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The Bull Moose

- The Bull Moose "The Bull Moose" is a poem by one of the great Canadian poets, Alden Nowlan. It is a finely crafted poem by a very talented poet. It reminds us how far away from Nature the lives of ordinary men and women have strayed. This is something common to all of us who live so much our lives in buildings and who so rarely experience Nature in its raw form. Nowlan creates powerful layers of images, and contrasts them in a way to make us feel just how damaging to our minds and souls this separation from Nature has been....   [tags: Moose]

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Analysis of The Bull Moose

- Analysis of The Bull Moose "The Bull Moose" by Alden Nowlan is a finely crafted poem which reminds us of how far man has strayed from Nature. Through a carefully constructed series of contrasted images, Nowlan laments, in true Romantic fashion, man's separation from Nature. The strength of the old moose is impressive. On his death march, he nonetheless comes "lurching" and "stumbling" in ponderous and powerful strides to "the pole-fenced pasture'- the edge of civilization. A crowd quickly gathers, a crowd of men and women, old and young - all notable for their insensitivity and lack of respect....   [tags: Bull Moose Essays]

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Moose

- Moose Habitat By the mooses body proportions, antlers' shape and size, and its demeanor, the moose is the mighty symbol of the boreal and subartic zones of the entire northern hemisphere. To describe moose country, it is variously dense mixed forest, called taiga or "norhtern brush," but the other parts are open "forest tundra" The climate differs from zone to zone, and woodland moose prefer only the zones where the average summer tempeture does not much exeed sixty degrees. Wind chill help the moose to stay cool in the costal and the relatively humid zones, as well as in the much drier interior....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Moose Hunting

- It was a cold crisp Thursday morning, and three of my buddies and I are about to go moose hunting. We are going down to my cabin in a place called Taylor's Bay, which is about a nine-mile ride from our town by boat. The only way to get to it is by boat, so the weather was good, there was no wind and that would make for a great trip on the water. The weather has to be real bad if I can't get back in my boat because it is a 26 foot fiberglass boat that is really seaworthy and it has a shelter up on the front and that will keep all our supplies dry....   [tags: Essays on Hunting]

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Effects of Global Warming

- One of the biggest problems the world faces today is global warming. It refers to an increase in average global temperature that causes change in climate and affects other resources in the world. Global temperatures have significantly increased over the past few decades. According to the Global temperature statistics by NASA, the average temperature has increased from -0.22 Degree Celsius in 1880 to +0.56 Degree Celsius in 2012 (NASA, n.d.). This essay will examine the main effects of global warming by looking at the threats to wildlife and habitat, rise in sea level, and health impacts on humans....   [tags: climate change, environmental issues]

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Ghosts in a Massachusetts Village

- Ghosts in a Massachusetts Village Sabine Heartwood passed through Moose River Junction years ago with her mother, an itinerant fortuneteller. Raised on the road as Ruby crisscrossed the country in her battered VW minibus, Sabine longed to settle down and was inexplicably drawn to this rural hamlet, where everyone knows everyone. Now that one of the town’s favorite sons has returned for his grandmother Beatrice’s funeral, at least there’s something to talk about. Danforth Smith is an up-and-coming assistant film director in New York, romantically linked with a bitchy, beautiful, ambitious actress....   [tags: Ghosts Spirits Hauntings Essays]

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Eastern Timber Wolf

- Eastern Timber Wolf For nearly 100 years, the forests of the State of Maine have seen close to none eastern timber wolves. The animals that once roamed the woods are gone and may never return. This is why in 1969 the eastern timber wolf was placed on the endangered species list. With great efforts, maybe someday, the eastern timber wolf may inhabit the woods of Maine again. The eastern timber wolfs scientific name is Canis lupus lycaon. It is a sub-species of the Canis lupis, or Gray Wolf....   [tags: Papers]

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Alaska, a Summer Resort

- Great places were discovered, unusual people were met, and adventures were had this summer. All of this was accomplished in America's last frontier, outside of the lower 48 states, in the wilderness of Alaska. I had no specific reason for venturing to the vastness of Alaska, I did not know anyone, and had never before been there. As a child, I remember pondering that Alaska was a place for pioneers, and brave hearted adventurers. After almost two decades of living on this overcrowded island, I set my mind's eye on this grand excursion away from home, family and friends....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Defining Good Advice

- Defining Good Advice What is good advice. As Rosymar stated, "Good advice is general, specific, and a helpful idea that could transmit confidence and security, usually, we get it from someone we trust." Good advice, to me, is some help in life that comes from a person that the advisee trusts. Advice is good when it is given thoughtfully to a person. It has to be from the heart, not just said for the sake of being said. Generally, good advice has to come from experience. I can't tell a friend that I understand a situation if I have never experienced it myself....   [tags: Definition Essays]

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Eulogy for Grandfather

- Eulogy for Grandfather My grandfather will be remembered as a hardworking and modest man. He had simple needs. He was forthright and honest, a person with humble beginnings who placed a great value on education and friendship. I will remember him as the only grandparent I ever knew. I will remember him as a man who was content with what life had given him. He never asked for much and in the years I knew him, he lived a simple life. My grandfather's lifetime could be divided into three different parts....   [tags: Eulogies Eulogy]

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The Fun Atmosphere of Knoxville, Tennessee

- The Fun Atmosphere of Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee, keeps its citizens and visitors busy with many options for shopping and food at places like The Old City and the college strip. The town also makes for a cheap vacation spot with high-energy nightlife. The city gives its visitors a wide variety of shopping options from the antique and thrift shops of the Old City to the West Town Mall and ritzy plazas of West Knoxville. The antique shops of the Old City prove to be a hot spot for the frugal tourist....   [tags: Tourism]

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Into the Wild Timeline

- May 12, 1990: Christopher McCandless graduates from Emory University with honors. He tells his parents he is going to spend the summer in his Datsun driving around the country. June 1990: Chris mails his final transcript to his parents and a short letter. This will be the last time they hear from him. July 6, 1990: At Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. July 10, 1990: Leaves his car on the side of the road after a flash flood. He gathers a backpack of items and sets out on foot. July–August 1990: Hitchhikes to California where he meets Jan Burres and her boyfriend Bob....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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Learning the Hard Way

- Learning the Hard Way The backcountry of Alaska is one of the wildest places left in this country, an excellent place to study wildlife in it’s natural environment. To a wildlife Biology major with an overwhelming draw to the outdoors, the chance to study this wildlife would seem to be the opportunity of a lifetime. When this opportunity presented itself to me this past summer, I didn’t hesitate to take it. This would be great experience for the career path I am taking and it would give me a chance to work with professionals in the field of my studies....   [tags: Personal Narratives Climbing Flagstaff Essays]

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Plessy v. Ferguson

- Plessy v. Ferguson The moment the first slave was brought to America a ball was set in motion that one day somewhere and somehow a distinction between races had to be dealt with. The Civil War helped to make a stand against enslavement. A few years later in Plessy v. Ferguson another step was taken to give blacks equal but separate treatment and access to public facilities. After taking a giant leap into the future, fifty-eight years, we have another landmark case. In Brown v. Board of Education, the separate but equal law was revised to bring the races together in the same public facilities with access to the same public resources....   [tags: Papers]

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Evaluation of a modified neck snare to live-capture coyotes

- Pruss, S.D., N.L. Cool, R.J. Hudson and A.R. Gaboury. 2002. Evaluation of a modified neck snare to live-capture coyotes. Wildlife Society bulletin. 30(2):508-516. Many researchers opt for the most humane and safe techniques when obtaining live animals for study. A variety of devices are employed in the trapping of coyotes (Canis latrans), one option being the neck snare. Since all trapping methods have their dangers, researchers in the article “Evaluation of a modified neck snare to live-capture coyotes,” are motivated to improve trap safety to decrease mortality rates....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gifford Pinchot and Environmental Conservation

- Gifford Pinchot Gifford Pinchot was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. Born into wealth and endowed with imagination and a love of nature, he shared his money, possessions and intellect to further the causes of the common good. It was at Grey Grey Towers that James Pinchot first encouraged his son to explore the profession of forestry. But such training did not yet exist in the United States, so, after graduating from Yale University in 1889, Gifford went abroad to study at L’Ecole Nationale Forestiere in Nancy, France....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hatchet

- Hatchet I chose this book because I thought it would be very interesting. I read the back cover and picked out the book because I thought I would like it. The main character in this story is Brian, who went through a plane crash and had to survive on his own for fifty-four days. The character I liked the best was Brian because he is brave, smart, and never gives up. Hatchet is about a boy named Brian Robeson. His parents are separated and live in different parts of the continent. Brian is on his way to live with his father for the summer, when the pilot of the two person plane has a heart attack....   [tags: essays research papers]

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White Tailed Deer

- White tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) are one of the most common species of mammals seen in North America, the most common of large animals actually. The last official count of deer in the USA and Canada was done in 1982, at which time 15000000 were found at an average of 3 deer in every square kilometer. The deer are very much native and were hunted even by Native Americans. You may have even seen this species yourself. Some of the most common places to find them are in your own backyard, in parks, or even dazed at headlights in the middle of Winton Road....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Narrative Essay: A Canoeing Adventure

- A Canoeing Adventure   Although I was born in Texas, my father was transferred when I was just ten and I spent most of my impressionable years in a tiny village a few minutes from a national park.  This move to a rural area was an event that changed my life forever. Surrounded by beautiful forests and lakes, most of my free time was spent romping through the woods, navigating rivers in a canoe and camping in the many provincial parks nearby.   At the university, I came across a group of students who had never experienced "the great outdoors" before....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Comparing Rugby and Football

