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Drive-by Shootings at Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond

- In Walden, Henry David Thoreau said, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, then I came to die, discover that I had not live." Perhaps the last part of that statement is the most difficult aspect of our lives. A plethora of philosophers and everyday people alike have maintained that you should live your life as if it were your last day. Few, however, have been able to adopt that philosophy....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Pond Essays]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Walden Pond '

- Henry David Thoreau was a writer who kept a detailing of his life at Walden Pond, entitled “Walden”. He recorded his limited interactions with others and his own achievement of becoming one with nature. Thoreau recognized the beauty in nature and how it is linked with a spiritual need. He used various mythology references when describing nature. This led me to infer that he saw nature as that of a god or perhaps having divine characteristics. One of his lines that most stands out to me about this is where he says “the morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted”....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Concord]

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Summary of Walden Pond

- Summary of Walden Pond For about the first half of the book Thoreau questions the lifestyles that people choose. He makes his readers wonder if they have chosen the kind of life that will really offer them happiness. Are they merely living a career or some other narrowly focused routine or is a worthwhile life being lived. Thoreau wonders if the truly valuable elements of life are being taken advantage of if a person isn't living simply. If a person is so caught up in working or never having enough then life, its wonders, and satisfaction are difficult to obtain....   [tags: essays papers]

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Thoreau as a Practical Environmentalist

- Living in the woods, as Thoreau did at Walden Pond is not a practical means of living, even he conceded that. That does not mean, however, that Thoreau’s experiences and insight in Walden went to waste. There is a lot that can be taken out of Walden for the contemporary reader. What exactly, however, has been long discussed and debated. One main point of contention has been how best to interpret or place the work. Experts argue whether Walden is to be read philosophically, politically, culturally, spiritually or numerous other ways....   [tags: walden pond, woods]

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Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau 's ' The Wilderness Near The Walden Pond '

- Henry David Thoreau is among many other early American transcendentalist thinkers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau wrote many pieces and accomplished much in his lifetime; including the time he spent in the wilderness near the Walden Pond observing only the essential facts of life to further understand life as a whole. Many would quote him for his tremendous contributions to early American thought and his outstanding thoughts, “Even to call him a Transcendentalist is to underplay the carefully observed and circumstantial style of much of his writing and the sense of physical participation on which the style is based,” (Dougherty)....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Concord]

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I Have Created My Own Walden Pond

- I Have Created My Own Walden Pond Thoreau believed in “Living deep and sucking all the marrow out of life,” and so he lived on Walden Pond for two years to see how he could simplify in order to live to the fullest. I have created my own “Walden,” a place I could retire in order to escape the materialism of my society. The place that I created to go where there is no materialism and I can be myself and be who I want to be is a place that’s far away deep in the woods. This place is a place that anything is possible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exposing Truth in Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman and Henry David Thoreau's, Walden Pond

- Exposing Truth in Arthur Miller's, Death of a Salesman and Henry David Thoreau's, Walden Pond Poor Willy, the reader bemoans, he just couldn't get his act together. Willy Loman, Death of a Salesman's central character, is one of Arthur Miller's most intriguing personalities. He spends the whole play vacillating between two dreams: his idealistic wish for success and worldly gain, and his unconscious desire for a simple life in the country. This internal conflict results in the destruction of this most unheroic of heros....   [tags: Death Salesman essays]

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Walden : Nature And Simplicity

- Walden Henry David Thoreau traveled to Walden Pond in 1845. He went to Walden because he: “…wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life and see if [he] could not learn what it could teach…” In August of 1854 Thoreau published Walden. In Walden he told the story of his two-year stay at Walden Pond and discussed how nature and simplicity gave way to a better life. Thoreau says throughout Walden that nature can be easily connected to our lives. When we live simply, we are able to see those connections for ourselves and gain a better understanding of our own lives....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Henry David Thoreau 's ' Walden '

- When thinking about the transcendental period and/or about individuals reaching out and submerging themselves in nature, Henry David Thoreau and his book, Walden, are the first things that come to mind. Unknown to many, there are plenty of people who have braved the environment and called it their home during the past twenty years, for example: Chris McCandless and Richard Proenneke. Before diving into who the “modern Thoreaus” are, one must venture back and explore the footprint created by Henry Thoreau....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Henry David Thoreau 's Walden

- Henry David Thoreau 's “Walden” details and illustrates Thoreau’s time living away from cities and instead live in a secluded location at Walden Pond. Life seemed simpler, where technology was not as advanced as it is currently. Currently, everybody in the country uses the four resources mentioned in “Walden”, them being Food, Fuel, Shelter, Clothing, but some of these resources have become nothing but symbols of wealth whereas one hundred years ago, these resources were seen in that way. Food can reach unimaginable prices at restaurants and the meal might not even be large....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Walden - The American Economy

- Walden - The American Economy When the American people think of the word economy; money and the government often come to mind. In Greek Eco means the household and Nomy means to manage something. So why do American's tend to think of money and ownership when they think of the word "Economy?" Are Americans mearly living a career or are they living some other narrowly focused routine. Is a worthwhile lifestyle being lived. In Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Thoreau describes what is wrong with the American culture and society and how solitude can make the human pure....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Exploring Frontiers of Thought in Walden

