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Becker, George Ferdinand

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1919 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Geologist


1847 - Born on the 5th of January in New York City.

1868 - He was graduated at Harvard University.

1875 - Instructor of mining and metallurgy in the University of California.

1879 - Became connected with the United States Geological Survey.

         - Placed in charge of the California division of geology.

1880 - Appointed special agent of the 10th census.

1882 - Appointed special agent in charge of the investigation of the precious-metal industries.

1885 - Wrote "Geometrical Form of Volcanic Cones".

         - Notes on the Stratigraphy of California.

1886 - "Cretaceous Metamorphic Rocks of California.

         -  A Theorein of Maximum Dissipativity, which is a new fundamental law of mechanics.

         -  A New Law of Thermo-Chemistry, which embraces the previously known laws of this science and makes an important addition to them.

1919 - Died on the 20th of April, Washington, D.C.


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