The art and science of natural discovery : Israel Cook Russell and the emergence of modern environmental exploration
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Israel Cook Russell was an aesthetically conscious scientist who helped bridge the gap between the late nineteenth-century's scientific explorers, who looked at how nature could best benefit man, and the late twentieth-century's environmental explorers, who looked at how humans could best benefit nature. My thesis argues that Russell's artistic prose and the sympathetic imagery of nature that his prose invoked was essential to the emergence of modern environmental explorers. Furthermore, my thesis argues that modern environmental awareness did not spontaneously emerge in the 1960s. An environmentally ...