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  Encyclopedia: Colonization
Colonisation (or colonization) is the act where life forms move into a distant area where their kind is sparse or not yet existing at all and set up new settlements in the area.
Colonisation applies to all life forms in a sense though it is most often used in reference to insects and humans.
Human colonisation is not to be confused with colonialism or imperialism, as colonisation is a broader category, encompassing all large-scale immigrations of an established population to a 'new' location, and expansion of their civilization into this area.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Colonization   (3047 words)

 Ocean colonization -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ocean colonization is the theoretical practice of building structures to allow humans to live permanently in areas of Earth covered in water; whether floating on the surface of the (A large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere) ocean, secured to the ocean floor, or somewhere in between.
The immediate practical advantage of this idea would be to lessen the effects of (Too much population) overpopulation by expanding the available living space many times over, and the possibility of forming (additional info and facts about micronations) micronations.
With the likelihood of liquid water beneath the icy surface of (The 4th largest of Jupiter's satellites; covered with a smooth shell of frozen water) Europa and perhaps other outer planet moons, these habitats might be precursors for space colonies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/o/oc/ocean_colonization.htm   (309 words)

 Colonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Colonization is the act where life forms move into a distant area where their kind is sparse or not yet existing at all and set up new settlements in the area.
Colonization applies to all life forms in a sense though it is most often used in reference to insects and humans.
Human colonization is not to be confused with colonialism or imperialism, colonization just means people immigrating en masse to one relatively uninhabited location and expanding their civilization into this area.
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 space and ocean colonization
In the tropical oceans, there is as much as a 50°F difference in temperature between the depths and the surface, and this can be used to run turbines to generate electricity.
Only small areas of the oceans are filled with life, along the immediate shores, due to runoff of nutrients from the land, and areas of upwelling that bring the nutrients at the bottom to the surface, such as off of Chile.
Since the majority of the earth is ocean, it is calculated that the earth could support many times the amount of life that it does if only the nutrients at the bottom of the ocean were brought to the surface.
www.geocities.com /tengirtizim/tech.html   (5183 words)

 Seaward Ho! The Ocean Frontier   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The ocean was a harsh and terrifying force which could take a life and close over the dead with hardly a ruffle; yet it was a source of food, a means of transportation, a protective natural barrier, a battlefield.
The ocean promises hoards of minerals, a bountiful supply of foodstuffs, and millions of barrels of fuel oil, at a time when he scarcity of further untapped resources on the land areas is becoming ominous.
Yet the oceans also hold out an exciting challenge, for we are beginning our exploitation of the ocean's fabulous riches with a consciousness of the need for conservation and environmental protection.
www.maritimeacademyoftheamericas.com   (5923 words)

The need for labour in the Americas by the various European nations also led to the booming of the African slave trade leading to fl colonization of the Americas- today this is especially apparent in the Caribbean where the largest ethnic group is of African descent.
Modern colonization is called immigration and is very strictly controlled by law.
On the other hand, if the planet is already inhabited, much less benign consequences ensue: indeed, some science fiction authors have used the colonization of alien planets by humans, or the colonization of Earth by aliens, to explore the real-world issues surrounding the phenomenon.
www.exoticfelines.com /search.php?title=Colonization   (1197 words)

 Colonisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 17th century saw other European nations beginning to colonise the Americas (mainly the Netherlands, France and England however many other nations attempted colonies) and these Europeans largely saw conventional movements of families into new lands.
In some cases, expatriate communities do set up permanently in target countries, which is a 'truer' colonisation, though in many cases (especially when not gathered into a community) expatriates do not necessarily seek to 'expand their native civilisation', but rather to integrate into the population of the new civilisation.
Some consider this use of the term to refer more to forms of colonialism than to actual colonisation, as peoples don't move permanently, but only a small number of people move to a target region temporarily, take what they want, deal for more, and leave.
www.punweb.com /article/Colonization   (1290 words)

 Ocean Colonization, Extropy article.
colonization a virtual necessity over the course of the next five hundred years.
There is one other possibility which should at least be mentioned, and that is the business of organized crime; especially, of course, the multi-billion-dollar industry of manufacturing and smuggling illicit drugs.
The organized crime approach to ocean colonization is either the most hardheadedly realistic, with its billions in profit potential, or the most ludicrously science-fictional of schemes.
www.telesterion.com /ocean.htm   (1637 words)

 Space colonization - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Space colonization, also called space settlement and space humanization, is the hypothetical permanent autonomous (self sufficient) human habitation of locations outside Earth.
Due to its proximity and relative familiarity, Earth's Moon is also frequently discussed as a target for colonization.
Warm-Blooded Plants and Freeze-Dried Fish Freeman Dyson predicts that space colonization will only be affordable after a hundred years; and that biotechnology, not propulsion, will be the enabling factor.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /s/sp/space_colonization.html   (1681 words)

