Grove Karl Gilbert, explorer and scientist

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  • Gilbert, Grove Karl, -- 1843-1918.

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Statementby Harold L. Burstyn.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 84-37., Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 84-37.
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17667222M

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Gilbert, Grove Karl (ter, New York, 6 May ; d, Jackson, Michigan, 1 May ) geology, geomorphology. Gilbert received the A. at the University of Rochester inhaving taken only one course in geology, which was taught by Henry A.

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Grove Karl Gilbert did not set out to be a geologist. He studied Greek and mathematics at the University of Rochester, and, upon graduation intaught school in Michigan. William Gilbert, pioneer researcher into magnetism who became the most distinguished man of science in England during the reign of Elizabeth I.

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American geologist and geomorphologist. Gilbert graduated from the University of Rochester inbecoming a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington in In and he was president of the American Geological Society. Gilbert. Nonetheless, he helped to make the USGS a respected scientific institution.

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When he wanted to trace the evolution of pheasants inhe trekked on foot through the mountains and jungles of the Far East to locate every species.

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