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By John McPhee

This can be a ebook approximately journeysthrough acient terrains, constantly in juxtaposition with travels within the smooth wrold - a heritage of vanished landscapes, more suitable by way of the histories of people that convey them to mild.

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2. JEAN MASSART ET LA PROTECTION DE LA NATURE EN BELGIQUE La situation particulière de la Belgique au début du 20e siècle En temps qu’Etat indépendant, la Belgique n’existe que depuis 1830. 500 km2), bordé au nord par 66 km de côte sablonneuse et limité vers l’intérieur par une frontière curieusement «festonnée» car totalement artificielle. 1). Le relief est modéré et s’élève vers le sud-est, de la plaine de Flandre au plateau de l’Ardenne (altitude maximum: 694 m). Le climat est océanique, doux et humide mais présente néanmoins des différences relativement importantes lorsqu’on s’éloigne de la côte.

Les comptabilités nationales traditionnelles ne mesurent pas la diminution ni la dégradation des ressources naturelles alors que celles-ci représentent la perte d’un patrimoine essentiel». Selon les estimations du rapport, nous ne disposerions plus que de quelques décennies pour repenser fondamentalement notre mode de développement actuel. Allons-nous enfin admettre que «Nous ne possédons pas la Terre, nous l’empruntons à nos enfants» (parole de sage, attribuée au chef indien Seattle ou à Thucydide, selon les auteurs).

De Beaux, G. G. H. Cahalane, W. Vogt and Bump Gardiner (USA), J. Huxley (UK), E. Bourdelle and R. P. Harroy and V. van Straelen (Belgium), A. Wodziczko and J. Hryniewiecki (Poland), H. Gams (Austria), V. Puscariu (Romania), Stephan Brunies, J. Buettikofer and J. Baer (Switzerland), to list some at random, and many others (Fig. 4). Fig. 3: Renzo Videsott as a veterinarian practitioner. Fig. 4: A manuscript page from the Renzo Videsott's Journal. Toil, enthusiasm, a sort of mystic commitment, endurance, an undaunted belief in the cause of Nature, are revealed in short commentaries or personal notes.

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