Hunting and fishing in Ohio in the 1970s and 1980s with family members and friends during his early teenage years immersed the future writer in the workings of nature and set the stage for his career in conservation, first as a biologist, then as a writer for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, finally as a freelance writer of outdoors stories and essays. The eleven stories and essays collected in this thesis were first published in the New York Times, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, ESPNOutdoors.com, Hamilton Journal-News, Santa Fe New Mexican, and the Albuquerque Journal. These pieces are introduced by brief essays that comment on the use of various rhetorical strategies designed to move or motivate the reader to understand and join in the ethic of conservation and respect for nature that, finally, is the subject of this work.
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Springer, Craig La Rue. "Rhetoric and Craft: Essays on Conservation, Nature, and the Outdoors." (2005). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/engl_etds/356