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  • Easter Island

    Jennifer Vanderbes’ (2004) Easter Island novel tells a story of two women who visited the island 60 years apart. In 1912, Elsa Pendleton was arranged to marry her father’s colleague, Edward Beazley after her father’s death. In hopes of caring for Elsa and her mentally impaired sister Alice, Elsa accepts the marriage proposal. Archaeologist, Edward Beazley, accepted the offer to take an expedition to Easter Island to study the moai statues and the culture on the mysterious island. As a honeymoon trip for Elsa and of course Alice, she agrees to move to the island for a new life. During the yearlong expedition, Elsa acts more of a companion to Alice than she does Edward; however, this changes as they settle on the island. As time passes, everyone…

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  • Why Did Easter Island Collapse

    Easter Island was quite an experience of a new location for settlers and showed the inadequate use of resources that were accessible to the new inhabitants. It showed how desperate and inhumane people became at the extinction of valuable resources on this island. These new owners of land were quickly befallen at the expense of most of their lives and all of the natural resources. The main idea of internal collapse focuses on the issues that man has faced since the beginning of sharpening a…

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  • Easter Island Statues

    The Mysteries of the Easter Island Statues Explorers in the 18th century hoped to find something monumental, perhaps outlandish. When sailors made landfall on a tiny remote island, they found much more than they could have imagined: a land with a mysterious past and monumental statues that seemed far beyond their imaginations. Rapa Nui, or Easter Island as it was to become known, is the Polynesian island found in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is considered to be one of the…

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  • Bruny Island Topography

    1.0 Introduction Data collection on Bruny Island yielded several readings associated with climate, topography, and GPS. These readings have been analysed using visual techniques before refining to report on the reasoning behind the different trends in the datasets. As Bruny Island experiences (a general) North-Westerly wind direction, it became evident that vegetation and the topography of one sand dune transect would impose an effect on the recorded wind speed (or velocity) readings. The…

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  • The Destruction Of Easter Island

    Easter Island is said to have formed from three converging volcanos about 7500 years ago. It is also believed to be the most remote spot on Earth making it an amazing thing that people happened upon it and made it their home. These people lived on a thriving island for hundreds of years before the downfall and ultimately their near destruction. Napa Nui are the people who occupied Easter Island and are said to have been religious and superstitious, giving the belief that the mysterious 850 or…

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  • Coney Island Essay

    Coney Island, located in New York, is in the city that never sleeps. It’s a peninsular neighborhood, with various attractions near Brooklyn. Thousands of people inhabit it and it has wildly diverse cultures within its community, and always associated with its main attractions, the beaches and the amusement parks. Over time, it has continued to develop culturally and politically and physical through various projects by the community. The name itself established over time, Coney Island, was…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Shutter Island

    The movie Shutter Island was directed by Martin Scorsese and was released in 2010. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, and Michelle Williams. An escaped patient at Ashecliffie Hospital brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his newly appointed partner (Mark Ruffalo) to the remote Island asylum. The escapee, a murderess woman, seems to have simply vanished into thin air from behind a locked door. As Teddy becomes consumed by the case, rumors of horrific…

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  • Realism In The Falkland Island War

    that involves two or more parties, and those parties can range from small groups of people to entire nations. The war of the Falkland Islands is one of the never ending number of conflicts the world has seen. Disputes over the ownership of three islands in the coast of Argentina caused friction between them and the United Kingdom, thus leading to a war. While not full-scale, the war was rather a violent one. When examining international politics, paradigms and theories are essential in order…

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  • A Deserted Island Character Analysis

    Imagine a deserted island, far away from the city and its bright lights, in a place no one has ever heard before. It could be called a paper town or a ghost town. However know that nothing and no one is there. Now imagine being stranded on that exact island. Panic and fear are the only emotions being felt. But the island is not empty anymore, for now its population is three. Now resided by three of the worst people, Sarah from “Ah Love! Ah Me!”, Barett from “Take Over Bos’n” and Fear, the…

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  • Roanoke Island Colony Theory

    My theory People for thousands of years have wondered what has happened to the lost colony of roanoke island. There are a billion of situations that could’ve happened. Like alien abductions or territorial indians killing to keep what’s theirs. But here is my inference of what I think could’ve happened. First, I believe that the lost colony relocated to Croatoan island and lived mutually with the indians. I chose to believe this theory because when I looked at all the evidence it all…

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