Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918

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Birth 1843-05-06
Death 1918-05-01
Americans
English

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William Morris Davis (1850-1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography." Grove Karl Gilbert, also known as G.K. Gilbert, was an American geologist. In 1871 he joined George M. Wheeler's geographical survey as its first geologist. He then joined the Powell Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1874, becoming Powell's primary assistant, and stayed with the survey until 1879.

From the description of Letter from Grove Karl Gilbert to [William Morris] Davis, 1892? October 4. (Southern Methodist University). WorldCat record id: 463483652

Epithet: American geologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000688.0x000264

One of America's most famous geologists, G.K. Gilbert's studies included stratigraphy, geomorphology, structural geology. He was a geologist with the Powell and Wheeler Surveys (1871-1878), and then worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, 1879-1918. In addition, in 1898 he was one of three U.S. Geological Survey scientists who accompanied the Harriman Expedition to Alaska.

From the description of Letters to G.K. Gilbert on the occasion of his 75th birthday, May 6, 1918. $f 1918. (US Geological Survey, Denver). WorldCat record id: 29748856

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  • Slopes (Physical geography)

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