Matthew Forster Heddle

By Hamish Johnston

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An account, by his great-great-grandson, of Professor Matthew Heddle (1828-97, a larger-than-life character and one of Scotland's most famous mineralogists.

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Professor Matthew Heddle (1828-97) was a larger-than-life character, a renowned academic and one of Scotland's most famous mineralogists. His rich legacy includes: Encyclopaedia Britannica 9th edition (section on Mineralogy) A fossil fish Heddleichthys A mineral named after him (Mattheddleite) A summary of the Mineralogy of Scotland (published posthumously) 55 scientific papers 5,700 specimens from his collection now housed in the National Museum of Scotland and the National Museums Collection Centre. 10 children This book, by Heddle's great-great-grandson, is not an account of his scientific work but is about Heddle the man; it provides a much fuller picture of him than anything that has appeared before.

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Format Paperback
Imprint National Museums of Scotland Enterprises - Publishing
Publication Date 3 Jun 2015
ISBN 9781905267989
Number of Pages 200

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