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  • Lake And The Blue Black Mountains
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    Zambezi Valley If the average person was asked about the Zambezi Valley, how many would actually have anything to say? From all the places I have been in the world, the Zambezi Valley stands out most in my mind. The mighty Zambezi River forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia as they lie on the maps in our libraries. Few people have been graced the opportunity to be in the presence of this majestic silver python as it carves away at the crust of our earth. The reis no better way to experien...
  • Great Greek Astronomers
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    THE BEGINNING OF ASTRONOMY Early races believed that the earth was flat and stationary, with the sky rotating round it once a day. The early races also believed things that sound weird to us today like the Vedic priests of India believed that the earth was supported upon 12 massive pillars and during the hours of darkness the sun travelled between these pillars without hitting them. The Hindu theory sounds even more peculiar as they believed that earth stood on the back of four elephants, which ...
  • Earth's Atmosphere
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    Greenhouse Effect: Is it Getting Warmer By definition, the greenhouse effect is a term for the role the atmosphere plays in insulating and warming the earth's surface. In modern society, this is the term for something better known as global warming. The earth's climate is predicted to change drastically in the next century due to human activity. As the population of the world increases, so does the amount of greenhouse gasses produced. These include mainly carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous ox...
  • Strength Of The Earth
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    Like many great authors, both past and present, Henry David Thoreau uses literary techniques not limited to Greek mythological allusions. Throughout his masterpiece, Walden, mythological allusions are made from his ideas of life and his thoughts about his present state of the environment. Thoreau uses a mythological allusion when he states that, "They [the beans] attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antaeus". (Thoreau, 1849) Although Thoreau wrote Walden many centuries after the ...
  • Greenhouse Gases
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    Global warming is a "heated" topic in modern society. It is a constant struggle to stop the unstoppable. Climate change has always happened, is happening, and will persist to happen until the end of the earth. The constant flux is due to the earth's irregular motion around the sun. Fortunately for the rest of you, I have devised the plan of action that we have all been waiting for. That's right, a plan to stop global warming. The amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere is astounding...

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