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Souyhwest Pestel Analysis

- Environmental analysis: Michael Porter s Five Forces: Porter's Five Forces model is a powerful analytical tool for overseeing the general business situation in one industry. As the name suggests, there are assumed to be five competitive forces: the threat of substitute products, the threat of the entry of new competitors, the intensity of competitive rivalry, the bargaining power of customers, and finally the bargaining power of suppliers. As it was suggested in "threats" section above, air industry faces threats of various substitutes as trains, car trips, and more recently, videoconferencing....   [tags: Strategic Management]

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Moe's Soutwest Grill

- Executive Summary Moe’s Southwest grill is a casual atmosphere burrito bar owned by FOCUS brands. Moe’s headquarters is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia. Moe's Southwest Grill is a chain of about 360 quick-service eateries in 36 states that offer standard Tex-Mex favorites, including burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas, in a quirky, fun atmosphere. 800 more franchise deals signed and currently awaiting construction. Menu items are named after TV, movie, and pop culture references, such as the Art Vandalay, the Triple Lindy, and the Joey Bag of Donuts....   [tags: Business Analysis Fast Food]

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Southwestern American Cuisine

- Growing up, spicy foods weren’t one of my favorite flavor profiles in dishes. I tend to avoid such cuisines that use bold spices and ingredients such as curries and moles, and “jerk” anything. As my palate became more advance I am now able to tolerate a little heat and kick with my food. Speaking of which, the cuisine of the southwest region of the United States has really become one of my favorite cuisines. The flavors are bold, the use of indigenous ingredients and the cultural blends make its food what it is....   [tags: cooking, food, tex-mex]

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Legalizing the Use of Medicinal Marijuana

- Marijuana is a very controversial topic because of its high use as a recreational drug. However many people do not know that there are some positives to this drug. Studies show that at least 50 percent of people do not know the health risks and benefits of this drug (Shortsleeve Cassie). Legalizing the use of Medicinal Marijuana would impact people with terminal illness, those who suffer from chronic illness, as well as those who experience intense pain from injuries without the negative side effects of traditional painkillers....   [tags: terminal patients, pain killer, ]

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A Look Inside Native Americans' High Rates of Obesity and Diabetes

- ... This shelf…connected Alaska and Siberia…and it trafficked…in plants, animals, and people." There is, however, much debate as to when the first Asian peoples migrated to North America. Modern research has revealed that during the height of the last ice age, northeastern Siberia was uninhabitable both for plants and animals, and therefore people, until about 20,000 years before the present time (BP) when global warming began and the glaciers began to recede. Since there is no evidence that people lived in northeast Siberia before the last ice age, this is the earliest date accepted by most scientists who study the subject of when people first migrated to North America....   [tags: meidcal history, social tendencies]

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Trip Advisor and Hotel Services

- Introduction: I am covering the nuances of resort fees, bags fees and the overall measure of customer satisfaction through websites like Trip Advisor, Yelp and such in this essay. In today’s hyper competitive hospitality market where there is little to no difference in overall services offered, small charges like resort fees and baggage fees make a big impact in customer satisfaction. It can mean the difference between excellent reviews and negative reviews on websites like Trip Advisor and Yelp....   [tags: fees, resort, bags, hospitality]

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The Development of Agriculture

- In order to come to a conclusion as to which processes were the most important in leading to the development of agriculture it is necessary to compare and contrast examples from various regions of the world. I have chosen to concentrate on Southwest Asia (particularly the Levant area), North America and East Asia. The processes discussed include the influence of climate change and the tendency towards a sedentary lifestyle amongst hunter-gatherer groups. Also the settling in small communities for longer periods in areas conducive to farming, the development of year round settlements into villages and the construction of ritual or communal sites which indicate advanced organisation of people...   [tags: Climate Change, Sedentary Lifestyle]

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Deregulation Of The Airline Industry

- Deregulation of the Airline Industry The airline industry has been subject of intense price competition since it was deregulated, and the result has been a number of new carriers which specialize in regional service and no-frills operations. These carriers typically purchase older aircraft and often operate outside the industry-wide computerized reservations system. In exchange for these inconveniences, passengers receive low fares relative to the industry as a whole. This research examines two low fare air carriers, ValuJet and Southwest Airlines....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Strengths and Weaknesses of JetBlue: Bring Humanity Back to Air Travel

- ... Opportunities Increase the number of flights JetBlue is a fast growing company however, it needs to increase the number of flights and take advantage of the growing market in order to make more profit. In addition to increasing the flights, by expanding its activities, the company will be able to buy fuel at lower costs and suffer less from the fuel deficiencies. Global travel and tourism industry Growing faster than manufacturing, retails and financial services, the Travel and Tourism industry outperformed the global economy is 2012 (World Travel and Tourism)....   [tags: customers, flying, product, rates, service]

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Eaarthquake Activity Around the World: Seven Days of Shaking

