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'A splendid position'; the life, achievements and contradictions of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 1864-1944

Karolyn Shindler and Mike Smith
'A splendid position'; the life, achievements and contradictions of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 1864-1944 (in Arthur Smith Woodward; his life and influence on modern vertebrate palaeontology, Zerina Johanson (editor), Paul M. Barrett (editor), Martha Richter (editor) and M. Smith (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (2016) 430: 31-62

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.


ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 430
Title: 'A splendid position'; the life, achievements and contradictions of Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 1864-1944
Title: Arthur Smith Woodward; his life and influence on modern vertebrate palaeontology
Author(s): Shindler, KarolynSmith, Mike
Author(s): Johanson, Zerinaeditor
Author(s): Barrett, Paul M.editor
Author(s): Richter, Marthaeditor
Author(s): Smith, M.editor
Affiliation: Natural History Museum, Scientific and Library Associate, London, United Kingdom
Affiliation: Natural History Museum, United Kingdom
Pages: 31-62
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 30
Accession Number: 2016-083660
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendices
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, portrs.
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201640
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