The View From the Castle: Ecology started as a dubious science. Yet its growth, nourished by world conditions, has been explosive

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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley discusses the importance of ecologists working to conserve the biosphere. His essay also predicts a catastrophic loss of millions of species if protective measures are not taken.


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Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 4 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


July 1971


  • Conservation and restoration
  • Endangered ecosystems
  • Environmental policy
  • Castle View
  • Ecology
  • Endangered species
  • Environmental protection
  • Research


Woods Hole (Mass.)

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