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By George A. Cevasco, Lorne Hammond, Richard Harmond, Keir B. Sterling, Dr.Lorne F. Hammond

ISBN-10: 0313230471

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Casting a large internet, this quantity offers own details on a few 445 American and Canadian naturalists and environmentalists, who lived from the past due fifteenth century to the overdue twentieth century. It contains explorers who released works at the traditional background of North the United States, conservationists, ecologists, environmentalists, natural world administration experts, park planners, nationwide park directors, zoologists, botanists, usual historians, geographers, geologists, lecturers, museum scientists and directors, army body of workers, guests, executive officers, political figures and writers and artists involved in the surroundings. a number of the topics are renowned. The accomplishments of others are little known.Each access incorporates a succinct yet cautious assessment of the subject's profession and contributions. Entries additionally comprise updated bibliographies and knowledge touching on manuscript assets.

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Provided substantial support for it, the university's Museum of Paleontology, and the university's botanical collections. Contributed numerous specimens of animals, plants, and fossils to the university's collections. Actively interested in the operation of the MVZ for the first three decades of its operation. BIBLIOGRAPHY Bonta, Marcia Myers. Women in the Field: America's Pioneering Women Natur (1991). Grinnell, Hilda W. Annie Montague Alexander (1958). Pfaff, Timothy. " California Monthly (October 1983).

Medical training, beginning in 1824, was taken at University of Zurich. In 1826 attended Heidelberg for one year and went on to University of Munich, where he studied embryology with Ignaz von Dollinger. D. from University of Munich, 1830. Hon. , Harvard, 1848. Married Cecile Braun, 1833; three children. She remained behind when he went to United States, 1846, died in 1848. Agassiz married Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1850; no children. POSITIONS Professor of natural history at Neuchatel, 1832-1846. Chair of natural history, Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard, from 1848.

Influenced generations of museumgoers and would-be naturalists and environmentalists. Saw need to preserve some parts of Africa from human development. Played an active part in American conservation movement through his involvement with several conservation societies and groups. BIBLIOGRAPHY Akeley, Mary L. Jobe. Carl Akeley's Africa (1929). Akeley Memorial Issue. Natural History 27 (March-April 1927). Bodry-Sanders, Penelope. Carl Akeley, Africa's Collector (1991). ). UNPUBLISHED SOURCES See American Museum of Natural History, New York, Department of Library Services, Archives and Special Collections; Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Archives; University of Rochester, New York, Rush Rhees Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.

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