Arbor and Bird Day Annual for Wisconsin Schools Volume 10

Arbor and Bird Day Annual for Wisconsin Schools Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to brooks, and the brooks to mere threads perhaps. The mill-wheels stop, or must be turned by the power of steam. The boats of commerce can not move in their accustomed channels, or are delayed; and so the many industries of life are disturbed, the course of trade is disarranged, and great inconvenience and loss result. Now, this is the condition of things at winch we have arrived. These evils already beset us, or are threatening us, in a large part of our country. And thus we have the answer to our first question, Why to plant? It is, comprehensively, that we may, if possible, restore the lost balance of the forces of Nature, and thus regain the former conditions of life, or at least mitigate the evils which have already come upon us, and lessen, if we can not check, the greater evils which threaten us. The question is one that concerns not certain individuals alone, but is of national scope and interest. Whatever special answer the peculiar circum, stancs of any one may move him to give to the question, our common interests as a people and our common needs suggest a ready and pertinent answer to the question for every intelligent person among us. The dweller upon the treeless plains of Dakota, or the valleys of California, may be moved to plant by different considerations from those which urge the resident in Ohio or Vermont; but, dwell where we may within the boundaries of our great country, we are all interested in the maintenance of an ample supply of trees. We are all interested in the preservation of them to a proper extent where they now exist, and in establishing them in due measure, by planting, in those parts of the country from which they have been removed, or where hitherto their growth has been prevented.--N. H. Egleston...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744519
  • 9781236744517