“Wilderness” in part four of A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold discusses the evolution of nature at the hands of humans. I choose to write about this essay because of the connection humans have with the wilderness. I have always believed that nature and people have to work together to live harmoniously on this earth. The human race has used nature to survive for as long as they have existed. In today’s world people are using less and less of nature and more technology to industrialize the planet. This essay stood out to me because of the human aspect. Nature is not a separate part of our lives. Humans live and interact with nature every day. Aldo Leopold states in the essay “Wilderness”, “Neither can be prevented [changes to the world], and
President Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was known for his love of nature. This was conveyed most strongly in his speeches, such as “Conservation as a National Duty”, in which he advocated for the preservation of natural resources in the interests of the nation and its people. In this speech as well as others he gave during his term as President, he stressed that conservation did not just pertain to preserving natural resources or deferring their exhaustion; rather, it was closely intertwined with the patriotic duty of ensuring that the nation would be able to provide for future generations, and was second only to the “great fundamental questions of morality”. One such example of how Roosevelt connected conservation with morality is found in his “The New Nationalism” speech, given in Osawatomie, Kansas in 1910. Here, he compares the way he believes the nation must behave in terms of conservation to the manner in which a farmer acts in reference to his children and the land that provides for them.
His writings were what pulled people into action. "Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones... Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries since Christ 's time -- and long before that -- God has cared for these trees... but he cannot save them from fools -- only Uncle Sam can do that." (John Muir, American Forests.)
The main reason that it attracted them is that the agriculture in California was amazing. “The soil of the land was very deep and at the same time rich. In the soil there were also many free rocks.” They could had all the land they would have wanted or needed because back then in that time there was a lot on acres of land that you could have owned. With this type of agriculture this people that have moved were living their lives in a very happy way that they wanted.
“The Oregon Trail,” written by Francis Parkman is a description of the experiences traveling into the unknown depths of the American west in 1846. The story is told from the first person point of view of Parkman, a scholar from Boston who embarks on the great expedition of traveling into the west in hopes of studying the lives of the Native Americans. His journey is also one of the first detailed descriptions of the beauty and the bounty of a largely uninhabited North American territory. But one of the most critical elements of the story was Parkman’s encounters and recruitment of members to his band of travelers who ultimately play a major role in the success of the western journey.
Theodore Roosevelt: “Conservation As A National Duty” introduces the problem of the lack of natural resources, and how are we going to fix the problem for future generations? Roosevelt makes connection between conservation and progress,patriotism,and morality of the American people by putting different people since or point of view of other people and himself to not waste our natural resources. He uses other people 's point of view by asking and using other people 's feeling about the crisis that they are in the middle of right now. (Stated in paragraph 3) “so vital is this question,that for the first time in our history the chief executive officers of the states separately,and of the states together forming the nations,have have met to consider.
Once the piece of literature begins, the reader begins feeling captivated in the imagery that the author created to be envisioned. In John Muir’s extraordinary essay, The Calypso Borealis, he creates a vivid picture in the reader’s head of his experience to find a beautiful flower. In particular, he creates an image of his adventure into a swamp surrounding The Great Lakes through his writing. When his journey began, he was introduced to several diverse flora. During his journey, he is able to admire and soak up nature’s beauty as well as
Roosevelt is famously in love with the natural landscape, and he was a big fan of ecologists of the time. Alongside Muir, Roosevelt also thought Audubon was a national hero. Wilson wasn’t too far behind. “We have studied as perhaps no other
They are being cut down for fun, or for as long as a dollar can be made out of it (Document A). These trees, as long as the ones cut down are replanted, could be used as the foundation for the future generation, serving as the paper bound by a cover, as the furniture used to live in, as part of the pencil to write their ingenious ideas on. Deforestation is still a problem today, but luckily for us there are trees still standing. Our mission is to keep them standing, or else our futures will burst into flames before our very eyes, like the firewood burned in a fireplace during
I Say/Summary: As the local people continue to cut down more and more trees, they are digging their own grave, as when the forest is gone they will be in even harsher conditions, with more deficits and poverty. The Author is saying how these local people only see the short term outcomes, and ignore the bigger picture. These people are fixated on the problems they have on hand right now such as feeding their families, so they forget that it is the forest that provides for them and by cutting it down they are digging themselves a deeper hole. Wilson is telling us that if we want to preserve the earth, we have to reach out to these people and create solutions that work towards saving the earth and benefiting these local people and meeting their demands as well.
In order for here to deliver her message to the best of her ability, her dominant organizational pattern problem- solution because she gives the problem, which is that nature's definition is too strict. The secondary organizational pattern advantages- disadvantages because she states the old claim presented by Bill McKibben, which was that nature is no longer because it has been altered by humans. She also uses many rhetorical devices. The speaker uses irony, express something which is contrary to the intended meaning, when she describes how it takes a lot of maintenance to make national parks look untouched. Use of rhetorical question when asking the audience what counts as nature, so the audience can really think about her concept.
Their Knowledge help them conquer some much land in their life time. Even they had to go thought many obstacles they didn’t give up
Throughout history many people have had a significant impact on the world. Some of these people impacted the world in a negative way while others focused on leaving a positive imprint on society. Aldo Leopold left an irrefutable signature in the world by leading the way in game management by making management plans and writing books about nature and wildlife. One quote from Aldo is “We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
In his video Ea says that the trees will continue to be mowed down simply to produce paper and money. Moreover, trees possess the ability to provide most living creature with the air they need to survive. In addition, they also provide the key to cures and aid in the fight against pollution, but they can’t do that when they are dead. Ea states that the Native Americans took care of the Earth in behalf of their grandchildren. Not to mention after Columbus came to America this positive mindset changed Europeans infected the natives and took their land.