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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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Treasure Island's Author Craft - ... 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: robert stevenson, treasure island, suspense] 559 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... These sightings have normally been said to have happened in or near Cell Block D, the isolation chambers. These chambers were small steel rooms with no windows or any light. The prisoners would be stripped of their clothing and a mattress would only be supplied during the night. Prisoners could be placed in these cells for days on end and this caused hallucinations. On one such occasion a man was locked inside cell 14-D when he began screaming that a man with glowing eyes was attacking him. "One inmate screamed the night through that he was being attacked by the man with glowing eyes but was ignored by guards..." The guards ignored his calls, since this was a isolation chamber many of t...   [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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Effects from the Dispute between China and Japan over Senkaku Island - ... Japan and China give the great impacts to US to continue the economy or security development in US. So, if US get involve to this dispute, it will make the relationship between them worst. So that, the effects from this dispute to United States is they do not want to get involved and let the two countries to manage itself. The effects that we can get from the dispute is the tension that happened in Sino-Japanese relations is become the failure to the politics. “Due to the dispute that happened regarding Senkaku Islands, the diplomacy between two countries become worse and cannot get into a best conclusion.” (WAN, 2013).China and Japan do not follow their agreement that had being made in...   [tags: international relations, Pacific islands]
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Paxton Island Constitution - Paxton Island is a relatively new landmass, formed by centuries of volcanic activity. The vast resources make the island an idyllic setting for civilization, and soon enough, settlers enigmatically appeared on this utopia’s shores. Government was methodically constructed to ensure order at a federal level, as well as at municipal levels within each of the five communities on Paxton Island. Paxton Island established a democratic government, meaning that the people of the island nation have the right to vote, regardless of ethnicity or sex....   [tags: Government] 779 words
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Environmental Law and Sustainable Development in the Toothfish Fishery of Heard Island and McDonald Island. - Introduction: This paper will examine legal frameworks utilized by Australia to address overfishing in the Southern Ocean, specifically the Patagonian toothfish fishery around Heard Island and McDonald Islands, which is expected to potentially collapse within several years because of illegal fishing. This area is within Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone but is more than 4,000 kilometers from the nearest port, thus placing it far beyond the range of regulators and law enforcement. The area is also within the Southern Ocean, which falls under international legal frameworks, specifically the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and the United Nations Convention...   [tags: Ecology]
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The Island of Dr. Moreau: The God Complex - Germany cured HIV and leukemia using stem cell transplants. (“Doctors Claim”). Spinal Cord injuries are being cured in the United States through the use of stem cell therapy (“Stem Cell Research”). Scotland cloned a sheep using a stem cell from a mammary gland(Knight). Despite all of these promising discoveries, H. G. Wells warns of the dangers involved in scientific advances. H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau was written in 1896. Initially, The Island of Dr. Moreau portrays a castaway on an island governed by a deranged scientist attempting to create man through horrific experiments....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Boracay Island History, Culture and Origin - Panay Island is an island in Asia situated in the Philippines famous for constituting the beach capital of the world - Boracay Island. Boracay Island is located off the northwest corner of Panay in Region VI of the Philippines. The island is approximately seven kilometers long, looking like a stretched dog-bone shaped with the narrowest spot being less than one kilometer wide. It has been written that its history prior to its discovery by the outside world remained well kept and well guarded. The Native Islanders and Atis lived together privately and in harmony in the island....   [tags: tourism, phillipines, travel] 724 words
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Specifications and Metrics Paper for Baderman Island - Three separate initiatives have been suggested for Baderman Island to implement as elements of a long-term support system and enterprise system. A client/marketing lead management system, an online inventory system and web-based training modules are all an integral part of a plan that seeks to push the operations at the popular resort to its most profitable and efficient limits. But those same initiatives cannot be introduced without proper planning, research and maintenance. This report will provide the description of a plan that will help Baderman Island execute these programs with precision and positive results, all through such tools as an analysis of the systems development life cycle,...   [tags: Business Plan]
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Courage in Little Women and Treasure Island - The dictionary definition of courage is bravery or boldness. In the set texts of Little Women and Treasure Island, courage is defined through the interaction of the characters, the situation and their reactions to it. Thus, there are different aspects of courage explored throughout the texts resulting in either in physical or psychological pain or a mixture to the characters. In this essay, I will analysis the method that each author employs to inform the reader of courage, discuss some aspects of courage explored in the texts and look at how courage differs between the genders....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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To Investigate The Urban Heat Island Of Guangzhou - ... Guangzhou has a total area of 7,434km2 and over half (3,843km2) is urban (Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou, 2012). Studying such a large city will give me a lot of variance between rural and urban areas and much to contrast in terms of land use. Zhujiang New Town is the current central business district (CBD) of Guangzhou and which I will call the urban core. Zhujiang New Town includes many landmark buildings such as: Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou New Library, Guangdong Museum, Guangzhou Customs Office, Guangzhou International Finance Centre, and the Canton Tower....   [tags: Southern China, Air Temperature, Climate]
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Poor Time Management of Island Students - Introduction & Problem The simplicity of life, and the more relaxed environment, does not permit students who grew up on islands, or Island students, to understand the importance of time. There are more than 30 Island students studying on campus. Coming from a carefree society where time is not a major concern is having a great impact on individual students. Poor time management by Island students is a major problem and concern that needs to be improved in order to enhance the effectiveness of study process and academic performance....   [tags: internet usage, video games, chatting]
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Gruinard Island Biological Warfare Testing - The United Kingdom received intelligence in the 1930s, that several nations were involved in biological warfare-related activity. Continued intelligence concluded that these nations may have already acquired this capability. In 1942, the War Cabinet sanctioned biological weapon field testing amid fears of the possibility of a biological or chemical weapons attack against Britain by the Nazis and possibly the Japanese. Anthrax was chosen because it is one of the best known agents of biological warfare and the most feared....   [tags: chemical weapons, war cabinet, anthrax]
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A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes - Whether native or foreign, the forced laborers discussed in the five historical documents—“A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes”, “Description of a Slave Market in Rio de Janeiro”, “Notes on the Treatment of the Natives in Northeast Siberia”, “Mercury Mining in Huanacavelica and Silver Mining in Potosí”, and “The General Slavery at Achin”—were impelled to fulfill responsibilities and lead lives that were believably unnatural, being that those laborers forced to work were typically exposed to extreme and destitute living conditions due to the mandatory demands of their overseer, while those “enslaved” in the country of Sumatra were allowed profuse independency in comparison to...   [tags: Historical Documents] 1338 words
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Perfect Island Objection by Anselm of Canterbury - Due to the preconceptions I have concerning Anselm’s Ontological Argument, as learnt through course research and lectures. I will like Descartes in his ‘First Meditation’, put these preconceptions to one side and present an essay that explores both sides of the argument in an attempt to reach an independent conclusion. However, I hope to reach the same conclusion as I had before – that is, that the Ontological Argument can be refuted on the basis that there exists a fundamental dissimilarity between the concept of existence in our minds, and that of existence in reality....   [tags: existence of god, ontological argument, descartes]
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The Torajans of Sulawesi Island Death Theory - ... The death of one in Torajan culture is not a private sadness, but more of a publicly shared transformation. This transformation is just as much about the identity of the living as it is a remembrance for the dead. Due to the sizes of these funerals, it takes months, sometimes years to gather the proper resources to perform them. The deceased are placed in a temporary home where they are cleaned and embalmed often. They are referred to as sick or sleeping until their funeral rites have been completed....   [tags: death, life, torajan culture] 776 words
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Homelessness in Long Island, New York - The problem I am going to discuss is homelessness in Long Island. What is homelessness and who defines it. Homelessness is a person lacking adequate shelter or otherwise residing below the minimal standard of what is considered a safe dwelling. The federal definition of homeless is an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, or adequate nighttime residence (HUD, 2011). Homelessness is not just a problem in big cities like New York or Los Angeles, but rather it is a global epidemic affecting small towns and suburbs such as Long Island....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Economic History of Prince Edward Island - The Great Depression was a devastating event that brought misfortune to many people as a result of the stock market crash on Black Tuesday. This paper will seek to explore the impact and effects on the agriculture industry throughout the province of Prince Edward Island, herein referred to as P.E.I. Furthermore; it will analyze critical events and ask questions as to how people during this era reacted to the change in economic uncertainty. The 1920’s were a period of growth for the world economy as many people experienced great deals of increase with respect wealth as well as technological advancements and electricity, which became crucial living standard in countries such as Canada....   [tags: stock market, depression, agriculture industry]
