First published in 1864, this cautionary exploration of how civilizations decline when they degrade the natural world is the wellspring of the environmental movement. (T.H. Watkins Washington Post
This classic of conservation, Man and Nature
, is a remarkable work. Written more than 100 years ago, it remains as rich and suggestive now as it must have been astonishing then...The editor has written an excellent and meticulously balanced foreword...It should be added that the labor of Lowenthal in correcting, amplifying, and annotating the original creation of Marsh is beyond cavil. (Los Angeles Times
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First published in 1864, Man and Nature inspired the modern conservation movement and was the most influential text of its time next to Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.
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