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  • Grand Canyon - 482 words
    Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park Grand Canyon National Park was established in 1919. Located in northern Arizona, the park contains the world-famous Grand Canyon of the Colorado River and includes the rivers entire course from the southern end of Glen Canyon to the eastern boundary of Lake Mead (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia). The great chasm has a maximum width of 18 mi. within the park, and it is more than 5000 ft. deep (Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia). The northern rim of the canyon is on the average about 1200 ft. higher than the southern rim. Paved roads wind around the rims of the Grand Canyon, and trails descend into the canyon, although only one of them, the Kaibab Trail, cro ...
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  • Grand Canyon - 635 words
    Grand Canyon The movie "Grand Canyon" encompasses many thoughts and feelings. The movie consist of many characters, whose lives run in parallel, and often touch each other, resulting in some unexcepted events and relationships. The encompassing theme of the movies is that life, and the people who live those lives, finds a way to over come adversity. The adversity comes in the form of unexpected and unmeaning violence. We see the characters' lives suddenly punctuated by events over which they have no control, and which are at random. Yet their lives, although temporarily thrown off course, maintain themselves and sometimes become enriched. The helplessness of the human condition is made even ...
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  • The Grand Canyon - 1,503 words
    The Grand Canyon The Grand Canyon We decided, for our Science Project, that we would learn about the Grand Canyon and its layers. It is located in Arizona and is one of the greatest natural wonders of the world that is around eighteen miles wide and nearly 280 miles long. The width and depth of the Canyon vary from place to place. At the South Rim, near Grand Canyon Village, its a vertical mile, which is about 5000 feet from rim to river. The width of the Canyon at Grand Canyon Village is 10 miles from rim to rim; though in places it is as much as 18 miles wide. Another way to look at the enormous size is by the time a trip takes. From the bottom of the Canyon and back on foot is a two-day j ...
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  • Ascent - 1,021 words
    Ascent During high school, two friends and I decided to try and backpack all over the country. Andrew, Jeff, and I took trips to places like the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the Buffalo River. After each trip the three of us would say, "weve got to go somewhere better, more challenging." So during the spring break of my junior year we decided to pack the Wet Mountains in Colorado. We planned the trip for weeks, calling the ranger station, checking weather conditions, and planning out meals for the trip. We knew the trail would be a little more difficult than anything we had done before, would, but we never conceived of St. Charles Peak being too challenging. We started out about six in the mo ...
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  • English - 703 words
    English Evolution English is a language that is constantly evolving and changing with the times. According to George Orwell, this evolution of the English language is full of bad habits which are spread by imitation and which are leading to the general collapse of English. This bad English is caused by various mental vices which lead to bad writing that is vague that and lacks precision. These mental vices include the use of dying metaphors, pretentious diction, and meaningless words. The combination of these mental vices give Modern English a certain staleness of imagery and lack of clarity. While a good metaphor assists an author by evoking a visual image in the reader, "dying"metaphors th ...
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  • European Exploration And Settlement - 527 words
    European Exploration and Settlement I. Europeans Look to New Worlds For Many Reasons. A. Renaissance- revival of classical art, literature, and learning. 1. Took place in Europe in 15th and 16th centuries. 2. Sparked imaginations and made people eager to explore. B. Protestant Reformation 1. Challenged Catholics who in turn persecuted Protestants. 2. Protestants longed for a place where they could worship as they wanted. C. European Nations Begin to Form Stable Governments and Resolve Power Struggles. D. Trying to Find a Quicker Route to Asia and Start Up a Rich Trade. E. New Developments in Travel. 1. Caravel- more maneuverable and quicker ship, moved with and against wind. 2. Navigation- c ...
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  • Geography Colorado River Geographers Can Tell You That The One Thing That Most Rivers And Their Adjacent Flood Plains In The - 2,394 words
    Geography Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good example along most segments of its course. There is no continuous transportation system that parallels the rivers course, and settlements are clustered. The rugged terrain and entrenched river channels are ...
