Ansted, David Thomas
Born: Feb 05, 1814 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 66 years of age.
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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