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Arthur Starr Eakle
EAKLE, Arthur Starr.

EAKLE, Arthur Starr.
(1862 - 1931)

(Born: Washington, D.C., U.S.A., 27 July 1862; Died: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., 5 July 1931) American mineralogist.

Eakle received his doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Munich in 1896. He came to Berkeley in 1900, becoming assistant professor in 1903, associate professor in 1913, full professor in 1919 and professor emeritus in 1929. Eakle contributed to mineralogical science by the discovery of new minerals. He was highly esteemed by the mineralogists of the world, and was a member of the Mineralogical Society of America and its president in 1925. He died while studying the minerals of Hawaii.

Biographical references: ABA: I 479, 184-185. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. Internet search. WBI. Who Was Who in America.

1. English, 1904 [First edition].
Mineral Tables | For The Determination Of Minerals By | Their Physical Properties. | By | Arthur S. Eakle, Ph.D., | Assistant Professor of Mineralogy, University of California. | First Edition. | First Thousand. | New York: | John Wiley & Sons. | London: Chapman & Hall, Limited. | 1904.

8: [i]-iii, [1], [1]-73, [1] p., index, tables throughout. Page size: 228 x 148 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [iii], "Introduction."; [1 pg], Blank; [1]-7. "Mineral Tables."-description of physical properties.; [8], Blank; 9, "Analytical Key."; 10-69, Tables of the physical properties of minerals, first ordered by streak then the color of the mineral.; [70], Blank; 71-73, "Index."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. These Tables provide information on the prominent physical characters so that an unknown sample could be identified. They were made for practical determination, so for the most part, only the most common species are listed. To perfect the text, Charles Palache used the manuscript during his summer course of mineralogy, taught at the University of California in 1903. The book was popular and widely used in colleges and universities of The United States, being reissued many times to at least 1918 with no changes to the text.

Bibliographical references: BL [07107.k.21.]. NUC: 154, 78-79.

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