George Perkins Marsh : Versatile Vermonter. David Lowenthal.
George Perkins Marsh : Versatile Vermonter
George Perkins Marsh : Versatile Vermonter

George Perkins Marsh : Versatile Vermonter

New York: Columbia University Press, 1958.

First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ in Good dust jacket. Item #15131

Light cock, light foxing, light tone, light shelfwear, 1957 Christmas gift inscription, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket edgeworn with 1/2" tears, creasing, chipping, rub, foxing, price clip, wear. Solid hardcover. ; "The life of George Perkins Marsh almost spanned the nineteenth century, and there are few aspects of nineteenth-century American life on which it did not touch. Lawyer, editor, farmer, manufacturer, politician, and diplomat, Marsh was also the broadest scholar of his day. He know most European languages, made important contributions in philology and linguistics, and gave American historians new perspectives. And from his pioneer work in geography developed the American conservation movement. ... In the quality as in the quantity of his undertakings, Marsh exemplified the best of his time. His outlook was profoundly utilitarian; he prided himeself on his practicality. He will be remembered best for his unique geographic insights; he was the first to study comprehensively man's role in modifying his own environment and to point toward an intelligent husbanding of resources." First Edition, First Printing, in Dust Jacket of this uncommon biography of this influential scholar and diplomat. ; xii, 442 pages.

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