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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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, ]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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tv-dont use this paper

- In Bill Mckibben essay “Daybreak” he writes about how TV has changed the way we look at the world. A little less than half of all American’s get “most of their information from television”. There are some things that people would never see in their life if it wasn’t for TV, but there are things that people could go without seeing at times too. TV is one of the greatest things ever to happen to some people and the worst for others. For some people television is the best way to take part in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Land Ethic

- The Land Ethic 1. Define the following terms/ Ideas based on your review of Leopold's discussion of "the land ethic," Conservation I think that in this chapter Leopold is showing the reader how the different people see the land and the things in and around that land. He also tells us that even the conservation commission feels impelled to kill animals and birds to help the production of a lesser species. I think that Leopold is trying to say that in conservation someone will always loose out....   [tags: Papers]

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lighthod The Web of Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

- The Web of Heart of Darkness     Marlow’s wilderness is not vibrant nor majestic, nor is it boisterous in its vitality, illuminating and nurturing its lush bounty within its sensuous bosom.  It is not a wondrous place, intoxicating with radiant color and a symphony of sounds those who journey into its interior.  It is not quiescent nor serene, willing to reveal its secrets, easily subdued or tamed.  His wilderness is a primeval, mysterious enigma that swallows light and sound, rationality and language, imprisoning them deep within its immense folds.  It is fascinatingly savage, menacing in its power to mesmerize and lure, and finally to seduce the “bearers of a spark from the sacred fire”...   [tags: Heart Darkness essays]

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Settings and Themes of Into the Wild, by John Karkauer

- Into the wild is a non-fiction autobiographical book written by Jon Krakauer. The book, Into the wild, a controversial foray into the eccentric life of Christopher McCandless, is a true story based on the life of a young man. Many readers view Chris’ journey as an attempt to get away from his family and his old life. The setting of a book often has a significant impact on the story itself. Different settings in the book contribute to the main Characters’ actions and to the theme as a whole. This can be proven by these points: Theme of Young manhood; Theme of Survival in the wilderness and independent happiness....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Western World in the Eighteen and Ninteen Hundreds

- The Western World in the Eighteen and Ninteen Hundreds Nature underwent an incredible alteration in the way in which it was viewed by man in the Western World in the eighteen and nineteen hundreds. Venturing onto the banks of their land of promise, the first immigrants to America’s northeast shores found a trackless expanse which, instead of filling them with hope and promise for their newly won future, brought about trepidation and fear of that most ominous of adversaries: the unknown....   [tags: Nature Religion American History Essays]

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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]

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Bad Tires Create Safety Problems

- Bad Tires Create Safety Problems Bad Tires Create Safety Problem for the Public Firestone produced a line of tires that have been responsible for deaths and injuries throughout the United States. The faulty tires are known to experience tread separation, which causes the tire to blow out. Evan though there is an ongoing recall, the number of accidents continues to rise. Since the recalled tires are most commonly found on Ford vehicles, there is an attempt to draw Ford into the blame....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Wolf

- The Wolf Destiny, perhaps from the very beginning, claimed the wolf as a symbol. Has any other animal stirred human passions the way the wolf has. Its haunting howl, its incredible stamina, its brilliant eyes, and its superiority as a predator all have been reviled as nefarious, and even demonic, traits. Ironically, these same characteristics have also been revered as belonging to a majestic, and sometimes spiritual, creature - a symbol of the magnificent, untamed wilderness. In truth, the wolf is neither evil nor exceptionally good - neither demon nor god....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Civilian Conservation Corps

- The Civilian Conservation Corps The hardships of the Great Depression of the early part of the twentieth century lead to many drastic decisions by our countries leaders on how to deal with the problem. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States at the time, decided to infiltrate the country with government money to create jobs and better the country as a whole. The Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC created many of these jobs. The Civilian Conservation Corps, which was established in 1933 to conserve the wilderness and give young able men jobs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Failure of Crace’s Quarantine

