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In 1980 the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) in northern Alaska in order to create a safe place for animals and plants where they would be able to thrive without human interactions. However, if we were to drill on this land we would not only be destroying the environment even more than it already is. This land is a “vital birthing ground for polar bears, grizzlies, Arctic wolves, caribou, and the endangered shaggy musk ox, a mammoth-like survivor of the...
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is a novel that describes the story of Christopher Mccandless. Born into an upper-middle-class family in Virginia, Christopher attended Emory University and embarks on a journey to find meaning and freedom. It takes him to Alaska where he eventually dies in an old bus from starvation. Christopher’s story is one of the sacrifices made and the chances were taken in order to live life to the fullest. During the book, the main character Christopher...
Often, we encounter social issues that may indirectly influence our personalities. There is a need for therapy that can help us reform or face the realities of life. Wilderness therapy is such a therapy: this mode of psychological treatment relates to clinical medicine. It dates back to the 1940s when it was proven effective in enforcing experimental education and self-improvement programs. Precisely, it can be defined as a form of behavioral healthcare program in which an individual is given different...
Mountain biking has become a very popular sport over the last decade. New biking trails are opening up everywhere allowing for quick access to nature and everything that it has to offer. Many people enjoy biking as it allows them to spend quality time with loved ones, exercise in a fun way and explore the great outdoors. That being said, mountain biking has attracted a negative side. This can be seen in Palm Springs California. Doug Scott, the author of...
Introduction Nature is a beautiful thing that should be explored and persevered for the future generation, it does come with its challenges such as patients getting injured and exposure to elements in the environment that can produce many types of emergencies. Emergency practitioners must be ready to recognize and manage these conditions. They can do this by becoming knowledgeable about the causative factors and by learning the pathophysiology of these specific disorders that can occur in the wilderness. Literature Review...