Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Google Earth Trip

Krakauer does a superb job of creating reality in his imagery throughout his novel Into the Wild; however, the Google Earth trip that followed McCandless's adventure was truly beneficial. To see the different sites that McCandless had been through made my visualizations a reality. Also, the picture brought an eerie feeling to me to see the actually places that brought death upon McCandless. I was shocked to see the Alaskan terrain in the photographs; there was so much snow and tundra that I cannot see how any person would be able to overcome the dangers of the terrain. McCandless managed pretty well in the wilderness and this Google Earth trip gave me a greater appreciation for his abilities.

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