Environmental Analysis (Pomona)
Floyd Perry Baker, France, forest history, forestry, Paris Exposition
Although he never became a forester, F. P. Baker did much to advance the profession’s cause. Its potential became clear to him while serving as a U.S. Commissioner to the 1878 Paris Exposition, during which he reported on European forestry, its scientific methods and political meaning. Returning home, he was inspired to advance forestry in America.
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Miller, Char. “French Lessons: “F. P. Baker, American Forestry, and the 1878 Paris Universal Exposition,” Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2005, 10-15.