Essays Tagged: "Andes"

Why had the potato become the staple diet in Ireland in the 1840s?

forcing the Irish to rely heavily on one food source.The potato originated in Cuzco, located in the Andes of Peru. It was brought to Spain in 1565 by Spanish explorers to the New World. When the potat ...

(12 pages) 180 3 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

This is a report for History on the country 'Colombia'

Gorgonilla, and Malpelo.Colombia's terrain is about 45% mountainous. The major mountain chainis theAndes, which is the longest and second highest mountain chain in theworld. The are threemountain ran ... d second highest mountain chain in theworld. The are threemountain ranges in Colombia that form the Andes. These are known asCordilleras, whichmeans range. The Cordillera Occidental is 680 miles long ...

(6 pages) 110 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Alive, by Piers Paul Read, is the story of how a Uruguayan rugby team and their friends who survived for ten weeks in the Andes after their chartered plane to Chile crashed.

ead, is the story of how a Uruguayan rugby team and their friends who survived for ten weeks in the Andes after their chartered plane to Chile crashed. The plane took off on October 12, 1972, from Mon ... The plane took off on October 12, 1972, from Montevideo for Santiago. Reports of bad weather in the Andes brought the plane down in Mendoza, a small Argentinean town close to the Andes. The boys were ...

(5 pages) 149 3 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Chocolate: the historical background of the cacao plants origin.

ginating in clumps along the riverbanks in the Amazon basin on the eastern equatorial slopes of the Andes. The plant has evolved to utilize the shade of the heavy canopy from the rainforest. It can gr ...

(3 pages) 73 0 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Forestry

A Brief History of Costa Rica.

architecture that characterized the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica to the north and the Andes to the south. When Columbus arrived near Lim¢¢n on September 18, 1502 on his third a ...

(8 pages) 102 0 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Argentina

pe government. It is about 1,000,000 square miles. Argentina extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Andes. The country has many kinds of landscapes: Mountains, rain forests, beaches, glaciers, deserts ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

world Geo Essay

ortation. Latin America is also home to many mountains. The largest mountains in the region are the Andes. Even though the Andes are steep and hard to climb they attract farmers because of its rich so ... oil is the result of volcanic activity.The Latin American climate varies tremendously. Parts of the Andes have temperatures below zero. Yet as you get to the Amazon Basin the temperature could be 80 d ...

(1 pages) 35 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

National Patrimony

elated to the production, rejection, and eventually rediscovery of the "giant letter" send from the Andes in many ways. First, Guaman Poma wrote the letter to speak of different ways to govern the pe ...

(4 pages) 44 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Argentina Through The Years

Argentina Through The YearsArgentina lies between the Andes and the Atlantic. Chile bound her history on the west, on the north by Bolivia and Paraguay; a ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Changing The World Through Words. How Guevara uses beautiful and unique language in Motorcycle Diares to illustrate South America

"The road snakes between the low foothills that sound the beginning of the great cordillera of the Andes, then descends steeply until it reaches an unattractive, miserable town, surrounded in sharp c ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

With reference to named areas explain how Soil, Climate and Relief affect Population Density

fairly high up. What we might have been thinking of are the mountainous areas of the world like the Andes, Nepal or the Himalayas, these areas are sparsely populated due to the poor soils, low tempera ...

(2 pages) 3513 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

All Roads lead to Rome, and Rome to Virgil and Ovid: A Comparative Essay of Two Great Roman Poets.

, or perhaps a conglomeration of the three.On the fifteenth of October, 70BC, a boy was born in the Andes district, near Mantua, Italy. His name was Publius Vergilius Maro. Later on in life, he would ...

(10 pages) 38 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Inca Civilisation

what was made up of dry and lifeless desert that was near the coast, the snow covered peaks of the Andes, grazing lands of fertile valleys and tropical rainforests that gave life to the Amazon River. ... of life compared to the Europeans. The Incas capital city was called Cuzco. It was situated in the Andes; this is where most of their world was built up. They never went too far in the jungle.The Inc ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Biography on Vergil

nown as Vergil was one of the greatest Roman poets in the world. He was born in the tiny village of Andes in Northern Italy in about 70 B.C. According to ancient sources, his father was either a potte ...

(1 pages) 1094 0 3.5 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Alive The Story About The Andes Survivors

he crash. Ten weeks later, a man from Chile was taking care of his cattle in a valley in the Andes when he saw on the far side of a mountain two figures of two men. They where doing strange mov ... or her. They had no other choice. It was either cannibalism or dying. When this Crash in the Andes Mountain occurred, the Crew of the plane where automatically killed. There was no place to sle ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Argentina

liberated Chile and Peru from Spanish rule. The Argentineans led by Jose de son Martin crossed the Andes to get to Chile and Peru. Before in 1912 Argentina fought to vote. Finally, 1916 Hypolita Irig ...

(2 pages) 34 0 4.5 Oct/2001

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Ancient Civilizations

anked military figures, while priests and nobles ruled over the Mayas. The Incas came down from the Andes and conquered what is now Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and parts of Chili. The Mayas lived in the ...

(2 pages) 24 0 4.5 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Peruvian Cloud People

e to their lives. The tombs are home to the Chachapoya and are located on the eastern slopes of the Andes. Peter Lerche describes these tombs as "rectangular as a shoebox". The tomb consists of ...

(2 pages) 358 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Trummerfrauen

is the work of Werner Bischof, who was born in Zurich and died in 1954 on a photography tour in the Andes. I have chosen this particular picture because it reflects a piece of my home culture and has ...

(4 pages) 720 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Argentina

th, a desert in the south and a flat plain along the pacific coastline. Another area is the Andes Highland/mountains (which is also referred to as "Sierra" in the central part of the country. ...

(2 pages) 17 0 4.6 Aug/2001

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays