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The Light In The Forest - The Light In The Forest Conrad Richter's book, The Light In The Forest, is about a boy from Pennsylvania who was adopted into an Indian family. After a long period of time, True Son had to go back to his white family. The ordeal in the story is that he wanted to go back to the Indians and not stay in the white village. When he came back, he made a big mistake and got kicked out of the Indian village. In my opinion, Cuyloga made the most difficult decision in the novel when he decided to send True Son away at the end....   [tags: The Light In The Forest] 389 words
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The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter - The Light in the Forest Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest.  True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four.  He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga.  He became a part of the Indian culture.  Later the Indians made a treaty with the whites and all white captives were to be returned to their people, including 15-year-old True Son.  However, True Son had learned to hate the white men and their ways....   [tags: The Light in the Forest] 770 words
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Inventing Problems in In A Forest of Voices - Inventing Problems in In A Forest of Voices     "Interesting title, nice alliteration, E.B. White, perfect." That's exactly what I thought upon finding "Sootfall and Fallout" in A Forest of Voices. I find it hard to write about another essay, so often there isn't really enough material to use and one is stuck criticizing turns of phrase or punctuation. But White, in this essay, gives the reader plenty of meat to chew, and much of it is hard to digest. His main point seems to be that radiation fallout must be stopped, because the current generation is buying atomic power with the lives of future generations....   [tags: Forest Voices]
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Peter Taylor's The Old Forest - Peter Taylor's The Old Forest Critics have continuously characterized Peter Taylor’s work, as a social critique of the South and how it shows “the effects of cultural inheritance on its people” (Bryant 66). In his story, “The Old Forest,” Taylor examines the regional history and social structures that shaped his own past and how breaking the architecture that has existed for generations is not easily accomplished. Although it takes place in 1937, with progressive girls and college students filling the city of Memphis with intellectualism and open sexuality, the social constructions of the past, most specifically the descendents of plantation owners and rich socialites, are not easily forgotten....   [tags: Peter Taylor Old Forest Essays]
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Children of the Forest by Kevin Duffy - "Children of the Forest" by Kevin Duffy "Children of the Forest" is a narrative written by Kevin Duffy. This book is a written testament of an anthropologist's everyday dealings with an African tribe by the name of the Mbuti Pygmies. My purpose in this paper is to inform the reader of Kevin Duffy's findings while in the Ituri rainforest. Kevin Duffy is one of the first and only scientists to have ever been in close contact with the Mbuti. If an Mbuti tribesman does not want to be found, they simply won't be....   [tags: Children Forest Kevin Duffy Africa Essays]
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Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter - Analysis of A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter A Light In The Forest by Conrad Richter is an amazing story of one Indian boy's will to survive and struggle to overcome many obstacles. A light in the forest is about a white boy who was kidnapped from his family by Indians when he was 4 years old. An Indian couple from the tribe adopted him and raised him as their own son naming him Lenni Quis or True Son. They taught him the religion and customs of the Indian people and he came to live by these customs and to love his new family....   [tags: A Light in the Forest Conrad Richter Essays] 1323 words
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Into The Forest - Into the forest. In the novel ‘into the forest’ the two main characters, Nell and Eva, lived together their entire lives. Although they grew up with together in the same remote place with the same parents, they developed unique personalties and views on life. In the early stages of the novel there are small things that differentiate the two girls. For example, Nell, wants to be thrifty, save and preserve the things, while Eva is prepared to use things to get something done, her thinking isn’t of the future but of now....   [tags: essays research papers] 521 words
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Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest - Rhetorical Analysis of McKibben’s Article, Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest Protecting Hawaii’s rain forest from the invasion of Corporate America is Bill McKibben’s intention as an environmentalist. His 28-paragraph article, “Power Play Endangers Hawaii’s Rain Forest,” appeared in Rolling Stone, a popular culture magazine, on May 31, 1990. He argues that producing power through geothermal drilling harms the Wao Kele o Puna rain forest, the environment, and the people that live nearby....   [tags: Power Play Endangers Hawaii's Rain Forest] 735 words
