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  • Wilderness Analysis

    brief overview of the historical foundation for the views on wilderness of the early pioneers of North America and how these views on wilderness have shaped American opinion on wilderness. The early American settlers’ view had a strong historical precedent. Early Humans’ values were geared toward survival so things that were useful to them were deemed “Good” and things that were a challenge to their survival were “Bad”. As time went on humans were able to control certain limited aspects of nature, such as raising crops, and the control of or dominion over wilderness was became good. Even as civilizations advanced to the level of the Greeks and Romans humans continued to demonize wilderness and associate…

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  • The Wilderness Experience

    Many books have been written about the wilderness and the wilderness experience. Literary works devoted to describing the very nature of the wilderness and living in the wilderness allow readers to experience, through the author’s perspective the challenges and the satisfaction one feels when living off the land. Which then allows the reader to develop a newfound or a deeper appreciation for the wilderness. These writings describe the continuous relationship between the wilderness and…

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  • Wilderness The Great Debate Essay

    In today’s time, society has branded any part of the globe that is not part of civilization to be part of the “wilderness.” From mainstream media, to the use of the wilderness in books, it has been described as “barren wastelands” or even “dangerous forests.” As a result, the wilderness is mostly associated with trees, forests, or even open landscapes where various species of animals and plants build their habitats. While some of these descriptive factors may not be true, the wilderness is…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Wilderness Management

    both the portrayal and perception of wilderness has evolved drastically. What was long described as a godless, desolate wasteland later became a focal point for artists who romanticized wilderness, modifying common outlook on such places. Due to their complexity, scarcity, and embodiment of spirituality, wilderness was now something to be valued and treasured. Then with the turn of the 19th century, the Manifest Destiny doctrine took hold, characterizing wilderness as a thing to be conquered and…

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  • Wilderness Expedition Research Paper

    Wilderness Expeditions Improve Self-Esteem and Connectedness to Nature Among Adolescents Poor mental health and self-esteem often track throughout a lifetime, and those with low self-esteem have been shown to be less capable of coping with stressful life events and are more prone to depression and anxiety. Connection to nature has been shown to play a role in improving mental well-being, self-esteem, and happiness. While previous studies show a relationship between exposure to nature and…

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  • William Cronon Uncommon Wilderness Analysis

    In Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature, William Cronon claims that wilderness is a cultural creation which separates humans from nonhuman natural aspects of the world. He proves this by demonstrating the fluidity of the concept ‘wilderness,’ whose meaning has continuously changed throughout time to connote different experiences. Cronon divides wilderness into two main categories: the frontier shaped in the image of Americans and Europeans as a space for men to prove themselves (Cronon,…

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  • Analysis Of William Cronon's The Trouble With Wilderness

    It is no secret that the idea of wilderness grips every American citizen. Some authors including, William Cronon, have gone to great lengths to explain American infatuation with the wild. Cronon in his article The Trouble with Wilderness, Or Getting Back to the Wrong Nature, presents the sublime nature of wilderness as one of the reasons Americans imagine nature. I believe both I, Krakauer and Chris McCandless disagree with William’s Cronon’s assessment of the American psyche. Rather than seeing…

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  • Summary Of Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter

    Wallace Stegner’s “Wilderness Letter” portrays the importance of wilderness. Wilderness has always held a different meaning as a child for me it held another world. Playing outside, going to wildlife reserves, and watching shows like “Zoboomafoo” that taught about different animals and their habitat all played a part in my love for it. Experiencing the outdoors should be something that is dome willingly to detach and refresh. The Internet has slowly taken that away from children because instead…

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  • The Wilderness Act: Humanity's Relationship With Nature

    government established the Wilderness Act in 1954 with the intention of becoming passive “guardians” of nature instead of encroaching “gardeners.” Countless acres of wild lands, henceforth referred to as the “wilderness,” were declared off-limits to American industry and placed under federal oversight; the United States hoped that at least some small portion of nature could be free from the influence…

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  • Analysis Of The Law Of The Wilderness By Horace Kephart

    In chapter XIV of Our Southern Highlanders, Horace Kephart delves into the reasons why the inhabitants of Appalachia accepted solitude and also analysing their family ties, customs, holidays and religious traditions. “The Law of the Wilderness” is composed of seven pages each dealing with a different topic, a good amount of information fills the pages providing a good insight into the minds and the way of living of the Appalachian inhabitants. From isolation to religious beliefs through some…

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