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‘A Splendid Position’: The life, achievements and contradictions of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 1864–1944

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Karolyn Shindler
Karolyn Shindler
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Scientific and Library Associate, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
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Department of Earth Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Arthur Smith Woodward commanded international respect and acclaim. He was honoured in scientific circles from Russia to the Americas and throughout Europe, particularly for his outstanding work on fossil fish. He was distinguished in both his exceptional abilities as a vertebrate palaeontologist and in his tall, authoritative presence. He appeared confident, contained and in control, while his intellectual gifts had been apparent from a very early age. He was a remarkable scientist, but a man whose reputation has for too long been seen through the prism of the Piltdown forgery.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Arthur Smith Woodward: His Life and Influence on Modern Vertebrate Palaeontology

Z. Johanson
Z. Johanson
Natural History Museum, UK
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P. M. Barrett
P. M. Barrett
Natural History Museum, UK
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M. Richter
M. Richter
Natural History Museum, UK
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M. Smith
M. Smith
Natural History Museum, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
430
ISBN electronic:
9781862399624
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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