- Exploring Frontiers of Thought in Walden       In his world-famous thought-provoking novel, Walden, Henry David Thoreau presents his readers with a simple, inspirational guide for living.  Written beside the beautiful Walden pond and completely surrounded by an unencumbered  natural world, Thoreau writes about his own relationship with the beauty that surrounds him.  His book provides an outlet for everyone to learn from his lessons learned in nature, whether they be city-dwellers or his own neighbors.  One of Thoreau's most prominent natural lessons running throughout his novel is that of his deeply rooted sense of himself and his connection with the natural world.  He relates n...   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Walden by Henry David Thoreau

- Walden by Henry David Thoreau Walden, by Henry David Thoreau is written in first person about the events and ideas that came to the author during his time living at Walden Pond in the eighteen hundreds. Henry David Thoreau was a poet and a philosopher who lived a life of simplicity in order to make a direct connection between people, God, and nature. He viewed knowledge as an "intuitive force rather than a set of learned, logical proofs." His writing in Walden focused on many different themes, including the relationship between light and dark, the ideas and importance of nature, the meaning of progress, the importance of detail, and the relationship between the mind and...   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Thoreau's Message in Walden

- Thoreau's Message in Walden   In Walden, Henry D. Thoreau presented a radical and controversial perspective on society that was far beyond its time. In a period where growth both economically and territorially was seen as necessary for the development of a premature country, Thoreau felt the opposite. Thoreau was a man in search of growth within himself and was not concerned with outward improvements in him or society. In the chapter entitled "economy," he argued that people were too occupied with work to truly appreciate what life has to offer....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays Philosophy]

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The Effects Of Living At Walden

- In 1854, Henry David Thoreau gave us what would become his most famous non-fiction book, Walden; or life in the Woods. In this, Thoreau describes his project at Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau decided that he was going to live “deliberately” in the woods for over two years and live off of a limited economy and isolate himself from society in order to gain a more objective understanding of it. But one has to ask the question, what does Thoreau mean that he wants to “live ‘deliberately’”....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau Walden Philosophy]

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Walden's Utopia

- Walden's Utopia In a post-World War Two era, there was much longing for improvement on current society. Burrhus F. Skinner decided to give his take on what he felt were the appropriate steps to take in order to make a true "Utopia." There have been attempts at other utopia's (which is from the Greek for "no place") and Skinner in his book took the best elements of each utopia and put them into one. However, this does not mean that this utopia he creates in his story, called Walden Two, emulating Thoreau's Walden Pond in Maine, is not without flaws....   [tags: Walden Philosophy No Place Utopia]

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Analyis of Walden by Thoreau

- Walden by Henry David Thoreau is a classic in American literature. It is about a young Thoreau who decided to go and live in the woods in 1844 and his subsequent sojourner there for the next two years (pg. vii). It is chock full of good, simple, down-to-earth advice about how to live one’s life and enough eloquent language to keep a reader pondering for ages; however, the novel can be viewed in quite an unusual way: Through the lens of the world of biology. This way of viewing the novel presents a window into the past for biologists of today and allows the field to gain new insights through the writings of Thoreau, but what qualified him to give accurate information about the subject....   [tags: Philosophy, Literary Analysis]

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Simplicity and Freedom in Walden by Henry David Thoreau

- In chapter two of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, entitled "Where I Lived, and What I Lived for", there are two themes that run throughout the narrative. The key theme that emerges continually is that of simplicity with the additional theme being that of freedom. Thoreau finds himself surrounded by a world that has no true freedom or simplified ways, with people committed to the world that surrounds them rather than being committed to their own true self within nature. Simplicity is defined in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as a simple state or quality; freedom from complexity; absence of elegance and luxury; uncomplicated....   [tags: Walden, Henry David Thoreau]

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Thoreau's Experiment, Walden, and Carpe Diem

- The mindset of the new generation. It is the advice that’s been heard from the old generations. Live for today. Carpe Diem, “seize the day.” Today, this phrase should be prominent in society; many people want to live every day as if it’s their last on Earth. What I mean is that people want to experience everything they can within the duration of their lives. Henry David Thoreau is an example of one of these individuals; however he chose to document and say, what he supposed, was the exact definition of carpe diem itself....   [tags: Biography]

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Reaction To Walden

- John and Cynthia Thoreau gave life to Henry David Thoreau on July second 1871. From infantry Thoreau had the finest education his parents could give him. Thoreau started out at Miss Phoebe Wheeler’s Private Infant School and shot all the way through Harvard. A college graduate could do anything that he wanted, Henry could have been anything he wanted but instead he chose to teach. He taught at the Center School where he realized that children learn in different ways and at different speeds. Thoreau did not believe in the way the school was being run, so he quit and went to work at his fathers pencil factory....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau]

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Walden: Living Life Through the Simplest Means Necessary

- In today’s society there exists an imaginary boundary between civilization and nature. Most modern people grow complacent from having technology in their arm’s reach that they fail to enjoy the true beauty that surrounds them on a daily basis. Author Henry D. Thoreau grows tired of the complexities of society and sojourn to nature where he realizes that the simple life is key. Through Thoreau’s escapism from society’s snares of materialism and religion, he discovers nature holds absolute truths and one of those truths being: life is best lived through simplicity....   [tags: Henry D. Thoreau, possesions]

