Essays Tagged: "grasslands"

The Environmental Impact of Eating Beef and Dairy Products

re environmental damage brought on by cattle ranching, including the destruction of rainforests and grasslands. Since 1960 more than 25 percent of Central America's forests have been cleared to create ... billion cattle are trampling and stripping much of the vegetative cover from the earth's remaining grasslands. Each animal eats its way through 900 pounds of vegetation a month. Without plants to anc ...

(7 pages) 105 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Neandertals

e Neandertals domain was quite odd. 230,000 years agoEurope was filled with caves, marshes, and grasslands. It was a very harsh and coldwilderness. The Neandertals were in existence right in ... ints and gazing down at herds of elk and aurochs that grazed         the rich grasslands below. Now, where their prey once wandered, the ships of many nations      ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

The Mighty Lion

was obtained from my knowledge over the years. I also knew that lions lived in Africa and preferred grasslands over forests.I know the lion is a symbol of strength and majesty, the king of beasts, sin ... was obtained from my knowledge over the years. I also knew that lions lived in Africa and preferred grasslands over forests.I know the lion is a symbol of strength and majesty, the king of beasts, sin ...

(11 pages) 40 0 3.0 Mar/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Grasslands

6 pages long Don't remember what he said" The Grasslands "Picture yourself being able to see from horizon to horizon. The land is flat, and covere ... ch is located in the U.S. These three places are part of the world's mid-latitude grassland region. Grasslands are usually found in the interior parts of most continents. The world's grasslands are va ... covered with grass and leafy plants. They generally have a dry climate, little vegetation, and most grasslands receive only about twenty to thirty inches of rain each year, with most of it coming in t ...

(4 pages) 52 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacinus cynocephalus).

dog. It was about 60 cm tall at the shoulder.The Tasmanian Tiger liked to live in open forests and grasslands, widespread over continental Australia, extending north to Papua New Guinea and south to ... ated mainly in hollow logs or rock outcropping in hilly areas that were adjacent to open areas like grasslands.It probably hunted alone at night for wallabies and birds. Some believe it was an ambush ...

(3 pages) 37 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

" Sunset on the Savanna" by James Shreeve, Discover, July 1996, pp.116-125.

walk on two legs. More simply stated, we learned to walk by moving from the trees to living on the grasslands. Bipedalism offers hominids the ability to see over tall savanna grasses, to more easily ... n to be the home continent of our ancestors. Because the locations of these early fossils were arid grasslands, it seemed to support the savanna theory. When combined with the 'feel good' effect that ...

(2 pages) 39 0 1.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Beer, It Does a Body Good.

On the Grasslands of Africa, the packs of lions turn the grassy feeding ground of the zebra into their slau ...

(8 pages) 73 2 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Is Brazil Developed? Judge for yourselves.

ifth of the world's fresh water out to sea. In the North East, Brazil has arid deserts with rolling grasslands in the South. The Amazonian Rainforest covers more than one third of Brazil and its explo ...

(17 pages) 270 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Letter to EPA about the Savannah Biome and why we need to protect it

e of the physical features it has. Although there are many different types of savannahs such as the grasslands in South America, the African savannah with some forms of trees, and the lightly wooded s ... he entire planet. Every living organism can somehow be effected by the thoughtless burning of these grasslands which are habitats to thousands of creatures ranging from microorganisms to giant elephan ...

(3 pages) 14 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Land Use and Management

km2 of the earth's surface is made up of land. Contributing to about 2/3 of this area are forests, grasslands, and agriculture. Other categories of land include tundra's, marshes, deserts; scrub fore ... anged. Many areas are overwhelmed with moderate climates and excellent soils. Temperate forests and grasslands have been the most altered by humans. With in the past ten thousand years, billions of ac ...

(6 pages) 58 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

J.r.r. Tolkein

J.R.R. TOLKEIN High above the grasslands of South Africa, a full moon played hide-in-seek with the clouds. Somewhere in the shadow ...

(3 pages) 449 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamydryas Baboon

a sparse food supply and few sleeping trees. Principally, they are inhabitants of wooded savannahs, grasslands, acacia scrubs and semi-desert, as long as there is access to water.They inhabit much of ...

(8 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Grassland Biome

Did you know that Grasslands are found on every continent except Antarctica? Grass lands first during the Eocene Era. ... on consists of grasses, and some grow under very difficult conditions because of the climate in the grasslands. Grasses also developed unique characteristics to survive.The climate in the grassland bi ... fall varies in the grassland from 10 to 40 inches year around. Fires in the grassland can cause the grasslands to thrive. The grass that gets burned enriches the soil, which allows new plants to grow. ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Kangaroos -

garoo has adapted to many different types of climates. The gray kangaroo has adapted to life in the grasslands. It has stronger legs for leaping. Its feet are also wide. Its snout is longer and more p ... le if it sees the lesser male mating with another female.HABITAT Most kangaroos live on the grasslands and deciduous forests of Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea. Some kangaroos live in or n ...

(7 pages) 1531 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Gilgamesh

rom the sky, I made it for you he is the strongest of wild creatures, the stuff of Anu, born in the grasslands and wild hills reared him. When you see him you will be glad, you will love him as a woma ... rom the sky, I made it for you he is the strongest of wild creatures, the stuff of Anu, born in the grasslands and wild hills reared him. When you see him you will be glad, you will love him as a woma ...

(16 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Ethiopia Soil Degradation and Overpopulation

on their success.Summary of the overall environment The country environment has characteristics of grasslands, woodlands, forests, wildlife, rivers, lakes, farmlands, livestock, and open space. More ...

(9 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

A 350 word speech/essay on Kazakhstan

large as western europe. It shares borders with 5 countries including Russia and China. The Kazakh grasslands have an area of around eight hundred thousand square kilometers. It occupies about one th ...

(1 pages) 19 1 3.5 Apr/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Earth system Science

ased on the physical surroundings of an area. These communities are referred to as biomes. Deserts, grasslands, and tropical rainforests are three of the many types of biomes that exist within the bio ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays

UNESCO Research Paper

of plant life, but it is most known for the tropical semi-evergreen, deciduous forest, and alluvial grasslands (Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, 2008). The above picture only shows a limited area of plant li ... the surrounding animal life, which we will shortly explore.The part of the sanctuary where alluvial grasslands can be found is where flooding and rainwater run-off affects the habitat during the rainf ...

(11 pages) 41 0 3.5 Jan/2009

Subjects: Science Essays

Zebras

equus is a well-known and revered animal to us. They can be found in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains and coastal hills. They are great runn ... e, with a long, narrow head making it appear rather mule-like. It is an inhabitant of the semi-arid grasslands of Ethiopia and northern Kenya. Grevy's Zebra is the rarest species of zebra around today ...

(6 pages) 17 0 4.3 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology