Nature Essays

Nature, Healthy to the Environment and You

Throughout time cities have been the gathering place of great thinkers and idealist who have moved our world forward. Being a place where many people who hold similar ideas may gather and form a community, city life brings inspiration and innovation to many common aspects of life such as art, technology, and pop culture. Without such urbanized areas the world may not have been home to the revolutionary ideas of great minds like James Joyce, Shakespeare, or even Einstein who…

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William Wordsworth’s Use of Nature

William Wordsworth sought to find universal truths, rather than individual ones. They challenged their readers to look at nature not with a sense of fear or apathy, but as an equal. Poets urged people to see that nature and man are one, and therefore, by experiencing nature, one can experience life more fully. To do so, people must first have an authentic experience, keeping an open mind, free from rational thought. Imagination must take over from there, providing one with…

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The Reason why I Interest on Science

In my family there is a tradition of interest in science: my grandmother was college professor in chemistry and physics, and both my parents were trained as mechanical engineers in college. When I was a kid, my mom showed me a box full of extremely tiny gears — those that table clocks are made out of — and told me what each part was for. And I remember thinking “this is the coolest tiling I’ve ever seen!’ I have been…

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Tropical Deforestation

Introduction: Tropical deforestation has affected the ecological balance over the years and this has led to global warming and other environmental problems, the tropical forests have been diminished due to commercial logging, expansion for agricultural land and also urban development and there has been other factors that are not human related such as forest fires which have also contributed to the decline in the area covered by the tropical forests. Problems: The deforestation acts by human beings have posed major…

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The Santa Ana Winds

Joan Didion feels that the Santa Anna Wind have a negative effect on people and makes people act very different. Throughout the passage Didion’s tone is negative and uneasy; and the same goes for her diction. She creates images that are negative, so the reader can understand her true thoughts and feelings toward the Santa Ana winds. She also gives details of the human behavior while the Santa Ana takes place. Didion opens up the passage by describing the Los…

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Turning Stones

The book “Turning Stones”, written by a practicing social worker, is a brilliant encyclopedia of real life experience for specialists in this area. Marc Parent provides summaries of his cases, associated mainly with children from risk groups; for instance, there was a necessity of working with an allegedly well-to-do woman who inexplicably threw her two children out the window from the fifth floor. There is also a story about a sexually abused girls, diagnosed with a serious sexually transmitted disease…

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Language Acquisition_ Nature or Nurture_

During the late 1950s, psychologists differed on how language is acquired. Skinner argued that language acquisition is based on instrumental conditioning, while Chomsky stressed that people are born with an innate capacity for acquiring a language/s, also called nativism. This paper argues that language is acquired through both nature and nurture, because these two theories can help fully explain language acquisition, instead of separately, although it is still unclear how much nature or nurture guides and impacts language acquisition. Language…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Scientific Approach

Scientific approach can be defined as the involvement of standards and procedures for demonstrating the empirical warrant of its findings, showing the match or fit between its statements and what is happening or has happened in the world. Scientific approaches to understanding the world can be distinguished from other approaches in two fundamental and irrelevant ways, firstly, an approach that claim to be scientific irrespective of whether or not it originates in the field of natural or human science must…

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The Garden Is an Artistic Recreation of Nature

There is a saying which goes, ‘the garden is an artistic recreation of nature; a landscape painting in three dimensions”. Gardens are considered as a serious art form that aims to create a balance, harmony, proportion and variety. It is distinctive by its symmetrical and controlled characteristics with the landscape beyond it considered as hazardous and hostile. As the 18th century, however, emerged, this view was changed as gardening turned towards its more “natural” style of planting. “Natural” gardens were…

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The Controversy of Nature Vs. Nurture

The Nature vs. Nurture controversy was begun by British researcher Sir Francis Galton, who invented the term “Nature vs. Nurture” (Wood, Wood, & Boyd, 2005). He began the debate about whether intelligence happens because of our environment, or because of the genes we are given at birth (Wood, et al., 2005). There is much debate in the scientific community about which is more likely among humans and their development. Joseph E. LeDoux (1998), writes that “in spite of a growing…

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Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism_ Toward Urbanatural Roosting

One of S. T. Coleridge’s many passions was “the Science of Words, their use and abuse and the incalculable advantages attached to the habit of using them appropriately… ” (Aids to Reflection 7). This passion drove Coleridge to coin over 600 words, including “psychosomatic,” “romanticize,” “supersensuous,” and memorable phrases like “the willing suspension of disbelief. ” (In fact, the new electronic edition of the Oxford English Dictionary lists Coleridge as #59 in the “Top 1000 sources for quotations,” only a…

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Science and Human Life

Science has completely changed the pattern of man’s life. Our life today is radically different from forefathers. Even a few hundred years ago man was largely at the mercy of nature. Whenever there was a calamity, the only consolation lay in the message contained in the proverb, “What cannot be cured must be endured”. But science has enhanced man’s power over nature and so he has gained confidence in himself. Science has made life comfortable. We do not cover long…

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On the Woods

It was an early morning, beautiful and not to hot or cold to be outside to do stuff. I decided to go for a nice relaxing walk through the woods that is behind my house and clear my head with everything i was thinking about that was going on. The sight and sounds you could hear and see while walking thru the woods beautiful. There was a clear blue sky with a early morning rays of golden sunlight filtering through…

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Art Exhibit on Nature

The planet earth is the only known habitat for humankind. For millions of years, it served as the home to numerous living things such as animals, plants and people. More so, it has been a witness to many events that have shaped the course of world history. Because of this, it is suffice to say that our beloved Mother Earth has played a vital role in nourishing and sustaining the existence of humans. In return for all the benefits and…

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Wildlife Sanctuaries of India

India has over 441 animal sanctuaries, referred to as Wildlife sanctuaries (IUCN Category IV Protected Area). Among these, the 41 Tiger Reserves are governed by Project Tiger, and are of special significance in the conservation of the tiger. Some wildlife sanctuaries are specifically named Bird Sanctuary, e.g. Keoladeo National Park before attaining National Park status. Many National Parks were initially Wildlife Sanctuaries. Wildlife sanctuaries of national importance to conservation, usually due to some flagship faunal species, are named National Wildlife…

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