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Página 159 - And when I had asked the name of a river from the brakesman, and heard that it was called the Susquehanna, the beauty of the name seemed to be part and parcel of the beauty of the land. As when Adam with divine fitness named the creatures, so this word Susquehanna was at once accepted by the fancy. That was the name, as no other could be, for that shining river and desirable valley.
Página 68 - To sum up, the field of pesticide toxicology exemplifies the absurdity of a situation in which 200 million Americans are undergoing lifelong exposure, yet our knowledge of what is happening to them is at best fragmentary and for the most part indirect and inferential. While there is little ground for forebodings of disaster, there is even less for complacency.
Página 68 - Our society has gained tremendous benefits from the usage of pesticides to prevent disease and to increase the production of foods and fibers. Our need to use pesticides and other pest control chemicals will continue to increase for the foreseeable future. However, recent evidence indicates our need to be concerned about the unintentional effects of pesticides on various life forms within the environment and on human health.
Página 68 - The report stressed that our society has gained tremendous benefits from the usage of pesticides to prevent disease and to increase the production of foods and fibers. Our need to use pesticides and other pest control chemicals will continue. However, recent evidence underscores the continuing need to be informed and concerned about the unintentional effects of pesticides on various life forms in the environment and on human health.
Página 2 - Prepared in the Division of Information, Soil Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250 CLIFFORD M.
Página 118 - If this is to be a happy and healthy Nation in the years ahead, our growing industry and our increasing population must spread out instead of continuing to pile people and industrial plants into compacted urban areas. It is in the rural countryside areas that we can find generous resources of clean air, clear water, living space, recreation, scenic beauty, transportation potential, tranquility and inspiration for tomorrow's people. And it is there that we can most readily and economically develop...
Página 23 - Environmental education is aimed at producing a citizenry that is knowledgeable concerning the biophysical environment and its associated problems, aware of how to help solve these problems, and motivated to work toward their solution...
Página 124 - Provide national leadership in the conservation, development and productive use of the Nation's soil, water, and related resources.
Página 94 - This loss of amenities and elimination of the stimuli under which he evolved as a biological and mental being may have no obvious detrimental effect on his physical appearance or his ability to perform as part of the economic or technologic machine. But the ultimate result can be and often is an impoverishment of life, a progressive loss of the qualities that we identify with humanness and a weakening of physical and mental sanity.
Página 124 - All are designed to assure (i) quality in the natural resource base for sustained use; (ii) quality in the environment to provide attractive, convenient, and satisfying places to live, work, and play; and (iii) quality in the standard of living based on community improvement and adequate income.