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A Word for Nature: Four Pioneering Environmental Advocates, 1845-1913

By: Robert L Dorman

256 pages, no illustrations

University of North Carolina Press

Paperback | Apr 1998 | #98917 | ISBN: 0807846996
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Hardback | Apr 1998 | #98916 | ISBN: 0807823961
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Explores the careers and ideas of four figures of monumental importance in the history of American conservation - George Perkins Marsh, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and John Wesley Powell. Contains lively portraits of each of these early environmental advocates, who witnessed firsthand the impact of economic expansion and industrial revolution on fragile landscapes from the forests of New England to the mountains of the West.


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