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101: The History of General Motors
... while they were undergoing drying and finishing, which took three weeks. Duco reduced drying time from 336 hours to 13 1/2 hours (and eventually to minutes). Purchases and investment in new plants in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America made GM a prominent international company. New plants included Vauxhall in England, Opel in Germany, and Holden in Australia. Until the late 1920s, car design had been fairly well dictated by function, but GM's Harley Earl turned it from an engineering feat into an art. GM President Sloan, impressed with Earl's streamlined ... after the United States entered World War II, the U.S. government halted civilian car production. (The last cars produced before production stopped included chromeless "blackout" models.) GM turned all its operations, from Canada to Australia, into a vast international network of military plants, suppliers and subcontractors. For a few years, GM was no longer the world's largest maker of cars but the foremost producer of all kinds of ...
102: Give An Overview Of Life Through The Tertiary, In Relation T
... plant of the Cenozoic. Large "island continents" were still the norm during the Eocene, but they were breaking up and shifting towards their present positions. Such break ups included South America with North America or Australia with Antarctica. This left those continents isolation and made for strange evolution among organisms. The climate in this epoch was relatively warm worldwide, causing a lot of lush swamps and jungles. Life in the oceans ... the more land was being exposed to dry air. The tropics diminished, giving way to cooler woodlands and grasslands. Plates were on the move, too. The subcontinent of India was on its way to Asia. Australia and Antarctica parted and cruised away from each other. South America was also on its own. Due to the increase in grasses, more herbivores appeared. Grasses called for advanced digestive systems, called rumens. Pigs, cattle ... African plate pushed against Europe and Asia, the Alps formed. The Rocky Mountains and the Appalachians formed, along with the Himalayas, which where just beginning to form as the subcontinent of India crashed into Asia. Australia and South America remained separated from the rest of the world. Climate became even colder in a massive "global cooling" that had started in the Oligocene towards the end of the Miocene. Antarctica was ...
103: Television Born Killers
... called the 'mean world syndrome'. Heavy viewers tend to believe that the world is a nastier place than do light viewers. Pingree and Hawkins (1980), studied 1,280 primary schoolchildren (2nd-11th grade) in Perth, Australia using viewing diaries and questionnaires. They found that heavy viewing led to a 'television-biased' view of Australia as a 'mean and violent' place. The children with the bleakest picture of Australia were those who most watched American crime adventure programs, but did not judge the USA to the same extent. Gerbner reported evidence for 'resonance' - a 'double dose' effect which may boost cultivation. This is ...
... but even if they did, they would live a pointless life of fear awaiting their uncertain death. Also, a very large portion of the novel is concentrated on a very pointless mission. The crew from Australia goes on a cruise to see if there are any other people alive in different parts of the world. They knew no one would be alive but they still went looking and took extra protection ... The loss of a loved one can deeply hurt, sometimes putting the individual in shock, completely changing them or just leaving them into tears. The novel, On the Beach, is focused on the people in Australia and how they react to their inevitable death. The first character that we come across who lost his family is Commander Dwight Towers, who was currently in Australia at the time of the nuclear global killing explosion which took place in the Northern Hemisphere was really taken back by the fact that his family had perished. Since, he could not face this ...
105: Millennium Bug
... are also looking at organisations that are not profitable enough to spend the money on and will close them down. As a result there could be wide spread unemployment and recession, not only here in Australia but worldwide. Also businesses simply don't want to cough up money to fix something that hasn't happened yet. Another major issue is the disasters the bug may cause. Catastrophes could occur in the ... during the change over period. On the ground computer sequenced traffic lights could have traffic in turmoil causing accidents and disruptions. Just as the clock is about to tick over, everyone will be focused on Australia due to the time difference. If the bug causes any kind of grief Australia will be one of the first places affected. So we could be spending trillions of dollars world wide for no reason or our computers could fail and we could suffer a financial and life ...
106: Global Warming
... of CO2 in the atmosphere and warmer climates would likely lead to an increase in vegetation. During warm periods in history vegetation flourished, at one point allowing the Vikings to farm in now frozen Greenland. Australia is arguing that there should be individual levels for every country considering its specific situation. The level should be determined by numbers like the projected population growth, emission intensity, energy intensity of exports, etc. Australia is resisting a big reduction in the emissions level, which would have a devastating effect on a country that is a big coal exporter and also relies on coal for domestic energy use. Australia supports the idea of a tradable permit system with some reservations, especially about the initial distribution of permits and the huge transfers of money.
107: Human Migration Factors
... environment for our families and us to live in. It is vital for humans to keep on the move or migrating. Many people migrate to different places around the world, like Europe, Africa, The Americas, Australia, and the Soviet Union. Humans migrate because they feel that they need to have stable and suitable environment in which to live in and bring up their families. People may migrate to different places or ... job and earn money to support their family, can pull humans to leave that country or place. In 1992 my parents told my sisters and I that we were leaving South Africa and heading for Australia. We decided to leave because my family did not feel that they wanted their children (my sisters and I) to be raised up with up in violence and political unsuitability. These 'Pull Factors' were overpowering and eventually on January the 24 1993 our whole family of 10 people arrived to live in Australia. Migration to other countries or places often ends up being a success. Sometimes the people, who migrated a few years ago, realise that the choice they made was a wrong one. The choice my ...
108: The Platypus
The Platypus The platypus is an extraordinary animal. It is very unique because there aren’t may animals like it. Platypus can be found along the eastern coast of Australia, in its rivers, streams and lakes. The platypus can also be found on the island of Tasmania and as far north as Queensland. The platypus resides mostly in the southern parts of Australia. The presence of crocodiles and greater threat from flooding are the reasons why platypus are only found in a remote part of Australia. The platypus has trouble maintaining its population among crocodiles. In the areas that the platypus has maintained a steady population, it is evident that these fabulous creatures are loners. Meaning that they do not ...
109: Minimum Drinking Age - 1998
... in violence to greater access to alcohol through the relative affluence of young people, their ability to drink in a club culture and the marketing of extra strong drinks aimed at young people. 11 * In Australia, when the drinking age was lowered from 21 to 18 years, there were significant increases in the juvenile crime rates, traffic deaths and injuries, and non-traffic hospital admissions. A 1986 study found the number of 17-20 year olds killed in road accidents in South Australia increased by 75 percent when the state cut its drinking age from 21 to 20. 12 * In Canada when the minimum drinking age was lowered there was a significant increase in alcohol-related youth problems ... Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 52: 478-91, 1991. The Independent (Great Britain) 11/6/98 12 Smith D. I., Bervill TW, Effects on Traffic Safety in Lowering the Drinking Age in Three States in Australia. Journal on Drug Issues Vol 16, 1986.
110: The Media As An Institution
... s Phaedrus The media has become the institution that it is today because of the associated commercial concerns. Mass media is financed due to the massive influence both the print and electronic media has on Australia s society. Whilst Socrates quote from Plato s Phaedrus, referred to the invention of writing, many hold the same opinion in relation to the mass media today. Major Changes Several major changes have occurred in ... The Daily Mail reported on domestic and foreign news items, political gossip, society, sport and the stock exchange. The Daily Mail was also the first newspaper to include a number of features for women. In Australia the daily newspaper continues to be a major part of the media industry. The higher circulating newspapers such as the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Telegraph Mirror and the Age are produced and financed ... the act. The same may be said of the influence of television and the mass media. There is no evidence to state that a child is more likely to become a criminal because he watches Australia s Most Wanted any more than he wants to become a pirate because he read Treasure Island . The other way the mass media has affected the institution of the family is by the proliferation, ...

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