And as we lengthen and elaborate the chain of technology that intervenes
between us and the natural world, we forget that we become steadily
more vulnerable to even the slightest failure in that chain.

The time has long since passed when a citizen can function
responsibly without a broad understanding of the living landscape of
which he is inseparably a part.

-PAUL B. SEARS

 

 

  [Photograph:  Kayenta sandstone terraces and Aztec Creek]