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  • How Are Natural Disasters Socially Constructed? Essay

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    occurrance and outcome of such disasters (Pelling, 2001). As Pelling (2001) argues, there is both a physical and human dimension to ‘natural disasters’. The extent to which the natural occurrence of a physical process, such as a flood or earthquake, impacts on society is constructed by that society, creating a ‘disaster’ as measured by a

  • Prince Klemens von Metternich and Prince Otto von Bismarck Essay

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    character can be summed in his 1819 memoirs: “I am always above and beyond the preoccupations of most public men… I cannot help myself from saying about twenty times a day: how right I am and how wrong they are,” demonstrating the arrogance of his class (Pelling). Metternich was an opportunist and conservative, much like Bismarck, and they both hated the idea of revolution. Metternich wanted Austria to dominate the German Confederation and influence the rest of Europe but he was against a unified Germany

  • Potato Famine of 1845 Essay

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    At the end of the summer of 1845, a thick rain fell throughout Ireland, carrying with its pores of blight that killed multiple crops, including the potato crop. Because Ireland was dependent on the potato crop, the results of this blight were catastrophic. Britain, who had control over Ireland at this time, did very little to help the now starving and poor Irish. As a result of English disregard towards the Irish during the Potato Famine of 1845, the already fragile relationship between Ireland

  • The Rise of Irish Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century Essay

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    Discuss the significance of the political developments within revolutionary and constitutional Irish nationalism from the period 1798 to 1867 Word count 1592 The nineteenth century was a revolutionary and constitutional period in Irelands history, that somewhat shaped the Ireland that we live in today. This essay will explore the political developments, within revolutionary and constitutional Irish nationalism in the period 1798 to 1867. The late eighteenth century marked the beginning

  • Karst Landscapes

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    sided ‘towers’. Although fengling (cone) and fengcong (tower) karst are different in appearance, they are sequential stages of a long process of formation. Fengcong towers developed from fengling cones that were steepened by water table undercutting (Pelling, 2008:50). This assignment will pay attention to the following aspects on the topic of karst geomorphology in South Africa. First by explaining the processes at work in karts (limestone) areas, then on why are such areas potentially dangerous, and

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Flood Essay

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    the most threatening calamities that can occur to humanity. Urban areas in particular suffer from comparatively high flood risk due to high population number and density, multiple economic activities and lots of infrastructure and property values (Pelling, 2003). One way to lessen or prevent the dangers, casualties and damages caused by flood is by risk indexing or risk assessment. Risk assessment is a method of determining the nature and the possible impact of natural hazards to people, properties

  • Comparing Julius Caesar And Antony

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    Octavian and Antony No contemporaries could have possibly known for sure as to who the victor would be from the conflict that arose between Gaius Julius Ceasar Octavianus, Octavian, and Marcus Antonius, Antony. However, knowing what the ultimate outcome of the struggle was, one may be able to look back into history and offer key reasons as to why Octavian was able to defeat Antony. Ultimately, I believe there was not one key reason for Octavian’ victory. It was a combination of Octavian’s proximity

  • Public Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature Essay

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    factors as: (1) dependence upon certain atmospheric conditions; (2) obedience to similar laws of diffusion; (3) all infesting the same localities; (4) all attacking the same classes of people; and (5)all increased in severity in unsanitary conditions. (Pelling, 64). The General Board of Health of London produced a report on cholera in 1850. The primary purpose of the report was to indicate that the pattern of the epidemic had confirmed the predilations of the metropolitan sanitary commissioners. That

  • The Danger Of Atomic Weapons

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    Amid the Cold War, the danger of atomic weapons put the destiny of millions in the hands of a couple of individuals. Be that as it may, reacting to today 's difficulties, the dangers of terrorism and normal debacles requires the wide engagement of common society. The terrorists ' picked battlegrounds are liable to be possessed by regular folks, not warriors. What 's more, more than the loss of honest lives is in question: an atmosphere of apprehension and a feeling of feebleness despite misfortune

  • The Effects Of Water Related Climate Change Adaptation Interventions On The Local Communities Essay

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    key concepts and related literature review on these concepts. a) Relevant literature i. Climate change adaptation There are many scholars with different viewpoints in climate change adaptation {Adger, 2009 #299;IPCC., 2008 #293;O’Brien, 2012 #290;Pelling, 2011 #292}. Therefore, scoping the definition and magnitude of climate change adaptation will provide the right track to analyse the surrounding matters of adaptation interventions. There is a long and controversial conversation on two noticeable