Key Airport Passenger Facilities
– Airports are vast facilities covering many acres of land where passenger beginning the flight portions of their travels. The first flight by the Wright brothers in Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 only required a runway. As the technology of flight advanced to offer passenger service, there was soon a need for a building to manage passenger needs. Airports of today provide many key services needed for the traveler whether they are beginning, transferring, or ending their journeys. The demand for air transportation rises each year, according to the Department of Transportation (United States Department of Transportation, 2013) 815.3 passengers traveled by airplanes in 2012….
Medical aspects of exposure to Agent Orange
– History of Agent Orange Agent Orange is a chemical defoliant introduced in agriculture in 1946 as an herbicide to aid farmers and was used accordingly throughout 1950, after which its production was switched solely for military uses under the Defense Production Act of 1950. Since then, even though ingredients were commercially available and accessible to the public, mass production became heavily regulated and only a handful of the US Chemical manufacturing companies were able to produce it. Agent Orange derives its name from the distinctive orange bands that were used by the military to mark Agent Orange storage containers in which it was transported, rather than from the color of the subst…
The Ambitious Dream of Cecil Rhodes: The Cape to Cairo Railway
– The Cape to Cairo Railway was one of the most ambitious dreams of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Africa had been a target of the Europeans since as early as the seventeenth century, but the impermeable borders made it almost impossible for them to get inland. The discovery of quinine aided the Europeans in this effort, but not completely (Strage 24). Cecil Rhodes, an Englishman who lived in South Africa for most of his life, had earned all of his wealth on the treasure of South Africa….
Canadian Railway Industry
– There are two main firms who are part of the Canadian Railway Industry, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway. The Canadian Pacific Railway is a Class I rail carrier that was founded in 1881 and was formerly known as the CP Rail. The CPR is 22,500 kilometres of track that spreads all across Canada and into some parts of the United States. In more detail the Canadian Pacific Rail stretches from Montreal to Vancouver, farthest north Edmonton and also only serves major cities in the United States such as Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Minneapolis….
The Death Railway of World War II
– Abstract The saying of, “Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it” is one that deserves more focus. One might ask, “Why?” The answer is the fact that countless events in history have been overlooked and forgotten. Such is the case of the Thai- Burma Railway also known as the “Death Railway”, a line between Bang Pong and Thanbyuzayat. This, in and of itself is a tragedy. The inhuman conditions of thousands of POW’s as they labored in the Thai-Burma jungle during World War II is something that should never be forgotten…. ;