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Forest Restoration - ... Once planted, the area is assessed for about three years following the restoration site (Cole). When an area is seeded it is usually mulched with either bark, straw or some other type of mulch blanket however, is not always necessary or effective in the recovery process of the plot. Mulch blankets are generally more effective on higher elevation areas (Cole). The mortality rates of seed of seedlings are affected by multiple factors but the most evident is the climate. Once the seedlings are established they will developed, cotyledons; the mortality rates for seedlings are more often higher than the mortality rates of volunteer plants....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Mystery of the Forest - A.S. Byatt’s Gothic short story investigates the human psyche and its ability to cope with the emotions that come from loss. Byatt organizes her story into three different sections separated by the meetings of the two main characters, Penny and Primrose. The first is the break when the two young girls meet for the first time giving each other someone to hang on to. The second is when they meet again later in their years, at the same location they stayed so many years ago. These meetings are surrounded by severer loss with both the girls....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 745 words
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National Forest - National Forest There are many National Forests in the United States, and they are spread over the whole country. National Forest also have a huge variety of climates. Ranging from the very cold weather of the Chugach National Forest in Alaska to the warm weather of the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana or even to the intermediate weather like our on Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. National Forest are also very helpful towards humans and the way we live. On the other side of the hand they may also be harmful to us....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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A Magical Forest - A Magical Forest The sun is high above me and I walk into the forest in front of me, which I hear calling me. I hear birds chirping and twittering, singing a song. This makes me wonder about birds and where their songs come from. How ancient the song I am hearing really is. As I take a step into the forest, I notice at first the trees, stretching high above the ground, as if in competition with one another, to see who will reach the sky first. Their roots are long and strong, going deep under the ground, indicating that they have lived in the area for a long time, for centuries....   [tags: Papers] 674 words
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Forest Management - Forest management is the maintaining and management of not only the trees in the forest, but the streams, habitat, watersheds, and even the decaying trees or logs on the forest floor. Managing our forests is not only important to the wildlife, but to our future economy and way of life. We need to continue to save the Oregon forests and help the ecosystems within them because human beings are also part of the ecosystem. By using forest management, it can help certain species of wildlife. Some species of birds, such as the pileated woodpecker, which need large snags to build nest cavities(7)....   [tags: essays research papers] 942 words
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A Day in the Forest - A Day in the Forest It was a calm, overcast day, and I found myself resting at the side of a large oak tree, admiring the beauty of the woods that surrounded me. The sunless sky covered the woods over the treetops which created a canopy over my head. The crimson and auburn foliage was a magnificent sight, as this was the season known as Fall. There was a gentle breeze, creating the single sound of rustling leaves. The leaves appeared as though they were dying to fall out of the tree and join their companions on the forest floor....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 466 words
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A State Forest - A State Forest Last autumn, while on a trip, I decided to walk through a State Forest. This huge forest enriches the countryside not far from town and was a place where indians held hunting rights until recently. Little streams, ancient trees, shaded paths, and hidden places are some of the physical attributes which make the State Forest an enchanting place. I wandered leisurely along the shadowy paths, enjoying the peaceful surroundings. With only the songs of birds for company, I felt completely isolated from the crowds and traffic as I walked over the deep carpet of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 793 words
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The Rain Forest - The Rain Forest      The destruction of the rainforest is a problem that the people of the world can not continue to ignore. 14 percent of the Earth's land used to be covered by rainforests yet this number has dropped significantly to only about 6 percent (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html). Rainforests provide the people of the world with many necessities, some of which would no longer be available if rainforests did not exist. In the last 50 years, rainforests have declined at a terrifying speed of 150 acres per minute or 75 million acres per year (http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/index.html)....   [tags: Ecology Environment Research Papers]
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Forest Fires - In the year 2000, fire fighters battled raging infernos as some of the worst wildfires in 50 years rampaged across a dozen states. Not only were these fires the worst in half a century, but they may be the worst ever recorded. In a single week in mid August, 86 major wildfires were raging in a dozen states from Arizona and California up to Colorado and Wyoming to Montana, Oregon and South Dakota. Five million acres of land burned, more then double the annual average for the past decade. A controlled fire six miles southwest of Los Alamos that was implemented as a fire prevention measure would not stop....   [tags: essays research papers] 334 words
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The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri Forest - ... It is variously described as “father” and “mother,” “friend” (or “sibling”) and “lover,” the “great provider,” the “chief, that lawgiver, the leader and the final arbitrator,” “God,” “Godhead,” “Deity,” God of the Hunt,” and “God of the Forest.” (Mosko, 1987) The Mbuti are likely to put family names on more than just family members. According to Turnbull, The Mbuti call the forest “mother” and “father” as the mood seizes them, because, like their parents, the forest gives them food, shelter, and clothing, which are readily made from abundant forest materials....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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Rain Forest Destruction - “‘Deforestation hits hardest in tropical forests, those vast tracts bordering the equator’” (as stated by Cooper, 1991, September 20). Through out 1990-2007, only three different rainforest have shown a moderate decrease in forest destruction (Newsweek, 2009, December 14). With this information, people around the world will know how important it is to refrain from destroying the forests. If scientists continue to explain the importance of the rain forests leaders of the world will stop most destruction to the rainforests....   [tags: Conservation]
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The Wake Forest Experience - The Wake Forest Experience Wake Forest University serves an institute for higher learning, eminent for its top-notch academic reputation and its service in the community. With the goal of educating and advancing the entire individual, Wake Forest University stands as the school of choice for a plethora of high school graduates, including myself. With all of these aspects in consideration, my goal is to take advantage of every opportunity that this school presents, whether it be educational, community service, etc....   [tags: Personal Experience] 975 words
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Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems - Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems Amid growing concerns about increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, mitigation techniques that reduce levels of greenhouse gases are receiving attention as a possible remedy for climate change. Forest ecosystems play an important role in the global carbon cycle, but there are still questions about how significant of a role they play and how manipulating management plans affects a forested area’s carbon sequestration potential. Various factors such as land-use history, age of a forest stand, and potential feedback processes must all be taken into account when determining if forests are a feasible method of climate change mitigation....   [tags: Ecosystems] 2418 words
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Rain Forest Degradation - ... These “shifted cultivators” cause damage by moving into new areas and setting up small-scale farming operations. These people are continuously kicked out of their spots, so, in return, their just destroying more and more trees as they go along. The shifted cultivators destroy forests in order to grow cash crops, tree plantations or for grazing cattle (Cohlchester and Lohmann). With cash crops the only reason for tearing down trees and plant crops is to make money. They do not care about the environment....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Effects of Forest Fires on Local Flora - ... They also mentioned that soil sterilization methods can have different effects depending on treatment type, method of treatment, moisture content, and soil type (Chambers & Attiwill, 1994). Furthermore, another site was examined by scientists that showed the ash-bed effect. After a forest fire, the site was planted with Pinus radiata and examined nine years later (Humphreys & Lambert, 1965). From this study, scientists Humphreys and Lambert found that trees in the ash-beds grew 1.2 to 1.4 times higher than the neighboring trees (1965)....   [tags: Botany, Forestry]
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Arthur's Knights and The Light Beyоnd The Forest - The Light Beyоnd The Forest Introductiоn This stоry features the exploits оf the many well-known knights оf King Arthur's Round Table -- Lancelot, Percival, Bоrs, Gawain, and Galahad -- each оf whom seeks tо find the cup оf the Last Supper. The Arthurian knights, who sat with King Arthur around a circular table, became the focal point оf fellowship between knights. Some оf them are famous as heroes and champiоns оf just cause (Pyle, 84-89). In theоry, they were brothers; however, jealousy, envy and hatred existed with the fellowship....   [tags: Chivalry, round table, King Arthur] 1320 words
