The Earth As Modified by Human Action

The object of the present volume is: to indicate the character and, approximately, the extent of the changes produced by human action in the physical conditions of the globe we inhabit; to point out the dangers of imprudence and the ...

Author: George Marsh

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ISBN: 1484836979

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A powerful and prophetic treatise from America's first environmentalist.Natural Advantages of the Territory of the Roman Empire--Physical Decay of that Territory--Causes of the Decay--Reaction of Man on Nature--Observation of Nature--Uncertainty of Our Historical Knowledge of Ancient Climates--Uncertainty of Modern Meteorology--Stability of Nature--Formation of Bogs--Natural Conditions Favorable to Geographical Change--Destructiveness of Man--Human and Brute Action Compared--Limits of Human Power--Importance of Physical Conservation and Restoration--Uncertainty as to Effects of Human ActionModern Geography takes Account of Organic Life--Geographical Importance of Plants--Origin of Domestic Vegetables--Transfer of Vegetable Life--Objects of Modern Commerce--Foreign Plants, how Introduced--Vegetable Power of Accommodation--Agricultural Products of the United States--Useful American Plants Grown in Europe--Extirpation of Vegetables--Animal Life as a Geological and Geographical Agency--Origin and Transfer of Domestic Quadrupeds--Extirpation of Wild Quadrupeds--Large Marine Animals Relatively Unimportant in Geography--Introduction and Breeding of Fish--Destruction of Fish--Geographical Importance of Birds--Introduction of Birds--Destruction of Birds--Utility and Destruction of Reptiles--Utility of Insects and Worms--Injury to the Forest by Insects--Introduction of Insects--Destruction of Insects--Minute OrganismsThe Habitable Earth Originally Wooded--General Meteorological Influence of the Forest--Electrical Action of Trees--Chemical Influence of Woods--Trees as Protection against Malaria--Trees as Shelter to Ground to the Leeward--Influence of the Forest as Inorganic on Temperature--Thermometrical Action of Trees as Organic--Total Influence of the Forest on Temperature--Influence of Forests as Inorganic on Humidity of Air and Earth--Influence as Organic--Balance of Conflicting Influences--Influence of Woods on Precipitation--Total Climatic Action of the Forest--Influence of the Forest on Humidity of Soil--The Forest in Winter--Summer Rain, Importance of--Influence of the Forest on the Flow of Springs--Influence of the Forest on Inundations and Torrents--Destructive Action of Torrents--Floods of the Ardeche--Excavation by Torrents--Extinction of Torrents--Crushing Force of Torrents--Transporting Power of Water--The Po and its Deposits--Mountain Slides--Forest as Protection against Avalanches--Minor Uses of the Forest--Small Forest Plants and Vitality of Seeds--Locusts do not Breed in Forests--General Functions of Forest--General Consequences of Destruction of--Due Proportion of Woodland--Proportion of Woodland in European Countries--Forests of Great Britain--Forests of France--Forests of Italy--Forests of Germany--Forests of United States--American Forest Trees--European and American Forest Trees Compared--The Forest does not furnish Food for Man--First Removal of the Forest--Principal Causes of Destruction of Forest--Destruction and Protection of Forests by Governments--Royal Forests and Game-laws--Effects of the French Revolution--Increased Demand for Lumber--Effects of Burning Forest--Floating of Timber--Restoration of the Forest--Economy of the Forest--Forest Legislation--Plantation of Forests In America--Financial Results of Forest Plantations--Instability of American LifeLand Artificially Won from the Waters--Great Works of Material Improvement--Draining of Lincolnshire Fens--Incursions of the Sea in the Netherlands--Origin of Sea-dikesOrigin of Sand--Canal of Suez--Maritime Canals in Greece--Canals to Dead Sea--Canals to Libyan Desert--Maritime Canals in Europe--Cape Cod Canal--Changes in Caspian--Diversion of the Nile--Diversion of the Rhine--Improvements in North American Hydrography--Soil below Rock--Covering Rock with Earth(cover image courtesy of michael lorenzo)
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Man and Nature

This landmark text analyzes the impact of human action on nature by linking the environmental degradation of ancient Mediterranean civilization to the United States of the 1800s. As profoundly topical today as it was in 1864.

