'A great engine of research' - G.K. Gilbert and the US Geological Survey.

Stephen Pyne

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Abstract

Gilbert served with the US Geological Survey for 39 yr, from its inception in 1879 until his death in 1918. After joining the survey, Gilbert's opportunities for research dried up; nearly all studies were done on his own time and at his own expense. His major work of this period was Lake Bonneville, and he tried to follow it with similar works on the Great Lakes and lunar maria. But lacking time and support for full studies, he investigated instead the processes of scientific thought itself in several important methodological essays. -after Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeological Society of America, Special Paper
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Volume183
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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