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George Perkins Marsh

Lowenthal, David.

George Perkins Marsh

versatile Vermonter.

by Lowenthal, David.

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE415.9.M185 L6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination442 p.
    Number of Pages442
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6250039M
    LC Control Number58011679
    OCLC/WorldCa949663

    On tbe whole, the book is one of singular interest, and will, we think, grow in public favor. II. BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE PERKINS MABSH. The first volume of the life and letters of George Perkins Marsh,* edited by his wit-', app -ars in a handsome and substantial dress. -He designed the washington monument and vermont capital -Served as a congressman during -Helped found the Smithsonian Institution -Appionted, by President Taylor, minister resident in Tukey.

    George Perkins Marsh, a little-known Congressman from Vermont, gave birth to the environmental movement in September On that day he gave a speech to farmers at the Rutland County Agricultural Fair after judging oxen, swine and maple sugar. In his talk, Marsh previewed his now-forgotten book, Man and Nature, or Physical geography as modified [ ]. George Perkins Marsh – the prophet of conservation years ago, in ,George Perkins Marsh published the book that was to earn him the title of "Prophet of Conservation". In " Man and Nature, or, Ph ysical Geography as Modified by Human Action " Marsh put forward the idea that human activity could, and did, significantly alter the.

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