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Encyclopedia > Joseph Barclay Pentland
Medallion of Joseph Barclay Pentland, by Pierre Jean David
Medallion of Joseph Barclay Pentland, by Pierre Jean David

Joseph Barclay Pentland (1797-1873) was an Irish geographer, natural scientist, and traveler. Born in Ireland, Pentland was educated at Armagh. He also studied in Paris, and worked with Georges Cuvier. A medallion is a piece of metal, usually carved or engraving, that is used as a medal, or worn on the body as a special symbol. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calaber). ... A geographer is a crazy psycho whose area of study is geocrap, the pseudoscientific study of Earths physical environment and human habitat and the study of boring students to death. ... The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the study of the physical, nonhuman aspects of the Earth and the universe around us. ... Travel is the transport of people on a trip or journey. ... Armagh is a city in Northern Ireland, the capital of County Armagh. ... , The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city, with the skyscrapers of La Défense business district 5 kilometres behind. ... Georges Cuvier Baron Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert Cuvier (August 23, 1769 - May 13, 1832) was a French naturalist and zoologist. ...

With Woodbine Parish, Pentland surveyed a large part of the Bolivian Andes between 1826 and 1827. He published his Report on Bolivia in 1827. From 1836 to 1839, he served as British consul-general in Bolivia. He corresponded with Charles Darwin and William Buckland. Sir Woodbine Parish (September 14, 1796—August 16, 1882) was a British diplomat and traveler. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Computer generated image of the Andes, made from a digital elevation model with a resolution of 30 arcseconds The Andes is a vast mountain range forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Consul (abbrev. ... In his lifetime Charles Darwin gained international fame as an influential scientist examining controversial topics. ... William Buckland (12 March 1784 - 24 August 1856) was a prominent English geologist and palaeontologist who wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, a proponent of Old Earth creationism and Flood geology who later became convinced by the glaciation theory of Louis Agassiz. ...

Named after Pentland

Pentlandite is a iron-nickel sulfide, (Fe,Ni)9S8. ... Pentland is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern part of the Moon, and it appears foreshortened when viewed from the Earth. ... Bulk composition of the moons mantle and crust estimated, weight percent Oxygen 42. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ... In biology, binomial nomenclature is a standard convention used for naming species. ...


  • (English) Mineral names
  • (English) The Darwin Correspondence Online Database

Further reading

  • Sarjeant, W.A.S. and Delair, J.B., "Joseph Pentland: a forgotten pioneer in the osteology of fossil marine reptiles," Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society, 1976, pp. 12-16.
  • Sarjeant, W.A.S. and Delair, J.B., "An Irishman in Cuvier’s laboratory. The letters of Joseph Pentland, 1820-1832," Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History, Historical Series, vol. 6, no. 7, 1979, pp. 245-319.
  • Sarjeant, W.A.S., "Joseph Pentland’s early geological and geographical work in Bolivia and Peru," in S. Figueiroa and M. Lopes (eds.), Geological sciences in Latin America. Scientific relations and exchanges. (Papers presented at the XVII INHIGEO Congress, Campinas, SP, Brazil, July 19-25, 1993). Campinas Brazil: Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Instituto de Geociencias, pp. 11-27.



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