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Ah, Wilderness - Significance of the play's title - Ah, Wilderness - Significance of the play's title The title of the play, Ah, Wilderness, by Eugene O'Neill, plays a significant role in the understanding of the play. The "wilderness" is used as a metaphor for the period in a male's life when he is no longer a boy, but not yet a man. This play tells the story of the coming-of-age of Richard, and the evolution he undergoes while becoming a man. The "wilderness" used in the title is a metaphor for the years between childhood and manhood. Life, for a man, is like the woods....   [tags: Ah Wilderness Essays] 1052 words
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The Alaskan wilderness - The Alaskan wilderness is one of the most controversial topics discussed in the United States today. There are many different opinions and regulations pertaining to certain topics affecting the natural landscape of Alaska. One such topic is hunting for brown bear. While these massive animals face no current danger of being wiped out as a result of hunting, it is still a controversial and constantly debated issue. Over ninety-five percent of the United States’ brown bear resides in Alaska. Brown bears are one of the more appealing attractions for visitors to Alaska....   [tags: Environment, Fishing, Hunting] 812 words
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Wilderness Therapy and Conventional Therapy - With an increasing number of individuals seeking mental health services and the issues these individuals face becoming deeper and more difficult to treat with conventional therapy, there is a greater need for more modern and creative therapy. Even more so, individuals are seeking treatment at a younger age and need more interventions to fit their needs. Wilderness therapy is a newer intervention found to be effective with youth and adolescents. This paper will examine the major components of wilderness therapy, the mental health disorders treated, the setting in which wilderness therapy is used, the appropriate client populations, multicultural considerations, and the limitations of this the...   [tags: popular therapy, traditional therapy]
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Wilderness Sport and Adventure Education - Physical Education teachers today use all types of teaching models in order to provide the best service to their students. One specific example of a teaching model is Wilderness Sport/Adventure Education. The purpose of this essay will be to describe the development of Adventure Education and Wilderness Sport in today’s Physical Education classrooms, and to fully explain the teaching model to those who are unfamiliar with it. Public interest in outdoor recreation has increased significantly in the past several decades....   [tags: Teaching, Physical Education]
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Adventure Education and Wilderness Sports - Are you ever satisfied when you do something and do not receive the results you want. I know you are not and nobody is. Everyone wants improvement in the world and people are happy and satisfied when everything is right. This concept can be applied to the world of physical education in today’s society. Obesity has slowly become one of the most problematic diseases that exist in the United States and the world today. The U.S. has been greatly impacted by this disease and more and more people in today’s society are overweight, unhealthy, and out of shape....   [tags: Physical Education]
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Wilderness and Adventure Education - There are two different parts of the Wilderness Sports and Adventure Education model. The Wilderness sports part of it includes the students participating in various activities such as canoeing, rock climbing and hiking. They are not traditional sports because the athletic ability of the student is not as important as it would be in traditional physical education activity. For example, a child may not be able to kick a soccer ball very well or throw a softball accurately but they would be able to hike up a mountain....   [tags: Education]
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The Last Chance Wilderness - It is absolutely clear that Congress must decide to manage the federally owned land in Eastern Oregon as a National Park. In this essay I will attempt to take a strong ecocentric point of view in validating this claim. The wild habitat which contains a diverse wildlife, with unsoiled resources and undeveloped land contains an ultimate value in which we find our human value. It is for this reason we cannot elevate our human values to supersede the intrinsic value of nature. Through the banning of livestock in the park, allowing nonintrusive activities in the park, and the prohibition of hunting predatory animals found in the park, congress will successfully made the ethical decision in managi...   [tags: federally owned land in Oregon as a National Park] 717 words
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Wilderness Survival - A life or death survival situation is not a scenario that crosses people’s mind very often, but acquiring some basic survival skills could save lives. Survival skills include a range of situations from lost while hiking, to a plane crash, and even to the dreaded zombie apocalypse. Ever since people have been going into the woods there have been people getting lost, and ever since people have been getting lost there has been a need for survival skills. The art of survival has been studied, tested, and even put on television in shows like “Survivorman”, “Man Vs Wild”, and “Dual Survival”....   [tags: water, fire, escape]