- Comparing Rugby and Football The thick, broad-shouldered athlete breathes heavily and grunts with each step as he and his teammates push mightily against the opposition. His arms are locked over his teammates' shoulders, all of their heads down. The two teams are pushing against each other like two moose fighting over territory. He looks down to see the ball, sitting just in front of his feet. If he could just hook it with his foot and heave it to his teammate behind him… This is what every player in a scrum is thinking while they fight each other for possession....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Indian Contributions

- President Bush “The strength of our Nation comes from its people. As the early inhabitants of this great land, the native peoples of North America played a unique role in the shaping of our Nation's history and culture. During the month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, we especially celebrate their heritage and the contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native peoples to this Nation.” The contribution of the American Indian to the English language is something that is often overlooked. These words range from such common English words as "raccoon," "moose," "quahog" and "mackinaw" to literally thousands of place names: "Chicago," "...   [tags: essays research papers]

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National Forest

- National Forest There are many National Forests in the United States, and they are spread over the whole country. National Forest also have a huge variety of climates. Ranging from the very cold weather of the Chugach National Forest in Alaska to the warm weather of the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana or even to the intermediate weather like our on Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. National Forest are also very helpful towards humans and the way we live. On the other side of the hand they may also be harmful to us....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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A Comparison of Vacations

- A Comparison of Vacations Summer and vacations are synonymous, especially with my family. Does Chevy Chase and summer vacation ring a bell. With a family of six, anything is possible. There are two types of excursions that we take every year. I refer to one as my family vacation and the other as my family trip. My family vacation to the beach is an annual event, but my family trip destination is always different. This past summer my family and I went to Wyoming. Both experiences were the highlights of my summer but for very different reasons....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing]

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It's Time to Protect the Endangered Wolf

- Three little pigs dance in a circle singing "Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?" Little Red Riding Hood barely escapes the cunning advances of the ravenous wolf disguised as her grandmother. Movie audiences shriek as a gentle young man is transformed before their eyes into a werewolf, a symbol of the essence of evil. Such myths and legends have portrayed the wolf as a threat to human existence. Feared as cold-blooded killers, they were hated and persecuted. Wolves were not merely shot and killed; they were tortured as well....   [tags: Environment Essay]

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Childhood Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin

- The sun shone brightly, with tall, perfectly placed trees casting shadows upon his delicate skin. The horse trotted slowly and smoothly as I gazed into the eyes of prince charming. For years my family followed a tradition of going up to the Steamboat cabin at least every other weekend. I'd ride up with my grami and grampi asking the famous question "are we there yet" every five minutes, although I always knew when we were getting close. I could see the tall trees that lined the road from miles down the road....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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How Did The Environment Affect The Native American Indians With Particular Reference To The Woodlan

- How Did The Environment Affect The Native American Indians With Particular Reference To The Woodland Indians. The environment hugely affected the Native American Indians in many different ways. This is because of the way in which the Indians used the environment and the surrounding land. The Indians were very close to nature, and so that meant that any changes in nature would be changes in the Indians. Land The Indians thought of land very differently to the white man. The land was sacred, there was no ownership, and it was created by the great spirit....   [tags: American America History]

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The Champion Lands

- The Champion Lands The former Champion Lands of Vermont consist of 132,000 acres in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont has some of Vermont's most extensive areas of relitively remote and wild lands. A substantial portion of the Champion Lands are located in the the Nulhegan Basin, an extensive area of northern lowland forest and wetlands ringed by hills and mountians of moderatr elevation and drained by the Nulhegan River. The Champion Lands of Vermont are part of a larger system known as the Northern Forest....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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The Beanie Baby Craze

- The Beanie Baby Craze “When you have something intended as innocent fun for children, you can count on adults to turn it into an obsessive, grotesquely over commercialized ‘hobby’” It all started with Cabbage Patch Kids, parents paying top dollar for those plastic headed and not so cute dolls. The next big wave to hit was the Tickle Me Elmo a character from Sesame Street, who you could squeeze and it would laugh and jiggle. And now we are in the midst of a tidal wave, that’s right, the Beanie Baby Craze....   [tags: Beanie Babies Obsession Essays]

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bud palmateer

- Bud Palmateer “It’s never over to it’s over”. This is Bud Palmateers favorite quote. That is his favorite quote because it is a powerful inspiration to him. Finish things to the best of his ability. It also gives him the motivation and confidence to achieve his goals. Bud Palmateer was born on January 1, 1943 in Yale Michigan. His parents Glen Ford and Phyllis Palmateer raised him. He grew up on a large family dairy farm. He has six brothers and one sister. Their names are Sharon, Charles, Harold, Donald, Jim, Timothy, and Thomas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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cakes making

- Sugar You have to handle sugar with care because can be dangerous. Also sugar can explode. At 315 degrees sugar should be clear. Sugar boils at 215 degrees. Corn syrup helps the sugar not to crystallize Dark Chocolate For dark chocolate the melting point is 118 degrees to 128 degrees White Chocolate For white chocolate the melting point is 100 degrees to 105 degrees, then you must take off the heat and whip. Types of meringue French: is plain egg whites and sugar. But this method is not for buttercream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Henry David Thoreau And Herman Melvilles Writings

- Comparing Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville's Writings Henry David Thoreau and Herman Melville focused their writings on how man was affected by nature. They translated their philosophies though both the portrayal of their protagonist and their own self exploration. In Moby Dick, Melville writes about Ahab's physical and metaphysical struggle over the great white whale, Moby Dick, symbolic of man's struggle against the overwhelming forces of nature. Ahab's quest is reported and experienced through the eyes of Ishmael....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Tribal and State Hunting Laws

- Introduction In the following essay I will be talking about the differences and similarities between state and tribal hunting laws such as general provisions, the Game and Fish Department, licenses and permits, regulations, etc. I will also mention how they enforce penalties to the people who break the rules of the state and tribal Game and Fish Department. State Hunting Laws State hunting laws are what hunters like me follow. If there were no laws for hunting I think the animal population would decrease and some animals could possibly become extinct....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hatchet

- Within reading the first few pages of Hatchet, I knew I was going to enjoy the book. Hatchet was a story about bravery, courage, and strength. I enjoyed reading this great novel by Gary Paulsen. The story begins when Brian, a thirteen-year-old boy, is traveling on an airplane. Brian is from the city, and is traveling to Canada to visit his Father. The setting is in the Canadian wilderness and is most important because Brian’s adventure would have been impossible in a city. Brian was very upset about his parents separation, but was excited to be visiting his father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Homer, Alaska

- Where the land ends and the sea begins Homer is the hub of the lower Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, an area incomparably rich in natural wonders and recreational possibilities. The Kenai Peninsula is an Alaska in miniature, a combination of mountain and meadow, coastline and island. The backbone of the peninsula is the Kenai Mountain Range, which separates the rolling hills and salmon streams from the Gulf of Alaska and cradles the 1,000 square mile Harding Icefield, a trackless inland ocean of 3 million-year-old ice....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Loons

- "The Loons" Piquette Tonnerre was daughter of Lazarus. She had long black hair and her broad coarse-featured face bore on expression Piqutte was thirteen years old. She was older than Vanessa, but they were together in the same grade. Piquette failed several grades, because her attendance had always been sporadic and her interest in schoolwork was negligible. She missed a lot of school because she had tuberculosis of the bone, and had once spent months in hospital Piquette's voice was hoarse and she was limping when she was walking....   [tags: essays research papers]

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re-introduction of wolves into maine

- Reentering the eastern timber wolf into northern Maine. Before the 20th century the eastern timber wolf lived and thrived in northern and central Maine. A combination of hunting and trapping however killed off most of the indigenous wolves and drove the rest into Canada. The eastern timber wolf stands between 26”- 36” tall, and weighs between 65- 85 pounds for a female and 80- 95 pounds for a male. They stretch from between 5- 6.5 feet from nose to tale. The eastern timber wolf travels in packs of 2-8....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The North Cascades

- The North Cascades The North Cascades became a national park on October 2, 1968. It is located in the north central area of Washington. Since it’s inception the park’s mission statement has evolved to include concerns of the entire ecosystem. (www.seattleinsider.com) When you go to the North Cascades in Washington, you can visit and do a variety of things. Some major tourist attractions are the beautiful ice sculpted, jagged mountains, which rise above deep-forested valleys-terrain carved by moving ice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Social Convention Of Death In Literature

- Our environment dictates how we live our lives and how we handle situations. Our environment also dictates how the people around us handle our death. Death is one important social convention of a society depicted in The Call of the Wild, Garden Party, the Great Gatsby, Bone, and Dulce Et Decorum Est. Death and the handling of death is a social convention portraying values and ways of living in two main ways: “respect” of the body and acceptable manners to die such as through violence, illness, caring, etc....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Con Man, by Ken Mitchell

- The Con Man, by Ken Mitchell The novel, The Con Man, by Ken Mitchell is a very humorous novel. In the novel, Ken uses humour to get a point across at many different times. In the Concise Oxford Dictionary humour is defined as: the condition of being amusing or comic. Well some parts of the novel are very amusing and comic. One funny part in the book is when the kids at the beginning ask Gilly if he is native or black. At that part Ken was getting across what Gilly was. That is just one example in the novel, there are others also....   [tags: essays papers]

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An Intentional Death

- An Intentional Death Although everyone must explore and be adventurous to find who they are, they should do it in a rational way. In my point of view Chris McCandless was suicidal when he decided to enter the wild. John Krakauer, the author of Into the Wild, led us to believe through the shaved clean cut pictures of Chris that he was going to come home. However, I believe Chris did not intend to come home because of his unreasonable thinking and his unwillingness to prepare himself for the wild....   [tags: Papers]