- The Failure of Crace’s Quarantine Quarantine is the latest installment in a sub-genre of literature where the central conceit is to tell a story from the point of view of the minor characters in a famous tale, with the more renowned stars of the originals taking in subordinate roles. Quarantine he tells the story of Christ's forty days in the wilderness, but with Jesus shunted to the periphery, in favor of several other pilgrims. In particular, the novel focuses on a trader, Musa--dishonest, loutish, and brutal--whom Jesus almost incidentally brings back to life from an apparently fatal illness....   [tags: Quarantine Essays]

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Walkabout

- WALKABOUT Walkabout is the story of two children a teenage girl and her 7-year old brother stranded in the Australian wilderness. They become trapped there when their father drives them out in the middle of nowhere, lights the car on fire, then shoots himself in the head. Lost and alone, the two attempt to find their way back to civilization. Just when they have run out of food and water, an Aboriginal boy finds them and guides them through the bush. He's on his "walkabout" -- a several months' journey across Australia where he must survive off the land – this journey takes many exciting twists and turns with a tragic ending....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Alaska: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Rights-of-Way Law-of-Way Law

- Alaska: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Rights-of-Way Law In Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, there are over 1 million acres of non-federal inholdings to which access is, and has been a major issue of controversy. Park managers and landowners alike are trying to reach an agreement which would provide for the access to private property, as well as towns such as Nabesna, McCarthy, and Kennecott. The following information will be used to convince park managers and conservationist groups that access via R.S....   [tags: Environment Research Essays]

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Energy, Society, and Climate Change

- Energy, Society, and Climate Change The topic of my presentation was the proposal to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. This controversial proposal has come into the forefront of U.S. energy policy in the past year with the Bush administration advocating its approval to open the previously undisturbed habitat of the Refuge to oil exploration. In my presentation, I gave a basic overview of U.S. oil usage, a brief history of drilling on the North Slope, the formation of ANWR, the potential pros and cons of drilling in the Refuge, and concluded by citing other means of oil management that would by far offset any temporary gains by ANWR drilling....   [tags: Preservation Wildlife Essays]

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SO Jewett Nature

- SO Jewett Nature The Conception of Nature and its Relationship to Gender in S.O. Jewett^Òs story "A White Heron." "Nature, in the common sense, refers to the essences unchanged by man^Å" From the very first steps of the new settlers on the American continent, its uncivilized nature, full of smell of the forests, of freshness of the air, and of almost prelapsarian variety of flora and fauna, came to be associated with unlimited wilderness....   [tags: essays papers]

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Analysis of The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner

- Analysis of The Abstract Wild by Jack Turner Jack Turner's The Abstract Wild is a complex argument that discusses many issues and ultimately defends the wild in all of its forms. He opens the novel with a narrative story about a time when he explored the Maze in Utah and stumbled across ancient pictographs. Turner tells this story to describe what a truly wild and unmediated experience is. The ideas of the aura, magic, and wildness that places contain is introduced in this story. Turner had a spiritual connection with the pictographs because of the power, beauty, and awe that they created within him upon their first mysterious contact....   [tags: The Abstract Wild Jack Turner Essays]

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Biblical Reference In George Herbert's The Bunch of Grapes

- In the Poem "The Bunch of Grapes", George Herbert uses the story of the Israelites in the wilderness during their Exodus, to illustrate Christianities progress. Additionally, through this poem, Herbert also compares his or the speaker's discontentment in life that has a strong connection with the Old Testament versus the comfort that the New Testament has to offer. In the Book of Numbers, Moses, wandering with the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sin, decided to send spies through the Desert of Paran into the Promised Land of Canaan....   [tags: Poem Poetry Analysis]

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Analysis of Into the Wild, by John Karkauer

