Sustainable Development Of South Pacific Islands - 1,614 words
Oceania is a collective name for the islands scattered throughout most of the Pacific Ocean. The term, in its widest sense, embraces the entire insular region between Asia and the Americas. A more common definition excludes the Ryukyu, Kuril, and Aleutian islands and the Japan archipelago. The most popular usage delimits Oceania further by eliminating Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Philippines, because the peoples and cultures of those islands are more closely related historically to the Asian mainland. Oceania then, in its most restricted meaning, includes more than 10,000 islands, with a total land area (excluding Australia, but including Papua New Guinea and New Zealand) of approximately 317, ...
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Underlying Themes In The Works Of James A Michener - 1,850 words
James A. Michener is often regarded as a literary outsider. Despite his vast works that have sold millions of copies and delighted readers everywhere, his blunt approach to literature has brought him much criticism. Despite his lack of many literary vehicles to convey his ideas, his works do contain several universal and underlying themes. These themes can often be applied to our lives and thought processes to benefit us for the better. One of Micheners most apparent and perennial underlying themes is on the issue of race. As literary critic Pearl K. Bell has said, He [Michener] tries to improve their [the readers] hearts by exposing the torment and destruction caused by racial intolerance ( ...
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I Know Why The Cage Birds Sing - 1,223 words
... have to read them aloud in class. - Maya took a job for Mrs. Viola Cullinan and met the cook, Miss Glory. One of Mrs. Cullinan's friends enraged Maya when she suggested shed be called Mary because Margaret was too long when her name wasnt even Margaret. Miss Glory explained that she had changed her name too from Hallelujah to Glory. - Maya was still furious (from her childhood) so she deliberately broke some of Mrs. Cullinan's favorite dishes. - Bailey missed Vivian and boarded a boxcar, but ended up stranding himself in Baton Rouge for two weeks. - After a church revival, everyone was listening to the Joe Louis boxing match on the radio in the store. Joe Louis was a hero for the blacks ...
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Water - 1,109 words
... s discovered that both species (feline and human) were suffering from acute mercury poisoning brought about by contaminated fish (Simon 51). Added research revealed that the consumption of contaminated fish and shrimp were ensuing culprits. Anthony Tucker, a scientist helping with the research explained, AAnyone who eats one normal fish a day contaminated by toxins will most certainly be disabled and more than likely die (Simon 51).@ Likewise, biologist Gregory Karras a member of Citizens For a Better Environment, also recognizes the severe consequences of the toxic food chain, Afish and shellfish that have absorbed toxins can indirectly pass the contaminants to humans. Birds migrating f ...
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Volcanoes - 1,427 words
... locked into the melted minerals. If volcanic rocks erupt on the earth's crust, such as the Andean volcanoes, then magma can interact with carbonate rocks such as chalk as it travels up through the mantle or lower crust, picking up carbon dioxide on the way. In subduction zones, where the ocean floor goes down into the mantle some carbonate rocks do get taken down and melted, recycling their carbon dioxide content, but this is a minor source compared with the mantle. Carbon is quite common deep in the earth, found either as the element itself (graphite or diamond under very high pressures), or as carbon dioxide. None of the common minerals in magmatic rock contains carbon, so when magma ...
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Zimmermann Telegram And Its True Purpose - 1,107 words
On January 9th, 1917 a message was sent from Germany to the German minister in Mexico. This message, later to be known as the Zimmermann Telegram was the final piece to a German plot to embroil the United States into a war with Mexico, Japan or both in order to cripple Allied supply lines fueling Allied operations in Europe. The actual telegram was translated to as follows: "We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the united States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal or alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support ...
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Pearl-harbor - 1,764 words
... heast Asia and that Britain would declare war the next day. Roosevelt responded that he would go before Congress the following day to ask for a declaration of war against Japan. Churchill wrote: "To have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. Now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! . . . Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder (Friedrich 44). The bombing rallied the United States behind the President in declaring war on Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war on the U.S., bringing about a global conflict. ...
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How The West Was Won - 1,146 words
World War II came without warning or invitation for the people of the South Pacific and brought issues that few understood. The war became a period of excitement, hardship, and at the same time, of material abundance. Their islands, the place they called their homes, were abruptly exposed and used as never before to new outside influences and by uninvited guests. "Their harbours were used by fleets of warships, while onshore bases were built to house troops, and landing fields were constructed to service a suddenly created aircraft traffic," (Howe 156). Pacific Islanders were for the most part, observers of the war and the turmoil it generated, rather than constituents. Although there were a ...
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How The West Was Won - 1,154 words
... ent all the more difficult. Unfortunately, malaria and yellow fever were not the only dangerous diseases that plagued the armies in the South Pacific. There were dysentery, scarlet fever, dengue fever and scrub typhus, another insect-borne disease. Yet there were thousands of native people who over the centuries had made the South Pacific their homes and seem to have made peace with its fierce nature and an unpredictable environment. They learned to get by with coconut milk when they were without disease free water. Although the early stage of the war touched only a small percentage of the indigenous population, those who were involved, did however, play very important roles. The Islande ...
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American Dream - 1,454 words
The American Dream can best be defined as a "city upon a hill." City upon a hill can be defined as an ideology based on the premise that the individual's loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests,1 or in simpler terms, being superior over other nations. The Civil War, the Imperialistic Race of the 19th Century, the Korean War, the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), and the Gulf War are all examples of the "American Dream" of superiority, and how it has played a major part in Americas history. Each American has a different idea of superiority, but never the less strive to achieve it, whatever it may be in. Americans have developed a very deep sense of their own su ...
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Douglas Macarthur - 1,217 words
General Douglas MacArthur was born on Jan. 26, 1880 at Little Rock Barracks, Arkansas. He died April 5, 1964 in Washington, D.C. He was the general who commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre in World War II, administered postwar Japan during the Allied occupation that followed, and led United Nations forces during the first nine months of the Korean War. MacArthur was the third son of Arthur MacArthur, Jr., later the army's senior ranking officer, and Mary Hardy MacArthur, an ambitious woman who strongly influenced Douglas. In fact, she lived at the West Point Hotel within the West Point grounds for the duration of his schooling at West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1903 with the h ...
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Attempts Made At Peace - 2,905 words
What attemps were made to achieve a lasting peace in Europe between the years This Essay will Disscuss why the peace treaties of WW1 cause not peace but War. Focusing mainly on the Treaty of Versaille, Woodrow Willson and the league of nations. How the triple anntont where more intrested in imperialism instead of idealism. The Versaille Treaty, an agreement for peaceful terms among the warring nations of World War I, was extinguished by the insatiable desires of all parties involved. Woodrow Wilson, an inflexible, idealistic, righteous President was up against the vengeful Allies. Each with their own imperialistic views, conflicted as peace negotiations began. Wilson wanting to make the worl ...
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None Provided - 1,235 words
(Family: Chaetodontidae) THE INDICATOR HYPOTHESIS "Coral feeding Butterflyfishes respond to declines in coral quality or abundance by behavioral and spatial adjustments that can be easily and rapidly observed." (Crosby & Reese 1996) A fundamental question that one asks when using Chaetodontidae, or for that reason any species as biomonitors is: why use an organism when sophisticated machines are available to detect very small quantities of pollution in short space and time? One might think that biomonitoring has become redundant because of these machines, but the opposite is true, chemical monitoring tells us what is there, but not its effects - especially long term effects on ecosystems the ...
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None Provided - 1,137 words
... todon strigangulus) occurs from Africa eastward to Tahiti and throughout Polynesia to Johnson Atoll ad the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, but not the high islands of Hawaii. It is widespread throughout Melanesia and Micronesia, extends southward to the GBR and northward to Japan. It specializes in feeding on corals of the genus Acropora. * Chaetodon trifasciatus occurs from East Africa eastward tin Polynesia to and Tahiti. It is widespread in Melanesia and Micronesia. It extends north to Japan and south to GBR. It is replaced in the Red Sea by C. austriacus and by C melapterus in the Persian Gulf. Feeds on Porites. Acropora, Pocillopora when avilable. Feeding Alino PM, Sammarco PW, Coll JC ...
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James Dickey - 755 words
James Dickey launched his career as a poet surprisingly late in life. His first collection, Into the Stone and Other Poems, was published when he was thirty-seven years old. Dickeys experience in the military, academic, and advertising worlds before his emergence as a writer provided subjects and training for his art. Born on February 2, 1923 in Buckhead, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, to lawyer Eugene Dickey and his wife Maibelle Swift Dickey, James graduated from North Fulton High School. In 1941 he entered Clemson A & M College, where he played wingback on the football team. The following year he joined the Army Air Corps and as a member of the 418th Night Fighter Squadron was involved in mo ...
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The Honorable Art Of Tattoo - 819 words
The art of Tattoo has been around since 12,000 years before Christ and has gone through many years of judgment by people of different races and cultures. This art form spanned many different cultures with many different meanings and is being transformed today. The outlook of tattoo turned from honorable and elegant to deviant and wrong and is now coming back as an honorable and memorable art form for the people to express their feelings about certain subjects or persons. Tattoo has been used to ward off demons and spirits in early Japan and China. In ancient times, honorable and well respected men told of unforgettable journeys, battles, and even showed memorials to lost loves with tattoo, s ...
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France - 761 words
There are many Countries in the world, but non-like France. France is one of the most interesting countries in the world because of their history, creative arts, and even their transportation. One of the reasons why I think France is an exciting country is because France is an independent nation in Western Europe. It is also the center of a large but diminishing overseas administration. France is considered the largest Western European country. It is shaped roughly like a hexagon, and three of its six sides are bounded by water and the English Channel on the northwest, the Atlantic Ocean and Bay of Biscay on the west, and the Mediterranean Sea on the southeast (Turnpike, Pg.515). The remaini ...
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John F Kennedy - 1,071 words
John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States 1961 to 1963. He was the youngest person ever to be elected president. Also, He was the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20the century. He served in World War II on PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban Missile Crisis and started Peace of Corps to help 3rd world countries better them selves. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore, his achievements were limited. He was shot in the head and died within an hour. Kennedy was born on May 29,1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second of nine children of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzge ...
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James Cook - 840 words
Captain James Cook~ World's Greatest Explorer Captain James Cook, an English Navigator and explorer, discovered Austria and the Hawaiian Islands on three famous voyages through the south pacific. Cook became an explorer because of his love of adventure and curiosity about distant lands and their people. Cook was born in Yorkshire, England in the year 1728. Then in the year 1755, Cook joined the British Navy. As a member of the Navy, he became an expert surveyor and astronomer. He was privileged in many situations; for instance, he was the man to help map the Saint Lawrence River and the coasts of Labrador and Newfoundland. His skill in sounding, surveying, and charting this river won for him ...
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Economics - 1,985 words
Trade and investmentAustralia's export structures have changed considerably over the past 15 years. Although trade in commodities remains strong, new services and sophisticated manufacturing export markets have emerged.Merchandise exports were valued at $86 billion in 1998-99. During the same year, Australian exports of services totalled $26 billion. Exports recorded seven per cent average annual growth in the five years to 1998-99. They now account for 20 per cent of GDP, compared with around 15 per cent in the mid-1980s.Japan remains Australia's largest single export market, buying one-fifth of total merchandise exports. The United States and Korea each account for eight per cent of export ...
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