Roles of Animals in Nature & Human Lives

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A 4 page essay that examines the work of 5 nature writers. Writing that focuses on nature and humanity's relation to it, as well as on the roles of specific animals within it, has been a "recognizable and distinct tradition in English prose" for over two centuries (Elder and Finch 21). Over that period the focus has shifted and changed between authors and perspectives, but it is also true that much has remained the same, particularly in regards to the dangers and fascinations of the wild. This examination of nature writing focuses on what nature writers, over the centuries, have written about the roles that animals have occupied both in nature and in human lives. Bibliography lists 6 sources.