 Southern Colonies
It was bounded by two oceans, while Europe had but one; its central river valley for extent and fertility was unequaled in the world; nor could Europe match the Great Lakes, the cataract of Niagara, the Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains, or the Grand Cañons of the Colorado and the Yellowstone.
It was only through colonization that this vast and beautiful land could become truly useful to mankind, and the time was ripe for a portion of Europe to transplant itself permanently to North America.
From that moment North America was open to colonization with little danger of hindrance from the Spaniards.
usahistory.info /southern   (2073 words)

 Wind Driven Ocean Currents
Indeed, many theories of the colonization of the isolated Pacific islands such as Hawaii and Tahiti by humans and plant and animal life have been based upon the ability of winds, ocean waves and currents to transport them from one island to the next.
Fully funded scientific studies of the currents in the Pacific Ocean are few and far between, given the large area to be covered and the variability of wind and currents.
Ebbesmeyer's next serendipitous study of the ocean currents in the North Pacific came in late 1992 when a large number of brightly coloured bathtub toys were reported on the beaches near Sitka, Alaska.
www.islandnet.com /~see/weather/elements/shoes.htm   (2710 words)

 Ocean Surface Topography from Space-Education
In 1996, a reef was built from artificial materials and we are monitoring the colonization of animals [Fig.
It is very exciting to see the colonization of the environment over such a short length of time.
These acoustic surveys are how nautical charts (maps that show the depth of the ocean and the coastline) are made that allow boaters to navigate safely.
sealevel2.jpl.nasa.gov /jr_oceanographer/oceanographer-conley.html   (1201 words)

 Bacterial Colonization of Particles: Growth and Interactions -- Grossart et al. 69 (6): 3500 -- Applied and ...
Marine particles in the ocean are exposed to diverse bacterial
Colonization by newcomer strain 11 of agar particles that had been precolonized by various resident strains (strains 38, 46, and 36).
Bacterial colonization and microbial decomposition of limnetic organic aggregates (lake snow).
aem.asm.org /cgi/content/full/69/6/3500   (5536 words)

 European Domination Indian Ocean Trade Portuguese Monopoly Dutch Colonization India Indonesia Sri Lanka Malabar Konkan ...
Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese in the in the Indian Ocean in 1498, no single power had attempted to monopolize the sea lanes that connected the ports of the Indian sub-continent with the Middle East and East Africa on the West, and the ports of South East Asia and China to the East.
In fact, several of the Indian ocean ports were politically neutral entities - giving free and equitable access to shippers of varied nationalities and religious affiliations.
The colonization of India was followed up by the colonization of Burma, Indo-China, the Middle East and virtually all of Africa.
india_resource.tripod.com /Europetrade.html   (2324 words)

 Conference: Marine Environmental Politics
Because the ocean has long been considered an underutilized and limitless frontier, little attention has been paid until recently to the destruction of its resources and the increasingly privatized, politicized, and capitalized access to its bounty.
The notion that the ocean is a limitless resource of unlimited access is quickly disintegrating in the face of stepped-up vigilance and enforcement over EEZs, migrating stocks of fish, sea floor deposits, ecological sanctuaries, fishing grounds, and shipping passages and moorings.
And of course, the ocean itself is a terrain of intense conflict over meaning and use, the representations of which vary from place to place, and over time.
globetrotter.berkeley.edu /macarthur/marine   (766 words)

 NOAA Ocean Explorer: Explorations
NOAA Ocean Explorer is an educational Internet offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, and virtually explore the ocean realm.
We are increasingly aware of our dependence on the oceans for healthy fisheries, clean habitats, and the potential to discover new medicines and answer questions about global climate.
The panel accomplished this goal, and in October 2000 released “Discovering Earth’s Final Frontier A U.S. Strategy for Ocean Exploration.” From this document, the Ocean Exploration Initiative was born.
www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov /about/about.html   (477 words)

 Tom Snyder Productions: Product Details
Colonization is part of the Decisions, Decisions 5.0 series.
The issues presented in Decisions, Decisions: Colonization match those faced by the colonizers of America.
Students learn the history of the colonization of America and apply it to this future dilemma.
www.tomsnyder.com /products/ProductDetail.asp?PS=DECCOL   (121 words)

 Search for Northwest Passage (from discovery and colonization of America) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
One of the world's severest maritime challenges, the route is located 500 miles (800 km) north of the Arctic Circle and less than 1,200 miles (1,930 km) from the North...
Exhibit concentrating on the role of print media in the European colonization, conceptualization, and mythologization of America in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Resolutions and statements of the Friends of African Colonization, with particular attention to the Colony of Liberia.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-196264?tocId=196264   (915 words)