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Teen Wilderness Camps - Teen wilderness camps are special camps where parents send their troubled teens when they feel like there are no other options for their children. These camps are in the middle of nowhere, and the kids are forced to hike for hours, sleep in tents, and go without proper sanitation for weeks, or sometimes even months. Teen wilderness camps have come under fire many times for injuries and even deaths that have occurred which has raised questions on whether or not these types of programs should be a legal option....   [tags: tough love] 728 words
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Land Conservation: For Humanity or for the Sake of the Wilderness - Pinocht ,one of the earliest men to even consider conserving the forest , gave rise to the government to set aside more land under the forest protection. With more regulation set in place it pacified the fear of running out of resources faster than the nation could provide. Pinocht believed that to set aside the forests and later on other resources such as water, be set aside for the present generation to develop. In his essay, ‘The Fight for Conservation’, he quotes, “ The development for our natural resources and the fullest use of them for the present generation is the first duty of this generation.” Also from his essay Pinocht explains even though the resources are for the present,...   [tags: environmental issues]
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Wilderness in Call of the Wild by Jack London - ... He believes that he can push people around and get away with it. Curly died early on in the book. She symbolizes naivety. She represents naivety because of her over-kindness. When Curly died, she tried to be friends with a husky. The husky then “ripped [Curly’s face] from eye to jaw” (19). Curly brought her fate onto herself. The next character is John Thornton. John Thornton represents the small bits of happiness and love in The Call of The Wild. Buck and John have a perfect relationship together....   [tags: Klondike gold rush, journey, instincts] 576 words
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The Benefits of Wilderness Sports and Adventure Education - Adventure Education can be defined in many ways. I feel that Adventure Education is a direct, active, and engaging learning experience that involve the whole person and have real consequences. What I get from this definition is that students are active, always involved, while they learn from new experiences that can have real consequences like getting hurt. Another way to define it is the promotion of learning through adventure centered experiences, for example, outdoor sports, challenge courses and races....   [tags: Adventure Education Essays]
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Civilize The Wilderness - Civilize the Wilderness Wilderness, why civilize it. This is an interesting question, and one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and let it grow and decide it's own beginnings and ends. Does civilizing the wilderness make it better or worse. In what ways is it better or worse if we leave it alone or it we civilize it. These are all excellent questions and are all worthwhile to think about. Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness for quite sometime now, but is it really something we should be doing....   [tags: essays research papers] 514 words
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Why Wilderness Rehabilitation Is a Successful Means of Therapy - ... According to Foster quoted by Russell in an Open Sky research “Even in an age of managed care the data seem[s] to indicate a trend towards ever-increasing numbers of out-of-home placements for adolescents” (Open Sky). Clearly Wilderness rehabilitation is a practical and successful means of therapy. Thousands of people have been benefitted through this way and thousands continue to be benefitted each month. Though you can choose to leave when you turn eighteen many people decide to stay and finish their treatment....   [tags: emtional, mental, issues, methods, techniques] 1596 words
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Outdoor Recreation: Human Activity Damages The Natural Balance of an Area - ... Outdoor recreation builds character by challenging the spirit and fostering self-sufficiency. On a universal level, the wilderness provides a sense of wonder and excitement, reestablishing man's bond with nature. People trek outdoors to gain knowledge of the world around them as well as feel connected to nature. In agreement with the authors of the Wilderness Management textbook, the wilderness should be managed in a way as to provide a balance between recreational opportunities and the preservation of the natural ecology, with a heavy emphasis on the latter....   [tags: wilderness, recreation, ] 688 words
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Wilderness Survival: Being Prepared for the Worst Situation - Humans are born with knowledge and instincts related to survival such as the need to find shelter, food, water, and heat; however, if one of these four components is missing from a person’s life, it can result in dire consequences such as sickness, disease, permanent injury, and even death. With one’s knowledge of their surroundings, and ability to stay calm in stressful conditions, their chances of survival are greatly increased. However, if one panics in a life or death situation, the chances of making it out alive are greatly lowered....   [tags: never underestimate the environment]
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Role of Religion in the Wilderness: James Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans - Freedom of Religion – Freedom from Religion In the midst of his already successful career, Sigmund Freud decided to finally dedicate a book of his to religion, referring to the subject as a phenomena faced by the scientific community. This new work, Totem and Taboo, blew society off its feet, ultimately expanding the reaches of debates and intellectual studies. From the beginning, Freud argues that there exists a parallel between the archaic man and the contemporary compulsive. Both these types of people, he argues, exhibit neurotic behavior, and so the parallel between the two is sound....   [tags: freudian, james cooper]
