Essays Tagged: "Pacific"

This reviews Didion's characterization of the Santa Ana winds in her essay "The Los Angles Notebook."

wind blew." There, Didion's word choice of "bad" characterizes the winds. She later declares, "The Pacific turned ominously glossy during the Santa Ana period, and one woke in the night troubled not ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

El Nino

mely imformative DittoTypically, the level of ocean water around the world is higher in the western Pacific and lower in the eastern, near the Western coast of South and North America. This is due pri ... rn coast of South and North America. This is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up t ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Pacific War...Just about anything that happened in the Pacific War and Why.

The Pacific WarEven before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the American military chief ... of the Axis powers, must be defeated first. Only enough military resources would be devoted to the Pacific to hold the Japanese west of an Alaska-Hawaii-Panama defensive line (Anderson 56).Competitio ... e (Anderson 56).Competition for limited resources between the Allied commanders of the European and Pacific theaters was actually less intense than might have been expected. The Pacific was a naval wa ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.0 Apr/2003

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

The comparison of policies to attract foreign talents for Singapore and New Zealand.

h a total land area of 649 square km.While New Zealand consists of two islands in the south-west of Pacific, the land area is about 400 times of that of Singapore, which is 270000 square km.Population ... pulation. One in seven people are Maori people, and about 7% are Asian people, the rest consists of Pacific people and other ethnic groups.Another astonishing fact is that 100% Singapore population is ...

(2 pages) 48 1 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Pacific at War World War II World War 2 WWII United States agianst Japan Navy at war Japanese Military

d War II was more hectic than the preceding war because there were two major offensives, one in the Pacific area encompassing the islands in the Pacific south east, and the European war.War in the Pac ... the European war.War in the Pacific was extremely dangerous because in order to conduct war in the Pacific a nation had to have a formidable sized fleet of carriers, battleships, and cruisers. One hi ...

(10 pages) 194 0 4.6 Apr/2004

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

U.S. Fisheries and the environment: an alternative view

y managed stocks; for example the swordfish boycott of 1998 made no distinction between the healthy Pacific and the decimated Atlantic stocks. Seldom is method of capture differentiated: hook and line ... t powerful environmental lobbying firms have.The recent closing of thousands of square miles of the Pacific to Sword fishing because of fear that Leatherback turtles were being taken on long lines ser ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Battle of Midway

The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle of the war in the Pacific. Before this b ... Before this battle the Japanese were on the offensive, capturing territory throughout Asia and the Pacific. By their attack, the Japanese had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as w ... had planned to capture Midway to use as an advance base, as well as to entrap and destroy the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Because of communication intelligence successes, the U.S. Pacific Fleet surprised the ...

(10 pages) 66 1 3.0 Jan/2005

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

Counterintelligence and the Pearl Harbor Attack

is located in Oahu Island, Hawaii. In 1908 it was established as a naval base of the United State's Pacific Fleet. Various services provided on the naval base include a naval shipyard, a supply center ... ontrol of the East Indies and Southeast Asia because those areas were very rich in raw materials. A Pacific war was obviously unavoidable. Therefore, the United States began to propose peace negotiati ...

(12 pages) 58 0 0.0 Feb/2005

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

Understanding One's Culture

Introduction: Cultures in American SamoaBecause of its history as a growing populated area of the Pacific, American Samoa has provided a huge experiment in multicultural understanding not only in th ... understanding not only in the Pacific but also worldwide. Settlers from literally every neighboring Pacific Islanders as well as settlers from all around the continent have joined this country's indig ...

(3 pages) 151 1 3.3 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Ring of Fire.

g long mountain ranges. More than half of the world's active volcanoes above sea level encircle the Pacific Ocean to form the circum-Pacific "Ring of Fire." The ring of fire makes up seventy five perc ... outh America. This area got its name because there is a great amount of volcanoes that encircle the Pacific Ocean. The ring of fire is known for frequent earthquakes and volcano eruptions. This area o ...

(4 pages) 77 3 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

Treaty between Bolivia and Chile

desire to create more solid routes of economic channels, Bolivian claims of sovereign access to the Pacific have gained steam in International Forums. The repercussions of access to the Pacific, by Bo ... erstanding amongst brother nations.Prior to the 20th century the Bolivian territory extended to the Pacific and included most of the coast of the Atacama Desert and the port of Antofagasta. The discov ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Three Mile Island

World War II Essay A big part of World War II was the war in the Pacific. Many events took place that led to the huge decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan, due ... believe it was the correct thing to do under the given circumstances and arguments with Japan. The Pacific battles and dropping of the bombs were very important to the development and ending of one o ... he development and ending of one of the most complex wars in history. The first event in the Pacific was Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle's raid on Japan using the aircraft carrier, Hornet. The Horn ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Nov/2001

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

How and why did Australia's relationship with Britain change as a result of World War 2?

arable.On the 1st December 1941, Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbour. This signalled war in the Pacific, and America entered the fight. Then Singapore, ‘the island fortress’, fell to the ... ut the war and forced Australian’s at home to help with the wars efforts.During the war in the Pacific, Australia’s relationship with Britain started to deteriorate to the point where after ...

(6 pages) 25 0 4.4 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

The United States wanted to make the world safe for

d neutrality was the attack at Pearl Harbor. This caused America to become involved not only in the Pacific war but also the World Was in Europe. The US kept a neutral stance in foreign policies for m ...

(1 pages) 656 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Functions of APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in order to enhance economic and diplomatic unde ... (APEC) was established in order to enhance economic and diplomatic understanding between Asian and Pacific nations. In the present context of emerging cooperation between Asian and non Asian nations, ... till today.The APEC shows the emergence of economic understanding between the two regions Asia and Pacific. This organization shows the emergence of alliance between countries belonging to Asia and P ...

(7 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Was the fear of the Japanese aggression in South-East Asia in World War 2 justified?

the sea between Australia and any enemy to the north, Australians felt safe. As Japan's hold on the Pacific grew, so did the fear and belief that Australia would be the next target. When Singapore fel ... h-East Asia war. It came as somewhat of a shock when Australia discovered that it was a part of the Pacific region, and not part of Europe. Australia became very aware of its isolation in the Pacific ...

(7 pages) 20 0 5.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Just-in-time Strategy for a Turbulent World

ns low.An analogy may help. Consider the management problem of moving supplies and ships across the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The starting point for the strategist was to recognize that contr ... rting point for the strategist was to recognize that controlling the environment-the weather in the Pacific-was beyond anyone's power but that risks could be minimized and schedules roughly set throug ...

(5 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making