Holy Earth: Toward a New Environmental Ethic

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This is the book that helped set the stage for the ecology movement. Written in 1915 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, the Father of American Horticulture, it exercised enormous influence on early environmental protection programs. In addition to its timeless reflections on the earth's intrinsic divinity, it applies groundbreaking scientific principles to horticulture.
A botanist and horticulturist, Bailey was dismayed by the increasing separation between people and the land. In this ...
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Overview


This is the book that helped set the stage for the ecology movement. Written in 1915 by Liberty Hyde Bailey, the Father of American Horticulture, it exercised enormous influence on early environmental protection programs. In addition to its timeless reflections on the earth's intrinsic divinity, it applies groundbreaking scientific principles to horticulture.
A botanist and horticulturist, Bailey was dismayed by the increasing separation between people and the land. In this book, he emphasizes the value of local culture and the preservation of wilderness. Bailey notes the rise of industrialized agriculture and cautions against the movement away from natural food. His clear expression of the religious and ethical implications of the human relationship to the earth offers both an enduring philosophy and practical modern advice. 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486470412
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/23/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,314,201
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION
RETROSPECT
FIRST, THE STATEMENT:
In the beginning
The earth is good
It is kindly
The earth is holy
SECOND, THE CONSEQUENCES:
The habit of destruction
The new hold
The brotherhood relation
The farmer's relation
The underlying training of a people
The neighbor's access to the earth
The subdividing of the land
A new map
The public program
The honest day's work
The group reaction
The spiritual contact with nature
The struggle for existence: war
The daily fare
The admiration of good materials
The keeping of the beautiful earth
The tones of industry
The threatened literature
The separate soul
The element of separateness in society
The democratic basis in agriculture
The background spaces.--The forest
A forest background for a reformatory
The background spaces.--The open fields
The background spaces.--The ancestral sea
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