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

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

By: Edmund Berkeley (author), Dorothy Smith Berkeley (author)Paperback

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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." Earth Sciences History "

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817353308
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9780817353308
  • ISBN10: 0817353305

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