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Nathan Bedford Forrest - Nathan Bedford Forrest      The United States Army, in its doctrine, lists nine basic principles. As stated in Field Manual 100-5 these include objective, offensive, mass, economy of force, maneuver, unity of command, security, surprise, and simplicity. 1 Napoleon had 115 maxims, Sun Tzu had 13 principles, but Nathan Bedford Forrest’s advice was the utmost of simplicity, “Git thar firstest with the mostest men.”2 As we look at the challenge facing our nation’s military today, our leaders would do well to look at Forrest’s campaigns and strategies as a guide....   [tags: Nathan Bedford Forrest Hero Bio Essays]
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Anaylsis of Forrest Gump - Anaylsis of Forrest Gump There is a huge difference between very bad movies and very good ones. That's because films can be on either side of the quality scale. A good movie has the ability to burrow deep into the subconscious, with unpredictable and occasional remarkable results. A great work of art can cause euphoria, touch a deep emotional chord, or, in rare cases effect fundamental changes in a persons outlook on life. A movie that can do all of the above and more is Forrest Gump....   [tags: Papers] 530 words
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The Act to Save America's Forests - The Act to Save America's Forests A new bill in the U.S. Congress, The Act to Save America's Forests will be decided on September 2001 to see if it will go into affect. The law would help reduce clearcutting in many national forests and save the endangered species living in that habitat. At one time America was once covered with one billion acres of towering primeval forests. These forests were teeming with plants and animals, a treasure-trove of evolutionary diversity and biological richness....   [tags: Environment, Law, American Goverment, Deforestatio] 327 words
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Diversity of Species Found in Tropical Rainforests and Temperate Forests - Introduction While looking at tropical rainforests and temperate forests, one will notice a wide diversity of: species, location and values. Tropical rain forests are located along equatorial regions of the globe, while temperate forests tend to shy away from the planets waistline and reside in areas north and south of the equator. Temperature and rainfall has a profound effect on the control of temperate and tropical rainforests. Diversity of species is influenced by the type of forest where the species is located....   [tags: Ecology]
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Saving the Old Growth Forests - Saving the Old Growth Forests America’s Old Growth Forests are an endangered resource that is quickly disappearing. The ancient forests are being unnecessarily wasted, and are growing smaller and smaller with each passing moment. Because the logging industry and the organizations in control of much of the remaining old growth (approx. 5%) are failing to see its value from an ecological/spiritual perspective, the children of tomorrow may never gaze upon the history of today if we do not take a stand now, and prevent the short-sightedness of others from destroying what ultimately belongs to us all....   [tags: Logging Nature Deforestation Essays]
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The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Forests - ... The intensity of tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico did not exhibit a strong long-term trend for much of the 20th century, but has risen noticeably over the past 20 years. Six of the 10 most active hurricane seasons have occurred since the mid-1990s. (Climate Change Indicators) Healthy forests are essential yet forests, like other ecosystems, are subject to a number of threats. The causes of the negative impacts on forest health the impacts include, but are not limited to, fire, insects and diseases, overexploitation of wood products, poor harvesting practices, poor management, invasive species, air pollution and extreme climatic events i.e....   [tags: environment, pollution, global warming]
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Pollution Essay: Forests Counter-Act Global Warming - An important ecosystem service provided by forests is the ability to counter-act the effects of global warming. Carbon dioxide, a contributing factor to global warming, is taken up by the plants and vegetation contained in forests through photosynthesis and the resulting carbon is stored in both living and dead plant biomass. This process, known as carbon sequestration, greatly reduces the potential for global climate change (IPCC 2001). Forest cover also affects the albedo, that is, the proportion of incident solar radiation that is reflected by the earths surface....   [tags: Environment, Climate Change]
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Destroying the Rain Forests: Human effects on Natures - Destroying the Rain Forests: Human effects on Natures The rain forests are one of the most unique places on the planet earth. They are home to several thousand species of animals that live no where else in the world1. They are also one of the primary sources of oxygegn of the world. One cannot even begin to describe the sheer beauty of the rain forests. However, the interaction of man with these marvels of nature has had a negative effect. Through agriculture, societal development and the search for raw materials mankind is destroying these marvels of nature....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Environment Essay: Old Growth Forests in Western Australian - How does one rationalize reducing majestic, centuries old, life-giving trees to piles of woodchips, sawdust, timber or waste. Examine where these products end up and you will realize that the plight of Western Australian (WA) old growth forests is more than just a local issue. The message from conservationists is loud and clear - "Stop logging and save our trees". This is the notion at the heart of what has become a bitter, bureaucratic argument in Australia, centered around the Government's recently signed Regional Forest Agreement (RFA)....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 759 words
