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  • Characteristics Of A Crane

    1 – What Is a Crane? The Oxford Dictionary defines a crane as “A large, tall machine used for moving heavy objects by suspending them from a projecting arm or beam” (Oxford Dictionaries, n.d.). Today they are a common sight on building sites around New Zealand. They come in many different forms that have been adapted to suit different applications. 1.2 – What are the main (common) parts of a crane? Cranes vary in size, shape & specialty but they are all based on the same principal. As such, there are some parts that are common between all cranes that have been listed below. These elements are also shown in Figure 1. Boom (jib)– This is the arm that does all the lifting. Hook Block – A pulley block with a hook. This is where…

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  • Maruyama Cranes Analysis

    The piece I examined, titled Cranes, was created by the artist Maruyama Ōkyo in Japan, 1772. This piece is displayed in the LACMA Museum. Cranes consists of thin wood panel screens wrapped in gold leaf paper. Painted atop the gold leaf paper are twelve red-crowned cranes and five white-naped cranes with an acrylic type of paint. This piece stands on a cut portion of the wall, giving it the large scale of 6’0” tall by 24’0” wide estimated. The whole piece is made of twelve tall rectangular…

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  • Whooping Cranes

    I can reach my potential and continue to have a larger role in the conservation of at risk species. Conducting research focused on whooping cranes has allowed me to realize how much effort has gone into their recovery and the recovery of many species in peril. There have been numerous biologists in the last seven decades that have helped to bring back the whooping crane from the brink of extinction. These professionals, through their stories and research, have inspired me to continue the…

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  • The Sandhill Cranes Of Nebraskallins Analysis

    Life is short, so live it before it 's too late. Even though this saying is cliche to an extent it is the truth. I support this statement one-hundred percent. Personally, I have seen individuals live timid and unhappy. I could never understand the reason for this. Recently there was a poem I read that showed me that life is more than the obvious. The small things that are intangible are more important than the things that show. “The Sandhill Cranes Of Nebraska”. Gave me insight to someone 's…

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  • The Two Mrs. Cranes Analysis

    According to a Russian Proverb, “With lies, you may get ahead in the world – but you can never go back” (Quotegarden). The consequence of such deception is suggested in Joe Keenan’s “The Two Mrs. Cranes” where live-in physical therapist Daphne creates a fictitious relationship with Niles in order to avoid reconciling with her ex, Clive, due to his presumed lack of ambition, which she later regrets. To that effect, the script suggests that unless people are shrewdly dishonest, they may behave in…

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  • Ichabod Cranes: A Short Story

    “Snap...Crack.” A twig broke apart. I whipped around. The trees seemed like they were reaching out to grab me and then take me away. Who could possibly have been here? No one had stepped in those woods since that dreadful night. Even the wildlife had stayed away. The woods were dead. No plants grew. Many people thought that this was the work of the Headless Horsemen. The only object that attached the woods to the town was the bridge, and no one dared to cross it since Ichabod Crane vanished.…

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  • Man Vs. Nature In The Open Boat By Stephen Crane

    The battle of the Century Time and time again we see man enter the boxing ring with nature. In most cases nature will triumphantly overcome and destroy man, however, there are situations where man miraculously overcomes nature. In “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane, four men attempt to find land after their ship has sunken. These men are on a boat that barely fits them, with an ocean that has no end, no food, and no way of finding land. As the great Rocky Balboa once said “Its not about how…

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  • How Does Stephen Crane Create A Struggle In The Open Boat

    The short story “The Open Boat” by author Stephen Crane, tells the tale of four unlucky men that become stranded at sea in a small lifeboat after they are forced to abandon their steamship. The survivors were composed of an oiler, a cook, a captain and a correspondent. At first the men focus on keeping the lifeboat afloat as they wait for someone to come and rescue them. However, soon the gravity of the situation hits the men and they realize that they are on their own, so the four men then…

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  • A Nurse's Collapse: A Case Study

    A crane has collapsed, with only minor injuries to workers that could be treated at the company’s nurse’s office. Depending on the level of care, the injuries may make the mishap reportable in that sense, but regardless it should be investigated as a near-miss mishap since employees could have been severely injured or killed. Additionally, there is word that OSHA has been called by an employee complaining that this is an imminent danger situation. Although supervisors, engineers, and I as the…

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  • Morality In Cranes

    “Cranes,” by Hwang Sun-won, is set in Korea in the 1950’s during the Korean war. The story about two childhood friends, Song-Sam and Tok-chae, that grew apart and are reunited years later as enemies. Through the protagonist, Song-sam, Hwang demonstrates how morality changes one’s fate. During the days of Sam-song and Tok-chae’s childhood, they caught a Tanjong crane and kept it as their “pet” without their parents knowing. One day, they hear some neighbors saying that someone was coming to catch…

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