- Into the wild is a book about a young man, who leaves society to hitchhike to Alaska and live alone in the wilderness. “Christopher Johnson McCandless graduated from Emory University in May 1990 with a degree in history and anthropology”p.20. “toward the end of June, Chris mailed his parents a copy of his final grade report.”p.21. He was a well educated man. He had many opportunities in life to be successful. “It was the last anyone in chris family would ever hear from him”.p.22. By August, Chris’ parents received his grades in the mail....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Heart Of Darkness

- Final Rewrite Marlow, the speaker of the story, states that them going to Africa is no different than in previous years the Romans entering England. He describes the struggles that the Romans had to go through like the savage inhabitants, diseases, weather, and even to some it meant death. He says that the Romans were conquerors and their only goal was to rob other countries by brute strength, while the British were colonizers who tried to make changes for the better wherever they went. The monologue isn’t very clear but to me it says that England was a dark place not too long ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Merchant of Venice

- "The Merchant of Venice" by WIlliam Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice" is a play about revenge, justice, deseption and friendship. The story is about, Shylock a wealth Jew, lending one of his enemies, Antonoi, three thousand ducats. Although Antonio is a rich merchant all his resources are in his ships, trading too distant countries, but because he wants to help out his friend, Bassanio, he has no choice but to ask Shylock for a loan , not to know it could lead to his death. In this play there is a big difference between the Christian charaters and Shylock, the main difference being Shylock seems to be more interested in his money and business rather than human relationships, which the C...   [tags: Free Merchant of Venice Essays]

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Jack London's The Call of the Wild

- Call of the Wild Where did man come from?   Scientists thought they had answered this simple yet complex question through Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.   According to him, living organisms evolved due to constant changing.   Organisms which gained an edge would reign, while those without would die.   Jack London's books during the late 1800's animated this theory through the use of wild animals in a struggle for survival.   In fact, many prove that to survive a species "must" have an edge.   In London's book the Call of the Wild, the harsh depiction of the Klondike wilderness proves that to survive life must adapt....   [tags: Call of the Wild Essays]

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Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick

- Challenging Writing as a Male Tradition in Naslund's Novel, Ahab's Wife and Melville's Moby Dick In Sena Jeter Naslund's novel Ahab's Wife, there is repetitive reference to "the chaos of the waves (40);" Naslund uses these images of turbulent water in contrast to the precise and patterned nature of stitched quilts. She equates the process of "writing a book" to the "posture of sewing (70)." She asserts "when one stitches, the mind travels...And books, like quilts, are made one word at a time, one stitch at a time (70)." The consequences of making this type of connection within a literary narrative authored by a woman writer are penetrative to the fundamental assumptions about the cr...   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Comparing Wiesel's Night and The Gospel According to Mark

- Comparing Wiesel's Night and The Gospel According to Mark Wiesel's Novella, Night, can be labeled a 'religious book' when looked at in light of the unquestionably religious text, the "Gospel According to Mark" from the "New Testament" of Christianity's Holy Bible. This proves to be the case if one looks at the central parallels which may be drawn between the two works. A comparable narrative framework, consistent use of light and dark images (indicating 'good' and 'evil,' respectively), and the ongoing theme of questioning faith serve as these central similarities....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Frontier Expansion vs. the American Bison

- Frontier Expansion vs. the American Bison “The wilderness masters the colonist. It finds him a European in dress, industries, tools, modes of travel, and thought. It takes him from the railroad car and puts him in the birch canoe. It strips off the garments of civilization and arrays him in the hunting shirt and the moccasin. It puts him in the log cabin.... Before long he has gone to planting Indian corn and plowing with a sharp stick.... In short, at the frontier the environment is at first too strong for the man....   [tags: American America History]

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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]

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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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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]

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Heart of Darkness Essay

- When considering a work of literature, the title can be just as important as the context of the story. Literary devices such as contrast and repetition help develop the symbolism of Joseph Conrad's novel, Heart of Darkness. The use of contrast can be seen within the differences between the black and white people along with the differences between the civilized and uncivilized. The phrase "Heart of Darkness" itself is repetitious to describe certain places, events, and people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. While agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how Indians know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals more of both sides and has hope that white views can shift. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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White Attitudes Towards Nature

