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Letters and Extracts from the Addresses and Occasional Writings of J. Beete Jukes, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S.

Letters and Extracts from the Addresses and Occasional Writings of J. Beete Jukes, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S.

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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108030991

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  • The geologist Joseph Beete Jukes (1811–1869) studied at Cambridge under Adam Sedgwick (1785–1873). Between 1839 and 1846, he participated in expeditions to the coasts of Newfoundland, Australia and New Guinea. This posthumous book, edited by Jukes' sister and published in 1871, contains selected highlights from Jukes' professional and personal writings. After a short biographical sketch, the material is arranged chronologically, beginning with Newfoundland and Australia and then focusing on Britain and Ireland, where Jukes was involved with national geological surveys. Linking passages by the editor explain the contexts of the pieces, and the book includes a list of Jukes' publications. Jukes lived during an exciting period that saw far-reaching discoveries and advances in his field, and his energy and enthusiasm permeates even his technical communications. Modern readers, like the original audience, will form a vivid impression of Jukes' lively personality, his 'penetrating glance and his sturdy step'.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108030991
    • length: 622 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introductory note
    Early life, 1811–1837
    1838
    1839
    Newfoundland Survey, 1839
    1840, 1841
    Surveying expedition to Torres Straits, 1842
    1843
    Second cruise, 1843
    1844
    1845
    Geological Survey of England, 1846
    1847
    1848
    Letters to Dr. Ingleby and other relatives
    1849
    1850
    Irish Survey, 1851
    1852
    1853
    1854
    1855
    1856
    1858
    1859 to 1869
    Chronological list of works and publications.

  • Author

    Joseph Beete Jukes

    Editor

    C. A. Browne

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