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Degradation of Appalachian Mountains

- The 205-thousand-square-mile Appalachian Mountain range, which spans from Eastern Canada to northern Alabama, boasts North America’s oldest mountains (formed approximately 400 million years ago), the highest peak of the eastern United States (Mount Mitchell), industrial production opportunities and leisurely recreation. The range includes the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky mountains (NCSU, n.d.). A range of recreational activities such as fishing in freshwater streams, camping, biking the Blue Ridge Parkway, skiing and hiking are available in the region....   [tags: clean air act, mountains, mining industry]

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The Appalachian Mountains

- Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region that follows the spine of the Appalachian Mountains stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. It is home to more than 25 million people. Being rich in natural resources, the region contains some of the richest mineral deposits in America (Daugneaux 1981). The coal, timber, oil, gas, and water contained within the Appalachian Mountains are resources that have historically influenced the economic characteristics of the region. The Region's economy has been highly dependent on mining, forestry, agriculture, chemical industries, and heavy industry, among which coal mining appears to be the largest financial contributor to the economy....   [tags: natural resources, mineral deposits]

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Analysis of the Appalachian Culture in the Late Nineteenth Century

- “Appalachia is the land of sky.”(Williams 19) Appalachia considered one of the top ravishing regions in the whole world. Once you visit this rich land, you will always want to retrieve those memories and visit it over and over. Its charming mountains will reflect its beauty and restore a feel of relaxation and purity in your soul. Appalachian is in the southeastern of United States and located in North America (The Appalachian Region paragraph 3). In this paper, we will dig more deeply in the rich Appalachian culture that existed in the late nineteenth to early twentieth century....   [tags: appalachian mountains, folk, bluegrass]

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Valley Region of the Appalachian Mountains

- Valley Region of the Appalachian Mountains and Subsequent Karst Regions in the State of Virginia This map which appears on page 402 of Process Geomorphology (1995), written by Dale F. Ritter, Craig R. Kochel, and Jerry R. Miller, serves as the basis of my report on the formation of the Appalachian Mountains and its subsequent karst regions in along the Atlantic side of the United States particularly in the state of Virginia. The shaded areas represent generalized karst regions throughout the United States....   [tags: Karst Region Virginia Geography]

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Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains

- Diversity Statement - The Appalachian Mountains I was raised in an ultra-conservative Pentecostal Holiness church in the Appalachian Mountains. There were snake handlers in our church. It was thought that it tested one's faith to pick up a poisonous snake -- God wouldn't allow it to bite you if you had faith. However, I was always afraid that to pick up a snake would greatly increase God's propensity to smite me via death by snakebite. I did not have enough faith. I've never encountered a miracle -- I've never had a dream come true....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The Appalachian Mountain Range

- Moonshine, hillbillies and a one of kind dialect is what comes to mind when most people think of the Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachia people in the eastern United States. Long identified by the population and commerce found in the area, the Appalachians are also an interesting geologic feature. Running from north to south, the Appalachian Mountain Range is one of the oldest ranges on planet Earth. Beginning to form nearly a billion years ago, the Appalachian Range extends from Alabama to Newfoundland....   [tags: hillbillies, moonshine, ecosystem]

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The Role Of Religion During Shaping Appalachian People

- Role Religion Played in Shaping Appalachian People Religion played an important role in shaping Appalachian’s culture and identity. From late 1880s to our days religion is a refugee place for many people. In the two videos A Culture of Survival and The Fight for Land and Work as well as in the two books The Strong Haven and the Salvation on Sand Mountain one can see how faith influenced and shaped Appalachian’s. Religion made them stronger, made them passionate and gave them hope. Faith connected them with other believers and together they were unbreakable....   [tags: Great Depression, World War II, Appalachia]

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

- One wonderful ability that people have always been able to do is walk thousands of miles through tough terrain to get where they want/need to go. The exercise known as hiking was practiced all over the world, including the famous Appalachian Trail, approximately 2,184 miles long. The A.T. was “Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers”, as stated on the National Park Services website....   [tags: exercise known as hiking]

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Appalachian Stereotypes

- "Excuse me miss, but you have the cutest little accent," the pizza delivery guy said. "Well, thank you," I replied. "If you don't mind me asking, where are you from. I know that you aren't from around this area with an accent like that." "I am from a little town called Hazard," I replied reluctantly, realizing exactly where this conversation was headed. "Oh, is that where the Dukes of Hazzard are from?" he asks chuckling. "No, that place is Hazzard, Georgia. I live in a little town in southeastern Kentucky." "I bet you all have a lot of barefoot, pregnant people there don't you?" he asks with a discriminating smile....   [tags: Appalachia]

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The Appalachian Trail

- The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail was also the product of a daydream atop Stratton Mountain, the brainchild of Benton MacKaye. MacKaye was an off-and-on federal employee, educated as a forester and self-trained as a planner, who proposed it as the connecting thread of "a project in regional planning." His proposal, drawing on years of talk of a "master trail" within New England hiking circles, was written at the urging of concerned friends in the months after his suffragette-leader wife killed herself....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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The Appalachian Trail