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Environment Essay: The Destruction of the Rain Forests and the Earth - Rain forests are disappearing at a drastic rate. Industry is usually at the root of this destruction of one of natures resources. Land is needed for highways, agriculture, livestock, or to expand a city. Other times the trees themselves are needed by lumber companies of countries that themselves lack to forests necessary to meet their countries demands such as Japan. Environmentalists are deplored by this destruction refuting that bio-diversity is being lost, an ancient way of life is being lost as "people of the forest" are being forced out of their homes, new diseases are being stirred up and that the earth is a living organism and man is behaving like a virus....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation] 1159 words
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Can Logging Help the Enviorment - ... E.O. Wilson states that pine plantations contain 90-95% fewer species than the natural forests that preceded them (Williams, 2000). Secondary forests have been substituted for the natural forests before them for numerous reasons. First, many believe that if these secondary forests can replace the rich in biodiversity forests with monoculture forests then all is well in the world. And by planting these forests they can turn a profit without waiting for the forest to naturally re-grow itself which at times can take generations to do so....   [tags: Environment, Saving Forests ] 1949 words
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The Sad Fate of Our Old Growth Forests - The Sad Fate of Our Old Growth Forests      The Pacific Northwest houses magnificent old-growth forests -- thousands of years old. Poker straight and virtually blemish free, 200 to 250-foot Sequoia, Redwood, and Douglas trees rise from the forest floor and choke the mountainsides with one of the world's most precious natural resources, wood. This substance we call wood caters to all needs of living creatures. While people rely on harvested wood for shelter, furniture, and heat, wildlife depends on both living and dead wood to produce food, shelter, and cover from predators as a means of survival....   [tags: Environmental Problems, Environment Pollution]
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Management of Old-growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest - Management of Old-growth Forests in the Pacific Northwest When westward expansion brought settlers to the Northwest in the 1800s, they discovered that coniferous trees “forty feet in circumference [that] shot two-hundred feet straight up” flourished in the forests of the Pacific coast (Ervin 55). These early pioneers found the opportunity for economic growth in logging these vast forests of towering trees unlike any they had seen before. Today, the timber industry still remains the backbone of economic support for Washington, Oregon, and northwestern California, but an inevitable conflict has arisen between humans and our environment....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects - Deforestation: Conservation and Sociological Effects Introduction Top Forests have covered the earth for millions of years, providing habitat and food for animals and humans. These forests have stabilized different ecosystems and have continued the natural cycle that keeps plants and animals in check. The discovery of fire changed all of this. It was the beginning of deforestation, a process that has continued and increased over the last 200,000 years. Humans are the responsible party for the deforestation that has occurred....   [tags: Environment Forests Nature Essays]
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Forrest Gump Essay - In this piece of work I will be writing about the film ‘Forrest Gump’. In this essay I will be writing about Forrest’s life journey as a child to an adult and how his life can be compared to a box of chocolates. Firstly, the film “ Forrest Gump” is a story about a man called Forrest Gump who has a low IQ as well as suffers from weak legs as his spin has muscle problems. However even though Forrest Gump has many disadvantages it is safe to say that he has achieved many incredible successes in his life....   [tags: Film Review] 2187 words
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The Concern of Deforestation in Today's Society - The Concern of Deforestation in Today's Society Deforestation is a major concern in today’s society. The destruction of the world’s forest areas are leaving millions of acres uninhabitable. The varied species of animals and insects that use to live and thrive from these forests are rapidly becoming extinct. The destruction of the forest is also having a detrimental effect on the people through displacement thus forcing them to seek new living accommodations. Many of these people are loosing their heritage and cultures leaving them with a sense of hopelessness....   [tags: Deforestation Environmental Forests Essays]
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Parks, Moments and Forests Endangered - ... And if there were no national parks or forests would the sites we know today have survived, perhaps not, the wonders of these site would be under private ownership and perhaps a continuous repeat of the Niagara Falls fiasco and our forests would, perhaps, be a shadow of what we know today with the timber industry clear-cutting through the forest to supply the demand for lumber. Opponents of creating and expanding state and national parks and forests cite, like in the opposition in the Maine Woods National Park and Preserve citing economic hardship and high unemployment as a reason that the park should not be created if the public supports the park idea....   [tags: Conservation ]
