The amateur in Lake District geology
  • 【摘要】

    The contribution made by amateurs to the geology of the Lake District is analysed with reference to six men-Jonathan Jonathan Otley (1766-1856), John Bolton (1790-1873), John Ruthven (1793-1868), John... 展开>>The contribution made by amateurs to the geology of the Lake District is analysed with reference to six men-Jonathan Jonathan Otley (1766-1856), John Bolton (1790-1873), John Ruthven (1793-1868), John Postlethwaite (1840-1925), Charles Edmonds (1885-1964) and Edgar Shackleton (1903-1991). All six qualify for amateur status in terms of the simple definition of 'amateur' as one who has a love for the subject and pursues it as a pastime. Nevertheless all made significant contributions and made their mark as local experts. The main reasons for their success included early introduction to geology in childhood, long periods o field observations, opportunities to supplement their income from geology, links and contacts with professional geologists, the availability for contact and publication through local societies and a conviction to 'popularize' geology. None became 'establishment' figures, but all were influential in pioneering geological discovery in the area. 收起<<

  • 【作者】

    R. Alan Smith 

  • 【刊期】

    Proceedings of the Geologists' Association SCI 2003年4期

  • 【语种】

    eng