Man In Glacier is an appropriate and perceptive title
for this book. Too frequently egocentric man has only regarded natural
resource as something to gratify his physical needs and entertainment
pleasure. On this spaceship called earth man rides first class and all
the other creatures and living things are only casually noticed in the
coach and baggage sections.
Hopefully, with the accumulating knowledge of each
generation, the utopian time will arrive when man will live in peaceful
harmony with himself and all other living things. I would expect parks
and the other diminishing wilderness areas to incubate this happy
This tiny, incredibly beautiful, segment of America,
called Glacier National Park, has demonstrated the impact of man on
nature and the equally vivid imprint of nature on man. Man has
instinctively guarded and protected this land, sometimes to excess; but,
nature is constantly teaching man many lessons she has acquired since
creation. The results are inconclusive, but encouraging.
Curt Buchholtz is intimately familiar with the
physical as well as the historical background of Glacier. Read carefully
and note the evolution of change in man's attitude and action toward the
land. Reflect upon the instrument that aroused those fine and sensitive
qualities in man.
Phillip R. Iversen
Glacier National Park, Montana
(Courtesy of Mrs. Margaret [Liebig]