Alpine Essays

  • Arctic and Alpine Soils

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    Arctic and Alpine Soils Proposal (Ant)arctic (high-latitude) and alpine (mountain) areas are affected by relatively similar climates, as latitude and altitude produce similar meteorologic effects. In these geographic regions where temperature is at such a pronounced extreme, climate would seem to be the leading factor of soil development. It is my goal in this research paper to answer the following question: How do the soils of arctic and alpine areas differ? This idea, taken largely from an

  • Everest

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    team. The clients of guided trips can go so far as to have a mountain professional literally lead the way, every step, to the top. A major problem with the amateurs on Everest is the inherent need for a guide to the summit. In a high altitude alpine setting one person’s skills or experience should not be used as coverage for a lack in another’s. Being literally led by hand along a lofty snow-ridge, towards the summit, and then back down again, is no way to climb, descend or spend any amount

  • Pakistan - The Land of Adventure and Nature

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    safaris, trout fishing and bird watching, are a few activities, which entice the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan. Pakistan is endowed with a rich and varied flora and fauna. High Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindukush ranges with their alpine meadows and permanent snow line, coniferous forests down the sub-mountain scrub, the vast Indus plain merging into the great desert, the coast line and wetlands, all offer a remarkably rich variety of vegetation and associated wildlife including avifauna

  • Biomes

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    Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is created by biological fixation, and phosphorus is created by precipitation. Tundra is separated into two types: arctic tundra and alpine tundra. The characteristics of the tundra are as follows: 1.     Extremely cold climate 2.     Low biotic diversity 3.     Simple vegetation structure 4.     Limitation of drainage 5.     Short season of growth and reproduction 6.     Energy and nutrients

  • Glaciers

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    into a glacier. What many people do not know is the history of glaciers. There are a couple different types of glaciers, for instance the type that the titanic ran into is a Tidewater glacier, which is a glacier that flows in the sea. There are also alpine glaciers which are glaciers that are found in the mountains, and there are Continental glaciers which are associated with the ice ages, and that covers most of the contnents at one time; including Indiana. Glacier ice is the largest amount of fresh

  • Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado

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    moving, either because of gravity or because it’s spreading out underneath itself due to additional accumulations. (Meeriam-Webster, 2000, p. 493). Glaciers can be classified into many categories. First they are divided into either Alpine or Continental. Alpine glaciers are those that are found in mountainous regions and Continental, such as Greenland,... ... middle of paper ... ...K.W. Porter: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Denver, CO, p. 165-173. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate

  • Guiseppe Garibaldi

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    Garibaldi again escaped abroad, where he lived successively in North Africa, the United States, and Peru. The "hero of two worlds" could not return to Italy until 1854. In 1859 he helped Piedmont in a new war against Austria, leading a volunteer Alpine force that captured Varese and Como. In May 1860, Garibaldi set out on the greatest venture of his life, the conquest of Sicily and Naples. This time he had no governmental support, but Premier Cavour and King Victor Emmanuel II dared not stop the

  • Essay On Alpine Skiing

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    at around 400 million. Alpine, Cross-country and telemark are all types of skiing and at least one of them is likely to interest anyone. If anyone has ever heard about or watched skiing it is probably alpine skiing. Alpine skiing is the most traditional and popular type of skiing. Some of the necessary pieces of equipment needed for skiing are, helmet, gloves, ski pants and jacket, goggles, ski poles, ski boots and bindings, and last but not least skis. There are ten alpine skiing events in the olympics

  • Personal Health Plan

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    Personal Health Plan Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park is one of many fourteen thousand-foot peaks in Colorado. This mountain is world known for its alpine climbing and technical rock climbing. My goal is to some day climb what is referred to as the Diamond. This route is 1500 feet straight up, and can take two days to climb. Physical conditioning as well as mental and spiritual condition is a big part of the climb. Physically I would need to hike to the base of the rock face, which is

  • Pushing Fellow Managers Beyond Limits

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    Pushing Fellow Managers Beyond Limits Audience: 10 department managers of XYZ Corp. A special meeting has been called by the CEO. He has asked each manager to present a 5 minute talk about a personal hero. [I am the Human Resources Manager]. ====================================================================== Purpose: To motivate fellow managers to into purposeful and decisive action, which pushes them beyond their current limits. MY WAY ====== The Fred Hollows story ----------------------

