Tundra Essays

  • Personal Narrative: My 17th Log Date

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    lost for 10 weeks in this tundra, if anyone is hearing this then we are alive and I published this with my other log dates,” I chattered, while writing. “ What are you talking about?” questioned my pal Tom, but he goes by SANS. I replied with, “ I’m writing my 17th log date, you know I talk to myself when I write.” I have made 16 other log entries and he still questions me about this. But my cousin Sunnshine, my friend SANS (Tom), and I have been stuck in this stupid tundra in the middle of Greenland

  • George Finn: A Tragic Hero

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    Somewhere in the middle of the Alaskan tundra, there is a bronze chest blazoned (#1) with gold and precious gems. The search for this hidden treasure has become a hobby for some, an sedulous (#2) obsession for others, and unfortunately for many searchers a irrevocable (#3) failure. The man behind the treasure is George Finn, a millionaire, former Vietnam fighter pilot, erudite (#4) archaeologist, and affable (#5) art dealer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. When George was about eighty years old, his

  • Tundra Biome

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    distinctive plant and animal groups, which are adapted to that particular environment. In this assay I will focus on the biome called Tundra. Tundra is defined as a treeless area away from the timberline in high-latitude regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and shrubs. Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra is derived from the Finnish word “tunturia”, meaning treeless plain. It is well-known for its frost-made landscapes, extremely

  • Elements Of Naturalism In The Call Of The Wild

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    Naturalism, it isn’t really a word that we hear that often in our day to day lives, but what does it mean and how does it correlate to The Call of the Wild? Naturalism, in this regard, refers to the natural properties and causes which everything arises from. And in this context, we will be examining the setting, plot, and narrator’s storytelling within The Call of the Wild, and how these elements impact our understanding of this work and its relation to naturalism. The first item we will be looking

  • Examples Of Individualism In The Call Of The Wild

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    Jack London’s “The call of the wild” has a prominent place in the canon of American literature. Even though the novel is primarily the story of a dog named Buck, the book distinguishes itself from other animal adventures in its display of philosophical depth. An analysis through an eco-critical lens, narrowing it down to wilderness, the paper attempts to explore the portrayal of wilderness and the influence of wilderness on the lives of both the human and non- human beings in the novel. Buck, uprooted

  • Arctic Tundra

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    The word Tundra originated from the Kildin Sami word, tūndar meaning “uplands”. Also known as the treeless mountain tract. The tundra is a biome that frequently suffers severe low temperatures. These low temperatures hinder the plant life causing short growing seasons and often times it doesn't allow trees to grow. The names Antarctic Tundra, Arctic Tundra, and Alpine Tundra are the 3 main types of tundra. The Arctic Tundra is found north of the “snowforest” or taiga belt in the Northern Hemisphere

  • Tundra Biome Research Paper

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    Tundra Biome According to our textbook by Sylvia S. Mader, community is an “assemblage of populations interacting with one another in the same environment.” Humans live in the tundra biome, which is a good definition for this particular ecosystem. People have to dress well and very warm. There are small and large communities in this region, and the small communities have stores, schools, and churches; those who live in the larger communities will have places for people to go if someone ends up

  • Essay On Arctic Tundra

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    biome, the arctic tundra for this week’s discussion post. The arctic tundra is one of the most fascinating biomes to me specifically for its exponential impact on this planet and delicate ecosystem. The Arctic tundra is located in the far northern hemisphere along with several isolated islands off of the coast of Antarctica in the southern hemisphere. In the arctic tundra you can expect a lifeless and extreme environment with only two seasons that being winter and summer. Tundra is land with underlying

  • Arctic Tundra Essay

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    or location. When speaking of community one must know for sure exactly what given area of the ecosystem is being discussed. First of all, the Tundra is broken into two different parts which are the Alpine Tundra and the Arctic Tundra. Tundra can be very

  • Arctic Tundra Biome

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    The arctic tundra biome is a biome located in the arctic circle, in such places as north Canada, Russia, Alaska, Iceland, Finland, and most of Greenland. Covering approximately 20% of the Earth 's land surface, the arctic tundra biome is the coldest biome on Earth, with winter temperatures averaging at -34°C (-30°F), and summer temperatures of around 3-12°C (37-54°F). The moderate summer temperature allows this icy biome to sustain life. Yearly precipitation is a low 15-25 centimetres (6-10 inches)

