George William Featherstonhaugh: The First U. S. Government Geologist

George William Featherstonhaugh: The First U. S. Government Geologist

by Edmund Berkeley, Dorothy Berkeley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817353305

ISBN-13: 9780817353308

Pub. Date: 02/05/2006

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


"U.S. historians can read this book with considerable profit for the details it offers; general readers can enjoy it as a straightforward and informative biography."
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"For anyone interested in the history of American geology, knowledge of G. W. Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866) is both essential and hard to obtain. He was the

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"U.S. historians can read this book with considerable profit for the details it offers; general readers can enjoy it as a straightforward and informative biography."
Choice

"For anyone interested in the history of American geology, knowledge of G. W. Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866) is both essential and hard to obtain. He was the force behind the first railroad in America; a pioneer in scientific agriculture; an essayist, poet, and novelist; a lobbyist; a linguist; and a daring diplomat who saved the king and queen of France from certain death. [Yet] his strongest tie was with the geology. [This] biography is interesting, well researched and well written. It is a balanced study of a complex man who did so much work and generated such controversy."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817353308
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
02/05/2006
Series:
History Amer Science and Technol Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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