The Life and Work of George William Stow; South African Geologist and Ethnologist

The Life and Work of George William Stow; South African Geologist and Ethnologist

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...did much towards hastening the establishment of the Government Geological Surveys which South Africa now possesses. During the months immediately preceding Stow's appointment he was not inactive. In February, 1874, he delivered a lecture on "The Study of Geology " before the Du Toit's Pan Working Man's Institute, and in the following month this was re-delivered, as the first of a course, in the Public Library, on which occasion Sir Richard Southey, the LieutenantGovernor, presided. The lecture afterwards appeared, in part, in the Cape Monthly Magazine, where it is distributed among three numbers. The original notes from which he lectured, from their voluminous nature and the vast field they cover, show that the strength of the lecturer and the interest of the audience must have been severely tasked. The newspaper reports, however, prove that this was to some extent anticipated, and reveal how the Kimberley pioneers contrived to render their instruction the more palatable. On the first occasion we learn that before the lecture was commenced, the song, "Brave Hearts," was given by some of the ladies and gentlemen of the Institute, and that this was succeeded in the course of the evening by two others, "which was not only a relief to the lecturer, but a pleasing combination of two sciences, which are, each in its diflerent sphere, an expression of the harmony of Nature." On the second occasion " that talented pianiste, Mrs. Leigh, was present, and delighted the audience with several stirring pieces on the pianoforte. ' ' "On the Study of Geology." The Cape Monthly Magazine, 1875. Vol. X., Nos. 56-58. The lecturer not only traversed the whole field of European...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236829867
  • 9781236829863