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Education in the Use of Natural Resources

by George F. Gant - 1945

Today, as man is surrounded by a glittering-gadget civilization, it is easy for him to forget that gadgets are materials of the earth and that society is but man's mould of his life within the limits of his natural environment. The society that men build is, in final analysis, their adjustment to nature's organization of sun, air and water, soil and minerals, and plant and animal life. Nature's organization is the basis of man's society; man and nature are inseparably bound in a web of interdependence. For man to survive, he must know nature and live in harmony with it.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 44, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 46 Number 9, 1945, p. 188-208
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20369, Date Accessed: 7/24/2021 4:25:54 PM

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