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The Social Imagination of Forrest Gump - The Sociological Imagination of Forrest Gump OR The Sociological Imagination Concept As Illustrated by the Movie, Forrest Gump What is sociological imagination. Our textbook describes sociological imagination as the ability to see our private experiences, personal difficulties, and achievements as, in part, a reflection of the structural arrangements of society and the times in which we live. The movie entitled Forrest Gump is a great example of sociological imagination. In this paper, I will cite examples from the movie and tell how they correlate with sociological imagination....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Intent of Forrest Gump - The Intent of Forrest Gump No, this isn't another essay about Forrest Gump and - oh, the great American dream. Instead, it is an essay about the marketability of a movie in which all else is secondary. You have to understand the producers of Forrest Gump in order to understand why it succeeds. The producers, in the end, like every other being on earth want their movie to succeed. Forrest Gump, however great all the themes one may find it, is just another well-conceived product. Forrest Gump isn't just about the American Dream, nor is it about the way the dumb can succeed in the world – especially not in the one where all things are interconnected and therefore competition is surely eminent....   [tags: Art] 1050 words
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The Logging Industry vs. The Old Growth Forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Spotted Owl. - The Logging Industry vs. The Old Growth Forests of the Pacific Northwest and the Northern Spotted Owl. The Pacific Northwest is perhaps most commonly known for its awe-inspiring old growth forests that have been gracing the land for hundreds and hundreds of years. The land in British Colombia, Canada, Washington state, Oregon, and parts of Northern California are the only areas in the world where these forests exist. One of the most unique and amazing inhabitants of this age-old forest is the Northern Spotted Owl....   [tags: Essays Papers] 753 words
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Animal Disturbances in Eastern Deciduous Forests - ... To better understand the impacts of the disturbances caused by ecosystem engineers, both the varieties of ecosystem engineers and the general trends that have been established as to the results of their presence on biodiversity may be examined. Two basic types of ecosystem engineers, autogenic and allogenic, were identified by Jones, Lawton, and Shachack in 1994 (Jones 1994). Autogenic engineers change the ecosystem by the effects of their presence, the form of the organism and the space that the organism is occupying creating the impact....   [tags: Ecology, Ecosystems] 2592 words
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Forrest Gump as the Modern Day Fairytale - Forrest Gump as the Modern Day Fairytale Forrest Gump is a classic film; this essay will explore all aspects if this favourite. From the beautifully naïve Forrest, to the political underlay throughout the narrative. The opening sequence of the film stimulates a distant memory, a reminiscence of fairytales from years gone by. Once getting to know the character of Forrest I realize this innocence of fairytales is reflected in his being. The tinkling keys of the piano sets the atmosphere for the rest of the film; magical....   [tags: Papers] 4180 words
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The Naive Protagonists of Candide and Forrest Gump - The Naive Protagonists of Candide and Forrest Gump      Society can be, and is, corrupt in many different ways. Within our lives we are subject, but not limited to, corruptions within religion, corruptions of morals, and corruption within the government. Voltaire, the author of Candide, and Robert Zemeckis, the director of "Forrest Gump", both use grotesquely naïve protagonists to illustrate their view of the world in which they live. Nevertheless, Candide and Forrest, surrounded by a corrupt society, and bombarded by various character defining events, are able to come to a higher understanding as to their philosophy of life....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Tom Hanks' Bringing Out of Sympathy in Audience as Forrest Gump - Tom Hanks' Bringing Out of Sympathy in Audience as Forrest Gump Tom Hanks plays the main character in the film Forrest Gump.' When the film was released in 1994, it shot Tom Hanks to international stardom as the film received unbelievable amount of critical and financial success. Due to the international stardom of 'Forrest Gump,' Tom Hanks has now appeared in several big names films, such as Apollo 13, Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, Catch Me If You Can and the film that launched his career Forrest Gump....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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No Need to Worry about Our Forests and Trees - No Need to Worry about Our Forests and Trees Trees have been with us since the beginning of time. We have been using its products for just as long. They have been used to fashion weapons, used as wheels, used for us to write with and to have something to write on. Most importantly they have been and continue to be used to provide shelter for us. I feel trees are an important resource for us and to stop using this important resource would be an injustice to society. Trees are there to be admired and to help our ecosystem survive but they are also there to provide for the things we need in life....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 1210 words
