Marsh George Perkins


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, George Perkins 1801-1882.
American politician, environmentalist, and linguist who served as a US representative from Vermont (1843-49) and US minister to Turkey (1849-53) and Italy (1861-82). His book Man and Nature (1864) is considered a founding work of the American environmental movement.
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