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    Preserving Nature through Desert Solitaire and Being Caribou Both Edward Abbey’s memoir Desert Solitaire and Leanne Allison’s documentary Being Caribou were written for the purpose of preserving nature. In Desert Solitaire, Abbey is trying to preserve the deserts in the southwest region of the United States. Whereas, in Being Caribou, Allison wants to protect the caribous located in Alaska, where the government wants to drill for oil and destroy their sacred calving grounds. Even though they are both fighting to help the wildlife and nature, they use different techniques to achieve their common goal. Abbey used a memoir to criticize society and create a feeling of melancholy and remorse, while Allison made a documentary film to create consciousness…

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    feedback or one with negative feedback. Culture is dependent upon the influences of people and how they interact with each other in their said culture and others in a different said culture, by which they create societal norms for people to categorize themselves. The interpretation of what culture is or should be like differs upon each individual’s own beliefs. Some believe that culture is bad and others the opposite. One’s view is entirely dependent upon what culture is in the current…

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    We live in a world divided by two spheres: the industrialized, human world and the natural world. Today, in the twenty-first century, our lives are encapsulated by machines and industry. Generally speaking, we live in an age of cement and wires and concrete. Because this seemingly indestructible barrier, it can be difficult to see how vital it is for nature to be experienced and appreciated in our everyday lives. Nature’s importance and purpose often goes unnoticed or unappreciated in our…

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    Edward Abbey, author of Desert Solitaire, was not a religious man, at least not in the traditional sense. He did not believe in the the traditional Abrahamic deity, or follow any other major beliefs in the world. Rather, he continued his theme of environmentalism, and called himself an “earthiest”. Over the years, he made several compelling statements on his ideas of divinity. Edward Abbey’s quotes on the nature of spirituality effectively highlight the reasoning behind his beliefs, and guide…

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    Summary of the text: In the first three chapters of Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness, written by Edward Abbey, the author writes about his experience moving from Albuquerque to Moab, Utah for a job at the Arches National Monument. After meeting the superintendent and chief ranger, they guide him to the house trailer where he will be staying and take a few supplies to him. Then, Abbey is given a tour of the park and job description and later returns to the house trailer. The next…

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    One of the hardest obstacles Santiago faces is deciding to leave his love Fatima and continue on his journey. Fatima is a girl, Santiago meets at the oasis in the desert. She is a woman of the desert and does not fear for the men that go into the desert because if it is meant to be they will return. As Santiago gets ready to leave the oasis and continue on his journey he is troubled with the thought of leaving Fatima, “ His heart was heavy, and he had been melancholy since the previous night. To…

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    The short movie “The God Must Be Crazy” tells us the intense conflict between popular culture and indigenous culture and people's thinking about morality. The story was beginning in the most treacherous desert—Kalahari. Kalahari is a beautiful place that far away from hustle and bustle city, and the climate in there are also strange. After the short rainy season, the water was drained by the desert in almost two weeks, and then there was no water to drink. People who live in there named Bushmen,…

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    Wikipedia defines ‘desert’ as a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. Still, man has managed to settle in deserts near to oases and pursue life there. People cross vast expanses of this arid region to reach others places which are more wet and fertile. Travel through a desert is in itself a variant experience similar to a sea voyage or warfare. Because one requires contesting and thriving in unfavourable…

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    A desolated desert is flat and barren. The parched desert sun sears over any scrap of fauna, with thorns to tell us that they are a danger. The air is arid, with not a hint of moisture, weaving and scratching my pharynx. There is emptiness in the desert, it is full of lifeless and fearful snakes in desire to hiss, slither, and warn you a farewell to your own proceedings. However, I was wrong. Taking the clean air for granted, I did not feel the beauty of the wind blowing and interweaving through…

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    The Sahara Desert is the largest desert in the world. According to geography. about.com, the desert covers over 3,500,000 square miles. That is about 10% of the African continent. Today the Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest places in the world. The average temperature is 86 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature can rise up to 126 degrees Fahrenheit. The video “Bones of the Sahara” by PBS. The video is about a Paleontologist who discovers human bones in the Sahara Desert and he…

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