Which text provides the more effective argument? Include details about the appeals and structures of the two texts to support your position.
"Save the Redwoods" -John Muir
While the iron of public sentiment is
hot let us strike hard. In particular, a
reservation or national park of the only
other species of Sequoia, the sempervirens,
or redwood, hardly less wonderful than the
gigantea, should be quickly secured. It will
have to be acquired by gift or purchase, for
the Government has sold every section of
the entire redwood belt from the Oregon
boundary to below Santa Cruz.
"Silent Spring" -Rachel Carson
The roadsides, once so attractive, were
now lined with browned and withered
vegetation as though swept by fire. These,
too, were silent, deserted by all living things.
Even the streams were now lifeless. Anglers
no longer visited them, for all the fish had died.