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CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISITING GLACIERS William Herbert Hobbs 1911 1st ed Very Rare Hardcover No DJ Fine
By Hobbs, William Herbert
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New York, 1911, 1st edition. 301 pp, 34 photo plates, 140 b/w illustrations, index, plus 4 pp of advertisements. Handsome hardcover with. No dust jacket. Fine condition. Very rare.

An important scientific work on glaciers, written in language that the author believed 'will in the main be intelligible to the general reader as well as to the specialist in glaciology.' Brown hardcover with black lettering on spine and border on front cover.

Wikipedia: William Herbert Hobbs, Ph.D. (Worcester, Mass., July 2, 1864 – Ann Arbor, MI, January 1, 1953) was an American geologist.

Background and education: William Herbert Hobbs, geologist and leader of four expeditions to Greenland.

Career: He filled several positions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1889–1906). From 1886 to 1906 he served with the United States Geological Survey. He received his appointment as Professor of Geology, Aug. 6, 1906. He also taught at the University of Michigan (1906 - 1934).

Bibliography

  • Earthquakes: An Introduction to Seismic Geology (1907)

  • Characteristics of Existing Glaciers (1911)

  • Earth Features and their Meaning (1912).

  • The World War and Its Consequences (1919)

  • An Explorer-Scientist's Pilgrimage: the Autobiography of William Herbert Hobbs (1952)




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