Walking tour of paleontologist George G. Simpson’s boyhood neighborhood
Published:January 01, 1999
George Gaylord Simpson (1902-1984) dominated American paleontology for some five decades spanning the middle of the twentieth century. This dominance was both quantitative and qualitative, for Simpson not only published hundreds of articles, monographs, and books (his bibliography includes more than 750 entries), but his work had major impact on contemporary views of the origin, classification, and evolution of mammals; historical biogeography; principles of taxonomy and systematics; biostatistical methods; and most significantly, the formulation of the modern evolutionary synthesis. The Capitol Heights neighborhood of Denver where Simpson spent his youth includes two of the houses where he lived; the...
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Colorado and Adjacent Areas
This first volume in the series includes trips held in conjunction with the 1999 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, with more than 12 GSA-sponsored field trip guides presented in one volume. This year, the GSA Field Guide exposes readers to the beauty and diversity of the Colorado region, including trips focusing on sedimentology, hydrogeology, coal areas, tectonics, and other disciplines.