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Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (May 28, 1807 – December 14, 1873), commonly known as Louis Agassiz, was a Swiss-born and European-trained biologist and geologist recognized as an innovative and prodigious scholar of Earth's natural history, with later American writings that have received scrutiny because of particular racial themes. [1]

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The Aare or Aar is a tributary of the High Rhine and the longest river that both rises and ends entirely within Switzerland.

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The Aargletschers, literally "Aare-Glaciers", are a system of glaciers located at the sources of the Aare river in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland.

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Acrodus is an extinct genus of cartilaginous fish from the Triassic.

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Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, according to the creation myths of the Abrahamic religions, were the first man and woman.

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In biology, an adaptation, also called an adaptive trait, is a trait with a current functional role in the life history of an organism that is maintained and evolved by means of natural selection.

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Agassiz (Martian crater)

Agassiz is an impact crater on Mars, named in honor of geologist Louis Agassiz(1807–1873).

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Agassiz Glacier

Agassiz Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.

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Agassiz Peak

Agassiz Peak is the second-highest mountain in the U.S. state of Arizona at.

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Agassiz, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Agassiz, also called Harvard North or "Area 8", is an unincorporated village of the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and as one of the thirteen sections (neighborhoods) that make up the City of Cambridge.

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The Agassizhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.

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Alexander Agassiz

Alexander Emmanuel Rodolphe Agassiz (December 17, 1835 – March 27, 1910), son of Louis Agassiz and stepson of Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, was an American scientist and engineer.

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Alexander von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic philosophy.

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Alpheus Hyatt

Alpheus Hyatt (April 5, 1838 – January 15, 1902) was an American zoologist and palaeontologist.

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Alpheus Spring Packard

Alpheus Spring Packard, Jr., LL.D. (February 19, 1839 – February 14, 1905) was an American entomologist and palaeontologist.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, frequently known as the American Academy, is one of the oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for policy research in the United States.

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole.

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Asa Gray

Asa Gray (November 18, 1810 – January 30, 1888) is considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century.

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Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.

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Asteroid belt

The asteroid belt is the region of the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceanic divisions, following the Pacific Ocean.

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Augustus Addison Gould

Augustus Addison Gould (April 23, 1805, New Ipswich, New Hampshire – September 15, 1866, Boston)Wyman J. (1903).

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Biel/Bienne (official bilingual wording;;; lang; lang) is a city in the district of the Biel/Bienne administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

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A biologist, or biological scientist, is a scientist who studies living organisms, often in the context of their environment.

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Bolca is a village in the Veneto, on the southern margin of the Italian Alps.

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The Bombyliidae are a family of flies.

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Book of Genesis

The Book of Genesis (from the Latin Vulgate, in turn borrowed or transliterated from Greek γένεσις, meaning "origin"; בְּרֵאשִׁית, Bərēšīṯ, "In beginning") is the first book of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh) and the Christian Old Testament.

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Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Botany, also called plant science(s) or plant biology, is the science of plant life and a branch of biology.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

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British Science Association

The British Science Association, formerly known as British Association for the Advancement of Science or the BA, (founded 1831) is a learned society with the object of promoting science, directing general attention to scientific matters, and facilitating interaction between scientific workers.

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Buzzards Bay

Buzzards Bay is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, in the Boston metropolitan area, situated directly north of the city of Boston proper, across the Charles River.

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Canton of Fribourg

The Canton of Fribourg is a canton of Switzerland.

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Cape Agassiz

Cape Agassiz is the east tip of Hollick-Kenyon Peninsula, a narrow ice-drowned spur extending east from the main mountain axis of Antarctic Peninsula between Mobiloil Inlet and Revelle Inlet.

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Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius

Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius (17 April 1794 – 13 December 1868) was a German botanist and explorer.

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Charles Darwin

Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

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Charles Doolittle Walcott

Charles Doolittle Walcott (March 31, 1850 – February 9, 1927) was an American paleontologist, administrator, running the Smithsonian Institute from 1907 to 1927, and geologist.

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Charlestown, Boston

Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

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Coccosteus ("Seed Bone") is an extinct genus of arthrodire placoderm.

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Comparative anatomy

Comparative anatomy is the study of similarities and differences in the anatomy of different species.

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Cornell University

Cornell University is an American private Ivy League and federal land-grant research university located in Ithaca, New York.

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Creationism is the religious belief that the Universe and life originated "from specific acts of divine creation."Gunn 2004, p. 9, "The Concise Oxford Dictionary says that creationism is 'the belief that the universe and living organisms originated from specific acts of divine creation.'" For young Earth creationists, this includes a biblical literalist interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative and the rejection of the scientific theory of evolution.

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The cryosphere (from the Greek κρύος kryos, "cold", "frost" or "ice" and σφαῖρα sphaira, "globe, ball") is those portions of Earth's surface where water is in solid form, including sea ice, lake ice, river ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, and frozen ground (which includes permafrost).

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Culture of Egypt

The culture of Egypt has thousands of years of recorded history.

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David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan (January 19, 1851 – September 19, 1931) was an American ichthyologist, educator, eugenicist, and peace activist.

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Desert tortoise

The desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii and Gopherus morafkai) are species of tortoise native to the Mojave desert and Sonoran desert of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and the Sinaloan thornscrub of northwestern Mexico.

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Doctor of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine (MD or DM), or in Medicinae Doctor, meaning "Teacher of Medicine", is a terminal degree for physicians and surgeons.

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Earl of Ellesmere

Earl of Ellesmere, of Ellesmere in the County of Shropshire (pronounced "Ells-mere"), is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Eastman Johnson

Eastman Johnson (July 29, 1824 – April 5, 1906) was an American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, with his name inscribed at its entrance.

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Echinoderm is the common name given to any member of the Phylum Echinodermata (from Ancient Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" and δέρμα, derma – "skin") of marine animals.

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Edward S. Morse

Edward Sylvester Morse (June 18, 1838 – December 20, 1925) was an American zoologist and orientalist.

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Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (née Cary) (December 5, 1822 – June 27, 1907) was an American educator, and the co-founder and first president of Radcliffe College.

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Elizabeth Philpot

Elizabeth Philpot (1780–1857) was an early 19th-century British fossil collector, amateur palaeontologist and artist who collected fossils from the cliffs around Lyme Regis in Dorset on the southern coast of England.

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Ernest Ingersoll

Ernest Ingersoll (March 13, 1852 – November 13, 1946) was a renowned American naturalist, writer and explorer.

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European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is a non-profit international union in the fields of Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

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Every Saturday

Every Saturday (1866–1874) was an American literary magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts, in the mid-19th century.

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Evolution is change in the heritable traits of biological populations over successive generations.

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Evolution of fish

The evolution of fish began about 530 million years ago during the Cambrian explosion.

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Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere

Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere KG, PC (1 January 1800 – 18 February 1857), known as Lord Francis Leveson-Gower until 1833, was a British politician, writer, traveller and patron of the arts.

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Franz Steindachner

Franz Steindachner (11 November 1834 in Vienna – 10 December 1919 in Vienna) was an Austrian zoologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist.

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Freshwater fish

Freshwater fish are those that spend some or all of their lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes, with a salinity of less than 0.05%.

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Genesis flood narrative

The Genesis flood narrative makes up chapters 6–9 in the Book of Genesis, in the Bible.

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Geological history of Earth

The geological history of Earth follows the major events in Earth's past based on the geologic time scale, a system of chronological measurement based on the study of the planet's rock layers (stratigraphy).

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Geological Society of London

The Geological Society of London (also known as the Geological Society) is a learned society based in the United Kingdom.

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A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth as well as the processes and history that have shaped it.

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Geology (from the Greek γῆ, gē, i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia, i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change.

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George Gliddon

George Robbins Gliddon (1809–1857) was an English-born American Egyptologist.

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Georges Cuvier

Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier (23 August 1769 – 13 May 1832), known as Georges Cuvier, was a French naturalist and zoologist, sometimes referred to as the "Father of paleontology".

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Glacial erratic

Indian Rock in the Village of Montebello, New York A glacial erratic is a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests.

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Glacial lake

A glacial lake is a lake with origins in a melted glacier.

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A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Glacier National Park (U.S.)

Glacier National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Montana, on the Canada–United States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

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Glaciology (from the Franco-Provençal language: glace, "ice"; or Latin: glacies, "frost, ice"; and Greek: λόγος, logos, "speech" lit. "study of ice") is the scientific study of glaciers, or more generally ice and natural phenomena that involve ice.