- ... The second earthquake was a two point seven-magnitude earthquake located four kilometers southwest of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred January 1, 2014 at 6:10 PM at a depth of fifty-eight kilometers. The third earthquake was a three point zero magnitude earthquake located three kilometers north-northwest of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico. The earthquake occurred January 2, 2014 at 4:54 AM at a depth of eight kilometers. The fourth earthquake was a two point six-magnitude earthquake located three kilometers north-northwest of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico....   [tags: information, scale, classification]

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The True Wild West: A Violent, Godless Wasteland

- The True Wild West: A Violent, Godless Wasteland As defined by Edgar Roberts setting is “the natural, manufactured, political, cultural, and temporal environment including everything that the characters own. Characters may be either helped or hurt by their surroundings and they nay fight about possessions or goals” (Roberts 109). In Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West, this setting is the focal point. Every natural event or decision made by the characters is unique to the wild platform on which it takes place....   [tags: US history, sociological analysis]

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Desertification and Examples Such as The Dust Bowl

- Each year the population of the world increases exponentially, especially in the developing countries of India, Nigeria, Pakistan, are just among many. As populations climbs far beyond the natural equilibrium we start seeing our ecosystem blow away. Each year millions of new acres, of land, is put into production of livestock and food, while others are being pressured harder to produce more on the same amount of acres. The delicate balance in our ecosystem keep getting further out of sync. As more pasture is overgrazed, forests cut down, and prairie land farmed, the amount of soil that is erodible increase....   [tags: Soil, Plains, Sahara]

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Mooney Aviation Company

- In the year 1929 Albert and Arthur Mooney came together and they started an Aircraft Company known as Mooney Aviation Company in Texas. This research paper will examine this Aircraft Company from its initial operation in the global air industry and how it has been operating with all the ups and downs posed by technological and economic changes across the globe. Typically, Mooney Aviation Company is a privately owned company that aims at making profits, offering the best or high quality airplane services to its clients....   [tags: business analysis]

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Business: Threat of New Entrants

- Threat of New Entrants This has a low threat because firms already in the industry have a cost advantage and these companies already have a strong customer base. Economies of Scale • Bigger producers buy more inputs and therefore may get quantity discounts • Boeing is the world's largest aerospace and defense company • Boeing sells more products in multiple industries so they have the ability to produce each unit at a lower cost than a smaller company would • Delta is the 2nd largest passenger airline in the world by available seat miles Product differentiation • Boeing offers many different types of planes for different needs • By scheduling and operating its aircraft efficiently, JetBlue i...   [tags: customer base, airlines, boeing]

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Jet Blue Airways Analysis

- JetBlue Airways Corporation has been a rapidly growing discount airline and biggest success story in the industry by using its strong customer service considerations and low fares to build a solid, growing customer base. David Neeleman, CEO and director began JetBlue in 1999 and flying since 2000 after his previous airline company-Morris Air was brought by Herb Kelleher, the Southwest Airline founder. He signed a 5-year non-compete agreement not to launch another airline. Kelleher hired Neeleman at Southwest but was not happy with the structured environment he did not control and was fired (Essentials of Entrepreneurship p78)....   [tags: Business Analysis Management]

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The Melted Chocolate Bar

- Although the microwave has been a phenomenal scientific discovery affecting the lives of many people throughout the world, the advantages of this technology were not available before its discovery in 1946. Cooking before the microwave was a long but necessary task meant for women. This accidental discovery has been an amazing breakthrough in history. It is crazy to think that microwaves bouncing around in a metal box can heat up food with the push of a button. The microwave is used every day by families across the world and has had many technological advances since its arrival in 1946....   [tags: Technology ]

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Santa Fe Trail

- Santa Fe Trail Net "ALL'S SET" FOR SFTNet "The Santa Fe Trail Lives On!" Welcome to SFTNet, the latest manifestation of the Santa Fe Trail saga. This service is designed for trail buffs, students, researchers, travelers on the trail--in short, anyone with an interest in historic or contemporary developments along the Santa Fe Trail. What Is The Santa Fe Trail. As many who read this introduction will know, the Santa Fe Trail is an ancient land route of communication between the desert Southwest of what is now the United States and the prairies and plains of central North America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Playing with the industry leader?s rules is competitive suicide?? If so, why?

- I agree with this statement. When it comes to trying to break into an industry and have a competitive advantage over the rest, the strategy we have to use has to be distinctive. This means we have to come up with a different approach to capture our customers to make them want to use our product rather than product’s from the industry’s leaders. The best competitive position is always to have no competition. To achieve that level, organizations should not be following what the leaders are doing instead they should formulate, implement and deploy a distinctive strategy that changes the rules of the business game in their favor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kill the Wolves

- Kill the Wolves Bang. A shot rings out in the forest. “Another one down. That’s five this week.” In the early 1900s there were predator extermination teams that were paid for every wolf, mountain lion, and bear they brought dead to the ranger station. Why were these stopped. “It’s those damn tree-huggers again.” Reintroducing Wolves into the southwest is the biggest mistake the government has made in several years. Farmers and ranchers suffer some of the most losses from wolves out of anyone in our society....   [tags: Wolved Wildlife Animals Essays]

