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  • The Owens Valley Analysis

    Basin and Range Province in eastern California (Fig.1), and within the Owens Valley basin, flanked by the Sierra Nevada and Inyo/White mountain ranges to the west and east, respectively. The hills are of particular interest as they represent an unusual combination of lithologies, structures, and a geomorphology that is inconsistent for the basin. Using geophysical methods, I hope to infer the source of this outcrop. A long-runout landslide, or a structural flower system is currently proposed to explain the Poverty Hills; previous…

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  • California Floristic Province Case Study

    1. Which biodiversity hotspot did you choose to write about? (Give the name) I choose to write about the California Floristic Province. 2. Where is it located? (Give the world, region and country) The California Floristic Province is located in California, which is in the United States, which is in North America. 3. What are two important species (give common and scientific names) that live there? Why are they important? The giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) and the San Gabriel slender…

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  • Ordeal By Hunger Summary

    They began traveling across the desert where they lost numerous oxen. Then they came upon a trail salesman, Hastings, was selling maps trying to get money. In order to sell them his map, he told the Donner Party that he knew a shortcut for them to take, which was through the Sierra Nevada mountains. Their first mistake was taking the map. This new shortcut was not safe and had never been traveled on. Half of the party took the shortcut and the other half took the original trail. The group…

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  • Gilded Age Research Paper

    involved in a factory accident which left him temporarily blind, he quit his job in the factory and began to submerse himself in nature. Although he was raised by his father as a very religious man, it was not in a church that he found spirituality. It was in the solitude of the wilderness that he felt the closest to God. He became a leader in the movement to preserve the wilderness. Moving to California and experiencing the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite led Muir to…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Migration To The United States

    When I come to The United State, I was thinking everything for me is novel and amazing also this is my first time abroad. First, I lived in Irvine, California. My aunt came to America two years ago, so my parents agree me to study abroad. I went to many places in California with my aunt and cousin before I went to University of California, Riverside extension. Such as I went to Santa Monica beach it’s one of the famous beaches in the world. There are so pretty and comfortable. Then I went to…

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  • Golden Circle Iceland Research Paper

    What to Offer in Golden Circle Iceland? The adventure in Golden Circle Island never stops. You should visit the Kerid Crater Lake because it is a 3000-year-old lake. It is a volcanic crater with has 55 meters deep. You need your camera to capture the deep slopes and hilly surroundings in this lake. The circular slopes of this lake look like Caldera and the whole place is nothing short of breathtaking. This place is the must visit place in it. You can take your time to hike down the crater and it…

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  • Yosemite National Park Research Paper

    Yosemite is a national park in California. It was established on October 1, 1890. Muir and Johnson lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The State of California, however, retained control of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Yosemite is one of people’s national treasure because of its beauty and the way it looks. It is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape and has 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls which makes it one of the tallest waterfalls.…

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  • Zebulon Pike: Why Was He Important To Colorado?

    Zebulon Pike: Why was he Important to Colorado? Zebulon Pike had an immense effect on the outcome of Colorado’s history. He was the first white man to explore what is now Pikes Peak. He also fought in the War of 1812. Both of these events had a great impact on Colorado’s history. Zebulon Pike was born on January 5th, 1779 in Lamington, New Jersey. He had eight siblings and sadly, four of them died of tuberculosis. Pike had little education but he liked to read and write for fun. As a young…

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  • Everest View Trek Essay

    The Marvel View or The Everest View Trek Imagine a stunning 360 degree view of world's tallest mountain peak of the world. Here you actually get that privilege! If you've got a sense of adventure, this is the ideal mountaineering tour for you. It’s for those who dream to view Mount Everest and be part of the the Sherpa culture. During this Everest view trek you pass through the Everest national park and pine forest, where Rhododendron flowers glow and you find diversity in wildlife. Spend a few…

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  • North America Vacations

    North America is home to a variety of geographic features, climates and ecosystems. One of the best ways to explore the geographic complexities of the United States is through a one-of-a-kind vacation. On houseboat vacations, you can enjoy sailing along crystalline waters in a verdant forest or floating between desert coastlines. Whether you are looking for a luxurious vacation or an unusual adventure, American Houseboat Rentals offers the houseboats and destinations that you need. From compact…

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