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Questions On Cardinal Directional And Location Of Continents

- 1. What percentage of the whole class or group met the learning target/objective. Cite specific example and/or evidence. What criteria did you use to evaluate learning. What percentage did not meet the learning target. About 85% of the class met the specific objective of the lesson. When I asked asked questions about cardinal directional and location of continents, they used prior knowledge to answer them and we expanded on that knowledge. The students worked in pairs to complete the T-chart comparing the people of the Ice Age to people of today....   [tags: Question, Answer, Learning, Board game]

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Branching Across the Continents

- Branching Across the Continents According to the prophet Joseph Fielding Smith, “The parable of Zenos, recorded by Jacob in chapter five in his book, is one of the greatest parables ever recorded” (Smith 4:141). In language that rivals the best literature, Zenos’ allegory of the olive tree powerfully conveys the history of the house of Israel over a time span of thousands of years using symbolism that no man could have written. In addition to containing the historical value of the scattering and the gathering of Israel, the allegory also includes doctrine on the apostasy and the millennium....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Asian Continents Rising

- Sea lion, a scientific mystery Last year ,prince of Monaco visited Russia, where the regional governor in Russia has gifted him with a pair of rare kind of sea lion commonly called as ‘’nerpa’at present the Russian seals called as ‘’nerpa’’ living only in the Baikal lake, which is situated at the center of the Asian continent. Seals are generally living in the coastal area. DNA test has showed that the ancestors of this Russian seals were the ‘’ringed seals’’ which is now living in the northern sea....   [tags: Geology]

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Europeans and Disease: Allies in Conquering Continents

- Europeans and Disease: Allies in Conquering Continents Chinese proverb claims that the rat is the most clever and strongest survivor of all animals. The rat proved itself in the beginning of time when god held a race for all of his animals; the rat was clever enough to hide in the ear of a large beast, and at the last second he leapt out of the beast's ear and crossed the finish line before the beast. Disease tells a similar history, in which it has been able to spread itself through out the entire world, through the naïve and unknowing help of humans and animals....   [tags: European Europe History]

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Overview of Earth´s History and Periods

- ... Laurentia and Baltica met at the end of the Silurian, forming a new supercontinent. Rising sea level formed a nearly continuous sea from New York to Nevada, and other shallow seas still covered parts of other continents. The Early Silurian was starting to get cold and formed great ice sheets at high latitudes, but later on, during the middle of the Silurian, the global climate had become much warmer, compared to most of the Ordovician and Devonian Periods. This new phase began to melt the large glacial ice sheets, which caused a rise in global sea level....   [tags: Era, Continents, Dinosaurs]

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Afric A Continent With 54 Countries

- Africa is a continent with 54 countries and, it is the second largest and most populous continent after Asia. Africa is blessed with both natural and human resources. Among the natural resources include diamonds, salt, gold, iron, cobalt, uranium, copper, bauxite, silver, petroleum, cocoa beans, as well as woods and tropical fruits. Much of its natural resources are undiscovered or barely harnessed. However, through documentaries and stories, the media portray Africa in a way that people have a widely held and oversimplified image about Africa....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Poverty, Continent]

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The Third And Final Continent Analysis

- The Third and Final Continent Analysis In the Third and Final Continent, Jhumpa Lahiri uses her own experiences of being from an immigrant family to illustrate to her readers how heritage, cultural influences and adaptation play a major role in finding your true identity. The Third and Final Continent is the ninth narration in a collection of stories called the Interpreter of Maladies. In this story, it discusses themes such as marriage, family, society, language and identity. In this story, we focus on an East Asian man of Bengali descent who wants to have a better future for himself so he leaves India and travels to London, England to pursue a higher education....   [tags: Marriage, Family, Husband, Jhumpa Lahiri]

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Afric A Distorted View Of The Continent Of North America

- Throughout the beginning of this course, it has become clear that the way in which Africa is represented provides a distorted view of the rest of the world. With the use of films, news coverage, commercials, literature and academic articles, it is clear that “Africa” is being represented in a negative light, which is ultimately unfair to the countries within Africa which are not all entirely negative. The reason for the quotations around Africa signifies that it is thought of as one continent where negativity brews and there is no wealth or happiness, which is not entirely true....   [tags: Africa, Continent, Poverty, Photography]

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Alienation and Isolation Depicted in "The Lemon Orchard" and "The Third and Final Continent"

- The Lemon Orchard and The Third and Final Continent are about alienation and isolation. The role of the environment and the setting in both stories is very effective and dynamic, which further enhances the impact of the theme and mood within both stories. Throughout both stories, the setting and the environment, plays a huge role and makes both stories much more convincing. The Lemon orchard is a story set in a dark isolated lemon orchard. La Guma uses the environment and the setting to symbolize the actions of the men and to foreshadow things to come....   [tags: The Third and Final Continent, The Lemon Orchard]

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Expectations and Challenges Regarding Intervention of China in the African Continent

- Africa has been the continent which many countries and global powers have had interest on. Due to the continents historical background, Africa needs to be ingenious towards its relationship not only with China but also other global powers; as these interests are increasingly becoming influential in its ties and development. Chinas relationship with Africa as brought major changes in the country from infrastructures, labour, exploitation, markets, etc. Taking into consideration its historical background, Africa’s foreign policy relationship with China must be carefully selected and agreed upon, as China has a great impact in Africa’s development....   [tags: international relations]

