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  • 15 Geog 123 - 1,575 words
    15 - GEOG - 123 Anthony November 22, 2000 Travels In Alaska Travels in Alaska takes readers on a trip to Alaska through the vivid descriptions of the author, John Muir. The book is based on journals Muir wrote during his visits to Alaska in 1879, 1880, and 1890. These chronicles of his journey relate his observations of nature, glaciers, and the many people he met. Traveling on foot, by canoe, and dogsled Muir experienced excitement discovering unfamiliar types of lands and animals. Each summer Muir and his new found Presbyterian missionary friend S. Hall Young accompanied by Tlingit Indian guides launched extensive voyages of discovery in a thirty foot canoe. John Muir was a naturalists who ...
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  • John Muirexplorer, Writer, And Conservationistwas Born On April 21, 1838 In Dunbar, - 968 words
    John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his younger brother would roam the fields and woods of the rich Wisconsin countryside. John became more and more the loving observer of the natural world. He also became an inventor, a carver of curious but p ...
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  • Man And Nature Paper - 514 words
    Man and Nature Paper "Interactions of Nature" When thinking about nature and all of my surroundings, I believe that they are, in a sense, like a painting. When you admire it from afar, it is very aesthetically pleasing. You take notice of its basic outlines, its basic colors, and its basic idea. But it is not until you begin to approach a painting that you are able to fully understand and enjoy its real beauty. The different textures, the blending of colors, and the artist's intricate details and personal touch. And so it is with nature. God did not create the world as something to be admired from afar, but rather he wanted us to interact with it, to get 'face to face' with our surroundings. ...
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  • Medicare Debate - 1,366 words
    Medicare Debate The U.S. government have denied that Medicare has been going bankrupt. Although the government may say that Medicare has plenty of money it is untrue because it is a fact that Medicare will go bankrupt by the year 2001 as stated by preliminary sources. Medicare is one of the main sources of funding for those people that have no money or very small amount of money. The community service that was done for this research paper is hospital volunteering at John Muir Medical Center. The community service included various jobs that was needed to be done were, Putting items away for nurses, discharging patients, doing paper work, feeding patients, answering phones, and helping patient ...
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  • Progressivism - 1,868 words
    Progressivism Movements I. The Origins of Progressivism A. A Spirit of Reform in the late 1800s 1. Henry George believed that poverty could be eliminated by using land productively by everyone. Also taxing the nonproductive more than the productive. 2. Edward Bellamy believed that the government should create a trust to take care of the needs of the people rather than profit. 3. Many groups wanted change for the majority of people such as the socialist, the union members and members of municipal or city government levels. 4. Municipal reforms in the late 1800s and early 1900s that gave cities limited self-rule rather than state rule are known as Home Rule. B. Progressivism Takes Hold 1. Prog ...
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