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Very Brief History of Alacatraz, the Prison - ... However, other tribes may have avoided the island completely because they though it to contain evil spirits. Military Fort Beginning La Isla de los Alcatraces’ name changed to Alcatraz under American speaking influence. In 1850 the 13th American President Millard Fillmore ordered that the island be reserved as a possible place for U.S. Military use. The California Gold Rush caused San Francisco’s population to grow drastically, meaning that more protection was needed for the San Francisco Bay (Alcatraz Origins 1)....   [tags: Prison, Island] 690 words
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The Barbados Island - HISTORY Barbados is one of the eastern most Caribbean islands, found at 13.4n, 54.4w. The island that is less than one million years old, the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates created it, along with a volcanic eruption. Later coral formed, accumulating to about 300ft. It is geologically unique. It is. Two land masses that merged over the years. The fist people were the Amerindians who arrived there from Venezuela....   [tags: essays research papers] 1925 words
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Letter from a Character - 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: stranded, island] 564 words
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MBA Admissions Essays - The Island - There were no tropical bands, smiling islanders, or readily available sun tan lotions. There were, however, three gentlemen dressed in army fatigue sporting rifles and an unhappy disposition. Margarita Island looked more like the stage for a military coup than a vacation paradise. What awaited us on the small plot of land 20 miles north of the Venezuelan coast was a run-down hotel, Porto Fino Mare. Arriving with seven classmates from school and a plane full of American tourists, it felt as if the island's population had doubled with our arrival....   [tags: MBA College Admissions Essays] 368 words
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Island - I came to the conclusion that Langston was writing about te struggle to freedom for blacs. Lanston Hughes wrote about racism often in his poems, and this particular poem seems to follow that pattern. Hughes gives the feeling of loneliness and dismay at the fact that he is not considered equal to white people. The poem represents the struggle for freedom and to be considered equal. The speaker conveys a feeling of sadness and loneliness in the tone of their voice, as stated in the opening sentence of the poem....   [tags: essays research papers] 459 words
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First Day on a Deserted Island - First Day on a Deserted Island The first thing that hit me was the smell. Even before I opened my eyes, I knew where I was. The tantalizing scent of washed-up waves and bananas all rolled into one. I felt the millions of grains of sand, hot against my fingers and the cool breeze against my face, - a relief from the sweltering sun. I heard the sea crawling onto the sand and, further away, the same monster dashing against the rocks. As I opened my mouth to take in a gulp of air, I tasted salt in my throat....   [tags: Papers] 911 words
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The History of Alcatraz Island - The History of Alcatraz Island Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal prison, why it is no longer in operation today, and most importantly, to show why it was built in the first place....   [tags: Alcatraz Federal Prison Jail Essays]
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The Cause of the Northern Island Troubles - The Cause of the Northern Island Troubles In this essay I am going to try and decide whether the cause of the Northern Island troubles were long term or short term. Some people believe that the troubles in Northern Ireland began hundreds of years ago - that the current conflict was started by religious differences and has continued to the present day....   [tags: Papers] 2413 words
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Evolution and The Island of Doctor Moreau - There are a lot of misconceptions about Darwin's theory of evolution. One of the biggest is that he called the theory by that name. Albrecht von Haller used the word "evolution" in 1744 to mean "to unroll," so the word was around in Darwin's time, but Darwin never used it in the sense we use it today. It was added later by others, including Herbert Spencer, who is responsible for the theory we call Social Darwinism. This theory is misnamed; it is not based on Darwin's work, but Spencer's. Darwin did not come up with his theory out of nowhere....   [tags: Darwin Spencer Darwinism Research Papers]
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Ellis Island and American Nationalism - Ellis Island and American Nationalism Many people have many different opinions of airports. Some people love going to airports and flying all around the country or the world. Others are afraid of airplanes, fearing that the plane will be hijacked. Others like coming into American airports so that they can start a new life. Some think that Arab immigrants are discriminated against when entering the country, but during the early days of American immigration many more were discriminated against. Ellis Island was corrupted with American Nationalism and the fear of the unknown....   [tags: American History Essays]
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