own most important environmental ethics is that people should always be conscious that they are part of the natural world, inextricably tied to the ecological systems that sustain their lives. Or someone most of us don't know about, but should. That is why its influence is so pervasive and, potentially, so insidious. In contemporary America, anomie is a moveable feast, and its template was exported from New Jersey. That is why, when I think of the times I myself have come closest to experiencing what I might call the sacred in nature, I often find myself remembering wild places much closer to home. Rockland was identified as chairman of the American Studies department at Rutgers University and teacher of a class in something called "Jerseyana." "My whole notion of New Jersey is that we live in a never-never land, where we pretend we're living on a farm. Just so can we still join Thoreau in declaring that in Wildness is the preservation of the World, for wildness (as opposed to wilderness) can be found anywhere: in the seemingly tame fields and woodlots of Massachusetts, in the cracks of a Manhattan sidewalk, even. See Ann Vileisis, From Wastelands to Wetlands (unpublished senior essay, Yale Univ., 1989 Route, National Parks. This fall I will embark on writing an additional honors thesis in political science. To gain such remarkable influence, the concept of wilderness had to become loaded with some of the deepest core values of the culture that created and idealized it: it had to become sacred.
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If we set too high a stock on wilderness, too many other corners of the earth become less than natural and too many other people become less than human, thereby giving us permission not to care much about their suffering or their fate. However, this does not isolate students by forcing them to work with only those individuals who follow their specific discipline. If you are citing a painting, or a composer, then obviously author has to be interpreted a little loosely. Among the core elements of the frontier myth was the powerful sense among certain groups of Americans that wilderness was the last bastion of rugged individualism. University president John Grier Hibben sniffed, "I cannot bear to think that our young men are merely living four years in a country club and spending their lives wholly in a spirit of calculation and snobbishness." Geoffrey Wolff Another novel to come out of Princeton. New York Times article that argued, persuasively, that Jernigan spawned a new strain of American literature that once would have been a bad joke. My copy of Microsoft Word for Windows defaults to 1-inch margins all around.15 line height 10pt spacing between paragraphs, calibri 11-point typeface. Site Excerpt: "Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada. The elite passion for wild land took many forms: enormous estates in the Adirondacks and elsewhere (disingenuously called camps despite their many servants and amenities cattle ranches for would-be rough riders on the Great Plains, guided big-game hunting trips in the Rockies, and luxurious resort. While early on my professional ambitions were aimed towards the mental health field, later experiences have redirected me towards a career in academia.