The Nation Looks at its Resources records the key points of the Mid-Century Conference on Resources for the Future held in Washington in 1953. Originally published in 1954, this report reveals the concern felt by those attending the conference about the mounting pressure on our resources from the growing population and expanding Economy. Rather than taking a specific view point, the discussions cover a wide range of resource issues from multiple angles with an unintended emphasis on the need for research, education and cooperation to better understand the resource issues facing the U.S and the rest of the world after World War II. This title will be of interest to students of Environmental Studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction-Mid-Century Conference; Introducing the Conference; Two Key Addresses; A Mid-Century Look at Resources; The Work of the Conference; 1. Competing Demands for the Use of Land 2 . Utilization and Development of Land Resources 3. Water Resource Problems 4. Domestic Problems of Nonfuel Minerals 5. Energy Resource Problems 6. U.S. Concern with World Resources 7. Problems in Resources Research 8. Patterns of Cooperation; Two Broad Current Issues; Appendix; The Editor to the Reader; List of Registrants; Index to Speakers; Guide to Principal Subjects