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George Henry Perkins (1842 - d.)

George Henry Perkins (25 September 1844, East Cambridge, Massachusetts - 12 September 1933) was a United States naturalist. He was the state entomologist and geologist for Vermont. Biography He w...

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Kirtley F. Mather (1888 - 1978)

Kirtley Fletcher Mather (February 13, 1888 – May 5, 1978) was an American geologist and faculty member at Harvard University. An expert on petroleum geology and mineralogy, Mather was a promin...

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Luna Leopold (1915 - 2006)

Luna Bergere Leopold (October 8, 1915 in Albuquerque, New Mexico – February 23, 2006 in Berkeley, California) was a leading U.S. geomorphologist and hydrologist, and son of Aldo Leopold. He re...

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Norman D. Newell (1909 - 2005)

Norman Dennis Newell (January 27, 1909 – April 18, 2005) was professor of geology at Columbia University, and chairman and curator of invertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natura...

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Katharine Fowler-Billings (1902 - 1997)

Katharine (Kay) Fowler Billings (1902 – December 17, 1997) was an accomplished naturalist and geologist, married to Marland Pratt Billings. She was raised in Boston, studied at Bryn Mawr Colle...

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Marland P. Billings (1902 - 1996)

Marland Pratt Billings (March 11, 1902 – October 9, 1996) was an American structural geologist who was considered one of the greatest authorities on North American geology. Billings was Profes...

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Hollis Dow Hedberg (1903 - 1988)

Dr. Hollis Dow Hedberg (May 29, 1903 – August 14, 1988; nickname: "El Doctor Hedberg") was an American geologist specializing in petroleum exploration. His contribution to stratigraphic classi...

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Robert Minard Garrels (1916 - 1988)

Robert Minard Garrels (August 24, 1916 – March 8, 1988) was an American geochemist. Garrels applied experimental physical chemistry data and techniques to geology and geochemistry problems. Th...

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Robert Phillip Sharp (1911 - 2004)

Robert Phillip Sharp (24 June 1911 – 25 May 2004) was an expert on the geological surfaces of the Earth and the planet Mars. Sharp served as the chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences...

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Preston Cloud (1912 - 1991)

Preston Ercelle Cloud, Jr. (September 26, 1912 – January 16, 1991) was an eminent American earth scientist, biogeologist, cosmologist, and paleontologist. He served in the United States Navy (...

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M. King Hubbert (1903 - 1989)

Marion King Hubbert (October 5, 1903 – October 11, 1989) was a geoscientist who worked at the Shell research lab in Houston, Texas. He made several important contributions to geology, geophysi...

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Wilmot Hyde Bradley (1899 - 1979)

Wilmot Hyde Bradley, aka "Bill" Bradley (4 April 1899, New Haven, CT - 12 April 1979, Bangor, ME) was a co-founder (1943) and Chief of the Branch of Military Geology and Chief Geologist of the U.S. G...

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Marshall Kay (1904 - 1975)

Geologist and professor at Columbia University. From: Marshall Kay was the older of two sons born to George Frederick and Bethea Kay, both natives of Ontario, but of Presbyterian Scottish and Yor...

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Ralph Alger Bagnold (1896 - 1990)

Brigadier Ralph Alger Bagnold, FRS OBE, (3 April 1896 – 28 May 1990) was the founder and first commander of the British Army's Long Range Desert Group during World War II. He is also generally...

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Felix Andries Vening Meinesz MP (1887 - 1966)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Felix Andries Vening Meinesz (The Hague July 30, 1887 - Amersfoort August 10, 1966) was a Dutch geophysicist and geodesist. He is known for his invention of a pre...

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Herbert Harold Read (1889 - 1970)

Herbert Harold Read FRS, FRSE, FGS, (born Whitstable 17 December 1889, died 29 March 1970) was a British geologist and Professor of Geology at Imperial College. From 1947-1948 he was president of the...

