WATER, LAND, AND PEOPLE by

WATER, LAND, AND PEOPLE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another attempt to arouse the awareness of the public to its ignorance of the crisis in our natural economy, this begins with the characteristics and behavior patterns of water, shows how the demand has outrun the supply, and indicates that for it to be dependable the soil must be restored and the watersheds covered. It then shows the intimate relation between the problems of water supply and those of the land; the means in which soils and plants maintain a water average; the abuses -- of timbering, grazing, farming, highways, etc.; and the costs to the nation. The TVA, the MVA and the Corps of Engineers of the U.S. Army, and other areas of experimentation come under inspection and criticism since none have produced a long distance plan, and a stable economy is outlined in regulated land property only. Again argument-worthy and on certain topics in opposition to The Pursuit of Plenty by A.G. Mezerik (Harper, P.407). Conservationists primarily and experts.

Pub Date: Oct. 23rd, 1950
Publisher: Knopf