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    Robert Rauschenberg's Almanac Born on October 22nd 1925 in the oil-refining city of Port Arthur, Texas neè Milton Ernest Rauschenberg, he later renamed himself Robert after his Grandfather. Rauschenbergs father was one of the many blue coloured workers in the oil refineries whilst his mother worked as a telephone operator. He first studied art during his final years at high school but this was quickly cut short when in 1943 he entered the local University of Texas to study Physics only to be expelled

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    the role of the author that he played as he wrote and published Poor Richard’s Almanac. Knowing of Ben Franklin’s accomplishments makes it no surprise that he would be an author, but the wisdom that abounds in this book is remarkable. There are so many one-liners, followed by, “as Poor Richard says.”, that carry a deep sense of knowledge and truth that made it no surprise that Franklin wrote the book. Traditional almanacs were used by farmers to coordinate sewing of seeds to harvest. It included calendars

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    In his conclusive work, A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold does a profound examination of the natural world around him while also writing about his own personal belief about nature. His Land Ethic suggests an approach on how ethics could be implemented. A Sand County Almanac is written to a more general audience with the hope of influencing perspectives of human activity on the environment. Leopold discusses the way in which we should be viewing our interactions with the environment in a balanced

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    Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac Although Leopold’s love of great expanses of wilderness is readily apparent, his book does not cry out in defense of particular tracts of land about to go under the axe or plow, but rather deals with the minutiae, the details, of often unnoticed plants and animals, all the little things that, in our ignorance, we have left out of our managed acreages but which must be present to add up to balanced ecosystems and a sense of quality and wholeness in the landscape

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    Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

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    “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot.” This essay is about one who cannot. Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold exposes a profound and fundamental detachment between contemporary people and the land. This detachment based on mechanization, individualization, consumerism, materialism, and capitalism is leading mankind down an un-returnable path that seeks to destroy the land that we love. Nevertheless, Aldo Leopold writes about the delicate intricacies that intertwine

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    The Sand County Almanac Aldo Leopold was born in 1887 and was raised in Burlington, Iowa. He did a lot of work for conserving nature, and even published his own textbook in 1933. Leopold, who usually wrote journals or for magazines, decided to write a book which compared humanity’s relationship to the rest of the world. Sadly, just one week after receiving a notice that his work would be publish, he died. About a year later, his book was published by his son who decided that the work deserved to

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    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

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    Cratique on Losses

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    they would just contact the papers or whoever sent the letters to there family and went on fighting the war. “We died on the wrong page of the almanac, Scattered on mountains fifty miles away; Diving on haystacks, fighting with a friend, We blazed up on the lines we never saw.” When Randall referred to people dying on the wrong page of the almanac, this just meant that when people died they were marked down as a casualty of war and not of natural death. Scattered allover the land fitting

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    Ben Franklin: Early Life

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    merchant by the name of Thomas Denham offered him a clerkship in his store in Philadelphia, he decided to return home (#5). Returning to Philadelphia in 1726, he soon owned a newspaper, the Pennsylvania Gazette, and began to print Poor Richard's Almanac. In the Pennsylvania Gazette, a citizen asked editor Franklin the following question: "If A found out that his neighbor B was sleeping with his wife, was he justified in telling B's wife, and persuading her to seek a little revenge with A?" The editor's

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    Nostradamous

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    began reading books about the occult and took a fancy to predicting the future. In 1550, he published his first book which contained prophecies for the coming year. The almanac proved so successful and accurate that he began publishing them annually. After several years, Nostradamus developed the idea of writing a complete almanac, entitled Centuries. This book came to consist of prophecies ranging in time from his present to the end of the world. In Centuries there were one thousand quatrains

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