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    Looking For Alaska

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    Another brick in the wall It was on highway 1, California, that I first got to meet Alaska Young. Riding shotgun, the ample, dark-blue Pacific stretching out on my right, I found myself sitting there hopelessly bored. To get my mind off my two brothers playing the animal-chain game, in which the participants try to make a chain of animals by making every last letter the first one of the following animal, I resolved to start reading 'Looking for Alaska', by author John Green. 2 days, 500 kilometers and 263 pages later I closed the book to experience both the figurative and literal meaning of 'jaw-dropping'. The novel had utterly blown me away, leaving me with two new, major views on life. The first significant thought that struck me is best summarized by quoting the novel: “I go to seek a Great Perhaps. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking it.” These words as said by one of the main characters, Alaska Young, embody the lesson I have learned reading the novel. She meets the main character and catapults him out of his ordinary life into her crazy, adventurous world. By doing so she shows him that there is a whole new world out there to explore. It is that thought that inspired me in many ways. It has left me not only with the hunger for new experiences, but also made me aware that I should go out there and…

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    Looking For Alaska

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    Another brick in the wall It was on highway 1, California, that I first got to meet Alaska Young. Riding shotgun, the ample, dark-blue Pacific stretching out on my right, I found myself sitting there hopelessly bored. To get my mind off my two brothers playing the animal-chain game, in which the participants try to make a chain of animals by making every last letter the first one of the following animal, I resolved to start reading 'Looking for Alaska', by author John Green. 2 days, 500…

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    Looking For Alaska

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    Another brick in the wall It was on highway 1, California, that I first got to meet Alaska Young. Riding shotgun, the ample, dark-blue Pacific stretching out on my right, I found myself sitting there hopelessly bored. To get my mind off my two brothers playing the animal-chain game, in which the participants try to make a chain of animals by making every last letter the first one of the following animal, I resolved to start reading 'Looking for Alaska', by author John Green. 2 days, 500…

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    Research Paper On Alaska

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    Alaska Alaska is one of the most amazing places in the world. Some of the great things in Alaska are its culture,environment weather,outdoor activities,wildlife. Alaska was adopted for the united states in January 3, 1959. The population is 735,123 that is more than Rhode Island, that state has 1.052 million. Alaska is a crazy place but it has beautiful views. Alaskas culture is one of the most interesting culture in the world. People go to Alaska to get away from those big cities and live in…

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    Hey Chris here, Over these past months I have been living in Alaska. Before my arrival, I walked and caught rides. There were a variety of generous people during my journey to Alaska. While living in Alaska, as my supplies for food started running low. Fortunately, I stumbled across a moose and I was able to shoot it. My attempts to smoke it out failed, but sadly it was too late. I’ve been starving for the past weeks with nothing to eat. In my final moments of my life I couldn’t help but…

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    Research Paper On Alaska

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    You feel the cool breeze as winter recedes in the beautiful Alaskan Yukon. As you stand in the breeze you think, “this is the most beautiful place in the world”. Everyone who has visited Alaska has said the same thing, and even the most strict critics have admitted to its splendor. Alaska is an amazing place the history, landscape, wildlife, and the many things to do will show you that Alaska truly is a place of wonder and majesty. Historians still do not know when and how people began to live…

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    Alaska The Last Frontier

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    Today, a lot of people call Alaska The Last Frontier. Alaska is referred to as a wilderness that is unsettled, covered in snow, not accessible, remote, and a very intense land where very few tough pioneers traveled to. Hope, a small town on the Kenai Peninsula, gives Alaska a frontier spirit. Hope was the location for the first gold discovery in Alaska in 1896 and gold was the mainstay of the Alaskan economy. The gold rush caused the building of railways to extract minerals. More recently,…

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    Alaska Highway Analysis

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    the Yukon to construct a highway stretching from mainland United States to Alaska overcoming obstacles of climate, terrain, and manpower shortages (see Figure 1). The construction of the Alaska Highway serves an illustrative episode where Canadian and American interest in northern development and continental defense became intertwined. There has been a tendency in the historiography to over-emphasize the threat that American presence on Canadian soil brought to Canadian sovereignty. This paper…

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    Alaska Response Paper

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    Response Paper One In this paper, I will respond to three topics that will include: “Alaska and Its People” by Maria SHAA TLAA Williams, The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska by Helen D. Corbert and Susanne W Swibold, as well as the video of Beautiful Journey by Demientieff and Williams, and closing with a summary of power point Alaska Native Perspectives Na Dena – Athabascan Peoples by Maria Williams. According to The Alaska Native Reader of your book, Alaska is one fifth the size of…

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    Oil Drilling In Alaska

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    Oil Drilling in Alaska Alaska has a reputation for having one of the most beautiful and bountiful ecosystems America has to offer. However, this time capsule of scenic beauty may be in danger. The Shell Oil Company has plans to drill for oil off the northern coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea. It is believed that one fourth of earth's undiscovered oil maybe found beneath its floor. However, drilling could potentially have a negative impact on the environment. The Chukchi Sea is home to an…

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