  • Arctic Tundra Research Paper

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    Arctic Tundra is located in only four places in the world, Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Greenland. The Arctic Tundra is known for its desert like conditions with much snow and cold weather. The word tundra comes from the from the Finnish word “Tunturia”, which means “treeless land.” This fits, as tundra’s usually have little to no trees/vegetation.The Arctic Tundra is generally a combination between a plant environment and a ice environment. However, whatever life lives in the Arctic Tundra, it is

  • Siberian Tundra Research Paper

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    Siberian Tundra because of the rare animals that inhabit it and the vast number of activities that you can do when visiting. To start off, the Siberian Tundra is approximately 85,900 square miles and is located in the northeastern part of Russia between 60° to 80° North latitude, and 70° to 180° East longitude. Winters can be very cold with the temperature reaching -30° to -40° Fahrenheit. However the Summers are very cool with temperatures reaching around 50° Fahrenheit. The tundra is also an

  • Emperor Penguin Biome

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    An Emperor Penguin has only one biome. The biome the Emperor Penguin is Arctic Tundra. The Emperor Penguin also lives in the water for hunting animals. The Emperor Penguins can slow down their metabolism down when necessary so they don 't get cold. They do not migrate to warmer places in the winter. The Arctic Tundra is cold and windy. The Arctic Tundra has low precipitation. It only gets less than 10 inches of rain a year. The winds are dry. Having the winds dry and the weather

  • Geography Quiz

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    ecosystems include plants, animals, and fungi living in that ecosystem that interact with the environment and other abiotic and biotic components. 8. Create a chart of the major characteristics of and differences between the following terrestrial biomes: Tundra, taiga, grasslands, temperate deciduous forest, desert, monsoon rainforest, tropical rainforest. 9. Create a chart of the major characteristics of and differences between the following aquatic biomes: freshwater ecosystems such as lakes, wetlands

  • Arctic Fox Research Paper

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    Being Arctic Tundra The Arctic Foxone of the world’s driest and coldest biomes, the Arctic tundra By Aanirudh Kheterpal is categorised as an extreme environment. The average temperature of this region, -12˚C to -6˚C, requires special adaptations in terms of thermal insulation. While the nonstop 50-60 days of summer sunlight is counterintuitive, this region also experiences 60-70 days of lightless winter, adding to the extremeness of this region. Low 15-25mm of annual rain is a concern, however

  • Characteristics Of An Alpine Biome

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    needs, and start photosynthesizing quickly even in freezing temperatures, conifers such as firs and pines are ideally adapted for cool environments. As you pass a mountains’ tree line climatic conditions are too harsh for trees to grow, and a tundra-like plants begin to develop. Plants here include various wildflowers, mosses, succulents and other low-growing plants. There are only about 200

  • Aboriginal Court System Case Study

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    1. Aboriginals peoples should have their own court system because there would be no bias or over generalized stereotyping to skew decisions or sentencing. Aboriginals are overrepresented in our Canadian Court System. Alcoholism and crime go hand in hand. Alcoholism in Aboriginals unfortunately is a common problem because of colonization and social upheaval. In the past, we have seen issues like racial profiling against aboriginals and inequality when it comes to the sentencing of these people. Having

  • Pingo Research Paper

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    6) Explain the formation of a pingo including a couple of photos.* Pingos are dome-shaped, isolated hills which interrupt the flat tundra plains. They have diameters of around 500 m and may be as much as 50 m in height. These occur in sand and therefore are not susceptible to frost-heaving. In open-system pingos, surface water infiltrates into upper layers of ground where it circulates in the sediments before freezing. This water freezes, expands and forms localized masses of ice and the ice forces

  • The Influence Of Canadian Culture

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    When most people think of Canada, they probably imagine a frozen tundra with little towns and very few people, but Canada is actually way more than that. Canada is a very friendly and cultural country that focuses on preserving the land and respecting the wildlife around them. The people of Canadian communities are generous people that all work together to help each other survive. It also has a rich history full of culture and government, which helps play a huge role in how Canada is shaped today

  • Long Tailed Weasel Research Paper

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    Long Tailed Weasel Domain: Eukaryote Kingdom: Amimalia Phylum: Choidata Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Mustelidae Genus: Mustela Species: M.frenata The long tailed weasel lives near a water source and farmland. The weasel is 12-14 inches in size. The weasel eats birds,eggs,rabbits, mice,and rats. Description