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Physics and Firearms

- So you are into reloading and you wonder how well that little package with 77 grains of IMR 4350 powder behind a 300 grain round nose, full metal jacket bullet will do. Well, you can do two things, a little bit of physics calculations, or go out and touch it off, hoping that it doesn’t explode in the barrel. I would choose to do a little physics myself… By using some basic physics equations, you can figure out just about any part of the rifles ballistics data. For instance, if you know a few variables, you can predict range with physics, or if you like you can figure things like drag on the bullet, pressure and expansion values inside the gun, on the bullet and much more, all from physics....   [tags: physics firearm gun guns ballistics]

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The Champ

- The Alaskan environment is one of the deadliest and hardest environments to survive in the entire world and many have fallen victim to its harshness. Buck was the beloved St. Bernard that belonged to Judge Miller in the hills of the Santa Clara Valley in California , and his mother was a great German shepherd. Judge Miller owns a huge mansion complex with other dogs, horses, stables, vineyards. Buck loves this life, carrying the Judge's grandchildren on his back and serving as the Judge's faithful companion, as his father had been before him....   [tags: Call of the Wild 2 Buck Judge Miller]

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New France

- Location The location of New France was North America. North America was an area colonized by France which stretched from New Foundland to Hudson Bay to the Rocky Mountains all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. All the territory was divided into 5 different colonies and those colonies were: Canada, Acadia, Hudson Bay, New Foundland(Plaisance), and Louisiana. Why Did Settlers Come to New France. Some settlers came for jobs and others came because either the king was going to give them money....   [tags: New France]

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Religion of the Iroquois Indian

- There are six different nations to the Iroquois. All six of the nations have a very similar view as to the religious make-up and practices before the European settlers came into their area. After the settlers came, the religious values shifted to incorporate some of the values the Europeans brought over. This paper will be over the different changes to the religion as well as how the Iroquois tried to bring their religion back to its original standing. The Iroquois original creation myth is very similar in all six of the nations; it does have some slight variations in the story....   [tags: social issues, native people]

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Sister Parish and the Development of American Country Style

- Dorothy May Kinnicutt was an American interior decorator. She was born in New Jersey during the year 1910. Although her nickname may suggest someone of a religious background, whose life is dedicated to prayer and penitence. Sister Parish actually got her nickname from her childhood as she was commonly referred to as “Sister”. Her older brother came up with the nickname when she was younger, because she was the only girl in a family with five children. Sister got married to Harry Parish in 1930....   [tags: interior decoration and design]

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Exploring Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

- Foot and Mouth Disease Synonym : Aphthous fever,Aftosa,Enzootic apthiae Importance Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious viral disease that primarily affects cloven-hooved livestock and wildlife. Although adult animals generally recover, the morbidity rate is very high in naïve populations, and significant pain and distress occur in some species. Sequelae may include decreased milk yield, permanent hoof damage and chronic mastitis. High mortality rates can be seen in young animals....   [tags: highly contagious viral disease]

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The Mi’kmaq Way of Life

- The Mi’kmaq Way of Life Mi’kmaq was the spelling of a tribe of Indians that had first contact with European explorers in the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Through the years, the name has been changed to what we know today as Mic Mac. The word Mi’kmaq derives from the word nikmak, which means “my kin-friends” or allies. The rich and descriptive Mi’kmaq language was a member of the Algonkin family. Although every Mi’kmaq can understand each other, the dialect varies between bands. For example, the Mi’kmaq spoken in Quebec differs from that in Nova Scotia....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Legacy of Chris McCandless of Into The Wild, by Jon Krakauer

- Ultimate freedom is an odyssey everyone, at least once in their lifetime, tries to conquer. Chris McCandless did everything in his power to try and capture that freedom he was searching for. He ultimately gave up his own life during that quest. Did he find what he was searching for. We may never know. Very many people have diverse opinions on this character. Chris McCandless was not selfish. He was a young, well-educated boy. His parents handed him everything on a silver platter; he wanted to prove not only to himself but to everyone else he could do things on his own....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Colonization of Western Canada

- By the mid 19th century, Canada was taking its first steps as a new colony in the British Empire. The Canadian government was faced with several challenges at the time, John A. MacDonald, the Prime Minister, had a plan to ensure that the Dominion of Canada's first century was a successful one. A major component of this plan was the establishment of a stable population in the West who worked the lands to create a strong agricultural economy. This agenda was not without its obstacles and conflict, but eventually, by the 1900's, the goal was essentially achieved....   [tags: World History]

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)

- Introduction to CWD; Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neuro-degenerative, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of the family Cervidae (Hamir, et.al., 2006). The family Cervidae includes mule deer, Odocolileus hemionus, white-tailed deer, Odocolileus virginianus, Rocky Mountain elk, Cervus elaphus nelsoni, and moose, Alces alces shirasi, among others (Sigurdon & Aguzzi, 2007). CWD is a prion disease, meaning it is a protein caused infection, that occurs naturally in the deer family (Song & Lawson, 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research, Medicine]

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The World's First National Park.

