Man in Glacier
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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 future.

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

early park ranger
(Courtesy of Mrs. Margaret [Liebig] Miller)


Man in Glacier
©1976, Glacier Natural History Association
buchholtz/foreword.htm — 28-Feb-2006

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