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The Scarlet Letter - ... Pearl and Hester share an intimate conversation about the scarlet letter in the forest and Hester reveals that she “is doomed to wear” it because of her sin (168). Shortly after, Hester and Dimmesdale meet in the forest and the two lovers freely express their forbidden affection for each other. During their intimate conversation, Hester throws “her arm around [Dimmesdale], and presses his head against her bosom,” conveying the feelings that she possesses for Dimmesdale but always must conceal (184)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hawthorne] 590 words
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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - The forest a great place of evil. The story of the Scarlet Letter and Goodamn Brown bolth portray the forest as being evil according to Puritan society. According to the Puritans anything that had to do with great freedom was evil. They were a very strict people, and had many rules. The people belived that everuthing that gave them hiding from their lords judgment was evil. They wanted evil to suffer during their life , and to not commit sins. By this belief it was thought that people might get lucky and go to heaven....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 words
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The Horrors of War Depicted in Owen's "Dulce Et Decorum Est" and Yeats' Poem "An Irish Airman Foresees His Death" - It is clear when a country goes to war, patriotism and support for ones’ country is obvious. After events of nine eleven, there were large amount of support given to soldiers fighting in Iraq. Banners, stickers, rallies were some ways people showed their gratitude. Little do they know, many of the strong men, who are in battle, goes through an episode where they fear death more than anything else. In the writings of William B. Yeats and Wilfred Owens, their war poems depicts an emotional load that they have encountered, to a point where death was no longer a fear but a desire....   [tags: poetryDulce Et Decorum Est, An Irish Airman Forese] 720 words
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Forestry Management - Forestry Management in Nova Scotia The Canadian forest sector has been a strong and vital element of national and regional well being. Through the management, harvesting, processing and marketing of timber resources, Canada has developed a reputation of being one of the largest timber resources in the forest industry. However, to maintain this reputation and economic well being there are several issues to address in order to protect and sustain this renewable resource. This paper will focus on the management of the forestry sector, particularly Nova Scotia....   [tags: essays research papers] 2002 words
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The Setting of The Scarlet Letter - Setting is a term that denotes the local and historical time in which action occurs in a narrative work. However setting can be used for other purposes in a novel including serving as a symbol to support the novels theme. The diverse settings of The Scarlet Letter such as the market place, the forest and Hester’s cottage are examples of this. The market place was the quintessential delineation of austere Puritan society. Being that it was one of the main gathering places of Puritans it was almost always highly populated....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne] 282 words
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Internet - Internet Speech to Motivate a. Speech title (Tip - Should have a literary quality): “ The Lungs of the Earth” b. Topic (Tip - narrow and adapt to audience, see ch. 5 in text): The Amazon Forest c. Purpose Statements (See sample W.O.R.M.S. and ch. 5 in text): 1. General Purpose: To persuade my audience. 2. Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to do one of these things to help preserve the Amazon Forest: write a letter, recycling, form and support a organization, or/and give financial support to preserve the Amazon Forest....   [tags: essays papers]
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Policy Evaluation of the REDD Mechanism in the Congo - ... The Action Plan stressed that actions to be considered as mitigation strategies should include “policy approaches and positive incentives on issues relating to reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries; and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks in developing countries. (UNFCCC, 2007, Decision 2/CP.13, paragraph 1(b)iii). This was the impetus that gave birth to the REDD+ mechanism as it is known today....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Indigenous People of the Congo - ... Women and children help out by driving the animals into the nets. The women and children will herd the animals to the nets, while the men guard the nets. The Mbuti are struggling to keep their gathering and foraging traditions and economy, but with only partial success. According to Peacock (1984), while their traditional way of life is often describe as centering the hunting and gathering of wild food resources, the Mbuti rely for a large part of their subsistence on cultivated foods acquired in exchange from village-living horticulturalists....   [tags: Anthropology, Mbuti, Culture] 2480 words
