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The Nature Fakers: Wildlife, Science, and Sentiment
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The "nature fakers" dialogue set a new standard of accuracy for the responsible nature writer.
Book News Annotation:
Traces the controversy that began in 1903 when naturalist John Burroughs accused several popular authors of sentimentalizing, dramatizing, and even fabricating their accounts of wildlife; and ended in 1907 when President and avid hunter Teddy Roosevelt publicly supported Burroughs. Good background to the current debates on animal rights, hunting, and wilderness preservation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bibliography of William J. Long: (p. -207). Includes bibliographical references (p. -241).
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