Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society (1971) 18: 79- 79

Wilderness and Plenty.

Book Review
Ian G. Crook.  

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Wildemess and Plenty, a transcript of the six Reith lectures given by Sir Frank Fraser Darling in 1969, is a concise but evocative account of the history and possible future of " . . . population, pollution and the planet's generosity . . .". Each lecture is about 4,000 words long and, within these limits, the author manages to convey pictures of the growth of human population and its consequences to the people themselves, the impact of this growth on the environment, the exponential growth of technology, resulting changes in the whole environment, the future of the conservation idea and how conservation may be practised