Essays Tagged: "Dune"


Dune by Frank Herbert Feb.22/97 This book all started with the fam ... 7 This book all started with the family Atreides landing on plant Arrakis, commonly known as Dune. The planet Dune was the centre of the universe due to its immense amounts of spice. This spice ... himself to go and mine the spice on the planet. Their greatest enemy the Harkonnen's, were also on Dune. These two families mining the precious spice on the same plant would lead to great troubles an ...

(7 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book report on "Dune" by

The book Dune has a science-fiction story line that associates two major themes frequently in the book. The t ... ding the emperor and the two major houses for control of the spice production.The title of the book Dune, plays a major part of the story. The planet of Arrakis where most of the novel takes place, is ... ble for anything, but the spice. The people on the planet have it hard because of the gigantic sand dunes and the indigenous sand worms which live under the sand. The planet has no source of water on ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A DAY AT THE BEACH (A story about a soldier in training before a war, the war is not specified unabling the reader to use their imagination) (Writing to Entertain)

backs."Fire!" All our guns opened up. The gunnery officer had us charging, full pace, overthe sand-dunes. Those sand-dunes! If I was a blind man I reckon I could still feel my way over them to our ex ... !" As I shot my rifle my stomach rumbled; it was almost tea time. Then up andcharging over the sand-dunes again. Sometimes I felt as if I was going to run up and down thesand-dunes for the rest of my ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Dune by Frank Herbert

The author of my book, Dune, was Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986). Herbert was very smart as a child and in school he was known ... take the required classes, only the ones that he was interested in. It took him six years to write Dune and 23 publishers rejected it before someone finally accepted it. Herbert wrote nearly 30 popul ... anet full of water and life everywhere. The Atreides soon move to the planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, to take control from the Harkonnens. On Arrakis, the Atreides encounter many problems. Dune is ...

(3 pages) 35 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Science Fiction Story PART 8.

warm rays covered the planet like a blanket, warming everything. I stretched and jogged up the sand dune. Looking out at the view, I saw the sun glinting of the spaceships in the distance, like coins ... in the distance, like coins on the ground. Making sure I knew where the camp was, I walked down the dune towards the nearest spaceship. It was totally demolished. The once gleaming metal was dusty wit ...

(4 pages) 55 2 4.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Bookreport: Neuromancer - William Gibson

h drugs and machines.From time to time I like to read books that mark corner stones in sci-fi, like Dune, Alice in Wonderland ect. I decided to read this book to "complete my education" so to speak. W ... my expectations. Because it's considered a "bread book", I thought it would be at least as good as Dune, and I found it just wasn't, very nice but if it wasn't the first Cyberpunk book, I don't think ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal essay on trip to Florida

the silky sand that seemed to stretch on forever. I jogged to one of the beach's most powdery sand dunes and jumped in feet first, sand rising around my shins. Running the sand through my fingers as ... y home. Knowing the sun would be high in the sky in a few hours I wandered over to my favorite sand dune, sat on top of it, starring out across the sea. I started to lean sideways, slipping towards th ...

(6 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Sand Dunes

1.0 Introduction1.1 What are Sand Dunes?McHenry [1] (1993, p. 406) states, "A sand dune is a hill, mound or ridge of accumulated sand ... t the coastal environment by absorbing energy from wind, tide and wave action.1.2 Formation of Sand DunesSand dunes are formed by accretion, which is the increase of land by the action of natural forc ... y part of the upper beach, once dry, can lose sand to the wind, especially if the sand is fine, and dune formation proceeds in the direction which the predominant wind direction is blowing.As claimed ...

(10 pages) 31 0 3.3 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

How have the following Speculative Fiction texts you studied gone beyond the expectations of the genre?

rgaret Atwood, Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" and Frank Herbert's "Dune", all follow the nature of Speculative Fiction, containing the conventions and themes which mak ... argaret Atwood's ability to go beyond the expectations of the traditional Speculative Fiction text."Dune"Written in 1965 by Frank Herbert, "Dune" is based on a complex imagined society set 8,000 years ...

(11 pages) 69 1 4.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Coastal Management Report

laced near the beach, it is evident that the landscaping has affected the stabilisation of the sand dunes that have not been suppported by development of paths that lead onto the beach. This results i ... evelopment of paths that lead onto the beach. This results in people walking over the unstable sand dunes and collapsing them.Vegetation in the park is sparsely planted, the types of vegetation that a ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Critical lens essay of "Dune" by Frank Herbert and "Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain, using the quote "we do not read literature for improvement or instruction" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

wisdom and education provided by books such as Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" and Frank Herbert's "Dune" strongly contradicts Holmes' view."Huckleberry Finn" was a novel written two decades after sla ... t black men are no different from white men, thus they should not be treated differently.The novel "Dune" by Frank Herbert centers on a man named Paul Atreides and his struggle to gain back a planet t ...

(3 pages) 3190 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Short Essay Dune

DUNE tells the story of a young nobleman Paul Atreides, heir to a powerful noble house. The story un ...

(2 pages) 555 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Australian Outback

nging and fish swimming and playing in the ever flowing rivers.The winds blow over the rolling sand dunes that appear like waves of the oceans that surround the beauties of Australia. Its beaches stre ...

(2 pages) 510 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Coastal Management Report: Collaroy Beach

ll revolve around the main issue explored in our field trip which is the gradual erosion of the foredune on Collaroy beach, and its effects on stakeholders (incl. residents, developers, specialist gro ... cessCoastal erosion is the loss of land along the shoreline due to the natural removal of beach and dune material in response to changing wave and water conditions. Buildings and facilities located wi ...

(8 pages) 40 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences


coordinates are approximately 34.5 degrees south, 15.75 degrees east. The beach and its associated dune system stretch from Barrack Point to the south of Windang Island. A coastal dune system is char ... ch zone (the part of the beach that is affected by the rise and fall of the tide). In other words a dune system starts at the point where the tide gets to its highest and finishes inland where the san ...

(11 pages) 2 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

coastal management

artificial cement made structure was made as a result of not having any natural barriers, like sand dunes and vegetation, to stop the beach from eroding the beach away. Evidently, the sea bee wall was ... is another main strategy that environmental groups have used to protect the coast on Cronulla. Sand dunes are a natural way to prevent the sea from eroding the shoreline away but the only way that a s ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science