Essays Tagged: "high altitude"

Variations in High Altitude Populations. The purpose of this paper is to describe the high altitude stresses and the general adaptations made by the Tibetan population in the Himalayas and the Quechua

en to twenty-five million people (that is less than 1% of the earth's population) currently make it[high altitude zones] their home(Moran,143)." The adjustment high altitude populations must make are ... y physical and secondly cultural. Although most people adapt culturally to their surroundings, in a high altitude environment these cultural changes alone aren't enough. Many physical adaptations that ...

(8 pages) 128 0 3.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

An autobiography of the incident when I went sking for my first time

look down. Yet, I still had the courage to stagger myself to the top. Feeling a little dizzy by the high altitude, I took a deep breath of the cold frost bitten air. Then without a second thought, I l ... ing mysteriously, I remembered my thoughts of how my spirt had float away from my body. 'That was a high leveled stunt my dad taught me when I was little,' I lied.'Really?!''Ya! Want me to teach you?' ...

(2 pages) 78 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This essay has to do with Off-Road Trails all over the world for 4x4 vehicles.

Baja, Mexico is where some of the most popular off-road races are held; "With Terrain ranging from high altitude riders in the Sierra Madre to high dunes on the west coast, Baja is a four-wheeler's d ... hills covered in snow, holes buried under snow, thick snow covered woods, gullies filled with ice, high winds, trenches and many more possibly devastating obstacles (Baker 28-30). According to Baker ...

(7 pages) 106 0 4.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

The U-2 incident.

fare technology. On May 1, 1960, two weeks prior to the United States-Soviet Summit in Paris, a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance airplane was shot down by a surface to air missile, while flying a spy ... space, 13 fighters were dispatched to attack the U-2, but all of them struggled to keep up with the high-flying plane. Numerous surface-to-air-missiles (SAMs) were also fired, but were unable to reach ...

(5 pages) 58 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay was a short paper written about migraines for my biology class.

disorder are that of sudden exposure to bright light, eating certain foods, lack of sleep, stress, high altitude, stormy weather, and excessive caffeine or alcohol intake. Although many people may sa ...

(3 pages) 110 2 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The usage of stratospheric balloons. One old invention back on fashion.

ny different means of transportation are used:Aircraft - Maximum altitude, regular aircraft: 10 km. High altitude aircraft: 25 km.Sounding rockets - From 2-3 km to 1000 km.Satellites - Lowest altitude ...

(1 pages) 91 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

All of the aspects of the U-2 affair during the cold war.

U2 - IncidenceOn May 1, 1960, two weeks prior to the United States-Soviet Summit in Paris, a U-2 high altitude reconnaissance airplane was shot down while flying a spy mission over the Soviet Union ... of a downed spy plane called the U-2.Since 1956, Eisenhower had authorized theU-2, an ultra-light, high-flying spy plane, to conduct secret reconnaissance missions over the Soviet Union.Ironically, E ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Are UFOs Real or Not?

by pilots. The chance that a UFO is a kite, balloon or bird is less when the UFO is seen at a very high altitude of course at kite could have snapped its string and be floating free. But balloons wou ... ined.Another UFO mystery is the silence of UFOs most of times, UFOs make no noise at all they speed high-powered jets and are seen on radar flying thousands of miles per hour. There is no engine sound ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.7 Apr/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

With reference to a country you have studied, describe and suggest reasons for the main changes in population density and distribution over the last 30 years.

Everest. Hence Tibet's isolation for centuries. This area is also scarcely populated since its too high to grow crops. Qinghai province (which is said to be part of Tibet before the 1952 invasion of ... ince (which is said to be part of Tibet before the 1952 invasion of the communist party) also has a high altitude and can be very hard to grow crops. However, Xinjiang, Tibet and Qinghai are the three ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Pearl Harbor

there on the bench, I noticed a large flight of aircraft approaching from the northwest flying at a high altitude. I couldn't identify the aircraft but I had seen similar flights come in preceding the ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Eastern Religions

n "the dynamic Swami Vivekananda electrified a Parliament of Religions audience in Chicago with the high-altitude flights of Vedanta". (, 1983) The Swami clashed heads on with the Ame ... ement that shapes their lives and are different from family to family.Impact on Modern Society"As a high-income group that (in relation to other minorities) dominates the American professional-level j ...

(11 pages) 314 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Medical Experiments Of WWII

ncentration camps as their source of bodies.Among the experiments were such ghastly procedures like high altitude testing, sun lamps, internal irrigation, hot baths, freezing/hypothermia, and surgery ... ting, sun lamps, internal irrigation, hot baths, freezing/hypothermia, and surgery experimentation. High altitude testing was just as it sounds, testing the limits of a human's toleration to altitude. ...

(2 pages) 945 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Proposal Essay

e cost effective way to transmit continuous radio frequencies through the use of specially designed high-altitude aircrafts. These aircrafts will fly high enough to be out of the range of commercial ... h the creation of satellite radio. The satellites deployed for broadcasting these signals fly at a high enough altitude above the earth's atmosphere to not only broadcast a radio frequency over a lar ...

(4 pages) 119 0 1.7 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Acid Rain

salmon. By the 1960s it is harming the waters of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States. High-altitude forests are beginning to fade away. City statues are gradually eaten away. The appeara ... pollution problems, the solutions actually added to acid rain problems on other parts of the world. High smoke stakes were developed to distribute pollutant acid-laden smoke higher in the atmosphere a ...

(4 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Chocolate Chip Cookie

5-degree [Fahrenheit] oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.FOR HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING (>5,200 feet): INCREASE flour to 2 1/2 cups; add 2 teaspoonfuls water with f ...

(1 pages) 1187 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Desert Case Study

t the equator hot air rises and cools dropping its moisture. It then attempts to reach the poles at high altitude. As it does so it becomes denser and sinks. Some dry air is then withdrawn back toward ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Needless Torture

High altitude experiments, incendiary bomb experiments, freezing experiments, sea-water experiments, ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy