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  • The Pacific Oceans: The Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, this is also one of the seven modern wonders of the World. In the past years, there are more than 850,000 ships and 250 million tons of cargo that had passed through the Panama Canal. The United States began building the canal in 1904 and completed in 1914, after France unsuccessfully build a canal through the Isthmus of Panama in 1800s. The canal is a man-made waterway, when they were constructing the Panama Canal there were casualties and frustration, managerial mistakes, but it succeed and became one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in history. The first travel occurred in 1914, and the canal is still an important shipping route still used today. The Panama Canal…

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  • Amelia Earhart Vanished Into Thin Air

    During the seventy-three years since Amelia Earhart had “vanished into thin air” many theories have emerged about how and where the famous pilot died. According to some researchers, new discoveries on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro may bring us closer than ever to the discovery of what might’ve happened to her. Amelia Earhart’s daring flight around the world was cut short when her plane, the Lockeed Electra, disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on June 2, 1937. Shortly after,…

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  • Missouri River Case Study

    Question 1 To explore the Missouri River and find a stream it as by its course and connection to the Pacific Ocean. This was very important, if we find a stream connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Missouri River we could trade often with the West. At the start of the Missouri River, I needed to take careful observations of the Longitude and Latitude at all remarkable points so they can be recognised in the future. To take journal entries doing your mission. This was important because…

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  • Relocation Of Japanese Americans Essay

    On the 7th of December in 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following year, in the middle of February, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed for the relocation of all those living in coastal Washington, Oregon, and California with Japanese ancestry. Those living on the West coast were relocated to desolate places far away from the Pacific Ocean and placed in camps with other Japanese Americans. There were a few reasons for the relocation of Japanese…

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  • Yann Martel's Life Of Pi: Character Analysis

    “It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names.” Yann Martel mentioned this in his famous novel “Life of Pi”,a piece of literature which was then remediated into a movie in 2012. It mainly illustrates the development of the protagonist, Piscine Molitor Patel, and his legendary journey in the Pacific Ocean with an extraordinary companion, a tiger named Richard Parker. This romance narrative follows the narrative…

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  • Literary Criticism Of Beowulf's Poem 'Slaying Monsters'

    Christianity. Religion is also identified in this poem with its history and culture. Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War Il Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. New York: Random House, 2010. Print. This autobiography (thesis support) that is based on a true story, is about a young man named Louis Zamperini that grew up as a track athlete and as a trouble-maker during high school. Eventually, as the war during that time became to escalate, he was drafted into the armed forces as…

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  • Foils In Lord Of The Flies

    Differentiating Axioms “Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases (John Adams).” This statement by John Adams explains how as society’s corrupt voracity increases, the need for moral citizens like Piggy are required because they satisfy the hunger while those with the characteristics of Jack add tinder to the fire. In Golding’s book, The Lord of the Flies, British schoolboys crash land on a deserted island…

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  • Cook Island Research Paper

    South Pacific Ocean, but its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers an ocean area of 1.8 million km2. The country of the Cook Islands consists of two main groups, one in the north and one in the south. The southern group is nine elevated islands mainly of volcanic origin although some are virtually atolls. The majority of the population lives in the southern group (Fig. 1). The northern islands are low-lying, sparsely populated coral atolls. Highest Point of the islands is Mount Te Manga with a…

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  • The Haida Gwaii Tribe

    About half of the people live on the Haida Gwaii island and the other half on the northern and coast of B.C. and southern Alaska. The average temperature in the winter there is below freezing and during the summer the mean is about 18 degrees celsius. There is lots of rain which means the Haida people must have good shelter. The pacific ocean is a big part of the geography as it makes the people need good transportation on water. On the coast there are lots archipelagos and steep rocky cliffs.…

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  • Factors Affecting The Patterns Of Climate Change

    temperature is always the high in July due to summer. For instance, the atmospheric temperature in Virginia was nearly 0°C in January 2000 but rose to about 25°C in July 2000. This makes sense because temperatures are low in January and high in July. The temperatures started dropping again around October because of the change in season. The amount of precipitation depends on the region. Regions near the ocean typically receive more rainfall than regions inland. This could be due to the movement…

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