Report of the Forestry Commission of New Hampshire

Auteur:
New Hampshire Forestry Commission
ISBN:
9780217980135
ISBN10:
0217980139
Taal:
Engels
Bindwijze:
Paperback
Publicatiedatum:
12-10-2012
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Nee
Pagina's:
18 pagina's

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE VALUE OF SCENERY. 4. Another important function of mountain forests is the production and maintenance of such conditions of the soil, water, atmosphere, and scenery of the region as are highly favorable to human life, health, and enjoyment. An evergreen mountain forest like that of our White Mountain region is a great natural sanitarium, one of the best and most effective in the world, in its life-giving and health restoring qualities. The destruction of forest conditions over this region would distinctly shorten the lives of great numbers of persons. It would be a serious error to conclude that the sanitary influences of these mountain forests are important only or chiefly to persons already affected by disease. The millions of dwellers in cities all need a season of out-of-door rest and recreation in summer in order to maintain the physical and mental health and soundness which are essential to success in the work of life. Our New Hampshire mountain forest region is a summer playground for the inhabitants of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and the great cities of the South and West. As their population increases our entire area of forests, lakes, and streams will be needed for this purpose, and it will soon all be brought into use if its attractiveness is not destroyed by despoiling the woods and waters of their freshness and beauty. For the weariness and exhaustion of vitality which so often result from excessive activity in the crowded life of towns and cities there is no healing influence more effective than the silent unconcern of nature amid the scenes and conditions of summer residence in a mountain forest region. FISH AND GAME PRESERVES. As a part of this sanitary function of mountain forests, their value as natural preserves for fish and game deservesfar mor...


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Titel:
Report of the Forestry Commission of New Hampshire
ISBN:
9780217980135
ISBN-10:
0217980139
Auteur:
New Hampshire Forestry Commission

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