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The Devastating Effects of Uncontrolled Deforestation in Malaysia - ... According to the Progress report on the study on forest law enforcement and governance in Malaysia in the context of sustainable forest management by International Tropical Timber Council (2004), scientists believe that at 130 million years old, which shows that the rainforests of Taman Negara are the oldest in the world. In the 1980s, rampant logging in the Bornean states of Sabah and Sarawak allowed Malaysia temporarily to outpace Indonesia and become the world's largest exporter of tropical wood....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Technology and the Rainforest - With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly effected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there have positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White, a chief writer for National Geographic magazine once said, " The tropical rain forest may well be nature’s chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of things may be possible"(24). We all can learn from this for, the rain forest is a key to our environment and with all the technology destroying it and barely replacing it we all should think about what is happening and what can be done to save it....   [tags: essays research papers] 3260 words
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Mbuti Culture - ... The forest is the central ingredient of the customary life flow of the Mbuti. They sometimes accredit the forest as mother or father declaring it the source of their food, clothing, and materials for shelter, thus providing the basic essential of their needs (Meeks, 2005 a). The men of the Mbuti tribe retrieve plant food just as the women do, but their primary task is to kill wild life to contribute protein for the diet. In hunting and foraging society being a hunter is a way to gain higher social status....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Environment Essay: America Needs Responsible Logging -      I walk along the narrow logging road, scuffing my feet in the four inch dust. I am delighted to see my dad's big, green skidder, a machine used to drag logs from the woods to the road, up ahead, hopping over stump after stump. I scan the small, freshly-cut patch of aspen trees, lying in the luscious bed of fallen leaves. In his skidder, my dad carefully backs up to the butts of the trees and grabs them up in one skillful sweep of the giant grapple. The huge machine gently speeds to a constant yet jolting pace, dragging the neat bundle of trees behind it....   [tags: Environment Environmental Preservation]
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Land Management Agency Discretion - Agency discretion towards land management has been an issue since the Forest Service’s conception. Gifford Pinchot had envisioned local foresters managing lands with ideas and guidelines that have been developed with modern science and conservation in mind. Since then, laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Wilderness Bill and Endangered Species Act have limited the amount of authority and discretion a land management agency has over a particular area. These laws along with the current forest plans under the Land & Resource Management plans under the 1982 Regulations have made it possible for agencies to be subject to public opinion of whether the forest plans are best suited for a particular area and if the agency is successfully implementing these forest objectives....   [tags: essays research papers] 975 words
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Maui's Precious Beauty - ... Volunteers will be assigned to a certain coastal area on the island of Maui, and they will gather trash, restore the beauty of the area and to make the place luxuriously beautiful. In addition, the county should lessen further development and buildings along the shoreline because coastal erosion might occur. If coastal erosion is not prevented or limited, Maui will lose its admirable charm; moreover, floods or natural disaster may be a problem (Johnson). As a reaction to such matter, some feels that establishing more businesses and buildings will boost up the island’s economy....   [tags: Tourism]
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Stop The Deforestation - "This land is where we know where to find all that it provides for us--food from hunting and fishing, and farms, building and tool materials, medicines. This land keeps us together within its mountains; we come to understand that we are not just a few people or separate villages, but one people belonging to a homeland" (Colins 32). The "homeland" is the Upper Mazaruni District of Guyana, a region in the Amazon rain forest where the Akawaio Indians make their home (32). The vast rain forest, often regarded as just a mass of trees and exotic species, is to many indigenous people a home....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Deforestation - DEFORESTATION - OUR TROPICAL FORESTS ARE DECLIING Deforestation has different levels of which I am going to try to outline in a simple manner. The deforestation begins on a local level, then to a regional, level and then last the global level. As you will read, the forest is home to people and wildlife, etc. The forest also has many purposes for which we need but “we” as a whole is a big picture. We can use it but we also abuse it. Every living creature needs the forest for oxygen, that is what the trees are for, but if we keep cutting them for logging, cattle-raising for soy, and many other reasons we do what we do, then how will we breathe....   [tags: Environment Global Warming Climate Change]
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Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry - Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry The idea of forestry in the sense that we know it today is only about four hundred years old. Forestry developed mainly out of the need for a continual supply of wood products. There were a few forest reserves for hunting or preservation in Europe, but the idea of managing a forest for a number of resources is quite new. There are four stages that almost all societies have gone through when trying to develop this idea of forestry. The first stage has to do with the unregulated abuse of forest products to be used as energy, building supplies and also to be cleared to make way for agricultural land....   [tags: Environment Conservation Growth Agriculture Paper]
