Samples Nature

Nature Essays

There is a distinction between weather and climate. While weather refers to the short-term variations in the atmospheric phenomena interacting with the environment, climate points out at the long-term pattern of the atmospheric phenomenon. The normal way of defining climate is to consider the statistical average of the weather conditions...

464 words 2 page(s)

“The Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis” is the article by Lynn White which appeared in the Science journal back in 1967. The author covers the story of the development of human beliefs about the environment, as well as the changes in the attitudinal aspects that are concerned with the...

687 words 3 page(s)

Introduction In the modern world, many environmental problems exist. Some plants and animals are threatened with extinction. For instance, such situations concern the chimps and the trees. This paper explains why chimps and trees are ecologically and socially valuable, why they are disappearing, and what will happen if they go...

991 words 4 page(s)

During the past millennium, the expansion of Europeans has altered the course of history dramatically. However, while majority of historians have focused on the European influence on culture, government, and other human or political affairs, Crosby (1988) explores how the expansion of Europeans altered life on earth literally not only...

338 words 2 page(s)

Introduction Deforestation is an issue which affects many parts of the globe. The ramifications of deforestation are manifold, and regardless of where deforestation occurs those ramifications seem to follow a certain course. Sri Lanka is no different. Of the environmental issues which face Sri Lanka, deforestation is perhaps the most...

957 words 4 page(s)

I doubt many people would disagree with the assertion that Florida is a beautiful state. It is lush and colorful, boasting many beautiful waterways and diverse plant and animal life. However, some of that diverse life is not native to the state, and though they may contribute to the beauty...

700 words 3 page(s)

An ecological system or ecosystem is essentially a self-regulating natural community of plants and animals interacting with each other and with their non-living environment. In other words, an ecosystem consists of all the organisms and the abiotic pools with which they interact. The term ecosystem was coined by the British...

595 words 2 page(s)

Before taking this course, I truly believed that taking an individualized approach was more efficient in providing solutions for social justice than a transformative ecological approach. I thought that, by focusing on an individual, that individual could be helped more than by putting that individual into a generalized category. However,...

361 words 2 page(s)

Abstract Individuals play a vital role in the grand scale of social structure. However, even though individuals are unique and should be considered as different from another person, does amelioration through individual interventions trump transformation through ecological interventions? This paper will discuss the pros and cons of amelioration through both...

675 words 3 page(s)

After reviewing both articles, the major biological components of an ecosystem include: non living and living. Human activities will affect non living components through the utilization of natural resources to run the modern world. This will cause various forms of CO2 to go into the atmosphere. At the same time,...

462 words 2 page(s)

Introduction Plants and flowers make any house a home. They bring life and color to the room, instantly uplifting moods and providing beauty. While visiting a friend, a beautiful bouquet of flowers caught my attention and a curiosity arose of how long these flowers would last. Upon inquiry, sucrose was...

1837 words 6 page(s)

Introduction The academic discipline of psychological science, as we regard it, is one among the most important branches of knowledge that has seen to a better understanding of humanity hence, ameliorating human’s relations at all significant social settings (White, 2000). It is from this rational grounds, and in regards to...

402 words 2 page(s)

Bleidorn, W. et al. (2010). Nature and Nurture of the Interplay Between Personality Traits and Major Life Goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99(2), 366-379. Summary: This article focuses on the genetic (nature) and environmental (nurture) sources of the interplay between the Big Five personality traits and major life...

691 words 3 page(s)

The question concerning the allocation of natural resources is one of the fundamental global issues of human existence: namely, there is a clear imbalance extant in the world between rich and poor nations. Thinkers such as Garrett Hardin have suggested the metaphor of a lifeboat to describe this situation. In...

942 words 4 page(s)

The main point of these three readings is the interpretation of nature and the effects that men have upon nature’s development and nature’s destruction. In the piece written by Bass, he describes the way that Yellowstone’s natural balance had been offset to where elk were eating the grass bare, and...

628 words 3 page(s)

Question 1. Compare Acid Deposition to Air Born Particulate pollution. Acid Deposition (which includes Acid Rain, Snow, Fog and Dry Deposition) is a large-scale regional air pollution problem. In the U.S., it impacts mainly the Northeast Region and higher elevation areas of the Southeast. Nitrogen and sulfur oxides are emitted...

906 words 4 page(s)

Since the beginning of time, man has attempted to take advantage of nature in ways that will benefit him. In some ways, nature is subdued by man. He is able to make fire, to cut down trees and make shelter, and capture and enclose animals and grow food for substance....

1077 words 4 page(s)

I have been fortunate enough to travel to many of the major global cities in the world such as New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo. One of the common themes shared by these cities is that they remind of the tremendous progress by mankind. But progress rarely comes without costs...

654 words 3 page(s)

Nature versus nurture had been a debate for decades. Nature refers to one’s inborn genetic traits that can lead to certain behavior, such as being an introvert, shy, or having a hot temper. On the contrary, nurture refers to one’s behavior and social traits being shaped by environmental factors, such...

1095 words 4 page(s)

Regardless of its apparent simplicity, the concept of human nature is a multi-dimensional and ambiguous issue. It is a problem commonly reviewed by both Western and Eastern philosophers, and the differences in their stances reflect the differences between their perceptions of the world, a human, and the role of human...

1309 words 5 page(s)

As a psychologist, I would pick a normal social trend and behavior as the most ideal setting for a naturalistic study. Naturalistic setting studies describe research activities conducted on ordinary settings. This implies that the environment on which the studies are conducted should not be manipulated to create any control...

650 words 3 page(s)

Social Darwinism is a theory that uses the concept of Natural Law to justify the suffering of the weak. This is viewed as moral, as it serves the greater good of a stronger society. Both are flawed concepts that have been used as grounds for committing crimes against humanity and...

945 words 4 page(s)

According to some scholars, the beginning of natural science starts in the pre-literate human era where knowledge on the natural world was essential for the survival of the societies. Human beings made observation and developed knowledge regarding the behavior and character of animals and the importance of plants as medicine...

307 words 2 page(s)

The five natural senses allow humans to experience the world and respond to the world around them, if the five natural senses did not exist, our world would appear to be a void, similar to the emptiness of spaces. Humans would not be able to move around, provide for their...

1101 words 4 page(s)

Thanks to my current belief in science I have a firm conviction of the beauty of the world and of the oneness of much of life. I did not arrive at this view quickly, however. It came about as the result of a slow progress of thinking on my part...

1132 words 4 page(s)