The Resource My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver, Mark D. Hersey, (electronic resource)

My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver, Mark D. Hersey, (electronic resource)

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My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver
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My work is that of conservation
Title remainder
an environmental biography of George Washington Carver
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Mark D. Hersey
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Language
eng
Summary
George Washington Carver (ca. 1864-1943) is at once one of the most familiar and misunderstood figures in American history. In My Work Is That of Conservation, Mark D. Hersey reveals the life and work of this fascinating man who is widely-and reductively-known as the African American scientist who developed a wide variety of uses for the peanut. 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 when he moved to the Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama, where his sensibilities and training collided with the denuded agrosystems, deep poverty, and institutional racism of the Black Belt. It was there that Carver realized his most profound agricultural thinking, as his efforts to improve the lot of the area's poorest farmers forced him to adjust his conception of scientific agriculture. Hersey shows that in the hands of pioneers like Carver, Progressive Era agronomy was actually considerably "greener" than is often thought today. My Work Is That of Conservation uses Carver's life story to explore aspects of southern environmental history and to place this important scientist within the early conservation movement
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Midwest
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Hersey, Mark D
Dewey number
  • 630.92
  • B
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Environmental history and the American South
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  • Carver, George Washington
  • Carver, George Washington
  • African American agriculturists
  • African American farmers
  • African American scientists
  • Agricultural conservation
  • Agriculturists
  • Conservationists
  • Environmental protection
  • Electronic books
  • Black Belt (Ala. and Miss.)
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adult
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My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver, Mark D. Hersey, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9780820339658
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12443103
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MWT12443103
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My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver, Mark D. Hersey, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820339658
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12443103
Publisher number
MWT12443103
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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