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  • Great Gray Owls
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    Great Gray Owls I learned many interesting things by reading this article on great grey owls. I really had no knowledge of this species before I began, but I now have a certain respect for them because of the familiarity I have gained. One interesting aspect of these owls is their hunting methods. The great gray owl is a very aggressive hunter when it finds its prey. "These owls don't just pounce, the plunge" (Warren, p. 78). First, they locate their prey with the help of their large facial disk...
  • Small Mountain Town
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    Lost but Not Forgotten It was a cold night in January, when he awoke covered in snow, his board broken and hanging from his left foot, the binding from his right still securely strapped to hit now numb, right foot It was now nearing Zero degrees Fahrenheit he thought, and not a soul was anywhere to be found. Zane Farrell had last seen another creature what he guessed was about six hours ago. As far as he knew he was about thirty miles north of Bull Creek, at the local ski area- Bull Mountain. Un...
  • Factor For A Slab Avalanche
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    Each year in the U.S. alone thousands of avalanches occur. The avalanches happen at many ski resorts, and sometimes killing and injuring people who went out of bounds or did not listen to the instructors. The avalanches also happen on other mountains that people are hiking and climbing on the mountains. In the Cascades every year lots of avalanches occur with out causing any damage to anything. This year alone in North America 32 people have died due to avalanches. Avalanches don't have to happe...
  • Loose Snow Avalanches
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    Avalanche Testing and Safety White soft fluffy snow, hard to imagine something so innocent could be so destructive. Just picture a few tons of snow traveling down the mountain at approximately 80 miles per hour, taking down everything in its path. Avalanches have been a threat as long as there has been snow and mountains. Since I'm an avid back country skier it is important to learn about these life threatening snow masses. So in order to protect yourself from anything you must first learn how i...
  • Beautiful Snow Fall
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    Magic Falling There are the days that are dreary and overcast. The mood is sullen and dark, and the family is bored. The cold reaches to the bone and chills throughout the body. The tree branches are stark bare, their leaves stripped off in the fall; their beauty gone. Dirt covers the wet snow that lays uneven over the yard, or piled on the side of the driveway. Yet, there are the days of magic, when fresh, fluffy snow bursts through the clouds and surrounds everything. The flakes lightly touch ...
  • First Time Slush
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    The First Time Slush, Slush, Slush, 'A !' 'Well, there goes another graceful one,' Looked admirably down the slope, 'How do they do that?' 'With lots of practice? !' Veronica replied sarcastically. 'No kidding!' I gave her a look. Then with a unsure voice I said, 'I'm going to try it myself, wish me luck. ' 'Break a leg? !' 'Ha, Ha, very funny. ' Slowly, I crabbed walked up the slope. Shaking all over, I was afraid to look down. Yet, I still had the courage to stagger myself to the top. Feeling ...
  • Population Of Greater Snow Goose
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    The Overpopulation of the Snow Goose in North America Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore available research on the overpopulation of the Snow Goose on the North American continent. The snow goose has been rising in population since the middle of the century and has been escalating so much it is destroying their natural habitat. Wildlife managers have just recently begun to implement strategies to combat this problem. Mainly through the use of hunters the managers are trying to curb...
  • Hatsue Mother
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    I have to admit, when I first started reading this book, I had a problem with trying to stay awake: I found the writing dry. Then slowly as characters were introduced, a mystery started to unfold, and tension between neighbors rose, I could not put the novel down. Whether it was the vivid descriptions of the snow banks, or the emotional accounts of the townspeople, David Guterson novel, Snow Falling on Cedars is a true piece of literary art. Snow Falling on Cedars is the fictional account of a J...
  • Skiers Up A Slope
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    Alpine skiing derives its name from the mountain range, The Alps in Europe, where the sport developed in the late 1800's as a means of moving down snow-covered slopes. Skiing spread to other parts of the world and is now done primarily at ski resorts on specially cut trails. The most common lift in North America is the chairlift, which is a series of seats suspended from a motor-driven cable that pulls the seats up the mountain. Various surface lifts which pull skiers up the hill while they rema...
  • Abortion Care Form Service Women Overseas
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    Abortion Rights and the Boxer-Snowe Amendment February 15, 2001 was the first day the Global Democracy Act of 2001 was to be introduced by Senator's Barbara Boxer, Olympia Snowe and Lincoln Chafee. This legislation would prevent the United States from imposing undemocratic and dangerous restrictions on health providers overseas. Representatives Nita Lowey and Nancy Johnson also would be introducing matching legislation in the house when it returned from recess. Senator Boxer and Representative L...
