1. “The Organic Machine” Richard White’s The Organic Machine offers the perspective that humans are not impeding on or destroying nature, but are working in tandem with nature. White uses the argument of the Colombia River as an “organic machine” designed by nature because it can create energy, support labor, and it can additionally serve as a resource for humans. Humans should look to understand and incorporate the power and capability of the river and nature into their work as labor can be used as a force to unite humans and nature. By utilizing the stories of the Indians and settlers along the Columbia River, we are able to see how nature and humans are able to work together to benefit each other.
The differences between light and dark, good and bad, are blurred in the Iroquois Creation Story. The narrator captured two different views in this story, blurring the line between what is considered right and wrong. The Iroquois Creation Story does not have just the black and white, but also the gray areas as well. It makes readers question what is really good and what is bad. The overall use of light elements gives the story a light feel, but also has a dark undertone when looked at closely.
Splash! The crystal clear waterfall pools into a reflective lake, which is surrounded by vibrant, green foliage and tall, strong trees. Animals of many varieties rustle through the undergrowth, while birds and monkeys move swiftly atop the trees. The picturesque landscape is exactly as Mother Nature intended for it to be, everything in perfect balance. Turning to look behind you, you see the golden grain gently waving in the breeze for as far as the eye can see.
Nature is undeniably beautiful. There is something so angelic about the way it surrounds us everywhere we go. Nature is essential to life. " The Calypso Borealis," an essay by John Muir, and William Wordsworth's poem "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," both describe their perspectives and mood towards nature. Nature highly impacts both these authors according to their writings.
The base layer of many cultures is their religion, or philosophy of how they should live. The religion, or beliefs of a culture or region, can shape and mold that society in many different ways, whether it is how they view society, nature, and civilization or how they treat one another. Both Daoism and Confucianism played a pivotal roll in the development of Asian cultures. Confucianism came from the early teachings of the Dao or the “way of life” which began “The classical period beginning in the Xia, Shang, and Zhou kingdoms, including the justly famous Warring States philosophers at the end of the Shou kingdom from (1700-221 BCE), while Daoism started after in 200 BCE. While Daoism started to develop in 200 BCE and on.
In his 1995 essay “The Trouble with Wilderness,” William Cronon declares that “the time has come to rethink wilderness” (69). From the practice of agriculture to masculine frontier fantasies, Cronon argues that Americans have historically defined wilderness as an “island,” separate from their polluted urban industrial homes (69). He traces the idea of wilderness throughout American history, asserting that the idea of untouched, pristine wilderness is a harmful fantasy. By idealizing wilderness from a distance, he argues that people justify the destruction of less sublime landscapes and aggravate environmental conflict.
The Calypso Borealis adventure was a difficult challenge to overcome but in the end, it was worth it for Muir. Wordsworth has strong feelings for the daffodils and nature. "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. "-MLK. Wordsworth and Muir express their strong connection and passion they have for nature using similes and personification to describe the way they feel about Nature to the readers.
John Muir was naturalist, author, philosopher, and a great advocate for preservation in which he took interest in since he was very young. Later in his life, he wrote many letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature which were read by millions. His most powerful quote consisted of few words, “Climb the mountain and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine into the trees Although both Gifford Pinchot and John Muir sought the need of nature in humanity, their views greatly differed. Pinchot saw conservation as a means of managing the nation’s natural resources for long-term sustainable commercial use. On the other hand, Muir sided more with preserving the land than conserving (Muir, John).
Trascendentialists writers such as Raph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreu seemed to believe in the illusional idea that society is bad and that government control should be minimalized. Although the utopian ideas they present may sound good in paper, when applied in real life it would be disastrous. In the first place, a corrupt government is better than no government at all. If you look at countries with massive corruption like Honduras, of course you notice the poverty and the violence, but how would that get better without a government?
Eco Biography The word nature generally connects with beauty and calmness. Whenever I perceive the word nature, a feeling of passion, freshness, heartwarming and happiness is felt. Nature is established as anything that is on the earth that is compromised of the surrounding such as, the vegetation, animals, food, water, the buildings, plantation and soil among others. Nonetheless, some recognize nature as the surrounding that is exposed uniquely in terms of various shapes. For instance, the rising and setting the sun on the horizon which does not feed away from the memory.