- On March 1, 1872 President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill into law that established the Yellowstone region of what is now Wyoming, Montana and Idaho as the worlds first National Park. The park was not greeted with much local support following its creation. Those living in the Yellowstone area believed their economy and industry would suffer after the lands fell under government control. To the contrary the towns bordering the park have boomed as a result of their proximity. After seeing the environmental, cultural and monetary results, the nature conservation movement as well as businesses began to see the benefits of protecting lands for public use....   [tags: National Parks, Nature Conservation]

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Creative writing: Tiaga Biome

- Walid: The taiga biome is mostly located in the northern hemisphere. It is the largest terrestrial biome in the world. It takes up 27% of the world. The word Taiga comes from a Russian Origin. Miguel: When you're inside the boundaries of the biome some of the trees and plants that could be found are the Balsam fir, Douglas-firs, the Eastern Red Cedar, Jack Pine, and Birch Tree's. All firs and hemlocks are thick and have waxy needles that prevent water from evaporation. The Balsam Fir is a small medium sized tree that could grow up to 40 to 80 feet tall....   [tags: oil, natural gas, alaska]

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Eskimos in Alaskan Society

- Eskimos in Alaskan Society The early Eskimos settled in the forest and tundra parts of northern and western Alaska. The Eskimos learned how to survive in this cod icy place that was frozen for most of the year. Some of the Eskimos lived in the southwestern part of Alaska The southwestern region is a little warmer and wetter. In Alaska there are three Eskimo groups they are yipik inupiat, and siberian yupik. A lot of the Eskimo families live in the flat tundra coast. The ocean gives them most of there food....   [tags: essays papers]

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Icon Attractions in Alaska

- Icon Attractions in Alaska There are numerous attractions within the State of Alaska that can be considered Icon Attractions. Statistics have shown that tourists come to Alaska to experience the majestic beauty of its mountains, glaciers and wilderness. They come to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights creating amazing patterns across the sky or the Midnight Sun and the spectacular twilights it creates. People want to understand the history, traditions and cultural differences of the Inuit peoples who live in this state and they want to feel the exhilaration of finding gold nuggets in amongst the river rocks....   [tags: national parks, native american culture]

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Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians

- Location and Description of the Algonkian Indians - Algonkian lived in Quebec and Ontario; starting from the Ottawa valley, beneath Hudson Bay and above lower Ontario - the areas in which they lived in were dense woodlands with trees, such as, birch and evergreen; and snow covered the land most of the year. Adaptation to the physical Environment Home - Algonkian homes were called Wigwam, there frames were built out of saplings of tall, young tree trunks which were tied together with narrow strips of bark or root fibers, to form a dome shape - the frame was covered with woven mats or barks, then was firmly tied to the frames - light birch bark were used as covers in the summer and heavy e...   [tags: Algonkians Indians Native Americans Essays]

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hatchet

- The story The Hatchet is about a boy, Brian Robeson and how he gets stranded in northern Canada when the pilot of the plane he is on has a heart attack. He is left without food, water, and shelter. This is the story about how he survived. His dad lived up near the tundra in Canada. Brian was on his way to see him because his mother had cheated on his father and divorced him, so his father moved away. Brian’s mother didn’t know that Brian knew she had left his father for another man and the secret was killing him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Call of the Wild

- The Call of the Wild The Call of the Wild, by Jack London, is a classic piece of American literature. The novel follows the life of a dog named Buck as his world changes and in turn forces him to become an entirely new dog. Cruel circumstances require Buck to lose his carefree attitude and somewhat peaceful outlook on life. Love then enters his life and causes him to see life through new eyes. In the end, however, he must choose between the master he loves or the wildness he belongs in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Emulator

- We live in a volatile and temperamental world, always succumbing to the whims of a puppeteer society. Our everyday lives are filled with quotas from slogans spewed forth by puppeteers who seek to enroll us in a utopian world...be all that you can be...never give up...you can do anything you set your mind to. Even our everyday dialogue is influenced by the wit of television and radio stars, and the censorship of a biased media. In Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, biographized Christopher J. McCandless seeks to alienate from his world....   [tags: American Literature]

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How the New England Colonists Altered the New England Environment

- How the New England Colonists Altered the New England Environment In Changes in the Land, William Cronon points out the European colonists` pursuits of a capitalistic market and the impact it had on the New England ecosystem. Native Americans and colonists had different views on the use of land resources. The Natives viewed the land as something not owned, but as a resource to sustain life. They believe in a hunting-gathering system, hunting only when necessary. In the long run Native Americans lost their old traditions and were forced to adapt to the colonists` traditions in order to survive....   [tags: Papers]

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Richard Nixon State Park in New York

