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- Bermuda - 1,025 words
... our of communication; unfortunately, interference from Cuban *commercial stations and the inability of other coastal stations to *translate the Fort Lauderdale training signal easily would effectively shut *off Flight 19 from the rest of the world. * *At one point the ComGulf Sea Frontier Evaluation Center thought it had *pinpointed the flight's approximate position; east of New Smyrna Beach, *Florida, and far to the north of the Bahamas. * *The first rescue craft was sent out at 6.20pm. It was a Dumbo flying boat *and it soon lost contact with the shore, leading all to believe that they *had also lost the Dumbo. The problem turned out to be and iced over *antenna. * *Within the hour mo ...
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- Bermuda Triangle - 2,056 words
Bermuda Triangle BERMUDA : THE SATAN'S RING Introduction: A legendary triangle of Ocean lies between 3 countries upon the Atlantic ocean. The Cities are Bermuda, Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. Ships, people and aeroplanes have been reported mysteriously disappearing off the face of the earth whilst travelling inside this triangle. It soon acquired the name Devils Triangle owing to peoples superstitions that the devil was at play on this stretch of ocean and gobbling up weary and lost travellers with great delight, but what actually was at play inside this triangle of rough water, is it really the devil?, or perhaps aliens are using this spot as their home base on earth. Maybe it really doe ...
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- Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences - 1,274 words
Ernest Miller Hemingway: His Influences Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899. From a young man interested in sport and drink, Hemingway grew into and old man who was interested in sport and drink. Al1ong the way he became one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Throughout his life, he had many influences. Among them were; his wounding in Italy, his time in Paris as an expatriate, and his love of sport and excitement. These things helped shape Hemingways life, and, as will soon be shown, Hemingways art imitated his life very often. After graduating from High School, Hemingway soon went to work for the Kansas City Star, which was, at that time, ...
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- Hurricanes 2 - 1,565 words
Hurricanes 2 Hurricanes A natural hazard is when extreme events which cause great loss of life and or property and create severe disruption to human lives, such as a hurricane. Editor Philip Whitefield brings up an important point in Our Mysterious Planet when he comments; At a time when we know how to aim a space probe directly at Mars and trigger the gigantic forces of nuclear power, we are still at the mercy of hurricanes and volcanoes. It seems peculiar how we can be at such an advanced stage technologically yet we are unable to completely stop a natural hazard from causing loss of life and damage to existing constructed resources and infrastructures. Hurricane Gilbert, September 1998 w ...
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- Key Deer - 345 words
Key Deer The Key Deer is a small species (in population and in stature) of deer that lives in the Florida Keys. It is in the same family as the Virginia white tailed deer. The Key Deer is about 26 inches tall and weigh an average of about 55 pounds. The males have antlers, and the antlers grow in cycles. They drop their antlers at the beginning of spring, and they grow back by June. The deer feed on indigenous plants including the red mangrove, the black mangrove, and the white mangrove. The Key Deer can drink water with some salt in it, but needs fresh water to survive. Although it seems awkward, the Key Deer is a fairly good swimmer, and at times will swim from key to key. The Key Deer are ...
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- Ponce De Leon - 508 words
Ponce De Leon Ponce de Leon was a sailor and explorer for Spain. He had been given governorship of Hispaniola where he soon discovered that on Puerto Rico gold was found. He soon conquered the island and was given governorship of it. From the gold he became very wealthy. He soon learned of an Indian tale of an island called Bimini. On the Island There were supposedly lots if gold and pearls and a mystical fountain that could restore ones youth. Ponce de Leon asked for and received permission to conquer and settle in the island of Bimini. On March 3, 1513 he sailed from Puerto Rico with three ships. Sailing around the northwest corner of Cuba, he then looked for Bimini among the Bahaman Islan ...
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- Ponce De Leon And The Early Explorationof Florida - 1,649 words
Ponce de Leon and the Early Exploration of Florida Juan Ponce de Leon was born in 1460, in Tierra de Campos Paleia, in Leon, Spain (Ponce, 1996). He came from a noble family and entered the royal household as a page for Pedro Nunez de Guzman, at the Court of Aragon. Later, young Ponce de Leon would become a solider for Spain and fight in the battles to drive the Moors from Granada (Blassingame, 1991). In 1493, Leon sailed with Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to America (Ponce, 1996). He was a member of the forces that enslaved the Indians in Hispaniola.This was the European and Spanish way. Few explores would look upon the natives they encountered as anything more than talking anim ...
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- The American Crocodile - 1,179 words
... sing between 250,000 and 500,000 skins per year. As supplies dwindled (crocodiles), prices rose and so did the profitability of hunting. Even after protective laws were enacted, the profit incentive encouraged large-scale poaching and smuggling of illegal skins by middlemen servicing the tanneries and leather markets. By the middle of the 1960s crocodile hunting had left many species critically threatened, including the American crocodile near to extinction. Today the world market for crocodilian skins is about 2 million hides per year. Some of these come from licensed, controlled hunting and some are harvested from the captive populations on farms and ranches. These skins are considered ...
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- The Human Eye In Space By Lambert Parker Edited Astronomy And Space Sig Human Visual Hardware Is A Result Of A Billion Years - 1,016 words
================================================== ========================= THE HUMAN EYE IN SPACE by Lambert Parker (edited) ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SIG -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------- Human visual hardware is a result of a billion years of evolution within the earths atmosphere where light is scattered by molecules of air, moisture, particular matter etc. However as we ascend into our atmosphere with decrease density, light distribution is changed resulting in our visual hardware receiving visual data in different format. Some Aspects to Consider: 1. Visual acuity is the degree to which the details and contours of objects are perceived. Visual acuity ...
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