Desert Essays

  • Crossing The Desert Narrative

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    about to break? “Don’t stop, keep going because something great is waiting for us on the other side,” my mother kept reminding me while crossing the desert. Crossing the desert to come to the United States was the hardest thing I had to do. This was not optional since I was barely seven; it was necessary if we wanted to survive. While crossing the desert may seem easy, it is challenging, dangerous, and exhausting because walking long distances without water in a mountainous area can lead to injury or

  • In A Town In The Mojave Desert

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    This is my paper on the desert. It is one of the harshest environments. It is empty, arid, and quiet. A bit too quiet for most people. The source says, “You will die if you do not have water with you if you go hiking in the desert.” If you live there though it is no big deal, because you obviously live in a settlement of some sorts. ( Unless you live in the middle of nowhere and have a well for water.) The desert is a strange place, but I love it because I live in the desert. It is like an alien world

  • Hot Desert Research Paper

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    Deserts There are deserts all around the world, and that is what I am going to be talking about. There is one dessert which takes up ten percent of Africa. The name of that desert is the Sahara Desert and it is a subtropical desert. Australia has the most deserts. The deserts in Australia are some of the biggest deserts in the world. The names of those desserts are the Great Sandy Desert the Gibson Desert the Simpson Desert the Tanami Desert, and the Great Victoria Desert. Even the United

  • Sonoran Desert Research Paper

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    he Sonoran Desert Formed over millions of years, the Sonoran Desert is North America's most fascinating and ecologically significant desert that is home to a diverse mix of both plants and animals. Deserts are commonly thought of as harsh, hot, barren wastelands that are barely capable of supporting life forms. The truth is quite the contrary. Though deserts are Earths most hottest and driest climates, they are not all the same and each desert sustains different life forms in their own ways. It

  • Desert Solitaire Chapter Analysis

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    In chapter nine, “Water”, of Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, written by Edward Abbey, the author converses with a tourist about the tourist’s claim of there being a water shortage in the park. Abbey disagrees with the tourist and describes many water-related events, such as the way Vernon Pick was able to survive in the desert, Abbey’s encounters with a desert storm, flash floods, quicksand, and pools of water formed after flash floods. In the end of chapter nine, Abbey makes the point

  • Research Paper On Sahara Desert

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    to adapt to the living in the Saharan region. The Sahara desert is one of the harshest places in the whole entire world. The climate is very hot, arid, and dry. On page 300 it says, ¨The Sahara is the largest desert in the world. Its name comes from the Arabic word Sahara, which means "desert." Its climate is very hot and very dry¨. This shows that the Sahara desert is the largest desert in the world. Even the name of it means desert.

  • Desert Solitaire Analysis

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    Pennsylvania on January 19th of 1927. At the age of 17, Abbey left his home to make his way across America where he found his love for nature and specifically, the desert. Abbey was a seasonal park ranger at Arches National Monument, where he got the inspiration for his best-seller, Desert Solitaire. Abbey writes about living alone in the desert, to escape the cultures in today’s society. Abbey has a way of writing that is not quite comparable to any other author. I personally love hearing people talk

  • The Feennec Fox And The Sahara Desert

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    When one hears “desert”, we think of lifeless land, no color or animals. We think of endless land filled with nothing but golden brown sand and maybe a camel here or there. However, the desert, specifically the Sahara Desert is much more than a golden brown lifeless land. The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. It is said that the Sahara measures approximately 3,000 miles from east to west and between 800

  • Sahara Desert Research Paper

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    the Sahel. People have to adapt to the living in the Saharan region. The Sahara desert is one of the harshest places in the whole entire world. The climate is very hot, arid, and dry. On page 300 it says, ¨The Sahara is the largest desert in the world. Its name comes from the Arabic word Sahara, which means "desert." Its climate is very hot and very dry¨. This shows that the Sahara desert is the largest desert in the

  • Coyote In The Sonoran Desert

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    forests, deserts and mountains of Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Central America. Coyotes are renowned for the way they well adapt to totally different habitats. They will even be found living in and around big cities. In the Sonoran desert, coyotes will be found in all habitats from desert scrub, grasslands, foothills further as in inhabited neighborhoods. Coyotes are really good at adapting to new environments, they do this by adjusting their hunting technique to

