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George William Featherstonhaugh, George William Featherstonhaugh, 0817303650, 0-8173-0365-0, 978-0-8173-0365-5, 9780817303655, , History of American Science and Technology, George William Featherstonhaugh, 0817353305, 0-8173-5330-5, 978-0-8173-5330-8, 9780817353308, , History of American Science and Technolog

George William Featherstonhaugh
The First U.S. Government Geologist
Edmund Berkeley and Dorothy Berkeley

Quality Paper
2006. 376 pp.
978-0-8173-5330-8
Price:  $39.95 s

"U.S. historians can read this book with considerable profit for the details it offers; general readers can enjoy it as a straightforward and informative biography."
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"For anyone interested in the history of American geology, knowledge of G. W. Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866) is both essential and hard to obtain. He was the force behind the first railroad in America; a pioneer in scientific agriculture; an essayist, poet, and novelist; a lobbyist; a linguist; and a daring diplomat who saved the king and queen of France from certain death. [Yet] his strongest tie was with the geology. [This] biography is interesting, well researched and well written. It is a balanced study of a complex man who did so much work and generated such controversy."
Earth Sciences History


"U.S. historians can read this book with considerable profit for the details it offers; general readers can enjoy it as a straightforward and informative biography."
Choice


"For anyone interested in the history of American geology, knowledge of G. W. Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866) is both essential and hard to obtain. He was the force behind the first railroad in America; a pioneer in scientific agriculture; an essayist, poet, and novelist; a lobbyist; a linguist; and a daring diplomat who saved the king and queen of France from certain death. [Yet] his strongest tie was with the geology. [This] biography is interesting, well researched and well written. It is a balanced study of a complex man who did so much work and generated such controversy."
Earth Sciences History