- When I was in the seventh grade, our class went on a field trip to Cherokee, North Carolina. The trip lasted four days and three nights, but the adventure would last a lifetime. The experience allowed me to learn many things about myself and to reflect on the beauty that was all around me. We departed at six-thirty in the morning, and I was so excited. I had never been away on a school trip for longer than a few hours. I tossed my purple duffel bag into the storage compartment, found my seat by the window, and prepared for what I knew would surely be an unforgettable adventure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Emergence of Appalachian Stereotypes in 19th Century Literature and Illustration

- In the world of Appalachia, stereotypes are abundant. There are stories told of mountaineers as lazy, bewildered, backward, and yet happy and complacent people. Mountain women are seen as diligent, strong, hard willed, and overall sturdy and weathered, bearing the burden of their male counterparts. These ideas of mountain life did not come out of thin air; they are the direct product of sensational nineteenth century media including print journalism and illustrative art that has continuously mislead and wrongfully represented the people of Appalachia....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Process of Hiking The Appalachian Trail

- Process of Hiking The Appalachian Trail The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, is a footpath in the eastern United States for outdoor enthusiasts, extending about about 2140 miles from Maine to Georgia, along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. The trail passes through 14 states and is maintained by 34 different trail maintenance organizations. It is the longest marked, continuous footpath in the world, at some points reaching elevations of more than 6000 feet. Wooden signposts and white paint marks on rocks and trees are placed along the trail....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]

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Residents of Distressed Appalachian Counties are at a Substantial Risk For Diabetes

- Introduction: Appalachia is a 205,000-square-mile region of the Unites States that follows the Appalachian Mountains from southern New York to northern Mississippi [Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), 2009a]. (Figure 1) Appalachia includes all of West Virginia and parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Appalachia consists of 420 counties. It has a population of approximately 24 million; 42 percent of the region's population is rural, while 20 percent of the national population is....   [tags: Health]

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The Appalachian Culture and Its Territory

- The Appalachian population extends across thirteen states in the United States including: Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. These regions are divided into categories of Northern Appalachia, Central Appalachia and Southern Appalachia. West Virginia is the only state that is entirely within Appalachia.1 The environment these individuals encounter is within the mountains, valley and rivers with varying degrees....   [tags: self care, home remedies, folk practice]

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I Love the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

- Home is where the heart is and my heart lies in the mountains. Ever since I took up skiing I have fallen in love with the majestic size and beauty of mountain peaks. My love for the mountains was heightened when my family took a vacation to Colorado. Seeing the dominating peaks of the Colorado Rockies was simply awe inspiring. The mountains capture me with four key aspects: animal life, skiing, size, and beauty. The problem I run in to is deciding where my home truly is. Is it the tranquility of the Whites, or is it the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rockies....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Great Impact of the Great Smoky Mountains

- Every year, over nine million hikers and adventure seekers travel to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park making it the most visited national park in the United States. There are abundant reasons for this, but many popular reasons include over 150 hiking trails extending over 850 miles, a large portion of the Appalachian Trail, sightseeing, fishing, horseback riding, and bicycling. The park houses roughly ten thousand species of plants and animals with an estimated 90,000 undocumented species likely possible to be present....   [tags: Vacation Destinations]

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Appalachian English and its Influence on George Thorogood

- Although this song is notably recognized as a George Thorogood song, he borrowed the lyrics from earlier musician’s: John Lee Hooker’s “House-rent Blues” (1966) and Amos Milburn’s “One Scotch, One Bourbon, One beer” (1953) (Wikipedia). Thorogood is a native of the state of Delaware and, according to a 2003 dialect survey conducted by the Harvard University Linguistics Department, the state’s residents are not known to use the Appalachian dialect. However, Thorogood embraced the Appalachian dialect due to his love for southern blues artists and their vernacular....   [tags: Standard English, Song Analysis, English Analysis]

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Southern Appalachian Cultures: Their Pursuit for Prosperity and the Environmental Outturn

- Where there are various regions there are bound to be a variety of people with alternate cultures, beliefs, and ways of life. The cultures found with the Appalachia are unique in their own ways and represent a body of individuals who found their way to such an area. Land that is included within the Southern Appalachia can be best described by Horace Kephart as he does so in his book The Southern Highlander and His Homeland to include: “the four western counties of Maryland; the Blue Ridge Valley, and Allegheny Ridge counties of Virginia; all of West Virginia; eastern Tennessee; eastern Kentucky; western North Carolina; the four northwestern counties of South Carolina; northern Georgia; an...   [tags: American Society]

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Appalachian Music

- Appalachian Music Appalachee - people on the other side Folk music - What is folk music. Traditional songs existing in countries. Handed down through generations. Passes on by word of mouth, not written in musical notation. Don't know who wrote it. Melody and lyrics change as they are passed on. Folk Music is History in song: Tells about daily lives. Tells about Special events - often tragedies, themes of romance, battle, adventure, and history. Purpose of folk music: Entertainment, recreation, socializing, dancing, games....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mountaintop Removal: Stripping Kentucky's Beauty

- What Regulations. Mountaintop removal (MTR) is a form of strip mining in which explosives are used to blast off the tops of mountains in order to reach the coal seams that lie underneath. This is a much quicker and easier process of mining that takes less manpower and time. Even though this process of using explosives seems to be the better option, the by-products from the explosives are so harmful that they should not be ignored. It is said to be the “most ruthless” method to mine coal as inexpensively and swiftly as possible....   [tags: mining, appalachian apocalypse]

