High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never - Essays 19 and 20 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of High Tide in Tucson.
This section contains 669 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never Study Guide

Essays 19 and 20 Summary and Analysis

Essay 19: Infernal Paradise

Barbara visited the island of Maui in Hawaii. At sunrise, she and her traveling partner, Steve, took in the island's famous dormant volcano, Haleakala. They ventured down the trail that led to the bottom of the volcano. It was an unusual experience—the strange topography of the crater creates its own climate—both arid desert and moist fern forests.

It was just by random chance that life plant and animal life began on the rocky Hawaiian islands a million years ago. The Polynesians were the first humans to inhabit the islands. Eventually, sugar cane and pineapple plants crowded out the original endemic plants. The natural forest was destroyed by logging. At least two hundred plants that were endemic to Hawaii are extinct, with another almost one thousand threatened. Literally hundreds of original birds are...

(read more from the Essays 19 and 20 Summary)

This section contains 669 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook