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Nature's management : writings on landscape and reform, 1822-1859

Author: Edmund Ruffin; Jack Temple Kirby
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume contains a collection of Ruffin's essays on a variety of interrelated subjects. From the promotion of fence enclosure and methods of malaria prevention to advocacy of a public works program and the recycling of waste, Ruffin's ideas paved the way for the early conversation movement associated with Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, and others. Nature's Management presents Ruffin's activism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Ruffin; Jack Temple Kirby
ISBN: 0820321621 9780820321622
OCLC Number: 41944638
Description: xxxi, 375 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Production as Moral Imperative: The Morals of Agriculture (1822) --
2. A Malthusian Crisis: A Letter from George Henry Walker and Ruffin's Response (1836) --
3. The Old Dominion's Declension: Sketch of the Progress of Agriculture in Virginia, and the Causes of Its Decline (1836) --
4. On Fencing - Against the Open Range: Letters and Editorials (1833-1835) --
5. Malaria - Against Mill Ponds: On the Sources of Malaria, or Autumnal Diseases, in Virginia, and the Means of Remedy and Prevention (1838) --
6. Public Health and Recycling: Desultory Observations on the Police of Health, in Virginia - As It Is, and as It Ought to Be (1837) --
7. Reclamation - Against Erosion: On Draining Addressed to Young Farmers (1833-1834) --
8. Farming the Great Dismal Swamp: Hasty Observations on the Agriculture of the County of Nansemond (1836) --
9. The Great Dismal: "Jottings Down" in the Swamp (1839) --
10. Carolina Swamps and Heroic Reclamation: Notes of a Steam Journey (1840) --
11. Pines as Monuments and Commodities: Notes on the Pine Trees of Lower Virginia and North Carolina (1859) --
12. The Geology of Low Country Progress: Agricultural Features of Virginia and North Carolina (1857) --
13. Toward the Managed Landscape: An Address on the Opposite Results of Exhausting and Fertilizing Systems of Agriculture (1852/1860).
Responsibility: Edmund Ruffin ; edited by Jack Temple Kirby.
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This text presents a selection of writings by Ruffin, who, although better known for his Civil War endeavours, also had a passion for agricultural study. The work presented here includes his  Read more...

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