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  • Coastal Erosion In Uk Essay

    Currently, it is estimated that the seas are rising by 3 mm each year, (Jenkins, G J et al, 2008), and due to global warming, there is also an increased magnitude and frequency of storms worldwide. Due to these factors, coastal erosion is becoming a major problem around the globe and within the UK, this can particularly be seen at Aldbrough, on the Holderness coast. The cliffs on this coastline are particularly soft and are made of a mixture of clay, silt, sand, and gravel. This makes the Holderness coastline extremely susceptible to coastal erosion, and presently erosion rates in this area are estimated to be around 1.5 metres per year, and since the roman time, 30 villages have been lost. This coastal erosion is having extreme social, economic and environmental impacts within the area. Farms along the coast are is losing land and profits each year as the land is eroded away, the Industry at Easington in danger as the land has fallen away and the gas terminal is now too close to the sea. This could affect the whole of the UK as a large amount of the North Sea oil is supplied here. This high rate of erosion is also causing the local towns and villages to having to spend millions on sea defences, the sea wall in Easington cost £4.5 million and the rock groynes in Mappleton built in 1991 cost £2 million. This high rate of land loss as caused many of the local…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of European Physiography

    European countries are full of strengths and weaknesses in their physiography that make up each individual territory and separate it from the rest. The geographical position of Europe is very important for the fact it is connected to Asia and the terrestrial wide exit into the Atlantic Ocean. Europe takes part of the road crossing from East to West and North to South to all terrestrial seas and air location. It has a coastline 65,993 km and geographical refraction creation of numerous peninsulas…

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  • Alberg-Ehernstein's The Temple

    They decide to pass the time by searching the ocean’s floor with the submarines spotlight. Shortly thereafter, Klenze grows increasingly insane and demands to go be with “Him” and Altberg-Ehernstein opens up the chambers for Klenze to swim to his inevitable death to be with “Him”. Once Altberg-Ehernstein is finally alone, he slowly drifts to the bottom of the ocean and discovers the lost city of Atlantis. Or so he claimed. He was able to get his hands on a deep sea diving suit allowing him to…

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  • Five Themes Of Geography Analysis

    the focal point on why geographers use the themes. It helps geography teachers better teach their students with this information. Europe is the relative location that Germany is located in. Relative location describes how a certain area is in relation with the areas around it. A more precise relative location would be in central western Europe. It may also be considered in the northern part of Europe. The nine countries of Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France,…

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  • An Analysis OfThe Ocean, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    speaker also compares the worries of land to the peacefulness of the sea.This poem is about the death and afterlife that takes place under the sea and the peace that comes with it. The theme is about how above the ocean the waves are crazy and chaotic, but under the ocean it’s peaceful and calm, and the seamen who have died at sea are at the bottom peacefully at rest. The ocean is a frightful place, unfathomable, where many people have gone and few returned. .It mainly talks about the calmness…

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  • The Poem In The Calm By Sean O Brien

    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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  • The Sea In Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

    characters throughout the Earthsea. In each of these stories there is one, shared constant: the sea. Throughout the books characters leave their homes and set off to face the unknown. Le Guin uses the sea to represent the unknown. We see this when a number of characters, including Ged, Arha and Arren, leave safety and land behind and take off into the unknown carried by the mage or earthwind. In her books, Ursula Le Guin says that to move forward in life you must be willing to brave the…

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  • Greek Tragedy

    human life. Synge embodies this malicious aspect of Nature through the sea. Fate appears as the roaring sheet of water that plays the offstage protagonist, predetermining the lives of the characters. Comparable to the tragedies of Sophocles, Synge creates a looming tragic atmosphere through his premonitions of the future. The application of dramatic ironies such as the case of material brought by Maurya for Michael’s funeral being used for Bartley’s instead, adds to the tragic air of the text. …

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  • Importance Of Water In The Sound Of Waves Of Uta-Jima

    "Yashiro Shrine is dedicated to Watatsumi-no-Mikoto, god of the sea. […] the inhabitants should be devout worshippers of this god. They are forever praying for calm seas…" (4, par. 2, chp.1) The islanders are so gracious for the ocean, that they made a shrine of a sea god to represent the seas that surround the island. The islanders have been devoted to their faith in order to receive a sense of reassurance. They pray in hopes to please the sea god that they worship in order to gain pleasant…

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  • Memory By Kenneth Walcott Analysis Essay

    As time’s clock runs its course, we often find ourselves nostalgic of times that could have been or were. Staring out across an ocean, laughing around a table filled with close friends, or taking a long walk at night humans seek reflection and question if we have proven ourselves worthy. Similar to Walcott in his poem, people begin to reflect when faced with reminders of their past. The magnitude of the narrator’s experience is clearly portrayed in his nostalgic tone and repetition of…

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