Buffalo National River, Arkansas: Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First Session ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972 - 204 pages
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Page 131 - The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively, the land. * * * In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his...
Page 21 - ... no department or agency of the United States shall assist by loan, grant, license, or otherwise in the construction of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river was established, as determined by the Secretary charged with its administration.
Page 39 - The Advisory Board on National Parks, Historic Sites, Buildings, and Monuments has recommended national seashore status for Oregon Dunes.
Page 131 - Troy. he hanged all on one rope a dozen slave,girls of his household whom he suspected of misbehavior during his absence. This hanging involved no question of propriety. The girls were property. The disposal of property was then. as now. a matter of expediency. not of right and wrong. Concepts of right and wrong were not lacking from Odysseus...
Page 131 - All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in the community, but his ethics prompt him also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a place to compete for). The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively : the land.
Page 131 - Odysseus' slave-girls, is still property. The land-relation is still strictly economic, entailing privileges but not obligations. The extension of ethics to this third element in human environment is, if I read the evidence correctly, an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.
Page 131 - The thing has its origin in the tendency of interdependent individuals or groups to evolve modes of cooperation. The ecologist calls these symbioses. Politics and economics are advanced symbioses in which the original free-for-all competition has been replaced, in part, by cooperative mechanisms with an ethical content.
Page 38 - The bill authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire by donation, purchase with donated or appropriated funds, or exchange, the former home of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
Page 67 - Such action may, in the long run, save the people of the United States as well as the people of the State of New York millions of dollars.
Page 8 - Act, as amended, on or directly affecting any river which is listed in section 5, subsection (a), of this Act, and no department or agency of the United States shall assist by loan, grant, license, or otherwise in the construction of any water resources project that would have a direct and adverse effect on the values for which such river...

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