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Land, wood, and water

Author: Robert S Kerr
Publisher: New York : Fleet Pub. Corp., ©1960.
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A fascinating study of conservation, one of the most vital problems affecting America today, written by a disntiguished public servant who is eager for the people to have a full and accurate picture of the subject and its many ramifications. Beginning with an eloquent description of the miracles in the creation of the universe, "Land, Wood, and Water" moves down through the ages to dramatize the various benefits of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kerr, Robert S. (Robert Samuel), 1896-1963.
Land, wood, and water.
New York : Fleet Pub. Corp., ©1960
(OCoLC)582706726
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Kerr
OCLC Number: 171910
Notes: Cover title: Land, wood & water.
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The background: out of chaos --
The liquid of life --
A bowl of water --
pt. 2. Interrelationships: an old joy --
A wooden barricade --
pt. 3. Comprehensive development: modern mosaic --
Water is the fuel --
Rebirth in the desert --
The final product --
Key to the treasure chest --
Flood of conviction --
Prophet of the river --
pt. 4. Other water uses and problems: gruel from the taps --
Floating garbage cans --
pt. 5. The poineers: bearers of the gospel --
In the halls of congress --
Self-help and self-interest --
Crusading grandmother --
The ladies, God bless them --
pt. 6. The conservation unities: awakening the giant --
A greater conflict --
The Kerr plan --
Wonderland workshop.
Other Titles: Land, wood & water.
Responsibility: Robert S. Kerr ; edited by Malvina Stephenson and Tris Coffin ; introduction by Lyndon B. Johnson.

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A fascinating study of conservation, one of the most vital problems affecting America today, written by a disntiguished public servant who is eager for the people to have a full and accurate picture of the subject and its many ramifications. Beginning with an eloquent description of the miracles in the creation of the universe, "Land, Wood, and Water" moves down through the ages to dramatize the various benefits of modern flood control, navigation, power, recreation, soil conservation and municipal and industrial water. Though the world daily grows more sensitive to the ominous echoes of atom bomb blasts and soaring space missiles, man must still learn how.

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