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  • Lakes
    376 words
    King Solomon wrote wisely, and later was wisely paraphrased by the folk band "The Byrds", "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven... ". (Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 8). Seasons often represent the periods of a person's life; birth, youth, age and death. In the short story "Summer" by David Updike, the lake provides an eternal and unchanging witness to Homer's transition from season to season and from boy to man. In the beginning we find the family and its surrogate son, ...
  • Fish On His Line
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    Personal Writing: Fickle Fisherman It was an early Saturday morning, about 6: 00 am. I was Awake and dressed ready to fish! I had been preparing for the fishing derby for about 1 month and was ready to win. I got to the lake at about 6: 30 and started to fish. As the day progressed more and more people showed up. Before noon there was no place to sit around the lake and people couldn't fish. Lines were being crossed and people were getting kind of mad. Beside me was an old, hardened looking man ...
  • Pet Fly And Greasy Lake
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    The Styles of Pet Fly And Greasy Lake There are many writers that write poems and books with the same styles. This essay will compare the styles of Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and the fictional Pet Fly by Walter Mosley. The writing styles of Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some ways. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly both have a humor and comedic side in their writing. Greasy Lake started the short story with a bit of humor by having the character make him self seem like a bad and dangerous...
  • Lake In My Town Like My Father
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    One of my favorite things to do is to reminiscence with my father. It is so relaxing just to sit back and talk about old times. Something that it really funny when my father and I discuss things from the past is the major differences between our pasts even though we both grew up in the same town. Now when people say that 'times are a changing' I really know what they mean. In my town there is a beautiful lake. The scenery around the lake is absolutely breath taking. When my father was younger, h...
  • Cleveland To Salt Lake City
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    Going out west last summer was one of the most exciting and interesting things I have ever done in my life. When my mom first told me about the trip I was only really excited about going on the airplane. But when we got there, I was in for a big surprise. One of the worst parts of the trip was that my family and I had to wake up at 3: 00 AM to catch the plane in Manchester. We flew from Manchester to Cleveland Ohio, and then from Cleveland to Salt Lake City, Utah. I had a lot of fun on the plane...
  • Little After Brian
    802 words
    This book is about a boy named Brian Roberson who gets stuck in the wilderness when his plane crash-lands because the pilot has a heart attack. It all started when Brian's parents had a divorce. He was sent away on a plane by his mother because it was summertime when his dad had custody. The parting gift his mother gave him was a hatchet. He wore the hatchet on a belt. When he left on the private little Cessna 406 plane in the copilot's seat he never could imagine how this little trip would chan...
  • Diamond's Lake The Maclead Cottage
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    'The Loons' Piquette Tonnerre was daughter of Lazarus. She had long black hair and her broad coarse-featured face bore on expression Piquette was thirteen years old. She was older than Vanessa, but they were together in the same grade. Piquette failed several grades, because her attendance had always been sporadic and her interest in schoolwork was negligible. She missed a lot of school because she had tuberculosis of the bone, and had once spent months in hospital Piquette's voice was hoarse an...
  • Dragon Biblo
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    The Hobbit This book began with Biblo Baggins smoking a pipe after breakfast. This is one of his favorite things to do and he feels good in doing it. He is middle-aged, and lives in a burrow in the ground. One morning Gandalf, a wizard stops by to talk with Biblo. He tells Biblo that he is looking for someone to go on an adventure with him. Although Biblo is tempted he decides not to go, but invites Gandalf for tea the next morning. The next day Biblo hears his doorbell and he remembers inviting...
  • Shuswap For The Non Natives
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    Gustafsen Lake. For centuries, the natives of Canada have been suffering damages through their land and themselves. Events such as Oka, Ipperwash, Lub ican, and Gustafsen trails the racism and cruelty to the aboriginals. Land being usurped over for the use of natural supplies or accommodations, being killed and jailed for protecting their rights given bygone ago. Gustafsen Lake shows these attributes when the Secwepemc (Shuswap) was being raided by more than one-hundred RCMP officers for carryin...
  • Place With The Characters In Greasy Lake
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    Sudden and Ironic events that happen to the narrator in T.C. Boyle's short story "Greasy Lake" are the same type of events that in an instant will change a person forever. The ironic circumstances that the narrator in "Greasy Lake" finds himself in are the same circumstances that young people find themselves in when fighting war. The viewpoint of the world that the narrator has, completely alters as certain events take place throughout the story. His outlook on nature transforms into a wholly di...
