By Alexander E. Gates

ISBN-10: 0816045801

ISBN-13: 9780816045808

ISBN-10: 1438109199

ISBN-13: 9781438109190

In a single quantity, this authoritative reference covers amazing Earth scientists from the 19th century to the current, in components together with weather swap, geophysics, oceanography, paleontology, planetary geology, sedimentology and stratigraphy, and tectonics. John Dewey, Ian Carmichael, Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan, Richard Tuttle, and Heinrich Holland are only some of the many scientists incorporated during this attention-grabbing assortment.

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Marland Billings married geologist and former student Katherine Stevens Fowler in 1938. They had one son. Marland Billings died on October 9, 1996, in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Marland Billings was an author of numerous scientific articles in international journals and professional volumes. He is also the author of the widely adopted textbook Structural Geology that was first published in 1942 but still used at colleges into the 1970s. He also was an author on the book Bedrock Geology of New Hampshire and of the state geological map of New Hampshire (1955).

Among his editorial work was the position of associate editor of Geology. ᨳ Bouma, Arnold H. (1932– ) Dutch Sedimentologist Unstable accumulations of sediments at the shelf edge and especially in submarine canyons can slide down the continental slope in essentially an underwater avalanche. This flow of unconsolidated debris is called a turbidity current or turbidite and it involves no movement of water, just material (sediments). During the Grand Banks Earthquake of 1929, such a turbidite was determined to have sped down the slope at 30 miles per hour as documented by sequential breaking of underwater telephone and telegraph cables.

He received honorary degrees from Harvard University, Yale University, and his alma matter, Queen’s University. He also received the Bigsby Medal and the Wollaston Medal from the Geological Society of London, the Penrose Medal from the Geological Society of America, the Roebling Medal from the Mineralogical Society of America, the Miller Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, the Hayden Medal from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and the Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal from the Royal Netherlands Academy.

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