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Grove Karl Gilbert : a great engine of research

Author: Stephen J Pyne
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2007.
Series: American land and life series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Stephen Pyne reveals in his biography, few other scientists can match Grove Karl Gilbert's range of talents. A premier explorer of the American West who made major contributions to the cascade of new discoveries about the earth, Gilbert described two novel forms of mountain building, invented the concept of the graded stream, inaugurated modern theories of lunar origin, helped found the science of geomorphology,  Read more...
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Biography
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Pyne, Stephen J., 1949-
Grove Karl Gilbert.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007009518
(OCoLC)85830773
Named Person: Grove Karl Gilbert; Grove Karl Gilbert; Grove Karl Gilbert
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Pyne
ISBN: 9781587297540 158729754X
OCLC Number: 297116287
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages) : illustrations, map.
Series Title: American land and life series.
Responsibility: by Stephen J. Pyne.

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The life of Grove Karl Gilbert, first chief geologist of the US Geological Survey, spanned the heroic age of American geology during the time that this young earth science was being intellectually  Read more...

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