- In Luther Standing Bear’s “Nature” and Louis Owens’s “The American Indian Wilderness”, the authors dictate differences in Indian and white relationships with nature. They stress how Indians see nature, their balanced relationship with it, and how they know wilderness is just a European idea. Though agreeing here, Standing Bear focuses on the Lakota view of how Indians truly lived while Owens reveals both sides and thinks white views can shift with time. Standing Bear thinks the difference in how whites and Indians see nature stems from childhood....   [tags: Racial Relations, Indian, White]

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Traveling through the Dark

- "Traveling Through the Dark" by William Stafford was published in 1962. This poem has no consistent line length; there is also no specific rhyme scheme. One characteristic I found in this poem is the similarity between some of the words. Some of the words have the same sounds such as lines five and seven: "By glow of the tail-light I stumbled back of the car.../she had stiffened already, almost cold" (Stafford 155), the words "car" and "cold" both have the C sound. I have found the same similarity between sounds in other lines also....   [tags: Poetry]

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Comparing Articles Meltdown in the Artic and Welcome to the Garden of Eden

- Comparing Articles Meltdown in the Artic and Welcome to the Garden of Eden There was once a time when newspapers were thought to give us clear, solid facts, but since then newspapers have changed and now give us more opinions, (the opinions of the writers of the newspaper articles) rather than the reality. These are designed to persuade the reader, to believe the writer's point of view. Both the writers of the articles I will be analysing use this method; I will be comparing the articles in order to see how they attain their aim....   [tags: Papers]

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Chris McCandless: Hero or Dumb Jerk?

- Chris McCandless was a graduate from college whose dream was to go into the Alaskan wilderness and live there to get an overall experience of living off the land. McCandless wanted to experience how to hunt and gather everything that he needed to live in the Alaskan Wilderness. However was it a good idea when Mccandless went into the wild. Many people on his adventure tried to help him by giving him some equipment or buy him some because he wasn't prepared for his adventure. After McCandless’s death to this date people would say that McCandless is an idiot or stupid for not being prepared for the Alaskan wilderness....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

- The novel “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer goes into great detail to describe the main character, Chris McCandless, who died traveling alone into the Alaskan wilderness. McCandless, whom in the novel renamed himself Alex, left his home and family to travel to Alaska in 1992. In Alaska McCandless planned to live an isolated life in the desolate wilderness, but unfortunately he did not survive. This non-fiction novel portrays his life leading up to his departure and it captures the true essence of what it means to be “in the wild”....   [tags: chris mcCandless, alaska]

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Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton

- The Pastoral Imagery of Shakespeare and Milton      The pastoral settings in Shakespeare's As You Like It, John Milton's "L'Allegro," and his "Il Penseroso" provide an escape from an urban environment. Although Shakespeare's Duke Senior and his followers physically move into a forest, they still tend to impose their urban system upon the wilderness. In "L'Allegro," Milton presents an idyllic countryside where all adversity has been safely domesticated. In "Il Penseroso," the speaker makes no attempt to change the landscape of Melancholy, but rather embraces it for its solitude and silence....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Heart Of Darkness

- It is often said that when considering a work of great literature, the title of such work can be just as important as the context of the story. Authors time and again wait until they have completed the context of their work to give it a title as to make sure this chosen title is the best possible representation of their work. Stated equally as often is that the significance of some of these titles is easy to recognize while in other titles, the significance is only developed gradually. The latter is the case for Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation

- Diversity in Outdoor Adventure Recreation People with disabilities in the past have commonly been limited to experiencing outdoor programs that were segregated to only include the disabled. According to Sugerman (1996), this has historically been the only solution for overcoming "environmental barriers such as transportation, architecture, economics, and public attitudes" (p. 44). Diversity within an adventure program can present new challenges for the participants as well as opportunities for growth....   [tags: Papers]