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Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

- There are people existing among us with a special trait or characteristic that makes them stand out above the masses. They are “heroes” in a sense, who perform great acts of sacrifice and promote hope when it seems that the last drop of faith has evaporated from one’s soul. These individuals remind us of saints who walked before us, healing and caring for the sick and destitute when no other man dared. Author, Tracy Kidder (2004), brings to the forefront the noble deeds of a modern day saint, Paul Farmer, through his writing in Mountains Beyond Mountains....   [tags: Mountains Beyond Mountains Essays]

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Appalachian Green Mountain Resort

- Green Mountain Resort Case Study   Background Green Mountain Resort used to be a small resort in the Appalachians. It offered minimum facilities which included skiing, golf and tennis. It was far from major population centers, and the main reason for its erection was to entice buyers from its environs. Many, if not all, property owners got membership to the resort and they were happy about it. However, as soon as the real estate sold out, Green Mountain needed to operate as a normal resort this time, without the easier access to the property buyers....   [tags: land, turnover problem, facilities]

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Essay on Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side

- Analysis of Whitman’s Bivouac on a Mountain Side First published after the conclusion of the Civil War in 1865, Walt Whitman’s poem “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” portrays more than just the tangible picture of a transcendentalist’s vision. The mood of the poem reflects the author’s observations and visions of the Civil War while stationed in Washington and Virginia as well as his beliefs about the war by use of imagery and symbolism. The use of imagery in “Bivouac on a Mountain Side” is one of the compelling factors that draws the reader into the poem so that he/she no longer reads what Whitman is writing, but rather sees what he is describing and understands Whitman’s place in th...   [tags: Whitman Bivouac on a Mountain Side]

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The Mysterious Mountains Underneath the Sea: The Wonders of New England Seamounts

- The Mysterious Mountains Underneath the Sea: The Wonders of New England Seamounts Introduction Seamounts are one of the most pervasive landforms in the world, and can be seen in various frequencies throughout ocean basins. Seamounts are remnants of volcanoes and can be described as underwater mountains that can take various shapes and sizes. Islands and seamounts are similar in the way they are formed but they are different because seamounts do not reach the oceans surface. The pacific basin—mainly the pacific tectonic plate—contains half the seamounts that can be seen in satellite altimetry datasets....   [tags: volcanoes, underwater mountains]

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Appalachia Culture

- Many people have different views on what Appalachia is, I grew up thinking that Appalachia meant people were dirty, poor, illiterate, inbreed and we also called them mountain people. As I grew up I realized that most of the things they went through and had a hard time with, I was dealing with the same problems. So what exactly is Appalachia. Well you will find out as you read on. Appalachia is no longer the land of severe poverty that it was three decades ago, now the poverty rate of one in 15 is close to the national average....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Importance of Landscape in A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

- The Importance of Landscape in A Tale of the Ragged Mountains In his article, Philippon begins by discussing the importance that the landscape plays in "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains." First, he quotes William Carlos Williams as saying that Poe was "intimately shaped by his locality and time," although he tends to focus on the "soul" of his surroundings, rather than the physical aspects. Philippon then goes on to say that he believes that Poe does, in fact, use the physical landscape in this particular story in order to highlight the differences between the make-believe environment of the Indian landscape of the story and that of the Ragged Mountains....   [tags: A Tale of the Ragged Mountains]

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Bryson: The Appalachian Trail Hiker

- Is Bill Bryson, the author of a Walk in the Woods, an Appalachian Trail hiker. To most people, the only type of AT hiker is someone who hikes it all at once, also known as a “thru hiker.” Bryson has hiked a large amount of the AT, along with Katz, and has come across many obstacles along the way. He has encountered a bear, obnoxious hikers, and especially harsh weather conditions. None of these hurdles have seemed to stop Bryson. They have reduced his progress but have not stopped him completely by any means....   [tags: A Walk in the Woods, hiking]

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World

- Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay Paul Farmer was a kind, devoted doctor who sacrificed his life to help those in need in Haiti. His work involved curing sick people from tuberculosis (TB), making sure the disease did not spread, and making the towns in Haiti a better, cleaner place to live in. There were and still are many social injustices that Haiti is still struggling with today. For example, they have TB outbreaks because there’s no healthcare in the country for the poor. This has increased the outbreak of TB and many other diseases....   [tags: Mountains Beyond Book Review]

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Effects of Strip Mining on the Appalachian Environment

- Coal mining, in particular, strip mining has become the latest casualty of the growing green movement in the United States. What is strip mining. Encyclopædia Britannica Online defines strip mining as the removal of vegetation, soil, and rock above a layer of coal, followed by the removal of the coal itself (“strip”). Most Americans don’t realize the impact this material of biological origin that can be used as a source of energy (“fossil”), or fossil fuel, has on their everyday lives or the nation’s economy....   [tags: Environment ]

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Effects of Strip Mining on Appalachian Environment

- Coal mining, in particular, strip mining has become the latest casualty of the growing green movement in the United States. What is coal mining. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines strip mining as the removal of vegetation, soil, and rock above a layer of coal, followed by the removal of the coal (strip). Most Americans don’t realize the impact this fossil fuel has on their everyday lives or the nation’s economy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the mining industry directly employs some fifty thousand Americans with nearly half that number working in the more specific field of strip mining, or mountain top removal mining (Average)....   [tags: Environment ]

