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  • Queen of Alpine

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    Queen of Alpine In everyday life Lindsey Vonn gets to experience thrills, chills, and she uses her remarkable skills to become a greater athlete. Born in Minnesota and raised in Colorado, she has been skiing all of her life. At the age of two she was in a pair of skis and has continued to progress. (Lindsey Vonn, 2 of 4) I intend to describe the exciting life of Olympic athlete, Lindsey Vonn. On October 18, 1984 a future Olympian was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. She began skiing at age

  • Alpine Skiing

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    Alpine skiing derives its name from the mountain range, The Alps in Europe, where the sport developed in the late 1800’s as a means of moving down snow-covered slopes. Skiing spread to other parts of the world and is now done primarily at ski resorts on specially cut trails. The most common lift in North America is the chairlift, which is a series of seats suspended from a motor-driven cable that pulls the seats up the mountain. Various surface lifts which pull skiers up the hill while they remain

  • 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

  • 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

  • Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments

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    Social Organization and Adaptation in Alpine Environments Adaptive Strategies in Alpine Environments: Beyond Ecological Particularism, is an article that evaluates the similarities and differences of two alpine environments. The author’s main point of the article is to identify the consistencies of social organization and adaptation throughout communities existing in high altitudes. The mountain chains used to investigate these regularities were the Swiss Alps and the Himalayan Mountains

  • 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

  • What Are The Geographical Features Of The Alpine Region?

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    presence, much of the diversity of the continent is attributed to the socio-economic and cultural affiliations that are distinctive and localized to geographical areas. There are four distinct physiographic regions in Europe: Northwestern Uplands, Alpine System, Central Plateaus, and Northwestern Lowlands. The Western Uplands or the Northern Highlands stretch from the Scandinavian peninsula to western France. This physiographic region defines the landscape of the Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden

  • Ecosystems at Risk

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    Ecosystems at Risk The ecosystem at risk that I have chosen to research is the Himalayan Mountain range. Considering the mountain range covers a very large area, the ecosystem type has been narrowed down to the Alpine variety. The 2 500 kilometre long Himalayas stretch across three countries; India, Nepal and China (Tibet). The width of the mountain range varies from 100-400 kilometres, giving a total area of 594 400 square kilometres. [IMAGE] http://www

  • Industry Production

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    substratum rocks. The Alps are largely formed from crystalline rocks (granites, gneisses, mica-schists, porphyries, etc.) but there are also sedimentary rocks (limestones, dolomites and sandstones) that are widespread in the eastern sector and the pre-Alpine belt. Sedimentary rocks are also prevalent throughout the Apennines (limestones, dolomites, sandstones, clays, marls, etc.), including Sicily, and are found in Sardinia too, where crystalline and volcanic rocks predominate. There latter (formed

  • The Environmental Impact of Skiing and Tourism

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    impacts that influence the natural environment. Some experts of the Alpine region suggest that tourists directly affect over half of the Alps entire surface area. It can therefore be stated that the Alps are now one of the most threatened mountain ecosystems on Earth. This viewpoint was further backed up by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, chairman of Alp Action, based in Geneva, which works towards preserving and restoring the Alpine habitat, saying that “tourists have merely transported the problems