NATURE AND THE AMERICAN by Hans Huth

NATURE AND THE AMERICAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a presentation of basic developments in this country which led to the conservation movement. The author discusses the changes in the American attitude toward our natural resources from the colonial period when nature was a burden to be overcome by the swing of an ax to the great conservation programs which our depleted resources have made necessary. The roles art, science, literature, politics and leisure played in the changed American outlook are traced and synthesized in well documented fashion. The uses of the American poets as an impetus for the new attitude toward nature- one of reverence -- are included in the pattern of the whole movement.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1957
Publisher: Univ. of Calif. Press