The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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Clark And Menefee Architects - 653 words
Maggie Cookman September 27, 2000 The Reid House was designed by W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee and built in John's Island, SC in 1986. Menefee and Clark designed primarily in the American South. Clark and Menefee are known for their "tripartite vertical organization." The base level normally consists of secondary bedroom(s)/studio spaces and services. The First floor is a "piano nobile of principal rooms with a double-height living space." The attic level usually consists of the master bedroom and bath. The Reid House is set up in this fashion. The house is located in a modest setting, surrounded by house trailers and cheaply built houses. The image of the house was "derived from vernacular ...
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Walt Disney - 1,052 words
Walt Disney When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind "Walt Disney." He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn't successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt's hard work and entrepreneurship made the world's best popular cartoon character "Mickey Mouse." As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days. Hereby the importance of his life and influences will be discussed, in a age order. First of all, Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 5th, 1901, the fourth kid of five children of Elias and Flora Disney. The family ...
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Brazil - 1,422 words
Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world. It represents almost half of South America. It borders every country in South America except Chile and Ecuador. Brazils immense size and population contribute to a variety of culture, environmental wildlife, ethnic groups, and an abundant of natural resources. The Brazilian Indians were the first inhabitants of Brazil. Historians express that their were two to five million Indians living in the region before the arrival of the Portuguese. Today there are less than 200,000. [Destination Brazil web site]. The first Portuguese explorers arrived in Brazil in 1500. During this period Brazil became the first ...
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Tourism In Egypt - 1,091 words
Egypt is a country that is extremely rich in its historical background. With such a background it is easy to see why tourism is a big component of its gross national product. The well being of the Egyptian economy is highly dependent on a good year of tourism. The whole business of tourism has relied on the ancient monuments and relics of the past, but in recent years there has been a huge effort to create more modern tourist attractions like resorts and golf courses. The combinations of the old and new attractions comprise the biggest sector of the Egyptian economy. For the most part it is said that Egypt consists basically of six different tourist sites. Three of the sites; Alexandria, Hur ...
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Ecotourism In Latin America - 1,123 words
The word ecotourism has not been around for that many years. However it is a word that has briskly become suitable for hotels and tourist attractions alike. This statement can not be more proper to say pertaining to Latin American countries, primarily Costa Rica, which has a high rate of international tourism. Ecotourism is not a word that everyone understands. It is a term that could have multiple meanings. When it comes down to it, though, there are two things an ecotourism project must include. Tourism can be considered ecotourism when it includes community participation, support conservation efforts, and is profitable and able to sustain itself. The lack of the common definition of ecoto ...
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Italian Tourism - 1,569 words
YOU would not know it from the English-language signs promising to serve passengers ``quckly'', but Naples' Capodichino airport is British-owned. In August, 70% of it was bought by BAA, a company that also runs, among other things, London's main airport, Heathrow. For the Italian south this is a symbol of hope. Finding an international firm of this calibre willing to invest there has greatly boosted its confidence. BAA, for its part, was attracted by the south's tourist potential, but spent three years thinking hard about the $44m deal. What clinched it in the end was the enthusiasm of Antonio Bassolino, the mayor of Naples since 1993. He won round BAA bosses with his clear commitment to pri ...
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South Africa - 1,158 words
South Africa is the southernmost part of the continent of Africa. It is one of the earth's oldest and stable landmasses. This is why there are no folded mountain ranges. The only mountain ranges that are similar to that kind of range, would be those in the southern tip. This is where the north-south ranges meet an east-west range in the Paarl area. The rest of the country has been slightly pitted so that interior lakes like the Okovango Delta have no outlet to the sea. Most of the country is at an elevation of 3,000 to 6,500 feet above sea level. South Africa lies north of 35 S latitude and is surrounded on three sides by the Indian and Atlantic oceans. Two large high-pressure areas control ...
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Finland - 1,076 words
There is evidence of Finland being inhabited as early as 10.000 years ago. Those inhabitant`s main occupation was hunting and fishing. They came to Finland by different routes - through Karelia and over the sea from the west and the south. There are many language groups: the Finnish, the Finnish Swedish (coastal area, the land islands), the Lapps (Lapland) and the Romany. There are two official languages in Finland - Finnish and Swedish. At present the population amounts to a little over 5 million. 95 % is Finnish speaking, 6 % is Swedish speaking and less than 1 % speak other languages. The religion has been influenced both by the East and the West. About 86,4 % of the population belong to ...
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Algeria - 831 words
Algeria has the largest territory of all the countries of North Africa and Southwest Asia. About 90 percent of this territory is covered by the Sahara desert. Because of this most of Algeria's population 27 million live in the north near the Mediterranean coast. This region is called the Tell. The farming region of the Tell makes up Algeria's "breadbasket". Crops that are grown include wheat, barley, potatoes, tomatoes, citrus fruits, dates and figs. However Algeria still has to spend 20 percent of its money on food imports. Most air blown off the Mediterranean produces rain and rain- fed streams flow through the farmlands. Many Algerians are farmers or sheep herdsmen who graze their flocks ...
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Machu Picchu - 1,761 words
... aymi was Cristobal de Molina. Molina, a young priest, chronicled a sun festival (celebrated during the months of June and December) during the first few months after the Spanish occupation of Cuzco. . . . the Inca opened the sacrifices and they lasted for eight days. Thanks were given to the sun for the past harvest and prayers were made for the crops to come. . . . they brought all the effigies of the shrines of Cuzco onto a plain at the edge of the city in the direction of the suns rise at daybreak. [The effigies were housed under magnificent featherwork awnings, arranged in an avenue, and attended by the lords of Cuzco], all magnificently robed [in] rich silver cloaks and tunics, with ...
