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  • Strong Belief And View Towards The Earth
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    "Women have long been associated with nature". In the following essay Judith Plant sets out the main principles (in regards to eco feminism): the closeness of women to nature; the belief that the domination of women and the destruction of nature have the same root cause; patriarchy; and the need to re-establish for nature the organic metaphor over the machine metaphor. Judith Plant believes that women have long been associated with nature and that historically, women have had no real power in th...
  • Nasa International Near Earth Object Detection Workshop
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    Asteroid impact The solar system is filled with a barrage of comets and asteroids. Some of these cross the paths of the other planets as well as the earth's. The earth travels around in a swarm of projectiles. Comets and asteroids can and do strike the surface of the earth. Evidence from spacecraft exploring the outer planets and their satellites reveal the presence of craters scaring their surfaces. These help to support the idea that all the planets are under constant attack by these flying pr...
  • Taoist Appreciation Of Nature
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    Taoist Influences in The Good Earth The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is a story that takes place in the early twentieth century in China. It is a novel about a man, Wang Lung, and some of the events he endures in his lifetime. This story has many references to Eastern religions and philosophies. One of the most prominent influences in this story is the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. The Good Earth relates to Taoism in a number of ways. Three ways that The Good Earth shows the influence of Taoist p...
  • Earth Firsters
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    Time To Change The earth and many of its contents, thanks in large part to humans, is deteriorating and it has been for quite a time now. It is overwhelmingly populated with both ignorant and lazy people. In effect, not much is being done to prevent this deterioration. For instance, we are killing off vital animal populations every day. We have caused the extinction or endangerment of numerous species for absolutely no reason other than selfishness. An example is the poaching of elephants. We ar...
  • Mainstream Environmental Movement
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    1. The large mainstream environmentalism groups started to compromise too much with regulatory agencies and bureaus, starting with the Glen Canyon Dam project. This began an estrangement with the mainstreams that culminated in the rise of more militant groups like Earth First! Glen Canyon represented what was fundamentally wrong with the country's conservation policies: arrogant government officials motivated by a quasi religious zeal to industrialize the natural world, and a diffident bureaucra...
  • Feminism In Relation To The Natural Environment
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    'No political movement on the contemporary scene has achieved the astonishing range of feminism... the movement has generously grown to embrace issues of race, poverty, sexual preference, child abuse, war, the Third World, religion, endangered cultures, endangered species, the global environment. ' (Theodore Roszak, The Voice of the Earth: An Exploration of Ecopsychology, p. 238.) The term ' was first used in 1974 by a French literary [critic] who encouraged women to develop their potential at p...
  • Westerners From Chief Seattle
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    Much could be learned by modern Americans, indeed all Westerners, from Chief Seattle, a Native American chief who lived in the Puget Sound area of modern-day Washington State. In 1855 he wrote a letter to President Franklin Pierce, which discussed his views on Westerners' treatment of the environment and the inevitable self-destruction of Western culture by way of environmental destruction. In his letter, Chief Seattle illustrates how his people and the Westerners have exceedingly different cult...
  • Evocative Images In Nature
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    Matsuo Basho radically redefined the three-line, 17-syllable haiku poetic form from an entertaining pastime in 16th-century Japan to a major literary genre in the 17th century. An early Basho haiku provides an example of his meticulous and sensitive approach in selecting and arranging words and images to produce highly evocative allusions: On a leafless bough In the gathering autumn dusk: A solitary crow! Haiku emanates from the 31 syllable, five-line "tanka" (short poem) which was originally ar...
  • Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere
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    Global warming occurs when the levels of greenhouse gasses rise and less infrared light, or heat, escapes the earth's atmosphere. Thus, the temperature experienced on Earth begins to rise. Climate change is a part of the Earth's history. There have been dramatic fluctuations in overall average temperature for the past 150,000 years that suggest a direct association with carbon dioxide levels. In the past the temperature highs and lows have been in tandem with carbon dioxide level highs and lows,...
  • Final Stage In Nature's Condemnation Of War
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    All Quiet On the Western Front: Themes All Quiet on the Western Front is a graphic depiction of the horrors of war. In the short note before Chapter One, Remarque lets the reader know exactly what themes he intends. War is a savage and gratuitous evil, war is unnatural, and war is responsible for the destruction of an entire generation. Remarque is very clear on the strength of his themes, and uses graphic imagery to convey to the reader the physical and psychological impact that war has on huma...
