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  • Dune

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    Dune The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The title and the setting of the book are used to establish the bleakness and isolation of the planet Arrakis. The plot and resolution bring together the multiple factions including the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production. The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where most of the novel takes place, is a desolate

  • Allasdale Dunes

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    Excavations of the Allasdale Dunes on the island of Barra, in the Western Isles of Scotland, were undertaken by Wessex Archaeology and funded by Videotext Communications Ltd., in May of 2007. The site, which include findings from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, and Iron Age periods, was unearthed after a storm blew away the sand dunes and revealed the site. Barra has a vast archaeological history, and the excavation of this site yielded great findings, including pottery, worked stone, human remains and

  • Beach dune erosion

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    Vegetated sand ridges called dunes, built up by dry beach sand blown inland and trapped by plants and other obstructions, back most beaches. As sand accumulates, the dunes become higher and wider. Plants play a vital role in this process, acting as a windbreak and trapping the deposited sand particles. A characteristic of these plants is their ability to grow up through the sand and continually produce new stems and roots as more sand is trapped and the dune grows. Stable sand dunes play an important part

  • Dune-lots Of Errors

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    Dune by Frank Herbert is one of the greatest Science Fiction novels of all time. The story is about Paul Atreids as he tries to take back his planet (Arrakis, a.k.a Dune a pure desert world. It is also the only place where spice can be found. Spice is a drug that gives people the ability to see the future, health and long life, (hence the saying, Health and long life are the gifts of the spice, Dune the Sci –Fi mini-series)) from the Harrkonnens the Atreids mortal enemy. The book is based in the

  • The Creation Of Sand Dunes

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    The Creation Of Sand Dunes There are five main steps to the creation of sand dunes: A strong sea breeze which is blowing inland will pick up the sand grains and move them on to the beach. This happens when the tide goes out and the sand on the beach dries. The sand grain will carry on moving with the wind and will not stop until there is something in their way. At the top of the beach there is a usually a strand line. This consists of seaweed and litter left by the tide. The sand grains

  • The Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune

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    Messiah as Corruptor in Frank Herbert’s Dune Frank Herbert’s Dune is arguably one of the best science fiction novels ever written. A milestone of the genre, the work incorporates an intricate plot with a unique setting and memorable characters. Dune is rich with thematic material, touching on such varied issues as ecology, economics, religion, and politics; ultimately, it is a novel about control, the consequences of power, and human nature. Any reading of Dune and its sequels inevitably arrives

  • The Use of Drones in Operation Copper Dune

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    Where do you think Al Qaeda operates, most people just think about Afghanistan and Pakistan? There is also Al Qaeda operatives working in the Arabian Peninsula as well, and is where Operation Copper Dune is being conducted. This operation is being conducted in a very new way of military occupation with not as many soldiers but there are many Predator drone aircraft conducting operations in the area, along with Yemen. The operation encompasses strategic placement of the base, personnel, and aircraft

  • The Climate of Arrakis in "Dune" by Frank Herbert

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    The climate of a planet plays a significant role in determining how life presumes. In fact, a hot climate makes water so scarce, that saliva is valuable. In the novel Dune, Frank Herbert makes the climate of Arrakis so significant, that dead bodies are seen as a “water” source. The climate on the planet of Arrakis makes water less significant than blood, because water cannot exist without blood. Arrakis’s climate is also a plus, because the warriors that live there are much more adapted to it than

  • Politics and Religion in the Herbert’s Dune Novels

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    Politics and Religion in the Herbert’s Dune Novels There are a variety of political and religious concepts throughout the Dune novels that varies so much through the novels which makes it a complex and cogitative science fiction series. The Dune novels are popular with many fans and partly this is due because of its political and religious structures. This essay will be focussing primarily on the first four Dune novels written by Frank Herbert. In the first novel, the Qizarate is composed

  • Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes

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    Modernist Myth in Suna no Onna’s The Woman in the Dunes The Woman in the Dunes (Suna no Onna, 1964) was directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara and based on the novel by Kobo Abe and falls into the camp of modernism. It’s a faithful adaptation and has realistic and expressionistic elements. Because it is a parable and paradoxical, there are many interpretations – in other words, we’re on our own with this one. An entomologist (Niki) is walking in a stark desert-scape. Everything is shot in black