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Arizona - 1,457 words
Arizona is a very interesting state. One reason is because of its geography. There are many amazing places of interest. Arizona is also a very religious place. I think that the trivia of Arizona is very informative. Arizonas history is one of the most interesting of all the states. In Arizona there were many important events in its history. Arizona had many important people. These people came from the major cities in Arizona. Lets get started. Arizona is a very geographic place in the United States. Its longitude is 113 W. Its latitude is 35 N. it is the sixth largest state in the country, covering 114,000 square miles. Its bordering states are California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, ...
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Robinson Crusoe - 1,775 words
Almost everyone has heard of or read Daniel Defoes novel Robinson Crusoe. Robinson Crusoe is an inspired novel of adventure: The story of a mans faith, courage and ability to survive on an uninhabited island facing all of the forces of nature and to emerge triumphant over hardships and adversity. Defoes novel is a story of an English sailor marooned for twenty-seven years on a deserted Caribbean island surviving by his wits: hunting for food: rescuing a savage from a cannibals feast and, finally, emerging as a symbol of mans ability to survive ultimate tests of nature. What few people knew, however, is that Robinson Crusoe actually existed. His name was Alexander Selkirk and Daniel Defoe bor ...
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Kenya - 881 words
Kenya is in the heart of African safari country and no Tarzan movie can prepare you for Kenya's wilderness. I chose Kenya because someday I want to go on a safari and I thought that by researching Kenya I would learn a little more about safaris. The major tourist attractions in Kenya are the safaris. No other country contains a greater variety of birds and animals than Kenya, home of the Safari. Kenya has about eleven different types of safaris: Wildlife Safaris, Orinthological Safaris/Bird Watching, Camel Safaris, Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Horse Riding Safaris, Cycle and Trekking Safaris, Golf Safaris, Camping Safaris, Sport Fishing, Conference and Business Tourism, Mountaineering and Walkin ...
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History Of Colorado River - 1,139 words
The Colorado River, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, is a river of many different extremes, from the barren deserts of Mexico to the huge mountains of Colorado. This great river is born about 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and flows southwest for 1,470 miles to the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in Mexico. It is the international boundary for 17 miles between Arizona and Mexico. Before the construction of a number of dams along its route, it flowed 80 miles through Mexico to the Gulf of California. The 1,360 miles of its route in the United States makes it the nation's fifth longest river. It drains a large portion of the North American continent covering ...
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Urban Survey Of Vancouver - 546 words
I live in downtown. It is the heart of the Vancouver. It's always busy and there are a lot of people on the streets most of the time. I believe that in my area everywhere you look you can see elements that identify that this is urban and is a part of Vancouver. The most obvious elements in downtown is of course would the high buildings. These are mostly the offices of the companies that may base in British Columbia, but also outside the British Columbia's boundaries. These building are usually tall building, some of them have the logo of the company or companies on top of the front entrance or on the top of the building. Basically, all we can see, without going inside is that men and women g ...
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Gambia - 953 words
HISTORY: The Gambia, translated from the French La Gambia was first colonized by Portugal in 1445 on what was later named St. Mary's Island. Subsequently, the area was visited by France and later, Britain who began to build strong trading posts along it's western shores. In the 1700's The Gambia was proclaimed to be part of Britain. By 1969 The Gambia became a republic within the British commonwealth of nations. In 1982 it was declared a republic in what was later declared the Senegambian conference. The Gambia stated its independence from Britain and the Province of Senegal. The Gambia then established The People's Progressive Party led by, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara , until the change of gov ...
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A World Unknown (my Trip To Europe) - 529 words
Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about traveling overseas. Strange lands, exciting places, and new cultures have always fascinated me. I've always wondered what it would be like to speak another language, to grow up learning different customs, or to live in a completely different way than I do now. This past summer my dream finally came true. I got to travel to England, France, Switzerland, and Germany with Mme. Kelly and five other girls, and suddenly the world was at my fingertips. England's green hills and city life is unforgettable. Kensington, Westminster Abby, and Piccadelli Circus are just a few parts of London full of historic cathedrals, quaint little cafes, and amazing shop ...
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Key Components Of The Uk Travel And Tourism Industry - 605 words
The structure of the travel and tourism industry plays an important part in linking the key components together especially the principles that are organisations that provide the products for a holiday e.g. services such as accommodation, transportation and holiday insurance which makes up the package holiday arranged by the travel agent and tour operator. They can be divided up into three groups, which are Transportation Carriers Accommodation Providers Ancillary Services Accommodation and Catering Accommodation can be serviced which includes housekeeping and meals or the alternative, which is self-catering. Accommodation has an enormous role in the travel and tourism industry has there a ...
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Analyzing Government Tax Cuts For General Motors - 1,754 words
Flint, Michigan, the birthplace of General Motors and the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), is facing the devastating affects of the closing of 11 General Motors plants which results in approximately 30,000+ jobs lost. The people of Flint made up the largest majority of workers for GM and they enjoyed much prosperity and publicity at the hands of their wealthy employers. General Motors chairman, Roger Smith, claims that this [closing of the plants] is something it has to do to stay competitive in the auto industry. The plan is for General Motors to close the 11 plants in Flint and to relocate to Mexico where they will build new foreign factories and can pay the workers a lower wage. Michael M ...
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