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The Romantic Era Of ' Walden ' And ' Young Goodman Brown '

- The Romantic Era brought a new meaning for Nature in America. Prior to this time, Nature was regarded as a place of spiritual and physical void, to be conquered and civilized in the name of Christianity and progress. Romantics redefined nature. Nature was to be experienced so that the individual could get in tune with his feelings and develop his own thoughts and beliefs in relationship with God. Romantics felt that God was accessible through man’s relationship and understanding of nature. Nature became a refuge for man’s soul in the industrialized world....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Transcendentalism]

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Walden ; And, Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

- When one types “walden- genre?” into a search engine, the computed guess reveals wonders; “Best guess for Walden-Genre is Autobiography, Philosophy, Fiction, Nature”.Walden is less a novel and more an account of an unusual scholarly life with flourishes. Above all, its didactic tone imparts Thoureau’s view better than any straight manifesto could ever. The most emphasized Transcendental view in the book is the harmony of nature with human world views. Walden emphasizes nature’s ability to transform and impart wisdom and sprituality, much like its writer....   [tags: philosophy, fiction, nature]

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Henry David Thoreau, Walden, and Transcendental Values for Education

- Henry David Thoreau was testing transcendental values when he took up residence at Walden Pond in 1845. During his time of simple living at the pond, he studied nature and applied those observations to humans and everyday life. He was always learning from the woods, pond, meadows and animals in the natural world around him. Nature was his classroom and everything was an opportunity to learn. In Thoreau’s book, Walden , written at the pond, he theorized that education could come through an intimacy with nature and the end of education would come with death....   [tags: nature, nature education]

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Connecting with Nature in Rip Van Winkle, Thanatopsis, and Walden

- Romanticism is the involvement of emotion, fantasy, and intuition in a story. It happens to be the opposite of rationalism which involves logic, reason, and rationality in a story. There happens to be five romantic elements to choose from. They include: dissatisfaction with city life, desire to connect with nature, concern of individualism, nostalgia for the past, and supernatural interest. Of the six stories we could choose from all of them have some part of romanticism in them in one way or another....   [tags: Romanticism Essay]

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Nature depicted in Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

- The excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s book Walden takes us through Thoreau’s extended mystical experience as he attempts to discover how to live with the guidance and observance of Nature. In this excerpt he cherishes Nature and its elements. Thoreau’s primary motive behind moving to the woods near Walden Pond is to understand what it is to live. To him Nature sort of sets out a path to the comprehension of life. On this “path” created by Nature, one is taught to be simple so that there will be minimal complication present....   [tags: Existence, Utopia]

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Societys Reactions To Walden

- When Walden was published during the nineteenth century, the reactions of people were exceedingly different than they are of modern society. These reactions were towards every aspect of Thoreau and altered with every change in time. The foremost reactions toward Henry David Thoreau occurred when he went to live on his own at Walden Pond. As strange as it may seem, some critics think that Thoreau’s choice to live at Walden Pond was simply because he was a hermit. However, his sheltered life was the result of his brother’s death, which promoted Henry to go to Walden Pond (Life 1)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Henry David Thoreau 's ' Walden '

- Henry David Thoreau was a mid-nineteenth century transcendentalist philosopher and writer. Thoreau is best remembered for his book “Walden”, detailing his simple life living by Walden Pond. His other most well-known work is “Civil Disobedience”, a philosophical, political piece concerning his views on 19th century America. A fervent pacifist, humanitarian and abolitionist, Thoreau stopped paying his poll taxes (a tax levied on all adults in a community) as a form of protest towards the government for the Mexican American War and slavery....   [tags: United States, Henry David Thoreau]

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A Wondering Ideal in "Walden"

- Henry David Thoreau writes of his experiences in his two-year experiment of "self reliance" on Walden Pond near Concord, Massachusetts. It is my opinion that Thoreau thought of himself as better than the average person and to an extent better than the person reading his very work. The allusions and ideals expressed in this work wreak of a smug and "better than though" context. The purpose of this experiment was to enact the philosophies and ideals of self- reliance and simplicity. His idea of simplicity is strewn throughout this work, ranting through a seemingly indecipherable mixture of allusions, metaphors, and actual ideas....   [tags: World Literature]

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walden journal

- Walden Journal · Author – Henry David Thoreau o D.O.B- 07/12/1817 o Date of Death- 05/06/1862 · Date of Publication: 1854 · Literary Period: Realism · Plot: o In the first chapter its announced that Henry David Thoreau spent two years in Walden Pond, near Concord, Massachusetts o Its devoted to discussing how people try to acquire wealth, but doesn’t lead to happiness o He likes to enjoy nature, and explains that those who own a lot have to take care of things, but those who don’t can do whatever they want o Discusses the energy that it took for him to build his house....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Concept of Transcendentalism in Walden

