In the sections "Forest Primeval to Park Avenue," "Road or Not a Road," "Slipping from Shangri-La," and "Road Ecology" conovers main point or thesis is that Roads or pathways come in diffrent shapes, sizes,advantages and disadvantages but in the end they all connect people in diffrent ways.
Description- is used in these sections because it gives literal decription of all five sences for example in slipping from Shangria-La conover talks about the tempture how the ice feels and looks.
Defenition- is used i ways to explain who bulit the roads or pathways and how they where built
Exemplification- is used to demostrate how life is for people on diffrent sides of the world
Nararation-is used alot because conover is telling his experience and storys about the roads he has tyraveled on
Compare and contranst- is used when conover compares how the roads from his journey to puerto Maldonado and his jorney through the chaddar where didffrent and alike.
Process of analysis-is used because during his journeys conover discusses how he will get from one point to another.