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The North American Continent

- The North American Continent There is tremendous difference in the way the native Indians used to live off the land and the way American Settlers are destroying the land even as we speak for the purpose of profit. The author of this story is trying to convey the damage and destruction wrought on by the Europeans in the relatively few years of habitation of the lands of America. The difference is not only cultural but also spiritual. While Native Indians viewed the land on which they lived as sacred, the European settlers arrived with the aim of exploitation, not only of the land but also of the native people....   [tags: History]

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The Increased Misinterpretations of Africa

- Africa, compared to other continents, is probably the most misrepresented of them all. Little is known about Africa which results to stereotypical descriptions of the continent. Due to the lack of knowledge of Africa, research done by scholars may be illegitimate or seen as offensive to indigenous Africans. These stereotypes are often inaccurate and fallacious representations of Africa. A general stereotype of Africa is that the whole continent is represented or labeled as the dark continent who face poverty, violence and despair....   [tags: africans, continent, tribes]

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The French and Indian War

- The French and Indian War, a continuation of the Seven Years War that ransacked Europe from 1756 to 1763, had turned out to be the bloodiest and one of the most destructive American wars in the 18th century. Taking more lives than the American Revolution, it cosisted of people living on three continents, including the Caribbean islands. The war was a product of an imperial skirmish, between the French and English over colonial territory and wealth. Within these world powers, the French and Indian War can also be apprised of as an aftermath of the localized rivalry between British and French colonists....   [tags: The New Continent, Imperial Skirmish]

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The Great Khan Was Not Here

- October 12- they caught first sight of land at around 2AM and in the morning when they approached the island they saw naked people. This was first contact. He formally took possession of the island for Spanish Sovereigns and saw the people as “good servants”. October 24- Columbus finds Cuba and found during his time here that the Great Khan was not here. December 6- Columbus finds Haiti and he names it Hispaniola. December 24- the Santa Maria runs aground and he meets a local king named Guacanagari who helped get the Europeans and their wares to safety....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Continent, South America]

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Challenges Faced By South Africa And Botswana

- The majority of the continent of Africa has not been as economically progressive as the other continents in today’s world. However, over the past few years, it has been rapidly growing. Although there have been multiple countries in Africa that have reflected a strong growing economy, such as South Africa and Botswana, there are many other countries that are still corrupt and are still struggling to grow as a nation. There are many challenges that are facing Africa currently. Some of these major challenges being, corrupt governments, vicious cycles of aid, and poverty traps....   [tags: Africa, Poverty, Political corruption, Continent]

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The Need for Development in the African Continent

- ... The mission of this institution is to “promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty in Africa” (“African Development Bank Group”). Specific appropriations of capital within the African Development Bank are in infrastructure, social, multisector, finance, agriculture and rural development, and industry, with a total cumulative loan and grant approval total from 1967-2012 registering $63,660,000,000 US dollars (“African Development Bank Group”). An example of such a loan was from 2008 to 2009, when the African Development Bank doubled its financial aid to the African continent in the wake of the Great Recession (Kaberuka)....   [tags: issues, vision, respect, economic, human]

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My Childhood On The Continent Of Africa

- Cheryl Peck’s essay, “Fatso” and David Sedaris’, “Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa” both express some sort of emotion. However, the emotions that are shown between the two essays are quite different. In “Fatso”, you can see emotions such as anger and pain due to the discrimination against heavier people and Peck’s personal experience with her size. In Sedaris’ essay, you see mainly a reveal of being jealous of his partner Hugh, but later on you understand the appreciation he has of his own life....   [tags: Writing, Essay, Sentence, Essays]

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Terrorism Threats to the African Continent

- While the world focused its main effort on the war against terrorism to the Middle East, the African continent is silently grows as a safe haven for terrorist groups. Although these terrorist groups operate in different countries under different names, their connection to the most known international terror organizations is noticeable. For decades, countries of East, North and West Africa have been experiencing several heinous terrorist attacks that resulted into deaths of hundreds of people. The African states through African Union regarded terrorism as one of their major security concerns that needs collective action....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Keny A Country Of The Continent Of Africa

- Kenya is a country located in the continent of Africa. It is believed that people first roamed Kenya more than 2 million years ago. Cushitic migrated from North Africa to Kenya. Although they were one of the first people to migrate to Kenya they have always been a minority. Arabian traders later emerged in Kenya and took over the country quite rapidly. They were searching for ivory, rhino horn, gold, and slaves to trade with other countries. The focal areas of trade within Kenya were Mombasa, Malindi and the Islands Lamu....   [tags: Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, Mau Mau Uprising]

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Major Empires of the Asian Continent

- During the period of 1500CE through 1750CE, there three major empires that existed in the southwest corner of the Asian continent. The Ottoman Empire was the most powerful, the Persian Empire made rugs profitable, and the Mughal Empire formed trade alliances with the West. The thing that all three had in common was the Islamic Faith, they were all bound by the verses of the Qur'an and their shared love and devotion to Allah. There were two major sects of Islam, Sunni and Shi'ia. Sunni Islam was the largest sect, followed by Shi'ia, which had a significantly lesser following....   [tags: Persia, Islam, Ottoman Empire, Mughal Empire]

