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        The Nature Writing of John Burroughs and John Muir: Lesson Plans | Harriman Expedition Retraced

        Both John Burroughs and John Muir were, in 1899, widely-read and recognized nature writers, and both strongly influenced the budding environmental movement of the day. Writing about the Harriman Expedition, Burroughs developed a poetic narrative focused on the scenery, while Muir presented a more scientific view of Alaska's glaciers. Their writings, reviewed in this lesson plan, give the students an opportunity to compare these two approaches, and to adapt some of the literary devices for their own use.

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