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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 8 0 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- (search)
Beardslee, Lester Anthony, 1836- Naval officer; born in Little Falls, N. Y., Feb. 1, 1836; was graduated at the Naval Academy in 1856; brought the Confederate steam-sloop Florida, captured off Bahia, Brazil, to the United States as prize master in 1864; and while in command of the Jamestown in 1879, discovered, surveyed, and named Glacier Bay, Alaska; promoted rear-admiral in 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Muir, John 1838- (search)
Muir, John 1838- Naturalist; born in Dunbar, Scotland, April 21, 1838; was educated in Scotland and at the University of John Muir Wisconsin. In 1879 he went to Alaska and located nearly seventy glaciers among the Sierra peaks where the leading geologists thought there were none. He spent twenty years in Alaska and discovered Glacier Bay and the great glacier to which his name has been given. He is the author of The Mountains of California, and of about 150 articles on the natural history of the Pacific coast, Alaska, etc., and editor of Picturesque California.
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 23: 1871-1872: Aet. 64-65. (search)
ervations in Europe, in North America, and in Brazil seemed here to have their closing chapter. With these facts in his mind, he did not fail to pause before Glacier Bay, noted for its immense glacier, which seems, as seen from the main channel, to plunge sheer down into the waters of the bay. A boat party was soon formed to acclock, just as moonlight was fading before the dawn, and the mountains were touched with the coming day, the reveille was sounded for those who were to return to Glacier Bay. This time Agassiz divided his force so that they could act independently of each other, though under a general plan laid out by him. M. de Pourtales and Dr. n its merciless mill, and then sends them down, a fructifying soil, to the wooded shore below. Agassiz would gladly have stayed longer in the neighborhood of Glacier Bay, and have made it the central point of a more detailed examination of the glacial phenomena in the Strait. But the southern winter was opening, and already gav
in New York, 663; in Penikese, 774; in western prairies, 664; in South America, 694, 712, 716, 722, 729, 735. Glacial submarine dykes, 448. Glacial phenomena, 439, 445-447, 574; lectures on, 430, 774. Glacial work, gift from king of of Prussia toward, 349; Systeme glaciaire, published, 399. Glacial theory, 263, 296; opposition from Buch, 264; from Humboldt, 268, 344, 345, 347; Studer's acceptance of, 295; √Čtudes sur les glaciers, published, 295; Humboldt's later views, 315. Glacier Bay, 723, 725; moraine, 729. Glaciers first researches, 261; renewed, 262, 287; blue bands, 292, 322; advance, 294, 352, 365; Hugi's cabin, 294; of the Aar, 298, 317, 319, 349, 357, 364, 396; in the winter, 317; the Rosenlaui, 317; boring, 321; glacier wells, 322; caves of the Viescher, 324; capillary fissures, 351; formation of crevasses, 353; sundials, 355; topographical survey, 355; stratification of neve , 357; new work, 364. Glaciers in Strait of Magellan, 720, 721, 723, 733, 742,