Titolo: The Earth As Modified By Human Action (...
Casa editrice: Forgotten Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: The object of the present volume is: to indicate the character and, approximately, the extent of the changes produced by human action in the physical conditions of the globe we inhabit; to point out the dangers of imprudence and the necessity of caution in all operations which, on a large scale, interfere with the spontaneous arrangements of the organic or the inorganic world; to suggest the possibility and the importance of the restoration of disturbed harmonies and the material improvement of waste and exhausted regions ;and, incidentally, to illustrate the doctrine that man is, in both kind and degree, a power of a higher order than any of the other forms of animated life, which, like him, are nourished at the table of bounteous nature. In the rudest stages clife, man depends upon spontaneous animal and vegetable growth for food and clotliing, and his consumption of such products consequently diminishes the numerical abundance of the species which serve his uses.
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