Ellis Yochelson, 2001, Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio, 589 p. (Hardcover, $55.00) ISBN: 0-87338-680-9.

Charles Doolittle Walcott (1850–1927) was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 1894 to 1907, and director of the Smithsonian Institution from 1907 until his death in 1927. He was instrumental in the founding of the National Museum of American Art and heavily involved with the early days of aeronautical research. But in the geoscience community, he is probably best remembered for discovering the fossil invertebrates of the Burgess Shale.

In Smithsonian Institution Secretary, Charles Doolittle Walcott, Ellis Yochelson has completed a two-volume biography of...

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