Published Papers and Addresses of John Campbell Merriam

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BEFORE Dr. John C. Merriam became president of the Carnegie Institution, Washington, in 1920, he was for many years professor of palaeontology and historical geology in the University of California at Berkeley. During that period he devoted special attention to the fossil vertebrates occurring in the coastal region of the western United States, and made many notable discoveries, which he described chiefly in the publications of the University and of the California Academy of Sciences. His scattered papers have now been collected and reprinted, with some addresses and more popular writings, in four handsome volumes, which are issued by the Carnegie Institution. They are admirably edited, with references to the source and original pagination of each paper; and when they are reduced from the quarto form many of the plates are subdivided to maintain the size of the figures. The reprints are arranged under several subject headings, and a bibliographical list in chronological order is appended to the fourth volume just before the index.

Published Papers and Addresses of John Campbell Merriam

Vol. 1. Pp. viii + 666. Vol. 2. Pp. vi + 667–1288. Vol. 3. Pp. viii + 1289–1944. Vol. 4. Pp. viii + 1945–2672. (Publication No. 500.) (Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution, 1938.)

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W., A. Published Papers and Addresses of John Campbell Merriam. Nature 143, 918–919 (1939) doi:10.1038/143918a0

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