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" God, against which any opposition was hopeless and any attempt to control them not merely hopeless but childish. It was assumed that they came in the natural order of things, as inevitably as the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun. To-day we... "
The Fight for Conservation - Page 45
by Gifford Pinchot - 1910 - 150 pages
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The Sierra Nevada: A Mountain Journey

Tim Palmer - Business & Economics - 1988 - 339 pages
...sites as wilderness; Pinchot argued for development that would serve highly tangible needs. He wrote, "The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon." The philosophical split over a river in the Sierra continues to this day in all regions of the United...
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Crossing the Next Meridian: Land, Water, and the Future of the West

Charles F. Wilkinson - Law - 1992 - 376 pages
...run. After all, this is a letter about "administration" and "management" (Pinchot wrote elsewhere that "[t]he first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon"), and there is no doubt that federal administrators especially the recipient of the letter would...
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A Natural History of Nature Writing

Frank Stewart - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 279 pages
...wilderness for its own sake. A utilitarian, scientific-minded man of his times, Pinchoi declared that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."1 In a speech to the Society of American Foresters in March 1903, Pinchot summed up his position...
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Science, Values, and the American West

Stephen Tchudi - History - 1997 - 256 pages
...it or try to engineer it out of existence. Wallace Stegner The American West as Living Space 27 The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon. Gifford Pinchot The Fight for Conservation 5 In August of 1878, John Wesley Powell (1834-1902)...
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False Hopes: Why America's Quest for Perfect Health is a Recipe for Failure

Daniel Callahan - Medical - 1998 - 336 pages
...one side have been the conservationists, who have held with their early leader Gifford Pinchot that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."10 The quickly drawn corollary was that nature should be protected in order that it can best...
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False Hopes: Why America's Quest for Perfect Health is a Recipe for Failure

Daniel Callahan - Medical - 1998 - 336 pages
...one side have been the conservationists, who have held with their early leader Gifford Pinchot that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."10 The quickly drawn corollary was that nature should be protected in order that it can best...
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Thinking Through the Environment: A Reader

Mark J. Smith - Nature - 1999 - 435 pages
This broad ranging and thought provoking set of readings stresses the diversity of responses in the way the natural environment has been understood and questioned in the modern ...
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False Hopes: Overcoming the Obstacles to a Sustainable, Affordable Medicine

Daniel Callahan - Medical - 1999 - 330 pages
...one side have been the conservationists, who have held with their early leader Gifford Pinchot that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."10 The quickly drawn corollary was that nature should be protected in order that it can best...
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Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Montana History

Dave Walter - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 224 pages
...Pinchot was pragmatic. Where Muir might have rhapsodized about the wonders of nature, Pinchot stated: "The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon." Pinchot had studied forestry in Europe. He returned to America embracing the concepts of multiple-use...
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Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West

Timothy P. Duane - Nature - 1999 - 623 pages
The rural west is at a crossroads, and the Sierra Nevada is at the center of this social and economic change. The Sierra Nevada landscape has always been valued for its bounty ...
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