Pleasure: An Ethics Of Inhabiting, An Analysis

Engaging in pleasure that does not entail the natural world has made westernized communities be completely removed from the surrounding ecosystems and ultimately eliminates humans from what it means to live in the environment. In other words, socioeconomically privileged humans chose to live in a world filled with pleasure, a term coined by Alaimo in … Read more

Picnic At Hanging Rock Essay

The Mystery of Hanging Rock: Time Abandoned In director Peter Weir’s thought-provoking film Picnic at Hanging Rock, Marion and Miranda, two students and their teacher Miss McCraw undertake an outing to Hanging Rock, a mysterious red monolith well outside the boundaries of their prim finishing school in Victorian Australia. Their subsequent disappearance and its inexplicable … Read more

Hatchet’ Speech

Hatchet’ by Gary Paulsen is a great book about survival in the wild. It follows the time of a boy, Brian Robson, who crash lands in the middle of a Canadian forest. I think Brian would have though of his time in the forest as fulfilling. Maybe not in the middle of the story, but … Read more

What Is Nature

After reading the chapter encountering nature the question arises. What is nature and why have historical American figures such as poets and writers focused so much of their time on writing about nature. Well the answer is quit simple. Nature is a part of us and history. It cant be avoided. After reading this nature … Read more

Greenhouse Effect

The glass windows of a greenhouse let in sunlight. The sunlight warms up objects inside the greenhouse. These objects then give off heat. The glass of the greenhouse, however, does not let out the heat. If the greenhouse lacks ventilation, all the heat stays locked inside and the temperature rises. This greenhouse effect also causes … Read more

The Issue of Tornadoes

HAINES CITY, Fla. (Dec. 27) – Tess Bentley knew the high-pitched whine that woke her early Saturday was a tornado. She took two steps and dived into her bedroom closet full of clothes. Within seconds, Mrs. Bentley, 48, and her two-bedroom house were spinning in the air. She was still in her closet when her … Read more

Different View point on Human Nature

Throughout history there have been arguments about anything and everything that is disagreeable. People innately have there own and often different opinions. A prominent discussion topic throughout history has been the nature of mankind. Many have written works about human nature but few are discussed in greater detail than Candide, The Prince, and Essay on … Read more

Ecological Self

Diversity is a whirlwind of color through a society. There are no two people in the world that are exactly alike. Individuality distinguishes one person or thing from others (Landau, 364 Ed). A persons environment as a whole: an interaction with others, experiences, and time, makes a collage of traits that distinguishes someone as an … Read more

Acid Rain

The damaging effects of acid rain on society is becoming overwhelmed with great amounts of pollution from cars, factories and an large amounts of garbage. The immense amounts of sulphur dioxide put into the air causes high levels of acid in the atmosphere. When this sulphuric acid is absorbed into moisture in the air, then … Read more

The Potential Effects of a Depleted Ozone Layer

“And God said, let there be light and there was light and then God saw the light, that it was good ” ( Genesis 1: 3-4 ). Undoubtedly, light is good. Without light man could not survive. Light is the ultimate cosmic force in this universe allowing man to progress and flourish. In the form … Read more

The rainforests

The rainforests are very important to the world for many reasons, most of them being very simple. One major reason is that the plants in the forest turn carbon dioxide into clean air, which helps us fight pollution. Also, by absorbing carbon dioxide, the rainforests help deter the greenhouse effect. The trees of the rainforest … Read more

What is a tornado?

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm cloud to the earths surface. They are sometimes nicknamed twisters because of their shape and because of what they do. The winds in the tornadoes are usually 100mph or less. In +F4’s they can exceed 250mph. They usually stay on a … Read more

What makes plants grow?

What makes plants grow?  Several people have puzzled over this question.  There is no one single answer to this.  Several factors contribute:  Tropisms, environment, hormones, biological clocks, and even humans.  We are trying to determine the effects of music on plants.  It takes all these combined to have a plant that actually grows and a … Read more

The Destruction of the Earths Rain Forests

In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earths rain forests. The rain forests have provided people … Read more

Building A Campfire

There are many different campfire structures that can be built to start a fire while camping. The most common are the teepee, log cabin, dugout, and tunnel structures. Almost anyone can build these fires if he or she follows some key points. A fire needs three elements: air, fuel, and an ignition of some kind. … Read more

Deciduous Forests

A deciduous forest, simply described is a forest that is leafless during the winter. Eury species make up this type of forest, meaning that the species can tolerate a wide range of conditions. In the extreme northern latitudes, the growing season is short causing the trees to be leafless the majority of the year. The … Read more

The nature of Volcanoes

Volcanoes get their name from the Greek word Vulcano. “To the ancient Greeks, Vulcano was Hiera Hephaistou…to the ancient Romans it was the home of the forges of Vulcan; to both Vulcano was the lair of the god of fire” (Bullard 1984). Since then the myths have all gone but the name Vulcano has remained … Read more

The Current Nature of Human Relations

The nature of human relations is evolutionary. It changes over time as our society adjusts to our ever-changing environment. These changes can be positive or negative, and sometimes necessary changes have both positive and negative consequences on our lives. It seems that the overall nature of current human relations can best be determined by examining … Read more

Water Biomes

Marshland is covered with grasses, reeds, sedges, and cattails. These plants all have their roots in soil covered or saturated with water and its leaves held above water. Marshes may be freshwater or salt. Freshwater marshes develop along the shallow edges of lakes and slow-moving rivers, forming when ponds and lakes become filled with sediment. … Read more

Forestry and Foresters

Foresters work to achieve the best use of forest land and resources for economic, social, and recreational purposes. They evaluate and manage forest resources, as well as plan and supervise timber sales and reforestation projects. Foresters participate in fire prevention and control. Others focus on research to develop methods of protecting forests from fire, insects, … Read more

Water Pollution

The earth is facing a lot of environmental problems today, these problems are caused by humans. In the search for the technology, humans begin to improve their lives without giving attention to what this development has caused to the other types of life on the face of the earth. All aspects of life on the … Read more

Destruction Of The Rain Forest

“In the time you can read this sentence, eight acres of tropical rain forest will have been bulldozed and burned out of existence” (Bloyd 49). However, this destruction has been neglected and overlooked for years. Many people do not understand the long-term consequences of losing the earth’s rain forests. The rain forests have provided people … Read more