  • Impact of Computers on Society

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    at once to search for life elsewhere in the universe. This just shows how many applications a large amount of computing power has. I have been around computers my entire life almost. During the early days of MS-DOS, I was using a program called “Alpine Tram Ride.” Like all the other games I got latter on, this was educational. To tell you the truth I can’t even remember the game and what it taught, yet I do remember the fact that I did use it a lot and that it was helpful. Other programs taught

  • Skiing Industry's Impact On The Alpine

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    industries with substantial, adverse environmental impacts make efforts to regulate and minimize them. In this paper, I discuss the alpine skiing industry’s relationship to the alpine ecosystem and the environment as a whole. I use conclusive environmental research to analyze the effects of ski resort development and management on the alpine ecosystem, assess the alpine environment's relationship with climate change, and interpret the role ski resort management plays in protecting and sustaining the

  • History of Salomon S.A.

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    of steel edges for ski, the company always aiming at improving its position in each of its market areas. Number one in ski-bindings market with 46% market share, number one in cross-country boots and bindings with 30% market share and number two in alpine ski boots. Salomon’s sales were distributed around the globe – North America and Europe hold the highest percentage. The company was heavily involved in competitive events in winter sports and golf. Salomon’s management philosophy is based on three

  • Case Analysis Of Alpine Wear

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    offer a credit line to Alpine Wear, of approximately $350,000. Because of a recent tightening of credit, bankers have been asking clients to estimate borrowing needed for the rest of the current year, 2000, and the first half of 2001. Therefore, we have created a monthly cash budget January-June, and a daily cash budget for all of January. We are hoping to receive a credit line of about $350,000. However, some background information may be needed in order to do so. Alpine Wear is a company that

  • Border Music by Robert James Waller

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    book: Fiction 3.) Characters: 1986 1.) Jack Carmine- Is a 48-year-old man who lives an independent life style. Everything he does is a spur of the moment thing. He works all the time, and his jobs are as unpredictable as he is. He originally is from Alpine Texas, but he goes north for the summer. All he wants is to live his life the best he can, and do as much as he can. He also wants to keep Linda with him. 2.) Linda Lobo- She is a 37-year-old single woman with a four-year-old daughter. She was married

  • Working with the Handicap Ski Program

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    Working with the Handicap Ski Program The roots of adaptive skiing were in war and accidental injuries. In 1942 Franz Wendel was the first person to enter a competition for people who are handicapped. After suffering a leg amputation in the war, he fashioned a pair of crutches and attached them to short skis enabling him to crutch ski. By the late 1940's the Austrian Ski Association was financing a division for handicapped skiers while at the same time European and American programs at army hospitals

  • Skiing and Snowboarding

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    changed quickly and frequently, ski bindings, which... ... middle of paper ... Web. 28 Oct. 2013. Hollingsworth, Bob. "New England Skiing Belies Its Old Image." Chicago Tribune. N.p., 15 Nov. 1987. Web. 28 Oct. 2013. "Inside Alpine Skiing." Inside Alpine Skiing | History | NBC Olympics. NBC Olympics, n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2013. Kachur, Adelaide. Personal Interview. 10, Oct, 2013. MacArthur, Paul J. "" Smithsonian Magazine. N.p., 10 Feb. 2010. Web. 1 Nov. 2013. "Skiing." Sporting

  • Alpine Village Clinic Case Study

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    Alpine Village Clinic is located in a winter resort near the city of Aspen, Colorado. Although open year around, it is mostly a seasonal business since the bulk of patients seen at the clinic walk in during the winter months of December to March, when skiing is in full swing and pertaining injuries are common. The doctors thought about closing the clinic during the summer months, however running the clinic for a portion of the year is inefficient, and in addition, there seems to be a sufficient summer

  • Vonn: A Skiing Role Model

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    Lindsey Vonn, the world’s best alpine skier since 2005, has been a truly invigorating role model and positively influenced much of my generation. In an article for Oprah magazine Vonn says, "When kids recognize me now, whether they want an autograph, a high five, or to ask me my favorite color, I never say no ... I remember that if you stay upbeat you will have a huge impact on those around you." At the age of 9, one of her skiing idols, when Lindsey asked for an autograph, "coldly said no, and walked

  • What Are The Geographical Features Of The Alpine Region?

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    Alpine Region consists of four major areas, namely: Alps, Apennines, Pyrenees, Scandes, and the Carpathians. Geographical features such as slopes, snow pockets, wind-blasted crags, and uneven rock screens are noticeable due to the mountain-formation that occurred about 50 million years ago. Because of the steep gradient, the rugged mountain range creates different micro-climate zones and rapidly altered life zones. High altitudes of the Alpine System increase the temperature