North American Forests And Forestry; Their Relations To The National Life Of The American People

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byErnest Bruncken

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE FOREST AND MAN THE bold navigators of the sixteenth century who gradually made the Atlantic coasts of our continent known to Europe had before their eyes hardly anything but the hope of discovering in the newly found countries stores of precious minerals. To the wealth of other resources they were almost entirely blind. But hardly had permanent settlements been established on the continent when the value of the forest became apparent both to the settlers and the home government. From a very early period, the British rulers had their attention directed to the management of the forests, particularly in the northern colonies, and the various disputes growing out of the attempts to regulate the exploitation of the woods were one of the causes that contributed to the estrangement of the colonists from the mother country. To understand the attitudes of the parties to these disputes it is necessary to recall the views then held as to the proper relations of colonies to their central government. Nothing was farther from the minds of the authorities who promoted the establishment of colonies than a desire that the latter should grow up into flourishing communities, able to produce enough for their own independent support. The home governments merely wished to get from the colonists certain commodities which could not be produced at home and which would otherwise have to be purchased in foreign countries. Thus, in accordance with this theory, Virginia and other Southern colonies were to supply England with tobacco and indigo; the middle colonies were to furnish peltry. New England was long considered the most useless of all "His Majesty's plantations," for most of its natural products were of the kind that must come into competition with the products of Gr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE FOREST AND MAN THE bold navigators of the sixteenth century who gradually made the Atlantic coasts of our continent k...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217972527

ISBN - 13:9780217972529

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