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Frederic W. Harmer: A Scientific Biography


  • Harmer's historic geological photographic collection (40 black and white images)

  • Harmer's pioneer studies of East Anglia's Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits

  • Harmer's pioneer reconstruction of Ice Age atmospheric circulation patterns


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John A. Kington
    Pages 1-3
  3. John A. Kington
    Pages 5-13
  4. John A. Kington
    Pages 15-61
  5. John A. Kington
    Pages 63-81
  6. John A. Kington
    Pages 83-86
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 87-97

About this book


Comprising the first definitive account of the geological and palaeometeorological studies made by the British geologist, Frederic W. Harmer (1835-1924) this book contributes a previously missing chapter to the history of science. The main objective of the author is to ensure that the scientific work of Harmer, which unfortunately has been widely neglected or forgotten, becomes more generally known and acknowledged. The balance of this deficiency will be redressed by bringing to light in this volume his contributions to the history of science to an audience of academic and lay readers of the current literature.


East Anglian Crags Glacial Landforms Palaeometeorology Pleistocene Epoch Pliocene Epoch

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Frederic W. Harmer: A Scientific Biography
  • Authors John A. Kington
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Environ., Security, Develop.,Peace
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-07703-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-07704-8
  • Series ISSN 2193-3162
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-3170
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 97
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
    History of Science
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