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Cold Mountain

- 1. The author and his times: Charles Frazier was born on November 4,1950 in Asheville, North Carolina (sec. 1.1). Frazier’s family influenced him and the placed where he grew up influenced Frazier when he wrote the book. Cold Mountain “is based on local history and stories handed down by Frazier’s father about Frazier’s great-great-uncle William Pinkney Inman (sec. 1.2). 2. Form, structure and plot: This novel is organized of 20 chapters and an epilogue for a total of 449 pages. Frazier has a structure where each chapter it goes back and forth between the two protagonists....   [tags: Charles Frazier, literature, analysis]

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Appalachian Musicians And Singers And The Songs They Write

- Appalachian Musicians And Singers and The Songs They Write Growing up in Appalachia and around its music has made a great impact on my life. I can remember, as if it were yesterday sitting on grandpa's front porch with my family singing along with Hillbilly songs on the radio. Along with entertaining the music eased the tensions of living a meager existence in Appalachia. By relating with these song writers and the stories in there songs we somehow find our life less tedious and more bearable....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Visiting Mountain City

- Visiting Mountain City Mountain City, Tennessee, is my hometown. I have lived in this small town located in East Tennessee all my life. It has many attractions, shopping places, and great places to eat. Most people don’t realize what the town has to offer--everything from shopping in the downtown area to relaxing in one of the numerous parks. There are also several creeks and camping facilities for the outdoor man. This makes Mountain City a great place to go and forget about all your troubles....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Mountains beyond Mountains: Dr. Paul Farmer

- ... Kidder (2003) states “You want to see where Christ crucified abides today. Go to where the poor are suffering and fighting back, and that’s where he is (pg. 79).” Global Justice U.S. Catholic Bishops (2005) states: “A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.” What is global justice....   [tags: global social warfare]

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The Appalachian Green Teachers Project

- ... Besides, giving the children an outdoor exposure to such learning is a good source of in-depth explanation as the children get to learn more about the plants and animals, widen their understanding and become more practical (Hapka, 2014). In a way, the AGTP not only exposes the children to a more practical class work, but it also helps the teachers pass more practical information to the students. Some of the teachers who are never feeling free to conduct theoretical lessons, find the AGTP to be a big bridge that serves the gap existing in the practical teaching lessons that are usually experienced due to lack of enough funds....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Secondary school]

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Bill Bryson: Should He Be Considered an Appalachian Trail Hiker?

- Should Bill Bryson be considered an Appalachian Trail hiker. Most thru hikers believe that the only type of AT hiker is a thru hiker. Critics even talk about how Bryson just hiked a portion of the trail. “[…]-- although he doesn't meet that many, because in the end he hikes less than half the route. The book is subtitled "Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail," but Bryson doesn't seem to have discovered very much at all.” (Friedman, Vanessa V. Book review of A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson....   [tags: hiking, A Walk in the Woods]

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Hunting At The Great Smoky Mountains

- Hunting in Eastern Tennessee, especially in the Great Smoky Mountains is scenic and teeming with wildlife. Experienced and novice hunters alike enjoy the area, but not every hunter takes the time to research specific information about the area before setting out. Below is an informational guide to big and small game, hunting seasons, and bag limits for participants of hunting in the breathtaking and challenging Smokies. Big Game Eastern Tennessee offers a variety of big game animals for hunters....   [tags: Hunting, Game, Raccoon, Mammals of North America]

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The Phetchabun Mountains in Thailand

- ... Doi Chiang Dao is a 2,175 m tall mountain in the Chiang Mai Province in Thailand. It is one of the tallest peaks of the Daen Lao Range on the Thai side of the border. Thailand has a lot of natural resources. The known mineral deposits are coal, gold, lead, tin, tungsten, manganese, zinc, and precious stones. The rich alluvial soil along the Chao Phraya and other rivers constitutes another important resource. The Thailand climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year....   [tags: thai people, food]

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Creative Writing: Lost in the Mountains

- ... John stare at the horizon, a beautiful sunset at the ocean near the city. The sun slowly going down the sea. On the soft sand shore, John can see the crawling crabs, he can feel the smooth and gentle sand. John turns and look at the sea, it is so beautiful. The majestically moving curve waves roll swiftly then it crashes with the sand shore. John take a deep breath, the salty clean air refresh his soul and bring him to the magical world. The birds chirp their songs for John to hear. The wind blows at his face and touch his ears, it is very cool and refreshing....   [tags: beach, forest, short cuts, illusions]

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Mountain Ranges of North America: The Rocky Mountains

- The Rocky Mountains are an incredible mountain range located in North America in the Western Hemisphere. The mountain range stretches from northern Colorado and into southwestern Canada. It is home to a diverse ecosystem, both geographically and biologically and is revered as a monumental landform worldwide. The geologic history of the Rocky Mountains has come about as an aggregation of millions of years. Briefly speaking, the formation of the Rockies transpired from hundreds and millions of years of uplift by tectonic plates and millions of years of erosion and ice have helped sculpt the mountains to be what we see today....   [tags: monumental landforms]

