Conservation in the United States


THE conservation and the restoration of its natural resources are perhaps the most important questions that the United States has to face. These are here divided into sections dealing with the soil, forests, wild life and minerals, especially coal and oil. Each is written by an expert who has researched with the view of ameliorating the present difficulties. Perhaps their most interesting feature is the close connexion, never stressed but everywhere made plain, between purely scientific investigation and the practical problems. This is as it should be, as the work is intended to be a text-book to stimulate students who have already had a broad scientific training. It everywhere sets out the historical facts, the present position and the possible and desirable remedies so far as the necessities induced by increase of population allow.

Conservation in the United States

By Prof. A. F. Gustafson Prof. H. Ries Prof. C. H. Guise Prof. W. J. Hamilton Jr. Pp. xi + 445. (Ithaca, N.Y.: Comstock Publishing Company, Inc., 1939.) 3 dollars.

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GARDINER, J. Conservation in the United States. Nature 144, 310–311 (1939).

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