Katharine Fowler-Billings (1902–1997) became a practicing field geologist in the 1920s, long before this was a commonplace career for a woman. Her life achievements are those that anyone would be proud to have—fine educational credentials, including a Ph.D. from Columbia University; a publication record that includes fundamental geological descriptions of large areas in Wyoming, Sierra Leone, and New Hampshire; and a record of environmental activism in New England. It is, as Kay wrote, “a full life, spanning the century and circling the globe.” How did she accomplish so much? I suggest it is the result, at least in part, of...
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Research Article| January 01, 2002
Katharine Fowler-Billings : Pioneering woman field geologist trained in the Rocky Mountains
Carol D. Frost
Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071-3006, U.S.A.
Publisher: University of Wyoming
Received: 01 Feb 2002
Revision Received: 21 Mar 2002
Accepted: 26 Mar 2002
First Online: 03 Mar 2017
Online ISSN: 1555-7340
Print ISSN: 1555-7332
UW Department of Geology and Geophysics
Carol D. Frost; Katharine Fowler-Billings : Pioneering woman field geologist trained in the Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountain Geology 2002;; 37 (1): 99–102. doi: https://doi.org/10.2113/gsrocky.37.1.99
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