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Glarus (Glaris; Glarona; Glaruna) is the capital of the canton of Glarus in Switzerland.

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Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat; Grønland) is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), a school within Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology.

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Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.

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Hassler (vessel)

The United States Coast Survey Schooner Hassler was the first iron-hulled steamship used in the service of the U.S. Coast Survey.

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Haut-Vully is a municipality in the district of See in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.

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Heidelberg University

The Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Heidelberg University, Ruperto Carola) is a public research university located in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

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Henry Lee Higginson

Henry Lee Higginson (November 18, 1834 - November 14, 1919) was a noted American businessman and philanthropist.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.

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Horace-Bénédict de Saussure

Portrait of Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (after the picture by Juehl, in the Library at Geneva) Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (17 February 1740 – 22 January 1799) was a Swiss aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveller, often considered the founder of alpinism, and considered to be the first person to build a successful solar oven.

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Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller (10 October 1802 – 23/24 December 1856) was a self-taught Scottish geologist and writer, folklorist and an evangelical Christian.

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Ice age

An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.

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Ichthyology (from Greek: ἰχθύς, ikhthus, "fish"; and λόγος, logos, "study"), also known as Fish Science, is the branch of biology devoted to the study of fish.

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In philosophy, idealism is the group of philosophies which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial.

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Ignaz Döllinger

Ignaz Döllinger (27 May 1770 – 14 January 1841) was a German doctor, anatomist and physiologist and one of the first professors to understand and treat medicine as a natural science.

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Ignaz Venetz

Ignaz (Ignace) Venetz (1788 — 1859) was a Swiss engineer, naturalist, and glaciologist; as one of the first scientists to recognize glaciers as a major force in shaping the earth, he played a leading role in the foundation of glaciology.

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Impact crater

An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon, or other solid body in the Solar System or elsewhere, formed by the hypervelocity impact of a smaller body with the surface.

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Invertebrates are animals that neither possess nor develop a vertebrae (vertebral column), derived from the notochord.

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James Graham Cooper

James Graham Cooper (June 19, 1830 – July 19, 1902) was an American surgeon and naturalist.

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Jean de Charpentier

Jean de Charpentier or Johann von Charpentier (8 December 1786 – 12 December 1855) was a German-Swiss geologist who studied Swiss glaciers.

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Joel Asaph Allen

Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist, mammalogist and ornithologist.

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Johann Baptist von Spix


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Johann Jakob Kaup

Johann Jakob Kaup (April 10, 1803 - July 4, 1873) was a German naturalist.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.

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John Amory Lowell


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John Lawrence LeConte

John Lawrence LeConte (May 13, 1825 – November 15, 1883) was the most important American entomologist of the 19th century, responsible for naming and describing approximately half of the insect taxa known in the United States during his lifetime, - URL retrieved September 14, 2006 including some 5,000 species of beetles.

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Joseph LeConte

Joseph LeConte (alternative spelling: Joseph Le Conte) (February 26, 1823 – July 6, 1901) was a physician, geologist, professor at the University of California, Berkeley and early California conservationist.

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Josiah C. Nott

Josiah Clark Nott (March 31, 1804March 31, 1873) was an American physician and surgeon.

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Jura Mountains

The Jura Mountains are a sub-alpine mountain range located north of the Western Alps, mainly following the course of the France–Switzerland border.

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Karl Friedrich Schimper

Karl Friedrich Schimper (15 February 1803 – 21 December 1867) was a German botanist, naturalist and poet.

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Lake Agassiz

Lake Agassiz was a very large glacial lake located in the middle of the northern part of North America.

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Lake Neuchâtel

Lake Neuchâtel (Lac de Neuchâtel; Neuenburgersee) is a lake primarily in Romandy, Switzerland (French-speaking Switzerland).

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Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg is a large, lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, with its southern tip about north of the city of Winnipeg.

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Lausanne (Losanna, Losanna) is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of Vaud.

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Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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Linda Hall Library

The Linda Hall Library is a privately endowed American library of science, engineering and technology located in Kansas City, Missouri, sitting "majestically on a urban arboretum." It is the "largest independently funded public library of science, engineering and technology in North America" and "among the largest science libraries in the world.".

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List of geologists

A geologist is a contributor to the science of geology.

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List of minor planets/2001–3000

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List of monarchs of Prussia

The monarchs of Prussia were members of the House of Hohenzollern who were the hereditary rulers of the former German state of Prussia from its founding in 1525 as the Duchy of Prussia.

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Longhorn beetle

The longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae; also known as long-horned or longhorn beetles or longicorns) are a cosmopolitan family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body.

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Lowell Institute

The Lowell Institute is a United States educational foundation located in Boston, Massachusetts, providing both free public lectures, and also advanced lectures.

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (also referred to as LMU or the University of Munich, in German: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) is a public research university located in Munich, Germany.

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Maria Louise Baldwin

Maria Louise Baldwin (September 13, 1856 – January 9, 1922) was an African-American educator and civic leader born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research and education in biology, biomedicine and environmental science.

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Marine biology dredge

The marine biology dredge is used to sample organisms living on a rocky bottom or burrowing within the smooth muddy floor of the ocean (benthic) species).The dredge is pulled by a boat and operates at any depth on a cable or line (generally with a hydraulic winch). The dredge digs into the ocean floor and bring the animals to the surface where they are caught in a net that either follows behind or is a part of the digging apparatus. Early samplers did not have a closing device,and many organisms were washed out.This led to a mistaken impression that the deep-sea bed lacked species diversity. Later samplers devised by Howard L. Sanders and the Epibenthic sled designed by Robert Hessler showed that deep-sea bottoms are sometimes rich in soft-bottom benthic species. Image:Britannica Dredge and Dredging 15.jpg|Shallow-water dredge.Challenger expedition Image:ChallengerShallowDredge.jpg|Deep-water dredge.Challenger expedition Image:HarveySeasideBook.jpg|Using the dredge| Plate from The Seaside Book, William Henry Harvey. Image:EpibethicSled.gif|Epibenthic Sled Image: Albatross-ii.jpg| USS Albatross Dredges were an important research tool on this marine research vessel Image:Marine ecologists.jpg|Marine ecologists aboard a research ship and next to a dredge winch.

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Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System, after Mercury.

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Mary Anning

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England.

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Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

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The molluscs or mollusksSpelled mollusks in the USA, see reasons given in Rosenberg's; for the spelling mollusc see the reasons given by compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the Mollusca.

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Monogenism or sometimes monogenesis is the theory of human origins which posits a common descent for all human races.

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The Moon (in Greek: Selene, in Latin: Luna) is Earth's only natural satellite.

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A moraine is any glacially formed accumulation of unconsolidated glacial debris (soil and rock) that occurs in currently glaciated and formerly glaciated regions on Earth (i.e. a past glacial maximum), through geomorphological processes.

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Mount Agassiz (California)

Mount Agassiz, at, is one of the twenty highest peaks of California.

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Mount Agassiz (Utah)

Mount Agassiz is a peak of the Uinta Mountain Range in northeastern Utah.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

Mount Auburn Cemetery is the first rural cemetery in the United States, located on the line between Cambridge and Watertown in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, west of Boston.

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Museum of Comparative Zoology

The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name "The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology", often abbreviated simply to "MCZ", is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts (or MFA) in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the largest museums in the United States.

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Nathaniel Shaler

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (February 20, 1841, Newport, Kentucky – April 10, 1906, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American paleontologist and geologist who wrote extensively on the theological and scientific implications of the theory of evolution.

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Natural history

Natural history is the research and study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment, leaning more towards observational than experimental methods of study.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Old Red Sandstone

The Old Red Sandstone is an assemblage of rocks in the North Atlantic region largely of Devonian age.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston.

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Omni Parker House

The Omni Parker House is a historic hotel in Boston, Massachusetts built in 1927.

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Paleontology or palaeontology is the scientific study of life existent prior to, and sometimes including, the start of the Holocene Epoch roughly 11,700 years before present.

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Palisades (California Sierra)

The Palisades (or the Palisade Group) are a group of peaks in the central part of the Sierra Nevada in the U.S. state of California.

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Palmer Land

Palmer Land is that portion of the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica that lies south of a line joining Cape Jeremy and Cape Agassiz.

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Parable of the Sunfish

"The Parable of the Sunfish" is an anecdote with which Ezra Pound opens ABC of Reading, a 1934 work of literary criticism.

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Passalidae is a family of beetles known variously as "bessbugs", "bess beetles", "betsy beetles" or "horned passalus beetles".

