Cesar Chavez: The Spiritual Worker Cesar Chavez was a hero that came from unlikely origins. He was born into a family of migrant farm workers who primarily worked in the harvest fields of Yuma, Arizona. Unable to make the payments necessary to continue the farm, the Chavez family left Arizona during the Great Depression. Leaving their possessions and the farm behind, the family found themselves on the road towards California, where they continued to hold on to the small hope of finding a new opportunity. Penniless and powerless, Chavez and other Hispanic families were stuck with the task of working in fruit and vegetable fields.
The cultures presented in the lecture: Incas, Mayan and Aztec all had fascinating features, some alike and some different. All three cultures depend heavily on agriculture so they all invented different farming techniques that worked best for their geographic locations. The Inca located at the center of modern Peru where the empire hugged the slopes of the mountains in South America came up with terrace farming to maximize their land usage. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Mayan were lucky enough to have flatter land where they can just burn down forests to plant crops. Out of the three cultures, I find the Aztec the most fascinating because they built floating gardens instead of having the garden on flat land.
Assignment Four – The Family Group by Charles Umlauf Charles Umlauf created The Family Group sculpture in 1960. The location of the sculpture is outside of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Its green color distinguishes the sculpture from the many other sculptures around the university and from the background of the business school. Much of the evidence in the paper will come from the structure and form of the sculpture. The sculpture depicts the wife leaning on the husband showing a traditional family structure.
For almost 10 years, a drought ripped through the Midwest and affected families in a negative way. At the time of the Dust Bowl, the Great Depression was going on in America. In addition, President Herbert Hoover was not doing much to assist the farmers affected by the drought. FDR rolled along and put an end to all of this madness. During the “Dirty Thirties,” the Dust Bowl took place and affected farmers across the Midwest, resulting in less money and the collapse of business; however, the president enacted the New Deal which solved a lot of the problems.
Lick Creek is a 500 acres park located in the city of College Station, Texas. Lick Creek Park is the home for hundreds of plants species and wildlife. Located in the Post Oak Savanna vegetation zone, the park is divided into three subzones: Upland Forest, Savanna and Bottomland Forest. These three zones have different type of soils, vegetation, and wildlife. Despite the naturalistic characteristics of the park, in 1998, the City of College Station passed the Lick Creek Master Plan in effort to connect human to nature.
Razor-sharp leaves and blackberry thorns scraped my exposed legs as I hiked up the short trail leading to the central field of Gleason Cemetery. I spent a moment, absorbing my surroundings and came to a sudden realization: I’m going to be buried here before I finish this project. About ten concrete stones peaked their heads above an intricate tangle of emerald vines running up their bases. Thick blackberry bushes surrounded my father and I as we attempted to explore. “We’ll take this one grave at a time,” my dad assured me.
One thing that makes this park so special is that the park land is only the road and it’s shoulders as well as the overlooks and campgrounds. The Parkway was declared a National Park on June 30, 1936. The final section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Linn Cove Viaduct, was completed in 1987. The Viaduct is 1243 feet long and made of 153 concrete sections that were precast at a facility at the end of the Viaduct.
As Leopold moves along in A Sand County Almanac, the reader finally understands the full scale of thought that is placed in front of them. Leopold begins small in part I, he talks about this circle of life with animals and plants all playing a part and owning the land. Oak Trees end up showing the history of conservation, and wildlife comes from what others consider devastation of the land. Final we learn if mans ownership of land compared to those who also inhabitant it is more important. Bringing to light the question of progress or plants (for this purpose it is a generic term encompassing various flora and fauna)?
The Similarity and Difference between Andy Goldsworthy & Landmarks Sculpture Andy Goldsworthy is well-known as a British sculptor. He lives in Scotland and creates his artwork there as well. I viewed a YouTube video called "Andrew Goldsworthy 's River and Tides." Andy creates art using materials from nature such as flowers, leaves pinecones, snow, thorns etc. I also went to the Landmarks sculpture exhibit at Montgomery College.
He compiled his own notes, as well as the notes of others on the journey, to make a comprehensive book with the events and discoveries the team collectively made. This book is titled “Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the years 1819, 1820.” He refers to himself as the “botanist and geologist for the expedition” (James 1823). He wrote that he hopes “to have contributed something towards a more thorough acquaintance with the Aborigines of our country,” as well as “the phenomena of nature, to the varied and beautiful productions of animal and vegetable life, and to the more magnificent if less attractive features of the inorganic creation” (James 1823,