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The Amazon Forest is Disappearing - The Amazon Forest is Disappearing Nine countries share the Amazon rain forest: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Suriname. The Amazon forest is the largest rain forest ecosystem of the world (Brazil picks Amazon site for sustainable logging, 1998), with 5.5 million square kilometers (The Rape of the Amazon), where also live peasants and indigenous people. The Amazon forest is source of great biodiversity and goods, which is really important for human being....   [tags: Geography Ecology Essays]
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The Comparison Of Forest Of Ar - The Comparison of Forest of Arden versus Forest of Eden It is the innate desire of man to seek a place of freedom, .an utopia, which allows him to escape into fantasies and away from the hardships of reality. In the play 'As you like it'; by William Shakespeare, the playwright indirectly compares the Forest of Arden to the Forest of Eden by exploring the theme of illusions, the idea of the forest as a place of refuge and Arden's mystical powers. The two forests are not only related by the fact that they sound similar but the many imageries and ideas that were mentioned in the play are somewhat related to the story of Genesis....   [tags: essays research papers] 613 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 Forest were upgraded to Wilderness status following the 1964 Congressional Wilderness Act....   [tags: Essays Papers] 379 words
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The Forest's Symbolisim in The Scarlet Letter - A Refuge from Prosecution: The Forest in The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter is a tale of constant trial and punishment. For Hester Prynne, there is no escape from the shame and belittlement she has been forced to endure within puritan society. However, like the puritans who had escaped prosecution by migrating from England to the New World, characters in The Scarlet Letter can escape the prosecution of puritan society by visiting the forest. It is a symbolic realm that embodies freedom and privacy, and the only sanctuary for those who seek liberty to express their true nature, whether it be through acts of love, or heresy....   [tags: essays research papers] 984 words
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Lee De Forest - Lee De Forest Lee De Forest was born Aug. 26, 1873, Council Bluffs, Iowa. De Forest was the son of a Congregational minister. His father moved the family to Alabama and there assumed the presidency of the nearly bankrupt Talladega College for Negroes. Excluded by citizens of the white community who resented his father's efforts to educate blacks, Lee and his brother and sister made friends from among the black children of the town and spent a happy although sternly disciplined childhood in this rural community....   [tags: essays research papers] 919 words
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The Scafolding Vs. The Forest - Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption, centers on the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. In the center of this bustling community is the market place. With in it are all the central features of the town, the most symbolic of these is the scaffold. Many a soul is scarred upon this scaffold. It is a place of intense scrutiny and upon it, reality comes into a brutal light. In exceptional contrast to the scaffold is the forest beyond the town....   [tags: essays research papers] 732 words
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White Mountain National Forest - White Mountain National Forest Legend has it that the White Mountains received their name from early sailing visitors to New England who saw the distant snow capped peaks in the distance as the sailed south along the coast. The White Mountain National Forest was established to protect these mountains in 1911. This followed the passage of the Weeks Act, due in large part to public outcry, which allowed the federal government to purchase private land East of the Mississippi River to create parks for public use....   [tags: Essays Papers] 433 words
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Deforestation of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil - Deforestation of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil When the Portuguese landed in Brazil 500 years ago the sight that greeted them was of a huge rain forest, which then ran along much of Brazil’s Atlantic coast. In more recent times, there has been an outcry over the destruction of the much larger Amazon forest. But its devastation is nothing compared to Brazil’s Atlantic forest. About 86% of Brazil’s Amazon forest is still intact but only about 7% of the Atlantic forest remains. In this paper, I will explain why the Atlantic forest was destroyed, why deforestation happens, and the effects of rain forest destruction and the effect it is having on the Earth....   [tags: Papers] 755 words
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Forest Soils on Acid - Forest Soils on Acid Forest ecosystems are important both ecologically and economically. It is arguable that the most fundamental dynamic of the forest ecosystem is the forest soil. The acidity of forest soils can alter the chemistry, biota, and hydraulics of the soil, and thus, alter the soil formation characteristics and the soil composition. It follows that the acidification of forest soils demands a great deal of research and attention. Forest soils are commonly found to have pH readings of 4-6, even in areas of moderate to low acid deposition (Binkley et al, p....   [tags: Ecology Nature Environmental Papers]
