Travel literature plays a significant role in literature in the present scenario. Travel literature as a genre developed from 16th century. It gained wide recognition from 18th century onwards. This article ‘William Darlymple: A Travel Writer’ is divided into six parts including Introduction and conclusion. It explains the significance of travel literature briefly in ‘Introduction’ and then explains about the importance of travel literature in India. Slowly, the article penetrates into the subject
From prehistoric times to the present, ships have held a significant importance for humankind. They serve as a means of travel and exploration that would be otherwise unavailable to us, and much can be learned about how they were constructed by past cultures to fit their needs. The Skuldelev ships are a group of five Viking ships that were excavated in the Roskilde Fjord from 1957 to1962. The discovery of the remains gives us a look at what had once been complex sailing ships, serving different working
currency. Although the barbarian invasions undoubtedly deepened the initial economic crisis and the emergence of the barbarian kingdoms made traveling less safe which accelerated the collapse of long distance trade. At the same time also declining the importance of the cities as cultural and trade centers. The claim that the barbarian invasions resulted in a long tenured period of general economic and cultural decline can be argued against with sufficient evidence. Considering the economic crisis started
whales are apex predators, lacking natural predators of their own, and inhabit all of the worlds oceans and most of our seas. They vary broadly in behavior, diet, and communication patterns. There are three main sympatric ecotypes of killer whales present in the Pacific Northwest, known as “resident”, “transient” and “offshore” killer whales. Of these, the resident whales of the Salish sea have been by far the most heavily studied. Their prey is salmon, chinook salmon in particular, and they hunt cooperatively
second octopus of four that author meets in captivity, she is the longest lived of them all and really gives Montgomery a view into individuality of an octopus and the importance of the bonds it forms. She couples her experiences at the aquariums with her other journeys and travels, such as her trips to Seattle aquariums and the Caribbean Sea for scuba diving excursions, along with the writings of many renowned authors, philosophers, scientists, and aquarists in her writing. Throughout the book, Montgomery
Biographical Summary Jonathan Swift was born in the land of Dublin, Ireland on November 30th, 1667. Swift was born to English parents, Jonathan and Abigale Swift. Unfortunately, Swift’s father passed away before his son’s birth. At the age of three, Swift was raised by his late father’s family. He attended Kilkenny Grammar School with fellow student William Congreve, who would later become a dramatist. From there, Swift moved on to attend Trinity College in Dublin and Hart Hall in Oxford. Swift
an immense subject creditable of exploration. Observing that different colours affect your emotions, either consciously or subconsciously. Could you imagine a world without colour; everything would be monochromatic and dull. I believe colour absorbs objects by giving them a new meaning of life and living. In this essay I will be discussing the way artists such as Andy Warhol applies colour to his work, David Batchelors book “Chromophobia” and relating the importance of colour used in art back to my
that. Well before the first flight, the ancient Greeks predicted the risks of entering into the realm of the gods (Rogers). Daedalus and his son, Icarus, wanted to escape a labyrinth that they were trapped in. Knowing they couldn’t escape by land or sea, Daedalus, a great inventor, fabricated two sets of wings with wax and feathers. He warned his son Icarus that if he flew too high the sun would melt the wings, or if he flew too low the water would splash up and soak the wings causing him to fall.
Expedition was to become the first explorers to land on the Antarctic continent as well as cross it. The original plan was to sail Endurance through the Weddell Sea and then use dogs and sledges to support the crew of six men to march on the opposite side of Antarctica. However, their ship became trapped in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, before they could reach the Antarctic coast.
features, and climate? What is unique about the Transcaucasus area in terms of climate? · The Russian Federation covers a large area (more than 10,000 kilometers east-west and more than 2500 kilometers north-south); it takes a full week to travel by train from St. Petersburg in the west to Vladivostok in the east. Russia is also predominantly northern, with nearly half its territory north of 60 degrees north latitude. Winters are generally long and cold, which keeps most ports and navigable