Wilderness Essays

  • Wilderness Economy Benefits

    511 Words  | 3 Pages

    A notion about wilderness is that it imposes economic costs on local communities since the 'jobs vs. environment' argument suggests that there is an intrinsic tradeoff between economic prosperity and strong environmental protection. Actually, wilderness areas protect the environment have a positive effect on local economics as they benefit local businesses and increase property values, create revenue through recreation dollars, and provide therapeutic benefits. First, a lot of studies done in

  • Chris, The Wilderness Hero

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    Chris, The Wilderness Hero Chris McCandless was a very heroic young man. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer he demonstrated independence, bravery, and youthfulness. Chris (or as he liked to be called Alexander Supertramp) was a young man who hitchhiked to Alaska to see what living off the wilderness was like. Chris was a hero because he inspired so many with his fearlessness with what he did in his life. Chris was a hero because he was fearless, brave, and independent. Chris demonstrates

  • Cronon Wilderness Analysis

    260 Words  | 2 Pages

    that we use this place as modern society. Instead of viewing wilderness as remote and massive, we need to focus on the wilderness and nature as our own backyard. Our current idea of wilderness “teaches us to be dismissive, or even contemptuous of such humble places and experiences.” (Cronon Pg 23) There is nothing different between the backyard tree, a mountaintop and the tree next door except the way we look at them. The power that wilderness has is to remind us that “By seeing the otherness in that

  • The Perception Of Wilderness By George Cronon

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    The perception of wilderness can be problematic. One of the most prominent points that Cronon made in his evaluation is the ideology that wilderness is an illusion to escape reality. This perception can be ambiguous because it segregates humanity from nature, by establishing the idea that wilderness is separate from everyday life. Also, Cronon calls attention to the issue of dividing the land and calling it wilderness. The issue of this isolation is that it disintegrates humans and nature, rather

  • Cronon The Trouble With Wilderness Analysis

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    Wilderness can be characterized as an uncultivated, uninhabited, and unwelcoming area. In the article, "The Trouble with Wilderness; or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature," William Cronon states, "wilderness stands as the last remaining place where civilization, that all too human disease, has not fully infected the earth" (Cronon 1). Cronon is stating that the wilderness on earth is untouched, not harmed by man and is an interesting human progress all alone. There is not only one definition for wilderness

  • Personal Narrative: The Trouble With Wilderness

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    The Trouble with Wilderness The importance of a “pure” nature was introduced to me at a young age. Our family cabin in northern Wisconsin served as an abode in which we would go to “get away” from the hustle and bustle of the city. This mindset carried me through my childhood, and only when I read “The Trouble with Wilderness” did I begin to question and transform this viewpoint. In “The Trouble with Wilderness”, William Cronon describes the importance of valuing the wilderness in every form, while

  • Summary Of The American Indian Wilderness

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    The American Indian Wilderness is a story by Louis Owens that tells of two different viewpoints that a man has and how his viewpoint changed from one to the other. The first viewpoint is that nature and civilization are separate and should stay so. The second viewpoint is that nature and civilization are connected in many ways. The author, a park ranger with the United States Forest Service, is tasked with the removal of an eighty year old shelter high in the White Pass Meadow which is located in

  • Wilderness Survival Outpost Rescue Paper

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    The Wilderness Survival Outpost Rescue (WSOR) paper is to provide a detailed account of how my scoutcraft team ran an extended version of the Wilderness Survival Outpost at Camp Alpine, with Transatlantic Council in Kandersteg, Switzerland. Wilderness Survival Outpost Rescue Activity is not only an activity for the Wilderness Survival Merit Badge. This Activity served three more Merit Badges: First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, and Search & Rescue Merit Badges. The activity helps a group of scouts

  • Wilderness, Myth And American Character Analysis

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    in the wilderness by eliminating all distractions from civilization and experiencing the beauty that wilderness has to offer. Others receive inner peace from wilderness because the wilderness gives them a sense of belonging and silence to channel their inner emotions. Some people get the sense of accomplishment by proving to themselves that they can do anything by staying in the wilderness for an extended period of time with or without the help of others. While they are in the wilderness for this

  • Summary Of Rethink Wilderness By William Cronon

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    he started with "The time has come to rethink wilderness." Also, he declares that preserving wilderness is an essential task of the environmental movement. He argues how wilderness plays as an important condition for human to imagine as our true home. William Cronon awakens us the danger that can happen soon to the wilderness. The writer entreaties to readers' memories about being faced to nature. Especially, he mentions about the American wilderness because it is being almost destroyed so far. With