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The Mexican American Family

- The Mexican American Family According to most, ethnicity usually is displayed in the values, attitudes, lifestyles, customs, rituals, and personality types of individuals who identify with particular ethnic groups. Ethnic identifications and memberships in an ethnic group has far﷓reaching effects on both groups and individuals, controlling assess to opportunities in life, feeling of well being and mastery over the futures of one's child and future. These feelings of belonging and attachment to a certain group of people for whatever reason are a basic feature of the human condition....   [tags: Papers, Culture]

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Lawrence Sports Generic Benchmarking

- Lawrence Sports (Lawrence) “is a $20 million revenue company that manufactures and distributes equipment and protective gear for baseball, football, basketball and volleyball” (University of Phoenix, 2008). The newly-appointed financial manager must maintain an adequate net working capital and a minimal loan burden by “negotiating short-term payment and collection arrangements with business partners” (University of Phoenix, 2008). Lawrence can benchmark organizations to analyze issues such as working capital strategies for long-term opportunities, cash budgeting, cash flow analysis, best practices in working capital management, risks and opportunities in working capital strategies and ethica...   [tags: Business Analysis]

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Agriculture in Mesoamerica

- Agriculture was fundamental to prehistoric societies and an addictively trend that eventually replaced hunter-gathers societies. It has become debatable if agriculture produced Jordon Childe’s ‘Neolithic Revolution’ or that it served ulterior purposes in religious and social agendas but it is certain that it spread across the world possibly through natural cause or the direct influence of human activity. In the case of Mesoamerica these debates tend to favour agriculture as a revolution to improve sustenance and result from both the intentional actions of humans and the natural environment that endorsed productivity....   [tags: Causes, Expansion, Advantages]

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The Industry of East Tennessee Coal and Its Financial Impact

- Introduction Coal is a mineral mined in east Tennessee. While not one of the largest coal producing states in the United States, Tennessee still has a rich history of coal mining. The industry still has a presence in the region today. Even though production does not match larger coal producing states, the coal industry brings meaningful revenue to the state of Tennessee. This paper examines the industry, coal mining practices within the state and its financial impact. What is Coal. With a composition of carbon along with hydrogen and oxygen, coal is a sedimentary rock that is combustible....   [tags: mineral, mining practices]

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Context, Violence and Leadership in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian

- Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” does a marvelous job of highlighting the violent nature of mankind. The underlying cause of this violent nature can be analyzed from three perspectives, the first being where the occurrence of violence takes place, the second man’s need to be led and the way their leader leads them, and lastly whether violence is truly an innate and inherent characteristic in man. Cormac McCarthy once said, “I think the notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone can live in harmony is a really dangerous idea.” (Overview) This quote leaves us with the impression that humanity as a whole is innately violent, and we will explore this idea by examining...   [tags: Gang, Bloodshed, War]

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Liability Insurance Needed Due to Rise in Employee Claims

- Employment Practices Liability The number of employment related claims are steadily increasing. This means a rising potential for financial risk that could be devastating to your business. Therefore, the need for adequate employment practices liability insurance should not be overlooked. The necessary defense for a discrimination or wrongful termination claim, even if you are not found to be guilty of the charges against you, could be rather expensive. Even if the claims are fraudulent or without ground, you will still have to pay mounting legal fees....   [tags: company, financial, legal]

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Delta and The Future of The Airline Industry

- IV. The Future of the Airline Industry The Airline Industry is in an interesting situation. Simply adding a low cost alternative is not enough in the industry. The Internet has made the power of buyers grow with the transparency of ticket prices. This is not something that will change any time soon. Because of this profitability is predominately reserved for low-cost yet distinctive carriers. No consumer wants to ride what they consider a “lesser” airline. Airlines need a way to distinguish themselves from one another while also acknowledging the increased power of buyers....   [tags: Transportation]

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The Anasazi Culture of The Southwestern United States

- Anasazi of the southwestern Untied States begin as hunter-gathers around 6500 B.C.E in the four corner regions Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. These archaic Indians leaned to survive in a semi-arid environment with variable rain fall, and temperatures that range 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees with 60 degree fluctuations in one day. The Anasazi culture not only survived in this hostile environment they flourished, and evolved many adaptations such as flood plain farming, advanced irrigation systems, storage of subsistence, diverse cropping systems, and when all else failed migration....   [tags: archaic indians, deforestation, drought]

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New Station Location for Excelsior Springs Fire Department

- Why is there such a need for a new fire station in the City of Excelsior Springs and where would be the best location for the new station or stations. These are 2 very important and essential questions in determining how efficient the Excelsior Springs Fire Department currently is compared to how efficient it has the potential to be. In determining the answers to these vital questions, there was an abundance of research done in lots of different areas. The fire department was looked at, analyzed, and compared to similar departments nearby....   [tags: state and county quick facts]

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Myers-Briggs and the Big Five Personality Assessments

- In today’s competitive marketplace, companies are looking for every advantage to be the most efficient with the highest customer satisfaction. In order for corporations to achieve this goal, the individual teams and employees must be highly successful. To form highly functioning teams it is important for each team member to understand the goal of the team, how they meet this goal and how the team members interact. To understand how an individual behaves different personality assessments were developed....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Why Layoffs are Causing the Economic Downturn

