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Volcanic Studies1

Nature volume 101, pages 126128 (18 April 1918) | Download Citation



THE death of Tempest Anderson in 1913, when returning from a voyage to the volcanoes of the East, removed a very familiar figure from scientific circles. For years he had made a special study of recent volcanoes, and as he was a very highly appreciated lecturer and delighted to expound his subject to popular audiences, there were very few who take an interest in geology and geography who had not had the pleasure of listening to him. He was a skilful and enthusiastic photographer, and his lectures were illustrated with beautiful lantern slides; hence it is probably correct to say that no one did more to inform the public on the subject of volcanoes during the twenty years before his death. At the Royal Geographical Society, the Geological Society, the British Association, and many local societies he was always sure of a warm welcome; and his lectures, racy with humour and crowded with adventure, were always, counted among the principal features of the session's programme.

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