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Risk Is A Board Game

- Risk is a board game that can support two to six players in one play through. The game requires strategic placement and luck of the die while trying to conquer other parts of the Earth. The player to become the sole survivor and conquer the other parts of the world is declared the winner. It was created by Albert Lamorisse and then acquired by the Parker Brothers aka another subdivision of Hasbro. Board Layout The map consists of forty two territories to control which also equates to the six continents....   [tags: Continent, Europe, North America, South America]

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Microbes in the Antarctic Continent

- Microbes in the Antarctic continent play an important role in the ecosystem function and sustainability. The variation in snow and ice covers in Antarctic continent markedly affects all ecological variables including the composition of microbial assemblages and their function (Quayle et al., 2002). Minor changes in the global climate could significantly affect the ice and snow melt regimen in this continent. Therefore the Antarctic ecosystem is considered to be a good ecological indicator for the global climate change (Walther et al., 2002)....   [tags: Biology, Microorganism]

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Urbanization Of The Asian Continent

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION In 2007, 50% of the world’s population became urban dwellers, this meant that approximately 3.3 billion persons were dwelling in cities across the globe. It is also projected that another 500 million persons will become urban dwellers in another 5 years, and there are further indications that by 2030, about 60% of the world’s population will be urban dwellers (FIG Commission, 2010). Wealth generation and economic development have birthed a new phenomenon known as megacities, which are urban areas with an average population of 10 million or more persons, and 19 of such cities exist around the world at the moment (FIG Commission, 2010)....   [tags: City, Urban area, Urbanization]

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Afric The Most Powerful Continent

- From the seventh to fifteenth centuries, Africa rightfully claimed its name as the most powerful continent. Globetrotters from all over the world were captivated by Africa’s possession of rich resources such as gold and ivory. African leaders and emperors realized this attraction and the profit that could be assumed from “sharing” their secret resources. Considering this, they set up Sub-Saharan trading operations. According to Michael Gomez, these trading posts posed as “global crossroad[s] for various populations and cultures”....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Islam, Caribbean]

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The North American Continent

- We all know that the North American continent was first colonized by Europeans in the 1600s. There was so much work to be done to get it ready for people to live there. These early settlers needed men and women to work the land. White bondservants, who were paying their passage across the ocean from Europe through indentured labor, helped a little bit but it didn’t solve the problem. It wasn’t till early in the seventeenth century when a Dutch ship loaded with African slaves introduced a “solution”, and a new problem, to the this “New World” that they found....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Colonialism And Its Effects On Africa

- some of Asia were sketched and colored in yellow. Piled up on the surface of Europe and North America were dozens if not hundreds of shiny gold stones. Europe and North America were the only two continents with piles of these gold stones. Having been born in Africa, I quickly noticed the odd surface color of Africa. The landscape of Africa was dug up and covered with mud, unlike the other four continents that were also sketched in the cartoon. At the center of the dug up landscape of Africa were also shiny gold rocks, but only four sitting on top of the mud dirt....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Africa, Continent, Slavery]

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The Spread Of Islam Throughout The African Continent

- The spread of Islam throughout the African continent was predominantly influenced by the trading routes in North and East Africa. While Islam was very influential in the political and economic sphere of these areas, many of the original practices and traditions of Africa remained. The dominant people who facilitated the spread of Islam throughout the continent were the elite of Africa, such as the kings, and the traders themselves. While the spread of religion is typically looked at as a spreading of faith or a way to exclude yourself from warring nations, Africa’s conversion to Islam was incredibly economical and political....   [tags: Africa, Islam, Sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt]

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Western Media

- Africa is one of the richest continents in terms of resources and human population nonetheless; it is the poorest and least developed continent. A significant number of the population in the west are ignorant about Africa and have a negative attitude towards Africa, ‘Most of them have certain images of Africa that they hold to be true or real’, all these images are acquired though what they receive as news in the western media (Michira,2002). Often words used to describe Africa in the west include the following: dark, jungle, savage, underdeveloped, third world, hunger, disease, famine, drought, lack of history and culture....   [tags: African Continent, History, Economy]

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Africa by Far is the Poorest Continent in the World

- ... However, on the other side, they have made the west believe throwing money at Africa can fix it, that the victories of the G8, the fifty billion dollars of increased aid to Africa, or the forty billion in reduced debt there, are going help develop the continent of one billion. They see this as the end to the Africa story, and soon it will be saved; however in the Africa story this is only chapter one. This needs to be accepted, celebrates, and then put in the past. Chapter one needs to end, and chapter two needs to begin, and chapter two is all about execution....   [tags: human life, fossils, population]

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The Europeans Arrived At The Continent Of North America

- The Europeans arrived at the continent of North America and began to colonize. The Europeans arrival to the area that would become modern day Canada was a cataclysmic event. Their initial impact consisted of the fur trade and the destruction of resources as a result of the fur trade. Trading led to long term alcohol abuse among some Native tribes, increasing dependency on trade, and negative effects for the generations to follow. During Trade they also brought diseases which would eradicate entire tribes from the country....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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A Brief Note On The Asian Sub Continent

