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    Gender In The Tropics

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    Although the tropics in todays world is marked by large amounts of consumerism, and go green attitude, “the tropics” had a dated air- pre 1950’s colonization- where it was not a necessarily happy place of exploration but rather a place ridden with disease and not so brilliant people, because they were of a different race and social sphere. This disease although much alike with the diseases found in core countries, Europeans created a whole branch of medicine dedicated to the study of the tropics mostly periphery areas. The inventor of this branch of medicine was Patrick Manson, thus the name fore the branch is called Mansonian Tropical Medicine. He says that all the students learning medicine should learn about the tropical medicine considering it would be essential in an empire largely increasing in size. Where the Tropical Medicine meats the World Systems Theory would be in the comparisons they make judging the people to themselves. The Europeans explain that they don’t suffer much through disease, and for sure are smarter than the people of “the tropics”. This is because the tropics for one are plentiful so the people in those locations don’t necessarily need to scavenger for food it’s pretty simple stupid to be fed over there, and the other reason is in the effectiveness of cleanliness. The people of “the tropics” are savages ridden with disease, and not knowing how to contain it. “The tropics” also was not provided with its name because of…

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    Latin America Geography

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    of natural disasters have led to a negative impact on building a strong economy. Such natural disasters and disease can completely demolish a tropical region’s infrastructure. “Malaria, hookworm, and schistosomiasis, in particular, can be very harmful to a nation’s economy. They have been relatively easy to control in temperate zones, but still defy major control efforts in the tropics.” Latin America has a legacy of Colonialism in particular the Spanish and Portuguese colonies. The dominance…

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    Students, faculty, basketball fans of all ages, your patience is now being well rewarded. For this week, starting on February 24th, the greatest basketball event in the entire world begins: The East Ridge IBL Tournament. As with any major sporting event, there will be many self-proclaimed “experts” making predictions as to how the tournament will play out. Readers can rest assured that this writer’s predictions and analysis will be a slam dunk. The opening day of the tournament has five action…

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    communication. When a giraffes feels threatened it will bellow, grunt, or snort. They will moo in distress. Cows will also bellow for lost calves and calves will bleat. Courting bulls will make a raucous cough. Giraffes are not very territorial but bulls do fight. Bull will first rumb necks together to show dominance and if this doesn’t prove the most strength they will start butting heads using their short horns on the top of their heads. When they rumb necks togther to show domince it is…

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    The Haunted Tropics

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    The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, edited by Martin Munro, is a collection of short stories written by contemporary writers of the Caribbean, as well as others from Canada and the Unites States. The book of fifteen tales explores the main supernatural theme with the evocation of ghosts, dead, undead or dying, that haunt the experiences of the characters in each story. In his introduction Munro wrote "every island of the Caribbean is the site of a deep haunting" (vii). The anthology…

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    Tropical Rainforest Essay

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    The tropical rainforest is a wonderful place! There’s so many animals and plants… it’s overwhelming! In fact, there’s three of them around the world! There’s one in South America, one in Australia, and one in Indonesia. The most famous is the Amazon Rainforest in South America. In fact, the Amazon Rainforest is the biggest rainforest. Three biotic factors of tropical rainforests are animals, trees, and plants. In fact, the tropical rainforests have some of the most fascinating animals in the…

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    Madagascar Research Paper

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    Madagascar is an Island located off the coast of Mozambique, in the Indian Ocean. Its native language is French. It is home to 90% of its own unique wildlife. (http://www.worldtravelguide.net/madagascar) Madagascar has two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season which, is cool and dry is during the months of May to October. While, the wet season which, is hot and rainy is during the months of November to April. Depending on where you are in Madagascar also plays a role in the climate. Each Region,…

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    Chosen ecosystems: Tropical rainforest Describe where this type of ecosystem might be located. Name 1 specific example. Rainforests are found in the tropics; the region between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer, just below and above the equator. This is because at this region, the climate is warm and relatively stable since the sun is very strong and shines for the same duration throughout the year. The Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is a good example of a tropical rainforest…

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    My Biomes Survival Story

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    Biomes Survival Story We were flying in the government's new 737 million dollar B-2 Spirit jet. My sergeant gave me and my co-pilot orders to go to the coordinates 6.1° S 106.9° E, which is Jakarta, Indonesia. Our orders were to observe the areas that have military-like forces in the tropical rainforest. As we were making our last pass for reconnaissance over the tropical rainforest, there was a huge thunderstorm. A few minutes after the storm started the B-2 jet was struck by lightning,…

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    Tropical Savanna Biome

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    The tropical savanna is one particular biome with many interesting and defying aspects. The natural characteristics and animal and plant adaptions are what make the tropical savanna one of the most incredible biomes that is found on earth. The characteristics of the savanna can allow it to be easily identified from the many other biomes. The majority of it is filled with high grass and a conventional tree that provides shade for the animals (Wilkes 64-65). "The World Around Us." Your World A…

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