In the bedroom I am staying in at mom’s there is a whole wall in bookcases, a good reading chair in the corner with a spot of tea pot, and the bookshelves are full to bursting.. This was the pile that caught my eye and I am slowly making my though them.. so its my current reading list at the moment..
On the top of that pile is a little book published in 1970 that my mom picked up for me, called Wilderness and plenty by Frank Fraser Darling..
Let me just say that what was known then, is alot of what is known now, and things have not changed that much.. Still it was very interesting to see how many of the same issues where being brought to light in the year of 1970 are in fact a reflection of what we are seeing and hearing about in 2012..
Let me leave you with a final qoute from this book..
” There can be no greater moral obligation in the environmental field then to ease out the living space and replace dereliction by beauty. Most peaple will nver know true wilderness although its existence will not be a matter of indifference to them. The near landscape is valuable and loveable because of its nearness, not something to be disregarded and shrugged off; It is where children are reared and what they take away in their minds to own long future. What ground could be more hallowed?”
What are you currently reading at the moment? and have any of my older readers ever read this book, or would you share what book you read in the 60’s/70’s that had a impact on your thoughts on the world etc?