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Alfred Romer (1894 - 1973)

Alfred Sherwood Romer (December 28, 1894 - November 5, 1973) was an American paleontologist and biologist and a specialist in vertebrate evolution.

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Philip Kuenen (1902 - 1976)

nl. wikipedia... ; en wikipedia... Philip Henry Kuenen (22 July 1902 Dundee - 17 December 1976 Leiden) was a Dutch geologist. Kuenen spent his earliest youth in Scotland, where his father (Johann...

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Arthur Francis Buddington (1890 - 1980)

Arthur Francis "Bud" Buddington (November 29, 1890 – December 25, 1980) was an American geologist. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, he grew up there and in West Mystic, Connecticut. He was educat...

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George Gaylord Simpson (1902 - 1984)

See George Gaylord Simpson (June 16, 1902 – October 6, 1984) was an American paleontologist. Simpson was perhaps the most influential paleontologist of the twentieth century, and a major parti...

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Arthur Louis Day (1869 - 1960)

Arthur Louis Day (October 30, 1869 – March 2, 1960) was an American geophysicist and volcanologist. He studied high temperature thermometry, seismology and geothermal energy.

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T. Wayland Vaughan (1870 - 1952)

Thomas Wayland Vaughan(1870–1952) was an American geologist and oceanographer. He worked with the United States Geological Surveyand United States National Museum, investigating the geology of...

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Bailey Willis (1857 - 1949)

Bailey Willis (March 31, 1857, in Idle Wild-on-Hudson, New York, United States – February 19, 1949, in Palo Alto, California) was a geological engineer who worked for the United States Geologi...

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Norman L. Bowen MP (1887 - 1956)

"Geological physicist. Discovered the "Bowen Reaction Series." " --source: His Wikipedia entry:

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William Berryman Scott (1858 - 1947)

William Berryman Scott (February 12, 1858 – March 29, 1947) was an American vertebrate paleontologist, authority on mammals, and principal author of the White River Oligocene monographs. He wa...

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Andrew Lawson (1861 - 1952)

Andrew Cowper Lawson (July 25, 1861–June 16, 1952) was a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the editor and co-author of the 1908 report on the 1906 San Fran...

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Arthur Philemon Coleman (1852 - 1939)

Arthur Philemon Coleman (April 4, 1852 – February 26, 1939) was a Canadian geologist and academic. Biography Born in Lachute, Quebec, the son of Rev. Francis Coleman and Emmeline Maria Ada...

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Reginald Aldworth Daly (1871 - 1957)

Reginald Aldworth Daly (March 18, 1871 – September 19, 1957) was a Canadian geologist. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where geologist A.P. Coleman persuaded him away from teachi...

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Jakob Johannes Sederholm, J.J. (1863 - 1934)

Jakob Johannes Sederholm (20 July 1863 – 26 June 1934) was a Finnish petrologist most associated with his studies of migmatites. Troubled by illness throughout his life, Sederholm original...

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Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (1843 - 1928)

Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin (Chrowder is /ˈkraʊdər/ krow-dər) (September 25, 1843 – November 15, 1928) was an influential American geologist and educator. In 1893 he...

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William Morris Davis ("father of American geography") (1850 - 1934)

William Morris Davis (February 12, 1850 – February 5, 1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography". He was...

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Douglass Houghton MP (1809 - 1845)

From Wikipedia : Douglass Houghton (September 21, 1809 – October 13, 1845) was an American geologist and physician, primarily known for his exploration of the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. ...

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Professor Walter F. Hunt (1883 - 1961)

Professor Walter Frederick Hunt Chair of the Mineralogy Department of the University of Michigan 1933 - 1952. Editor of the American Mineralogist, Journal of the Mineralogical Society of America fr...

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Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928 - 1997)

Eugene Merle Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), also known as Gene Shoemaker, was an American geologist and one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for...

