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Edward Salisbury Dana
Edward Salisbury Dana (November 16 1849–June 16 1935) was an American mineralogist and physicist. He made important contributions to the study of minerals, especially in the field of crystallography.
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Life and Career
E. S. Dana was the son of the geologist and mineralogist James Dwight Dana. He graduated from Yale College in 1870, and then after two years with George J. Brush at the Sheffield Scientific School, spent another two years studying in Heidelberg and Vienna, specializing in crystal optics and crystallography. He then returned to Yale to take his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, and to teach physics, while researching and publishing mainly in the field of mineralogy.
Dana became an editor of the American Journal of Science in 1875 and continued to direct it until 1926. He was an elected member of scientific societies in Austria, Mexico, Russia, England, Scotland, and acroos the United States.
From the Memorial by William F. Ford, published in American Mineralogist, 1936
Dana's two most important publications were his Textbook of Mineralogy (1877) and the monumental sixth edition of his father's System of Mineralogy (1892).
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