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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP287.20
EISBN: 9781862395350
... without a hint of blame. He wanted things put right, but was not interested in censuring his departed friend. Equally loyal in his attachment to Agassiz was Louis François de Pourtalès (Fig.  8 ). Pourtalès was born in Neuchâtel in 1823 and attended the Neuchâtel Academy, where he was one of Agassiz's...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1920
GSA Bulletin (1920) 31 (3): 351-356.
...JAMES F. KEMP Abstract Examples of Teaching Methods EARLIER METHODS AS EXEMPLIFIED BY PROFESSOR AGASSIZ In that priceless human document, “Autobiography of Nathaniel Southgate Shaler,” the author tells us of his entry, in 1859, into the laboratory of Prof. Louis Agassiz and of the methods...
Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0024(15)
EISBN: 9780813756240
... the dam holding up this high lake was the St. Louis sub-lobe. With this ice dam, we propose “Lake Norwood II.” This would be the first of the pre-Agassiz high lakes to reach into northwestern Ontario (Fig. 2 ). Sediments, fish, and crustaceans were being deposited in these lakes during their formative...
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Published: 25 September 2003
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (2003) 40 (9): 1259-1278.
...David W. Leverington; James T. Teller Abstract Paleotopographic reconstructions of the eastern outlets of glacial Lake Agassiz provide a foundation for understanding the complex manner in which terrain morphology controlled the routing of overflow through the eastern outlets during the lake’s...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.17
EISBN: 9781862399624
... to South Kensington, the collections already contained many fossil fish specimens first described and figured by the famous Swiss zoologist and geologist Louis Agassiz in his monumental work Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles . The fabulous fossil fish collections of Lord Egerton and the Earl...
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Journal: Geosphere
Published: 26 January 2018
Geosphere (2018) 14 (2): 642-650.
... acceptance. This investigation examined whether an earlier proposal of climate change in the history of science could facilitate climate literacy in modern climate discussions. Louis Agassiz’s 1837 glacial theory proposal was received with initial skepticism, heavily debated, and eventually accepted...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.1
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Smith Woodward embarked on the production of a catalogue of fossil fishes half a century after Louis Agassiz began a similar exercise. These two palaeontological goliaths remain the only authorities who saw all relevant fossil fish material in all important collections. Between...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 1973
DOI: 10.1130/MEM136-p153
... the stagnation of the latter, which then wasted to form the Anoka Sandplain in its stead. The St. Louis Sublobe protruded from the Des Moines Lobe in northwestern Minnesota at a later date (about 12,000 yrs ago). Its meltwater flowed down the St. Louis River toward Lake Superior, but it was diverted southward...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 31 December 1929
GSA Bulletin (1929) 40 (4): 745-760.
... 1828. That year marks the beginning of glacial studies by Jean de Charpentier, who with Louis Agassiz took high rank in early investigations and who led Agassiz to take up glacial studies. His most important work, “Essai sur les Glaciers,” was not published until 1841, but for several years previous he...
Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2017
Journal of Paleontology (2017) 91 (3): 554-565.
...Giorgio Carnevale; G. David Johnson; Giuseppe Marramà; Alexandre F. Bannikov Abstract Priacanthids are a small family of percomorph fishes comprising fewer than 20 extant species currently assigned to four genera. One of these, Pristigenys , was established by Louis Agassiz (1835) to include...
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... Hall, General John Gibbon, Frank Blair, Louis Agassiz, Thomas Durant, and William Gilpin. Despite severe underfunding and the lack of a military escort, the survey persevered and surpassed its original goals. It produced the first descriptive stratigraphic-structural profile across the Rocky Mountains...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1144/SP430.9
EISBN: 9781862399624
... Abstract Fossil chondrichthyan teeth played an important part in the establishment of a scientific understanding of ‘formed stones’. Following a slowly emerging taxonomy, Louis Agassiz presented the first comprehensive guide to Palaeozoic chondrichthyans in the 1830s. The next contribution...
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Published: 01 April 2014
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2014) 185 (4): 233-252.
... conservée dans le Cabinet d’histoire naturelle de Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond. Ce dessin constitue la plus ancienne représentation de poissons fossiles de cette localité réalisée avant les figures publiées en 1833 et 1834 par Louis Agassiz dans ses Recherches sur les poissons fossiles . Les découvertes...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1144/SP317.12
EISBN: 9781862395657
.... For American geology in general, it was the coming of the war that stopped scientific productivity. For David Dale Owen, it was the culmination of a number of chronic health problems that ended his life three days after he completed the Arkansas report. Louis Agassiz, like David Dale Owen, was an immigrant...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2007.273.01.21
EISBN: 9781862395213
..., beginning with Georges Cuvier early in the nineteenth century, were drawn to the concept of large-scale climate change, with Louis Agassiz specifically inventing the ‘Great Ice Age’, itself a construct of mythical appeal, to explain the observations. The link between myth and science is given by certain...
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Series: SEPM Special Publication
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.2110/pec.04.81.0005
EISBN: 9781565762176
... Geological interest in Earth’s orbital variations harks back to the discovery of the Pleistocene ice ages in the 1840 by Louis Agassiz, who convinced numerous prominent geologists that the “drift” that covered much of northern Europe was not a relict of the biblical...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 1939
GSA Bulletin (1939) 50 (3): 453-464.
...GEORGE F. KAY Abstract USAGE OF THE NAME PLEISTOCENE One hundred years ago last year, in 1837, Louis Agassiz, then living in Switzerland, advanced the view that there had been continental glaciation in northern Europe. A few years later, in 1846, Forbes, of England, introduced the name Pleistocene...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 30 December 1928
GSA Bulletin (1928) 39 (4): 941-953.
...CHESTER K. WENTWORTH Abstract Introduction The occurrence of faceted and striated cobbles and boulders in the drift of the northern United States and Canada has been known since the earliest geological observations in America, and their glacial origin has been recognized from the time of Louis...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1916
GSA Bulletin (1916) 27 (1): 263-294.
... Mount Washington and to the proofs of regional glaciation on the highest peaks. An unexpected result of this study was the discovery that most, if not all, of the local glaciation preceded the last regional glaciation—a conclusion in disagreement with those of Louis Agassiz, Prof. C. H. Hitchcock...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 January 1910
GSA Bulletin (1910) 21 (1): 747-752.
... to Benton, was first described by him in 1842. Reid had several papers on this subject, and it was discussed by Edward Hitchcock and by H. D. and W. B. Rogers in 1845, by E. Desor in 1848, and by Sir Charles Lyell in 1855. These early writings were at a time when the glacial theory of Louis Agassiz was new...