David L Meyer; R A Davis's A sea without fish : life in the Ordovician sea of the PDF

By David L Meyer; R A Davis

ISBN-10: 0253351987

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Harper, a n o t h e r m e m b e r of the C i n c i n n a t i S c h o o l , it is reported that Wetherby was a p p o i n t e d professor of n a t u r a l history at the t h e n n e w University of C i n c i n nati in 1870 a n d stayed there six years. However, a c c o r d i n g to the University of C i n c i n n a t i R e c o r d of M i n u t e s N o . 2, a v o l u m e in the archives of the University of C i n c i n n a t i , W e t h e r b y ' s t i m e at the university b e g a n in the a u t u m n of 1877, a n d he is listed as "Ass't.

M o r e o v e r , a l u c k y f e w w e n t from h u m b l e , a m a t e u r b e g i n n i n g s i n the C i n c i n n a t i area t o b e c o m e respected m e m b e r s of t h e g e o l o g i c a n d p a l e o n t o l o g i c profession as a w h o l e . B u t e v e n they b e g a n as l o c a l a m a t e u r s . F o u r t h , there i s a t i m e - a n d - p l a c e c o m p o n e n t . T h e C i n c i n n a t i S c h o o l o f Paleontology w a s e s s e n t i a l l y a p h e n o m e n o n o f t h e p e r i o d b e t w e e n the A m e r i c a n C i v i l W a r a n d shortly after t h e s u c c e e d i n g t u r n o f t h e c e n t u r y .

H o w ever, his e x t e n s i v e record o f p u b l i c a t i o n s i n c l u d e s s c i e n t i f i c p a p e r s o n r e p resentatives o f a l m o s t e v e r y m a j o r g r o u p o f i n v e r t e b r a t e s ; n o t o n l y t h e o n e s m e n t i o n e d a b o v e , but also, a n n e l i d w o r m s , b r a c h i o p o d s , m o l l u s c s , s p o n g e s , a n d trilobites. (Bassler 1945; B e c k e r 1938; B r a d s h a w 1989; B r a n d t a n d D a v i s 2007; Byers 2001; C a s t e r 1951,1981, 1982; C r o n e i s 1963; C u f f e y , D a v i s , a n d U t g a a r d 2002; M e r r i l l 1924; S h e r b o r n 1940; S h i d e l e r [1952] 2002; U l r i c h 1891.

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