Almanac Essays

  • Robert Rauschenberg's Almanac

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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

  • An Analysis Of Poor Richard's Almanac

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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

  • A Sand County Almanac Analysis

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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

  • A Sand Country Almanac

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    A Sand Country Almanac: Aldo Leopold Aldo Leopold, thought of as the father of wildlife conservation, is best known as the author of the 1949 book “A Sand County Almanac”. Aldo articulates an idea called “land ethic” which holds the right of the soils, waters, animals, and plants to a life in a natural state. While this doesn’t prevent the people that misuse these resources, it does declare that the ecosystem will only work as a whole. Aldo uses illustrative descriptions of nature within his book

  • Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac

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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

  • Summary Of A Sand County Almanac By Aldo Leopold

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    A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold is a detailed primary source that offers the reader an extensive viewpoint on the relationship between humans and nature. Aldo Leopold’s desire in his thesis is to present his infamous theory on Land Ethics, which states the preservationist viewpoint about the obligation humans have of protecting the land in which they inhabit. Specifically, Leopold makes an observation about the harm of recreational activities and the impact of human nature that he wants his

  • Summary Of 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

  • Commentary on The Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

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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

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

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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

  • Summary Of A Sand County Almanac By Aldo Leopold

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    County Almanac is a non-fictional anthology, a collection of short stories, with some fictional aspects, written by Aldo Leopold. The underlying theme that Leopold uses to connect about 50 short stories is that of nature, nature’s importance, and lack of appreciation, all of which tie into the main topic of the book, conservation of the wilderness. The book is organized into four different sections. The first section Leopold’s account of a year on his secluded farm titled “A Sand County Almanac”, the

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Use of the Internet as a Tool for Piracy

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    decade, however, computers have become more and more affordable, and internet service providers have become far more widespread. According to the World Almanac and Book Of Facts 2001 "By early 2000, more than 300 million people around the world were using the Internet, and it is estimated that by 2005, 1 billion people may be connected" (World Almanac). As with any new, powerful technology, the internet has brought with its positive aspects, a number of new problems which will have to be dealt with

  • Benjamin Franklin

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    when he was ten, and became an apprentice to his older brother who owned a printing firm in Philadelphia. He quickly became well known throughout the American colonies as the publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette, a newspaper, and of Poor Richard's Almanac, an annual compilation of information and witticisms (Grolier 90). Even though he did not attend school for a long time, Franklin began interested in science. He was particularly interested in electricity. Even though there were already many experiments

  • Self-reliance

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    of nowhere with no help from anyone else. All three of these examples show that Byrd has examples of self-reliance in his writing. Another American writer who has examples of self-reliance in his writing is Franklin. In FranklinÕs Poor RichardÕs Almanac he shows many examples of self-reliance. Franklin says that ÒGod helps them that help themselves.Ó This greatly advocates self-reliance. Franklin is saying that you should help yourself, i.e. be self-reliant, before looking to God, or anyone else

  • Ptolemy of Alexandria, the Influential Astronomer

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    Ptolemy of Alexandria, the Influential Astronomer Ptolemy of Alexandria was the most influential astronomer of the ancient world. The books and theories Ptolemy developed served as a major basis for future astronomers. It was during the Renaissance period that his work became thoroughly studied and revised. Ptolemy collected all ancient knowledge of astronomy and geography including it in his book Almagest around 140 A.D. It follows, he then wrote a four volume astrological study

  • Essay on Utopia - Constitution of the United States as a Utopian Proposal

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    pragmatism, its admission to not knowing the nature of every man, and, most importantly, its allowal of alternate visions of Utopia. Of course, all one needs to do to get a glimpse of the monumental challenges the USA faces is open the closest almanac. Nearly half (49%) of all American marriages end in divorce. Some 700,000 high school students end up dropping out of school each year. There are nearly one million cases of child neglect and/or abuse per year and 2,700,000 cases of violent crime

  • The Life of Benjamin Franklin

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    that "education today is leadership and success of tomorrow." He thought that it was important to have a love of reading and founded the first public library in America in 1731: the Philadelphia Library. In 1732, Franklin published Poor Richard's Almanac with the pen name 'Richard Saunders.' In 1749, he wrote Proposals Relating to the Education of Youth in Pennsylvania. In 1751, he established Philadelphia Academy, later known as Univer... ... middle of paper ... ...patients for one particular

  • Poor Richards Almanac

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    wise sayings. Franklin used the pseudonym Richard Saunders in writing the text, which became an annual publication up until 1757. Response to the almanac was tremendous, and it sold as many as 10,000 issues a year. Second only to the bible, “Poor Richard’s Almanack” was one of the most popular and purchased publications in colonial America. The almanac stressed the two qualities Franklin found to be essential to success, industry and frugality. Benjamin Franklin wrote this in hope of having a positive