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Should Battlefields be Preserved? The Battle of Wilderness, in Virginia - Should Battlefields be Preserved. Should battlefields be preserved. One thing people now are trying to decide. The battle of the Wilderness is one battle to look at. Right now in Virginia, where the battle was took place in, is trying to decide whether they should save the battlefield which The Wilderness happened on, or turn it into a Walmart. The Civil War was a tragic war that happened in the United States. The Civil war happened because what the North from the South beliefs were, that the south wanted slavery and the north didn't....   [tags: civil war, ] 822 words
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Wilderness Areas are Under Threat - Examine the ways in which the unique indigenous lifestyles found in wilderness areas are under threat. A significant proportion of the world’s population – about 300 million people – are described as indigenous, or native, peoples. They belong to a rich and diverse array of cultures spread across the globe. Indigenous peoples are defined as the descendents of those people who inhabited an area before it was colonised by Europeans, or before a modern state was established there. Where groups of indigenous peoples have survived it is often because they live in extreme geographic and climatic conditions – very wet or cold, extremely hot or dry....   [tags: Anthropology] 2530 words
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Shining a New Light on the Outdoors: Wilderness Therapy - His scent. His clothes. His words. He wasn't what I wanted my big brother, Jack, to be like. With bloodshot eyes, he looked through everyone and everything that surrounded him; he was lost and didn't care what my parents said. He did what he wanted. Coming home late smelling of marijuana and alcohol, he was simply careless. I would lie in bed and listen to the screaming and arguing, while a river of tears would stream down my face. As a child, I didn't understand. Why does he have to do whatever he's doing....   [tags: alternative programs for troubled youth]
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Analysis of Desert Solitarie: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey - Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness is an autobiographical narrative written by naturalist Edward Abbey. Abbey composed the account based on his personal experiences as an employee for the United States Park Service at Arches National Monument in Utah. Abbey’s anecdotal account is nonlinearly comprised of occupational experiences and renditions of the region’s folklore. These illustrations analogous because they exhibit related themes and trends associated with the author’s experiences and beliefs....   [tags: beliefs, forklore, employee, experience] 1197 words
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Forty Years in the Wilderness - Forty Years in the Wilderness Clouds of dust billowed behind our jeep like a filthy veil. Scrawny boys in underwear left their jacks to chase us. Seconds later, they trailed off calling "gringos." A bachata blared in the distance as we pulled up to the palm hut that doubled as a ranger station. Two shirtless rangers leaned against grimy cases displaying ceramic idols and shards of bowls. Sitting around over cups of steaming coffee, one ranger amused us with cuentos while Mom bartered with the other for a guide....   [tags: Personal Narrative Nature Essays] 1503 words
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Wilderness: History and Value - Wilderness: History and Value History From the very beginning of this nation's history, wilderness has been a fundamental ingredient. The first European settlers found and battled against it upon their arrival. The western explorers and wagon trains sought to wrestle farmland from the wilderness's grip to build cities, farms and homes. It was not until the reality of its finite availability, that it was viewed as anything other than an opponent and menace. These changing attitudes began a new battle for preservation and protection of the wilderness that remained....   [tags: Nature Philosophy Papers]
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Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter - In Wallace Stegner’s “Wilderness Letter,” he is arguing that the countries wilderness and forests need to be saved. For a person to become whole, Stegner argues that the mere idea of the wild and the forests are to thank. The wilderness needs to be saved for the sake of the idea. He insinuates that anyone in America can just think of Old faithful, Mt. Rainier, or any other spectacular landform, even if they have not visited there, and brought to a calm. These thoughts he argues are what makes us as people whole....   [tags: Nature Conservation Essays] 1198 words
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Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man - Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man all tell the stories of a real-life character that makes the decision to venture out into the wilderness on his own. On one hand, Chris McCandless (Into The Wild), Timothy Treadwell (Grizzly Man), and Thoreau are similar in several ways. All three men record some kind of documentation about their journey; McCandless and Thoreau keep journals while Treadwell keeps a video log. Also, all three forced themselves to really live off the land using only the bare minimum of essentials....   [tags: venture into wilderness] 2045 words