- Walden is written by Henry David Thoreau, an American author, poet, philosopher, and a leading transcendentalist. The Walden is written in 1st person on how the author, Henry David Thoreau, was determined to find out everything he can about human nature. In order to do so, Thoreau moves to the woods because he believes that Society’s Normal concerns like, Money and material goods would block his understanding. Transcendentalism is a philosophy that emphasizes the Importance of the spiritual over the physical....   [tags: Hery David Thoreau novel analysis]

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Henry David Thoreau's Statement on the Classics in Walden

- Henry David Thoreau's Statement on the Classics in Walden In the novel Walden, Henry David Thoreau states that the classics are the noblest recorded thoughts of man. He also believed that the written word is the work of art nearest to life itself. Walden fits this description through many elements in the novel including relevance, universality, and beauty. The novel is a collection of essays Thoreau wrote commenting on his experiment of living in the woods for two years. He lived in a hut off the shore of Walden Pond in Massachusetts between 1845 and 1847....   [tags: Papers]

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Action and Reaction: Henry David Thoreau's Influence on Edward Abbey

- Walden and Desert Solitaire As similar as “Civil Disobedience” and The Monkey Wrench Gang are in terms of themes and activism, Thoreau’s influence on Abbey is most pronounced in the comparison of Thoreau’s greatest work, Walden, and Abbey’s personal desert meditation, Desert Solitaire. The publication of Desert Solitaire first drew critics’ eyes to Abbey’s connection with Thoreau, and it caused Abbey to be labeled “a road company Thoreau” by Clifton Fadiman (Cahalan 163). From that point in his career, Abbey was often equated with Thoreau, and though it took many years, Abbey “encouraged the use of ‘the Thoreau of the American West’ as a blurb on the hardback jacket of Beyond the Wall” (Cah...   [tags: literature, walden and desert solitaire]

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Walden: How Thoreau Thought Life Should Be Lived

- Henry David Thoreau begins his novel of Walden with giving a brief summary on where he is, and the philosophy on why he is there. He also describes how he feels about the people in the society and how he will be narrating the novel. In the first few paragraphs he explains how society judges him about his actions on moving out onto the pond. Thoreau makes clear that this is not a permanent lifestyle, but an experiment on life as a whole. Henry David Thoreau explains that people feel like they have to live up to a hidden standard, and that people feel they must own certain things and have certain quantities of other things....   [tags: American Literature]

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Unintentional yet Strikingly Identical: Henry David Thoreau and Douglas Coupland

- July 12, 1817, a man by the name of Henry David Thoreau entered the world. His father was a manufacturer of lead pencils, and Thoreau made it a personal goal to make the best pencil possible. After accomplishing the feat of developing a better lead pencil, he swore to never make another pencil again (Emerson 654). Stating, “Why should I. I would not do again what I have done once” (Emerson 654). This led to his life studies involving nature, and his never-ending pursuit of personal perfection. In pursuit of self-perfection, H....   [tags: Walden, Generation X]

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Thoreau's Proposed Solution in Walden and Civil Disobedience

- Thoreau's Proposed Solution in Walden and Civil Disobedience   In Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Civil Disobedience, a problem is presented in the way in which we live our lives. Thoreau sees this problem and goes to Walden Pond to find the solution. Yet his solution is controversial in that it seems to propose actions that go against human nature. Thoreau's prescription for American desperation cannot be accepted by the masses for it is rooted in anti-socialism when humans are essentially social in nature....   [tags: Thoreau Civil Disobedience]

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Henry David Thoreau's Sociological Experimentation in Isolation

- In Henry David Thoreau’s writings, he explores a different, more thoughtful way of life. Thoreau was a student of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson gave Thoreau the property on Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts; where Thoreau spent about two years living away from the society. Thoreau’s social experimentation required him to separate himself from the society, to be an individual, and to learn from his experiences. Henry David Thoreau was given a piece of property on Walden Pond by Emerson. Even though it was against Emerson’s beliefs; Thoreau separated himself from society by moving to the property on Walden Pond....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, isolation, Walden,]

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Perception as a Defining Factor in Our Lives

- Perception is a defining factor in all of our lives. Perception affects the way every action, choice, and decision we make is perceived. Though societal influences perception can be shaped based upon bias. The world is filled with it religious, political, sexual, and gender bias just to name a few. It is because of these biases that peoples perception is narrowed and what is deemed as “civilized” or the “right” thing to do may not always be one hundred percent true. In the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau we see a man who has looked past social norms and blazed his own path towards individual enlightenment....   [tags: Thoreau's Walden, Eighner's On Dumpster Diving]

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Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, Jon Krakauer’s Into The Wild, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man

- Earth is a planet filled with upwards of seven billion people. Most will only meet one hundred thousand, and many will not meet even that many. Each and every one of those people have their own life experiences, and each and every one of those experiences are valuable sources of information. When making decisions, it is incredibly important to consider these experiences. Simply disregarding them all is selfish, idiotic, and deadly. Christopher McCandless made the decision in April of 1992 to venture into the Alaskan wilderness, inspired by the Transcendentalist works of Henry David Thoreau, along with the works of other authors....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays]

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The Henry David Thoreau : The Imperial Self

