Geography essay

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Gerald Suttles centers his study around the Addams area of Chicago. It is one of the oldest slums in the city and has experienced a great many waves of immigration. At the time of study, between 1962 and 1965, the area was occupied by Italians (33%), Mexicans (25%), African Americans (17%) and Puerto Ricans (8%). Greeks and other ethnic minorities make up the rest of the community. We see therefore that it is not a ghetto, instead an urban village following our previous descriptions.
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The causes of this widespread massacre have been labelled mostly as due to the Europeans, in building the Uganda Railway (1896), cattle allegedly infected with rinderpest were imported; safaris marching straight through Kikuyuland may have passed on diseases, such as the spread of a plague of the jigger insect from soldiers, and the demanding of Kikuyu crops will have enhanced the effect of the famine. It has been accepted that the mortality rates rose as the situation got progressively worse as, yet another rain failed, drought intensified, rinderpest wiped out herds of cows, swarms of locusts, starvation, dysentery.
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Although, within fairly broad limits, areas liable to suffer from earthquake damage can be identified, predicting the timing of an earthquake is far harder. It has been found that the decay pattern of waves produced by small tremors can give clues. A wave trace from a small tremor which is not going to be followed by a major slip fades slowly. This changes when stresses within the rocks are high, in this case the trace rapidly dampens. However, until further progress can be made people must rely on coping with earthquakes that occur without warning. Buildings can now be designed to withstand a certain degree of motion but it is not economically possible to build a completely earthquake proof structure.
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