Man and Nature (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classic)

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George Perkins Marsh was an American diplomat and philologist and is considered by some to be America s first environmentalist and the precursor to the sustainability concept, although conservationist would be accurate.

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  • Paperback
  • 588 pages
  • Man and Nature (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classic)
  • George Perkins Marsh
  • 06 February 2018
  • 9781376418675

10 thoughts on “Man and Nature (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Classic)

  1. says:

    In 1864, George Perkins Marsh published Man and Nature, the book that was the granddaddy of the modern ecology movement Marsh was the U.S Minister to Italy, and while overseas, he visited the sites of many ancient civilizations This was a troubling and mind expanding experience for him.Wandering through the realms of extinct civilizations, he realized that they were all victims of self destruction Marsh saw ancient seaports that were now 30 miles 48 km from the sea He saw ancient places where the old streets were buried beneath 30 feet 9 m of eroded soil He stood in mainland fields, 15 miles 24 km from the sea, which used to be islands.He saw the sites of ancient forests, formerly covered with three to six feet 1 2 m of soil, where nothing but exposed rock remained He learned that the removal of protective trees and vegetation led to the loss of topsoil He learned that irrigation often led to salinization the soil became so salty that it was rendered infertile.There wasn t much left of the formerly healthy ecosystems of the Mediterranean basin or the Fertile Crescent places that once supported large thriving cities With few exceptions, the modern population in these ravaged lands was far less than the population two thousand years ago Most of the big ancient cities were either abandoned ghost towns, or desolate shadows of their former grandeur.In the realm of the former Roman Empire, than half of the lands ...

  2. says:

    Man and Nature was first published in 1864, so some of its ecological ideas are understandably dated Yet Marsh s prose is enjoyable especially the footnotes and his concern with the extent of the changes produced by human acti...

  3. says:

    I m still reading this, but I think I m going to have to buy it because it is taking too long as a library book Good insights already into humanity s intent on altering landscapes and the environment for our own gain.

  4. says:

    This guy was talking about the dangers of global warming and deforestation in 1864 Boy, are we slow to catch on.

  5. says:

    Vermont native gives a prescient explanation and analysis of the natural world and the physical, ecological and philosophical effects of man s civilization on its health and continued vitality Way ahead of his time.

  6. says:

    I wanted to read George Perkins Marsh s, a famous Vermonter, most well known book as it is considered to have been a significant contribution to the conservation movement He documents the destruction of several environments but believe mankin...

  7. says:

    If anyone finds this book, please let me know The liberry dunna have it

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