Author: George P. Marsh

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486847283

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This landmark text analyzes the impact of human action on nature by linking the environmental degradation of ancient Mediterranean civilization to the United States of the 1800s. Profoundly topical today as it was in 1864.
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The Earth as Modified by Human Action

AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION . A NEW EDITION OF MAN AND NATURE . BY GEORGE P. MARSH . “ Not all the winds , and storms , and earthquakes , and seas ...

Author: George Perkins Marsh

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Category: Conservation of natural resources

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The Earth as Modified by Human Action

Marsh. AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION . A NEW EDITION OF MAN AND NATURE . BY GEORGE P. MARSH . “ Not all the winds , and storme , and earthquakes , and seas ...

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New Englander and Yale Review

The Earth as Modified by Human Action . A new edition of Man and Nature . By GEORGE P. MARSH . New York : Scribner , Armstrong , & Co. , No. 654 Broadway .

Author: Edward Royall Tyler

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The New Englander

The Earth as Modified by Human Action . A new edition of Man and Nature . By GEORGE P. MARSH . New York : Scribner , Armstrong , & Co. , No. 654 Broadway .

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Reports of Progress

P. Marsh , which is better known by its first name of “ Man and Nature , ” than by the title of the second edition , " The Earth as Modified by Human Action ...

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Cumulation of a variety of short reports.
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George Perkins Marsh Prophet of Conservation

Cited as M & N . ] The Earth as Modified by Human Action ; a New Edition of Man and Nature . New York and London , 1874 ( reprint with new Appendix , 1877 ) ...

Author: David Lowenthal

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295979429

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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."--
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Becoming Good Ancestors

George P. Marsh, Man and Nature: or Physical Geography As Modified by Human ... The Earth as Modified by Human Action: A New Edition of Man and Nature (New ...

Author: David Ehrenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199706115

Category: Science

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A brilliant writer and gifted "big picture" thinker, David Ehrenfeld is one of America's leading conservation biologists. Becoming Good Ancestors unites in a single, up-to-date framework pieces written over two decades, spanning politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminating the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. The book focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discriminate between events we can control and those we cannot, the denial of non-economic values, and the decline of local communities. If we are aware of what we are losing and why we are losing it, the author notes, all of these patterns are reversible. Through down-to-earth examples, ranging from a family canoe trip in the wilderness to the novels of Jane Austen to Chinese turtle and tiger farms, Ehrenfeld shows how we can use what we learn to move ourselves and our society towards a more stable, less frantic, and far more satisfying life, a life in which we are no longer compelled to damage ourselves and our environment, in which our children have a future, and in which fewer species are endangered and more rivers run clean. In the final chapter, he offers a dramatic view of the possibilities inherent in a fusion of the best elements of conservatism and liberalism. Our society has an inherent sense of what is right, says Ehrenfeld, and the creativity and persistence to make good things happen. It is now time to apply our intelligence, guided by our moral judgment, to the very large problems we all face. This book is an important first step.
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Thomas Jefferson

George P. Marsh, Man and Nature: or Physical Geography As Modified by Human ... The Earth as Modified by Human Action: A New Edition of Man and Nature (New ...

Author: R. B. Bernstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195181302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A short biography of Thomas Jefferson covers such topics as his life as a Virginia gentleman, his passionate belief in democracy, his defense of slavery, his relationship with Sally Hemings, and his contributions to America as a writer, inventor, and party leader.
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The Historical Magazine

The Earth as modified by human action . A new subject which required no undue haste and deedition of Man and Nature .. By George P. Marsh . manded ...

Author: John Ward Dean

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The Publishers Weekly

George P. Marsh . REVISIONS AND A NEW EDITION WITH THE AUTHOR'S LATEST ADDITIONS . A last revision of THE EARTH AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION . “ Man and ...

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The National quarterly review ed by E I Sears

The Earth as Modified by Human Action ; a new edition of Man and Nature . By GEORGE P. Marsh . 8vo , pp . 656. New York : Scribner , Armstrong & Co. 1874 .

Author: Edward Isidore Sears

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The New Princeton Review

THE EARTH AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION A new edition of “ Man and Nature , " from new stereotype plates . By GEORGE P. MARSH .

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Includes index.
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Bibliotheca sacra0

THE EARTH AS MODIFIED BY HUMAN ACTION . A new edition of Man and Nature . By George P. Marsh . 8vo . pp . 644. New York : Scribner , Armstrong , and Co.

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