Hergt, McDermott, Ellam, 1991). An island arc is a form of an arc produced by the subduction of an oceanic plate beneath another oceanic plate (Hu, 2013)....   [tags: tectonic environments]
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Three Mile Island Meltdown - The Three Mile Island disaster occurred on March 28, 1979. The nuclear plant, in the small community of Middleton, PA, experienced a partial meltdown in the Unit 2 reactor. Many factors contributed to the meltdown. Human error, mechanical failure, and communication breakdowns all contributed, as well as, exacerbated the disaster. Over the course of approximately one week, many theories, projections, announcements and media speculation led to widespread public fear and mistrust. Many experts considered the disaster at Three Mile Island to be the worst disaster in privately owned nuclear energy history within the United States....   [tags: Ecology Nuclear]
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Japan: An Island Country - Japan is an island country located in eastern Asia. It is a small country compared to the other countries in the mainland. Despite its size and location, it is a very developed country. Japan is known for its geography, climate, religion, food and mostly for its popular culture that has influenced other parts of the world. As stated before, Japan is a shimaguni, in other words, an island country. It lies in the Pacific Ocean to the east of continent of Asia. The geographic setting of Japan is an archipelago, island chain, which consists of many islands with four main islands (Japan’s Geography)....   [tags: geography, eastern asia, china]
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Short Story: Empire Island - ... It's just a handshake. Let me show you.” He shook Kina's hand. “It's how we say hello.” Kina smiled. “This is how we say hello.” She held her hand up, palm facing outward, and moved it in a circle in the air. “Tasau,” she said. Sid copied her. “Tasau.” Then Kina moved her hand in a circle back the other way. “And this is how we say good-bye.” Sid grinned and put his hand up against hers. “I'd rather we stay with hello.” Kally landed on a rock near Kina shook his bill at Sid. “Kally does not like strangers” Kina explained....   [tags: kina] 888 words
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Elegantly Shabby: Pawley's Island - ... Tossing my clumpy hair over my shoulder, I continued to dig my toes deeper into the snug sand. Pieces of grains settled between my feet to complete my feeling of paradise. Out of nowhere, a hot rush of tentacles moved across my shin. Before I knew it, I plunged myself underwater to release the grasp of a jellyfish. As if my blood had turned to hot lava, my mind went numb while I called for help. Not even the placid water could calm my blistering skin. Just as the tiny dart-like cells injected venom into my leg, the only thought that came to mind was to escape....   [tags: beachside towns] 773 words
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The Island of Aruba - The Island of Aruba From Aruba’s discovery at the end of the thirteenth century to present-day, its history is filled with change. Its changing possession and the three economic booms that it experienced form the outline of thousands of years. The changes the island has gone through are truly remarkable, and it is unbelievable that the island that now seems to be saturated with tourism was once a desolate landscape with little agricultural promise and economic hope. Unfortunately Aruba’s history is lacking documentation, but it is undisputable that even before the island was claimed, there were inhabitants on the island that would soon be considered the first chapter of Aruba’s history....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]
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The Island of Jamaica - The Island of Jamaica The island of Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island. It is in a group of islands called the greater antilles. It has an area of 10 991 km squared or 4 244 sq. miles. Jamaica spans 230 km east to west and from 80-36 from north to south. It is third only to Cuba, which is the largest, and Hispaniola which is the second largest island. Jamaica lies in the Caribbean sea which is a part of the much larger Atlantic ocean. The island is 960 km south of Florida, 160 km southwest of Haiti, and 140 km south of Cuba....   [tags: Jamaica Countries Geography]
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Pirate Island - The building of the island community of Kalleeamas has been an interesting study in governmental organization. We were faced with challenges from the moment we arrived on the island. Thirty strangers thrown together and forced to figure out how to survive. First, we had to address our basic needs. Second, we had to decide what was the most efficient way to go about doing this. Third, the community had to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, and obstacles from outside sources. I want to share with you the building of a community, and how it succeeded....   [tags: Government] 949 words
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Fox Island - Fox Island is a 605-acre park that is in southwest Allen County. The park’s address is 7324 Yohne Road. Fox Island is twelve minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, eight minutes from Lutheran Hospital and nineteen minutes from downtown Fort Wayne. The park’s neighbors include Interstate 69, National Serv-All’s landfill and Eagle Marsh Preserve. Fox Island is a park within a park that has 270 acres dedicated as a State Nature Preserve. This area protects unique plants, animals and geographic features....   [tags: Tourism ]
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Ellis Island - “America means opportunity, freedom, power.” These powerfully true words, spoken by philosopher and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, illustrate the symbolic meaning America had come to inhabit in the eyes of desperate immigrants. During the Industrial Revolution, a booming American economy as well as external foreign events helped direct immigrants to America, a fabled land of liberty and power. This large influx of immigrants was instrumental in shaping the very country we know today. A large part of immigration was directed through the famous Ellis Island, known as the Gate to America, or the Golden Door....   [tags: Immigration, Industrial Revolution, American Histo] 1086 words
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Roanoke Island - More than for hundred years ago, Europeans wanted to set up colonies in the New World (Boyd 1). For the colonists the New World meant the present-day continents of North and South America (Boyd 1). England settled Roanoke Island present-day Virginia. Sir Raleigh soon became a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I (Aron 1). Sir Walter Raleigh obtained a patent from Queen Elizabeth I to found a colony in the New World (Encyclopedia Americana International Edition 1). In 1585, Sir Raleigh sent a few men to investigate the New World (Pavao 1)....   [tags: New World, English colony, native americans]
