Essays Tagged: "Greenland"

Distinctly Canadian

north by the Arctic Ocean; on the northeast by Baffin Bay and Davis Strait, which separate it from Greenland; on the east by the Atlantic Ocean; on the south by the United States; and on the west by ... ian Encyclopaedia, 1988).Barren Ground caribou are native to the tundra regions of northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska. Historically, the Inuit (Eskimo) living in arctic regions have depended on th ...

(10 pages) 103 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Norce Farmers in Greenland

idmore, P. " Bioarchaeological and Climatological Evidencefor the Fate of Norse Farmers in Medieval Greenland." Antiquity 70.267 (1996): 88-96.Norse colonization of Greenland, which began in c. AD 985 ... ared within five hundred years. The authors of this study focus on one of the two Norse colonies in Greenland; the "Western Settlement." This settlement is interesting because it has been thought that ...

(6 pages) 95 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Economic, Political, and Social Effects of the Black Death

The effects of the plague on human and certain animal populations from East Asia to as far west as Greenland were catastrophic. All facets of society, from peasant to king were affected; no one was s ...

(5 pages) 238 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The effect and probability of the melting of the polar ice caps - as well as possible prevention (or lack of it)

are basically four important ice caps: the polar ice caps, which are the north and south pole, the Greenland ice caps, and the South African ice caps.When the melting of the polar ice caps is discuss ... lim.It is much more likely, however, that two under-discussed ice caps might cause global problems: Greenland and South Africa. Both are much closer to the equator than either one of the other two cap ...

(3 pages) 106 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Australia's Relations with Japan and other Pro-Whaling Nations.

able arguments both for and against commercial whalingArguments for whalingCountries such as Japan, Greenland, Iceland and Norway claim they are reliant on whaling for economic and cultural reasons.Wh ... simply for their survival. Reports show that increased hunting by the native coastal communities of Greenland has dramatically reduced the stocks of beluga whales since 1981. From these statistics it ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

An essay about the human remains of the inuit mummies of GReenland. Evaluates the scientific techniques used on the human remains and what the results show about the society of the ancient inuit life.

YEAR 11 ASSESSMENT TASKHUMAN REMAINSThe Inuit Mummies of GreenlandQilakitsoq is a remote spot on the west coast of Greenland, about 450km north of the Artic ... finds immediately to the authorities, it was only in 1977 that Jens Rosing, the new director of the Greenland Museum comprehended their significance and transported them to Copenhagen for further anal ... the pathologist J.P Hart Hansen and the archaeologists Jorgen Meldgaard and Jorgen Nordqvist. The "Greenland Mummies" as they came to be referred to as, were the best-preserved human remains ever fou ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Human Inflicted Environmental Troubles.

e, more frequent and extreme weather, disappearing glaciers, melting Arctic and Antarctic sea ices, Greenland's ice sheet slowly dissipating and tropical diseases are currently spreading. Global warmi ...

(3 pages) 94 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Leif Ericson

mainland of North America. He was the son of Eric the Red, who established the first settlement in Greenland. Leif Ericson became the leader of this settlement after his father's death. His life was ... r Eiriksson.Ericson was born in Iceland, near what is now Budardalur. His family sailed to southern Greenland about 985, and his father founded a settlement near present-day Julianehab. About 999, Eri ...

(2 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Greenhouse Effect - definition and global warming

ise because of the thermal expansion of seawater. Water from melting glaciers and the ice sheets of Greenland and the Antarctica would also add water to the ocean.There are many potential impacts on h ...

(1 pages) 38 0 4.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Glacial Melting Due to Global Warming

acier is greater than all of the other glacier fields put together. This excludes the ice fields of Greenland and Antarctica. Again, this is a major contributor to the rising sea level we are currentl ... decrease in The Pasterze of 30 meters in length and 6.5 meters in thickness occurred.Additionally, Greenland's huge icecap is showing signs of change, even though these measurements are thought to be ...

(5 pages) 54 0 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

The Effect Of Normanic Kingdoms

terwards in the days of King Philip, the last sachem of the Wampanong Indians. He was going back to Greenland, perhaps for reinforcements, finding, he and his fellow-captain, Thorfinn, the Esquimaux w ... history not only of this continent but of Europe likewise. They had found and colonised Iceland and Greenland. They had found Labrador, and called it Helluland, from its ice-polished rocks. They had f ...

(30 pages) 54 1 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Carefully explain how sea levels have changed in historic times? (12)

, but generally it reflects the proximity to areas close to maximum ice thickness. Thus places like Greenland, Iceland and Northern Canada are more influenced by a rise in land due to isostatic recove ...

(1 pages) 13 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Global Warming (argumentative essay)

denly shift, and it changed his life. It was a two-mile long ice core, pulled up from the center of Greenland. It contained bubbles of air that reveal what the Earth's atmosphere was like over a perio ...

(2 pages) 175 0 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Iceberg Hermit

the treacherous Arctic seas. The ship had wrecked when it hit an iceberg somewhere off the coast of Greenland. When the ship went down, Allan was the only member of the entire crew to survive. The set ... r a way to keep warm. Later in the story, the setting changed to Allan living with a tribe of Norse Greenlanders, descendents of the Vikings.Characters: One of the main characters in the book was Alla ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Christopher Columbus's First Voyage To America

was not the first European to land in that part of the world. Adventurers from Norway, Iceland, and Greenland had almost certainly settled briefly in Newfoundland and may have landed elsewhere on the ...

(2 pages) 31 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Artic Tundra Biome (antartica)

ion that grows on the earth's surface. The goat and sheep like musk ox, resides primarily in Greenland and Canada, but can also be found in Alaska. An adult male can be as long as eight feet an ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

American Studies

The Vikings sailed from Iceland toward Greenland. Due to fog and wind they missed Greenland. Instead landed in Newfoundland.Christopher Col ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Greenland Report

ulation as small as eight thousand five hundred people. The given information is the description of Greenland, the largest island in the world. The total population of Greenland is fifty six thousand ... ix thousand three hundred fifty-two which is ninety times smaller than its mother country, Denmark. Greenland is made up of an ice cap which covers four-fifths of its eight hundred forty thousand squa ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Edgar Allen Poe

venture and the search for better farm land. Eric the Red sailed from Iceland and founded and named Greenland. Eric's son, Leif Ericson, sailed from Greenland and founded Vinland (Newfoundland). ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Shrimp life

alled pleopods, and a fanlike tail.Many small shrimp are harvested from the cold waters of Iceland, Greenland, and Canada. Today, cultured or farmed marine shrimp play an important role in supplying t ...

(8 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology