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  • Summary Of Guns Germs And Steel

    Eurasia has a horizontal axis, its land spread across similar latitudes. This made food production easier because the climates and seasons were similar. In conjunction with its geography, the Eurasian continent had the easiest time sharing and gathering techniques. Food production first formed in societies with access to clean, fresh water, river systems. Continents like Australia, first set back by geographical isolation, lacked these river systems and was therefore late to the game on food production. Other continents, the Americas and Africa, were spread with vertical axes and therefore varying climates and seasons across one continent. The ability of societies to exchange amongst each other was crucial. Continents that were vertical faced more struggles in trade than those that were horizontal. This diffusion within continents led to Crops were among the exchanges and helped advance individual societies engaged in these exchanges…

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  • The Status-Caste Exchange Theory

    The status-caste exchange theory is to marry in terms of desirable traits; a desirable man marries a desirable woman based what she can provide in return (Hou & Myles, 2013). In regards to interracial marriage, the status-caste exchange theory assumes that the skin colour or ethnic origin as the desirable trait. Lighter skin colours are more desirable compared to darker skin colours, so the value of a partner is based on their skin colour or ethnic origin. If their socio-economic statuses were…

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  • Causes Of Mount Tambora

    Tambora is plate tectonics. Islands in this chain along Indonesia are located along the convergent plate boundary of the Eurasian and Australian plates. A convergent boundary is the place where two tectonic plates collide. This can be oceanic-oceanic, oceanic-continental, or continental-continental. In the case of Mount Tambora, the Australian plate slides below the Eurasian plate. In this case a subduction zone is created. Here the sliding of the Australian plate under the Eurasian plate…

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  • What Causes Miami Earthquake

    An earthquake is caused by tectonic plates that moves few centimeters per year. The tectonic plates can be oceanic or continental they move mainly because of the gravity but also because the mantle a mixture of rock and melted rock so it move but not as fast as it would move in a liquid. The Sea plates are heavier than the Land plates which is the case of Japan. The tsunami is an earthquake under water but because of the pressure the water will move really fast and it the wave will increasingly…

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  • Why Do Earthquakes Occur?

    of lives, while also saving billions in public taxpayer funds to rebuild after the damage. There are several types of gravitational forces that occur within the earth and cause earthquakes, such as plate tectonics and seafloor spreading. Understanding these actions can allow us to have better understanding of the causation of earthquakes. Plate tectonics is the theory that states Earth’s outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the rocky inner layer of Earth called the mantle.…

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  • Rift Valley Essay

    New crust is generated as plates pull away from each other and can either cause sea floor spreading or new land to be created. An example of a continental rift valley is the Eastern African Rift Valley which is being formed as the Eastern African plate is moving away from the main Africa plate in a north-easterly direction. Plates move apart due to convection currents in the lithosphere. As the crusts move away from each other the crust thins, tension in the lithosphere causes the plate to…

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  • Mid-Oceanic Ridge Vs Iceland

    Key Question The key question for this research project is: what is the relationship of earthquakes and volcanoes along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge compared to Iceland? Introduction Iceland is located over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate, and is an example of a mid ocean ridge seen on land. Iceland has divergent and transform plate boundaries, which are also seen along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The North American plate, with respect to the Eurasian…

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  • Kashmir Valley Earthquake

    Dante Arguello EES:1030:0AAA Kosloski HOUGH 2009: Kashmir Valley Megaearthquakes Summary/Importance: The Himalayan mountain range, home to Mount Everest, is one of the most well-known mountain ranges in the world. This natural occurring structure has been a very popular destination for many tourists who visit to admire the gorgeous landform from a safe distance, as well as for those who attempt to achieve their life long goal of climbing the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth. Despite the…

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  • Plate Tectonic Analysis

    The earth was not only cracked but it appeared to be cracked in pieces scientist call these pieces tectonic plates when scientist realized that the earth was broken into plates they finally had enough evidence to explain how it was that continents could move. The theory that explains plate movement is called plate tectonics. To understand more about plate tectonics and continental drift we have to look deep inside the earth the earths interior consist of several different layers the inner core…

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  • Mount Vesuvius Essay

    near it at an instant, due to it’s heavy and continuous lava flow when it has erupted. Mt Vesuvius is also well know for it’s toxic ash and debris because these substances caused the bodies of many people in Pompeii to rot. The last eruption of Mt Vesuvius was in the year 1944. (Figure 1) Geomorphic processes that caused the Disaster: Mount Vesuvius sits on top of the Campanian volcanic arc where other multiple Italian volcanoes are part of. The Campanian Volcanic arc rests on where the…

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