Berkeley, Edmund and Dorothy Smith Berkeley. GEORGE WILLIAM FEATHERSTONHAUGH. The First U. S. Government Geologist.
The University Of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. 1988 0817303650 / 9780817303655 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine in Fine dust jacket
The biography of George William Featherstonhaugh (1780-1866) , the first U. S. Government geologist was directly responsible for the planning and construction of one of the first railroads in the United States - the Albany and Hudson. A writer of travel narratives, Featherstonhaugh published two accounts of his geological explorations in the U. S. , EXCURSIONS THROUGH THE SLAVE STATES (1844) and A CANOE VOYAGE UP THE MINNAY SOTOR (1847) . 357 pages, notes, bibliography, index. Very light soil spots to top edge of book. Dust jacket and book are in Fine condition. ; History of Amewrican Since and Technology; Standard Book Size; 357 pages