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Women 's Involvement Of The Rural Appalachian And Non Appalachian Areas Of Kentucky

- ... The authors also noted some limitations to their study, which was, clarification was needed where women considered home to be, and possible issues with self-reporting (misinformation from respondents). Additionally, clinicians may or may not have properly explained to participants the questions being asked of them, the temptation of respondents to lie about their situation, and clarification on which drugs are considered opiates and which are not. While the Shannon study focused in on Appalachian treatment-seeking women, the Warner, & Leukefeld, (2001) study zoomed in on treatment utilization among prisoners....   [tags: Drug addiction, Substance abuse, Crime]

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Mountain Top Removal Is an American Tragedy

- Mountain Top Removal is an American tragedy, the process in which mining companies remove forests and topsoil then explode the mountain apart level by level to get to coal layer. It is estimated that the explosives are equivalent of the Hiroshima bomb. A lot of the mining waste is discarded into valleys and streams; the water runoff is high in silt, ion, and sulfur compounds, which in turn pollute water downstream. Even with chemical treatments, vegetation has a hard time growing on the infertile and highly acidic soil....   [tags: coal mining processes, environmental destruction]

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Urban Legend of Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

- Lost Among the Leaves: Secret Photos of Hikers on the Appalachian Trail This story, which I have named “Lost in the Leaves”, is a very detailed and place specific version of the unexplained photographs legends. While unexplained photograph legends often involve humorous pictures taken as a practical joke, there is also a darker streak of these legends. These are legends where mysterious photographs reveal just how near a person was to death through photographs developed after the fact. The fear in these is of what could have happened....   [tags: Urban Legends]

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Mountains More Dangerous than Everest

- People do not realize the ways that people die on Mount Everest. They do not realize that due to the height limited oxygen is available which leads to many serious illnesses. The limited oxygen not only cause many illnesses, but also causes many deaths. Those dead bodies will stay up on Mount Everest for a long time and will never be brought home to their families. People also do not realize that Mount Everest is not the hardest mountain in the world to climb and other mountains that pose greater challenges....   [tags: Overcrowding, Unpredictable Weather]

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Analysis Of The Novel ' Across A Hundred Mountains '

- Natalie Batista English 1A Professor Perales Feb 6, 2015 A woman who rewrote her own ending Reyna Grande 's novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, focuses on the dynamic of the development and rethinking of the concept of a traditional Latino patriarchal family built up around male dominance. In low income and uneducated cultures, there are set of roles that throughout time have been passed by from generation to generation. These gender roles most often consist of the men being the breadwinner for the family....   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Man, Gender]

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Gender Bias - Mountains On The Playing Field

- ... Employers and society believe the media so the men get the job. This is not just true in positions of entertainment but in politics as well. In state government there have been 2,319 men as governors as compared to 35 women (“Miss Representation”). Women feel as if they don’t have the criteria to run for governor. The media uses this against women. In American politics only 20% of the people that serve in Congress are women and women make up 51% of the U.S. population (“Miss Representation”)....   [tags: sexism, women´s right, misrepresentation]

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Appalachian Women Leaders : Products Of Culture And Life Events

- ... In the case of this particular study the Appalachian women selected for the research represented an educated sampling of women who have or are obtaining an MBA. The authors formed two hypotheses. The first hypothesis had four main subheadings that focused on several variables and the perception that Appalachian women face with leader influence. According to Smith & Reed (2009) Appalachian women reported lower leadership influence when they faced barriers to educational progress. The authors contend that Appalachian women faced a cultural bias against higher education....   [tags: Leadership, Gender, Gender role, Bias]

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A Trip to Appalachia Service Project

- A Trip to Appalachia Service Project It was back in the summer of 2004 when all was calm. The trees filled w/ dry green leaves, the grass barely green as patches of yellowness overcame its dried burned look, dandelions arose in monstrous amounts as the white cotton-like blooms of a dandelion flutter in the midst of an arid breeze, and visions of heat waves could clearly be noticed along a paved street on a clear afternoon. Yep, this truly was mid summer. But I do prefer summer over winter any day of the year....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains

- Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains “The only real nation is humanity” (Farmer 123). This quote represents a huge message that is received in, Tracy Kidder’s, Mountains Beyond Mountains. This book argues that universal healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Kidder’s book also shows the audience that every individual, no matter what the circumstances, is entitled to receive quality health care. In the book Kidder represents, Paul Farmer, a man who spends his entire life determined to improve the health care of impoverished areas around the world, namely Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the world....   [tags: Healthcare Argument, Haiti]

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Diehard Fans and Appalachian State’s Football Team

- In the midst of a freezing, winter day, Appalachian State’s football teams endured a gut wrenching loss to the Montana Grizzlies, 17-24. It was December 12, 2009 and the chance to play for the FCS title game was up for grabs. Montana drove seventy-three yards in two minutes and fourteens seconds to score a touchdown with a minute left. Appalachian proceeded to drive down the field but was unable to score. Although, the most amazing thing wasn’t the game itself. It was the fans. While watching the game from a warm house, it was apparent that there are many different types of fans....   [tags: sports, fans,]

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Comparing the Mountains and the Beach

