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An Overview of the Tatras, Mountain Ranges in Northern Slovakia
Tatras Northern Slovakia has gorgeous mountains. The Tatras , what a powerful
name. Full of history and beauty they are the treasure of central Europe. I
lived in Slovakia for four years and I had visited the Tatras many times.
Beautiful nature as if it had been untouched. Rocky faces that watch the sun rise and fall. Th...
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The Dispute Over the Spratly Islands
The Spratly islands in the South China Sea have been disputed over the last 3 decades, mostly due to the large amounts of oil, hydrocarbons, and mineral resources the region contains. There are 6 main members of the dispute, namely China, Taiwan, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei. These nations are arguing over...
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The Construction of the Glenwood Canyon Dam and Its Consequences
The Glenwood Springs USGS stream gage lies in Glenwood Canyon at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers in Garfield County within the southern Rocky Mountains. In this mild semi-arid environment the majority of precipitation comes in the form of snowfall, melting in the spring months and contributing to grou...
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The Effects of Natural Barriers on Civilizations
The effect natural barriers caused created more similarities than differences between early civilizations of the world because they isolate regions, allowing them to develop their own unique culture. Mountains, oceans, and deserts isolate developing civilizations from other growing societies. The development of the earliest...
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The Geography of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is the biggest river in all of the United States. It stretches across many states and even splits some states on their borders. The Mississippi River is also known to create the biggest watershed in all of America. A watershed is an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different river...
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An Essay on the Theory of Continental Drift
Truly revolutionary scientific theories may take years or decades to earn general acceptance among scientists, who are sometimes entrenched in old beliefs and hard proof. This case was true of the notion of continental drift, one of the most important geological theories of all time. Without doubt, this theory explained the...
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An Analysis of the Polar Oceans and the Polar Regions
Polar Oceans “The first step toward understanding the Polar Regions, is to develop a sense of place about the Arctic and Antarctic that makes them as separate in our minds as Austria and Australia, New York and San Francisco, or the Himalaya and the Adirondacks”(Rowell). Although the Atlantic and Antarctic are both cold p...
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The Importance of Plate Tectonics in Predicting the Past
Plate Tectonics Predicting the Past Plate tectonics is a relatively new concept, being introduced by Alfred Wegener in his 1915 publication of Origins of the Continents and Oceans, through his theory of continental drifts and not publicly accepted by the scientific world until the 1960s (Christopherson, 2011, p. 314). Whil...
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