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Physical and Historical Settings in The Scarlet Letter

- Physical and Historical Settings in The Scarlett Letter In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the story is set in New England during the colonial times, mainly the middle of the seventeenth century. As the plot of the novel progresses, the importance of setting is further aggrandized when the main character, Hester Prynne, is isolated in a strict Puritan society. To further elucidate Hester’s situation, Hawthorne utilizes two types of settings, physical and historical setting. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne uses the settings to expose the rigidness of the Puritan society of the time period and how its obstinate and judgmental nature impacted people within the society....   [tags: Literature]

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The Search For Happiness in Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild

- Chris McCandless was a very unique individual. In Jon Krakauer’s book, Into the Wild, he tries his best to make sense of McCandless’ journey to the Alaskan wilderness. However, he never really figured out what McCandless’ purpose of the trip was. Looking at McCandless’ life throughout the book, I believe that Chris McCandless went on his journey to find happiness within his own life and did achieve it in the end. Throughout his adolescent to young adult years it was very clear that Chris had an attachment to the wild....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Wilderness, Solitude And God

- WILDERNESS, SOLITUDE AND GOD What time spent in the wilderness can reveal of God. INTRODUCTION Imagine this scenario: You sit down in your home to do some much needed praying and reflection on yourself and God. In these initial moments, it does not take long to notice the metronome over your head in the form of a ceiling fan, with it’s steadily ticking chain setting a solid tempo. Tick, tick, tick, tick. In the distance, you now notice the low baritone voice of humming tires on the highway providing a bass line....   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Wilderness]

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Why The Wilderness For Chris Mccandless?

- Why the Wilderness for Chris Mccandless. Into the Wild is a very interesting book and movie to watch when i first read the article it kind of startled me i thought why would someone want to to go live in the wild for the rest of their lives, why would someone want to even experience that type of lifestyle. Then i thought about it everyone is different, everyone has there own opinion and decisions, I guess that was what Chris McCandless wanted to do and experience and he did he didn 't let anything stop him, he didn 't let anyone change his mind of any sort....   [tags: Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild, Wilderness]

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Nature And Nature Of Wilderness

- Wilderness is a highly idealized concept in today’s society – we simply put it on a pedestal and choose to admire it as we see fit. Nature and wilderness are considered distant and remote concepts, separate from our everyday, civilized lives. By approaching the natural realm in this sense, we simply detach ourselves from our origin, which leaves us to fantasize about the great outdoors as an escape from the artificial creations of our everyday life. This desire to escape our artificial lives has lead to the construction of locations such as national parks, which merely appear to be the natural world, yet in reality they are simply just facets of the modernized world we have created....   [tags: Nature, Natural environment, Wilderness, Human]

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The Puritan Origins Of The American Wilderness Movement

- A bird sits on top of its nest and gazes out at the morning sun. Her eggs are safely snuggled underneath her. Then there is a loud sound of a chainsaw. The whole tree starts to shake. The bird is in panic, if see leaves she will lose her eggs if she stays she might die. The tree all of a sudden falls like a bowling ball in the air. The bird looks for her eggs and sees then lying on the ground. Cracks in every egg bring great sorrow to the bird. The once bright future has become a chaotic doom. This essay will use audience, purpose, and situation and claims to prove Wilderness preservation is the key to the article, The Puritan Origins of the American Wilderness Movement, In the articles tar...   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Wilderness]

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Wilderness As Being A Place Away From Civilization

- What is wilderness. T.V shows defined wilderness as being a place away from civilization. Although the urban dictionary explains that the definition of wilderness is what we make it be. It is a statement that holds true for us to define wilderness we have to experience wilderness as I have done so myself. I joined my parents on a weekend to travel up to Asheville to watch my little brother soccer tournament. On the journey to Asheville, I could see the mountains that I haven’t seen in years beginning to pop-up as we approach our destination....   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Wilderness, Human]

