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by describing how the favored impressions of the worldviews and nature are preconceptions. In the beginning of the article, Dowie gives an example of how photographers like Ansel Adam andEdward Weston try to preserve a side of mystique of the Yosemite Valley without human
Guo 2presence. These photographers avoided photographing the local Miwok that had tended there for four thousand years. “In the putative interest of protecting nature from human disturbance.” (Dowie 658) They give society a twisted interpretation of what nature really looks like. In this article, Dowie effectively uses an even balance of ethos, pathos, and logos to capture the readers’attention.The first appeal is shown by using ethos to convince the readers. The credibility of the article is well established because the author Mark Dowie is an award winning journalist and historian that have written many articles about environmental issues.(Dowie 658). He understands what nature really is and tries to help the readers get a better understanding of the ideas of wildness. He also establishes trust between himself and his readers by using interviews to state his claim. Another example of ethos used in this article is Dowie’s values and beliefs, such as his belief to protect wildlife, and the true concept of wildness. “When one perceives humanity to be something separate from nature, it becomes easier to regard landscapes in their “natural state” as landscapes without human inhabitants and aspire to preserve wilderness by encouraging the existence and survival in landscape of as many species as possible, minus one—humans.