- Richard Nixon State Park in New York To anyone who enjoys learning about a wide variety of plant and animal life, a visit to Nixon State Park is a must do. Nixon State Park is one of eight parks that are funded by the York County Department of Parks and Recreation (Richard). Nixon State Park is located on Mundicerace Road in the southwestern part of York County (Creating). It was established in 1968 when Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell, donated 143 acres of land in honor of the then newly elected President, Richard M....   [tags: Papers]

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The Election of 1912

- The Election of 1912 During the Progressive Era, Americans faced the challenge of choosing between four strong candidates of the election of 1912. Each candidate held concrete platforms that would have different effects on progressivism. Americans could chose the conservative presidential incumbent William Howard Taft(R), the New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson (D), the long-time fighter for social reform-Eugene V....   [tags: US American History Elections Government]

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Chris McCandless' Pursuit of Happyness

- “I now walk into the wild” (3). It was April 1992 a young man from a rather wealthy family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness. His name was Christopher McCandless. He gave all of his savings to a charity, abandoned his car in the desert, left all his possessions, burned his money and wallet, and invented an alter ego all to shun society. Four months after his adventure, his decomposing body was found in bus 142 by a moose hunter. Into the Wild is a riveting novel about one man’s journey to find himself and live as an individual....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Bull Moose

- Title: The title The Bull Moose is an interesting title to use. Bulls are known to be rough and strong which could be a reference to the moose’s strength and/or characteristics. The moose is animal that symbolizes old age, which can be inferred the protagonist in the poem is old. The word “Bull” is the term to describe a male moose; the author probably used the word Bull instead of male to emphasize strength and masculinity. Moose is commonly hunted as game. In this poem there may be a connection between man and animal....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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The Bull Moose

- English 1102 18 August 2010 The Bull Moose “The Bull Moose” by Alden Nowlan and “Downfall” as sung by Trust Company is a fine display of the relations between what people can see on the outside and what we hide inside ourselves by the workings of the figurative language, connotations and metaphors used. To begin the comparison between each in a literal sense would be to compare an animal to a human being, at which the comparison breaks down after the more basic levels: living, breathing, moving, feeding, etc....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Wolf and Moose Interaction on Isle Royal

- Isle Royal is an island surrounded by the cool Lake Superior. Wolf and Moose are the two largest species on the island, and the wolf and moose interaction is the longest running large mammal predator-prey study on earth (USNPS, 2014). The two populations were once said to exhibit some kind of “balance of nature,” now that is not believed to be the case (Vucetich, 2012). Isle Royal is located fifty-six miles north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. It is the largest wilderness area in Michigan (USNPS, 2014)....   [tags: fauna, ecology, Lake Superior]

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Biography of Theodore Roosevelt

- Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame because of his historic presidency and his work as a political activist helping to change the United States of America into the great nation it is today. Teddy Roosevelt made many monumental decisions and made many projects a success because of his determination and his ideas to better our great nation. Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 in New York City, New York. He was always as hard worker but after his father died during his second year at Harvard, which only inspired him to work even harder and continue on to a law degree at Columbia University....   [tags: hall of fame, bull moose party]

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Hunting Season - Original Writing

- Do you ever think about what the sky looks like really early in the morning. Or if you can smell the fresh, wet, mildew smell on the grass. How about if the birds are chirping their sweetest noises. Or how cold the autumn breeze is. Or do you think to listen to the sounds of squirrels running up and down the trees lightning fast. Hunting season is the best when it comes to relaxing. It’s 3:45 AM and I’m squinting my eyes when I wake up with the moon peeking through the window, I know that I have to wake up my dad and get the clothes that smell like dirt out of the dryer to get ready.I wake up my grumpy dad and give him his nature smelling clothes and tell him to get ready....   [tags: Hunting, Deer, Reindeer, Moose]

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Climate Change Is Real and We Need to Address It

- Climate change, no matter who you ask, is either real or a factious phenomenon that has been altering our planet at an alarming rate. With temperatures rising, weather events becoming more dangerous, and ecosystems suffering climate change can be viewed as a problem that is real. One of the places that is under the climate change gun, is a delicate ecosystem in Northern Minnesota. In Northern Minnesota two of the state’s biggest ecosystems come together and create a very delicate transitional zone called the prairie-forest ecotone....   [tags: environmental issues and concerns]

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Characteristics of Various Deer Species

- ... White-tailed deer mate in November in the northern parts of their range and in January or February in the southern parts of their range. The female can have from one to three fawns after about six months after mating. They hide their young in different areas in order to keep them safe from predators and ensure the survival of at least one fawn. Fawns are reddish-brown at birth with white spots that help camouflage them. They can walk immediately after birth and forage for food a couple of days later....   [tags: habitats, fawns, life]

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Classroom Observation Report