- In 2008, the economy of the United States of America took a turn for the worst. As companies watched their profits fall, top executives decided that they needed to take preventative measures to protect their shareholders and to try to stabilize profits. There are two solutions for making money in business, either increase revenue or decrease expenses. Increasing revenue was not a viable option because of the state of the economy, so the companies chose the only other existing solution to protect their profit margins: they cut expenses....   [tags: Expense Cuts, Indirect Costs]

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New Mexico: A People of Many Cultures

- If one were to order Chile Relleno at most restaurants in the Eastern part of the United States, one will usually find a cheese stuffed bell pepper on his plate, instead of the long, tasty green chile every Southwesterner would expect. While remaining generally a mystery to other areas of the U.S., green and red chile are staples in many southwestern homes -especially in New Mexico. The New Mexican cuisine is just one aspect of its distinct culture; the food, personalities, art, and vast, beautiful region are all uniquely enchanted (as the State slogan suggests)....   [tags: native americans, tribes, spanish ranches]

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Service Distribution System for Kapsean Company

- Kapsean Company offers training services in human resource management since the time it was established as a company in London. This company has plans of venturing into new markets, beyond the borders of London into the service training industry in the city of Poole, southwest England. Poole is a tourist resort city that attracts visitors from all over the world who come to view its large natural harbors, its historic lighthouse arts center, and its marvelous blue flag beaches. This city’s port is among the busiest in this English country with cross-channel freight and passenger ferry services, making it a hub for a large number of employees....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Deterioration of the Colorado River

- The Colorado RIver is best known for being the principal river of the southern United States and Mexico, but it soon could lose that title. Running about 1,500 miles long, the river is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southern desert lands of North America. However over the past decade or so, the river has begun to deteriorate. There are many causes and solutions to the deterioration of the Colorado River. The Colorado River is formed by small streams created by a huge amount of snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains....   [tags: agriculture, salinity, flows]

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American Airlines and US Airweys Merged

-   Introduction American Airlines was founded in 1930 which headquartered in Forth Worth, Texas. American Airline is the fourth largest airline company in the worldwide, which serves 273 destinations. However, American Airlines filed for bankruptcy on November 2011. US Airways was founded in 1937 which headquartered in Douglas. This airline is the sixth largest airline in the worldwide, which serves 198 destinations. On 9th December 2013, American Airlines Group Inc was formed due to the merger of American Airlines and US Airways....   [tags: Prices, Competition, Flights]

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The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes

- The Monkey Wrench Gang: The Law breaking Heroes Everyone knows that breaking the law is bad and anybody who does is a criminal, but Edward Abbey author of The Monkey Wrench Gang (1975), puts a twist on those thoughts. The Monkey Wrench Gang is an adventurous novel about a gang of environmentalists who set out to destroy bulldozers, bridges, cars, trains, signs or anything that is destroying their beautiful country, the American southwest. Through characterization and description Edward Abbey glorifies the art of law breaking and leaves his readers rooting for his heroic criminals....   [tags: Monkey Wrench Gang]

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History of the Colorado River

- INTRODUCTION According to tree ring scientists from the University of Arizona in Tuscon, the Colorado River went through a six decade long drought during the mid-1100s. This drought was longer than any other drought know to the region. The Colorado River is essential to the American Southwest, draining into about 242,000 square miles of land to include seven U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in a recent report that the Southwestern U.S....   [tags: Environment]

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Nuclear power for Cleaner Energy

- The people of the United States and the world should want cleaner energy. How does it revolve around the southwest area of the United States of America. There are always the slight possibilities of having a meltdown of the plant as well. Using uranium as a power source is a clean sufficient way to produce energy. It truly is safe due to all of the research and development that has occurred. In the United States, The people use lots of energy. As of today most of their energy is produced by wind and coal....   [tags: Coal, Energy]

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The History of Rittenhouse Square

- Rittenhouse square has a long and noteworthy history and design. Once upon a time Rittenhouse Square was known as Southwest Square, but in 1825 it was renamed after David Rittenhouse, who was an astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, and the first director of the U.S. Mint. Rittenhouse square is located between Walnut and Pine Streets, from 15th Street to 24th Street, in the southwest quadrant of downtown Philadelphia, or as commonly referred to—the city of brotherly love. The design for this square was originally devised by William Penn, who formed Philadelphia and was the governor of Pennsylvania and his surveyor Thomas Holme in 1682....   [tags: design, fence, city, physical]

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Navajo Indians See the Importance of Supporting their Families and Communities

- The Navajo nation is the largest U.S Indian tribe. It has more than 250,000 people. They are located in Northern New Mexico, a portion of southern Utah, and part of northern Arizona. They first descended from the Apaches, who came from the Pueblos. Their native language is Athapaskan. “Navajo” came from the word navahu’u meaning “farm fields in the valley.” The Spanish chroniclers first referred to the Navajos as Apaches de Nabajo’ meaning Apaches who farm in the valley. Then the name was eventually shortened to the Navajo....   [tags: Native Americans, American Indians,]

