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Recollections of a petrologist; editor's introduction

Davis A. Young
Recollections of a petrologist; editor's introduction (in Recollections of a petrologist, Joseph Paxson Iddings and Davis A. Young (editor))
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (June 2015) 512: vii-xx


Extract from beginning of chapter: Looking back over forty years of petrographical work, from 1879 to 1919, in what might be called the first half-century of modern petrography, the writer [Iddings] has been interested to recall the dominant impressions made upon his mind by personal intercourse with many workers who took an active part in the development of the science during this period, and by the reading and study of their writings which bore directly upon his own particular lines of research. The framework of such reminiscences may well be constructed of the published results of his own research efforts and speculations. That is, the attempt by the writer to narrate the purpose or occasion, as well as the essential ideas, in several publications on petrographical and related subjects properly involves a consideration of the part played by his colleagues, directly or indirectly, in the formation of ideas or hypotheses held by the writer, and recognition of the extent to which his colleagues may have been responsible for the taking up of some particular problem. It is interesting to note to what extent one may be indebted to others for suggestions both of petrographical conceptions and of lines of research, suggestions which may have been consciously or unconsciously conveyed by one's colleagues, and which may also have been consciously or only subconsciously accepted as such by the recipient.

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 512
Title: Recollections of a petrologist; editor's introduction
Title: Recollections of a petrologist
Author(s): Young, Davis A.
Author(s): Iddings, Joseph Paxson
Author(s): Young, Davis A.editor
Affiliation: Calvin College, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Pages: vii-xx
Published: 20150611
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 2015-071687
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. ports.
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201531
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