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Wilderness Empire - In Wilderness Empire, Allen W. Eckert has given a sweeping and thorough look into the lives of key decision makers and the pivotal events leading up to and including the French and Indian War. Through Eckert’s educated insight, the reader is able to enjoy a look into a distant way of life made edifying through his portrayal of historical figures. Following the lives of William Johnson and his friend Tiyanoga, a powerful leader of The Six Nations, the reader is able to better understand a way of life that has long since been eradicated....   [tags: essays research papers] 904 words
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Conrad's Heart of Darkness - Marlow and the Wilderness - Marlow and the Wilderness in Heart of Darkness Marlow has always been mystified and curious about the parts of the world that have been relatively unexplored by the white race. Ever since he was a little kid he used to look at many maps and wonder just what laid in the big holes that were unmapped. Eventually one of these holes was filled up with the continent of Africa, but he was still fascinated especially by this filled in hole. When he found out that he could maybe get a job with a company that explored the Congo area in Africa he sought after it and got it....   [tags: Heart Darkness essays] 1073 words
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Civilization vs. Wilderness in Wuthering Heights - Civilization vs. Wilderness in Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights is a story full of symbols, themes and motifs among which we can also encounter the opposition between civilization and wilderness. The setting used throughout the novel Wuthering Heights helps to set the mood to describe the characters. We find two households separated by the cold, muddy, and desolate moors, one by the name of Wuthering Heights, and the other by the name of Thrushcross Grange. Each house stands alone and the atmosphere creates a mood of isolation....   [tags: Emily Bronte] 919 words
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America’s Preservation System: A Wilderness Bill of Rights by William O. Douglas - North America has one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. There are deserts, wetlands, rolling hills, plains, and mountain ranges in the United States alone. But what has been done to preserve America’s incredible biodiversity. There have been many attempts in the past, as well as in recent years. Many people want to preserve the American wilderness, as Ann Malaspina discovered. “In fact, taxpayers, like those in Florida who support the wild lands corridor, are increasingly willing to pay the price to preserve open space” (Malaspina 70)....   [tags: diverse ecosystems, biodiversity] 1810 words
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Frederick Jackson Turner’s Reliance on the Myth of an Unoccupied American Wilderness - The Frontier Thesis has been very influential in people’s understanding of American values, government and culture until fairly recently. Frederick Jackson Turner outlines the frontier thesis in his essay “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. He argues that expansion of society at the frontier is what explains America’s individuality and ruggedness. Furthermore, he argues that the communitarian values experienced on the frontier carry over to America’s unique perspective on democracy....   [tags: The Frontier Thesis]
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Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and Aldo Leopold Saved the Beauty of the Wilderness - ... He saw nature as a place where people could go and relax from every day problems. He believed that wilderness should be left alone, because man could not know was right for nature. For him the wilderness was a sanctuary, free from developed places. He was very spiritual. Muir in this article compares U.S. with other civilized nations in the world such as, France, Japan, Switzerland, Russia etc. that have been compelled to care for their forests by systematic managing. He also says that, “In their natural condition, or under wise management, keeping out destructive sheep, preventing fires, selecting the trees that should be cut for lumber, and preserving the young ones, these forests woul...   [tags: forrest, conservation, environmnent] 1016 words
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Adirondacks Park Industry: Struggle Between Classicists and Romantics - The American wilderness has long been a battleground for the symbolic struggle between Classicists, who champion progress and industry and Romantics, who advocate reverence and appreciation for nature. While it would seem that the Romantic intentions were in the best interests of the environment, in actuality both ideas were in the self-interest of man. These seemingly opposing views have roots in the same motivation, the need for man to control the environment. They would eventually unite to create the Adirondack park tourist industry....   [tags: American wilderness, environment]
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The Power of the American Perspective on the Environment - In a brief article written for the Sierra Club, Jake Abrahamson describes a personal experience “soaking up isolation” in the Whistler Mountains. As he details his skiing journey in the wilderness, the author emphasizes his feelings of seclusion in the forest only an hour away from an upscale lodge. The differing perspectives of the environmental historians John Muir, Charles Mann, and William Cronon regarding the exploitation of nature and American cultural influences on wilderness would elicit different responses to Abrahamson’s story about the wild nature of the skiable forest....   [tags: american culture, wilderness, nature] 536 words
