Essays Tagged: "dams"

" A modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

the story. He referred to a baby just born as being dropped from its dam. Animals are dropped from dams, not humans. Therefore poor people in this story are nothing more than animals.We are told how ...

(6 pages) 393 1 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Mechanical Enginearing

materials to work for man. This overview would include steel and concrete for buildings, roads, and dams, the use of metals glass and plastics for hundreds of every day products, the use of electricit ...

(2 pages) 87 1 3.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Chemical Engineering

This essay is about the pro's and con's of having damns

Pros and Cons of DamsThought out school I always learner that dams are a really good thing. Up until I read this arti ... lly good thing. Up until I read this article off the Internet. After reading this I discovered that dams are socially and some time economically damaging. Where as I found that they were good for envi ... ou might ask why I'm writing this, we'll it is to discuss and to inform you of the pros and cons of dams.First I'm going to discuss the cons of having dams. One reason that dams are not good is becaus ...

(1 pages) 54 0 2.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays

Energy Flow Systems

ly understood. He says, "the flow of the river is energy, so is the electricity that comes from the dams that block that flow. Human labor is energy; so are the calories that are stored as fat by salm ... ain.Man attempts to slow down the natural energy cycle to extract energy from the river by building dams. Dams are used to store and regulate water that is used to turn turbines. These turbines power ...

(6 pages) 66 0 4.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Effects of Dam Building

already dammed a small stream using sticks and mud by thetime they become adults. Humans have used dams since early civilization,because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and drou ... ago they became aware that floods and droughtsaffected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protectthemselves from these effects.1 The basic principles of dams still apply todayas they ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


fluenced by needling the acupuncture points: the acupuncture needles unblock the obstruction at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the medians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore hel ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Five Major Battles.

cross Belgium (1917)-Canadian Corps prepare for capture of Passchendaele-4 million shells destroyed dams and drainage systems-German on high ground above the battlefield-Canada lower ground-Barely any ...

(1 pages) 67 1 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Where have all the salmon gone?

es actually took things away from the salmon such as habitats and their lives. It is now clear that dams and logging were both major contributors in the decline of the salmon population, and programs ... e 1950's human settlers began to need electricity. To solve their problem they decided to construct dams. It seemed like a good idea that would better their living but actually hurt the salmons way of ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

How the mining activities in Kakadu National park impact on its biophysical and cultural environment.

's policy on releasing contaminated water from the waste rock piles is to channel the water through dams and artificial wetland which are proven to help clean the water. Another problem with the conta ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Pool safety for children and how to ensure that children are safe when playing in backyard pools. it includes government regulations.

can cause significant complications to families who live or play around water areas such as pools, dams, spas, rivers, ponds, creeks and the beach. Children are not able to competently swim independe ...

(9 pages) 105 4 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Wetlands in the United States and the Need for their Conservation.

l. Many have been altered by human activities such as farming, ranching, and the building of roads, dams, and towns.Wetlands have often been regarded as wastelands-- sources of mosquitoes, flies, unpl ... and the scenery changes as a swamp is born. If the water level rises again, possibly due to beaver dams or rises in sea level, the trees die because they cannot tolerate the high water level. The swa ...

(9 pages) 135 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Essay on water scarcity in history, water scarcity in africa, and possible sollutions to water scarcity.

t 3,500 species are threatened worldwide, of which 25 percent are fish and amphibians. (Bergkamp 1) Dams block the return of salmon to spawning areas. Toxic pollution and acid precipitation kill fish; ...

(7 pages) 192 0 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

'Life did get better for many Americans in the 1930's. How far was Roosevelt responsible for this, or was it due to other factors?'

help stop floods, which made Tennessee Valley one of the poorest areas of the USA. The TVA built 20 dams and an extensive system of interland waterways.The Civilian Conservation Corps, provided work f ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of Brower vs. Dominy argument in Encounters with the Archdruid

ationist David Brower and Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, Floyd Dominy, on the merits of dams in the southwestern United States. Brower "hates all dams, large and small," while Dominy sees ... d by the lack of water available to farmers in his county, Dominy orchestrated the building of many dams in Gillette County, providing water to thirsty farmers and their livestock. Rewarded with a job ...

(6 pages) 64 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Assam Earthquake

pen for 5 days, came columns of steam and superheated liquid. Full villages fell into large cracks, dams broke and fields and towns flooded, forcing people into trees, where one woman gave birth. ...

(2 pages) 25 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Issues concerning wetlands, particularly in Australia.

swamps, creeks, lakes, mangroves, marshes, oases and rivers. Man made wetlands include things like dams, artificial lakes, sewage ponds and stormwater retention basins.Some wetlands cycle through 'we ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Franklin Roosevelt: Man of the Year

. One of these programs being the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority), which was established to create dams on the Tennessee River providing desperately needed jobs and hydroelectric power to the surroun ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Broad Perspective: How do Climate and Economy Affect Each Other? Teacher LOVED this essay, very well researched and accurate.

tructure in order to sustain their growing populations. Traditionally this is done through building dams, deforestation, mining resources, and building manufacturing capabilities. As first world natio ...

(4 pages) 83 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Water management in they Sydney catchment area

The amount of water in the Sydney dams and the consumption by the Greater Sydney Metropolitan area is the main issue as the dam levels ... ls for farming, reduction in production facilities dependant on water, recreational water sports on dams and, hydro electricity plants.Dead animals, no food, lose of jobs, starvation,Water level impro ... s, starvation,Water level improvement optionsUse excess water from other areas by piping into local dams,Divert other rivers into Sydney Catchments Rivers,Access lower water levels in the damHouse wat ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The British Myth:The Myth of British Air Supremecy in WWII.

oth very influential missions all in the name of mother Britain. These were the bombing of the Ruhr dams more aptly known as 'the Dambusters' by the specially selected 617 Lancaster Squadron; and the ... through its constant night-time bombing raids, but more importantly through the bombing of the Ruhr dams more popularly known as the 'Dambusters'. It was these to key events that gave the British peop ...

(12 pages) 35 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II