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Encyclopedia > Parker Cleaveland

Parker Cleaveland (1780-1858) was an American geologist and mineralogist, born in Rowley, Massachusetts. A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology, studying the physical structure and processes of the Earth and planets of the solar system (see planetary geology). ... Mineralogy is an earth science that involves the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals. ... Settled: 1638 â€“ Incorporated: 1639 Zip Code(s): 01969 â€“ Area Code(s): 351 / 978 Official website: http://www. ...


He was identified with the early progress of the natural sciences. He graduated from Harvard in 1799, was tutor in mathematics there from 1803 to 1805, was chosen professor of mathematics and natural philosophy and lecturer on chemistry and mineralogy in Bowdoin College  —  a position which he retained until his death, although many professorships in other colleges and the presidency of his own were offered to him. The lunar farside as seen from Apollo 11 Natural science is the rational study of the universe via rules or laws of natural order. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, known today as the father of geometry; shown here in a detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. ... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A professor giving a lecture The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Chemistry (from Greek χημεία khemeia[1] meaning alchemy) is the science of matter at the atomic to molecular scale, dealing primarily with collections of atoms, such as molecules, crystals, and metals. ... Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college, founded in 1794, located in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. ...


He gathered a valuable collection of minerals and published a treatise on Mineralogy and Geology (1816; third edition, 1856), which earned for him the title "Father of American Mineralogy." A treatise is a formal, systematic written analysis of a certain subject, more lengthy than an essay. ...


 
 

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