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Chris Maser
(13 Oct 1938 - )

American writer who has authored, co-authored or edited numerous books on the environmental sustainability, including several on forests.

Science Quotes by Chris Maser (2 quotes)

Microbes and fungi change a forest just as surely as a ranging fire, only inconspicuously and more slowly.
— Chris Maser
From Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest (1989), 89.
Science quotes on:  |  Change (596)  |  Fire (192)  |  Forest (152)  |  Fungus (6)  |  Inconspicuous (4)  |  Microbe (29)  |  Slowly (19)

What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.
— Chris Maser
From Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest (1989), 230. Seen in various sources erroneously attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. The context in Maser’s book is: What we are doing to the forests … to one another, and as Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye only makes the whole world blind.” Since the subject quote is stated without quotation marks, but the other is in quotation marks and specifically attributed to Gandhi, Webmaster believes the subject quote (the former) is original to Maser. Furthermore, Webmaster has, as yet, found no earlier instance of the quote. If indeed made by Gandhi (died 1948), one would surely expect to find the quote at an earlier date. Contact Webmaster if you find an earlier primary source.
Science quotes on:  |  Doing (280)  |  Forest (152)  |  Mirror (41)  |  Ourselves (245)  |  Reflection (91)  |  World (1782)


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  • Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest, by Chris Maser. - book suggestion.

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