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Author Iddings, Joseph Paxson, 1857-1920.
Title Recollections of a petrologist / by Joseph Paxson Iddings ; edited by Davis A. Young, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, USA.
Published Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, [2015]
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 Floor4  QE22.I35 A3 2015    IN LIBRARY
Description xxi, 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Special paper / Geological Society of America ; 512
Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 512.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Iddings' petrographic education: Graduate study at Yale ; The influence of Clarence King ; In Heidelberg with Rosenbusch ; Iddings meets Hague -- Assistant geologist with USGS I: Eureka, Nevada ; Washoe District/Virginia City, Nevada ; Early petrographic studies ; New acquaintances ; Petrography of Pacific volcanoes ; Rosenbusch and Zirkel ; Relations with Wadsworth -- Assistant geologist with USGS II: Washoe and the relation of rock names to geologic age ; Volcanic rocks of Central America ; Theories of variation -- Yellowstone country I: Introduction to Yellowstone ; Return to Eureka ; New Jersey lavas ; Obsidian Cliff ; Rhyolite ; Igneous rock structure in the Gallatin Mountains ; Breccias -- Yellowstone country II: Volcanic cores ; Haystack Mountain ; The Crazy Mountain ; A translation project ; Solutions and the crystallization of magmas ; Electric Peak -- Igneous rock classification and differentiation: The problem of rock classification ; Rosenbusch's new classification ; Collaboration with Rosenbusch? ; Reaction to Iddings' paper on Electric Peak ; The origin of igneous rocks -- Europe and Chicago: Impressions of John Judd ; A visit with J.J.H. Teall ; Reunion with Rosenbusch ; A visit to Mount Vesuvius ; The Lipari Islands ; Sicily ; Paris and London ; The Fifth International Geological Congress ; The call to Chicago -- Rethinking igneous rock classification: Approach to the classroom ; A letter from Pirsson ; Replies to Iddings' letter ; The Washington conference and its aftermath ; The four preliminary essays ; More conferences ; A joint textbook? -- A second trip to Europe: More summer fieldwork? ; Summer of 1893 in Europe ; Camping with Henry Adams and John Hay ; A plea from Johns Hopkins ; Henry S. Washington ; Charles Van Hise -- The Seventh International Geological Congress: Scandinavia ; The Seventh International Geological Congress ; Post-Congress field excursions --
The quantitative igneous rock classification: Agitation over the state of igneous rock classification ; Brogger's view ; Iddings' papers on rock classification ; Reaction to the two papers ; International committee on igneous rock nomenclature ; Renewed collaboration on a quantitative classification ; Working relations within the C.I.P.W. quartet ; Discarding and accepting facets of the classification ; Anxiety as the end approaches -- Reception of the classification and new challenges: Reception of the C.I.P.W. igneous rock classification ; The founding of the Geophysical Laboratory ; Mining litigation ; Brogger in America -- Major publications: Arthur L. Day and feldspars ; A new textbook on rock minerals ; Directorship of the U.S. Geological Survey ; Adventures at home and abroad ; Volume I of Igneous rocks ; Retrospect on the summer of 1908 -- Journey to the Orient : Japan: The dream ; En route to the Pacific ; In Japan ; Trip to northern Japan ; Return to Honshu -- Journey to the Orient : Korea and China: Korea ; Fossil hunting in Manchuria ; Iddings in China -- Journey to the Orient : the Philippines and Japan: Hong Kong ; Luzon ; Iddings assesses the prospects of the Philippines ; Petrological work ; Back to Japan ; Kyushu ; Shikoku ; Back on Honshu -- Journey to the Orient : the East Indies: On the China Sea ; Singapore ; Java ; Celebes ; Sumatra -- Igneous rocks II: Homeward bound ; From Aden to Suez ; Genoa to England ; Volume II of Igneous rocks ; The reception of volume II -- Problems: Flashback ; Reaction to "Problems in petrology" ; The problem of volcanism ; Lectures in Great Britain ; The second journey around the world -- Return to the East Indies: On the sea ; In Java again.
Summary "Joseph Paxson Iddings (1857-1920) was a central participant in the rise of theoretical petrology. His scientific autobiography, 'Recollections of a Petrologist,' recounts virtually all of his petrological exploits, as well as the ideas and contributions of many of his contemporaries"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Iddings, Joseph Paxson, 1857-1920.
Geologists -- United States -- Biography.
Igneous rocks -- Classification.
Petrology.
Genre Autobiographies.
Related Names Young, Davis A., editor.
ISBN 9780813725123 (pbk.)
0813725127 (pbk.)
OCLC number 909025925