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  • God Existence - 881 words
    God Existence "...god is dead and no one cares drowning in his own hypocrisy and if there is a hell I will see you there burning with your god in humility..." Trent Reznor, from Heresy Does God exist? As you can see above, even the most vile human beings acknowledge him. But trying to argue for or against the idea that God exists is much more difficult than believing that he exists or even acknowledging that there is a "higher power". Even Charles Darwinthe British naturalist who developed the theory of evolution and natural selection in his book The Origin of Speciesseems to get confused with the argument. In his piece "Religious Belief," he fumbles with two distinct incongruencies. The fir ...
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  • John Muirexplorer, Writer, And Conservationistwas Born On April 21, 1838 In Dunbar, - 968 words
    John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his younger brother would roam the fields and woods of the rich Wisconsin countryside. John became more and more the loving observer of the natural world. He also became an inventor, a carver of curious but p ...
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  • Marketing Effects On Children - 1,375 words
    ... ertising that they are having a clearance sale on all rooms of furniture and that there are no payments until January 2001. There were no characters in the Rooms to Go ad, only the sales message in bright yellow. There were four automotive commercials within this time period - two luxury cars, one truck, and one economy car. The first ad was for the Century Buick. It featured a gentleman in the back seat of the car with a family driving around on vacation, with pop music in the background, showing how much fun the car was and comparing the car to having the most headroom in its class. The Oldsmobile was a completely different commercial showing the driver being alone listening to classic ...
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  • Media Violence - 972 words
    Media Violence Violence is used in many ways in promos as a hook to draw viewers into the program. That is because violence is an effective promotional device. But severe permanent damage could be done to the childrens minds by such pornographic and sadistic material, in which detail is powerfully realistic. The increasing demand of comics, the wide use of the Internet, and viewing television are the main forms of media, which have caused peoples minds to perform violence. First of all, comics play an important role in the promotion of Media Violence. The comics were universally condemned. They were badly produced, on poor paper with cheap print. They were full of sadistic violence, horrific ...
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  • Rattlesnakes Of The Southwest - 602 words
    Rattlesnakes Of The Southwest Rattlesnakes of the Southwest Rattlesnakes are very common in North America; they mainly range from Arkansas to Southern California. Rattlesnakes as most people known use a rattle, located at the ends of their tail, to warn people of their location. Rattlesnakes are from the Pit Viper family of snakes. They use pits located in their head to sense heat from prey or predators. Some rattlesnakes can sense heat from a mouse from as far as twelve feet away. Some common rattlers of the southwest are the Western Diamondback, Mohave, Sidewinder, and Prairie Rattlesnakes. All snakes listed are of the Genus Crotalus; which is the most common among rattlesnakes. Western Di ...
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  • Research Paper: Emails Effect On The Postal Service - 1,476 words
    Research Paper: Emails Effect On The Postal Service Fred is just like any other normal American In the United States, he has kids, a family, and, before yesterday, a job to support them. According to an article by Stephen Barr that appeared in the Washington Post, this sort of thing will be happening to over 9,000 American postal employees this year due to layoffs(Barr n. pag.). Many people believe that E-mail is a godsend but this is what is responsible for the continuous changes that the postal service is having to make to stay in business. To stop the postal service from going out of business during the next five years they have started many new programs such as Time Stamp, E-Bill, their ...
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  • The Beginning Of The End For The Postal Monopoly - 1,636 words
    The Beginning of the End for the Postal Monopoly The Beginning of the End for the Postal Monopoly The Postal Service has been a government agency since 1775, and since 1872 it has been illegal for anyone but government employees to deliver a letter. Because of this and many other reasons, the USPS is a prevalent example of a government-controlled monopoly. The United States Postal Service is the largest postal service in the world. With over 800,000 employees (778,171 being part-time lobbyists), it is the USs largest employer. In the past few years, the Postal Services profits have risen and productivity has declined. This essay will discuss why this is happening, and look deeper into the go ...
