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John Milne

John Milne About Geologist, anthropologist, and engineer who invented the seismograph. He also studied and advanced research in the prehistoric peoples of Japan. Other Informations He traveled from Newfoundland to Funk Island to Arabia, doing mineral analysis along the way. While working as a mining engineer searching Newfoundland and Labrador for coal, he wrote papers …

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Isaac Lea

Isaac Lea About Delaware-born geologist and mollusc shell expert. His collection of freshwater bivalve mussels was displayed at Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Institution. Other Informations He was the co-owner of a Philadelphia publishing house. In 1860, he became President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He married Frances Anne Carey in 1821. Their …

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Inge Lehmann

Inge Lehmann About In the mid 1930s, this geophysics and seismology expert made the groundbreaking discovery that our planet’s outer core is molten and its inner core solid. Other Informations She was a mathematics student at both Cambridge University and the University of Copenhagen. After graduating, she became head of the Geodetical Institute of Denmark’s …

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Joshua Wurman

Joshua Wurman About Atmospheric scientist who is noted for his research on tornado, hurricane and weather radar. He has appeared on the reality series Storm Chasers, on the Discovery Channel, where he leads a group of storm chasers conducting research during tornado season. Other Informations He was a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma. …

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Robert S. Dietz

Robert S. Dietz About Marine geologist and geophysicist who studied seafloor spreading and recognized the Sudbury Basin as an ancient meteorite impact. Other Informations He studied at the University of Illinois. His studies with fellow scientist Harry Hess are credited with paving the way for Plate Tectonic Theory. He had three children with ex-wife Nanon …

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William Loftus

William Loftus About English geologist, explorer, and archaeological excavation expert who discovered the ancient city of Uruk, Sumeria in 1849. He was at one point the assistant geologist for the Geological Survey of India before falling ill. Other Informations He began studying geology at Caius College, Cambridge in 1840. In 1849, he joined England’s Turco-Persian …

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John Woodward

John Woodward About English geologist, naturalist, and antiquarian who founded the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology at Cambridge University. Other Informations He studied medicine under Dr. Peter Barwick in London and was appointed Gresham professor of Physic in 1692. He found that plants in less-pure water grow better than plants in distilled water during his water …

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Jack Oliver

Jack Oliver About American scientist who studied earthquakes and provided seismic evidence that supported the theory of plate tectonics. Other Informations He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee in the South Pacific during World War II. He became chair of the geophysics department at Cornell University in 1971. He married Gay van …

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Marion King Hubbert

Marion King Hubbert About Geophysicist who became the leading authority on oil trapped under the earth, and made the famous prediction that the reserves would last only a few decades. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and he received the Elliott Cresson …

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Farouk El-baz

Farouk El-baz About Known best for his work on the scientific research aspects of NASA’s Apollo missions, this Egyptian-born geologist also served as a scientific advisor to Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. Other Informations After completing a degree in geology and chemistry at Ain Shams University, he earned his doctorate in geology from the Missouri University …

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Erich Von Drygalski

Erich Von Drygalski About Famed geographer and geophysicist famous for his expedition to unknown parts of Antarctica aboard the vessel Gauss. He and his party were trapped by ice in the region for fourteen months during the expedition. Other Informations He earned his doctorate from University of Konigsberg and was an assistant at the Geodetic …

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Edward LaChapelle

Edward LaChapelle About Glaciologist, professor and author who is credited with pioneering the study of avalanches and weather forecasting. He served as a professor at the University of Washington from 1967 to 1982. Other Informations He served in the U.S. Navy in the 40’s and graduated with Physics and Math degrees from the University of …