- Two days ago Mrs. Rice's class was outside looking around. Some people in her class saw something that looked like bone. They didn’t think much of it so they went and told other people in their class what they had seen. A few minutes later someone else in their class named Tyson went to go see if it was a bone. Then he picked it up and brought it over to show Mrs. Rice what it was that they had found. Thats how it all began. After he showed her the class went over to where the bone was to see if they could find anymore bones....   [tags: Teacher Observation Report]

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Grand Teton National Park

- Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. It is approximately eight hundred and fifteen miles, or a thirteen hour and ten minute drive, from Boise City, Oklahoma. Grand Teton offers a multitude of attractions, some of which are located in a quaint town only five minutes from the national park. With its ski slopes and hot springs in the winter, and its scenic hiking trails through the pristine and natural beauty of the mountains, there is something for every member of the family year round....   [tags: Wyoming parks]

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Reid E Beckett's Explaination of His War Experiences in a Letter to Leila McGee

- ... In the scene, two men are standing along the “La Route de Givenchy”. Where once buildings and houses stood, only rubble reminds viewers of what once was a small village 8 kilometers north of Arras. If it were not for the title and location that Richard provides it would be impossible to determine the location of the image. Sadly, this scene is not unique, small villages and large cities along the Western Front were devastated beyond recognition due to artillery barrages and gunfire. Based on the uniform design of the men photographed, these are a members of the Allied troops and are French soldiers wearing light blue coats after their successful assault on Souchez in 1915....   [tags: battalion, conditions, reconstruction]

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Death Of The Fittest By Jack London

- Today’s century is different from all other centuries in many ways, but the main being nature. Today people don’t worry about natures effects on us. We have science, technology, and shelter. Three things that save us from whatever nature decides to bring. Therefore nature is just something beautiful to look at through a camera and we don’t even consider nature being something that can decide our fate. But what if we didn’t have our technology, science, and shelter. Would nature be so kind. In Jack London’s stories “Law of Life” and “To Build a Fire”, London argues that nature as a force that doesn’t care about the laws that humanity has built....   [tags: Charles Darwin, Natural selection]

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Café Pergolesi

- Café Pergolesi has a distinct alternative atmosphere to it. The customers I observed did not seem to be part of the popular culture, nor did they appear to want to. The café itself is an independent business located on Cedar Street in downtown Santa Cruz, one street over parallel to Pacific Avenue, the town’s central tourist shopping haven. It is conveniently located near the hubbub transpiring downtown, however I could see no tourists in sight. This is probably because Café Pergolesi is run inside an old house....   [tags: Site Observation, Tourism]

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I Love the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

- Home is where the heart is and my heart lies in the mountains. Ever since I took up skiing I have fallen in love with the majestic size and beauty of mountain peaks. My love for the mountains was heightened when my family took a vacation to Colorado. Seeing the dominating peaks of the Colorado Rockies was simply awe inspiring. The mountains capture me with four key aspects: animal life, skiing, size, and beauty. The problem I run in to is deciding where my home truly is. Is it the tranquility of the Whites, or is it the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rockies....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The Most Progressive Presidents

- Most Progressive Presidents Progressives used the ideals of democracy, efficiency, regulation, and social justice to try to create a better world than the one that they found themselves living in. It was thought of as the tool by which America could achieve positive change and solve problems. Roosevelt: Roosevelt’s mail goal was to uphold and maintain the framer’s government of the people, by the people, and for the people. (Bull Moose Party, 1912) He saw the benefit of increased efficiency brought on by Big Business but stressed the need to legislate against its abuse of power while, in his "New Nationalism", emphasized the need for enhanced regulation and legislation to com...   [tags: square deal, monopoly, progresivism]

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Cleaning Up The New Orleans Police Department

- There has been a lot of scrutiny directed towards the New Orleans Police Department and the role the department plays regarding racial profiling, discrimination, and also using excessive force along with conducting illegal searches of individuals and their property. The United States Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez all played a role in the overhaul of the department that has been plagued for years by concern over excessive use of force, corruption, and racial discrimination (Frieden)....   [tags: racial profiling, use of excessive force]

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Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

- Question/Section #2 Why and how are these strategies creative. Do these strategies correspond with stages of development mentioned in the textbook. Every one of the prior examples shows the creativity of the book. Mostly by allowing the audience reading to use their imagination. This relates to the overall stages of development in the book's plot. As the story progresses, Brian (the main character) becomes less and less like his former self; becoming a more “simple” person. Before the crash while he was in civilized life, he had many small things to worry about in his daily life....   [tags: book report questions]

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My Day At The Classroom

- My day in the classroom this week was quite invigorating. When I walked into the classroom today, my CT told me that she would let me do the shared reading during literacy block to help get me comfortable talking in front of the whole class. I was a little nervous but excited when she asked me. I had performed shared readings in front of other college students but never in front of children which made me a little nervous, even thought I had been working with them for over 38 hours. Yet, when the occasion arose I sat in the front of the classroom with all of the students on the rug to read a book about moose facts....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Rooms, Classroom]

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