This copy is a gloss hardback. It is undated and is not priced on the back, however, it does have a ISBN number, so it is probably, published circa. 1990s.
From the blurb;
Conservation is concerned with the relationship between Man and Nature. For too long Man has believe that he can dominate, exploit and alter Nature with impunity. Having done so at an accelerating pace for the past thousand years. he is now discovering that he has made some dreadful mistakes. He is beginning to realise that he is a part of the general pattern of Nature and as much dependent on it as any other species, and that if he wishes to survive, and the world to be beautiful and stimulating, he must adjust to Nature as he expects it to adjust to him.
Along with Man`s almost unlimited power to destroy and pollute Nature goes an equally unlimited responsibility to respect it and adopt towards it an attitude which is tolerant, unselfish and humble. Man`s primary interest is, quite rightly, the welfare if his own species - but this is unattainable if he allows other species to decline and disappear. So he must make sure that, as far as possible, other species and their habitats are made permanently secure.
This book attempts to set out a few of the problems and to state the case for conservation. The facts concerning conservation have been researched and studied by experts throughout the world. Many of these experts - scientists, naturalists and others - have formed societies to continue their research and to arouse public concern over the present plight of Man and Nature.
Eventually, if they get support, these societies can influence not only the public but also governments. Then laws can be passed to ensure the conservation of Nature, natural beauty and resources. In that conservation will be included Man`s species, itself threatened and vulnerable.
We can play our part in conservation by supporting these societies. At the end of this book there is a list of them. And we can all make these rules and observe them at all times ; never needlessly to pollute or destroy any part of nature ; never to exploit it selfishly ; never to ignore it or to assume that we can live aloof from it ; and always to realise that we know only the merest fragment about it."
Excellent pages with slight edge-wear. It is an ex-library book with stickers and stamps in the first 4 pages.