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Tracing the history of INHIGEO (International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences)

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January 01, 2017

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Some aspects of the early history of the International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences have been traced through original documents and the correspondence of its first President, Vladimir V. Tikhomirov (1915–94).

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The article highlights the role of the Commission on Geological Exploration of the USSR (KOGI), formed in 1955 at the Geological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The valuable experience gained during work on the large KOGI project was later used by Moscow geologists in 1964 in the proposal leading to the establishment of the International Committee on the History of Geology (INHIGEO). At its Constituent Assembly held in Yerevan in 1967, the decision resulted in the election of 15 founding members, 20 corresponding members and a working agenda and its by-laws in the adoption of the committee statutes. The first INHIGEO membership was approved at the 23rd IGC in Prague in 1968 (12 members and 29 corresponding members).

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

History of Geoscience: Celebrating 50 Years of INHIGEO

W. Mayer
W. Mayer
Australian National University, Australia
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R. M. Clary
R. M. Clary
Mississippi State University, USA
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L. F. Azuela
L. F. Azuela
Universidad Nacional Autoónoma de Meéxico, Meéxico
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T. S. Mota
T. S. Mota
University of Lisbon, Portugal
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S. Wołkowicz
S. Wołkowicz
Polish Geological Institute, Poland
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Geological Society of London
Volume
442
ISBN electronic:
9781786202925
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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