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Adirondack Explorations: Nature Writings of Verplanck Colvin

Adirondack Explorations:
Nature Writings of Verplanck Colvin

by Paul Schaefer

Verplanck Colvin worked twenty-eight years as the superintendent of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Mountains, one of the last great frontiers of the East. This collection of essays reveals Colvin's perspectives on the Adirondacks. His writings reflect on outdoorsman's appreciation of the wilderness, with a poet's unerring sense for its beauty. As an early advocate for the preservation of the Adirondacks, he became a force behind passage of the Forever Wild statute of 1885 and the the establishment of the Park itself in 1892

Product Details
Paperback: 234 pages
Syracuse University Press (January 2000)
ISBN-10: 0815606311
ISBN-13: 978-0815606314
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 lb.

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Other book about Verplanck Colvin and his work:
Footsteps Through the Adirondacks: The Verplanck Colvin Story 
Colvin in the Adirondacks: A Chronology and Index

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