Lopez resides in the secluded rainforests of western Oregon and often has the opportunity to take children on guided tours through the woods. The author feels that these beginning tours are too full of “encyclopedic knowledge of the names of plants or the names of birds passing through in season” (Lopez 735). This shows that Lopez feels that reciting this information, while useful, is not what makes a lasting impression on childre...
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...e the essays share many of the same ideas, they differ in the message the authors are trying to deliver. Lopez hopes to inspire children to become nature conservationists in “Children in the Woods,” while Bass hopes to offer a glimpse inside a hunter’s mind in “Why I Hunt.” Both essays discuss the importance of a vivid imagination and the strong spiritual relationships that are nurtured in the natural world. Both authors credit their environments for their opportunity to experience nature in a way that most of society is unable to.
Lopez, Barry. “Children in the Woods.” The McGraw-Hill Reader Issues across the Disciplines. 11th Edition. Gilbert Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Print.
Bass, Rick. “Why I Hunt.” The McGraw-Hill Reader Issues across the Disciplines. 11th Edition. Gilbert Muller. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011. Print.
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