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Conservation Reader   By: (1860-)

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Conservation Reader by Harold W. Fairbanks is an insightful and comprehensive guide that delves into various facets of conservation and land management. The author, an eminent geographer and geologist, provides readers with a treasure trove of knowledge spanning ecological diversity, forest preservation, watershed management, and much more.

Fairbanks’ expertise shines through in the book as he effortlessly lays out the principles and practices necessary for the effective conservation of natural resources. The reader is taken on a journey through different landscapes, including mountains, forests, and plains, while learning about the intricate balance required to maintain these ecosystems. By highlighting numerous case studies and examples, the author conveys the real-life implications and challenges faced by conservationists and land managers.

What sets Conservation Reader apart is the author’s ability to present complex topics in an accessible manner. With a keen eye for detail and a gift for explaining scientific concepts, Fairbanks ensures that readers with varying levels of expertise can grasp the material. The book strikes a perfect balance between academic depth and readability, which makes it an essential resource for students, professionals, and anyone with an interest in environmental conservation.

Fairbanks also addresses the ethical and societal aspects of conservation, underscoring the imperative for sustainable practices and long-term thinking. He stresses the importance of collaboration between government agencies, NGOs, and the local community, emphasizing that conservation efforts must be accessible to all stakeholders. By doing so, he places the reader in a position to appreciate the holistic and multi-faceted nature of conservation work.

The book is beautifully complemented by a collection of vivid illustrations, maps, and photographs that help elucidate key concepts. These visual aids make the book not only informative but visually appealing, compelling readers to engage further with the material.

In Conservation Reader, Harold W. Fairbanks presents a comprehensive and informative resource that is bound to become a cornerstone for anyone involved in environmental conservation. Through its comprehensive coverage, accessible language, and seamless blend of theory and practice, this book is sure to inspire and equip a new generation of conservationists and land managers. Ultimately, Fairbanks' work is an invaluable contribution to the field, inviting readers to understand the urgency and significance of conservation efforts in safeguarding our planet's biodiversity and natural resources.

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[Illustration: Nat'l Ass'n Audubon Societies The passenger pigeon, an extinct species.]

CONSERVATION SERIES

CONSERVATION READER

BY

HAROLD W. FAIRBANKS

AUTHOR OF "HOME GEOGRAPHY, STORIES OF OUR MOTHER EARTH," "ROCKS AND MINERALS," "THE WESTERN UNITED STATES," "PRACTICAL PHYSIOGRAPHY," "GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND WITH REPRODUCTIONS OF PAINTINGS IN COLOR

YONKERS ON HUDSON, NEW YORK

WORLD BOOK COMPANY

1920

WORLD BOOK COMPANY

THE HOUSE OF APPLIED KNOWLEDGE

Established, 1905, by Caspar W. Hodgson

YONKERS ON HUDSON, NEW YORK

2126 PRAIRIE AVENUE, CHICAGO

The need for education in the principles of conservation is imperative. As Henry Fairfield Osborn states the matter, "We are yet far from the point where the momentum of conservation is strong enough to arrest and roll back the tide of destruction." The movement for the preservation of natural resources can succeed only with the establishment of an enlightened public sentiment on the subject. To create and maintain such a sentiment is the proper work of the schools. In making this Conservation Reader available for school use, author and publishers have had in mind the great and lasting service that such a text might render. The publishers believe that this little volume and others forthcoming in the Conservation Series will rank high among "Books That Apply the World's Knowledge to the World's Needs"

Copyright, 1920, by World Book Company Copyright in Great Britain All rights reserved

INTRODUCTION

The wave of enthusiasm for the conservation of our national resources must reach the children or it will expend much of its force uselessly... Continue reading book >>




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