The Trouble with Wilderness

The Trouble with Wilderness- by William Cronon is thereby one of the most discerning works concerning environmental philosophy ever fashioned.&nbsp.
Henry David, as mentioned or quoted by a number of environmentalists, has been on the lead on declaring that the preservation of the world is in the wilderness, but this may not hold the exact truth. As suggested by David, the more one discovers the unique and peculiar history of the wilderness than their mentality about wilderness changes (643). The wilderness stands out to be a profound human creation as opposed to the early mentality of wilderness being part of the earth that isolates people from humanity. Cronon insists that wilderness is an end product of a civilization that is hardly tainted by the very stuff that it is made of (413). This is in contrast to the earlier presentation of wilderness as a pristine sanctuary where the endangered but still transcendent and last remnant of an untouched nature can no longer be found or encountered without the contaminating taint of American civilization.
According to Buell, the hostile human life encountered in the wilderness is far from being our invention (253). The power and beauty of the wilderness calling for any American to celebrate it. Take for example the lone raven calling sound in the distance when looking across Nevada desert, a torrent of mists emanating from the base of waterfall and falling on your skin and the tiny water droplets cooling your face as you listen to the roar of the water and gauze towards the sky through a rainbow that hovers just out of reach (Jim 182). All this defines wilderness beauty and power as not only a place of isolation from humanity.