The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State

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From its origin in 1859 when earth science courses were first offered in the agricultural program, to the establishment of the School of Mines in 1890 with its single major in mining engineering, to the creation of a College of Mineral Industries by Dean Edward Steidle in the 1930s, and up to the present as a comprehensive College dedicated to the study of the entire earth, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University has been at the cutting ...

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Overview

From its origin in 1859 when earth science courses were first offered in the agricultural program, to the establishment of the School of Mines in 1890 with its single major in mining engineering, to the creation of a College of Mineral Industries by Dean Edward Steidle in the 1930s, and up to the present as a comprehensive College dedicated to the study of the entire earth, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University has been at the cutting edge in advancing knowledge.

Will Miller's history of the College charts the evolution of one of the uniquely structured colleges in the American university system. The College has long recognized that the success of its teaching and research programs rests squarely on the abilities of its faculty. Dr. Miller therefore emphasizes the work of individual faculty members in each of the disciplines of the College and reveals the strong interaction between teaching and research and its benefits to students.

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Thorough documentation of the evolution of a uniquely structured college and of the work of individual faculty members in each discipline. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271007960
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

E. Willard Miller is Professor of Geography and Associate Dean for Resident Instruction Emeritus at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also the author of many books, including Manufacturing (Penn State, 1978) and Physical Geography (1986).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1 The Evolution of the College
1 The Beginning 3
2 The Creation of a School of Mineral Industries 19
3 The Modern College of Earth and Mineral Sciences 51
4 Interdisciplinary Research 103
Pt. 2 Programs of the College
5 The Department of Geography 133
6 The Department of Geosciences 161
7 The Department of Materials Science and Engineering 203
Ceramic Science and Engineering 204
Fuel Science 228
Metals Science and Engineering 249
Polymer Science 274
8 The Department of Meteorology 285
9 The Department of Mineral Economics 311
10 The Department of Mineral Engineering 325
Mineral Process Engineering 328
Mining Engineering 343
Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering 372
Selected Bibliography 389
Index 395
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