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The Island of Jamaica - JAMAICA JEWEL OF THE CARIBBEAN Jamaica is an independent country, approximately the size of the State of Connecticut, and is 4240 square miles in area, it is 146 miles from east to west and varies between 22 to 51 miles north to south. Jamaica is 600 miles south of Florida and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. It is the largest English-speaking Island in the Caribbean. It has a maritime tropical climate, supplied by the northeast trade winds. There you will find rugged mountains and beautiful breath-taking sandy beaches....   [tags: essays research papers] 1183 words
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Neoland Island - Background Neoland is a large island consisting of five providences with a population of 62, 000. Neoland Island is located in the far north of the equator; it is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean.. The climate is dry with an average of minus fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Neoland is ruled by an independent government. The island is well known for its rugged coast lines rich in plankton, exotic fish and mammals. It has diverse mountain vegetation and many types of whales such as the white whale, pilot whale and sperm whale; the citizens’ favorite hobby is whale watching....   [tags: Country Analysis]
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Ellis Island - On December 31, 1890 a transition in history occured. New York City would start a new era in the history of the United States starting with the opening of Ellis Island as an immigration depo. This attracted many immigrants to the United Stated because of more job opportunities and as means to start a new life. As more immigrants came to America, it began to be known as the "land of opportunities". Immigrants coming in filled work spaces in industries with the hopes of someday becoming successful....   [tags: American History, Immigration] 1702 words
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Island Homicide - Many years ago off the coast of northern Maine occured a horrible incident. Several people were hung, branded, and brutally tortured by the psychotic serial killer. A total of 24 people were murdered and hung by the warped, twisted, gnarled limbs of a willow tree. One of the victims was the wife of the sheriff. It took 6 weeks 6 days and 6 hours precisely; for the police to apprehend the sick cruel mind of "Brian" Wright. The trials were long and tedious, until the verdict of guilty was conceived....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1856 words
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Shiutter Island - Edward (Teddy) Daniels also known as Andrew Laeddis, the main character in the psychological thriller, Shutter Island, suffers from an extreme form of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Andrew Laeddis was in War World II and developed PTSD soon after he got home. Andrew is both an alcoholic and a workaholic, this is shown in the movie when he comes home late in the day and as soon as he comes home he opens a cupboard and there are bottles of wine and he takes one out and downs a glass of it in a second....   [tags: Psychology, FIlm Analysis] 1137 words
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Lord Howe Island - Uniqueness Lord Howe Island is more commonly known as the most beautiful island in the Pacific, and is so unique that it is one of (only) four islands chosen as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Lord Howe Island Group was listed as a World Heritage in 1982 in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty and its incredible biodiversity. Two thirds of the island is a Permanent Park Preserve, and in 1998 the ocean surrounding the island was declared a Marine Park. Lord Howe Island is considered to be an amazing example of an island environment developed from underwater volcanic activity, having an uncommon variety of sceneries, flora and fauna....   [tags: Flora, Fauna, Location] 1000 words
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Fraser: The Larger Sand Island in the World - ... Fraser Island succeeded in satisfying 3 main different criterions. It has an outstanding nature phenomena, It represent main stages of history, and it represents an ecological and biological development process. First, Fraser island has an outstanding nature phenomenas and extraordinary natural beauty. Since it is the biggest sand island on earth, it has an exceptional beautiful sand shores that extends for more than 250 kilometers with continuing unbroken spans of ocean water. Moreover, it includes 40 kilometers of colorful, eye catchy sand cliffs....   [tags: east cost of australia] 540 words
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Exploring McNabs Island -      McNabs Island is located at the mouth of the Halifax Harbour, and the size of it is approximately 395 hectares. On McNabs island, the highest place of the island is 45 meters. The proportion of flat areas is approximately 20% that mostly occurs at hilltops and coastal beaches. For the proportion of gentle and moderate slope, both of them are around 25%, and most of them occur in the middle area of the island. Moreover, the proportion of the steep slopes is about 30% that always located near and at coasts....   [tags: Halifax Harbour, geographical analysis] 545 words
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Santa Catalina Island - Introduction Santa Catalina Island, often known as Catalina Island, is located off the coast of Southern California, southwest of Los Angeles. Catalina Island forms part of the Channel Islands archipelago. Catalina is the only island, out of eight, that has been significantly developed. There are two major settlement location within the island - the city of Avalon and the unincorporated town of Two Harbors (“Visit Catalina Island,” 2014). Beyond the town boundaries the island is covered by wild life that it is owned and operated by the Catalina Island Conservancy ("The Official Catalina Island Website,” 2013)....   [tags: tourism, southern California, Los Angeles]
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Effects from the Dispute between China and Japan over Senkaku Island - Effects from this dispute The dispute that happened between China and Japan regarding Senkaku island had given many effects towards the both countries and the pacific region itself. The dispute attracted many countries to get involve because of the time for the dispute happened was so long time ago. Senkaku islands itself had its own potential that made the two countries interested to claim this island. China and Japan had their own reasons regarding the claiming of this island. It refers to their interests and their own policies to expand their region....   [tags: international relations, Pacific islands]
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