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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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Alternative Representations Of The American Wilderness

- Alternative Representations of the American Wilderness The United States of America—a melting pot of people, but more specifically, a melting pot of opinions. From Native Americans to later European settlers, America’s people constantly disputed about their beliefs of government and religion. Wars were even fought over these differences in opinions. One conflicting topic many may not think of is people’s differing viewpoints of the American wilderness. When one thinks of nature in American literature, Transcendentalist texts may come to mind, but in reality, the American wilderness played a very important role in early American writings as well....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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The Concept Of Wilderness Useful?

- Is the Concept of Wilderness Useful. Does wilderness exist. To many people, this would seem to be a very meaningless question. Of course wilderness exists. But, coming from a student who decided to enroll in a class called Humans and the Natural Environment: Impacts and Moral Obligations, this question has become one that has almost thrown my world upside down. Before we can answer the question, we must first know the definition of wilderness is this, “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man is a visitor who does not remain.” Because of my recent class periods and readings, I believe that the concept of wilderness does not exist, and that it is no...   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Hominidae]

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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]

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Wilderness Areas Should Be Intervened

- Wilderness Areas Should Be Intervened A wilderness area is an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain, according to the Wilderness Act 1964 (NPS). The wilderness act was established to protect the environment, ecosystems, and biodiversity. Because humans are not allowed to spoil, disturb, extract, grow any vegetation or influence by any means, the ecosystems are freed to change on their own and the biodiversity change occurs in a natural way....   [tags: Natural environment, Nature, Biodiversity]

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Summary Of ' The Wilderness Around Chancellorsville '

- After being made General in Chief of all Union armies, Ulysses S. Grant made it his mission to destroy the Confederacy. In order to destroy the South, Grant ordered Benjamin Butler to threaten Richmond, unfortunately, Butler’s men only got within 15 miles of the capital before being forced back. While Butler failed in Richmond, Nathaniel Banks was failing to crush Southern resistance in Texas. Even though Lincoln wanted Union presence in Texas, Confederates refused to back down and give up control....   [tags: Confederate States of America, Union Army]

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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]

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Fasting And Wilderness During The Bible

- Fasting Fasting is to do without something for a period of time, usually as in food and drink, but can be most anything. The need to fast is shown in the Scriptures in Matthew 6:16-18, 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.17 But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you....   [tags: Jesus, Prayer, Fasting, Confession]

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The Wilderness Of The Yellowstone National Park

- From the mighty mountains, waterfalls and forests that cover our country, the energy that has gone into preserving these earth-given gifts alive is extensive. The environments created by thousands of years of natural progression have within themselves kept a piece of the world to themselves. Beginning in 1872 with the Yellowstone National Park located in the previously known territories of Montana, people began to protect these places, placing them within national parks boundaries. Since then, national parks have appeared across the country from “sea to shining sea”....   [tags: National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park]

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Food And Water, Wilderness And Wildlife

- Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall. The world’s alarming increase in environmental pollution in the past decade or so makes this time period the worst time period mother earth has experienced by far. Failure to protect the environment and prevent hazardous situations such as, global warming, land, air, and water pollution, will cause harm not only to the environment and the lives of human beings and other organisms, but it will also slowly kill the blue planet that provides them with life....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Carbon dioxide]

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The Wilderness Act Of 1964

- The remains of an industrial area, gave way to a worldwide event, the 1974 Spokane Expo. A small city in the Pacific Northwest celebrated with the entire world, as Spokane approached the world’s fair with the very first environmental themed event. The fair ran from May-November, 1974, distancing itself from technology themed fairs of the 1960’s, Spokane’s approach would signify the environmental movement that was front and center in the United States. From 1950-1970, landmark movements were advancing their causes, attempting to create a healthier and more environmentally sound environment....   [tags: Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, October Revolution]

