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  • Natural Disasters
    388 words
    Planet Earth is our home in space. It is a planet of continuous changes that started billions of years ago and that will continue for billions of years to come. Sometime the earth undergoes changes or movements that are rapid and effect our environment and safety. These rapid changes are known as natural disasters. These include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, typhoons (hurricanes), tsunamis, floods, droughts, fires, and other events which are indications of interactions of mass and energy on t...
  • Johnstown Flood
    1,217 words
    McCullough presents a meticulously researched, detailed account of the Johnstown Flood of May 31st 1889, which provides arguments for why the disaster was both "the work of man" and "a visitation of providence". However, it is apparent that McCullough believes that man was more responsible than nature / god for the extent of the catastrophe. In McCullough's opinion, the storm that caused the flood was no more than the inevitable stimulus of the disaster, whereas the deferred maintenance and poor...
  • Main Cause Of The Boxer Uprising
    1,924 words
    The decade before the end of the nineteen-century has been described by many historians as a period of great discontent for Chinese population as a result of frequent natural disasters, such as river floods and droughts. Historically, these events had severe repercussions on both economy and social life of the entire country, as they created a state of imbalance between man and nature at all levels. At the lowest levels, creating instability among the masses and leading them to rebel, and at the...
  • Berry Patch As The Place
    829 words
    The Berry Patch Ever since the beginning of time, the world has focused on advancement and improved standard of living. This means building houses and factories and continually being busy to support yourself. However, we never realize that we could survive just as well, if not better, if we used nature as it was intended. The story "The Berry Patch" by Wallace Stegner illustrates this point. This busy couple takes the time to drive to the Berry Patch and enjoy the wonders of it. They reflect on ...
  • Tornado Natural Disasters
    471 words
    How to survive a tornado Natural disasters are taken too lightly. They do not always happen to someone else. Most people have no idea how many people can be affected by a disaster and what the effects can be. In this case, food became a major logistics problem although volunteer groups provided 10,000 meals per day for disaster workers and victims. The study of a natural disaster such as a tornado may reveal your own shortcomings as you make plans for your family's future. Careful thought should...
  • People Live In Hazard Prone Areas
    684 words
    The United States of America experiences a very large number of different natural disasters every year. Most of these natural disasters are expected and all necessary precautions are taken in advance to avoid maximal damage. Some disasters are unexpected; these cause more damage and cost the government more money and casualties. Over the years the natural disasters occurring in the United States have grown in cost to the government. Hurricane Andrew which occurred in 1992 caused the government 2...

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