Dennis Curry, 1912–2001 – the professional amateur: an appreciation and bibliography
John E. Whittaker, Eric Robinson, Alan R. Lord, 2010. "Dennis Curry, 1912–2001 – the professional amateur: an appreciation and bibliography", Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001), John E. Whittaker, Malcolm B. Hart
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Dennis Curry was a most successful businessman and a generous philanthropist. He also led a double life as a geologist and palaeontologist. This appreciation of the man and the scientist is supported by recollections of two of his former colleagues at University College London, where he was Visiting Professor of Marine Geology. This is followed by a bibliography of approximately 130 geological papers on a range of topics - mirroring his wide interests - that he published either singly or co-authored over a 62-year period.
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Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001)
Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UK's most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd). This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest. It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, ‘the professional amateur’, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included. Copiously illustrated, this book is a must for all geologists.