Pacific Visions: California Scientists and the Environment, 1850-1915

Michael L. Smith, Author Yale University Press $18 (252p) ISBN 978-0-300-04907-7
Earth scientists who went West to map California in the mid-19th century formed a type of scientific community concerned about natural resources that persists today. ``Those interested in the background of conservation movements will find this book rewarding,'' noted PW. Illustrated. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 08/29/1990
Release date: 09/01/1990
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