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Destruction of Rain Forest - “In every sense, a standing rain forest supplies more economic wealth than if it were cleared … yet deforestation continues at an alarming rate.” (Tropical Rain Forest Coalition, 1996). Rain Forests have played a significant role in shaping modern biology. The destruction of the rain forests will determine the fate of all species humans plants and animals. Many people do not understand the long- term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. They have provided all living beings with many natural resources and medicines....   [tags: essays research papers] 1192 words
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The Freedom of the Forest in The Scarlet Letter - The Scarlet Letter: The Freedom of the Forest Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels, otherwise, the emotion builds up until they become volatile. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's, The Scarlet Letter, life centers on a rigid Puritan society which does not allow open self-expression, so the characters have to seek alternate means in order to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily, Hawthorne provides such a sanctuary in the form of the mysterious forest....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1454 words
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Between The Forest And Greed - Between The Forest and Greed Within the past decade there has been a rising "environmentally conscious" movement. The spectrum of issues in contention by environmentalism has expanded virulently and is reaching its zenith. Public dissatisfaction with the environmental movement is forming, as the movement has taken the fight for the environment too far. Donella Meadows is an environmentalist who has yet to fully think about the issue she is arguing. In her piece "Not Seeing the Forest for the Dollar Bills," she takes an almost infantile approach to the logging industry and the concept of clear cutting....   [tags: essays research papers] 917 words
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Udzungwa Forest and Waterfall - Udzungwa Forest and Waterfall Ecological succession is the process of community change and development of an ecological structure over time. This is normally caused by disturbances within the landscape, such as climate change, or external factors such as fire, trampling or pollution. Despite these changes, a structure continues to grow and develop. There are mainly two types of succession: primary succession and secondary succession. Primary succession is the process of life colonizing areas that have never been colonized (such as a cooling field of lava) , while secondary succession is the re-establishment of species into an area that once contained a biological community but has somehow been altered (such as a cleared field no longer being farmed)....   [tags: Papers] 442 words
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Temperate Deciduous Forest - Temperate Deciduous Forest Geographical location- The Temperate Deciduous Forest is 30 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator. This climate can be found in the north in North America, Europe and Asia. In the south, the climate can be found with South America, Australia, and Africa. Climate facts- the average temperature is 50 degrees (24 degrees celsius) and its high is 86 degrees, this factor depends on the altitude of the forest. The temperate deciduous forest receives an average yearly precipitation of 2 to 5 feet, and the humidity of the forest is 60% to 80%....   [tags: essays research papers] 358 words
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Destruction Of The Rain Forest - The Destruction of the Earth’s Rain Forests “In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence” (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. The rain forests have provided people with many natural resources and medicines. The benefits that rain forests provide to people will be destroyed if the depletion continues to be disregarded....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Effects of Wildfires on Forest Ecosystems - Ecological Restoration of Forests and Fires One of the most predominate ecosystems is the forest community. Covering about one-fourth of the land area on Earth, forests consist mainly of trees and other woody vegetation, growing closely together. The trees can be large and densely packed, as they are in the coastal forests of the Pacific Northwest, or they can be relatively small and sparsely scattered, as they are in the dry tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Forests are complex ecosystems that also include “soils and decaying organic matter, fungi and bacteria, herbs and shrubs, vines and lichens, ferns and mosses, insects and spiders, reptiles and amphibians, birds and mammals, and many other organisms” (Audesirk, 2003)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1979 words
