Crossing Open Ground Topics for Discussion

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Consider and discuss your experiences of landscape. What types of landscape do you find particularly striking or moving? What is it about those landscapes that affects you? Is there a specific type of landscape that feels like "home" to you?

Describe the ways in which the views on rodeos and riding bulls, espoused by the various cowboys in "The Bull Rider" are reflective of humanity's various archetypal and/or universal views of nature.

Do you agree with the contention, expressed in at least two of the essays in this collection ("A Presentation of Whales" and "The Lives of Seals") that some degree of sacrifice is necessary and valuable when it comes to the long term goal of understanding and preservation of nature? Why or why not?

Research and discuss contemporary instances of humanity's destruction and exploitation of nature that follow the same pattern as...

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