- I grew up in a household of 5 people, which included my parents, two siblings and myself. My mother was the lady of the house, so she would cook for the entire family. As a working man, my father would always have his lunch made right in time as he heads out to work and my siblings and I would have lunch ready right as we come back home from school. In the Asian sub continent, it is very common to hire maids as helping hands for a household. So my mother hired two maids to help her with the household chores....   [tags: Family, Woman, Homemaker, Home]

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The World 's Second Largest Continent

- Imperialism is often the most surprising topic covered in a typical high school history class. The idea that a nation could just take over a smaller civilization and use it to gain resources, power, and fortunes; this is an unacceptable practice in society today. Hitler and Lenin are remembered as arrogant, greedy, and heartless, but what about all of the other nations that partaked in colonization. The world’s second largest continent often goes forgotten. Today, Africa is still found in shambles as result of the ruthless imperialism that occurred....   [tags: King Leopold's Ghost, Congo Free State]

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The Immortality and Blindness to a Dark Continent

- The Immortality and Blindness to a Dark Continent Joseph Conrad’s s novel “Heart of Darkness” portrays an image of Africa that is dark and inhuman. Not only does he describe the actual, physical continent of Africa as “so hopeless and so dark, so impenetrable to human thought, so pitiless to human weakness”, (Conrad 2180) as though the continent could neither breed nor support any true human life. Conrad lived through a time when European colonies were scattered all over the world. This phenomenon and the doctrine of colonialism bought into at his time obviously influenced his views at the time of “Heart of Darkness” publication....   [tags: Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad Analysis]

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Battle of a Continent: the Plains of Abraham

- In the early 18th century, New France prospered in terms of population and agricultural production. After the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 which ended the War of the Spanish Succession, France was poised to make a decision at the bargaining table with the victor's of Britain. The contents of the cease fire also included the relinquishment of lands and France, who lost the war considerably, gave up Acadia and Île Ste. Jean only to keep the far eastern port of Louisbourg (Wikipedia, 2004). The habitant of New France heard of this and remained incognito for the moment, only to wait and see what Britain would do next....   [tags: European History]

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Africa Is The World 's Poorest Inhabited Continent

- Africa is the world’s poorest inhabited continent, with more than one third of its residents living on less than a comparative US dollar per day. Africa is often stereotyped as poor, overpopulated, and uncivilized. Africa is commonly interpreted as one united land mass rather than multiple independent nations. Africa’s limited use of technology, agriculture and market based economy, and independent self-governing prior to independence have made gathering data on the continent difficult. Africa as a whole has little data collected about its past and as a result many studies conducted and published refer to the continent as a whole rather than referring to individual nations....   [tags: Africa, Colonialism, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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The Continent Of Afric The World 's Largest Desert

- The continent of Africa is the second largest in the world and has one of the most interesting environments. Africa consists of many different land types like deserts, savannas, highlands and rain forests. Each of these areas has different ecosystems and how it supports Africa as a whole. People live in various locations throughout the continent, even in places that would seem impossible to live to the average American. Rivers are a huge part of how African people live and survive, many people depends on them for their crops and natural resources....   [tags: Nile, Sahara, Africa, Desert]

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade And Its Consequences On The African Continent

- 1. Discuss the transatlantic slave trade, how it operated and its consequences on the African continent. Slavery has a long history in Africa and before the transatlantic slave trade was created, slavery existed within the African country. Domestic slavery was driven by the under population in Africa. Therefore slaves were used for mining, agriculture, and household chores. Hence, the concept of slavery was not foreign to the African continent. In 1441, the first slaving occurred by Portugal. They took one man and one women slave back to Portugal....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic slave trade]

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Modern European History : A Turning Point For The Continent Of Europe

- Modern European History Exam 1 The fourteenth century was a turning point for the continent of Europe. Throughout this time, Europe and its citizens would go through a transformation that would forever change its mindset and even its viewpoints on major issues. Although there were numerous events that shifted Europe, only three major factors contributed to this development. The factors that changed people in Europe are The Hundred Years War, The Black Plague, and the Great Schism. These events changed the lives for people in Europe and created a dramatic radical break with the past and launched the continent into an advancement of its people....   [tags: Black Death, Middle Ages, England]

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The Red Man’s Continent by Ellsworth Huntington

- In his book The Red Man’s Continent Yale professor Ellsworth Huntington states that “History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's migrations from one environment to another.” This quote bluntly conveys the important role that migrations have played in history. Migrations of large groups of people are a prominent and crucial pattern in the study of all aspects of history. Never has this held more truth than in Medieval Europe where several groups of people undertook large migrations over thousands of miles to all corners of the continent....   [tags: mass migrations, muslim migrations]

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Germany Is The Longest Largest Country Located On The Continent Of Europe

- Germany is the fourth largest country located on the continent of Europe, which includes 51 independent states. This country has many geographical aspects, to include multiple water sources like the sea, lakes, and rivers. As well as the lowlands in the north, mountains in the center, and the alps in the south. The temperatures are modest as well as fierce, in July the expected average temperature is around 71 degrees Fahrenheit while in January the average can plumed to a bitter 35 degrees Fahrenheit....   [tags: Public health, Health care, United States]