- Comparing the Mountains and the Beach I do not like the beach very much personally. I can vacation anywhere I choose to, and I choose the mountains. I prefer the mountains to the beach because the mountains have better weather and are so much prettier than the beach, and because I feel more comfortable and at home in the mountains. The beach is hot. It is not just your average "Oh no, I'm sweating" kind of hot, but unbelievably, unbearably hot. The mountains, however, are temperate, cool, and comfortable....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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The Occult in A Tale of the Ragged Mountains

- The Occult in A Tale of the Ragged Mountains In his collection of criticism on Poe's stories, Thompson discusses the use of the occult in "A Tale of the Ragged Mountains." He begins the article by explaining that this story might be the product of Poe's "fascination with, but detached attitudes toward, the pseudoscientific occultism of his age." He gives us some technical terms for the techniques that Poe uses in this story: "metempsychosis" is the transmigration of souls, and is the word that surfaces frequently throughout this discussion of "Ragged Mountains." First Thompson discusses the idea that Poe set up the tale in a very specific way; as he puts it, "Poe himself wove a web...   [tags: Ragged]

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A Life Changer in the Mountains

- I am proud to be a snowboarder in my home state of Minnesota. Its special climate and terrain has forced us to look at the technical aspects of the sport and focus on that because we do not have the large mountains to go on long rides all day. As I look back on my snowboarding days back home, I see many stories that I will take with me for a lifetime. However, my most memorable moment in snowboarding happened in the mountains of Utah. Ever year my girlfriend’s family and I take a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and snowboard the surrounding ski resorts in the area....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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East of the Mountains By David Gutterson

- This Book was written by David Guterson. He wrote another book which I don’t know much about called Snow Falling on Cedars. But he wrote this book which I was interested in certain parts of it, such as his ideal of wanting to commit suicide, a drifter who gave him some help on lessening the pain, and when he talked about his pass of when he was recruited from Camp Hale. This was a good book in my opinion. This book was set in the season of fall and it was around 1997. In the book he talked of his past when he was a little kid with his dad and when he was growing up meeting his wife....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Appalachian Poverty

- Appalachian Poverty Poverty is a global problem, and it has existed from the beginning of civilization. Hunger, homelessness, and lack of health care are major aspects of this world-wide dilemma. Many countries are in complete poverty and a majority are third-world countries. Within the United States of America, a land of plenty, there are also pockets of extreme poverty. Governments around the world are trying to solve this huge problem. Third world poverty and Appalachian poverty, which occurred in the United States of America, have developed for various reasons, and these situations have led to a great deal of problems....   [tags: Poverty in America]

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White Mountain National Forest

- White Mountain National Forest Legend has it that the White Mountains received their name from early sailing visitors to New England who saw the distant snow capped peaks in the distance as the sailed south along the coast. The White Mountain National Forest was established to protect these mountains in 1911. This followed the passage of the Weeks Act, due in large part to public outcry, which allowed the federal government to purchase private land East of the Mississippi River to create parks for public use....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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How Mountains Are Formed

- How Are Mountains Formed. Mountains are formed over long periods of time by forces of the earth. Mountains just don’t appear in any place. Most are formed when plates, or huge pieces of the Earth’s crust, pull and push against each other. Great mountain ranges are formed by the movement of tectonic plates. Convection currents deep in the mantle of the earth, begins to well up towards the surface. As the pressure increases, it sets the crustal plates in motion. There are different kinds of mountains - Volcanic, Folded, Fault-block, and Dome mountains....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Texas Is A City Is Surrounded By Wildlife, Mountains And Big Farms

- ... Residents of the city have a very distinct accent, even people from Texas can recognize their distinct accent. Gatesville is known for their tradition of wildhog hunting. Each year the city has a competition of who can kill the most hogs within a twenty-four hour period. No guns are allowed though, the hunters can only use dogs and knifes. If the city allowed the hunters to use gun then someone would probably be shot because they all hunt on the same field. There are several different potential forms of discrimination and oppression that the resident are likely to encounter....   [tags: City, Urban area, Village, Rural economics]

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Folk Medicine in Appalachia

- Folk medicine is created through groups of individuals and spreads due to the diffusion of different ethnic groups. Even though folk medicine is isolated to a region, folk medicine is important in creating the knowledge and treatments of illnesses from past generations. Appalachian folk medicine is unique because of the influence of Native American, African American, and Euro-American cultures. Due to isolation of the region, the elements of Appalachian folk medicine is comprised of outside influences, categories within fork medicine, variations of caregivers, and natural remedies....   [tags: Respiratory Disorders, Diaphoretic Herbs]

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Mountains Beyond Mountains, By Tracy Kidder, And Watching An Interview From Time Magazine On Paul Farmer

- ... Indeed, according to a study by WHO, Cuba had the world’s most equitably distributed medicine. (194) The Cuban heath care system has improved drastically, they learned to maintain their poverty, which has led them to have better health care than most places. By Farmer bringing health care to nations in poverty, it has not only allowed them to better their own health, but also the whole countries. Farmer excels in spreading awareness of new diseases by recognizing that poverty leads to disease, creating a non-profit organization, Partners in Health, and in the process of developing technology....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Medicine]