- The Imperial Self in Franklin and Thoreau The fabled American novels Walden and The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin present two drastically different versions of successful lives. The past focuses on spiritual enlightenment, focused introspective, and the joys of isolated thought; the latter praises the Protestant work ethic, the ability to weather misfortune and continue working in set professions towards a future of wealth and comfort. While they differ entirely in their methods, both Henry David Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin and their individual books argue that people have complete mastery over themselves but differ on the implications of that belief....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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A Good Investment By Henry David Thoreau

- A Good Investment Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817. He grew up in Concord, Massachusetts with three siblings. He attended Harvard College where he graduated from in 1837. After graduating from college, Thoreau wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. He was close to his brother who later died after cutting himself while shaving (Henry). He later started working with his father at the pencil factory that his father operated. In the 1840s he began to write poetry (Bio.com). In class we learned in 1845 Thoreau built a small shack on Walden Pond where he stayed for over two years to do some writing....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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The Accomplishments Of Henry David Thoreau

- Henry David Thoreau was born on July 12th, in Concord Massachusetts. Thoreau was many things, not simply just a writer; but he was one of the most influential writers America knows today. Early on in his life he grew up in a simple home with hard-working parents, and an abundance of siblings. His father and mother both had worked as teachers as well as investing in many other trades to get by. Henry started developing his talent for writing early on, by age ten he had written his first piece of writing, “The Seasons,” as well as many other academic achievements for somebody his age....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Summary Of ' A Sorrowful Woman ' By Gail Godwin

- MiriYam Judd American Experience HHH Miriyam Judd A Sorrowful Life Nothing is ever as it seems. Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. We live in a society where if you break the status quo even the slightest bit, you are looked down upon, labeled a freak or an outcast. We are told to be different, unique, ourselves; but when we are people judge us. We think we have control over our lives, but, in reality, we don’t. If we did have any whatsoever, why would we choose to live this way. Why would some choose to feel so much pain, deep in their core, that they just couldn 't take it anymore....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac

- Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac While discussing Henry David Thoreau's Walden and Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac, we attempted to address an important challenge -- Is the close observation and description of nature merely an idle thing for people in today's world. It could be suggested that nature writing and the close enjoyment of natural environments is merely "recreational" and not intellectually, economically, or politically worthy of our efforts....   [tags: Nature Philosophy Essays]

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The Market Revolution By Joseph Smith

- The Market Revolution took place between 1800-1840. It was described as a time when new forms of transportation connected different parts of the country resulting in an expansion of the marketplace. Although becoming connected mainly defined this time period, it also represented a great amount of people becoming disconnected. People began to disconnect themselves religiously, socially, and individually. It seemed that during this time period, people became more independent from the “norm.” Around this time, religion played a large role in the communities of the United States....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walden]

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Comparing Metaphors in Norman Maclean's, A River Runs Through It and Henry David Thoreau's, Walden

- Comparing Metaphors in Norman Maclean's, A River Runs Through It and Henry David Thoreau's, Walden In Norman Maclean's A River Runs Through It, the author recounts the story of his early life growing up in Montana. The narrative revolves around his family and the art of fly fishing. Through the novel, Maclean begins to understand the wisdom of his father, the fierce independence and downfall of his brother, and the divinity and beauty of nature. A similar theme regarding divinity in nature is found in Henry David Thoreau's Walden....   [tags: Comparison Comapre Contrast Essays]

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Analysis Of ' The Village ' By Walden Thoreau

- All through out Henry David Thoreau’s life his works have been rhetorically significant, in his piece Walden which was written in 1854 you can see what kind of strategical moves that me makes. In chapter 8, The Village, of Walden Thoreau uses many strategies to get his stories of what happened in the town to the reader, he uses rhetorical moves, appeals, and also figurative language which was tied into how he used his words. Rhetorically, Thoreau has different ways of speaking that shows he purpose and goal for his writing....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Analysis Of Chapter Three Of Walden

- Sofia Altamura November 30th, 2015 Mrs. Grene AP English Language Set 5 Analysis of Chapter Three of Walden: “Reading” Walden is one of the most familiar names of novels from the transcendentalism period of the 19th century. It is an enduring masterpiece which truly shows that the necessities of life are not material possessions, but rather spiritual enrichment and closeness to nature. In chapter three of Walden, Henry David Thoreau conveys the relevance of reading to his simplistic and naturalistic lifestyle portrayed throughout the novel by making use of themes and symbols such as immortality, mornings and veils....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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The Village From The Book Walden

- In the chapter The Village from the book Walden, Henry David Thoreau states that society loves to hear and spread gossip all around the town. Thoreau goes on to claim that because the citizens in the town are so focused on getting the next scandal, they have missed out on getting in touch with who they are and nature. He also subtly suggests that people should follow in the same footsteps as himself by removing themselves from society so that they can only focus on themselves and nature. I qualify this claim that gossip distracts society from finding their true selves because not all gossip is distracting or bad but I do agree with Thoreau on the fact that people get engulfed in gossip and...   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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The, The Village, Of Walden, By Henry David Thoreau

- All through out Henry David Thoreau’s life, his works have been rhetorically significant, in his piece Walden which was written in 1854 you can see what kind of strategical moves that he makes. In chapter 8, The Village, of Walden, Thoreau uses many strategies to get his stories of what happened in the town to the reader, he uses rhetorical moves, appeals, and also figurative language which was tied into how he used his words. Rhetorically, Thoreau has different ways of speaking that shows he purpose and goal for his writing....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Henry David Thoreau 's Walden

