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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2411(11)
... In mid-1801, Gregory Watt, son of James Watt, the engineer, set off on European travels in hopes of recovering his health. During the winter of 1801–1802, Watt stayed in Paris and met the Scottish-American geologist William Maclure. Together they set off early in 1802 to travel through war-torn...
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Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 1975
DOI: 10.1306/M6382C3
EISBN: 9781629812120
... Society soon acquired international repute, and local educational institutions and scientific groups afforded a stimulating intellectual environment. The American Philosophical Society published the first major work on American geol-ogy, William Maclure’s report in 1809 of a great reconnaissance...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1144/SP343.3
EISBN: 9781862395916
... Abstract This paper examines the tragic life of William Perceval (wrongly Percival) Hunter (1812–1878), who was active right across natural history in the period 1828–1841. He was a nephew of the ‘father of American Geology’, William Maclure, but, despite this, has been completely forgotten. He...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 10 December 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.0051(01)
EISBN: 9780813756516
..., Lee Florea. The historic town of New Harmony is located along the Wabash River in Posey County, Indiana, and served as an experimental utopian society established by Robert Owen (1771–1858) and William Maclure (1763–1840) in 1826. Although this experiment lasted only two years, New Harmony...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.fld012(07)
EISBN: 9780813756127
... Table 1. Notable Passengers who Made all or Part of the Voyage on the Philanthropist, The "Boatload of Knowledge" (From Pitzer 1989 ) Passenger Notes Organizers and patrons: Robert Owen William Maclure Spent just first two days of trip on boat Paid for keel boat...
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 August 1977
GSA Bulletin (1977) 88 (8): 1192-1198.
...MARKES E. JOHNSON Abstract The year 1825 is a landmark in the history of American geological education owing to innovations pioneered by William Maclure and Amos Eaton. School systems devised independently by them offered a wide background in early nineteenth century science, including...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1144/SP317.12
EISBN: 9781862395657
... ‘the father of American Geology’, largely based on his impact as an educator, and as founder and editor of the American Journal of Science and the Useful Arts . Silliman himself assigned that paternal title to William Maclure, largely based on his impact as an investigator, author and patron ( Silliman...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.190.01.06
EISBN: 9781862394384
... Fond (1741–1819) in France: If Banks was early to realize the great importance of Smith’s discoveries, others were not. William Maclure (1763–1840), the ‘father of American Geology’, met Smith in 1815 ( Cox 1942 , p. 47) and purchased his 1815 Geological Map , which survives in Philadelphia. Yet...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 27 November 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.2535(14)
EISBN: 9780813795355
... in Europe ( Hindle, 1956 ; Merrill, 1964 ; Greene, 1984 ; Newell, 1993 ; Parrish, 2006 ). This small community gradually increased in size until it could support the publication of the foundational texts of American geology: William Maclure’s Geological Map of the United States , in 1809; the release...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2003.207.01.03
EISBN: 9781862394896
...-born botanist and refugee (see Diogo &Carneiro 2001 ). Steinhauer’s paper was sent out to three referees, Zaccheus Collins, William Maclure (1763-1840), the so-called ‘father of American Geology’ (see Morton 1841 ) and his fellow refugeefrom England, the radical Dr Thomas Cooper (1759-1839...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.fld012(03)
EISBN: 9780813756127
... found support in William Maclure (1763–1840), a like-minded entrepreneur and geologist. Born in Ayr, Scotland, in 1763, Maclure first visited America at age fifteen. By virtue of the 1808 completion of his early geological map of the United States, as well as other works on geological topics (e.g...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 27 November 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.2535(11)
EISBN: 9780813795355
...). The Seybert collection is still in this museum, in its original cabinet. William Maclure’s (1763–1840) election to the presidency, from 1817 until 1840, brought his generous financial support and, with his colleagues, much more scientific credibility. The Academy continued to buy natural history collections...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2411-2.vii
... Watt died of consumption at 27 years, but only after traveling through (a hostile) France, and Italy as far south as Naples, with Scottish-American geologist William Maclure; visiting Vesuvius and seeing other evidence of recent volcanism; drafting a proto-geological map of Italy that attempts...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 10 December 2018
DOI: 10.1130/2018.0051(14)
EISBN: 9780813756516
... Geological Survey; Ann Sindelar, Western Reserve Historical Society library and archives; William A. Browne Jr., RATIO; Peggy Fisherkeller, Indiana State Museum Historic Sites; Ralph Harvey, Case Western Reserve University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; David Saja, Cleveland Museum of Natural...
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Series: DNAG, Continent-Scale Map Series
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1130/DNAG-CSMS-v1.1
EISBN: 9780813754178
... to Dick Taylor, Gerry Selner, and Van Williams for their patient help in mastering the GSMAP and GSMCAD programs used in his compilations, and to Chuck Bush and Ron Wahl for their help in dealing with the seemingly endless problems of a computer novice. He owes special thanks to Cheryl Sund, map librarian...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2007
American Mineralogist (2007) 92 (2-3): 289-308.
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2008
Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry (2008) 69 (1): 61-120.
... for feldpsar); this procedure yields the number of cations per formula unit. – Ludwig Wittgenstein William of Ockham, a 14 th century philosopher, suggested that “plurality must not be posited without necessity” (Ockham’s razor), a recommendation supported by Bayesian analysis ( Jefferys...
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