Man and Nature

Author: George Perkins Marsh

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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

Category: Literary Collections

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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

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Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1293760560

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Earth As Modified By Human Action: A New Ed. Of Man And Nature George Perkins Marsh Scribner, Armstrong, 1877 Human beings; Human geography; Physical geography
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Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 1298580706

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Man and Nature

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Author: George P. Marsh

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1527961699

Category: Science

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George Perkins Marsh is often considered America's first environmentalist. Perkins was a diplomat, author, and philologist, and far ahead of his time in terms of his views on the environment. Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action presents readers with the opportunity to read the words of the father of the environmental movement in the United States. The book begins with an introduction that presents ancient Rome as a case study for the importance of conservationism. Marsh uses a variety of sources to paint a picture of Rome as an area ripe with natural resources that were over utilized and eventually destroyed by man's actions. The second chapter discusses the effects of transferring and modifying vegetable and animal species, and argues for organic life as vital to environmental sustainability. The book goes on to examine specific ecosystems, and the impacts man has had on them, including forests, bodies of water, and deserts. March concludes his work with a discussion of projected and possible changes to geography that man has caused, and the potential impacts of these changes. Marsh was clearly well ahead of his time in terms of his environmental attitudes. Man and Nature is a plea to readers to recognize the value of our natural landscapes and to ensure their protection. His words are every bit as poignant today as they were when they were written. Man and Nature, or Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action is a seminal text of the conservationist movement. It is a must read for any modern environmentalist, and a sad reminder that the issues facing man today have gone unresolved for nearly two centuries. This is an important work and one that deserves to be read by a wide audience. 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.
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The Earth As Modified by Human Action

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Author: George P. (George Perkins) Marsh

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ISBN: 1986261816

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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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The Earth as Modified by Human Action Primary Source Edition

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Author: George Perkins Marsh

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1294691384

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