  • My Now Useless Rifle To The Floor
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    'Walking up the mountain, a cloudless sky overhead, it was the perfect day. As my climbing party and I reached the bottom of Mount Cheguva, the highest mountain in the world, I gazed up above and stared in amazement at the snow-capped peaks, raging waterfalls and steep rocky paths. It seemed that one man alone could not conquer this mammoth creation of Mother Nature. I realized by the end of the day I could be in heaven, among many unknown species and uncharted valleys. At 10 miles high, from th...
  • Thick Snow
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    Three and a half thousand metres in altitude, North of Italy, and just on the borderline tower the great, frosted-topped Alps. As two mountainsides melt into a valley, a small, snowy town meets. Clouds glide above and below, like mystical white pillows, that softens and creates a warm glow of the suns powerful and reflective glare. The warm glow beats gently onto the crusty-surfaced snow that covers the mountains in a soft, white thick duvet. Nature lies snuggled underneath the snow, hibernating...
  • Fire
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    Yellowstone Park was also known as Wonderland. There are many hot springs, more than 10,000. The most famous is Old Faithful. There is smell of sulfur all over the park. The reason for the Hot Springs is because of the continental ocean shifts moving. There is a got magma in the chamber and is part of the Earth's crust. There were a series of volcanic eruptions. A once volcanic wasteland turned into beautiful land. Yellowstone River runs through. August 17, there was an earthquake and lifted Mad...
  • High Snow
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    The Ascent During high school, two friends and I decided to try and backpack all over the country. Andrew, Jeff, and I took trips to places like the Grand Canyon, Santa Fe, and the Buffalo River. After each trip the three of us would say, weve got to go somewhere better, more challenging. So during the spring break of my junior year we decided to pack the Wet Mountains in Colorado. We planned the trip for weeks, calling the ranger station, checking weather conditions, and planning out meals for ...
  • Brown Snow
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    Hinkle F inkle D inkle Do. There was an old man in a shoe. I am captain ahab. dont eat my cockroach, ahab! It was the best of essays, it was the worst of essays. Fight the system. Eat the system. Smell the system. Dont drugs do. I am sam-i-am. You are am-you-sam. has it been two hundred words yet? not quite. i am a fish. you are a fish. Slartibartfast rules. Dont eat yellow snow. Dont eat brown snow. Dont make snow yellow or brown. N arf! The road the hell is paved with good intentions, a wise M...
  • Haps Fun Day 1 I Couldnt
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    day 1- i couldnt wait to get out the car when i saw the big sign out the front of al' pines winter wonderland i couldnt think of what i would do first. when i got out of the car it was really cold! so i desided i would get chnged into warmer clothes so i went to the change rooms on the way there i saw lots of people doing such fun activites and i just wanted to hurry up so i could join them. any way on the way there a i saw people snow boarding it looks hard! but i really wanna try it. my little...
  • Stability In The Snow Pack
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    Introduction I have chosen the topic: " Avalanche" as I am interested in the outdoors and am an enthusiastic skier, who would like to do back country skiing. To do this safely I have to learn about the avalanche danger. The following questions I have chosen and researched: Who is affected by avalanches? What different avalanches do we know? Where and why do avalanches occur? How do you keep safe? and How do you recognise avalanche terrain? I also watched a video produced for the NZ Mountain Safe...
  • Dial 69 Blizzard Snow
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    Additional Poems By William Carlos Williams Essay, Additional Poems By William Carlos Williams Transitional First he said: It is the woman in us That makes us write– Let us acknowledge it– Men would be silent. We are not men Therefore we can speak And be conscious (of the two sides) Unbent by the sensual As befits accuracy. I then said: Dare you make this Your propaganda? And he answered: Am I not I– here? (from The Tempers, 1913) from The Dial, August 1920 To Waken an Old Lady...
  • Dry Snow Avalanche
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    What is a avalanche? To most of you it is the fall of snow from the top of a slope. Well you are partially right. It is snow but it can also be several other things such as soil, rock, ice, or volcanic lava. Although most of the time a avalanche is snow it can be rock or soil. Most avalanches occur on slopes exceeding 30 degrees (Encarta 1.) They are caused by temperature, creeping snow, or vibrations. There are three main types of avalanches (Walker 6-7.) They are slab, dry-snow, and wet-snow. ...
  • Conflicts In Snow Falling On Cedars
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    David Guterson And His Use Of The David Guterson And His Use Of The Theme Of Nature David Guterson and His Use of the Theme of Nature David Guterson, a young American author, has written two major works regarding aspects of human nature and human emotions. His first publication, a collection of short stories, entitled The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind addresses some of the moral dilemmas that humans face throughout their lives. His first novel, Snow Falling on Cedars, narrates the tria...

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