George Perkins Marsh

Prophet of Conservation

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295989853

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 632

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George Perkins Marsh (1801�1882) was the first to reveal the menace of environmental misuse, to explain its causes, and to prescribe reforms. David Lowenthal here offers fresh insights, from new sources, into Marsh�s career and shows his relevance today, in a book which has its roots in but wholly supersedes Lowenthal�s earlier biography George Perkins Marsh: Versatile Vermonter (1958). Marsh�s devotion to the repair of nature, to the concerns of working people, to women�s rights, and to historical stewardship resonate more than ever. His Vermont birthplace is now a national park chronicling American conservation, and the crusade he launched is now global. Marsh�s seminal book Man and Nature is famed for its ecological acumen. The clue to its inception lies in Marsh�s many-sided engagement in the life of his time. The broadest scholar of his day, he was an acclaimed linguist, lawyer, congressman, and renowned diplomat who served 25 years as U.S. envoy to Turkey and to Italy. He helped found and guide the Smithsonian Institution, shaped the Washington Monument, penned potent tracts on fisheries and on irrigation, spearheaded public science, art, and architecture. He wrote on camels and corporate corruption, Icelandic grammar and Alpine glaciers. His pungent and provocative letters illuminate life on both sides of the Atlantic. Like Darwin�s Origin of Species, Marsh�s Man and Nature marked the inception of a truly modern way of looking at the world, of taking care lest we irreversibly degrade the fabric of humanized nature we are bound to manage. Marsh�s ominous warnings inspired reforestation, watershed management, soil conservation, and nature protection in his day and ours. George Perkins Marsh: Prophet of Conservation was awarded the Association for American Geographers' 2000 J. B. Jackson Prize. The book was also on the shortlist for the first British Academy Book Prize, awarded in December 2001.

George P. Marsh Correspondence

Images of Italy, 1861-1881

Author: George Perkins Marsh,Lucia Ducci

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611474612

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 4153

George P. Marsh was a keen observer of the Italian society and political system: this volume collects his letters from Florence between 1864 and 1871, when the Tuscan city was the capital of Italy. His official and personal correspondence is a key resource for anyone interested both in the study of U.S.-Italian relations in the early post-unification years and in an understanding of Italy's coeval perception by prominent foreigners who visited the country in that period.

Man and Nature

Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action

Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: New York : C. Scribner

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 560

View: 1900


So Great a Vision

The Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh

Author: George Perkins Marsh,Stephen C. Trombulak

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584651307

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 228

View: 2853

Diplomat, linguist, politician, and naturalist, Vermonter George Perkins Marsh was a 19th-century polymath who is now widely considered the father of the modern conservation movement. Marsh was the first man to recognize the extent and destructiveness of the human impact on the environment, and his 1864 book, Man and Nature; or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action, has been described by the Washington Post as "the wellspring of the environmental movement." While Man and Nature continues to be cited and read, Marsh's earlier, groundbreaking writings on environmental topics have been unavailable (even though they may be more accessible to modern readers than his sometimes obtuse magnum opus). In an invaluable service to those interested in the development of environmental thought, Stephen C. Trombulak has gathered into a single volume Marsh's most significant conservation writings -- including key passages from Man and Nature -- and has annotated them in the light of contemporary conservation thinking. These speeches, letters, and reports not only document the development of Marsh's own ideas, they also offer insight into the state of conservation thinking in the early 19th century.

The world of George Perkins Marsh, America's first conservationist and environmentalist

an illustrated biography

Author: Jane Curtis,Will Curtis,Frank Lieberman

Publisher: Billings Farm & Museum

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

View: 5521

Portrays the life of George Perkins Marsh, his career in politics, and his efforts to prevent pollution and to protect the country's environment

The Earth As Modified By Human Action

Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781419160516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 5817

There can be no doubt that moisture is given, out by trees and evaporated in extremely cold winter weather, and unless new fluid were supplied from the roots by the exercise of some vital function, the tree would be exhausted of its juices before winter was over. But this is not observed to be the fact, and, though the point is disputed, respectable authorities declare that "wood felled in the depth of winter is the heaviest and fullest of sap."

Life and Letters of George Perkins Marsh;

Author: Caroline Crane Marsh

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781375488808

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 7386

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Whelps of the Wolf

Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512102505

Category:

Page: 188

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"The Whelps of the Wolf" from George Perkins Marsh. American diplomat and philologist (1801-1882).

Life and Letters of George Perkins Marsh, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Caroline Crane Marsh

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483992542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

View: 1570

Excerpt from Life and Letters of George Perkins Marsh, Vol. 1 of 2 It only remains to acknowledge the great kindness of the late Professor S. F. Baird, of the Smithsonian Institution, and others, in furnishing letters; and of the Rev. Dr. Francis Brown, Professor in the Union Theological Seminary in New York, Whose advice and encouragement, together with that of other friends - some of Whom have sent frequent words of cheer from amidst the languor of painful disease - Were indispensable to the completion of a work undertaken in weakness and in fear. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Catalogue of the Library of George Perkins Marsh, 1892 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Vermont University Library

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780331261578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 754

View: 502

Excerpt from Catalogue of the Library of George Perkins Marsh, 1892 The Marsh library represents at once the special collections of a scholar, the reference books of a man of affairs, and the miscellaneous accumulations of an omnivorous reader in many languages. Thus, to remarkable fulness in certain departments it joins the character of a serviceable general library; while the fact that the books, on whatever subject, are in their original languages, translations as a rule having been avoided, greatly enhances the value of the collection for linguistic purposes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

CATALOGUE OF THE LIB OF GEORGE

Author: University of Vermont

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371045746

Category: History

Page: 766

View: 2916

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.