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  • Write An Essay On Gondwana And Its Effects On Supercontinents

    Gondwana is an ancient supercontinent that existed around 500 million years ago. In fact, Gondwana broke up and eventually created the continents we know today. These continents are known as Africa, South America, Australia, Antarctica, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Indian subcontinent. Just because Gondwana eventually created the continents we know today, does not mean that these continents will stay the same forever. Eventually, there will be different arrangements in an extensive history of continental adjustment. Continents and landmasses on Earth are always moving in a state of slow motion. Also, at times, many continents come together as one. These supercontinents include Columbia, which is also known as Nuna, Rodinia, Pannotia,…

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  • The Camariid Period: The Ordovician Period

    period there was a sudden explosion of life on earth. The climate of the Cambrian Period was relatively cold at first, but then started to gradually warm up. Halfway through this period life started to go extinct. The second period in the Paleozoic Era was the Ordovician Period. During this time, life underwater went through some tremendous changes. Also, a variety of marine life flourished also plants were beginning to appear on land also most of the world's land masses came together to form…

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  • Essay On Marsupials

    America. Marsupials have 280 extant species (No-wak 1991). They are separated into two separate cohorts; Ameridelphia and Australidelphia. Common marsupials include; kangaroos, koalas, wombats and possums. They are characterised by their distinct pouch, in which they carry their young. Marsupials have evolved, along with placental mammals, from Therian mammals. Molecular data suggests that Marsupials separated from Eutherian (placental) mammals approximately 90 million years ago. Australia is…

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  • Recombinant Dna Synthesis

    fruition because of those punctual endosymbiosis between prokaryotic endosymbionts and eukaryotic host cell. The Cambrian explosion was the sudden increase in diversity and colonization of land by plants. The Phanerozoic eon has three eras the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. The Paleozoic era started with the Cambrian explosion. The Mesozoic era was the dinosaurs and conifers time. The Cenozoic era is the time of the mammals and birds. Pangaea was the theory that the earth was once one big…

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  • Does Wegener's Ideas Lead To The Formation Of Earth?

    continents we have today. He thought that 200 million years ago there was one large continent that he called Pangea, which means “All-Earth.” During the Jurassic period the continents were believed to break up into two smaller continents which were called Gondwanaland and Laurasia. The continents were breaking into land masses towards the end of the Cretaceous period that like the continents we know today. Although Wegener's theory was made alone and was more done than those before him,…

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  • The Tasman Orogeny Habitats

    1. The Tasman Orogeny is represented in the basement rocks or eastern Australia. The rocks make up one third of Australia’s landmass. The orogeny extends along the eastern seaboard from the Tasmania in the south to Queensland in the north. In the early Paleozoic to early Mesozoic Australia was located on the eastern side of the Gondwana super continent. It was situated above Antarctica to the northeast of India. The tectonic processes that increased in the size of the…

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  • Outline Alfred Wegener's Hypothesis

    1. Outline Alfred Wegener’s hypothesis of Continental Drift Alfred Wegener believed all Earth’s continents were once joined together but gradually moved apart for millions of years by cracking and dividing due to slow currents of magna beneath it. 2. Cut out the attached Gondwana Jigsaw along the dotted lines. Fit the continents together and glue them in position. Hint, refer to other sheets for map. 3. Describe the evidence for Continental drift. All the continents fit together much like…

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  • Analysis Of Going To Extremes By Aaron Kong

    fossil fuel resources such as coal, but we are getting religion. With the right amount of will and leadership we can certainly avoid the worst ' ' ' (Marsa 124). Australia has started to work on reforms to change their nasty habits such as putting a tax on carbon, which has provided an incentive to lower the usage of fossil fuels. Kong 's statement is not entirely accurate because ancient geological formations have influenced natural disasters for generations. In the Article "Going to…

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  • Pan African Orogen Case Study

    JUSTIFICATION Pan African Orogen (PAO) was formerly introduced by Kennedy (1964) to designate the peak of a wide spread orogenic thermo-tectonic episode characterized by intense period of reactivation and crustal formation. The term Pan African Orogen was used to describe the structural differentiation of Africa into cratons and mobile belts during the Neoproterozoic to earliest Paleozoic time (Kennedy, 1964). However, Kröner (1984) reformulate the term Pan-African to describe the tectonic,…

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  • Should There Be A Risk Of Citizen Journalism?

    journalist who reports ‘naively’. This also connects with how traditional journalists are really against the idea of citizen journalism increasing and mixing in with the professionals because it might cause a hazard. In short, traditional journalists are unhappy with citizen journalists interfering because citizen journalists might ruin professional journalist’s reputation. One of the opportunities to citizen journalism is to work out open-minded ideas. People who started reporting,…

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