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Nature . . . an environmental yardstick

Information and Technology Report 72-21

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To one who has spent his professional career in geologic science, conservation always has had special meaning. In the measurements so necessary to his work the geologist develops an integrity in the use of numbers and in the qualifications attending the validity of numbers. Scientific analysis of geologic events and sequence develops a keen sense of what is coincidental, correlative, and consequential. The geologist applies his science in evaluating hazards to man as natural catastrophes and/or benefits to man such as earth materials that form the resource base of his society. But more than these the geologist has acquired a deep appreciation for the planet as a whole, its inner structure, its landscape, and the living things that abound.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Unnumbered Series
Title:
Nature . . . an environmental yardstick
Series title:
Information and Technology Report
Series number:
72-21
Year Published:
1976
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
16 p.