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Henry Fairfield Osborn (1857 - 1935)

Henry Fairfield Osborn, Sr. ForMemRS (August 8, 1857 – November 6, 1935) was an American geologist, paleontologist, and eugenicist. Early life and career Osborn was born in Fairfield, ...

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Adolph Knopf (1882 - 1966)

Adolph Knopf (December 2, 1882 – November 23, 1966) was an American geologist. Educated at the University of California, Berkeley, he held professional appointments at the United States Geolog...

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Eleanora Frances Bliss Knopf (1883 - 1974)

Eleanora Frances Bliss Knopf (1883–1974) was a geologist who worked for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and did research in the Appalachians during the first two decades of the twen...

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Herbert E. Walter (1867 - 1945)

Herbert Eugene Walter, (1867 – 1945), was a prominent biologist, author, Professor at Brown University and researcher. Herbert Walter was born in Burke, Vermont in 1867. He attended the Lynd...

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Group Captain Sir James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE (1900 - 1975)

Group Captain Sir James Martin Stagg, CB, OBE, FRSE (30 June 1900 – 23 June 1975) was a British Royal Air Force meteorologist who notably persuaded General Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the...

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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793 - 1864)

Henry was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. Schoo...

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Edwin P. James (1797 - 1861)

) Edwin P. James (27 August 1797 – 28 October 1861) was a 19th-century American botanist, geographer and geologist who explored the American West. James completed the first recorded ascent of ...

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Charles Henry Hitchcock (1836 - 1919)

Charles Henry Hitchcock (August 23, 1836 – November 5, 1919) was an American geologist. Life Hitchcock was born August 23, 1836, in Amherst, Massachusetts. His father was Edward Hitchcock ...

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Edward Hitchcock (1793 - 1864)

Edward Hitchcock (May 24, 1793 – February 27, 1864) was an American geologist and the third President of Amherst College (1845–1854). Life Born to poor parents, he attended newly fo...

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Bela Hubbard (1814 - 1896)

Bela Hubbard (April 23, 1814 – June 13, 1896) was a 19th-century naturalist, geologist, writer, historian, surveyor, explorer, lawyer, real estate dealer, lumberman and civic leader of early D...

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John Ostrom (1928 - 2005)

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American paleontologist who revolutionized modern understanding of dinosaurs in the 1960s. Ostrom showed that dinosaurs were mor...

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R. A. F. Penrose, Jr. (1863 - 1931)

Richard Alexander Fullerton Penrose, Jr., better known throughout his career as R. A. F. Penrose, Jr., (December 17, 1863 – July 31, 1931) was an American mining geologist and entrepreneur. ...

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Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr. (1836 - 1902)

Alpheus Spring Packard Jr., LL.D. (February 19, 1839 – February 14, 1905) was an American entomologist and palaeontologist. Biography He was the son of Alpheus Spring Packard, Sr. (1798&#x...

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Virginia Lincoln (1915 - 2003)

Virginia Lincoln was well known for advancing the understanding and forecasting of radio propagation disturbances. She co-developed the sunspot prediction method for solar activity that is still used...

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James P. Kimball (1836 - 1913)

James Putnam Kimball (1836–1913) was a United States geologist who was Director of the United States Mint from 1885 to 1889. Biography James P. Kimball was born in Salem, Massachusetts on ...

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Clarence Rivers King (1842 - 1901)

Clarence R. King (January 6, 1842 – December 24, 1901) was an American geologist, mountaineer, and art critic. First director of the United States Geological Survey, from 1879 to 1881, King wa...

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James David Forbes (1809 - 1868)

Biographical Summary Forbes, James David . 20/04/1809-31/12/1868. Ref: 543. Male. Place of Birth: 86 George Street, Edinburgh. Place of Death: Clifton, Bristol. Place of interment: Dean Cemy,...

