• The Panama Canal United States
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    The shortest distance between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans is the tiny Isthmus of Panama which joins Central and South America. The dreams of building a canal through this land dates back to the 1500's. The Isthmus was a key player in the California gold rush for prospectors. The French originally tried to build a canal but failed and the United States took over. [2 McCullough 24-26] There were many setbacks, the greatest of which was disease and Roosevelt sent William Gorgas to handle the pr...
  • Global Warming Carbon Dioxide
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    Global Warming Mission Plana. Analysis of the Problem 1. History of the Problem Some scientist's have been concerned since 1896 about what might happen if there were 5. 5 billion tons carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In 1961 a British scientist did an experiment showing that the carbon in the air was absorbing some of the sun's radiation. Afterward a Swedish scientist, SuanteArrhenius, found out if the radiation of the sun was trapped in the carbon dioxide the temperature of the earth would inc...
  • Carbon Dioxide Global Temperature Warming
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    Mission Plana. Analysis of the Problem 1. History of the Problem Some scientist's have been concerned since 1896 about what might happen if there were 5. 5 billion tons carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In 1961 a British scientist did an experiment showing that the carbon in the air was absorbing some of the sun's radiation. Afterward a Swedish scientist, Sante Arrhenius, found out if the radiation of the sun was trapped in the carbon dioxide the temperature of the earth would increase by 1-2 de...
  • The Effects Of Altitude On Human Physiology
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    The Effects of Altitude On Human Physiology Changes in altitude have a profound effect on the human body. The body attempts to maintain a state of homeostasis or balance to ensure the optimal operating environment for its complex chemical systems. Any change from this homeostasis is a change away from the optimal operating environment. The body attempts to correct this imbalance. One such imbalance is the effect of increasing altitude on the body's ability to provide adequate oxygen to be utiliz...
  • Yangtze River 000 Feet
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    The Yangtze China, the worlds biggest country, is so large it is the home to the fourth longest river in the world. China alone has over 100, 000 miles of inland waterways that are open to navigation. The country's most important inland waterway is the Amur River, but that is nothing compared to the Yangtze River. The Yangtze is one of the most economically important water way of not just China, but of the world! Unlike the Amur River the Yangtze River is not icebound in the winter and because o...
  • French And U S Work On The Panama Canal
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    THE FRENCH CANAL CONSTRUCTION The Geographical Society of Paris organized a committee in 1876 to seek international cooperation for studies to fill in gaps in the geographical knowledge of the Central American area for the purpose of building an interoceanic canal. The committee, a limited company, La Socit Civile Internationale du Canal Interocanique de Darien, was headed by Ferdinand de Lesseps. Exploration of the Isthmus was assigned to French Navy Lieutenant Lucien N. B. Wyse, a grandson of ...
  • Global Warming World Human Temperature
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    This essay will address the question, what is global warming, and how is it affecting the Earth and its inhabitants Despite much media coverage of the role of human activity in the furthering of harmful global warming effects, the majority of the general public does not view global warming as a definite and imminent danger. Robert T. Watson supports this in his comment about society s failure to recognize the severity of a potential environmental disaster as a result of global warming. It is imp...
  • Extinction Mass Earth Theory
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    Introduction Earth probably began about 4. 5 billion years ago. A history of this life on Earth is recorded in fossil remains and traces of past life. It is a record of evolution for both life and the planet. Life and the planet have co-evolved, with life causing changes to the planet which in turn drive changes in life. The Fossil Record A history of these changes is recorded in the layers or 'strata' of rock laid down over the millions of years, and by changes in the groups of fossils found i...