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Penikese Island

Penikese Island is a island off the coast of Massachusetts, United States, in Buzzards Bay.

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The Plecoptera are an order of insects, commonly known as stoneflies.

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The Pleistocene (symbol PS) is the geological epoch which lasted from about 2,588,000 to 11,700 years ago, spanning the world's recent period of repeated glaciations.

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Polygenism is a theory of human origins positing that the human races are of different origins (polygenesis).

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Pterichthyodes is a genus of antiarch placoderm fishes from the Devonian period.

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Publius agassizi

Publius agassizi is a beetle of the family Passalidae, named in honor of Louis Agassiz.

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Punctuated equilibrium

Punctuated equilibrium (also called punctuated equilibria) is a theory in evolutionary biology which proposes that once species appear in the fossil record they will become stable, showing little net evolutionary change for most of their geological history.

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Quincy Adams Shaw

Quincy Adams Shaw (February 8, 1825June 12, 1908) was a Boston Brahmin investor and business magnate who was the first president of Calumet and Hecla Mining Company.

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Red River of the North

The Red River (Rivière rouge or Rivière Rouge du Nord, American English: Red River of the North) is a North American river.

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The Rhône (Rhône,; Rhone; Walliser German: Rotten; Rodano; Rôno; Ròse) is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in Switzerland, passing through Lake Geneva and running through southeastern France.

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Robert Gould Shaw II

Robert Gould Shaw II (sometimes referred to as RGS II) (June 16, 1872 — March 29, 1930) was a wealthy landowner and socialite of the leisure class in the greater Boston area of Massachusetts.

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Royal Society

The President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society for science and is possibly the oldest such society still in existence.

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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or Kungl.

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Samuel Hubbard Scudder

Samuel Hubbard Scudder (April 13, 1837 – May 17, 1911) was an American entomologist and palaeontologist.

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Saturday Club (Boston, Massachusetts)

The Saturday Club, established in 1855, was an informal monthly gathering in Boston, Massachusetts, of writers, scientists, philosophers, historians and others.

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Scientific Lazzaroni

The Scientific Lazzaroni is a self-mocking name adopted by Alexander Dallas Bache and his group of scientists who flourished before and up to the American Civil War.

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Scientific racism

Scientific racism is the use of scientific techniques and hypotheses to support or justify the belief in racism, racial inferiority, or racial superiority, or alternatively the practice of classifying individuals of different phenotypes into discrete races.

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Semitic root

The roots of verbs and most nouns in the Semitic languages are characterized as a sequence of consonants or "radicals" (hence the term consonantal root).

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Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

The Sierra Nevada (or,, snowy range) is a mountain range in the western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province.

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Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism.

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Slavery is a legal or economic system in which principles of property law can apply to humans so that people can be treated as property, and can be owned, bought and sold accordingly, and cannot withdraw unilaterally from the arrangement.

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Stephen Jay Gould

Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and historian of science.

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Strait of Magellan

The Strait of Magellan, also called the Straits of Magellan, is a navigable sea route separating mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south.

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Swiss Federal Council

The Federal Council is the seven-member executive council which constitutes the federal government of Switzerland and serves as the collective head of government and state of Switzerland.

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The Panda's Thumb (book)

The Panda's Thumb: More Reflections in Natural History (1980) is a collection of 31 essays by the Harvard University paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould.

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Uinta Mountains

The Uinta Mountains are an east-west trending chain of mountains in northeastern Utah extending slightly into southern Wyoming in the United States.

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University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) better known as FAU is a public research university in the cities of Erlangen and Nuremberg in Bavaria, Germany.

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University of Neuchâtel

The University of Neuchâtel (UniNE) is a French-speaking university in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

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University of Zurich

The University of Zurich (UZH, Universität Zürich), located in the city of Zürich, is the largest university in Switzerland, with over 26,000 students.

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William Buckland

William Buckland DD FRS (12 March 1784 – 14 August 1856) was an English theologian who became Dean of Westminster.

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William James

William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.

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William Stimpson

William Stimpson (February 14, 1832 – May 26, 1872) was a noted American scientist.

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Wollaston Medal

The Wollaston Medal is a scientific award for geology, the highest award granted by the Geological Society of London.

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Xylocrius agassizi

Xylocrius agassizi is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae.

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