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France: The Second Largest Country on the European Continent

- France is located in Europe between the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Biscay, and English Channel. It is the second largest country on the European continent. The capital city Paris is the largest city in France and is located in the north central part of the country. Two thirds of the country consists of either mountains or hills. Since France is between the North Pole and the equator, it has a temperate climate with some areas being very cold or hot. The summers are hot and dry, while the winters are fairly cold....   [tags: aircraft, cattle, hogs, poultry]

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Atlantis, A Lost Continent

- Introduction. Atlantis was a continent of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to Plato, an advanced civilization developed some 11,600 years ago. Plato affirms that, as the result of a huge volcanic cataclysm of worldwide extent, this continent sunk away underseas, disappearing forever. Official Science - the one you learn at school - rejects the actual existence of Atlantis, as it has so far been unable to find any traces of its reality. But the reason for that is simple to explain. Everybody has been looking in the wrong locations, as Atlantis indeed lies in the opposite side of the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent

- Namibia as a Pleasant Surprise on the African Continent Tourists coming to Namibia often have a complete misperception of what it is like here. Most tourists expect to be greeted by half-naked savages, brandishing torches and knives and dancing about a campfire, the women sitting and grinding maize, whilst the lions prowl around the perimeter of the settlement. I have seen numerous people disembark from luxury ocean liners in the port of Walvis Bay with looks of absolute astonishment on their faces, as if they expected to be ferried out on a rowboat on to a deserted beach....   [tags: Papers]

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British Settlement in American Continent and Regionalism

- British Settlement in American Continent and Regionalism Describe how settlement patterns set-up the regionalisms of the United States. Throughout history, people from cultures around the world have come to America seeking a new life or a change from their current conditions. They may have come to avoid persecution, to avoid overpopulation, or to attempt to be successful in an entirely new world from the life they formerly knew. As the immigrants arrived, some found that their dreams had been attained....   [tags: Geography History Historic Essays]

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The Transatlantic Slave Trade, How It Operated And Its Consequences On The African Continent

- CPO 3204 African Politics Fall 2016 MIDTERM EXAM 1. Discuss the transatlantic slave trade, how it operated and its consequences on the African continent. The trans-Atlantic slave trade affected the continent of Africa in many ways, the majority of them negatively. It was an immense and important network that provided the labor required for setting up industry in the New World. However, the African continent still feels the effects of massive population loss and overall instability created during this time....   [tags: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Slavery]

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Aristotle's versus Kant's Categories of the Temperate, the Continent, the Incontinent, the Vicious and the Bestial

- Describe Aristotle's categories of the temperate, the continent, the incontinent, the vicious and the bestial. Compare Aristotle's and Kant's evaluations of these kinds of people. Which of these people are morally better and which worse than the others. Aristotle’s psychological types, as described in “Nichomachean Ethics,” are a categorization of different internal moral characters. These categories are a comprehensive attempt - for ancient philosophy - at identifying which internal psychologies manifest virtuous or morally bad behaviour....   [tags: psychological types, morality]

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The World 's Land Mass, Africa Is The Second Largest Continent

- Roupe 1 Breckin Ryan Roupe Dr. David L. Briscoe, PhD. Experiences of Black Americans 1 September 2014 Africa Today Making up one-fifth of the world 's land mass, Africa is the second largest continent. Its fifty-four countries collectively are home to over one billion people. The different African peoples are distinguished by language and culture groups. To the north of the Sahara desert live mostly Arab people. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to various tribes like the Masai, Oromo, Zulu, and Yoruba, and people of European descent can be found in the subtropical climates in the south and northwest....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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My Family Is The Country Of The African Continent That Borders The Indian Ocean

- My family is originally from Kenya; it is the country located in the East of the African continent that borders the Indian Ocean. Kenya has diversity in its natural beauty with visitors getting the opportunity to visit clean unpolluted beaches, breath taking mountains, beautiful forests, serene lakes, scenic wilderness and even some harsh semi desert areas. I migrated to USA through an opportunity my dad winning green card this day I will never forget. I remember it was January 17 year 2000....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Dream Come True]

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Canad The Third Largest Continent Of The World Right Behind Africa

- Canada Trip: Essay North America is the third largest continent in the world right behind Africa, and Asia. Two of the largest countries in the world are, our very own, the United States of America and Canada. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Although they are a part of North America, Canada is very well known because of the European culture that is a part of their country. Before the Europeans came over to Canada, a large population of a group called the Paleo-Indians not only populated what would eventually become Canada, but they also inhabited the other countries of North America....   [tags: Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Upper Canada]

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Ikea Website And Examined One Country From Each Continent Available

- For this discussion, I analyzed the Ikea website and examined one country from each continent available. It was quite easy to notice some major difference between the different countries almost immediately. As an example, the first page I opened was, naturally, the site for the United States and I was greeted with the image of a picnic table adorned in red, white, and blue. Second, I decided to be a little adventurous and opened the page for Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabian page was incredibly different from the American page as the first image I saw featured an Arabic family sitting in a tent-like room on floor pillows....   [tags: Saudi Arabia, United States, Japan, Gulf War]

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Critique of A Biography of the Continent Africa by John Reader