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The Forbidden Forest - Original Writing - The Forbidden Forest - Original Writing "Mom. Johnny’s not helping me get ready for dinner!" exclaimed my sister at the top of her puny but blatant lungs. "Yes, I am." I called upstairs to the room where my mother lay in a soundless slumber. "Would you shut-up. She’s resting, you know. She is exhausted!" I tried to whisper to my sister, Emma. My mother worked two jobs to keep us alive. Six years had passed since the day my father died. Nobody really knows how he died, but from what my mom told me, Emma the curious little girl that she was, and still is, walked into the terrifying, damp forest across the condensed street....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors - Views on the Topic of Reed's Book Forest Dweller, Forest Protectors Many of the countries of South America have experienced severe balance of payments deficits. In order to encourage development and solve these problems, the governments have engaged in misguided and largely unsuccessful development projects in the rain forests. Ranchers have cleared the forests to raise cattle. Colonization projects have brought small farmers into regions that were once virgin forest. The farming practices that were developed in temperate regions are not very successful in these areas....   [tags: Environment] 869 words
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U.S. Companies Impact on the Rain forest - U.S. Companies Impact on the Rain forest Throughout this semester we have learned how the interference of man is having severe and permanent effects on the Earth's resources. One of the resources of the Earth that has traditionally been harmed by the actions of man is the Rain forest. The Rain forest provides the Earth with numerous resources including vital medicines. There remains in the Rain forests of the Earth of yet known species of plants and animals, in addition to the potential life saving drugs....   [tags: Geology Business Global Warming] 1218 words
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The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest - The Causes of Deforestation in the Amazon Rain Forest        The Amazon Rain Forest crosses several national boundaries in South America, although the majority of it is located in Brazil. It covers over 3,562,000 acres, making it the largest in the world. But globally, over 138,600 acres of rain forest are lost each year to deforestation, 50,000 of those in Brazil alone (Holdsforth), and the world's rain forests are quickly disappearing. Deforestation in the Amazon occurs primarily for three reasons: clear-cutting, fragmentation, and edge effects....   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays]
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Forest fires the 10 a.m. policy - The 10:00 a.m. policy and the let it burn policy are both good ideas in theory but the aftermath to them are both costly in their own ways and helpful in others. In the 10:00 a.m. policy it leaves much kindling on the forest floor from each fire and in turn causing the next fire to be more disastrous to the environment. Then there is the let it burn policy which also is extremely dangerous to the environment because it destroys millions of acres of land and for a period of time before the re-growth a lot of animals lose their homes....   [tags: essays research papers] 390 words
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Forest Application Vs. Agricultural Application - Forest Application Vs. Agricultural Application There is increasing interest in using forest systems for the treatment of wastewater sludge. Forest application offers several advantages over agricultural application. There is usually a long period of time between the application and removal of the crop. This gives an opportunity for organic compounds to decompose. Another advantage is that there is less of a chance that organic or inorganic compounds will enter the food chain after harvest. Trees benefit from sewage sludge through increased growth rates....   [tags: Nature Sludge Essays]
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Healthy Forest Initiative: Is it really healthy? - As people of the twenty-first century, we are all too familiar with the frequent occurrence of wildfires in our nation’s forests. Each year millions of acres of woodlands are destroyed in brutal scorches. It has been estimated that 190 million acres of rangelands in the United States are highly susceptible to catastrophic fires (www.doi.gov/initiatives/forest.html.). About a third of these high-risk forests are located in California (www.sfgate.com). These uncontrollable blazes not only consume our beautiful forests but also the wildlife, our homes and often the lives of those who fight the wildfires....   [tags: essays research papers] 1462 words
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Theme in Forest Gump and Raging Bull - Theme in Forest Gump and Raging Bull Themes play a major role in many movies. This is the way a director is able to express the main point of the movie in his or her own way. A good example of a movie that does this is Forest Gump. This movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie takes place over a span of thirty years and all focuses around the life of one man. During this period we see the way a boy grows to a man in body, but remains a child in heart and spirit. A major theme in this movie is destiny....   [tags: Film Movie] 462 words
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Forest Roads and Their Effect on Water Quality - Forest Roads and Their Effect On Water Quality Roads are often necessary to perform certain tasks in the forests. When roads are made, they often pose the problem of erosion, and damage to nearby water sources. The two articles I read on this topic were both from the August 1999 issue of the Journal of Forestry. Both discuss the different techniques and methods for trying to limit the amount of silt that contaminates roads due to disturbance. The first article, “What We Know- and don’t know- about Water Quality at Stream Crossings,” discusses the different methods used to cross streams, and which method causes the most long term, and short term damage to water supplies....   [tags: Papers] 431 words