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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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Analysis Of Chris Mccandless 's ' The Wilderness '

- Some people, extremely rare as it is, live their lives in a genuine way while showing who they really are. Others build images in their heads of who they want to be and how they want to be depicted. They embody that image, but deep inside it’s not who they really are. There are moments in those people’s lives where their true self comes out, and it ends up contradicting everything they tried so hard to be. Chris McCandless lived towards the latter lifestyle, having an image of himself in his head which wasn’t really who he was....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau]

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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]

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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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How Technology Helps Save The Wilderness Still Be Wild?

- Daniel Duane addresses a pressing modern anxiety surrounding technology’s destruction of the natural world. Duane is an author of seven books and many articles featured in The New York Times and Food & Wine. Also an editor for Men’s Journal, Duane’s experiences in rock climbing, science, and the beauty of the outdoors make his writings seem more passionate and credible. He recently wrote the article “The Unnatural Kingdom” in The New York Times explaining his ideas towards technological advancements and their effects on wildlife....   [tags: Rhetoric, Emotion, Natural environment]

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Outdoor Recreation: Human Activity Damages The Natural Balance of an Area

- The wilderness offers many opportunities for recreation (e.g. biking, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, nature photography, riding horses, skiing, stargazing, and swimming ). Outdoor recreation fulfils an innate desire humans have to reconnect with nature and themselves. However, outdoor recreation contradicts the objective of wilderness protection. The most insignificant of human activity can extensively damage the natural balance of an area. Being able to strike a balance between the two is the responsibility of wilderness managers....   [tags: wilderness, recreation, ]

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Analysis Of The Painting Twilight Of The Wilderness Created By Frederic Edwin Chapel

- An artwork will consist of different elements that artists bring together to create different forms of art from paintings, sculptures, movies and more. These elements make up what a viewer sees and to help them understand. In the painting Twilight in the Wilderness created by Frederic Edwin Church in 1860 on page 106, a landscape depicting a sun setting behind rows of mountains is seen. In this painting, Church used specific elements to draw the viewer’s attention directly to the middle of the painting that consisted of the sun....   [tags: Color, Yellow, Sun, Primary color]

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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]

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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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Into The Wild By Jon Krakauer

- When a person lives a life with no dreams or wishes accomplished that person would die knowing they lived a dissatisfied life full of regret. In the book, Into the Wild, written by Jon Krakauer, the author conveys an argument of living a life with no regret throughout the literature. The argument presented by Krakauer is conveyed by character relationships, character actions, and references to an images. The book, Into the Wild, is about a young man, Chris McCandless, who decides to live as a hiker throughout the United States wilderness....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, 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]

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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]

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An Odd Man Out : The Stupidity And Recklessness Of Christopher Mccandless

- An Odd Man Out: The Stupidity and Recklessness of Christopher McCandless Since time immemorial, society has become increasingly complex, leading otherwise successful people to retreat to their origins. This is often due to an inability to adapt and find true happiness in mainstream civilization. The case of Christopher McCandless from the film Into the Wild is no exception to this rule. Mr. McCandless divests himself of his identity and retreats to the wilderness of Alaska. This journey was what eventually led to his ultimate demise....   [tags: Wilderness, Into the Wild, Alaska]

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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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Public Land Management And Development Of Transportation Infrastructure, Regional Competitiveness, And The Wilderness Act Of 1964

- For the past half century, debates over public land management have intensified among scholars, planners, and policy makers. At the root of these debates is a question about the role of public lands in providing economic benefits to local households within nearby “gateway” communities. Traditionally, resource extraction firms within mineral, oil, coal, and timber development sectors have dominated the boom and bust economics of these gateway communities. However, these particular types of economies has undergone a dramatic transition in economic and demographic structure since the 1950s....   [tags: Economics, Economy]

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