• When not protected by law, by popular favor or superstition, or by other special circumstances, [birds] yield very readily to the influences of civilization, and, though the first operations of the settler are favorable to the increase of many species, the great extension of rural and of mechanical industry is, in a variety of ways, destructive even to tribes not directly warred upon by man.

    George Perkins Marsh (2001). “So Great a Vision: The Conservation Writings of George Perkins Marsh”, University Press of New England
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