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Marlow and Kurtz: The Character Foils from In Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - ... This love of adventure did not just come about overnight. He tells his other shipmates, “Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours…there were many blank spaces on the earth and when I saw one that looked particularly inviting on a map... I would point my finger on it and say: When I grow up I will go there” (Conrad 8). Kurtz does not display this same love for adventure; one of their opposites. Kurtz is idolized by the natives. Some people might even go as far to say that Kurtz has turned into a savage himself....   [tags: journey, love, wilderness]
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Analysis of The Tree Where Man Was Boen by Perter Matthiessen - In The Tree Where Man Was Born, Peter Matthiessen shares his East African explorations and findings from the 1960’s with poetic flavor and grandeur imagery. Matthiessen gives a uniquely diverse account of the wilderness, wildlife, and traditional peoples of various East African regions. Through these accounts and informative stores of what life is like there from socio-ecological perspective as well as personal travel narrative, one understand the depth to his musings. Despite his accounts as a majority of subjectivity and reader-impressionism from a different era, his insight is still creditable and helpful to the changes of life....   [tags: exploration, wilderness, wildlife, tradition] 891 words
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How Mother Nature can Lower Depression and Anxiety - There are many things the general public take for granted, many of these things include: the outdoors, animals, plants, and basically Mother Nature. The word Nature is derived from the Latin word Natura, meaning birth, which is exactly what being in the wilderness does to one’s spirit or soul; it gives them a new birth and spunk. A famous American writer, Edward Paul Abbey, known for his advocacy of environmental issues, said “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread”....   [tags: nature, wildlife, wilderness] 588 words
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The Story of the Yahi Man - “In august of1911, a starving Native American Indian walked out of the Butte wilderness into Oroville California and became an instant journalistic sensation.” (Rockafeller) The Indians name was Ishi. He came out of the forest starving and scavenging for food. “Ishi looked like the walking dead.” (Gannet) Ishi will always be remembered by his historical imprint that he left on the world. Ishi was born into the wild and ended up living in one of the biggest cities, with a death that shattered the U.S....   [tags: wilderness, museum, native american]
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The Life of Eustace Conway: A Modern Transcendentalist - Eustace Conway, a man of nature, of brotherhood, of struggle and strife perfectly represents the Transcendental ideal with impeccable execution. Eustace has lived the life of many Transcendentalists, such as Thoreau, Whitman, and Frost. He has long dreamed of owning pristine land, untouched by any man, a place where he can live, and teach. His dream came true for him, and that land is called Turtle Island. But Eustace, a simple man, yearns for the day when people come to their senses and return to the place from which they came… nature....   [tags: struggle, wilderness, brotherhood]
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The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear - The Themes of Wilderness and the White Man in William Faulkner's The Bear    William Faulkner's The Bear is bilateral in subject and plot. The first half of the story looks at the wilderness and the virtues man can learn from it. The second half applies these virtues to civilization, exposing the white man's corruption and misuse of the land. A careful look at the interaction of these two halves reveals a single unifying theme: man must learn virtue from nature. Faulkner believed humility, pride, courage, and liberty would be almost impossible for man to learn without the wilderness to teach him....   [tags: Faulkner Bear Essays]
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Artemis, The Goddess of the Hunt - Artemis is known as the Greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness and fertility. She had gained these abilities form her father, Zeus, when she was just three years old. Artemis had asked her father for six wishes. These wishes include being an eternal virgin, to never marry, hunting dogs to aid her in the hunt, a bow and arrows, eighty hunting nymphs to assist her in the wild, and lastly, deer to lead her chariot (godsandgoddess.com). Her father granted her these wishes which is one of the major reasons her hunting skills were as great as they were....   [tags: wilderness, virgin, protector] 806 words
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Experimental Training Program: Wilderness/adventure Learning - Experimental Training Program: Wilderness/Adventure Learning Training employees is a fundamental element of a corporations success. A company succeeds only as well as the people running it can perform. This training process can cover many skills and go into many areas of expertise. One key element that has only recently come into action is an outdoor- based experiential training program. Commonly called "ropes courses," wilderness courses or adventure learning programs have been in use in the USA since the early 1980's, and by organizations in the UK since the early 1970's....   [tags: essays research papers] 2132 words