- The term solitude is often defined as the act or state of being alone, which in turn, is associated with loneliness and isolation. In Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, however, the term solitude takes on a much deeper meaning. To illustrate, Solitude is the fifth chapter in Walden, a book about self-discovery through acts of transcendentalism. Furthermore, this chapter is focused around the idea that solitude is rather a state of mind instead of a specific circumstance. According to Thoreau, solitude is found everywhere, and for the most part, people are often loneliest when surrounded by others....   [tags: Transcendentalism, Henry David Thoreau, Walden]

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Lost and Found in Walden

- Lost and Found in Walden Thoreau found himself at Walden - and lost himself on Ktaadn. Walden, a mile from town, was a benign experience in which he learned what he could do without, what was essential for life. Ktaadn, high and remote, taught him what he could not do without, what was essential life. He spoke of the hostility of the landscape. The mountain seemed to speak to him: "Why came ye here before your time. This ground is not prepared for you . . . I cannot pity or fondle you here, but (must) forever relentlessly drive thee hence to where I am kind." This landscape is hostile, not kind....   [tags: Walden Essays]

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Henry David Thoreau 's Walden

- An extremely pertinent passage has been pondered, upon which an imponderable amount of contemplation has ensued. I am thoroughly ashamed to inform such a like-minded man as none other than Henry David Thoreau, that his cynical contemplations, which took place centuries ago, have yet to be diminished. Unfortunately, informing him appears to be quite inevitable and I have taken it upon myself to undergo the duties of his modern day informant. Though one may refer to me as simply an informant, I see it more so as a sophisticated yet friendly deed while somehow being simultaneously honorable in spite of the shameful context....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, United States]

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Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond

- Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond shows the maturation process of a young girl from Barbados. Kit’s life in Barbados is shattered when her grandfather dies. As a result of his death, Kit is forced to leave the island and her carefree lifestyle. She travels to Connecticut to find her only living relatives. Once she reaches Connecticut her persona evolves from an island girl, to hard worker, and finally to wife. Kit is a young island girl who is running away from her problems....   [tags: Speare Witch Blackbird Pond Essays]

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The Row By John Steinbeck And Walden By Henry David Thoreau

- In Cannery Row by John Steinbeck and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the key idea that society can improve through the improvement of the individual helps create an understanding that a materialistic society will result in people valuing materials over morals and values. The lack of morals will result in the dehumanizing of the individual through greed and overtaken by ambition. Thoreau in Walden talks about his plan on escaping society and on only living with the necessities. As he does this he then states, “Most of the luxuries, and many of the so called comforts of life, are not only indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind” (15)....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Concord]

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Lessons from Walden Two

- Lessons from Walden Two Walden Two is a novel about a fictional community in present day America. The community is a Utopia of the highest standards: the people are happy and content, there is a minimum of hurtful emotions and activities, and everyone is healthy and prosperous. It is a stark contrast with the world we are living in today. So why don't we change our society to match that of Walden Two, solving all of our nation's many problems. For one thing, we do not know if a society patterned after Walden Two will work....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Two Essays]

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Excerpt From Thoreau's Walden

- Excerpt From Thoreau's Walden Colonization in Plymouth I awoke before the first rays of sunlight had passed through the dew-covered trees to the west today. It had rained the evening before, and the smell of wet leaves and grass was still lingering in the air. I prepared myself for the upcoming adventurous day. I set out along a less-traveled path through the woods leading to the shore. I could hear every rustle of the newly fallen leaves covering the ground. The brown ground signaled the changing of seasons and nature's way of preparing for the long winter ahead....   [tags: Walden Thoreau Transcendentalism Essays]

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Oneness in Walden, Nature and American Scholar

- Oneness in Walden, Nature and American Scholar   Some of the most prominent works which express a relationship between the individual and nature are undoubtedly Walden by Henry David Thoreau and the essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, specifically Nature and The American Scholar. In each of these works, an idea of wholeness, "oneness," with nature is expressed. Thoreau and Emerson both believe that man, in order to live a full, happy life, must live in harmony with nature. Both writers share several ideas as to how this oneness with nature can be achieved, and its significance....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Analysis of Conclusion of Thoreau’s Walden

- Analysis of “Conclusion” of Thoreau’s Walden   The chapter entitled “Conclusion” is a fitting and compelling final chapter to Thoreau’s Walden. Throughout Walden, Thoreau delves into his surroundings, the very specifics of nature, and what he was thinking about, without employing any metaphors and including none of his poignant aphorisms. However, placed among these at-times tedious sections, come spectacular and wholly enjoyable interludes of great and profound thought from a writer that has become extremely popular in modern America....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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Thoreau’s Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita

- Thoreau’s Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita convey an empowering awakening of one’s consciousness, revealing the self’s capability for individual freedom; although at a first glance, Walden’s emphatic individualism stands at odds with the latter’s principle of oneness. While the nature of the Gita is revelatory and mystical, Walden differs from it in that it primarily consists of Thoreau’s personal reflections and meditation. Thus, the works have decidedly different starting points. However, this apparent contrast becomes negligible in light of their common underlying principles and professed ends....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Bhagavad Gita Essays]

