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Owens Valley Aquaduct

Two hundred and fifty miles north of the busy streets of Los Angeles, in Inyo County, lay the serene Owens Valley. The Owens Valley is a vast terrain that is bounded by the towering Sierra Nevada mountain range at one end and the barren Death Valley desert at its other end. As the snowfall from ...

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The First Atomic Test

On Monday morning July 16, 1945, the world was changed forever when the first atomic bomb was tested in an isolated area of the New Mexico desert. Conducted in the final month of World War II by the top-secret Manhattan Engineering District, this test was code named Trinity. The Trinity test took ...

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Ansel Adams

February 20, 1902, a photographer was born. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Ansel Easton Adams was the only child of New England parents, Charles Hitchcock and Olive Adams. Adams\' father was a businessman, whose company included an insurance agency and chemical plant. Ansel took ...

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Ansel Adams

February 20, 1902, a photographer was born. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Ansel Easton Adams was the only child of New England parents, Charles Hitchcock and Olive Adams. Adams' father was a businessman, whose company included an insurance agency and chemical plant. Ansel took an ...

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Charles Manson

is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Mansonís childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like cult and ...

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Charles Manson: Orgins Of A Madman

Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like ...

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Charles Manson

: Orgins of a Madman is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a ...

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Charles Manson: Orgins Of A Madman

Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like ...

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Charles M. Manson

In this world there are cults everywhere. Whether they're in the US, China, or maybe next-door there is always one common factor, control. Charles Manson was a cult leader in southern California during the sixties. Like all cult leaders Manson had his own small band of followers. His influence ...

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The Mountain Of Death

Imagine, a mountain that has taken the lives of two people and has hardly ever been climbed. This was the mountain that was climbed in the summer of 1998 by my father, my best friend and me. It is called, Sawtooth Ridge, creeping to an elevation just under 10,000 feet, eighty-nine switch-backs, ...

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Charles Manson

has been named "the most dangerous man alive." Society referred to him as the devil. They believed he was the reason society was so bad in the 1960's. The 1950's to the 1960's was uncontrollably filled with violence. Our culture was shattered by the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, ...

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Zambezi Valley

If the average person was asked about the , how many would actually have anything to say? From all the places I have been in the world, the stands out most in my mind. The mighty Zambezi River forms the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia as they lie on the maps in our libraries. Few people have ...

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Valley Forge

No actual battle was fought at . Although, it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. It was here that the Continental army was desperately against the ropes tired from the battle, bloody, beaten, and just about ready to quit. Even George Washington, at one point, said "If the army does ...

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Cults

Types of Two main kinds of exist today: Messianic This is a cult that has a leader. Whatever the leader orders his members to do must be done, whether it would be sacrifice or murder, it must be done. In return the leader of the cult would "save" his followers. Mellenarian ...

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Deep Ecology

The ideas behind have major implications today. They allow people to think more profoundly about the environment and possibly come to a better understanding of their own meaning. People are intensely concerned about the world’s technological adolescence, massive consumerism, and ...

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Five Ripe Pears And On Moralit

Morality is, in essence, subjugated by he who defines it. This being the case, morality (defined as right or wrong, good or evil) is malleable as long as it does not impede upon any “ipso facto virtue”(Didion). In the essay “On Morality”, by Joan Didion, this aspect ...

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Desert Biome

Any barren region that supports very little life may be called a desert. The cold expanses of Antarctica, extreme northern Asia, and Greenland are therefore true, but cold, deserts. Most commonly, however, the term desert is used for regions that are barren because they are arid, or dry. Arid ...

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A Story About WWF

"Welcome everybody to 'Raw IS War'! Tonight's main event is Sting verses Shawn Michaels for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. Before we begin, here is a little information on the challenger, Sting," announced Vince McCann. "He hails from Death Valley, California. At 7 feet tall and over 300 ...

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Aztec Jungle Agriculture

The heart and drive of the 15th century Central American Indians produced a burning fire to unite and find the naturally richest place to live. The evident greatness with which they lived their lives was tragically destroyed by the invading Spanish Conquistadores. Pablo Neruda, a 20th century ...

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The Aztec Nation

A distant sound is heard. It sounds like a deep drum being hit with a heavy instrument. You hear it again and strain your eyes in the direction of the sound. All around you is dense jungle. Snakes slither between your legs. You hear the sound once again. In front of you is a dense stand of ferns. ...

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