  • Desert Solitaire By Edward Abbey Summary

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    Many people assume deserts are just full of sand, cacti, and a dry place that lacks water. Although some of those may be true, the desert doesn't completely lack life or beauty as we observe in Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey. In this excerpt by Edward Abbey, he emphasizes the connectivity of the human experience coexisting parallel with nature by attaching human experiences to animals, describing the various inhabitants and scenery, and comparing the features of the desert with those who benefit

  • North American Desert Research Paper

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    The four major North American deserts of this type are the Chihuahuan, Sonoran, Mojave and Great Basin. Others outside the U.S. include the Southern Asian realm, Neotropical (South and Central America), Ethiopian (Africa) and Australian. Hot and Dry Deserts vegetation is very rare. Plants are almost all ground-hugging shrubs and short woody trees. All the leaves are packed with nutrients. Some examples of these kinds of plant are Turpentine Bush, Prickly Pears, and Brittle Bush. For these plants

  • Desert Solitaire Sparknotes

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    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is a memoir depicting his experience as a Seasonal Interpretive Ranger at the Arches National Monument in Moab, Utah. In addition to his own memories, Abbey describes the rich biodiversity of the land, stories about the area, and descriptions of the Industrial Tourism developments happening in the area at that time. During the summer in which Abbey resided on land, he lived in a tin trailer provided for rangers by the government. The Arches themselves are visible

  • Summary Of Desert Solitaire By Edward Abbey

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    Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness recounts the experiences Abbey has as a park ranger for the Arches National Monument in the 1950s. This autobiography—which is considered one of the most important works of nature writing—mixes activism, observation, and philosophy. From what began as Abbey’s notes kept while staying in the Arches National Monument, Abbey book explores the plants and animals who inhabit the National Park, the uniqueness of the Colorado River, and the relationship

  • Santiago Return The Wind Chapter 1 Analysis

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    the wind The second day Santiago climbed to the highest point of the camp and looked out at the desert. He felt fear in his heart and knew the desert felt the same. On the third day, Santiago calls the tribal chief and his officer to a cliff. At this moment all the elements of the desert become personified. Santiago asks the desert for help. However, all the desert can give is sand. He talks to the desert and proclaims that the two are one and the same, they both speak the universal language of love

  • Describe The Relationship Between Santiago And The Alchemist

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    Santiago says, because of his eyes not accustomed to the deserts, he can see things that not everyone can see it, when the chieftain asked why the deserts reveal the secrets to the strangers. The chieftain says oasis is natural territory and if nothing happens, the arms will used on Santiago. While walking back, he founds a strange horseman with a falcon

  • The Rattler Short Story Theme

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    encounters during a walk in the desert. He chooses to slaughter the snake, resulting in the snake’s gory death. The author convinces the audience to sympathize with the snake and empathize with the narrator through the characterization of the snake, the descriptions of the tranquil environment, and the perspective of the man. The snake’s just treatment of the man, intelligence, and gruesome

  • The Un-Ridden City Of Juarez, Mexico

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    know but we still have another day of walking to do”. “yes” José says looking down at the ground. “Good, lets get back to walking. Its almost dark and the safe spot is just up ahead” Jesús says, standing up ready to go. They get back to the cracked desert ground, where each footstep feels like your moving backwards from the horizon, and vultures circle overhead waiting for anything to finally

  • Examples Of Literary Devices In The Alchemist

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    “The Alchemist” is a novel written by Paulo Coelho in 1988. Regarded as a Coelho’s best novel, it captures the elixir of life through the view of a sanguine Spanish Shepard. Set in a forsaken church in Spain at night; the young Shepard Santiago tastes the exquisite sensation of a compelling dream. He dreams that a young lady tells him about a hidden treasure near the Egyptian pyramids. After the dream recurs more than once, Santiago decides to consult an old man and an old woman who tells him that

  • Symbolism In The Alchemist

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    Desert. Water. Thieves. Pyramids… Firstly, the cobra in the novel is an emblem of danger and strength. Secondly, the desert in the novel is in token of the barriers that stand between people and their aspirations. Thirdly, the water in the novel is an allegory of life’s similarity to water and love as well. Fourthly