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Back to Nature in Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

- In Walden, Henry David Thoreau explains how a relationship with nature reveals aspects of the true self that remain hidden by the distractions of society and technology. To Thoreau, the burdens of nineteenth century existence, the cycles of exhausting work to obtain property, force society to exist as if it were "slumbering." Therefore, Thoreau urges his readers to seek a spiritual awakening. Through his rhetoric,Thoreau alludes to a "rebirth" of the self and a reconnection to the natural world....   [tags: Thoreau Walden Essays]

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The Meadow Pond

- A short walk to Meadow Pond: following the stone wall up the dirt road, FOR SALE sign next to an empty house with a clear-cut yard. Struggling to escape the perpetual thoughts that always seem to pull me in – where do we go from here. – a golden smile in the afternoon sunlight – branded to my mind like a red hot iron, trying to dismiss them. Looking up at the road ahead of me, I smile – only thoughts. The cold air hits the skin of my face and I stick my hands in my pockets. Pete, our neighbor, pops out of the bend in the road, walking his old black lab....   [tags: Descriptive Writing, Descriptive Essay]

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The Earliest Microscopes and Pond Ecology

- ... The revolving nose piece holds two or more objective lenses with different objective power. Many microscopes have Diaphragm or Iris control the intensity and size of light. All these parts in microscope help observe the specimen.                      Pond Ecology is the interaction of life in pond with environment. Pond have low oxygen levels, little animal life, and lack of food supply. A pond contains mostly water, few nutrients, and less aquatic life. Organisms live, grow, and die in the pond....   [tags: electron microscope, environment]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Golden Pond '

- On Golden Pond is a movie about a man (Norman) growing older and facing the normal parts of aging such as hearing loss, decreased mobility and memory problems. Norman Thayer is a retired professor and Ethel his wife is a housewife with a bright personality, the couple decides to go to their summer cottage for vacation. The couple is visited by their daughter Chelsea who has a strained relationship with her father and her fiancé (Billy) and his son (Billy Jr.) Chelsea and Billy Sr. leave his son behind so that they can travel to Europe for vacation....   [tags: Gerontology, Aging, Old age, Geriatrics]

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Animal Life in a Pond

- BASICS The animal life in the pond may vary from time to time, it will also vary from pond to pond. But there are a few things about the animals in those ponds that will never change. These are the basics to survival. The man needs, food, water, and shelter; the pond animals are very similar in their needs. This section will emphasize the array of ways that aquatic pond animals breathe, swim, and survive. Breathing; in this category it would be within reason to say that fish are the masters of the concept....   [tags: horticulture, environment types]

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Pond Frogs Are Harmless Creatures

- How can you possibly look into 2 eyes and not feel any remorse for destroying their habitat. They didn’t do anything to you but help you. Pond frogs are harmless creatures and yet they are still stepped on, tossed around, and not valued by humans. You see because humans decide not to have a value for something that means there is no value at all. Because humans are so anthropocentric they believe the world revolves around them, not literally but they think it does. They don’t care about the frog they just smashed under their huge foot....   [tags: Frog, Amphibian, Tadpole, FROG]

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Witch of Blackbird Pond Summary

- ... Judith tells her stories about a woman who lives near Blackbird Pond named Hannah Tupper who is thought to be a witch. One day, Kit screws up during a class that Mercy invited her to teach at and regrets coming to Connecticut. She scampers out into the field with tears streaming down her cheeks and relaxes into the peaceful, calm blades of grass. Kit finally meets Hannah up close and personally, but discovers that she is generous, caring, and kindhearted. The two become fast friends and emboldened by her new friendship, Kit goes up to the headmaster and asks for him not to suspend Mercy for Kit’s mistake that day at the Dame School....   [tags: work, witch, visiting, trial, teach]

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Field Journal Report in Grassy Pond

- My research site is located in Westford, Massachusetts off of Grassy Pond and the triangle of this pond is located between Nutting Road, Plain Road and Depot Street. My site located in Grassy Pond can be found by parking in the area off of Plain Road then continuing up the path until you see a broken down fence to your right. This is the site for my field journal. In my site I am mainly surrounded by trees. On one side there is a path that will lead you in a circle around Grassy Pond and on the other side it is a drop down path to the Grassy pond but before you reach the pond you will enter some wetlands....   [tags: wetlands, flora, snow]

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Retail Opportunities On The Other Side Of The Pond

- THE FUTURE IS GREAT 25.10.16 Retail opportunities on the other side of the pond London Loves Business E-commerce specialist Global-e released a new research which results demonstrate that 59% of British retailers consider the US e-market the most attractive. “The US is one of the largest and most sophisticated e-commerce markets in the world. Online sales reached $341.7 billion in 2015 – a 14.6 per cent increase on 2014’s $298.3 billion – and this growth is only set to continue over the next three years....   [tags: European Union, United Kingdom]