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Logging in the United States - Logging in the United States Logging in the United States is a very controversial subject. Many people have different opinions on how we should take care of our forests and sometimes the arguments can get heated. Logging needs to be done to protect small western communities from catastrophic wild fires. Logging also gives small communities a way of income. When people think of logging they think of clear cutting which is damaging to the environment, but clear cutting does not happen too much on the national forests....   [tags: Environment, Environmental, Deforestation]
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Cause-Effect Essay: Deforestation - People have been deforesting the Earth for thousands of years, primarily to clear land for crops or livestock. Although tropical forests are largely confined to developing countries, they aren’t just meeting local or national needs; economic globalization means that the needs and wants of the global population are bearing down on them as well. Direct causes of deforestation are agricultural expansion, wood extraction (e.g., logging or wood harvest for domestic fuel or charcoal), and infrastructure expansion such as road building and urbanization....   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay] 1146 words
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Duality in The Scarlet Letter - Duality in The Scarlet Letter Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet, novelist, and playwright, believed, “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise” (Think Exist). Wilde’s quotation conveys the idea of duality residing within every situation, person, and object. Nathaniel Hawthorne explores the idea further in his classic novel The Scarlet Letter. In the novel Hawthorne demonstrates duality within the character Pearl and the forest; he suggests an optimistic perspective of the world....   [tags: Classic American Literature] 671 words
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Salem Village at Sunset - ... Nathaniel Hawthorne, Young Goodman Brown. “Goodman Brown felt himself justified in making more haste on his present evil purpose. He had taken a dreary road, darkened by all the gloomiest trees of the forest, which barely stood aside to let the narrow path creep through, and closed immediately behind…in a gloomy hollow of the road, Goodman Brown sat himself down on the stump of a tree and refused to go any farther…Without more words, he threw his companion the maple stick, and was as speedily out of sight as if he had vanished into the deepening gloom....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Physical and Historical Settings in The Scarlet Letter - ... This act is aligned with the historical setting that depicts the rigid Puritan beliefs when Hester commits a sin, adultery, because the entire Puritan society isolates her and turns against her. The physical hardship of the setting is one aspect that influences the people in the novel. The physical hardships of New England are simply illustrated through the prison door rose-bush, “This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks that originally overshadowed it…” (46)....   [tags: Literature] 1013 words
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The Pastoral Setting of Shakespeare's As You Like It - The Pastoral Setting of As You Like It Central to the pastoral vision of As You Like It is the setting in the Forest of Ardenne, especially the contrast between it and the ducal court. In the former, there is a powerful political presence which creates dangers. Deception lurks behind many actions, brothers have secret agendas against their brothers, and people have to answer to the arbitrary demands of power. In the Forest of Ardenne, however, life is very different. For one thing, there is no urgency to the agenda....   [tags: Shakespeare As You Like It Essays] 687 words
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Is Deforestation out of Control? - Is Deforestation out of Control. Humans are very greedy when it comes to thinking of themselves and only themselves first. This is more so a problem in the United States of America than compared to other countries around the world, but the American way of life and its economy has a huge effect on the rest of the world and how it operates. For some reason, industries struggle to respect the natural resources that are on this planet. The industries use the Earth’s natural resources with reckless abandonment and do not necessarily have a back up plan to put in effect once all of them are depleted....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1434 words
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Deforestation of the Tropics - ... The people of that area though it would be a good idea to convert much of this beautiful timber land to agricultural use. They cut down much of the old growth forest and bottomland forest and convert them to farmland. This all came to be because of access to these hard to reach places with things such as roads and railroads. The rapid amount of deforestation in the tropics is thought to be a major source of greenhouse gases like CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide (Fearnside 2004). This amount of deforestation could be playing a major role in global warming....   [tags: Ecology ]
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