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Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products - Vermont's Non-Timber Forest Products Introduction Across the world people rely on the natural environment around them for many things: food, medicine, crafts, shelter, etc. Although in the Western world we are quickly forgetting the importance of the natural resources that nature provides us with, many people still rely on nature for their basic necessities. Non-timber forest products are gathered all over the world, both to serve the individual, and to sell on a larger market. People from all walks of life gather NTFPs, from those just picking some berries on a hike for a snack to people who rely almost solely on these products for their food, medicine, or livelihood....   [tags: NFTP Environment Ecology Essays Papers]
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Tropical Rain Forest Soils of La Selva - Tropical Rain Forest Soils of La Selva Tropical rain forests across the globe are currently threatened by massive deforestation for logging, grazing, and cultivation (Otzen 1993). Such land-use practices alter temperature regimes (Fernandes and Sanford 1995) as well as ground, soil, and surface water, flora, fauna, and microorganisms (Otzen 1993). These changes may result in a loss of soil organic matter, a decrease in soil fertility (Garcia-Oliva et al. 1994, Tissen et al. 1994), severe soil erosion (Otzen 1993), and changes in soil structure and chemistry (Fernandes and Sanford 1995, Sollins et al....   [tags: Ecology Wildlife Nature Essays]
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Essay: Importance of the Nighttime Forest - A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Importance of the Nighttime Forest      In Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night's Dream the dark forest is the center of the world, relegating Athens, center of the civilized Greek world, to the periphery. Day gives way to night, and mortal rulers leave the stage to be replaced by fairies. The special properties of night in a forest make it the perfect setting for the four lovers to set out on a project of self-discovery. Shakespeare implies that in darkness, reliance on senses other than eyesight leads to true seeing....   [tags: Midsummer Night's Dream]
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The Light In the Forest - It is the fall of 1764, and the relations between white settlers of western Pennsylvania and Indians of the Ohio area are strained. Nevertheless, the ambitious white Colonel Bouquet and his troop of 1,500 men march into Indian country and demand the return of whites who have been kidnapped by the Delaware Indians. True Son, a fifteen-year-old white boy who has been raised by Indians since the age of four, is one of the white prisoners who is going to be returned. True Son loves his Indian way of life and considers himself to be Indian; he has been raised to view whites as enemies and cannot imagine living with them....   [tags: essays research papers] 980 words
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If A Tree Falls in the Philosophical Forest, Someone Managed to Undermine Descartes Ambitions for Epistemology - ... Yet these two simple questions do not necessarily answer everything. In terms of philosophical expectations, philosophers do not seem to be satisfied with accepting knowledge without further inquiry thus the question of how do humans know what they know. For René Descartes, epistemology is particularity regarded in the concern that genuine knowledge is truthful and indubitable. In his Meditations, Descartes demonstrates an epistemological endeavor in such that he seeks to confirm indubitable and fundamental principles that would further support claims of knowledge, specifically those scientific in nature....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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Logging on Public Lands is Destroying Our Forests - Logging on Public Lands: A Chainsaw Massacre        As long as humans have lived in forested areas, they have cut down trees for lumber and/or to clear space for agricultural purposes. However, this practice has resulted in the destruction and near extinction of our national forests. Today, fewer than five percent of our country's original forests remain (Thirteen) and the U.S. Forest Service continues to allow more than 136,000 square miles to be logged each year (Byrant). Even more alarming, is the fact that only twenty percent of the current public forest lands are permanently protected by law, leaving nearly eighty percent to be consumed by chainsaws and bulldozers (Heritage...)....   [tags: Trashing our Forests]
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Three Threats to the Sustainability of Forests - ... Although cost effective, clear cutting is not ideal for the forest ecosystem. Not only are habitats of animals disrupted but trees may not grow back to their original amount in the area, permanently damaging the ecosystem of the forest. In addition, heavy machinery used to transport logs may destroy trees during its journey. The pursuit for low production costs and high yield ultimately leads to the overuse and exploitation of natural resources. Another threat to the sustainability of forests is pollution....   [tags: Environment Deforestation]
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