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The Real McKay free pdf Alexander McKay, a self-educated explorer who rose to the position of Government Geologist, is the folk hero of New Zealand geology. He was a key figure in laying the foundations for the high reputation New Zealand geological science enjoys internationally. He was also a pioneer of the telephoto lens and photomicrography. This is the first biography of the Scots immigrant (1863) who made over 100,000 fossil collections during his career. McKay explored and reported on many regions of the country and was the first geologist anywhere to document horizontal movement during an earthquake. His ideas about mountain-building laid the foundations for advanced thinking by the next generation and the birth of the discipline of neo-tectonics.

About Graham Bishop

As Regional Geologist with the New Zealand Geological Survey, Graham Bishop spent much of his career in the footsteps of Alexander McKay, who always seemed to have been there first, notably in Fiordland, the Routeburn and Matukituki and South and Central Otago. He has a strong interest in environmental issues, and has been a member of the Mt Aspiring National Park Board and the Kawarau River Conservation Tribunal.. Formerly a leading mountaineer, he still enjoys walking and visiting the mountains when possible. As well as many scientific papers and much non-fiction, he has written poetry and fiction. This is his seventh book.

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Author : Graham Bishop
Publisher : Otago University Press
Data Published : 01 November 2008
ISBN : 1877372226
EAN : 9781877372223
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 252 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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