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  • How Is Damming The Low Mekong And Its Effect On Fish Migration

    fluctuations in river flow or demand for water, raising the water level so that the water can be directed to flow into a canal to generate electricity, control flooding, and provide water for agriculture, households and industries (Silvia, 1991). With an increase in demand for cleaner sources of energy, many countries have turned to damming as a solution. The Southeast Asian countries that the Mekong river flows through have recently become increasingly interested in damming the Mekong river.…

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  • Analysis Of The Hungry Tide By Amitav Ghosh

    the metaphor of mohonas to bring together rivers of language: …the mudbanks of the tide country are shaped not only by rivers of silt, but also by rivers of language: Bengali, English, Arabic, Hindi, Arakanese and who knows what else? Flowing into each other they create a proliferation of small worlds that hang suspended in the flow. And so it dawned on me: the tide country’s faith is something like one of its great mohonas, a meeting not just of many rivers, but a circular round about people…

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  • Mississippi River Documentary

    farming and timber practices had caused topsoil to be swept down the river and into the Gulf of Mexico leading to catastrophic floods and impoverishing farmers. I especially love the buildup, using the imagery of small trickles of water that became creeks and brooks that became tributary to other rivers that became the Mississippi. In cinematic fashion the filmmakers are painting a picture for us in which they depict all of the rivers that run into the Mississippi to look like blood vessels.…

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  • Mark Twain's Two Views Of The Mississippi

    the Mississippi River and how his view changes over time. Twain narrates that he is a riverboat pilot and he informs the reader of the beauty that he encounters on the river. He explains in a exceedingly descriptive and poignant manner. He slowly switches around and indicates that his view of the river has altered the more time he spent on the river. The beauty that he sees diminishes and all he can do is lambaste the river. In this essay, Twain gains a new attitude towards the river when he…

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  • Atchafalaya Nature Analysis

    The Control of Nature Atchafalaya, by John Mcphee, is a fascinating article on the Atchafalaya, the Mississippi River, and the history of these two. The article delves into the various facets of concerns and implications for these rivers - informing the reader, and introduces new ideas to persuade the reader. The Mississippi, like most rivers, were much larger a long time ago. About three to four thousand years ago to be exact. According to Mcphee, the main channel of the mississippi is now…

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  • Mississippi River Case Study

    Along the bank of the Mississippi River lived a community of white alligators. These alligators were kind and managed to stabilize peaceful relationships the other animals that shared the land and water with them. The alligators also worked extremely hard to keep their home as clean as could be. Everyday they woke before daybreak to scrub the bottom of the river with their scales and collect anything physical that endangered their habitat. This kept the water clear and free of any pollutants.…

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  • Summary Of Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile

    Kevin Fedarko’s The Emerald Mile takes readers on a journey through the Grand Canyon behind the eyes of boat guides, who all seem to have a special connection to the canyon and the river. The boatmen in the book are used to convey a message that there is so much beauty to be seen in the canyon. The characters Martin Litton and Kenton Grua are examples of boatmen that share a special connection with the canyon because of the canyon’s beauty. When humans began building dams and using technology to…

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  • What Point Does Twain Refer To Between His Two Ways Of Seeing The River Analysis

    his two ways of seeing the river? Twain first refers to the river as something absolutely beautiful. Twain admires the river and appreciates all of the small details, as he describes the “broad expanse of the river; in the middle distance the red hue brightened into gold, sparkling upon the water” (1). After Twain sees the river everyday and gets used to it, he begins to not appreciate the beauty as much, as he says, “the romance and beauty were all gone from the river” (3). 2. What point…

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  • Westward Expansion In The Late 19th Century

    The Westward expansion skyrocketed yet again, eventually allowing settlers to move even past the Mississippi river while still being directly connected to the eastern shore. We call the dramatic increase in land and population manifest destiny, claiming that it was our right to be able to expand across all of America. The railroad heavily encouraged the agriculture…

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  • What Is The Importance Of Friendship In Huckleberry Finn

    to freedom on the Mississippi river. The river has its good times and bad ones to, but Huck pushes through like a good friend would. He also meets his childhood friend Tom but ultimately leaves all of this to go out west. Friendship plays a very important role; Huck develops many new friendships throughout the text including those with Jim, a runaway slave, Huck’s friend Tom Sawyer, from a previous book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and the mighty Mississippi River, a friend one minute and an…

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