  • Summary Of Leo Mellor's 'Lure Of The Wilderness'

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    When thinking of the wilderness one might picture a scene from a camp site. Untamed dense forest, and endless jungle probably come first to mind and although this might be one meaning of wilderness, Mellor’s perception of wilderness and pastoral opens our thoughts on how we view the unpredictable and the known. In “Lure Of The Wilderness” by Leo Mellor, he shows the meaning of the unexplored wilderness and the surprises that come with the unknown, while humans try to tame what is wild and create

  • Wilderness Letter By Wallace Steegner Summary

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    our blessing of being set at the top of the evolutionary chain. But the older I get, the more reading I do, the more that I experience, I realize that nature is not solely a utensil for our own use and advancement as a species. Wallace Stegner’s “Wilderness Letter”, written to the outdoor Recreation and Resources Review Commission, outlines his views of the natural world and of wild places. He states that nature is valuable because it helped to shape us into what we are today. In reading Stegner’s

  • The Last Wilderness Preserve And A New Land Of Opportunity

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    “The Last Wilderness Preserve” and “A New Land Of Opportunity” present different arguments about the impact they believe human behavior may have on Antarctica. Due to these arguments both authors have a different conclusion on how Antarctica should be treated by people. The argument that is stronger based on relevant facts and specific details would have to be “A New Land of Opportunity” by Michael Serillo. Antarctica has many resources that can be beneficial to us, so why not take advantage of

  • Did Chris Mccandless Choose To Go Off Into The Alaskan Wilderness?

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    people just decide to go off into the Alaskan wilderness. One reason could be to get away from their past life which is what i believe Chris Mccandless (Alexander Supertramp) chose. He did this in order to have a fresh new start in the Alaskan wilderness. Why did chris chose to leave his family,friends and the great institution of Emory university to just become a vagabond in the streets? The reason i believe Chris went into the alaskan wilderness was to find a new identity due to the troubles

  • The Importance Of Wilderness

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    Wilderness belongs to you. Guess who owns millions of acres of American wildlands? You. You own magnificent red-rock canyons and beautiful turquoise rivers. You own barren desert plains and looming jagged mountain peaks. You own frozen Arctic tundra, endless southern wildflower fields and refreshing cool northern forests. All these iconic wild places are part of your "great American backyard." Wilderness is a type of protection given to the most pristine wildlands left on Earth — areas within national

  • The Wilderness Idea

    1123 Words  | 5 Pages

    Wilderness Idea The wilderness is a valuable resource for scientific, educational, scenic, and historical research. Presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt advocated the preservation of the American wilderness for its national history, beauty, and traditions. However, as the American society evolved to live in the city, the suburbs, and other residential areas, the wilderness was becoming a wasteland that numerous companies intended to build houses, factories, and cities. William Stegner, a prolific

  • The Trouble With Wilderness Analysis

    477 Words  | 2 Pages

    “The Trouble with Wilderness,” has become a basis for environmental movements. Cronan challenges its readers to reevaluate the way they perceive the natural world. The concept of the “wilderness” has become a societal construct. Most of its early implications were biblical and associated with negative connotations of darkness, angst, desolation and Satan himself. It was not until the end of the nineteenth century, where people began to see the wilderness as something sacred. Cronan suggests that

  • American Wilderness Preservationism

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    preservationist movement is arguably the oldest and longest running movement in America. Although wilderness was the bane to the existence of early settlers, it quickly became an important cornerstone of American culture, even as its vast expanses began to dwindle and become unreachable to every day Americans. American was carved by hand by hard working frontiersmen out of rough cut untouched forest making wilderness the foundation of American culture. Though historically, the only natural things man had

  • Wandering In The Wilderness Analysis

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    in Wandering in the Wilderness offers in-depth perspectives on the often overlooked difficulties faced by emerging adults, otherwise referred to as The Twenties, as it pertains to their Christian journey. Aspects covered in this text includes interpersonal relationships, both familial and romantic, as well as the dubious intrapersonal expedition of faith. Simmons presents compelling empirical insight regarding the church’s role in assisting emerging adults during their wilderness season. Rather than

  • Alone In The Wilderness Analysis

    810 Words  | 4 Pages

    Within the text of Solitary Man: Alone in the Wilderness by Isaac Yuen, the author talks about the life of Richard Proenneke a man who left everything to live in the wilderness. The author Yuen says that “it is evident throughout the film that Proenneke harbors a deep sense of love for living creatures” which is what everyone needs to have. Every day we take