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Ansted, David Thomas

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Born: 1814 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Geologist

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1814 - Born in London on the 5th of February.

1839 - He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and after taking his degree of M.A.

1840 - He was elected professor of geology in King's College, London.

1844 - He became a fellow of the Royal Society.

         - His other published works include Geology, introductory, descriptive, & practical.

1845 - The Geologist's Text-Book.

1847 - He was vice-secretary of the Geological Society.

1848 - Syllabus of lectures on mineralogy, geology, and practical geology.

1849 - Dr. Ansted's Gold-Seekers Manual attempted to improve the prospects of emigrants to the California gold rush.

1850 - An elementary course of geology, mineralogy, and physical geography.

1853 - Ansted was one of the earlier geologists to identify the rich bituminous coal seams which lay in southern West Virginia in the United States, where he invested in land.

         - The Great Stone Book of Nature.

1860 - Dr. Ansted exchanged correspondence with Charles Darwin.

1865 - The applications of geology to the arts and manufactures.

1868 - Dr. Ansted became an Examiner in Physical Geography to the Science and Art Department of King's College.

1880 - Died at Melton near Woodbridge in Suffolk, England on the 13th of May.

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