- A Critique Abstract A Biography of the Continent Africa, written by John Reader is an extensive chronological and topical study of Africa. Support reveals the earliest corroboration of the existence of human antecedents was discovered in east Africa at locations scattered north and south of the equator. The discovery shows fossilized bones, stone tools, and the most significant of all, a trail of footprints in the preserved mud pan surface. The trail shows they walked across the pan more than three million years ago toward what is now called the Serengeti plains....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Moving to America in The Third and Final Continent by Jhumpa Lahiri

- RR - “The First and Final Continent” Rude Awakening Everyone has been there. Upon completing the interview process, you have just been hired for a job that will change your life as you know it. Besides learning the tricks of the trade, you also must learn to work with people who have different views and backgrounds. As days turn into years, you have adjusted to the job and people and reflect back to when you first started and conclude, “It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.” In the short story, “The Third and Final Continent” by Jhumpa Lahiri, a young man has to deal with life in America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Culture And Diversity Of Africa

- In today’s world it is important to understand where we come from and to understand the opportunities that exists thru culture and diversity. With such an interconnected world we must be able to learn to communicate with individuals who come from a diverse set of cultures and traditions. By having respect for diversity and having global awareness means that one can appreciate and respect someone’s personal and cultural differences. It also means that we are aware of diverse needs, feelings and views of other people around us....   [tags: Africa, Poverty, World, Continent]

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How has the Great Pacific Garbage Patch affected marine life in the surrounding waters?

- Recently, it has been said that an eighth continent has formed, but this is no ordinary landmass, instead it is made entirely out of manmade trash. In the Pacific Ocean, between the coast of California and the Hawaiian Islands, lies a so-called “patch” of waste, mainly consisting of plastic (Transoceanic Trash). It is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. The patch extends over a vast area in the North Pacific Ocean, its true size today is still considered undetermined because it estimates vary greatly, no estimates are exact due to the changing wind and ocean currents, as well as the growing volume of debris (Great Pacific Garbage Patch)....   [tags: eighth continent, landmass]

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Growth of Islam in the United Kingdom

- The Middle East – a region of One Thousand and One Nights, but also a place of the religion of Islam, which has spread into many European countries over the past few decades. The United Kingdom is one of the countries, where the religion of Islam plays a major role. According to the census in 2011, 4.8 per cent of people living in The UK reported to be Muslims and what is more, nearly half of them were born there. The largest increase of this religion was in the age groups under 25....   [tags: Europe as a Muslim continent]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Africa

- Africa is a continent with two fronts. First is the façade that Americans create with our misrepresentations and stereotypes. They tend to be negative and create a negative image for those who live on the continent. The other front is the truth. Although there are some truths in American connotations, it isn’t the full truth. The stereotypes make two people look bad – Africa and those who do the stereotyping. Misrepresentations are created from a variety of different things, but it is up to the ignorant to teach themselves the truths that lie in Africa....   [tags: Africa, Continent, Connotation, Culture]

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Paltryce Eversol: The Dungeon Keeper

- ... They had known of it all along, without the tattle of another slave. They always knew. Because they were the products of evil, they foretold the future of evil. This was the punishment of their father, and as they preached it, a knife would lick his guzzler red. Word reached high and low in the city and in the protectant-realm that the people lived among beautiful “seers” of the future. Because of the girls’ very existence—their unheralded potential—Paltryce was elected to an exalted status in hopes that he would allow the marrying off of his beautiful sisters to high political authority abroad....   [tags: slaves, continent, smart]

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Indian Slavery and Islamic Slavery

- ... 2. The lack of incorporating the economic function of slaves in the society. Regarding the first point, the notion of 'assimilation' into the Islamic society was a contested terrain between masters and slaves. The “hope” of be totally incorporated in the new group, was resisted by the master, in order to forbid the foreigners became in an equal. Therefore, the alien condition was maintained because was the main justification of the slave condition, however at the same time, the “Islamization” prevented the formation of a separated slave class, with full awareness of their situation....   [tags: african continent, commerce and trade]

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Africa World History And Anthropology : Perceptions And Misperceptions

- Africa is an “in development continent” with a very deep background about colonization, that is why is so hard to define it. With fifty four countries, some of them are: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, among others, scientists says that the limits of Africa goes farther than their boundaries. In the lecture “Africa in World History and Anthropology: perceptions and misperceptions” (2012), Maiko argues that people have different perceptions and misperceptions about Africa, and with the lecture he intends to clarify some points, so people will understand and respect more this continent that suffered a lot with its explorers....   [tags: Africa, Continent, Poverty, Burkina Faso]

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A Study On The Great Ice Age

- Chapter 1 Katia Bravo As large masses of land drifted apart from a single continent, openings between the landmass formed creating the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and shrinking the Pacific. As the continent continued to shift mountain ranges popped up on the landmasses forming the Appalachians, Rockies, and the Sierra Nevada. About 10 million years ago the basic shape of North America had formed. In the tidewater region moved upward to the Appalachians. The Great Ice Age started about 2 million years ago creating two mile thick ice sheets along the land near the poles....   [tags: Caribbean, North America, Europe, Continent]

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HIV/Aids in the African Continent

