William Barton Rogers, Founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Feb 11, 2018 - 74 pages
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Henry Darwin Rogers, an American geologist, born in Phila delphia in 1809, became professor of physical sciences in Dickinson College, Carlisle, in 1831, and afterward professor of geology in the University of Pennsylvania, which office he held for many years. He began his active geological labors with the survey of the State of New Jersey, and in 1835 published a report and geological map of the State. He then entered on his great work, the survey of Pennsylvania, in which, with some interruptions, he was occu pied until 1856, publishing during the first years annual reports of progress which make together a large 8vo volume. His final report on the geology of Pennsylvania, in two large volumes, 4to.

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