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    Lake Mungo Essay

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    Lake Mungo is one of Australia 's richest archaeological, historical, cultural and scientific sites, providing evidence of human habitation in the area, as much as 50,000 years old, doubling the anthological history of Australia. The discovery of human remains records some of the earliest evidence of burial rituals including the first cremation and the world 's oldest ochre burial. Evidence also exists for the earliest Homo sapiens outside of Africa. Lake Mungo contains the world 's largest collection of fossilized human footprints. Evidence of diet, lifestyle and human adaptation to the changes in environment and climate lay amongst the lunettes at Lake Mungo. Lake Mungo is the name of several archaeological sites located in western New South Wales, Australia. Part of the Willandra lakes system, once a vast system of freshwater lakes, today a Pleistocene dry lake bounded on one side by lunettes. The lunettes bordering Lake Mungo called "The Walls of China" formed during alternating phases of lake levels. Following the cessation of flow to the Lake the lunette sediments where influenced by climatic changes. Under the dry arid conditions, it became a salt lake, consequently turning the soil alkaline preserving…

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    fictional character, what does it take to motivate a human to embark on a dangerous journey? Kira Salak was the first woman to row an inflatable kayak down the Niger River for 600 miles to Timbuktu. But, obviously, the journey did not come without mental and physical hindrances. So, what was her motive to go on this journey in the first place? She was persuaded to do this after researching the same journey taken by Scottish explorer Mungo Park in the 19th century. ¨And it´s all the guarantee I…

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    extinction of the species. Likewise, as cities throughout the nation began to grow and overpopulate, pollution was an issue and was harming animal and plant life, along with the land itself. Just as Theodore Roosevelt was entering his first term as president in 1901, questions concerning conservation arose. Going forward, several acts and laws were passed in order to preserve and protect the stunning lands and breathtaking sceneries throughout the United States. Therefore, conservation efforts…

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    confirmed the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act H.R.1138 that allows for maintenance and management of Sawtooth National Park to ensure that the park is well taken care of. This also helps the park rangers to properly manage the livestock, insects, fires and the overall care of the park. The bill allows for the USDA to properly manage the interior of the park, and keep it from wasting away, which also requires donations and funds for the park to keep its…

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    In 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a bill creating Yellowstone as the first National Park (The National Parks 2009), which is considered an area of land that is being protected from human exploitation and occupation (West & Brechen n.d.). Yellowstone was created for that exact reason, except the idea of enjoyment for the people was more prominent at the time (United States National Parks Service 2015), as congress did not do much to protect it (The National Parks 2009). Thus, the…

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    Yosemite is a national park in California. It was established on October 1, 1890. Muir and Johnson lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The State of California, however, retained control of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. Yosemite is one of people’s national treasure because of its beauty and the way it looks. It is immortalized in the black-and-white landscape and has 2,425-foot-high Yosemite Falls which makes it one of the tallest waterfalls.…

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    visitation of national parks, they also provide a source of jobs. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park alone provided 12,759 jobs in 2014 (Cullinane Thomas, C., C. Huber, and L. Koontz). These jobs helped with keeping the park open to the ten million people that visited the park in 2014. It is important that Congress allocates more funds for the National Park Service because of the jobs that these parks provide. If Congress reduces the funding for national parks, like it has in recent years,…

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    our Australian hiking partner, he came down with Colorado Tick Fever. It 's a viral infection, the only cure is time. He 's back in Australia now, we miss him. After the Montana/Idaho boarder Stabby, Kiddo and I made an impromptu hitch into the town of West Yellowstone for the Forth of July! It was a great place to be for the forth, especially for someone who 's been in the woods so long. It was overwhelming, street vendors, tourists, and fireworks. We ate everything we could find. On…

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    University of California, Riverside extension. Such as I went to Santa Monica beach it’s one of the famous beaches in the world. There are so pretty and comfortable. Then I went to Yosemite national park with my friends we have seen the snow-capped mountains and heard the bear called. I was thinking it was amazing and crazing. When I was afraid of the bear called my friends laughed to myself. Finally, my mother came to America in…

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    National Park Environment

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    National Park Rangers have incredibly important jobs when it comes to the health of an environment. Park Rangers have the ability to cause considerable change to an environment in a positive or negative way. The role of the national park ranger is to “protect, conserve, and to provide for the enjoyment of our nation 's heritage” (Maciha). National Park Rangers know better than anyone that the most basic of changes can cause an environment, or more specifically an ecosystem to crumble. The most…

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