- HIV/AIDS, the latest, contemporary disease that is afflicting and devastating millions, about thirty-five million of the worlds population, a little less than one percent, of which seventy percent inhabits the cotenant of Africa, where a great many developing countries are found. As of the late nineties, researchers have concluded, taken from SIV infected chimpanzees samples, that developed because of a chimpanzee had slaughtered and consumed two other monkeys, infected with their own diseases, and a poacher had shot, cooked, and had eaten the gruesomely infected SIV chimpanzee, only to be infected with a new, severe disease, known as AIDS (   [tags: infected chimpazees, sub-Saharan Africa]

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Racism, Globalization, And Witchcraft

- The topic of the article i read deals with Xenophobia in the township of Alexandra located in the Gauteng province. Xenophobia is defined as the fear of being perceived to be a foreigner. The author, Jason Hickel, briefly gives a background on the hostility that had ensued in 2008. Local residents from the township were attacking people from foreign countries such as Mozambique, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Foreigners were collectively known as makwerekwere. Throughout the article, Jason Hickel gives several reasons for why xenophobia exists in the township....   [tags: Africa, South Africa, Poverty, Continent]

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Black And Whites By Desmond Tutu

- “When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray. ' We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.” - Desmond Tutu (South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop) This is a simple quote that helps to accurately capture the plight Africa has faced in its dealings with the European nations for the past centuries. The people of the continent may have reclaimed their land but is it truly theirs. Are we as continent truly free to develop ourselves and take leaps forward....   [tags: Africa, African Union, South Africa, Continent]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Dead Aid '

- Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian innate with a Doctorate from Oxford University as well as a degree from the Harvard University. Moyo Dambisa has demonstrated her diligence working at the Goldman Sachs and the World Bank. Dambisa Moyo wrote her first book, the Dead Aid which is a controversial exploration of aid projects in the African Continent. The book by Moyo has received lots of praises from Kofi Annan. Kofi Quotes that the book is the best description of a fascinating case for a new strategy in Africa....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, AIDS, Continent]

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Atlantis: The Lost City, Culture, and Continent

- Everyone has heard the bedtime story of the golden lost city of Atlantis. It has been a child’s dream to discover it for decades, maybe centuries. This city has often been compared to the Garden of Eden. The birth of this fairytale lies with the Greek philosopher, Plato. Atlantis was modernly made popular by writer and U.S. Congressman, Ignatius Donnelly, in 1882 (Martin 12). According to Greek mythological history, Atlantis was founded by the god Poseidon and ruled by Atlas, a descendant of Poseidon’s ten sons of five pairs of twins, thus, the name Atlantis and Atlantic Ocean (McMullen 28; Martin 9)....   [tags: World History]

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- The muses sing of the greatest battle ever to occur in Olympian history. It started when Zeus, the king of the gods, sitting atop Mt. Olympus felt a strange presence. He stood up and looked across the great realm that was Earth. After concentrating for what seemed like millennia he spotted a rainbow. But, this was not Iris. No, it was something else. An even greater rainbow that housed a great home, it housed other gods. Zeus concentrated even harder, and he finally saw that someone…was looking back at him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tropical Diseases: Onchocerciasis

- Introduction Domain Animalia Kingdom Nematoda Phylum Rhabditea Class Spirurida Order Filariodea Family Onchocercidae Genus Onchocerca Species Volvulus Tropical Diseases are diseases that are found widely spread in tropical and subtropical regions all around the world. The most common disease carriers are mosquitos and flies as they may carry a parasite, bacterium or virus that is infectious to humans and animals. Onchocerciasis, found in Ethiopia, is transmitted by the Simulium blackfly (Figure 2) which is bred in fast flowing streams and rivers....   [tags: mosquitos, flies, african continent]

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What are Plate Tectonics?

- Describe geographic evidence collected in the last part of the 20th century to support the theory of continental drift. Some of the geographical evidence collected in the last part of the 20th century to support the theory of the continental drift is the discovery of plate tectonics Hess and Deitz modified the theory called "Sea-floor Spreading". Along the seafloor features that supported the sea-floor spreading hypothesis were: mid-oceanic ridges, deep sea trenches, island arcs, geomagnetic patterns, and fault patterns....   [tags: geographic evidence, theory of continental drift]

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The Similarities Between Africa And South America

- In response to Wegener 's theory scientists created new theories and new processes to help protect the old view of stationary continents. In response to the geological similarities between Africa and South America many scientists argued of land bridges linking the two continents. Bridges of the same geology that allowed for animals and vegetation a method for getting across. Conveniently for the critics of Wegener, these land bridge are extinct, similar to the fossils found on the continents. In his article regarding Wegener Joseph Sant comments on how some geologists argued that warm water currents in the North Hemisphere allowed for tropical climates in the polar regions (Sant)....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Geology, Seafloor spreading]

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Alfred Wegener and the Continental Drift

- ... In 1912 he first introduced the theory of the continental drift at a conference in Germany. He theorized that the continents had moved away from each other over a period of time and denied that land-bridges had existed to connect the continents. The same year he married the daughter of a meteorologist and returned on another expedition to Greenland. He went on to serve in the military during World War I. Although the idea about the continental drift had never gone away it wasn’t until 1915 that he published his theory....   [tags: meteorology and astronomy]

