European Journals of William Maclure (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society) William Maclure

ISBN: 9780871691712

Published: March 1st 1988

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815 pages


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European Journals of William Maclure (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society)  by  William Maclure

European Journals of William Maclure (Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society) by William Maclure
March 1st 1988 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 815 pages | ISBN: 9780871691712 | 9.33 Mb

William Maclure (1763-1840) was an Am. geologist & philanthropist who traveled extensively in Europe during the early years of the 19th century, conducting geological surveys & collecting rock & mineral specimens for schools &MoreWilliam Maclure (1763-1840) was an Am. geologist & philanthropist who traveled extensively in Europe during the early years of the 19th century, conducting geological surveys & collecting rock & mineral specimens for schools & scientific institutions in the U.S. He has been called the Father of Modern Geology for the extraordinary feat of having made a one-man geological survey of the eastern U.S.

from Maine to Georgia, & from the Mississippi to the Atlantic. Maclure used his wealth to support such institutions as the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia & to subsidize the work of a number of scientists & teachers. He was also concerned with the reform of education & set up libraries & schools for children of the lower classes. Scholars have questioned why Maclure retired early to devote the rest of his life to science & reform.

Some answers may be found in this vol., which includes transcriptions from microfilm of some 20 journals which Maclure kept during his travels & research in Europe- they span the years 1805-15 & 1820-25. Illus.



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