Grove Karl Gilbert
A Great Engine of ResearcheBook - 2007
As Stephen Pyne reveals in his biography, few other scientists can match Grove Karl Gilbert's range of talents. A premier explorer of the American West who made major contributions to the cascade of new discoveries about the earth, Gilbert described two novel forms of mountain building, invented the concept of the graded stream, inaugurated modern theories of lunar origin, helped found the science of geomorphology, and added to the canon of conservation literature.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, Ă2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 306 pages) : illustrations, map