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Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49 - Her Errand Into the Wilderness - The Crying of Lot 49: Her Errand Into the Wilderness One of the central themes touched upon in Pierre-Yves Petillon's Essay, "A Re-cognition of Her Errand Into the Wilderness," is the general sense of awakening one feels when he reads Thos Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Petillon begins his essay by expressing the opinion that "it is rather odd that The Crying of Lot 49, a slim novella should have become an overnight classic (O'Donnell, p.127)." What at first seemed like a typical piece expounding the virtues of LSD, turned out to have much more under the surface than a first reading would reveal....   [tags: Crying Lot 49 Essays] 375 words
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Cixous's The Laugh of the Medusa Against Showalter's Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness - Cixous's The Laugh of the Medusa Critiqued Against Showalter's Essay Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness In learning about feminist theory this semester, one idea that arose from class discussions was the notion of essentialism. Essentialism, a theory that stresses essence as opposed to existence, was discussed at length and while some classmates found it to reductionary and cliché, it is a question that I assume must be asked of ecriture feminine writing. Does ecriture feminine writing essentialize women....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 2285 words
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The Wilderness in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing, Mary Austin’s Land of Little Rain, and Gary Snyder’s - The Wilderness in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing, Mary Austin’s Land of Little Rain, and Gary Snyder’s The Practice of the Wild Journeys into the wilderness test far more than the physical boundaries of the human traveler. Twentieth century wilderness authors move beyond the traditional travel-tour approach where nature is an external diversion from everyday life. Instead, nature becomes a catalyst for knowing our internal wilderness and our universal connections to all living things. In Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing, Mary Austin’s Land of Little Rain, and Gary Snyder’s The Practice of the Wild, “nature” mirrors each narrator: what the narrators ultimately discover in the wilderness reflects wh...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Keep Pushing On: Cheryl Strade - ... Just because a strong-minded and strong-willed individual has weak moments and expresses them in a shameful way, does not mean they are weak overall. When life knocks you down, a human-being who has strength gets back to their feet and says: “You hit like a bitch!” A weak person would stay on the ground, not fighting back, having no intention of getting back up. Cheryl Strayed did not stay down; although, for years she stayed dazed before returning to her feet. But she did in fact, return to her feet; showing the strength she possesses....   [tags: finding yourself on a wilderness trail]
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Human Interactions with Nature in the Rocky Mountain States - Human Interactions with Nature in the Rocky Mountain States Human interaction with the Rocky Mountain States has shifted tremendously since the beginning of recorded history. These changes can be broken down into three phases. The first phase would be the communal posture held by Native Americans. This period of time ran from the Spanish colonization in the 16th century until the era of the mountain man. With the establishment of the United States a new period of exploration for exploitation began....   [tags: Native Americans Wilderness Papers]
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Great Bear Rainforest - Great Bear Rainforest The controversy over logging, and more specifically clearcutting, is not a new issue in America. Ever since the 1920's and 1930's, when this nation started to become conscious of conservation, citizens have weighed the consequences of logging. Critics have questioned whether the increase in jobs, tax dollars, and economic growth was worth the destruction of forest lands. Regardless of what they believe today, the logging industry had become so efficient that by the late 1980's nearly 100,000 acres of federal land had been clearcut since the industry began....   [tags: British Columbia Nature Wilderness Papers] 2603 words
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Green Mountain National Forest - Green Mountain National Forest The Green Mountain National Forest, established in 1932, is Vermont’s only National Forest. It is managed in the spirit of multiple uses, including recreational activities, logging and watershed protection and management. An ecosystems management approach has recently been adopted by the U.S. Forest Service in maintaining the forest. In 1964 the Congress of the United States passed the Wilderness Act in an attempt to set aside, in the words of the act, "an area where earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man"; the lands designated as wilderness areas were to be "affected primarily by nature." Six areas, totaling 59,598 acres of the Green Mountain...   [tags: Essays Papers] 379 words
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Giovanni di Paolo' Art: Transitioning from Medieval to Renaissance - Artistic styles are constantly changing. Incidentally, most famous artists tend to be masters of a specific style of art. Every period of art is influenced by the former periods, creating a blurred line where the periods end and beginning. The artists who work in between two distinct periods create a noteworthy blend of both styles. One such artist, Giovanni di Paolo, worked with influences from both the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Medieval and Renaissance art are completely different styles, but Paolo worked to create his own style that fused the two....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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