  • Planet Earth To His Species
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    Scene: In an artificial bubble on the surface of Ganymede (one of Jupiter's moons), an alien explorer describes the planet 'Earth' to his species. Can you give us a general picture of Earth and its inhabitants? The planet is rather pretty, with lots of natural resources. 'Fertile' isn't too strong a word, especially when compared with most places in the local system. There are lots of energy sources, easily accessed, and lots of chemical resources as well. And we think this fertility is why the ...
  • Tao Affirms The World's Nature
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    Lao-Tse a contemporary of Confucius founded Taoism. Lae-Tse was looking for a way to avoid the constant warfare and other conflicts that disrupted life during his lifetime. As a result he wrote the book: Tao-te-Ching which contains Taos teachings. Taoism started as a combination of psychology and philosophy and then evolved into a religion that shaped chines's life for more than 2000 years. In 440 Ce it was adopted as a state religion. During that time Lao-Tse became know as a die te. Taoism bec...
  • Pagan Greeks
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    The education of the Greeks exhibits a progressive development... The ideal of Athenian education was the completely developed man. Beauty of mind and body, the cultivation of every inborn faculty and energy, harmony between thought and life, decorum, temperance, and regularity - such were the results aimed at in the home and in the school, in social intercourse, and in civic relations. 'We are lovers of the beautiful,' said Pericles, 'yet simple in our tastes,' and we cultivate the mind without...
  • Sums Up The Entire Novel
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    The Good Earth Essay The Good Earth by Pearl Buck provides an excellent form of archetypal structure. It shows how nature is clean and pure, while the mechanistic world is corrupt and evil. There are many ways that it can be proven, yet only three are really stressed throughout the novel. The three stressed throughout the novel the entire time are, nature providing, money corrupting, and how the law of the land is the only right way. That was why, in The Good Earth, the archetypal structure, nat...
  • Song Of Myself From Leaves Of Grass
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    There are many "popular" topics used frequently by authors. Love, religion, and war are some favorites. Two other such topics we typically read about are nature and death. The two can be discussed separately or they can be related to each other. Walt Whitman, a lover of nature, tackled these subjects in "Song of Myself" from Leaves of Grass. Another author who does the same is William Cullen Bryant. Though two very different writers with different styles, they share some of the same ideas. "Song...
  • Kepler's Break With The Medieval World View
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    A world-view is a composite of several interpretive models through which the individual establishes his or her identity relative to everything else in the universe. In the broadest of terms, any world-view is made up of four component elements. In the first of these components, which can be designated the Theological element, man tries to define himself in relation to the transcendent. Questions are asked, such as Is there a God or gods? What is the nature of God? How am I to relate to that whic...
  • Hazardous Earth While Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions
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    A Guide To The End Of TheA Guide To The End Of The World: Everything You Never Wanted To Know By Bill McGuire A Guide to the End of the World: Everything You Never Wanted to Know by Bill McGuire Danger: Nature at work We are so used to seeing on our television screens the battered remains of cities pounded by earthquakes or the thousands of terrified refugees escaping from yet another volcanic blast that they no longer hold any surprise or fear for us, insulated as we are by distance and a lack ...
  • Natural Hazards
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    A Guide to the End of the World pt 2 Of all geological hazards, landslides are perhaps the most underestimated, probably because they are often triggered by some other hazard, such as an earthquake or deluge, and the resulting damage and loss of life is therefore subsumed within the tally of the primary event. Nevertheless, landslides can be highly destructive, both in isolation and in numbers. In 1556, a huge earthquake struck the Chinese province of Shensi, shaking the ground so vigorously tha...
  • Unknown As Anaxamander
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    With his discoveries, Anaxamander of Miletus attempted to bring the realm of the unreal to the world where common man could conceive it. As successor and pupil of Thales of Miletus, Anaxamander worked on the fields of geometry, natural science, and astrology. The culmination of his life attempted to define the indefinite or undetermined. He was the first to discover and apply the theory of the unlimited. For a philosopher of this time period, he had many radical ideas. Anaxamander believed many ...
  • Environmental Conservation Concerns
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    Currently, Argumentative Environment Argumentative Environment Currently, a controversy is swirling over the issues raised by the despoiling of the world's natural environment. Poet Stanley Kunitz in "The War Against the Trees' depicts a man watching his neighbor, "who sold his lawn to standard oil' (Kunitz 122), laugh as bulldozers ruin the natural beauty of the grounds with its "forsythia-forays and hydrangea-raids' (Kunitz 123). As industry wages war not just against flowers and shrubbery, bu...

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