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My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver

Author: Mark D Hersey
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011.
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Carver had a truly prolific career dedicated to studying the ways in which people ought to interact with the natural world, yet much of his work has been largely forgotten. Hersey rectifies this by tracing the evolution of Carver's agricultural and environmental thought starting with his childhood in Missouri and Kansas and his education at the Iowa Agricultural College. Carver's environmental vision came into focus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hersey, Mark D.
My work is that of conservation.
Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010043987
Named Person: George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Hersey
ISBN: 9780820339658 0820339652 1280491434 9781280491436 9786613586667 6613586668
OCLC Number: 759040859
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 290 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents: Prologue: Macon County, Alabama, 1896 --
Were it not for his dusky skin --
The earnest student of nature --
The ruthless hand of Mr. Carenot --
In a strange land and among a strange people --
Teaching the beauties of nature --
Hints and suggestions to farmers --
The peanut man --
Divine inspiration --
Where the soil is wasted --
Epilogue: My work is that of conservation.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Mark D. Hersey.

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Hersey shows that in the hands of pioneers like Carver, Progressive Era agronomy was actually considerably "greener" than is often thought today. He uses Carver's life story to explore aspects of  Read more...

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Hersey looks at Carver's life and contribution from the perspective of his interest in the environment and conservation, love of nature, and desire to help poor black farmers preserve farmland and Read more...

 
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