John Phillips (Geologist)

John Phillips (Geologist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Phillips FRS (December 25, 1800 - April 24, 1874) was an English geologist.Philips was born at Marden in Wiltshire. His father belonged to an old Welsh family, but settled in England as an officer of excise and married the sister of William Smith, known as the "Father of English Geology." When both parents died when he was a child, Phillips came under the charge of his uncle William Smith. After being educated at various schools, Phillips accompanied Smith on his wanderings in connection with his geological maps. In the spring of 1824 Smith went to York to deliver a course of lectures on geology, and his nephew Phillips accompanied him. Phillips accepted engagements in the principal Yorkshire towns to arrange their museums and give courses of lectures on the collections contained therein. York became his residence, and he obtained in 1826 the situation of keeper of the Yorkshire museum and secretary of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134975265
  • 9786134975261