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Ural Mountains

- The Ural Mountains are a rugged spine across Russia, running 1,300 miles from the fringe of the Arctic in the North, to the bend of the Ural River in the South. Traditionally they form a boundary between Europe and Asia. The north- south course of the Urals is relatively narrow, varying from about 20 to 90 miles in width, but it cuts across the vast latitude landscape regions of the Eurasian landmass, from Arctic waste to semidesert; the Urals also are part of the Ural economic region, a highly developed industrial complex closely tied to the mineral-rich Siberian region, and are the home of people with roots reaching deep into history....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Russian Mountains

- THE RUSSIAN MOUNTAINS The first "scream machines" were not out-of-control trains but sleds on man-made ice-covered hills constructed of cut lumber and tree trunks. Elaborate constructions often stretching several city blocks, the 50 mile-per-hour rides earned the nickname "Flying Mountains." Children and adults would make the tedious trek up 70 feet (five stories) of stairs and climb into an ice-block sled outfitted with a straw seat. The trip back down lasted little more than a few fleeting seconds....   [tags: Physics-Rollercoasters]

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Brokeback Mountain and the Western Genre

- The film genre of the Western has long since proven to be more about the conflict and showdowns that occur in the storyline. Usually the western genre incorporates traditional western motifs and icons and adheres to those common plot structures of the genre, but Brokeback Mountain is different from what is to be normally expected because it does not seem like a traditional and conventional Western film at all. Brokeback Mountain has several different twists to it, like the more modern take on it – traditionally, characters in Western films were riding horses, but because Brokeback Mountain is a more modern movie, the two characters Jack and Ennis are seen traveling in cars and...   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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From The Mountains of California To The Hills of Kentucky

- From The Mountains of California To The Hills of Kentucky Jose used to live in Los Angeles California. He lived there for the first ten years of his life. Los Angeles was all Jose ever knew. He had many friends and he loved everything about the state he lived in. When Jose was ten his family decided to move to Florence, Kentucky. Jose had to leave everything in Los Angeles and start a new life in Florence. Kentucky is different from California in many ways. There are less Hispanics in Kentucky than in California....   [tags: Short Story Moving Traveling Essays]

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A New Shelter for the Homeless Population

- The Rural Appalachian region of southeastern Ohio is stricken with lack of jobs, transportation, resources, housing, and healthcare options. All of these factors affect the communities that are a part of the rural Appalachian area. A community is defined as a combination of social units that share common functions important to the locality (Kirst-Ashman & Hull, 2012, p.128). “For example, one may think of a community as having specific geographical boundaries, like a city, or as denoting a group with shared interests and beliefs, such as the social work community....   [tags: rural appalachian, mental health, homeless]

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The Consequences of Childhood Obesity: A Lifetime of Grief

- Fifty years ago, childhood obesity was not an issue in our country. The biggest health worries then were measles, mumps, and rubella; these days the issue in our society is childhood obesity and the heartache it causes. The subject of childhood obesity will be presented in this research paper. This examination will reveal the influences that play into childhood obesity for example socioeconomic circumstances, family, schools and the government particularly within the Appalachian area, and the paper will reveal that the effects of childhood obesity can be negative even through later life in search of educational and professional pursuits....   [tags: appalachian area, socio-economic conditions]

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Mountains in Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin´s Three Cups of Tea

- Mountains—they are unequivocally distinctive. Some would believe that mountains are God’s creation that surpasses the heavens, and others would say that the world evolved to form such megalithic structures. Whatever the case, no other creation can match the height of Mount Everest. The tallest man-made buildings are not in relative comparison. When beholding the site of Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, an individual could never imagine a more vast creation. Burj Khalifa stands erect at over 828 meters or 2,716.5 feet....   [tags: Metaphor, Climbing]

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Climate Change Effects Snowfall and Snowmelt in the Northern Rocky Mountains

- Climate change can affect the precipitation of snow and subsequent melting on a global scale in various ways. Increased global temperatures can affect the timing of the seasons, causing a delay in the first snowfall of winter and earlier spring melts. This lengthens the snow-free summer season. Additionally, there can be periods of warm, spring-like weather during winter. This can result in rain instead of snow. Warm periods can also induce premature and unusual melting during the typically cold winter months (Snow and Climate)....   [tags: global warming, environmental issues]

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The Three Holy Mountains: Mt Fuji, Tate and Haku Fuji

- ... The last eruption that occurred was in 1707, and was named the Great Hoei Eruption. This particular eruption followed itself weeks after the Great Hoei Earthquake and measured 8.7 on the Richter scale. This eruption and earthquake severely damaged the city of surrounding areas such as Osaka and Edo (contemporary Tokyo), however more was on its way, the earthquake created enough seismic activity to compress the chamber of magma that lied 20km deep in the inactive Mt Fuji. As a result of the compression of the magma chamber, the basaltic lava rose from the bottom to the higher dacatic (an igneous volcanic rock) magma chamber just below 8km deep....   [tags: japan, cultural and spiritual representation]

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The Lion-Tailed Macaques from the Western Ghats Mountains in India

- The Lion-tailed macaque belongs to the family of Cercopithecidae. And belong to the genus and species of Macaca silenus. They are an old world monkey and the most rare of the macaques. The location of these macaques is in the Western Ghats Mountains in India. They are primarily arboreal in the rain forest but go onto the ground to gather food. “They live in southwest India in pockets of evergreen forests, called sholas, in the Western Ghats range. They live at elevations between 2,000 and 3,500 feet” (Smithsonian National Zoological, 2000)....   [tags: Cercopithecidae family]