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Save the Animals

- Save the Animals Ever heard the call of the wild. What about the wolf howling in the distant mountains. For most people the answer is no. This is because the wolf was eradicated from most areas of our country when the white man decided that he wanted to settle the west. Most of the extermination was because ranchers and farmers lost a good deal of livestock to wolves. Wolves were selected for extermination by the US government untill1976 when the government declared the Mexican gray wolf endangered in the lower 48 states....   [tags: Wildlife Essays]

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The Apache Indians

- The Apaches, like most Native Americans, have no written history other than that written by white men. But the story of the Apaches did not begin in the American Southwest but in the northwestern corner of North America, the western Subarctic region of Alaska and Canada. The Apache Indians belong to the southern branch of the Athabascan group, whose languages constitute a large family, with speakers in Alaska, western Canada, and American Southwest. The fact that the Apaches originated in the western mountainous Subarctic region makes their nomadic behavior after the arrival in the American Southwest more comprehensible; the tribes of the Southwest were highly mobile and moved from place to...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Airline Oligopoly

- When only a few sellers offer a product with little regard to competition it is called an oligopoly. It is different from a monopoly because multiple corporations are involved, but the effects on the consumer are the same - bad. Although competition is usually in the best interest of the consumer, it is not always in the best interest of the corporation. If we examine the two leading soft drink producers, Coca-cola and Pepsi-cola, we see a prime example of an oligopoly (Zachary, 1999). As things are presently, each of these soft drink companies has about half of the soft drink market, and examined from a world-wide perspective that is a pretty large market....   [tags: Management]

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Discrimination in the Workplace

- Discrimination in the work place towards women is extremely common and occurs in everyday life. You can prove this by explaining how women in the workplace get paid, get promoted and get treated based on their sex. Sex discrimination in the workplace comes with many different faces. In its most basic form, it involves outright exclusion of women, solely by reason of their gender. Even where women have gained access to the workplace, sex discrimination may persist in other ways. Examples include identification of particular jobs as “man only” or “woman only” or through the existence of a “glass ceiling” that ensures women will only go so far on the corporate ladder (Brayton)....   [tags: Sexual Harassment]

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Business of JetBlue Airways

- JetBlue Airways was well on its way to become the premier low fare airline in early 2002. “Despite the fact that the US airline industry had witnessed 87 new airline failures over the previous 20 years” JetBlue had an innovative business model that focused on reducing cost while eliminating “everything that sucked about airline travel.” JetBlue airlines were put together by David Neeleman who “launched a new airline that would bring humanity back to air travel. Neeleman had a lot of prior experience in the airline industry having spent time at Morris air, later acquired by Southwest....   [tags: Development, Business Assets]

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Physical Landscape of Ethiopia

- Ethiopia is located in the Eastern region of Africa. According to the Embassy of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ethiopia lies between the geographical coordinates of 3’ and 14. 8’ latitude and 33’and 48’ longitude. Ethiopia encompasses a majority of the area known as the Horn of Africa. The CIA World Factbook states that Ethiopia is approximately 1,104,300 square kilometers (686,180 miles). To give a better perspective of the sheer size of this country, it is about twice the size of the state of Texas....   [tags: Country, Africa, Geography]

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Airline Sustainable Competitive Advantage

- Porter stated; “for an airline to succeed in the marketplace, it must have a sustainable competitive advantage” (Porter M. E., 2008). The airline industry is the highest competitive industry, and I believe a sustainable completive advantage is essential to succeed in the future of the aviation industry. The competitive advantages that an airline embrace, needs to be based on the airlines strategy and differentiation to competitors. Emirates displays how it has a strategy and how the airline gets ahead of its competitors through how unique it is....   [tags: aviation industry, competitors]

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Slavery in Southern America

- Slavery in the American South became stronger in the early to mid-nineteenth century. As the cotton crop grew, the population moved south and southwest, increasing the slave population. The laws in the south, such as slaves not being able to testify against a white person, increased the white man’s power over slaves. These laws affirmed the white slave owners’ attitude towards slavery and they fought to keep this way of life in the South. The slave trade also strengthened slavery in the South by smuggling in new slaves, demoralizing and dehumanizing the black population....   [tags: cotton and tobacco fields]

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Character Development in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang

- Character Development in Edward Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang   Search and Rescue, Utah State Police, and Bishops of the Church of Latter-Day Saints chase a group of bridge destroying, billboard burning, bulldozer mutilating eco-terrorists through the desert of the Southwest. The group known as the Monkey Wrench Gang consists of four very different characters: Seldom Seen Smith, also known as Joseph Smith, George Washington Hayduke, Doctor A. K. Sarvis, and Bonnie Abbzug. Each character has his own opinion of why nature needs to be saved....   [tags: Monkey Wrench Gang Essays]

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The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States

- The Ethnicity of Mexians in the United States For centuries, Mexican Americans have dealt with an enormous amount of hardships that date back to their early Aztec roots. The source of many problems in Mexican American history can be traced in the pre-colonial period, before the United States of America was even conceived. Major problems of this era in history not only affected the Aztecs, but also the following generations of Aztec and Mexican descent, and continue to have an impact on their descendents in contemporary American society....   [tags: Mexican American Essays]

