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Canadian Sovereignty over the Northwest Passage

- A complex collection of more than 1800 separate islands forms the Canadian Archipelago and Canada’s Arctic territory. 1 Within recent history the arctic has gained popular attention from governments both domestically and internationally. The rise in global climate temperatures accounts for longer, ice free Arctic summers, higher levels of resource exploration and development, and less challenges to access in the Arctic. Canadian sovereignty over Arctic lands and islands is undisputed with the single exception of Hans Island, a 1.3 square kilometer island claimed by Denmark.2 Currently what is disputed is the Canadian assertion of sovereignty over the Northwest Passage waterway....   [tags: Canada, Northwest Passage]

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The Doppelganger Character in Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo

- Double or nothing. Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock believed having a double persona in his movies made them twice as suspenseful. The motif of doubling characters is common in the Hitchcock films Psycho, North by Northwest and Vertigo; each film uses the doppelganger technique of portraying figures in the film as a double or second self. In literature, the doppelganger character is often presented as a twin, a shadow or mirror image of the central character. The doppelganger figure characteristically appears as an identical closely resembling the protagonist....   [tags: Psycho, North by Northwest, Vertigo]

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The Northwest Passage

- The opening up of the north polar sea between 1815 and 1817 had prompted Barrow to propose a plan to send two expedition voyages, one in search of the Northwest Passage and the other to proceed from the sea of Spitzbergen towards the North Pole. Accordingly he sent the plan to the President and Council of the Royal Society which duly returned with their approval and the orders were issued by the Board of the Admiralty. Examining such interplay between scientific institutions, such as the Royal Society and the British Admiralty, one can see a well defined division of labour, in the collaboration between gentleman scientists at home and their field workers in the navy ship on voyages of explor...   [tags: Maritime History]

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Hydroclimate of the Northwest of the United States

- ... Although AR events are linked to many intense precipitation events, these events primarily impact the Pacific Northwest, with areas to the east of the Cascades remaining comparatively dry (Warner et al., 2012). That is not to say that AR events never impact the Inland Northwest; recent work by Rutz et al. (2014) show that while AR frequency decreases significantly east of the Cascades, these events are still associated with 24-h top-decile precipitation in the INW. The contribution to cool season precipitation amounts – both totals and top-decile events – range across the INW, with southeastern Idaho and western Montana seeing the smallest fraction of their cool season precipitation an...   [tags: streamflow, precipitation, rainfall]

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Massive Wave Of The Pacific Northwest

- Massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest Massive Mega-Quakes happen at regular intervals in the Pacific Northwest. There have been mega-quakes in the beginning of time. In Japan, a mega-quake send a 600-foot wave of water. The article I have chosen is the one on how “massive Mega-Quake Could Destroy Pacific Northwest”. The author notes that massive quakes have a magnitude of up to 9.2. It could last four minutes, according to seismologists. It occurs and then a wall of water follows....   [tags: Earthquake, Earth, Tsunami]

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The United States And Pacific Northwest

- There are two specific time periods where the Mexican people were active in the regions of the Pacific Northwest and other areas of the United States. What these people did create a huge political formation and statement. They made a great name for themselves by showing that they are hard workers and strive for a better life. These things do not seem to be appreciated in todays time as much as they should, especially back in the day many people did not see Mexicans highly like they should have been seen....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, California]

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Navigability of The Northwest Passage

- One of the great occurrences of the world that simply alter many views and ideas, the life of thousands, is the navigability of the Northwest Passage. This sea route took hundreds of years for sailors to discover and many were turned away such as, John Cabot when he lost the battle with the perfidious and grueling weather conditions of the seas. Is this route the future of shipping as we know it. Controversies are evident in this discovery, but there are some benefits. The economics, international waters dispute, effects of climate change, and transfer of specific species to North America waters are all factors that contribute to the Northwest Passage....   [tags: john cabbot, sailors, Venice]

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The Cultural Representation Of The Pacific Northwest

- In the pacific northwest, approximately 120 kilometres east of Vancouver, lies Seabird Island Community: A small hamlet consisting of residences closely knit together. The island is surrounded by the British Columbian mountain range that tower above the rivers. Downstream, community buildings thrive in a horseshoe shape around a grassy square. In the centre, the buildings form a circle enclosing a large open agricultural field which is where the seabird island school is situated, its unique, noticeable form rounding off the north side of the community’s ring....   [tags: Construction, Building, The Band, School]

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North by Northwest, by Alfred Hitchcock

- Alfred Hitchcock’s film North by Northwest (1959) is famed as a classic man-on-the-run thriller, following protagonist Roger Thornhill as he flees across state lines in a mad dash to save his life and unravel the mystery to his extraordinary predicament. However, mid-way through the film Thornhill’s quandary is further complicated by the introduction of Eve Kendall, a beautiful yet mysterious woman he encounters on a train during his escape from the authorities and people trying to kill him. During the dining room scene on the train, Hitchcock expertly uses the camera to convey the characters thoughts and feelings....   [tags: Cinematography Analysis]

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The Diversity Of The Pacific Northwest

- The Pacific Northwest is growing. Jobs, culture, and lifestyles are attracting many into the area. There is arguably no better example than Seattle. With thriving tech industries, strong medical community, and influential commercial enterprises, the appeal is obvious. But with these economic boons also come the pitfalls. And for all the access of those capable to afford the big city, come the inaccessibility of living in the outskirts. As such, a new plan is needed to address these populations and it all begins with food....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Poverty, Junk food]

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