The last 750 miles in Egypt of the more than 4000 miles of the Nile River that started deep in Africa was crucial to the development of Egyptian civilization. Almost every year from July to November, the Nile River overflowed because of torrential rains. Sometimes the Nile River flooding would lead to great devastation rather than agricultural prosperity if the flooding waters were exceptionally high. The river flooding cycle was important to agricultural productivity as Egyptian agriculture was dependent on the soil silt that resulted from the flooding process. Once the flooding stopped and the river went back down in its banks, a lot of fertile silt covered the surrounding land.
The essay “The Damnation of Canyon,” by Edward Abbey, channels the emotional impact that the damming of a canyon river can have on a person. By telling this story the author utilizes many different rhetorical strategies that include personification, visual imagery, and first-person narration, all to help convey his point on why the commercialization and industrialism of nature should be avoided and stopped. He not only points out the wrong in the situation, but Abbey also gives a solution to the problem to better the canyon for all people. He tells of how many of the environmental pollution, habitat loss, and commercialization could be fixed if people stopped trying to make the canyon better for some people, the rich, and just let it be enjoyed by those who want to see its natural beauty. The fastest solution to this problem is to get rid of the damn and let the river run its course.
Life in the ancient river valley civilizations was different for each region. A perfect example would be the Egyptians river and the Yellow river both are river valley civilizations but each have different geography, social structures, beliefs, gender roles, literature, weapons and technology. In the Egyptian river valley geography is very important, they relied on the Nile rivers floodings that lasted about 4 months providing them with fresh waste free soil the many seas surrounding this civilization acted as a barrier aiding them in war and fighting off diseases. As for the Yellow river civilization geography affected them negatively its surroundings make it difficult to trade crops and livestock so they have to dedicate themselves greatly to producing their own food. Social structure was different as well the Yellow rivers was divided into four territories ruled by Aristocratic warlords but those four warlords were ruled by the king.
One of his images, Monolith, the Face of Half Dome (Figure 3), is one of his most famous images which uses the sublime. This image is a high contrast image created using a red filter to create the darker areas in the sky and cliff face. To take this image Adams had to climb 4000 feet to an overhanging rock where he could get this shot. It is seen as a sublime image because it gives the viewer feelings of magnitude, intimidation and power from the sheer mass and size of the granite cliff. The tonality of this image also gives it a sublime look as the dark tones of the sky and cliff connote fear and power.
Two cranes flapped heavily over the willow-line and dropped into the river bed”. In this part Steinbeck gives the reader a great picture of the area around them by using imagery. He lets the readers know that the area around them has all types of wildlife and a river. In conclusion, using imagery is a great way of getting the readers to feel like they’re actually in the stories they are reading. John Steinbeck uses imagery in many ways to
When Barry lists “through its size, sediment load, depth variations in its bottom…” (lines 20-22) while making these long lists Barry is able to emphasize the amount of factors that a river has therefore increasing the reader's fascination with the river because of its complexity. Barry lists elements of the river because of his fascination with each aspect of the river and increases the fascination by making the list so long in order to emphasize how many diverse characteristics goes into a single river. Barry's fascination of the river reflects onto the reader through his rhetorical strategies. Barry makes lists, uses similes and includes strong adjectives.This gives way to spread his fascination of rivers to his audience, therefore they will develop a fascination for
The river that rushed swiftly through the neighborhood came to a waterfall here, a glorious cascade that always seemed to catch the light of sunset in the most perfect way. Long, twisted vines graced the walls, and lilies grew on the ledges. Cliff swallows nested in grooves along the rocky cliffs. In Joshua 's view, it was one of the most beautiful things in a world. And he was one of the three total people who knew about it.
Lately a series of winter storms in a short amount of time has changed that. This mass amount of flooding has caused big run offs of water. This is all caused by 70 inches of rain or snow since monday. 6-12 feet of snow have fallen in california 's mountains. The rain is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time.
Nile river water in Egypt is the focus of attention of many studies due to many reasons. The first reason is because it is water used by over 13 million inhabitants in Cairo, as well as, other cities. The second reason is that, the Nile is the longest river in the world, flowing northward from its source in Tanzania to its outlet in the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 6695 km. The Nile water source is tainted by pesticides, sewage, nutrients, and heavy metals. One of the most important causes of Nile contamination is discharging of industrial facilities (Mohamed et al., 1998).
2.8 Main Cause of Flood According to Jabatan Penerangan Malaysia (2012), issues of flood that happen certainly had their own causes. There are many causes such as: 2.8.1 Continuous Rain Continuous rain without stopping can cause flooding. In low areas, rain water will flow into the river. River filled with water will overflow causing lowland area are flooded. 2.8.2 Urbanization Urbanization led many areas becomes more modernized.