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An Enigmatic People and Their Rock Art

- An Enigmatic People and Their Rock Art Archaeologists often rely on material traits to define culture groups. In the Southwest, one such group, the Fremont culture, has to a large degree defied classification. Inhabiting an expansive territory in the northern reaches of the Southwest, the Fremont sometimes look archaeologically very similar to their neighbors, the Anasazi, and to groups living on the Plains and in the Great Basin. The origin and eventual demise of the Fremont culture has been the subject of much debate, as has the question of whether the Fremont even constitute a “culture.” More than any other term “variable” seems to describe the Fremont best....   [tags: Fremont Culture Archaeology Essays]

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Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture

- Mexican Migrant Workers and Lynch Culture More than a million agricultural workers migrated to the United States in the early twentieth century. The majority of these persons found work on small family farms in California; the white owners of these farms welcomed cheap labor. Although most migrant workers in California today are of Mexican descent, they originally came from all over the world: East and West Europe, China, Japan, Korea and Latin America, along with Mexico. The shift to almost exclusively Mexican migrant workers in the early 1900s was intentional....   [tags: Mexico Agriculture Agricultural Essays]

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The Middle East: A Brief Overview

- "Erased/deleted old title which did not make sense within body of essay" The Middle East is a region in Southwest Asia that includes the countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, U.A.E., Kuwait, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Cyprus, Turkey, Iran, and Afghanistan. The aspects that make up all that is geography in the Middle East include physical geography, economic geography, religion, and human history. The Middle East is known for its physical geography, being the largest area of dry climate in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Desert Anarchist

- Throughout history there have always been controversial figure-heads of movements; whether its race, politics, the environment, universal suffrage, or illegal immigration; the list goes on. Some are decried as fanatics. Some are labeled as heretics, or hysterical. Some have been assassinated. Some lived full lives. A reigning feature has been a misunderstanding of a message, due to poor historical memory, or a lack of critical thinking. One of the most misunderstood figures of the twentieth century was the anarchist writer Edward Abbey....   [tags: Biography]

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Airline Crews Needs

- The hospitality and tourism industry plays an essential role in global growth around the world. One of the biggest key players is an airline industry. An airline industry contains both hospitality and tourism. One of the key players to this industry is the cabin crew. However, according to Laszlo “ with recent economic decline the airline industry is not in good health in terms of operation and customer service organization” said (1999). It is therefore, important to understand that the crews must perform function as key player in an airline industry by providing various types of customer service, safety and security threats, sales and promotion....   [tags: Airline Cabin Crews, Aviation Industry, Customers]

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Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop: A Narrative

- Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop: A Narrative Though many reviewers of Willa Cather's, Death Comes to the Archbishop, had difficulty classifying the book, Cather herself preferred to call it a narrative rather than a novel. I tend to agree with Cather. One definition from Webster's New World College Dictionary defines "narrative" as "a story", which is then defined as, "the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious". A novel on the other hand is defined as having, "a more or less complex plot or pattern of events." Where most books tend to follow certain guidelines as to plot, Cather chooses to take a different route....   [tags: Willa Cather's Death Comes to the Archbishop]

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JetBlue Airways IPO

- JetBlue Airways IPO In April 2000, JetBlue first started in New York City’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Even after the 2001 terrorist attacks, company remained profitable and was growing aggressively. To support their growth and offset portfolio losses by their venture capital investors, management was ready to raise additional capital through a public equity offering....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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Death comes for the archbishop

- Death Comes for the Archbishop By Willa Cather Willa Cather is the author of the award winning novel Death Comes For The Archbishop written in 1927. She was born in 1873 near Winchester, Virginia and soon moved to Nebraska (Cather, 1927). During her childhood she was surrounded by foreign languages and customs. Even at her young age she felt a connection to the immigrants in Nebraska and was intrigued with their connection to the land. Willa also loved writing about the vanished past of the American Southwest where nature and Christianity is opposed to the modern urban life and society (   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Evolution of the Corporation

- The Evolution of the Corporation The Evolution of the Corporation In a capitalist society where the growth and power of corporations are ever evolving it is critical to determine the effects and consequences this evolution brings upon the business world. The Stockholder Theory maintains that managers should act merely as agents to the stockholder and only serve their interests-the maximization of profits (45). Milton Friedman's argument being, they are the owners of the business, and hence they should be entitled to all profits (45)....   [tags: Ethics]

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The Iranian Language

- ... Behistun near Kermanshah along the highway that leads down from the Iranian plateau into Mesopotamia. (Windfuhr, 2009) Research during recent decades suggests that the Proto-Indo-Iranians originated in the eastern European steppes (Pit-Grave culture, ca. 3500-2500 BCE). From there they apparently moved eastward to the southern Ural steppes and the Volga (Potapovo culture, 2500-1 900 BCE), then further on to Central Asia (Andronovo culture, from 2200 BCE onwards). At that stage they appear to have already formed two groups: the Proto-Iranians in the north, and the Proto-Indo-Aryans in the south....   [tags: turkey, syria, iran, ]