  • Lake Tahoe Basin
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    Lake Tahoe, an enormous expanse of clear, blue, fresh water surrounded by meadows and dense forests and rimmed by snow-capped peaks, is one of the world's great scenic and ecological wonders. Tahoe's water is world famous for its amazing clarity. Even today, one can see objects 70 feet below the surface, a clarity matched almost nowhere in the world. The Tahoe Basin had a slowly evolving and essentially balanced environment for thousands of years, with surrounding forests, meadows and marshlands...
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Compact
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    The Lake Tahoe Basin is one of the most beautiful and majestic natural lakes in all California, if not the United States. Its ecosystem has been suffering as a result of our modern ways. Human development in the area has caused a number of problems in the health of the forests, and air quality. These elements have contributed, in addition to other pollutants, to the now diminishing clarity and cleanliness of the lake itself. Environmental awareness, however, has made environmental issues more pr...
  • Great Lakes Fish
    477 words
    Problems in the Great lakes The film Great Lakes Bitter Legacy made a lasting impression on myself. And is making a larger impact on the wildlife and communities surrounding the Great Lakes. I never understood what devastating results could be generated from chemical dumping. Pollutants like plant fertilizers, PCB's, DDT's, and POP's were dumped with complete disregard to the environment. Shocking evidence was found that fish, birds, humans, and other wildlife have been affected. In my opinion a...
  • Eggs Of Many Different Species Of Fish
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    The Round Goby As if there werent enough problems for scientists trying to save the Great Lakes Eco System. Many non-native species have entered the eco system and many of them are harmful. Every species in itself has played a role in the eco system. These non-native species make it increasingly difficult for the Great Lakes Eco System to be regulated. One species in particular, the Round Goby (Neogobious Melanostomus), is particularly harmful. This is a freshwater fish that originated from the ...
  • Part In Megafauna's Extinction
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    Megafauna Extinction In Australia Site Name: Cuddie Springs Geographical Position: Northwestern New South Wales Archeological Sequence and Dates: Cuddie Springs has been excavated as a source of Fossil bone for a very long time, but starting in 1990 it has also shown cultural material as well. First it was excavated by Judith Furby, John Dodson, and Ian Prosser from the School of Geography at the University of New South Wales and then by Richard Full ager and Robert Jones of the Australian Museu...
  • Back With Dozens Of Fish
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    Whenever I recall my vacation up to my grandpa's house boat, I remember all the happy childhood memories that we shared together. During the summer, after my last year of elementary school, my family and I decided to go on a vacation to visit my grandparents, who live on a houseboat in Stockton, CA. This was my first trip further than 100 miles from home. I was very excited and I was sure I was going to come home with new experiences and stories to share. We woke up almost every morning before d...
  • Known As The Mangatepopo Valley
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    Distribution: The manner in which phenomena are located within the environment; where things are located within an area. The Mangatepopo Valley is located on the North Western slope of Mount Ngauruhoe and on the South Western side of Mount Tongariro. A glacier formed the valley over 14,000 years ago that was eventually washed out leaving a terminal moraine and a lateral moraine on the left hand side. The glacier was formed by a build up of snow known as a cirque in South Crater, which eventually...
  • Slightly Acidic Ph
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    Review the effect of acid rain on the local distributions of fish and aquatic invertebrates. What are the biological reasons for the disappearance of these animals as pH falls? Humans produce about 160% of the natural emissions of sulphur. This is compared with about 5-10% in the case of carbon dioxide and nitrogen (Krebs, 2001). Combustion of fossil fuels, according to Krebs (2001) has 'altered the sulphur cycle more than any of the other nutrient cycles'. Sulphur is quickly oxidized in the atm...
  • Population Of The Lake Erie Water Snake
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    Throughout history, the snake has been seen as a symbol of evil. From the very first story of creation, when the serpent, declared "the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD GOD had made (Genesis 3: 1) " causes the fall of mankind by tempting Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, the image of the snake is one that inflicts fear, hatred and unease. Ancient mythological stories of Medusa's head of serpents have entertained readers for thousands of years. Even in more recent history, St. Patri...
  • E.B. Once More To The Lake
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    An Analysis of Once More to the Lake The smell of an old wood cabin or the feel of a cool lake breeze against one's face can bring back many fond memories for many people. The senses, in their own way, can physically bring back memories that seem so real you can get lost in your own imagination. E.B. White tells in the essay Once More to the Lake about how his trip back to a childhood vacation spot not only took him to the lake, but also sent his imagination back in time. As a boy, White and his...

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