Oct 26, 2007

Erich Zimmermann on resources

Previous to the emergence of man, the earth was replete with fertile soil, with trees and edible fruits, with rivers and waterfalls, with coal beds, oil pools, and mineral deposits; the forces of gravitation, of electro-magnetism, of radio-activity were there; the sun sent forth his life-bringing rays, gathered the clouds, raised the winds; but there were no resources.

~ Erich Zimmermann, World Resources and Industries (1933), p. 3

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