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The Old Pond

- Have you ever been to a place that made you feel free. As free as a bird soaring through the sky. The Old Pond was that place for me, and though I haven’t seen its sandy edges in what seems like an eternity, I still remember it like it was yesterday. As I think about the place that once brought me such joy, I am suddenly there again. The scent of the giant pine trees, the feeling of the pond’s minnows tickling my feet, the sunshine cascading down from the opening of the trees. No other place has ever made me feel so in touch with nature, and so in touch with myself....   [tags: Narrative Descriptive Summer Personal Essays]

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My Journey : Walden University

- My journey continues as the days go by, I am no longer the everyday working woman but a woman on a mission to help others by helping myself achieve a degree in Child Development where I may continue to help children with disabilities. Changing my degree and college to Walden University will help provide me with an education by attending online classes along with others who have the same intentions for a degree and future careers. Walden University has a uniqueness within its teaching community that can benefit the adult who wants more for themselves but is unable to attend a typical classroom setting in a building for hours at a time....   [tags: Academic degree, Bachelor's degree]

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Thoreau's Civil Disobedience and Walden

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) was an American philosopher, author, poet, abolitionist, and naturalist. He was famous for his essay, “Civil Disobedience”, and his book, Walden. He believed in individual conscience and nonviolent acts of political resistance to protest unfair laws. Moreover, he valued the importance of observing nature, being individual, and living in a simple life by his own values. His writings later influenced the thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. In “Civil Disobedience” and Walden, he advocated individual nonviolent resistance to the unjust state and reflected his simple living in the nature....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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Walden By Henry David Thoreau

- The novel Walden by Henry David Thoreau is a complex piece of literature. The entirety of the book evaluates how we live life with too much luxury, and how we are not truly living. Thoreau uses his experience of only living with the bare necessities which he gets only by hand to explain how the way we live is unnecessary. He makes many points in his novel, most of which vocalize how we live in a world in which we live our lives based on what society tells us to do. Thoreau believes that we do not live for ourselves but more for the mere aspect of surviving....   [tags: Henry David Thoreau, United States]

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My Experience At Walden University

- In my early years of elementary education, my dream has always been to find my way into this esteemed university. I always imagined how I would one day become part of the university community. I had a strong push from within myself that this would be the right place for me to spend as I tackle my tertiary education, and here I am. I got the urge to be part of Walden university from the good reputation that it has, having produced the top brains behind the development of the economy of our country....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Knowledge, SKILL]

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Erewhon and Walden Two:

- Close your eyes. Listen. What do you hear. Do you hear the gentle hum of a computer. Do you hear the noise of a distant radio or television. Do you hear the constant drone of a fan. Do you hear anything at all. Most likely you are near some sort of technological device. Whether that be the calculator in your desk, the watch on your wrist, or the light bulb giving you the ability to read this essay (typed on a computer, by the way). The plain fact is that it is almost impossible to escape technology....   [tags: Comparative, Butler, Skinner]

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Ralph Waldo Emerson 's Philosophy

- Thoreau, under the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s philosophy, moves to Walden Pond to live amongst nature and exercise his self-reliance. He sought an individual and almost rebellious stance on everything, looking for truth in himself not social conventions. Thoreau lives at Walden Pond for two years and two days before moving back to “civilized society”- indicating that this was an experiment and not a life choice. Thoreau states the purpose of his experiment is to show the benefit of a simple lifestyle....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Concord]

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Transcendentalism: Henry David Thoreau

- ... Another theme of Walden is unity with God. Thoreau believed that God was unified with philosophy, nature, and humanity, an idea that stemmed from the Transcendentalist movement. The Transcendentalist movement was a religious movement characterized by the belief that religion was what was inside of you, not what other people told you (“Thoreau, Henry David”). Thoreau was a strong believer in what this movement stood for, and because of this, he immersed himself into nature to discover religion and God inside of himself....   [tags: waldo, writing, literary movement]

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Investigating Animal Life in a Pond

- Investigating Animal Life in a Pond Before we did the main investigation we visited Tottenhill pond for preliminary work. We did this to practice sampling and identifying the animal life in the pond. We also went to the pond to compare different populations of animals in different habitats. From this first investigation we found that the animals were not evenly spread but showed preferences for certain habitats. The Caddis fly larvae (Limnephilus Lunatus) which we study the population of later, showed that it liked plant covered areas because 1) it is a herbivore and 2) it can make it's home out of plants and leaves....   [tags: Papers]

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Holly Pond : A Small Rural Farming Community

- Holly Pond is a small rural farming community located in Cullman County in the heart of North Alabama. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the town of Holly Pond was incorporated in 1906 and has a population of 800. The only major industry in the township is Jet Pep Petroleum Inc. In 2014, the median household income of Holly Pond residents was $30,125. Holly Pond households made slightly more than ($30,087). However, 25.3% of Holly Pond residents live in poverty. The average age of a Holly Pond resident is 39 years young....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, College]

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Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed

- Rate of Photosynthesis in Pond-Weed Plan The aim of this activity is to investigate one of the factors that affect the rate of photosynthesis in pond-weed. I am trying to find out if the distance of the pond-weed from a lamp will change the rate of photosynthesis. I will measure the rate of photosynthesis by counting the number of bubbles that are released by the stem of the pond-weed when the lamp is shone on it from different distances. What I think will happen is as the pond weed is moved further away from the lamp, less bubbles will be produced....   [tags: Papers]

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