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Importance of Mountains in Kerouac's Dharma Bums and Barthelme's The Glass Mountain

- Importance of Mountains in Kerouac's Dharma Bums and Barthelme's The Glass Mountain     Mountains are significant in the writing of Jack Kerouac and Donald Barthelme as symbolic representations of achievement and the isolation of an individual from the masses of the working class in industrialized capitalist American society. The mountains, depicted by Kerouac and Barthelme, rise above the American landscape as majestic entities whose peaks are touched by few enduring and brave souls....   [tags: Dharma Bums Essays]

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Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains

- Commercialization and Tourism of Tibet’s Sacred Mountains Tourism is emerging as a major industry, and in recent decades, it has developed rapidly in mountainous regions throughout the world, especially in the Himalayas. Presently it is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The contemporary global middle-class spends a large amount of their disposable income on recreation and leisure. That money is increasingly being spent on activities such as mountaineering and trekking in the Himalayas and on the Tibetan plateau....   [tags: Travel Economics Papers]

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Survival and Love in Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain

- Survival and Love in Charles Frazier’s "Cold Mountain" I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils. (ll. 19-24) Wordsworth’s famous and simple poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud,” expresses the Romantic Age’s appreciation for the beauty and truth that can be found in a setting as ordinary as a field of daffodils. With this final stanza, Wordsworth writes of the mind’s ability to carry those memories of nature’s beauty into any setting, whether city or country....   [tags: Charles Frazier Cold mountain Essays]

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Essay on The White Mountains and My Brother Sam Is Dead

- The White Mountains and My Brother Sam Is Dead During childhood and adolescence, we are all faced with decisions that will affect our futures. Even a simple choice such as choosing books to read or clothes to wear can make an impact on our lives. The decisions made by Will Parker in The White Mountains and Sam Meeker in My Brother Sam Is Dead, however, are of a much greater magnitude. Their difficult decisions change the lives of many other characters. By choosing to go against their families' beliefs, Will and Sam both become orphans....   [tags: My Brother Sam Is Dead Essays]

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Brokeback Mountain

- Setting "Brokeback mountain Mori" begins in a mental institution, passes through an anonymous motel room and tattoo parlor, and ends in the back of a police car. Brokeback mountain never explicitly mentions whether Leonard has been in a mental institution (though certain ambiguous clues indicate that perhaps he has). It also passes through motel rooms and tattoo parlors, but it adds other locations, such as Natalie's house, the bar where she works, a diner, and the abandoned building where Leonard kills both Jimmy and Teddy....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Brokeback Mountain

- The major plot outline in both the short story and the movie The central drama and point of conflict in any love story is the obstacle between the lovers. In the best known tragic love story in Western history, Romeo and Juliet, the obstacle is their feuding families; in the classic film Casablanca it's virtue and in Brief Encounter, it's the marriage of one of the lovers. This is a story of unfulfilled love in Wyoming. Ennis and Jack, a ranch hand and an aspiring rodeo rider, work together as sheep herders in the summer of 1963 on Brokeback Mountain in Wyoming....   [tags: Brokeback Mountain Essays]

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Mountains of the Moon: A Re-inscription of the Colonial Master Narrative

- Mountains of the Moon: A Re-inscription of the Colonial Master Narrative    If Richard Burton and John Hanning Speke were alive in 1989 to see the release of Bob Rafelson’s Mountains of the Moon, what would their response to the film be?  Would they agree with the way Rafelson’s film depicts their remarkable journey into Africa to find the source of the Nile River?  Would they agree with the way the film dramatizes their relationship with each other?  The answers to these questions would help a great deal in determining whether Rafelson’s film about Burton and Speke’s expedition was accurate, or whether his film was an attempt to sensationalize their story to increase its reception.  Unfo...   [tags: Movie Film Essays]

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Poverty : A Small Area With Not Only A Lot Of People

- ... It is a spiral that never ends, generation after generation these trends are continuing. Young kids now are heading into the very same path their parents have taken, and it isn’t an easy one. There is a huge range of stereotypes based around Appalachian’s; poor, shoeless mountain people, no education, unhealthy, fat, too many children, drug addicts, the list just goes on. But in reality all of these stereotypes are based around the fact of poverty, if people weren 't in poverty there probably wouldn’t be the issues of being overweight and unhealthy because families would be able to afford the more expensive “healthy” foods, higher educations would be more affordable, families could affor...   [tags: Higher education, High school, Appalachia]

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Five Significant Geological Features in Venezuela

- One of the farthest places from Michigan that I have lived for over a month is Venezuela. Though I was born in Winfield, Illinois, I grew up and lived in Venezuela for most of my life. My parents were missionaries in Puerto Ordaz, located in the northeast, and Caracas, the capital, for fifteen years (from 1988-2003). My grandparents, now retired, were missionaries in Venezuela for forty years. In 2004, when I was eleven years old, I went to my first American school here in Grand Rapids. After a year of raising support, my family moved to Italy....   [tags: andes, lago, mountains, minerals]

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