 Welcome To The International University of Advanced Studies Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The mission of the IUAS is to teach the disciplines and impart the knowledge that will be needed in the next century for survival on Earth and for space colonization; to advance the colonization of the oceans and exploration and colonization of the galaxy, based on ecologically sustainable (non-polluting, renewable) approaches and humanistic values.
It is, further, to enable individuals to benefit from their ingenuity and to advance the entrepreneurial spirit in a philosophical environment which is holistic, humanistic, and futuristic.
The ocean presents a fertile field waiting to be tilled--perhaps ten to one hundred times the productive potential of all land resources--but it behooves us to approach it with ecological sensitivity and careful long-range planning (unlike the ways we have approached much land use).
www.thuntek.net /~iuas   (2115 words)

 History 101: Week 1 (Professor Messer-Kruse)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Indeed, the ocean currents of the Atlantic are very reliable and simple compared to those of the other oceans.
The Indian Ocean was the arab highway to the east and to Africa.
England's period of colonization coincided with its century of greatest internal strife.
www.freeuniv.com /mirror/h101w1.htm   (2844 words)

Ancient Uses of the Oceans - People have used and interacted with the oceanic realm for as long as we have had history and art.
Scientists on board studied the physical conditions of the deep ocean, the chemical composition of seawater, physical and chemical characteristics of seafloor deposits, and the distribution of organic life at all water depths.
The bathyscaphe Trieste descends to 10,915 m, the deepest depth in the oceans.
www.ocean.uni-bremen.de /EInfo/materialien/elemOc/top1-5/topic2.html   (1030 words)

 Trade to Colonization - Historic Dynamics, East India Companies - History, British Colonization, India, African Slave ...
In essence, the race for the colonization of India had been won by the British, and what Abbe de Pradt was saying was that it was in French interest to enjoy the "general" benefits of this victory and not bemoan the loss of "specific" benefits from the British victory.
The industrial revolution and the development of modern capitalism was based on the colonization of India and the rest of the world.
It was the forced pauperization of the colonized world that allowed nations such as Britain, or the US to industrialize and "modernize".
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/eastindia.html   (2559 words)

 Dutch Colonization
Unlike New York City and Albany, however, where the traces of colonization can be difficult to find, in Kingston, the history of New York's Dutch colonization is quite evident.
After unsuccessful efforts at colonization, the Dutch Parliament chartered the "West India Company," a national-joint stock company that would organize and oversee all Dutch ventures in the Western Hemisphere.
Direct links to the age of Dutch colonization, the sturdy construction of these houses have served generations of Kingston residents, and are still in use today.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/kingston/colonization.htm   (1417 words)

 seacolony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Any sea colonization will be spurred by commerical enterpirse and the human desire for an increased standard of living.
The problem with colonizing the oceans is after all a financial and social matter.
Financial,because it costs money,and social because at the moment not too many people are really ready to give up their land-based existence and invest their time and money in a ocean colonization project.
www.wfs.org /sea_colonies.htm   (1110 words)

 Philosophy behind Kantor production by Mark Spiewak of PEARLCOPPER...
We will take on into ocean colonization as a solution from human extinction as Rex suggests in the storyline of Kantor chapbook.
We can't go into ocean only thinking it will give us better and healthier food or power to control waters in case of next World war.
But ocean colonization or underwater cities development is a next big step in history of agriculture and humanities.
www.geocities.com /prorock001/indexphil.html   (402 words)

 Space Colonization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Starships Unlimited v3 is a space exploration, colonization and conquest game where you control every aspect of your expansion across the galaxy.
In the turn-based space colonization game "Galactic Civilizations," players are rewarded for having huge populations and massive industrial production and pay...
From the February 2005 law on the benefits of colonization to the anti-immigrant...
www.wikiverse.org /space-colonization   (1801 words)

 Prof cites evidence of early contact across ocean - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Diffusionist scholars have been impressed by a variety of specific culture traits and complexes shared by certain societies on the two sides of the oceans, but absent in the northern areas from which ice-age humans are supposed to have migrated from Eurasia to America, Jett said.
Wagstaff said that although Jett's lecture showed there was a pattern of culture that needed to be explained, another possibility to similarities between Asia and the Americas was the colonization theory.
The colonization theory says when the Bering Strait was crossed, the coast was colonized faster than the interior, so there was colonization down to South America and that accounts for some culture similarities, Wagstaff said.
www.thebatt.com /news/2004/11/22/News/Prof-Cites.Evidence.Of.early.Contact.Across.Ocean-812840.shtml   (594 words)

 The Middle Colonies
With the fall of the Spanish Armada the naval power of the Dutch began to rise, and by the coming of peace in 1609, the Briton alone could rival the Hollander upon the sea.
The Dutch has taken possession of the Molucca Islands and had seized from Portugal the control of the Indian Ocean.
In their effort to find a northeast passage to China they sailed between Nova Zembla and the North Pole and reached a higher latitude than had ever before been reached by man. Their vessels also plowed the icy waters of the Antarctic seas, where they discovered dreary, unpeopled lands were human feet had never been.
usahistory.info /colonies   (1052 words)

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