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Unexplained Movement: Continental Drift

- Unexplained Movement The land we know to be certain continents, today, may not have existed in their current positions long ago. As technology has advanced in oceanography, it has been learned that there are many activities below the surfaced of the land and oceans, which can contribute to changes in, land mass. Those changes include wave erosion, volcanic activity, and lithospheric pressures. Plate tectonics was developed through a theory once named continental drift. In developing plate tectonics, continental drift helped form hypothesis of a shifting landmass and sea floor....   [tags: plate techtonics, geological analysis]

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Notes on Geologic Periods of the Earth

- Precambrian Geologic The Precambrian era is about 90% of the earth’s geologic life. It refers to all geologic time before 600 million years ago. During the Precambrian era, the earth formed along with the oceans and atmosphere. Originally, the earth was in a molten state, but as it cooled down, it developed a hard crust and oceans that developed water vapor to form an atmosphere. About five hundred million years after the earth was formed, small continents started to form. The plate tectonics also started to build up....   [tags: Geology, Biologic, Flora]

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Theory of Plate Tectonics as a Paradigm Shift

- Theory of Plate Tectonics as a Paradigm Shift When Albert Einstein proposed his Theory of Relativity it was not accepted immediately but eventually over time and after some debate it became a replacement for the idea of physical mechanics formulated by Isaac Newton to explain the motion of large bodies in the presence of gravity. Relativity did not totally discredit Newtonian Mechanics but it did raise new questions and could prove certain things that Newton could not. There were questions, critics, and proponents of the new idea but it came in time and after much debate....   [tags: Papers]

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Studying Plate Tectonics to Help in the Future

- Studying Plate Tectonics to Help in the Future Prior to World War II, humans were conformed with the idea that the Earth and its continents had been basically unchanged since the beginning of time. A German meteorologist, Alfred Wegener observed that the coastlines of the seven continents could be fitted together almost perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle. If fitted together, the geological dating the land would match as well as other geological features. He believed that this was more than coincidence, which happened to be the belief at the time....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

- ... After Diamond discuss the Darwinism theory, he goes on to state how five continents developed and talks about the settlement of the first people. Austria and New Guinea were one of the first places humans occupied. Australia and New Guinea were not settled until the last Great Leap Forward (44). When the leap forward occurred humans started to live in in Australia and New Guiana which were a joined continent at the time because ocean levels were low. New Guiana and Australia were one of the most developed continents before the creation of other continents....   [tags: history, societies, change]

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contiential not drifting but raising

- A skull of 95 million year old dinosaurs which unearthed from narmada river bed region of India has raised hot debate among researchers. Because the dinosaurs fossils totally contradict with the theory of continental drifting which proposed by German meteorologist Alfred Wagner. According to this theory before 200 million years ago all the present day continents were jointly present and the super continent was called as pangaea.and then splited in two major continents called as northern laurasia and the southern gonduwana.the theory continue to explains......   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Scientific Method, A Cyclical And Self Correcting Process

- Name: Amanda Kranning SCI101 Unit 4 Individual Project Instructor’s Name: Kristina Jantz Due Date: January Read the following passage: The scientific method is a cyclical and self-correcting process that involves several steps. Observations and collecting qualitative and quantitative evidence are important to make predictions and to develop a theory. Scientific breakthroughs do not happen overnight. Sometimes, the missing piece of the scientific puzzle takes years to discover. In 1915, Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift to explain the past and present location of the continents; however, his ideas were met with resistance because he could not provide evidence that would...   [tags: Plate tectonics, Divergent boundary]

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The Theory Of Plate Tectonics

- Research Paper For one to fully understand the processes of the Earth and how it functions in its entirety, we must first observe, study and work to expand our on-going comprehension of the geological processes that occur on our planet. The Theory of Plate Tectonics is a great place to begin as it is very accomplished in explaining our planet’s past and how it came to look like it does today, and it also happens to be one of the most important geological theories ever developed. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that a man named Alfred Wegener hypothesized a theory to explain some of the strange phenomena that occurred on Earth’s surface (“Continental Drift”, 2011)....   [tags: Plate tectonics, Earth, Lithosphere, Geology]

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The Discoveries of Alfred Wegener

- Alfred Wegener was the youngest of five children, and was born on November 1, 1880. His father was an evangelical minister who ran an orphanage. Wegener grew up in Berlin Germany, and as a young man always dreamed of exploring Greenland, and had an interest in meteorology at a very young age. Alfred attended Friedrich Wilhelms University where he obtained his degree, and later his Doctorates in Astronomy, but after he graduated, most of his focus was on the study of meteorology. In 1905 Alfred went to work with his older brother at the Aeronautischen Observatorium Lindenberg in Beeskow....   [tags: meteorologist, continental drift, fossils]

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Alfred Wegener's Biography

- Alfred Wegener's Biography Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1, 1880. He was interested in geophysics, and also became fascinated with the fields of meteorology and climatology. During his life, Wegener made several key contributions to meteorology; he pioneered the use of balloons to track air circulation, and wrote a textbook that became standard throughout Germany. In 1906 he joined an expedition to Greenland to study polar air circulation. Returning, he accepted a post as tutor at a German university....   [tags: Free Essays]

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