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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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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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Thinking Through the Environment: A Reader

Mark J. Smith - Nature - 1999 - 435 pages
...prevention of waste. There has come gradually in this country an understanding that wasteisnotagixnd thing and that the attack on waste is an industrial...human race is to control the earth it lives upon. [...] In addition to the principles of development and preservation of our resources there is a third...
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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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Shaping the Sierra: Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West

Timothy P. Duane - Nature - 1999 - 623 pages
...consequences of our way of knowing animals."37 Evernden quotes Gifford Pinchot as stating unequivocally that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives on."38 Pinchot's perspective, I am afraid, still dominates agency approaches to land and resource management....
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Environmental Ethics and Forestry: A Reader

Peter C. List - Nature - 2000 - 364 pages
...1910 when he wrote: "Today we understand that forest fires are wholly within the control of men. . . . The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."91 He instituted a very effective program of fire suppression in US forests. Today, forest ecologists...
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Caribou Crossing: A Novel

Kim Heacox - Fiction - 2001 - 351 pages
...MINE THE OTHER PLANETS LATER CARIBOU CROSSING "Conservation is the WISE USE of Natural Resources." 'The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon." -Gifford Pinchot, Chief Forester, US Forest Service, 1910 A wave of applause rolled through the crowd...
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The Land That Could Be: Environmentalism and Democracy in the Twenty-First ...

William A. Shutkin - Science - 2001 - 340 pages
...prices and the overdevelopment of fragile water supplies, especially in the West. Pinchot believed that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon."11 As chief forester, he opposed the preservation of forest lands, explaining that "the object...
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Dripping Dry: Literature, Politics, and Water in the Desert Southwest

David N. Cassuto - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 206 pages
...ecological realities, but only so that humans might better regulate nature and shape it to their aims. "The first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives on," Pinchot declared (qtd. in Evernden 131). The central tenet of conservationism and its accompanying...
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Grave Concerns, Trickster Turns: The Novels of Louis Owens

Christopher A. LaLonde - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 220 pages
...after Pinchot's fourteen-year tenure as its head, and it was ultimately based on Pinchot's belief that "the first duty of the human race is to control the earth it lives upon" (Fight for Conservation 45). The Enlightenment basis of Pinchot's conservationist thinking — namely,...
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Northeast and Midwest United States: An Environmental History

John T. Cumbler - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 323 pages
...the welfare of this generation first, and afterward the welfare of the generations to follow. . . . In the second place conservation stands for the prevention...human race is to control the earth it lives upon. . . . In addition to the principles of development and preservation of our resources there is a third...
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