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 - compiled by preeminent conservationist Paul Schaefer - reveals Colvin's many perspectives on the Adirondacks. His writings reflect on outdoorsman's appreciation of the wilderness, with a poet's unerring sense for its beauty. One of Colvin's best-known contributions involved sharpening surveying techniques, thus making property boundaries cleared and taxes fairer. And 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.
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 x 23 mm
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