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  • The Roswell Coverup - 1,524 words
    The Roswell Coverup You feel the blazing desert sun of Corona, New Mexico beating down on your already weary body. All of a sudden it starts to rain. The cool water refreshes you. Out of the corner of your eye you see a saucer shaped flying disc in the distance. You have heard of hundreds of these sightings all over the country. You gaze in awe because you have now beheld the breathtaking beauty that these discs possess. The saucer you realize is coming directly toward you at a tremendous speed. It flies over missing your head by about 10 feet. After it is over your head you realize that it did not make a sound. If you had lived in New Mexico during the summer of 1947 this incident might hav ...
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  • The Strugle For The California Condor - 1,354 words
    ... birds in the wild. There was increasing pressure from the California Fish and Game Commission, The Audubon Society, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service to implement an aggressive program to save the remaining condors. Two years later, a positive observation was made by biologists of California Condors laying replacement eggs after losses of first laid eggs at remote nesting sites. This provided additional credence to the idea of using the double clutching technique with McNulty 7 captive pairs to regenerate the species. The Condor Research Center was granted license to attempt deliberate placement clutching or condor pairs to aid in a captive-breeding program. Several years passed with ...
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  • The Theory Of Evolution - 1,454 words
    The Theory of Evolution The theory of evolution, as set forth by Charles Darwin in 1859, stated that all plant and animal life evolved over long periods of time from simple to more complicated forms through mutation and adaptation. He also taught that only the fittest of each species would survive. He further postulated that the first living cell evolved in a "warm warm little pond" and that it took billions of years for the present diversity of living things to evolve. At the time, it was thought that the few "missing links" in the fossil record would be soon filled.(Darwin, 1927 ). Today, however, there is today a considerable body of scientific evidence that refutes this entire theory. Th ...
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  • The Theory Of Evolution - 1,424 words
    ... f years before life evolved. There are horse-like hoofprints visible in the sesame Canyon rocks. This same phenomenon was discovered in the Soviet Union, also. Frequently fo! ssils have been found in the same rocks of land, marine and flying animals, all of which Darwin felt evolved at vastly different times(Lammerts,1987). Finally, there are the apes, from which man evolved. Consider the Pilt down man, taught in text books for 40 years, but now universally acknowledged as a hoax. Or Nebraska Man, who was based on what later was found to be a pig's tooth. The now infamous Louis Leakey went to great lengths to prove Darwin's theory and make a name for himself. He "discovered" Ramapithecus ...
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  • Theodore Roosevelt - 279 words
    Theodore Roosevelt Preserving the memory of Theodore Roosevelt; Father, Rough Rider, Conservationist, Naturalist, Badlands Rancher, and Republican/Bull Moose Progressive statesman whose policies and accomplishments included the crafting the Square Deal, sending out the Great White Fleet, endorsing Big Stick Diplomacy, successfully preserving what is now thousands of acres of national park land including the Grand Canyon, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and inspiring the creation of the teddy bear. Several of TR's residences have been preserved, including his primary residence at Sagamore Hill, Pine Knot his woodsy Presidential retreat and a museum on the site of his birth home. TR is the young ...
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  • Typical - 1,127 words
    Typical Tourist You, too, can enjoy that relaxed lifestyle by following these few simple rules on your way to becoming a typical tourist. 1. Dress like a tourist. A. Wear loud shorts, bright shirts, double-knit slacks, and flip-flop thong sandals. B. Choose clip-on, flip-up sunglasses and a florescent colored money belt. C. Pack personalized tee-shirts and caps. II. Buy a camera and take pictures. A. Quality is unimportant so a cheap camera will do. B. Don't bother to focus. C. Don't worry about what you subject matter is. III. Share the experience by bringing home souveniers. A. You can buy some. B. You can also collect "free items" IV. Be tactless. A. Drive slowly and ignore road signs and ...
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