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William Ebenezer Ford
FORD, William Ebenezer.

FORD, William Ebenezer.
(1878 - 1939)

(Born: Westville, Connecticut, U.S.A., 18 February 1878; Died: ??, 23 March 1939) American mineralogist.

Biographical references: World Who's Who in Science: 588.

1. English, 1912 [5th Text Revision].
Dana's Manual | Of Mineralogy | For The Student Of Elementary Miner- | alogy, The Mining Engineer, The | Geologist, The Prospector, | The Collector, Etc. | By William E. Ford | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Thirteenth Edition, | Entirely Revised and Rewritten | New York | John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | London: Chapman & Hall, Limited | 1912.

8: 460 p., 357 illus., 10 plates.

Scarce. In 1912, William E. Ford [1878-1939] completely revised and rewrote the text. This text was then reissued as the 13th edition until 1928, when Ford revised the text for a 14th edition. In 1938, Cornelius S. Hurlbut [1906-     ] again revised the text, and it was issued as the "Fifteenth Edition" in 1941.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 132, 180-90.

2. English, 1915 [6th edition, appendix 3].
Third Appendix | To The | Sixth Edition | Of | Dana's System Of Mineralogy | By | William E. Ford | Assistant Professor Of Mineralogy, Sheffield Scientific School Of | Yale University | Completing the Work to 1915 | New York | John Wiley & Sons | London: Chapman & Hall, Limited | 1915.

[2], [i]-xiii, [1], 1-87, [1] p., biblio., illus.o signiature marks indicated. Page size: 260 x 165 mm.

Contents: [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], Publisher's list of works concerning Dana's Mineralogies.; [i-ii], Title page, verso "Copyright, 1915, | By | Edward S. Dana. | ..."; iii-iv, "Prefactory Note."-dated 1 June 1915.; v-vii, "Introduction. | [rule] | Bibliography."; [viii], Blank; ix-xiii, "Classified List Of New Names."; [1 pg], Blank.; 1-87, "Appendix III."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. All new minerals described between January 1, 1909 to January 1, 1915 are included. Of these about sixty are new species. The most important developement during this period was the use of X-rays as a means to study the molecular structure of crystals.

A Text-Book of Mineralogy with an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and Physical Mineralogy by Edward Salisbury Dana ... Third edition, revised and enlarged by William E. Ford. (New York, 1922 and other editions).
See under: Dana, Edward Salisbury.

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