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ERIC Number: ED055912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 233
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This Little Planet.
Hamilton, Michael, Ed.
In six essays considering overpopulation, pollution, and food supply from the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition and of world ecology, three theologians (Pollard, Shinn, and Bonifazi), an ecologist (Sears), a geographer (Glacken), and a medical scientist and administrator (Bennett), conclude that the control and preservation of the natural environment is man's right and responsibility. Although all share this orientation, each author concentrates on a specific topic. Sears describes the emergence and recognition of conservation problems in the United States. Pollard examines the relationship between God's creation of the earth and modern man's concern for its limited natural resources. Bennett summarizes the complexity of the world food supply problems. Shinn explores the motivations and inhibitions relating to family size and the ethical implications of these factors. Glacken traces the rising concern among Western scholars as they begin to understand the ecological damage done by age-old agricultural practices and industrialization. Bonifazi provides a Biblical perspective on the relation between man and his environment. (Author/AL)
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