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Forbes, James David (1809–1868), physicist and geologist

R. N. Smart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Physics. 2943 words.

Forbes, James David (1809–1868), physicist and geologist, was born on 20 April 1809 at 86 George Street, Edinburgh, youngest son and sixth child of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, seventh...

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Fox, Robert Were (1789–1877), geologist and physicist

Denise Crook.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Physics. 868 words.

Fox, Robert Were (1789–1877), geologist and physicist, was born on 26 April 1789 in Falmouth, Cornwall, the eldest son of Robert Were Fox (1754–1818) and his wife, Elizabeth (1768–1849),...

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Joly, John (1857–1933), geologist and physicist

H. H. Dixon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere; Physics. 1553 words.

Joly, John (1857–1933), geologist and physicist, was born at Holywood, King's county, Ireland, on 1 November 1857, the third and youngest son of John Plunket Joly, rector of Clonbulloge,...

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Riddell, John Leonard

John Duffy.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics; Geology and the Lithosphere; Botany. 1260 words.

Riddell, John Leonard (20 February 1807–07 October 1865), botanist, microscopist, and geologist, was born in Leyden, Massachusetts, the son of John Riddell and Lephe Gates. Riddell’s...

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Roberts, Isaac (1829–1904), geologist and astronomer

H. P. Hollis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1614 words.

Roberts, Isaac (1829–1904), geologist and astronomer, was born on 27 January 1829 at Groes, near Denbigh, north Wales, the son of William Roberts, a farmer. When he was only six the family...

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Shoemaker, Gene

Carolyn S. Shoemaker.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1381 words.

Shoemaker, Gene (28 April 1928–18 July 1997), geologist and planetary scientist, was born Eugene Merle Shoemaker in Los Angeles, California, to George Estel Shoemaker, teacher, farmer,...

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