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" Vast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges ; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees by the decay of leaves and fallen trunks; the soil of the alpine pastures, which skirted and indented the woods, and the mould of the upland... "
Man and Nature: Or, Physical Geography as Modified by Human Action - Page 3
by George Perkins Marsh - 1864 - 560 pages
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Proceedings, Volume 33

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1879
...or, at least, greatly reduced in both productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared, the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees, by the decay of leaves and fallen trunks, is washed away ; meadows, once fertilised by irrigation, are unproductive, because the cisterns, reservoirs,...
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Proceedings, Volume 33

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1879
...or, at least, greatly reduced in both productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared, the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees, by the decay of leaves and fallen trunks, is washed away ; meadows, once fertilised by irrigation, are unproductive, because the cisterns, reservoirs,...
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The Forest Tree Planter's Manual

Leonard Bacon Hodges - Forests and forestry - 1880 - 176 pages
...both in productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees...pastures, which skirted and indented the woods, and the mold of the upland fields are washed away; meadows once productive, fertilized by irrigation, are waste...
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Annual Report of the Bureau of Forestry for the Province of Ontario

Ontario. Bureau of Forestry - Forests and forestry - 1882
...both productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared from mountain' spurs and ridges ; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees...cisterns and reservoirs that supplied the ancient canals are broken, or the springs that fed them are dried up ; rivers famous in history and song have shrunk...
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The Earth as Modified by Human Action: A New Edition of Man and Nature

George Perkins Marsh - Human geography - 1882 - 674 pages
...in both productiveness and population. Yast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees by the decay of leaves and of fallen trunks, the soil of the alpine pastures which skirted and indented the woods, and the mould...
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Statistical report

1886
...reduced in productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges, the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees,...pastures, which skirted and indented the woods, and the mold of the upland fields, are washed away. Meadows once fertilized by irrigation are waste and unproductive,...
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Trees and Tree-planting

James Sanks Brisbin - Tree planting - 1888 - 258 pages
...Alpine pastures which skirted and indented the woods, and the mould of the uplands are washed away ; the meadows once fertilized by irrigation are waste and...cisterns and reservoirs that supplied the ancient canals are broken, or the springs that fed them dried up ; rivers famous in history and song have shrunk to...
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Yearbook of Agriculture

Agriculture - 1955
...reproductiveness and population . . . Vast forests have disappeared . . . the soils of the Alpine pastures . . . are washed away; meadows, once fertilized by irrigation, are waste and unproductive." Recognition of the consequences of destructive land use, one of which may have been the decline of...
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So Great a Vision: The Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh

George Perkins Marsh, Stephen C. Trombulak - Literary Collections - 2001 - 228 pages
...in both productiveness and population. Vast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees...cisterns and reservoirs that supplied the ancient canals are broken, or the springs that fed them dried up; rivers famous in history and song have shrunk to...
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Infinite Nature

R. Bruce Hull - Nature - 2006 - 258 pages
...stewardship of environmental resources: Vast forests have disappeared from mountain spurs and ridges; the vegetable earth accumulated beneath the trees...cisterns and reservoirs that supplied the ancient canals are broken, or the springs that fed them dried up; rivers famous in history and song have shrunk to...
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