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Anasazi Culture

- Long before the coming of the so-called "civilized" Europeans, North America was inhabited by traveling bands of ancient people. Nomadic tribes, these early ancestors of Southwest Native Americans traveled the land in search of food from the thriving herds of large animals. But possibly as early as A.D. 900, as the wandering herds began to diminish, these people began to settle down and developed societies and cultures around what is called the Four Corners area of the southwest, in southern Utah and Colorado, and northern Arizona and New Mexico....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Ethics In The Workplace

- Ethics in The Workplace We as a society are faced with ethical dilemmas virtually every day. How we handle these situations shapes our culture. But what are ethics. According to the Miniature Guide to Ethical Reasoning, ethical reasoning entails doing what is right even in the face of powerful selfish desires. To live an ethical life is to develop control of our own egocentric tendencies. It is not enough to be able to do the right thing when we ourselves have nothing to lose. We must be willing to fulfill our ethical obligations at the expense of our self-centered desires and vested interests....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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Corporate Culture

- The culture within an organization can make or break how productive and how responsive the business operates. Organizational culture is the set of shared, taken-for-granted implicit assumptions that a group holds and that determines how it perceives, thins about, and reacts to its various environments, (Kinicki, A. and Kreitner, R., 2009).With that being said it becomes important to set values that you want everyone to work by. This will help when new employees are added to the team and will also help ensure that the behaviors within the organization are acceptable and beneficial to the overall outcome of the business....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Why Diverting Water From the Great Lakes Region is a Bad Idea

- Water is the foundational basis of life on Earth. Ecosystems, society and humans are completely dependent on it, and as the world population continues to grow, there will be more mouths to feed, and those people will need water to continue their daily lives. However, shortages and poor management leads to the destruction of natural habitats and human suffering. Desertification of land in China is ever-increasing, turning green, lush land into desert. However, this is due mainly in part, because of human activity, and global warming (Wang, Yang, Dong, & Zhang, 2009)....   [tags: Water, Drought, Solutions]

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From Out of the Shadows: Americanization of Mexican American Women

- The Progressive Era is generally applied to a variety of responses to the economic and social problems to rapid industrialization introduced in America. Although the era can be narrowed down to focus on the history of Mexican American women living in the Southwest and Midwest of the United States between 1890 and 1919. Some of the events involved within in the Mexican community during the time were a variety of processes including restriction, deportation or Americanizing immigrants from Mexico....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Major Events Influencing the Abundance and Distribution of Shallow-Water Octocorals

- According to the most recent publication by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Coral Reef Evaluation and Monitoring Project (CREMP) research team, it appears octocorals, commonly referred to as “soft corals” may be becoming the new dominant species on reefs throughout the Florida Keys. Octocorals seemingly have a resilience to disturbances, therefore, this shift toward octocoral dominance may have started long ago (R. Ruzicka et al., 2013). For decades, reef building scleractinian corals have been the primary focus of coral research....   [tags: soft corals, florida keys, octocorals]

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Buildings Used for Contemporary Use: The Queen Anne Style Home

- In the town of Cloverdale, California at 302 North Main Street stands one of the most prominent historical structures of the town. The Queen Anne style home, which many since the early 1980s has only known as Tower Bed and Breakfast, are unaware of its rich and historical past in the town. However the Simon Pinschower house has held many different purposes since its construction. Thankfully individuals have found differing purposes for the house throughout the decades to help it maintain a sense of dominance in the town, and to save it from what has happened to so many homes and business buildings in the town....   [tags: cloverdale, california, architecture]

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Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining in the Black Mesa Complex

- Introduction Coal mining in the United States is a major industry. In 2012, the coal mining industry employed nearly 90,000 people [1]. The Black Mesa Complex in Northern Arizona consists of two seperate coal mines, the Kayenta mine and the Black Mesa coal mines. Both mines are owned and operated by Peabody Western Coal Company (PWCC). The mines are located 10 miles southwest of Kayenta, AZ. The Kayenta mine is 40,000 acres (62.5 square miles), employs 430 workers [2], and is the 27th largest mine in the United States, producing nearly 7.5 million short tons of coal per year [1]....   [tags: environmental issues, impact of flora and fauna]

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Bienvenidos! Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.

- Bienvenidos. Welcome to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. On this land in the southwestern region of the United States of America, you will be fascinated by the cultural amalgamation of Native American, Hispanic, and Mexican culture. And here you do not learn cultures in just museums; you get the chance to explore the landscape and meet people and make the experience truly YOURS. And it doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Spanish. New Mexico is divided into six different regions: The Northwest, the Northcentral, the Northeast, The southwest, The southeast, and the Central region....   [tags: Travel]

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Overview of the Economy and Current Situation of Niger

- Niger, home of the free flowing Niger River, is a Sub-Saharan, western African nation. Sadly, it is an extremely poor country because part of the country is desert and less than 3% open for crop use. The present economic situation is bleak at best. Yet, the vibrant tradition and history of this country lives today in its tribes and its people even through all of its adversities. From severe droughts to military coups to a dysfunctional government to the culture has stayed strong. Niger has few natural resources and even less arable land it needs help from a lot of countries....   [tags: nigerians, niger river, poor african country]

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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin

- According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]

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Sin Nombre Virus Risk Assessment in Yosemite National Park

- ... Between August and September of 2012, there were ten confirmed cases of HPS from people who had recently visited the park earlier in the summer between June to mid-July with three of these cases being fatal (CDPH 2013). Nine of these individuals are thought to have been exposed to SNV while staying at the signature cabins of the Boystown area of Curry Village. The last victim is thought to have been exposed while hiking or camping at the High Sierra Camps, 15 miles east of Curry Village. Due to this recent outbreak and serious threat associated with HPS, we propose conducting an initial public health risk assessment and an ongoing monitoring program of SNV prevalence in deer mice within...   [tags: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome]

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- “After successfully executing operations in the Southeast and the Southwest Pacific by the spring of 1942, what should Japan have done next?” “I can run wild for six months … after that, I have no expectation of success.” Unconfirmed quotation attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief Japanese Combined Fleet. Setting the stage Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is believed to have foretold of the suffering that was to befall Japan, and in fact was said to have argued heavily against waking a “sleeping giant.” Did Yamamoto recognize the shortcomings of Japan’s war strategy even before the first shots were fired....   [tags: World History]

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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art

- As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]

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Brown Sugar is Not Healthier than White Sugar

- Brown Sugar is Not Healthier than White Sugar Many people nowadays especially people that are on diet or care about what they eat, have the tendency to go for what is healthier, which is obviously the right thing to do if eating healthy is a main concern. However, since it is known that brown rice and brown bread are healthier than white rice and white bread according to Kids Health organization and Whole Grain Council. This question now is there any truth behind the fact that some people believe that this trend can extend to reach brown sugar as well....   [tags: Health, Nutrition]

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Changes in Sacred Landscapes: The Case of Snowbowl

- Changes in Sacred Landscapes This topic, changes in sacred landscapes, concerns itself with the economical, spiritual and cultural conflicts presently occurring in the Southwest. Locally, the ski resort, Arizona Snowbowl, is under fire for using reclaimed water for snow production. The San Francisco Peaks , where Snowbowl is located, are considered sacred to 13 different Native American tribes. This act of snow production is considered harmful to the environment, as well as extremely disrespectful to the local tribes....   [tags: native people, snow machines, snowbowls]

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The Developing and Controversial Industry of Cow’s Milk

- The Developing and Controversial Industry of Cow’s Milk Often described as “Nature’s Perfect Food”, milk is the foundation of life for all newborn mammals (Velten 10). Milk has played a central role in the American cultural and industrial landscape over the last century, binding farms with urban consumers, placing regulators at odds with producers, and inspiring a constant dance between producers, consolidators, nutritionists and end-users about how it is marketed and sold (Smith-Howard 368). As I have become older I have gained a new yet expected intolerance to lactose....   [tags: mammals, food, survival ]

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Security, Storage and Transmission of Electronic Digital Images

- ... In this case we are focusing on India tea industries and main competitor for India tea industries is China, Sri Lanka and Kenya tea industries. For each competitor for India tea industries we will construct a profile, SWOT analysis and the strategies they currently use. CHINA TEA INDUSTRIES China is the main player in the tea industries world this is because china produced 38 percent of world tea production and beside that compare to other country china also used the most land to plant tea which is 1431300 hectares of land (Xiao 2011)....   [tags: internet, encryption, steganography]

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Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for China

- DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for China South Asian Studies   Contents Introduction 3 History 4 Value to Pakistan 5 China’s Strategic Interests 6 International Concerns 9 Conclusion 10 Strategic Importance of Gwadar Port for China Introduction Gwadar is a city, part of the South Asian continent, previously ruled by Oman till 1958, and now legal part of Pakistan (officially by 8 September 1958). In Pakistan, besides Karachi and Port Qasim, Gwadar Port has become the third main sea port, situated on 600 km coastal belt and western side of Baluchistan area....   [tags: economy, Pakistan, trade, oil, South Asia]

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The LGBT Community Should Enjoy Equal Rights

- Equality is defined as “the quality or state of being equal : the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc.” -Merriam Websters Online Dictionary This statement is something the LGBT community fights so hard for every day. I chose this topic because I am openly bisexual and I have many LGBT friends who fight for rights day after day, sometime without any results. I find it interesting not only learning about specific rights that are being denied and what is being done about it, but learning about the other viewpoints people take on homosexuality....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]

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Comparisons Between Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina

- According to the “ The handy weather answer book” by Kevin Hile a hurricane is defined as a tropical storm formed in the Atlantic Basin. Winds reach speeds of 74 miles per hour or more. Frequently, hurricanes occur during the months of summer. This allows energy to build from the warm surface of the ocean. Wind speeds, clouds, and the Coriolis effect all contribute to the formation of a hurricane (123). Hurricanes produce fierce winds. Nonetheless, it is the water that creates the most harm. “They can raise tides as high as 20 feet, and dump as much as 20 inches of rain inland,” (Douglas, 107)....   [tags: hurricane scale, tropical cyclone, storm]

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