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  Christmas Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The island was administered jointly by the British Phosphate Commissioners and District Officers from the United Kingdom Colonial Office through the Straits Settlements, and later the Crown Colony of Singapore.
Christmas Island residents are represented in the House of Representatives through the Northern Territory electorate of Lingiari and in the Senate by Northern Territory Senators.
The island is the flat summit of a submarine mountain more than 4,572 m (15,000 feet) high, the depth of the platform from which it rises being about 14,000 feet (4267 m) and its height above the sea being upwards of 305 m (1,000 feet).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christmas_Island   (2376 words)

 Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Continental islands are bodies of land that lie upon the continental shelf of a continent.
The southernmost chain is the Austral Islands, with its northerly trending part the atolls in the nation of Tuvalu.
An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Island   (891 words)

 Island (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Island (ISBN 0-06-008549-5) is a novel by Aldous Huxley that was first published in 1962.
Island explores many of the themes and ideas that interested Huxley in the Post World War II decades, and were the subject of many of his nonfiction books of essays, Including Brave New World Revisited, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, The Doors of Perception, and The Perennial Philosophy.
The culture of Pala is the offspring of a Scottish Secular Humanist medical doctor, shipwrecked on the island in the 19th century, who partners with the Pala's raja, who embodies the island's Mahayana Buddhist tradition, to create a society that merges the best, in Huxley's view, of east and west.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Island_(novel)   (984 words)

 A Short Prehistory and History of Easter Island
Later, the island was further depopulated as many Rapanui were induced to leave for other islands: nearly 200 went to Tahiti to work on plantations and another 150 were moved to the Gambier Islands.
The whole island was a sheep ranch, and all the Rapanui islanders were confined to Hangaroa village.
A British anthropologist, Katherine Routledge, was on the island in 1914-15 and she observed the uprising.
www.islandheritage.org /eihistory.html   (5605 words)

Despite relative closeness of many islands to the mainland coast, island visitors might get the impression that they are far away from mainland daily routines.
Island runs are attractive to many runners: The route of many island runs leads from coast to coast across the whole island, partly routes loop around an entire island.
There are many islands, true, but the number of island runs is nevertheless countable, so that there is a genuine chance that an island run collection reaches a satisfying completeness for certain regions.
www.islandrunner.org   (428 words)

 Ambergris Caye Island Information, Belize
The economy of the island was once dependent on the coconut industry, followed by the fishing industry and presently it depends on tourism.
The people of the island are called "Sanpedranos" and speak English, Spanish, Creole, and Maya all at the same time, making it their own island dialect.
This is home to the majority of the island's population as well as a majority of the restaurants, bars, clubs and hotels on the island.
ambergriscaye.com /pages/town/island.html   (1642 words)

 Island Directory Home Page
Islands have long been noted for their unique fauna and flora which are particularly vulnerable to disturbance and destruction by human activities.
Finally, islands in shallow water (with depths of less than 100 metres to an adjacent land mass) have only been islands since the last ice ages, with less opportunity to develop unique biological features, and are thus not treated in the same detail.
These include the ecosystem richness reflecting the number of types of ecosystems present, the species richness based on the number of species, the individual island and island group endemics, and the number of special features, all evaluated separately for terrestrial and marine areas.
islands.unep.ch /isldir.htm   (2646 words)

 Dog Island Free Forever
Separated from the anxieties of urban life, dogs on Dog Island are healthy dogs who live a natural, healthy and happy life, free from the stress and hardship associated with daily live among humans.
The social fabrics and behavioral patterns that have emerged on the island have been phenomenal.
Dog Island is the solution to a free and natural life.
www.thedogisland.com   (222 words)

 Island of Lemnos :: Tourist guide to hotels and other accommodation, rent a car, local products, restaurants of Limnos
It is said that the last Turkish Governor of Limnos, left the island secretly from the shore of Plati in 1912.
Till 1914 it was a municipality and rather one of the richest villages of the island.
At a distance from the village is the church of Aghios Sozon, the main saint workshipped on the island.
www.lemnos-island.com   (5060 words)

 Ascension Island : About Ascension Island - Administrator's Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Many of the organisations on the Island are involved in communications in one form or another, although the new government has been stimulating the development of new businesses to serve the local community.
The island is renowned for green turtles, which come ashore on the beaches from January to May to lay their eggs.
The MOD facility “The Ascension Island Base” – comes under the control of the Commander, British Forces in the South Atlantic who is based on the Falkland Islands.
www.ascension-island.gov.ac /ascension.htm   (1461 words)

 Thoughts on Aldous Huxley's "Island"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While Island is a work of fiction, it is the vehicle Huxley used to communicate his ideas about how people in a good society would interact with each other and their environment.
The people of Pala (which is the island the title refers to) live their lives based on ideas representing the best that Eastern and Western philosophies have to offer.
Island was written in 1962 and is Aldous Huxley's last novel.
www.island.org /huxley   (621 words)

 Island Transit - Home Page
The mission of Island Transit is to provide a package of ridesharing services which emphasizes rider use, safety, satisfaction and results in increased mobility opportunities, less dependence on the automobile, decreased traffic congestion, and improved air quality for all people in the service area, riders and non-riders alike.
The Island Transit Board of Directors feels that charging a fare is contrary to the mission of Island Transit.
Island Transit is pre-paid with a local Sales Tax of 6/10ths of 1% on every dollar spent in Island County.
www.islandtransit.org   (251 words)

An island or isle is any piece of land (below an unspecified size) that is completely surrounded by water.
Examples include the Mariana Islands, the Aleutian Islands, and most of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean.
A hot spot is more or less stationary relative to the moving tectonic plate above it, so a chain of islands results as the plate drifts.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/i/is/island.html   (711 words)

 Easter Island Home Page
Some have suggested that Easter Island is the remnant of a lost continent, or the result of an extra-terrestrial influence.
The island is also home to many petroglyphs (rock carvings), as well as traditional wood carvings, tapa (barkcloth) crafts, tattooing, string figures, dance and music.
Contacts with western "civilization" proved even more disastrous for the island population which, through slavery and disease, had decreased to approximately 110 by the turn of the century.
www.netaxs.com /~trance/rapanui.html   (772 words)

 Governors Island Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
At the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers, in New York Harbor, sits Governors Island.
means, “Island of Nuts.” The nuts were from oak, hickory and chestnut trees.
Governors Island was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985.
members.aol.com /christy623/govisletour.html   (408 words)

 Beaver Island . Net -- Beaver Island, Michigan
With all the progress on the Island - new pavement in town, new homes, new medical center, new police, today we were overjoyed to see three horse drawn buggies on the East Side Drive reminding us what Beaver Island is all about.
The second of Beaver Island's lighthouses was built in 1856 at Whiskey Point, the site a trading post eighteen years earlier...
Garden Island and the Israelites┬┤ clearings on High Island as seen from the air in 1938.
www.beaverisland.net   (208 words)

 Pitcairn Islands Study Center
To the west is the court house, but as there is no crime to speak of on the island this is something of a misnomer.
During the Hill dictatorship on Pitcairn 1832-1837 (see PITCAIRN ISLAND and HILL, JOSHUA) Buffett was sentenced to three dozen lashes (he received two dozen, necessitating his taking to bed for two weeks) and was ordered off the island.
He formally declared the island to be under the protection of the British Crown on November 29, 1838.
library.puc.edu /pitcairn/pitcairn/encyclopedia.shtml   (2108 words)

 STLI Service 2 Description
The new structure on Ellis Island, built of "Georgia pine", opened on January 1, 1892; Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, accompanied by her two brothers, entered history and a new country as she was the very first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island.
Despite the island's reputation as an "Island of Tears", the vast majority of immigrants were treated courteously and respectfully, and were free to begin their new lives in America after only a few short hours on Ellis Island.
The Ellis Island Oral History Project, based at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, is the oldest and largest oral history project dedicated to preserving the first-hand recollections of immigrants coming to America during the years Ellis Island was in operation: 1892-1954.
www.nps.gov /stli/serv02.htm   (5479 words)

 Angel Island SP
Bicycles can be brought to the island on the ferry and used on the island's main roads.
Night travel after sunset on the island is prohibited in some areas for park security and public safety.
Please be advised, Angel Island SP is one of the few California State Parks that does not accept the Annual Day Use Pass.
www.parks.ca.gov /default.asp?page_id=468   (512 words)

 Greetings from Mackinac Island
When visiting the Island, be sure to stop by the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau for up to the minute Island information or give us a call at 800-454-5227 or 906-847-3783.
Mackinac Island is nestled in the straits of Mackinac where the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan meet.
American, Great Lakes and Michigan history is rich on the Island, from military to commerce to the who's who of days gone by, everyone will enjoy the opportunity to enrich themselves while visiting Mackinac Island.
www.mackinacisland.org   (223 words)

 Islandweb Parks and Attractions
Oak Harbor is the largest city and the commercial center of Island County, with convention facilities and award-winning hotels.
Island County's newest trail connects Coupeville and Ft. Ebey State Park via unusual Ice Age geologic formations known as "kettles." Wonderful for biking, horseback riding, or just a scenic stroll.
Camano Island is a rural landscape blessed with a thriving artistic community, Douglas fir, and all that the unspoiled Northwest offers.
www.islandweb.org /parkattractions.php   (1435 words)

 Angel Island State Park
If you are visiting Angel Island specifically to get an Immigration Station tour, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (send email to the Volunteer Coordinator or call 415-435-3522) to verify staffing plans for your date.
Angel Island is a hilly, grass and forest-covered island, the largest in San Francisco Bay.
For almost 100 years - stretching from the Civil War to the Cold War - the island housed a variety of military installations, including supporting troops on their way to and from the Pacific Theaters in WWI and WWII.
www.angelisland.org   (691 words)

 Martha's Vineyard Ferry Island Queen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sail away to the storybook island of Martha's Vineyard aboard the Island Queen...
The Island Queen is the only cruise ship sailing regularly from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs, centrally located, easy to get to...
Delight in the island, and a wonderful voyage as well.
www.islandqueen.com   (162 words)

 Amazon.com: Island: Video: Michael Ritchie,Michael Caine,David Warner,Angela Punch McGregor,Frank Middlemass,Don ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What he uncovers is the aforementioned island 'society' of inbred pirate remnants who have managed to survive without any real contact with/knowledge of the outside world.
When The Island was first released in 1980, critics lambasted the film for its excessive violence and ludicrous plotting, you will find no argument from me on those points.
The 'island' is a home of descendants of pirates who continue on their piratic ways, robbing boats, killing the crews, and then heading off with the plunder...
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6300182363?v=glance   (1937 words)

 Tybee Island Online - Savannah, Georgia's Beach
Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that's backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
The island's south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean and listening to the music of the live bands.
Tybee offers: Fort Screven, The Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), an intriguing museum, and Fort Pulaski which is just west of the island on Hwy 80.
www.tybeeisland.com   (217 words)

 The Island (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
I worked at Eworks when I first saw the trailer for "The Island." I wasn't blown away by the trailer and neither was anyone I worked with, mainly because we couldn't figure out what the hell the movie was about.
It is now up to Lincoln to save Jordan and the rest of the people in the compound from going to the island and ultimately finding out the truth of their existence.
Bottom line is that I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of "The Island." It was a lot better then "War of the Worlds" which basically had all action and no story.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0399201   (913 words)

 island. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Something resembling an island, especially in being isolated or surrounded, as: a.
To make into or as if into an island; insulate: a secluded mansion, islanded by shrubbery and fences.
The s in island is due to a mistaken etymology, confusing the etymologically correct English iland with French isle.
www.bartleby.com /61/81/I0248100.html   (270 words)

 IslandCam.com: San Juan Islands, Washington, 24 hour live coverage! Island Cam and Ferry Cam.
An archipelago in the Pacific Northwest, San Juan County is comprised of about 172 islands, 50 of which are inhabited.
Islands are just a 45 minute flight from Lake Union in Seattle.
The diversity of the San Juan Islands activities is as broad as the real estate that is available; from waterfront to pasture land, valley view to mountain view, in town or overlooking the water, from a quiet cabin to an acreage estate.
www.islandcam.com   (438 words)

 Ascension Island: Office of The Administrator, Ascension Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ascension Island is located just south of the equator in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Ascension Island is a British Overseas Territory which, together with St Helena and Tristan da Cunha, forms a single territorial grouping under the sovereignty of the British Crown.
The group of islands is presided over by a single Governor who is resident on St Helena.
www.ascension-island.gov.ac   (98 words)

 State Testing at Study Island: State Assessment Tests, No Child Left Behind
I don't know how you guys did it, but you have hit the jackpot with these lessons, exercises, games, and tests.
Study Island is a leading provider of web-based state assessment preparation programs and standards based learning programs.
Study Island is used by over two million students in over 6,000 schools.
www.studyisland.com   (169 words)

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