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Johnston, Robert Mackenzie (1889) Root matters in socieal and economic problems. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 142-204.

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Abstract

All observers are nearly agreed that the accumulation of wealth and wealth-producing power have prodigiously increased within the present century. Of this there can be little doubt. Modern discoveries—as regards the properties of matter, the discovery and development of new lands, the uses of steam, electricity, and labour-saving inventions in every department of social and industrial life—have enormously increased man's power over the forces of nature. With this immense gain of power vast continents of virgin forest and barren swamp have become gardens of plenty.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 142-204
Additional Information: In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 04:48
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:46
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15771
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