Robert Jameson

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Naixement 11 de juliol de 1774
Leith
Mort 19 d'abril de 1854 (79 anys)
Edimburg
Alma mater Universitat d'Edimburg
Ocupació ornitòleg i catedràtic d'universitat
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El Professor Robert Jameson per Sir John Steell
Tomba de Robert Jameson al Warriston Cemetery

Professor Robert Jameson, FRS FRSE (11 de juliol de 1774 – 19 d'abril de 1854) va ser un naturalista i mineralòleg escocès. Va ser Regius Professor a la Universitat d'Edinburgh durant 50 anys, Jameson va ser professor de geologia de Charles Darwin.

Biografia[modifica | modifica el codi]

Jameson nasqué a Leith.[1] A la Universitat d'Edimburg estudià medicina, botànica química i història natural.

Cap a 1793, Jameson es centrà en la geologia i la mineralogia.

Publicacions[modifica | modifica el codi]

  • (1798) The Mineralogy of the Shetland Islands and of Arran.
  • (1800) Mineralogy of the Scottish Isles.
  • (1804) System of Mineralogy.
  • (1805) Mineralogical Description of Scotland, vol. i, part I.
  • (1809) Elements of Geognosy.
  • (1813) Mineralogical Travels through the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland Islands.
  • (1821) Manual of Mineralogy.
  • With James Wilson and Hugh Murray, (1830) Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in Africa, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time: with illustrations of the geology, mineralogy, and zoology. With a map; plans of the routes of Park, and of Denham and Clapperton; several engravings. First published in the Edinburgh Cabinet Library, 1830.

Referències[modifica | modifica el codi]

  1. «Former RSE Fellows 1783–2002». Royal Society of Edinburgh. [Consulta: 19 setembre 2010].
  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography, volume II, ( New York, Scribner's, 1981)
  • Encyclopædia Britannica, vol 12, ( London, William Benton, 1964)
  • Birse, Ronald M, Science at the University of Edinburgh 1583–1993, (Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1994)
  • Devlin-Thorp, Sheila, Scotland's Cultural Heritage, (Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1981)
  • Gillispie, Charles Clouston (ed.), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol vii, (New York, Scribner's, 1972)
  • Grant, Alexander, The Story of the University of Edinburgh During its First 300 Years, vol.2, (London, Longmans, Green & Co, 1884)
  • Seymour Fort, G. (1918) Dr Jameson. London: Hurst and Blackett, Ltd., Paternoster House, E.C. – Biography of Sir Leander Starr Jameson, which notes that Starr's '...chief Gamaliel, however, was a Professor Grant, a man of advanced age, who had been a pupil of his great-uncle, the Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh.' (p. 53).
  •  Aquest article incorpora text d'una publicació que es troba actualment al domini públic«Jameson, Robert (1774-1854)». A: Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography. 29. Londres: Smith, Elder & Co, 1892. 
  • See University of Edinburgh Library Special Collections Division: Robert Jameson's Papers; Sources of Biographical History are derived from the University of Edinburgh webpages [1].

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