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Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth
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"Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth" was the second international symposium sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Held in Princeton, New Jersey from June 16-22, 1955, and over three years in development, 'Man's Role" brought together seventy scholars from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia -- with specializations ranging across more than twenty conventionally defined disciplines, from anthropology to zoology -- who were selected "for their common interest and curiosity about what man has been doing to and with his habitat."
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