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Charles Mortram Sternberg (1885 - 1981)

Charles Mortram Sternberg (1885–1981) was an American-Canadian fossil collector and paleontologist, son of Charles Hazelius Sternberg. Late in his career, he collected and described Pachyrhino...

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George F. Sternberg (1883 - 1969)

George Fryer Sternberg (1883–1969) was a paleontologist best known for his discovery in Gove County, Kansas of the "fish-within-a-fish" of Xiphactinus audax with a recently eaten Gillicus arcu...

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Charles Hazelius Sternberg (1850 - 1943)

Charles Hazelius Sternberg (June 15, 1850 – July 20, 1943), was an American fossil collector and amateur paleontologist. Biography Sternberg's older brother, Dr. George M. Sternberg (1838&...

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Robert Were Fox the Younger FRS (1789 - 1877)

The Fox family of Falmouth, Cornwall, UK were very influential in the development of the town of Falmouth in the 19th Century and of the Cornish Industrial Revolution[1]. In the 18th and 19th centuries...

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John Muir MP (1838 - 1914)

John Muir From John Muir was one of the most influential environmentalists in America, if not the world. His writings and activism inspired a generation of conservationists -- from presidents to Bo...

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William Hellier Baily (1819 - 1888)

William Hellier Baily (1819—1888) was an English palaeontologist. His uncle was E.H. Baily, a sculptor. William Hellier Baily was born at Bristol on July 7, 1819. From 1837 to 1844 he was Assi...

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Richard O. Currey, MD PhD, State Geologist (1816 - 1865)

Richard O. Currey, the first person with an earned doctorate to teach science at what is now the University of Tennessee, was a prolific author, an innovative educator, and a newsworthy minister. A Nas...

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Gerard Troost, PhD, State Geologist (1776 - 1850)

State Geologist. Born in Holland. Moved to Philadelphia, 1811. Moved to Tenn., 1827. Professor at University of Nashville, 1828-1850. Gerard Troost (March 5, 1776 – August 14, 1850) was a...

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Alexander Murray MP (1810 - 1884)

Alexander Murray was born in Crieff, Scotland, the son of Anthony and Helen (Fletcher-Bower) Murray. He worked in Britain and Canada, before coming to Newfoundland in 1864 to become the first directo...

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Roy Chapman Andrews MP (1884 - 1960)

Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960) was an American explorer, adventurer and naturalist who became the director of the American Museum of Natural History. He is primarily k...

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Alexander Logie du Toit MP (1878 - 1948)

Alexander Logie du Toit FRS (14 March 1878 – 25 February 1948) was a South African geologist - an early supporter of Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift. the most important geologist ...

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Abraham Pineo Gesner MP (1797 - 1864)

Abraham Pineo Gesner (1797 - 1864) , physician and surgeon, geologist, and inventor; , third son of Colonel Henry Gesner and Sarah Pineo. Canadian physician and geologist who invented kerosene. Altho...

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William Bennett Webster (1798 - 1861)

William Bennett Webster Doctor, geologist, and politican; b. 18 Jan. 1798 at Kentville, N.S., eldest of three sons of Dr Isaac Webster and Prudence Bentley; m. on 11 Sept. 1826 Wilhelmina Moore, an...

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Andrew Geddes Bain, SV/PROG (1797 - 1864)

--------------------------- BAIN, Andrew Geddes; p. Independent; r. Captain of levies in the Sixth Kaffir War, 1834. As an explorer he penetrated as far as the Molopo River. Road engineer who const...

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Mary Ann Anning MP (1799 - 1847)

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic m...

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William John Hamilton (1805 - 1867)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary " William John Hamilton , FRS (5 July 1805 – 27 June 1867) was an English geologist born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire... ...He was the son of William Richard Hamilto...

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Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet MP (1797 - 1875)

Charles Lyell Born: 14-Nov-1797 Birthplace: Kinnordy, Forfarshire, Scotland Died: 22-Feb-1875 Location of death: London, England Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Westminster Abb...

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