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  • Pain And Suffering In Ordinary People By Judith Guest

    Pain is defined as the physical discomfort or suffering caused by illness or injury. In Ordinary People by Judith Guest the story of a grieving family is portrayed. The story begins when Conrad gets out of the mental hospital, beginning to recover from his suicide attempt. However, as the story progresses the reader learns of much more hidden pain in the families past. A boating accident caused Jordan, Conrad’s older brother, to die, leaving the family in disrepair. After the death of his…

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  • Analysis Of The Golden Gate Bridge By Kevin Briggs

    The Golden Gate Bridge is well known for its beauty, but is often used as a jumping place. The chief engineer of it stated “The bridge is practically suicide-proof. Suicide from the bridge is neither practical nor probable.” (qtd. by Strauss). But, as stated before many have attempted suicide by jumping from the bridge. Kevin Briggs uses personal experiences to establish his credibility as an expert of the topic and to help those who are contemplating suicide or those who know someone that is…

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  • Case Study: Penang Second Bridge

    Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction Penang Second Bridge is one of the largest civil engineering projects in Malaysia after the First Penang Bridge. Penang Second Bridge or also known as The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge was a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It was the second bridge which connects the mainland to the island after the first Penang Bridge. Once construction is completed, a maintenance management system plays an important role in maintaining the…

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  • Tacoma Suspension Bridge

    On November 7th, 1940, the Tacoma Bridge collapsed into the Tacoma Narrows straight in Washington State. The bridge connected the town of Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula, and was one of the first major suspension bridges in the western United States. Unlike other suspension bridges constructed around this time, the Tacoma Bridge failed to withstand wind speeds over 40 miles per hour, due to unequal stress on parts of the bridge. The construction of a suspension bridge must include geometric…

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  • The Golden Gate Bridge: A Truss Bridge?

    is the Golden Gate Bridge, which is located in San Francisco, California. This bridge is a Warren deck truss bridge because of the equal size of the diagonals and to contain both tension and compression (Types of bridges) and it has a Suspension, fixed and approach Spans because of the metal braced ribbed deck arch.(Golden Gate Bridge). Some other important features of this bridge are steel girders are which were used to strengthen and add support to the bridge 's roadway. (The Golden Gate…

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  • Boston Fishing Research Paper

    from the shore even in deeper lakes and rivers. For any angler, how to get to a choice point of fishing is always a concern. In some cases it is necessary to do some traveling up or down a river or a large lake in order to get to the best fishing areas. A boat will also allow you more mobility in locating yourself correctly once you locate a fishing location (so that your shadow does not fall upon the water and spook the fish below). Others never use a motor boat. Since standing up and casting…

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  • Personal Narrative: Thompson Island Outward Bound Girl

    “Here we are,” I thought to myself as my parents and I pulled up to a big oak tree in our old, puke colored Subaru. The massive tree overlooked the Boston Harbor and the enormous cruise boats on it. Under the oak stood an assortment of kids and instructors from all over the world. No a one of them knowing what they were about to get their self into. My mom, dad, and I wandered around, until one of the instructors approached us. “Hello and welcome to Thompson Island Outward Bound!” In a…

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  • SF Food Bank Program Analysis

    I have played violin since I was six and piano since I was seven. I played in the Golden Gate Philharmonic for two years as a member of their Senior orchestra as well as a quartet. I played in Summer Music West camp held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a summer camp that requires an audition. Though presently I am not a member of any orchestra, I would like to participate in a high school orchestra. I volunteered for the SF Food Bank program since I was nine. I would go two Sundays…

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  • California Economic Development

    There have been many events that contributed to the historical development of California since it became the 31st state in 1850. San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and many other landmarks. Many of these historical landmarks still contribute to California’s economic development today. There were several economic contributions as well including the Gold Rush and World War II. The history of San Francisco has played a major role in relation to the overall…

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  • Write An Essay On Alcatraz Prison

    Introduction The area of Alcatraz Island was first explored by a Spaniard Juan Manuel de Ayala back in 1775. He named the island as Isla de los Alcatraces which was later called Alcatraz in English. The US army built a fortress in the island in 1850s and in 1868, it became a military prison. In 1909, most of the fortress was destroyed and new prison was built called “The Rock”. This work of building new prison was done by the prisoners themselves. Body Once upon a time, Alcatraz Island was…

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