One reason why people undertake dangerous journeys is to gain more knowledge of the Earth and the life the inhabits it. George Catlin, who was both an artist and a writer, is an example of a person who underwent a dangerous journey in the pursuit of learning more. From a young age, he was fascinated by the frontier life and Indian Tribes, this would lead him to travel 2,000 from St. Louis in a Journey that was described as full of “almost insurmountable difficulties” (Letter from the Yellowstone River). Catlin’s fascination with the frontier and Native Americans pushed him to go on a dangerous journey to learn more about them. It is this kind of fascination which drives most people, even those
Should we drill for oil in Alaska’s Wilderness? The world, as we know it, is in the midst of having an oil crisis. Our nation starves and bends at the will of this dreadful calamity. Our deprivation for this atrocious corruption has led us to look for oil deposits in the
“Francois Rabelais. He was this poet. And his last words were ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps.’ That’s why I’m going. So I don’t have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps.” (Green) “Looking for Alaska”, by John Green, is a novel about a boy named Miles “Pudge” Halter, who is done with his safe life at home and heads off to the crazy world of Culver Creek Boarding School to seek his “Great Perhaps”. His life changes drastically, and is anything but boring and safe; because down the hall is Alaska Young, the gorgeous, clever and utterly fascinating girl, who is an event herself. She steals Pudge’s heart and pulls him into her world, and launches him into the Great Perhaps. Sometimes we get too caught up searching for a solution
People tend to get fed up with life most of the time. They somehow always end up running away from their problems, or they end up pushing them away. Since Christopher McCandless was irritated by being around people, he decided to leave Atlanta for a journey to Alaska. McCandless’s journey to Alaska in 1990 was made because of the conflicts he had with others, the conflicts he had with himself, and the conflicts he had with nature once he got to his destination in Alaska.
Transcendent means beyond or above the range of normal or merely physical human experience. I think people would go to the Alaskan wilderness to find a deeper meaning in their life because they want to transcend into another stage in their life. The wilderness can be a great place to do that because it is isolated from society. Also you are one on one with nature and the wild is your playground. Noone is there to stop you or hold you back. All your thoughts are able to manifest freely. To reach that transcendent state requires sacrifices. Such as moving from society or your family. These things are needed because you are trying to dig deep inside yourself and while you do that you can’t be worried about the things around you. All distractions
The average vacation brochure presents images of sandy beaches, luxury hotels, massages at spas and leisurely dinners. Traveler's recline in a world insulated from local cultures with rest and relaxation being their focus. On the other hand, adventure travel often entails adrenalin spiked, curiosity driven activities that test personal endurance with peaceful interludes embracing nature and learning about other cultures. Adventure travel often takes participants to foreign lands, but North America's residents can visit the Four Corners Region of the United States and discover cultural and athletic adventure travel at their fingertips. They need no passport to touch a sovereign nation's rich history.
The Alaskan Gold Rush (Klondike Gold Rush) was a migration of an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike Region in search of gold. Gold was discovered by local miners in August of 1896 which caused the prospectors to travel in. The gold rush ended in 1899 with very few people actually striking it rich.
his critique is being done on the article titled “Experiences of Alaskan Parents with Children Hospitalized for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Treatment.” It was written in 2013 and published it the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. The purpose of this critique is to address the usefulness of this research and to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. This article is presented clearly and well organized. The purpose and background are clearly stated. Some weaknesses noted in the article is small population sampled, only sampling six and the lack of detail about the data collection and analysis.
You will find Arctic Alaska on the North side of Alaska, it reaches from the border of Canada to the Chukchi Sea. The Arctic ocean makes the region's northern edge, not as many people live in Arctic Alaska. During winter time Arctic Alaska is a very dark place if in barrow the sun will set on November 18th and will not rise again until January 24th. In the middle of these winter months the temperatures can fall all the way to- 50º F in higher latitudes. This can be the lightest and darkest region in all of Alaska. During the summer time their is 24 hours of sunlight a day can melt seas and topsoil, and is the main cause of icebergs breaking The land was earlier inhabited by Alaskan Natives who thrived off of hunting, whaling, and salmon fishing
Do you know why October 18th, 1867 is an important date for Alaska? Do you know how much the United States bought the Alaskan Territory from Russia? Does it fascinate you to know how much money the United States paid per acre? Well although Alaska has a very short history compared to the rest of the contiguous United States, it has a very interesting history. The reason for that is because it was one of the very last states brought into the Union and recognized as “one of their own”. As most of people know, Alaska can be a really cold and brutal place to live. Depending on where you live in Alaska, the climate can differentiate from about 8°F - 58°F. All around Alaska, there are many points of interest. You will discover lots of important
This excerpt talks about the importance of glaciers in the perspective of Aboriginal Alaskans through their use of descriptive words, oral traditions, indigenous knowledge, as well as their past interactions with European settlers concerning the differences between how each side perceives nature. Where the aboriginal people think nature is an
“How does the geography of Alaska make it difficult to explore and settle:” both during the Klondike gold rush and still today?” Well, to start this off simple, the cold. The cold is one of the key things, if not the most important reason in this essay. Sometimes in Alaska it can go below freezing, and the cold seems like a very simple answer at first, but! They need to settle, work, and climb in it, the things that they need to do to get what they need, in this case oil, it will not be a very simple job. And most of the time they come back empty handed, so the payoff is worth it, and the money they waste is not the thing they worry about. Because sometimes they go home empty handed, but sometimes they don’t come home at all. And it’s more than you think.
One warranted type of hunting is subsistence hunting. In many parts of Africa, and in Alaska, subsistence hunting is a way of life that more simplistic people chose to take on. Tribs, and single people hunt for their livelihoods. In rural Alaska, subsistence hunting is needed for survival because it gives them their basic needs such as nutrition, and it also allows them to obtain clothing and tools for survival. This way of life has been a necessary action for many people. In alaska, the cold makes travel difficult and food hard to come by so the residents are forced to take things into their own hands. In Africa, the tribes that choose to remain loyal to their customs have no other option than to grow and find their own food. Living off the
Alaska’s geography is difficult to explore because of the people traveling by foot, lots of snow, ice and dangerous wild animals. Would you go through all this just for a piece of gold? Many people have gone through this in the Alaskan history.
Regions For my midterm I have chosen the South-Central portion of Alaska (herein referred as Alaska) and Central Missouri (herein referred to as Missouri) as my regions. Alaska being the environment-based region based on its climate and landmarks. Missouri being the human-based region because of the people that make up the state of Missouri. Alaska and Missouri are both within the United States and share many similarities, they are also very much different in a number of ways. The best part about setting regions is that according to our textbook, regions are areas defined by one or more distractive characteristics or features, such as climate, soil type, language, or economic activity in this case I am the geographer. To perform this assignment